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“Just the Tonic for Leicester”
Just the Tonic has been providing comedy in the East Midlands for 18 years, and following the success of the comedy clubs in Nottingham and Edinburgh, they have finally arrived in Leicester in the former Highlights comedy club venue (above Walkabout) on Granby Street.
At present there are Friday and Saturday night bills organised with established acts from the comedy circuit, as well as tour shows and one offs. There will also be The Big Value Comedy Show auditions which will be free to get in. Here, comedians from all over the country will audition for the Edinburgh Festival package show. Previous participants include Sarah Millican, Jim Jeffries, Jason Manford, Charlie Baker, Josie Long, Seann Walsh, Patrick Monahan and many more.
Darrell Martin, founder and regular compere at Just the Tonic says:
‘Leicester is a great place for comedy, as shown by Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. We’ve worked with the festival before, in and around Leicester. We really feel that we can bring some high quality comedy to Leicester outside of the festival to keep the city laughing. The venue has a history of comedy, it’s a great room and we are going to fill it with our usual high quality laughs and charge reasonable prices. We are very excited and already have some big names lined up including Milton Jones, Sean Hughes, Michael Winslow (the funny noises bloke from Police Academy), Tom Stade and The Boy With Tape On His Face. There will be loads more announced soon’.
Geoff Rowe, Director of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, welcomes the launch, saying:
“It’s great news that Just the Tonic have announced the launch of a Leicester club as it will be a real added boost to the existing comedy scene in the city. Just the Tonic have a great reputation for booking brilliant new acts as well as the biggest names as special guests and I’m delighted that they are re-opening the closed Highlight venue on Granby Street.”
Starting off as a Sunday night event in 1994 it has since built a national reputation for hosting high quality shows at reasonable prices. It’s also renowned for being the first to discover emerging UK talent, hosting Ricky Gervais’s first ever stand up performance and having regular comperes such as Johnny Vegas, Daniel Kitson and Ross Noble before they were famous.
Check out the line-up so far for March:
3rd March – trial night £5 only
7th March – Big Value Auditions – free entry booked online
8th March Official Launch night - Piff the Magic Dragon, Chris Stokes, Stuart Goldsmith, Darrell Martin
10th March – Saturday Night Comedy with the Boy With Tape on His Face plus guests
14th March – Big Value Auditions – free entry booked online
16th March - Friday Night Comedy with Milton Jones plus guests
17th March – Saturday Night Comedy with Milton Jones plus guests
21st March - Big Value Auditions – free entry booked online
23rd March - Friday Night Comedy with Michael Winslow (Police Academy) plus guests
24th March - Saturday Night Comedy with Michael Winslow (Police Academy) plus guests.
30th March - Friday Night Comedy with Sean Hughes plus guests.
31st March – Saturday Night Comedy with Sean Hughes plus guests
Coming soon: Russell Kane, Ed Byrne and more!
Just the Tonic Comedy Club
30 – 32 Granby St
Tickets and for info www.justthetonic.com
Call Just the Tonic Leicester on: 0116 262 5050
For info please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org