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 2021 in the coming weeks – please watch this space! ***

Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2021 participants

Please see the profiles of each of our super brave Stand Up Challenge participants below.


Tickets will be available to reserve and book for the live 2021 show once the new date has been announced

Please email to make a reservation for:

  • a Table of 10 guests
  • individual seats at a Table
  • individual Balcony tickets.

Tables will cost £300 for 10 guests / Individual seats at a table will be £30

Balcony seats will be £12.50 per ticket.

(There is no VAT applied to these amounts as this is a fundraising event)

Please let Katherine know how many tickets you would like to arrange and we will prepare and send an invoice for payment by BACS or cheque.

If you are interested in tickets to show your support or would like any further information please get in touch:



MGL MEDIA & Spoon Jar Films

My great granddad was a Music Hall comedian called Billy Burton from Coalville circa 1926. I’ve always loved the classic Hollywood stars like Chaplin or Laurel & Hardy which is why I’ve been a film maker for 21 years. I’d just like to see if I could “make em laugh” like Billy Burton and my heroes.

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Laura Hailstone

De Montfort University

I put myself forward for this last July, thinking it was a long way off and that it might be forgotten about, but no such luck! I’m pretty much terrified about the idea of taking to the stage but it’s all for a great cause, Big Difference Company is such a fantastic charity, reaching communities across the city so I’m pleased to be able to support their work.

Gary Pitt

Associate Solicitor at Howes Percival

Howes Percival have entered the stand up challenge every year since its inception. Having joined the firm about a year ago, Gary discovered the risks with being the loudest in the office, when he was immediately signed up to take part this year. Gary is hoping to raise money for a worthwhile cause whilst raising a few laughs. Or, more likely, dying on his arse. Still, people in the office will laugh at him for that, which I suppose counts.

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Sarah Thomson

De Montfort University

I agreed to do the Stand Up Challenge because I had a conversation with Geoff where I wasn’t really paying attention and said something like, ‘yeah sure, I’ll do that, sounds great.’ I am slightly terrified but it is for a really good cause so let’s raise some money and hopefully if the jokes are good enough let’s raise the roof too!