Are you a big comedy fan? Do you think you can spot the best talent? Leicester Comedy Festival is looking for people to join their awards panel for the 2020 festival and it could be you!

Members of the panel will get VIP treatment during the 19 day festival, getting to see more comedy than most and ultimately deciding on the final award winners.  The awards will then be presented at a special ceremony which will take place after the 2020 festival. 

Previous nominees and winners of awards include Jen Brister, Ahir Shah, Romesh Ranganathan & Greg Davies.  Each year a Legend of Comedy Award is presented at the awards ceremony and previous winners have included Victoria Wood, Ken Dodd, Barry Cryer, Jo Brand and Nicholas Parsons.

There are several awards presented on the night, many of which are decided upon by the awards panel, including:

  • Best Show
  • Best New Show
  • Best Musical Show
  • Best Kids Show
  • Best Impro Show

The festival runs from 5-23 February 2020 and applicants, who should be aged over 18 and demonstrate a love of live comedy, must be able to be in Leicester for a minimum of one week during the festival period.  Applications can be made by emailing [email protected].