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Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

AT

THE SITCOM EXPERIENCE

DEL & RODNEY – THE

COMEDY DINNER SHOW

MON 8 – THU 11 FEB, 7.15PM

RENE & EDITH – THE COMEDY

DINNER SHOW

FRI 12 FEB, 7.15PM

SAT 13 FEB 2.30PM & 7.15PM

This live situation comedy dining experience is

back by popular demand. With funny live songs,

laughter, music and interaction, this promises to

be an evening of side-splitting entertainment as

well as a great meal. One of the most enjoyable

dining experiences you will ever have!

TICKETS £39.50*

PICK OF THE FEST

SAT 6 FEB, 7.45PM

A handpicked selection of great comedians

giving you a taste of what’s to come in the

festival.

TICKETS £14*

ROMESH RANGANATHAN

TUE 9 FEB, 7.45PM

TICKETS £15*

ADAM HILLS

MON 15 FEB, 8PM

TICKETS £21*

CAT (THE PLAY!!!)

Written by Jamie Beamish

& Richard Hardwick

SUN 14 FEB, 4PM & 7.45PM

Dave was one of the original cast of Cats.

On opening night he was sacked. He was

not a happy pussy...

Starring Gerard McCarthy

(Beautiful Thing at Curve)

as Dave, CAT (The Play!!!)

isn’t so much a love letter

to musical theatre…

more a death threat!

Not for the faint

hearted: contains

high kicks and

swearing!

TICKETS £12* - £8*

ED BYRNE:

OUTSIDE, LOOKING IN

WED 17 FEB, 8.45PM

TICKETS £20*

STEVE HALL: ZEBRA

FRI 19 FEB, 7.45PM

TICKETS £10*

AN INTERVIEW

WITH JOHNNY VEGAS

SAT 20 FEB, 12NOON

TICKETS £6*

BRIAN CONLEY:

ALIVE AND DANGEROUS

SAT 20 FEB, 8PM

TICKETS £22.50

OLD FOLKS TELLING JOKES

SAT 20 FEB, 7.45PM

Hosted by Arthur Smith

A showcase of comedians aged

over 55 – this show proves that

the old ones can be the best.

TICKETS £14*

COMEDY HEAVEN

SUN 21 FEB, 7.30PM

The spectacular finale show for

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

TICKETS £16.50*

*Plus 15% Transaction Fee

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Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

INFORMATION

CONTENTS

SPONSORS

The great companies that sponsor the festival 4

WELCOME

Welcomes from Geoff Rowe and Steve North 5

BUSINESS PARTNERS CLUB

ROLL OF HONOUR

Our local business supporters 6

OUR LISTINGS EXPLAINED

How the listing section works 7

FESTIVAL INFORMATION

More useful bits 8

WATCH OUT FOR

More than your average comedy festival.

Here’s some things to look out for 9

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

A-Z OF ACTS

Performers names at a glance 16 – 17

FESTIVAL DIARY

Times, events, titles, venues and prices

for quick reference 18 – 32

SHOW LISTINGS

Find out more about the shows

(listed in alphabetical order) 34 – 141

AND THE WINNERS WERE......

A round up of the winners from Leicester Mercury

Comedian of the Year 142

MAPS & VENUE INFORMATION

Find your way around the festival 154 – 157

CONTACT & PEOPLE

Get in touch with the team behind the festival 158

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

People and organisations we want to thank 158

For all the latest news and gossip from the festival

subscribe to our newsletter.

VISIT THE WEBSITE TO REGISTER

COMMENTS:

We work with over 250 promoters who take the responsibility

for organising the individual events. We co-ordinate the

programme and provide overall marketing and publicity. This

means that we do pass on your praise, comments and criticism

to the relevant promoter or organiser of the event. We are

keen to know what you think of events, venues, marketing,

workshops and everything that takes place

as part of the festival.

WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF EVENTS FOR

YOU TO CHOOSE FROM THIS YEAR!

You can now use our search facility on our website to filter

your choices.

TICK THE BOXES next to the dates, start times or venues to

find events at the time and place to suit you, or use our keyword

search to find an event if you know the title or performer.

Once you find an event – make a night of it using our

SUGGESTIONS FOR OTHER EVENTS before and after

the event you’re interested in.

WWW.COMEDY-FESTIVAL.CO.UK

Our contact details can be found on page 158

so please do get in touch!

“The longest running comedy festival in Britain” the sunday telegraph

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HIGHLIGHTS

WELCOME TO DAVE’S

LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL 2016!

We continue to produce exclusive shows you simply cannot see

anywhere else. This year these include The UK Pun Championships

(taking place on, er, Punday 8th February), Leicester Mercury

Comedian of the Year, Silver Stand Up, Hotel D’Comedie and Odd

Couples. We’re thrilled to welcome comedy legends Johnny Vegas

and Nicholas Parsons to the festival for special events.

The festival has once again grown and this year we are

proud to present over 780 events, across the 19 days!

Every year more and more people visit the festival

from across the UK and Europe and we look forward to

welcoming them, as well as all our many loyal fans from

Leicester & Leicestershire.

What’s great about the festival is that audiences love seeing the “big”

names and special events, but also flock to our many venues to check

out the comedy stars of the future. This year we have more venues

than ever before, so don’t just stick to the safe stuff. Explore the

brochure and you will find some great shows by some of the greatest

emerging talent. We’re also proud this year to have extended the

festival into Leicestershire. Both the Tiger Roar With Laughter Fringe

and the BIG Weekends will present over 30 shows across Leicester

and Leicestershire.

A huge thank you to the team at Dave, who are continuing their

support as title sponsor. They are a great team to work with and

we’re proud to have them on board for the 5th year.

This year’s line-up includes shows by Arthur Smith, Brian Conley,

David O’Doherty, Ed Byrne, Hal Cruttenden, Katherine Ryan, Sofie

Hagen, Vic & Bob, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Sean

Hughes & Seann Walsh. We’re also thrilled to provide an opportunity

for established comedians to try out new material – the festival is

increasingly seen as being the place where acts give birth to their new

shows. Flick through the brochure and check out work-in-progress

shows from acts including Elliot Steel, John Kearns, Kate Lucas,

Luisa Omielan, Matt Richardson, Nish Kumar & Suzi Ruffell.

Tickets are now on sale (from our festival ticket office – call the team

on 0116 242 3595). Many shows will sell out in advance so check out

what you want to see, plan your festival and get your tickets as soon

as you can. We’ve worked hard to ensure the booking fees are kept

as low as possible – details are on page 8.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who works on the festival and supports

what we do. A particular thank you to all the promoters & venues.

We couldn’t do it without you.

Cheers

Geoff Rowe BEM / Director, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival is one of the most exciting events in our year. With

over 780 performances dedicated to pure comedy, held in a city that embraces and promotes

the festival with such enthusiasm, we feel very privileged to be the main sponsor for the

fifth year.

We’re thrilled that the festival has grown so much in

the last few years. It’s testament to a truly amazing

bunch of passionate people that run the festival and

the wide variety of exceptional talent we have

in this country.

We’re also proud to have Dave events at the festival

through shows like ‘The UK Pun Championship’

which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Here’s to a fantastic festival in 2016.

Steve North / General Manager, Dave

“Find everything from regular stand up to interactive comedy experiences” the daily mirror

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FEATURE

ROLL OF HONOUR

BUSINESS PARTNERS CLUB

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

BUSINESS PARTNERS

CLUB EVENTS

PLATINUM MEMBERS

BROCHURE LAUNCH

GOLD MEMBERS

PREVIEW SHOW

SILVER MEMBERS

24Sevensameday Ltd

36 Bedford Row

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland

Curve

Federation of Small Businesses

Hair@1RD

James Sellicks Estate Agents

& Chartered Surveyors

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Leicester Tigers

LPT NHS Stop Smoking Service

Somerbys

The Belmont Hotel

The City Rooms

The Park Veterinary Group Ltd

The Rowleys Partnership Ltd

BUSINESS DINNER

SPONSORED BY

WINNERS SHOW

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INFORMATION

OUR LISTINGS EXPLAINED

Don’t forget that everything in our brochure is listed alphabetically rather than in date order. The performance dates for each show

are shown under each entry in black. We’ve also included an A-Z list of all the performers in the festival, with page references so you

can easily find them, and a festival diary, so you can see who is performing on each day.

Appearance

dates in black

with keyline

Weekends

in bold

Refers to map

on page 104

Signifies letter

and colour change

in listings

Differing times

on different dates

Price

Reserved /

non reserved

seating

Approximate

finish time

DLCF Fridge

Start time

Reserved Seating Non Reserved Seating DLCF Fridge

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

DAVE’S LEICESTER COMEDY

FESTIVAL AND SPARKLE

PRODUCTIONS

BRONZE WINNER OF SPECIAL

AWARD: CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

AT THE BRAND EXPERIENCE

AWARDS 2015

DAVE’S LEICESTER COMEDY

FESTIVAL AND SPARKLE

PRODUCTIONS

WINNER OF BEST

SPONSORSHIP ACTIVATION

AT THE BRAND EXPERIENCE

AWARDS 2014

NOMINATED FOR EUROPEAN

SPONSORSHIP AWARDS

BEST ARTS & CULTURE SPONSORSHIP

GEOFF ROWE

WINNER OF SMALL BUSINESS EXECUTIVE

OF THE YEAR AT THE LEICESTER MERCURY

BUSINESS EXECUTIVE AWARDS 2015

“Leicester’s huge annual hooding is a bona fide highlight of the comedy year” the independent

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INFORMATION

FESTIVAL INFORMATION

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS:

Tickets for all festival shows are available from

our festival box office.

Give the helpful ticketing team a call on 0116 242 3595

or click on www.comedy-festival.co.uk

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

Tickets are also available to buy in

person from either the ticket office

in Highcross or at Curve (both

located in Leicester city centre).

Our ticketing service is provided

by Curve.

TICKET OFFICE OPENING TIMES ARE:

www.comedy-festival.co.uk Monday – Sunday 24/7

0116 242 3595 Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Highcross (in person) Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm

Saturday

10am – 6pm

Sunday

11am – 5pm

Outside of these times, tickets may be available to purchase direct

from the venue. Details are listed on pages 154 - 157.

BOOKING FEES

We’ve worked hard to keep booking fees as low as possible for our box

office, working with our ticketing partner Curve. Each transaction will be

charged a 15% booking fee, up to a maximum of £3 per transaction.

We believe these charges are lower than most ticket offices around.

There is no transaction fee if you prefer to print your tickets at home.

If you have any feedback on our centralised ticket office, do let us

know info@comedy-festival.co.uk.

These are the booking fees and arrangements for our main festival box

office, managed by our official ticket partner Curve. If you buy tickets

from elsewhere, the booking fees and arrangements may be different

so please check with who you are buying tickets from.

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival is produced by Big Difference

Company, a registered charity (1135167).

If you want to contact the show promoter, contact details are shown

on page 150-153.

COMMENTS

We work with over 250 promoters who take the responsibility for

organising the individual events. We co-ordinate the programme and

provide overall marketing and publicity. This means that we do pass

on your praise, comments and criticism to the relevant promoter or

organiser of the event. We are keen to know what you think of events,

venues, marketing, workshops and everything that takes place as part

of the festival. Our contact details can be found on page 154 so please

do get in touch!

DIRECTIONS

We’ve included basic maps (page 150-153) which show the location of

Festival venues. We have tried to include postcodes for as many venues

as possible so you can search online or type it into your Sat Nav.

PRICES & TIMES

Prices for events are contained in this brochure; full price tickets are

shown and relevant concession/discounted prices are shown in brackets.

Those who are entitled to discounts do vary according to the event, so

check with the box office when booking. Start times are shown and

indicates the time the performance will start; the venue may open before

this and you are advised to check when booking tickets. We have also

tried to suggest finish times (so you can enjoy more than one event

in a day). It is difficult to guarantee finish times as comedy shows do

sometimes overrun and delays can happen but we hope the estimates

are useful.

UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION:

Visit: www.comedy-festival.co.uk or join our Facebook group

Twitter: @DavesLeicsFest

Listen: .BBC Radio Leicester www.bbc.co.uk/leicester

– Official radio station

Read: Leicester Mercury for interviews & reviews

GET THERE EARLY!

Some of the venues have fixed seating and you’ll get issued with an

exact seat when you buy your ticket (reserved). Other venues allocate

seats on a first come, first served basis so there are occasionally

queues of people waiting to get in to make sure they get the “best”

seats (unreserved). We’ve indicated which option is relevant next to

each event. If the seating is unreserved, and you turn up late, you

might be sat/stood at the back of the room.

ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

All the promoters and venues that put on events try and ensure that

everyone is able to attend Festival events and have a comfortable

time when they get there. We have produced a guide to visiting our

venues for people with disabilities and this can be downloaded from

our website or by contacting our office. If you want to discuss visiting

a venue further, contact the relevant promoter (details are shown on

page 150-153).

ACCOMMODATION

If you’re coming from out of town, there are several hotels in Leicester

where you can stay and catch some laughs late into the night. Our

official hotel is The Belmont Hotel and our website has information

about deals and how to book.

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HIGHLIGHTS

WATCH OUT FOR:

SPECIAL

OFFERS

There will be various special offers promoted leading up to, and during, the festival. These are often available via

twitter or facebook or sign up to our newsletter which is sent out from time to time and is the best way to get the latest

festival news. You can subscribe to the newsletter via our website www.comedy-festival.co.uk.

THE BIG WEEKENDS

New for 2016, a great line up

of shows in Loughborough &

Melton. The BIG Weekends are

taking over these Leicestershire

towns and providing a taste of

the main festival. See the advert

on page 14 for more details.

CHARITY SHOWS

This year you can once again

have a few laughs and feel

content in the knowledge that the

ticket money is going towards

good causes. There are various

charity shows in the programme,

including our traditional charity

gala finale show, Comedy

Heaven, in aid of Prostaid and

Amnesty International. We are proud that activities during the festival

will also support LOROS, Charity Link, Hope Against Cancer, Lord’s

Taverners, Big Difference Company and Soft Touch Arts.

BEYOND A JOKE

Following the success last

year, we have increased the

number of talks & seminars

we are promoting as part of the

festival. These build on previous

seminars and are aimed at

people who want to delve a

little deeper into issues linked

to contemporary comedy. Topics

this year include comedy &

mental health/wellbeing, comedy

& free speech and the history

of puns. Also watch out for

exclusive events with Nicholas

Parsons & Johnny Vegas.

In association with

www.beyondthejoke.co.uk

THE SECRET TOURS

A complete sell out in past years,

join us on The Secret Tour. See

several festival shows in one

night. The catch? We won’t

tell you which shows you’ll be

seeing. Take a chance, you

won’t regret it. Taking place on

Friday 12th & 19th February;

a unique way to start your festival weekend. Tickets are only available

in advance from www.comedy-festival.co.uk or 0116 242 3595.

TIGER ROAR WITH

LAUGHTER FRINGE

New for 2016, the Roar with

Laughter Fringe takes place in

Everards pubs across Leicester

& Leicestershire. 7 pubs are

putting on great nights of comedy

featuring top comedians including

Angela Barnes, Joey Page &

Sofie Hagen. Check out the

listings for more information.

EUROPEAN COMEDY FESTIVALS NETWORK

Over the past few years we have developed our links with some of the

best European comedy festivals. This has developed into the European

Comedy Festivals Network, with members including Zulu Comedy

Festival (Denmark), Comedy Box (Norway) & Lund Comedy Festival

(Sweden). We are delighted to welcome representatives from these

festivals to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016.

LEICESTER FRIDGE

Back for another brilliant year,

a selection of brilliant shows

featuring locally sourced acts

and their friends. Check out the

advert on page 145 and look for

the “fridge” icon next to shows.

FREE SHOWS

Don’t let the excess of Christmas mean you can’t come along and have a laugh. We have a host of free shows

every day of the festival, as well as shows for as little as £5. There really is no excuse! Many free shows are

ticketed so get your ticket in advance to guarantee entry.

“Leicester’s annual bash with a packed bill of top names” the independent

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Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

Loughborough

3-7 February 2016

Melton Mowbray

10-14 February 2016

featuring

Nathan Caton

George Egg

Bob’s Blundabus

Laughter Yoga

Dane Baptiste

Tom Allen

Joel Dommett

Hotel D’Comedie

Andrew O’Neill

Jon Pearson

Chris Betts

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A–Z OF ACTS

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

A

Aatif Nawaz 35

Abandoman 35

Abi Roberts 35

Adam Broomfield-Strawn 67

Adam Hess 35, 36, 46

Adam Hills 36

Adam Larter 36

Adam Rushton 120

Adam Vincent 36

Addy van der Borgh 48

Adham Finsher 36

Ahir Shah 36, 37, 67

Aidan Gotaley 37

Al Grant 55

Al Greaves 49

Alex Davies 63

Alex Hylton 37, 94

Alex Smith 37

Alfie Brown 38

Alfie Moore 38, 94

Ali Brice 38

Alice Fennel 115

Alison Thea-Skot 38

Alun Cochrane 39

Amadeus Martin 39

Amir Khoshsokhan 39

Andrea Hubert 40

Andrew Bird 40

Andrew Bridge 40

Andrew Fearn 126

Andrew Hunter Murray 105

Andrew Lawrence 40

Andrew O’Neill 41

Andrew Ryan 41, 46

Andy Hollingworth 41

Andy Holloway 41

Andy Kind 42

Andy Zaltzman, 42

Angela Barnes 42

Angie Belcher 42

Angus Dunican 42, 52

Anna Ptaszynski 105

Anne Reid 43

Annie McGrath 43

Anthony King 34, 96, 131, 134

Archie Maddocks 43

Arthur Smith 43, 106

Ashley Frieze 43

B

Barry Doods 91

Beard 45

Beasts 45

Bec Hill 45

Becky Walker 45

Bella Bardot 66

Ben Briggs 45

Ben Clark-Betts 45

Ben Ennis 72

Ben Fogg 46

Ben Keaton 43

Ben Macpherson 107

Ben Powell 46

Ben Van Der Velde 46

Benjamin Bello 112

Benji Waterstones 54

Beth Vyse 47

Bisha K Ali 74

Bob Mortimer 115

Bobby Mair 48

Brendan Murphy 48

Brett Goldstein 48

Brian Conley 49

Bruce Edhouse 49, 73, 113

Bryan Lacey 94

C

Caimh McDonnell 50

Candy Gigi 50

Carey Marx 50

Carl Donnelly 50

Carly Smallman 50

Caroline Ryan 51

Charlie Baker 51

Charmaine Wombwell 122

Charmian Hughes 51

Che Burnley 51

Cheekykita 51

Chris Betts 52

Chris Brooker 52

Chris Kehoe 52

Chris Lumb 63

Chris Martin 53

Chris McCausland 53

Chris McIlroy 53

Chris Norton-Walker 105

Chris Purchase 53

Chris Ramsey 53

Chris Washington 53

Christian Reilly 54

Christian Steel 54

Christian Talbot 54

Ciamh McDonnell 125

Claire Cogan 49

Clare Plested 54

Cokey Falkow 55

Craig Deeley 57

D

Damian Clark 58

Damian Kingsley 58

Dan Clark 58

Dan Mitchell 58

Dan Nightingale 59

Dan Schreiber 105

Dane Baptiste 59, 105

Daniel Nicholas 57, 59, 132

Danielle Ward 59

Danny Deegan 59

Danny James Clives 34

Danny McLoughlin 60

Danny O’Brien 46, 60

Danny Posthill 60

Danny Ward 60

Daphna Baram 60

Darius Davies 74

Darrell Martin 89, 90

Darren Walsh 61, 114

Dave McGuckin 77

Dave The Bear 48

David Elms 61

David Mills 61

David Morgan 46, 61, 106

David O’Doherty 61

David Stanier 61

David Trent 62

David Ward 62

Debbie McGee 108

Devvo 62

Diane Spencer 62

DMU Comedy Society 69

Doug Segal 63

Dr John Cooper Clarke 63

Duncan Oakley 94

E

Ed Aczel 64

Ed Byrne 64

Ed Eales-White 49

Ed Gamble 64

Ed Patrick 65

Eddie French 63

El Baldiniho 65

Eleanor Conway 65

Eleanor Morton 65

Eleanor Tiernan 46, 65

Eleanour Tiernan 90

Elf Lyons 65

Elis James 66

Ellie Taylor 98

Elliot Steel 66, 69

Emily Lloyd Saini 66, 128

Emma Kennedy 77

Eric Lampaert 66

Erich McElroy 66

Erika Benning 133

Evelyn Mok 67

F

Felicity Ward 47, 67, 68

Fin Taylor 47

Fiona Pearce 58

Fran Jenking 68

Francis Foster 68

Freddie Farrell 68, 69

Funmbi Omotayo 69

G

Gabby Best 46

Gareth Hughes 107

Gareth Morinan 70

Gareth Richards, 70

Gary Colman 70

Gary Delaney 70, 96, 125

Gary Tro 70

Geoff Norcott 71

George Egg 71, 90

George Fouracres 60

George Lewis 54

George Rigden 94

Georgia Hurt 75

Giacinto Palmieri 71

Glenn Moore 71

Goose 72

Grainne Maguire 72

H

Hall Cruttenden 73

Hannah Croft 58

Hannah Silvester 73

Hap 73

Harriet Dyer 73

Harriet Kemsley 73

Hayley Ellis 74

Henning Wehn 96

Henry Maynard 130

Henry Paker 74

Henry Perryment 72

Henry von Stifle 74

Hilary Fox 75

Honarary Northern Geezers 75

Honky Book 132

Howard Read 91, 96

I

Iain Stirling 76

Ian Cognito 76

Ian Hall 73, 76, 96, 113

Ian Lane 76

Ian Seaburn 79

Ian Smith 77

Ishi Khan-Jackson 77

Ivan Gonzale 101

Ivo Graham 78

J

Jack Britton 57, 78

Jack Campbell 78, 94

Jack Lane 141

Jake Lambert 69, 79

Jamali Maddix 47, 79

James Acaster 79

James Alderson 79

James Cook 79

James Farmer 80

James Harkin 105

James Loveridge 80

James Meehan 80

James O’Brien 134

James Ross 80

James Veitch 80

James Wilson-Taylor 44

Jamie Dalgleish 80

Jarleth Regan 81

Jarred Christmas 46, 81

Jason Forbes 60

Jason Neale 81, 113

Jason Williamson 126

Jay Hampson 81

Jay Islaam 44

Jen Brister 82

Jim Bayes 82

Jim Smallman 82, 90

Jo Caulfield 77

Jo D’Arcy 82

Joanna Neary 82

Jody Kamali 83

Joe Barnes 72

Joe Bor 81, 83

Joe Lycett 83

Joe Sutherland 83

Joe Wells 83

Joel Dommett 84, 90

Joey Page 84

John Gordillo 84

John Hastings 85

John Kearns 85

John McKeever 85

John Otway 85

John Pendal 86

John Robertson 86

John Robins 47, 86

John-Luke Roberts 38, 86

Johnny Smith 48

Johnny Vegas 40, 86, 91

Johnston & Milton 87

Jo-Jo Bellini 87

Jon Long 87

Jon Pearson 87, 105, 140

Jon Pointing 49

Jon Wagstaffe 87

Jonathan Hipkiss 120

Jonathan Mayor 88

Jonny Awsum 88

Jonny Pelham 88

Jordan Brookes 54, 88

Josh Pugh 113

Josie Long 88

Joy Carter 89

Joz Norris 89

Julian Deane 89

Juliet Myers 89, 91

Juliette Burton 89

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A–Z OF ACTS

Just Joanne 95

Justin Panks 91

K

Kai Humphries 92

Karen Sherrard 92

Kat Bond 46

Kate Lucas 92

Kate Smurthwaite 92

Katherine Ryan 92

Katie Mulgrew 92

Katie Pritchard 93

Keith Carter 90

Kevin Precious 93

Kinky Boot Institute 131

Kiri Pritchard-McLean 93

Knowing Smirk 133

L

Larry Dean 94

Laura Anderson 75

Laura Lexx 95

Lawrence Clark 95

Lee Lard 95

Leo Kearse 74

LetLuce 123

Lewis Cook 63

Lewis Schaffer 96

Lewys Holt 57

Lindsey Santoro 34

Lindsey Warnes Carroll 96

Lloyd Griffith 90, 97

Lloyd Langford 47, 97

Lost Voice Guy 97

Lou Conran 97

Lovdev Barpaga 97

Luca Cupani 97

Lucy Porter 98

Lucy Roper 98

Lucy Thompson 93, 136

Luisa Omielan 98

M

Mads Brynnum 98

Mark Dolan 98

Mark Nelson 98

Mark Olver 56

Mark Palmer 99

Mark Simmons 99, 114

Mark Smith 99

Mark Watson 99

Markus Birdham 99

Marny Godden 99

Martin Ballard 78

Masai Graham 68, 69

Masud Milas 105

Mat Ewins 100

Matt Forde 100

Matt Green 100

Matt Hollins 100

Matt Reed 90, 100

Matt Richardson 100, 126

Matt Winning 101

Matthew Highton 76

Max Olesker 101

Maxine Jones 101

Megan Smith 103

Mel Moon 101

Michael Brunström 101

Michael Crump 34

Michael Fabbri 101

Michael J Dolan 102

Michael Stranney 102

Mik Artistik 102

Mike Newall 102

Milo McCabe 102

Missimp 102

Mitch Benn 39, 96

MJ Hibbert 103

Mnozil Brass 103

Morgan Berry 103

Mr B 103

Mr Susie 104

N

Natalie Smeaton 63

Nathan Cassidy 104

Nathan Caton 48, 104

Nathan Willcock 104

Nathon Caton 90, 94

Nicci Take 104

Nicholas Parsons 76

Nick Doody 90, 105

Nick Revell 105

Nicola James 79

Nish Kumar 105

Noise Next Door 90, 105

Norm Rocher 106

Norman Lovett 106

O

Olaf Falafel 102

Oliver Meech 106

Omar Hamdi 107

P

Pappys 107

Pat Cahill 108

Patrick Draper 82

Patrick Monahan 38, 74, 108

Paul Aitchison 103

Paul Cookson 108

Paul Currie 108

Paul Daniels 108

Paul Duncan McGarrity 108

Paul F Taylor 125, 133

Paul Foot 109

Paul Kerensa 39

Paul McCaffrey 48, 89, 90, 109

Paul Ricketts 109

Penella Mellor 109

Penny Matthews 109

Pete Firman 47, 110

Pete Otway 110

Pete Teckman 110

Peter Antoniou 110

Peter Brush 91, 110

Peter Dobbing 110

Phil Drew 111

Phil Jarvis 91

Phil Jerrod 111

Phil Kay 91, 111

Phil Nichol 111

Phil Wang 60

Pierre Novellie 112

Pippa Evans 112

Poetman 63

Prince Abdi 112

Professor Elemental 113

Pun Man 113

Q

Quincy 69

R

Rachel Fairburn 114

Rachel Parris 114

Rahul Kohli 114

Rebecca Shorrocks 125

Red Redmond 115

Reduced Shakespeare Company 115

Regent College 123

Rhys James 115, 116

Ria Lina 52, 116

Richard Herring 116

Richard Pulsford 116

Richard Todd 70

Rick Molland 103

Rob Beckett 116

Rob Coleman 117

Rob Gee 131

Rob Kemp 117

Rob Mulholland 117, 141

Rob Rouse 90, 117

Robbie Ormond 117

Robert Newman 117

Robin Morgan 118

Robyn Perkins 52, 118

Roisin Conaty 118

Romesh Ranganathan 118

Romina Puma 118

Rory McGrath 119

Rose Revan 115

Rose Robinson 103

Rosie Malone 66

Rousha Browning 45, 119

S

Sadia Azmat 119

Sahar Mirhadi 119, 120

Sajeela Kershi 77, 120

Sam Bellerby 120

Sam Carrington 121

Sam Gore 72

Sam Nicoresti 120

Sam Savage 121

Sam Simmons 121

Samantha Baines 121

Sara Mason 121

Sara Pascoe 77, 121

Sarah Callagham 122

Sarah Franken 122

Sarah Iles 52

Sarah Kendall 122

Sarah Keyworth 37, 122

Scottish Falsetto Puppet Theatre23

Screaming Keating 48

Sean Hughes 123

Sean McLoughlin 123

Sean Moran 123

Sean Walsh 124

Shappi Khorsandi 124

Shazia Mirza 124

Sheraz Yousaf 124

Shirley 96, 125

Simon Caine 44, 49

Simon Donald 125

Simon Evans 126

Simon Munnery 126

Simon Schatzberger 40

Sofie Hagen 47, 111, 127

Sophie Willan 54

Sorcha Shanahan 45

Spiky Mike 69, 125

Stella Graham 128

Stephanie Laing 74

Stephen Bailey 128

Stephen Carlin 128

Steve Bugeja 48, 128

Steve Day 94

Steve Gribbin 129

Steve Hall 129

Stu Goldsmith 55

Stuart Baxter 129

Stuart Goldsmith 129

Stuart Laws 129

Stuart Woodings 113

Sully O’Sullivan 103

Suzanne Rowland 95

Suzi Bennett 130

Suzi Ruffell 129

Sy Thomas 130

T

Tamar Broadbent 130

Terri Shaw 63

Tez Ilyas 130, 131

The Boy with Tape on His Face 47

The Herbert 132

The Order of the Silly Billies 133

The Same Faces 134

The Thinking Drinkers 134

Thom Tuck 38, 135

Thomas Rackham 136

Tiff Stevenson 135

Tim Fitzhigham 136, 140

Tim Renkow 136

Tim Shishodia 136

Tom Adams 136

Tom Allen 56, 70, 136

Tom Burgess 120

Tom Little 137

Tom Lucy 69, 79

Tom O’Mahoney 46

Tom Parry 137

Tom Stade 137

Tom Toal 137

Tom Ward 137

Tom Wragg 137

Tom Young 138

Tony Basnett 138

Tony Coward 138

Tony Jameson 138, 141

Tony Law 139

Tony Vino 131

Tudur Owen 139

Twisted Loaf 139

U

UCL Graters 139

Uppingham Theatre Company 47

V

Valdemar Pustelnik 139

Van Helsing 140

Vic Reeves 115

Viv Groskop 140

W

Wayne Kerr 66

Wild Willy Barrett 85

Will Close 103

Will Duggan 140

Will Hodgson 141

Will Seaward 141

X

Xenovius 66

Z

Zahra Barri 130

Zoe Lyons 70, 96, 141

“All in all, a pretty broad grin” the observer

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7.30am 8.45am Business Breakfast Trinity Chapel 50

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

6.30pm 7.30pm Jen Brister - Work in Progress The Cookie 82

7.00pm 9.30pm Bucket Juke Box 49

7.00pm 8.00pm Patrick Monahan The Disco Years Heroes @ The Criterion 108

7.00pm 8.00pm Peter Pizzeria Festival Launch Show PETER Pizzeria 111

7.00pm 8.30pm Ready To Launch In Aid Of Rainbows Hospice The Belmont Hotel 114

7.00pm 8.30pm Stamford Arms Roars With Laughter Stamford Arms 127

7.30pm 9.00pm High Sheriffs Charity Comedy Night: Leicester Warning Zone 74

7.30pm 8.30pm Jonny Pelham: Work in Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 88

7.50pm 8.50pm Joy Carter: Aspects of Joy Kayal 89

8.00pm 8.45pm Jay Hampson Tries His Best The Exchange Bar 81

8.00pm 9.00pm Max and Ivan: The End The Cookie 101

8.15pm 9.45pm Proper Funny's Festival Launch Party Heroes @ The Criterion 113

8.30pm 9.30pm Jack Campbell - Is This The Best of Jack Campbell? The Looking Glass 78

8.30pm 9.30pm Rahul Kohli - Newcastle Brown Male Manhattan 34 114

9.00pm 10.00pm Robin Morgan - Free Man The Exchange Bar 118

9.00pm 10.00pm Static The Belmont Hotel 128

9.10pm 10.10pm Blind Charlie Harwood - Blues in the key of booze Kayal 48

9.30pm 10.30pm A Lovely Evening with Lindsey, Danny & Michael Manhattan 34 34

9.30pm 10.30pm Andrew Bird - Work in Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 40

9.30pm 10.30pm Ben Van Der Velde - How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All The Looking Glass 46

9.30pm 10.30pm Valdemar Pustelnik - Wanna be lonely with me? The Cookie 139

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

12.00pm 2.15pm Shakespeare Martineau (Comedy) Curry Club Chutney Ivy 124

6.15pm 9.00pm Alternative Business Awards 2016 Curve 38

6.30pm 7.30pm Danny Deegan: Work in Progress Kayal 59

6.30pm 7.30pm Funmbi Omotayo PETER Pizzeria 69

6.30pm 7.30pm Paul McCaffrey - Pesky Bleeder (Work in Progress) The Cookie 109

7.00pm 11.30pm A bellyful of laughs in aid of Charity Link Chutney Ivy 34

7.00pm 8.30pm Hotel D'Comedie: Loughborough Holywell House 75

7.00pm 8.00pm Lady Heroes @ The Criterion 93

7.00pm 8.00pm Laughter Yoga Workshop Loughborough Community, Library and Learning Centre 94

7.30pm

8.30pm

Daniel Nicholas: Reverb

(The Love Story of Terrance The Crocodile and Julia the Mannequin)

Attenborough Arts Centre 59

7.30pm 8.30pm George Egg: Anarchist Cook Loughborough College Arts Academy 71

7.30pm 8.30pm Jack Campbell - Boy Girl Brain The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 78

7.30pm 8.30pm Markus Birdman - Grimm Realities The Belmont Hotel 99

7.30pm 10.00pm Reeves and Mortimer De Montfort Hall 115

7.30pm 9.00pm Richard Herring - Happy Now? Firebug 116

7.30pm 8.30pm Valdemar Pustelnik - A Sensitive Viking (work-in-progress) The Regent Sports & Social Club 139

7.50pm 8.50pm Doug Segal: How To Read Minds And Influence People Kayal 63

8.00pm 9.00pm Chris Kehoe - The Pleasure of My Company The Exchange Bar 52

8.00pm 10.30pm Dr. John Cooper Clarke & Guests. O2 Academy 63

8.00pm 9.30pm Gray's Comedy Cafe Grays@LCB Depot 72

8.00pm 9.30pm Joel Dommett - Conquer Loughborough Town Hall 84

8.00pm 9.00pm Noise Next Door: Noise In The Hood The Cookie 105

8.00pm 10.00pm Rob Beckett: Mouth Of The South Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 116

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8.00pm 11.00pm Rob Rouse - Roboscopy The Y 117

8.15pm 9.15pm Darren Walsh in S'pun Heroes @ The Criterion 61

8.15pm 9.15pm Sam and Jon's Jam Sandwich: A Sketch Too Far Manhattan 34 120

8.30pm 9.30pm Che Burnley - Elvis Was A Racist The Looking Glass 51

8.45pm 9.45pm Paul Foot's Game of Dangers PETER Pizzeria 109

9.00pm 10.00pm Brendan Murphy: Bagman The Regent Sports & Social Club 48

9.00pm 10.00pm Larry Dean: Work In Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 94

9.00pm 10.00pm Static The Belmont Hotel 128

9.10pm 10.00pm Rock N Roll Radio Idiot Kayal 118

9.15pm 10.05pm Dan Nightingale - Edinburgh Preview The Exchange Bar 59

9.30pm 10.30pm Andrew Lawrence - Uncensored The Cookie 40

9.30pm 10.30pm Jason Neale's Footprint Heroes @ The Criterion 81

9.30pm 10.30pm Molland and Sullivan: Freestyle Comedy The Looking Glass 103

9.30pm 10.30pm Sahar Mirhadi: Dawn of the Geek Manhattan 34 120

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

6.00pm 9.45pm Peter's Secret Tour: Loughborough It's a secret 111

6.15pm 7.15pm Kai Humphries: How To Be Happy Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 92

6.30pm 7.30pm Bat-Fan PETER Pizzeria 44

6.30pm 7.30pm Christian Reilly: Songs Of Insolence Kayal 54

6.30pm 7.30pm Luisa Omielan and Ellie Taylor - Work in Progress The Cookie 98

7.00pm 8.15pm Hotel D'Comedie: Loughborough Holywell House 75

7.00pm 9.00pm Just The Tonic Fiver Friday - Early Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 90

7.00pm 8.30pm Laugh Your Ed Off at The Black Horse Black Horse 94

7.00pm 7.45pm Robbie Ormrod: Wormland The Exchange Bar 117

7.00pm 8.00pm Sahar Mirhadi : Dawn of the Geek The Belmont Hotel 120

7.00pm 8.00pm Sofie Hagen - Bubblewrap Heroes @ The Criterion 127

7.00pm 8.30pm Star & Garter Roars With Laughter The Star & Garter 127

7.00pm 9.30pm The Comedy Asylum Attenborough Arts Centre 131

7.15pm 8.15pm Amir Khoshsokhan - Milk & Hedgehogs Duffy's Bar 39

7.30pm 8.30pm Falling dumb Grays@LCB Depot 67

7.30pm 9.30pm Festival’s Finest Manhattan 34 68

7.30pm 8.30pm George Egg: Anarchist Cook Upstairs at the Western 71

7.30pm 8.30pm Matt Forde: Get The Political Party Started Firebug 100

7.30pm 10.00pm Reeves and Mortimer De Montfort Hall 115

7.30pm 8.30pm Sam Savage: Looking Out For Linda The Regent Sports & Social Club 121

7.45pm 8.45pm MARK NELSON: Older Than Jesus Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 98

7.50pm 8.50pm Mark Palmer - Best Medicine Kayal 99

8.00pm 10.15pm Best of The Festival ft Jarred Christmas The Y 46

8.00pm 9.00pm Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary The Cookie 70

8.00pm 8.45pm Rachel Fairburn:Skulduggery (Work in Progress) The Exchange Bar 114

8.00pm 9.30pm Steve Gribbin O2 Academy 129

8.15pm 9.15pm Darren Walsh in S'pun Heroes @ The Criterion 61

8.30pm 9.30pm Chick Ass Comedy The Belmont Hotel 52

8.30pm 9.30pm Sarah Franken - Who Keeps Making All These People The Looking Glass 122

8.30pm 9.30pm Sofie Hagen - Work In Progress Bob's BlundaBus 127

8.45pm 9.45pm Chris McCausland Duffy's Bar 53

8.45pm 9.45pm Joel Dommetts Pick of the Week PETER Pizzeria 84

9.00pm 10.00pm Andrew O'Neill: History of Metal Echos 41

9.00pm 11.00pm Comedy Club Loughborough Town Hall 55

9.00pm 10.00pm Mark Dolan: Ten Things You Need To Know About Life The Regent Sports & Social Club 98

9.00pm 10.00pm Steve Bugeja - Day Release The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 128

9.00pm 10.00pm Stuart Baxter: Sworn Out Grays@LCB Depot 129

“The longest running comedy festival in Britain” the sunday telegraph

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9.00pm 10.00pm Will Duggan - A Man Gathering Fish The Exchange Bar 140

9.10pm 10.10pm Best Of Irish Kayal 46

9.15pm 10.15pm Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 124

9.30pm 10.30pm Dan Clark - New Material Show Firebug 58

9.30pm 10.30pm Dead Cat Comedy Club The Looking Glass 62

9.30pm 11.30pm Just The Tonic Fiver Friday - Late Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 90

9.30pm 11.00pm Leicester Fridge: Battle For Leicester Heroes @ The Criterion 95

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

9.45pm 10.45pm Ria Lina: Taboo Raider The Belmont Hotel 116

10.30pm 11.30pm Christian Steel - You F@!?#ng Write It Kayal 54

10.30pm 11.30pm The Welford Experiment PETER Pizzeria 135

10.45pm 11.45pm Justin Panks: Joy is the Enemy of Progress Manhattan 34 91

11.45pm 00.45am Leicester Fridge: Naked Comedy Manhattan 34 96

11.45pm 1.00am Leicester Fridge: Midnight Feast Duffy's Bar 95

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6 th 2016

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

12.30pm 1.30pm Ben Briggs - Taking the Safety Off The Cookie 45

1.30pm 2.45pm Comedy in a Car: Leicester Ramada Encore 56

2.00pm 3.00pm Paul Cooksons Pants on Fire! Loughborough Community, Library and Learning Centre 108

2.00pm 3.00pm The Incomplete Works of Paul F Taylor The Cookie 133

3.00pm 4.00pm Andy Hollingworth: Illustrated Lecture Loughborough College Arts Academy 41

3.30pm 4.30pm Bruce Edhouse: The Jon Pertwee Recipe Book and Me The Cookie 49

4.00pm 5.15pm Comedy in a Car: Leicester Ramada Encore 56

4.45pm 5.40pm Daphna Baram: Something To Declare Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 60

5.00pm 6.00pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

5.00pm 6.00pm Ian Hall - Ianertia The Cookie 76

5.00pm 6.00pm Laurence Clark: Independence The Belmont Hotel 95

5.00pm 5.50pm Maxine Jones: Now We Are Sixty Grays@LCB Depot 101

5.45pm 7.00pm Toad Radio Live! The Exchange Bar 136

5.50pm 6.50pm Jo-Jo Bellini: This & That Heroes @ The Criterion 87

6.00pm 7.00pm Lucy Porter - Perspective Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 98

6.00pm 7.00pm Matt Forde: Get The Political Party Started Firebug 100

6.15pm 7.00pm Hurt & Anderson Manhattan 34 75

6.30pm 7.30pm Aatif Nawaz: Muslims Do It 5 Times A Day Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 35

6.30pm 7.30pm Christian Reilly: Songs Of Insolence Kayal 54

6.30pm 7.30pm John Hastings: Marked From the Start PETER Pizzeria 85

6.30pm 7.30pm Rhys James Remains The Cookie 115

6.30pm 7.30pm Sam & Tom in: In Memori-Tom Grays@LCB Depot 120

7.00pm 8.00pm Grainne Maguire: Great People Making Great Choices The Belmont Hotel 72

