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Events Diary 2017

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Saturday 1st April, 2017

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

Krater Comedy Club - Andy Askins, Joel Dommett, Stephen Grant & MC Laura LexxKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£9 - £46 (see listing)

Paul Merton's Impro ChumsCore Festival showBath Forum7.00pm / 8.00pm£20 - £25

Brendon Burns - Black ComedianRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£12 / £10

Brew House Live and Late - Paddy Lennox, Alan Francis, Kevin O'Connell & Sully O'Sullivan (MC)Bath Brew House10.30pm / 11.00pm£8

Sunday 2nd April, 2017

The Comic Strip PresentsPay as you feel showThe Bell Inn / 7.00pmFree entry (donations)

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

Monday 3rd April, 2017

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

New Act Comedy NightKomedia Arts Café6.30pm / 8.00pm£2

New Act Competition - Heat 1The Igloo7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Aly Bain & Phil CunninghamWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£16
SOLD OUT

Tuesday 4th April, 2017

Improv Theatre Workshop - Improv JamSt James Wine Vaults / 7.00pmFree (donations)

Faulty Towers - The Dining ExperienceCore Festival showAbbey Hotel7.00pm / 7.30pm£47.50 incl 3 course meal
SOLD OUT

Next Stage Theatre Company - My Brilliant DivorceThe Mission Theatre7.10pm / 7.30pm£12 / £10

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

New Act Competition - Heat 2The Igloo7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Wednesday 5th April, 2017

Next Stage Theatre Company - My Brilliant DivorceThe Mission Theatre7.10pm / 7.30pm£12 / £10

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

Jo Duncan and Eliza Fraser - Two Posh T**tsThe Nest / 8.00pm£3 on the door

Barry Cryer & Ronnie GoldenCore Festival showWiltshire Music Centre7.30pm / 8.00pm£15

Ed Patrick - Junior OptimistRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Thursday 6th April, 2017

Joz NorrisPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Next Stage Theatre Company - My Brilliant DivorceThe Mission Theatre7.10pm / 7.30pm£12 / £10

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

OFFSTAGE Theatre Group - I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again...AGAIN!Komedia / 8.00pm£14 - £25 (see listing)

New Act Competition - Heat 3The Igloo7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Barbara Nice - RaffleRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Andy Kershaw - The Adventures of Andy KershawCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Mark Dennett & AlfPay as you feel showBath Brew House7.45pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Comedy Open Mic PlaygroupThe Bell Inn7.30pm / 8.30pmFree

Paul Revill - RevillationsPay as you feel showBath Brew House9.15pm / 9.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Friday 7th April, 2017

Pauline Eyre & Cally Beaton - 50 Shades of No Fcking Way!Pay as you feel showBath Brew House5.45pm / 6.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

The Walcot Street Comedy CollectiveThe Bell Inn / 7.30pm£5

Next Stage Theatre Company - My Brilliant DivorceThe Mission Theatre7.10pm / 7.30pm£12 / £10

Martin Pilgrim - SadulthoodPay as you feel showBath Brew House7.15pm / 7.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

Friday Night Live - John Moloney, David James, Pauline Eyre, Pav Rao, Alan Francis (MC)Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£15 / £12
SOLD OUT

London Philharmonic Skiffle OrchestraRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Bentley Browning - Tinder RehabAssembly Inn (cellar bar)7.45pm / 8.00pmFree entry (donations)

Simon Caine - Laughter Is The Best PlaceboPay as you feel showBath Brew House8.45pm / 9.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Simon Capes - Danger: Man at WorkAssembly Inn (cellar bar)8.45pm / 9.00pmFree entry (donations)

Saturday 8th April, 2017

Next Stage Theatre Company - My Brilliant DivorceThe Mission Theatre1.40pm / 2.00pm£12 / £10

Simon Caine - Laughter Is The Best PlaceboPay as you feel showBath Brew House2.45pm / 3.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Abi Roberts - AnglichankaPay as you feel showBath Brew House4.15pm / 4.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Pip Utton - Playing MaggieCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club5.30pm / 6.00pm£10

Catherine Bohart & Cally Beaton - Cat CallPay as you feel showBath Brew House5.45pm / 6.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Next Stage Theatre Company - My Brilliant DivorceThe Mission Theatre7.10pm / 7.30pm£12 / £10

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

Krater Comedy Club - Paul McCaffrey, Tom Allen, Paul Myrehaug & MC Jarred ChristmasKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£9 - £46 (see listing)

Mervyn Stutter - King of the FringeCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£10

Brew House Saturday Line-up - Simon Evans, Alistair Barrie, Jethro Bradley, Geoff Whiting (MC)Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£12

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do ShakespeareRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Chumbags Edinburgh PreviewPay as you feel showThe Nest8.00pm / 8.15pm£5 or pay what you feel

Sunday 9th April, 2017

The 10th Wine Arts TrailCore Festival showTo be revealed...10.40am / 11.00am£30

The 10th Wine Arts TrailCore Festival showTo be revealed...2.40pm / 3.00pm£30
SOLD OUT

