Research into the impact of the annual Leicester Comedy Festival shows that the event contributes over £2M to the local economy. The independent research, commissioned by Leicester Shire Promotions & Prospect Leicestershire, was completed by academic staff at De Montfort University and has been published today.More Info
Big Screen Leicester and Leicester Comedy Festival are looking for short & funny films to play on Leicester Big Screen, Humberstone Gate as part of Leicester Comedy Festival February 2012...More Info
The winners of Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2011 have been announced at a ceremony that took place in Leicester. Over 100 festival performers and promoters attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Tom Allen.
Comedians and venues who took part in Leicester Comedy Festival 2011 have been announced as nominees in the annual awards organised to celebrate the event. Nominees include comedians Mark Olver, Matt Green, David Morgan, Alfie Brown and George Ryegold. Venues which have been recognised for their contribution to the event include The Crumblin' Cookie, The Criterion, Curve, The Exchange Bar and Firebug. The awards, set up in 2006, recognise the contribution people make to the February festival and include awards for Best Debut Show, Best Venue, Best New Venue, Best Make Me Happy community project and Contribution to Leicester Comedy Festival 2011. Winners will be announced at a private ceremony, hosted by comedian Tom Allen, taking place at The Pub, Leicester on Monday 14th March.More Info
The funniest people around will be identified later this week as Leicester Comedy Festival are due to announce the nominees for their prestigious Festival Awards. The Awards, due to be presented later this month at a private ceremony, will recognise the best performers and venues from Leicester Comedy Festival 2011.More Info
Tom Rosenthal and Ben Target are the joint winners of this year's prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award. Tom and Ben were presented with the award and a cheque for £500 each by compere Jarred Christmas and last year’s winner Josh Widdicombe at The Y in Leicester on Saturday night.More Info
Leicester Comedy Festival 2011 has received stacks of national media coverage. Media coverage has included mentions in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, BBC Radio 2, 7 & 6, The Sun, The News of the World and Gay Times. The festival is celebrating its 18th birthday this year and is the longest running comedy festival in Europe. The 2011 event features an incredible line up of comic talents including Jimmy Carr, Lenny Henry, Sarah Millican, Chris Addison, Phil Cool and Rhod Gilbert.
Some of the most critically acclaimed theatre shows from Edinburgh Festival 2010 are set to arrive at Embrace Arts as part of this year’s Leicester Comedy Festival.More Info
Leicester Comedy Festival has received a message of support from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The festival, which celebrates its 18th birthday from 4-20th February, is the longest running comedy festival in Europe and features over 370 performances in 17 days.
Leicester Comedy Festival is back and celebrating their 18th birthday. De Montfort Hall, as always, will be bringing you a top class comedy line-up and on Friday 4th February the hit show Celebrity Autobiography will be hitting the stage. Even more exciting is the news that the cast of Smack the Pony will be reuniting especially for this show, so you can expect plenty of laughs as Sally Phillips, Fiona Allen and Doon Mackichan join together with Rufus Hound for this not to be missed performance.More Info
Leicester Comedy Festival 2011 will include an official tribute performance to the late Sir Norman Wisdom, featuring his friends and colleagues.More Info
Runners who have a sense of humour are being encouraged to get involved in a unique charity fundraising project as part of Leicester Comedy Festival 2011.More Info
Organisers of Leicester Comedy Festival are asking members of the people for their memories of events and performances from past festivals.More Info
Leicester Comedy Festival has been shortlisted to take part in a TV competition that will genuinely change lives.More Info
The longest running comedy festival in the UK turns 18 next year, and to celebrate some of the biggest names in comedy will be converging on Leicestershire from the 4th to the 20th February 2011 for the festivities.More Info
People who are passionate about comedy are being invited to join an Awards Panel for Leicester Comedy Festival 2011.More Info
Leicester Comedy Festival has secured some additional funding from Leicester City Council to support the 18th festival in February 2011.More Info
The most fun you can have with the lights off, Comedy in the Dark is making its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe!
What do people of Leicester find funny?
Comedians and venues who took part in Leicester Comedy Festival 2010 have been announced as nominees in the annual awards organised to celebrate the event.More Info
Please keep checking for any cancellations or changes to the festival line up.
'Hand from above' touches Leicester Comedy Festival
Leicester's very own distance runner to complete a Festival marathon...
Leicester Comedy Festival announces first London Previews in association with Absolute Radio!!More Info
The UK's longest running comedy festival just got longer...
Interested in getting involved with Leicester Comedy Festival? We have some exciting volunteer opportunties availableMore Info
Comedian Jimmy Carr has praised the annual Leicester Comedy Festival by saying it is his fourth favourite thing about Leicester “after Gary Lineker, crisps and Kasabian”.
A comedy show which was premiered at Leicester Comedy Festival 2009 has helped a major UK theatre win the Theatrical Management Association's Eclipse award at a ceremony in LondonMore Info
Exciting news about LCF2010 can now be revealed...
Leicester Comedy Festival Ltd, the company behind the annual Leicester Comedy Festival, has never been limited to laughter; the company has always aspired to creatively use humour to help make a big, and lasting, difference to people’s lives.More Info
And the Winner of The 2009 Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year is...
