Comedy returns to Leicester

The Leicester Comedy Festival is back for 2022 next month.

In 2021 the Festival moved online to allow audiences access to live comedy during the lockdown and produced over 1600 hours of online entertainment but its time for face to face fun, the best kind of social laughs as 2022 will see the return of live performances in physical venues with a full brochure of performances and events.

Organisers have arranged over 560 shows, over 800 performances across 64 venues. The bumper comedy offering takes place from the 2nd to the 20th of February.

The festival offers up a mixture of famous names and exciting newcomers, you can see, in person, a veritable who’s-who of comedy stars take to stages across the city – including Angela Barnes, Ahir Shah, Catherine Bohart, Ed Gamble, Henning Wehn, Katherine Ryan, Maisie Adam, Mark Watson, Nabil Abdulrashid, Nick Helm, Pam Ayres, Rachel Parris, Ria Lina, Richard Herring, Rosie Jones, Ross Noble, Seann Walsh, Simon Brodkin, Stewart Lee, Suzi Ruffell, Tim Key and Tony Slattery.

Also returning for it 4th year is the supremely popular UK Kids Comedy Festival which runs alongside Leicester Comedy Festival to present a wealth of comedy based performances and activities suitable for the whole family.

And there are numerous special events including The UK Pun Championships on 7th Feb. This event was the birthplace of #UKPunDay which takes over Twitter all day long and the day culminates with The UK Pun Championships which sees competitors take to the ring (literally in a boxing ring) to compete for the title with the best puns a comic can muster.

“The last 18 months or so have been really difficult but thanks to the support from so many people, we are so proud that we are still here, working hard to raise a smile on as many faces as possible.” – LCF

 Leicester Comedy Festival started in 1994 and has been the place where comics such as Bill Bailey Jimmy Carr and Frankie Boyle played on their way to superstardom.

Tickets are now on sale: www.comedy-festival.co.uk

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