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Next #laughterloft Thurs 28th December 7pm
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Quiz & Chips
A Proper Pub Quiz
5 Rounds, Currant Affairs, General Knowledge, Pictures, Specialist Subject, Music
£2pp entry, Maximum Of 6 In A Team
Call To Book Your Table 0116 283 7225
( dates over the next few months when there is NO quiz: Dec 19th & 26th. Feb 13th & 20th )
Every Sunday 10am
Social Cycling Every Week, Meet like minded folks and go for a lovely ride through beautiful Leicestershire. About 2 hrs Round Trip To The Pub. EBikes Welcome, This is not a Race
FIZZ & CHIPS
Starting Mon 27th Nov 2024
Bottle Of Prosecco & Sharing Loaded Fries
Next Meet: Tuesday 23rd January 8pm
Let's Get Reading & Meeting People & Chatting
For what we are currently reading go to our Facebook page
2 Books Over The Holidays
Snap by Belinda Bauer
After The Snow by Susannah Constantine
'Aylestone Black Horse Book Club'
Read along and feel free to come along to the discussion and chat and help choose the next book to read.
New members always welcome
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Email Us To Book Your Skittles & Bottomless BBQ Christmas Party
£20pp, Minimum Of 15 People
(BBQ will be available to eat as much as you like for an allotted 2 hours during your party)
Mon 11th OR Tues 12th December 2023
Pre Paid Booking Only
Only Book One Of The Evenings, It Will Be The Same Quiz
£3pp, Max Of 6 In A Team
Treats, Chrimbo Nibbles & Some Fun
Christmas With Kings
Tues 19th Dec From 7pm
Enjoy A Christmas Party With The Epic King Brasstards. Christmas With A New Orleans Style.
Dance The Night Away Enjoyed Mulled Wine Or Cider, Hot Gin Toddies, Homemade Hot Chocolates & Yummy Turkey Cobs
Carols In The Pub
Wed 20th 7pm
The Most Beautiful Community Event!
We All Gather Around The Wigston Enterprise Brass Band & Sing All The Christmas Carols
Boxing Day BBQ Breakfast
Dec 26th 10-2
Boxing Day Morning Walk???? Of Course!!!
Well why make ours a pit stop or destination. We'll be firing up the BBQ for breakfast cobs, hot drinks & a winter warm.
Book in, or let us know you're coming so we can stock up enough for everyone
Let's start another new tradition
Chrimbo Limbo Comedy
Thurs 28th Dec 7pm
The Best Way To Fill Up That Boring Bit In-between Christmas & New Year
Our Compilation Stand Up Comedy Show
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NYE 7pm - 1am
Advance Ticket Only
Doors Close At 9pm
2 Live Bands
The Drugstore Cowboys
The Tom Cats
Glass Of Fizz on Arrival
Premium BBQ On All Evening
Dress Fancy & Feel Good
Tickets Available In The Pub or Visit gigantic.com
STARTING JAN 1st 12-5
A new AMAZING meal deal coming to your local! 2 Burgers, 2 Sodas, Fries & Coleslaw ONLY £20
Every Monday 4-8pm
SPECIAL QUIZ NIGHT
2nd January 2024 8pm
We're Gonna Have A Special Quiz Night With No Need To Get Out Of Your Pyjamas. A Big Review Of The Year In Your Comfy Slippers.
£2pp, Max Of 6 In A Team, Call To Book Your Team In 0116 2837225
COMEDY: JAKE LAMBERT: Tour Preview
Sun 28th Jan 7pm
Described as ‘a joke machine’ by The Telegraph. Jake has performed stand-up all over the world supporting the likes of Michael McIntyre, Romesh Ranganathan, and Jack Dee.
His style of non-stop gag-filled storytelling has seen him appear on The BBC, Comedy Central, and Dave. He has written for an abundance of TV shows including The Royal Variety Performance, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Bake Off, 8 out of 10 cats, and more!
His 2022 Edinburgh show Liminal was one of the best reviewed shows of the festival.
His online videos have received over 100 million views.
