• The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: Edinburgh Preview Season (VARIOUS DATES FROM 23/06/15)

    For full listings and ticket info please click on our dedicated Edinburgh preview page….
  • Olivia Rose Deane presents MUSIC LAB: Stevie Parker + Byron Hare + Michael Kurtz 04/07/15

    Music lab is a new, regular event at The Cookie in Leicester that will present some great local acts as well as some favourites from further afield. Join us for some music, drink, and hopefully some musical experiments. Doors 8pm £5 adv
  • The Cookie Presents: MARTIN LUKE BROWN + Idle Empire + Special Guest TBA 06/07/15

    Martin Luke Brown comes to The Cookie for a huge full band show. With support from Idle Empire and a very special guest. | MARTIN LUKE BROWN | | Idle Empire | 06.07.15 | 8PM | £5 Adv
  • The Cookie Presents: THE MAGIC GANG + The Big Moon + Lacura + Gloss 08/07/15

    Wednesday 8th July THE MAGIC GANG THE BIG MOON LACURA GLOSS £6 // 8pm // 14+
  • The Cookie Presents: MAHALIA + BLGenius + Tony Minvielle DJ Set 11/07/15

    We're pleased to announce the return of Mahalia. Fresh of the back of a performance on Jools Holland with Rudimental. Support comes from the awesome BLGenius. Saturday 11th July Mahalia Music + BLGenius .Hip hop to spoken word via alternative grime, Fresh raw and intricate. Tony Minivelle (DJ Set) The legend of Jazz joins Mahalia for a DJ set. £5 Advance | 8pm
  • The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: CLUB SMASHING #5 15/07/15

    A joyfully unique collective experience with a throbbing roster of wayward local talents, coming together in various combos for rad not trad cowabunga fun…… 8pm £3 otd
  • THE Cookie Presents: GREG ABATE 16/07/15

    Greg Abate joins us for a night of Jazz in the basement! £10 adv Doors 8pm
  • The Cookie Presents: BEST FRIENDS + Surf + Indra's Net 20/07/15

  • Summer Fridge Presents: IAN HALL - 'Out of touch, Out of time' 22/07/15

    This summer from the 22nd – 26th July, Leicester Fridge present a whole fest feast of Summer Comedy Fun! DAY ONE of our Summer Fridge comedy bonanza is filled with bizarre treats - Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival award-winner Ian Hall will be performing his hit show 'Out of Touch, Out of Time', in which a lonely Darryl Hall searches for his old musical partner John Oates and meets a selection of weird and wonderful characters along the way. With support from the incisive wit of Graham Milton, the abstract musings of Richard Peel, and our special guest - the uniquely bonkers Cheekykita - will be presenting a piece of surreal lunacy that has never before been performed in Leicester. The support acts will be introduced by the always suave and debonaire Bruce Edhouse.
  • HOWARD ROSE + DANIEL DUKE Plus Special Guest SALLY BARKER 24/07/15

    Finalist from The Voice Howard Rose, joins us on his UK tour. Friday 24th July HOWARD ROSE DANIEL DUKE + Sally Barker £10 Advance // 8pm // 14+
  • Summer Fridge Day 5 Presents: BOBBY MAIR + ADAM LARTER + BETH VYSE + THE TWO SYDS 26/07/15

    SUMMER FRIDGE DAY 5 - We've got a really special line-up for our final day of scrumptious summer madness! On Sunday 26th July we head back to The Cookie, with an Edinburgh preview from the one and only Bobby Mair, new shows from Weirdos favourites Adam Larter and Beth Vyse, as well as Leicester favourites Ian Hall and Bruce Edhouse closing proceedings with their ‘Two Syds’ show! 4.30pm: BOBBY MAIR - 'FILTHY IMMIGRANT' Bobby Mair delivers a dark, honest and hilarious hour of pure stand-up. As seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff and Virtually Famous. 'Bobby Mair is clearly a brilliant stand-up. He's either going to be a huge international comedy star or the funniest homeless man ever' (Jimmy Carr). 'Hilarious' (Alan Davies). 'A bona fide tour de force' (Guardian). Tickets: 6pm: ADAM LARTER - THE CARDBOARD GARDENER A Summer Fridge exclusive, Adam Larter brings a brand new show to The Cookie, on Day 5 of the Summer Fridge programme: "For every cherry tomato shall fall. The courgette we shall forget. Dandruff soil which is hard to post. Take all of this and make it ready fork the fork." Adam is a founder member of the London-based 'Weirdos Comedy' collective, and most recently delighted audiences at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival with his show 'Gary and the Crisp Factory', written especially for the people of Leicester. Tickets: 7.30pm: BETH VYSE - AS FUNNY AS CANCER Brand new show from super-talented actress and comedian Beth Vyse, whose previous show 'Get Up with Hands' was repeatedly named one of the best shows of the Edinburgh Fringe. Time Out had this to say about her: "Vyse has an insane, chaotic and stupidly funny mind. She’s a superb comic actress. Allow yourself to be swept away in her weirdness and you’ll have a blast." Vyse is back and this time it’s personal! A bodacious and ballsy look at her battle with breast cancer. Hear the tale of her Stoke-on-Trent family - The Waltons on Alcohol, her time with Nelson Mandela, acting and thieving at the Royal Shakespeare Company, settling down with Michael Jackson and finding cancer. Not to mention her producing two football teams from her womb. And all before the age of 30! 'The funniest thing I’ve seen on the fringe' ***** ( 'This show has cult written all over it' **** ( 'Stunningly lewd' **** (ThreeWeeks) Tickets: 9pm: THE TWO SYDS starring IAN HALL & BRUCE EDHOUSE In the final show of the 5-day Summer Fridge comedy extravaganza, Ian Hall and Bruce Edhouse (both former Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival award winners) present a daft but affectionate tribute to some of the great comedy double acts of our time. In reality, it's an anarchic mess of laughter, nonsense and petty arguments. "A shambolic delight" (LeicesterComedyScene) Tickets: All the Summer Fridge events are £5 advance or Pay what you want on the door!
  • The Cookie Presents: UPTIGHT DJ SET from 10pm 31/07/15

