Nothing But Culture: 5 Must-see show's at this year's Leicester Comedy Festival.
Think ‘comedy festival’ and you probably think of Edinburgh. But did you know Leicester has an annual comedy festival which brings together some of the biggest names in the industry and plenty of fresh talent.
Here are are 5 shows you won’t want to miss…
1) STEPHEN BAILEY: OUR KID
Saturday, 09 February 2019
Time: 8:00pm (9:45pm)Doors open: 7:40pm
Genre: Solo Show
Venue: Just the Tonic at BrewDog
Everyone's favourite 'guilty pleasure' (Daily Record), stand-up star Stephen Bailey is back on tour with his brand-new show 'Our Kid' - a story full of Northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a bit of blue. The past six months have seen him embark on his first critically acclaimed UK tour, support Katherine Ryan on her sold-out UK outing and host 5star's 'Celebs On The Farm'. Stephen is one of the Britain's most exciting up-and-coming acts.
2) BRENNAN REECE: EVERMORE
Sunday, 10 February 2019
Time: 6:00pm (7:00pm)Doors open: 5:40pm
Entry: FREE OR PWYW
Genre: Solo Show
English Comedian of the Year winner, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and voice of ITV's Survival of the Fittest is back with a lovely story from a loveable boy about loving things. Lovely. ***** (VoiceMag.uk, Define Arts, Glitterati, TheWeeReview.com). **** (Independent, Scotsman, Sunday Times, Herald, Chortle.co.uk, Evening Standard). Recently starring in Live at the Apollo and Comedy Central's Roast Battle.
3) I SAY – THE ANNUAL COMEDY CONVERSATION FEATURING TOM ALLEN
Sunday, 17 February 2019
Time: 7:00pm (8:00pm)Doors open: 6:40pm
Tom Allen started stand-up at the age of 22 and went on to win both 'So You Think You're Funny' and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK. Join him in conversation with Festival Director, Geoff Rowe. Part of Beyond A Joke. In aid of Big Difference Company (registered charity 1135167).
4) JASON MANFORD: MUDDLE CLASS
Saturday, 16 February 2019
Time: 7:30pm (10:00pm)Doors open: 7:10pm
Genre: Solo Show
He’s back by popular demand as part of Leicester Comedy Festival! It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Muddle Class promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed. "Effortlessly entertaining." **** Evening Standard "He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture." **** Daily Telegraph
5) THE UK PUN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Monday, 11 February 2019
Time: 7:30pm (9:30pm)Doors open: 7:10pm
Entry: £10.00 - £20.00
Genre: Mixed Bill, Event
A total sell out for the past 5 years, The UK Pun Championships returns to De Montfort Hall as the culmination of #UKPunDay. A celebration of the great British pun featuring contestants from across the UK. “a pantomime atmosphere” www.chortle.co.uk
Visit comedy-festival.co.uk for booking and more shows.