Big Difference Company presents
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 soon – please watch this space! ***

Leicester Stand Up Challenge will return in 2021 with 4 participants already lined up to take part in the competition &  more to be announced this Autumn!

We have begun to feature our super brave participants  on the 2021 tab and are delighted to announce the support of our Event Sponsor, The Miller Partnership and Media Partner, Crosscut Media.

Watch this space for further announcements!

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 & 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.

Follow all the action on twitter @StandUpChal


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

The Leicester Stand Up Challenge 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.

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