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Sunday 2nd April, 2017

The Comic Strip Presents

Date: Sunday 2nd April, 2017
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: for 7.00pm show
Price: Free entry (donations)

An evening of pay-what-you-can showings of some of the finest Comic Strip films, with kind permission from Peter Richardson.

Will probably include...

• A Fistful of Traveller's Cheques

• Bad News Tour

• Mr Jolly Lives Next Door

• The Hunt for Tony Blair


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Thursday 6th April, 2017

Joz Norris

Date: Thursday 6th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The Incredible Joz Norris Locks Himself Inside His Own Show, Then Escapes, Against All The Odds.

Cult comedy idiot Joz Norris (Weirdos, ACMS, Comedians' Cinema Club, ITV, ITV2, Dave, Channel 4, E4, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra) returns to Bath Comedy Festival with a brand new solo show of comedy, storytelling, nonsense, music, feelings, thoughts, and conceptual theatre musings.

This year he's become obsessed with the ouroboros, and with the Elephant Man. Seems to him that performing is a way of totally cutting yourself off from everybody around you by making sure they're all looking at you, and that seems unusual. So it's back to a bunch of formative stories about his mum and his dad and some herons and some sandwiches to try and make sense of how he got to this point. This is his fifth solo comedy show, which have played at comedy and arts festivals nationwide and internationally.

"An absolute idiot...Simple, silly and screamingly funny" - Fest

"A born entertainer and a great comedy writer" - Chortle

"A potentially massive future comedy star" - The Herald

"Fastidiously avoids boring or obvious choices and excels at being unselfconsciously daft" - TV Bomb

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Mark Dennett & Alf

Date: Thursday 6th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Mark Dennett
Mark is on a one man crusade to bring fairness and equality to the workplace, whether it's wanted or not! He can spot a problem so trivial that colleagues don't even notice or care.

Time to impose the Doctrine of Mark Dennett on to the world at large. Put the kettle on, things just got serious!

"Mark is a great writer, awesome story-teller and a true professional. He'll go far in this industry!" - Eminent Banter

Second place in the Bath New Act Competition 2016.

Alf
Stuck in a World of Ridiculous Puns and Massive Props, Alf tries to make sense of it but ends up finding Mayhem everywhere.

'Escape from Cardboard Punderland' is the debut show from North Devon prop comedian and So You Think You're Funny 2016 Semi Finalist Alf.

From songs about Baskets to 'A chance meeting with James Blunt at a Car Boot Sale' and even 'Blindfolded Archery', you never quite know whats going to happen next. At times verging on absurd but never more than moments away from a punchline, join Alf for 25mins of chaos. Don't expect any hint of plot!

"A surreal blend of Quirky One-Liners and Fantastic Props, Utterly Chaotic but Riotously Funny" - Eminent Banter

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Paul Revill - Revillations

Date: Thursday 6th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Paul Revill (Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition Winner 2014) returns to Bath with his debut hour.

The true story of how he got the acting role of a lifetime...and how it all went wrong! Drink! Drugs! Police! Perfume? All will be revealed!

This bright sparky chappy was a real quick witted geezer." ***** Arts in Leicestershire.

"Steals the Show" **** ThreeWeeks

"Likability and charm assure the audience they are in safe hands" - Chortle

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Friday 7th April, 2017

Pauline Eyre & Cally Beaton - 50 Shades of No Fcking Way!

Date: Friday 7th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 5.45pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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'Only just 50, really, barely 50 at all actually' Pauline and '40 er...well, 40 something' Cally pair up to look at modern day womanhood, warts ‘n all*.

Pauline finds joy in being fat, feminist and 50 (only just - did she mention only just?). And ginger, single parent Cally - recently described by Sara Pascoe as "fiery, intelligent and totally original" - looks at everything from body image to boys, to bonobos, with plenty of badass jokes along the way.

Come and see the world in a way you've never quite seen it before, through the eyes of two women who sometimes feel they really have seen it all.

An hour of your life you'll never get back. In a good way.

*they don't actually have warts

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Martin Pilgrim - Sadulthood

Date: Friday 7th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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In 'Sadulthood' Martin Pilgrim tries to come to terms with his own mediocrity.

Can an unspectacular life still be a happy one?

