Leicester Comedy Festival 2024 Awards nominees

Monday 4th March 2024, 12:32pm

Leicester Comedy Festival

The nominees for the Leicester Comedy Festival 2024 Awards have been announced...

Best Show

Daniel Foxx: Villain

Darran Griffiths: Inconceivable

Joe Kent-Walters: An Audience With Frankie Monroe

Michael Brunström: Copernicus Now

Milo Edwards: Sentimental

Thanyia Moore: August

Best New Show

George Lewis: Men Behaving Dadly

Jake Lambert: The Sunshine Kid (Work in Progress)

James Trickey: Don't Count On Me (WIP)

Luke Rollason: Luke Rollason, Let Down Your Hair

Rich Wilson: The Train, The Story and The Bump

Susie McCabe: Work in Progress

Best Debut Show

Hannah Platt: Defence Mechanism

Jack Skipper: Work in Progress

Jodie Mitchell: Becoming John Travulva

Kathy Maniura: Objectified

Kayleigh Jones: I Fed My Day To A Pelican

Kev Mud: Homeless Sex Biscuit

Best Kids Show

Jeddy Bear & Gary's Chemistry of Chaos

Mr Sleepybum by Jody Kamali

Olaf Falafel's Stupidest Super Stupid Show (Yet)

Strictly Barking

The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Best Variety Show

Alex Camp: Songs About Love & Food

Bad Clowns: Hostage

David Eagle: Flying Solo

Lil Wenker: Bangtail

Josh Glanc: Collections

The Burlesque Imposter

Will BF: The Last Gun

The Totally Improvised Musical

Audience Choice

14/48 Takeover

Dan Driver: The Sound of Muzak

Everyday I'm Jesterin'

Jon Hipkiss - An Evening You Won't Regret Unless You Don't Like It

Laura Patch: Glorious

Nick Helm: Masterworks in Progress 2024

Best Poster

Carol's Cost of Living Craft Show

Fine, Fine, Everything is Fine: Richard Todd

Free Range: Geoff Alderman

Lil Wenker is Bangtail

A Comedian Dressed like a Wizard* Answers a Ringing Phone, Describes What is Happening for Fifty-Two Minutes, And Then Leaves: Rob Kemp

Liberty Award

Festival Hub

Popcorn Funnies in Association with BFI Network

Lukewarm Losers

Weirdos Comedy Weekender

Best Promoter

Foxy Comedy

Jokes On Us

Just The Tonic

Late Stage

Monster Comedy


Best Small Venue


King Richard III Pub

Peter Pizzeria

The Big Difference

The Black Horse

Best Large Venue

Curve Theatre

De Montfort Hall

Market Hall

Mountsorrel Memorial Centre

The Y theatre

Wycliffe Rooms

Best New Venue

East Street Lanes

James Café Bistro

Phoenix Terrace Room

Real Ale Classroom

Tracey Miller Community Award

All In Leicester

Better Points

Kate Frow of Foxton Primary School

Leicester Libraries


Student of the Year

Amisha Brandreth

Caitlin Harries

Ellie Skinner

Fengjiao Li

Liv Mills

Molly Wilby

Peter Wan

Rhian Hiorns

Business Contribution

Hotel Brooklyn Leicester

Howes Percival LLP


Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

Soft Touch Arts & Jerroms Miller Specialist Tax

The Beautiful Pubs Collective

TT Country Events

Warning Zone Life Skills

Contribution to Leicester Comedy Festival 24


Ben Robinson

Reflections Design - for Laughter Pop

Peril Design / Paul Banks

The nominations were decided by a judging panel who say in on the shows.

The results will be announced at an awards ceremony on 18th March, where the Legend of Comedy award will also be announced.

Leicester Comedy Festival 2024 ran from 7th to 25th February, featuring 1026 performances from 754 shows, in over 65 venues.

Already announced during the month were Kev Mud winning the UK Pun Championships, Kevin Daniel picking up the ilver Stand Up competition prize and Eva Bindeman crowned Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.

Michael Harris-Wakelam, CEO of organisers Big Difference Company, says: "It's been another excellent year for our festivals and the strength and variety of shows on offer is clear to see from this list of nominees. It's 3 weeks of laughter across Leicestershire and it's only possible thanks to all of our community who get behind our charity each year and help us to produce the festivals. The money generated from the festivals goes in to supporting further projects that benefit our community initiatives, workshops, discussions and more. We look forward to celebrating the success of this year's festivals with all the nominees later this month."

Programme director Charlotte Laidet adds: "We are incredibly proud of this year's festival, the largest one ever, which once again celebrated British comedy in all its forms. The last 3 weeks have seen Leicester buzzing with comedians from all over the country, new and established, trying material for the first time or touring big shows. It's been extremely rewarding to see people having a good time, laughing, going from venue to venue and enjoying the festivals. We are so thankful to our venues, promoters, staff, performers, volunteers and partners who all play a major part in making Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids' Comedy Festival 2024 so successful."

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