7.00pm 8.00pm Hap (Less One) Attenborough Arts Centre 73

7.00pm 8.00pm Jonny Awsum: Live in Loughborough! Loughborough College Arts Academy 88

7.00pm 8.00pm Mr Susie's Interstellar Bobbins Heroes @ The Criterion 104

7.00pm 7.45pm Robbie Ormrod: Wormland The Exchange Bar 117

7.00pm 8.30pm Rose & Crown Roars With Laughter The Rose & Crown 119

7.00pm 8.00pm Tony Cowards - Daft Pun The Regent Sports & Social Club 138

7.15pm 8.15pm Amir Khoshsokhan - Milk & Hedgehogs Duffy's Bar 39

7.15pm 8.10pm Mat Ewins Will Make You A Star Bob's BlundaBus 100

7.15pm 8.15pm Sketch Artistes Manhattan 34 126

7.15pm 9.30pm Tom Parry - Yellow T-shirt! & Matthew Crosby - Smaller Than Life Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 137

7.30pm 10.15pm An Evening with Paul Kerensa: Live & Unrude Church of the Martyrs 39

7.30pm 8.30pm George Egg: Anarchist Cook Upstairs at the Western 71

7.30pm 8.30pm Henry Paker: Work in Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 74

7.45pm 10.00pm Pick Of The Fest Curve 112

7.50pm 8.50pm Danny O'Brien: Ah Jaysus Kayal 60

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8.00pm 9.30pm Alun Cochrane - A Show With a Man in It Firebug 39

8.00pm 10.00pm Andrew O'Neill Metal (Full band) O2 Academy 41

8.00pm 9.00pm Dane Baptiste - New Stuff The Cookie 59

8.00pm 10.30pm Just the Tonic's Seven Quid Saturday - Festival Special Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 91

8.00pm 9.00pm Omar Hamdi: Work in Progress The Exchange Bar 107

8.00pm 8.50pm The Secret Life of Putin's Lovely Frock Grays@LCB Depot 134

8.15pm 9.15pm Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping of a Butterfly's Wings Heroes @ The Criterion 64

8.30pm 9.30pm Angie Belcher: Mythical Creature Manhattan 34 42

8.30pm 9.30pm Charmian Hughes: When Comedy Was Alternative (The Laughs And Loves Of A She-Comic) Bob's BlundaBus 51

8.30pm 9.30pm Joey Page: Imajoenary (Work In Progress) The Belmont Hotel 84

8.30pm 9.30pm Sam Carrington: Awkwardly Mobile (Work In Progress) The Regent Sports & Social Club 121

8.30pm 9.30pm Sarah Franken - Who Keeps Making All These People The Looking Glass 122

8.45pm 9.45pm David Elms: Follow That Boy! Duffy's Bar 61

8.45pm 9.45pm Odd Couples PETER Pizzeria 106

9.00pm 10.00pm Stephen Carlin - The Gospel According to Stephen The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 128

9.15pm 10.30pm Best Of Irish Kayal 46

9.15pm 10.00pm Lovdev Barpaga - Infectious The Exchange Bar 97

9.30pm 10.30pm Bec Hill - Caught On Tape The Looking Glass 45

9.30pm 10.30pm Dead Cat Comedy Club The Looking Glass 62

9.30pm 10.20pm Francis Foster - Mixed Race White Bloke Grays@LCB Depot 68

9.30pm 10.30pm John Robertson - Let's Redecorate! Heroes @ The Criterion 86

9.45pm 10.45pm Do Not Leave This Room The Belmont Hotel 63

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

9.45pm 10.45pm Paul McCaffrey Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 109

9.45pm 10.25pm Robyn Perkins: [I'm a] Work in Progress Manhattan 34 118

9.45pm 10.45pm Stella Graham - StellaGram The Regent Sports & Social Club 128

10.00pm 11.00pm Circuit Breakers Firebug 54

10.30pm 11.30pm Conversation Garden Does A Panel Show Upstairs at the Western 57

10.30pm 11.30pm Late Night Delivery PETER Pizzeria 94

10.45pm 11.45pm Hate n Live Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 74

10.45pm 11.45pm John Robertson's The Dark Room Heroes @ The Criterion 86

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7 th 2016

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

12.30pm 1.45pm Comedy in a Car: Loughborough Holywell House 56

1.00pm 2.00pm Sara Pascoe and The Museum of Robot Pussycats PETER Pizzeria 121

1.30pm 3.00pm Shirley's Super Smashing Sunday Funday Club Heroes @ The Criterion 125

2.00pm 3.00pm Alfie Moore - Work in Progress Kayal 38

2.00pm 2.50pm Gary Colman- Class The Cookie 70

3.00pm 4.15pm Comedy in a Car: Loughborough Holywell House 56

3.20pm 4.20pm Juliette Burton - Work In Progress Kayal 89

3.30pm 4.20pm Harriet Dyer: Nonsense (Edinburgh Preview) The Cookie 73

4.00pm 8.00pm Annie McGrath/Twins : Work In Progress Juke Box 43

4.30pm 6.00pm Leicester Fridge: A Question of Snort The Exchange Bar 95

4.40pm 5.40pm Kevin Precious: Gecko Kayal 93

5.00pm 6.00pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

5.00pm 6.00pm Ed Patrick: Junior Optimist - work in progress Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 65

5.00pm 8.00pm Emergency! Comedy with Xtra Shiny Balls The Y 66

5.00pm 6.30pm Pappys Flatshare Slamdown Firebug 107

5.00pm 6.00pm Alfie Brown - Work In Progress The Cookie 38

5.50pm 6.50pm Viv Groskop: Be More Margo Heroes @ The Criterion 140

6.00pm 7.00pm Ashley Frieze - Who Wrote This ShIt!? Kayal 43

6.00pm 8.15pm Nish Kumar & Masud Milas Double Bill WIP Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 105

6.00pm 8.30pm Tom Young's Games Night The Regent Sports & Social Club 138

6.30pm 7.30pm Kate Lucas - Work in Progress The Cookie 92

“Leicester’s huge annual hooding is a bona fide highlight of the comedy year” the independent

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6.45pm 7.30pm Van Helsing's Music Box Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 140

7.00pm 8.30pm Laugh Your Ed Off: Sunday Session Black Horse 94

7.00pm 7.45pm Robbie Ormrod: Wormland The Exchange Bar 117

7.00pm 8.00pm Sofie Hagen - Bubblewrap Heroes @ The Criterion 127

7.00pm 8.00pm Tom Allens Society: Punday Eve Special PETER Pizzeria 136

7.15pm 8.15pm Andrew Bridge - AART Bob's BlundaBus 40

7.20pm 8.20pm Matt Green: Fit For Purpose Kayal 100

7.30pm

9.30pm

Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Complete Works

of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

The Little Theatre 115

8.00pm 9.00pm Ahir Shah: Distant The Cookie 37

8.00pm 10.30pm Funhouse Comedy Club The Swan in the Rushes 69

8.00pm 9.00pm Honorary Northern Geezers The Exchange Bar 75

8.00pm 9.00pm Pappy's - Live at Firebug! Firebug 107

8.00pm 9.00pm What's the Story Showcase Attenborough Arts Centre 140

8.15pm 9.15pm Paul Currie presents FFFFFFFMILK! Heroes @ The Criterion 108

8.15pm 10.15pm Sean Hughes: Mumbo Jumbo Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 123

8.30pm 9.30pm Eleanor Tiernan - Don't Cry For Me Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 65

8.30pm 9.30pm James Ross - Leopardoptera The Looking Glass 80

8.30pm 9.30pm Jordan Brookes: Adventures in Limited Space Duffy's Bar 88

8.30pm 9.30pm Sofie Hagen - Work In Progress Bob's BlundaBus 127

8.40pm 9.40pm Yet Another Comedy Podcast LIVE Kayal 141

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

PUNDAY FEBRUARY 8 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

1.00pm 2.00pm It's a punny old world BBC Radio Leicester 78

6.30pm 7.30pm Tony Jameson - Football Manager Ruined my Life The Cookie 138

7.00pm 9.00pm The UK Pun Championships 2016 Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 135

7.15pm 10.00pm Del & Rodney The Comedy Dinner Show Curve 62

7.15pm 8.15pm Mik Artistik's Ego Trip The Soundhouse 102

7.30pm 8.30pm Elliot Steel: Work in Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 66

8.00pm 9.00pm Sarah Kendall : A Day in October The Cookie 122

8.00pm 9.00pm Show Tryout: Panelbeaters Firebug 125

8.30pm 9.15pm The Elvis Dead The Soundhouse 132

9.00pm 10.00pm Evelyn Mok - Under Construction The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 67

9.30pm 10.15pm Hilary Fox: Permission to be Me The Soundhouse 75

9.30pm 10.30pm Mark Simmons The Cookie 99

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

6.30pm 7.30pm Adham Fisher: Extreme Commuter PETER Pizzeria 36

6.30pm 7.30pm Pippa Evans: There Are No Guilty Pleasures The Cookie 112

7.00pm 8.00pm Goodbear Heroes @ The Criterion 72

7.15pm 10.00pm Del & Rodney The Comedy Dinner Show Curve 62

7.30pm 8.30pm Tony Jameson: Is This What I’ve Become? The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 138

7.45pm 10.00pm Romesh Ranganathan - Irrational Curve 118

8.00pm 9.00pm Ishi Khan-Jackson: I'mMigrant The Guildhall 77

8.00pm 9.45pm Millions of Voices: Improv on Alderaan Upstairs at the Western 102

8.00pm 10.30pm “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” Gong Show Kayal 125

8.00pm 9.00pm Simon Munnery: And Nothing But The Cookie 126

8.15pm 9.15pm Michael Stranney & Olaf Falafel: Expect The Unexporcupine Heroes @ The Criterion 102

8.15pm 9.15pm Pugh and Woodings' Comedy Trumpet Manhattan 34 113

8.45pm 9.45pm The Winners Show PETER Pizzeria 135

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9.00pm 10.00pm Ivo Graham: Work in Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 78

9.30pm 10.30pm Andrew O'Neill is Trapped Down A Well The Cookie 41

9.30pm 10.30pm The Comedy Inquisition Manhattan 34 132

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

6.30pm 7.30pm Tiff Stevenson - Mad Man The Cookie 135

6.30pm 7.30pm Tom Little: My Nose Was Running PETER Pizzeria 137

7.00pm 8.00pm Cheekykita- A mancunian horror-ish fish Tale Heroes @ The Criterion 51

7.00pm 8.30pm Schools' Comedy Showcase Regent College Studio 123

7.15pm 10.00pm Del & Rodney The Comedy Dinner Show Curve 62

7.30pm 8.30pm Aidan Goatley: Mr Blue Sky The Belmont Hotel 37

7.30pm 8.30pm Carey Marx - Work In Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 50

7.30pm 9.00pm High Sheriffs Charity Comedy Night: Rutland Rutland County Museum 75

7.30pm 10.00pm The Thinking Drinkers’ Legends of Liquor Melton Theatre 134

8.00pm 9.00pm Ben Powell: Ex-Politician The Exchange Bar 46

8.00pm 9.00pm Carl Donnelly - Jive Ass Honky The Cookie 50

8.00pm 10.00pm Robert Newman - The Brain Show Firebug 117

8.00pm 10.00pm Simon Evans: In the Money Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 126

8.00pm 9.00pm Small World Of Sport Duffy's Bar 126

8.15pm 9.15pm Caroline Ryan - Anatomy of Dating Heroes @ The Criterion 51

8.15pm 9.15pm Rob Kemp - Hubris The Exchange Bar 117

8.30pm 9.30pm David Stanier's Silly Party The Looking Glass 61

8.30pm 9.30pm Julian Deane The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 89

8.45pm 9.45pm Ian Smith: Whereabouts PETER Pizzeria 77

9.00pm 10.00pm Emily Lloyd Saini: Is This Part Of The Show? The Belmont Hotel 66

9.00pm 10.00pm MJ Hibbett (and Steve) - Hey Hey 16K The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 103

9.15pm 10.15pm Ian Lane - Aloof! The Exchange Bar 76

9.30pm 10.30pm Ben Clark-Betts: Bumbaclark! Heroes @ The Criterion 45

9.30pm 10.30pm Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan (Work in Progress) Manhattan 34 104

9.30pm 10.30pm Stephen Bailey: Should've Been A Popstar The Cookie 128

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

6.30pm 7.30pm Chris Betts: Social Animal PETER Pizzeria 52

6.30pm 7.30pm Gagging for Attention The Cookie 69

6.30pm 7.30pm Pugh and Woodings: GBH Kayal 113

7.00pm 11.30pm A bellyful of laughs in aid of Charity Link Chutney Ivy 34

7.00pm 8.00pm Buddhism And Cats The Exchange Bar 49

7.00pm 8.00pm Hall & Edhouse: The Two Syds 2 Heroes @ The Criterion 73

7.00pm 8.00pm Jack Britton's Greatest Hits (Debut Album) Attenborough Arts Centre 78

7.00pm 8.30pm (S)miles Per Gallon Comedy Club Sturgess Suzuki 126

7.15pm 8.15pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

7.15pm 10.00pm Del & Rodney The Comedy Dinner Show Curve 62

7.30pm 8.30pm Aidan Goatley: Mr Blue Sky The Belmont Hotel 37

7.30pm 8.30pm Alison Thea-Skot: Some Like It Thea-Skot The Regent Sports & Social Club 38

7.30pm 8.45pm An Audience with Henry VIII Upstairs at the Western 39

7.30pm 10.00pm Bottle Rocket Comedy Club Melton Theatre 48

7.30pm 8.30pm James Alderson in The Hunger James Manhattan 34 79

7.30pm 8.30pm Mark Smith - Log Flume The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 99

7.30pm 10.00pm Mnozil Brass - Yes! Yes! Yes! De Montfort Hall 103

7.45pm 8.45pm Punel Show Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 114

7.50pm 8.50pm Peter Dobbing: Armchair Futurologist III Kayal 110

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8.00pm 9.15pm Andy Zaltzman - Satirist for Hire Firebug 42

8.00pm 10.15pm David O'Doherty: We Are All In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At David O'Doherty The Cookie Comedy Club @ O2 Academy 61

8.00pm 9.30pm Feed Bellies Not Bins Comedy Club The West End Centre 67

8.00pm 9.30pm Gray's Comedy Cafe Grays@LCB Depot 72

8.00pm 9.00pm James Cook in Always Be Rolling: Throne of Games The Exchange Bar 79

8.00pm 9.00pm Rory McGrath: Remembers (... Or Is It Forgets?) The Cookie 119

8.00pm 10.00pm Sleaford Mods Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 126

8.00pm 11.00pm Wax Comical - Comedy Chip Shop The Noels Arms 140

8.15pm 9.15pm Matt Hollins Showcase to DC Productions Heroes @ The Criterion 100

8.30pm 9.30pm Christian Talbot is shite at being Irish The Looking Glass 54

8.30pm 11.00pm Commentary Phoenix 57

8.30pm 9.15pm Of, Or At A Fairly Low Temperature Attenborough Arts Centre 106

8.30pm 9.30pm Paul Ricketts' West End Story Bob's BlundaBus 109

8.45pm 9.30pm James & Seaburn: Piano Chocolat Manhattan 34 79

8.45pm 9.45pm Paul Foot's Game of Dangers PETER Pizzeria 109

9.00pm 10.10pm Abi Roberts: Downtown Abi The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 35

9.00pm 10.00pm John McKeever: Multifarious The Regent Sports & Social Club 85

9.00pm 10.00pm Sy Thomas - Poster Boy The Belmont Hotel 130

9.10pm 10.10pm Sean Moran - Role Model Kayal 123

9.15pm 10.15pm Jim Bayes - Pure Jim The Exchange Bar 82

9.15pm 10.15pm Will Hodgson: Chi-Town Ramble Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 141

9.30pm 10.30pm Jason Neale's Footprint Heroes @ The Criterion 81

9.30pm 10.30pm The Cookie does Countdown The Cookie 132

9.45pm 10.35pm James Meehan: Beast Wars (Edinburgh Preview) Manhattan 34 80

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

5.00pm 6.00pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

6.00pm 6.50pm Luca Cupani: Still Falling Bob's BlundaBus 97

6.00pm 10.00pm The Secret Tour It's a secret 134

6.15pm 7.15pm Jim Smallman - My Girls Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 82

6.30pm 7.30pm Rachel Parris: Work In Progress The Cookie 114

6.30pm 7.30pm Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - Pop Socks! Kayal 123

6.30pm 7.30pm This is Your Trial PETER Pizzeria 135

7.00pm 8.00pm Buddhism And Cats The Exchange Bar 49

7.00pm 8.30pm Cricketers Roars with Laughter The Cricketers 57

7.00pm 9.00pm Just The Tonic Fiver Friday - Early Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 90

7.00pm 8.30pm Laugh Your Ed Off at The Black Horse Black Horse 94

7.00pm 8.00pm Sy Thomas - Poster Boy The Belmont Hotel 130

7.00pm 8.00pm Tim Renkow: Kim Jong-Un, Mohammed, Jesus & Other Power Hungry Maniacs Heroes @ The Criterion 136

7.15pm 8.15pm Adam Hess Time Bob's BlundaBus 36

7.15pm 8.15pm Jamali Maddix - Work In Progress Duffy's Bar 79

7.15pm 10.00pm Rene and Edith's Le Comedy Dinner Show Curve 115

7.30pm 8.30pm Felicity Ward - What If There Is No Toilet? Firebug 67

7.30pm 8.30pm James Alderson in The Hunger James Manhattan 34 79

7.30pm 8.30pm John McKeever: Multifarious The Regent Sports & Social Club 85

7.30pm 8.30pm Lloyd Griffith - Baroque and Roll The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 97

7.30pm 10.00pm Square Mile Exiles Newfoundpool Working Men’s Club 127

7.30pm 8.30pm Tom Wragg - Genius Grays@LCB Depot 137

7.45pm 8.45pm Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, £7.50 Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 96

7.50pm 8.50pm Kate Smurthwaite - Wrong Sort of Feminist Kayal 92

8.00pm 9.00pm Damian Kingsley: Knock Knock The Exchange Bar 58

8.00pm 11.00pm Gay Comedy Night The Y 70

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8.00pm 10.30pm Jon Pearson: I Am What I Am Melton Theatre 87

8.00pm 9.00pm Matt Richardson: Work-in-Progress The Cookie 100

8.00pm 10.30pm Mr B. Gentleman Rhymer O2 Academy 103

8.15pm 9.15pm Devvo: "Yorkshire 'til I Die" Heroes @ The Criterion 62

8.30pm 10.00pm Boylesque Attenborough Arts Centre 48

8.30pm 9.30pm Chris Betts: WIP The Belmont Hotel 52

8.30pm 9.30pm Mel Moon - Sick Girl The Looking Glass 101

8.30pm 9.30pm Phil Kay: MegaBusy Bob's BlundaBus 111

8.45pm 9.45pm Elf Lyons - Work in Progress Duffy's Bar 65

8.45pm 9.45pm Joel Dommetts Pick of the Week PETER Pizzeria 84

8.45pm 9.35pm Johnston & Miltons Wireless Show: Vol 1 Manhattan 34 87

9.00pm 10.00pm BattleActs! The Regent Sports & Social Club 44

9.00pm 10.00pm John Gordillo: Progress in Work The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 84

9.00pm 10.00pm Sajeela Kershi - Shallow Halal Grays@LCB Depot 120

9.10pm 10.10pm Amadeus Martin - God Created Brixton Kayal 39

9.15pm 10.15pm Aatif Nawaz: Stronger (Work in Progress) Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 35

9.15pm 10.15pm Pete Teckman: Never Too Late The Exchange Bar 110

9.30pm 10.30pm Dead Cat Comedy Club The Looking Glass 62

9.30pm 10.30pm Jarred Christmas - Have a Hoon on This Firebug 81

9.30pm 11.30pm Just The Tonic Fiver Friday - Late Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 90

9.30pm 10.30pm Sean McLoughlin - Whatever It Takes The Cookie 123

9.30pm 10.30pm Simon Donald's School of Swearing Heroes @ The Criterion 125

9.45pm 10.45pm Angus Dunican: WIP The Belmont Hotel 42

9.45pm 10.30pm Jon Long & Winding Road Manhattan 34 87

9.45pm 10.45pm Tom Ward: Work In Progress Bob's BlundaBus 137

10.30pm 11.30pm DANNY WARD - Stand Up Comedian Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 60

10.30pm 11.30pm Jamie Dalgleish - I Drink, Therefore I Am The Exchange Bar 80

10.30pm 11.30pm Mads Brynnum: One Geek to Rule Them All PETER Pizzeria 98

10.30pm 11.30pm Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manlyness Kayal 124

10.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

10.45pm 11.45pm The Honky Bonk History of The Beatles Heroes @ The Criterion 132

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13 th 2016

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

12.30pm 1.30pm Fran Jenking: 'This Will Be Ace' The Cookie 68

1.30pm 2.45pm Comedy in a Car: Leicester Ramada Encore 56

2.00pm 3.30pm Comedy Club 4 Kids De Montfort Hall 55

2.00pm 3.00pm Short & Curly: A Curly Night In (Work In Progress) The Cookie 125

2.30pm 5.00pm Rene and Edith's Le Comedy Dinner Show Curve 115

3.30pm 4.30pm Rob Coleman: Ship of Fool The Cookie 117

4.00pm 5.15pm Comedy in a Car: Leicester Ramada Encore 56

4.45pm 5.45pm Oliver Meech's Improvised Magic Show Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 106

5.00pm 6.00pm Ben Fogg - How I won Best Newcomer 2016 Grays@LCB Depot 46

5.00pm 6.00pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

5.00pm 6.00pm Daniel Nicholas: Scripted The Cookie 59

5.00pm 6.00pm Sadia Azmat - Work In Progress The Belmont Hotel 119

5.00pm 5.45pm Sarah Keyworth: Through The Banister The Exchange Bar 122

5.50pm 6.50pm Romina Puma - Not disabled...Enough! Heroes @ The Criterion 118

6.00pm 7.00pm Jarlath Regan - But You Can Call Me Jarlath Firebug 81

6.00pm 7.00pm King Street Comedy 54a King Street 93

6.00pm 6.50pm Luca Cupani: Still Falling Bob's BlundaBus 97

6.00pm 6.45pm Rob Mulholland - Weedophile The Exchange Bar 117

6.15pm 7.10pm An Evening With Woody Allen(ish) Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 40

6.30pm 7.30pm Ahir Shah - Work In Progress Kayal 36

6.30pm 7.30pm Immigrant Diaries Grays@LCB Depot 77

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6.30pm 7.30pm Sarah Callaghan: 24 (Preview) The Cookie 122

6.30pm 7.30pm Tom Stade: You're Welcome Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 137

6.30pm 7.30pm Zoe Lyons PETER Pizzeria 141

7.00pm 8.00pm Adam Hess Time Heroes @ The Criterion 36

7.00pm 8.00pm Freddie Farrell & Masai Graham: Brand New Jokes The Exchange Bar 69

7.00pm 8.00pm Grainne Maguire: Great People Making Great Choices The Belmont Hotel 72

7.00pm 10.00pm The Comedy Box Take Over St Martin's Square 131

7.00pm 8.00pm Tony Cowards - Daft Pun The Regent Sports & Social Club 138

7.15pm 8.15pm Giacinto Palmieri: Nietzsche,women and I Bob's BlundaBus 71

7.15pm 10.00pm Rene and Edith's Le Comedy Dinner Show Curve 115

7.30pm 8.30pm Chris Betts & Angus Dunican: DOUBLE HANDER More Coffee Co. 52

7.30pm 8.30pm Hayley Ellis - FOMO The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 74

7.30pm 8.30pm Jon Wagstaffe- It was this big Manhattan 34 87

7.30pm 8.30pm Mixed Doubles Upstairs at the Western 103

7.30pm 9.30pm The Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show Central Baptist Church 131

7.30pm 9.50pm Wisdom of a Fool The Little Theatre 141

7.45pm 8.40pm Pun Man's Pun Party Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 113

7.50pm 8.50pm Dan Mitchell - Plate Expectations Kayal 58

8.00pm 10.15pm Best of The Festival ft Pete Firman The Y 47

8.00pm 9.00pm Charlie Baker: Just The One Firebug 51

8.00pm 9.00pm Dude Looks Like A Lady Grays@LCB Depot 64

8.00pm 9.00pm John Kearns: Work in Progress The Cookie 85

8.00pm 9.00pm Jonny Pelham: Before and After Duffy's Bar 88

8.00pm 10.00pm Just the Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy With Special Guest Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 91

8.00pm 10.30pm Live at De Montfort Hall De Montfort Hall 96

8.00pm 9.30pm Professor Elemental O2 Academy 113

8.00pm 9.20pm The Love Game: Shadi ki Bhaat The Guildhall 133

8.15pm 9.00pm Joe Sutherland: Model Actress The Exchange Bar 83

8.15pm 9.15pm Tatterdemalion Heroes @ The Criterion 130

8.30pm 9.30pm Discount Comedy Checkout: Improv Show The Looking Glass 63

8.30pm 9.30pm Ian Smith - Work in Progress The Belmont Hotel 77

8.30pm 9.30pm Phil Kay: MegaBusy Bob's BlundaBus 111

8.30pm 9.30pm Tom Young's Lacking Confidence The Regent Sports & Social Club 138

8.45pm 9.45pm Euroversity Challenge PETER Pizzeria 67

8.45pm 9.35pm Johnston & Miltons Wireless Show: Vol 2 Manhattan 34 87

9.00pm 11.00pm Leicester Stands Up at The Royal Oak, Kirby Muxloe The Royal Oak 96

9.00pm 10.00pm Proper Smashing: Court In The Act The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 113

9.05pm 10.00pm Tez Ilyas - Tez Talks The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 131

9.10pm 10.10pm Nathan Cassidy: 42 (preview) Kayal 104

9.15pm 10.15pm John Pendal International Man of Leather The Exchange Bar 86

9.15pm 10.10pm The Sunny Side Show Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 134

9.20pm 10.20pm Felicity Ward - Work in Progress Duffy's Bar 68

9.30pm 10.30pm Chris Martin: This Show Has A Soundtrack The Cookie 53

9.30pm 10.30pm David Trent - How Is This Helping? Heroes @ The Criterion 62

9.30pm 10.30pm Dead Cat Comedy Club The Looking Glass 62

9.30pm 10.30pm Drunk In Charge Grays@LCB Depot 63

9.45pm 10.45pm BattleActs! The Regent Sports & Social Club 44

9.45pm 10.30pm Chris Brooker Out Of Nowhere! Manhattan 34 52

9.45pm 10.45pm Tamar Broadbent: Brave New Girl (Work In Progress) The Belmont Hotel 130

9.45pm 10.45pm Tom Ward: Work In Progress Bob's BlundaBus 137

10.00pm 11.00pm Jarred Christmas And Hobbit - Beat My Box Firebug 81

10.30pm 11.30pm Jamie Dalgleish - I Drink, Therefore I Am The Exchange Bar 80

10.30pm 11.30pm Karen Sherrard: A Fête Worse Than Death Kayal 92

10.30pm 11.30pm Late Night Delivery PETER Pizzeria 94

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10.45pm 11.45pm Beard: The Grin Of Love Heroes @ The Criterion 45

10.45pm 11.45pm Eleanor Conway's Walk Of Shame Manhattan 34 65

10.45pm 11.45pm Hate n Live Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 74

10.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14 th 2016

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

12.30pm 1.45pm Comedy in a Car: Melton Mowbray Melton Theatre 56

1.00pm 2.30pm Say What You Like: Comedy, Politics and Free Speech PETER Pizzeria 122

1.30pm 3.00pm Shirley's Super Smashing Sunday Funday Club Heroes @ The Criterion 125

2.00pm 3.00pm Abi Roberts: Work In Progress The Cookie 35

2.00pm 2.50pm El Baldiniho: Buy wand, get wand free Kayal 65

3.00pm 4.15pm Comedy in a Car: Melton Mowbray Melton Theatre 56

3.20pm 4.20pm Juliet Meyers - Jive talkin'/Dog walkin' Kayal 89

3.30pm 4.30pm Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress Heroes @ The Criterion 40

3.30pm 4.40pm Beyond The Pail: A Plotless Play of Pun and Pottiness Upstairs at the Western 47

3.30pm 4.30pm Stuart Laws. Who said anything about stopping it? (1hr show) The Cookie 129

4.00pm 5.00pm Ask The Industry podcast: LIVE PETER Pizzeria 44

4.00pm 6.00pm Cat (The Play!!!) Curve 51

4.40pm 5.35pm John-Luke Roberts: Stdad-Up Heroes @ The Criterion 86

4.40pm 5.40pm Laura Lexx - Work In Progress Kayal 95

5.00pm 6.00pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

5.00pm 6.00pm James Veitch - Work in Progress The Cookie 80

5.00pm 5.45pm Richard Pulsford: Unexpected Items in Badinage Areas The Exchange Bar 116

5.50pm 6.45pm Thom Tuck: August Institution Heroes @ The Criterion 135

6.00pm 6.40pm Chris Washington - 90s Child. The Exchange Bar 53

6.00pm 6.50pm Luca Cupani: Still Falling Bob's BlundaBus 97

6.00pm 8.30pm The Same Faces - Improvised Comedy The Regent Sports & Social Club 134

6.15pm 7.10pm An Evening With Woody Allen(ish) Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 40

6.30pm 7.30pm Harriet Kemsley - Good Girl (Work in Progress) The Cookie 73

6.30pm 7.30pm Valentines Day Karma Sutra-tacular PETER Pizzeria 140

7.00pm 8.00pm Adam Vincent: Judgemental Duffy's Bar 36

7.00pm 8.00pm Alex & Sarah: Chasing Tales The Exchange Bar 37

7.00pm 8.00pm Will Seaward Has a Good Go at Alchemy Heroes @ The Criterion 141

7.45pm 9.45pm Cat (The Play!!!) Curve 51

7.45pm 8.45pm Samantha Baines: Scientific Work in Progress Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 121

8.00pm 9.30pm Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel The Y 44

8.00pm 9.00pm Bobby Mair The Cookie 48

8.00pm 10.30pm Just The Tonic Valentines Special - Seven acts for £7 Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 91

8.00pm 11.00pm Noels Arms Comedy Spectacular The Noels Arms 105

8.00pm 8.55pm Pete Firman - Live at Firebug! Firebug 110

8.15pm 9.45pm Alternative Comedy Memorial Society Heroes @ The Criterion 38

8.15pm 9.15pm The Hysterikal Quality Assortment The Exchange Bar 133

8.30pm 9.30pm Chris McCausland Duffy's Bar 53

8.30pm 9.30pm Michael J Dolan - Fucked Thumbs The Looking Glass 102

8.30pm 9.30pm Phil Kay: MegaBusy Bob's BlundaBus 111

8.40pm 9.40pm Andy Kind - Soldier Boy Kayal 42

9.15pm 10.15pm Dude Looks Like A Lady Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 64

9.30pm 10.30pm Jonathan Mayor is Screaming! The Looking Glass 88

9.30pm 10.30pm Pete Otway - Six Years From Then The Exchange Bar 110

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

MONDAY FEBRUARY 15 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

“A strong line-up” the sunday times

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6.30pm 7.30pm Damian Clark - Grand Theft Damo The Cookie 58

7.00pm 8.00pm Michael Fabbri - Rent asunder Heroes @ The Criterion 101

8.00pm 10.00pm Adam Hills: Clown Heart Curve 36

8.00pm 9.00pm Mark Watson: I'm Not Here 2016 Tour Preview The Cookie 99

8.30pm 9.15pm Andy Holloway: SPARK The Soundhouse 41

9.00pm 10.00pm Danny McLoughlin: So Far So Good (Work-in-Progress) The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 60

9.00pm 10.00pm Phil Jerrod: Work in Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 111

7.30pm 8.40pm Beyond The Pail: A Plotless Play of Pun and Pottiness Upstairs at the Western 47

7.30pm 8.20pm Danielle Ward: Dani Frankenstein The Soundhouse 59

9.30pm 10.15pm Katie Pritchard - Even The Little Ones The Soundhouse 93

9.30pm 10.30pm Tez Ilyas - Work in Progress The Cookie 130

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

6.30pm 10.00pm Fine & Funny Dining Soft Touch Arts @ 50 New Walk 68

6.30pm 7.30pm Matt Winning - Mugabe and Me (3D) The Cookie 101

6.30pm 7.30pm Prince Abdi PETER Pizzeria 112

7.00pm 8.00pm Sara Mason Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen Heroes @ The Criterion 121

7.15pm 8.15pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

7.30pm 8.30pm Rhys James: Knew Stuff The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 116

8.00pm 9.00pm Joe Lycett: Work In Progress The Cookie 83

8.15pm 9.15pm Jody Kamali - Spectacular! Heroes @ The Criterion 83

8.30pm 10.30pm Irish Dave's Foreign Invaders Manhattan 34 77

9.00pm 10.00pm Alex Smith - The Art of Grooming The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 37

9.30pm 10.30pm Cock-Kane The Clown UK Embraces Nihilism Heroes @ The Criterion 55

9.30pm 11.00pm Tony Law: Frillemorphesis The Cookie 139

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

11.00am 4.00pm Leicester Fridge: Mini Fridge - For Kids Attenborough Arts Centre 96

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

8.00pm 11.00pm 14/48 For Laughs The Y 34

6.00pm 7.00pm I Say - The Annual Comedy Conversation Hugh Aston Building 76

6.30pm 7.30pm Pierre Novellie PETER Pizzeria 112

7.00pm 8.00pm Henry von Stifle - Enter The Dragon Heroes @ The Criterion 74

7.15pm 8.15pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

7.30pm 8.30pm Andrew Ryan: Missing The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 41

7.30pm 8.30pm Tudur Owen : The News Where You Are The Regent Sports & Social Club 139

7.45pm 10.00pm Anne Reid - In A New Key Curve 43

8.00pm 8.45pm Alex Hylton: I Came, I Saw, I Complained The Exchange Bar 37

8.00pm 9.00pm James Acaster - Reset (Work-in-Progress) The Cookie 79

8.00pm 9.30pm Josie Long & Friends Firebug 88

8.00pm 10.00pm Shappi Khorsandi LIVE Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 124

8.15pm 9.15pm Chris Purchase, Distant Manhattan 34 53

8.15pm 9.15pm Jody Kamali - Spectacular! Heroes @ The Criterion 83

8.30pm 9.30pm Glenn Moore - Glengarry Glen Glenn Bob's BlundaBus 71

8.30pm 9.30pm Gore: What is he good for? The Looking Glass 72

8.45pm 10.30pm Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In Curve 64

9.00pm 10.00pm Gary Tro & Richard Todd: Work In Progress The Belmont Hotel 70

9.00pm 10.00pm Pat Cahill : Panjandrum The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 108

9.15pm 9.55pm Talk Like An Egyptian The Exchange Bar 130

9.30pm 10.30pm Brett Goldstein and his Mystery Box (WIP) The Cookie 48

9.30pm 10.15pm President Obonjo stole my identity Manhattan 34 112

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9.30pm 10.30pm Steve Bugeja - Work in Progress The Looking Glass 128

9.30pm 10.30pm The Order of the Silly Billies Heroes @ The Criterion 133

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

6.00pm 7.00pm Silver Stand-up The Belmont Hotel 125

6.15pm 7.15pm UCL Graters Presents: Red Leicester Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 139

6.30pm 7.30pm David Morgan - Blammo! The Cookie 61

6.30pm 7.30pm Joey Page: Catastrophe Party PETER Pizzeria 84

6.30pm 7.30pm Lost Voice Guy - Disability For Dunces Kayal 97

7.00pm 10.00pm Lee Lard -The UK'S No. 1 Comedy Tribute to Peter Kay Juke Box 95

7.00pm 8.00pm Pierre Novellie: Work In Progress Heroes @ The Criterion 112

7.15pm 8.15pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

7.30pm 8.30pm Ahir Shah - Work In Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 37

7.30pm 10.00pm Arse Biscuits - A Quiz Night Melton Theatre 43

7.30pm 8.30pm David Ward Mocks The Weekend The Regent Sports & Social Club 62

7.30pm 8.30pm Joe Bor: Bear Grylls And Me The Belmont Hotel 83

7.50pm 8.50pm Nick Revell - Feminist Porno Jihadi Kayal 105

8.00pm 10.00pm Chris Ramsey : All Growed Up The Y 53

8.00pm 9.00pm Gareth Richards - Comedy in the Key of Gareth Grays@LCB Depot 70

8.00pm 9.00pm John Robins - Speakeasy Firebug 86

8.00pm 9.00pm Katie Mulgrew - Drop. The. Mic. The Exchange Bar 92

8.00pm 9.00pm Lloyd Langford - Work In Progress The Cookie 97

8.00pm 10.00pm Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee: The Intimate Magic Tour Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 108

8.00pm 9.00pm Peter Antoniou - 'Psychic' Comedian Upstairs at the Western 110

8.00pm 11.00pm Tom Adams Attenborough Arts Centre 136

8.15pm 9.15pm Chris Purchase, Distant Manhattan 34 53

8.15pm 9.15pm Jody Kamali - Spectacular! Heroes @ The Criterion 83

8.30pm 9.35pm Scarlet Shambles: It Used to be Me Bob's BlundaBus 122

8.30pm 9.30pm Tom Toal in Help us Tom Toal you're our only hope The Looking Glass 137

8.45pm 9.45pm In Conversation with Standard Issue Curve 77

8.45pm 9.45pm Paul Foot's Game of Dangers PETER Pizzeria 109

9.00pm 10.30pm Hotel D'Comedie Hotel Maiyango 75

9.00pm 10.00pm Penella Mellor: Work In Progress The Belmont Hotel 109

9.00pm 10.00pm Phil Nichol - I Don't Want To Talk About It. The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 111

9.00pm 10.00pm Shazia Mirza: The Kardashians Made Me Do It The Regent Sports & Social Club 124

9.10pm 10.10pm Paul Duncan McGarrity- Today is the Good Old Times of Tomorrow Kayal 108

9.15pm 10.00pm Chris McIlroy presents The Legend of Davey Kelly The Exchange Bar 53

9.30pm 10.15pm President Obonjo stole my identity Manhattan 34 112

9.30pm 10.30pm The Order of the Silly Billies Heroes @ The Criterion 133

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

10.30pm 11.30pm Autistic Fantastic - Jay Islaam Manhattan 34 44

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19 th 2016

9.00am 5.00pm A funny thing happened on the way to The Forum BBC Radio Leicester 34

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

2.30pm 4.15pm The Last Wolf in England Attenborough Arts Centre 133

6.00pm 10.00pm The Secret Tour It's a secret 134

6.15pm 7.15pm Jim Smallman - Biscuits For All Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 82

6.30pm 7.30pm Angela Barnes: Come As You Are The Cookie 42

6.30pm 7.30pm Blind Charlie Harwood - Blues in the key of booze Kayal 48

7.00pm 8.30pm Barley Mow Roars With Laughter Barley Mow 44

7.00pm 8.30pm Black Dog Roars With Laughter Black Dog 47

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7.00pm 8.00pm Jasper Cromwell Jones & Friends The Belmont Hotel 81

7.00pm 9.00pm Just The Tonic Fiver Friday - Early Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 90

7.00pm 8.00pm Norman Lovett: Entertaining Moaner Heroes @ The Criterion 106

7.00pm 8.00pm Roisin Conaty - Work in Progress Firebug 118

7.15pm 8.15pm Archie Maddocks: Shirts vs Skins (Work in Progress) Duffy's Bar 43

7.15pm 8.15pm Becky, Sorcha, DeeDee & Roo: Bobs Angels Bob's BlundaBus 45

7.15pm 8.15pm Croft & Pearce: There's Always Something The Little Theatre 58

7.30pm 8.30pm Nicci Take: Prey The Regent Sports & Social Club 104

7.30pm 8.30pm Rahul Kohli - Newcastle Brown Male Manhattan 34 114

7.30pm 8.40pm Revan and Fennell Upstairs at the Western 115

7.30pm 8.30pm Sajeela Kershi - Sharia’s L.A.W. Grays@LCB Depot 120

7.30pm 8.30pm Suzi Ruffell: Work in Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 129

7.30pm 9.00pm The Search For A King The Guildhall 134

7.45pm 8.45pm Nick Doody Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 105

7.45pm 10.00pm Steve Hall: Zebra Curve 129

7.50pm 8.50pm Morgan Berry - Watership Down Kayal 103

8.00pm 9.30pm An Evening with Mitch Benn O2 Academy 39

8.00pm 10.15pm Best of The Festival ft The Boy With Tape on His Face The Y 47

8.00pm 10.00pm Katherine Ryan De Montfort Hall 92

8.00pm 9.30pm Laughter at LOROS LOROS Hospice 94

8.00pm 9.00pm Nathan Caton: Straight Outta Middlesex The Cookie 104

8.15pm 9.15pm Abandoman Firebug 35

8.15pm 9.15pm Gareth Morinan - Height Heroes @ The Criterion 70

8.30pm 9.30pm Lou Conran - I Love Lou C The Looking Glass 97

8.30pm 9.30pm Phil Drew: Y!kes My Girlfriend's Pregnant! The Belmont Hotel 111

8.30pm 9.30pm Rousha Browning - Jumble Sale Bob's BlundaBus 119

8.30pm 9.30pm Tony Basnett Always Lands On His Feet Manhattan 34 138

8.45pm 9.45pm Joe Wells - 10 Things I Hate About UKIP Duffy's Bar 83

8.45pm 9.45pm Joel Dommetts Pick of the Week PETER Pizzeria 84

9.00pm 10.00pm Goose: Kablamo The Little Theatre 72

9.00pm 10.30pm Hotel D'Comedie Hotel Maiyango 75

9.00pm 10.20pm Jake Lambert & Tom Lucy The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 79

9.00pm 10.00pm Lucy Roper: InappROPERiate The Regent Sports & Social Club 98

9.00pm 10.00pm Suzy Bennett Gumption! Grays@LCB Depot 130

9.10pm 10.10pm Amadeus Martin - God Created Brixton Kayal 39

9.30pm 10.30pm Dead Cat Comedy Club The Looking Glass 62

9.30pm 11.30pm Just The Tonic Fiver Friday - Late Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 90

