Matt Hollins may well be Leicester’s finest comedian, and he continues to prove it year on year. Since winning Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year in 2004 (previously won by acts such as Rhod Gilbert, Miles Jupp and Jason Manford), Matt has stayed on the comedy circuit and travelled all over the country with his own brand of droll, witty storytelling. I once saw Matt reduce an entire audience to tears of laughter simply talking about the Leicester hosiery industry – any opportunity to see him should be taken.

Heroes@The Criterion, 9:30PM 14th February

Dan Wallbank has been floating around the Leicester comedy scene for five years and the music scene for ten. He's the founder of Comedy and Cocktails at Manhattan34, host of the Firebug Pop Quiz and creator of Instant Nostalgia, the podcast that reviews itself.

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