About Us


The Brighouse Comedy Festival is organised by the Brighouse Business Initiative and Foot of the Barrel Theatre Company.

Foot of the Barrel is a relatively new born baby of local man Shane Gough, Foot of the Barrel Theatre Group is looking to bring a whiff of culture and entertainment back to the cobbled streets of Brighouse. Formed in 2015, the group of friends have already seen a successful performance of Harold Pinter’s ‘The Dumb Waiter’ and produced an evening of stand up comedy at The Millers Bar. Currently working on their interpretation of John Godber’s ‘Bouncers’, this sees the group on tour at various venues throughout Yorkshire, including on our very own doorstep for the Brighouse Arts Festival at Waring Green Community Centre. In addition to this further tasters of the groups comedy workcan be sampled again later in the year throughout Brighouse. Both Brighouse Business Initiative and ‘Foot of the Barrel’ believe that Brighouse has a lot to offer and that this week of Comedy fun and entertainment will bring the community closer together as well as bringing new faes to Brighouse.

We hope you enjoy this our first Comedy Festival.

The Brighouse Business Initiative is a charitable organisation, we receive no outside funding and are run entirely by volunteers who put in hours of work to make the events that we hold a success.

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