"Adept and Funny" - The Guardian

"Excellent" - Three Weeks

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Simon Caine - Laughter Is The Best Placebo

Date: Friday 7th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Simon's life is a constant search for emotional and electrical outlets. If you can relate, this is the show for you.

"Keep an eye on what Simon does because in 3 years time everybody else will be trying to do it" – Stu Goldsmith



Also showing at 3pm on Sat 8th April

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Saturday 8th April, 2017

Simon Caine - Laughter Is The Best Placebo

Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 2.45pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Simon's life is a constant search for emotional and electrical outlets. If you can relate, this is the show for you.

"Keep an eye on what Simon does because in 3 years time everybody else will be trying to do it" – Stu Goldsmith



Also showing at 9pm on Fri 7th April

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Abi Roberts - Anglichanka

Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 4.15pm for 4.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Anglichanka (Englishwoman in Russian) is an exhilarating new comedy show about living in the former Soviet Union in the 90s and returning after 18 years as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian.

Including diary extracts, the consequences of drinking hardcore vodka, studying opera and using outdoor loos in -20 temperatures, we see how Russia has changed and what we need to know about Putin and the country described as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma".

"True comedy genius...on our list of newer stand-up comedians not to miss" - GQ Magazine

"Unstoppable charisma, dominating the stage all through the hour...laugh-out-loud humour that never once fails" ***** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"Seamlessly put together and delivered...wonderful comedic writing...deeply personal comedy: absolutely not to be missed" ***** Edinburgh Fringe Review

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Catherine Bohart & Cally Beaton - Cat Call

Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 5.45pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Shame, sex & shouting back from two of the UK's best new stand-up comics.

With a 20 year age gap between them, Cally Beaton & Catherine Bohart show there's no easy side of 40.

At 47, Cally breaks taboos on everything from autism to body image, and tackles feminism head on. 27 year old Catherine's dry observations include her bisexuality and the perils of having a Catholic deacon for a dad. At least they're not ginger... oh hold on...

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Chumbags Edinburgh Preview

Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017
Venue: The Nest
Doors: 8.00pm for 8.15pm show
Price: £5 or pay what you feel

Jeremy Flynn is a Bristol-based stand-up comedian who, despite having only been gigging since 2015, has already reached the latter stages of some of the world's most prestigious comedy competitions (So You Think You're Funny? Semi-finalist) and receives regular paid work from such highly-regarded promoters as Off The Kerb & Little Wander Productions.

Lulu Popplewell is a London-based comedian. Performing comedy for just a matter of months, she's already managed to make the final of the prestigious Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year and now regularly performs on professional bills, having recently gigged with the likes of Mae Martin, Rhys James and Daphne.

Morgan Rees, resident MC for The Comedy Nest, is a Welsh comedian who's been going for just over 18 months but has gained some success such as reaching the Chortle Student Final 2016, performing at Latitude Festival and now appears regularly on the comedy circuit across the country.

"Fresh and funny...comic to watch" - Steve Bennett, Chortle
"Excellent" - The Scotsman

For advanced bookings and guaranteed seating, please message The Comedy Nest Facebook page or Morgan Rees.


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Sunday 9th April, 2017

Harun Musho'd - Harun With A View

Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 2.45pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Harun Musho'd's stand-up comedy explores his own identity, weaving in politics and history into the story of his family and their antics.

Religion is another theme explored, leaving no religion untouched. Possibly not a show for sensitive souls (or indeed anyone who believes they have a soul, sensitive or not), but "If ... you want to find out more about this fascinating story, you'll have to watch Musho'd. Enjoy!"

"This is a fun, lively show, and Musho'd has the makings of a great comedian. I would highly recommend it" **** www.viewsfromthegods.co.uk

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Drew Taylor and Steffan Evans - Tales From Wales

Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 4.15pm for 4.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Award winning comedian Drew Taylor and Steffan Evans bring their debut stand-up comedy tour show

In 'Tales from Wales', Evans, star of S4C's Gwerthu Allan and Taylor who have been described as "two rising stars of the Welsh comedy scene" by standupforcomedy.co.uk, bring a sharp observational style that leaves no stone unturned, touching on pressing issues such as the importance of bilingualism, Welsh identity and the benefits of playing hours of Subbuteo as a child...

'Tales from Wales' is a stand up show not to be missed!

