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EVENTS

Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 Big Difference Company present

CARRY ON: 60 GLORIOUS YEARS WITH ROBERT ROSS In 1958 cameras started rolling at Pinewood Studios on a comedy film called Carry On Sergeant. The film would become the third biggest box office success in Britain of that year. Sixty years on the franchise is still going strong. A revealing talk illustrated by rare and hilarious behind-the-scenes footage, from the official Carry On historian Robert Ross. Part of the Beyond A Joke series. www.robertross.co.uk DISCUSSION DATES:

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CATHERINE BOHART - ORDER Catherine Bohart (BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017, BBC New Comedy Award and Funny Women Award Finalist) is the bisexual, OCD daughter of a Catholic Deacon and she's got a lot to say about it. An hour of new material from a rising star. "A distinctive voice and a story you'd like to hear" Chortle "Pretty much the perfect comedy package" Beyond the Joke This is a Work in Progress Show. SOLO SHOW, STORYTELLING DATES:

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United Agents present

CATRIONA KNOX WORK IN PROGRESS Following sell-out runs with Edinburgh shows 'Adorable Deplorable' and 'Catriona Knox Thinks She's Hard Enough', Catriona returns to Leicester Comedy Festival with a high-octane hour of indomitable, warrior-like comedy. Star of BBC2's 'Revolting', 'Damned' on Channel 4, 'Boomers' (BBC1), and Charlie Brooker's 'Weekly Wipe' & 'Election Wipe' as News Reporter Emily Surname. "The next Joyce Grenfell" - Spectator ***** - ThreeWeeks SOLO SHOW DATES:

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Time: 19:00 (20:00) Entry: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

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CATTLE MARKET COMEDY CLUB Cattle Market Comedy Club has arrived! An awesome line up of festival favourites all under the watchful eye of Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee 2017, George Rigden. George's "Deliciously Dark" (Beyond The Joke) sense of humour has taken him to the final of many national competitions... perhaps it's his impossibly arrogant and mean spited jokes that stop him going all the way? Come and see for yourself! More acts to be announced. www.comedy-festival.co.uk

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Caustic Comedy Events present

WORLD PREMIERE

CAUSTIC COMEDY NIGHTS

Live Stand-up Comedy! **** An evening of entertainment not to be forgotten! A handpicked selection of some of the world's top touring comedians. Enjoy cutting edge comedy in the newly renovated and stunningly beautiful Wygston's House, Leicester's oldest standing building since 1480. Experience 538 years of history, and 538 reasons to laugh! **** Headliners Feb 9 Daniel-Ryan Spaulding, Feb 16 Glenn Wool, Feb 25 Pete Johansson www.Caustic.nl/Giglist MIXED BILL, SOLO SHOW DATES:

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Time: 22:00 (23:30) Entry: £8.50

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CEREAL FOR DINNER "Whats for Dinner mum?" "Cereal son." Chris Young's debut show Cereal for Dinner recalls the life of a young boy desperately trying to escape the clutches of an unforgiving 90's council estate, the kind where to get caught wearing cheap trainers was essentially a death sentence. THIS SHOW IS NOT TO BE MISSED, UNLIKE THE ENTRY TO "FATHER" ON HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE. "A fresh type of observational comedy has just been seen" - The laughter lounge SOLO SHOW DATES:

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