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Below is an overview of the annual competitions that are run by Leicester Comedy Festival 


Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year is your chance to see some of the best emerging comedic talent on the scene. It has a stellar list of pas winners including: Romesh Ranganathan, Josh Widdicombe and Johnny Vegas. 


Silver Stand-up

Silver Stand-up celebrates the more seasoned comedians amongst us and is a showcase of comedians over the age of 55. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to perform as part of the Silver Stand-up competition

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The UK Pun Championships

The UK Pun Championships, which takes place in a boxing ring at De Montfort Hall attracts hundreds of festival goers each year and celebrates the best of the British pun.

Find out more

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