Sunday 8th February

Day of rest? Comedy never rests. Get out there and worship at the altar of comedy! Or just see some of these shows, up to you. Lee Ridley is The Lost Voice Guy, after a great show at last year’s festival he’s returning with his ‘Walk in Progress’ show. Imagine if Siri’s jokes were actually funny, insightful and from a unique perspective and you’ll get some idea of Lost Voice Guy – the only comedian who uses an iPad to tell his jokes.

Lost Voice Guy: Walk in Progress


15:20 – 16:20

The descriptive and enigmatically titled ‘An Interview with an Award Winning Comedian’ is bound to be fascinating – whether you like the interviewee or not. Geoff Rowe the comedy festival big-wig will be interviewing a big name in the comedy world. Last year it was Jason Manford so expect a similar calibre of star.

An Interview with an Award Winning Comedian


17:00 – 18:00

James Acaster returns to the festival with a work in progress show. Chortle’s description of his latest show is pretty apt: ‘things are going to be turned on their head and we’d best steel ourselves for a fair amount of kook.’

James Acaster – Work in Progress


20:00 – 21:00

Then you can end the week with a delightful double bill: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2013 Romesh Ranganathan and circuit favourite Suzi Ruffell.

Romesh Ranganathan and Suzi Ruffell

The Cookie

20:45 – 22:45

Monday 9th February

Things are quietening down a bit now – it’s Monday. There’s nothing funny about that. Consider this Monday to be Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival +1. If you missed Suzi Ruffell and Romesh Ranganathan yesterday then you can catch them again this evening.

Romesh Ranganathan – Work in Progress

The Cookie

19:30 – 20:30

Suzi Ruffell – Work in Progress

The Cookie Comedy Club @ The Globe

21:00 – 22:00

Tuesday 10th February

DMU graduate Yusef Mustafa is now hosting his own chat show during the festival. There is bound to be fascinating chat and excellent guests.  And if that doesn’t appeal, you should go along simply because of the phenomenal title.

Mustafa Chat with Special Guests

Manhattan 34

17:30 – 19:00

And if that’s got your chat appetites (chatapites..?) going then you might be interested in this discussion about Adrian Mole the Musical and the process of adapting the late leicesterite Sue Townsend’s famous novels.

Adrian Mole – from page to stage

The Belmont Hotel

19:00 – 20:30

It’s another big name to end Tuesday: Simon Amstell. Former cheekiest presenter on TV, creator of Grandma’s House, and reflective philosophical stand-up comedian. Not to be missed.

Simon Amstell: To Be Free


20:00 – 22:00