Harun Musho'd - Harun With A ViewPay as you feel showBath Brew House2.45pm / 3.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Drew Taylor and Steffan Evans - Tales From WalesPay as you feel showBath Brew House4.15pm / 4.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

The Unrelated Family - Funny NoisesMoles Nightclub / 6.00pm£5

Col Howarth - End To EndPay as you feel showBath Brew House5.45pm / 6.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

The Unravelled Company - A Night at the Novelty TheatreThe Mission Theatre7.00pm / 7.30pm£7.50

George RigdenPay as you feel showBath Brew House7.15pm / 7.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

Simon Evans - In The MoneyCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Monday 10th April, 2017

Tony Allen - Performance Workshop Contact organiser to find outFree

Kids' Comedy Fest - Jimmy Mc's Family Mad HouseKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club11.30am / 12.00pm£6

Kids' Comedy Fest - Wizzo The WizardKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club1.45pm / 2.00pm£4

David Mills - Mr ModernCore Festival showRing O Bells6.15pm / 6.30pm£8 / £6

Eleanor Conway - Modern Addict (work in progress)Pay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Fire Donkey Productions - Church of Phil Recruitment SeminarThe Mission Theatre6.30pm / 7.00pm£8 / £6

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

New Act Competition - Heat 4Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

The Delightful Sausage - Cold Hard CacheThe Mission Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£5
CANCELLED

Eleanor Conway - Walk Of ShameCore Festival showRing O Bells7.45pm / 8.00pm£10 / £8

The Comedy Nest - Fern Brady and Pete DobbingThe Nest8.00pm / 8.15pm£3

Maisie Adam - Living on the EdgeThe Mission Theatre8.30pm / 9.00pm£5

Ashley Storrie - Full Frontal StorrieCore Festival showRing O Bells9.15pm / 9.30pm£8 / £6

Tuesday 11th April, 2017

Kids' Comedy Fest - Jimmy Mc's Family Mad HouseKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club11.45am / 12.00pm£6

Kids' Comedy Fest - Krazy Kev and Dinky DinoKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club1.45pm / 2.00pm£4

Bisha K Ali - I Don'tCore Festival showRing O Bells6.15pm / 6.30pm£8 / £6

Archie Maddocks - IlluminArchiePay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

New Act Competition - Heat 5Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Maisie Adam - Living on the EdgeSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Stephanie Laing - Mad About The BoyCore Festival showRing O Bells7.45pm / 8.00pm£8 / £6

Nick Doody - Interesting TimesCore Festival showRing O Bells9.15pm / 9.30pm£8 / £6

Wednesday 12th April, 2017

Kids' Comedy Fest - Jimmy Mc's Family Mad HouseKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club11.45am / 12.00pm£6

Kids' Comedy Fest - Dave Hickory The Balloon ManKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club1.45pm / 2.00pm£4

Kirsty Newton - Life Begins At PartyCore Festival showRing O Bells6.15pm / 6.30pm£8 / £6
CANCELLED

Harriet Kemsley & Her New ShowPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

A Ship Of Fools - Welcome To ParadiseKomedia Arts Café7.00pm / 7.30pm£10 / £7.50

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

New Act Competition - Heat 6Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Maisie Adam - Living on the EdgeSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Bilal Zafar - CakesCore Festival showRing O Bells7.45pm / 8.00pm£10 / £8

Elf Lyons - New ShowCore Festival showRing O Bells9.15pm / 9.30pm£8 / £6
CANCELLED

Thursday 13th April, 2017

Kids' Comedy Fest - Jimmy Mc's Family Mad HouseKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club11.45am / 12.00pm£6

Kids' Comedy Fest - Paul 'Silky' White: Live Out LoudKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club1.45pm / 2.00pm£4

Croft & Pearce - Are Not ThemselvesCore Festival showRing O Bells6.15pm / 6.30pm£8 / £6

Neil McFarlane - Clackety-clackPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

A Ship Of Fools - Welcome To ParadiseKomedia Arts Café7.00pm / 7.30pm£10 / £7.50

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

New Act Competition - Heat 7Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

John OtwayRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Samantha Baines - 1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet & 2 CoxCore Festival showRing O Bells7.45pm / 8.00pm£8 / £6
CANCELLED

Paul "Silky" White & Neil McFarlaneCore Festival showRing O Bells7.45pm / 8.00pm£8 / £6

Comedy Open Mic PlaygroupThe Bell Inn7.30pm / 8.30pmFree

The Wonderful World of Lieven ScheireCore Festival showRing O Bells9.15pm / 9.30pm£8 / £6

Brew House Live and Late - Roger Monkhouse, Sean Percival, Sam Lake, Geoff Whiting (MC)Bath Brew House10.30pm / 11.00pm£8

Paul 'Silky' White - Indoor FireworksCore Festival showThe Bell Inn10.45pm / 11.00pm£7 / £5

