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August 2017
Saturday 26 August

Proper Funny

The Criterion, 44 Millstone Ln
Leicester, LE1 5JN United Kingdom
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September 2017
Saturday 2 September

The Same Faces Improvised Comedy

The Criterion, 44 Millstone Ln
Leicester, LE1 5JN United Kingdom
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Saturday 2 September//8:00 pm

Jestin’ At The Western

Stand-comedy compered by Dan Nicholas with 2 headliners and 4 open mics

Friday 8 September

Yianni Agisilaou: The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know

Firebug, 1 Millstone Lane
Leicester, LE1 5JN United Kingdom
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Following critically acclaimed, total sell-out runs at Edinburgh, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals, Yianni Agisilaou will be embarking on a 20 plus date tour this autumn with his show The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know. A love letter to the world’s greatest TV show, Yianni shares stories, facts, impersonations and more to form a hilarious and cromulent look at a lifetime spent quoting, referencing and learning from the Simpsons, how the show has embiggened his life, and how he…

Saturday 9 September//7:30 pm

Super Six Comedy Night

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Asian Comedy Night with Jamie Lever, Jimmy Moses, Gaurev Sharma, Dilip Joshi, Popat Lal and Prem.

Tuesday 12 September//8:00 pm

John Bishop: Winging It (Work in progress)

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to De Montfort Hall to warm up his brand new show Winging It in autumn 2017!

Wednesday 13 September

Andrew O’Neil: History of Heavy Metal

The Cookie, 68 The High Street
Leicester, LE1 5YP United Kingdom
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Comedian/anarcho-wizard/Cookie favourite, Andrew O'Neill , will return to Leicester on 13th September, with his new show 'History of Heavy Metal'.

Thursday 14 September//12:00 am

Club Smashing – Featuring Olaf Falafel

The Criterion, 44 Millstone Ln
Leicester, LE1 5JN United Kingdom
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Sunday 17 September//8:00 pm

Left of Me

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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“Esteemed doctors” Howlett and Clarke have finally been persuaded to share their latest findings. They have promised to use “layman's terms”. Except for when they don't. Their lecture will focus upon a vaguely scientific examination of our response to trauma, and how this may affect individuals and society as whole. Except for when it doesn’t. A devised response to the human experience of trauma and how we fix ourselves.With integrated access for those with sensory disabilities, creative captioning, humour, heart-breaking…

Monday 18 September//7:30 pm

The Same Faces: Uncle Armando w/Naz Osmanoglu

Improvised comedy merges with stand up in this fusion show from The Same Faces; top circuit comedians improvise monologues based on your suggestions, which inspire brilliant scenes from the improvisers.

Monday 18 September//7:30 pm

Uncle Armando

Long form improvisation comedy with headliner Naz Osmanoglu and resident players The Same Faces

Thursday 21 September//7:30 pm

A Laugh A Minute Comedy Club

Hosted by Alex Hylton, featuring some of the UK’s best up and coming comedians

Friday 22 September//7:00 pm

Do as I say, not as I do

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Do as I say, not as I do is a performance-in-development incorporating dance, physical theatre, storytelling and comedy to explore the fears, the enjoyments and the little routines that sustain human relationships through the lens of unreliable memories. Partners who each want to come out on top, and a territorial struggle over bed space. A performance that swings between the normal and the surreal; two sides of a couple do their best to express their relationship to you.

Friday 22 September//8:00 pm

Greg Davies

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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SOLD OUT

Saturday 23 September//2:00 pm

Awakenings

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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A darkened room. Velvet curtains. An uncanny sense of familiarity. Awakenings re-imagines filmic narratives and explores the mise-en-scène of cinema through an intimately choreographed performance for two, experienced within a purpose-built set. An experimental, immersive performance that shifts between theatre and contemporary dance, devised and performed by Kerryn Wise and Tina Carter.

