Tag: Dave’s comedy festival

Style yourself like the comedians: Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan not only brought his show, ‘The Life of Ryan’ to The Cookie on 8th February, but he is also bringing with him his extremely cool style. Skinny described his show as ‘charming’ and we think the same with his...

/ 17th February 2015

Style yourself like the comedians: Tiff Stevenson

Tiff Stevenson is a top female comedian who has not only starred on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, but has been described as ‘very funny’ by the one and only Slash, the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist – if that isn’t...

/ 17th February 2015

Style yourself like the comedians: Alex Edelma

Alex Edelma, who will be in The Cookie on 5th February, is a very casual dresser. This look makes him more appealing and personable to the audience as he dresses like any ‘ordinary person’. But, this doesn’t make him boring;...

/ 5th February 2015

DLCF daily comedy guide: 5th – 7th February

Thursday 5th February So, Day Two, you’ve had some bog standard white-men-on-stage-saying-funny-things stand-up, let’s mix things up a bit. How about a female ventriloquist stand-up? It’s no gimmick, if you’re not aware of Nina Conti yet, go educate yourself! Nina...

/ 5th February 2015

Comedy free for all

Last year at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival there were 627 events in seventeen days across the City. This year promises to be bigger, better and funnier, but at what cost to the audience? Fortunately for us, there were many free...

/ 2nd February 2015

Style yourself like the comedians: Ellie Taylor

Ellie Taylor, who will be performing on 7th February at the Firebug, has been seen on shows such as ‘Snog Marry Avoid’ and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ as well as her own ‘Elliementary tour’. Aside an inspirational female comedian, her...

/ 2nd February 2015

‘I do like homeless people though!’- An interview with Tim Renkow

Winner of the Best Newcomer of the Year Award 2014, Tim Renkow is taking over Leicester’s Dave Comedy Festival with shows full of dark humour that will have you both laughing and squirming in your seats. This American-born comedian has...

/ 1st February 2015

The freedom of speech is no joke

On the 7th of January in Paris, two individuals opened fire in the offices of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people. This publication has been no stranger to controversy because of what it chooses to publish in the...

/ 1st February 2015

Standing up for female comedians

It appears as though the age-old debate of ‘Women aren’t funny’ is still ongoing. So where does this assumption derive from? Interestingly, an evolutionary psychology theory proposes the notion that humour is competitively produced by males to impress potential mates...

/ 30th January 2015

Following in the footsteps of some famous funnies

In a time where students are getting blamed for everything from economic recession to missing traffic cones and shopping trolleys at weekends (some accusations are more justified than others) there is one industry that stands by students. Comedy as an...

/ 28th January 2015