Our top picks you can't miss at Derby Comedy Festival

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 are our top picks that you simply can't miss...

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

Don't miss this if... a man doing silly accents makes you laugh.

The finest flâneur brings a new interactive show to the baying masses.

Winner of Chortle Award 2015 and Best Comedy - Fringe World 2013. A kind of self-help group where everyone potentially leaves more depressed. Expect louche musings, deadpan wit and Gallic superiority.

As seen on BBC1’s The John Bishop Show and Sky Atlantic’s Set List.


Don't miss this if... you'd like to learn more about autism.

Follow Jack Bray - a young man with severe autism - through the imaginary world he creates in his back garden. Based on his TRUE story, come with Jack’s brother, Lewis & fight inner demons, famous cartoon characters & a whole heap of baddies to stop ‘Mayor Sharp’ from taking over Cartoonopolis and killing creativity once and for all.

Creating Comedy Characters

Don't miss this if... you're ready to become a comedian yourself!

The Lost Boys guide you through a practical workshop that explores building and developing comedic characters for stage and screen.

Absurd, naturalistic, human, alien, there are no limits.

We'll see you there!