Contest #556: the Comedy Carpet in Blackpool, England

The Comedy Carpet in Blackpool was this week’s contest, and generated lots of correct answers. For the prize this week, based on the comedic theme, we will be deducting 2 points from anyone who got it right before the hint and 1 point for those after the hint. In essence, this means you would have been better to not answer or get it wrong.

Now that I have everyone’s attention, it was all a joke – and points will be assigned as normal.

Created by artist Gordon Young, and designed in collaboration with Why Not Associates, the Comedy Carpet is a celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale. Referring to the work of more than 1,000 comedians and comedy writers, the carpet gives visual form to jokes, songs and catchphrases dating from the early days of variety to the present. Sited in front of Blackpool Tower, the 2,200m2 work of art contains over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete, pushing the boundaries of public art and typography to their limits.

Those who found this included (all before the hint):

  • Walter_V_R
  • Sandworm
  • hhgygy
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • Garfield
  • Gillian B
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Phil Ower
  • Chris Nason
  • Glenmorren
  • Eloy Cano
  • Jeather
  • Hilde Lambeir