Bingo meets tech. Join IT consultants, Lloyd and Pete in their interactive show for introverts. This is a new bingo show: expect robots, comedy and chaos. Play along on your charged phone (but in a fun way).
The world’s first live comedy documentary. Saddle up for a rapid ride through a really real film that no-one seems to have heard of and join sketch comedian/ documentarian Will BF for a bucking bronco of sketches, songs, and even a video game, as you journey through the wild west.
After a sellout 5 star run of the Edinburgh Fringe with a pole dancing comedy show about dread, Siân Docksey presents a new show about: more dread. Also Vin Diesel, capitalism and unfriendly Belgian ballet dancers.
Sat 17 Feb, 9pm | Tickets £10 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)
Award-winning comedian Chris Cantrill (The Delightful Sausage, Alma’s Not Normal) and director Sam O’Leary (Inside No. 9, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared) host an evening of comedy short films, bizarro music videos and truly effed-up viral oddities.
A brand new work in progress show about refusing to take things seriously, like show titles and blurbs. Andy's good at stand up and has done lots of good things, so this show will be good as well. Just believe it.
Sat 17 Feb, 3.30pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)
Fresh from supporting Nigel Ng (Uncle Roger) on his sold-out mammoth world tour performing in venues such as The London Palladium and The Hammersmith Apollo, the heart-throb of low-energy comedy Danny Clives returns to the Leicester Comedy Festival with his new show about being alive, almost being dead and how he survived a car crash.
Stuart Laws ("A one-man episode of Arrested Development" –Fest) and Matt Sandstorm (unreviewed) are a new two-man comedy duo. They’re Doomsday preppers who are delighted to give the audience a chance to learn more about the dangers of the world and then sign up to their militia, with free access to a bunker when all goes Doomsday.
Sat 17 Feb, 6.30pm | Tickets £6.50 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)
New jokes and some real big feelings from award-winning comedian Chris Cantrill. He’s working on a new show about long term friendships, the passage of time and moths. Come and see the show in its embryonic form where he’ll almost certainly slag someone off he shouldn’t.
Sun 18 Feb, 6.30pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)
As a lapsed Catholic obsessed with the Middle Ages, Caitriona Dowden spends a lot of time thinking about saints. In fact, she is pretty sure that she has what it takes to become one, and has decided that the best way to make that happen is through the medium of a standup comedy show.
Comedian, author, and journalist Marc Burrows returns from the culture wars to ask 'who am I?' and 'why is everything like this?' An hour of nerdy jokes about sex, music, identity and modern life being rubbish.
Double act Shelf are often mistaken for teenage boys, but it's time to grow up and become teenage men. Anecdotes and songs about children's comedy, the Instagram algorithm, confronting your toxicity, and more.
Join Leicester Comedy Festival Best Appearance nominee Jamie D'Souza as he cooks up a hilarious new show! It's all about moving out of his family home. Expect lots of jokes about his landlord. (If my landlord is reading this, please ignore, and be kind with the deposit xo).
Since 2016, award-winning Improbotics has brought robots to stages worldwide! In this science comedy show, human actors perform with artificial intelligence. Improvisers are controlled by AI chatbots: the result is unpredictable human-machine hilarity.
Sat 24 Feb, 12pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)
Following on from his critically acclaimed 2023 fringe show, join Steve, star and creator of ITV2's Buffering, as he builds up his brand new show. This year he is talking about society's obsession with success and his own experience of achieving his dream of having a sitcom.
For millennia, men have written about sex and their work has been called Great Literature. But when women do it they are accused of only writing about what they know. All The Men Are Going To Hate Me is about one woman’s attempt to write The Great (Female) Novel of the 21st Century.
Sat 24 Feb, 3.30pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)
With a mixture of stand-up & video, comedian Lou Taylor discusses her life, relationship, childhood, and much more. You will be taken back to the late '90s where Lou grew into her role as a very naughty school girl (not in a sexy way), no teacher was safe from her gob (again not in a sexy way).
At some point during a Bollywood film a beautiful woman will perform an elaborate musical number about how hot she is then disappear. This woman is completely irrelevant to the plot, but who cares? She’s the best part of the film. She’s the Item Girl.
Sun 25 Feb, 5pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)
Jonny Pelham (As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled) is coming back to Leicester with a brand-new show. He's writing this blurb in September, and currently has only one new joke, and it's about a microwave, will he have more jokes in February?
Sun 25 Feb, 6.30pm | Tickets £5 (+£1 admin fee for non-members)
Witty and inventive, with a sharp eye for satire and poetic lyrics to match, Isobel Rogers unmasks our shadier selves as we all navigate, or fail to navigate, relationships and our own lives in an increasingly jittery and superficial world, whilst keeping it all warm-hearted and wryly hilarious.
A debut work-in-progress of standup, characters and sketches about cultural confusion and finding the funny in gibberish. From award-nominated comedian and actor Derek Mitchell (Ted Lasso), whose characters and sketches have amassed tens of millions of views on Instagram and TikTok.