Bath Comedy Festival 2014 dates:
Friday 28th March - Sunday 6th April 2014
Bath Comedy Festival 2014 will be the sixth year of the festival and is building on the success of the first five years with the best line-up yet!
Full programme now online
With just one month to go until the Festival begins, the full line-up is now available online.
Check out the what's on pages for the events diary, full show information and booking links.
The printed programme is out now and is available from many pubs, cafés and restaurants and other places around Bath and the surrounding areas, as well as the Tourist Information Centre in Abbey Churchyard.
You can read the progamme online too - or download your own copy - just visit the online programme page for details.
Click here for an overview of the 2014 Festival
60 Second Interviews
Click here to read some of this year's performers' answers to 10 questions in 60 seconds.
Click here to see the latest coverage of Festival stories in the press.
The Festival welcomes another Patron
Bath Comedy Festival welcomes Angela Vick as a Patron
We are delighted that Angela Vick has joined the exisiting Patrons, which include Arthur Smith, Barry Cryer and Terry Jones.
Angela said: "Bath Comedy Festival is the ideal antidote to Lent, therefore it deserves all our support!"
Writer, actor and champion of women in comedy, Angela is no stranger to the Festival, being a founding member of Women on the Make and a regular in the tongue-in-cheek ham dram troupe The Widcombe Players.
"Many a man has more hair than wit" - Shakespeare
"So where are you women !?" - Angela Vick
Bath Comedy Festival announces new Patrons
We are delighted to announce that three of Comedy's best loved veterans have agreed to become Patrons of Bath Comedy Festival:
Terry Jones - comedian, writer, actor, director, author and Python.
Barry Cryer OBE - writer for many comedy legends and king of the one-liner.
Arthur Smith - Comedian, broadcaster and famously grumpy old man.
Other patrons of the Festival are former Natural Theatre Company supremo Ralph Oswick, Commissioner of Transport for London Sir Peter Hendy CBE and stalwart supporter Robert Brinkworth.
At a drinks reception for Patrons in London, Festival Director Nick Steel said "I am absolutely thrilled to receive the support of such a group of respected comedy greats and wonderful people. I hope that together we see the Festival continue to grow from strength to strength in the coming years."
Terry Jones said he was "delighted to become a Patron" because "Comedy is what makes the world a bearable place".
Terry Jones and Nick Steel share a laugh
Robert Brinkworth, Ralph Oswick, Nick Steel
Louisa Gummer and Terry Jones
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The 2013 archive web site including archived news and press coverage is still available here.