Friday 14th April, 2017

Kids' Comedy Fest - The Funtime Silly DiscoKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club11.45am / 12.00pm£6

Kids' Comedy Fest - Nutty NoahKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club1.45pm / 2.00pm£4

Kids' Comedy Fest - Kids' Comedy CompetitionKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club / 3.00pmFree

David Hoare & Dorian Wainwright - D&D Comedy: Rolling With Wainwright & HoarePay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

New Act Competition - Heat 8Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Friday Night Live - Bob Mills, Mark Maier, Neil McFarlane, Yuriko Kotani, George Rigden (MC)Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£15 / £12

Marcel Lucont’s Whine ListRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Saturday 15th April, 2017

Ed Night - Anthem for Doomed YouthPay as you feel showBath Brew House2.45pm / 3.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

David Ephgrave - All Work, No ProgressPay as you feel showBath Brew House4.15pm / 4.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Viv Groskop - Anchorwoman (work in progress)Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club5.30pm / 6.00pm£8 / £5

Sally-Anne Hayward - I was talking about you not to youPay as you feel showBath Brew House5.45pm / 6.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8 / £5

Krater Comedy Club - Charlie Baker, Tom Wrigglesworth, Chris McCausland & MC Sally Anne HaywardKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£9 - £46 (see listing)

Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen 2 - The Extended MixCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£15 / £12
SOLD OUT

Maisie Adam - Living on the EdgeSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Brew House Saturday Line-up - Andrew Maxwell, Dave Thompson, Harriet Braine, Dan Offen, Geoff Whiting (MC)Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£12

Mitch Benn - Don't Fear The ReaperRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Sunday 16th April, 2017

The Wedding Reception - A Dining ExperienceCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club12.30pm / 1.00pm£37.50 incl 3 course meal!

Nick Hall - SpencerPay as you feel showBath Brew House2.45pm / 3.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

John HastingsPay as you feel showBath Brew House4.15pm / 4.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Laurence Owen - Cinemusical HighCore Festival showPay as you feel showWidcombe Social Club5.30pm / 6.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

David Ephgrave - All Work, No ProgressPay as you feel showBath Brew House5.45pm / 6.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8

Jess Robinson - ImpressiveCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £10

Brew House Live and Late - Janey Godley, Stuart Black, Maisie Adam, Geoff Whiting (MC)Bath Brew House10.30pm / 11.00pm£8

Monday 17th April, 2017

New Act Competition - Grand FinalCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club6.45pm / 7.30pm£8.50
SOLD OUT

Bizarre BathMeet outside The Huntsman / 8.00pm£8

Sunday 28th May, 2017 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Mishka ShubalyCore Festival showThe Bell Inn7.30pm / 8.00pm£7
SOLD OUT

Thursday 1st June, 2017 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Martin Taylor and Alison Burns - Ella Fitzgerald at 100Widcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£17.50

Saturday 3rd June, 2017 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Amuse Bouche - Valerie's Birthday PartyWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£15 (incl supper)

Wednesday 7th June, 2017 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Bill Smarme & The Bizness with Dave Lemkin - The Village HallCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14
SOLD OUT

Thursday 8th June, 2017 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Scott Capurro's Gay TurnaroundCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£12 / £10

Tuesday 4th July, 2017

Fred MacAulay Live 2017Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Tuesday 11th July, 2017

Dutch Comedy Night - Comedytrain On TourCore Festival showPay as you feel showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£10

Thursday 13th July, 2017

Dr Phil Hammond - Dr Phil’s Health RevolutionCore Festival showSt Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon7.30pm / 8.00pm£15 / £12

Monday 24th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Phil CooperCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells6.30pm / 7.00pm£5 or pay what you feel

Chris ChoppingCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells7.50pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel

George Rigden - Comic Sans GirlfriendCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells8.50pm / 9.00pm£5 or pay what you feel

Tuesday 25th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Anna Morris - BitchelorsCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells6.30pm / 7.00pm£5 or pay what you feel

Bilal Zafar - BiscuitCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells8.30pm / 9.00pm£5 or pay what you feel

Wednesday 26th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Elf Lyons - New ShowCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells6.30pm / 7.00pm£5 or pay what you feel

Matt Price - The Weed FairyCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells8.30pm / 9.00pm£5 or pay what you feel

Thursday 27th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Holt & Talbot - Can't Stand The Sight Of Each OtherCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells6.30pm / 7.00pm£5 or pay what you feel

LJ DA FUNK - Last Brexit to 'ooklynCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells8.30pm / 9.00pm£5 or pay what you feel

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Printed Programme

Bath Comedy Festival printed programme

Pick up a copy of our glossy printed programme around town from late February or early March, or if you would like a copy posted to you, please send an A5 sized s.a.e. with two first class stamps affixed, to Bath Comedy Festival, Programme Request, 4a Sussex Place, Bath BA2 4LA (programmes will be posted by return).

You can also read the programme online - click here for details.

Details of 2017 Bath Comedy Special events will be posted here when they come on sale.