Leicester Comedy festival!

One of the things that I get really excited about in Leicester is the Leicester comedy festival because the gigs are ridiculously cheap for what you get/who you see, and you get to enjoy new, up and coming comedians in small, intimate venues, before they become really famous and slide out of the student price bracket.

One of the best parts about it for me is that the comedians are trying out new material, so its extra funny. I don’t know about anyone else, but as a huge comedy fan I do get a bit bored of all the repeated comedy shows. It feels like an age before you hear anything original on tv/online. The festival is also a great way to celebrate the January exams being over and done with!

This year I only got to see Ed Gamble (which was a gamble in itself as I’d never seen him perform before) and Chris Addison (who I adore). They were both really funny and I had two great evenings out with my friends. I was a little gutted I didn’t get to see Josh Widdicombe and Seann Walsh, who were doing a joint gig, but as I saw them at Reading Festival last year it wasn’t the end of the world.

I really wanted to see Jim Smallman, who  did a couple of comedy gigs as the compare in the University of Leicester halls last year when I was a first year (I was in GMS, Lasdun), as I thought he was hilarious both times he visited, but I had too much work the weekend he was on, which was a big shame.

If anyone saw any comedians, or will be seeing them elsewhere on the tour I’d love to hear your opinions about who you saw and how the gigs went!


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