Project Description

Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 is over! The comedy festivals 25th year (which makes it the UK’s longest running comedy festival) took place between the 7th to the 25th of February, and we had the pleasure of (for the 3rd year running) filming all of the festivals social media content, photographing their events and taking control of their social media channels.

Again the festival grew to it’s biggest year, and it’s such a privilege to be apart of such a well respected festival for a 3rd year running. Getting to work with the likes of Harry Hill, Ed Byrne, Suggs, James Acaster, Zoe Lyons, Sara Pascoe, comedy legend Nicholas Parsons and many many more is such an honour. This year all of the content that we produced was also sponsored by Hooch, which was a great opportunity for us to test ourselves in keeping within advertising guidelines.

On average we produced 3 x 30-60 second videos a day with different comedians, as well as highlights + pictures for The UK Pun Championships, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Leicester Alternative Business Awards and the whole festival it self – With many of the photos and videos appearing in the Leicester Mercury and on the British Comedy Guide website. We also had some fun games to play with comedians such as playing a game of Pass the Parcel, Pimp my Pancake and a series of videos for Random Acts of Kindness Day.

It was great as ever to work the The Big Difference Company who run the festival each year, so we would like to say thank you to Geoff, Sam, Katherine, Charlotte, Jen and the rest of the team there. We would also like to thank Beth Piggott, Ffion Quick and Jordan Dean, each of which went out to gigs for us to film various events and comedians. We’d also like to thank Underground Photography, our photographers for many of the major events for this years and last years Leicester Comedy Festival.

Roll on next years festival!

Here are some of the many highlights from Leicester Comedy Festival’s 25th Birthday.

Harry Hill with Crosscut Media

Harry Hill playing Pimp My Pancake backstage at the Curve Theatre.