The Blackpool Comedy Carpet is a one of a kind tourist attraction, and a unique work of art as well! Created by artist Gordon Young, the Comedy Carpet is a grand celebration of comedy. It is a visual installation on the floor right outside the Blackpool Tower, containing the catchphrases of some of the most loved comedians of all time, and it pays homage to over 1,000 comedians and comedy writers.
The carpet is massive- it stretches from the entrance of the Blackpool Tower to the beach, and connects the north and south sides of the promenade. The beauty of the carpet is that it can be viewed from entirely different positions.
For example, some of the fonts are so small that they can only be read once you’re standing right on top of the piece, kneeling over the carpet. On the other hand, some of the catchphrases have such large fonts that you have to climb the Blackpool Tower to be able to read it!
The 2,200m square installation features 160,000 individually cut letters spelling out the famous one liners.
The £4m project has taken five years from conception to installation, and is one of Blackpool’s newest tourist attractions.
So if you’re a fan of comedy, have a penchant for eye popping tourist attractions or just want to have a good laugh, the Comedy Carpet is the place for you!
Comedy Carpet Travel Tips
- The Comedy Carpet is a free outdoor instalment.
- Look up while you’re walking, or you’ll be bumping into other people quite a bit!
- There are many vantage points, so try going around the instalment as much as possible to enjoy it completely.
- The Comedy Carpet is right next to Blackpool Tower, which houses the Blackpool Tower Dungeons attraction. You can pair up the two attractions.
How to Reach Comedy Carpet
- Bus services 1, 5, 7, 10 and 14 run by The Blackpool Tower.
- Or hop on a Tram, they run along the coast from Fleetwood to Starr Gate just disembark at the Tower Tram stop.
- Sands Venue
- Tower Diner
- Burger King
- Bella Pasta
- The Rose & Crown
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95% of people who visit Blackpool include Comedy Carpet in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
42.53% of people start their Comedy Carpet visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Comedy Carpet
63.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Comedy Carpet
Comedy Carpet Reviews & Ratings
A funny place to visit if you are in Blackpool. The street is covered with tiles, and they all contain funny jokes or comments. You can easily spend some time here, and hopefully pick up a new joke or two. It is at a very central location, right in front of the Black Pool Tower, so it's easy to find. Even if you've been here before, there are so many jokes that you will probably find a new one!
It was good. Me and my husband loved it. Kids thought it was ok.
This is a unique and highly creative section of paving, lying directly in front of the Tower, with a great spread view from the top of the Tower itself. The exciting and colourful pavement comprises a substantial collection of patter, banter, and jokes, some risqué, from the rich history of comedy greats who have performed in wonderful Blackpool, over these many years. One famous example would be of the sadly missed Morecambe & Wise. Definitely well worth a visit and a good read... maybe bring a notebook & pencil !!!
A great place to relax on a sunny day and there's event's which take part here.
Had a fantastic day northern soul and motown dancing in aid of cancer charities on the comedy carpet been every year great day out 1pm til 7pm every bank holiday end of may look it up on facebook! 😎✊ktf