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SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS
Comedy in Leicester impacts the city on many different levels. ‘Make Me Happy’ is an innovative programme run by Big Difference Company, producers of the annual Leicester Comedy Festival. Make Me Happy involves a range of projects which use comedy and humour to engage with people of all ages and communities.
“They’ve become much more than a comedy festival. They’ve also been able to project comedy as a vehicle for strong community and social messages” The Times
The community work is project funded by a range of funders, commissioners and partners.
These are generally not “off the shelf” projects; they are designed bespoke solutions which specifically meet the needs of our partners and their communities. We use the knowledge and expertise built up over 20 years, together with a network of brilliant comedians, performers and cultural practitioners.
Community Comedy happens with all ages; children and young people, and older people. It can tackle issues as diverse as health and well-being, welcoming refugees into the city or tackling crime.
Leicester are very proud of how using humour is at the heart of making positive changes to people’s lives.