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Bath Comedy Festival 2014


Bath Comedy Festival 2014 ran from Friday 28th March to Sunday 6th April. The sixth year of the festival built on the success of the first five years with the best line-up yet!

Read a short report from Festival Director Nick Steel - click here.

Next year's dates will be Friday 27th March - Monday 6th April 2015.

The Festival isn't just a one-off event in the Spring - we present shows throughout the year too.
Check back here to see what we've got going on later in the year.


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Carter & Ollerton - Won’t Go Quietly

(Edinburgh preview)

Wed 23rd July at the Ring O Bells. FREE entry (voluntary donation on exit)

Clever late-night sketch comedy cramming your brain with nonsense.

Carter & Ollerton bring their unique, memorable style to a freshly formed sketch show.
So step inside their tumble dryer of ideas, grab onto something that’s heavy or bolted down… and enjoy.

For full details click here.

Jeremy Hardy

Fri 5th December at St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon.

Tickets £14 / £5 (unwaged with proof)

Bath Comedy Festival is branching out to Bradford on Avon's fabulous newly refurbished flagship venue later this year, to bring back by popular request one of Radio 4's finest stars Jeremy Hardy, as heard on the News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation.

"A comic genius." - Sandi Toksvig

For full details and online booking click here.

New Act Competition Results

For the first time ever, there were joint winners of the New Act Competition

Congratulations to Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill who share first place, and runner up Russ Peers

Prizes included £200 cash, a vibrant canvas artwork of Tommy Cooper from iconicomedy, bottles of Handmade Cider Company cider and Bath Comedy Festival t-shirts.

Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition 2014 Winners

Pictured (left to right): Festival Director Nick Steel, Archie Maddocks, Competition Co-ordinator Geoff Whiting and Paul Revill.
Photo by John Arnold Photos

Congratulations to all the finalists and thanks to Geoff Whiting and judges Alan Nixon, Graham Smith and Jill Edwards.

Reviews

Theatre Bath have published some reviews from the Festival. Read them here:

Timandra Harkness - Brainsex 4 stars

Joel Dommett - Practical Joker 4 stars

John Moloney 5 stars

Hardeep Singh Kohli - Hardeep Is Your Love 4 stars

Martin Mor - How Do You Like Your Blue Eyed Boy Mister Death? 4 stars

Chortle's review of Opening Night can be read here.

Read a Storify story of the first weekend - click here.

Press Coverage

Bath Life, Bath Magazine, Bath Chronicle and more have published features on the Festival as well as interviews.
Click here to read these and see the latest coverage of Festival stories in the press.

60 Second Interviews

Click here to read some of this year's performers' answers to 10 questions in 60 seconds.

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Bath Comedy Festival - ArchivedNews

The Idle Playthings' Ctrl-Alt-Sketch & Tom Craine's Thoughts on Love - show

Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe - show

Competition Winners - show

Post Festival Fun - show

Final weekend shows - show

Midweek shows - show

First weekend Festival shows - show

Festival Overview - show

Festival Programme - show

The Festival welcomes another Patron - show

Bath Comedy Festival announces new Patrons - show

Extra comedy shows this Autumn - show

The 2013 archive web site including archived news and press coverage is still available here.

 

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