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Col Howarth - End To End

Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 5.45pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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End to End plots a single journey from one end of the high street to the other and in turn joins the dots of a story that arcs between a cast of characters, chance meetings, unexpected tangents and sharp personal realisations. It is an uplifting show about what happens when you look up and let the moment in.

"The smiling assassin. Sometimes quirky, sometimes affable, always funny" - Paul James, Clowns Pocket

"This charming gagsmith. A natural comic who tickles everyone's funny bone" - Lee Sigurson, Welsh Unsigned Stand-Up Awards

"...energetic, clever and fun, with perfect comic timing" - Wing It Productions

"One of those comedians who truly lights up the room" - Comedy Den

"Witty, clever and charming" - Clwb Comedy

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George Rigden

Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Leicester Mercury comedian of the year nominee GEORGE RIGDEN brings his unique brand of needlessly hostile & sneering musical comedy to Bath Comedy Festival for his debut show.

Expect laughs, tears and a mean-spirited & slightly overweight man questioning why he's still alone.

"Very Funny Stuff" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

"Deliciously Dark" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

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Monday 10th April, 2017

Eleanor Conway - Modern Addict (work in progress)

Date: Monday 10th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Following on from her critically acclaimed debut show, a slew of sell out London dates and 26 date national tour Eleanor Conway follows up with her hotly anticipated sequel, "Modern Addict".

Now sober from booze and substances Eleanor is trying to navigate reality without stimulants. But it turns out now she's addicted to everything. Except babies. Join Eleanor in a race against time to get her life back on track before she reaches her last f*ckable day.

"Conway is chaotic and electric" **** The Skinny

"A charm and energy you can't learn" **** Broadway Baby

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Tuesday 11th April, 2017

Archie Maddocks - IlluminArchie

Date: Tuesday 11th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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IlluminArchie* is the hilarious new show by living-legend, "super cool, super smart storyteller" (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) Award winning comedian, Archie Maddocks. In the past, he's been described as "poignant, inventive and razor-sharp" (Broadway Baby) and having "a corking, almost cinematic story" (Chortle).

Join Archie for his new show, which looks at, but is not limited to: how he wishes someone would take control of his life so he didn't have to, his hope that there's a secret society controlling his future, an accidentally racist girlfriend, a killer doughnut and an incident with a monkey.

*Facts about IlluminArchie -
1: When he was born, the nurse slapped herself and thanked him.
2: He can hear colours, orange pisses him off and don’t even start on purple.
3: He once farted with such power that it started the infamous East Anglian earthquake of 2007.
4: Darkness is afraid of him.
5: IlluminArchie doesn't walk, the Earth moves beneath him.

** None of these are true. This is why someone should take control of his life.

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Wednesday 12th April, 2017

Harriet Kemsley & Her New Show

Date: Wednesday 12th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Former Bath New Act Competition winner Harriet Kemsley is back.

Since her last visit she's talked on a stage all over the world - at places like The Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Oslo Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs in Montreal.

She has also supported some of her heroes on their nationwide tours, like Katherine Ryan, Stephen Merchant and Isy Suttie. And she just played the role of Daisy in Jo Brand's new Channel4 sitcom Damned, as well as performing stand up on The Radio 1 Comedy Lounge, BBC3 Comedy Marathon, The One Show Edinburgh Special and Kevin Hart's LOL Live.

"A very funny new stand up" - Time Out

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Thursday 13th April, 2017

Neil McFarlane - Clackety-clack

Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Neil imposes himself on the good and true denizens of Bath yet again, with what promises to be very much a work in progress, assuming there's been some. It's not an Edinburgh preview because after last year he can't afford to go back yet, plus there's the court order to think about.

So this show will be about whatever joyous and exciting new thoughts have crept into his troubled bonce during the wee hours in those long dark nights of the soul. Whatever they might prove to be. Who knows? As yet, he doesn't. Place your bets and come along to see if you're right.

Same deal as last year - and the year before; he will be saying stuff he thinks is funny and you can chuck some money in the bucket at the end if you agree with him. Pets welcome, but only if they're sedated.

Actually, it might be about trains.

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Friday 14th April, 2017

David Hoare & Dorian Wainwright - D&D Comedy: Rolling With Wainwright & Hoare

Date: Friday 14th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
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Dorian Wainwright ("Stand Up For Cider" Finalist 2016 and 2015) and David Hoare ("One To Watch" - We Are Cult) invite you to an hour of jokes, stories, and comedy songs from two of Bristol's most exciting new stand up comedians.

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Saturday 15th April, 2017

Ed Night - Anthem for Doomed Youth

Date: Saturday 15th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 2.45pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Following a sell out show at last year's festival, newcomer Ed Night returns with his hotly anticipated debut hour.

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Nominee 2017

"An amazing assurance and confidence in his delivery and some really well-written jokes... I can't wait to see his debut hour" - The Scotsman

"This is a man going places... there's no mistaking his ability. He's a natural" - TV Bomb

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David Ephgrave - All Work, No Progress

Date: Saturday 15th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 4.15pm for 4.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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At thirty-six, David is still unable to function in society. In his latest show, the comic, actor, blogger & pauper uses a projector & a mic to navigate us through the minutiae of his awkward, awkward life. Work-in-progress.

"As smooth as they come" - BBC

"Wonderfully innovative comedy" - Broadway Baby

"Ephgrave is a very likeable stand-up, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with" - View From The Gods

"An eye for the bizarre, the sinister and the downright ridiculous" - Camden Voyeur

"The way he interacts with his audience and gets the timing spot on does reveal he's no newcomer to the comedy circuit" - View From The Gods

Also showing at 6.00pm on Sun 16th April

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Sally-Anne Hayward - I was talking about you not to you

Date: Saturday 15th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 5.45pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
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Award winning comedian, Sally-Anne Hayward comes to Bath with a show about why bitching is good for us.

Oh, and she's bored of people making up food intolerances or illnesses just to make them sound more interesting.

Sally isn't wheat intolerant, just intolerant.

"Exceptionally funny" - The Independent

"Innate effusive likeability with straightforward but effective writing...a primetime act" - Chortle

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Sunday 16th April, 2017

Nick Hall - Spencer

Date: Sunday 16th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 2.45pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
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Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. He's the only Prime Minister to ever be assassinated. Unfortunately no one's ever heard of him. 205 years later, comedian Nick Hall tries to tell his story. But will he succeed?

As seen on BBC Two, BBC Three, and BBC Radio 4.

"Brilliant" - Times

"Side splittingly funny" ***** ThreeWeeks

"Crackingly original" **** List

"One not to miss" **** Skinny

"Mad cap energy" **** BritishComedyGuide.co.uk

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John Hastings

Date: Sunday 16th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 4.15pm for 4.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
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John Hastings is a fence sitting former drag queen. He will yell. He will shout. He will be proving the following people right.

"This fast-growing comic is a pleasure to watch" **** Times

"Hastings' bold dramatic delivery is what really stands out when he is hammering a point home" ***** Mirror

"Well crafted" **** Herald

"This charming, lovable comic is truly engaging and well worth checking out" **** Three Weeks

**** Fest

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Laurence Owen - Cinemusical High

Date: Sunday 16th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Composer-comedian Laurence Owen presents a one-man symphonic explosion of cinema tropes in an American high school setting. Will the nerd get the girl? Why won't anyone talk to the foreign exchange student? Can we ever escape our teenage roles?

A new musical adventure from 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award winner

Original songs, awesome guitar solos, double denim...welcome to Cinemusical High!

"A pretty much perfect performing package... Everything parody should be" **** Scotsman

"Brilliantly written and remarkably scored" **** BroadwayBaby.com

"A tour de force performance" **** Skinny

"With lyrics catchier than the common cold and a charming wit about his overall performance...certainly a must see" **** BAWBAG

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David Ephgrave - All Work, No Progress

Date: Sunday 16th April, 2017
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 5.45pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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At thirty-six, David is still unable to function in society. In his latest show, the comic, actor, blogger & pauper uses a projector & a mic to navigate us through the minutiae of his awkward, awkward life. Work-in-progress.

"As smooth as they come" - BBC

"Wonderfully innovative comedy" - Broadway Baby

"Ephgrave is a very likeable stand-up, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with" - View From The Gods

"An eye for the bizarre, the sinister and the downright ridiculous" - Camden Voyeur

"The way he interacts with his audience and gets the timing spot on does reveal he's no newcomer to the comedy circuit" - View From The Gods

Also showing at 4.30pm on Sat 15th April

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2874149



Links: http://www.mostlydavidephgrave.blogspot.co.uk

Twitter: david_ephgrave

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Monday 24th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Phil Cooper

Date: Monday 24th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 40mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Phil grew up with no money, living in a post-Thatcher mining town in the South Wales valleys. However, by 2017, Pontypridd boasts such luxuries as an outdoor heated swimming pool – funded by the EU. In the face of political uncertainty, Phil’s show explores his own anxieties, his childhood, and the effect of global politics on the future of Wales.

