Laughing off the January blues at Wolverhampton comedy fest

By Mark Drew | Wolverhampton | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

Employees and business owners are tackling the January blues with news of some comedy fun on the way.

Sarah Thompson, from press and comms at Black Country Chamber of Commerce and Jenny Smith, creative producer for the Funny Things Festival at the launch of the Funny Things joke box at Wolverhampton Science Park

Wolverhampton’s comedy festival, Funny Things, is returning in October and to kick it off early the Funny Things Joke Box is taking a tour of the region’s businesses. The first stop on the tour took the Joke Box to the was the Black Country Chamber office at Wolverhampton Science Park.

The aim is to put find 365 jokes from hilarious workers across the Black Country, before putting together a joke book by September. Festival producer, Jenny Smith, said: “All you need to do is pop the Joke Box in a prominent place where your staff and customers will see it. Then encourage them to take part in the festival by entering a joke.” and paying a suggested amount of £1 to be entered in to our prize draw.

“All proceeds from the Joke Box will go towards providing tickets to the festival for people from Wolverhampton’s most disadvantaged communities, offering the opportunity to escape all the pressures of everyday life for a time and have a laugh.”

Prizes for the best jokes will include free tickets to festival events, with a winner drawn from the travelling joke box each month.

There will also be a prize for the business which collects the most jokes for the box, while all jokes shared will appear on the festival’s website,

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Mark Drew

By Mark Drew

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