Leicester Comedy Festival

February

 

 

Gallery Comedy Tours

Eddy Hurst performing with a microphone in right hand and his let hand touching his lip with a guitar on his back.

Friday 7 February
Friday 14 February
6.30pm – 6.50pm

Saturday 22 February
1pm

FREE
Suitable for ages 16+

Fancy being led round an art gallery with Award winning comedians as your tour guide. Well you are in luck! This Comedy festival experience a fresh way of Sargy Mann's Exhibition at the Attenborough Arts Centre. Whether you’re an avid art viewer, or never stood foot in an art gallery in your life, this will be an experience you don’t want to miss out on.

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BrightSparks Comedy Asylum

Two men standing side by side laughing. Man on the right has his arm around man on the left.

Rob Gee
Friday 7 February
7pm – 9pm (interval included)
£3/ pay as you feel

Local legend Rob Gee brings the award winning comedy mental health showcase to AAC for its 13th year. The team that brought you the masterpieces ‘Death in Dunton Gusset’, ‘Richard 111’s Time Team’ and ‘Robots vs Zombies’ will dissect the theme of luck and sometimes its colossal absence. If you’ve ever dealt yourself a royal flush when no one else is looking, this show is for you.

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Broad Shoulders

Nina wearing a sparkling dress smiling with her eyes rolled to the right.

Nina Gilligan
Saturday 8 February
7pm – 8pm
£5 / £15 Family of Four
Suitable for ages 16+
This show is BSL interpreted

Nina Gilligan has Broad Shoulders but where on earth did they come from?

Adopted as a baby Nina Gilligan has been on a journey to find her birth family. Originally taken hostage by nuns and raised in deepest darkest East Manchester. Nina embarks on a DIY search for her birth family with a roller coaster ride of results. Asking big questions about Adoption, Identity and Chicken.

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I, Tom Mayhew

Tom lifting his hand

Tom Mayhew
Friday 14 February
7pm – 8pm
£5 / £15 Family of four
This show is BSL interpreted

This is a story of being working-class and fighting for your place in the world...with lots of jokes. What is life really like for those on benefits under Tory austerity? And would we all be far better off if we were paid in Freddos?

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Defined

Juliette wearing a red suit with her hands in both pockets with a smile.

Juliette Burton
Saturday 15 February
7pm – 8pm
£10 / £8 concessions
Suitable for ages 14+
This show is BSL interpreted

Award-winning comedian Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist? Introverted extrovert? Successful failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? Mentally ill or healthy? Why must we choose one or the other?

After a time of huge change, Juliette had to redefine her life, labels & herself. Everything she thought was steadfast has vanished. Can she be everything at once? Or must we choose how we are defined?

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Disabled Coconut

Aaron sitting on a wheel chair juggling three cococnuts.

Aaron Simmonds
Thursday 20 February
7pm – 8pm
£10 / £8 concessions
Suitable for ages 16+
This show is BSL interpreted

Join the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast as he tells you about how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC2 a year later, and what happens when you are being trolled online for not being disabled enough.

Aaron is far better at stand-up than standing up and his unique perspective on life - usually of people's belly buttons - gives him a distinctive edge in his performances as well as a sore neck.

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Is the Tits (work in progress)

Helen Duff wearing pink with her hand on her hips with a serious face.

Helen Duff
Friday 21 February
7pm – 8pm
£6 / £5 concessions / £18 Family of four

Work in progress from the deliciously unpredictable provocateur who makes crafting a cult classic look like child's play.

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Steph and Louisa: Flip Flop (work in progress)

Steph and Louisa standing back to back with water guns and wearing a snorkel

Saturday 22 February
7pm – 8pm
£5 / £15 Family of four

Steph and Louisa have never been very good at making decisions, except for the big ones like quitting drugs and leaving organised religion. Flip-flop sees the duo spend an hour flip flopping between dance and comedy to investigate how they choose to live now.

Steph is a comedian and Louisa is a dancer, and in this brand new show they explore the relationship between these two disciplines. They’ve spent the last few months teaching each other their respective skills, and working out the relationship between jokes and movement. Can a pirouette be a punchline? Can Steph shake it with the best of them? Can Louisa tell a joke? Well yes, obviously. They’re amazing people.

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