Vote for Comedy

In this world of Brexit, May, Farage, Corbyn and Tump we reckon we need a different kind of party; an official comedy party. Our national conference takes place in Leicester each February and our manifesto will be launched later this year...... #votecomedy

Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival

Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival – the official comedy party for the UK!  Our 2017 Festival (8-26 February) included over 800 events across the 19 days; the biggest since the event began in 1994.

Sell out shows included: Adam Buxton, Johnny Vegas, Jimmy Carr, Sue Perkins, Stewart Lee, Ken Dodd, Stuart Goldsmith, Sooty, Mark Watson, Dane Baptiste, Tony Law, Tom Allen, Joe Lycett, Ed Gamble, Jamali Maddix, Robin Ince, Paul Foot, Joel Dommett, Lloyd Griffith, Andrew Ryan, James Acaster, Paul Sinha, Abandoman, Norman Lovett, Paul Currie, John Shuttleworth.

Exclusive shows at the festival included a sell-out Q&A with Romesh Ranganathan, the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Competition (won by Alasdair Beckett-King), Silver Stand Up Competition (winner: Pete Teckman), The UK Pun Championships (won by Lovdev Barparga) Comedy in the Dark for Kids, Hotel D’Comedie & the @deadmonarchs exhibition.

Sell out shows as part of the BIG Weekends, as the festival expands into Leicestershire towns Loughborough & Melton, including Seann Walsh & Jon Richardson.

The festival created #UKPunDay which ended up generating over 30,000,000 impressions on twitter and was trending nationally throughout Monday 13th February

See you next year!

7-25 February 2018