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Leicester: family-friendly comedy set to clean up at festival

Sell out family-friendly event The Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show returns to Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival on Friday (20 February) at Leicester Central Baptist Church ...

After five successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival, sell out family-friendly show The Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show is heading back to Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival on Friday (20 February) at Leicester Central Baptist Church.

The award-winning Paul Kerensa (left) is headlining (co-writer of Miranda and Not Going Out, winner of Take The Mike 2002) whilst Andrew Watts (below, as seen on ITV4 and with two 4 star Edinburgh shows) provides support, and Tony Vino will be holding it all together as resident MC.

Amongst the comedians who have cleaned up their act at previous festivals are Pat Monahan, James Sherwood, Andy White, James Dowdeswell and Chris Martin.

Says creator and compère for the night Tony Vino (right), “Everyone seems to love the fact that it’s a show they can bring their kids and their Gran to ... as long as their Gran isn’t too potty-mouthed that is. All the acts have to follow our guidelines, which parallel those of a 12A certificate film.

“As well as Edinburgh, we’ve taken shows to Greenbelt, Spring Harvest and the like and they’ve been a real success; it’s great that at the Leicester Comedy Festival there too seems to be plenty of people that like our family-friendly brand of comedy.”

It’s a 7.30pm start on Friday 20 February at Central Baptist Church on Charles Street in Leicester (next to Kwik Fit) and costs only £6 (£4 concessions).

Why not then stick around for No Officer, But A Gentleman with Andy Kind (left) at 9.45pm or go back Central Baptist on Saturday 21 February to watch Back To The Futon by Paul Kerensa.


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