Friday 20th February

Bobby Mair’s Edinburgh 2014 show was one of the most memorable shows I’ve ever attended. When I desperately needed the toilet half an hour in, I happened to be sitting in the centre of the front row, metres from Bobby. The self proclaimed ‘crazy homeless crackhead’ lookalike did not take kindly to me getting up to leave the room, berating me as I left the room. When I returned it took me a while to notice that Bobby had been through my bag, was wearing my watch and drinking my water. The finale of the show was him crowd surfing to the back of the room, that day he invited me to do the same. I know this might put some people off, but it was a stand-out show of the festival for me. Go and see him, it’ll be an experience.

Bobby Mair

The Cookie

18:00 – 19:00

http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=4600&showdate=2015-02-20&venue=349

Paul Foot is another comedian I’ve had some interesting experiences with. The eccentric mullet sporter offered me a lick of the phallic looking ice lolly he was eating to cool down after his show. Then we agreed to perform some street theatre together.

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony In Gammon # Major

The Cookie

19:45 – 20:45

http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=4114&showdate=2015-02-20&venue=349

It’s arguably a strange day when Milton Jones is the most normal act I can recommend…

Milton Jones and The Temple of Daft

De Montfort Hall

20:00 – 22:00

http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=4026&showdate=2015-02-20&venue=184

And then to return to full blown insanity, it’s the weekend which means that Bob Slayer returns with another Ultimate Late Show.

Fool Members Club: Ultimate Late Show

Hereos@LCB Depot

23:00 – 01:00

 http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=8195&showdate=2015-02-20&venue=473

Saturday 21st February

The family show (with plenty for the adults to enjoy) which took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm, is coming to Leicester.

Funz and Gamez  

Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall

16:00 – 17:00

http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=4216&showdate=2015-02-21&venue=463

Nick Helm is F***** Amazing, or so the song goes. Do you like jokes? Do you like jokes? Do you like jokes? Well he’s got four of the c***s. The star of BBC Three’s Uncle performs bombastic, chaotic and on occasion deeply moving stand-up shows.

Nick Helm: Masterworks in Progress II

Firebug

20:00 – 21:00

DMU Comedy alumni Dan Nicholas is well known in the Leicester Comedy Scene for his inventive, original, strange shows. Reverb promises to continue this tradition as he stages a post show chat for a show which the audience haven’t seen.

Daniel Nicholas: Reverb

Embrace Arts

20:30 – 21:30

http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=4132&showdate=2015-02-21&venue=289

If you missed Paul Foot yesterday then you can catch him again tonight.

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony In Gammon # Major

The Cookie

20:45 – 21:45

 http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=8010&showdate=2015-02-21&venue=349

Sunday 22nd February

It’s already over. Just this one solitary day of comedy left. Ah well, we’d better go out with a bang! Stuart Goldsmith hosts a live edition of his podcast, which is a must-listen for anyone interested in comedy.

The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith

Heroes@LCB Depot

17:00 – 18:00

http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=4546&showdate=2015-02-22&venue=473

DMU Comedy alumni Conversation Garden are screening their prolificically produced short online video clips from the last two years. A post show discussion follows.

Conversation Garden does Filmtrap

St Martins Coffee House

19:00 – 21:00

http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=4137&showdate=2015-02-22&venue=462

If you missed Nick Helm yesterday, there’s another chance to see him.

Nick Helm: Masterworks in Progress II

Firebug

20:00 – 21:00

Sean Walsh, the dirty lion of comedy, has risen quickly to success in the last couple of years. In 28 he discusses his girlfriend’s attempts to ‘sort him out’.

Seann Walsh: 28

Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall

20:00 – 22:00

http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=4218&showdate=2015-02-22&venue=463

The final word of the festival has to go to DMU Comedy’s Gagging For Attention. The successful stand-up showcase show will be returning to give you a flavour of the glut of new comedy talent emerging from DMU.

Gagging For Attention

The Cookie

20:45 – 22:45

 http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/events/show.php?event_id=4356&showdate=2015-02-22&venue=349

 

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