Big Difference Company presents
Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Sponsored by The Miller Partnership & De Montfort University

Supported by Associate Partner University of Leicester and Media Partner Crosscut Media

Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2021!

Huge congratulations to all who took part and to our host Sikisa!

We are delighted to announce…

Matt Holt – Winner!

Adam English – 2nd place

Laura Hailstone – 3rd place

View & sponsor our brave participants of Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2021

The Stand Up Challenge is supported by individuals 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.

This year we were proud to announce support from our Main Event Sponsors, The Miller Partnership and De Montfort University. Along with Associate Partner, University of Leicester and our Media Partners, Crosscut Media.

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) and the Stand Up Challenge has rapidly become a key date in the annual business calendar.


Image credit: Will Johnston Photography

Video credit: Crosscut Media