Silver Stand Up

Peter Callaghan wins our Silver Stand Up of the Year Competition 2104

Our Silver Stand Up of the Year 2014 winner at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival is Peter Callaghan. Well done to Peter on a great performance – full of brilliant one liners! Peter is pictured on the right of this photo displaying his well earned Silver Stand Up 2014 award while accepting well earned accolades! Congratulations also to Silver Stand Up Runner Up 2014 David Hardcastle, pictured on the left, clutching his bottle of champagne that he generously shared out with the other competitors.

Peter & David DLCF Silver Standup 2014

The judges had to make some tough decisions on the night choosing the winners from a great set of finalists – also pictured below with compere and 2013 winner Marc Lucero.
Finalists DLCF Silver-Standup 2014
Both photos were taken by Ashley Brown.

Silver Comedy’s Silver Stand Up of the Year Competition 2104

Our Silver Stand Up of the Year  Competition at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival returns once again to showcase the talents of the more mature comedians! The heats and finals take place in Leicester at Duffy’s Bar on the afternoon and evening of Thursday, 13th February 2014. Here’s the link for  more information including the opportunity to purchase tickets for the evening event: Silver Stand Up Competition .

Marc Lucero wins Silver Comedy’s Silver Stand Up of the Year 2013 Competition

Congratulations to Mark Lucero on winning the Silver Stand Up of the Year 2103 Award at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. He is a very worthy winner and we hope to see a lot more of him in the future. The Best Newcomer Award went to Sarah Maloney from Cambridgeshire who has only been performing stand up since late 2012 – so this is quite an achievement! Also well done to the other finalists who contributed to a great evening at the Embrace Arts venue in Leicester.

Film about our Silver Comedy Stand Up Of The Year Competition 2012 at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival

Stand Up Training

We ran a very successful Silver Stand Up course for the over 55s In London in May 2012. If you want to register your interest for a similar future training course please let us know by contacting:

Silver Comedy Stand Up Awards

The judges: Chris Head, George Baddeley (Silver Comedy)/ Julie Wadsworth, Tony Wadsworth (BBC Radio Leicester), Geoff Rowe (director Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival)

17th February 2012 saw:

The first ever outing of Silver Comedy’s stand-up competition for oldies at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival!

10 finalists aged 55 to 80 competed for two titles:

Silver Stand-up of the Year

Winner: Shelley Bridgman

and Best Old Newcomer.

Winner: Julie Kertesz

Julie Kertesz










Full write up in the Independent.

And in the Leicester Mercury.


Photos by Julie Kertesz


“You’re never too old to be funny… sometimes it even helps!”
Sir Bruce Forsyth

“I am delighted to lend my support to the Silver Comedy competition. Anything that provides an antidote to all the young upstarts taking over the comedy scene has to be a good thing.”
Alexei Sayle

“Having reached 55 you finally realise that the word ‘Poo’ is not the basis for all stand-up routines.”
Jasper Carrott

“Untroubled by the need to visit night clubs or ‘be cool’, the old survey the world at a longer perspective and are funnier than the screaming youngsters. Who is funnier – Barry Cryer or Jedward? The old repeat themselves, the young have nothing to say – the boredom is mutual. The old repeat themselves, the young have nothing to say – the boredom is mutual.”
Arthur Smith