Are you a fan of stand-up comedy? Looking for a local night out for you and your mates? Look no further... Join us for an evening of rip-roaring talent and side-splitting comedy as Luton's semi finalists battle it out for a place at the National UK UNSIGNED Comedy Finals in October.

The lucky winner will get the opportunity to perform as part of the line-up for Upfront Comedy, 'The most enterprising black comedy promoters in the country' according to The Guardian, as a warm-up guest.

Local talent will also have the opportunity to enter into a non-comedy Wild Card showcase, with the winner also performing at the UK UNSIGNED finals held at London’s Pall Mall prestigious Ball.

The evening is presented by Heritage Associate & UK UNSIGNED in Partnership with Black Arts Heritage Luton & Beds and Luton Culture.

Doors open: 7.30PM
Strictly 18+

EARLY BIRD OFFER: Book before 31 Aug and save 20%

We are also offering a limited number of VIP tickets for this event - VIP ticket holders are invited to join the contestants for an after-party in the basement bar.


  • Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.

It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.

The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.

Venue Hire

The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.


To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at