9.30pm 10.25pm Marny Godden:Flap 'em on the gate Heroes @ The Criterion 99

9.30pm 10.30pm On Yer Bike: The Maggie Thatcher Game Show The Cookie 107

9.45pm 10.45pm Clare Plested: The Essential Collection The Belmont Hotel 54

9.45pm 10.45pm Her & Her Manhattan 34 74

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

10.00pm 11.00pm Daphne Do Edinburgh in Leicester Firebug 60

10.30pm 11.30pm Paria Exchange Kayal 107

10.30pm 11.30pm The Welford Experiment PETER Pizzeria 135

10.45pm 11.45pm Twisted Loaf Present Stale Mate Heroes @ The Criterion 139

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20 th 2016

12.00pm 12.20pm 1000 Years Show (Additional performances at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm) The Guildhall 34

12.00pm 1.00pm An Interview with Johnny Vegas Curve 40

12.30pm 1.15pm James Farmer - Ultimate Worrier The Cookie 80

1.00pm 2.00pm Joz Norris: Breakfast Of Champions Heroes @ The Criterion 89

2.00pm 3.00pm The Incomplete Works of Paul F Taylor The Cookie 133

2.20pm 3.20pm I, The Universe - Matthew Highton Heroes @ The Criterion 76

3.00pm 4.00pm Best and Bond Bob's BlundaBus 46

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3.30pm 4.30pm Freddie Farrell & Masai Graham: Brand New Jokes The Cookie 69

3.30pm 4.30pm Michael Brunström: The Hay Wain Reloaded Heroes @ The Criterion 101

4.00pm 5.00pm Go Ukulele Crazy: Comedy Concert PETER Pizzeria 71

4.00pm 5.00pm Penny Matthews: It's Life Jim, But It's Sh*t Bob's BlundaBus 109

4.30pm 4.55pm BUMP Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 49

4.40pm 5.30pm Ali Brice: Wear My Hat Heroes @ The Criterion 38

5.00pm 6.00pm Ben Fogg - How I won Best Newcomer 2016 Grays@LCB Depot 46

5.00pm 6.00pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

5.00pm 6.00pm Ed Gamble - Lawman The Cookie 64

5.00pm 6.00pm The Knowing Smirk Comedy Show The Belmont Hotel 133

5.30pm 6.30pm Goose: Yankin' The Corduroy (Work-In-Progress) The Little Theatre 72

5.50pm 6.40pm Tim Shishodia - Scurochiaro Heroes @ The Criterion 136

6.15pm 7.15pm Matt Reed - Stalked Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 100

6.30pm 7.20pm Cutlery Safety Training - Level 1 Manhattan 34 58

6.30pm 7.30pm Joel Dommett: Work in Progress The Cookie 84

6.30pm 7.30pm Johnny Vegas Is Unprepared But Ready Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 86

6.30pm 7.30pm Sajeela Kershi - Sharia's L.A.W. Grays@LCB Depot 120

6.30pm 7.30pm Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - Pop Socks! Kayal 123

7.00pm 8.00pm Clare Plested: Work in Progress The Belmont Hotel 54

7.00pm 8.30pm Fairfield Roars With Laughter The Fairfield Inn 67

7.00pm 8.00pm John Hastings Work In Progress The Regent Sports & Social Club 85

7.00pm 8.30pm Laugh Your Ed Off at The Black Horse Black Horse 94

7.00pm 8.00pm Roisin Conaty - Work in Progress Firebug 118

7.00pm 8.00pm Sea Men (A Naval Tale) - LetLuce Heroes @ The Criterion 123

7.00pm 8.30pm Stamford Arms New Talent Night Stamford Arms 127

7.15pm 8.15pm Croft & Pearce: There's Always Something The Little Theatre 58

7.15pm 8.15pm Eleanor Morton: Allotted Mucking Around Time Bob's BlundaBus 65

7.15pm 8.15pm Elis James - Work in Progress Duffy's Bar 66

7.30pm 8.30pm Angela Barnes: Work in Progress The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 42

7.30pm 8.15pm Craig Deeley: Truly, Madly, Deeley Manhattan 34 57

7.30pm 10.15pm Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year The Y 96

7.30pm 8.40pm Revan and Fennell Upstairs at the Western 115

7.30pm 9.00pm The Search For A King The Guildhall 134

7.45pm 10.00pm Old Folks Telling Jokes hosted by Arthur Smith Curve 106

7.45pm 8.45pm Peter Brush - Awkward Jokesmith Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 110

7.50pm 8.50pm Morgan Berry - Watership Down Kayal 103

8.00pm 10.00pm Brian Conley: Alive and Dangerous Curve 49

8.00pm 9.00pm Comedy in the Dark Phoenix 56

8.00pm 10.00pm John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett O2 Academy 85

8.00pm 10.00pm Just the Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy With Johnny Vegas Compere Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 91

8.00pm 9.00pm Seann Walsh: Work in Progress The Cookie 124

8.00pm 9.00pm Suzy Bennett Gumption! Grays@LCB Depot 130

8.00pm 9.00pm The Book of Northern Attenborough Arts Centre 131

8.15pm 9.15pm Beth Vyse as Olive Hands in Game of Hands (work in progress) Heroes @ The Criterion 47

8.30pm 9.30pm Adam Larter: There my Hat! Bob's BlundaBus 36

8.30pm 9.15pm Hannah Silvester: The Ballad of Hannah Silvester Manhattan 34 73

8.30pm 9.30pm Lucy Roper: InappROPERiate The Regent Sports & Social Club 98

8.30pm 9.30pm Phil Drew: Y!kes My Girlfriend's Pregnant! The Belmont Hotel 111

8.30pm 9.30pm Red Redmond - Green The Looking Glass 115

8.30pm 9.30pm Tim Fitzhigham & The Gambler Firebug 136

8.45pm 9.45pm David Mills: Don't Get Any Ideas The Little Theatre 61

8.45pm 9.45pm Mike Newall : High on Gravy Duffy's Bar 102

8.45pm 9.45pm Odd Couples PETER Pizzeria 106

9.00pm 10.00pm Diane Spencer: Stoopid Rules The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe 62

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9.10pm 10.10pm Sailor Kayal 120

9.15pm 10.15pm Ian Cognito: Work In Progress Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 76

9.30pm 10.30pm Comedian's Cinema Club: Split Screen Bob's BlundaBus 55

9.30pm 10.30pm Dead Cat Comedy Club The Looking Glass 62

9.30pm 10.30pm Digging For Kings - Back In The Community Grays@LCB Depot 63

9.30pm 10.30pm Future Stars Showcase The Cookie 69

9.45pm 10.45pm A Taste of Funny The Regent Sports & Social Club 34

9.45pm 10.45pm Norm Rocher: I Hat Lenny Henry The Belmont Hotel 106

10.00pm 11.00pm Beasts Firebug 45

10.30pm 11.30pm Conversation Garden Does A Panel Show Upstairs at the Western 57

10.30pm 11.30pm Late Night Delivery PETER Pizzeria 94

10.30pm 11.20pm Milo McCabe - Work In Progress Kayal 102

10.45pm 11.45pm Hate n Live Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall 74

10.45pm 11.45pm Kafka or Magaluf Heroes @ The Criterion 91

10.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21 ST 2016

11.15am 3.35pm The Agincourt Show The Guildhall 131

1.00pm 2.00pm Comedy or Tragedy - a seminar about comedy & well-being PETER Pizzeria 56

1.30pm 3.00pm Shirley's Super Smashing Sunday Funday Club Heroes @ The Criterion 125

2.00pm 3.00pm Geoff Norcott: Work in Progress Kayal 71

2.00pm 3.00pm John Pendal International Man of Leather The Cookie 86

3.00pm 4.30pm Arthur Smiths Guided Walk King Richard III Visitor Centre 43

3.20pm 4.20pm Carly Smallman Love & Other Catastrophes Kayal 50

3.30pm 4.25pm Beth Vyse: As Funny As Cancer Heroes @ The Criterion 47

3.30pm 4.30pm Jo D'Arcy and Patrick Draper: Cretins The Cookie 82

4.00pm 5.00pm Comedian's Comedian LIVE Bob's BlundaBus 55

4.40pm 5.40pm Caimh McDonnell: Gorilla in the midst Kayal 50

4.40pm 5.40pm Joanna Neary - Faceful of Issues Heroes @ The Criterion 82

5.00pm 7.00pm ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians Bob's BlundaBus 57

5.00pm 6.00pm Eric Lampaert - Alien of Extraordinary Ability The Cookie 66

5.00pm 6.15pm No Such Thing as a Fish with the QI Elves The Y 105

5.50pm 6.50pm Candy Gigi - Chicken Soup Heroes @ The Criterion 50

6.00pm 7.00pm Erich McElroy's Imperfect Update to Picking the Perfect President Kayal 66

6.00pm 8.30pm The Same Faces - Improvised Comedy The Regent Sports & Social Club 134

6.30pm 7.30pm Sam Simmons is Not A People Person The Cookie 121

7.00pm 9.30pm Danny Posthill - Britains Got Talent Finalist 2015 Juke Box 60

7.00pm 7.50pm The Herbert in Proper Job - Spencer Jones Heroes @ The Criterion 132

7.15pm 8.15pm Burning Duck Comedy Club Showcase Bob's BlundaBus 49

7.20pm 8.00pm Milo McCabe - Work In Progress Kayal 102

7.30pm 10.00pm Comedy Heaven Curve 56

7.30pm 8.30pm James Loveridge - Work in Progress The Looking Glass 80

8.00pm 9.00pm Comedy in the Dark Phoenix 56

8.00pm 9.00pm From The Stage to The Ring The Musician 69

8.00pm 9.00pm Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden The Cookie 73

8.00pm 9.00pm Joe Lycett: That's The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett The Cookie Comedy Club @ O2 Academy 83

8.15pm 9.15pm Stuart Goldsmith: "This Is Actually My Sixth Rodeo" Heroes @ The Criterion 129

8.30pm 9.30pm Kiri Pritchard - McLean is a Hysterical Woman The Looking Glass 93

8.30pm 9.20pm The Herbert in Pound Shop - Spencer Jones Bob's BlundaBus 132

8.40pm 9.40pm Cokey Falkow - Work In Progress Kayal 55

9.30pm 10.30pm Ben Van Der Velde - How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All The Looking Glass 46

9.45pm 11.45pm NeverMind The BusStops Bob's BlundaBus 104

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Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

www.1000years.co.uk present

1000 YEARS SHOW

In March last year, Anthony began his 1000 Years project. A series of light hearted, 20 minute long historical shows based around songs.

Over 500 of them have now been performed and this show features excerpts from Richard III, Magna Carta and Agincourt.

Show times are 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm and SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES. NO TICKETS!!! but can reserve from venue.

FREE with bucket donation. www.1000years.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Guildhall Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (30)

TIME: 12pm (12.20pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

The Y and 14/48:UK present

14/48 FOR LAUGHS

The world’s quickest theatre festival pops-up at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. In just 24 hours, 4 short comic plays are written, rehearsed

and professionally staged. Join our host David Morgan (the latest co-host of ITV’s ‘I‘m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here NOW!) to witness

the results! Supported by Leicester Arts Festivals via Arts Council England.

www.leicesterymca.co.uk/y-theatre-whats-on-details.php?listing=1535

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 8pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £7

Charity Link present

A BELLYFUL OF LAUGHS IN AID OF CHARITY LINK

Come and enjoy curry and comedy in aid of Charity Link. Chutney Ivy will treat you to an extra special comedy experience with local comedian

Anthony King headlining and you will have a nice warm feeling knowing that proceeds raised will help local vulnerable people and children who

are experiencing poverty, hardship and crisis. Ticket price includes a free drink on arrival & a meal.

www.charity-link.org/comedyfestival

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Chutney Ivy Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (6)

TIME: 7pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: £25

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

A look back over the past 22 years of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. This exhibition will feature photographs of comedians

and iconic festival moments, celebrating the longest running comedy festival in Europe

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: BBC Radio Leicester Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (3)

TIME: 9am (5pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Joke’s on Us Free Festival

A LOVELY EVENING WITH LINDSEY, DANNY & MICHAEL

Join Lindsey Santoro (Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2014 nominee) Danny James Clives (shortlisted for BBC Radio

New Comedy Award 2014) and Michael Crump (BBC’s Danny and The Human Zoo) as they tell jokes for roughly 56 minutes.

Lindsey: “Innate funny bones” Psychologies Magazine Danny: “Delightful lo-fi” Oppo Comedy Michael: “Oozes comedy talent & appeal” Smoof comedy

www.facebook.com/events/1647737325505089

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

A TASTE OF FUNNY

A Taste of Funny is West London’s newest and brightest comedy night. Their first visit to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival

brings fast paced, freestyling, future household names in a carefully curated and lovingly hosted cabaret of the best new talent.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.45pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

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EVENTS

AATIF NAWAZ: MUSLIMS DO IT 5 TIMES A DAY

After an incredible run at the Edinburgh Fringe and multiple runs in London’s West End, Aatif Nawaz brings his critically acclaimed

debut comedy show for a special one-off performance in Leicester. “A man with big ambitions - this is brave, important comedy” Three Weeks

“A fine gag comedian that excels at interacting with the crowd” Spiked Comedy “Side Splittingly Hilarious” EdFringe Review

www.aatifnawaz.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £10 ()

AATIF NAWAZ: STRONGER (WORK IN PROGRESS)

How can Kanye West help save the world from Global Warming? The answers lie in ‘Stronger’, Aatif’s follow-up up to his critically acclaimed

debut show ‘Muslims Do It 5 Times A Day’. Join Aatif on a quest to find humanity in an increasingly selfish world and laughs in the unlikeliest

of places. “A man with big ambitions, this is brave, important comedy” Three Weeks “Side Splittingly Hilarious” EdFringe Review

www.aatifnawaz.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 9.15pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: £5

ABANDOMAN

Ireland’s top comedy hip hop improv team, Abandoman, return for one night only. Using their trademark blend of audience interaction

and razor-sharp freestyling, Abandoman will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into

hit songs and captivating tales. Join them for the finest musical party in Leicester. “Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile.” Chortle.co.uk

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: £9 (£7)

Bawls Out Comedy present

ABI ROBERTS: DOWNTOWN ABI

Pull up to the bumper and go downtown with Abi. Join her in tales of Welsh debauchery, the perils of jazz and an unfortunate incident

with Jeremy Clarkson in Harrods. Find out what happens when your parents want you to be an opera singer and you end up tap-dancing

in a pig costume, promoting a butchers shop. “True comedy genius” GQ “More than just a stand-up” Chortle

www.abiroberts.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10.10pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

Bawls Out Comedy present

ABI ROBERTS: WORK IN PROGRESS

After her sell-out Edinburgh 2015 stand-up comedy show DOWNTOWN ABI, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival fave Abi Roberts returns

WORLD

PREMIER

with a Work In Progress show, showcasing her newest material, voices and takes on the issues of the day. Expect big laughs and proper jokes,

plus a host of impressions, maybe some musical take offs and all for a measly ZERO QUID! “Comedy genius” GQ Magazine

www.abiroberts.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 2pm (3pm)

ENTRY: FREE

ADAM HESS TIME

Fosters Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee 2015 does a work in progress show on a bus because that’s just the way things go I guess.

He’s still funny though. “For high quality gags per minute there is no better comedian” The Independent

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £4 (£3)

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ADAM HESS TIME

Join Adam for a bunch of Adam Hess time. He got nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at Edinburgh festival but don’t take their

word for it. Check out his “funny” comedy for yourself. The show is about when he woke up one day in Mexico with no memory and

a bandage around his stomach & a piece of paper in his pocket with a long number on it “For high quality gags per minute there’s no

better comedian” The Independent

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £4 (£3)

ADAM HILLS: CLOWN HEART

Adam Hills (host of Channel 4’s groundbreaking The Last Leg) has fast become one of the most popular comedians in the UK.

His combination of positive, uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity has seen him receive numerous awards, glowing reviews

and a legion of fans around the world.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £21

Weirdos Comedy present

ADAM LARTER: THERE MY HAT!

This is not a work in progress, this is no pit-stop. This is everything I’ve got for you Leicester. This is 100% insanity, on top of a bus with

every bit of energy that can be mustered. I believe in miracles. Where you from? You sexy thing. There my hat. There my hat.

“Stubbornly divorced from any conventional idea of success.” Fest, “Isn’t something that would fit into a normal comedy club” The Skinny

www.adamlarter.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £4.78 (£4.27)

One Show Only

ADAM VINCENT: JUDGEMENTAL

Fresh from his sell out run in Edinburgh, comedy writer for Channel Four’s The Last Leg, Adam judges himself & the world with wanton

cynicism but now wonders if this is just his way of avoiding life. Probably. “hilariously irreverent, Vincent is undeniably one of the more talented

comedians I have seen at the Fringe” Broadway Baby. As featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. “Had the audience in stitches” Rip it up

www.brcomedy.com

WORLD

PREMIER

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£4)

ADHAM FISHER: EXTREME COMMUTER

Adham Fisher is not your average commuter. He travels to every station, street and stop on transport networks across the world

in the fastest possible time. Mostly he does it for no reason, but there are some Guinness World Records at stake for this. Really.

Learn about his pointless quests, his bizarre international media attention and never complain about your commute again.

www.cribbit.net/adham.asp

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

AHIR SHAH - WORK IN PROGRESS

Ahir Shah presents an hour of work-in-progress stand-up ahead of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. It’ll probably be about politics,

the information revolution, the future of work, modernity, and postcapitalism, but might be about something quite different so don’t worry if that

doesn’t sound like your bag. Winner: Best Show, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2014.

“Passionate, poetic and powerfully funny” **** The List

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

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AHIR SHAH - WORK IN PROGRESS

Ahir Shah presents an hour of work-in-progress stand-up ahead of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. It’ll probably be about politics,

the information revolution, the future of work, modernity, and postcapitalism, but might be about something quite different so don’t

worry if that doesn’t sound like your bag. Winner: Best Show, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2014.

“Passionate, poetic and powerfully funny” **** The List

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

AHIR SHAH: DISTANT

Thoughtful wastrel Ahir Shah does a funny and good stand-up show about the importance of faraway things. Topics include World War One,

cigarettes, vegetarianism, Islamism, capitalism, politics, climate change, love, and pirates. “A questing argument against compassion fatigue

and a generational cri de coeur.” **** The Guardian

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£7)

AIDAN GOATLEY: MR BLUE SKY

Please buy a ticket for my show as my wife has a cake addiction and judges success on my ability to provide carrot cake.

The show is worth it though and will demonstrate how Jason Statham, a plane flight and a hit from the 70s led me to happiness.

“A riotously funny comedian” ***** Broadway Baby “A natural raconteur” -***** Fringeguru “Very, very funny” **** Daily Express

www.aidangoatley.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

Jokes On Us Free Festival present

ALEX & SARAH: CHASING TALES

Join Sarah Keyworth and Alex Hylton, as they take on love, sexuality and dating in this debut show. For two very different reasons,

these two comics have been trying to meet women for the first time in their lives. They’ve both got some cracking stories about it, and

they’re both going to tell you all about them. **** The List **** “consistently funny, one of the best shows of the fringe” EdFringeReview.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Jokes On Us Free Festival

ALEX HYLTON: I CAME, I SAW, I COMPLAINED

Northern boy Alex Hylton has been performing comedy for 2 and 1/2 years. In that time he’s performed gigs to 400 people at the

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Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh and to just 3 people at the Red Lion, Dudley. He’s travelled all over the UK, but was he impressed? Find out as Alex takes

on travel, tourism and his tiny Ford Fiesta called Betty in this debut ‘Pay What You Like’ show. “Consistently Funny” **** EdFringeReview

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 8pm (8.45pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Avalon Promotions present

ALEX SMITH - THE ART OF GROOMING

Have you ever felt that perhaps you have too much money? That the money you have set aside for a house, a car or that kidney transplant

a doctor has told you that you critically need, could be put to better use? Perhaps it could be better spent making someone else’s hand worth

more than most people’s car? Well then perhaps you, like Alex, have recently decided to get engaged. Alex takes you on his wedding journey.

www.alexsmithcomedian.com

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £5

“Leicester’s huge annual hooding is a bona fide highlight of the comedy year” the independent

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Get Comedy present

ALFIE BROWN - WORK IN PROGRESS

The ever unpredictable Alfie Brown returns to Leicester after critically acclaimed runs at London’s Soho Theatre with a brand new hour

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of engaging stand up. Constantly evolving and striving for ways to innovate, Brown is pushing stand up further than where his contemporaries dare

to. “Quite simply the future of British stand-up” Brian Donaldson, The List

www.alfiebrown.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

ENTRY: £6

Blue Light Comedy present

ALFIE MOORE - WORK IN PROGRESS

Cop-turned-comedian Alfie, star of hit BBC Radio 4 Comedy ‘It’s a Fair Cop’ brings an all new work-in-progress hour ahead of his International

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tour. “a genuinely lovely, accomplished comic with a huge following both live and on the radio. Wonderful, warm, funny... with thought-provoking stuff

and real shocks”. Kate Copstick, The Scotsman. – “offbeat, revealing and very funny” Daily Mail - part of the Kayal all-dayer

www.alfiemoore.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 2pm (3pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

Weirdos Comedy proudly presents the one and only

ALI BRICE: WEAR MY HAT

This show will be silly silly fun fun! Let’s all get together and have a big old silly silly fun fun time. I’d like a go on the paternoster.

Please take me. “joyously bonkers” Chortle “anarchic hyper-weirdness” The Scotsman “a natural, endlessly watchable clown...a smorgasbord

of fun and oddness” ShortCom “Brice is bold and relentless...a celebration of silliness; a joyfully silly show for silly people” FringeGuru

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 4.40pm (5.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

ALISON THEA-SKOT: SOME LIKE IT THEA-SKOT

Alison Thea-Skot brings her surreal, joyous and unhinged character comedy to Leicester. Hang out with Celine Dion, join the Heartbreak Club

and end on a finale from ‘The Woman With Feet For Hands’. Let Thea-Skot coax you into her world, where ultimately you become the hero.

“Brave, silly, a little bit unhinged and very, very funny” ***** Funny Women “An exhilarating show” **** The List

www.alisontheaskot.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £6

The Leicester Mercury present

ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS AWARDS 2016

Join us for an evening celebrating the serious men and women who drive the region’s economy. For one night only the business community

in Leicestershire show their fun side and salute 12 individuals in exciting and unique categories. Hosted by Patrick Monahan (winner of ITV’s

– “Show Me The Funny”). In association with Smallman & Son, and supporting Big Difference Company, Hope Against Cancer & Lord’s Taverners.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 6.15pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £20

ALTERNATIVE COMEDY MEMORIAL SOCIETY

The strange and glorious comedy night marches on Leicester, with a brilliant bill of baffling and brilliant acts. All hosted -

and over-booked - by Thom Tuck (“fruity” - The Guardian) and John-Luke Roberts (“mournful” - Fest). N.B. While the show is no

longer in a yurt, “don’t break the yurt” remains a permitted heckle. “Genuinely alternative and properly comedic” The Guardian.

“Not always comedy” Three Weeks.

www.noblefailure.org

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

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Avalon present

ALUN COCHRANE - A SHOW WITH A MAN IN IT

A man who has jokes. Jokes about manliness, womanliness, hobbies, ageing, fighting, perfume, beards, snoods, feminism, fundamentalism,

and hopefully some profound understanding about life itself. “Brilliant no-frills stand-up comedy” List. He is heard on Radio 4 in Alun Cochrane’s

Fun House, Just a Minute and is known as the Cockerel on Absolute Radio’s Frank Skinner Show and podcast.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 8pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £12.50 (£10)

AMADEUS MARTIN - GOD CREATED BRIXTON

A story about Amadeus Martin’s quest over a 30 year period, from a youngster to an adult to convince a Polish pen pal to set foot in Brixton,

and how this was impossible due to its bad reputation. Living in Brixton used to embarrass Amadeus, because of the negativity attached to it.

But this negativity was driven by his ignorance of the area, coupled with the media campaign for it to be this way.

www.amadeusmartin.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 9.10pm (10.10pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

CatFace Talent present

AMIR KHOSHSOKHAN - MILK & HEDGEHOGS

So You Think You’re Funny Finalist, BBC New Comedy Award finalist & The Piccadilly Comedy Club’s New Comedian of 2015, Amir Khoshsokhan

tells a love story about love, hedgehogs and milk. “An act that mixed the clever with the accessible...he got funnier and funnier” Bruce Dessau,

Evening Standard “So compelling is Khoshsokhan’s curious manner that even the most unpromising crowd seems utterly mesmerised” Fest

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£3)

RGR and Foundry Group present

AN AUDIENCE WITH HENRY VIII

His Majesty does not have syphilis. He wants to make that quite clear. And as for the wives, there were good reasons why they had to go.

And since we’re asking the awkward questions, Henry has one: where is God? He’s been waiting 468 years to meet him and he’s running out

of patience. A Brighton Fringe sell out, the 16th century King meets a 21st Century audience. Heads will roll.

www.upstairsatthewestern.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Upstairs at the Western Map Ref: MAP 2 (54)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.45pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

Andy Wright presents

AN EVENING WITH MITCH BENN

Mitch features on BBC Radio 4 where he has been a regular contributor to The Now Show since 1999, and BBC Radio 2’s It’s Been a Bad Week

(since 2000). He is also an occasional contributor to Jammin’ on BBC Radio 2. In 2004 he created his own aptly named series, Mitch Benn’s

Crimes Against Music on Radio 4, featuring Robin Ince and Alfie Joey; this has now run to three series.

www.o2academyleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: O2 Academy Map Ref: MAP 2 (43)

TIME: 8pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £8

Church of the Martyrs present

AN EVENING WITH PAUL KERENSA: LIVE & UNRUDE

Writer for BBC1’s ‘Miranda’ and ‘Not Going Out’ among countless others, Paul’s the in-demand comic who plays comedy clubs and cathedrals. He’s

one of the few to have appeared both at London’s Comedy Store and on Radio 2’s Pause For Thought. A decade into his stand-up career, Paul’s oneman

show has played to packed-out churches and other venues. Supported by Leicester Lad John Fryer, singer/songwriter.

www.martyrs.org.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Church of the Martyrs Map Ref: MAP 2 (40)

TIME: 7.30pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: £12.50 (£10)

“Find everything from regular stand up to interactive comedy experiences” the daily mirror

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MLA Talent present

AN EVENING WITH WOODY ALLEN(ISH)

Acclaimed actor Simon Schatzberger plays Woody Allen performing his iconic 1960’s stand up material. The performance is spell binding

as you are transported back to Woody’s early stand up in Greenwich Village. A must see for any Woody fan and lover of American stand up.

www.woodyallenish.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 6.15pm (7.10pm)

ENTRY: £8

AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHNNY VEGAS

Johnny Vegas started his stand up career in the 1990s & quickly became perhaps the most fearlessly confessional stand-up comedian

in the UK. In 1997 he won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and went on to huge acclaim at gigs across the UK. More recently,

he met a knitted monkey, drank tea and became one of Britain’s best-loved comic actors. Join him in an in depth interview with Festival

Director Geoff Rowe. As part of Beyond a Joke.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 12pm (1pm)

ENTRY: £6

Glorious Talent present

ANDREA HUBERT - WORK IN PROGRESS

Join comedian and BAFTA Rocliffe award winner Andrea Hubert for an afternoon of uplifting work-in-progress comedy (including some

horrific anecdotes about her Jewish mother, a long bit about the vagaries of depression and a jaunty little tale about how she once killed

a dog by accident, then lied about it.)

www.gloriousmanagement.com/artist/andrea-hubert

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 3.30pm (4.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

ANDREW BIRD - WORK IN PROGRESS

A work in progress show about trying to think what you think about things, worrying too much what other people think while not having

anytime to think. Trying not to think negative. When do you think you feel grown up? Maybe you could think about coming to the show. What

do you think? Writer 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown “Funny, likeable and effortless” Time Out “Comedy gold...going to be a star” The Scotsman

www.comedy-festival.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Andrew Bridge presents

ANDREW BRIDGE - AART

What time is it? It’s time for Aart. Get inside your now, eat you’re Mind Pie and journey into Art with Mikey. “Any show that makes me laugh,

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|feel good about myself and leave my nostrils filled with that reassuring smell of plasticine is just about the greatest anything ever” ****The Skinny

As seen on BBC Scotland / Pick of the Fringe “The best Character Comedy you have yet to see” Colin Hoult (Derek )

www.andrew-bridge.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £5

RBM present

ANDREW LAWRENCE - UNCENSORED

LIVE AT THE APOLLO star, Andrew Lawrence, is one of the most subversive and intelligent comedians to emerge in recent years, recently

recorded his fourth series for BBC Radio 4. He brings you his most honest, fearless and uncompromising stand-up show to date.

“Hilarious audience banter - he is in a class of his own.” Edinburgh Evening News.

www.andrewlawrencecomedy.co.uk

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £8

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makin projects present

ANDREW O’NEILL IS TRAPPED DOWN A WELL

Andrew O’Neill is trapped down a well. Andrew O’Neill brings his inventive, surreal and splendid stand-up show Andrew O’Neill is trapped

down a well to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival! Andrew has been performing his clever and off-kilter comedy around the world for over

a decade so don’t miss this brand new show from one of the funniest comedians in the UK!

www.thecookieleicester.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £10

Andy Wright presents

ANDREW O’NEILL METAL (FULL BAND)

Stand-up comedian, metalhead, gender spastic, musician, oddball. “keeping the true flame of creativity burning bright” TimeOut “so funny

I put him in my new TV show” Steve Coogan “talented, intelligent and unique. Bringing the spirit of the alternative 80s back into the comedy circuit”

Dazed & Confused

www.o2academyleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: O2 Academy Map Ref: MAP 2 (43)

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £10

ANDREW O’NEILL: HISTORY OF METAL

What is Heavy Metal? What does it taste like? Does it hurt?

Andrew answers all the questions you were afraid to ask the big hairy men in that pub you’ve always avoided. Mixing music & comedy,

he paints a picture of a subculture & history that has rocked the world. History Of Heavy Metal has previously been nominated for Best Show

at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Includes entry to Echos Rock & Indie after party

www.echosnightclub.co.uk www.andrewoneill.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Echos Map Ref: MAP 4 (60)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £10

Off The Kerb Production present

ANDREW RYAN: MISSING

Irish funnyman and festival favourite, Andrew Ryan returns to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival with a brand new work-in-progress hour.

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DLCF Best New Show Nominee 2015. **** “Going to be a huge star” Time Out “Very sharp jokes” chortle.co.uk **** “well paced, well written, delivers

plenty of laughs” The Mirror **** “an hour of hilarious comedy” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

www.andrewryancomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

ANDY HOLLINGWORTH: ILLUSTRATED LECTURE

Andy’s images feature some of the most revered laughter makers from across the globe and his huge archive of work, gathered over 21 years,

is considered to be one of the most comprehensive in the industry. Andy’s work is on display in the National Portrait Gallery & The British Library.

Andy will be reliving his encounters with folk like Steve Martin, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Millican, Eddie Izzard and Rik Mayall. As part of Beyond a Joke.

www.andyhollingworth.com

Photo © Andy Hollingworth Archive

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Loughborough College Arts Academy Map Ref: MAP 4 (62)

TIME: 3pm (4pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£7)

Jokes On Us Free Festival present

ANDY HOLLOWAY: SPARK

Award winning musical comedian and “up-and-coming comedy god of the future” (WeLoveComedy) ANDY HOLLOWAY brings a 45-minute

work-in-progress show to ‘Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival’ for the first time. Expect songs about cats, stories from his life and a joke

that works most of the time.

www.andyhollowaycomedy.weebly.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Soundhouse Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (34)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

“Leicester’s annual bash with a packed bill of top names” the independent

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ANDY KIND - SOLDIER BOY

Joining the British Army was a family tradition dating back four generations. Until Andy Kind broke rank and became a comedian.

That decision saw battle lines drawn inside the ancestral home, and turned the family dinner table into a conflict zone. But the mission of this

turncoat is simple: to negotiate a truce from the domestic war of attrition, and to make his family proud. “absolutely hilarious!” Guardian

- part of the Kayal all-dayer www.andykind.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 8.40pm (9.40pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door (£5)

ANDY ZALTZMAN - SATIRIST FOR HIRE

Your chance to have the issues you care about satirised to order by one of Britain’s leading political comedians. Andy Zaltzman,

the British-based half of the global smash hit topical podcast The Bugle, in which he lampoons the planet alongside John Oliver, returns

to Leicester to take satirical commissions from you, the public, in his unique interactive live show.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 8pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: £11 (£9)

Off The Kerb Productions present

ANGELA BARNES: COME AS YOU ARE

After a total sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015, the star of Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week, BBC Two’s Mock the Week, BBC Three’s

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Russell Howard’s Good News and BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz is back and has decided to embrace who she is. You are

cordially invited to join her, just Come As You Are. “A gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” Guardian.

www.angelabarnescomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

Off The Kerb Productions present

ANGELA BARNES: WORK IN PROGRESS

It’s been a busy 12 months for Angela Barnes, with her second sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe under her belt, she’s also had her

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own Radio 4 series commissioned based on her debut solo show ‘You Can’t Take it With You’. Angela returns to Leicester with a work-in-progress

hour to warm up her new show ahead of the Fringe. “Barnes’ spark is infectious and her delivery is fast, furious and seriously funny” The List.

www.angelabarnescomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

ANGIE BELCHER: MYTHICAL CREATURE

Equally at home on the stand-up circuit as in a posh tent at a literature festival, Angie presents naughty stanzas and awkward stories.

This show is for anyone who’s ever felt a failure. Includes new poem “Ode to Aldi” “Like Pam Ayres with attitude and an adult audience”

Bristol Evening Post **** FringeReview “Instantly relatable and simply fun to watch” Apples and Snakes. Finalist - WTF Female Comedy Newcomer

2015

www.angiebelcher.wordpress.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

EMX Management proudly presents

ANGUS DUNICAN WORK IN PROGRESS

Comedian, storyteller and Haven holiday disco dancing champion 1992 (sic.) Angus returns with molten, unformed comedy for the pleasure

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of your nice head. Join the Amused Moose and Hobgoblin new act finalist as he makes his way around this work-in-progress of his latest vanity

project. “Angus is not your average stand-up -such astute and well written turns of phrase.” The List. “Nicely surreal” Chortle.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.45pm)

ENTRY: £5

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ANNE REID - IN A NEW KEY

“I love to sing!” Anne Reid and her musical director Jason Carr present an evening of songs and stories, music and memories, filming

with Daniel Craig, performing Shakespeare at Buckingham Palace and making Last Tango in Halifax! Reid is one of Britain’s most-loved

and respected actors, star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and The Mother

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 7.45pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £16 - £20

ANNIE MCGRATH/TWINS : WORK IN PROGRESS

Annie McGrath is one half of sketch duo *Twins* and is half a person in her own right. Come and see her workshop a classic combination

of character/stand up comedy. “Stole the show... beautiful timing and spot-on delivery” The Tab “Safe, hilarious hands” Ed Fringe Review

“Flatly caustic” Chortle “Genuinely brilliant” Whats On London “Act to watch out for” Daily Mirror

www.jukeboxleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Juke Box Map Ref: MAP 1 - A1 (15)

TIME: 4pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £5

CatFace Talent present

ARCHIE MADDOCKS: SHIRTS VS SKINS (WORK IN PROGRESS)

This is the debut show of award winning comedian and fiendishly good-looking dynamo love guru* Archie Maddocks. Being mixed race,

he’s always felt a pressure to pick a team. Join him as he explores the crashing together of two separate worlds, and where he fits in, or fits

out (is that a thing?) within them. *None of this is true. Except award winning. That’s totally true.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£3)

Father Ted Legend Father Austin Purcell presents

ARSE BISCUITS - A QUIZ NIGHT

Multi award winning actor and comedian Ben Keaton steps out of the shadows to present a pub quiz as Father Austin Purcell - his character

from the hit Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. Known as “the most boring priest in the world” Father Austin has a brain like Wikipedia - vast and unreliable.

Part stand up, part quiz - this is a fantastic evening for comedy fans and quizzers alike.

www.meltontheatre.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Melton Theatre Map Ref: MAP 3 (57)

TIME: 7.30pm (10pm)

£2 per person (Team of 4 = £7,

ENTRY: Team of 6 = £10, Team of 8 = £12)

ARTHUR SMITH’S GUIDED WALK

Arthur returns to guide you around the streets of Leicester showing off some of the places of historic significance. Expect tales of murder,

mayhem and debauchery. Discover the truth about what’s buried under the Guildhall. Discover the hidden car park under Jubilee Square.

Discover who drank in The Globe pub... and finally discover he’s probably making everything up. Bring a waterproof

www.arthursmith.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: King Richard III Visitor Centre Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (18)

TIME: 3pm (4.30pm)

ENTRY: £10

NCF Comedy

ASHLEY FRIEZE - WHO WROTE THIS SHIT!?

When you’re watching broadcast TV, catching up on the papers, listening to yet another generic band, or accidentally reading online

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comments and thinking - “someone took time out of their day to make this” Yeah! That. Musical stand-up comedian Ashley Frieze is free-wheeling

to 42 and wondering “Who wrote this shit!?”. “It’s a little bit funny”, Elton John. “Why why why?”, Tom Jones. Part of the Kayal All-Dayer.

www.ashleyfrieze.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 6pm (7pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

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ASK THE INDUSTRY PODCAST: LIVE

Join us for a special edition of the “Ask The Industry” podcast, hosted by Simon Caine and featuring Directors from key comedy festivals

in the UK & Europe. The perfect opportunity to find out more about how the festivals work, what happens behind the scenes, and how you

can maybe get a spot at one of them. There will be plenty of opportunities for the audience to ask questions and get involved in the discussion.

As part of Beyond a Joke.

www.simoncaine.co.uk/AskTheIndustryPodcast

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 4pm (5pm)

ENTRY: FREE

So Comedy by arrangement with Austentatious Ltd present

AUSTENTATIOUS: AN IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN NOVEL

Undoubtedly one of the most talked-about shows on the UK comedy scene, Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel is a comedy

play spun in the inimitable style of Jane Austen - and based entirely on audience suggestions. Book early! “One of the most enjoyable shows

on the fringe.” The Guardian “Constant wit & verve” The Times

www.leicesterymca.co.uk/y-theatre-whats-on-details.php?listing=1552

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 8pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £12 (£10)

AUTISTIC FANTASTIC - JAY ISLAAM

Jay has Asperger’s. So he lacks empathy. Which is another way of saying he doesn’t give a f*** about you or your problems.

And he couldn’t be happier! Award-winning comedian Jay Islaam premieres his first full-length show @ Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

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“A very funny comedian.” BBC London “A comedy genius.” World of Comedy “The most controversial new comedian on the scene.” Black Country Radio

www.jayislaam.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 10.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Everards Tiger Present

BARLEY MOW ROARS WITH LAUGHTER

Nick Doody’s stand up career got off to a pretty good start: while still a student, he supported Bill Hicks on his final tour of the UK, at Bill’s

request. Joining Nick will be Darren Harriott (powerful & poignant material from Leicester Square New Act of the Year semi-finalist & Comedy

Store King Gong winner) and Sofie Hagen, winner of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015. Ticket includes free pint of Tiger.

www.everards.co.uk/our-pubs/barley-mow-leicester

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Barley Mow Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (2)

TIME: 7pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £7

BAT-FAN

Join Bat-Fan, James Wilson-Taylor, for stand-up, sketches and songs direct from Gotham City. Learn how James thinks he’s perfectly

placed to replace Ben Affleck in the upcoming film Batman vs Superman. Directed by Jon Brittain Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and

John Kearns - 1Shtick) **** “Wildly, fanatically talented” The Skinny.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6.50

BATTLEACTS!

The show that sees two teams of fearless improvisers pitched against each other by a ball-busting compere. Each team attempts to

prove their worth and battle it out for the ultimate prize: the audiences respect! A high-octane mix of seemingly impossible challenges,

no two shows are the same!

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 12th: 9pm (10pm) / 13th: 9.45pm (10.45pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

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PBJ Management present

BEARD: THE GRIN OF LOVE

Innovative and playful, the brand new two-part sketch group Beard weave joyful, bizarre and enthralling comedy. Part romance, part

nightmare, part darkly intimate experience, The Grin of Love is the latest offering from these masters of tension and surprise.

“A real comic oddity” The Guardian

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 10.45pm (11.45pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

BEASTS

Big time sketch heroes BEASTS come to Leicester with an hour of inspired silliness. As heard on BBC Radio 4. “Unforgettably nutty” **** Times.

“Delightfully entertaining” **** Telegraph. “Pure, unabashed silliness” **** Metro. “The new breed of sketch show” Guardian

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 10pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

Dead Cat Comedy present

BEC HILL - CAUGHT ON TAPE

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What do you regret? Bec only has one life regret and it haunts her. But now it’s time to change that... Winner: The Barry Performers’ Choice Award

for Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe 2014. “Brilliantly conceived...” ***** Sunday Herald. “Bec Hill: exuberant, daft and inventive” **** Scotsman.

You definitely won’t regret seeing this show! @bechillcomedian

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 - ZZ (49)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

BlundaBus present

BECKY, SORCHA, DEEDEE & ROO: BOBS ANGELS

Becky Walker won the DLCF2014 Liberty Award for running Heroes bar and putting up with Bob Slayer. Then at Edinburgh Fringe, along with

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Sorcha Shanahan & Rousha Browning, they all run Heroes venues whilst Bob falls over drunk. DeeDee ran Bob’s door in the first two clubs he got

banned from 2008-10. Tonight all four get a promotion and are on stage in their own right. “Four of the funniest women I know...” Bob Slayer

www.blundabus.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

The Crumblin Cookie present

BEN BRIGGS - TAKING THE SAFETY OFF

After sell out shows at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival in 2014 and 2015, Ben Briggs brings another hour of stand up comedy to the festival. Brash,

confrontational and dark, but always very, very funny. Not to be missed. “Inherently appealing style” Chortle. Nominated Best Act in The Midlands

Comedy Awards 2014. Finalist in The English Comedian of the Year 2015. No Under 18’s.

www.benbriggs.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 12.30pm (1.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Ben Clark-Betts presents

BEN CLARK-BETTS: BUMBACLARK!

