Here is a list of the main comedy festivals in the UK.
Running across several months early in the year, Vault Festival is described as "London's answer to Edinburgh's Fringe".
Scotland's first and only festival of improv.
One of the country's biggest comedy festivals.
An annual celebration of slapstick comedy.
Many top names perform in Glasgow in March.
Bath Comedy Festival gets bigger each year.
A one-day event running across three venues in Bristol, featuring 18 hours of Fringe comedy previews.
8 top comedians in Bristol for only £3.50 a show. Your chance to see them trying out new material for their upcoming tours and Edinburgh.
A tented venue set up near the Southbank Centre in London, running through much of Spring and Summer.
People talking (usually one at a time) at a microphone. Often funny, occasionally profound.
Lots of shows, many of them work-in-progress gigs.
Many nights of laughs in Coventry.
Located in Wales, with mainly literary based events. Comedians often read their books here.
A four-day festival of philosophy and music, including a selection of great comic talent.
The 'secret festival' in Wales. A wide variety of acts perform over the early May Bank Holiday weekend.
Many of the best acts flock to this well-regarded Somerset-based festival.
This festival's comedy offering is a small but perfectly-formed line-up.
The first Brighton Comedy Garden plants its roots in June 2019 with five nights of stand-up.
Queen Square, in the heart of Bristol, is transformed into a comedy wonderland in the Summer, complete with legendary line-ups in the Big Top and Apple Top venues.
Comedians can always be found at Glastonbury in the various comedy-related performance areas.
Lots of comedy shows take place in Guildford across July.
The Hastings Fringe is an independent, free festival featuring a range of comedy stars.
A bunch of comedy shows to enjoy in the Shropshire market town.
A month-long comedy festival happening throughout July. The organisers are presenting some of the best comedians headed to Edinburgh and other large festivals.
A season of events in Petworth, West Sussex. Notably, this fringe festival includes the biggest comedy prize in the country: £10,001.
The Actually Rather Good Comedy Festival (aka ARGComFest) hosts lots of preview shows each July in Shoreditch, ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe.
Based at The Bedford in Balham, this festival always offer up one of the best line-ups of the summer.
Events take place at The Quarry Theatre and The Place Theatre.
One of the largest open-access arts festivals in the country.
Based around Lulworth Castle in Dorset, this festival normally books a couple of big headline comedy acts.
This Oxfordshire festival features stand-up alongside various musical performances.
The Crieff Comedy Festival in Scotland takes place at various venues throughout the Perthshire town.
An arts festival in the heart of rural Hampshire.
The Darlington Comedy Festival usually runs from early July for a month.
An annual festival at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire.
A month of shows at Theatre Deli's London venues (The Old Library in Camberwell and Theatre Deli in Finsbury Avenue).
The Ealing Comedy Festival takes place over several nights in July, in Walpole Park.
The Greater Manchester Fringe takes place across July.
A posh festival that attracts a number of top comedy headliners.
A one-day festival at the Alexandra Park and Palace in London.
A festival at Lowther Deer Park in The Lake District.
A festival in Cranborne Chase, straddling Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
A two-day Edinburgh Fringe preview festival at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton, featuring big names, local acts and kids' shows.
Easily one of the best comedy line-ups in the country. This festival - featuring multiple areas for comedy - attracts both big name headliners and lesser known alternative acts.
A celebration of all things funny at The Marlowe theatre in Canterbury.
A three-part series of festivals covering the UK. This is the Scottish instalment, taking place in Perth.
The aim of this festival is to put incredible comics on, doing their festival shows, at affordable prices.
A festival of music, comedy and family-friendly entertainment.
Running for a month in North London, this festival involves lots of comedians playing across 25 different venues.
A series of Edinburgh Festival preview shows performed in the Hertfordshire market town of Tring.
A three-day festival in Sheffield, including music and comedy.
A two-day Edinburgh Fringe preview showcase at Stoke Newington's Tower Theatre in north London.
Y Not? is a Peak District music festival with some great comedy names also performing.
Festival in the woodlands of Pippingford Park, Ashdown Forest, near the A22 in East Sussex.
Also known as Stand Up In The Wylds. Located near Bude in North Cornwall.
At Larmer Tree Gardens.
This festival takes place in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. It's popular with comedians and so a number appear at the festival each year.
Livewire Festival's Thursday evening slot is a celebration of British Comedy, all performing next to Blackpool's iconic Comedy Carpet.
Lost Village is an otherworldly 4-day festival experience set in an abandoned woodland village. The festival includes, food, music, workshops and comedy from both household and acclaimed but lesser-known acts.
The biggest music and comedy acts appear together at the same dual-location, 2-day festival event.
A three-part series of festivals covering the UK. This is the Northern instalment, taking place in Cheshire.
A three-part series of festivals covering the UK. This is the Southern instalment, taking place in Oxfordshire.
Victorious Festival launched its first comedy tent in 2018.
Based in Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, this festival has booked some big name comedians in previous years.
One of London's biggest comedy festivals, with lots of well-known acts performing each year.
Comedians who have written a book are often booked to speak at this festival.
Comedy from a range of great talent you might not yet have seen on television.
A range of shows across Liverpool city centre and Merseyside.
A festival in central London (The Albany on Great Portland Street). 2018's line-up comprises 42 shows over 10 days.
Ten days of comedy in a number of venues across the Hampshire city, including the Theatre Royal.
The ten-day festival will feature national and international comedians, who will perform throughout the city centre.
A new comedy festival from the team that organise Machynlleth.
Over 70 comedy performances take place across the city each October.
A fringe festival featuring all genres of the performing arts including stand-up, theatre, magic, storytelling, improv and hypnotism. 2020 will mark the fifth year of Faversham Fringe.
Wolverhampton's comedy festival. The 2017 event featured over 120 events across 16 venues, celebrating Black Country humour.
The Leamington Spa Comedy Festival takes place in October.
Leith Comedy Festival - launching in October 2020 - aims to celebrate and inspire creativity and wellbeing through laughter. It will be a platform for homegrown talent and will welcome performers from further afield.
Featuring top acts, a Children's Comedy Festival, a competition for new comedians, and more.
Arts festival, including comedy, held in South Wales.
Fun across various venues in the centre of Hull.
Nottingham Comedy Festival is an open access festival where acts of all levels and types of comedy are welcome to apply.
JW3's Jewish Comedy Festival, in West Hampstead (London), features a mix of performances, workshops and events.