The Festival is going ahead

Derby Comedy Festival

Tue 3 Jun 2014

The news that the Assembly Rooms has to be closed for at least 18 months has had an impact on the festival and unfortunately Dawn French, Morecambe, Jimmy Carr and Knightmare Live! have had to be cancelled. We have also lost Derby Pomp & Stomp from the Darwin, as we were unable to re-home this event.

However, the festival will still be going ahead, as we have arranged a Festival Tent in the Market Place that will now house the Ben NorrisComedy Club 4 KidsFunhouse Comedy and Norman Lovett performances.

There is more good news, as Comedy Moves will now begin in the Guildhall Theatre Large Clubroom before moving to the Council Chamber as planned, both Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre performances will also take place in the Guildhall Theatre Large Clubroom. Interrobang has been moved to The Book Café and Britain’s Got Talent favourite Steve Hewlett will now be closing the festival in the Derby Theatre Studio.

To keep up to date with the latest line-up and news around the festival visit, pick up a festival guide and keep up to date via @DerbyComedyFest on Twitter and the Derby Comedy Festival page on Facebook.

The Derby Comedy Festival programme now looks like this:

Ben Norris – Fri 13 Jun, 8pm
Festival Tent

Comedian – Fri 13 & Sat 14 Jun

Comedy Club 4 Kids – Sat 14 Jun, 2pm
Festival Tent, Market Place

Funhouse Comedy – Sat 14 Jun, 7.30pm
Festival Tent, Market Place

Norman Lovett
Old and New - Sun 15 Jun, 8pm
Festival Tent, Market Place

Lyngo Theatre
The Fish’s Wishes - Mon 16 - Tue 17 Jun, 1pm and Tue morning 10:30am
Guildhall Theatre

Funhouse Comedy Club
Should I Stay or Should I go? – Mon 16 Jun, 8.30pm
Bar 1

Funhouse Comedy Club and Derby LIVE
Comedy Moves - Tue 17 Jun, 7:30pm
Guildhall Theatre Large Clubroom and then Council House - Council Chamber

Furthest from the Sea & MissImp
Interrobang – Wed 18 Jun – 7.30pm
The Book Cafe

Heffernan & Fletcher
Roll It In Sequins – Thu 19 Jun, 8pm
Derby Theatre Studio

Alfie Moore – Fri 20 Jun, 8pm
Guildhall Theatre

Deda and Scarlett Daggers present
La De Da Burlesque Cabaret – Fri 20 Jun, 8pm
CUBE - Déda

Eddie Murphy
Raw – Fri 20 Jun

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre
Fri 20 Jun, 6:30pm
Suitable for those aged 12+.

Sun 22 Jun, 1pm
Guildhall Theatre - Large Clubroom
The second performance on Sunday is suitable for all the family.

Furthest from the Sea Festival – Sat 21 Jun, 11am onwards
Market Place and throughout the Cathedral Quarter

Sinfonia Viva
Sounds Like Fun
with Alasdair Malloy - Sat 21 Jun, 11:30am & 2pm
Guildhall Theatre

Funhouse Comedy Club
Edinburgh Festival Preview All-dayer – Sun 22 Jun, 1.30pm onwards
Bar 1

Steve Hewlett – Sun 22 Jun, 7.30pm
Thinking Inside the Box
Derby Theatre Studio