The Stand Up Challenge is supported each year by business people who take up the challenge to write and perform their first ever 5 minutes of original stand-up comedy, live on stage, in front of their colleagues, clients, friends and family, whilst raising funds for a local charity.
The Stand Up Challenge shows in 2015, 2016 and 2017 saw a total of 30 brave participants from the business community take to the stage in both Leicester and Nottingham and help raise funds for the on-going work of the charity Big Difference Company. And in November 2017 6 participants took part in the first Stand Up Challenge show in Wolverhampton, in support of Creative Black Country.
On Thursday 26th April 2018 the Stand Up Challenge returned to Wolverhampton, where the event was in aid of Big Difference Company and Iain Watkins was crowned the winner.
In the Autumn of 2018 the Stand Up Challenge will return to Leicester again, with the live show taking place on 7th November 2018.