Following a successful fundraising campaign and with renewed support from both Aardman Animations and the BFI Slapstick are delighted to report that there will be a festival in 2021 – despite everything going on in the world at the moment.

The team are currently in the process of both working on the programme and finalising ways that we can ensure it runs in a manner that ensures the safety of everyone who is involved with the festival and who attends it.

What we can be pretty sure of is that the 2021 festival will be unlike any other we’ve organised.

At the moment we’re looking at a mix of online-only and socially-distanced in situ events. The exact details are in a state of flux though as we navigate the ever-changing landscape for festivals and the performing arts in general.

We thank you for your patience at this time and you can rest assured that as soon as we possibly can give you more information we will.

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Please support Slapstick’s Big Comedy Night In and help save Slapstick 2021!

We are delighted to announce that a stellar line-up of the UK’s best-known comedians and entertainers will take part in an online comedy show on Sunday 27 September (7.30 pm start) as part of efforts to stave off the financial crisis facing Slapstick Festival because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Frankie Boyle, Jo Brand, Rob Brydon, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Lee Mack, Stephen Merchant, Lucy Porter, Richard Herring, Harry Hill and Michael Palin are just some of the stars lined up to appear in Slapstick’s one-off Big Comedy Night In, being hosted live by comedian, broadcaster and Slapstick supporter Robin Ince.

The online show is being put on to replace the live fundraisers which usually provide 80% of the festival’s finances throughout the year and are now impossible due to Covid19.

Please support us if you can!

More Info and Tickets Here