The Y gears up for Leicester Comedy Festival

Saturday, 8th January, 2011
Laughter is top of the bill as The Y Theatre prepares for this year's Leicester Comedy Festival.

The East Street theatre will be hosting a staggering 17 shows over 17 days during the festival, which starts on Friday, February 4.

Joanna Smith, The Y's Director/Theatre Manager said: "I am delighted to welcome so many quality acts this year.

"The Leicester Comedy Festival is a fantastic event on the calendar which is renowned nationally and not just locally, and we are pleased to be a big part of it again.

"We believe we have something for everyone, whatever sort of comedy they like and whatever age they will find something at The Y.

"Among the acts performing are some golden oldies like Phil Cool and Neil Innes, something for the children with James Campbell (pictured), something for the ladies with Funny Women, puppetry hilarity with Paul Zerdin........the list goes on!"

The Y also has a distinctly local flavour, with theatre regulars Word! featuring Byron Vincent's fusion of comedy and poetry on Monday, February 7.

Word! are also hosting the East Midlands Comedy Slam on Saturday February 12.

Local comic Rob Gee will be helping out at the Slam, as well as staging his own highly acclaimed Smart Arse show on Sunday, February 13.

To book tickets with our new online box office, or to find out more about our exciting programme, go to www.ytheatre.co.uk


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