Category: Comedy

Frank Foucault @ Manhattan34

Friday 17th of February saw Frank Foucault perform as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival at Manhattan 34 and he was not lying when he titled his act Weird Stuff. A handshake was given to each of the audience members...

/ 17th March 2017

Pay As You Feel Comedy

For many on the 14th of February, love is in the air, but for my friend and I, it was time to venture to The Exchange Bar for some laugh out loud comedy. The acts we went to see were...

/ 1st March 2017

Comedy Festival: Stewart Lee @ De Montfort Hall

Stewart Lee began the Leicester Comedy Festival in brilliant style at De Montfort Hall on Wednesday evening. Lee’s shows are often very improvisational, or so it seems, it became very difficult to tell whether he had many of the audience...

/ 21st February 2017

Comedy Festival: Jonathan Pie @ The Y Theatre

Jonathan Pie, played by Tom Walker, a political mouthpiece of an agitated generation, delivered a fantastically thought-provoking show to the audience at The Y Theatre in Leicester. Pie, whilst open with his self-proclaimed leftist stance, didn’t hold back on taking...

/ 13th February 2017

Leicester Comedy Festival announces 2017 line up

Today Leicester Comedy Festival announced its line-up for its 2017 festival taking place from February 8 until February 26. The 19day festival held across the city of Leicester will have 770 events with shows from the likes of Sue Perkins,...

/ 7th November 2016

Four Candles and Two Soups Please…

The first half of 2016 has seen a great loss for comedy with the deaths of Ronnie Corbett and Victoria Wood. Their considerable influence on the later generations of comedians is undeniable. Their achievements were many and this short article...

/ 4th May 2016

Victoria Wood loses battle to cancer aged 62

Iconic female comedian Victoria Wood died aged 62 after a long private battle with cancer. Her publicist reported that she “died peacefully at her north London home with family.” Julie Walters, Woods long time comedy partner said she was “too...

/ 1st May 2016

Kevin Hart is reportedly leaving stand-up behind forever

It was reported recently that Kevin Hart had been hinting at the last date of his most recent stand-up tour in Johannesburg that he might be permanently leaving the stand-up circuit for reasons unknown. He apparently told Variety that ‘What...

/ 20th April 2016

Ricky Gervais’s Return to Stand Up

Ricky Gervais is a name synonymous with controversy, his comments from the 2010 Golden globe awards shocked many in the industry who were used to a softer sense of humour from the hosts of previous years. Gervais was blasted for...

/ 13th April 2016

Lecturers should learn ‘stand-up comedy techniques’ according to Scottish academic

Your lecturer could be the next Bill Bailey if all goes to plan according to a Scottish academic. Cate Watson, an academic at the University of Stirling, advises lecturers that learning stand-up techniques used by comedians could maximise the impact...

/ 9th April 2016