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Leicester Comedy Festival Preview Show
Join us as we celebrate the festival's 25th birthday. The Gala Preview Show features some of the best comedians around, giving a taste of what's to come when the main festival rolls into town from 7 - 25 February.

In aid of Big Difference Company (registered charity 1135167).

Tickets £25

12/01/2018 19:30
Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years.

Join “undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy” (Evening Standard) on his biggest ever tour. Come witness the magnificent beast that is Greg Davies. 

“One of this country’s best comedians.” The Times.

Parental guidance recommended.

Tickets £27.50

 

 

28/01/2018 20:00
UK Pun Championships 2018
A total sell out for the last four years,  The UK Pun Championships returns to De Montfort Hall as the culmination of #UKPunDay. Celebrating the great British pun with contestants from across the UK.  

"A pantomime atmosphere."  chortle.co.uk

Tickets £10 £12 £15 £20
12/02/2018 19:30
Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit
Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.

"It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game." ***** The Mail on Sunday

Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets £20
16/02/2018 To 17/02/2018
Comedy Club 4 Kids
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 six+) and their families… but without the rude bits! A decade later, the company has expanded from one London residency to being countrywide, running shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up.

The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, 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!?"

Joining host Tiernan Douieb will be two excellent guest comedians, check comedyclub4kids.co.uk for more info!

"A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy... with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club." The Guardian

"An essential treat." Fest Magazine

"Absolutely hilarious." The Yorkshire Times

"The ethos is just right." The Daily Telegraph

"The perfect way to entertain the whole family." Three Weeks

"Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits." The Independent
17/02/2018 14:00
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room
What does Canada’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special have in common with Britain’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special?  They are both single mothers with too many pets.  And they are both Katherine Ryan

This Canadian abroad is the UK’s 2017 break-out star. Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4's critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich? and also regularly appears on all the UK's major panel shows from BBC's QI, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo to Dave's Taskmaster Series 2 (which she won) and Channel 4's Out of 10 Cats as well as co-hosting two back to back series of Comedy Central's upcoming Your Face or Mine reboot with Jimmy Carr.

As seen on Conan O'Brien, Lip Sync Battle, and instagram, Katherine Ryan brings her brand new stand-up show, Glitter Room to the UK.

"One of the stand-out stand-ups of her generation." The Times

"Flawlessly delivered... this is stand-up comedy that slaps you countless times around the face and laeves you aching with laughter. Be in no doubt, Ryan is among the very best out there." The Telegraph

"Poised, uncompromising and often savagely hilarious." The Scotsman

Suitable for ages 14+

Tickets £18.50
 

22/02/2018 20:00
Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio
Jonathan Pie returns to the stage in early 2018 with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium, A show that was described as "electrifying" Chortle, "blistering" Evening Standard and "desperately misjudged" The Times.

The frustrated News reporter is back and he's angrier than ever. Pie attempts to host a night of serious discussions on current affairs whilst simultaneously attempting to smash the system from within. Join him for a night of political comedy that soon descends into chaos.

This is political satire at its finest and Pie is "the most exciting satirical creation since partridge" Rory Bremner.

Suitable for ages 16+. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Tickets £22.50 Concessions £17.50

24/02/2018 19:30
Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit
Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as "the brainiest comic of his generation."

Tickets £27.50
26/02/2018 To 27/02/2018
Jason Manford: Muddle Class
He’s back! 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.

Suitable for 16+ show contains some adult language and themes.

Tickets £27.50


 

15/03/2018 To 22/11/2018
Grumpy Old Women

Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Lizzie Roper.

Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukulele orchestra and novelty fudge-making.

But with the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt them off their backsides to unleash their superpowers and once more come to the rescue?!

Join us for 90 minutes of brand new full-fat, batteries included comedy from the mistresses of grump.

"Expect a party." **** The Times

£25

Suitable for ages 16+

17/04/2018 19:30
Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he'll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn't include this press release obviously).

He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. Milton will be talking about his life so far - the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land - but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain? Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can!

"The best one-liner merchant in British Comedy." Chortle

"Pun-derful Jones leaves the audience gagging for more." ***** Metro

"Jones' one-liners reach a new height." **** Time Out

"Beautiful one-liners so skilfully sculpted, you don't know whether to laugh or put them on your mantelpiece." **** Guardian

Tickets £26

25/04/2018 20:00
My Dad Wrote a Porno Live

Hear the hilarious My Dad Wrote A Porno live as the team behind the smash hit podcast take their sell-out show on tour.

What would you do if your dad wrote a dirty book? Ignore it? Not Jamie Morton. He reads it to the world. Along with his best mates James Cooper and Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine, Jamie reads a 'Lost Chapter' from his dad’s notoriously brilliant Belinda Blinked saga.

"With nearly 100 million downloads, and legions of fans across the globe, this is a cultural phenomenon." The Sunday Times

02/05/2018 20:00
Joel Dommett: Live 2017
One of the UK's most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his sols show, Joel Dommett: Live.

