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First Shows announced for Leicester Comedy Festival 2024 with tickets on sale from 10am, Friday 2nd June

Comedians performing at the 2024 festival will include Stewart Lee, Ross Noble and Kieran Hodgson and Live At The Market Hall with Sikisa plus other guests


Leicester Comedy Festival will be returning for its 31st year in 2024, taking place from 7th February – 25th February 2024. Tickets will be available for the first exiting shows announced for next year’s festival this Friday, 2nd June (10am).

The shows going on sale for Leicester Comedy Festival are An Interview with Stewart Lee (18th February), Ross Noble: Jibber Jabber Jamboree (10th February), Kieran Hodgson: Big in Scotland (21st February), The UK Pun Championships (12thFebruary), Matt Green: That Guy (10th February), Stewart Lee: Basic Lee (18th February), Daniel Sloss: Can’t (21st February), Sophie McCartney: Tired and Tested (22nd February), Aurie Styla: The Aurator Tour (8th February), Count Arthur Strong: And It’s Goodnight From Him (17th February) and Fesshole (10th February).

Live at the Market Hall 1 & 2 (17th and 18th February), and UK Kids’ Comedy Festival staple Comedy Club 4 Kids (18th February), both part of the Harborough Big Weekend will be going on sale this Fridayas well as The Laugh Academy Half-term Comedy School.

Both the Gala Preview and inaugural The Kids’ Gala Preview Shows are already onsale.

Tickets for the events will be available for purchase on and

Leicester Comedy Festival 2024 runs from the 7th – 25th February 2024.

Last year marked the landmark 30th anniversary of Leicester Comedy Festival and the farewell of Founding Director Geoff Rowe, who stepped down from his day-to-day role. Comedians performing at the various venues in 2023 included Chloe Petts, Colin Hoult, Darren Harriott, Adele Cliff, Fern Brady, Gary Delaney, John Kearns, Ignacio Lopez, Richard Herring, Ahir Shah, Sophie Duker, Josh Pugh, Emmanuel Sonubi and Sarah Keyworth.

About Leicester Comedy Festival

● The initial programme is available now, and will be updated at:

● Tickets available at:

Twitter: @LeicsComedyFest // Instagram: @LeicsComedyFest // Facebook: @LeicsComedyFest

Leicester Comedy Festival is Europe’s biggest and longest-running comedy festival. The event returned after the pandemic in 2022 with a fantastic line-up of hundreds of shows! The line-up featured over 560 shows, over 800 performances and 64 venues. As always, the festival hosted TV names, performing solo shows and the 2022 and 2023 line-ups saw a veritable who’s-who of comedy stars take to stages across the city – including Angela Barnes, Ahir Shah, Catherine Bohart, Ed Gamble, Fern Brady, Henning Wehn, Katherine Ryan, Maisie Adam, Mark Watson, Nabil Abdulrashid, Nick Helm, Pam Ayres, Rachel Parris, Ria Lina, Richard Herring, Rob Auton, Rosie Jones, Ross Noble, Seann Walsh, Simon Brodkin, Stewart Lee, Suzi Ruffell, Tim Key, Tony Slattery and many, many more.

About The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival.

The UK’s only comedy festival for kids is celebrating its sixth year in 2024. The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival’s key focus is to engage children in creative and social contact with others and provide shows for all the family to enjoy. With educational and participatory events to enable children to build self-confidence, make friends, have social interaction, and enhance creative development, there will be a series of workshops and events

About Big Difference

Big Difference is the charity which grew out of the hugely successful Leicester Comedy Festival. They are the same dedicated people, who work year-round with communities across Leicester and Leicestershire, producing programmes, projects and events to improve people’s lives through comedy, laughter and the arts.

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