Nic Wright

Preview: Leeds LaughterFEST 2015

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This year’s Leeds LaughterFEST gets into full swing tomorrow night, mixing stand up, performance and even a bit of yoga, and we’ve got the full breakdown of the cracking comedy shows you catch there. Running for 11 days across 13 venues in the city, with more than 20 acts taking part, there’s bound to be something to tickle your funny bone…

Fri 2nd Oct
The Not So Late Show With Ross & Josh
HiFi Club – 7pm until 10pm

A jam-packed evening of chaos and hilarity masquerading as a chat show. Alternative comedy encased in a flimsy talk show format, Ross Brierley (Hot Water Comedy Comedian of the Year 2014) and Joshua Sadler (BBC New Comedian Nominee 2014), hosts of The Ross & Josh Show on Radio Yorkshire bring you a hatful of guests, sketches and nonsense that is unlike anything you’ve seen before. (Unless you’ve been before) With BBC Leeds’ Larry & Paul (plus very special guest).

Sat 3rd Oct
Leeds LaughterFEST Family Fun Day
East St Leeds – 12pm

GUNGE! A Show with Gunge in it! Everybody likes gunge. What? Do you want to entertain your own kids? Afternoons can be dead boring now, everyone knows that.., so, why not come to this game show what Lee Kyle is hosting? It’s created for children but also to amuse adults so everyone’s a winner and that’s just how we like it!

Get A Grip: Wrestling Fans Gathering Extravaganza
East St Leeds – 7pm

Calling all bonafide wrestleholics. This is an evening jam-packed with comedians discussing their passion for wrestling. Get wrapped up in the Golden era, throw up a middle finger for the attitude era and marvel as material specifically crafted for wrestling fans’ amusement is unleashed like Mae Young’s puppies. With Nsereko (British Champion), Tommy Essex, Toxic Jack, and Dangerous Danny Binks.

Sun 4th Oct
Hyde Park Picture House Short Film Showcase
Hyde Park Picture House – 12pm until 1pm

Catch some bite-sized funnies to whet your appetite.

Mon 5th Oct
Corn Exchange – 7pm until 10pm

Live presentation meets performance, in collaboration with LLF.

Tue 6th Oct
Sh!ts ‘n’ G!ggles Presents Paul Foot
Northern Monk – 7.30pm until 10pm

Captivating tales, silly analogies and absurd imagery from cult favourite Paul Foot.

Thur 8th October
Sounds Well Sketch!Eeee Presents Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish Comedy Disco
Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen – 7.30pm until 10pm

Cassetteboy have found themselves in a league of their own when it comes to ripping into their targets, with appearances in Russell Brand’s latest film, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe and millions of YouTube hits.

Fri 9th Oct
La’fter Work Drinks
Various venues – 6pm until 10pm

La’fter Work Drinks returns for another stand-up bar crawl. Three bars, three acts, and free food with a headline set from Mawaan Rizwan.

Sat 10th Oct
Clueless 20th Year Anniversary
Hyde Park Picture House – 11pm

Relive a nineties comedy gem on the big screen for one night only.

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