March to...

  • Like everybody else, due to Covid-19 we are unable to programme events until further notice.

February 2020

  • Comedy in Leicester is now running Open Mics (primarily music, poetry and storytelling) at Lily's Live Lounge. The Covers Are Off! is the open mic with a difference. It's for original material. The normal open mic is open for perfromers wanting to do covers. Both nights are very supportive and run with two halves where acts share the stage and alternate. (Think 'Songwriters' Circle').
  • Lily's Live Lounge in the centre of Leicester will be our regular monthly town centre show during 2020. The first show is on March 1st at 7:30pm.
  • All through February, CiL has been busy with the Leicester Comedy Festival. Our shows at The Real Ale Classroom micropubs were sell-outs both in Leicester and Lutterworth. We had a sell-out show in Hinckley and Newtown Linford, the latter being the debut comedy show at The Linford Club. On the 20th we had our first Walking Tour and hope to do more of those all year around.

January 2020

  • SELL OUT GIGS in Hinckley and Lutterworth. The Leicester Comedy Festival Shows in Hinckley (Elbow Room) and Lutterworth (Real Ale Classroom) have now SOLD OUT.
  • A great first CiL gig of the year at The Clarendon Park Comedy Club (Sat 11.1.20). Great performances from Alfie Moore, John Newton, Rob Coleman and Ben Aveling.

December 2019

  • A great night of comedy was had at Lily's Live Lounge last night. It was a private party but re-united circuit stalwarts, Kevin Hayes, Rudi Lickwood and Anthony King.

November 2019

  • The second Night of The One-Liners show will be on Wed 11th Dec at The Mash & Press in Anstey.
  • Another date for Comedy at The Knighton & Clarendon - Saturday 11th january, 2020.
  • Great first Night of The One-Liners in Lutterworth last night (18.11.19). Hundred of jokes. Brilliant night.
  • A great night was had in Knighton last night (8th November) with Stevie Gray, Tony Cowards, Will Collishaw, Paul B Edwards and Craig Murray
  • The first 'Covers Are Off' show in central Leicester happened on Thursday 7th November. A great success. Next show Dec 12.
  • New central Leicester launch show due to be announced soon!

October 2019

  • A new comedy show announced for Christmas. The venue in central Leicester is Lily's Live Lounge. Sun 22 Dec.
  • A TV act (Mock The Week/Live at The Apollo) will be playing one of the CiL venues in The Leicester Comedy Festival in February. 
  • CiL have a workshop running in The Leicester Comedy Festival. For details and 'Eraly Bird' places click HERE
  • New show annouced at The knighton and Clarendon Conservative Club in Stoneygate for Friday 8th November.
  • Upstairs at the Western host The Leicester Improv Festival from Oct 25 - 27

September 2019

  • The Night of the One-Liners hits the road for the first show in Lutterworth at The Real Ale Classroom on Monday 18th November.
  • Two more venues soign up for The Leicester Comedy Festival. The Coplow Centre in Billesdon and The Linford Club in Newtown Linford.
  • Alfie Moore's show at The Real Ale Classroom in Lutterworth has completely sold out after we added a few more tickets.
  • There will be CiL Shows in Leicester, Lutterworth, Coalville, Billesdon and we might be adding a few more.
  • We are now starting to book comedy shows for The Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 which runs Feb 5th to 23rd.
  • Look out for a new show The Night of The One-Liners. Book the show for your venue.

August 2019

  • Tickled Pink announce a show at Oadby venue, The Black Dog.
  • The show at The Elbow Room in Hinckley on September 9th has SOLD OUT
  • Comedy in Leicester has moved in new office in the centre of Leicester at Phoenix Square (Workspace 26)
  • Last night's gig in Anstey was the third in a run of three. Hopefully we'll be back sometime in the future as it's an amazing room with a lovely audience. Great sets from our opener and closer, as usual, but there were some great performances form new acts in the middle section too. "Kathy Giddins is unafraid with a spark of dark"  - Comedy in Leicester. "Joe Bingham is a surprisingly refreshing and bright new comedian with some terrific lines for someone so new to the stage. Look out for him. He has a bright future" - Comedy In Leicester
  • Only 2 tickets left for Alfie Moore on Sept 29th. LINK.
  • After a quiet August with many comedians attended a massive and expensive showcase, CiL shows pick up again on 28th August with a show in Anstey featuring Jon Pearson and Pete Phillipson plus 3 more acts.

July 2019

  • Cil is booking another new venue in Coalville. The first show at Bitter & Twisted (Micropub) is Monday 23rd September.
  • CiL is booking a new venue in Hinckley. The first at this venue, The Elbow Room, will on Monday September 9th.
  • CiL is now registering venues for The Leicester Comedy Festival 2020. Get in touch if you want to put on a gig in your venue.
  • Over two thirds of tickets have now been sold for Alfie Moore on Sept 29th at The Lutterworth Real Ale Classroom. Tickets.
  • Anstey Mash & Press sells out for the second gig on 31st July
  • Alfie Moore has confirmed that he will be trying out material for his new radio show 'It's A fair Cop' in Lutterworth on Sunday Sept 29th at 7pm. Tickets are available online only from now, HERE!
  • Great comedy coming up in Aylestone, Lutterworth, Wigston, Anstey and Leicester this month. The quality of acts coming to small venues to perform their Edinburgh Previews is astonishing. Go to events page!

June 2019

  • What a feast of comedy we had in June at CIL venues. Edinburgh Previews took centre stage and the amazing Laura Lexx brought her show to a Micro Pub in Wigston and that was followed by Rob Gee and Scott Bennett the very next day, in a special comedy weekend. There was also a competition for new acts that was won by one-liner comedian Sean McBurney.
  • Scott Bennett was back with us in Lutterworth a week later, coupling up with Josh Pugh for their Edinburgh Previews. The it was Josh's turn to return to the Anstey venue to do it all over again, this time, accompanied by Tom Toal.