Leicester Comedy Festival review: CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation at the Y Theatre

A locksmith, murdered by a teddy bear… can it get more random than that?

When the audience set the occupation and method of death in this murder-mystery improv play, I was sure the show was going to flop. ‘There’s no way they can make this work,’ I thought to myself, but lo and behold – they did.

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: Bilal Zafar at Peter Pizzeria

Minder? You know what that is? Muslim Tinder! I bet you never would have guessed that right? Get searching, ladies and gents. Bilal Zafar had a gut-busting performance for a work in progress show.

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Carly Smallman at the Cookie

A night filled with laughter, alcohol and chatting absolute sh*** about your ex. That is a night with Carly Smallman.