The Stand Up Challenge competition returns to The Y Theatre again this Autumn.
Watch the brave participants perform their first ever 5 minutes of original stand-up comedy live on stage, in front of their colleagues, clients, friends, family & supporters; competing to be crowned the Leicester Stand Up Challenge 2021 winner! The event is in aid of Big Difference (registered charity 1135167), the charity behind the annual Leicester Comedy Festival.
Host to be announced!
Matt Holt – MGL Media & Spoon Jar Films
Laura Hailstone – De Montfort University
Jon Ashworth – MP Leicester South
Sarah Thomson – De Montfort University
Gary Pitt – Howes Percival
Mike Dalzell – Leicester City Council
Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand-up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy.
Ahir's last show, Dots, was recorded as a special for HBO Max (albeit after a 14 month delay brought about by events you may recall). That show was about uncertainty. Ideally, this tour will end in a way that is less on the nose.
As seen on Mock The Week, Live At the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, and The Mash Report.
‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny ... a blazing talent firing on all cylinders'★★★★★ Telegraph
‘Tremendously thoughtful, woundedly candid and self-laceratingly funny'★★★★ Scotsman
"It's a highly personal howl in the dark from this sharpest of operators. Impassioned, probing and unexpectedly moving." ★★★★ Mail on Sunday