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Comedy in Blackpool We’ve had Peter Kay at the top of the Tower, Ken Dodd at the Grand and the Chuckle Brothers on the North Pier, so we think it’s fair to say that Blackpool is bursting with laughter.

Unlike the array of comedy clubs you find in major cities, this seaside town hosts its comedy nights in its many theatres. Why? It’s because Blackpool attracts the biggest comics in Britain to its shores so it needs large venues to meet the demand from punters.

One of the best places to catch a slice of comedy genius is the Winter Gardens [map], which in the past has played host to top names such as Peter Kay, Billy Pearce, and Canon and Ball. Most recently it was the stage for Jumping on the Bandwagon, which starred comedians from the hit TV series Phoenix Nights.

Part of the Winter Gardens complex but a theatre in its own right is the Opera House [map], which hosts some of the most hysterical performances in the UK. Great comics including Frank Carson, Freddie Starr and Joe Longthorne have conducted stand-up shows here in the past.

Blackpool’s most famous theatre The Grand [map] is also a venue for comedy nights with the likes of comic legend Ken Dodd performing for capacity crowds. The theatre also hosts many funny plays and musicals for those in search of a different form of comedy.

Finally, the North Pier Theatre [map] often plays host to comedy shows during the summer and late season, the most recent being The Big Laughter Show, with comedians such as Roy Walker taking part. There is also plenty of side-splittingly funny entertainment for children here, when the likes of the Chuckle Brothers and the Tower Circus are in town.

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