• Times: Usually Fridays (email [email protected] for latest dates and times)
  • Venue: Attenborugh Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA
  • Group Contacts: Rob Gee: [email protected]
  • The Comedy Asylum is a team of comedians, writers and mental health service users who create and perform comedy shows. We’ve run workshops in a variety of community settings around Leicester and the East Midlands for seventeen years.

    Funding from the National Lottery Community Fund has enabled us to expand our workshops across the East Midlands. We also deliver comedy courses at several Recovery Colleges, as well as bespoke workshops in comedy, improvisation and creative writing in inpatient mental health units.

    A mental health episode can happen to any of us and we believe that when life does take us too seriously, we need good humour more than ever. We give people the chance to engage with comedy at all stages of their recovery.

    Our Team:

    Rob Gee – stand-up poet

    Matt Hollins – stand-up comedian

    Judith Critchley – stand-up comedian

    Oli Dan – poet and comic

    Michael Vickers – musician

    Sue Jordan – props

    Woody Kitson – filmmaker and web designer

    Sallie Varnam – evaluation and development

    Tim Sayers – arts in mental health coordinator