COMEDY: LaughterLoft Club Nights FEB
9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th February 2024 8pm
Our #laughterloft is a compilation live stand up comedy show of 4 or 5 professional comedians one being a compere to gel the whole evening together. Don't panic there are 2 intervals to keep you fresh & hydrated. Please Arrive From 5pm To Have Dinner. Book your table to ensure you get dinner pre show, 0116 2837225 We encourage you to have dinner, that helps the pub. All your ticket money goes to the comedians We tend not to announce our line-ups just in case they get last minute filming or radio work. Yes they do tend to be household names. But if you've never heard of them this does not mean they're no good, like we said before they are all professionals and work up and the country in all the best clubs. And as there's 4 comedians you'll definitely see one you love Venue Info: The LaughterLoft is situated on the 1st floor above a stunning victorian pub. Access is via stairs only with the toilets situated on the ground floor. If you'd like dinner beforehand go to blackhorseaylestone.co.uk to view menus and call to book your table for 90mins before showtime. Seating is like theatre seating with a capacity of 80, so a lovely intimate venue view greats views and sound all round. We also have air conditioning for comfort. Any other questions feel free to give us a call 0116 2837225 Tickets are non-refundable unless the venue or artist cancel or change the date
COMEDY: ALFIE MOORE: 'It's A Fair Cop' LIVE
7th, 14th & 21st Feb 2024 7.30pm
Join Alfie ahead of recording Series 8 of his critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy show 'IT'S A FAIR COP'. He'll 'swear in' the audience as police officers and recreate brand-new, real-life scenarios from his 'casebook'. He'll playfully challenge the audience cops, with the kind of moral policing dilemmas that officers face day-to-day, and invite them to contribute - with unexpected and often hilarious results. It'd be a crime to miss it!
COMEDY: LUISA OMIELAN: 'Bitter'
7th, 8th & 9th Feb 2024
She's endured people telling her she's too much, she's too loud, too crass, too open and too emotional. But audiences tell her she's incredible, life-changing, motivating, hilarious and a f*cking superstar. This is Bitter. She's over it, she's done and she no longer give two f*cks.
COMEDY: SULLY O'SULLIVAN; 'A Complete Idiots Guide To New Zealand'
13th Feb 2024 7.30pm
An this insider's guide to his eccentric homeland, award winning comedian Sully O'Sullivan answers all the questions about New Zealand you didn't know to ask... Why'd we almost change our flag to a bird with lasers for eyes? Are Kiwifruit really Chinese? And where actually is New Zealand? Given we keep getting left off maps. Find out these answers and more in an hour of 'outrageously funny' (One4Review) 'quintessentially Kiwi comedy' (NZ Herald).
COMEDY: ROB ROUSE: 'Sh!t B@llocks Scramble'
13th Feb 2024 9pm
ROB ROUSE "SH!T B@LLOCKS SCRAMBLE
Star of BBC's Upstart Crow, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Spoons, The Friday Night Project, Dave's One Night Stand Since winning So You Think You're Funny Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998 Rob Rouse has toured the world for the last 25 years! Fortunately, a quarter of a century in 'the biz' hasn't made him in the slightest bit sensible. Delighted to be coming to the Leicester Comedy Festival, "He's a Man With Genuinely Funny Bones" THE SUNDAY TIMES
COMEDY: JON PEARSON: 'Happy (ish)'
14th Feb 2024 9pm
JON PEARSON : HAPPY ISH (WIP) Award winning and doubled divorcee comedian Jon Pearson brings his new work in progress show (WIP) to Leicester Comedy Festival. Jon is looking for Happiness after divorce two, but how does he find it?
COMEDY: LINDSEY SANTORO: 'Pink Tinge'
15th Feb 2024 7.30pm
LINDSEY SANTORO: PINK TINGE Alright bab!? Northfield's finest returns to Leicester after a glorious Edinburgh Fringe saw her pick up a Best Newcomer Nomination (Edinburgh Comedy Awards) and winning The Biggest Prize in Comedy for her debut stand-up hour Pink Tinge . 'An hour of brilliantly impish, saucy storytelling and salt of the earth comedy' Theatre Weekly ***** 'a journey that you never want to end' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ****
COMEDY: JACK CAMPBELL: 'WIPpy Longstockings'
15th Feb 2024 9pm
JACK CAMPBELL WIPPY LONGSTOCKINGS (WIP MEANS WORK IN PROGRESS, IT'S A GREAT BUT NICHE JOKE) Back at it again! Hello reader of this blurb! Don't look at those other blurbs, focus on this one. That's right. All the information is here. I haven't finished the show which is why it is a WIP (Work in Progress) but it'll be a hoot regardless. For the locals- Sometimes I MC at the Laughter Loft (The Venue) and for the people who need it, I'm pretty good at this comedy game.
