Midlands Spotlight - Leicester Comedy Festival 2017
By midlandsmovies, Nov 15 2016 05:58PM
For the third year in a row we take a look at Leicester Comedy Festival and give our recommendations for some of the best film and movie-related shows that are occurring during 8th – 26th February 2017.
For all info on tickets and more check the events at the official festival website: http://comedy-festival.co.uk/events/
Midlands Movies Presents: Spinal Tap screening with live band
First up is our own movie screening at Firebug on February 15th where we plan not only to show the fantastic rock-mockumentary from 1984 we are going to have a live band playing some of the hits from the infamous comedy film. From “Stonehenge” to “Big Bottom”, a band will accompany the movie alongside our usual themed fun with popcorn, food and costumes inspired by the film. Entry is FREE with a suggested donation.
CineMadness: Comedy Shorts
8th & 16th Feb
If you're fond of the twin disciplines of 'laughing' and 'watching images on a screen' , then this is the show for you! Join FlipYou for a night of short comedy films and sketches from talented home-grown film-makers. With popcorn and pints you can sit back and enjoy our CineMadness! Free goody bags for all. (Advance ticket purchasers score amazing super goody bags!) Cert: 18
Comedians Cinema Club (split screen)
Comedians Cinema Club is a sure-fire blockbuster hit with laughs and movies which are nothing like the originals. Touted as one of the best audience participation comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Guardian, 2014); this mixes the comedic with the cinematic for an engaging experience.
The Just Us League Presents Marveled
The Exchange Bar
Gary Tro and Javier Jarquin attempt to perform as many of the characters of superhero films as possible in chaotic hour long show.
Aidan Goatley: 10 Films with My Dad
The Regent Sports and Social Club
For Aidan and his dad, they communicated via films and he takes you on their journey from John Wayne to 3D to show how 2 men grew up with the help of popcorn and Hollywood. This Edinburgh Fringe Show was described as “charmingly funny” by The Scotsman.
This show returns to the Comedy Festival with media-mashing entertainment. Watch, listen and prepare yourself as live comedians, poets, musicians and more interact with films and animations before your very eyes. Re-scripting, re-scoring, re-invented cinema. #WhatAreYouWatching?
An Hour with Woody Allen(ish)
Grays at LCB Depot
Simon Schatzberger plays Woody Allen performing his classic 1960s classic stand-up comedy routines fresh from sell out shows in London and Edinburgh over 2015 and 2016.
The Elvis Dead
In this show the cult classic Evil Dead 2 is interpreted through the songs of Elvis so what more could you possibly need to know? 2016 Comedy Fest Best Debut Nominee Rob Kemp returns with something a lot different. With changes from last year’s show this new production promises to be different but still very ‘deathly’ fun.
Hats off to Laurel and Hardy
This award-winning production is from Guildford based theatre company Lucky Dog Theatre Productions and has been on tour since 2013 in the UK, Berlin, Prague and Los Angeles. The show portrays and accurate and moving portrayal of the comedy film duo which experts say is the closest impersonations they have ever seen.