Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival

Hello! You don’t know how good it is for us to be back for our 28th anniversary festival programme! Over the last few months, everything has been a bit uncertain, but we are thrilled to be returning, largely thanks to the massive support we continue to receive from our festival community.

Of course, this year things are slightly different, but we have loads of brilliant online events lined up thanks to our official streaming partner NextUp Comedy. The festival will feature appearances by Tom Allen, Daliso Chaponda, Felicity Ward, Tez Ilyas, Stewart Lee, Sikisa, Esther Manito, Eshaan Akbar, Patrick Monahan and many, many more. Regular favourites like The (Not So!) Late Comedy Club and the Beyond A Joke seminar programme are returning and in addition to this we have a fantastic line up of podcasts being recorded live at the festival, live streamed comedy shows and exclusive Q&A interviews with a bunch of friends of the festival. Our UK Kids’ Comedy Festival is also back for its 3rd year and you can check out the programme by visiting www.ukkidscomedyfestival.co.uk

We will be updating this site and our online brochure over the next few weeks so keep visiting and checking out the latest announcements. We remain committed to making sure Leicester Comedy Festival continues to be a massive celebration of British comedy. Without the support of all our partners and you, our audience, none of this would be happening, so thank you so much for continuing to support the festival and our charity Big Difference Company.

Stay safe, smile and enjoy!

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