Join local comic Ben Clark-Betts for his first one hour show for Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Ben will probably unleash confessional

stories, observe some stuff and maybe reflect on significant life events over the last two years, including double-barrelling his name, joining

a website to walk other people’s dogs, and doing a course on data protection. Or maybe not (he hasn’t finished writing it yet).

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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Shaven Ape Ltd. present

BEN FOGG - HOW I WON BEST NEWCOMER 2016

“A once in a lifetime chance to see the greatest living stand-up of every generation. Ben Fogg delivers a technically-perfect, pant-wetting,

heart-warming, erection-inducing walrus of a show. He burns himself into our hearts and minds like a flamethrower making love to a volcano.

Like comedy? See it done properly for once.” Ben Fogg - winner ‘best newcomer 2016’

www.foggblogg.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

ENTRY: FREE

BEN POWELL: EX-POLITICIAN

Ben Powell was elected as a Local Councillor aged 23, with a determination to change the face of the political establishment forever.

Now a washed up ex-politician at 28, it’s safe to say that he failed. Fresh from the Alternative Reality Tour with Josie Long, Grace Petrie & Co,

he tells the story of his journey from committee meetings to comedy clubs and the existential crisis that led him there.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Dead Cat Comedy present

BEN VAN DER VELDE - HOW STRANGE IT IS TO BE ANYTHING AT ALL

Watch a fuzzy gentlemen do his best to convince you that he’s not a brain floating in a jar, whilst working out precisely how the

humanity has managed to get this far without totally destroying itself. “Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity

and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine @benvandervelde www.benvandervelde.com

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

BEST AND BOND

Two of life’s fighters bring you an hour of comedy. On a bus. GABBY BEST - Funny Women Award Winner and The Independent’s

‘One to Watch’. As seen on Top Coppers (BBC), I Want my Wife Back (BBC) and Glitchy (ITV2)... KAT BOND - Best known as one half

of critically acclaimed duo ‘That Pair’ **** (The Times). As heard & seen on BBC Radio 4, Call the Midwife, Kerry Howard’s BBC Comedy

Feeds, Doctor Browns Blaps Channel 4

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 3pm (4pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Hilarity Bites present

BEST OF IRISH

Three of Ireland’s finest acts come to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival for a special night of top comedy. Danny O’Brien - “Danny O’Brien is

a serious young talent in the making” - The Examiner Tom O’Mahoney - “Psychotically funny B**tard” - Rik Mayall Eleanor Tiernan - “Tiernan boasts

a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice.” - Sunday Times

www.hilaritybitespresents.co.uk/best_of_irish_2016.html

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 5th: 9.10pm (10.10pm) / 6th: 9.15pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £8 advance / £9 door

Bottle Rocket Comedy present

BEST OF THE FESTIVAL FT JARRED CHRISTMAS

Bottle Rocket Comedy presents the finest hand-picked line ups from across the festival. Our opening line up includes festival favourite

and Kiwi Legend JARRED CHRISTMAS “One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone.” Time Out PLUS DAVID MORGAN (Star of Safe Word ITV2),

ANDREW RYAN (“Utterly brilliant, going to be a huge star” Time Out) and the “Fast, funny, and vibrant” ADAM HESS.

www.leicesterymca.co.uk/y-theatre-whats-on-details.php?listing=1553

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 8pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: £13 (£11)

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Bottle Rocket Comedy Club present

BEST OF THE FESTIVAL FT PETE FIRMAN

Headlined by Magic superstar Pete Firman. Expect his trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic.

The star of BBC1’s ‘The Magicians’ and special guest on countless other TV shows, which recently include BBC2’s ‘The Sarah Millican

Television Programme’, BBC1’s ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ and Channel 4’s ‘Comedy Mash-Up’. Plus FELICITY WARD, FIN TAYLOR and JAMALI MADDIX.

www.leicesterymca.co.uk/y-theatre-whats-on-details.php?listing=1554

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 8pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: £13 (£11)

Bottle Rocket Comedy Club present

BEST OF THE FESTIVAL FT THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE

A truly incredible act, THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE, has sold out shows across the world and wowed the crowds at the Royal Variety Show. Don’t

miss one of the most in-demand acts around in a rare club set, truly best seen and not heard. “A truly magical experience” Chortle Also featuring JOHN

ROBINS (Radio X Podcast with Elis James), Welsh Wonder LLOYD LANGFORD and this years Edinburgh Best Newcomer SOFIE HAGEN.

www.leicesterymca.co.uk/y-theatre-whats-on-details.php?listing=1555

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 8pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: £15 (£13)

Glorious Managment present

BETH VYSE AS OLIVE HANDS IN GAME OF HANDS (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Beth Vyse’s ridiculous creation Olive Hands: England’s Sassiest Presenter, is hosting a slap stick Games Show “Game of Hands” expect

celebrity guests a plenty, her ever loving son Jazz Hands, leopard print and a bottle of cheap white wine. Come on get your Hands in!!

***** “Hands down the funniest thing I’ve seen on the fringe” Broadway Baby **** “the performer might be upstaged by a Vibrator” CHORTLE

www.bethvyse.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Glorious Management present

BETH VYSE: AS FUNNY AS CANCER

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Vyse is back and this time it’s personal! A bodacious and ballsy look at her battle with breast cancer. Hear the tale of her Stoke-on-Trent family;

The Waltons on Alcohol, her time with Nelson Mandela, The Royal Shakespeare Compney and settling down with Michael Jackson. **** “Visionary

piece on surviving cancer” THE STAGE **** “her experiences are so vividly to life it’s difficult not to wish to hear more” SKINNY

www.bethvyse.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 3.30pm (4.25pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Uppingham Theatre Company present

BEYOND THE PAIL: A PLOTLESS PLAY OF PUN AND POTTINESS

In the early 1960s Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore took the theatre world by storm with ‘Beyond The Fringe’. Now,

over half a century later, Uppingham Theatre Company is looking to whip up at least a strong breeze with ‘Beyond The Pail’, a sequel - of sorts.

With quick-fire quips and deadpun humour, this one-act comedy is a feast for all fans of wordplay. “I loved the play” Gyles Brandreth

www.beyond-the-pail.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Upstairs at the Western Map Ref: MAP 2 (54)

TIME: 14th: 3.30pm (4.40pm) / 15th: 7.30pm (8.40pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

Everards Tiger present

BLACK DOG ROARS WITH LAUGHTER

The final weekend of the Tiger Roar With Laughter Fringe arrives with a fab line up of stand up comedy. Bletchley’s leading Reverend, Henry King,

leaves his congregation behind to spread the Good Word across UK pubs. An incredible act, not to be missed! Joining the Rev King will be Joey

Page - fresh from supporting Josie Long & Noel Fielding – and other special guests. Ticket includes buffet & a free pint of Tiger.

www.everards.co.uk/our-pubs/black-dog-oadby

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Black Dog Map Ref: MAP 2 (38)

TIME: 7pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £8

“One of the top 100 events of the year” the sunday times

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ADDY VAN DER BORGH presents

BLIND CHARLIE HARWOOD - BLUES IN THE KEY OF BOOZE

Booze harmonica legend Blind Charlie Harwood makes his first festival appearance since his sell-out show in Edinburgh in August 2015.

He’s been licking the blues for 35 years and has been described in various music magazines.

“A tour de force Performance” **** Chortle “A brilliant natural clown” Daniel Kitson in The Telegraph “Born to make people laugh” The Times

www.addyvanderborgh.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 3rd: 9.10pm (10.10pm) / 19th: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance

John Noel Management present

BOBBY MAIR

Bobby Mair delivers dark, honest and hilarious pure stand-up. As seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s

Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff and Virtually Famous. “Bobby Mair is clearly a brilliant stand-up. He’s either going to be a huge international

comedy star or the funniest homeless man ever” Jimmy Carr. “Hilarious” Alan Davies. “A bona fide tour de force” Guardian.

www.bobbymair.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

Melton Theatre present

BOTTLE ROCKET COMEDY CLUB

Bottle Rocket Comedy returns to Melton Theatre with a top line up of comedy talent to celebrate Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival...

Featuring three of the UK’s finest comedians, don’t miss this night of laughter with Nathan Caton, Paul McCaffrey & Steve Bugeja.

www.meltontheatre.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Melton Theatre Map Ref: MAP 3 (57)

TIME: 7.30pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8 Concessions, £5 Students)

Doe Demure present

BOYLESQUE

Doe Demure brings you a tongue-in-cheek variety show featuring boylesque performances from some of the best on the circuit.

Starring: International male burlesque performer, Dave The Bear;Bristol based cabaret burlesque performer and co-producer of

‘The Copper Feel Cabaret’, Screaming Keating; New rising talent Johnny Smith.

www.attenborougharts.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Attenborough Arts Centre Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (1)

TIME: 8.30pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £15 (£13)

BRENDAN MURPHY: BAGMAN

A stupid, surreal, one-man Sesame Street - without the puppets... BAGMAN is an “incredibly engaging” (The Skinny) deadbeat character

comedy taking you on “an erratic, absurd, bag-themed cabaret” (EdFringe Review) through the stories contained within the contents of

a forgotten cloakroom.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £5

BRETT GOLDSTEIN AND HIS MYSTERY BOX (WIP)

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival award-winning comedian (2013) Brett Goldstein returns with a show that he definitely hasn’t

written in time for this blurb. What will be in Brett’s box? Stick your hand in to find out. It might be experimental. It might be boring.

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It might be the best goddamn show you’ve ever seen. The only way to find out is to reach inside... So why not buy a ticket and see for yourself...

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

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BRIAN CONLEY: ALIVE AND DANGEROUS

The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage in this all-new show. Showcasing his many talents, there’ll be

singing, laughs, and much, much more in this latest variety show from one of Britain’s most loved performers.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £22.50

Club Smashing present

BRUCE EDHOUSE: THE JON PERTWEE RECIPE BOOK AND ME

After 2 sell-out years of his unusual play, Crabula!, and his debut solo hour last year, affable oddball Bruce Edhouse is back! Join me as

I look back at some of the most rubbish sci-fi merchandise ever made, some of which I bought myself in the 80’s (when Dr Who was strictly

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for wimps, wierdos and fatties). And learn how a strange group of people across the world joined together to celebrate a certain recipe book...

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 3.30pm (4.30pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

BUCKET

Ed Eales-White and Jon Pointing slam down a new character/sketch/double act comedy show. Writers and performers of BBC mini series

Life Guru “The pair make an excellent double act” (Scotsman) “They have created characters so true to life you can practically smell them” (Stage)

As seen on BBC Three, E4 and Channel 4. ‘Fringe’s Funniest Newcomersa 2015’ and ‘Best Sketch Acts’ - The Guardian

www.jukeboxleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Juke Box Map Ref: MAP 1 - A1 (15)

TIME: 7pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Simon Caine presents

BUDDHISM AND CATS

This show is about over thinking life, and trying not to do that... and failing. I’m trying to a better person, but it’s not going very well.

If you got your idea of adulthood from F.r.i.e.n.d.s but reality hasn’t met expectations, if you fail to be in the moment and find yourself living

through your phone, and if you feel connected online and profoundly disconnected from people offline, this is the show for you.

www.simoncaine.co.uk/?id=DLCF

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: FREE

CCM THEATRE present

BUMP

A funny and engaging show for children of all ages about befriending those noises in the night that give us all a little fright. After reading

a page of a favourite book, Clinky’s eyes begin to droop, a yawn,a stretch and a scratch of the bum. The land of Nod has not yet come. What

is it that keeps Clinky from sleep? Original music by Jonathan Todd. Directed by Michele Gutteridge. Written and performed by Claire Cogan.

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 4.30pm (4.55pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

Heroes and Al Greaves Comedy Solutions present

BURNING DUCK COMEDY CLUB SHOWCASE

York’s new alternative comedy solution the Burning Duck Comedy Club presents it’s debut show in Leicester! Introducing songs, sketches,

presentations and other artisanal hand-crafted boutique comedy from Al Greaves and his maverick northern pals. “Greaves is a sweetheart

who will make you clap, cheer and grin without realising it” (Skinny). “their selection of alternative comedy is a delight”. (York Press)

www.burningduckcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £5 Advance or Pay What You Want

“All in all, a pretty broad grin” the observer

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De Montfort University present

BUSINESS BREAKFAST

The launch of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016 to guests and friends from local businesses, at De Montfort University, where the

festival began back in 1994.

www.dmu.ac.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Trinity Chapel Map Ref: MAP 1 - B1 (36)

TIME: 7.30am (8.45am)

ENTRY: By invite only

NCF Comedy

CAIMH MCDONNELL: GORILLA IN THE MIDST

Everybody’s favorite unpronounceable Irishman is back with an hour of stand-up comedy and storytelling. He got married, he’s got a novel

coming out, he’s had rather a big falling out with a large supermarket chain involving cheesecake. Come - it’ll be good. Seriously.

“Delivers cracking high-octane anecdotes” The Independent, “Outstanding” The Telegraph. And those two papers never agree about anything!

- part of the Kayal all-dayer www.WhiteHairedIrishman.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 4.40pm (5.40pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

CANDY GIGI - CHICKEN SOUP

After winning last years’ Malcom Hardee award for comic originality at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Candy Gigi comes back with a

show that is “As close to a mental health case study as you can get” Chortle. Gigi takes you through her life as a single Jewish woman,

desperate to find a nice yiddish boy to make her mum happy. “Indescribably odd” The Metro

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 5.50pm (6.50pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£5)

Glorious Management Ltd present

CAREY MARX - WORK IN PROGRESS

Carey Marx returns to Leicester (NOMINATED BEST SHOW DAVE’S LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL 2009) with a work in progress show

based on subjects so cutting edge the world might not be ready for this. This could be the build up for the Edinburgh Festival or something you

could only get to see now here tonight. “Sharp, sweet, cheeky, cynical, romantic and rude as he ever was.” Chortle **** “Comedy at its best.” Fest

www.gloriousmanagement.com/artist/carey-marx

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Avalon Promotions present

CARL DONNELLY - JIVE ASS HONKY

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly returns with his all new show about therapy, depression, relationships, body issues

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and family. Carl has appeared on various TV and radio shows (Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, 5live, Talksport). He has also been

described as an “Observational genius” by The Guardian, “A complete natural” by Chortle and “Ludicrously funny” The Skinny

www.carldonnelly.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

RBM present

CARLY SMALLMAN LOVE & OTHER CATASTROPHES

Star of ITV2’s ‘Viral Tap’ and BBC2’s ‘The Rob Brydon Show’, Carly Smallman brings you her latest hour of musical stand-up. Though she’s

not promising it’ll be light-hearted. “Downright hilarious, Smallman is a must see” GQ. “Smutty, Outspoken jollity” The Telegraph. “A bundle of energy”

The Sun” A work in progress.

- part of the Kayal all-dayer www.ncfcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 3.20pm (4.20pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

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Heroes present

CAROLINE RYAN - ANATOMY OF DATING

Caroline’s back.... and this time she’s flying solo. You may have seen her sold out show at last years festival at The Criterion or in

Edinburgh 2015 (well for 10 minutes at least!). This time the show promises to be Bigger, Brighter, Braver and Bolder! Join Caroline on

her journey exploring the Anatomy of Dating in the 21st Century. A Pay What You Want show with options to reserve tickets

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

CAT (THE PLAY!!!)

Dave was in the original cast of Cats. On opening night he was sacked. He was not a happy pussy... After sold out runs in Ireland and the 2014

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this brand new comedy about the greatest musical theatre star that never got to shine finally makes it to Leicester.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 14th: 4pm (6pm) / 7.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £8 - £12

Off The Kerb present

CHARLIE BAKER: JUST THE ONE

Charlie Baker brings the funny with his award-winning blend of stand-up and song. Live! One hit wonders underscore jokes about life

as a husband, comfort eater and besotted father of one son. So good you’ll go out and download Shaddap You Face. Star of Edinburgh Comedy

Fest Live 2012 and 2014, and Comedy Central at The Comedy Store. “Genuinely funny” **** Daily Herald.. “Bulletproof” The Guardian.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

CHARMIAN HUGHES: WHEN COMEDY WAS ALTERNATIVE

(THE LAUGHS AND LOVES OF A SHE-COMIC)

Izzard, Skinner, Brand, Hardee, comedian Charmian’s had hot steaming cuppas with them all- during anarchic days of the Tunnel Club and

a doomed love affair with Tinky Winky. “A stripped-back and delightful tale of alternative comedy’s heyday” The List. “Fans of comedy as well

as fans of comedy history will enjoy this show” Bruce Dessau/Beyond a Joke. “Four stars!” Funny Women. Glastonbury mc. Huffpost blogger.

www.charmianhughes.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Dead Cat Comedy present

CHE BURNLEY - ELVIS WAS A RACIST

“The only thing Negroes can do for me is buy my records and shine my shoes.” Elvis Presley 1957. In 1989 Public Enemy decreed that

Elvis was racist, in 2015 Che tries to prove power, money and privilege makes it alright. “A special talent” - Liverpool Comedy Festival

www.www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Cheekykita present

CHEEKYKITA- A MANCUNIAN HORROR-ISH FISH TALE

Cheekykita is a ridiculous clown comedian “Mancunian maverick no one else out there” The Alarmist. “A silly horrorish story with a spooky girl,

a crabskally, half Puffa half Pirana fish, an exorcism... amongst other strange goings on... you may be scared, laugh, cry... and be flabbergasted!”

She may just be the biggest loony of the festival this year, but her lunacy had many people in stitches” Prague Post

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: FREE

“The longest running comedy festival in Britain” the sunday telegraph

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CHICK ASS COMEDY

London’s Laugh Train Home host Robyn Perkins **** (ThreeWeeks, English Comedian of the Year Finalist) and Sarah Iles, (Comedy

Network Award winner) are joined by award-winning musical comic Ria Lina (****Scotsman) for an hour of stand-up, comedic storytelling,

and musical comedy.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

CHRIS BETTS & ANGUS DUNICAN: DOUBLE HANDER

Melton’s More Coffee Co. host a fantastic night of stand-up comedy featuring two of the UK’s favourite comedians. The “properly hilarious”

Chris Betts will give you a taste of his critically acclaimed observational show - Social Animal, followed by the “witty and articulate”

Angus Dunican who’s come to share some of his more bizarre experiences...

www.morecoffeeco.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: More Coffee Co. Map Ref: MAP 3 (58)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

EMX Management proudly presents

CHRIS BETTS: SOCIAL ANIMAL

Chris loves to watch, and his favourite view is from behind the bar. Betts has studied Man at our watering holes and come back hopeful.

Think Jane Goodall polishing glasses. Comedy Reserve 2014, NATY finalist 2015, Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year finalist 2014,

“Zinging turn of phrase” Scotsman “Natural comedic touch” Broadway Baby, Daily Telegraph Top 20 jokes of the Fringe, Mirror Top 25 Jokes

of the Fringe. www.chrisbettsisntfunny.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6.50

EMX Management proudly presents

CHRIS BETTS WORK IN PROGRESS

What do people want more than anything? A new phone? But after that! A better world? But your better is different from his better

is different from Bjork’s better etc. So which is the best better? Chris has no idea, and never will, but he’s having fun trying to find out.

Daily Telegraph Top 20 jokes of the Fringe2015. Mirror Top 25 Jokes of the Fringe 2015. “Zinging turn of phrase” Scotsman.

www.brcomedy.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Eros Comedy present

CHRIS BROOKER OUT OF NOWHERE!

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After fifteen years hard graft Chris Brooker is ready to be an overnight success. Or maybe he should grow up, cut his hair and get a proper job.

A brand new show from the cult comedian of Challenge TV about ambition, Uncledom and enduring immaturity. May contain huge errors

of judgment. “Very funny, very quick, On the spot humour.” BBC

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

CHRIS KEHOE - THE PLEASURE OF MY COMPANY

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” So said Buddha who clearly thought himself to be a poorly made garden ornament.

Now, 2,500 years later, award-winning comedian and piratical misanthrope Chris Kehoe, fighting a losing battle with idiocy, opens his

acerbic mind for your consideration in an hour of absurdity, satire and knob gags.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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So Comedy by arrangement with Troika present

CHRIS MARTIN: THIS SHOW HAS A SOUNDTRACK

Movies always have a soundtrack, so why can’t a stand up show? Join “one of the UK’s best observationalists” (The Guardian) for a brand

new stand-up show accompanied by its own original soundtrack. “Destined for greatness” Sunday Times “Tight, well structured, funny and original”

Chortle

www.chrismartincomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £8

CHRIS MCCAUSLAND

Comedian Chris McCausland returns with a brand new hour of stand-up for just two nights! Its brand new, its an hour and its

stand-up - enough said. Just come along! “A must see!” (Sunday Times). “Critics choice” (Times). “One to watch” (John Bishop).

“Truly brilliant observational humour ... one of the funniest stand-ups I have seen in recent years” (Three Weeks).

www.chrismccausland.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 5th: 8.45pm (9.45pm) / 14th: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£3)

CHRIS MCILROY PRESENTS THE LEGEND OF DAVEY KELLY

If you ever found yourself in a marriage that was loveless, abusive, adulterous or violent and needed a way out in 1960s Northern Ireland,

a divorce was one way out. In a land where murder was more socially acceptable than divorce however, most people just sought out Davey Kelly

- a man who rose above sectarian bigotry and political ideology and killed solely for money. Lots and lots of money. This is his daft story.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 9.15pm (10pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Comedy 42 present

CHRIS PURCHASE, DISTANT

Chris wants to make friends! Distant is the story of one man’s quest to get closer to everyone around him. Owner of Comedy 42 and

recently hand-picked to support Reginald D. Hunter on tour Chris’ new show is a whirlwind of hilarity and joy. “Charismatic and entertaining”

Comedy Central “Top stuff. You were confident, funny and self deprecating” Jack Whitehall “Had the crowd roaring... loud, charismatic” Stand

www.christopherpurchase.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Avalon present

CHRIS RAMSEY : ALL GROWED UP

Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular, star of BBC2’s Hebburn, and the man who once got pizza delivered to

a moving train has extended his hit tour into Spring 2016! Join him as he explores getting older, taking responsibility, and all of the other

terrifying realisations that come with being dragged kicking and screaming into modern adulthood.

www.leicesterymca.co.uk/y-theatre-whats-on-details.php?listing=1548

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £17

CHRIS WASHINGTON - 90S CHILD.

The nineties are remembered for things like , Britpop, Rave Music,The Haçienda, Ecstasy & Gazza crying in the 1990 World Cup Semi

Final... At 26 years old, Chris’ memories are more centred around swapping pogs, watching Brookside with his mum and method acting

in preparation for the primary school nativity (work in progress).

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 6pm (6.40pm)

ENTRY: FREE

“Leicester’s huge annual hooding is a bona fide highlight of the comedy year” the independent

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NCF Comedy present

CHRISTIAN REILLY: SONGS OF INSOLENCE

Perrier/Chortle award-winning musical comedian with songs in the key of grrr. “Blisteringly funny songs” (Stage). “Sex, politics and

rock ’n’ roll...The funniest songs I’ve heard in a long time” (Scotsman). “If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re a fan already” (Guardian).

“The sonofabitch got funny!” (Rich Hall). “Hysterical” **** (ThreeWeeks). “An amazingly high-quality show” **** (Broadway Baby).

www.christreilly.com/edfringe

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£7)

CHRISTIAN STEEL - YOU F@!?#NG WRITE IT

An hour of crowd work, riffing and improvisation by one of the best acts on the circuit. Christian plays all over the world and his

new show is about you! Russel Kane “Brilliant & Vibrant” “Christian Steel? His fast paced Geordie delivery was just outstanding, using

a good combo of his own material and audience participation!” EDFRINGE.COM As seen on TV & Film.

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 10.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: £8

Dead Cat Comedy present

CHRISTIAN TALBOT IS SHITE AT BEING IRISH

Ireland! Home of the black stuff and the Craic. The whole world wants to be Irish and sure why wouldn’t they? So what happens

if you actually are and you’re shite at it? “An absolutely engaging performer.” The Scotsman

www.www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Meet the Circuit Breakers - we’ve scoured the country to find the very best new comedians who are primed and ready to explode

onto the comedy circuit and beyond. This years crop boasts newcomers George Lewis, Benji Waterstones, Sophie Willan and Jordan Brookes.

Don’t miss your chance to catch the finest comedy talent here first!

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 10pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £6

CLARE PLESTED: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION

A diva driven comedy compilation. It’s the comedy equivalent of an emotional breakthrough album. “Plested’s a natural character actress”

(Scotsman). “Like a better looking Dave Allen... it’s a pleasure to spend time in Plested’s company” (chortle.co.uk). “A sassy and vivacious

performance... a sheer delight” (BritishTheatreGuide.info). Character comedy by one half of the critically acclaimed Plested and Brown.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.45pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

CLARE PLESTED: WORK IN PROGRESS

Mucking around from character comedian Clare Plested. Expect sequins. Expect Sambucca. Expect everything to go wrong. “Sharp

and witty character comedy... the laughs kept coming... she’s great” (Three Weeks). “Like a better-looking Dave Allen, she’s wonderful company

- the kind of woman you’d like to have a glass of wine with, it’s a pleasure to spend time in Plested’s company” (Chortle.co.uk).

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £5

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Heroes of the Fringe present

COCK-KANE THE CLOWN UK EMBRACES NIHILISM

Magic Music Mayhem. And Balloons. Plenty of Balloons. Al Grants alter ego has entered a warped dark place. Satisfy your curiosity as

to why this tantalising individual brings a sledgehammer to that rather flimsy 4th wall Testimonials: Neil Bond - “Sheer psychological brilliance”

Simon Chadwick - “Scary Audience Participation, anarchy and filth” You don’t need any more testimonials. Fear the Facepaint

www.cribbagecomedy.co.uk/algrant.html

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

The Comedy Agency present

COKEY FALKOW - WORK IN PROGRESS

Since starting in the late 90s, Cokey Falkow established himself as one of South Africa’s premier stand-up acts. Appearing at a wide variety

of clubs & numerous international comedy festivals, he gathered a cult following. This led to 3 national one-man tours in South Africa and

conquering the LA circuit before setting his sights on our sceptred isle. A work in progress towards his debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

- part of the Kayal all-dayer www.cokeyfalkow.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 8.40pm (10.10pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

Eric Lampaert and PBJ Management present

COMEDIAN’S CINEMA CLUB: SPLIT SCREEN

Love movies? Comedy? We force stand-up comics to improvise their way through a film they may only have half-remembered, or never seen!

For Leicester we’re doing Speed. Choose Team Keanu and experience the action in an actual bus. Team Hopper will be next door. Linked by live

camera feed to not miss any action! Forget the quiet cinema screen, these acts are bursting through it and shoving the film right in your face!

www.comedianscinemaclub.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Chambers Mgmt present

COMEDIAN’S COMEDIAN LIVE

Stu Goldsmith shines a light on the darkest creative secrets of his fellow comics, and then tries to convince them that they’re depressed...

Nominated for the Chortle Internet Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Previous guests include David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Matt Lucas, Tommy

Tiernan, Katherine Ryan and David O’Doherty. As part of Beyond a Joke.

www.comedianscomedian.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 4pm (5pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Just the Tonic present

COMEDY CLUB

Just the Tonic has been putting on comedy shows in the East Midlands and Edinburgh for almost 20 years. A regular event at the Town Hall,

this thriving monthly Comedy Club presents the best of the established and the up-and-coming comedians on the circuit.

www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Loughborough Town Hall Map Ref: MAP 4 (64)

TIME: 9pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £10

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

The best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit doing their thing for an audience of children and their families, but

without the rude bits. It’s just like a normal comedy club, but it’s on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance

of heckles like “why is that your face!?”

www.demontforthall.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: De Montfort Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (8)

TIME: 2pm (3.30pm)

ENTRY: £8 plus £3 transaction fee (Family of four £20)

“Find everything from regular stand up to interactive comedy experiences” the daily mirror

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COMEDY HEAVEN

Hosted by Mark Olver, the spectacular finale show for Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016, in aid of Amnesty International, Prostaid

and Big Difference Company. Some of the best acts from the festival gather to raise money for good causes and see the festival out in style.

In aid of Big Difference Company. Registered Charity 1135167

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 7.30pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £16.50

Sturgess Motor Group present

COMEDY IN A CAR: LEICESTER

Back after a sell out run in 2015! Proving that Top Gear isn’t the only place to head if you love comedy & cars. Join your host Tom Allen

(“one of the funniest acts on the circuit” GQ magazine) for a guided tour around Leicester; in a fabulous car provided by the lovely folk at Sturgess.

You and three friends can enjoy being driven around in this highly exclusive festival event, visiting some of Leicester’s landmarks

www.tomindeed.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Ramada Encore Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (22)

TIME: 1.30pm (2.45pm) / 4pm (5.15pm)

ENTRY: £12

Sturgess Motor Group present

COMEDY IN A CAR: LOUGHBOROUGH

In 1841, Loughborough was the destination for the first package tour organised by Thomas Cook. Your host, the award winning Tom Allen,

sets out to explore this historic tourist destination and find out why hundreds of years later holiday makers still flock to this county town.

Expect fun things: comedians, giggles, gags & roundabouts, all from the comfort of a Sturgess car.

www.tomindeed.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Holywell House Map Ref: MAP 4 (61)

TIME: 12.30pm (1.45pm) / 3pm (4.15pm)

ENTRY: £12

Sturgess Motor Group present

COMEDY IN A CAR: MELTON MOWBRAY

Tom Allen goes off-piste and takes his celebrated motoring experience into Leicestershire to explore The Rural Capital of Food,

Melton Mowbray. There might be pork pies, there might be Stilton, or you might just meet some of Tom’s funny friends as you and 3 other

lucky people cruise round the town in a snazzy car provided by Sturgess. Limited tickets available so book early!

www.tomindeed.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Melton Theatre Map Ref: MAP 3 (57)

TIME: 12.30pm (1.45pm) / 3pm (4.15pm)

ENTRY: £12

Big Difference Productions present

COMEDY IN THE DARK

Comedy in the Dark returns to Leicester after sell-out shows in the UK and Europe. We present what is a truly unique comedy experience

where comedians take on the challenge of performing in the pitch black. Your favourite stand ups, one hour, no lights. In aid of Big Difference

Company, registered charity 1135167.

Line up announced on www.comedy-festival.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Phoenix Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (21)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £10

COMEDY OR TRAGEDY - A SEMINAR ABOUT COMEDY & WELL-BEING

Much has been written about the “tears of a clown” syndrome and how many comedians live with depression and poor mental health. This seminar

will move the discussion forwards and explore how being a comedian can negatively impact on the health and well-being of an individual. Does the

lifestyle of a comedian contribute to poor well-being? What can comedians do to manage the intensity of life on the road? As part of Beyond a Joke.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 1pm (2pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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EVENTS

BlundaBus present

COMEDYOPOLY: BOARD GAMES WITH COMEDIANS

Bob Slayer’s surprise hit of Edinburgh Fringe! Who knew that comedians playing board games on a bus would be such a hilarious and

unmissable spectator sport... The biggest names in Comedy are literally queuing up to throw dice, tiddle winks and generally lark about...

Monopoly, Twister, Risk, Cluedo, Chess, Hungry Hippos... “Spirit of the Fringe...” (Guardian)

www.blundabus.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

BlundaBus present

COMEDYOPOLY: BOARD GAMES WITH COMEDIANS

Bob Slayer’s surprise hit of Edinburgh Fringe! Who knew that comedians playing board games on a bus would be such a hilarious

and unmissable spectator sport... The biggest names in Comedy are literally queuing up to throw dice, tiddle winks and generally lark about...

Monopoly, Twister, Risk, Cluedo, Chess, Hungry Hippos... “Spirit of the Fringe...” (Guardian)

www.blundabus.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Phoenix Cinema, Dave McGuckin & Dan Nicholas present

COMMENTARY

An experiment in media-mashups has been taking place at Phoenix Cinema, and now it comes to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Prepare

to be astounded as comedians, poets, musicians and more take films and animations and bend them, twist them and break them into entirely

new, completely unique performances. Prepare for a live experience like no other in this years’ festival! #WhatAreYouWatching?

www.phoenix.org.uk/commentary

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Phoenix Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (21)

TIME: 8.30pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £6

Tetrad present

CONVERSATION GARDEN DOES A PANEL SHOW

Late night mayhem as Leicester’s favourite (and only) cult comedy trio Daniel Nicholas, Jack Britton, and Lewys Holt are back after

the roaring success of their chat show (which was halted because it got too big) with a panel show! Just like off the telly! Expect: hilarity,

stripping, guest comedians, wine and questionable audience interaction, as it’s YOU who answers the questions.

www.conversationgarden.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Upstairs at the Western Map Ref: MAP 2 (54)

TIME: 10.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: £7

CRAIG DEELEY: TRULY, MADLY, DEELEY

Craig Deeley doesn’t want much in life: unlimited wifi, clamoring adoration, and an absence of idiots - and it’s this one he

struggles with. Find out how, in his quest to rid his life of buffoonery, he’s all-too-often the worst culprit.

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Everards Tiger present

CRICKETERS ROARS WITH LAUGHTER

A brilliant night of comedy featuring a VERY special guest we cannot announce. But trust us; this will be an amazing gig! Featuring Chris Betts

(Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year finalist, “a confident style and solid set” Chortle) and Sean McLoughlin who recently appeared

on Russell Howard’s ‘Stand Up Central’. “What a genuinely fresh and powerful voice... it is wonderful” The Scotsman. Ticket includes free pint of Tiger.

www.everards.co.uk/our-pubs/the-cricketers-aylestone

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cricketers Map Ref: MAP 2 (47)

TIME: 7pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £7

“Leicester’s annual bash with a packed bill of top names” the independent

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Vivienne Smith Management present

CROFT & PEARCE: THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING

Ed Fringe Favourites, winners of the 2014 Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award, and stars of BBC R4 bring their new hit show to DLCF

for two nights only! These rising stars will soon be heard in their own sketch series on BBC R4: The Croft and Pearce Show. “Sketch comedy at

its very best” (Alistair McGowan), “Fantastically talented comedians” ***** (Broadway Baby), “Loads of laughs throughout” ***** (One4Review)

www.thelittletheatre.net

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Little Theatre Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (31)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £9 (£7)

Jokes on Us Free Festival present

CUTLERY SAFETY TRAINING - LEVEL 1

Do you know how to safely operate a butter knife? Do you know how to minimise injury from an unsupervised fork? Do you have

“spoon-Sense”? Health & Safety really has gone mad courtesy of comedy character Ian Crawford, an adviser from the Steel & Cutlery

Manufacturers Association. What he has to share is deadly serious and you’d be forking mad to miss him!

www.safecutlery.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.20pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Get Comedy present

DAMIAN CLARK - GRAND THEFT DAMO

Damo had his phone stolen. But what would you do if mysterious photos appeared in your iCloud? This is what Damo did.

“Let yourself in on one of the funniest secrets in town” - Scotsman.

www.damianclark.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6.50)

DAMIAN KINGSLEY: KNOCK KNOCK

Solo stand up show about identity, pretending and pretentiousness, and the heartfelt desire to punch my best friend in the face.

*Warning - there are no knock knock jokes in this show and it may contain some strong language. No weak language.

“Slick, well-evoked anecdotal material - powered by punchlines” Chortle

www.damiankingsley.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: FREE

DAN CLARK - NEW MATERIAL SHOW

Dan Clark, star and creator of BBC3’s hit sitcom HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE, returns to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival with

a work in progress show. Brand new stand up routines, songs, stories with the odd old routine thrown in for good measure. All for a value price!

“Ludicrously likeable.” Times

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £7

DAN MITCHELL - PLATE EXPECTATIONS

Fresh from a near sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Carmarthens own Dan Mitchell is bringing his food based show

“Plate Expectations” to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Dan Mitchell - Plate Expectations We’ve all got to eat. But why go to an all you

can eat buffet and just have a salad?

www.danmitchellcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 7.50pm (8.50pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance

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Gag Reflex present

DAN NIGHTINGALE - EDINBURGH PREVIEW

Dan returns to Leicester with his new storytelling stand-up show about the thrills of quiet eccentricity and the unnerving comfort

of conformity. “Funny as hell” Leicester Mercury, ***** Three Weeks, ***** Broadway Baby

www.gagreflex.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 9.15pm (10.05pm)

ENTRY: FREE

UTC Artist Management present

DANE BAPTISTE - NEW STUFF

Foster’s Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee returns to Leicester to work on new material. “Observational comedy at it’s finest” The Independent.

“it’s not hard to see why he is being praised as the next big thing” Edinburgh Festival Magazine

www.utcartistmanagement.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £5

Tetrad present

DANIEL NICHOLAS: REVERB

(THE LOVE STORY OF TERRANCE THE CROCODILE AND JULIA THE MANNEQUIN)

A surreal anti-love story, about a blow up crocodile and a mannequins head told in reverse. Terrance wants to become a semi-professional

ukulele player, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be as his marriage starts to deteriorate. Think ‘500 Days of summer’ meets ‘Memento’ and you’re

on the right track. Nominated for ‘Best Festival Debut’ in Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 www.reverblovestory.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Attenborough Arts Centre Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (1)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

Tetrad present

DANIEL NICHOLAS: SCRIPTED

‘Comedy’. Questionable Audience Interaction. Surreal Tales. Weird Noises. Weird Movement. Dancing. Name Tags. A Twist. Serious undertones.

‘Jokes’. A Box. Dating. Radiohead. Dark. Suspect to change. Dan Nicholas. You. 60 Minutes. A Script. Nominated for ‘Best Festival Debut’ in Dave’s

Leicester Comedy Festival 2015

www.danielnicholas.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Danielle Ward/Jokes On Us

DANIELLE WARD: DANI FRANKENSTEIN

Nottingham’s third best lady female MC (from the Bestwood Park/Top Valley area) and masculine feminist pop sensation “Dani Frankenstein”

brings her unique mix of slow sexy ballads and high energy beats to DLCF. Musical character comedy created by Danielle Ward (Do The Right

Thing Podcast, Dave Gorman’s Absolute Radio Show, Mock The Week, The News Quiz)

www.danielleward.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Soundhouse Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (34)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.20pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Hilarity Bites present

DANNY DEEGAN: WORK IN PROGRESS

Danny Deegan returns to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival with a brand new show of new material from his global travels.

“His seamless interactions with the crowd demonstrate that he’s a natural-born comedian... appealing to both the young and old,

female and male” Three Weeks

www.hilaritybitespresents.co.uk/danny_deegan_2016.html

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

“A strong line-up” the sunday times

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Phil McIntyre Entertainments present

DANNY MCLOUGHLIN: SO FAR SO GOOD (WORK-IN-PROGRESS)

Danny McLoughlin brings new things to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016, come and sit with him for an hour as he tells you all about them.

Chortle Student Comedian of the Year (2008) & star of ‘Dave’s One Night Stand’ (Dave). Danny’s sharp wit, unique material and likeable persona

have seen him become a much sought after act. With an amiable, confident stage presence and polished set, Danny keeps the audience in stitches

and hanging on his every word. www.mcintyre-ents.com/talent/danny-mcloughlin

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: FREE with donation

Hilarity Bites present

DANNY O’BRIEN: AH JAYSUS

After a hugely successful sell out run at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and 2015, multi-award winning Irish comedian Danny O’ Brien

arrives with his brand new solo show ‘Ah Jaysus’. “Danny O’Brien is a serious young talent in the making” - The Examiner “Great energy”

Entertainment.ie “Danny is destined for stardom!” The Laughter Lounge

www.hilaritybitespresents.co.uk/danny_o_brien_2016.html

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 7.50pm (8.50pm)

ENTRY: £7

DANNY POSTHILL - BRITAINS GOT TALENT FINALIST 2015

Danny Posthill is undoubtedly one of the most promising British comedians. “Impressionist Danny Posthill brings a bevy of other characters

with him including Billy Connolly, David Beckham, Gary Barlow, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop, Alan Carr - and is funny in his own right too.”

Richard Batson, EDP24 “Effortless performer of the highest quality” Joke Club Comedy Clubs “Lol” Gary Barlow

www.jukeboxleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Juke Box Map Ref: MAP 1 - A1 (15)

TIME: 7pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £6

Cosmic Comedy present

DANNY WARD - STAND UP COMEDIAN

Combines the energy of youth with the focus and cynicism of adulthood, Wards hilarious and slightly daft stand-up comedy is “Slick, quick

and packed with funny material” (ThreeWeeks) Nominee 2013 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year Winner 2013 Amused Moose People’s

Choice Award for Best Show “Delightfully clever punchlines” Chortle “Observational gags coming thick and fast” Leicester Mercury

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 10.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

DAPHNA BARAM: SOMETHING TO DECLARE

Stand up comic Daphna Baram brings her “immigrational comedy” to Leicester after a successful Edinburgh run. This show will

make you British in 50 minutes. It’s a bargain - it took her 14 years. How to pass the Englishness test, build a New Jerusalem and become

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UKIP’s biggest nightmare. “***** Masterful... Has the room in fits of laughter” Bunbury; “Illuminating and poignant... Fresh and enlightening” The List

www.missd.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 4.45pm (5.40pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£5)

DAPHNE DO EDINBURGH IN LEICESTER

Multi-racial sketch trio and talented creeps, Daphne, are Phil Wang, Jason Forbes and George Fouracres. After its sell-out run at the

2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where they were nominated for the Foster’s ‘Best Newcomer’ award, Daphne finally bring their debut show

to Leicester. “An eye-catching debut” **** THE GUARDIAN.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 10pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £6

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DARREN WALSH IN S’PUN

After winning Dave’s Joke of the Fringe with his debut 5 star sell-out show PUNDERBOLT, Darren returns to Leicester (where

he won the UK’s first Pun Championships), with a new show. Walsh is breathing new life into the art of one-liners with his unique blend

of animations, videos, sound effects, drawings and ad-libbing. “A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes” The Stage.

www.darrenwalsh.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

So Comedy by arrangement with Troika present

DAVID ELMS: FOLLOW THAT BOY!

