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We are thrilled to have received funding from DCMS and Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund to help us get through the pandemic and keep supporting British comedy. If you can help support us please donate here.

Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival

Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival.  Our 2020 festival is now over; thank you SO much to everyone who helps continue to make us the biggest comedy festival in Europe!  This year we had amazing acts, performing at fab venues, supported by great promoters and volunteers.  Here are some festival stats:

19 days
95 venues
1600 comedians
53400 minutes of comedy
135000 audience members
826000 social impressions

Headline acts for 2020 included 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.

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 2021!!!!

 

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