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Pedal-Powered Comedy To Light Up City’s Bike Park

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Pedal-Powered Comedy To Light Up City’s Bike Park

Comedy lovers can steer themselves to Leicester’s Bike Park for three unique shows taking place as part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival this month.

Fittingly lit by dozens of bike-lights, and with a pedal-powered PA and bar, the Bike Park will branch out for three nights of bike-friendly comedy aimed at cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

The first show takes place on Saturday, February 8, with Joey Page, a surreal stand-up who will be familiar to fans of ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and ‘Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy’.

The following Saturday night (Feb 15) offers an evening in the bizarre and hilarious world of comedian Paul Currie, one of the nominees for Best Show at last year’s Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival and a knockout hit at the recent preview show at Demontfort Hall.

An evening of stand-up from actor, comedian, bike-nut and fixed-wheel fanatic Joel Dommett – a familiar face on BBC3’s ‘Impractical Jokers’ – will bring the Bike Park comedy club’s mini-season to a close on Saturday, February 22.

All shows begin at 7.30pm and will feature comedy support acts. Leicester’s own Gary O’Donnell will compere.

Free, secure bike parking will be available at the Bike Park at each of the comedy shows.

Special comedy bike rides will take place before each show, with an hour-long cycling tour of the city centre in the company of the evening’s headlining comedians. Rides are free to join but places must be booked in advance. All rides begin at 6pm at the Bike Park, in Leicester’s Town Hall Square.

The events have been organised by Future Cycles, which operates the Bike Park, with support from Leicester City Council.

Tim Hudson, Future Cycles’ director, said: “The Bike Park is a great little venue for comedy; it’s really cosy and always welcoming. We organised our first show last year and it was a big hit – so we’ve pushed the boat out this year to raise funds for British Heart Foundation. We’re really looking forward to it – it should be a really good laugh’.

“Where else can offer comedy nights lit only by bike lights and powered by the legs of the city’s cyclists?”

Tickets for the comedy nights, priced at £6, and places on the free led-rides can be booked online at www.comedy-festival.co.uk or in person at Curve – The Comedy Festival Box office at Orton Square.

Anyone signing up for a new membership at Leicester’s Bike Park be entered into a weekly prize draw to win a pair of free tickets to that weekend’s comedy show.

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival is Britain’s longest-running comedy festival. The festival, credited as one of the top 5 comedy festivals in the world by The Guardian, was set up in 1994 and this year’s festival has an incredible 600+ shows and events across 17 days from February 7. For more information visit comedy-festival.co.uk

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