It’s his third show and lucky pup Elms is back chasing his own tail, learning about envy and, as always, love. “Incredibly strong and quite

impossible to resist” **** Scotsman “Elms is no ordinary comedian... a born performer” **** The List “Celebratory stories of loved ones, presented

in a silly, joyous and - most importantly - funny way” **** - The Skinny

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £6

Vivienne Smith Management present

DAVID MILLS: DON’T GET ANY IDEAS

David Mills is back with brand new, razor sharp rants delivered with his signature cocktail swagger and his biting, derisive wit! Expect

a smart hour of spikey comedy and irreverent commentary for grown-ups. “Like the sharp-suited lovechild of Larry Grayson and Dave Allen,

Mills combines laid-back storytelling with acerbic wit” Broadwaybaby 2015 ***** “an hour in his company is an indulgent delight” Chortle 2015 ****

www.thelittletheatre.net

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Little Theatre Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (31)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

Corrie McGuire for ROAR Comedy presents

DAVID MORGAN - BLAMMO!

David Morgan (as seen on ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now!) loves a great many things: boys, television and lists of three things.

He’d love to tell you all about them. As seen on Virtually Famous (E4), Xtra Factor, Sweat The Small Stuff (BBC3) and as team captain being

mean to celebrities on Safeword (ITV2).

www.thisisdavid.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £7

Chambers Management Touring Proudly present

DAVID O’DOHERTY: WE ARE ALL IN THE GUTTER,

BUT SOME OF US ARE LOOKING AT DAVID O’DOHERTY

David O’Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Bublé, is delighted to present an evening of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. Life

is like a box of chocolates, but one where somebody else has eaten all the chocolates. And replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets.

As seen and heard on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and The Unbelievable Truth for BBC Radio 4. www.davidodoherty.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ O2 Academy Map Ref: MAP 2 (43)

TIME: 8pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: £16 (£14)

Dead Cat Comedy present

DAVID STANIER’S SILLY PARTY

Wahoo! And also hooray! It’s David Stanier’s Silly Party - the party focused comedy show with loads of jokes, games and fun. RSVP

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“Yes please!” and come and have a very very brilliant time! Hilarity Bites Comedian of the Year 2012, “an impressive arsenal of jokes, beautifully,

banally silly” Gigglebeats

www.www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

“One of the best comedy festivals in the world” the guardian

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GFY PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENT

DAVID TRENT - HOW IS THIS HELPING?

HELLO LEICESTER. I’M WORKING ON A NEW HOUR OF MATERIAL. THIS IS ONE OF THE WORKING SHOWS. IT WILL CONTAIN AT LEAST

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HALF AN HOUR OF SOLID GOLD LAUGHS AND HALF AN HOUR OF INTERESTING BUT NOT YET FULLY FORMED SMASH IT OUT THE PARK LAUGHS.

I’LL KEEP THE PRICE AS LOW AS I CAN. COME DOWN. IT’LL BE GREAT. “David Trent is the best comedian who has ever walked the earth”

EVERYONE IN THE WORLD www.davidtrent.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

DAVID WARD MOCKS THE WEEKEND

From BBC3’s We Are Klang and ITV’s Stand Up Hero, writer, presenter and top stand up, David Ward, gives us a unique insight into the

makings of the comedy world through the eyes of a stand-up. A mix of hardhitting observational stand up, intriguing characters, topical

material and a secret peek behind that fourth wall. “engrossing, a skilful bit of storytelling” chortle “darkly funny” Three Weeks

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

Dead Cat Comedy present

DEAD CAT COMEDY CLUB

Every Friday and Saturday of the Festival! Dead Cat Comedy Club is UK’s ultimate indie comedy experience. Join us for a stand-up comedy

showcase featuring the finest comics of the festival. “A good laugh for everyone, I cannot recommend it highly enough.” The Salfordian Meow x

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

DEL & RODNEY THE COMEDY DINNER SHOW

Your hosts for this hilarious evening of pure theatrical improvisational comedy and caricature are the crème brûlée of Peckham

and look like Del, Rodney, Uncle Albert and friends.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 7.15pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £39.50

Heroes present

DEVVO: “YORKSHIRE ‘TIL I DIE”

Listen! MC Devvo and the Pagatash Crew... Devvos back ive been out of the game. You f**ks made the game no better, heads up yer arse and

yer chasin’ cheddar... We’ve nothing yet we live better. Just singing owt for free in Gods own country. Im Yorkshire til I die... Rotheram’s got

scandle, Barnsley got scandle, Doncaster’s got scandle, Shefield’s got Meadowhall... Devvo is really back in Leicester. Don’t miss it!

www.fat-pie.com/devvo

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: £7

difunny.co.uk present

DIANE SPENCER: STOOPID RULES

Hilarious standup comedian Diane Spencer’s brand new show. A mixture of social commentary, observations and storytelling as always,

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packed with punchlines. If you want to know what you’re in for, watch her previous 6 shows for free on YouTube. “half horrifying, half fascinating,

all hilarious” The Skinny ****

www.difunny.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £5

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Grays@LCB Depot present

DIGGING FOR KINGS - BACK IN THE COMMUNITY

After a horrendously lacklustre desire to get back on the stage, the comedy pairing is finally set to re-emerge in this ridiculously

over-hyped follow-up to their Yr9 end of term production of Blast From The Past Back in the Community is a dystopian future-scape where

prisoners are reintegrated back into society, based solely on their successful display of useless, but crowd-pleasing talents.

www.diggingforkings.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Dead Cat Comedy present

DISCOUNT COMEDY CHECKOUT: IMPROV SHOW

Hilarious improvisation is on the menu as some weird and wonderful suggestions are taken from the audience while performing short-form

improvisation games. With performers Chris Lumb (Russell Howard’s Good News), Natalie Smeaton, Eddie French and Terri Shaw. “5 stars”

Remote Goat “Blew the roof off” Toby Hadoke

www.www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Cook and Davies Present

DO NOT LEAVE THIS ROOM

Imagine you’re trapped in a room. How do you get out?’ - Trapped in a mysterious room with their minds beginning to pickle, bombastic sketch

duo Cook and Davies launch into an odyssey of sketches. Expect high energy, slick wordplay and at least one character made of cardboard boxes

in “a sketch show unlike those you’ve seen before” Broadway Baby “Douglas Adamesque” ThreeWeeks

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.45pm)

ENTRY: £5

NCF Comedy in association with Andrew Roach Talent present

DOUG SEGAL: HOW TO READ MINDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

Doug Segal is an exciting new breed of psychological entertainer combining comedy with seeming feats of mind reading. This unique show

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promises to make the audience into mind readers. There’s nothing psychic or spooky - everything is achieved using skills from Doug’s background

in psychology & advertising. Hard science abused in the name of tawdry entertainment. “Imagine if Derren Brown was funny” Evening Standard

www.dougsegal.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 7.50pm (8.50pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£5)

Andy Wright presents

DR. JOHN COOPER CLARKE & GUESTS.

POET; MOVIE STAR; ROCK STAR; TV & RADIO PRESENTER; COMEDIAN; SOCIAL AND CULTURAL COMMENTATOR. Britain’s best loved and

most important performance poet. John is as vital now as he was in the 70s; His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique

rapid-fire performance style which resonated with the punk movement. He toured with all the seminal bands; The Pistols, The Clash, The Buzzcocks

www.o2academyleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: O2 Academy Map Ref: MAP 2 (43)

TIME: 8pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £20

Poetman present

DRUNK IN CHARGE

Performance Poetry, Charming & Dapper, Arguably Comedy, Occasional Rapper. An avid cyclist with a thirst for homebrewing beer. Two hobbies

that when combined smashed two bikes and one rib. Its about Life, Love, Happiness, Joy, Hope, Relationships & tips to overcome Day Job Drudgery.

Plus Music and some Pop Culture & Current Events thrown in. Rhymes written & performed by a local dude, sometimes lewd, but never crude!

www.poetman.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £3 (£2.50)

“One of the top 100 events of the year” the sunday times

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DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY

DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY are a sketch comedy group made of up 5 award winning comic women of equal gumption, if not stature.

The show consists of all-original material inspired by the mundane and the ridiculous as perceived through the inner workings of five

over-active imaginations. This will be the Dudes first time at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

www.ladydudescomedy.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £7

DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY

DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY are a sketch comedy group made of up 5 award winning comic women of equal gumption, if not stature.

The show consists of all-original material inspired by the mundane and the ridiculous as perceived through the inner workings of five

over-active imaginations.

www.ladydudescomedy.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 9.15pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: £7

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Little Wander Ltd present

ED ACZEL: THE RANDOM FLAPPING OF A BUTTERFLY’S WINGS

Ed Aczel “Britain’s greatest living anti-comedian” Guardian, returns with his surly contribution to ‘comedy’. Ed tries once again to nail down

the nature of existence. Aczel is known for not following the rules of stand up comedy and he aims to use his show, with help of the Chaos Theory,

to change the world once and for all - although it may turn out to be too complicated. “Britain’s greatest entertainer” Time Out

www.littlewander.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

ED BYRNE: OUTSIDE, LOOKING IN

That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that

might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show!

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 8.45pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £20

Avalon Promotions present

ED GAMBLE - LAWMAN

Star of Almost Royal (E4) and the not beard one from the Peacock and Gamble Podcast, Chortle Award-winning Ed Gamble moseys back into

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town with a brand new stand-up show about why it’s hip to be square. He’s a prophet, a shaman and a wildly inaccurate blurb writer. As seen on

Russell Howard’s Good News and Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC Three). “Attention grabbing liveliness and considerable flair” Telegraph

www.edgamble.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

ENTRY: £8

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ED PATRICK: JUNIOR OPTIMIST - WORK IN PROGRESS

Ed Patrick is a rising stand-up comedian and junior doctor. Following his first experiences working in the much loved NHS, he now brings

his debut stand-up show to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Former finalist in both the Chortle Student Comedy Awards and Paramount

Comedy Funniest Student Award. “Masterful, often playfully provocative writing” Chortle

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

ENTRY: £5

Reward Projects present

EL BALDINIHO: BUY WAND, GET WAND FREE

Up and coming magic comedy starlet “El Baldiniho” presents his debut DLCF hour of puns, prop gags, live music and of course, magic related

nonsense. “Baldiniho’s magic is very much influenced by Paul Daniels’ uncle, Jack” Sayeed Nowan (The Polygraph) As seen at major UK music

and comedy festivals. El Baldiniho is sensitively portrayed by sketch actor, Jason Jared (John Bishop’s Britain BBC1, Mad Bad Ad Show C4)

- part of the Kayal all-dayer www.elbaldiniho.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 2pm (2.50pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

OXYGEN ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT

ELEANOR CONWAY’S WALK OF SHAME

Have you ever done the walk of shame? Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway spent her twenties partying around the world

as a music journalist. Now with a year of sobriety from alcohol and substances under her belt she’s learnt a few things. Previewing her debut

solo show about porn, sex, drugs, drink and all the stuff you’re supposed to know by Tinder age 31.

www.eleanorconway.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 10.45pm (11.45pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Weirdos Weekender present

ELEANOR MORTON: ALLOTTED MUCKING AROUND TIME

Award nominated Eleanor Morton brings her highly anticipated second Fringe show to Leicester. As heard on Radio4 Extra. Praise

for Allotted Mucking Around Time: “Eleanor Morton’s uncanny comedy is intelligent, enjoyable and very funny” TV Bomb “A perfectly formed,

awkward hour of social ineptitude” Broadway Baby “A wonderfully whimsical experience” Three Weeks

www.eleanormortoncomedian.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

Mandy Ward Artist Management present

ELEANOR TIERNAN - DON’T CRY FOR ME

Eleanor Tiernan making her debut at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. You may have watched her on The Alternative Comedy Experience

on Comedy Central. A regular at the Edinburgh fringe festival, Eleanor writes and performs on Irish Pictorial Weekly on RTE in Ireland.

“A distinctive, inspired comic mind” Scotsman. “Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice.” Sunday Times

www.eleanortiernan.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Dawn Sedgwick Management present

ELF LYONS - WORK IN PROGRESS

Award-winning comedian Elf Lyons presents a work in progress performance of her new kooky stand-up show. “Enthusiastically peculiar...

showing sexy, nerdy and funny aren’t mutually incompatible.” CHORTLE “Endearingly eccentric... She has a knack for fostering the desire to be

her new best friend.” FEST “The funniest, most intimate, and sexualised word vomit you’ve ever experienced” THIS IS RADELAIDE, Australia

www.theelflyons.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£3)

“All in all, a pretty broad grin” the observer

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ELIS JAMES - WORK IN PROGRESS

Star of ‘Josh’ and ‘Crims’ (BBC3), and host of the Radio X Saturday morning show with John Robins, Elis James brings an hour of new

material to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Also seen on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4) and heard regularly

on Radio 4’s The News Quiz... “This wonderful Welsh wit is always a pleasure to spend time with” Time Out “Hootingly funny” Chortle

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £6

Off The Kerb Productions present

ELLIOT STEEL: WORK IN PROGRESS

Following impressive performances and wowing audiences at Festivals (Reading, Leeds, V & Latitude) and gigging across the UK Elliot Steel

is the new must-see comic to watch out for in 2016. Catch the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee as he works up his debut hour

at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. “One to watch” The Independent

www.offthekerb.co.uk/elliot-steel

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

The Y present

EMERGENCY! COMEDY WITH XTRA SHINY BALLS

Join headliner Xenovius fortune teller and mystic guru as he polish off his xtra shiny crystal ball and predict an evening of bare cheeked

burlesque and raucous comedy. With Rosie Malone and her poodle parlour as well as a host of friends from the ‘wild animal’ Bella Bardot,

to the tongue in cheek pop art polka dot bikini and the ukulele stylings of failed children’s entertainer Wayne Kerr. More acts to be confirmed.

www.leicesterymca.co.uk/y-theatre-whats-on-details.php?listing=1533

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 5pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £5

EMILY LLOYD SAINI: IS THIS PART OF THE SHOW?

Debut Stand-up show from comic Emily Lloyd Saini (Funny Women Finalist 2011) (BattleActs Improvised Comedy) Emily didn’t want to

do comedy, but people kept laughing at her. Still working out whether she’s funny or has just had something on her face for 2 years, she invites

you to take a journey through life as a half-indian East Midlands girl, trying to make it big in London.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £5

PBJ Management present

ERIC LAMPAERT - ALIEN OF EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY

This Franco-British nomad with an American green card knows no borders; both with his neurotic oft taboo approach to comedy and literally,

by sporadically gigging all over the World in various languages. He belongs nowhere. He is an alien. Maybe it’s time for him to leave this planet.

www.ericlampaert.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

ENTRY: £6

NCF Comedy present

ERICH MCELROY’S IMPERFECT UPDATE TO PICKING THE PERFECT PRESIDENT

American comic Erich McElroy, returns with the latest on the madness that is the American president election. There’s less than a year

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to go until the election. The race to find the next leader of the free world has entered a crucial stage, and Erich’s here to explain what it all means.

“Well worth it, even if you’re not in the least bit political.” Edinburgh Evening News “A box worth ticking” The Metro

- part of the Kayal all-dayer www.erichmcelroy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 6pm (7pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

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EUROVERSITY CHALLENGE

Join us to figure out who is the funniest country in Europe in our very own mash up of Eurovision Song Contest and University Challenge!

Expect nonsense and mayhem, together with the odd question (maybe very odd) all held together by Ahir Shah (“charismatic and of

rewardingly cerebral approach” The Guardian). Teams will represent Denmark, Norway and UK.

www.comedy-festival.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £6.50

UTC Artist Management present

EVELYN MOK - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Swedish multi-award winning rising star Evelyn Mok presents a work in progress of her highly anticipated debut show ahead

of the Edinburgh Fringe.

www.utcartistmanagement.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £5

Everards Tiger present

FAIRFIELD ROARS WITH LAUGHTER

Celebrate the last weekend of the Tiger Roar With Laughter Fringe with a line up of great comedy. Stuart Goldsmith (nominated for Best Show at

Leicester Comedy Festival 2011. “A charming expert stand-up” Times), Diane Spencer (“a flame-haired, filth-firing force of nature...” Sunday Express)

and special guests. Ticket includes buffet & a free pint of Tiger.

www.everards.co.uk/our-pubs/the-fairfield-south-wigston

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Fairfield Inn Map Ref: MAP 2 (48)

TIME: 7pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £10

Shotgun Comedy present

FALLING DUMB

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DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LEAVE YOU IRRITATED, MADDENED AND DESPAIRING FOR HUMANKIND? EYELASHES ON CARS. POOR GRAMMAR.

ADVERTS. SOCIAL MEDIA. STUPID PEOPLE. If so, this is the show for you. If not, why not buy a ticket for your carer? Fosters “South coast comedian

of the year” finalist Adam Broomfield-Strawn brings his Edinburgh Fringe show to Grays LCP depot in the search for intelligent life. But will he find it?

www.shotguncomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

The Real Junk Food Project present

FEED BELLIES NOT BINS COMEDY CLUB

The Real Junk Food Project is no laughing matter... well... actually, it is tonight! Feed Bellies Not Bins Comedy Cub lays on a very special treat as it

opens its doors for a night of incredible stand-up comedy, headlined by the NATY finalist 2015 & Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year finalist

2014, Chris Betts (“Zinging turn of phrase” Scotsman “Natural comedic touch” Broadway Baby).

Full line up announced at www.comedy-festival.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The West End Centre Map Ref: MAP 2 (53)

TIME: 8pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

FELICITY WARD - WHAT IF THERE IS NO TOILET?

As Seen on The John Bishop Show and Russell Howard’s Good News. Felicity Ward brings her critically acclaimed show about mental illness,

irritable bowel syndrome and her search for the nearest toilet to Leicester back for one night only. Anxiety can be cruel, but very, very funny.

**** Time Out **** Chortle **** Guardian **** The Sunday Times

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

“The longest running comedy festival in Britain” the sunday telegraph

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FELICITY WARD - WORK IN PROGRESS

As seen on The John Bishop Show, Russell Howard’s Good News and Josh, as heard on The Museum of Curiosity. In 2015 Felicity wrote

a show about mental illness and her bumhole (IBS). At the Edinburgh Fringe festival it was the 3rd best reviewed comedy show. Always one

to flog a dead horse she is writing another show about mental illness called: 50% More likely To Die. This is the first work-in-progress of that show.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 9.20pm (10.20pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£5)

Jokes On Us Free Festival present

FESTIVAL’S FINEST

Not sure who to see at this years’ festival? Have a look at this: the Festival’s Finest is a free entry showcase of some of the best acts

performing at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Acts from around the world perform short sets to give a flavour of their style and craft

in this taster session of stand-up.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 7.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

The Miller Partnership present

FINE & FUNNY DINING

“Fine & Funny Dining - The Miller Partnership in association with Soft Touch Arts and The White Peacock presents an evening of comedians,

fabulous food & a comedy punch!” In aid of the Soft Touch Cooking Up Business initiative co sponsored by Niche Magazine and Corporate

Architecture. Tables of 8 are £350 and individual tickets cost £49 per person, please contact traceyannemiller@hotmail.com to make a booking.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Soft Touch Arts @ 50 New Walk Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (24)

TIME: 6.30pm (10pm)

ENTRY: By invite only

FRAN JENKING: ‘THIS WILL BE ACE’

The ever-impressive man of mirth will be banging out a mix of his strong routines, new material & never-said-out-loud-before nonsense.

Prepare for laughs and maybe some mayhem. I guarantee you that this... will... be... ace. Support act TBA. “Fran walked on stage, picked up

the magic talking stick, made people laugh and then everyone cheered because he was good at those things” NCF Comedy

@francisjenking

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 12.30pm (1.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

FRANCIS FOSTER - MIXED RACE WHITE BLOKE

Francis Foster is a comedian who talks about failure, his own mostly - he is a man struggling to cope with life and the existence he

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finds himself in. Being half English and half Latino, whilst hailing from South London, means that Francis spends his time perpetually confused.

This is a show about being mixed race and not really understanding what that means.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.20pm)

ENTRY: FREE

FREE COMEDY present

FREDDIE FARRELL & MASAI GRAHAM: BRAND NEW JOKES

Join two rising stars of the stand-up world as they each do 30 minutes of BRAND NEW JOKES. One of these acts has been on Dave’s ‘Joke of

the fringe’ list for two years running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the other act was massively overlooked. “Annoyingly good” Gary Delaney

(Mock the Week) “One to watch for sure!” Joe Lycett (Live at the Apollo)

www.freddiefarrell.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 3.30pm (4.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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FREE COMEDY present

FREDDIE FARRELL & MASAI GRAHAM: BRAND NEW JOKES

Join two rising stars of the stand-up world as they each do 30 minutes of BRAND NEW JOKES. One of these acts has been on Dave’s

‘Joke of the fringe’ list two years running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the other act was massively overlooked. “Annoyingly good”

Gary Delaney (Mock the Week) “One to watch for sure!” Joe Lycett (Live at the Apollo)

www.freddiefarrell.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: FREE

KKD Enterprises present

FROM THE STAGE TO THE RING

Quincy trades punchlines for punches, when he brings you into the mind of a Comedian turned Boxer - throwing out jabs, sorry I mean jokes

and winning his fight against Diabetes. Going toe to toe with his career and facing his biggest test... The fight! Float like a butterfly sting like

a real Comedian - a show not to miss!

www.beyondcompere.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Musician Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (32)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£7 Students)

Funhouse Comedy present

FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB

Funhouse Comedy has been running acclaimed shows across the region since 2002 with stars such as Sarah Millican and Rhod Gilbert among

many top stars to play on their path to the top. Six of the hottest rising stars of the circuit join compere Spiky Mike for a night of fun and laughter

in the delightful function room upstairs at this excellent Loughborough venue.

www.funhousecomedy.co.uk/html/fun_house_comedy_venues_loughborough.htm

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Swan in the Rushes Map Ref: MAP 4 (65)

TIME: 8pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance

CKP Present

FUNMBI OMOTAYO

As recently seen on BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, Amused Moose Laugh Off Winner Funmbi puts together a brand new show. Following

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on from his debut hour which earned him 5 four star reviews, catch this show early! “Plenty of original insights and honest home-truths to enjoy”

Chortle. “A charming young comic... he’s got the jokes to back up his charm. Soon, he could be playing to thousands” TimeOut

www.funmbi-omotayo.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6.50

Off The Kerb Productions present

FUTURE STARS SHOWCASE

Join Jake Lambert (“Brilliant one-liners” Chortle), Elliot Steel (“One to watch” The Independent) and Tom Lucy (“Outstanding young comic

and one to watch. Headed for great things!” Harry Hill) as they show why they are three of the most promising up and coming stand up comics

on the circuit.

www.offthekerb.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

DMU comedy presents

GAGGING FOR ATTENTION

Gagging for attention is DMU comedy society’s stand up showcase. The show has run every February in Leicester and most Augusts

in Edinburgh for the past 5 years. So come along for a night of fun and laughter, as both new and seasoned members perform for your viewing

pleasure. “These fresh faced funny people may very well be your overpriced grouchy comics of the future!” - three weeks.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

“Leicester’s huge annual hooding is a bona fide highlight of the comedy year” the independent

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GARETH MORINAN - HEIGHT

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An intellectual rant about height discrimination, masquerading as an award winning comedy show. Performed by a comedian masquerading as

someone who knows what they’re on about. “A unique force to be reckoned with” - Chortle “Like the kooky lecturer everyone wishes they had” -

FringeGuru You may or may not recognise Gareth Morinan as that short man who’s appeared on various TV shows including C4’s The IT Crowd.

www.gmorinan.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

FoxyComedy present

GARETH RICHARDS - COMEDY IN THE KEY OF GARETH

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Join Gareth Richards, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards best newcomer nominee 2010, for a show of hilarious stand-up, silly jokes, and gorgeously

low-key comedy songs. Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), Live at the Electric (BBC3), and has performed live on Radio 1.

Gareth co-hosted Frank Skinner’s Sony Award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and supported Frank on his 2014 Tour.

www.lcbdepot.co.uk/grays

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £6

GARY COLMAN- CLASS

A brand new show from that Geordie chancer and “best deadpan act since Jack Dee” (GQ). Working class boy meets upper class girl...

Not so much a love story as an act of class war. A love story. “This show will have you in hysterics” Three Weeks, “A seasoned gag-smith with

a sharp eye for the absurdities of family life” London Evening Standard, “Laugh out loud... not much in this hour misses the mark” The Scotsman

www.garycolman.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 2pm (2.50pm)

ENTRY: FREE

CKP present

GARY DELANEY: THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT GARY

...and that something is he likes to write jokes. An awful lot of them. Also he appears to have some jizz in his hair. There’s that as well.

Gary thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short & punchy. His new tour show is not only great for people who like lots

of jokes but also fun for people who enjoy getting offended by jokes too. Mock The Week Regular Double Sony Award Winner Chortle

Award Nominee www.garydelaney.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £12

GARY TRO & RICHARD TODD: WORK IN PROGRESS

GARY TRO and RICHARD TODD (Amused Moose Laugh Off Winner 2012) new ideas, new nonsense and new shouting in preparation

for their debut comedy shows.

www.garytro.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £4

The Y present

GAY COMEDY NIGHT

Join us for a packed line up with headliner Zoe Lyons and her brilliantly observed routines and sharply written material. Described as

“Confident and razor sharp” Observer Magazine, her 2014 show at the Fringe “Mustard Cutter” received a bag load of four and five star reviews.

Compere Tom Allen a firm favourite on the circuit guides us through a splendid night with no less than 5 acts to wet the appetite!

www.leicesterymca.co.uk/y-theatre-whats-on-details.php?listing=1532

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 8pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £14 (£12)

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Charlotte Hamilton Artist Management present

GEOFF NORCOTT: WORK IN PROGRESS

Previously nominated for Best new Show at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. **** The Telegraph “On the comedy circuit, Norcott is

an absolute tonic”. **** The Mirror “A comedian with a big future”. As well as being an in demand live comic, Geoff writes for a lot of top

TV shows, including: The Sarah MIllican Television Show, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown & C4’s Alternative Election.

- part of the Kayal all-dayer www.geoffnorcott.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 2pm (3pm)

ENTRY: £7

GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK

George takes his absurd mixture of stand-up comedy, striking innovation and extreme multitasking to Loughborough. Whilst performing

stand-up comedy George prepares a three course meal on the equipment hotels unwittingly provide (iron, kettle, trouser press etc) If you want

to, you can taste it at the end. “a genius... the friendly face of anarchy, the anarchic face of food & the foodie face of comedy” Scotland on Sunday

www.anarchistcook.info

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Loughborough College Arts Academy Map Ref: MAP 4 (62)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £10

GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK

An absurd mixture of stand-up comedy, striking innovation and extreme multitasking. Whilst performing an hour of stand-up comedy

George prepares a three course meal on the equipment hotels unwittingly provide (iron, kettle, trouser press and so on). And if you want to,

you can taste it at the end. “a genius... the friendly face of anarchy, the anarchic face of food & the foodie face of comedy” Scotland on Sunday

www.upstairsatthewestern.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Upstairs at the Western Map Ref: MAP 2 (54)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

GIACINTO PALMIERI: NIETZSCHE,WOMEN AND I

“You go to women? Do not forget the whip!”, wrote the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. No surprise that he had a very difficult

relationship with women. So it wasn’t good news for comedian Giacinto Palmieri to discover the resemblance with his own relationship

with women. But why this resemblance? And, above all, who is holding the whip? Come and laugh at two funny losers for the price of none.

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

GLENN MOORE - GLENGARRY GLEN GLENN

Glenn Moore, “Tipped for great things” (GQ), from critically acclaimed sketch duo Thnderbards, will tell a torrent of seriously

silly jokes for an hour, and you’re invited. “Great one-liners” (Chortle.co.uk).

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

GO UKULELE CRAZY: COMEDY CONCERT

Come and join us as we perform for you our concert repertoire including many comedy numbers.

Be prepared to join in with the actions and the singing!

www.goukulelecrazy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 4pm (5pm)

ENTRY: FREE

“Find everything from regular stand up to interactive comedy experiences” the daily mirror

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PBJ Management present

GOODBEAR

When two friends find themselves in a potentially life threatening situation, it’s not just their own lives which flash before their eyes.

Join Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment for a brand new character-led sketch show which contemplates the big issues: life, death, our very

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existence! Accompanied by an original score with “ingenious direction” (Sunday Times) by George Chilcott. “Pure comedy goldust” (ScribeMagazine)

www.goodbearcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

So Comedy Present

GOOSE: KABLAMO

Sweaty one-man cartoon. Breakneck poly-character comedy from an MDMA marionette. You won’t know what’s hit you but you’ll like it.

“A fabulous, breakneck performer who morphs feverishly between characters and ideas” The Independent, **** “High gag rate. Impressive stuff.

Top Seven Sketch Shows of the Fringe” Time Out, **** “You just have to submit to this force of nature” Chortle

www.thelittletheatre.net

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Little Theatre Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (31)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

So Comedy Present

GOOSE: YANKIN’ THE CORDUROY (WORK-IN-PROGRESS)

Goose try out bits (jokes that work) and bobs (jokes that don’t work). At this stage of the year, we’re normally trying something

ludicrously ambitious on a demeaningly low budget. Come watch that bubble burst. One of the hits of 2015’s Edinburgh Fringe. ****

“You just have to submit to this force of nature, until it deposits you, dizzy but exhilarated” Chortle. **** “Hugely impressive” Daily Mirror.

www.thelittletheatre.net

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Little Theatre Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (31)

TIME: 5.30pm (6.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Dead Cat Comedy present

GORE: WHAT IS HE GOOD FOR?

Comedy, hopefully. Do you like it? Good. Here’s an hour of it, plus some pathos if I can find an excuse to crowbar that in. Work in progress

show from a 5-time award winning comedian and Russell Howard’s Good News writer. “A Class Act Indeed” Chortle

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

GRAINNE MAGUIRE: GREAT PEOPLE MAKING GREAT CHOICES

Since most of us make our most important decisions riddled with doubt, self hatred and armed only with quotes incorrectly attributed

to Marilyn Monroe to guide us, can we be trusted to do it right? Grainne Maguire, as seen on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience,

and as heard on Women’s Hour & The Now Show has a good old think about it. **** Chortle, The Skinny, Three Weeks “Extremely Funny” The Times

www.grainnemaguire.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: FREE

FoxyComedy presents

GRAY’S COMEDY CAFE

Enjoy a mirth-filled mixed-bill of comedic talent including some of the hottest up-and-coming acts and an established headliner. Don’t watch

this space, as it’s a brochure and it won’t change... but check the website, where we update with the latest news! Sample the sublime culinary

delectations of Gray’s homemade dishes, then shed those calories through laughter-cise! One of a regular stand-up night, with MC Ben Ennis

www.lcbdepot.co.uk/grays

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 8pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £6

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CKP present

HAL CRUTTENDEN: STRAIGHT OUTTA CRUTTENDEN

Host of Live At The Apollo & star of Radio 4, Hal is back ranting about the real evils of the modern world - over sharing on social media and

the 5:2 diet. The more he complains the funnier he gets. As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie To You? The Great British

Bake Off; An Extra Slice, Live At The Palladium & Have I Got News For You. ‘Hugely Talented’ Times

www.halcruttenden.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £14

Club Smashing present

HALL & EDHOUSE: THE TWO SYDS 2

“Hey, Ian!” “Yes Bruce?” “Last year’s show was good fun, wasn’t it? Everyone seemed to really enjoy it.” “Yeah, they did.” “How are we going

to top that this time - what do you think, new sketches and that?” “Yeah. And dancing. Dancing and a-prancing!” “Oh, ok. If you want.”

“I do. It’ll be a cowabunga retro-rad double act with lots of daft laughs for everyone.” “Ian, you’re not doing it dressed like that, are you?”

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Jokes on Us Free Festival present

HANNAH SILVESTER: THE BALLAD OF HANNAH SILVESTER

Hannah Silvester explores guilt, sex, mortality and the rational life choices made by a perfectly sane woman in the absolute prime of her life. Join the

Midlands Comedy Award Breakthrough Act Winner 2014 in her first solo show. Warning: Will contain songs. “She’s a woman with a lot of attitude, and a

way of expressing it that is often viciously, hilariously blunt” Chortle

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

Fowl Humour present

HAP (LESS ONE)

Come meet Hap, the most useless being you will ever meet. Laugh at the idiot as he learns to fend for himself and function like

an acceptable human being. Unfortunately he isn’t really much of a human being, he’s just a bloody clown. ‘Hap (Less One)’ is a unique

free-for-all in physical comedy and clowning, as we learn to find humour in a fool’s tragedy. From award winning company Fowl Humour.

www.fowlhumour.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Attenborough Arts Centre Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (1)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£4.50)

Gag Reflex present

HARRIET DYER: NONSENSE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

Just a new hour of funny from my brain. As heard on BBC Radio 4Extra. “She was a breath of fresh air, will have you in stitches”

**** Broadway Baby. “A wonderfully whimsical show” **** Arts Award Voice. “Absolutely fantastic” Broadway World

www.gagreflex.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 3.30pm (4.20pm)

ENTRY: FREE

MHA Talent present

HARRIET KEMSLEY - GOOD GIRL (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Harriet Kemsley brings her brand new show to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival after the success of her debut ‘Puppy Fat’. This year

she has been supporting Stewart Francis and Katherine Ryan on their nationwide tours as well doing stand up on The One Show as part

of their Edinburgh Showcase. Join this “quirky very funny new stand-up” (Time Out) in her hilarious new hour.

www.harrietkemsley.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6

“Leicester’s annual bash with a packed bill of top names” the independent

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MLA present

HATE N LIVE

The London and Edinburgh hit late comedy show comes to Leicester Hosted by Darius Davies and Leo Kearse and other top comedians

each night, the panel have to improvise comedy routines on subjects that the audience hate and suggest on the night. Every show is different

and every show is hilarious. Its a riotous and offensive and very very funny.

www.facebook.com/Hate-n-Live-1384236988532180/timeline

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 10.45pm (11.45pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Avalon Promotions present

HAYLEY ELLIS - FOMO

Hayley Ellis has the Fear of missing out (FOMO to the kids) Join award winning Ellis (tour support for Rob Delaney and Kerry Godliman)

for her follow up hour to find out how neurotic we all really are. “Perkily engaging” - The Scotsman “Flashes of brilliance” - Fest “Destined

for comedy greatness” - XFM **** Giggle Beats

www.hayleyellis.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

Off The Kerb Productions present

HENRY PAKER: WORK IN PROGRESS

Henry Paker (“One of the Funniest men on the planet” The Guardian) returns to Leicester with a brand new work-in-progress hour.

Henry’s TV and Radio credits include BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Live at the Comedy Store and

has co-written/stars in BBC R4’s Small Scenes.

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

Heroes of Fringe

HENRY VON STIFLE - ENTER THE DRAGON

Renowned entertainer, amateur hairdresser and world record holder for the longest time a man has carried a toaster, Henry von Stifle is ready to

share his secrets of working in North Korea for MI5 - all along to the entire soundtrack to Enter the Dragon. “An hour of solid nonsensical laughter”

ShortCom.co.uk

www.heroesoffringe.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

HER & HER

Two up-and-coming acts tell tales of anxiety, heartbreak and happiness. Comedians Stephanie Laing & Bisha K Ali bring you an hour of warm,

winsome and weird stand-up comedy. Goofy and peculiar, Stephanie’s comedy is a mix of silliness, filth and unusual observations, underpinned

by a disarming honesty. Bisha’s laid-back charm, along with her ability to surprise and delight audiences has made her one to watch.

www.hernher.tumblr.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.45pm)

ENTRY: FREE

HIGH SHERIFFS’ CHARITY COMEDY NIGHT: LEICESTER

A great night of comedy, put together & supported by the High Sheriffs of Leicestershire & Rutland. Featuring Chris Betts

(“Zinging turn of phrase” Scotsman “Natural comedic touch” Broadway Baby), Darren Walsh (UK Pun Champion 2014, Dave’s Funniest

Joke of the Fringe) and the fantastic Carly Smallman (ITV2’s ‘Viral Tap’ and BBC2’s ‘The Rob Brydon Show’). In aid of Warning Zone.

www.patrickmonahan.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Warning Zone Map Ref: MAP 2 (55)

TIME: 7.30pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £12

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HIGH SHERIFFS’ CHARITY COMEDY NIGHT: RUTLAND

A great night of comedy, put together and supported by the High Sheriffs of Leicestershire & Rutland. Join us for a great night of 3 of the

best stand up comedians around plus a brilliant host. Full line up to be announced on www.comedy-festival.co.uk In aid of Warning Zone

www.warningzone.org.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Rutland County Museum Map Ref: MAP 2 (44)

TIME: 7.30pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £12

HILARY FOX: PERMISSION TO BE ME

Outrageous, lighthearted fun. I’m not saving the world here people, just having a laugh! Miss Hilary Fox is one of the most fabulously

original and surprisingly left of field comedy personalities to emerge in recent years. Expect shockingly good songs, with more than

a certain rude cheekiness and an abundance of affable charm. “Oh my days @MissHilaryFox is so bl**dy funny. Go an see her!” Ninia Benjamin

www.hilaryfoxcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Soundhouse Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (34)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

HONORARY NORTHERN GEEZERS

Stand-up comedy from three cheeky chappies who’ve defected from down South and taken up permanent residence in the North West

of England. Prepare to have your funny bones pushed to the brink with hilarious gags, observations, one-liners, stories, and even a little

ukulele music.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Big Difference Company present

HOTEL D’COMEDIE

Check in at Hotel D’Comedie and experience a series of unique comedy moments in one of Leicester’s swankiest hotels! Take a tour

of the hotel’s luxurious suites to encounter and interact with a variety of intriguing comedy acts. Set in different rooms through Hotel Maiyango,

this is an interactive show where the four comedians perform outside of their comfort zones. Not to be missed!

www.comedy-festival.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Hotel Maiyango Map Ref: MAP 1 - A1 (13)

TIME: 9pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

Big Difference Company present

HOTEL D’COMEDIE: LOUGHBOROUGH

A chance to see this exclusive festival show in a new setting! Take a tour of Holywell Guest House and bump into to some it’s more unusual

visitors. This intimate show will introduce to four comedians who are guaranteed to give you a night to remember. Limited tickets available.

In aid of Big Difference Company. Registered Charity 1135167

www.holywellguesthouse.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Holywell House Map Ref: MAP 4 (61)

TIME: 7pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £10

Jokes on Us Free Festival present

HURT & ANDERSON

Hurt and Anderson will entertain you with a mix of “genuinely quick-witted” (The Stage) sketch comedy and “absolutely fabulous” (York Vision)

musical comedy. Navigating from pop culture to the political, these girls are “...a pleasure to watch” **** (Broadway Baby) “These girls could

be the next Mitchell and Webb” **** (ThreeWeeks).

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 6.15pm (7pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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Big Difference Company & Equity present

I SAY - THE ANNUAL COMEDY CONVERSATION

A very special festival event. Comedy legend Nicholas Parsons (Just A Minute, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Comic Strip, The Benny Hill Show)

talks to Festival Director Geoff Rowe about the state of British comedy, how it has changed over the years and whether it’s in a fit state. A must

see event for everyone interested in comedy and the comedy industry. In association with Equity & De Montfort University. As part of Beyond a Joke.

In aid of Big Difference Company. Registered Charity 1135167 www.dmu.ac.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Hugh Aston Building Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (14)

TIME: 6pm (7pm)

ENTRY: £5

Heroes present

I, THE UNIVERSE - MATTHEW HIGHTON

2225 space is overrun with tourists, amongst them a young couple who just want a ‘real’ experience. In order to get it they will travel

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galaxies to watch the last God die. A story so moving the Universe itself personified just to tell it. Compelling, silly, hilariously absurd, it’s show,

like no other “Highton has the storyteller’s gift.” **** Chortle “Disorientating, bizarre and rather brilliant” **** Broadway Baby

www.matthewhighton.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 2.20pm (3.20pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Avalon Promotions present

IAIN STIRLING - TOUCHY FEELY

Double BAFTA nominated Iain Stirling is back following 4 successive sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A show about

post-referendum Scotland and that time he annoyed the armed forces! Credits include; Love Island (ITV), Drunk History (Comedy Central)

The Now Show, Dilemma (Radio 4), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3),The Josh Widdicombe Show (XFM), Russell Howard’s Stand

www.iaindoesjokes.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £8

IAN COGNITO: WORK IN PROGRESS

Outspoken, opinionated and totally clued up, Ian Cognito’s take on the world will have you convinced and convulsed (with laughter) as he

spits his darkly humorous vitriol over an unsuspecting crowd.

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 9.15pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: £5

Club Smashing present

IAN HALL - IANERTIA

Winner Best New Show 2014 and Best Poster 2015. Maybe Best Fake Hair this year? Ianertia: a gormless man’s attempt to escape a creative

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cul de sac of spent ideas. Emerging from a skip of broken dreams with a plethora of absurd comic characters he made out of his brain, features

wigs (obvs), props, terrible puns, slapstick, karaoke and cardboard. “Brilliantly daft. Something for just about everyone” Leicester Mercury

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

ENTRY: £3

Jokes on Us Free Festival present

IAN LANE - ALOOF!

