Laugh your socks off at a range of events designed to tickle your funny bone at the inaugural Derby Comedy Festival produced by Derby LIVE.
Don't miss your chance to see headline act Jimmy Carr with his hit Funny Business show at the fabulous Derby ARENA!
Come and celebrate stand-up, hilarious theatre and funny kids shows! Check out the listings here:
Morgan and West - 4 July
Time travelling magic duo Morgan and West present a brand new show chock full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gasp-eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat - Morgan and West might just blow your mind.
Little Howard's Big Show for Kids - 4 Jul
Comedy, Family Fun, Festivals
Little Howard is the world’s only live interactive animation. He’s won so many awards and fantastic reviews and he’s only just celebrated his 6th birthday (for the tenth year in a row)!
Little Howard - Stand Up Animator - 4 Jul
Multi award-winning comedian and animator Howard Read is one of the most original comedy artists and the first to ever use animation in live comedy.
Hollywood's History of the World - 4 July
After tickling audiences with their funny bones by creating comedic plays for the last six years, The Lost Boys turn the hands to stand-up and bring you their first ever stand-up and sketch show debuting at the 2015 Derby Comedy Festival.
I Never Told a Joke in My Life - 5 Jul
A speech about dead comedians, about forgotten comedians, about every comedian that’s ever been and ever will be.
Comedy Club 4 Kids! - 5 July
Comedy, Don't Miss, 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!
Hats Off to Laurel & Hardy - 5 July
Hats off to Laurel and Hardy is the third production from professional Guildford-based theatre company Lucky Dog Theatre Productions.
Call Me Merman - 9 July
Rosemary Ashe, Olivier Award nominated star of London's West End, pays tribute to Ethel Merman, the legendary first lady of the musical comedy stage.
Jimmy Carr - 10 July
Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Tallest Dwarf’ or the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’. Really not that big a deal.
Sameena Zehra Homicidal Pacifist - 10 July
It's time to cull the human race. But how is a lifelong believer in non-violence to choose? By making a list. A culling list. Be ready to gasp, guffaw & maybe suggest a person of two for the cull.
Vikki Stone - 11 July
Award winning comedian Vikki Stone has blagged, stolen and borrowed twenty musical instruments. Some she can play really quite well, and others, at the time of writing, not so well.
Revenge of the Gargantuan Poo Monster - 11 July
The Lost Boys are bringing their Edinburgh Fringe hit back to Derby. Their homage to B-Movies and Westerns is not to be missed.
Chris Fitchew - Ooops! - 12 July
Derby boy Fitchew returns with his tour de force brand new one-man show. The "Gifted Comedian" (Evening Standard) brings his comic creations to life as he recounts his hilarious journey from Derby to London and back again with a fabulous tale between his legs sporting a glittery pair of leggings dipped in gold!