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!




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