This one man stand-up comedy show by Ian Lane contains the following: 3 types of sneezes; 3 impressions of screensavers; 4 impressions

of toilet seats; 6 rejected designs for Fire Exit signs; 6 wooden spoons they don’t tell you exist in pubs; 1 song about sudokus; 1 short play

about car indicators; 1 joke my mum wrote; 0 photos of my roof. Stats correct at time of printing. “Likeable enough” Broadway Baby

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 9.15pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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IAN SMITH - WORK IN PROGRESS

Award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC1’s The Ark, BBC3’s Sweat the Small Stuff) returns with a work-in-progress of his

fourth solo show. ***** The Mirror ***** Three Weeks “Proper star quality” The Guardian “You’d do well to catch him now before his

inevitable jump to the big time” The Telegraph “I’m convinced that Ian Smith’s carefully crafted act is one of the best you will see at the festival”

The Mirror

www.iansmithcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

EMX Management proudly present

IAN SMITH: WHEREABOUTS

Following two hugely successful shows, award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC1’s The Ark, BBC3’s Sweat The Small Stuff) returns with

his third hour. It’s about whereabouts things are and whatabouts they’re doing there. “Fantastically funny” (Times) “An hour of controlled

madness, consistently intelligent and laugh out loud funny” **** Skinny ***** ThreeWeeks **** Metro **** Broadway Baby

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £6.50

IN CONVERSATION WITH STANDARD ISSUE

The sharp and witty online women’s magazine hosts a killer line-up of funny women talking about comedy, women, feminism and other topics as yet

undecided. Join Sara Pascoe, Jo Caulfield, Emma Kennedy and another exciting name TBC* for what’s bound to be an excellent evening of chat.

As part of Beyond a Joke.

www.standardissuemagazine.com

*Line-up subject to change

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 8.30pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £12

Sajeela Kershi presents

IMMIGRANT DIARIES

Statistics don’t tell the story, people do Who are these ‘bloody Immigrants’. Hear from them in this multi Award winning antidote to anti-immigration

/refugee rhetoric. Funny, sublime stories from host Sajeela & her guests. Residents of this marvellously multi-cultural Island. *****(Argus)

*****(FreshAirFringe) *****(AsianCultureVulture) *****(Remotegoat)

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

Jokes On Us Free Festival present

IRISH DAVE’S FOREIGN INVADERS

Comedy & Cocktails’ Dave McGuckin is mounting a comedy invasion Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Join him and a selection of great

“foreign” comedians active in the British comedy scene today, including President Obonjo, Ishi Khan-Jackson and more! Nobody tell

the Home Office...

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 8.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

2Funny Comedy present

ISHI KHAN-JACKSON: I’MMIGRANT

Her ancestors joined the wave of migration from India to Africa. Ishi grew up with a confused identity. She then migrated from Africa

to the UK. So who is Ishi now? In her new stand up hour, Ishi explores migration, identity & belonging. “Engaging Raconteur” Three Weeks

Funny Women Best Show nominee.

www.2funny.org.uk

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Guildhall Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (30)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

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IT’S A PUNNY OLD WORLD

To celebrate UK Punday, a panel of experienced and distinguished pundits discuss the history of puns and how (& why) they have become

an essential part of the British sense of humour. What are the key characteristics of puns? Why do we groan when a pun is told? The panel

will include comedians, academics and the odd special guest. Chaired by Martin Ballard, BBC Radio Leicester.

As part of Beyond a Joke.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 1pm (2pm)

VENUE: BBC Radio Leicester Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (3)

ENTRY: FREE

Off The Kerb Productions present

IVO GRAHAM: WORK IN PROGRESS

Festival favourite, Ivo Graham works up a brand new show ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s been a busy 12 months for Ivo with numerous

TV and radio appearances as well as a total sell-out run of his critically acclaimed show ‘No Filter’ at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. “Cleverly

constructed comic timing” **** Edinburgh Evening News. “Beautifully constructed comedy” The Scotsman.

www.ivograham.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS:

Tickets for all festival

shows are available from

our festival box office

Give the helpful ticketing team a call on 0116 242 3595 or click on www.comedy-festival.co.uk

Tickets are also available to buy in person from the ticket office in Highcross & from Curve.

FESTIVAL TICKET OFFICE 0116 242 3595

Tetrad Presents

JACK BRITTON’S GREATEST HITS (DEBUT ALBUM)

In Jack Britton’s much awaited debut album every song is an instant hit. Come along for an hour of passion, ferocity and infectious vibes,

featuring such favourites as ‘I know what you did last summer (because you do it every summer)’ and ‘Arklife’. Get down, get dirty, get

a bit uncomfortably shouty with Leicester’s one and only comedy diva. Double bill tickets available at www.attenborougharts.com

www.jackagbritton.tumblr.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

VENUE: Attenborough Arts Centre Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (1)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

The Cookie present

JACK CAMPBELL - BOY GIRL BRAIN

Jack Campbell’s new show which is basically just a new hour of stand-up and he has picked the title based on a bit of material to create

the illusion of something with a theme. Contains structure.

www.jackcampellcomedian.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

ENTRY: £5

Dead Cat Comedy present

JACK CAMPBELL - IS THIS THE BEST OF JACK CAMPBELL?

Jack brings to you his debut hour show, again. The show travelled from Leiceater to Edinburgh via Adelaide, so why not finish it back

in the city where it all started for the English Comedian of the year 2014. Twitter YourboyJC

www.www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

ENTRY: £5

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EVENTS

Off The Kerb Productions present

JAKE LAMBERT & TOM LUCY

Join Jake and Tom, two of the most exciting stand-ups in the UK, as they deliver their brand new shows at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

Tom Lucy - “Outstanding young comic and one to watch. Headed for great things!” Harry Hill Jake Lambert - “Brilliant one-liners” Chortle

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10.20pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

Get Comedy present

JAMALI MADDIX - WORK IN PROGRESS

As seen on BBC1’s ‘The John Bishop Show’ and fresh from supporting Jim Jefferies to a packed Hyde Park audience Jamali Maddix

is bringing his unprecedented, unedited and unflinchingly funny debut hour to Leicester. Come and see a star in the making. “Maddix

genuinely feels like a fresh voice” Chortle

www.getcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£3)

Jokes on Us Free Festival present

JAMES & SEABURN: PIANO CHOCOLAT

James & Seaburn are in the best traditions of the comedy double act; eccentric, off kilter but still accessible and endearing. Through

the mediums of stand-up, sketch, songs and silliness, James & Seaburn present a fun-filled journey through modern life, touching on themes

as diverse as alien invasion, charity stunts, career angst and the emotional trauma of lost socks.

www.jamesandseaburn.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Phil McIntyre Entertainments present

JAMES ACASTER - RESET (WORK-IN-PROGRESS)

4 time Foster’s Comedy Award Nominee for Best Show; 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, James Acaster brings new things to Dave’s Leicester

Comedy Festival 2016. As seen on Live At The Apollo, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week (BBC) & 8 Out of 10 Cats (Ch 4) As Heard

on James Acaster’s Findings (Radio 4) and The Josh Widdicombe Show (XFM) “This is stand-up of the highest, most playful order” Guardian

www.jamesacaster.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £8

JAMES ALDERSON IN THE HUNGER JAMES

“Best Comedian 2014” James Alderson has been through a lot of ups and downs in his life! Join James as he explores his life and

tries to work out how he’s arrived at being out of shape, middle aged, and out of breath, and see if maybe, just maybe, he can find

a way to conquer food once and for all! “A joy to watch!” I Want Comedy “Deserves a bigger stage!” The Portsmouth News

www.jamesalderson.net

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

JAMES COOK IN ALWAYS BE ROLLING: THRONE OF GAMES

Expanded and Updated! Award-winning comedian James Cook explains how board games can change your life, save the world and

get you an all-expenses- paid trip to Germany. “wonderfully genuine, highly accessible and interesting” Gigglebeats “an hour better spent

than playing Monopoly” Chortle “Brilliant, charming, v.funny” Richard Osman off of Pointless

www.jamescookcomedian.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: FREE

“One of the top 100 events of the year” the sunday times

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Glorious Management present

JAMES FARMER - ULTIMATE WORRIER

Join James (writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats, League Of Their Own, Have I Got News for You) as he worries about worrying too much, about worrying

too much... about worrying. Think Inception, but with a lot more worrying. Jimmy Carr tour support 2014. “Very funny” (Bedfordshire on Sunday).

“Sharp and Witty” (BroadwayBaby)

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 12.30pm (1.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Dead Cat Comedy present

JAMES LOVERIDGE - WORK IN PROGRESS

Following on from his sold out debut show James Loveridge brings another hour of hilarious true stories to Dave’s Leicester Comedy

Festival as this exciting young comedian/loveable idiot comes to terms with growing up. “This undoubtedly the best free show that I have

seen at the Fringe.” Broadway Baby

www.www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Gag Reflex present

JAMES MEEHAN: BEAST WARS (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

Multi award-winning comedian James (from Gein’s Family Giftshop and Funz & Gamez) presents his debut solo show. One man’s journey

into finding out what the shit he’s doing with himself. A look at class, race, growing up and whether or not he’s actually called James.

“This is an adventure” Steve Zissou. “Razor sharp timing and cutting northern wit” Shortcom. “Refreshingly nonchalant” Time Out

www.gagreflex.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.35pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Dead Cat Comedy present

JAMES ROSS - LEOPARDOPTERA

High-energy, left field stand-up for people who’ve read a book, without pictures, and enjoyed it. Charming moustachioed comedian

WLTM audience with GSOH for fun, maybe more. Sell-out run, Edinburgh Fringe 2015 5* One4Review 4* Daily Mirror “[the] irresistable

momentum of a drunk on an obstacle course.” The Socialist Twitter: @jamesrosscomedy

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

MHA Talent present

JAMES VEITCH - WORK IN PROGRESS

Join James Veitch (author of the Best-Selling book ‘Dot Con’) as he brings his brand new show to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

“Veitch is ahead of the curve” Guardian. “Ingenious... one to watch” Independent

www.veitch.me

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

ENTRY: £6

JAMIE DALGLEISH - I DRINK, THEREFORE I AM

Fresh faced young Glaswegian Jamie Dalgleish may not look like your typical drunken philosopher, but having now spent half his life

drinking, the former ‘Scottish Comedian of the Year’ now invites you to join him in a riotous hour of stories about Battling the Bottle, Aristotle...

and any other piss that’ll get him a laugh! “Full of energy & instantly likeable, a bright future in Stand-Up” Edinburgh Festival Journal

www.comedy-festival.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 10.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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JARLATH REGAN - BUT YOU CAN CALL ME JARLATH

It’s the perfect show to start your Saturday night fresh from a sell-out run at the Leicester Square Theatre. A rip-roaring standup show from

the host of global hit podcast, An Irishman Abroad. As recommended by The Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, Huffington Post, and

Marc Maron. As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News “More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in a whole hour” Metro

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 6pm (7pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£5)

JARRED CHRISTMAS - HAVE A HOON ON THIS

Jarred Christmas is laying his comedy smack down in the form of energetic storytelling, pumped full of jokes and banter. Issues will be dealt

with, feelings will be kicked in the teeth, current affairs will be smacked round the head, hype will be used in the blurb and tall tales will be told.

“One of the funniest men to pick up a mic” Time Out.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £12 (£10)

JARRED CHRISTMAS AND HOBBIT - BEAT MY BOX

A stand-up comedy and beat box collaboration. Hobbit is an award winning beat boxer, Jarred Christmas is an award winning comic.

When their powers combine, they create a very fun and daft show. Music from the mouth, a loop station, a tubby man dancing, theme tunes,

8 mile style beat box battles, games, prizes and shit loads of laughter. It’s party time! What time is it? Seriously mate,

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 10pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

Proper Funny Comedy present

JASON NEALE’S FOOTPRINT

Following Sold Out shows @ DLCF 2015 and a successful 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester’s own affable everyman returns with

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a Brand New Solo Show. “Well-written sharp gags & stories tied together with a stage persona that warms an audience instantly” Exchange Comedy

“Unafraid to push the boundaries with his humour, often smashing through them altogether with a sense of glorious purpose” Commentary

www.jasonneale.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want (£4)

JASPER CROMWELL JONES & FRIENDS

We follow the posh hapless adventurer on his latest adventure. A new character show from Joe Bor, award winning comedian and TV warm

up for The Graham Norton Show, Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Sunday Night at The Palladium. As seen on Dave. Listed in

the top jokes of the fringe in The Independent, The Daily Mail and The Daily Mirror.

www.joebor.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

Jokes on Us Free Festival present

JAY HAMPSON TRIES HIS BEST

Jay Hampson is many things. Some he’s good at some he’s not but he always tries his best even if it sometimes falls short. This is the debut

work in progress show from the Amused Moose Laugh Off Finalist, Beat The Frog World Series Winner and promising new(ish)comer Jay.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 8pm (8.45pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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JEN BRISTER - WORK IN PROGRESS

Jen Brister returns to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival with a brand new show that at the time of registering she hadn’t started

writing yet. No doubt it will be hilarious* (*I can’t guarantee that.) Here’s some stuff that people she didn’t pay said about a completely

different show. “Blisteringly Funny” The List; “Gorgeously talented” Time Out; “This is as near perfect stand up as I have seen” Scotsgay

www.jenbrister.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6

JIM BAYES - PURE JIM

Pure Jim is Jim’s 2nd solo show. After What am I doing here? focussed on being a fat frustrated 30 something Pure Jim is the brilliant

& hilarious story of losing weight, learning to live healthier & trying to be a better human both physically & socially with somewhat varied

results. Brilliant observations, sharp lines & well crafted jokes this is a great fun show not to be missed from 1 of the UK’s bright new acts

www.jimbayescomedy@gmail.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 9.15pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Red Comedy proudly present

JIM SMALLMAN - BISCUITS FOR ALL

So in 2015 Jim Smallman got nominated for Best New Show at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Then he went to Edinburgh and had

a great time. This is 2016’s new show. It’s not written yet. By February 19th, it will be. Will it be funny? Probably. He’ll bring biscuits for

you and do at least one joke about how you say the word “Belvoir” because he’s from Leicester originally. In summary: New show.

Will be good. Come! www.jimsmallman.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 6.15pm (7.15pm)

ENTRY: £5

Red Comedy proudly present

JIM SMALLMAN - MY GIRLS

There are two girls in comedian Jim Smallman’s odd little life: his precocious, entertaining eleven-year-old daughter with whom he shares

ridiculous adventures, and his new wife, the love of his life, who happens to be a retired adult performer. This show is about them. Best New

Show nominee, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2015. “Beautiful comedy from the stand-up who wears life on his skin” Sunday Times.

www.jimsmallman.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 6.15pm (7.15pm)

ENTRY: £5

JO D’ARCY AND PATRICK DRAPER: CRETINS

Patrick Draper (“Killer punchlines” Funhouse Comedy, “Compelling stage presence” Stagefright Comedy) & Jo D’Arcy

(“Great persona, excellent timing and very visual” The Stand Comedy Clubs). Two of the most impressive up & coming acts on the circuit

bang their heads together, for a brand new hour of offbeat dark twisted stories and nonsense. We’ll be clever, we’ll be stupid, and

we’ll probably throw in a sing-song too.

www.patdraper.me.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 3.30pm (4.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Claire Stephens Management present

JOANNA NEARY - FACEFUL OF ISSUES

The much-loved Celia, housewife and host, returns on tour with her Toxborough Village Hall Chat Show, in aid of the Animal Hospital for

a kitten who needs an iron lung. Topical talks, showbiz exclusives, celebrity interviews plus a local locksmith’s bawdy confessions, a recipe

for air soup and a photograph of a conker. “It’s a smart, fun and exquisitely crafted show” The List “A gloriously lo-fi show” Bruce Dessau

www.joneary.com/home.html

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 4.40pm (5.40pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

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JODY KAMALI - SPECTACULAR!

An exhilarating character comedy show set in a dysfunctional circus. Think David Copperfield meets Ben Stiller meets Hammer Horror

gone wrong in this riotous, surreal parody of circus and magic. “A chaotic and exciting performance that left the audience in stitches” EdFringe

Review “It’s mayhem. Pure, unadulterated madness. And it’s completely hilarious.” Nouse

www.jodykamali.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

JOE BOR: BEAR GRYLLS AND ME

A new stand up show from award winning comedian and TV warm up for The Graham Norton Show, Mock The Week, Never Mind

The Buzzcocks and Sunday Night at The Palladium. As seen on Dave. Listed in the top jokes of the fringe in The Independent, The Daily

Mail and The Daily Mirror. “Joe Bor is a must see” Alan Carr

www.joebor.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £4 (£3)

Chambers Management Touring Proudly present

JOE LYCETT: THAT’S THE WAY, A-HA A-HA, JOE LYCETT

The self-proclaimed ‘absolute lad’ is back with an all new stand-up show, following appearances on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats

Does Countdown and a wine tour of the French Riviera. There’s a good chance you’ll Lycett. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. “Cheeky, warm

and super-funny” Time Out. “Entertainingly mischievous” Guardian. “Finds brilliance in what could be merely workaday” Chortle.

www.joelycettcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ O2 Academy Map Ref: MAP 2 (43)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £12 (£10)

Chambers Management Touring Proudly present

JOE LYCETT: WORK IN PROGRESS

Join award-winning sparky stand up Joe Lycett as he workshops material for his third hour show. Expect it to be rough round the edges, interactive,

potentially slightly awkward, but most of all BLOODY GOOD FUN. His 2012 show got nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer so it

can’t be all bad. As seen on Celebrity Juice and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. ‘Imaginative and cheekily subversive comedy... Entertainingly mischievous’

(Guardian). ‘A delightfully natural style that builds a real connection with the audience... an accomplished storyteller’ (Chortle). www.joelycettcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£5)

Old Man Management present

JOE SUTHERLAND: MODEL ACTRESS

Exciting newcomer Joe Sutherland is a triple-threat: Singing! Dancing! Mime! - None of these will feature in his show; he’s just very

threatening. With a baby-face and the voice of an angel on 40 B&H a day, Joe is “definitely one to watch” (Chortle), “oozing star power

from every pore” (The Mirror). This is a FREE 45 minute preview of his solo debut (work in progress).

www.joesutherland.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 8.15pm (9pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Glorious Management present

JOE WELLS - 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT UKIP

The follow up show to the critically acclaimed (**** Chortle, **** Broadway Baby) debut show ‘Night of The Living Tories’. As heard on

Radio 4 Extra and ‘No Pressure To Be Funny’. As seen on Amnesty International’s ‘Human TV’ and supporting both Alexei Sayle and Frankie

Boyle. Joe Wells believes you should treat all people with love and compassion, but that’s not easy when a quarter of them voted UKIP

www.joewells.org.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

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Off The Kerb Productions present

JOEL DOMMETT - CONQUER

One of the UK’s most energetic and charming comedians returns to the road! Joel’s fourth solo show retells his hilarious quest

to become world champion at, well, literally anything he can claim world championship at.

www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Loughborough Town Hall Map Ref: MAP 4 (64)

TIME: 8pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £11 (£9 students)

Off The Kerb Productions Present

JOEL DOMMETT: WORK IN PROGRESS

Join Joel at The Cookie as he tries out brand new material ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Star of ITV’s Reality Bites, BBC3’s

Impractical Jokers and Russell Howard’s Good News. “Hilarious, delightful tales” The Scotsman “Excellent storytelling comic” The Guardian

www.joeldommett.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

JOEL DOMMETT’S PICK OF THE WEEK

Join Joel (Impractical Jokers BBC Three, Reality Bites ITV2, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sky1’s Bring the Noise) as he handpicks

his favourite acts from each week of the festival. Your chance to see 3 of the best festival comedians, hosted by the “hilarious” (The Scotsman)

“manically funny” (Three Weeks) Joel Dommett. Line up confirmed on www.comedy-festival.co.uk

www.joeldommett.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £9

JOEY PAGE: CATASTROPHE PARTY

Alternative comedian, Joey, 30, one previous owner, with all of his own teeth and hair, has been on television (as seen on Nevermind

the Buzzcocks, BBC Three Comedy Presents and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy) yet he still lives at his mum’s house. Here he is moaning

about it in a fun way, whilst simultaneously looking at how awful the modern world is and celebrating his 10th year as a stand-up comedian.

www.joey-page.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6.50

PBJ Management present

JOEY PAGE: IMAJOENARY (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Joey Page 31, has moved out of his mum’s and is worried about the apocalypse, heartburn and white van men who smoke outside

his window. He is in awe of washing machines and wants to escape reality. Have a swim around inside his head for an hour, the water’s

fine and there’s a wicked slide.

www.joey-page.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Off The Kerb Productions present

JOHN GORDILLO: PROGRESS IN WORK

Take this unique opportunity to see one of Britain’s most fertile comic minds running out brand new material in intimate surroundings.

John has appeared on many stand up shows, hosting the BBC’s seminal current affairs show RDA and has directed works by everyone

from Eddie Izzard to Reginald D Hunter. “Brilliant. Poignantly funny” **** The Scotsman

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

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EMX Management proudly presents

JOHN HASTINGS WORK IN PROGRESS

John has been through things. He needs to write a show he has two ideas for and has no idea which one will show up with him but he

hopes you enjoy it. Amused Moose Best Show Finalist 2015, Just For Laughs 2015 and as seen on Seann Walsh’s Late Night Spectacular

& The One show. “This fast growing comic is a pleasure to watch” The Times.

www.brcomedy.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £5

EMX Management proudly presents

JOHN HASTINGS MARKED FROM THE START

John is a premature born, nervous yet confident, coddled, only grandson in his family. After years of being protected from any sort

of responsibility he recently became his nephew’s godfather. See how this brought him closer to his father and discover why the NHS isn’t

really that bad. “This fast growing comic is a pleasure to watch” Times. “Well crafted show” The Herald.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6.50

The Mason Sisters @ PBJ present

JOHN KEARNS: WORK IN PROGRESS

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A work in progress from a man who made comedy history by wearing a wig and false teeth. Come see how easy it really is. Winner of the Fosters

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2014, Newcomer Prize 2013 & Panel Prize 2008. “A true comedy original” Time Out.

www.pbjmanagement.co.uk/artists/john-kearns

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £6

Good Stick Limited present

JOHN MCKEEVER: MULTIFARIOUS

After a fantastic Edinburgh Fringe John is proud to bring his debut solo show to DLCF! With only his body, voice and trusty clothes rack,

he effortlessly morphs from persona to persona, blurring the lines between stand-up, storyteller and multiple personality disorder. Come

and meet the multifarious mind of John McKeever! “McKeever’s talent for character creation is a thing of delight” Broadway Baby ****

www.john-mckeever.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 11th: 9pm (10pm) / 12th: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Andy Wright presents

JOHN OTWAY AND WILD WILLY BARRETT

John Otway is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour

and a self-deprecating underdog persona. Otway teamed up with Wild Willy Barrett in 1972 and the pair released their first single.

Gypsy/Misty Mountain was a dedication to the fortune teller who had assured Otway that fame and stardom was just around the corner.

www.o2academyleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: O2 Academy Map Ref: MAP 2 (43)

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £12

The Cookie present

JOHN PENDAL INTERNATIONAL MAN OF LEATHER

This solo stand-up comedy show is the true story of how a shy Baptist boy from Watford became an unlikely international sex ambassador,

when he won the 25th annual ‘International Mr Leather’ contest in Chicago in May 2003. Armed with a love of spreadsheets he set out to

tour the world representing every kink and fetish regardless of whether he liked them or not.

www.johnpendal.com/iml.html

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 2pm (3pm)

ENTRY: FREE

“Leicester’s huge annual hooding is a bona fide highlight of the comedy year” the independent

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Exchange Comedy Club present

JOHN PENDAL INTERNATIONAL MAN OF LEATHER

This solo stand-up comedy show is the true story of how a shy Baptist boy from Watford became an unlikely international sex ambassador,

when he won the 25th annual ‘International Mr Leather’ contest in Chicago in May 2003. Armed with a love of spreadsheets he set out to

tour the world representing every kink and fetish regardless of whether he liked them or not.

www.johnpendal.com/iml.html

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 9.15pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

The Fear Corporation

JOHN ROBERTSON - LET’S REDECORATE!

John Robertson (The One Show, Videogame Nation) eulogises his best friend in this kinky, heartbreaking show about death, grief,

bondage and mental health. Contains jokes. “A splendid comedy beast. ****;” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman ****; The List, ****; The Skinny,

“his material is edgy, intelligent and smoothly-delivered ****” The Age, Melbourne

www.thejohnrobertson.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

The Fear Corporation present

JOHN ROBERTSON’S THE DARK ROOM

The Dark Room is the world’s only live-action videogame! After 4 million YouTube hits and sell out shows in Edinburgh, London, Hong Kong,

Melbourne and Berlin, come to Leicester and see it in a bus! Win £1000! Or some crap we found in a charity shop! “NOT TO BE MISSED”

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The Guardian, *****; The Skinny ****; The Scotsman *****; FringeReview, WINNER Argus Angel Brighton Fringe 2013 “Don’t miss it” Daily Telegraph

www.thejohnrobertson.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 10.45pm (11.45pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

JOHN ROBINS - SPEAKEASY

All new show from comedian, firebrand, sometime DJ and all-time vibe magnet. A festival favourite returns after critically acclaimed,

sell-out shows. One half of The Elis James and John Robins Show on XFM. as Seen on Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central (Comedy Central)

and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave). “Humane, interesting and consistently funny” **** Independent.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £9 (£7)

JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: STDAD-UP

An idiotic comedy show about having and then not having a father, and how stupid you need to make yourself look to get away with

speaking ill of the dead. Incredible silliness from the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society co-host and Radio 4 News Quiz writer, who’s

currently training with Philippe Gaulier. “Intelligent, precise and deadly funny” **** Chortle.co.uk. “An exquisite moment with peas”

***** One4Review.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 4.40pm (5.35pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

Just the Tonic present

JOHNNY VEGAS IS UNPREPARED BUT READY

Johnny Vegas returns to Leicester after last year’s brilliant sell out show. A very rare chance to spend an hour in the company of the man.

This will be one of the first public outings of his new show. To know Johnny Vegas, you really have to see him live. Come listen to the man that

can make the mundane and tragic into comedy gold. The funniest man this country has produced. Hurry up, it will sell out!

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £12 (£9)

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Jokes On Us Free Festival present

JOHNSTON & MILTON’S WIRELESS SHOW: VOL 1

Johnston & Milton unfurl their surreal and idiotic imaginations in the form of radio style comedy. Come and be part of a live recording

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treating your ears to bizarre characters, beautiful sound effects and a blistering array of fake radio commercials which mock the hyper-capitalism

of our age whilst simultaneously making you want to buy false nasal hair. So put on that nice jumper we picked out for you and join us.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.35pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Jokes On Us Free Festival present

JOHNSTON & MILTON’S WIRELESS SHOW: VOL 2

Do we love you? Of course we do. We’ve held off from visiting Mildred’s house by the stark windswept beaches of Northumberland to

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perform a second radio style comedy show just for you. Good comedy should be about escapism, so close your eyes and allow your lovely head

to be flooded by a wave of joyous sound effects, eclectic imagery and strange characters. It’s a totally different show than yesterday!

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.35pm)

ENTRY: FREE

thejomarsh present

JO-JO BELLINI: THIS & THAT

Miss Bellini will sing, sashay, season and sauté an evening of song and salacious sensations that will get your juices flowing with a cabaret

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style that’s never been seen before - anywhere! Jo-Jo Bellini whips the audience into a frenzy while whipping up supper, the menu is accompanied

by her impressive lungs belting out a carefully-selected list of Tom Jones classics. **** Three Weeks **** The Mumble

www.jojobellini.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 5.50pm (6.50pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

JON LONG & WINDING ROAD

Stand up comedy with songs. The best way to know if you’ll like this is to watch one of my videos online. Get there from

twitter @JonLongStandUp and if you like it come along, it’s free entry/pay-what-you-want! Winner of the Comedy Store King Gong London

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September 2015, 2nd Place at the Cavendish Arms Summer Competition 2015. “Jon has great crowd skills backed up by great material” Tom Craine

www.jonmarklong.wix.com/jonlongstandup

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

JON PEARSON: I AM WHAT I AM

Jon is what he is... a big man, with big and often unique opinions. From hopscotch as a valid exercise routine to his positive twist

on modern day cannibalism. Join Jon for a laughter filled hour of standup comedy, looking at the world from an elevated 6ft 6in perspective.

“Very tall and hugely funny” Lucy Porter “Brilliant and witty gags” - EdFringeReview.com

www.jonpearson.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Melton Theatre Map Ref: MAP 3 (57)

TIME: 8pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

JON WAGSTAFFE- IT WAS THIS BIG

Come on a journey into the world of simple man, Jon Wagstaffe. A man with a crazy past who just really likes fishing. Watch Jon bridge

the gap between fishing and everyday life.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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Dead Cat Comedy present

JONATHAN MAYOR IS SCREAMING!

What a world! What a world! Discover what in the world makes Jonathan scream. Joy? Pleasure or pain? Absolute fury? The Church

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of Mayor is on the march so join his expanding cult. No Gatorade or smocks. “Marvellously wicked” Sarah Millican “Hilarious. Charmingly vicious.

Not sure how he gets away with it sometimes” Jason Manford

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Gag Reflex present

JONNY AWSUM: LIVE IN LOUGHBOROUGH!

Join Jonny for a laugh-packed hour of musical comedy and feel-good factor. “A truly magnificent show ... if The X Factor had a comedy entry

he would be too good for it” ***** (Three Weeks). “Guaranteed to lift your spirits” ***** (Mirror). As featured on the BBC Radio 2 Arts Show.

www.loucoll.ac.uk www.jonnyawsum.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Loughborough College Arts Academy Map Ref: MAP 4 (62)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £7

JONNY PELHAM: BEFORE AND AFTER

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where the show received 4 stars from the Scotsman, The Sunday Times and the

Daily Mirror, as well as being a Guardian pick for The Fringe’s funniest newcomer Jonny Pelham brings his hotly anticipated debut

show to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival “The Laughs are explosive” Chortle.co.uk

www.brcomedy.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £5

JONNY PELHAM: WORK IN PROGRESS

Following on from his critically acclaimed show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (4*’s The Scotsman, The Sunday Times,

The Daily Mirror and a Guardian pick for The Fringe’s funniest Newcomers) Jonny Pelham brings his new show to Dave’s Leicester

Comedy Festival. “The Laughs are explosive” Chortle

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

JORDAN BROOKES: ADVENTURES IN LIMITED SPACE

Truth and fiction knock lumps out of each other on the battleground of a pale, malnourished man’s body and mind. A nonsense

delve into identity, ambition and the lies we tell ourselves to get out of bed in the morning. Expect stand-up, character sketches,

unnatural smiling and a callous lack of emotional pay-off in this vaguely anticipated debut hour. **** Chortle **** List **** Fest

***** The Mirror

www.brcomedy.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £4 (£3)

JOSIE LONG & FRIENDS

Josie Long presents a one-off show that promises daftness, excitement and surprises, featuring a host of special guests.

“An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect, Long builds delightful comedy worlds.” **** THE TIMES

“A passion for ideas and creativity” **** THE GUARDIAN “London’s Lena Dunham” EVENING STANDARD

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 8pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

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NCF Comedy

JOY CARTER: ASPECTS OF JOY

Joy Carter was born in Nigeria. She was adopted by a white couple and grew up as the only black person in Scunthorpe, which was

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not relaxing. After a spell as a showgirl, which sat easily with her Christian faith, she turned to comedy. She tells her story through stand up/music

and is the only person on the stand-up circuit who plays the flute angrily. However her underlying theme is hope. “So Brilliant” Jo Brand

www.Joycarter.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 7.50pm (8.50pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance (£4)

Heroes of Fringe present

JOZ NORRIS: BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

Award-winning idiot Joz Norris (of the Chortle Award-nominated Weirdos Collective) returns to Leicester with a new one-off, high-concept

comedy show. This one is a solo show performed in two adjacent venues simultaneously in which, via multimedia and lots of running, Joz

tries to entertain two audiences at once. “An absolute idiot... Simple, silly and screamingly funny.” Fest

www.joznorris.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 1pm (2pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Avalon Promotions present

JULIAN DEANE

Hilarious debut from multi-award-winning comedian Julian Deane. “Deliciously twisted, seriously good gags, quick, sharply written

and endlessly repeatable lines” Guardian. “His trick is to make you think you’re watching standard stand-up fare, then twisting expectations

with sharp, original punchlines” Independent.

www.juliandeane.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

NCF present

JULIET MEYERS - JIVE TALKIN’/DOG WALKIN’

A flipping Portuguese rescue dog with issues and an evil imaginary child are ruining my life but I love them both. Stand-up, stories,

a bit of tenderness (mostly caused by bruising when the dog chased a squirrel), a dash of beligerence and confessions of peeing on things.

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* A work-in progress show * writer for 8/10 Cats and Sarah Millican tv prog * Part of Kayal Sunday all-dayer “Smart and very funny” Independent

www.ncfcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 3.20pm (4.20pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

NCF Comedy in association with Andrew Roach Talent present

JULIETTE BURTON - WORK IN PROGRESS

Work in progress show from award-winning performer, Juliette Burton. It’s decision time. Juliette has to make a BIG choice and she has

to make it now. WINNER: Argus Angel Award (Brighton Fringe 2015 and 2012) “Burton’s got huge talent and then some!” ***** DAILY MIRROR

“Powerful stuff” **** SUNDAY EXPRESS *Part of the Kayal All-Dayer*

www.julietteburton.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 3.20pm (4.20pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

Just The Tonic present

JUST THE TONIC FIVER FRIDAY - EARLY

Five Top Comedians for a Fiver. Leicester’s regular comedy club brings high quality / bargain price. Paul McCaffrey, from BBC3’s

‘lmpractical Jokers’ and one of our favourite comedians at the moment. We have 2 other acts that we are not allowed to list (oooh... how exciting).

Compere “sad-eyed Jack Nicholson lookalike” (Leicester Mercury) Darrell Martin. Hurry up. These shows sell out so hurry!

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 7pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £5

“Leicester’s annual bash with a packed bill of top names” the independent

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Just The Tonic present

JUST THE TONIC FIVER FRIDAY - EARLY

Five Top Comedians For A Fiver. Just the Tonic “consistently boosting the most interesting line ups in the country” The Times. Keith Carter

appears as one of his characters. Nathon Caton ‘specialises in laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours’ GUARDIAN

and Jim Smallman ‘wonderfully gritty’ Guardian. Hosted by “a cheeky c’&” (Ricky Bervais), Mr Darrell Martin. Hurry up and book!

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy/

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 7pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £5

Just The Tonic present

JUST THE TONIC FIVER FRIDAY - EARLY

Five Top Comedians For A Fiver - “the best comedy club in the country“ Johnny Vegas. lan Cognito - Cognito has been compared to Lenny Bruce.

Matt Reed is a cheeky Geordie who has been headlining clubs for years. We will have 2 more top acts acts booked. See Just the Tonic website

for full listings. Darrell Martin comperes... giving away drinks and generally fooling around

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy/

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 7pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £5

Just The Tonic Presents

JUST THE TONIC FIVER FRIDAY - LATE

Just the Tonic’s Fiver Friday now in a late night package. Different to early show: Rob Rouse ‘cartoon face and cheeky banter allow him to get

away with murder’ Independent. George Egg “hugely entertaining variety turn”. Paul McCaffrey “Likeable, animated and fluid with a first rate

sense of timing” Chortle. Another act TBC. Maybe hosted by Darrell Martin (might get someone better).

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy/

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 9.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Just The Tonic present

JUST THE TONIC FIVER FRIDAY - LATE

5 acts for a fiver: Just the Tonic’s late night tonight is a stonker: Lloyd Griffith “The next big thing” FHM “Lloyd Griffith is the king of the

unexpected. His sense of fun is infectious, his singing voice faultless and his anecdotes are told with boundless confidence.” THREEWEEKS Keith

Carter is Nige, one of the best comic creations around. We have 2 more acts TBC. Check our website for details. An amazing night

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy/

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 9.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Just The Tonic present

JUST THE TONIC FIVER FRIDAY - LATE

Fiver Friday’s going out with a bang! Joel Dommett ‘Manically funny act’ THREE WEEKS ‘Hilarious.. delightful tales’SCOTSMAN. You know him

does tele n that. Nick Doody is one of the circuits great unsung heroes. Staying that, he received a string of 5 star reviews in Edinburgh in 2015.

2 other acts that we are awaiting confirmation as I write. Hosted by the Duracell bunny of comedy Darrell Martin. Check listings

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy/

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 9.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Just The Tonic present

JUST THE TONIC SEVEN QUID SATURDAY - FESTIVAL SPECIAL

Leicester’s weekly comedy club pulls out all the stops and brings festival special Saturday shows. This week we see it headlined by the mightily

impressive Noise Next Door. This is pure fun. This is roof raising nonsense from the best pack on the circuit. Paul McCaffrey from BBC3’s Improbable

Jokers, does an opening set. Irish stand up Eleanour Tiernan fits neatly in the middle. Plus compere.

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 8pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

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Just The Tonic present

JUST THE TONIC VALENTINES SPECIAL - SEVEN ACTS FOR £7

Want to avoid over priced restaurants. Still want to go out on this day of romance but not feel ripped off? Come to Just the Tonic. You give us £7

and we will put comedians on. At time of going to press we have Barry Doods, Juliet Myers, Howard Read and Phil Kay That is already a monster

night. Look at website for more. Have a laugh with us! Love and mayhem

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8pm (10.30pm)

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

ENTRY: £7 (£5)

Just The Tonic present

JUST THE TONIC’S SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY WITH JOHNNY VEGAS COMPERE

Just the Tonic brings another ridiculously great bill of comedy. We have Johnny Vegas compering and amother surprise act that we cannot

announce. Also on the bill is Peter Brush. He came to Edinburgh with us Iast year. He is peculiarly in a very funny way. We love him. Stephen Bailey

completely storms this gig when he does it. A spectacular night.

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

ENTRY: £13

Just The Tonic Presents

JUST THE TONIC’S SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY WITH SPECIAL GUEST

We have 1 big name act booked that we cannot announce. It’s a surpise. We have another one awaiting confirmation that will be listed on

our website. This will be a fantastic night. Our problem is we are aiming so high for our acts that we have to keep some secret. Grab a ticket

and have a fantastic night. Check our website for more details as we get them. We are confident this will sell out once we announce.

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

ENTRY: £10

JUSTIN PANKS: JOY IS THE ENEMY OF PROGRESS

Are you happy? No, of course not. You’re not supposed to be. The only human beings who’re truly happy sit around the war memorial

drinking shoe polish. Forget trying to be being happy, embrace the misery and try to enjoy the simple things in life, such as an hour of

unpretentious, brutally honest stand-up comedy that’s way better than you think it’s going to be.

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 10.45pm (11.45pm)

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

ENTRY: FREE

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Phil Jarvis presents

KAFKA OR MAGALUF

Part Rave, Part Nightmare, an immersive trip to a bureaucratic nightclub. Clipboard or waffle? Dance or cry? Kafka or Magaluf? “admirably

shambolic...highly recommended”(So it goes, John Fleming’s blog),“showed creativity and talent and certainly lived up to the remit of the night

being for new and different things”(nottscomedyreview blog), CRITIC’S CHOICE Gareth Morinan Alternative New Act Of The Year Award 2014.

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 10.45pm (11.45pm)

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

ENTRY: FREE

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MZA & Kaibosh present

KAI HUMPHRIES: HOW TO BE HAPPY

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“Happy, original and surreal. An immensely gifted stand-up”(Skinny); High-octane, happy-go-lucky Geordie star of Comedy Central’s ‘Comedy Store’,

Kai has toured UK, Australia & 15 countries across Europe. “Enormous fun, warm and positive” Chortle; “Sunny friendliness & impossible likeability

that makes his rude humour feel mischievous & thoroughly inoffensive, hilarious!” 4STARS 3-Weeks “Side-splittingly funny”(Fest)

www.kaihumphries.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 6.15pm (7.15pm)

ENTRY: £7.50 (£6)

NCF Comedy present

KAREN SHERRARD: A FÊTE WORSE THAN DEATH

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Welcome to the village fête in Llanfairchwaraesboncen in the South Wales valleys, hosted by 76 year old Iris Evans. Complete with competitions,

slide shows and featuring guest speaker, Esme de Flange, a lascivious TV gardener providing advice on sowing seed, trimming your shrubbery

and producing a prize marrow. But will you be able to contain yourself for... THE RAFFLE? “Warm, witty and winsome” Colin Sell BBC R4

www.karensherrard.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 10.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

UTC Artist Management present

KATE LUCAS - WORK IN PROGRESS

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2014 Kate Lucas presents a work in progress of her highly anticipated debut show ahead of the

Edinburgh Fringe. “Delightfully crude...gleefully nasty” Chortle

www.utcartistmanagement.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

NCF Comedy present

KATE SMURTHWAITE - WRONG SORT OF FEMINIST

Left-wing, feminist, atheist comedy from Kate Smurthwaite - writer for Have I Got News For You? and BBC3’s BAFTA-winning The Revolution

Will Be Televised. Kate has appeared on Question Time, The Big Questions and This Morning but was recently deemed “too controversial” for

Goldsmith’s College. A show about choice, freedom, the feminist movement, asylum seekers in the UK, Couples Come Dine with Me and edible pants.

www.katesmurthwaite.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 7.50pm (8.50pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

KATHERINE RYAN: KATHBUM

Star of Live At The Apollo, QI and The Jonathan Ross Show, the razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian returns with a highly anticipated

new show. Hot on the heels of a complete sell-out UK and Australian tour, Katherine hits the road with another terrific comedy show. Put this

at the top of your ‘must see’ list for this year’s comedy diary. “Young, smart and acridly funny.” SUNDAY TIMES “Thoughtful, funny and just

twisted enough.” THE TIMES “Warped wit... striking presence... killer lines... calm confidence.” SCOTSMAN

www.demontforthall.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: De Montfort Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (8)

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £18 (plus £3 transaction fee)

Jokes on Us Free Festival present

KATIE MULGREW - DROP. THE. MIC.

