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Welcome to the official home of the Bath Comedy Festival

Welcome to the home of Bath Comedy - for both the Spring time Bath Comedy Festival and events throughout the year.

Bath Comedy Festival 2018 is our 10th birthday and in celebration we're running for 20 days, from Tuesday 27th March - Sunday 15th April 2018, and we're expanding our reach and range of venues.

We're delighted to be opening at the Forum again, and holding a Closing Gala at the fabulous new Apex Hotel Conference Suite. Look forward to more shows than ever, and more venues, including the ever-improving Widcombe Social Club with its newly refurbished Waterside Arts Bar.

Latest News

Bath Comedy Festival 2018 - Events all on sale and selling fast!

Jon Richardson We've got some cracking shows in store for you, and some have already sold out so to guarantee your tickets book now!

Get in quick if you want tickets for our opening night at Bath Forum with Jon Richardson - some box offices have sold out, but there are currently a few left at Ticketmaster.

Helen LedererOther popular shows already on sale include Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience, and The Wine Arts Trail - our annual flagship mystery tour show on a Routemaster bus, with this year's celebrity clippie the Absolutely Fabulous Helen Lederer!

Read Festival Director Nick Steel's overview of the Festival here.

Check the what's on pages for more, or read the printed programme online here.

Bath Comedy Shopalong

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Bath Comedy Festival, Bath BID and Bath Comedy have teamed up to create an amusing trail. 30 large Bath Plug logos have been placed in a variety of central Bath establishments, either prominently displayed, or hidden somewhere inside.

Each plug displays the punchline to a numbered joke on the accompanying Shopalong map. We invite participants of all ages to collect as many of the punchlines as they can for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

The Shopalong trail form and map can be downloaded here.

For more details click here.

Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About Gin

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret which will take you on a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru.

"A raucous masterclass" ***** The Wee Review

"'s the range, depth, and content of the stories Marsden and Wood tell us, along with the gorgeous harmony of their pure voices, that linger once the cabaret is over." ***** Time Out Sydney

Lovehoney announce three year partnership with Bath Comedy Festival

LovehoneyThe Festival is delighted to announce a new partnership with Lovehoney becoming Principal Sponsor to help expand the Festival, giving ongoing support over the next three years.

Read the full story and other press releases here.

Bath Life Awards

Bath Comedy Festival is a finalist in the Bath Life Awards. Organisers await with bated breath to see if their 10 years of hard but hilarious work has resulted in this glittering award!

Archived News

Bath Comedy Festival Photo Galleries

We're still collecting photos from last year's Festival but here are some galleries we put together. You don't need to have a Facebook account to view them:

2017 Bath Comedy Festival Opening Night

The Wine Arts Trail 2017

2017 New Act Competition Final

2017 Bath Plug Award - Barry Cryer

Check the what's on diary for event details and online booking links.

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