This month sees the beginning (and end, boohoo) of the Leicester Comedy Festival 2019. February beckons in a whirl of comedy works in progress, as well as last chances to catch some of the hit shows of 2018 all in Leicester. Just as we did for VAULT festival, we’ve whittled down some of our top picks for the Leicester Comedy Festival…
Saskia Preston: Work in Progress
2013 Funny Women Awards finalist Saskia Preston is performing a work in progress on 10th February, if you like one-liners then this is the show for you. If you think you don’t like one-liners, this is still the show for you because Saskia will change your mind with her excellent writing. For tickets and more information click here!
Sophie Duker: Venus (Work in Progress)
2015 Funny Women Awards finalist Sophie Duker is bringing her highly anticipated debut hour to Leicester. The Telegraph found her “laugh out-loud funny” and you will too. For tickets and more information click here!
Lauren Pattison: Peachy
2014 Funny Women Awards runner up and Best Newcomer nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison is back with her critically acclaimed, sell-out second show Peachy which we loved, catch it while you can! For tickets and more information click here!
Fiona Ridgewell: Even Disney Needs a Day Off (Work in Progress)
Fiona Ridgewell will be sharing gags and anecdotes as she stumbles through life trying to achieve the ultimate fairytale in this work in progress. For tickets and more information click here!
Lulu Popplewell: Work in Progress
Join Lulu Popplewell for tales of the jobs, characters and pitfalls she’s encountered in her 27ish years. Expect snakes (not real), peach grease (not real) and lessons on the dangers of party popper addiction (all too real). For tickets and more information click here!
Sindhu Vee: Sandhog
2013 Funny Women Awards finalist Sindhu Vee is bringing her show Sandhog to Leicester, which is all about how loving your children, spouse and ageing parents is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? For more information and tickets click here!
Sarah Keyworth: Work in Progress
After the success of her debut Edinburgh Fringe show Dark Horse, 2015 Funny Women Awards runner-up Sarah Keyworth is bringing her new work in progress show to the Leicester Festival. For tickets and more information click here!
Jen Ives: OestroJen (Work in Progress)
2017 Funny Women Awards Regional Finalist Jen is transsexual and she’s flipping well sick of talking about it. Join Jen as she attempts to not talk about it for 30 minutes as part of a split show. For tickets and more information click here!
Rosie Jones: Box Ticker (Work in Progress)
2016 Funny Women Awards finalist Rosie ‘triple threat’ Jones returns with a brand-new show, exploring what it’s like to be the world’s first, and only, disabled, gay, Northern comedian with a phobia of cotton wool and a lethal amount of Creme Eggs in her wardrobe. For tickets and more information click here!
White Collar Comedy
They’re Middle Class, Middle Aged and Middle England. And all three are working vicars. Rev. Ravi Holy, 2015 Funny Women Awards finalist Rev. Maggy Whitehouse and Rev. Kate Bruce are NOT fluffy, NOT pious and NOT trying to convert you. They ARE a Revelation. For tickets and more information click here!
There are loads more hilarious and talented women performing at this year’s Leicester Comedy Festival, which runs from 6th – 24th February, so be sure to take a look at all the shows on offer here!
Check out our VAULT Festival picks here!