Leicester City Council

The city council are once again extremely proud to support one of the city's most successful festivals. Leicester is well recognised as a city of diversity and increasingly one that showcases many great festivals throughout the year. The Comedy Festival is no exception and we are very happy to give our continued support to such an asset to the city.


De Montfort University

"The University enjoys many links with the Festival, going right back to its creation by our Arts Management students in 1994 and we are delighted to support it each year. De Montfort University is a recognised international leader in preparing students for career success within the Creative Industries and it is very pleasing to see the Festival itself gain such a strong national and international following." Professor Dominic Shellard, Vice-Chancellor De Montfort University


East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains is delighted and proud to be involved in Leicester Comedy Festival. There has been an increase in number of festival goers and we look forward to welcoming visitors on our rail services to Leicester.


Sturgess Motor Group

At Sturgess Motor Group, we are delighted to once again be supporting the Leicester Comedy Festival. The Festival is a superb way of showing all that is good about our City and County. This is well illustrated by the welcome that Leicester people give visitors, the diversity of our culture, the wide variety of Festival venues and the range of talent, from big names in Comedy to new starters. It is our hope that the Festival grows and keeps gaining the recognition it so richly reserves.


Suzuki GB PLC


Everards of Leicestershire

Bringing laughter and great memories to the people of Leicester since 1994, Everards of Leicestershire is proud to continue the support of the Leicester Comedy Festival. Comedy works great down the pub with many Everards pubs taking part in the Tiger Roar with Laughter Fringe this year. So, look out for these shows down your local this February and grab a pint, sit back and prepare to laugh!


Flogas Britain

Flogas Britain are delighted to support the comedy festival, which many in Flogas, have enjoyed over the years.  It’s a pivotal event for the local economy, and as a Leicestershire based  company, we really are very proud to be sponsors. With over 30 years’ experience, we provide mains gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to businesses throughout the UK, powering everything from heating and hot water to industrial and manufacturing processes


Shakespeare Martineau

"We are delighted to be supporting Leicester Comedy Festival. It's reputation and pedigree as a launch pad for some of Britain's most promising new acts has helped put Leicester on the map. It's a privilege to be just a small part of a very big success story and we are very proud to maintain our ethos in supporting and nurturing some of the country's best talent."


Ramada Encore Leicester - Official Festival Hotel

“Just for a Laugh Special - £80.00 single occupancy B&B or £90.00 double occupancy B&B” - The Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre is a superb stylish hotel in Leicester within easy walking distance to the train station and many of the Fabulous Venues taking part in the Funniest Month of the Year. Our striking, contemporary hotel is a great choice for your fun nights ahead. To book one of the special offer B&B rooms please follow the link here and select the BDC Leicester option.    


The Belmont Hotel - Official Festival Hotel

FESTIVAL SPECIAL OFFER – 10% discount on the best available rate; please call the hotel direct From Bed & Breakfast in the 1930’s to AA 4* rated Boutique & Bistro Hotel in 2017, The Belmont has been the heartbeat of Leicester life for 80 years. Now the hotel is part of Leicester’s bright and brilliant future, with fabulous new food and drink menus, individually designed bedrooms, bespoke business and wedding facilities and much, much more. Situated in pretty New Walk, the hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the train station, festival venues and brilliant shopping and entertainment.


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"Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and we are happy to be continuing our relationship with the Comedy Festival this year. As a showcase for new and emerging talent as well as a key date in the diaries of many established stand ups and performers from across the UK, the festival continues to be important for Equity members and the industry in general.  We look forward to meeting the performers when we are out and about during this year's festival fortnight." Christine Payne - General Secretary


BBC Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester was England's first local radio station and now it's based at one of the country's most modern and up-to-date broadcasting centres. It's not only the home of local radio for Leicestershire but also the BBC Asian Network's newsgathering facility and the BBC's online and regional television units for the area. You're welcome to pop in and watch the broadcasters at work. The Centre is open to the public from 9.00 to 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday.


Reach Marketing

"Our association with the Festival demonstrates our commitment to the Arts, both in Leicestershire and the Region. The benefit for Reach Marketing is threefold. Our profile is enhanced within the Arts sector, which is an important sector for our business; we are seen as part of Leicester's regeneration, for we believe that a strong cultural industry is important to the area's regeneration; and there is an additional benefit to Reach in terms of our staff and clients being able to be involved in the Festival through attendance of events and in particular the workshops that we are sponsoring".


Managers in Partnership

"MiP and its members are proud to get behind the Arts and Health Programme and Leicester Comedy Festival. As the trade union for health and care managers, we are always looking for innovative ways to make healthcare happen. Working in partnership with the Comedy Festival is a great way to do it. Where our members have worked with the Comedy Festival to take their message to the public they have had a fabulous response. The Comedy Festival’s pioneering work proves that comedy can reach the parts other health messages cannot reach."



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