Leicester City Council

The city council are once again extremely proud to support one of the city's most successful festivals. Leicester is well recognised as a city of diversity and increasingly one that showcases many great festivals throughout the year. The Comedy Festival is no exception and we are very happy to give our continued support to such an asset to the city.



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De Montfort University

"The University enjoys many links with the Festival, going right back to its creation by our Arts Management students in 1994 and we are delighted to support the Festival’s Preview Show and Reception. De Montfort University is a recognised international leader in preparing students for career success within the Creative Industries and it is very pleasing to see the Festival itself gain such a strong national and international following."

Professor Dominic Shellard, Vice-Chancellor De Montfort University



Shakespeares Martineau

"We are delighted to be supporting Leicester Comedy Festival. It's reputation and pedigree as a launch pad for some of Britain's most promising new acts has helped put Leicester on the map. It's a privilege to be just a small part of a very big success story and we are very proud to maintain our ethos in supporting and nurturing some of the country's best talent."



East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains is delighted and proud to be involved in Leicester Comedy Festival. There has been an increase in number of festival goers and we look forward to welcoming visitors on our rail services to Leicester.




"Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and we are happy to be continuing our relationship with the Comedy Festival this year. As a showcase for new and emerging talent as well as a key date in the diaries of many established stand ups and performers from across the UK, the festival continues to be important for Equity members and the industry in general.  We look forward to meeting the performers when we are out and about during this year's festival fortnight." 

Christine Payne - General Secretary



Sturgess Motor Group



Suzuki GB PLC



Leicester Mercury



BBC Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester was England's first local radio station and now it's based at one of the country's most modern and up-to-date broadcasting centres. It's not only the home of local radio for Leicestershire but also the BBC Asian Network's newsgathering facility and the BBC's online and regional television units for the area. You're welcome to pop in and watch the broadcasters at work, and visit the BBC Leicester Shop. The Centre is open to the public from 9.00 to 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday.






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Reach Marketing

"Our association with the Festival demonstrates our commitment to the Arts, both in Leicestershire and the Region. The benefit for Reach Marketing is threefold. Our profile is enhanced within the Arts sector, which is an important sector for our business; we are seen as part of Leicester's regeneration, for we believe that a strong cultural industry is important to the area's regeneration; and there is an additional benefit to Reach in terms of our staff and clients being able to be involved in the Festival through attendance of events and in particular the workshops that we are sponsoring".




“Leicester Comedy Festival is Britain's most established event of its kind, and one of the biggest. Over the past 19 years it has built up an enviable reputation for showcasing the best comic talent from across the country, and further afield, in front of appreciative audiences. For these seventeen days, the people of Leicester are treated to the most exciting - and funniest - comedians around.

Like the festival, celebrates the best the UK’s vibrant comedy scene. The website has constantly updated news, reviews and listings of what’s happening across the country – and you can leave comments about comedians you’ve seen at the festival.

We are pleased to support the festival, which is now a key event in the comedy calendar. We hope to see you there – or on the site".

Steve Bennett, Chortle



Managers in Partnership

"MiP is delighted to support the Arts and Health Programme. We are always looking for innovative ways to make healthcare happen, and working in partnership with the Comedy Festival is a great way to do it. Where our members have worked with the Comedy Festival to take their message to the public they have had a fabulous response. The Comedy Festival’s pioneering work shows that comedy can reach the parts other health messages cannot reach. MiP and its members are proud to be getting behind the Festival."