Saturday 23 September//6:00 pm

Awakenings

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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A darkened room. Velvet curtains. An uncanny sense of familiarity. Awakenings re-imagines filmic narratives and explores the mise-en-scène of cinema through an intimately choreographed performance for two, experienced within a purpose-built set. An experimental, immersive performance that shifts between theatre and contemporary dance, devised and performed by Kerryn Wise and Tina Carter.

Saturday 23 September//8:00 pm

Greg Davies

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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SOLD OUT

Sunday 24 September//12:00 pm

Comedy Workshop

Start of six development workshops to help participants perform their first set at a live show on 5 November

Sunday 24 September//8:00 pm

Paul Chowdhry

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to De Montfort Hall.

Wednesday 27 September//8:00 pm

Jon Richardson

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Star of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Jon Richardson will complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions.

Friday 29 September

Abandoman

The Cookie, 68 The High Street
Leicester, LE1 5YP United Kingdom
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We are delighted to welcome Irish improvising hip-hop group, who won the 2010 Hackney Empire New Act Competition, ABANDOMAN to Leicester on Friday 29th September.

Friday 29 September//7:30 pm

Equus

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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East Midlands theatre company Four Wheeled Theatre take on Peter Schaffer’s classic play, Equus.1973. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist struggling with both his professional and personal convictions, finds himself confronted with a uniquely disturbed patient, 17-year-old Alan Strang. Responsible for blinding six horses, Alan is placed under Dysart's care. But as the lines between doctor and patient begin to blur, the two find themselves on a collision course of wits and ideals

Saturday 30 September//2:00 pm

Equus

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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East Midlands theatre company Four Wheeled Theatre take on Peter Schaffer’s classic play, Equus.1973. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist struggling with both his professional and personal convictions, finds himself confronted with a uniquely disturbed patient, 17-year-old Alan Strang. Responsible for blinding six horses, Alan is placed under Dysart's care. But as the lines between doctor and patient begin to blur, the two find themselves on a collision course of wits and ideals

Saturday 30 September//7:30 pm

Equus

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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East Midlands theatre company Four Wheeled Theatre take on Peter Schaffer’s classic play, Equus.1973. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist struggling with both his professional and personal convictions, finds himself confronted with a uniquely disturbed patient, 17-year-old Alan Strang. Responsible for blinding six horses, Alan is placed under Dysart's care. But as the lines between doctor and patient begin to blur, the two find themselves on a collision course of wits and ideals

October 2017
Tuesday 3 October//12:00 am

Comedy & Cocktails

Wednesday 4 October

Carl Hutchinson

The Cookie, 68 The High Street
Leicester, LE1 5YP United Kingdom
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Having recently supported Chris Ramsey at O2 Academy Leicester Carl returns to Leicester with his headline show

Wednesday 4 October//7:30 pm

Ben Phillips

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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The Internet prankster bring his Live Cinematic Experience to De Montfort Hall

Thursday 5 October//7:30 pm

Obey

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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How obedient would you be in the event of an authoritarian dictatorship? Meet an unseemly collection of individuals who are about to find out. Deemed “seriously funny” by the Sunday Mirror, poet, comic and psych nurse Rob Gee presents a brand new show, Obey.

Friday 6 October//7:30 pm

Quarter Life Crisis

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn't know what she's doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right, trying to find the perfect match. Even though she's a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the Ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they're going in life, but she's trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard. What does it mean to be an adult, and when do you…

Saturday 7 October

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

Sue Townsend Theatre, 16 Upper Brown St
Leicester, LE1 5TE United Kingdom
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Saturday 7 October//8:00 pm

Jestin’ At The Western

Stand-comedy compered by Dan Nicholas with 2 headliners and 4 open mics

Saturday 7 October//8:30 pm

The Same Faces – Improvised Comedy

The Criterion, 44 Millstone Ln
Leicester, LE1 5JN United Kingdom
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Short-form improvised comedy from one of the midlands' leading improv groups, featuring regulars Tom Young, Allan Smith, & Dave Gotheridge, as well as various guests.