A special promotion that allows discounted entry to see Funtastic!, every day at Gilded Balloon at the City Rooms, Hotel Street Leicester at 4.30pm...More Info
Extra Show added to Festival Lineup including Tim Minchin at De Montfort Hall on Thursday February 12th...More Info
Edinburgh's renowned comedy venue the Gilded Balloon heads south for the very first time to take up residence in the comedy capital of the uk for the 2009 Leicester Comedy Festival!More Info
Help us pick the best bits of Leicester Comedy Festival 2009! We require a team of people to help judge some performances during the festival...
A showcase to feature the freshest new comedy talent in the UK!
Leicester once again becomes the comedy capital of the UK for the 16th annual Leicester Comedy FestivalMore Info
De Monfort University and Leicester Comedy Festival are working together to organise the successful conference 'Playing for Laughs'More Info
Organisers of the annual Leicester Comedy Festival believe they are developing another national first as they join forces with environmental groupsMore Info
Henry Paker wins Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2008
Leicester Comedy Festival 15th Birthday recognised in Parliment
Silly Sunday Sketch Show and Rob Gee Ate My Hamster The Contact project based in St Matthews celebrates 10 years of important and ground breaking work with children and young people in Leicester.More Info
Comedy Film Workshops on sex and Relationships...More Info
John Lewis have confirmed their support of an arts and cultural programme which will help us make thousands of people from across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland happy over the next few months.More Info
The hunt for Award Winning Stevie Knuckles is on for a 15th Birthday reunion...More Info
Leicester Comedy Festival is seeking out those people who are celebrating a 15th anniversary next February and wants to join in the 15th birthday celebrations of the annual event...More Info
A unique national conference focusing on comedy in performance will take place as part of Leicester Comedy Festival 2008 and organisers are now seeking contributions from comedians, performers and academics.
The winners of the Leicester Comedy Festival Awards are...
Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year In Assocation With Equity 2007
A unique opportunity to catch some of the best, rising talent in the Everards Fringe!More Info
The brand new offical and shiny Leicester Comedy Festival Podcast has arrivedMore Info
An Extra Date has been added for Jimmy Carr on Thursday 15th February at De Montfort HallMore Info
LCF 07 is delighted to be working in partnership with the Best Western Belmont House Hotel.More Info
An internationally respected outdoor theatre company, who have performed at both Sydney and Barcelona Olympics, will lead the opening night celebration for Leicester Comedy Festival.More Info
Tickets for the launch show on 19th Jan are now on sale.More Info
Now in its 14th year - Leicester Comedy Festival returns with a multi-cultural programme that showcases the best Leicester has to offer.More Info
Organisers are seeking individuals who will let them know what they think of the event.More Info
James Branch won the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year CompetitionMore Info
The relationship between religion, faith and comedy will be debated as part of LCF 06.More Info
People will be given the chance to laugh themselves to a healthier lifestyle thanks to funding from Arts Council England.More Info
Leicester Comedy Festival and Phoenix Arts are set to unveil a short film, using comedy and animation to encourage children to eat healthily and take more exercise.More Info
A 38-year old, female IT Contractor won the title of Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2005 at the recent Leicester Comedy Festival.More Info
Phoenix Arts, The Little Theatre and The Y have teamed up with, the commuters' favourite free newspaper, to provide an extra special welcome when you step inside their doorsMore Info
John Ryan has led this series of heated discussions with men of all shapes and sizes, as part of Hurt Until It Laughs, a men's comedy-health project managed by Phoenix Arts and Leicester Comedy Festival.More Info
Are you an experienced Cartoonist or Facilitator with a healthy sense of humour?If so, Leicester Comedy Festival would like to hear from you.More Info
Leicester Comedy Festival and Phoenix Arts have join forces to use comedy to convey safer sex messages and explore issues surrounding alcohol, in a twenty minute film.More Info
Our friends at BBC Radio Leicester have put most of the interviews they did during LCF04 on-line. So you can now listen to them whenever you like! All you need is Real Player and speakers....More Info
Matt Hollins, aged 29 from Leicester, won the competition which took place as part of the 11th Leicester Comedy Festival.More Info
During Leicester Comedy Festival 2004 there will be many funny people around, whether they are on stage, in bars, in restaurants or generally hanging around.More Info
We have a number of "open spots" available across the Festival and these are open to anyone who wants to have a go.More Info
Pubs from across Leicestershire are due to take part in the LCF 04.
Laughter will continue late into the night throughout the Festival.More Info
Leicester has been declared the 3rd funniest city in the UK.More Info
Two Leicestershire organisations are working together to celebrate their 10th birthdaysMore Info
The stars of a Leicester-made film are expected to be inundated with requests for autographsMore Info
Leicester writer Chris Sewart has won the prestigious Writing Comedy for Radio CompetitionMore Info
Men in Coats' debut full-length show was the most critically acclaimed production at this year's Festival
The winner of the 2003 LM Comedian of the Year Competition has been announced as Rhod Gilbert.More Info
February will see Melton's biggest ever series of events as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival.More Info
BBC is about to start trawling the nation to find Britain's freshest stand up comedians.
BBC Leicester is offering you the chance to gain some valuable internet and radio broadcasting experience.More Info
Everards pubs from across Leicestershire are due to take part in the 10th birthday celebrations of LCF.
Leicester comedian Gary O'Donnell will appear as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival Preview Show.More Info
Representatives from the Comedy Industry are set to visit Leicester during the 10th birthday celebrations of LCF.More Info
Comedians and venues who took part in Leicester Comedy Festival 2010 have been announced as nominees in the annual awards organised to celebrate the event.