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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)
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"
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STAND UP CHALLENGE
Our 2016 Stand Up Challenge will take place on Wednesday 2nd November, supported by Leicester Castle Business School at De Montfort University. Tickets are now on sale.
- Tickets on sale
Gala Preview Show
Friday 6th January 2017 - Join us as we launch the 24th Leicester Comedy Festival with an incredible line up of comedians, all kept under control by host Jason Byrne (“the outright king of live comedy” The Times).
Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival
Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival – the official comedy party for the UK! Our 2017 Festival will take place from 8-26 February and we are expecting the event to be the biggest ever! In 2016 we hosted over 780 shows in 65 venues in 19 days; since the festival ended we have had Brexit, Farage, Trump, Clinton, May, Johnson and Corbyn. We reckon the UK needs a different kind of party; an official comedy party.
The 2017 festival (“one of the big events on the UK comedy calendar” The Guardian) will feature a huge range of shows and special events including The UK Pun Championships, Silver Stand Up & Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Sign up to our newsletter, or follow us on social media, to get all the latest updates.
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