30 years of comedy festival

Leicester Comedy Festival 2024 will take place from 07 – 25 February 2024.

Leicester Comedy Festival is one of the biggest and longest running comedy festivals in the UK. For the past 30 years we have celebrated British comedy and have been dedicated to supporting and nurturing emerging talent. Being an open access festival means that anyone can pay a fee to put on an event – and we encourage people from all stages of their career to come and take part. We get a buzz from working with new comedians and being part of and watching their journey as they grow professionally and reach new heights.

We want to reach as many people across Leicester, Leicestershire and beyond with the joy of live comedy. From the weird and wonderful, to shows in unusual spaces and comedy out in the county, we are committed to creating one of a kind experiences for YOU, our lovely audiences.

Festival dates for your diary next year are 7 – 25 February 2024 and you can now view our full programme and book tickets here. Grab your copy of the 2024 brochure at a café or pub near you or view it online. It’s a record breaking year with over 700 shows and we really hope you can make it!

The festival is produced by a registered charity, Big Difference who work year-round to improve people’s lives through comedy, laughter and the arts. If you are able to support us with a donation, we would be very grateful. You can donate here.


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