Bath Comedy Festival 2013 dates:
Friday 29th March - Sunday 7th April 2013
Now in its fifth year, Bath Comedy Festival 2013 boasts the biggest line-up yet, with more shows and more performers taking part than ever before.
Director Nick Steel said: "This is going to be another great year! I've nothing against stadium type shows, but what makes this Festival special is its unique events and the ability to deliver the intimate experience of quality performances in small to medium sized venues."
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Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe
Nick Steel is presenting two shows as part of Bath Fringe Festival this June:
Wednesday 5th June
Christian Schulte-Loh performs his Bath debut with "German Comedian" at the Ring O Bells
See the hit Edinburgh show in this great new buzzing comedy venue.
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Thursday 6th June
Alternative comedy legend Simon Munnery previews his new show "Fylm" at Banglo
Experience a beautiful mix of visual sketches, handcrafted animation, music and stand-up, all created and performed live on screen.
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Plans are afoot for more extra shows later in the year too...watch this space!
Bath Comedy Festival climax
This year's festival ended on a high at a packed full Bath Cricket Club on Sunday 7th April after shows from class acts Lloyd Langford and Simon Evans.
Festival Director Nick Steel said he "couldn't be happier with this year's festival". Over 20 shows sold out and more people enjoyed more events in more venues than ever.
He went on to say that "intelligent, insightful, inspiring comedy in intimate spaces is what the festival experience is all about. Look out for more events throughout the year, not just during the Festival itself - sign up to the e-mailing list to be kept informed of future plans.
"I'd like to say a big thankyou to all our sponsors, friends and volunteers, and not least all of you in the audience - please keep supporting live comedy, thanks so much for coming and I hope to see you all again very soon."
New Act Competition Final
Congratulations to Larry Dean, this year's New Act Competition winner. The 23 year old Glaswegian wins £250 cash, and a goody bag including a large selection of AudioGO comedy CDs.
In second place was Garrett Millerick, and in joint third place were Nico Yearwood and Jonathan Wagstaffe.
Thanks to the judges Alan Nixon, Graham Smith, Katy Trevethan and Geoff Whiting and congratulations once again to all this year's finalists.
Read Alan Nixon's blog/review of the final at www.comcomcom.co.uk/laughing-in-bath
It's not quite all over...The Rondo Theatre hass some extra comedy shows during the week following the Festival, including Mitch Benn on Thursday 11th April, Andrew O'Neill on Friday 12th and Tony Law on Saturday 13th April.
Also, look out for two Comedy Festival produced shows during the forthcoming Bath Fringe Festival - Christian Schulte-Loh - German Comedian is at The Ring O Bells on Wednesday 5th June, and Simon Munnery - Fylm (Work in progress) is at Banglo on Thursday 6th June 2013.
Check out Bath Chronicle & Bath Life features, plus Venue reviews - click here
Festival welcomes new principal sponsor
The Festival is delighted to welcome AudioGO as our principal sponsor.
AudioGO brings you the best comedy on MP3, from top comedians including Frankie Boyle, Sarah Millican and Al Murray! Choose from live stand-up shows and tours, or 100's of BBC Radio Comedy programmes such as Cabin Pressure, Little Britain, and the Now Show - and all available to download now from www.audiogo.com/uk
Click here to browse these and more comedy titles.
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The 2012 archive web site including archived news and press coverage is still available here.