Wednesday 11 October

Mae Martin

The Cookie, 68 The High Street
Leicester, LE1 5YP United Kingdom
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Thursday 12 October//12:00 am

Club Smashing

The Criterion, 44 Millstone Ln
Leicester, LE1 5JN United Kingdom
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Thursday 12 October

Mo The Comedian

Dryden Street Social, 24 Dryden Street
Leicester, LE1 3QE
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"Mo Gilligan, aka Mo the Comedian, is one of the UK’s fastest rising social media stars with an online reach running into the multiple millions with his high-energy style and stunning physicality, Mo creates his own short form comedy content across a range of platforms, with huge viewer engagement."

Friday 13 October

Lloyd Griffith

The Cookie, 68 The High Street
Leicester, LE1 5YP United Kingdom
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"A firm Cookie favourite Lloyd Griffith returns to Leicester fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall on his nationwide tour! Where have you seen Lloyd before? Probably driving footballers to their training sessions on BBC Three's 'Taxi to Training'"

Monday 16 October//7:30 pm

The Same Faces: Uncle Armando w/Mrs Barbara Nice

Improvised comedy merges with stand up in this fusion show from The Same Faces; top circuit comedians improvise monologues based on your suggestions, which inspire brilliant scenes from the improvisers.

Monday 16 October//7:30 pm

Uncle Armando

Long form improvisation comedy with headliner Mrs Barbara Nice and our resident players The Same Faces

Thursday 19 October

Angelos & Barry

The Cookie, 68 The High Street
Leicester, LE1 5YP United Kingdom
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Angelos & Barry return to The Cookie for a very speical night on 19th October. 

Thursday 19 October//8:00 pm

A Laugh A Minute Comedy Club

Hosted by Alex Hylton, featuring some of the UK’s best up and coming comedians

Wednesday 25 October//8:00 pm

Jimmy Carr

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Jimmy Carr is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

Sunday 29 October

D.A.N.C.E (disability led event)

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Comedians perform their sets, and dancers react. And then they swap.

Sunday 29 October//8:00 pm

D.A.N.C.E

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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D.A.N.C.E is developing a new comedy experience. See comedians and dancers working together and creating something new (we’re not sure what yet), but we know it’s not like anything you’ve seen before. Comedians perform their routines, whilst dancers react and improvise their interpretation on stage with them. And then they swap; comedians try their hand (or foot?) at busting a move and dancers find out what it takes to tell a joke.With a disability focus in this event, this is…

November 2017
Saturday 4 November//8:30 pm

The Same Faces – Improvised Comedy

The Criterion, 44 Millstone Ln
Leicester, LE1 5JN United Kingdom
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Short-form improvised comedy from one of the midlands' leading improv groups, featuring regulars Tom Young, Allan Smith, & Dave Gotheridge, as well as various guests.

Tuesday 7 November//8:00 pm

Paul Chowdhry

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to De Montfort Hall.

Thursday 9 November//6:00 pm

Awakenings

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Leicester, LE1 7HA United Kingdom
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Join dance artists Lewys Holt and Katherine Hall as they explore what it means to hide, dress-up or frame ourselves in society. Discover new ways of looking at the latest exhibition through a choreographic duet that will uncover themes that lie behind the work. Lewys and Katherine have previously created dance improvisation and performance as a duo in venues including Phoenix Leicester’s Cube Gallery (2016), De Montfort’s The Gallery (2017) and Spike Island in Bristol (2017).

Thursday 9 November//7:30 pm

Milton Jones is Out There

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Comedy star Milton Jones will be talking about his life so far - the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made.

Monday 13 November//8:00 pm

Russell Brand

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Russell Brand unravels the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.

Thursday 16 November//7:30 pm

A Laugh A Minute Comedy Club

The Shed, 5 Yeoman St
Leicester, LE1 1UT United Kingdom
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Hosted by Alex Hylton, featuring some of the UK’s best up and coming comedians

Friday 17 November//8:00 pm

Joel Dommett Live 2017

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd
Leicester, LE1 7RU United Kingdom
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One of the UK's most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: Live. Catch the star of 2016's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here as he delivers his high octane comedy to De Montfort Hall.

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