The Leicester Comedy Festival

Episodes

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20100109 (BBC7)
Stand-up comedy from the Leicester Festival with Jeremy Hardy, Phil Nichol, Alun Cochrane, Ninia Benjamin and Frankie Boyle.

Stand-up comedy from the Leicester Festival with acts including Frankie Boyle.

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20080203 (BBC7)
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20090206 BT=0400 (BBC7)
20090206 (BBC7)
20100116 (BBC7)
Stand up comedy from last year's festival, hosted by Jeremy Hardy

Hosted by Jason Byrne and featuring Shappi Khorsandi, Rhod Gilbert and Arnab Chanda.

Stand-up comedy from the Leicester Festival, hosted by Jason Byrne and featuring Shappi Khorsandi, Rhod Gilbert and Arnab Chanda.

Host Jason Byrne introduces stand-ups Shappi Khorsandi, Rhod Gilbert and Arnab Chanda.

Hosted by Jason Byrne and featuring Shappi Khorsandi, Rhod Gilbert and Arnab Chanda.

Stand up comedy from last year's festival, hosted by Jeremy Hardy.

Stand up comedy from last year's festival, hosted by Jeremy Hardy.

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20090206 (BBC7)
20090207 (BBC7)
20100123 (BBC7)
Stand up comedy live from the Leicester Festival, hosted by Jason Byrne with an array of the UK's finest comedians.

Stand up comedy live from the Leicester Festival, hosted by Jason Byrne with an array of the UK's finest comedians.

Stand up comedy live from the Leicester Festival, hosted by Jason Byrne.

Host Jason Byrne introduces stand-ups Paul Sinha, Sarah Millican and Ivan Brackenbury.

Stand up comedy live from the Leicester Festival, hosted by Jason Byrne.

Stand up comedy live from the Leicester Festival, hosted by Jason Byrne with an array of the UK's finest comedians.

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20090209 (BBC7)
20100130 (BBC7)
Highlights from the Leicester Comedy Festival preview night, hosted by Jenny Eclair.

Featuring new and established stand up talent.

Host Jenny Eclair introduces stand-ups at the preview night - Count Arthur Strong, Jarred Christmas and Jon Richardson.

Host Jenny Eclair introduces stand-ups including Count Arthur Strong and Jarred Christmas.

Highlights from the Leicester Comedy Festival preview night, hosted by Jenny Eclair.

20102010020620110128Barry Cryer presents Radio 7's exclusive coverage of the 2010 Festival's Preview Night. Featuring stand-up from Seann Walsh, ventriloquist Nina Conti, local boy Jim Smallman, newcomer Marlon Davis, Patrick Monahan and Rob Rouse.

Details from Mary Kalemkerian, BBC Radio 7 Head of Programmes:

This year the compere is the King of Comedy himself, our own Barry Cryer. The veteran comedian strolled on to the stage, insisting that he is "a gag man" and compering was "not his forte", but in fact he was brilliant, regaling the audience with anecdotes and shaggy dog stories, delivering even the corniest of jokes with great panache.

The acts he introduced varied from local stand-up the anarchic Jim Smallman, revealing his many tattoos, to ventriloquist Nina Conti. Ventriloquism on the radio? Well Archie Andrews managed it for many years!

Nina, and her side-kick, a depressed monkey puppet named Monk, were much more daring than Archie though, and their act was intriguing to say the least.

A performer whose set I very much enjoyed was a relative newcomer to comedy, Marlon Davis. His was an engaging and energetic act, peppered with plenty of sharp gags and skilful characterisations. Keep a look out for Marlon, as I believe he is a rising star.

201120110204An hour of stand-up from the 2011 festival launch at Leicester's De Montfort Hall, compered by the brilliant Jarred Christmas.

An hour of stand-up from Leicester's De Montfort Hall, compered by Jarred Christmas.