Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival

Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival 2019 –  we’re delighted to be back with our 26th festival.  This website is your passport to the Official UK Comedy Party which features an unrivalled programme of incredible shows, events and projects designed to raise a smile.

This year there will be over 70 venues and the festival will feature a record number of shows and events.  Of course, some of the biggest names in comedy will appear (including Arthur Smith, Johnny Vegas, Zoe Lyons, Jason Manford, Nish Kumar, Tom Allen, Dave Gorman, Jo Brand & Russell Howard) but we’re also proud to present some of the best new and emerging comedians as part of the festival as well as some exclusive events which can’t be seen anywhere else.

In 2019 we’ve launched The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival – a new sister festival for families and children which will run throughout the Festival. With an ever growing programme of events aimed at families and children now seems the perfect time to launch this brand new festival. You can find out more about The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival by clicking here

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 for 2019 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

We look forward to seeing you in February!




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