Thursday 5th February

So, Day Two, you’ve had some bog standard white-men-on-stage-saying-funny-things stand-up, let’s mix things up a bit. How about a female ventriloquist stand-up? It’s no gimmick, if you’re not aware of Nina Conti yet, go educate yourself!

Nina Conti

Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall

19:00 – 20:00

Robin Ince was the first comedian I ever reviewed for The Demon way back in 2012 and I remain as enthusiastic about his work as I was back then. Go along for an evening of infectiously enthusiastic stream-of-consciousness hilarity about science, literature, philosophy and whatever else has been on Robin’s mind.

Robin Ince: Kill Your Television


20:00 – 21:00

If Robin Ince sounds a little intense for you, or you don’t have time to run from Nina Conti in 0 seconds, then DMU Comedy’s David Murphy and Sarah Keyworth will be performing stand-up in Cocktails & Comedy. Not only do you get a wonderful hour of funnies from some bright young newcomers, you get a complimentary cocktail too.

Cocktails & Comedy

1901 The Turkey Cafe

20:30 – 21:30

So, let’s say that you’ve seen Robin Ince, you still want to see some DMU Comedy talent, but you’ve missed the start of Cocktails & Comedy. What a conundrum, but fear not, here is the solution! Jack Campbell, DMU Comedy alumni and English Comedian of the year, is bringing his debut hour show to the festival.

Is This The Best Of Jack Campbell?

The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe

21:00 – 22:00

Friday 6th February

The 6th has a night of big names and they’ve been pitted against each other in the same time slot! So here is your choice: controversial one-liner merchant and successful tax-dodger Jimmy Carr, or misanthropic Dylan Moran? What? You want to see both? You’re in luck, Dylan Moran is also performing on the 7th, same time and same place.

Dylan Moran


20:00 – 21:30

Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

De Montfort Hall

20:00 – 21:00

Well, after those safe TV acts, why not go a bit crazy? Our guest editor Bob Slayer is hosting what has been described as ‘The Ultimate Late Show’, which is also on Saturday and Sunday.

Fools Members Club: Ultimate Late Show

Heroes@LCB Depot

23:00 – 00:00

Saturday 7th February

It’s the first weekend of the festival, so the already expansive line-up has doubled! To begin with, go and see Joey Page for a taste of the surreal from the whimsical cockney dream-weaver.

Joey Page – Work In Progress

Duffy’s Bar

17:00 – 18:00

Now, have a little break for your dinner and then you can either see star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary, Dylan Moran…

Dylan Moran


20:00 – 21:30

… or Liam Mullone who you may have recently seen on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience. The Guardian have given him this quite spectacular press quote: ‘So good I decided to kill myself so that it was the last thing I ever saw’.

Liam Mullone: I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me


19:45 – 20:45

After Tom Parry and Matthew Crosby did some standing up on the first day of the festival, they’ve found Ben Clark, the third member of sketch group Pappys, and are doing some sketching. This is bound to be excellent.


The Y

20:00 – 22:45