Thursday, 9 May 2013

Where will you be on comedy's 'Super Tuesday'?

Comedy proves how similar it is to catching a bus next week, as three great gigs come along at the same time, forcing the city's laugh-addicts to pay their money and take their choice, hoping that they don't end up on the bus that's full of screaming babies or abusive drunkards, and breaks down half way to its destination. Tuesday 14th May is 'Super Tuesday' in Leicester, and your comedy choices are as follows:

No safety net: Tony Law
Firstly Set List -  Soon to be a Sky Atlantic TV series - comes to Just the Tonic. Billed as 'comedy without a safety net', it features top performers having to come up with jokes on a series of potentially ridiculous topics that are presented to them on the night, meaning they cannot just simply churn out their well-practiced material. In the hands of lesser acts this could be a disastrous recipe, but the quality of the comics taking part is incredibly high - you're unlikely to see a better bill than Tony Law, Paul Foot, Henning Wehn, Andrew Maxwell and Mitch Benn anywhere else in the country. Tickets are £15 from

Keep 'em Laughing: Kerry Leigh
Meanwhile at Duffy's Bar, Laughing Cows return with another all-female line-up which this month includes  the "warm, funny, uplifting and sometimes a little bit naughty" Kerry Leigh, with Ruth E. Cockburn and Otty Winters, compered as usual by the quick-witted comedy whirlwind that is Maureen Younger. Get your tickets for £8 right here:

Winner: Chris Stokes
And as if that wasn't enough of a choice, the Crumblin' Cookie is also hosting a special one-off Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival event on the same evening, featuring former Best Show winner Chris Stokes, along with Joey Page, David Morgan and Matt Hollins. Apparently the show is being filmed "as part of a new pilot project", so get your best togs on and see if there are any tickets left for this free event here:

Nominee: Anthony King
If for whatever reason you are otherwise engaged on Super Tuesday, the following night sees the return of Ship of Fools to the Looking Glass, featuring DLCF2013 Best New Show nominee Anthony King and likeable Yorkshireman Scott Bennett, with Tom Dylan, Robert Monckton and compere Alan Seaman.

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