  • CLUB MILK: Racing Glaciers + All Kings and Queens + Special Guest TBA 01/08/15

    Club Milk brings you a huge summer party. Saturday 1st August RACING GLACIERS ALL KINGS & QUEENS (Gabriella Climi) + SPECIAL GUEST TBA 8pm // £7 Advance // 14+
  • Swing Social 05/08/15

    Join us for a Free taster lesson from 7pm!
  • The Cookie Presents: DEMONS OF RUBY MAE + Rich List + Special Guest TBA 15/08/15

    Demons of Ruby Mae play a long awaited hometown show here at The Cookie. DEMONS OF RUBY MAE RICH LIST More Details TBA
  • The Cookie Presents: GNOD + Colossoth 20/08/15

    Thursday 20th August GNOD £10 Advance / 8pm / 14+ --- Gnod is a British krautrock band from Salford, Greater Manchester, England.[1][2][3] Formed in 2006, the band was described in a review of its 2011 release Ingnodwetrust as "a collective from Manchester with an ever-rotating list of members".[4] Its current lineup is Paddy Shine, Chris Haslam, Marlene Ribeiro and Neil Francis.[1] In addition to releasing its work on Rocket Recordings, the band's own Tesla Tapes label[2] serves, according to its Bandcamp page, as "an outlet for musical projects and meanderings by Gnodheads past, present & future and friends of Gnod all over the world".[1] As part of its residency at the Islington Mill Art Academy, the band curated "Tangent", an installation by sound artist Callum Higgins.[2] According to the academy's website, the event "transformed our club space into a fully immersive, light reactive environment. Using the PA system and light sensitive noise creating circuits people were directed into to the room in small groups equipped with only a torch to guide them around. Their very presence and behaviour in the room manipulated and shaped their unique experience.[5] The band also participates in a recurring shared club night at Islington Mill called Gesamtkunstwerk,[1] (German for "whole arts work".)[2] Reviewing a Gnod performance there, New Musical Express said, "this band are crazy good ... see them live now."[6] According to founding Gnod member Paddy Shine, Tesla Tapes takes its name from Nikola Tesla; band members cite such other non-musical influences as Kurt Vonnegut, David Simon, Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake.[1] Asked what the band would like to tell the world, Chris Haslam responds "Rebel! Rebel! We are many, they are few!"[1]
  • The Cookie Presents: LTNT + Guests 25/08/15

    Twitter: Web: Soundcloud: More details to follow.
  • The Cookie Presents: REBEKA + Tapestry 18/09/15

    Poznan Duo Rebeka play The Cookie as part of their UK tour on 18th September. REBEKA TAPESTRY More details to follow……..
  • The Cookie Presents: DAN OWEN + Guests 22/09/15

    Dan Owen joins us as part of his UK tour in September. 22/09/2015 More details to follow...
  • The Cookie Presents: LA SHARK + Guests 23/09/15

    Wednesday 23rd September LA SHARK £6 Advance // 8pm
  • The Cookie Presents: RAT BOY + Zibra 25/09/15

    One of the most talked about new acts around Rat Boy hit's Leicester for his debut UK headline tour. Friday 25th September RAT BOY ZIBRA £8 Advance // 8pm // 14+
  • The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: PAUL FOOT 'RETROSPECTIVE' 8-10/10/15

    The Cookie Comedy Club is pleased to announce a unique chance to see Paul Foot’s finest 3 show’s, plus a Q&A with the man himself after each show. The three night Paul Foot Fest runs on the 8th, 9th and 10th October. There are a very limited number of 'Season Tickets' that grant entry to all three nights….
  • The Cookie Presents: REEVES GABRELS & HIS IMAGINARY FR13NDS feat. LISA RONSON 13/10/15

    Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds Power trio celebrates album release with small club gigs across the UK Following a three week tour of the USA in July/August 2015, Reeves Gabrels, long-time artistic partner of David Bowie and The Cure’s current lead guitarist, is taking his power trio, Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends, back to the UK. The band toured England in October 2014 and look forward to a fuller UK run in October 2015. If you’re a fan of great songs, stellar musicianship and fearless improvisation, you should catch Reeves & friends live while you can. Tour set highlights from the new album include the biting “Drown You Out” and the spooky “House of Usher,” which draws its title from an Edgar Allan Poe story published in 1840. Unusual interpretations of Bo Diddley’s early rocker “Who Do You Love” and Jimmy Reed’s blues “Bright Lights, Big City” also feature. Fans of earlier Reeves Gabrels albums will be pleased too, as the trio plays songs from Sacred Squall of Now (1995), Ulysses (1999) and Rockonica (2005) plus co-writes with some of Reeves’ more famous friends, such as Tin Machine’s “Bus Stop,” written by David Bowie & Reeves Gabrels, and “Yesterday’s Gone,” written by Reeves Gabrels & Robert Smith of The Cure. Lisa Ronson Lisa Ronson is a singer and writer of songs with wry, existential lyrics and a sound that blends synth-pop and alternative rock. She relocated to London in 2012 from New York where she was a member of the art pop band The Secret History and released two albums with them. Lisa’s acclaimed solo single “Shopping & F” (2014) featured Reeves Gabrels on guitar. Most recently, in June 2015 she toured in the UK with Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy performing David Bowie’s seminal The Man Who Sold The World album live.
  • The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI 18/10/15

    Hardeep Brings his new show, Big Mouth Strikes Again to The Cookie on Sunday the 18th October. When you’ve a mouth this big, is it any wonder you get into trouble? The comedian, broadcaster, journalist and chef explains all in a brand new show, on the back of its premier at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. ‘Immensely funny.’ - Daily Express ‘Very funny… with a touching truth in the stories he tells and a truthful integrity in the way he tells them.’ - ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide ‘Mixes stories with fantastic quick-witted patter.’ - ★★★★ Skinny ‘Something quite special… in between the laughter are stories of genuine power.’ - ★★★★★ Broadway Baby Details to follow...
  • The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: Dan Clark - 'Me, My Selfie & I' 22/10/15

    DAN CLARK: ME, MY SELFIE & I Best known as Don Danbury from BBC3’s cult hit sitcom How Not To Live Your Life and Johnny Two Hats from The Mighty Boosh, Dan Clark is back on the road with his critically acclaimed stand-up show – about love, death and crushing loneliness. Sounds like a barrel of laughs, right? With his signature style of upbeat, occasionally rude but ultimately heart-warming comedy, this show will leave you feeling good about life. ★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ Metro ★★★★ Telegraph ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter ‘Such elegance, laconic grace and terse wit.’ Time Out ‘60 Minutes of uninterrupted comic ecstasy.’ Metro ‘Ludicrously likeable.’ Times ‘Slick showmanship, very funny songs, and copious sharp-brained ad-libs.’ Telegraph ‘An impressive spectacle.’ Guardian ‘It’s warm, heartfelt, and – most of all – reassuring to those of us who feel like we never really grew up.’ Broadway Baby ‘Clark completely seduced everyone in the room. The women want to take him home and the men can imagine going out with him for a pint. Dan Clark. What an act!’ Fringe Review ‘Impossible to dislike this upbeat show.’ Chortle
  • The Cookie Presents: THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND + Casino Empire + Mountainjam 07/11/15

    Indie Legends The Sunshine Underground join us for a rare intimate show. Saturday 7th November THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND + CASINO EMPIRE MOUNTAIN JAM £12 Advance // 8pm // 14+
  • The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: Nish Kumar - 'Long Word, Long Word, Blah Blah Blah, I'm So Clever' 18/11/15

    Stand-up comedy from a clever boy. As heard on The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and the host of Newsjack (BBC Radio 4extra) As seen on The Alternative Comedy Experience & Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) Double Chortle Award nominee A stand comedy show for people who like stand up comedy shows. Sell out show 2014 Great Friend ‘Intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking….a truly impressive piece of stand-up’ ★★★★★ Time Out ‘Nish Kumar is the Asian answer to John Oliver.’ ★★★★ Chortle @MrNishKumar Doors TBC £TBC