At the time of writing this, comedian Katie Mulgrew just had a baby and has absolutely no idea what this show will be about. All she knows

is that it will be a free stand up show from a sleep deprived shell of a woman. She’ll just be happy for an audience who don’t throw up on her

or expect to be breastfed. **** The Skinny **** Gigglebeats **** Ed Fest Mag

www.katiemulgrew.co.uk

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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Jokes on Us Free Festival present

KATIE PRITCHARD - EVEN THE LITTLE ONES

Come along and enjoy some sublime craziness, all in the name of fun. Expect Characters, shiny costumes, sweets, parodies and original

songs on her Ukulele called George. Katie is also very proficient at impersonations of inanimate objects, and is a professional Kazoo player.

It’s going to be one big magical mystery tour around the inner workings of her brain. Who knows what could happen?

www.katiepritchard.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 9.30pm (10.15pm)

VENUE: The Soundhouse Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (34)

ENTRY: FREE

Barnstormers Comedy and NCF Comedy present

KEVIN PRECIOUS: GECKO

Gecko finds former RE teacher Kevin Precious falling out with a Brighton New Age type, bemoaning a Facebook request from a former

associate who’s doing very well (and is keen to show it), and offering a version of an old metaphysical idea by way of resolution. Sound

complicated? Don’t worry, it isn’t. “Kevin’s stage charisma and poise set him head and shoulders above” The Times. Part of the Kayal All-Dayer.

www.kevinprecious.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 4.40pm (5.40pm)

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

KING STREET COMEDY

54a King Street (aka Nigel’s Coffee Shop) is no stranger to comedy. Having played host to Mark Steel during his three week visit

to Melton Mowbray this well-loved café opens up its basement for one night of top quality stand-up comedy. This will be one cosy gig you’ll

never forget! Limited availably so book early!

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 6pm (7pm)

VENUE: 54a King Street Map Ref: MAP 3 (56)

ENTRY: £5

Dead Cat Comedy present

KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN IS A HYSTERICAL WOMAN

Join Leicester Mercury & Amused Moose Finalist Kiri Pritchard-McLean as she performs an impossibly ambitious debut hour show

investigating genetics, gender and race - what a laugh. Is Kiri likely to end up committing an accidental hate crime? Come along and find out!

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

ENTRY: £5

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS:

Tickets for all festival

shows are available from

our festival box office

Give the helpful ticketing team a call on 0116 242 3595 or click on www.comedy-festival.co.uk

Tickets are also available to buy in person from the ticket office in Highcross & from Curve.

FESTIVAL TICKET OFFICE 0116 242 3595

Lucy Thompson presents

LADY

Leicester Local, Midlands Comedy Best New Act Runner Up and Birmingham Breaking Talent award nominee Lucy Thompson brings you an

a brand new Show. “Lady” is a new women’s magazine. Watch as interviewer and story writer Tony meets some of the wonderful and tragic

characters with some tales to tell who will grace the pages of Take a Breaks biggest rival. “Brilliant” The Voodoo Stands Up

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

ENTRY: FREE

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Chambers Management Touring Proudly present

LARRY DEAN: WORK IN PROGRESS

Following his Best Newcomer nomination at the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards, 2015, Larry Dean brings a new show to Dave’s

Leicester Comedy Festival.

www.larrydeancomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£5)

LATE NIGHT DELIVERY

Fancy some late night laughs in the festivals newest venue? Of course you do. A mixed bill of great festival acts all performing

under the watchful eye of George Rigden, one of the best hosts on the UK comedy circuit.

Line up confirmed on www.comedy-festival.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 10.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: £7

The Black Horse present

LAUGH YOUR ED OFF AT THE BLACK HORSE

3 nights of brilliant comedy at this great pub. Each night will feature a top line of comics from across the UK circuit, plus special

guest headliners. Confirmed acts include Duncan Oakley (“the future of Rock N’ Roll comedy” NME), Nathan Caton (‘Live at the Apollo’)

and Steve Day (“warm, funny and thought provoking” The Scotsman). Check the website for full listing.

www.blackhorse-aylestone.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Black Horse Map Ref: MAP 2 (39)

TIME: 7pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £10

The Black Horse present

LAUGH YOUR ED OFF: SUNDAY SESSION

A great night of comedy at a great pub. Bryan Lacey (“A silver tongued charmer” Metro) is joined by Alfie Moore (‘Show Me The Funny’

ITV And BBC Radio 4), Alex Hylton (‘So You Think You’re Funny’ finalist) and comedy singer songwriter/rock musician Duncan Oakley

(BBC Radio 4; “a frequent dash of silliness” Chortle).

www.blackhorse-aylestone.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Black Horse Map Ref: MAP 2 (39)

TIME: 7pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £10

LOROS present

LAUGHTER AT LOROS

Join us for a great night of comedy at LOROS Hospice, a local charity which cares for over 2,500 people every year. An evening of amazing

comedy, hosted by English Comedian of the Year 2014, Jack Campbell. Since winning the competition, Jack has gigged across Europe

& Australia. Full line up will be announced on www.comedy-festival.co.uk

www.loros.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: LOROS Hospice Map Ref: MAP 2 (41)

TIME: 8pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £9

LAUGHTER YOGA WORKSHOP

Laugh yourself to wellbeing! Come and join us for a fun filled gentle exercise session focussing on laughter therapy. Suitable for all ages.

Pre booking required.

www.leics.gov.uk/loughboroughlibrary

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Loughborough Community, Library and Learning Centre Map Ref: MAP 4 (63)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £3

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NCF Comedy in association with Andrew Roach Talent present

LAURA LEXX - WORK IN PROGRESS

Marriage isn’t easy at the best of times... let alone when you’re a comedian. And so is your brand new husband. Join Laura Lexx (Funny

Women Finalist) as she explores the ways in which stand-up comedy has ruined her life and tries to expose the cliches of marriage and the

painful stereotypes foisted on both sexes. Can marriage be funny without being negative about it? Let’s find out... “Real comedic steel” Guardian

- part of the Kayal All-Dayer www.ncfcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 4.40pm (5.40pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

LAURENCE CLARK: INDEPENDENCE

How far can any of us become truly independent? Laurence takes up the challenge of finding out. Laurence was named Shortlist

magazine’s Funniest New Comedian and came runner-up at the Edinburgh Fringe’s Amused Moose Laughter Awards. Star of BBC1’s

“We Won’t Drop the Baby” and BBC2’s Are You Having A Laugh?

www.laurenceclark.co.uk/

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

LEE LARD -THE UK’S NO. 1 COMEDY TRIBUTE TO PETER KAY

Now in his 10th year and with over 2500 performances under his belt, Lee Lard is still being voted the most popular comedy tribute

act in the UK! Lee’s outstanding tribute to Bolton’s funny man Peter Kay has now been enjoyed by thousands of fans throughout the UK

and abroad. Lee Lard’s Peter Kay Tribute Show is as popular now as ever and continues to ‘sell out’ wherever he goes.

www.jukeboxleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Juke Box Map Ref: MAP 1 - A1 (15)

TIME: 7pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £6

Leicester Fridge proudly present

LEICESTER FRIDGE: A QUESTION OF SNORT

The comedy pub quiz with a difference returns for the second year! With prizes available for either correct or funny answers, why not

get yourself a team together and spend your Sunday afternoon seeking the answers to life’s great questions with local comedians. In proper

pub quiz style, entry is £1 per team member, payable at the start of the quiz.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 4.30pm (6pm)

ENTRY: £1 per team member

Leicester Fridge proudly present

LEICESTER FRIDGE: BATTLE FOR LEICESTER

A sell-out smash last year, teams from Leicester’s regular comedy nights square up to one another, to find out whose is the funniest

night in town! Last year’s winners Proper Funny will be defending their title on home turf, hoping to retain the unique Battle for Leicester

trophy, made from the rubble of the Council Offices which were blown up on the final day of last year’s festival. £5 advance or PWYW on the door.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 9.30pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £5

Leicester Fridge proudly present

LEICESTER FRIDGE: MIDNIGHT FEAST

Leicester’s finest B&B landladies Faye (Just Joanne) & Trish (Suzanne Rowland) will be putting on a show especially for you. Imagine

a party at your great aunt’s: cheesy footballs, rubbish parlour games, family arguments with a few local guest comedians thrown in. Free

entry for Fridge Loyalty Card holders only. Don’t want to miss out? Then get yourself to one of Leicester’s regular comedy nights & pick up a card!

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 11.45am (1am)

ENTRY: FREE with a Fridge Loyalty Card

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Leicester Fridge proudly present

LEICESTER FRIDGE: MINI FRIDGE - FOR KIDS

11am: The Even More Further Adventures of Shirley - a highly immersive show the whole family can take part in. 1pm: Lindsey & Ian’s Incredible

Interactive Improv - sing, dance and be daft in a wig, with Lindsey Warnes Carroll & Ian Hall. 3pm: Kids’ Court - children get the chance to put

parents, siblings & friends on trial for their heinous crimes! Three shows in one day - all for kids!

To find out more & buy additional tickets visit www.attenborougharts.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Attenborough Arts Centre Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (1)

TIME: 11am (4pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£15 for family group of 4)

Leicester Fridge, ahem, ‘proudly’ present

LEICESTER FRIDGE: NAKED COMEDY

For one night only, local comedians get their kit off and perform totally starkers live on stage... will they rise to the occasion or wilt like

flowers in the midday sun? Either way, it’s all for a good cause! All proceeds go to charity, see the festival website for more details. Not

for the easily offended or the excessively squeamish. Entry with advance ticket only - no door sales on the night.

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 11.45am (12.45am)

ENTRY: £8

LEICESTER MERCURY COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR

Now in it’s 22nd year, the stellar list of past winners include Josh Widdicombe, Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford, Seann Walsh

and Rhod Gilbert. Join us as we present this year’s finest up and coming acts, nominated by top comedy promoters from across the UK.

A serious comedy competition.

In aid of Big Difference Company. Registered Charity 1135167

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 7.30pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: £16 (£14)

Anthony King presents

LEICESTER STANDS UP AT THE ROYAL OAK, KIRBY MUXLOE

Leicester Stands Up is back again in Kirby Muxloe with more great comedians in this regular festival show organised by comedian,

the Kirby born and bred Anthony King. National comedy circuit regulars and some new talent will grace the stage. You can get a great

meal at this venue too but, honestly, book in advance. Tickets are available from the venue and the box office but get them early because

this show sells out! www.akstandup.com/lsu

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Royal Oak Map Ref: MAP 2 (51)

TIME: 9pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £10

Lewis Schaffer presents

LEWIS SCHAFFER IS FREE UNTIL FAMOUS, £7.50

Lewis Schaffer is not free in Leicester but only £7.50. New York comic is stuck in the UK with his inspirational and shocking comedy. Satire,

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jokes and a plot. The Scotsman reported “This is one of the most brilliant and amazing comedy shows I have ever seen in my life.” and Fringe Guru

wrote “Schaffer’s crass, offensive, disturbingly-hilarious bumbling is working toward something genuinely liberating.”

www.lewisschaffer.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 7.45pm (8.45pm)

ENTRY: £7.50

LIVE AT DE MONTFORT HALL

A jam-packed evening headlined by The German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn and featuring Zoe Lyons, Howard Read, Gary

Delaney and everyone’s favourite musical comedian and Radio 4 star Mitch Benn! Phew!

www.demontforthall.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: De Montfort Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (8)

TIME: 8pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £20 plus £3 transaction fee

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Glorious Management present

LLOYD GRIFFITH - BAROQUE AND ROLL

I wrote this blurb in August and I’m writing the show as you read this but you can expect jokes, songs, dancing, probably a story about

Grimsby Town. You’ll laugh, you’ll fall in love with me (again). As seen on BBC3’s Sweat The Small Stuff & Radio 1’s Live Lounge Comedy Club.

“His sense of fun is infectious, his singing voice faultless and his anecdotes are told with boundless confidence” Three Weeks. PLEASE COME

www.lloydgriffith.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

LLOYD LANGFORD - WORK IN PROGRESS

Join Lloyd for a box fresh new hour of ramshackle but charming stand up comedy that may contain jokes about the clavicle,

endangered parrots and the etiquette of finding a box of free sex toys in your hotel room. This is being written in October 2015

and these things may change. As seen on Q.I (BBC1), as heard on The Unbelievable Truth (BBC Radio 4). “Just the right level of Welshness”

**** The Mirror

www.thecookieleicester.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £5

NCF Comedy

LOST VOICE GUY - DISABILITY FOR DUNCES

Can you really not talk? Have you considered an exorcism? Are you just in it for the parking? Have you ever tried talking just to see

what happens? How do you have sex? Seriously, can you not talk at all? These are just a few of the bizarre questions that BBC Comedy

Award winner Lost Voice Guy gets asked on a regular basis. Now he’s decided to answer them all for you in his new show.

www.lostvoiceguy.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Dead Cat Comedy present

LOU CONRAN - I LOVE LOU C

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(I’m in my dressing gown eating boiled eggs, drinking coffee, making this up) Imagine visiting your favourite spinster Aunty, no one dares ask about

her living situation, she’s a touch eccentric but always has a comedy story for every situation. That. “Naturally funny” Sarah Millican

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

Jokes on Us Free Festival present

LOVDEV BARPAGA - INFECTIOUS

Lovdev Presents his first ever solo show providing 45 minutes of Stories, puns, and one-liners in the finest tradition. Lovdev really

is the 21’st Century Asian Ken Goodwin go support this guy

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 9.15pm (10pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Luca Cupani presents

LUCA CUPANI: STILL FALLING

Winner: So You Think You’re Funny? 2015 “funny and fresh and so, so moreish” Kate Copstick The man who was too funny for Italy

has moved to the UK! After an impressive Edinburgh Fringe, he’s now coming to Leicester! Equipped with a strong Italian accent, he delivers

hilariously crafted material (and something new!!) with a lot of bizarre observational humour. Living the dream... and STILL FALLING!!

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 6pm (6.50pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want (£3)

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LUCY PORTER - PERSPECTIVE

Lucy Porter returns to Leicester with her brand new show ‘Perspective’. An hour of stand-up and storytelling from one of the

country’s most enduringly popular stand-ups, as heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and as seen on QI. “Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes...

genuinely delightful” The Telegraph. Book early.

www.lucyporter.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 6pm (7pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

LUCY ROPER: INAPPROPERIATE

Lucy Roper explores the realms of what is good and bad taste with a mixture of poetry, rap, one-liners, storytelling

and terrible, terrible puns.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 19th: 9pm (10pm) / 20th: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

CatFace Talent present

LUISA OMIELAN AND ELLIE TAYLOR - WORK IN PROGRESS

Ellie Taylor and Luisa Omielan join forces to bring you an hour of feel-good stand up comedy. You might recognise Ellie Taylor from

Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Snog Marry Avoid, or Comedy Central’s Brotherhood. Luisa Omielan’s viral #ThighGap video performed

at the Melbourne Comedy Festival has over 28 million views. Her solo shows ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’ And ‘Am I Right Ladies

are comedy phenomenons!

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £8

MADS BRYNNUM: ONE GEEK TO RULE THEM ALL

Do you know what THAC0 stands for? Are you concerned with whether Darth Vader or Voldemort would win in a fight? And do you

firmly believe that Han did in fact shoot first? Danish comedian Mads Brynnum returns to Leicester with a show that answers what we

can learn about parenting from Darth Vader, why playing Dungeons & Dragons is the perfect training for being a politician, and what to

do when the zombies come.

www.madsbrynnum.dk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 10.30pm (11.30pm)

ENTRY: £6

MARK DOLAN: TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE

Why do only middle class people seem to have allergies? At what point can you lip-kiss a female friend? And why are some people

apparently so damn busy they can only sign off emails with their initial? Mark Dolan will answer these questions and more with his hilarious,

brand new stand-up show for 2016. **** “Fantastic, thoroughly entertaining” METRO

www.markdolan.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

MZA & Amity Productions present

MARK NELSON: OLDER THAN JESUS

Award-winning Scottish stand-up with some thoughts on life now he is officially older than Jesus. Telegraph Critic’s Choice & Star

of BBC1 ‘Don’t Drop the Baton’. “Wonderfully crafted gags... talent that is simply obscene!” LIST; “Blistering material which pushes dangerously

near the boundaries of good taste.” SUNDAY TIMES; “Powerful punchlines, devastatingly effective.” CHORTLE;

www.mza-artists.com

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 7.45pm (8.45pm)

ENTRY: £7.50 (£6)

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The Comedy Agency present

MARK PALMER - BEST MEDICINE

We have all heard the saying “Laughter is the best medicine” and it’s true - laughing is good for you! Worry and anxiety cause stress,

which eats away at our health. The root cause of most sicknesses and diseases is stress. Start laughing and it will reduce your stress.

Mark Palmer, described by the press as “Clean, Classy and Clever”, brings us his “BEST MEDICINE”. Great comedy with no harmful side-effects!

www.markpalmer.co.za

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 7.50pm (8.50pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

Cosmic Management present

MARK SIMMONS

Puns, one-liners and prop gags - a master of the long lead-in with delightfully daft but carefully crafted jokes. Runner up 2013 Leicester

Mercury Comedian Of The Year. Fresh from 50 date tour support with Seann Walsh. “This show is absolutely jam packed with jokes, his delivery

and comedic timing are perfect” One4Review, 2015.

www.cosmiccomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

Avalon Promotions present

MARK SMITH - LOG FLUME

Mark Smith (Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment, Russell Howard’s Good News, car owner) is back with a brand new show. Expect to hear

him bang on about tattoos, all night petrol stations and the ways in which he can improve himself and not feel like he is simply treading water

as his life rushes past him at a terrifying rate. Don’t panic though, there’s also a couple of dick jokes. “One to Watch” Guardian

www.marksmithcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

Impatient Productions present

MARK WATSON: I’M NOT HERE 2016 TOUR PREVIEW

“Terrifyingly funny” The Times, “Belly laugh brilliant...the audience was weeping with laughter” Time Out, “Mark Watson is a Prodigy”

The Guardian Mark Watson (multi-award-winning star of numerous TV shows and his own cult Radio 4 series) returns with a preview of

the follow-up show to his highly celebrated ‘Flaws’. In short: if you like comedy, but you don’t come and see this, you’re acting very oddly.

www.markwatsonthecomedian.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £16

Phil McIntyre Entertainments present

MARKUS BIRDMAN - GRIMM REALITIES

Growing up, my Preacherman father made me draw Bible stories. I don’t remember the stories, but I draw great. A modern day comedic and visual

take on those Grimm’s classics; Cinderella, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood. A reality tale for the 21st century. A children’s fable for adults.

Amused Moose Best Show nominee 2015. An example of observational comedy done flawlessly, I can give this show nothing but praise. Highly

recommended. ***** - Keepingupwithnz.com www.markusbirdman.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

Marny Godden presents

MARNY GODDEN: FLAP ‘EM ON THE GATE

As part of hugely popular cult comedy show The Grandees, Marny Godden has brought to life a collection of very colourful characters.

In this, her debut solo show, she mixes clowning and storytelling taking the audience on an uplifting fun-packed adventure. Meet The Little Wula,

The Hoover Lady and Wilmot Brown, the finest actor in London Town to name a few.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.25pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

“The longest running comedy festival in Britain” the sunday telegraph

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Bemused Goose Productions

MAT EWINS WILL MAKE YOU A STAR

Having performed 19,000 times ACROSS 4 SEPARATE COUNTIES; gigging in venues like chip shops and U-boats (and once performing

in a packet of Doritos); Mat “Leicester” Ewins returns to the city that gave him his middle name. Leicester. Ewins will talk of the highs

and lows of being A MAJOR HOLLYWOOD STAR AND HE WILL MAKE YOU ONE TOO. “Unquestionably a very strange man... whilst delivering

massive hilarity” GUARDIAN www.matewins.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.10pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Avalon present

MATT FORDE: GET THE POLITICAL PARTY STARTED

Following his sell-out Edinburgh 2015 run Matt Forde, now widely acknowledged as the country’s leading political comedian returns with

a brand new show tackling some of the many great questions facing our country in the aftermath of the election. Will we have a second referendum?

Will David Cameron serve a full term? Will Jeremy Corbyn still be Labour leader by the time of this gig? As seen on Mock the Week

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 5th: 7.30pm (8.30pm) / 6th: 6pm (7pm)

ENTRY: £10

MATT GREEN: FIT FOR PURPOSE

Based on current trends, Matt is about halfway through his life. What has he achieved and what can he look forward to? Does he

deserve a mid-life crisis yet? “Really funny” **** The Scotsman “Spot-on observational humour” **** Everything Theatre “Why someone

as funny as this isn’t doing the Apollo, or having a Radio 4 series of his own, is a bit of a mystery” **** Theatre Bath. Part of the Kayal All-Dayer.

www.mattgreen.org

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 7.20pm (8.20pm)

ENTRY: £7 advance / £8 door

DCP present

MATT HOLLINS SHOWCASE TO DC PRODUCTIONS

Local comedian Matt Hollins, has been plying his trade up and down the country for the past 12 years, but his big break to stardom

has eluded him. But that could all change tonight, he’s going to perform in front of comedy industry expert Dave Cheddarton. Cheddarton

is head of the influential DC Productions, he’ll go on after Matt and do a comedy Q & A session, before deciding whether to sign Matt

to his stable.

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£4)

Get Comedy present

MATT REED - STALKED

This is the story all about how his life got flipped, turned upside down, and he’d like to take a minute - just sit right there - to tell you

about the time he was stalked. A true story about how one fan’s loyalty became an obsession. “Absolutely hilarious” BBC “Clever audience

banter that never missed a trick” Leicester Mercury

www.getcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 6.15pm (7.15pm)

ENTRY: £5

James Grant & Fluid Thinking Present

MATT RICHARDSON: WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Join multi-award winning Matt Richardson as he works out some new jokes and tells some old ones all ready to go on tour.

“Sharp, Funny and Warm” - Heat Magazine. As seen on The Xtra Factor, Big Brothers Bit on the Side, Celebrity Squares, Celebrity Juice

and a Documentary about spoiled dogs. Really.

www.mattrichardsoncomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £4 (£3)

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Avalon Promotions

MATT WINNING - MUGABE AND ME (3D)

Matt Winning: Mugabe and Me Moderately anticipated debut hour of idiosyncratic nonsense from Winning (The Comedy Zone 2013,

finalist BBC New Comedy Awards 2012, winner Hilarity Bites New Act 2011, finalist Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2010 and 2011).

Also co-creator of the ‘cultish’ (Independent) Fringe show the Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) with Mat Ewins, John Kearns, Adam Hess,

Richard Gadd, Lolly Adefope and Fin Ta

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £3

Dawn Sedgwick Management present

MAX AND IVAN: THE END

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Welcome to Sudley-on-Sea. Take a look around. You don’t have long. Seriously. Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award and Melbourne Barry Awardnominees

Max and Ivan (BBC1’s ‘W1A’, Radio 4’s ‘Casebook of Max and Ivan’) bring their smash Edinburgh Fringe hit to Leicester as they tell an epic

tale of a small town, on the day of its destruction. ***** The Times ***** The Mirror **** Guardian **** Sunday Times **** The Scotsman

www.thecookieleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £7

MAXINE JONES: NOW WE ARE SIXTY

With a month to go, Maxine Jones is bewitched, bothered and bewildered by the prospect of turning 60. Maxine has appeared

on BBC Woman’s Hour and RTE Arena. This performance is in preparation for her fourth Edinburgh show. “Audience loved it”

Buxton Review, “Brilliant” Northern Standard, “Made me laugh a lot” Jo Enright, “Top 10 feminist fatales” Chortle,

“Witty, warm and polished” Brighton Review

www.maxinejonescomedy.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 5pm (5.50pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Dead Cat Comedy present

MEL MOON - SICK GIRL

Upon deciding to end her own suffering after being diagnosed with a rare endocrine disease, Mum of two and Comedian Mel Moon (35),

began to write her journey using the best medicine she had access to, comedy. Soon after she became the youngest member of the

Euthanasia organisation Exit and began fine tuning the details required in order to reach a peaceful end. “Powerful and moving” Chortle

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

MICHAEL BRUNSTRÖM: THE HAY WAIN RELOADED

Warning - strictly for aficionados of weird and surreal material. Michael Brunström presents a brand new hour of absurdist

alternative comedy stunts and skits. Winner of the increasingly prestigious Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality 2015

(nominated 2014). “**** This is a strange and wonderful hour... I absolutely loved it.” Scotsman. “Big, bold and dumb” Chortle.

“What the...?” Metro

www.michaelbrunstrom.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 3.30pm (4.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

MICHAEL FABBRI - RENT ASUNDER

Michael Fabbri tears himself and the world apart and examines the pieces for jokes. Star of Michael Fabbri’s Dyslexicon

on Radio 4 CHORTLE AWARD NOMINEE BEST CLUB COMIC “exceptionally funny, extremely sharp, hugely enjoyable” The Scotsman

“Startlingly insightful” The Guardian

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £6

“Leicester’s huge annual hooding is a bona fide highlight of the comedy year” the independent

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Dead Cat Comedy present

MICHAEL J DOLAN - FUCKED THUMBS

Video games and slow death. I’ve spent my whole life playing games. As my hands finally seize up around my controller I examine a life

I’ve failed to live. “Savagely funny” Chortle. “Gloriously and hilariously nihilistic” Time Out Twitter - @michaeljdolan

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

MICHAEL STRANNEY & OLAF FALAFEL:

EXPECT THE UNEXPORCUPINE

2015 New Act of the Year Michael Stranney and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Runner Up Olaf Falafel bring you an hour

of fun-filled silly comedy. With a mixture of off-beat characters, one-liners and outlandish tales, they invite you into their wholly

unique worlds. “A delight” Steve Bennett, Chortle. “Satisfying, slick and silly” Three Weeks

www.olaffalafel.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

MIK ARTISTIK’S EGO TRIP

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip are a strange and wonderful beast of a band, juggling a mix of stand up, rock, and performance art

effortlessly... and even getting funky with it. Its an incredibly daft, joyful, and sometimes poignant affair, as Mik tumbles around

the stage spluttering lyrics, occasionally tripping over leads whilst sprinkling straws all over the audience. Come along, sing, dance,

laugh... you wont regret it

www.mikartistik.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Soundhouse Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (34)

TIME: 7.15pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Fluid Thinking Management

MIKE NEWALL: HIGH ON GRAVY

A hysterical hour of storytelling from Manchester’s most Northern comic. From male grooming to rodents Mike has it all covered

in his eclectic hour of stand-up comedy. Join Mike as he gives you a glimpse of his world via a slightly off-kilter perspective.

*Please note that this show does not contain gravy. “well-crafted jokes, great call-backs and a wonderfully dry delivery” Three Weeks

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Duffy’s Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (9)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£3)

MissImp present

MILLIONS OF VOICES: IMPROV ON ALDERAAN

MissImp, the East Midlands leading improv group, present Millions of Voices: a completely improvised show telling the story of everyday

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folk on the doomed planet of Alderaan - and all based on audience suggestions. In the world premiere of this touching & funny show, you’ll meet

normal Alderaanian people as they go about their lives, completely unaware that the Empire is about to blow their planet to smithereens...

www.missimp.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Upstairs at the Western Map Ref: MAP 2 (54)

TIME: 8pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

IMWP present

MILO MCCABE - WORK IN PROGRESS

Following on from the success of 2015 cult Edinburgh hit ‘Genesisocide’, multiple award nominated character comic Milo McCabe presents

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the world premiere of his latest creative masterpiece. As seen on ITV1, BBC3, Channel 4 and Channel 5 ***** The New Current “...comic character

perfection” ***** Scotsgay “creative masterpiece” **** Chortle “undeniably funny” **** The Skinny “massive amounts of fun”

www.milomccabe.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 20th: 10.30pm (11.20pm) / 21st: 7.20pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £5

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MIXED DOUBLES

Sketch comedy quartet Mixed Doubles bring their distinctive brand of rapid-fire humour to Leicester. Since forming in 2012, the collective

of Will, Rose, Paul and Megan have won a Dave Comedy Award for ‘Modern Conversation’, graced BBC Radio 4 on Sketchorama and enjoyed

acclaimed runs at 2013 Edinburgh and 2014 Adelaide Festivals. Double up. You won’t regret it. “One to watch... a real flair for the silly” - Chortle

www.upstairsatthewestern.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Upstairs at the Western Map Ref: MAP 2 (54)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

MJ HIBBETT (AND STEVE) - HEY HEY 16K

A new two-man musical from the team behind Dinosaur Planet, Moon Horse and Total Hero Team, featuring songs, dad jokes, time travel,

ZX Spectrums, Ada Lovelace, beer, tap dancing and Steve in the role of a lifetime: MJ Hibbett! “You’re pretty much guaranteed to love this funny,

inspiring show” Fringe Guru “An hour of uplifting comedy with very funny songs” Everything Theatre

www.heyhey16k.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £5

MNOZIL BRASS - YES! YES! YES!

This septet from Vienna is probably the strangest brass ensemble ever. With their musical virtuosity mixed with their unique kind of comedy

the only way to describe Mnozil Brass is possibly to label them a cross between Mr Bean and the Monty Python of the music world. They really

have to be seen to be believed which is why their concerts are selling out, so don’t miss this brand new show Yes! Yes! Yes!

www.demontforthall.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: De Montfort Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (8)

TIME: 7.30pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £28 plus £3 transaction fee (Under 16s £16)

Dead Cat Comedy present

MOLLAND AND SULLIVAN: FREESTYLE COMEDY

It’s stand-up, but not as you know it: no rules, no backup, no script. Under the influence of the audience this international duo deliver

a unique hour of stand-up comedy every single show. “amazing” NME, “audacious” Scotsman, “a blast of hilarity” Manchester Evening News,

“a unique comedy experience” New Current twitter: @mollandsullivan facebook: www.facebook.com/mollandsulliv

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

RBM

MORGAN BERRY - WATERSHIP DOWN

Join award winning character comedian Joe Rowntree for Morgan Berry: Pet Bereavement Counsellor. (Rabbit Specialist) Born in

Barnsley raised in Africa- Bafrican! The car wash is in trouble. Morgan must save it from going under. Can his on-line course in Pet Bereavement

yield dividends and stop it from going ‘Watership Down.’ **** The Mirror “a rare bit of talent”

www.morgan-berry.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 7.50pm (8.50pm)

ENTRY: £5

Andy Wright presents

MR B. GENTLEMAN RHYMER

Mr.B began his Chap-Hop career in the summer of 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations (UK rapper,

jump-up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy) together and create a genre. ‘A Piece Of My Mind’, his first ditty was released in

Japan on Second Royal Records and its accompanying video and UK tour dates alerted the rest of the world to this new musical form.

www.o2academyleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: O2 Academy Map Ref: MAP 2 (43)

TIME: 8pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: £10

“Find everything from regular stand up to interactive comedy experiences” the daily mirror

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Bob Slayer presents

MR SUSIE’S INTERSTELLAR BOBBINS

Mr Susie is a hopelessly confused alien from a star on the other side of the universe. He’s come here to save Planet Earth but hasn’t

got a clue about anything at all. Mark Davison (Drunk Histories, Top Coppers, Plebs, Cuckoo, Toast Of London) returns with a brand new

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character comedy. “This is a brilliant show” The Guardian, on 2014’s Mr Susie’s Last Chance Cabaret “Wonderfully odd character creation” Time Out

www.bovismavis.wordpress.com/mr-susie

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £7.50 (£5)

The Rat Pack Productions Ltd / NCF Comedy

NATHAN CASSIDY: 42 (PREVIEW)

A set list of YOUR choice from 42 options creating infinite different shows and a quest for the meaning of life. Can happiness be

found from chaos? Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee 2012 and Winner Best Show 2014/Nominee 2015 Buxton Fringe. “Awesome gig...

Cassidy creates great energy on the stage...a must see show.” Cool as Leicester 2015 “Gloriously entertaining” Chortle

www.nathancassidy.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 9.10pm (10.10pm)

ENTRY: £5

Off The Kerb Productions present

NATHAN CATON: STRAIGHT OUTTA MIDDLESEX

After stellar performances on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Radio 4’s Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothin’ and wowing audiences in comedy

clubs up and down the UK, this rising star is back with his unique blend of charming, charismatic and intelligent on-point comedy in a show

not to be missed! “...laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media” Guardian

www.nathancaton.com

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

Nathan Willcock/Beyond Compere

NATHAN WILLCOCK: STATE OF THE NATHAN (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedian Runner Up, brings you his new show. It’s about love, politics and not being very good at either.

It may or may not contain jokes about coffee, the Tories and a textile designer from the 19th century. “Slick and silly” Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Had them in stitches” The Tab, “Some handkerchief-based gags” Broadway Baby

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

BlundaBus present

NEVERMIND THE BUSSTOPS

Bob Slayer’s infamous late night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Anything can happen if you let it: storytelling, gossip and more.

DoubleDing, room for one on top? But be warned, the BlundaBus is intimate so make sure you get a ticket to ride! Liberty Award Winner 2014,

Malcolm Hardee Award Winner 2013, Barry Award Winner 2014... “Brilliant off-the-cuff show” ThreeWeeks. “Spirit of the Fringe” Guardian.

www.blundabus.com

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21: 9.45pm (11.45pm)

TIME: 12, 13, 20: 10.45pm (11.45pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

NICCI TAKE: PREY

What happens when the hunter becomes the prey? Men are Predators. But don’t know it! Nicci cross-dressed to change his staff’s

view of him and changed her view of the world. She isn’t a cross-dresser, she’s livid.

www.niccitake.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

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NICK DOODY

Nick Doody makes his Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival debut in a mash-up of favourites from his last few Edinburgh shows.

Expect insightful, imaginative, opinionated stand-up and the odd bit of offence that isn’t *that* gratuitous when you really think about it.

“Pure genius” The Scotsman “simply the best, unadulterate, gimmick-free hour of stand-up I’ve seen” Chortle

www.nickdoody.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 7.45pm (8.45pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£5)

NCF Comedy

NICK REVELL - FEMINIST PORNO JIHADI

“exhilarating and thought-provoking, angering and very funny.” Kate Copstick, Scotsman “if you are looking for some first-class, experienced

satire, this is your show.” Broadway Baby “incisive analysis, accessorised with colourful imagery and lots and lots of proper jokes.” Guardian

“the winning ability to mix a cohesive critique of society’s ills with a surreal, mashed-up worldview.” Bruce Dessau

www.nickrevell.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 7.50pm (8.50pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£7)

Phil McIntyre Entertainments present

NISH KUMAR & MASUD MILAS DOUBLE BILL WIP

2015 Fosters Comedy Award Best Show Nominee, Nish Kumar brings new things to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016. As seen on ‘Live At The

Apollo’, ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC) and ‘Alan Davies As Yet Untitled’ (Dave). As heard on ‘Newsjack’ (BBC R4). Introducing one to watch, Masud

Milas previewing his spectacular debut hour. Nish: “A truly impressive stand-up” ***** Time Out Masud: “Super chilled out” Time Out

www.mcintyre-ents.com/represent/

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 6pm (8.15pm)

ENTRY: £10

So Comedy by arrangement with QI Ltd present

NO SUCH THING AS A FISH WITH THE QI ELVES

The QI elves take to the road in the first live touring version of their multi-award-winning hit podcast, on the back of their sell-out Edinburgh

Festival run. Join Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray, James Harkin and Anna Ptaszynski as they serve up their pick of bizarre, extraordinary

and hilarious facts from the QI universe. “The QI elves drop so many facts your head will spin!” The Guardian

www.leicesterymca.co.uk/y-theatre-whats-on-details.php?listing=1551

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 5pm (6.15pm)

ENTRY: £14 (£12)

NOELS ARMS COMEDY SPECTACULAR

The Noels Arms presents a comedy spectacular! Joining Melton Mowbray’s very own funny man, Jon Pearson for this special event will be:

Back by popular demand! Opening the show is: Chris Norton-Walker Closing the show will be the fantastic star of your TV screens: Dane Baptiste

Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Noels Arms Map Ref: MAP 3 (59)

TIME: 8pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £6

CKP present

NOISE NEXT DOOR: NOISE IN THE HOOD

The unstoppable comedy juggernaut that is The Noise Next Door are turning up the volume for their third national tour! Get ready for

a night of mind-blowing songs, jaw-dropping characters and side-splitting punchlines from the undisputed masters of off-the-cuff comedy.

As featured on BBC One, ITV2, BBC Three & Radio 1. “Hilarious ... a superior kind of chaos” Telegraph “Comedy gold” Guardian

www.thenoisenextdoor.co.uk

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £12.50

“Leicester’s annual bash with a packed bill of top names” the independent

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NORM ROCHER: I HAT LENNY HENRY

Lenny Henry ignored me when I tried to meet him backstage at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2011. 5 years later and I’m back

to tell the tale with this hashtag:

#comicreliefwesternphilanthropiccolonialismandpoliticalantipathyinrésistanceanupdatedanalysisofthecomediesofidentityinpopularculture

www.normrocher.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.45pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£3)

Heroes present

NORMAN LOVETT: ENTERTAINING MOANER

Maybe best known for his role as Holly on Red Dwarf, Norman Lovett is a peerless stand up comedian who inspired the likes of

Stewart Lee. “A true master of his craft, genuinely brilliant.” Chortle. Tonight he might talk about Elvis? He might not? He will be hilarious.

www.normanlovett.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £7

Big Difference Productions present

ODD COUPLES

From the producers of Comedy in the Dark, Hotel D’Comedie, Old Folks Telling Jokes and Comedy in a Car, join us for Odd Couples -

a chance to learn everything you never knew you wanted to learn about comedians - who, at least before the show starts, are best of friends.

If you love the TV show “Mr & Mrs” (& who doesn’t?!), you’ll like this. Line-ups include Sara Pascoe, John Robins and Joel Dommett. Hosted

by David Morgan. www.comedy-festival.co.uk

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £9

Tetrad presents

OF, OR AT A FAIRLY LOW TEMPERATURE

How much denim do I wear? How many beards do I grow? Does my mum think I’m ‘cool’? Is there literally anything else that matters in life?

Are acronyms still ‘in’? OOAAFLT is a performance project that examines what is meant by being ‘cool’. It mixes contemporary dance with

storytelling and comedy to question what is ‘cool’ these days.

www.lewysholt.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Attenborough Arts Centre Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (1)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£5)

OLD FOLKS TELLING JOKES HOSTED BY ARTHUR SMITH

A showcase of comedians aged over 55. A sell out as part of past Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festivals, and a huge hit at Edinburgh Fringe and The

Pleasance (London). This show proves that the old ones can be the best...

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 7.45pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £14

Oliver Meech presents

OLIVER MEECH’S IMPROVISED MAGIC SHOW

Oliver creates a unique comedy magic show at the drop of a (top) hat, from your suggestions. Always different. Always great fun. Discover

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what happens when spontaneity and impossibility collide. Total Sell Out 2013 and 2014. “My jaw hit the floor” (BBC). “Could rival Derren Brown”

(Theatre-Wales.co.uk). Magic Consultant: Discovery Channel. Ages 7-107.

www.olivermeech.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 4.45pm (5.45pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4)

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OMAR HAMDI: WORK IN PROGRESS

BBC3 and Radio 2 star, Welsh-Egyptian motormouth Omar Hamdi is “just what the comedy scene has been crying out for” Daily Telegraph.

He returns to the festival with an all-new work in progress show. As seen on ‘Seann Walsh’s Comedy Spectacular’ (BBC3) and ‘Free Speech’ (BBC3).

“Smashed it like a ceramic plate, every night of the tour” Russell Kane

www.noelgay.com/writers/item/190-omar-hamdi

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

ENTRY: FREE

Off The Kerb Productions present

ON YER BIKE: THE MAGGIE THATCHER GAME SHOW

Join Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho as she presents the most fabulous gameshow of all! On Yer Bike, The Maggie Thatcher Game

Show! Fresh from taking the Edinburgh Fringe and Leicester Square Theatre by storm former Prime Minister and global cabaret superstar

Margaret Thatcher now has her sights set on light entertainment!

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

ENTRY: £10

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PAPPY’S FLATSHARE SLAMDOWN

Pappy’s (two time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees and stars of BBC 3’s Badults) bring their hit podcast to Leicester. Flatshare Slamdown

is an anarchic, award-winning panel show set in Pappy’s fictitious flat. To help them in this exciting high-stakes contest they force their top

houseguests (from the world of comedy) to take sides and fight it out over a series of stupid games.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 5pm (6.30pm)

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

ENTRY: £5

PAPPY’S - LIVE AT FIREBUG!

Pappy’s (Britain Best Live Sketch Team, twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award) return to Leicester for 1 night only.

Performing some of their classic sketches, some new bits and some bits that will come across as new because they’ve forgotten how they

went in the first place. Come and watch three out-of-shape men in their 30s revisit the site of former glories.

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

NCF Comedy present

PARIA EXCHANGE

Two men, one question, no script. Improvised theatre from Nottingham’s leading two person Improv show. Improvisers Ben Macpherson

and Gareth Hughes will make you laugh, smile and maybe even cry with their playful look at the human condition. A guaranteed unique show

that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. Don’t miss out.

www.ncfcomedy.co.uk

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 10.30pm (11.30pm)

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

ENTRY: £7 (£5)

“A strong line-up” the sunday times

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The Mason Sisters @ PBJ present

PAT CAHILL : PANJANDRUM

Pat brings you his much loved and highly praised show direct from the Fringe. See such honest turns as Who’s Blown an Egg? and

Quite Busy by Pat Cahill. He’ll rattle his helmet in your direction and see who takes a bite! “The sheer joy and silliness in Cahill’s material

is irresistibly funny.” **** Time Out, “Stand-up with a difference, reminiscent of the old great comics” ***** BroadwayBaby.com

www.pbjmanagement.co.uk/artists/pat-cahill

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £6

Vivienne Smith Management present

PATRICK MONAHAN THE DISCO YEARS

The family’s favourite funnyman (and occasional disco dancer) is on tour across the UK with his brand new stand-up show! Charged

by Patrick’s memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain, this is a laugh out loud show that is both thoughtful and

smart as well as brilliantly silly! As seen on ITV’s ‘SPLASH!’ ‘FAKE REACTION’, SHOW ME THE FUNNY and ‘CELEBRITY SQUARES’.

www.patrickmonahan.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £12 (£10)

PAUL COOKSON’S PANTS ON FIRE!

