We're back - despite it all!

Chortle’s Comedy Book Festival is back for a sixth edition, with 20 funny and fascinating sessions over eight days.


Stars taking part include Frank Skinner, Adam Buxton, Helen Lederer, Richard Herring, Mark Watson, Andy Hamilton, Gary Delaney, Laura Lexx, Robin Ince, Matt Forde, Arthur Mathews and Michael Spicer.


There’s a session on the genius of Victoria Wood, one on tackling publishing ‘whitewash’ and another on freedom of expression in comedy, explored through New York’s Comedy Cellar, which controversially booked Louis CK.


The festival – which is again being staged in conjunction with the British Library - will be online only, thanks to our production partners NextUp. But each session will be live and offer the chance to interact with the comedians and authors. 


Season passes are available here, priced £49 and also include six months’ subscription to NextUp’s vast catalogue of acclaimed stand-up specials


Also, all sessions will be available on demand until December 13  for pass-holders, giving you the chance to catch up on any you miss. Tickets to individual sessions are also available - check the timetable for details


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