COMEDY: TEZ ILYAS: 'Talk To Tez'
16th Feb 2024 6.30pm
TEZ ILYAS: TALK TO TEZ **** The Guardian **** The Times **** Tez Ilyas, one of the most most celebrated stars in British comedy, returns to stage in 2023 with an hour of his trademark, no-holds barred, crowd participation and fun. As seen on: Live at The Apollo (BBC Two), The Last Leg (C4), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave), Comic Relief's Big Night In (BBC One) https://tezilyas.com/#about
COMEDY: RUSSELL HICKS: 'Connects'
17th Feb 2024 5pm
RUSSELL HICKS: CONNECTS Russell Hicks presents a show about feeling left out, invisible, and the desire to connect. As seen on Amazon Prime, ITV, Channel 4, and heard on Sky Comedy. Russell Hicks was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2022 and Best improvised Show in 2023, and 2017. russellhicks.co.uk
COMEDY: LAURA LEXX: 'She's Good'
17th Feb 2024 6.30pm
Star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week. Hypothetical and The Now Show, Laura Lexx is no stranger to producing an Award winning show. A cult star of podcasting, Laura Lexx is one of the most eloquent comedians on stage today. Able to take on any subject from infertility to climate change to dicks, she's a delight to be around and the warmth and honesty shines through from this breathtaking powerhouse of female strength and love.
PODCAST: 'LEXX EDUCATION' LIVE!
18th Feb 2024 4pm
LEXX EDUCATION LIVE! Join comedian Laura Lexx as she tries (a bit) to learn GCSE science from her exasperated brother Ron. The stars of the hit cult podcast Lexx Education come to Leicester, hot from the London Podcast Festival and their other sellout London live show. Expect arguing, more arguing, some science, a bit of an explanation and a lot of silliness and shouting. Ron has prepared a lesson all about the science of love for their Valentines episode... https://lauralexx.co.uk/shows/lexx-education
PODCAST: 'Insane In The Men Brain' LIVE!
20th Feb 2024 7.30pm
INSANE IN THE MEN BRAIN LIVE Award winning comedian Rich Wilson brings his smash hit podcast Insane In The Men Brain to the Leicester Comedy Festival. richwilsoncomedian.com
With A Top Secret Very Special Guest
COMEDY: GBEMI OLADIPO: 'MInd The Gap'
20th Feb 2024 9pm
GBEMI OLADIPO: MIND THE GAP Gbemi Oladipo is one of the most talked about comedy names on the UK comedy circuit. His charismatic and mischievous style have seen him become a major rising star on the scene, with a BBC New Comedy Award nomination as well as becoming requested tour support for the likes of Mo Gilligan and Babatunde Aléshé. He's bringing his WIP show to Leicester Comedy Festival. DON'T MISS IT. https://utcgroup.co.uk/talent/gbemi-oladipo
Guaranteed to lift the mood in any room, Gbemi is one of the most talked about break-out comedy names on the circuit. An exciting new voice, he’s known for his charismatic and playful approach to contentious topics. He regularly plays prestigious rooms such as Top Secret Comedy Club, Comedy Store, and Up the Creek.
A gifted and sought-after writer, Gbemi is a series writer on Sky One Fantasy Football with Matt Lucas.
He also wrote and starred in the award-winning ‘F*ck My Life – Most Racist Uber Ride Ever’ a story based on one of his real-life experiences. The short film produced by Pulped Productions won the prestigious Broadcast Digital Awards in 2020 for Best Short-Form Format. The piece was also nominated for a Webby Award for Comedy (2021) alongside videos from James Corden, Trevor Noah’s the Daily Show and The Simpsons.
