Leicester Comedy Festival 2023

Leicester Comedy Festival 2023


It has been a month now since the Leicester Comedy Festival came to a close, and so we have been reflecting back on some of the highlights from the comedy-filled month. 


We have been working with Leicester Comedy Festival since 2016 – producing their photo and video content, archival content and general event coverage. So, it was a great privilege to be involved in the 30th anniversary this year too! 

One of the main projects for this year was the 30th anniversary documentary, produced by Crosscut Media and The Big Difference Company. The project was directed by Duncan MacLeod, with cinematography by Dan Flanders and Francesca Costa, edited by Francesca too – with none other than Arthur Smith.

Watch the 30th anniversary video here! 

The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year event is held annually at the festival and is one of the most prestigious prizes on the comedy circuit. We enjoy covering the event each year at the festival as it sees a number of up-and-coming comedians performing short sets before one of them are crowned the winner at the end of the night.

Previous winners of the award include Johnny Vegas, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Alasdair Beckett-King and Romesh Ranganathan.

Watch this years highlights video here! 

A fun video that we produced this year was with the comedians who performed at the Leicester Comedy Festival Gala Preview Show at De Montfort Hall.

The concept was 2 Truths and a Lie with Seann Walsh, which was made more comical as he gave us 3 truthful answers to begin with. See what the other comedians thought his lie was here !

Probably our favourite video that we have produced for the festival has to be Comedian Job Swap which we put out at the end of the 2019 festival. We thought it would be a lot of fun to get A-list comedians doing the less glamorous jobs that need to be done behind the scenes to make the festival run smoothly. These included working in the ticket office, pulling pints, sweeping the stage etc. The comedians were all really up for the idea and got stuck into the jobs that we set them. A particular highlight was Johnny Vegas doing far too good a job at cleaning the men’s urinals at Hansom Hall.