Big Difference Company presents
New date TBA soon!

Sponsored by The Miller Partnership

Supported by media partner Crosscut Media

*** We will be announcing a new postponed date for the Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2021 – watch this space! ***

We have already begun to announce our participants for Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2021 and have more to share with you soon!

Meet and sponsor our brave participants who are taking part in the Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2021

The Stand Up Challenge is supported each year by people from a variety of organisations and businesses 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 Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2018 took place on Wednesday 7th November 2018, as part of Leicester Business Festival 2018 and raised funds to support Big Difference Company.

We saw our 7 fabulous participants take to the stage and perform their 5 minute routines at The Y:

in 3rd place – Tim Cadman

in 2nd place – Monica Winfield

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

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 Big Difference Company (registered charity 1135167). 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.

If you are interested in tickets to support our Stand Up Challengers and watch the live show in 2021 please contact: