• Times: Christmas Panto: Seven Cindarellas and the Beanstalk, Thurs 14th December 2023, 7pm
  • Venue: The Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, LE1 7HA

    Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
  • 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 Leicestershire for fifteen 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

  • We put on shows all the time - feel free to join us! Drop us a line for latest details.