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February 2018

Leicester Comedy Festival – First Night Funnies

February 7 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Peter and that’s enough, 9 Welford Place
Leicester, LE1 6ZH GB
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Celebrate the first night of the festival with The Real Junk Food Project Leicester and a few of their funny friends! Headlining this very special event is the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair Beckett-King (***** EdFestMag | **** The Scotsman | **** Fest | **** One4Review | **** Voice | **** Three Weeks). More exciting acts to be announced at www.comedy-festival.co.uk. £6 tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk All profits will be donated to The Real Junk Food Project…

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Beyond a Joke – Discussion series

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - February 18 @ 5:30 pm
Leics Comedy Festival, 31 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1RE GB
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A series of talks and events exploring contemporary issues in stand-up comedy. These events provide an opportunity to go beyond the laughter with contributions from comedians, industry professionals and academics. In partnership with Centre for Comedy Studies Research (Brunel University London), De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and www.beyondthejoke.co.uk Tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk - Make me laugh with Brett Mills Saturday 10th Feb - 12pm - Peter and that's enough - "The art of thinking" about Comedy Saturday 10th Feb -…

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Beyond a Joke – Discussion series

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Leics Comedy Festival, 31 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1RE GB
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A series of talks and events exploring contemporary issues in stand-up comedy. These events provide an opportunity to go beyond the laughter with contributions from comedians, industry professionals and academics. In partnership with Centre for Comedy Studies Research (Brunel University London), De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and www.beyondthejoke.co.uk Tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk - Make me laugh with Brett Mills Saturday 10th Feb - 12pm - Peter and that's enough - "The art of thinking" about Comedy Saturday 10th Feb -…

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Beyond a Joke – Discussion series

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Leics Comedy Festival, 31 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1RE GB
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A series of talks and events exploring contemporary issues in stand-up comedy. These events provide an opportunity to go beyond the laughter with contributions from comedians, industry professionals and academics. In partnership with Centre for Comedy Studies Research (Brunel University London), De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and www.beyondthejoke.co.uk Tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk - Make me laugh with Brett Mills Saturday 10th Feb - 12pm - Peter and that's enough - "The art of thinking" about Comedy Saturday 10th Feb -…

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The UK Pun Championship 2018

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU GB
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A total sell out for the past three years this amazing hit show celebrates the great British pun in all its wit and whimsy. Contestants from across the UK compete head-to-head in front of a live audience to be crowned the UK Pun Champion. 'A pantomime atmosphere.' www.chortle.co.uk. Hosted by Jason Byrne Tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk www.ukpunchampionship.co.uk

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Beyond a Joke – Discussion series

February 16 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Leics Comedy Festival, 31 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1RE GB
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A series of talks and events exploring contemporary issues in stand-up comedy. These events provide an opportunity to go beyond the laughter with contributions from comedians, industry professionals and academics. In partnership with Centre for Comedy Studies Research (Brunel University London), De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and www.beyondthejoke.co.uk Tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk - Make me laugh with Brett Mills Saturday 10th Feb - 12pm - Peter and that's enough - "The art of thinking" about Comedy Saturday 10th Feb -…

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Circuit Breakers

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - February 17 @ 8:30 pm
Peter and that’s enough, 9 Welford Place
Leicester, LE1 6ZH GB
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THE chance within the festival to see the stars of the future from the best of emerging UK comedians. We have carefully selected those acts who have been gigging for a while but have yet to break into the big time. Trust us; you'll be seeing these acts in arenas soon so come and see them so you can tell your friends you saw them before they were famous... . Hosted by Mark Dolan Tickets and line up on www.comedy-festival.co.uk

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Circuit Breakers

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Peter and that’s enough, 9 Welford Place
Leicester, LE1 6ZH GB
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THE chance within the festival to see the stars of the future from the best of emerging UK comedians. We have carefully selected those acts who have been gigging for a while but have yet to break into the big time. Trust us; you'll be seeing these acts in arenas soon so come and see them so you can tell your friends you saw them before they were famous... . We're very excited to present the 2018 Circuit Breakers: Akin…

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Beyond a Joke – Discussion series

