Leicester Comedy Festival nominations

Leicester Comedy Festival Award nominees 2021 have been announced. Congratulations to all concerned.

The awards, first set up in 2006, recognise the contribution participants, performers, supporters and the community make to the annual festival.

This year’s festival, which was streamed on line for obvious reasons, ran from 3rd to 21st February. More than 20,000 tickets were sold. 


Best Festival Appearance

Ahir Shah

Louise Young


Joe Thomas

Jamie D’Souza

Best Show

Weirdos Comedy: Gary & The Crisp Factory

Tim Key: He Used Thought As A Wife (The Recital)

Esther Manito: #Notallmen

Stuart Laws: Single Father Of None

Fin Taylor: Irrelevant Material For A Post-Vaccine World


Best Podcast

Biggest Idiot

Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown

The Dinner Party

Comedy Arcade

Jessica Fostekew: Hoovering

Best Kids Show

Jonny Awsum: The Gag Slinging Guitar Hero

Paul Currie: Turbo Fool

Philip Simon: School’s Out Comedy Club

Jeddy Bear & Gary’s Picnic

Liberty Award

Jericho Comedy

The Joke Spot/Leicester City Libraries

Beyond A Joke series

No More Jockeys Live/TripleCeePee

Weirdos/Gary & The Crisp Factory

Best Promoter


Just The Tonic

Tickled Pink

Leicester Cathedral

Tracey Miller Community Award

A Place To Grow (Blaby District BIG Weekend)

Headway Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

North West Leicestershire District Schools

Tiernan Douieb

Focus Charity

Contribution to LCF21

NextUp Comedy

Rob Gee

MerchAid/Cool As Leicester

DCMS/Arts Council England

Business of the year

Octopus Energy


Cool As Leicester

NextUp Comedy

The Rowleys Partnership

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