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Derby Comedy Festival has finally begun!
Fri 5 May 2017
Derby Comedy Festival has finally begun! We've been waiting for weeks, and now we're ready for 9 days of laughs from all of our favourite comedians. Here’s a full low-down of who’s who at this year’s Derby Comedy Festival…
Jon Pearson – Feet First
To hell with consequences!
Jon loves jumping in f... More
Our top picks you can't miss at Derby Comedy Festival
Wed 3 May 2017
Blast Off Launch Event
Fri 31 Mar 2017
The Derby Comedy Festival launch event has been announced!
Join us in the Market Place for a fun day full of superhero antics to celebrate the start of our amazing Comedy Festival. With music, dance and variety performances, sneak previews, interactive entertainment and superhero photo opportunitie... More
First acts announced for Derby Comedy Festival!
Wed 1 Mar 2017
Spotlight on: Andy White
Thu 31 Mar 2016
Andy escaped the confines of a call centre to become a stand up comic, specialising in the arts of silly voices and faces, combined with observational humour, topical humour and his mixed race background.
In his show for this years Derby Comedy Festival, Andy explores the concept of parenthood...w... More
Spotlight on: The Maypole Café, Bar and Theatre
Thu 24 Mar 2016
The Maypole Café, Bar and Theatre is a recent addition to Derby's entertainment venues, providing an intimate theatre space and funky café bar on the edge of the City centre.
Furthest From the Sea, who are at the forefront of Derby's artistic offering, programme an alternative list of local creativ... More
Spotlight on: The Old Bell Hotel
Sat 19 Mar 2016
The Old Bell Hotel is Derby's largest and last surviving coaching Inn, built in 1650 it was once considered to be one of the most prestiguous inns outside of London.
Set in the heart of Derby’s historic Cathedral Quarter, the Old Bell Hotel offers a unique eatery with drinks galore in stunning surr... More
Spotlight on: Bean Caffé
Sat 5 Mar 2016
Bean Caffé is a partnership between Sarah and Liv, a mother and daughter team who have one simple aim, to serve delicious drinks and freshly prepared food with more than a little love and lots of passion.
This year's attendees will notice that Bean Caffé has become a key venue for the festival with... More
Spotlight on: Imran Yusuf
Sat 27 Feb 2016
In 2010, Imran presented his debut solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The show, An Audience with Imran Yusuf, was part of the Laughing Horse Free Festival and it was Imran’s intention to develop his craft and material at the Fringe whilst at the same time keeping under the radar of the UK ... More
Spotlight on: Mike McClean
Sat 20 Feb 2016
Many of you will have enjoyed Mike in panto in Derby over the last few years. Most recently he played 'Wishee Washee' in Aladdin at the Derby Arena.
You may also be a fan of Mike as TV presenter and actor on The Big Breakfast, Richard & Judy, The Office and more recently playing Finn’s Dad in M... More
Over 60 acts confirmed for this year's festival
Fri 12 Feb 2016
This year’s festival is the biggest yet, with over 60 events taking place over 10 days in April and May, bringing together more businesses and venues than ever before.
Some of the organisations involved in this year’s festival haven’t previously been involved in the city’s entertainment programme, ... More
We hope you've enjoyed the festival!
Mon 13 Jul 2015
This year's Derby Comedy Festival finished on Sun 12 Jul and we think it flew by! There was plenty of laughs had by all who attended the festival across the city and we hope you all had a great time!
There was a first for the new Derby Arena as Jimmy Carr brought his Funny Business show to the new ... More
Spotlight on: Jonny Awsum
Tue 30 Jun 2015
Our festival patron Jonny Awsum will be helping us launch the festival with a little help from his friends this Friday evening. It's not too late to grab tickets if you'd like to see the Derby boy in action!
Jonny Awsum exploded onto the professional comedy scene with a crowd-pleasing set that's se... More
Spotlight on: Vikki Stone
Thu 25 Jun 2015
Vikki Stone is an English stand-up comedian, actress and musician. She has been listed by The Observer as one of the Top 5 Comedians to see at the Edinburgh Festival and is bringing her newest Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit show; Instrumental to Derby.
As a child Vikki trained as a classical musici... More
Spotlight on: Chris Fitchew
Mon 15 Jun 2015
Chris Fitchew is a Derby boy returning for the festival with his new show Oops!
Chris has regularly won awards for his comedy including Best Male Act in the 2013 London Solo Festival. His show Jack Of All Trades went on to win rave reviews and sold out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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