COMEDY: SCOTT BENNETT: 'Olivia' (WIP)
21st Feb 2024 9pm
OLIVIA: ONE FAMILY, ONE RARE CONDITION AND ONE HELL OF A HAIRY BABY (WIP) This is a story that breaks a taboo. Yes, It's a tale about an ill baby, but it's a really funny one, with a happy ending. An amazing journey about two soul mates, taken from the world of NCT classes, cots and prams and plunged into months of hospitals, scans, celebrities and private jets. Scott Bennett is an award winning comedian and writer, who has appeared on Live at the Apollo, The News Quiz and the Now Show. Olivia is his daughter. www.scottbennettcomedy.co.uk
COMEDY: STEPHEN BAILEY: (WIP)
22nd Feb 2024 7.30pm
STEPHEN BAILEY: WORK IN PROGRESS
From BBC One's Would I Lie To You, BBC Two's Live at the Apollo, ITV's Coronation Street and having supported Katherine Ryan on her UK tour, Stephen Bailey is heading out on tour - and this is his last stop before he goes - fancy a goss? 'Stephen's show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don't think a single joke died' - Voice Magazine www.stephenbaileycomedy.co.uk
A SUPERSTAR IN THE MAKING - BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE
Comedian, presenter, actor and writer, Stephen Bailey is a proud northern, working class, gay man.
The multi-award nominated star’s indecorous brand of gossipy humour has singled him out as one of the UK’s most sought-after talents for comedy and entertainment formats.
Stephen’s credits include Unbreakable (BBC One), co-host on Date or Drop (BBC One) alongside Amanda Holden, Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Would I Lie To You. Richard Osman's House of Games, Celebrity Bridge of Lies & Celebrity Weakest Link (BBC One), Between The Covers & Strictly: It Takes Two (BBC Two), Pointless Celebrities (BBC One), Live from Barry Island (BBC Wales), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), The Apprentice: You’re Fired & Sara Cox's Between The Covers (BBC Two), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Tipping Point: Lucky Stars (ITV) and a regular CelebAbility (ITV2).
Most recently, he has recorded BBC's new stand-up show Live From Barry Island and his debut BBC Radio 4 stand-up special "Stephen Bailey: One of Many"
After performing on Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), he was commissioned to record his own 30 minute comedy special which aired on the channel in 2019. Over lockdown Stephen wrote and starred in his own mini-series Comedians in Quarantine: House Olympics for Comedy Central and created a true-crime podcast with his lawyer boyfriend called Order in the Bedroom (iTunes) and now co-hosts "Let's Talk About The Husband" podcast with fellow comedian Zoe Lyons. As well as being a prominent talent on the UK comedy circuit, he has also supported the biggest names in stand-up, including Katherine Ryan, Jenny Eclair, Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican.
Stephen’s quick-wit, playful sarcasm and enigmatic charm captivates instantly. He has already made a name for himself hosting Celebs on the Farm (Channel 5), Celebs on the Ranch (MTV) and Takeshi’s Castle (Comedy Central). He was the resident Agony Uncle on Zoe Ball on Saturday/Sunday (ITV) and a series regular on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side(Channel 5).
Stephen is also the narrator of ITV Be’s Ferne McCann: First Time Mum and Channel 4's new dating show Five Dates A Week. He has guest hosted for Sunday Takeover (Virgin Radio), The Jason Manford Show (Absolute Radio), Drivetime with Eamonn Holmes (TalkRadio), The Breakfast Show (Gaydio) and The Sunday Sessions with Laura Whitmore (BBC 5Live) and is a regular host on The Comedy Club on BBC Radio 4
He is also a proudly passionate ambassador of LGBTQ+ rights and representation within the media industry, as celebrated by leading publications including Attitude Magazine.
