300 granite slabs make up the newest piece of art in Blackpool UK. The Comedy Carpet, spans nearly 7,218 feet squared and is made up of catchphrases, quotes, and punchlines from more than 1,000 comedians! It was created to cause a regeneration of traffic for the Blackpool promenade. Designed by artist Gordon Young, the Comedy Carpet spans generations of UK comedians and writers and is one of the biggest pieces of art ever commissioned in the UK.
Young says this about his piece, “comedy in all its guises is a big part of who we are; it has its own history
and a very important place in that history is Blackpool.”