Leicester Comedy Festival preview: Zenjiro – Samurai Stand Up

With the Leicester Comedy Festival now in full swing for its 30th anniversary year, there is no better time to see incredible acts all over the city, writes John Perry. Diversity is something Leicester is justly proud of and there is no shortage of it with the acts to come.

One such man on that roster of talents for February is Zenjiro, winner of Bangkok’s international comedy competition.

Zenjiro is a Japanese stand-up comedian with physical energy levels to rival the great Lee Evans who’ll be playing Leicester on February 14 and 15.

He has previously featured on Japanorama, a TV show hosted by Jonathan Ross from 2002 to 2007. If you’ve seen that show, his face may seem familiar.

You will be able to witness his hilarious routine known as “Samurai Stand Up” at The Big Difference venue, within the heart of Leicester.

Zenjiro also demonstrates his talents via social platforms such as YouTube for those interested in checking out his talent before or after attending one of the shows.

Entry tickets at The Big Difference for Zenjiro: Samurai Stand Up will be £5, and you can book via the comedy festival website.

alternatively show up on the night and pay on arrival if you like to live a little dangerously.

Doors open at 7.40pm, with the show commencing at 8pm for a single hour of extreme octane energetic stand up.