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Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival

Sir Norman Wisdom Amongst Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2013 Award Winners

March 12, 2013 |

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2013 award winners were finally announced last night in a special show held to celebrate the event at The City Rooms in Leicester. Read More

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2013 Awards Nominees Announced

March 1, 2013 |

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2013 drew to a close on the 24th February having featured over 530 events in 60 venues across Leicester and Leicestershire. Over 500 performers appeared and audiences flocked from across the UK to the event, the longest running comedy festival in Europe. Read More

A Brief Encounter With Lee Kyle

February 8, 2013 |

I managed to catch up with North East comedy legend Lee Kyle. We sat down to chat about his show at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Here’s what Lee had to say for himself: Read More

Greetings From Leicester – Keith Farnan

February 6, 2013 |

Keith Farnan, a former solicitor,  has already stormed the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, been invited to appear on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and  “One Night Stand” and has been proclaimed as the comedian Eddie Izzard would have been had he been Irish. Keith is all set to bring his showFear Itself” (currently work in progress) to Just The Tonic this Saturday as part of  Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival to tickle Richard III’s ribs. We asked him what we can expect and, surprisingly, the word bone was quite the trending topic: Read More

WitTank – Three Men, One Beard, Very Important Sketch Comedy.

February 5, 2013 |

WitTank is one part Mark Cooper-Jones, Chortle Best Newcomer nominee, Loaded Laftas runner-up, one part Kieran Boyd, who also performs his own inventive, high-energy solo stand up, and Naz Osmanoglu, Half English posh-boy, half Turkish warlord, winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-off Competition, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee , and Runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny. If that exceedingly long list of achievements didn’t already do them justice, you may well have seen their madcap sketches on the goggle box on BBC3′s Live At The Electric. The threesome will be taking their “very important sketch comedy” to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival this very Friday, followed up by a full scale attack on the UK’s sense of humour with a giant tour over the coming months. What better a time to find out why the ‘three’s a crowd’ concept certainly doesn’t apply here? Read More

Paul Sinha – Dave’s Leicester Festival, Citizenship Test and Beyond

February 5, 2013 |

Paul Sinha, qualified GP/stand-up comedian, is a more than familiar name, most recently thanks to his appearance on ITV’s fourth series of ‘The Chase’. Paul gained massive critical acclaim at 2006’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his second full length solo show “Saint or Sinha” which was nominated for the if.comedy award (formerly the Perrier). Since then there has been no looking back and 2013 looks set to be his biggest year yet. Read More

Apple and Andy Up For Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival Shorts Competition

January 30, 2013 |

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival wanted shorts so Comedy Chords decided to take them up on the offer in the form of Apple and Andy who many of you will already be familiar with. So what’s at stake? Read More