Leicester Comedy Festival review: Tom Little at the Cosy Club

As opening lines go, “if you’ve come to see the Australian Tom Little, then you will be disappointed” didn’t really fill you with hope.

The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015 comes across as very energetic, enlightening us with the tales from his home town in Cumbria.

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Comedy in the Dark for Kids at the Phoenix

Parents with pints, children with sweets and fizzy pop and amongst them all, a 21-year-old wondering what the hell she is in for.

I’m here at the Phoenix on my own, for a show in the dark, put on for kids. It isn’t quite my usual Saturday evening, but I will say that I am glad I’m not a middle-aged man, as that would have raised some concerning looks at the very least.

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Rob Kemp at Grays@LCB Depot

Review by Ella Lloyd Loud chatter filled the room, then came the shushes: Rob Kemp was about to begin his performance. However, in the kerfuffle of everybody getting comfy in their seats, this show didn’t get off to a great start. Out came this six-foot something bloke dressed head to toe in sequins, with the […]

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Tom Mayhew at Attenborough Arts Centre

Tom Mayhew was not what I expected.

A quick search online reveals no end of reviews written with a clenched fist, proclaiming the arrival of a new working-class-warrior of a comic, whose witty takedown of social injustice is to be the catalyst for a long-awaited shift in the paradigm of the arts. Or something.

Leicester Comedy Festival review: John Archer at Holy Trinity Church

Magician-come-comedian-come-ukelele-bashing funnyman John Archer had the audience wrapped around his mighty fingers all evening.