Big Difference Company presents
7th November 2018
In association with Leicester Mercury

Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2018 took place on Wednesday 7th November 2018, as part of Leicester Business Festival and raised funds to support the work of  Big Difference Company.

We saw our 7 fabulous participants take to the stage and perform their 5 minute stand up comedy routines at The Y and we are delighted to announce:

in 3rd place – Tim Cadman

in 2nd place – Monica Winfield

and our overall winner of Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2018 – Max Galt

Watch and sponsor all our brave participants who took part in the Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2018

The Leicester Stand Up Challenge returned and helped demonstrate that Leicester & Leicestershire are fun places to do business!  Hosted by Carly Smallman, the Stand Up Challenge saw prominent local business leaders take to the stage and perform their first ever 5 minutes of stand-up comedy, all in aid of charity.

All proceeds from the night will support local charity Big Difference Company (registered charity 1135167), which runs the annual Leicester Comedy Festival each February and aims to improve the health & wellbeing of communities across the UK. Recent projects have included engaging with people living with arthritis to encourage them to live healthy lives and exercise, as well as projects working with older people and children & young people.

Leicester Comedy Festival is the longest running comedy festival in Europe and has an annual economic impact to Leicester & Leicestershire of £3million every year.  The main February festival offers exciting ways for local businesses to associate themselves with “one of the leading brands in the UK public arts” (The Times) and the Stand Up Challenge has rapidly become a key date in the annual business calendar.

Follow all the action on twitter @StandUpChal

Sponsor and watch our brave participants who part in the Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2018

For any further information please contact: or 0116 2616812.