A RISING STAR - THE SUN
BAILEY HAS A NATURAL CHEMISTRY WITHIS AUDIENCE AND THIS IS WHERE HE TRULY COMES INTO HIS OWN - BROADWAY BABY
A NATURAL TALENT FOR MAKING AUDIENCES LAUGH – METRO
COMEDY: LARRY DEAN: (WIP)
22nd Feb 2024 9pm
LARRY DEAN: WORK IN PROGRESS
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee tries some new jokes. As seen and heard on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Michael Mcintyre's Big Show and Shared Baggage. ***** - TELEGRAPH, INDEPENDENT, HERALD "An absolute mastery of stand up, pulling faces, putting on voices, never missing a beat or the chance of a punchline." **** Beyond the Joke https://www.larrydeancomedy.com/
“HE HAS A WONDERFUL ABILITY TO MIMIC VOICES, ACCENTS AND CAN PULL SOME QUITE STRANGE FACES...A HILARIOUS AND SURPRISINGLY TOUCHING SHOW" - BROADWAY WORLD
"ONE OF THE MOST HONEST, MOVING AND INCREDIBLY FUNNY SETS I'VE SEEN IN A VERY LONG TIME" - THE HERALD
"THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, THIS GUY IS HILARIOUS. SENSATIONAL" - MICHAEL MCINTYRE
"AN INNATELY GIFTED AND MULTI-FACETED PERFORMER"..."A WINNING COMBINATION OF BEING DAFT AND BEING A SMART ALEC"- CHORTLE.CO.UK
‘DESTINED TO BECOME A HOUSEHOLD NAME’ TELEGRAPH
'COMEDY THAT WOULD HAVE DONE BILLY CONNOLLY PROUD' - MIRROR
★★★★★ - HERALD★★★★★ - EDINBURGH FEST MAG★★★★★ - BROADWAY WORLD★★★★★ - FRINGEMONKEY★★★★ - CHORTLE★★★★ - THE LIST★★★★ - SKINNY★★★★ - SUNDAY TIMES★★★★ - TELEGRAPH★★★★ - THE TIMES★★★★ - FEST
COMEDY: THANYIA MOORE: 'August'
23rd Feb 2024 6.30pm
Thanyia Moore is an award-winning comedian, a skilled actor, an experienced writer and dynamic presenter best known for her fiercely commanding stage persona and razor sharp wit.
Winner of the national Funny Women Awards 2018, Thanyia has gone on to build an impressive list of TV credits including, but not limited to, Mock the Week (BBC), Mo Gilligan’s Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), Drunk History: Black Stories (Comedy Central), Richard Osman's House of Games (BBC), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Big Narstie Show (Channel 4) and Don't Hate The Players (ITV2) with more to come.
As a celebrated stand up and social commentator, Thanyia has been invited to speak on current affairs for Channel 4, BBC Radio London and talkRadio. Live credits include Women in leadership summits for the National Literacy Trust, hosting the first UK Bi-Pride main stage and the prestigious Pride in London. Her debut comedy show Just Being Funny achieved sell out runs and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022.
A skilled actress, Thanyia’s credits include the BAFTA-winning Alma's Not Normal (BBC2), Jamie Johnson (CBBC) and The Duchess (Netflix).
For a big hit of personality combined with the level of experience that only comes from a career dedicated to her art, Thanyia Moore really is the full package!
If you want to find out about her TV credits and more, click the 'resume' link! You'll be taken on a cheeky journey!
COMEDY: MICHAEL ODEWALE: 'Of Mike & Men'
24th Feb 2024 6.30pm
MICHAEL ODEWALE: OF MIKE AND MEN WINNER: LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL BEST SHOW **** ONE4REVIEW **** VOICE MAG Fresh off the back of his Live at The Apollo debut and Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination, Michael Odewale returns with the new followup to his smash hit show #BlackBearsMatter. This show contains musings about death, legacy and whether he has done enough to access VIP Heaven privileges. 'Smooth, assured, more-ish'- The Scotsman https://utcgroup.co.uk/talent/michael-odewale
A Big Fanny Takeover
Watch This Space!!!!!!!!
LIVE COMEDY: HORATIO GOULD 'Sweet Prince' Tour
March 7th 8pm
After his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Horatio is bringing his critically acclaimed debut hour on tour. His friends tell him he needs to open up, but he feels he has nothing to confess. Being part of a generation where everyone is constantly reminded that ‘It's okay to not be okay’, Horatio asks the question: is it no longer okay to be okay? Join this viral sensation (50 million views online) for his hotly anticipated debut hour. Tour Support for Frankie Boyle. ‘The most exciting comedic mind this country’s seen since Chris Morris’ (Fin Taylor). ‘Will be this country’s Judd Apatow’ (Seann Walsh).
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