British Comedy Archive
Venue: PETER Pizzeria - Violin Room
A panel discussion exploring the value & significance of British comedy archives. In 2021 Leicester Comedy Festival donated its archive of materials to De Montfort University (DMU) who are now cataloging and preserving items as part of their special collections. A lose collective of academics is emerging to consider ways in which the Festival archive can be joined with others across the UK, and how they might extend the group. The discussion will include representatives from Centre For Comedy Studies Research (Brunel University), British Stand-Up Comedy Archive (Kent University) and DMU.