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2024 Festival Line Up Announced
Join us for our biggest festival ever, starring: Shelf, Rosie Jones, Olaf Falafel, Marcel Lucont & MORE!
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Laugh Academy is back!
The dedicated half-term comedy school for aspiring stand-ups is back for 2024! With a full week of workshops we will develop young people’s skills and give them an experience of performing live comedy. No experience necessary!
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Europe's largest comedy festival returns for its 31st year - and it's bigger than ever! This ones for the parents (sorry kids!)
The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival is back for its 6th year. We’ve got loads lined up for you including the return of the Joke Spots, workshops, stand-up comedy shows for all the family and even a brand new game (look out for Laughter Pop on the festival towers in Leicester City Centre)!
This year we have a record breaking number of shows – 25% more than last year! Our full programme is available to view here – or – you can pick up a copy of the brochure in a shop or café near you! An online version of the brochure can also be accessed here.
None of this would be half as fun without the support of our audiences, partners, local schools, libraries, and the comedians and practitioners who support the festival. Thank you so much for continuing to support the festival and our charity Big Difference – if you are able to support us with a donation, we would be very grateful, you can donate here.
The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival – 7-25 February 2024
We have several continuing projects where you can get involved so click on the links below to read more and get in touch with us to register your interest.
Loving Laughing is an annual showcase of the comedic talents of primary school children, as part of Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival.
Laugh Academy is a dedicated half-term programme for aspiring teenagers to develop their skills and experience of performing live comedy with a showcase at the end of the week.
Joke Spot is a pop-up, interactive, touring activity ideal for anyone under 18 who wants to know what it’s like to be a comedy performer.