Leicester Comedy Festival
Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival will be returning in 2021, running from the 3-21 February, with special measures in place to comply with current government COVID-19 Secure guidelines.
Comedians Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne, Larry Dean, Angelos Epithemou, Flo & Joan, Tez Ilyas, Rosie Jones, Tony Law, Stewart Lee, Zoe Lyons, Al Murray and Ian Stirling are among the 100+ names confirmed for Leicester Comedy Festival, with further acts and events announced over the coming months.
The 2021 festival will see a return of many of the festival’s trademark special events including Q&As with special guests, seminars and discussions, and the hugely popular UK Pun Championships and #UKPunday on Monday February 8th.. The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival will include workshops in schools across Leicester and Leicestershire, in addition to community events and performances.
The annual Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Competition is a traditional highlight of Leicester Comedy Festival but for 2021 the competition has been postponed until June. For fans of the event, a ‘Best of Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year’ show on Saturday 22nd February, will see past winners and nominees taking to the stage in front of a socially distanced audience.
Partners for 2021 include Union Jack Radio, De Montfort University and Leicester City Council. New partners for 2021 include NextUp, the worldwide subscription video-on-demand platform specializing in stand-up.
Full details about the festivals can be found by visiting www.comedy-festival.co.uk & www.ukkidscomedyfestival.co.uk
Leicester Leicestershire LE1 1RE
Wed 3 Feb 2021 to Sun 21 Feb 2021