Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2024 results

Monday 18th March 2024, 10:00pm

Jenny Eclair

Leicester Comedy Festival presented its annual awards tonight, at a ceremony in the city hosted by Sikisa.

The full list of results is as follows:

Legend of Comedy

Jenny Eclair

She says: "I'm beyond chuffed to snatch this Legend of Comedy Award, I genuinely think I deserve it, although saying that, my career will probably now go completely tits up. Seriously, thank you, I'm extremely delighted."

Best Show

Frankie Monroe. Joe Kent-Walters

Joe Kent-Walters for An Audience With Frankie Monroe

Best New Show

Susie McCabe. Copyright: Off The Kerb

Susie McCabe

Best Debut Show

Jack Skipper

Jack Skipper

Best Kids Show

Olaf Falafel

Olaf Falafel

Best Variety Show

David Eagle

David Eagle

Best Poster

Geoff Alderman: Free Range

Geoff Alderman

Audience Choice

Everyday I'm Jesterin'

Liberty Award

Weirdos Comedy Weekender

Best Promoter

Jokes On Us

Tracey Miller Community Award

All In Leicester

Student of the Year

Molly Wilby

Business Contribution

The Beautiful Pubs Collective

Contribution to LCF24

Ben Robinson

Chris Maughan Lifetime Contribution Award

Rob Gee

Best Small Venue

The Black Horse

Best Large Venue

The Y theatre

Best New Venue

Real Ale Classroom

The awards, now in their 18th year, recognise contributions to the festival. This year's event, which ran from 7th to 25th February, saw the highest ever ticket sales - with over 22,388 tickets sold directly from the festival's box office, equating to over a 10 percent increase in sales from 2023.

Festival and Programme Director, Charlotte Laidet, says: "Congratulations to all nominees and winners, we are so proud to have such amazing acts, venues, promoters and other participants in our festivals. Each year we have the pleasure to organise these awards, as an opportunity to thank everyone in the festival, and to celebrate the range and diversity of the comedy industry. We are also delighted to have our first lifetime contribution strongly linked with the UK Kids' Comedy Festival, which shows how quickly this sister festival is developing after only 6 years. Finally, it's been an honour to have Jenny Eclair accepting the Legend of Comedy Award, to recognise and highlight the career of this amazing woman on the comedy industry. We are already looking forward to next year, but in the meantime, please keep supporting live events, festivals, venues & artists as much as you can."

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