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News: Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 Awards Ceremony To Broadcast Online

The annual Leicester Comedy Festival awards ceremony will this year be broadcast live on Facebook from 7pm on Monday 30th March.  Comedians and venues who took part in the festival have previously been announced as nominees and are being encouraged to tune in online and join in by dressing up and sharing pictures using #comedyawards

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News: Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 Award Nominees Announced

Comedians and venues who took part in Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 have been announced as nominees in the annual awards organised to celebrate the event.

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News: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Final – Results

The final has taken place of this year's Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

Comedians chosen by promoters around the UK competed for the prestigious title previously won by stars including Josh Widdicombe, Johnny Vegas, Seann Walsh, Rhod Gilbert, Miles Jupp and Jason Manford.

DJ Geoff Lloyd and previous winner Tom Rosenthal commentated on the event for a live broadcast on Union Jack Radio.

The final took place at The Y Theatre in Leicester.

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News: Jenny Bolt Wins Silver Stand-Up Competition

Comedian Jenny Bolt has won this year's Silver Stand-Up Competition at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

The competition is open to aspiring comedians over 55 years old.

The final took place at Peter Pizzeria in Leicester and was hosted by Mrs Barbara Nice.

The Festival finishes on Sunday. This weekend's highlight is the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Final at the Y Theatre in Saturday night. 

More details here.

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News: Comedians Raise More Than £20,000 For Leicester Comedy Festival

Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Hal Cruttenden, Milton Jones, Lost Voice Guy, Phil Nichol, Ivan Brackenbury and Eshaan Akbar have all helped raise thousands of pounds to support Leicester Comedy Festival and the registered charity that produces it, Big Difference Company.  All the acts took part in fundraising shows and events for the festival, which runs until Sunday 23rd February 2020.

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News: Union Jack Radio Announces Leicester Comedy Festival Coverage

Union JACK Radio has announced its full line-up of Leicester Comedy Festival coverage. The festival sponsor will be broadcasting events to make them available for people who can't get to the gigs.

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News: Leicester Comedy Festival Launches Crowdfunder To Support Emerging Talent

Organisers of the annual Leicester Comedy Festival have launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £3,000 to continue their support of new and emerging comedians.

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Live Review: Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 25th Anniversary Show, De Montfort Hall

The Leicester Comedy Festival’s Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Competition has been running 25 years (this year's final is on Feb 23) and has featured future stars including Johnny Vegas and Jason Manford. The latter looked terrifyingly young in a clip of archive footage at the start of an epic evening featuring previous acts. The gig featured so many winners and finalists it felt like it lasted a quarter of a century too. But in a Good Way.

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News: Leicester Comedy Festival Shows To Be Broadcast By New Sponsor

National digital radio station Union JACK has signed up as one of the sponsors of the forthcoming Leicester Comedy Festival, with the sponsorship delivering live, on-air broadcasts from some of the festival’s greatest occasions. 

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News: Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year – Results

The final of the 2018 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of the Year has taken place at the Y Theatre as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival.

The winner is Jack Gleadow. Rosie Jones was in 2nd place and 3rd place went to Radu Isac.

Gleadow has previously won the Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year and The Amused Moose National New Comic Award Final.

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