February 17 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Leics Comedy Festival, 31 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1RE GB
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A series of talks and events exploring contemporary issues in stand-up comedy. These events provide an opportunity to go beyond the laughter with contributions from comedians, industry professionals and academics. In partnership with Centre for Comedy Studies Research (Brunel University London), De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and www.beyondthejoke.co.uk Tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk - Make me laugh with Brett Mills Saturday 10th Feb - 12pm - Peter and that's enough - "The art of thinking" about Comedy Saturday 10th Feb -…

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Circuit Breakers

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Peter and that’s enough, 9 Welford Place
Leicester, LE1 6ZH GB
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THE chance within the festival to see the stars of the future from the best of emerging UK comedians. We have carefully selected those acts who have been gigging for a while but have yet to break into the big time. Trust us; you'll be seeing these acts in arenas soon so come and see them so you can tell your friends you saw them before they were famous... . We're very excited to present the 2018 Circuit Breakers: Akin…

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25 acts for £25

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

A show to celebrate 25 years of Leicester Comedy Festival. We bring you a whopping 25 comedians all under one roof, in one night. The evening will be hosted by 'top class' stand up Lloyd Langford (As seen on Q.I and as heard on The Unbelievable Truth , The News Quiz and regular co-host on the Rhod Gilbert Show) and star of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, Barbara Nice ("catch her before she goes stratospheric" The Scotsman). More exciting acts TBA…

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Beyond a Joke – Discussion series

February 18 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Leics Comedy Festival, 31 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1RE GB
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A series of talks and events exploring contemporary issues in stand-up comedy. These events provide an opportunity to go beyond the laughter with contributions from comedians, industry professionals and academics. In partnership with Centre for Comedy Studies Research (Brunel University London), De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and www.beyondthejoke.co.uk Tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk - Make me laugh with Brett Mills Saturday 10th Feb - 12pm - Peter and that's enough - "The art of thinking" about Comedy Saturday 10th Feb -…

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Best of The Stand Up Challenge

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Peter and that’s enough, 9 Welford Place
Leicester, LE1 6ZH GB
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Every autumn we challenge members of the the local business community to do their very first 5 minutes of original stand up comedy. Over the years 20+ brave (foolish?!) people have taken to the stage and tonight you lucky people can see some of the best. Tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk In aid of Big Difference Company www.bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

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Paul Foot’s Game of Dangers

February 22 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
CURVE theatre, Leicester, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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It's back. It's bigger. And more dangerous than ever. Paul Foot (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats) pits two teams against each other, discussing a series of real-life, perilous, yet bizarre situations and attempting to work out which of Paul's unusual items will save them. The results? Surprising and true! The consequences for the losing team? Devastating. "the Darwin Awards meets Cards Against Humanity" (Leicester Mercury) Tickets available from 17th November on www.comedy-festival,co,uk

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Paul Foot’s Game of Dangers

February 22 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
CURVE theatre, Leicester, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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It's back. It's bigger. And more dangerous than ever. Paul Foot (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats) pits two teams against each other, discussing a series of real-life, perilous, yet bizarre situations and attempting to work out which of Paul's unusual items will save them. The results? Surprising and true! The consequences for the losing team? Devastating. "the Darwin Awards meets Cards Against Humanity" (Leicester Mercury) Tickets available from 17th November on www.comedy-festival,co,uk

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Leicester Comedy Festival 25th Birthday Party!

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Little Theatre, Dover Street
Leicester, LE1 6PW GB
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In place of our normal finale event, Comedy Heaven, this is very special show celebrating a very special birthday. Join Leicester Comedy Festival on the final night of 2018's mammoth event to celebrate 25 of years of the festival. We'll have an incredible line-up of festival acts and even a special guest or two. Tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk In aid of registered charities Prostaid (1116935) and Big Difference Company (1135167). www.prostaid.co.uk www.bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

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Leicester Comedy Festival 25th Birthday Party!

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Little Theatre, Dover Street
Leicester, LE1 6PW GB
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In place of our normal finale event, Comedy Heaven, this is very special show celebrating a very special birthday. Join Leicester Comedy Festival on the final night of 2018's mammoth event to celebrate 25 of years of the festival. We'll have an incredible line-up of festival acts and even a special guest or two. Tickets available on www.comedy-festival.co.uk In aid of registered charities Prostaid (1116935) and Big Difference Company (1135167). www.prostaid.co.uk www.bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

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