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Leicester: clean comedy hit show comes to festival

Family-friendly comedy with comedians and Christians Andy Kind, Mark Palmer and Rob Thomas comes to the Leicester Comedy Festival next month ...

After six successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival, sell out family-friendly show The Clean (As Possible) Comedy Show is heading back to Leicester Comedy Festival on Friday 10 February at Leicester Central Baptist Church featuring three Christians (Andy Kind, Mark Palmer and Rob Thomas).

The award-winning Andy Kind is headlining (three times author and tour support for Tim Vine with appearances on BBC1, ITV and Channel 4) whilst Mark Palmer (South African act who’s performed in numerous countries and on the waves) provides support and Rob Thomas will be holding it all together as MC.

Amongst the comedians who have cleaned up their act at previous festivals are Pat Monahan, James Sherwood, Andy White, James Dowdeswell, Howard Read and Iain Stirling.

Says the show’s creator Tony Vino, “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 ran shows at 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 10 February at Central Baptist Church on Charles Street in Leicester (next to Kwik Fit) and costs only £6 (£4 concessions).

The following day (Saturday 11 Feb) Andy Kind (above) performs his debut show Soldier Boy at Kayal and on Saturday 25 February comedy actress/stand-up and Christian Jo Enright (pictured right) brings Erdington Girl to the festival.

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