Hunt Showdown review: Zombies, hellhounds and guts galore

By James Cannell Hunt Showdown creates an atmosphere that Pennywise himself would shy away from. From the terrifying enemies to the panicked encounters with other players, the only thing scarier than the gameplay is the waiting times. The game focuses on bounty hunters who hunt down monsters, kill them, banish them and then successfully escape. […]

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Eric Rushton at Manhattan 34

Review by Sofia Luis-Hobbs The name of Eric Rushton’s show had me feeling like I’d guessed what was coming even before I’d even set foot in the venue. After all, you’d expect a routine called Convict to be brimful of jokes about jail and inmates, right? Wrong. As Rushton stood before us in an orange […]

Leicester Comedy Festival review: BBC Radio Leicester Presents… at the Cosy Club

Review by Olivia Maclaughlin In a line-up that boasted of Leicester Comedy Festival’s international reach and recognition, the Cosy Club hosted the final of three shows put on by BBC Radio Leicester. For the past two Tuesdays, The A Show has offered a mixed bill of handpicked comedians but in this week’s show, the comedians […]

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Tez Ilyas and more at A Latte Laughs with Esquires Coffee

Review by Kinga Ludwin A Latte Laughs with Esquires Coffee in Leicester was a good night led by Tez Ilyas (Mock The Week, The Last Leg), who told us what’s about to happen. In an audience we had kids, pianist, teachers, pharmacist, driving instructor, IT guy and me  – all of us were expecting an […]

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Suck Seed at Wygston’s House

Climbing the haunted-looking staircase of Wygston’s House, I take a seat in the smallest venue that I’ve been in for the comedy festival among  perhaps the smallest audience to date. But for a rather tiny congregation of people, it’s a fairly loud event.