Big Difference Company presents
Thursday 11th April 2024

Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2024!

We are delighted to announce we have set a date for the next Stand Up Challenge.

The event will return to The Y Theatre on East Street in Leicester on Thursday 11th April.

The Stand Up Challenge is supported by individuals from a wide 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.

All proceeds from the Stand Up Challenge will support local Leicester charity Big Difference Company (registered charity 1135167), which runs Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival each February; and aims to improve the health & well-being of communities across the UK. Recent projects have included engaging and 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 £3 million 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).

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