Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year


The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year was live on the radio - straight from the Leicester Comedy Festival!


It's one of comedy's most prestigious and coveted awards with this year's finest up and coming acts, nominated by top comedy promoters from across the UK.


Eight comedians competed for one of comedy's most coveted awards - with Geoff Lloyd and Tom Rosenthal commentating on the whole thing live on Union JACK Radio! (A bit like Eurovision.)






Have a sneaky look at last year's highlights...


Previous winners include:


Romesh Ranganathan

Josh Widdicombe

Tom Rosenthal

Seann Walsh

Johnny Vegas

Rhod Gilbert


What we're up to

See our full schedule of things at the Leicester Comedy Festival

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year

One of comedy's biggest awards with Geoff Lloyd and Tom Rosenthal commentating!

Lucy Leeds Loose in Leicester Live

See what nonsense Lucy Leeds has been up to at the Leicester Comedy Festival

UK Pun Championships

Presented by stand up comedian Jason Byrne, former champ & pun-dit Rob Thomas, and... Lucy Leeds.

The Full English: Live from Leicester!

Chatting to comedians and the people of Leicester. What larks.

Lucy Leeds chatting to comedians...

...from the other side of Belvoir Street in Leicester!

Circuit Breakers

Live comedy from the best up-and-coming stand ups


Playing the best of British.

Half The World Away by Oasis

Your favourite female artists.

It's All Coming Back To Me by Celine Dion