We are thrilled to announce that both Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival will go ahead in February 2021.  Big Difference Company, the registered charity which produces the festivals, will work with our long established (& new!) partners to make the event as festive as possible, following the latest advice from government and our local authorities.  Both festivals will take place from 3-21 February 2021.


The festival team is committed to producing a significant online programme in February, plus as many live events as regulations will allow.  If you have ideas about getting involved please get in touch as soon as possible. 

It seems likely that the 2021 festivals will be the first major comedy events to take place since lockdown began in March 2020 and organisers want to continue to make them as much of a national celebration as possible.  There will once again be special events, including Q&As with special guests to be announced, seminars and discussions and online comedy performances.  The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival will feature live performances and workshops in schools and community settings, as well as online shows. 


Once you have confirmed your show(s) you'll need to get them submitted via 'Eventotron'. It's at this point that you'll be required to pay the participation fees. For more information fees please...



Feel free to get in touch with any queries, questions, thoughts or comments you have - we’re here to help you have the best possible festival experience.

General Office Enquiries            0116 2616812        info@comedy-festival.co.uk

Festival Director                           Geoff Rowe            geoff@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

Festival Producer                         Charlotte Laidet     charlotte@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk


Festival Assistant Producer          Fern Beard            fern@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

Festival Assistant                         Jennifer Pethick    jennifer@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk 

Volunteer Manager                                                     volunteers@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk


Finance Manager                         Asma Manjothi       asma@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

Ticket Office                                                               tickets@comedy-festival.co.uk


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