Leicester Comedy Festival 2021 Awards nominees

Leicester Comedy Festival 2021 Awards nominees

Tim Key is among the nominees for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2021.

The awards, set up in 2006, aim to recognise the contribution people make to the annual February festival and include prizes for Best Show and Best Promoter.

This year’s festival – which also incorporated The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival 2021 – ran from 3rd to 21st February. Due to coronavirus restrictions, all shows – which added up to more than 1,600 hours of comedy – were streamed online. This proved to be hugely popular, with the organisers recently revealing over 20,000 tickets were sold.

Selected nominees:

Best Show
Weirdos Comedy: Gary & The Crisp Factory
Tim Key: He Used Thought As A Wife (The Recital)
Esther Manito: #Notallmen
Stuart Laws: Single Father Of None
Fin Taylor: Irrelevant Material For A Post-Vaccine World

Best Festival Appearance
Ahir Shah
Louise Young
Joe Thomas
Jamie D’Souza

Best Podcast
Biggest Idiot
Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown
The Dinner Party
Comedy Arcade

The winners will be announced at an invitation-only online awards ceremony taking place on Monday 29th March, hosted by Zoe Lyons. Previous winners have included Barry Cryer, Ken Dodd, Victoria Wood and Johnny Vegas.

See the full list of nominations