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What do YOU think about Leicester Comedy Festival?

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George Oliver, Leicester Mercury, 19th July 2017

Couple get engaged on stage at Jack Whitehall show

Holly Evans went to Jack Whitehall's stand-up gig last Saturday expecting to have a few laughs. She never thought she'd end up on stage being proposed to in front of 2,000 other people before drinking cocktails with one of Britain's biggest comedians.

Wales Online, 19th July 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong review

It's a show that brought the house down. Literally. The flats, the set, most of the actors. And yes, it laid the audience low with laughter too.

Colin Davison, British Theatre Guide, 18th July 2017

Latitude 2017 - Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

Stone really needs to perfect the backstory of this production, and work on a more naturally deadpan, less school teacher cross panto, style of executing it without having to rely on her notes to do so, in order to make this party-piece work. I'd welcome a chance to see it again as it has the potential to morph into something quite fabulous, it's just not there yet.

Nicole Evans, The Reviews Hub, 17th July 2017

Latitude Festival review

The go-to event for a full-on comedy fix.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 17th July 2017

Katherine Ryan at Latitude 2017 review

The phenomenon of YouTubers has proved that authenticity of personality is the key to fame today. That, too, is the secret of Katherine Ryan's success.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 17th July 2017

Aisling Bea at Latitude review

We don't see much of Aisling Be on the live circuit these days, even though it seems she's rarely off the telly

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 17th July 2017

Lolly Adefope at Latitude 2017

She'd make a hugely effective diversity trainer herself, should the hilarious, perfectly-observed, offbeat and socially-aware character comedy not work out for her. But judging from the reaction of Latitude, it will.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 16th July 2017

Review: Daniel Simonsen, Latitude 2017

Is Daniel Simonsen the world's least prolific stand-up comedian? While other comics come up with a new show every year Simonsen has been relatively quiet since he won the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012. He appeared in Vic and Bob's sitcom House of Fools, but he doesn't seem to have been that busy outside the live circuit.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th July 2017

Review: Rose Matafeo, Latitude 2017

New Zealand's Rose Matafeo isn't really a stand-up comedian at all. She is simply a force of nature. A whirlwind in human form ready to whip up a comedy storm from the moment she walks on and sends up her own speccy appearance.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th July 2017

Review: John Robins, Latitude 2017

Despite the bravado and rage this half hour sadcom ends on a plaintive, poignant note.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th July 2017

Andy Parsons at Latitude 2017 review

His half-hour set at the Latitude festival was as much stand-up opinion as stand-up comedy, as he shared the benefit of his wisdom on such topics as NHS privatisation, HS2 and Theresa May's plans for more grammar schools.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 16th July 2017

Simon Amstell: What Is This? at Latitude 2017 review

Simon Amstell's stand-up has been built on his insecurities and his misery... but his new tour show, being previewed at Latitude, comes five years into a contented relationship. What's so funny about that?

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 16th July 2017

Reginald D Hunter at Latitude 2017 review

Reginald D Hunter takes to the Latitude stage in a wheelchair, having broken his leg last month, though he keeps coy as to why.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 16th July 2017

Barry Crimmins at Latitude 2017 review

Glastonbury had Jeremy Corbyn, but here Latitude got its own grey-bearded old socialist rousing the faithful.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 16th July 2017

Andrew Maxwell at Latitude 2017 review

Andrew Maxwell can't help but laugh at us.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 16th July 2017

Review: Ivo Graham, Latitude 2017

As long as I've been seeing him Graham has talked about being an Old Etonian.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th July 2017

Review: Adam Hess, Latitude 2017

I find Adam Hess extremely funny but I wonder if he needs help. Maybe of the therapy kind or maybe of the directorial kind. Or maybe both.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th July 2017

Funz And Gamez at Latitude review

You're never too far from a stinging, barbed line, dark undercurrent bubbling up, or slapstick stunt that redeems a lot of their coasting, and the cult remains intact. Just about.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 15th July 2017

Review: Reginald D Hunter, Latitude 2017

The second day of comedy at Latitude was headlined by Reginald D Hunter. A month ago he broke his leg and since then he has been performing in a wheelchair. "I celebrated 20 years of being in England by breaking my ass," he quipped.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 15th July 2017

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