ALL TICKETS WILL INCLUDE A HARDBACK COPY OF SUE'S NEW BOOK, EAST OF CROYDON (RRP £20), TO BE COLLECTED ON THE NIGHT. SUE WILL BE SIGNING COPIES AFTER THE SHOW.
A rare chance to enjoy an evening with Sue Perkins, packed full of crackling wit and dubious puns, plus Sue’s legendary Q&A sessions where she will answer all of your burning questions.*
Sue - the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Spectacles – is here to celebrate the publication of her new travel memoir, East of Croydon. Sharing her extraordinary adventures from the Himalayas to Hong Kong where she explores the tranquil Mekong River, the less tranquil streets of Varanasi and meets a selection of randy hermits and shamans.
Sue is best known for being one quarter of double act Mel and Sue. She hosts Insert Name Here, Thronecast, as well as the travel documentaries The Mekong River, Kolkata and The Ganges with Sue Perkins. Sue is a regular on Have I Got News for You, Just a Minute, and QI and has presented the British Academy Television Awards for the past two years. Oh, and there was that cake show on BBC1….
* She will also answer questions unrelated to burning
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 bringing her brand new, one-woman comedy show to the hall!
Sandi thinks that being called a National Treasure is bit embarrassing and she 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 and some terrible baking from the host of Great British Bake Off, QI and 15to1. Don’t expect tap-dancing, needlework or headstands.
In the quick fire Q&A you can ask Sandi whatever you want – but please don’t ask her bra size (she doesn’t know).
"Wonderfully sharp." Time Out
"Laden with laughs." Guardian
"Captivating ... excellent." The Times
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
Nish Kumar: 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.