A family friendly hour of poems, ukuleles and audience participation. You’ll laugh, you’ll join in and hopefully buy a book! Paul has worked

as a poet for 26 years and is the National Football Museum’s Poet in Residence. A regular at schools & literature festivals, he’s sold over

a million books and his latest titles include Pants On Fire & Crazy Classrooms. “Every day should have a Paul Cookson moment” Simon Mayo

www.leics.gov.uk/loughboroughlibrary

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Loughborough Community, Library and Learning Centre Map Ref: MAP 4 (63)

TIME: 2pm (3pm)

ENTRY: £3 (£7 for a family ticket)

PAUL CURRIE PRESENTS FFFFFFFMILK!

The master of surreal nonsense and bohemian clown presents his third full length show. Paul has appeared on national

UK TV(BBC3’s Live at the Electric, Jim Hensons Pajanimals) and gained a fan base that includes some of the UK’s comedy A-listers

such as Stewart Lee and Tony Law.“Paul Currie is like some sort of demented bohemian clown.” ***** Three Weeks

www.mrpaulcurrie.com

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: £5

PAUL DANIELS AND DEBBIE MCGEE: THE INTIMATE MAGIC TOUR

Several years ago the most entertaining magic guy in the world, Paul Daniels, together with his wife, Debbie McGee, toured with a

small, intimate, magic show and had so much fun they have decided to do it again. They will be bringing their night of bafflement

and laughter up and down the country with a unique show that is definitely not to be missed.

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £15

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PAUL DUNCAN MCGARRITY- TODAY IS THE GOOD OLD TIMES OF TOMORROW

Paul Duncan McGarrity. Comic, Archaeologist, Man. Those are the facts, everything else is interpretation. Paul Duncan McGarrity

returns with his third solo hour. After looking at himself in Awkward Hawk and the positive side of failure in Fail!, this years show looks

at why we revere the past and why we are absolute fools to do so. “Like a very tall, funny, excited child” Scotsman

www.ncfcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 9.10pm (10.10pm)

ENTRY: £5

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PAUL FOOT’S GAME OF DANGERS

Paul Foot pits two teams against each other, discussing a series of real-life perilous yet bizarre situations and attempt to work

out which of Paul’s unusual items will save them. The results? Surprising and true! The consequences for the losing team? Devastating.

www.paulfoot.tv

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 8.45pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £10

PAUL MCCAFFREY

Paul McCaffrey hit the ground running when he decided to give stand up a go, winning both The London Paper New Act of the Year and

the Latitude Festival New Act of the Year awards in the same year. Since then, he has continued to be a hit with audiences across the UK

and has become a much sought after act. “The relaxed, assured confidence of a stadium filler” Chortle “Born to be a Comic” The Scotsman

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.45pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£5)

Avalon Promotions present

PAUL MCCAFFREY - PESKY BLEEDER (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Paul McCaffrey hit the ground running when he decided to give stand up a go, winning both The London Paper New Act of the Year

and the Latitude Festival New Act of the Year awards in the same year. Since then, he has continued to be a hit with audiences across the

UK and has become a much sought after act. This year saw Paul asked to perform support slots for Lee Mack.

www.paulmccaffrey.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

PAUL RICKETTS’ WEST END STORY

West End Story is a comedy storytelling show set in the 1990’s, featuring romance, bizarre escapades and a philosophy

of life - explaining how to have outrageous nightly adventure on a budget of £5. It’s a storytelling show about storytelling, creating

scenarios to create a social life in the heart of London “beguiling storytelling” Chortle; “go hear his story” Three Weeks

www.paulrickettscomedian.com/#West%20End%20Story%202015

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

PENELLA MELLOR: WORK IN PROGRESS

Penella Mellor is not a good grown up but she is a multi award winning comedian who is taking over the comedy world with

her delightfully dark material! Original, dark, effortless. Mary Poppins meets Kill Bill.

www.penellamellor.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £5

Heroes Weirdos Weekender

PENNY MATTHEWS: IT’S LIFE JIM, BUT IT’S SH*T

Hi, I’m Penny and lately I’ve been doing a bit of soul-searching; trying to understand why things are the way they are in my life. My findings

so far are quite interesting! This show will be some kind of mixture of stories, art, silly fun, speed debating and general nonsense

(whoever he is!). It’ll examine my own life (which has gone a bit wrong) as well as life in general here on Earth... and beyond!*Eerie music!*

www.pennymatthews.wordpress.com

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 4pm (5pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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PETE FIRMAN - LIVE AT FIREBUG!

The star of BBC1’s ‘The Magicians’ and the UK’s leading comedian/magician is heading to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival with his

own trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. Pete has guested on countless TV shows, BBC1’s ‘The John

Bishop Show’, BBC2’s ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’ and BBC3’s ‘Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live’. “The new poster-boy for British

comedy magic” Telegraph

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 8pm (8.55pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

Fluid Thinking present

PETE OTWAY - SIX YEARS FROM THEN

Pete Otway was a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist in 2012. Some time before that he’d broken up with the girl he was meant to be with

and got back with her a long time later. This is the story of the things that happened in-between. A heartwarming and funny debut show with bits

about strangers, friendship, youth and love. Surprisingly not directed by Richard Curtis. (A work in progress)

www.peteotway.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Jokes On Us Free Festival present

PETE TECKMAN: NEVER TOO LATE

Pete Teckman is a late starter. Marriage, fatherhood and comedy all came late and in this show he reflects on life’s vagaries and takes

inspiration from others who achieved success later in life.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 9.15pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

PETER ANTONIOU - ‘PSYCHIC’ COMEDIAN

Direct from London’s West End. If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? A clue about your past, present, future? Your

love life or just what colour is your underwear? Think of your question and ‘Psychic’ Comedian Peter Antoniou will read it from your

mind and provide an answer. Stand-up comedy meets mind reading. “His ad libs are fast and sharp, a balance between humour and

astonishment” The Scotsman

www.upstairsatthewestern.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Upstairs at the Western Map Ref: MAP 2 (54)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

PETER BRUSH - AWKWARD JOKESMITH

Join awkward jokesmith Peter Brush as he performs extracts from his acclaimed Edinburgh solo show, interspliced with some

work in progress bits. “compellingly hilarious... first-class gag writing, an original and achingly funny voice” ****1/2 Chortle “Yorkshire’s

answer to Woody Allen” Harrogate Advertiser “unique observations and connections that stand-ups crave” The Guardian

www.peterbrush.net

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 7.45pm (8.45pm)

ENTRY: £5

NCF Comedy

PETER DOBBING: ARMCHAIR FUTUROLOGIST III

His last two shows covered bitcoins, edible insects and virtual reality. What impending technological advances will the armchair futurologist have for

you this year? Accessible to all. (16+). Multiple comedy competition finalist including ‘NATYs’ and ‘SoYouThinkYou’reFunny’. “Brilliant” **** - Three

Weeks, “wonderful, energetic and entertaining” - Irish Examiner, “Pretty funny” - Bruce Dessau

www.petedobbing.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 7.50pm (8.50pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£5)

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PETER PIZZERIA FESTIVAL LAUNCH SHOW

The Festival starts here! Launching their new venue for 2016, PETER Pizzeria gives you a chance to explore their new quirky performance

space - The Violin Room - and introduces you to 3 of the most exciting festival acts. This exclusive event is headlined by the winner of the

Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2015 - Sofie Hagen.

www.sofiehagen.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £7.50

PETER’S SECRET TOUR: LOUGHBOROUGH

A special version of the sell-out Secret Tour, organised by the folks at PETER, Loughborough. Over one evening this unique comedy

happening will take you to 3 shows that no one else will ever get to see. Meet at a secret location and trust our guide. Tickets must

be brought in advance.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: It’s a secret Map Ref: (SHH)

TIME: 6pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £20 (£15)

PHIL DREW: Y!KES MY GIRLFRIEND’S PREGNANT!

Whoops! Surprised new father, stand up and blogger Phil Drew shares his extreme baby preparation training regime, unique sex education

tips and explains why Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee told him to leave the country. Warning – this show contains pyrotechnics, a pregnant man

and implied danger! “Absolutely Amazing” Essex Chronicle

www.yikesmygirlfriendspregnant.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £7

Off The Kerb Productions present

PHIL JERROD: WORK IN PROGRESS

Winner of Best Debut Show at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival in 2015, The eloquent bearded weirdo returns with a brand-new hour

of stand-up as he warms up his second show ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe. “A comic whose instinctive mastery of his form immediately marks

him out as one to watch.” The Guardian. “Smart, polemical and witty observations full of insight and devoid of cliche.” Chortle

www.philjerrod.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

BlundaBus present

PHIL KAY: MEGABUSY

“High energy levels, emotionally charged and visceral storytelling... Kay was the chief influence on stand-ups who now regularly sell out

enormodomes, but the prospect of him hitting marks and dressing in the same stage suit every night for DVD continuity is a belly laugh in itself.

It’s a case of gripping the seat and holding on, not really knowing where this is going to go. Long may it last...” Herald Scotland

www.blundabus.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £7

Glorious Management Ltd present

PHIL NICHOL - I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT.

For a comedian, when life sucks, the material’s good. If life gets really bad, that’s even better. If it’s completely horrendous then it makes

for a great show. This should be a great show! “His joyous pursuit of chaos is as physical as it is intellectual... Phil Nichol is on a mission

to entertain us to within an inch of our lives. He’s succeeding.” for The Scotsman ***** “Phil Nichol is comedic dynamite” EdFest *****

www.philnichol.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £8

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PICK OF THE FEST

Not sure what to see as part of the festival this year? We’ve taken away some of the pain of looking through all the 750+ shows

with a handpicked selection of comedians giving you a great night out. Featuring Nish Kumar (“delightful” Time Out), Sara Pascoe

(‘Live at the Apollo’), Joel Dommett (“hilarious” Scotsman) and Tom Allen (“Catch him now before he’s famous” The Telegraph).

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 7.45pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £14

CKP present

PIERRE NOVELLIE

At last! The combination of early medieval Norse history and observational comedy the masses have been praying for. You might

recognise Pierre from BBC3, or if you had a child in South Africa between 1992-1998. This will be the final outing for this critically aclaimed

show - catch it while you can. “The dawn of a major talent” Guardian. “One to watch” Time Out

www.ckproductions.co.uk/portfolio-item/pierre-novellie

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6.50

CKP present

PIERRE NOVELLIE: WORK IN PROGRESS

PEOPLE OF LEICESTER! Award-winning comedian Pierre Novellie comes to your town to try some new stuff out. Come, people of

Leicester, and aid me in discovering what is hilarious and what is not so hilarious. Your impact on my comedy will last a thousand years.

“Phenomenally good jokes” Guardian. “One to Watch” Time Out. “Well-crafted, hilarious routines” Sunday Times

www.ckproductions.co.uk/portfolio-item/pierre-novellie

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Chambers Management Touring Proudly present

PIPPA EVANS: THERE ARE NO GUILTY PLEASURES

Star of various things that her name isn’t in the title of (The Now Show, Showstoppers, Fast & Loose and other stuff you might have

heard of) and creator of such juxtaposing projects as Loretta Maine and the Sunday Assembly, Pippa Evans wants to celebrate all things

we pretend we don’t like. Mick Hucknall, picking your feet and jokes involving crotches are all on the list. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Come confess! www.pippaevans.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

PRESIDENT OBONJO STOLE MY IDENTITY

President Obonjo marches on in full uniform by his creator, Benjamin Bello who reveals quietly that the boastful larger than life President

had become more real than himself, and stolen his identity. The show is full of oddity , split personality and craziness. Both President

Obonjo and Benjamin Bello laugh at themselves and they plunge the audience into an absurd world of self inflation and deflation.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

PRINCE ABDI

Somalian born Prince Abdi is a Stand-Up, actor, writer and a regular on the UK comedy circuit. His versatile and unique story

telling style of comedy made him the perfect choice to support Reginald D Hunter, Stephen K Amos & Dave Chappelle on their national

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tours, as well as performing alongside Chris Rock & Louis CK. Join him as he road tests a brand new show. “Pacy, upbeat and infectious” Chortle

www.chortle.co.uk/comics/p/33275/prince_abdi

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6.50

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Andy Wright presents

PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL

A purveyor of Chap Hop, Steampunk, Comedy and Hip Hop. Professor Elemental has created a unique neo-Victorian blend of hip hop and

comedy, and is the man behind the world’s first steampunk rap album. His music charts subjects such as steam-powered flight, underwater

discovery, and nice cups of tea. With a heart of brass and a fine pith helmet, he embodies the Victorian spirit of invention and exploration.

www.o2academyleicester.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: O2 Academy Map Ref: MAP 2 (43)

TIME: 8pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £10

Proper Funny Comedy present

PROPER FUNNY’S FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY

Following last year’s Sold Out Show, The “Proper Funny Festival Launch Party” returns to kick things off with a bang! Voted “Funniest Night

Out in Leicester” at last year’s “Battle For Leicester”, the Launch Party includes sets ranging from previous Festival Award Winners/Nominees

to some of the very finest emerging acts, all seamlessly held together by Jason Neale. Don’t miss out: it’s sure to be “Proper Funny!

www.properfunnycomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.45pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4) advance or Pay What You Want

Club Smashing & Proper Funny Comedy present

PROPER SMASHING: COURT IN THE ACT

Three of Leicester’s premier funsters - Jason Neale (Proper Funny), Bruce & Ian Hall (Club Smashing) present an hour

of mind-bending, unexplainably inexplicable goings-on... Ooh Yeah! An improvised court-room fiasco where you decide who you want

to put on trial! Think Judge Judy. Think Judge Rinder. Then forget them and come to this

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£4) advance or Pay What You Want

Jokes on us present

PUGH AND WOODINGS’ COMEDY TRUMPET

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Award winning comedians Josh Pugh and Stuart Woodings embark on an hour of madcap shenanigans, zany stand-up, and screwball sketches, in

what promises to be a lot of fun. Josh Pugh - Midlands New Act of the Year 2014 “The best new act I’ve seen in a year” Dave Francis, The Holly Bush

Stuart Woodings - CAN Comedy/Hot Water Comedy New Comedian winner 2015. “Stu has no timing and uses hacky material” Josh Pugh

www.joshpughcomedy.com/ComedyTrumpet

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

NCF Comedy

PUGH AND WOODINGS: GBH

Do you like comedy that starts on time in a venue where all fire exits are clear and accessible? Then this IS the show for you! Join Midlands

New act of the Year 2014 Josh Pugh and CAN Comedy New Comedian winner 2015 Stu Woodings for their overly ambitious 1-hour show! Stu

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Woodings has been described by his contemporaries as “Punctual” Josh Pugh “Uses quotation marks inappropriately” “Competent” City and Guilds

www.ncfcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

MLA Talent present

PUN MAN’S PUN PARTY

The UK Pun Champion and Pun Superhero returns with a pun laden show that wowed the Edinburgh Festival last year. Joke after joke

and with audience suggestions too the most fun and groan inducing show at the Festival

www.justthetonic.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 7.45pm (8.40pm)

ENTRY: £7.50

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Darren Walsh and Mark Simmons

PUNEL SHOW

Ever pundered what shows like Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, QI or Never Mind The Buzzcocks would be like if they were

based on puns? Punder no longer. Darren Walsh (“Punbelievable!” The Mirror) and Mark Simmons (“perfectly-timed, clever one-liners”

Leicester Mercury) join forces to present the Punel Show; a new panel show format focussed on puns and general silliness. Special guests

to be announced. www.darrenwalsh.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 7.45pm (8.45pm)

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

ENTRY: £5

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS:

Tickets for all festival

shows are available from

our festival box office

Give the helpful ticketing team a call on 0116 242 3595 or click on www.comedy-festival.co.uk

Tickets are also available to buy in person from the ticket office in Highcross & from Curve.

FESTIVAL TICKET OFFICE 0116 242 3595

Rachel Fairburn presents

RACHEL FAIRBURN: SKULDUGGERY (WORK IN PROGRESS)

We’re told never to make assumptions, but people have been making them about Rachel all her life. Adorable, sweet & friendly are the

usual ones. Trustworthy another. Join her as she tests brand new material but don’t tell her any secrets. It won’t do you any good.

“Darkly hilarious wunderkind.” The Skinny

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8pm (8.45pm)

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

ENTRY: FREE

So Comedy by arrangement with Troika present

RACHEL PARRIS: WORK IN PROGRESS

Rachel Parris (Austentatious & The IT Crowd) presents a collection of songs, stories and stand-up about not having it all. No house,

husband, child, wage? No problem. Come watch her laughing at her life. “One sometimes doubts that Britain’s got talent - but Parris

has it in spades” Guardian

www.rachelparris.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

ENTRY: £6

RAHUL KOHLI - NEWCASTLE BROWN MALE

One Geordie specialising in comedy on current affairs. His jokes about society are as revolutionary as Russell Brand’s opinion

on Kim Kardashian’s ass. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, you might even orgasm. You won’t. That’d be insane, but now I guess you’ll definitely come?

As seen on BBC Big Asian Comedy Night 4 1/2* - EdinburghStudentArtsReview “Go & see this show, comedy needs more Rahul Kohlis.”

4* Broadway Baby

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

ENTRY: FREE

The Belmont Hotel present

READY TO LAUNCH IN AID OF RAINBOWS HOSPICE

Come join us at The Belmont Hotel for a fabulous night of Comedy.all for a good cause, proceeds from the night going to Rainbows

Hospice for Children & Young People. The show will feature a great comedy line-up chosen from the many Dave’s Leicester Comedy

Festival shows on offer.you’ll be guaranteed a right laugh!

www.belmonthotel.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 7pm (8.30pm)

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

ENTRY: £10

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Dead Cat Comedy present

RED REDMOND - GREEN

Award-Losing comedian Red Redmond brings his 2nd solo stand-up show to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Sad? Anxious? Desperate

for attention? Red wants you to know you’re not alone. An hour of bullshit from the man who brought you nothing whatsoever. “Warm, smart

and wholly loveable” GiggleBeats

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

- THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies,

Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with Laughter. “PITHIER THAN PYTHON. IRRESISTIBLE.”

New York Times “STUPENDOUS, ANCHORLESS JOY!” Times

www.thelittletheatre.net

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Little Theatre Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (31)

TIME: 7.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £16 (£14)

25 Years of

REEVES AND MORTIMER

25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer: The Poignant Moments will be a celebration of the first 25 years of their professional collaboration

from Vic Reeves Big Night Out through Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Bang, Bang It’s Reeves and Mortimer and Shooting Stars. Expect

up-lifting moments, some musical moments, maybe some magic, several dancing styles, some show of physical strength but always

some poignant moments! www.demontforthall.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: De Montfort Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (8)

TIME: 7.30pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £35 plus £3 transaction fee

RENE AND EDITH’S LE COMEDY DINNER SHOW

Be transported back to the 1940’s as René, Edith and the loving waitress Yvette, perform this live comedy dinner theatre show

as if you were on set in the famous Café René. With funny live songs, laughter, music, and interaction, this promises an evening

of side-splitting entertainment as well as a great meal, one of the most enjoyable dining experiences you will ever have!

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

12th: 7.15pm (10pm)

TIME: 13th: 7.15pm (10pm), 2.30pm (5pm)

ENTRY: £39.50

REVAN AND FENNELL

Funny Women Variety Award winners, Revan and Fennell, make their DLCF debut with their critically acclaimed brand of observational,

character-driven and fast-paced sketch comedy. They may not be particularly satirical, edgy or off the wall... but they went to drama school

and know how to warm up their voices. Sort of. “Excellent comic chemistry, An extremely clever and enjoyable show” 5* Three Weeks

www.upstairsatthewestern.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Upstairs at the Western Map Ref: MAP 2 (54)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.40pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£6)

Glorious Management present

RHYS JAMES REMAINS

The boy Rhys James brings his splash-hit comedy show Remains to Leicester for one night only. It’s got jokes. It’s got poems. It’s got videos. It’s

got legs! Welcome to big school. “Has star in waiting running through him like Blackpool through a stick of rock” (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke).

“Destined for great things... Charismatic, clever and self-aware” (Guardian). **** Independent, **** Time Out, **** Scotsman.

www.comedy.co.uk/fringe/2015/rhys_james

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£5)

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Glorious Management present

RHYS JAMES: KNEW STUFF

It’s time for Rhys to stop banging on about the stuff he was banging on about and start banging on about some different stuff for once

ok guys? The kid’s a bloody WHIZZ at comedy though so you’ll have a great time. It’s a work in progress of what will undoubtedly turn out

to be the greatest comedy show in the history of art. “Whip-smart dickhead” Time Out.

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

VENUE: The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (28)

ENTRY: £3

RIA LINA: TABOO RAIDER

In Taboo Raider, Ria addresses the touchy issues in society: racism, disability, religion, body image; and asks is political correctness

doing more harm than good? Witty and audacious, Ria is shamelessly angling for another commission, because who, secretly, doesn’t

revel in discussing awkward dinner party topics like ‘do we still need political correctness?’ & ‘Does free speech really exist?’.

www.rialina.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 9.45pm (10.45pm)

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS:

Tickets for all festival

shows are available from

our festival box office

Give the helpful ticketing team a call on 0116 242 3595 or click on www.comedy-festival.co.uk

Tickets are also available to buy in person from the ticket office in Highcross & from Curve.

FESTIVAL TICKET OFFICE 0116 242 3595

RICHARD HERRING - HAPPY NOW?

After years of drifting aimlessly and alone, Richard Herring is now settled down with a wife and a tiny baby. Is he finally happy now?

Or does responsibility for the lives of others come with its own terrors? In his twelfth solo stand up show, Richard examines whether we

can ever hope to be truly content. If we were never unhappy would happiness have any meaning? “At the very top of his game” The Scostman

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 7.30pm (9pm)

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

ENTRY: £12.50 (£11)

Mirth of Forth Comedy present

RICHARD PULSFORD: UNEXPECTED ITEMS IN BADINAGE AREAS

UK Pun Championship finalist at the DLCF in 2014 and 2015, Richard Pulsford performs his very best gags, puns, one liners and wordplay

in this solo show. As seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. “Pulsford has strong material” Chortle “Delivered a number of great puns

I wish I had thought of myself” Gary Delaney “Richard has more one-liners than a joke machine on overdrive!” Patrick Monahan

www.richardpulsford.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 5pm (5.45pm)

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

ENTRY: FREE

Off The Kerb Productions present

ROB BECKETT: MOUTH OF THE SOUTH

Beckett’s back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he’s taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1’s Live at

the Apollo, BBC2’s Mock the Week & Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats. **** “a revelation” Scotsman. “Relentlessly smiley, perpetually grinning

Londoner whose unshowy, unpretentious but thoroughly funny shtick has every chance of winning him a big audience” Guardian.

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

ENTRY: £14 (£12)

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Custard Comedy present

ROB COLEMAN: SHIP OF FOOL

When Rob Coleman set off to row the Atlantic in 2003, he survived on ignorance and chocolate. 12 years and 2 unsuccessful attempts

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later, he (now aged 50) really wants to have another go at crossing an ocean in a small boat. But is this wise? Should the coastguard be informed?

And who would want to go with him anyway? Join Rob on a journey that takes him from failure to... well no one quite knows. Exciting, isn’t it?

www.robcolemancomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 3.30pm (4.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Jokes on Us Free Festival present

ROB KEMP - HUBRIS

Is ‘cocky’ Rob Kemp the right man to cover the complex topic of hubris in one solitary hour? He seems to think he is, but he’ll need a laptop and a

powerpointer (not a thing) to do it. Hubris; The pride before a fall. The wheelie to impress a girl before tumbling gracelessly off a kerb. The buttery

trousers of arrogance. Join him for an experiment in preparation and overconfidence.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Hilarity Bites Act Management present

ROB MULHOLLAND - WEEDOPHILE

High-octane hilarity from Yorkshire’s Funniest Non-Musical New Comedian (Great Yorkshire Fringe). A show bursting with densely-layered

jokes and intricately-woven stories about one man’s 14-year love affair with weed and the impact it’s had on his fragile psyche. Not just for

stoners; non-smokers and the high-curious welcome. Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2015. “Very, very tall and equally as talented” Time Out

www.robmulhollandcomedy.tumblr.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 6pm (6.45pm)

ENTRY: FREE

ROB ROUSE - ROBOSCOPY

As seen on 8 out of 10 cats, Dave’s One Night Stand, Spoons, John Bishop’s Only Joking. 8 Edinburgh Fringe shows, 3 UK tours. Rob

promises to have a damn good rummage around inside himself for your entertainment. “The tears of laughter came in floods...

He is a great Storyteller.” The Scotsman “He’s a man with genuinely funny bones.” The Sunday Times

www.leicesterymca.co.uk/y-theatre-whats-on-details.php?listing=1550

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Y Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (35)

TIME: 8pm (11pm)

ENTRY: £10 (£8)

Tickled Pig Productions present

ROBBIE ORMROD: WORMLAND

Tickled Pig Productions presents Robbie Ormrod’s debut solo show: Wormland. Expect silliness, sadness, joy, and a splash of romance.

Oh, and many a laugh too. “Top-notch performer” **** Broadway Baby, “The audience’s favourite... stole the show” The Stand Comedy Club.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 7pm (7.45pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Phil McIntyre Entertainment present

ROBERT NEWMAN - THE BRAIN SHOW

After volunteering for a brain-imaging experiment meant to locate the part of the brain that lights up when you’re in love, Rob emerges with

more questions than answers. Can brain scans read our minds? Are we our brains? How can you map the mind? The show includes a specially

constructed MRI-hat that will record Robert’s real-time brain activity throughout. “the funniest comedian I have ever seen.” Sunday Times

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 8pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £12.50 (£10)

“Leicester’s huge annual hooding is a bona fide highlight of the comedy year” the independent

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Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

SO Comedy present

ROBIN MORGAN - FREE MAN

A work-in-progress of the debut hour from Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Finalist and star of BBC Radio’s “The Greatest Welshman

You’ve Never Heard Of”. “Brilliant silly humour.” Ed Fest “Intelligent and hilarious. I highly recommend.” Joe Lycett “Skilled writer’s pen for

a killer line.” Giggle Beats

www.robinjmorgan.co.uk

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: FREE

ROBYN PERKINS: [I’M A] WORK IN PROGRESS

Robyn Perkins (**** - Three Weeks) is the only American to become an English Comedian of the Year Finalist. Her debut show

bounces between her father-issues and issues with her fatherland. “A likeable, confident American. Witty and sharp.” - Chortle

“sharp, insightful, touching, but above all really, really funny.”-Three Weeks

www.robynperkins.com

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 9.45pm (10.25pm)

ENTRY: FREE

NCF present

ROCK N ROLL RADIO IDIOT

It’s one music fan’s ambition to put some rock back into radio Every job has its pitfalls and England’s craziest radio station in a high

crime area awaits him. Can he play Frank Zappa on the breakfast show? Will he improve the station before the locals set fire to i?

Contains top quality naughty jokes. A show for music fans and radio anoraks.

www.ncfcomedy.co.uk

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 9.10pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £5

Avalon present

ROISIN CONATY - WORK IN PROGRESS

Star of Taskmaster (Dave TV) and Man Down (Channel 4), with regular appearances on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats

(Channel 4) and Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Roisin Conaty is a brilliant and multi-talented comic and actress. “A fast-paced, refreshing

and exciting talent with an engaging and original world view” SUNDAY TIMES. “Conaty is certainly one to watch” THE INDEPENDENT

www.brcomedy.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Firebug Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (10)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £9

Off The Kerb Productions present

ROMESH RANGANATHAN - IRRATIONAL

Romesh Ranganathan’s brand new show explores the rationality of his worldview. Irrational will see Romesh examine the issues close

to his heart and explain why everyone else is wrong about them. “Ranganathan’s punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his

peers” The Guardian

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Curve Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (7)

TIME: 7.45pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £15

ROMINA PUMA - NOT DISABLED... ENOUGH!

Romina Puma is a work in progress disabled. She has muscular dystrophy, one of the mildest types of this disease. Having a progressive

disease means she has to work out how to deal with the changes throughout her life, but she always finds a funny way. She tells the story

of becoming disabled and talks about relationships, sex, wheelchairs and many more things you never knew would make you laugh.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 5.50pm (6.50pm)

ENTRY: £5 (£3)

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So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown present

RORY MCGRATH: REMEMBERS (... OR IS IT FORGETS?)

The star of BBC’s Three Men In A Boat and They Think It’s All Over looks back on his life and career. Join Rory as he remembers some bits

and makes up the rest. Contains adult themes and traces of peanut oil.

www.socomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

ENTRY: £12 (£10)

Everards Tiger present

ROSE & CROWN ROARS WITH LAUGHTER

The Tiger Roar With Laughter Fringe continues with Robyn Perkins, an American comedienne who’s been bringing her “engaging persona” (Chortle)

to comedy clubs around the UK & US since 2011. She was a finalist in the Funny Women competition in 2014 and is joined by Paul McCaffrey (“He has

charm, charisma and success written all over him” Evening Standard) and other special guests. Ticket includes free pint of Tiger.

www.everards.co.uk/our-pubs/the-rose-crown-thurnby

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 7pm (8.30pm)

VENUE: The Rose & Crown Map Ref: MAP 2 (50)

ENTRY: £10

Heroes of Fringe present

ROUSHA BROWNING - JUMBLE SALE

It’s a JUMBLE SALE!!! So... Bring along clothing, odd items, inflatable toys or just empty out your handbags and manbags, for the chance

to have your items featured in the show. Characters and performances will be created from using your unwanted items (You’ll get the items

back after the show... this isn’t an elaborate way to mug you!)

www.heroesoffringe.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

ENTRY: FREE

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SADIA AZMAT - WORK IN PROGRESS

Sadia returns after the success of her show ‘I Am Not Malala”. Since then she has recorded a comedy short for BBCiPlayer ‘Things I have

been asked as a British Muslim’ and appeared in online series ‘Uncovered’ for Bend It Like Beckham creator Gurinder Chadha. A totally unique

and enthralling voice, her stand up tackles difficult subjects in an utterly charmingly manner. “Hilarious and insightful” Sunday Times

www.sadiaazmat.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 5pm (6pm)

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

ENTRY: £5

SAHAR MIRHADI : DAWN OF THE GEEK

Dawn of the Geek is a story of self acceptance, of passion meeting obsession, and of stereotypes dancing in a dazzling Anglo-Iranian

beat. We learn how she dealt with the recurrence of being shunned for Nintendo, left for wrestling and lied to by Walt Disney. Expect

treats and lots of love in this tale of discovery. Sahar Mirhadi is a Geek. It’s not her fault. Everyone can be a Geek.

www.saharmirhadi.com

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

VENUE: The Belmont Hotel Map Ref: MAP 1 - C4 (26)

ENTRY: £7 (£5)

“Find everything from regular stand up to interactive comedy experiences” the daily mirror

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Jokes on Us Free Festival present

SAHAR MIRHADI: DAWN OF THE GEEK

Dawn of the Geek is a story of self acceptance, of passion meeting obsession, and of stereotypes dancing in a dazzling Anglo-Iranian beat.

We learn how she dealt with the recurrence of being shunned for Nintendo, left for wrestling and lied to by Walt Disney. Expect treats and

lots of love in this tale of discovery. Sahar Mirhadi is a Geek. It’s not her fault. Everyone can be a Geek.

www.saharmirhadi.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 9.30pm (10.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Adam Rushton presents

SAILOR

At The Tender Age Of 19 Adam decided to make something of himself and join the RAF, Unfortunately they wouldn’t have him so he joined the Navy

instead. Leaving behind his lucrative high octane career in Mcdonalds and his long term girlfriend of 3 months Adam embarked on a 5 year journey,

travelling the world aboard the famous flag ship HMS Ark Royal. Packed full of stories about his 5 years as a professional drinker.

www.adamrushtoncomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 9.10pm (10.10pm)

ENTRY: £5

JAMJAR (Jews and Muslims joined against racism) present

SAJEELA KERSHI - SHALLOW HALAL

Sajeela’s an agnostic in agony sitting on the faith fence. She’s had enough of Koran hijacking extremists & Dawkins spouting atheists.

Confused by the 21st Century? keep calm & book this critically acclaimed inclusive show now! Winner AWA Award (2015) Star of Edinburgh

Award Winning Show(2007) ****(BroadwayBaby) ****(ThreeWeeks) ****(One4Review)

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 9pm (10pm)

ENTRY: £6 (£5)

JAMJAR (Jews and Muslims joined against racism) present

SAJEELA KERSHI - SHARIA’S L.A.W.

Work-in-Progress of Sharia’s L.A.W. (Little Asian Women) Celebrating the kick ass women in all our families. Sometimes you need to visit

the past to understand who you are today? Partician, Refugees, sibling rivalry, misogyny and a ‘Lota’laughs. Winner AWA Awards 2015 Star

of 2007 Edinburgh Award Winning Show Hackney Finalist 2011 “smart, funny with a mischievous glint” The Times

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 19th: 7.30pm (8.30pm) / 20th: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

SAM & TOM IN: IN MEMORI-TOM

Join comedy’s most hotly-tipped funeral as Sam lays to rest his late-mate Tom, tragically killed in an accident legally proven to

be no one’s direct fault. Expect hymns, skits, killer stunts (cancelled) and a minute’s silence/disco. Come dressed for a R.I.P.-roaring success.

“Absolutely” ***** - Remote Goat, “Tarantino-esque”, **** - Broadway Baby, “Fluids” **** - Gigglebeats, “Mistakes” **** - Three Weeks

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Grays@LCB Depot Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (11)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: Pay What You Want

Jokes on Us Free Festival present

SAM AND JON’S JAM SANDWICH: A SKETCH TOO FAR

Fresh from their crowd pleasing 10 night run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, Sam and Jon are hitting the road with their show this year.

The midland boys once again promise to bring their manic style, a finale that will leave you cheering and the return of audience favourites:

Derek and Simon, the Harrison Ford obsessed and sexually inactive geeks. “Laugh out load funny” Jon Richardson “Great work” Jack Whitehall

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Manhattan 34 Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (19)

TIME: 8.15pm (9.15pm)

ENTRY: FREE

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SAM CARRINGTON: AWKWARDLY MOBILE (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Awkwardly Mobile is about the fun in life’s less comfortable moments, whether that’s in work, family, dating or comedy itself.

After a four star debut hour at The Edinburgh Fringe last year, Sam Carrington is now delighted to bring a brand new hour to Dave’s

Leicester Comedy Festival 2016. “Sam has his new career mapped out as a stand-up comedian.” Trevor Davies, The Mirror

www.samcarrington.me

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

SAM SAVAGE: LOOKING OUT FOR LINDA

Come and watch Sam Savage stick a wig on her head and call herself Linda Larkin. An hour of beautifully crafted nonsense.

“Hilariously off-kilter” Three Weeks. “upbeat and endearing a comedy natural” Chortle. “Utterly convincing” Bruce Dessau.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Regent Sports & Social Club Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (33)

TIME: 7.30pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

The Mason Sisters @ PBJ present

SAM SIMMONS IS NOT A PEOPLE PERSON

It could be about animals, it could be about arseholes, we’ll just have to wait and see! Won’t we? A work in progress from the winner

of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015. “This really is Simmons at the top of his game: exhaustingly funny, daft and truly daring.”

***** Time Out, “Impeccably woven stream of weirdness... This show both demands attention and deserves it.” ***** The Times

www.pbjmanagement.co.uk/artists/sam-simmons

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6

SAMANTHA BAINES: SCIENTIFIC WORK IN PROGRESS

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines wonders if we’re alone in the universe and if Brian Cox will go out with her. Expect science,

feminism and chocolate puns. As heard on BBC Radio 4. As seen on Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People and Call the Midwife. “Samantha Baines

is hilarious” Broadway Baby “mind-blowing...you’ve got nothing to lose...except perhaps your centre of gravity” Huffington Post

www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (16)

TIME: 7.45pm (8.45pm)

ENTRY: £4 advance or Pay What You Want

Bob Slayer

SARA MASON BURT LANCASTER PIERCED MY HYMEN

The true story of Sara’s glitzy, hilarious and disturbing childhood in Beverly Hills. Growing up with film stars kids in LaLa Land was

fun, from kidnap to drugs to shrinks and to parties, the roller coaster Rock ‘N Roll life comes at a price. Unorthodox is putting it mildly!

“My pick of the Fringe shows this year.” (PWYL)

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DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Heroes @ The Criterion Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (12)

TIME: 7pm (8pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

Dawn Sedgwick Management present

SARA PASCOE AND THE MUSEUM OF ROBOT PUSSYCATS

A new religion for the faith-less age: Hatty the Hoover wants to break up with Henry. Thousands are trapped in a Lewisham gym. Rabbits lose

their sex drive. Jason Donovan comes round. One of the pods on the London Eye is haunted, but which one? A teenager’s face is so oily that

the US go to war with it. And more. And the robot pussycats. A new show from a lady who has been on Live at the Apollo, QI and Buzzcocks.

www.sarapascoe.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 1pm (2pm)

ENTRY: £9

“Leicester’s annual bash with a packed bill of top names” the independent

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SARAH CALLAGHAN: 24 (PREVIEW)

Sarah Callaghan previews a brand new hour of stand-up. “A powerhouse. She’s an utter natural on stage...radiates confidence” Chortle

**** “Fiercely impressive and quite stunning debut hour...jokes arrive unforced from a charismatic discourse” The Scotsman

**** Guardian’s Top 8 Best Newcomers at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee 2015

www.sarahcallaghan.com

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £6

Dead Cat Comedy present

SARAH FRANKEN - WHO KEEPS MAKING ALL THESE PEOPLE

Critically acclaimed, award-winning one-person sketch show Sarah Franken serves up another insanely surreal smorgasbord

of multi-voiced satirical madness. Witness the brutal slaughter of sacred PC cows. Nothing’s safe from this explosion of her subconscious.

“I left sore with laughter and breathless in awe of Franken’s talent” **** (Scotsman) “A master of illusion” - Robin Williams

www.deadcatcomedy.co.uk

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Looking Glass Map Ref: MAP 2 (49)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.30pm)

ENTRY: £5

PBJ Managment present

SARAH KENDALL : A DAY IN OCTOBER

Sarah brings her Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated and winner of the Comic’s Choice award at Melbourne Comedy festival

show, to Leicester. In this hour-long narrative, Sarah takes audiences back to a day in October 1990, when her best friend died for exactly

11 seconds. “Her tale is funny, tender and has a finale that absolutely knocked the wind out of my sails.” ***** The Herald

www.pbjmanagement.co.uk/artists/sarah-kendall

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Cookie Map Ref: MAP 1 - A2 (27)

TIME: 8pm (9pm)

ENTRY: £8 (£7)

SARAH KEYWORTH: THROUGH THE BANISTER

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In the same week as registering for this brochure, Sarah Keyworth came second in the Funny Women Awards, ran a half marathon and realised she

could squeeze through the gap in her banister. Catch this Nottingham-born rising star in her debut solo show before she really starts showing off.

“Sharp lines with a cheeky smile” “Excellently deadpan” Huffington Post.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: The Exchange Bar Map Ref: MAP 1 - A3 (29)

TIME: 5pm (5.45pm)

ENTRY: FREE

SAY WHAT YOU LIKE: COMEDY, POLITICS AND FREE SPEECH

What are the relationships between comedy, censorship and freedom of speech? How politically and ethically responsible can, and

should, comedians be? How far is too far for comedy? These questions, and more, will be hotly debated by a panel of comedians, public

figures and academics. This is one lively debate not to be missed! Come along and have your say! As part of Beyond a Joke.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: PETER Pizzeria Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (20)

TIME: 1pm (2.30pm)

ENTRY: FREE

Charmaine Wombwell in association with Susanna Jeffrey

SCARLET SHAMBLES: IT USED TO BE ME

Bold, honest and funny, this heart-warming physical noir performance from Charmaine Wombwell explores the hilarious desperation

of heartbreak and is inspired by the dark clown within us all. Scarlet’s beautiful tales and earthy sounds reveal the sometimes fleeting

connections between people that can make a mark on our lives forever. She hopes to make her mark on yours...

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03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Bob’s BlundaBus Map Ref: MAP 1 - B2 (4)

TIME: 8.30pm (9.35pm)

ENTRY: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

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Regent College present

SCHOOLS’ COMEDY SHOWCASE

The young people of Leicester are a funny lot and it gives us great pleasure at Regent College to once again host a showcase of their comedy

work. Learners from several schools including Sir Jonathan North Community College, St Paul’s School and Bushloe High School come together

for an evening of fun and laughter. Each year the comedy changes reflecting new trends in humour. These are the Stand-Up stars of tomorrow.

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Regent College Studio Map Ref: MAP 1 - C3 (23)

TIME: 7pm (8.30pm)

ENTRY: £3

NCF present

SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE - POP SOCKS!

The Socks are back again with their annual mix of new show (Pop Socks), and last year’s Edinburgh sellout smash (Minging Detectives)

plus surprises galore. Leicester once more gets to see the new stuff first (and sometimes, what happens in Leicester stays in Leicester).

“One of the truly great comic inventions of our time” Theatre Bath 2015 “An absolute winner” Chortle

DATES:

03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

VENUE: Kayal Map Ref: MAP 1 - B3 (17)

TIME: 6.30pm (7.30pm)

ENTRY: £7 (£6)

Heroes present

SEA MEN (A NAVAL TALE) - LETLUCE

Charmingly anarchic breakthrough duo LetLuce were wholly responsible for 2014 word of mouth hit Show Pony. Put your lovely armbands

on for an absurdist, magical voyage and more “excellent surreal mayhem” (Sunday Times). Join LetLuce as they voyage into the ridiculous

with the cockle-warming tale of an unlikely friendship, set in the heart of The Atlantic Ocean. “Skilful, joyful, old-fashioned clowning” Guardian

www.let-luce.co.uk