Who is El Hablador? It’s Ross Noble.
No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it is Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show.
But what is the legend of El Hablador? I don’t think it’s a thing. It’s clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure.
Ok I get it.
Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy.
Book now to see the one they call El Hablador*
*Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.
Join us for the official launch event for Leicester Comedy Festival 2019.
This annual comedy treat is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the acts who will be performing as part of the main festival when it rolls into town in February. Always a sell out, the show has previously included appearances from Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Mel & Sue, Jenny Eclair and Barry Cryer.
For further details about the line-up, visit Leicester Comedy Festival website.
In aid of Big Difference Company (registered charity 1135167).
Sandi Toksvig is touring a brand new, one-woman comedy show.
Sandi realises some people harbour an ambition to be a National Treasure but following a misunderstanding with a friend has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster.
Expect tall stories, fascinatingly funny facts, really silly jokes, a quick fire Q&A and a quiz. Don’t expect tap-dancing, leotards or a forward roll.
“Wonderfully sharp.” Time Out
“Laden with laughs.” The Guardian
Tickets £27.50 £18.50
Part of Leicester Comedy Festival 2019
Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.
As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect the "King of Powerpoint comedy" (The Guardian) to have more detailed analysis of those parts of life you’ve never stopped to think about before. Hey, not all heroes wear capes.
With support from Nick Doody.
"A near foolproof delivery system for jokes. Gorman's intention isn't to mock PowerPoint but to explore its potential as a weapon in the stand-up armoury.” The Guardian
"Dave Gorman is funny and brilliant in equal measure." The Times
"There is no need to draw a graph to calculate that this is an extremely entertaining evening." Evening Standard
"Has transformed the seemingly mundane into hours of unabashed hysteria." Metro
You couldn’t make it up, surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practice makes perfect is what keeps him going.
This show is a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone, stop pondering and hand-wringing. Instead get on your bike and put your face to the grindstone!
Henning's most recent television and radio appearances include Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You, Fighting Talk and The Unbelievable Truth.
"As subtle as Schumacher on Battiston." Some bloke on Twitter
"Die entgueltige Teilung Europas - das ist mein Auftrag." Henning himself
"Wehn wraps his vowels around the issues of immigration and identity. And he triumphs at it." The Times
"Cor blimey." The Guardian
Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) 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!?"
With Laura Lexx (MC), Matt Green and trickster Otiz Cannelloni
Part of Leicester Comedy Festival
Family Ticket of four (must include at least one adult) £20
25th Anniversary Show
A celebration of one of the UK's longest running comedy competitions! Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Competition has helped launch the careers of numerous comedians, and many of them are returning for this anniversary show.
Featuring Romesh Ranganathan, Josh Widdicombe and very special guests.
IT'S IN YOUR NATURE TO DESTROY YOURSELVES
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a nationwide tour of the UK! The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and whether it will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUN STUFF. He's the host of the Mash Report which you might have seen on BBC2, or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven't spoken to in a while.
As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Taskmaster (Dave), Live From the BBC (Netflix), QI (BBC2) Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Joel & Nish Vs The World (Netflix/Comedy Central).
“One of the best young comedians we have.” The Times
“A masterclass by a no-frills stand-up at the height of his powers.” The Guardian
“Intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes.” Time Out
Rose d’Or winner – Best Radio Comedy
“A very clever boy.” Nish Kumar
He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’ s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life - once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done.
Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, BBC Three’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here Now.
Winner of Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year.
Foil, Arms and Hog return to the UK with their best show yet. With over 100 million hits on YouTube, Foil, Arms and Hog are best known for their online videos, but their live show is what they are most proud of.
Craicling is a fast-paced sketch show featuring a tutorial in how to hold a baby, a Gregorian chant about drunken monks and a step by step guide in how to kill an actor
"Quite simply, a sensation." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines." Chortle
"Very funny." Rowan Atkinson
***** The Irish Times
***** The Examiner
**** The Times UK
“I’m a feminist but...”
The Guilty Feminist podcast has become a comedy phenomenon with over 50 million downloads since it launched in late 2016. Comedian Deborah Frances-White and her guests discuss things which all twenty-first century feminists agree on - while confessing the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears which undermine those noble goals.
For this special touring version of the show, Deborah will be joined by some of your favourite comedians, guests and musicians from the podcast for a celebration of how far we’ve come, and a conversation about what remains to be done.
Expect laughs, excitement, tears and spectacle as only The Guilty Feminist can provide.
“Very funny… pure, guilt-free pleasure.” The Guardian
Tickets £29 £24 £16.50
Please note, this is a live show and will not be recorded for the podcast. This show will not be unique in every tour location, some material may be repeated across the tour.
THE CYNIC'S MIXTAPE
Romesh is back with a brand new show The Cynic’s Mixtape, his most brutally honest show yet.
Fresh from the Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, A League Of Their Own and Judge Romesh, he's putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since the last tour, including why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us are truly free, and his suspicion that his wife is using gluten intolerance to avoid sleeping with him.
Show drops 2019, don’t miss it.