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What's on at Bath Comedy Festival

Events Diary 2016

Browse Bath Comedy Festival events - click on the title of an event below for full details and booking information, including online booking links.

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This symbol denotes events in the core programme, i.e. curated by the Festival. Click here to see all.

This symbol denotes Kids' Comedy Fest events. Click here to see all.

This symbol denotes "Pay-as-you-feel" events (you can buy advance tickets to secure a seat or pay what you want on the day). Click here to see all.

There is also an A-Z list of performers, plus a PDF of the brochure to view online.

Printed brochures will be available from early March in many pubs, cafés and restaurants around Bath and surrounding areas, or from the Visitor Information Centre in Abbey Churchyard. Preview the brochure online.

Event (click for details) Venue Doors / show Price / concs

Wednesday 30th March, 2016 - Pre-Festival Fun!

Sylvia Hunt - Dog ShowRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£8 / £5

Thursday 31st March, 2016 - Pre-Festival Fun!

John Robins - SpeakeasyRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Friday 1st April, 2016

Laugh At BathStarts at Bath Abbey / 11.15am and 2.15pm£8 / £6/£5

Degrees Of Error - Murder She Didn't WriteMission Theatre / 7.30pm£10 / £8

Comic Sans Script - Improvised ComedySt James Wine Vaults7.00pm / 7.30pm£5

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

The Noise Next Door On TourKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£12 - £22.50 (see listing)

Fitz Of Giggles - Opening Night ShowcaseBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

James Veitch - Dot ConRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Opening Night April Fools Stand-up Showcase - Silky, Nick Page, Dave Williams, Bethan Roberts, Bilal Zafar, LJ Da FunkCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12
SOLD OUT

Saturday 2nd April, 2016

Laugh At BathStarts at Bath Abbey / 11.15am and 2.15pm£8 / £6/£5

Alfie Moore - Getting Away With MurderPay as you feel showBath Brew House2.30pm / 3.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Sam Carrington - Awkwardly MobilePay as you feel showBath Brew House4.00pm / 4.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Viv Groskop - Be More Margo (Work in progress)Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club4.30pm / 5.00pm£8 / £5

Stephanie Laing & Paul Duncan McGarrity - Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely WheelyPay as you feel showBath Brew House5.30pm / 6.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Alan Francis, Mike Hayley & Lazy Susan - Character and Sketch Comedy ShowcaseCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club6.00pm / 6.30pm£10 / £8

Degrees Of Error - Murder She Didn't WriteMission Theatre / 7.30pm£10 / £8

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

Krater Comedy ClubKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£11 - £45 (see listing)

The Oxy - Live at Bath YMCABath YMCA7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

George Egg - Anarchist CookRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Funny Noises!Moles7.30pm / 8.30pm£10

Brew House Saturday line-up - Sean HughesBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.30pm£10

John Pendal - International Man Of LeatherSt James Wine Vaults (gallery room)8.00pm / 8.30pmFree entry (donations)

Stephen Frost's Improv AllstarsCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club8.30pm / 9.00pm£15 / £12.50

Sunday 3rd April, 2016

The 9th Wine Arts TrailCore Festival showTo be revealed...10.40am / 11.00am£30
SOLD OUT

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of SocksCore Festival showWidcombe Social ClubOn display all dayFree

Laugh At BathStarts at Bath Abbey / 11.15am and 2.15pm£8 / £6/£5

The 9th Wine Arts TrailCore Festival showTo be revealed...2.40pm / 3.00pm£30
SOLD OUT

David Tsonos - Professional AuditionerBath Brew House4.00pm / 4.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

The Bath Plug Award - The Comic Strip Presents: Peter RichardsonCore Festival showLittle Theatre Cinema4.30pm / 5.00pm£10.50 - £12.50

Nick Doody - Look At This Massive Picture Of My FacePay as you feel showBath Brew House5.30pm / 6.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Degrees Of Error - Murder She Didn't WriteMission Theatre / 7.30pm£10 / £8

James Dowdeswell's Perfect PubPay as you feel showBath Brew House7.00pm / 7.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Lucy Porter, Kirsten O'Brien, Sally Anne Hayward - In Conversation With Standard Issue MagazineCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.00pm / 7.30pm£12 / £10

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

Noel Britten - Deceptively SimpleSleight (upstairs at The Alehouse) / 8.30pm£10 / £8

Jess Robinson - The Rise of Mighty VoiceCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club9.00pm / 9.30pm£12.50 / £10

Monday 4th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of SocksCore Festival showWidcombe Social ClubOn display all dayFree

Kids' Comedy Fest - Krazy Kev & Dinky DinoKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club12.10pm / 12.30pm£4

Kids' Comedy Fest - King Pumpypants and the Three PrincessesKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club1.40pm / 2.00pm£5

