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Leicester Comedy Festival


Leicester Comedy Festival

Come along and celebrate the 26th anniversary of Leicester Comedy Festival!

They say laughter is the best medicine, and if that’s true then Leicester is the place to get your dose in February. Kicking off on 6 February, Leicester Comedy Festival is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, and they’re inviting you to join the party… and work those belly muscles along the way!

Known as the official comedy party for the UK, this year features hundreds of comedians across 72 venues throughout Leicester. Now is the time to pick up the full printed programme and start circling all the must see show! Not sure what to see? We’ve got you covered; have a look at our top picks this for this year’s festival:

25th Anniversary Show – Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Competition – featuring Romesh Ranganathan
De Montfort Hall

A celebration of one of the UK’s longest running comedy competitions – featuring past winners Romesh Ranganathan and Josh Widdicombe with contestants from across the UK

The UK Kid’s Comedy Festival
Various venues across Leicester

New for 2019 - The first ever UK Kid’s Comedy Festival

The UK Pun Championships
De Montfort Hall
Celebrating the great British pun with contestants from across the UK

Tom Allen I-Say – The Annual Comedy Conversation featuring Tom Allen
In conversation with the sharp and witty stand up

Laugh Term Comedy School
Moat Community College
A dedicated “school” for aspiring teenage comedians

Tickets are now on sale from either or call the ticketing team on 0116 456 6812.


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LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE

Tel: +44 (0)116 4566812



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