The Leicester Comedy Festival. Copyright: BBC.

The Leicester Comedy Festival

BBC Radio 7 stand-up. 6 episodes (1 series), 2006 - 2011. Stars Jeremy Hardy, Jason Byrne, Jenny Eclair, Barry Cryer and Jarred Christmas.

Series 1

1. Live From Leicester

First broadcast: Friday 17th February 2006

Jeremy Hardy presents stand-up comedy from the Leicester Comedy Festival. With Alun Cochrane, Andrew Lawrence, Ninia Benjamin, Keith Carter, Phil Nichol and Frankie Boyle.


2. The Leicester Comedy Festival 2007

First broadcast: Sunday 3rd February 2008

Stand-up comedy from the 2007 Leicester Comedy Festival, hosted by Jason Byrne, and featuring Russell Howard, Shappi Khorsandi, Count Arthur Strong, Arnab Chanda, musical duo Topping and Butch, and Rhod Gilbert.


3. The Leicester Comedy Festival 2008

First broadcast: Sunday 10th February 2008

Stand-up comedy from the Leicester Festival preview show, hosted by Jason Byrne. Featuring Steve Day, Paul Sinha, Mrs Barbara Nice, Carl Donnelly, Sarah Millican and Ivan Brackenbury.


The Leicester Comedy Festival. Jenny Eclair. Copyright: BBC.

4. The Leicester Comedy Festival 2009

First broadcast: Sunday 8th February 2009

Highlights from the 2009 Leicester Comedy Festival Preview Night, hosted by Jenny Eclair. Featuring Jarred Christmas, Jon Richardson, Count Arthur Strong, Micky Flanagan, Henry Packer and Hans Teeuwen.


The Leicester Comedy Festival. Barry Cryer. Copyright: BBC.

5. The Leicester Comedy Festival 2010

First broadcast: Saturday 6th February 2010

Barry 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.

In-depth Guide

6. The Leicester Comedy Festival 2011

First broadcast: Friday 4th February 2011

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