Andrew Dipper

Lee Nelson to host the Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival preview show

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Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival has announced that Lee Nelson will be hosting its annual preview show in the city.

The show will take place on Friday 8 January 2016, and Nelson will appear alongside a packed bill of some of stand-up’s most exciting names.

Joining Lee will be 2015 Edinburgh Best Newcomer winner Sofie Hagen, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year winner Tom Little, Edinburgh Best Show nominee Nish Kumar (who received the most positive reviews of any comedy show in Edinburgh this year), Jen Brister (Cloud Cuckoo Land, BBC Radio 2), Kai Humphries and Comedy Cafe New Act Night 2014 winner George Rigden, plus special guests.

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016 will run 3-21 February, with over 600 shows across more than 50 city venues.

Tickets for the show start at £15 and are on sale from

The complete festival programme is available at