SUPPORT THE PARTY
Thousands of people enjoy the festival, which is produced by registered charity Big Difference Company, The Charity receives less than 5% from public subsidy. Please donate to what you can to show your support of "one of the best comedy festivals in the world"
- Sponsor Us
Thanks to our official main partners; Leicester City Council and De Montfort University. They both share our values and signed up to support our national comedy party! You too can join in and support “one of the big events in the UK comedy calendar” (The Guardian)
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Centuries-dead kings and queens have sussed out modern technology and are tweeting from beyond the grave! The King Richard III Visitor Centre hosts an exhibition of the words of wisdom of our past kings and queens as part of Leicester Comedy Festival.
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Vote for your favourite festival venue
This is YOUR chance to vote for your favourite festival venue. 2 categories - over/under 200 seats. The final winner will be announced at our awards ceremony in March.
Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival
Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival – the official comedy party for the UK! Our 2017 Festival is taking place until 26 February and the full line up can be found on this website. There are over 800 events across the 19 days and tickets are now on sale so take a look and plan your festival visit. We are expecting over 100,000 people to visit from across the UK so grab your tickets now and enjoy!
So far we’ve hosted an exclusive live Q&A with Romesh Ranganathan, The UK Pun Championships, plus shows by Jason Manford, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Seann Walsh, Jimmy Carr, Paul Sinha, Shappi Khorsandi, Ken Dodd & Sarah Millican plus many, many more shows. There is loads still to come including Silver Stand Up & Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Follow us on social media, to get all the latest updates.
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