For the 4th year running Derby Comedy Festival returns from Friday 5th May to Sunday 14th May at venues across the city.
Organised by Furthest From The Sea CIC, Derby Live, Lost Boys, NCF Comedy, Funhouse Comedy, Derby Theatre and QUAD Derby, this year’s festival promises to be ‘rammed with the best national, local and emerging comedy talent’, and includes performances by Lee Hurst, Patrick Monahan, Imran Yusuf, and much more.
Representing Derby, The Lost Boys return to The Old Bell Hotel, award winning comedy podcast Verbal Discharge take on The Eurovision Song Contest and ‘Stand Up Mi Duck’ showcases the best in Derbyshire comedic talent.
The fun starts at ‘Blast Off!’ The Superhero themed launch day for this year’s festival taking place on Derby Market Place on Saturday 15th April, fancy dress encouraged!
Derby Comedy Festival is supported by Cathedral Quarter Derby and Trent Barton.
Here's a sneak peek of what's on so far:
Comedy, Don't Miss, Festivals
This tour will be Lee’s ninth full-length comedy show. It is a show jam-packed with laughs. So it is simply called ‘Comedy Show No. 9.’
For the 3rd year running Furthest From The Sea present ‘Stand Up Mi Duck’ a showcase of Derby and Derbyshire comedy, featuring the best in emerging local talent plus special guests.
The Derby Comedy begins on Friday 5th May until Sunday 14th May. This year we have 27 shows taking part at The Bean Caffe.
Tony Law is closer than ever to nonsense nirvana.
Be thrilled/dazzled/confused/vaguely entertained by character comedian and nonsense merchant Liam Webber's new show
Aging hippy Marshal B Anderson asks how Gilbert and Sullivan can help Donald Trump, why there are no children’s TV shows about tuna, what’s the deal with taps and how come dickheads run the world.
The finest flâneur brings a new interactive show to the baying masses.
A story of two brothers, 1 family, goodies, baddies and autism.
1951. Europe is torn, each country afraid to communicate with its neighbours. And, from the ashes, comes the Eurovision Song Contest, one show that shall unite and save a continent.
Cheekykita's dream... where anything can happen. A surreal, absurd place that's a little bit upside down.
Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year.
Comedy, Family Fun, Festivals
Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!
Simon Caine returns to the Derby Comedy Festival with his brand new show for one night only. This hour attempts to explain what it's like being a failed millennial in easy bite-sized jokes.
The Lost Boys guide you through a practical workshop that explores building and developing comedic characters for stage and screen.
From the guys that brought you the sell-out A Christmas Carol, The Lost Boys return to the Old Bell with their exploration of how Hollywood as treated historical fact and how that has affected the layman’s understanding of history.
Magic Music Mayhem. And Balloons. Plenty of Balloons.
Comedy, Family Fun
POP - a magical comedy show for ages 3 - 8 and their families.
Edinburgh hit musical comedy written and performed by James Wilson-Taylor.
Ever been told you’re naughty by your Parents, teachers, boss, or even your friends? Why not become a Supervillain! Criminal past not essential, just an attitude to change the world.
The Edi Johnston Bit is not just a player of songs, but incorporates some classic English silliness too. Props, jokes, audience participation and bingo all adds up to a daft experience that goes beyond just singing some songs.