Applications are OPEN for 2020 competitions!
Follow the Competition or Projects tab above to find application forms for The UK Pun Championships, Silver Stand-up and Union Jack Radio's Circuit Breakers for 2020. Applications are open until Wednesday 4th December 2019.
The Gala Preview Show
Tickets are on sale for our Gala Preview Show on Friday 10th January at De Montfort Hall. Join us for a taste of what's to come!
The UK Pun Championships
A total sell out for the past 6 years, The UK Pun Championships returns to De Montfort Hall as the culmination of #UKPunDay. A celebration of the great British pun featuring contestants from across the UK.
- Gift Vouchers
Not sure what to see at Leicester Comedy Festival 2020?! Want to buy the perfect gift for the comedy fan in your life?! Gift Vouchers are now on sale!
An Interview with Milton Jones
Award winning comedian Milton Jones is perhaps best known for his appearances on BBC 'Mock The Week', his loud shirts and crazy hair. Come and hear him chat with Leicester Comedy Festival Director Geoff Rowe, about how he got started and his comedy career.
UK Kids' Comedy Festival
We are delighted to be back again in 2020 with our sister festival to the annual Leicester Comedy Festival.
We are thrilled to be bringing a taste of the festival to Harborough Districs, The National Forest and Oadby & Wigston.
JO BRAND & SPECIAL GUESTS
Headlining this show will be Legend of Comedy & friend of the festival Jo Brand. Known for her appearances on Live At The Apollo, QI, Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie To You, Jo will be performing a rare stand up set with special guests including Arthur Smith.
The spectacular finale show for Leicester Comedy Festival 2020, returns to its spiritual home of Curve, in aid of local charities. Some of the best acts of the festival gather to raise money for good causes and see the festival out in style.
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LAUGH TERM COMEDY SCHOOL
A dedicated half-term programme for aspiring teenagers to develop their skills and experience of performing live comedy.
Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival
Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival. Our 2020 programme is now live and details for all 800+ shows in 90+ venues are on this website. We’re delighted with the line-up and look forward to welcoming you, and all the acts, to the festival from 5-23 February.
Headline acts for 2020 include Jo Brand, Stewart Lee, Milton Jones, Shappi Khorsandi, Fascinating Aida, Paul Sinha, Josie Long, Jason Byrne, Tony Slattery, Angela Barnes, Griff Rhys Jones, Andy Parsons, John Shuttleworth, Dane Baptiste, Rhod Gilbert, Mark Steel, Flo & Joan, Arthur Smith and Reg D Hunter. But there is so much more to enjoy so flick through the site, or grab a festival brochure, and plan your festival visit.
Leicester Comedy Festival is produced by registered charity Big Difference Company and our aims are to support new & emerging talent, celebrate British comedy and support comedians, promoters and venues to put on the best shows and events. We increasingly rely on donations to support the festival and receive these from a number of businesses, comedians and members of the public who value what we do each February, and throughout the year. We have a growing number of supporters and several new partners so a massive thank you to them and everyone who works on the festival and supports what we do. We simply couldn’t do it without you. If you value and support what we do, please consider making a donation by clicking here
See you in February!