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An Interview with Romesh Ranganathan
Join Romesh for this in-depth interview with Festival Director, Geoff Rowe. Part of the Beyond a Joke series.
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The Great Comedy Auction
Exclusive comedy items and experiences up for grabs! Leicester Comedy Festival has teamed up with some of its friends in the biz to bring you ‘The Great Comedy Auction’.
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The UK Pun Championships
A total sell out for the past 3 years, The UK Pun Championships arrives at its new home De Montfort Hall. Celebrating the great British pun with contestants from across the UK. 'A pantomime atmosphere.' www.chortle.co.uk
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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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Sean Kelly - LIVE!
ALL IN FAIR WARNED!! When Sean came to the festival last time his shows were some of the fastest selling in the last 20+ years of the festival. Catch him this time when he’s in town for two nights only!
- 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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The Big Weekend's
Back for a 2nd year, a great line up of shows in venues across Loughborough & Melton. Join Seann Walsh, Jon Richardson, Paul Sinha & many more
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A spectacular treat for Sooty Fans old and new - plus a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show. We can't wait!
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 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.
The 2017 festival (“one of the big events on the UK comedy calendar” The Guardian) features a host of special events including The UK Pun Championships, An Interview with Romesh Ranganathan, 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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