De Montfort University
De Montfort University Leicester was the birthplace of Leicester Comedy Festival and has ever since had a unique and close relationship with the event so we are proud to be a sponsor again this year
DMU has built a strong mutual partnership with the festival, involving students on its Arts and Festival Management course, who gain unbeatable real-world experience being trusted to run some of the venues, taking care of acts and promoting the events.
Media students interview comedians and review shows, while other students volunteer in the community at DMU Local comedy initiatives. Many of our graduates have also taken to the stage, making names for themselves as stand-ups.