Catch the star of 2016's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1's Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.

Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including: Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central) and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4).

"Simply hilarious and highly recommended." ***** ThreeWeeks

"Dommett's enthusiasm is infectious and the patter hilarious." Metro

Suitable for ages 14+

Tickets £18.50 Students £15.50
03/05/2018 20:00
Menopause the Musical
Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders),  Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITVs Copy Cats). Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics.

An all-singing, all-dancing comedy set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing “The Change”. They soon bond as they realise that the menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage”, but an unavoidable stage in every woman’s life.

The hysterical and uplifting Menopause The Musical will have you laughing, and singing, all the way home. The show has played sold out-out tours across the world so call your girlfriends and book now for the ultimate girls night out.

The show is sponsored by Promensil Menopause.

Suitable for ages 16+

Tickets £27.50
05/05/2018 19:30
Dara O Briain: Voice of Reason

Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Star Gazing Live, Robotwars and Go8Bit. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today in this brand new show for 2018.

"His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up." The Guardian


"If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man." The Times


"Sharp wit from a superfit mind." Evening Standard


"These are classy routines, that assume the audience's intelligence and condescend to no one." The Guardian

Suitable for 14+ (parental guidance - likely to be swearing and adult content)

Tickets £23

09/05/2018 To 10/05/2018
David Baddiel - My Family: Not the Sitcom
Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide. My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing,  infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David’s behalf!

Suitable for 14+

Tickets £24.50
11/05/2018 19:30
Danny Baker: GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S BACK!

My fellow Vaudevillians,

Following the extraordinary success of the Cradle To Grave tour I was asked to reconsider my initial statement that I would never undertake such a venture again. The applause of the public can be a seductive narcotic and weaker souls than I would be tempted to repeat the thrills harvested during that   ‘uproarious whirligig of joy’ simply to bolster their already outsize egos.  After much reflection I have decided that I cannot allow such rampant narcissism to cloud my judgment. I said ‘one farewell’ tour’ and I meant ‘one farewell tour’. There will be no more.

Therefore I am pleased to announce that, to mark this momentous decision, I will be embarking on a nationwide, high-principled, peppy series of one-night-stands calling at dozens of theatres around the country starting in May 2018.

These exhibitions will be startling, high kicking, fresh, eruptive and often under three hours long. On this, once again, you have my word. To help me mark the festivities I will joined on some nights by both Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan – two of the nicest dogs I have ever owned.

I hope people will understand my resolve never to tour again and also why these upcoming performances are absolutely necessary to mark such a declaration.

I hope you can once more attend to help celebrate my iron will in this matter and on the night reflect that, even in these fickle times, there are still men who will hold fast to their principles.

I am that man. So vote for me.  Sorry, not ‘vote’, I meant ‘come and see’.

It will be almost certainly your last chance.  To quote the philosopher Slocombe, “I am unanimous in that.’

Now raise the curtain, pour the drinks, play the music - because here we go again…

★★★★★ "A raft of cracking anecdotes" Mail on Sunday

★★★★ "Boy can he sell a story… a compelling, evocative account of his south London roots" Evening Standard

£22.50 Students £20

Suitable for ages 14+
Carer 2 for 1 scheme tickets available

 

16/05/2018 19:30
Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

Hey people! It's Tim Vine back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence.

The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won't let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do? 'Sunsets are in the sky, milk's nice, and I’m an idiot.

"A symphony of silly." The Times

£23.50

Suitable for 12+

02/06/2018 20:00
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast
Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you're sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you're told to, welcome. You'll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Suitable for ages 16+

Tickets £27.50
06/09/2018 To 07/09/2018
Dave Gorman
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’ (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 fool proof 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

£27.50

Parental guidance advised

19/09/2018 To 20/09/2018
Ross Noble: El Hablador

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.

Suitable for ages 15+

Tickets £25

15/11/2018 20:00
Kevin Bridges: Brand New Tour
Scotland’s biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, is back with his hotly anticipated 2018 tour: Brand New.

Bridges broke box office records when his 2015 tour A Whole Different Story went on sale at the end of 2014, winning awards from Ticketmaster and Ents24 for the Fastest Selling Ticket of the year. The tour saw him sell over 500,000 tickets across 145 dates, including an incredible 16 nights at The Hydro in Glasgow. The Hydro was the perfect place for him to record his most recent DVD, which went onto sell over 300,000 copies; his biggest selling DVD. Now Kevin embarks on his biggest tour to date.

Don’t miss his brand new tour.

"An edge seldom found in mainstream comics." Mail On Sunday 

"His comedy style is so instinctive he makes the terrifyingly tough toil of stand-up resemble a piece of cake." The Evening Standard 

"Blessed with that extra smidgin of God-given talent." The Times

"Restores observational comedy’s edge…" The Guardian

"A comedy masterclass." The Herald

£30

Suitable for 14+

Maximum of six tickets per person

30/11/2018 To 01/12/2018