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Bath Comedy Festival 2015: Friday 27th March to Monday 6th April

This is the seventh year of the festival and promises a very exciting programme!

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The 7th annual Bath Comedy Festival is the biggest to date, with over 100 events lined up!

The Opening Night Gala Cabaret at Bath Cricket Club kick starts the Festival with an eclectic mix of stand-up, character comedy, magic and music, as a taste of what's to come.

Over eleven days, the Festival's core curated programme centres on two favourite venues, Bath Cricket Club and the Ring O Bells, and some special one-off events elsewhere.

Headline hightlights at the Cricket Club include Scotsman Fred Macaulay, Jess Robinson's Mighty Voice and Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen. The club also hosts a literary event with Helen Lederer and her new comedy book 'Losing It'

The Ring O Bells in Widcombe plays host to three solo shows per evening during the week, from the likes of Mick Ferry, Diane Spencer, Pierre Hollins and Bec Hill..

The flagship Wine Arts Trail event is back with a bigger and even more bizarre mystery tour on a big Routemaster bus with the fabulous Lorraine Chase reprising her role as clippie for the day.

Python and Festival Patron Terry Jones will be in town over Easter showing two of his films at the Little Theatre Cinema and giving a rare interview with author Jem Roberts, and there is a special Sunday Lunch with Lady Margaret & Friends at Woods Restaurant with guest headliner Marcel Lucont.

The open programme this year includes a whole host of "FIDO" (free in, donation out) stand-up shows at Bath Brew House co-ordinated by local promoter Sal Monello.

There is a variety of different events at other venues around the city including The Rondo and Mission Theatres, and St James Wine Vaults, The Bell, Assembly Inn and Porter pubs as well as Komedia, plus two different comedy walks around the town.

This is the inaugural year of our new Kids' Comedy Fest, and we've got a whole host of clowns, comedy magic, ventriloquists and puppets to keep kids (and mums and dads) rolling in the aisles.

Read an overview of the Festival here.

Read our press releases here.

Please see the what's on diary for full information and booking links for all events.

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