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Leicester Comedy Festival is Back and Ready to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Leicester Comedy Festival is back for February 2022 bringing you the most celebrated comedy in Britain and beyond! We cannot wait and here is why you should be excited too.  

As Europe’s biggest and longest running comedy festival – that is also celebrating its 29th anniversary – this year’s line-up features over 560 shows, over 800 performances, and 64 venues from the 2nd to the 20th February. It is incredible to see the festival back after a difficult 18 months, but we think we are all ready for a good hearty chuckle in 2022. This year we are taking part by hosting 12 incredible must-see performances! We have all the basis covered from incredible shows, family entertainment, side-splitting performances, and more. You don’t want to miss out of any of this. 

Looking for shows to attend with you little ones? We have you covered. Stop by WAW! We Are All Winners for a jam-packed jamboree of daft games, dances, songs, slapstick, and cardboard with dad-and-daughter double act, Ian and Niamh Hall. Or maybe you want to join the award nominated Kids Court, where parents are on trial, and the children cheekily decide whether you are guilty or not. Feeling some music? Come by Shirley’s Pop-O-Rama-Nirvana were she invites all ages to join in, dance, sing along, and make props to re-create their favourite pop videos. Top-it-all-off by attending The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen, were comedians and improvisors tell extravagant stories all based on the Baron with swords, duels, elephants, and castles built of cheeses. Perfect family half-term fun! 

Make sure you don’t miss out on this incredible festival by checking out all of the shows listed at the Attenborough Arts Centre and across Leicester today. 


Friday,  4th February 

Boorish Trumpson, 7:00pm – 8:05pm 

Saturday, 5th February 

Stolen by President Obonjo, 7:30pm – 8:30pm 

Sunday, 6th February 

Marvel Versus Marvel: The Live Podcast, 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

Friday, 11th February 

Cultural Comedy Tours, 6:00pm – 7:00pm 

Wednesday, 16th February 

WAW! We’re All Winners (Kids Show), 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Kids Court, 1:30pm – 2:30pm 

Shirley’s Pop-O-Rama-Nirvana, 3:00pm – 4:00pm 

Friday, 18th February 

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen, 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Helen Duff Is The Tits, 7:00pm – 8:00pm 

Saturday, 19th February 

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen, 12:30pm – 1:30pm and 2:00pm – 3:00pm 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation, 4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Ed Hurst’s Comedy Version of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of H.G. Well’s Literary Version (Via Orson Welles’ Radio Version) of ‘The War of the Worlds’, 7:00pm – 8:00pm 

Sunday, 20th February 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation, 1:00pm – 2:00pm 


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