Leicester City Council

The city council are once again extremely proud to support one of the city's most successful festivals. Leicester is well recognised as a city of diversity and increasingly one that showcases many great festivals throughout the year. The Comedy Festival is no exception and we are very happy to give our continued support to such an asset to the city.

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The Baring Foundation

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Time To Change Leicester

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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. Visit their website here.

Union Jack Radio

Union JACK radio is a national DAB radio station, dedicated to playing only the Best of British: music and comedy! Broadcasting on digital radio, Union JACK celebrates six decades of the best British music. Every song is voted for by listeners via the Union JACK app, with songs moving up-and-down in real time. In only two years we’ve had over 16 million votes! Union JACK radio is also the home of comedy in radio. From classic comedy, such as Blackadder or Fawlty Towers, to original comedy, like Brian Blessed reading Bedtime stories, Union JACK is the place to go for comedy. It’s like the Leicester Comedy Festival – all year round! Visit their website here.          

Sturgess Motor Group

At Sturgess Motor Group, we are delighted to once again be supporting the Leicester Comedy Festival. The Festival is a superb way of showing all that is good about our City and County. This is well illustrated by the welcome that Leicester people give visitors, the diversity of our culture, the wide variety of Festival venues and the range of talent, from big names in Comedy to new starters. It is our hope that the Festival grows and keeps gaining the recognition it so richly reserves. Visit their website here.

Everards of Leicestershire

Everards of Leicestershire is proud to continue the support of the Leicester Comedy Festival. Pubs and laughter go hand in hand, so why not grab a pint, sit back and prepare to laugh at our Tiger Roar with Laughter Nights, taking place in pubs across the city. We are also supporting Big Difference Company once again by making a donation from every pint of Tiger sold throughout the Festival.  Big Difference Company are committed to life changing schemes and projects encouraging health, positive wellbeing and fighting against climate change. Visit their website here.  

Red Monkey

What a wonderful opportunity it is for us at Red Monkey to support the Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids' Comedy Festival – a festival which provides laughter, fun and creativity, just like us! With over 20 years of experience in creating engaging playground equipment and bespoke outdoor areas for Primary Schools & Nurseries, we understand playfulness is a necessity to everyday life, creativity is something to be nurtured, and having fun is the best way to learn. We are so proud to support a festival that holds the same values. Visit their website here.


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Freeths are delighted and proud to be providers of legal advice to and sponsors of Leicester Comedy Festival which enables us to contribute to an event which is now part of the fabric of Leicester and Leicestershire and makes an invaluable contribution to the economy and culture of our region. The work that Big Difference Company does outside of the Festival, particularly in terms of health and well-being, is equally important and something that as a firm we fully support. Visit their website here.  

Harborough District

The award-winning Harborough BIG Weekend is back for 2020 and Harborough District Council is proud to be supporting this as well as the main festival. The BIG Weekend will bring laughter, joy and yet another reason to visit the vibrant Harborough District. The district has a fantastic entertainment offer from theatre productions in unique venues, adventure packed activities and exciting events and festivals. Visit our website to discover more.  

Highcross Leicester

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East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway are proud to be involved in Leicester Comedy Festival and welcomes visitors on our rail services to Leicester. To book tickets please visit  https://www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/ or for group travel contact group.travel@eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk

The Belmont - Official Festival Hotel

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0116 254 477

Reach Marketing

"Our association with the Festival demonstrates our commitment to the Arts, both in Leicestershire and the Region. The benefit for Reach Marketing is threefold. Our profile is enhanced within the Arts sector, which is an important sector for our business; we are seen as part of Leicester's regeneration, for we believe that a strong cultural industry is important to the area's regeneration; and there is an additional benefit to Reach in terms of our staff and clients being able to be involved in the Festival through attendance of events and in particular the workshops that we are sponsoring.". Visit their website here.

Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel - Official Festival Hotel

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0116 214 9257

St Martins Lodge - Official Festival Hotel

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0116 261 5200

BBC Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester was England's first local radio station when it launched in 1967 and is now based at one of the country's most modern and up-to-date broadcasting centres, in Jubilee Square, Leicester.  It's not only the home of BBC Local Radio for Leicestershire and Rutland but also the BBC's online and regional television units for the area. You're welcome to pop in and watch the broadcasters at work. The Centre is open to the public from 9.00 to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Visit their website here.


"Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and we have lots of comedians in our membership. Leicester Comedy Festival is important as a showcase for new and emerging talent as well as a key date for established stand-ups and other performers from across the UK.  As such, we are delighted to be able to continue working with the festival on our I Say event and other initiatives We'll be out and about during the festival and look look forward to meeting the comedians and seeing their work" Christine Payne - General Secretary. Visit their website here.

Ramada Encore Leicester - Official Festival Hotel

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0116 3660150

Leicestershire Live

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Leicester Mercury

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Box Office Fringe

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