Arthur Smith - Mindlessness - A Beginner's GuideCore Festival showRing O Bells6.00pm / 6.30pm£8
SOLD OUT

Garrett Millerick - The Dreams Stuff Is Made Of (WIP)Pay as you feel showBath Brew House6.00pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Degrees Of Error - Murder She Didn't WriteMission Theatre / 7.30pm£10 / £8

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

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

Taylor Glenn - A Billion Days of ParenthoodCore Festival showRing O Bells7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

New Act Competition - Heat 1Core Festival showBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Noel Britten - Deceptively SimpleSleight (upstairs at The Alehouse) / 8.30pm£10 / £8

Dag Sørås - Cognitive DissonanceCore Festival showRing O Bells9.00pm / 9.30pm£8 / £5

Tuesday 5th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of SocksCore Festival showWidcombe Social ClubOn display all dayFree

Kids' Comedy Fest - Mr Brown's Pig Pirate ShowKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club12.10pm / 12.30pm£4

Kids' Comedy Fest - Professor PalmeroffKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club1.40pm / 2.00pm£4

Matt Green - Writing to Harvey KeitelCore Festival showRing O Bells6.00pm / 6.30pm£5

Archie Maddocks - Shirts Vs SkinsPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.00pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel**

Degrees Of Error - Murder She Didn't WriteMission Theatre / 7.30pm£10 / £8

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

Stuart Goldsmith: An HourCore Festival showRing O Bells7.30pm / 8.00pm£8 / £5

New Act Competition - Heat 2Core Festival showBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Noel Britten - Deceptively SimpleSleight (upstairs at The Alehouse) / 8.30pm£10 / £8

Tamar Broadbent - All By My SelfieCore Festival showRing O Bells9.00pm / 9.30pm£5

Wednesday 6th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of SocksCore Festival showWidcombe Social ClubOn display all dayFree

Kids' Comedy Fest - King Pumpypants and the Three PrincessesKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club12.10pm / 12.30pm£5

Kids' Comedy Fest - Kidzfun: A Teddy Bears PicnicKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club1.40pm / 2.00pm£4

Seymour Mace - Niche as F*ck!Core Festival showRing O Bells6.00pm / 6.30pm£6

Chris Chopping - Here Comes Your ManPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.00pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

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

New Act Competition - Heat 3Core Festival showBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Diane Spencer - New MaterialCore Festival showRing O Bells7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Javier Jarquin - The Card NinjaRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Noel Britten - Deceptively SimpleSleight (upstairs at The Alehouse) / 8.30pm£10 / £8

Tom Neenan - The Andromeda ParadoxCore Festival showRing O Bells9.00pm / 9.30pm£6

Thursday 7th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of SocksCore Festival showWidcombe Social ClubOn display all dayFree

Laugh At BathStarts at Bath Abbey / 11.15am and 2.15pm£8 / £6/£5

Kids' Comedy Fest - Wizzo the WizardKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club12.10pm / 12.30pm£4

Kids' Comedy Fest - Mr Brown's Pig Puppet ShowKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club1.40pm / 2.00pm£4

The Travelling SistersCore Festival showRing O Bells6.00pm / 6.30pm£5

Neil McFarlanePay as you feel showBath Brew House6.00pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

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

Mark Watson - I'm Not HereKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£17 - £27.50 (see listing)

Lewis Schaffer - You Are BeautifulCore Festival showRing O Bells7.30pm / 8.00pm£8 / £5

New Act Competition - Heat 4Core Festival showBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Tony Jameson - Football Manager Ruined My LifeRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Comedy Open Mic PlaygroupThe Bell7.30pm / 8.30pmFree

Spencer Jones is The Herbert - Proper JobCore Festival showRing O Bells9.00pm / 9.30pm£6

Friday 8th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of SocksCore Festival showWidcombe Social ClubOn display all dayFree

Laugh At BathStarts at Bath Abbey / 11.15am and 2.15pm£8 / £6/£5

Kids' Comedy Fest - Funtime Silly DiscoKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club11.40am / 12.00pm£5

Kids' Comedy Fest - King Pumpypants and the Three PrincessesKids Fest showWidcombe Social Club1.40pm / 2.00pm£5

Joz Norris - Hey Guys!Pay as you feel showBath Brew House6.00pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Anna Morris - It's Got To Be PerfectCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club6.30pm / 7.00pm£8 / £5

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

New Act Competition - Heat 5Core Festival showBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Mike Livesley and The Austerity Orchestra - Vivian Stanshall's Sir Henry At Rawlinson EndRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Karen Sherrard - A Fête Worse Than DeathSt James Wine Vaults (gallery room)8.00pm / 8.30pm£6 / £5

Hardeep Singh Kohli - Big Mouth Strikes AgainCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club8.00pm / 8.30pm£12 / £10

Drift Snowbarger - Drift Towards DeathSt James Wine Vaults (cellar bar)8.30pm / 9.00pmFree entry (donations)

