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An Interview with Stewart Lee
Join Stewart Lee as he chats with Leicester Comedy Festival founding director Geoff Rowe about his comedy career, his highlights and views on the future of live comedy. Stewart is cited as the 41st best standup comedian ever, and has been gigging up since the 1980s!
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An Interview with Iain Stirling
Join BAFTA winning comedian Iain Stirling as he chats with Leicester Comedy Festival founding director Geoff Rowe about his career, his highlights and views on the future of live comedy. Iain is perhaps best known as being the “voice” of ITV’s Love Island...
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:
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!!!!