You may not realise it, but the (perhaps surprisingly) iconic Leicester Comedy Festival has been around for over 20 years. What started out as a small local festival back in 1994 has become a major attraction for the culturally diverse City of Leicester. The popularity of the annual event has risen so much that it now boasts an audience of over 60k! The Guardian even deems it worthy of being one of the top 5 Comedy Festivals in the UK. Not bad hey?!
It’s pretty obvious what we are getting at in this post as the title gives it away, but if you hadn’t guessed it, we are excited to announce that Peter Pizzeria Leicester is joining the comedy festival venue map as a host to their spectacular acts!
From Russell Howard to The Mighty Boosh, Leicester has seen a wide range of familiar comics grace the myriad stages, but this year is set to be bigger and better, with over 780 events in more than 60 venues across Leicestershire and Rutland! The festival organised by Dave, (comedy TV channel) runs from the 3rd – 21st February with a variety of events, street acts, workshops, and exclusive gatherings such as Q&A’s with Johnny Vegas and Nicholas Parsons, The UK Pun Championships, Odd Couples and the crowning of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award for 2016. This is quite an honour for us to be part of, our pizza-y flag planted firmly on the festival map, especially since we are still a baby in terms of venues in Leicester.
We have 36 acts performing at Peter Pizzeria Leicester throughout the February festival, with a variety of male and female solo comedians, dynamic duos, the more established acts… and of course the ones to watch. But we can’t think of anything better than coming to the Leicester Comedy Festival and being surrounded by tasty true Italian pizza… It’s going to be epic! Don’t forget that as the majority of our performances start around a meal time you can either take advantage of our lunch time Panini menu, or make an evening of it and opt for a classic pizza. Fancy a full belly and a chuckle? Course you do! #Winning!
Peter Pizzeria is the ideal setting for the Leicester Comedy Festival with its quirky personality and mesmerizing attention to décor detail. It’s even kicking off the festival on the 3rd February with the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award winner for Best Newcomer 2015, the very talented, Sofie Hagen.
To top off our amazing line up tickets start from as little as £7.50 and they’re on sale now!
Make sure you keep regularly checking our Twitter account for any updates on who will be joining us throughout the comedy festival, and have a look to grab your tickets before they sell out. Come celebrate Leicester Comedy Festival with us at Peter Pizzeria. And remember, if you don’t join us, the joke’s on you!! #boomtish