Paco Erhard - Worst. German. Ever.Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club9.30pm / 10.00pm£8 / £5

Saturday 9th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of SocksCore Festival showWidcombe Social ClubOn display all dayFree

Laugh At BathStarts at Bath Abbey / 11.15am and 2.15pm£8 / £6/£5

Unrehearsed Monty Python & The Holy GrailThe Bell Courtyard2.00pm / 3.00pmFree

Zahra Barri - Talk Like An EgyptianPay as you feel showBath Brew House2.30pm / 3.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Sex.. with Pete SearlesCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club3.30pm / 4.00pm£8 / £5

Ed Day - Jokes To Tell To Your Girlfriend's DadPay as you feel showBath Brew House4.00pm / 4.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Rob Coleman - Ship of Fool Assembly Inn (Cellar Bar)4.30pm / 5.00pmFree entry (donations)

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do ShakespeareCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club5.30pm / 6.00pm£8 / £5

Christian Talbot is Shite at Being IrishPay as you feel showBath Brew House5.30pm / 6.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Chris Norton Walker - Something funny happened on the way hereAssembly Inn (Cellar Bar)5.50pm / 6.00pmFree entry (donations)

David Ephgrave - Work in (Hope of) ProgressMission Theatre (The Theatre Upstairs)6.45pm / 7.30pm£8 / £5

The Oxy - Comedy in the Community Show A Bath resident's living room7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 (see description)

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

Krater Comedy ClubKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£11 - £45 (see listing)

Patrick Monahan - The Disco YearsCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£12 / £10

Otway And Barrett - The Final Straw Tour 2016Rondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Brew House Saturday line-up - Mark DolanBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.30pm£10

Karen Sherrard - A Fête Worse Than DeathSt James Wine Vaults (gallery room)8.00pm / 8.30pm£6 / £5

Sunday 10th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of SocksCore Festival showWidcombe Social ClubOn display all dayFree

Laugh At BathStarts at Bath Abbey / 11.15am and 2.15pm£8 / £6/£5

Interactive Theatre International - The Wedding ReceptionCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club12.30pm prompt£35 incl 2 course meal + cake!

Simon Caine - Buddhism and CatsPay as you feel showBath Brew House2.30pm / 3.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Maggy Whitehouse & Richard James - Worlds ApartPay as you feel showBath Brew House4.00pm / 4.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Nick Hall - Szgrabble!Pay as you feel showBath Brew House5.30pm / 6.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

David Ephgrave - Work in (Hope of) ProgressMission Theatre (The Theatre Upstairs)6.45pm / 7.30pm£8 / £5

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

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

Tuesday 12th April, 2016 - Post-Festival Fun!

Final Fling Festival Party - The Zen HussiesCore Festival showHall And Woodhouse7.30pmFree

Saturday 28th May, 2016 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

An Evening Without Victoria WoodWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pmFree (donations) or pay what you can in advance*

Saturday 4th June, 2016 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Frank Williams - More Tea Vicar?Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14.50 / £12.50

Wednesday 8th June, 2016 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Bill Smarme & The Bizness plus Hoppin' Mad - Bill Smarme Comes Strictly DancingCore Festival showClub XL7.30pm / 8.00pm£10

Thursday 9th June, 2016 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Widcombe Nights Comedy Special - Nick Doody, Bilal Zafar, Philip Cooper, Aideen McQueen (MC)Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£10 / £8

Wednesday 27th July, 2016 - July Previews!

John-Luke Roberts Builds a MonsterCore Festival showRing O Bells7.00pm / 7.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Elf Lyons - Pelican (Preview)Core Festival showRing O Bells8.30pm / 9.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Thursday 28th July, 2016 - July Previews!

Daniel Simonsen - Working On ItCore Festival showRing O Bells7.00pm / 7.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Neil McFarlane - Sightseeing With A Hangover (Preview)Core Festival showRing O Bells8.30pm / 9.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Thursday 13th October, 2016 - Autumn Season!

Bill Smarme's Piss-up In A BreweryCore Festival showElectric Bear Brewing Company7.00pm / 8.00pm£8 / £6

Thursday 27th October, 2016 - Autumn Season!

Simon Evans - In the MoneyCore Festival showSt Margaret's Hall, Bradford-on-Avon7.15pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Tuesday 1st November, 2016 - Autumn Season!

The Real MacGuffins & Fol Espoir - Instructions for American Servicemen in BritainCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.15pm / 8.00pm£12 / £10

Friday 9th December, 2016 - Autumn Season!

Swear along with Withnail & ICore Festival showSt Margaret's Hall, Bradford-on-Avon7.30pm / 8.00pm£6

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Printed Programme

Bath Comedy Festival printed programme

Pick up a copy of our glossy printed programme around town from 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 2016 Bath Comedy Special events will be posted here when they come on sale.