Phil Cooper has been a full-time circuit comedian since 2014, and is a familiar face on the Welsh-language TV channel S4C. This year, he developed an 80-minute solo comedy special for the station, alongside fellow comedians Elis James and Tudur Owen.

"Made comedy look simple, fantastic talent" - Fosters Comedy

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963834



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/phil-cooper/

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Chris Chopping

Date: Monday 24th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.50pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 40mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Chris Chopping is a man acutely aware of his own failings and enraged at a world that refuses to overlook them.

After learning his comedy craft up and down the country plus a brief foray into Welsh language television (don't ask) he's bringing his debut hour to this years Edinburgh Fringe.

It's a show full of pithy insecurities, impotent rage and a certain amount of erudite smut. He also takes on men's right activists and pick up artists in a show that is a hazmat suit for toxic masculinity.

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2962384



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/chris-chopping/

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George Rigden - Comic Sans Girlfriend

Date: Monday 24th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.50pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 40mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Recently named Bristol's 30th funniest person by The Bristol Post (a list incuding John Cleese, Stephen Merchant, Russell Howard and Josie off Big Brother), Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee George is excited to bring his uniquely debauched brand of "musical comedy" to Bath for his work-in-progress show!

Expect laughs, tears and a mean-spirited & slightly overweight man questioning why he's still alone.

"Deliciously dark" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

"Very funny stuff" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963837



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/george-rigden-comic-sans-girlfriend/

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Tuesday 25th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Anna Morris - Bitchelors

Date: Tuesday 25th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The critically acclaimed character comic and creator of the award winning, international sell-out show 'It's Got To Be Perfect' returns to Bath.

Four characters compete for the Women of the Year Awards, hosted by Georgina the Bride and judged by YOU the audience.

A Scouse mumtrepeneur, a darkly secretive baker, a glamourous deadly foreign correspondant and an anti-marriage activist.

Four women, one Award, who wins? YOU decide.

WINNER: Best Show 2016 ***** Funny Women

"Morris has the X Factor" ***** Edinburgh Guide

"Wildly inventive and intelligent" **** Scotsgay

"Beautifully crafted comedy" - The Independent

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963816



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/anna-morris-bitchelors/

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Bilal Zafar - Biscuit

Date: Tuesday 25th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Join 2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year winner of the same year as he explores the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times.

Bilal has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, and has written for the Independent.

"Catch him before he hits the mainstream" - Guardian

"Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure" - i-D

"Endearing, relaxed and naturally funny...hilarious" **** EdFestMag.com

**** Skinny

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963786



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/bilal-zafar-biscuit/

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Wednesday 26th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Elf Lyons - New Show

Date: Wednesday 26th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The Giraffe-limbed clown and raconteur is previewing her most eccentric comedy show yet.

Think big. Think weird. Mathew Bourne would be proud. It's going to be fun. And sexy. Yeah. Let's throw that word in there too. Graduate of L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier.

"Hilariously Brave" One of British Vogue’s "Top Twenty Names of Now"

"Endearingly eccentric on so many levels." - Fest

"A fast talking, smart-thinking standup for whom the adjective 'kooky' could have been invented for" - The Guardian

"Enthusiastically peculiar...showing sexy, nerdy and funny aren’t mutually incompatible" - Chortle

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963776



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/elf-lyons-new-show/

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Matt Price - The Weed Fairy

Date: Wednesday 26th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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A David and Goliath story. In July 2016, 70 year old David (Matt's Dad) was arrested for his choice of gardening. It all started five generations ago in 1860 with a feud that has dragged on and on and on.

This show is a true story about knowing when to let go and learning to dance like nobody is watching, even though they definitely are. Will feature a life coach, a pensioner and a skateboard.

"Fearlessly funny" **** The Scotsman

Matt Price is best known for being a storytelling comic, or as he calls it 'joke based interactive narrative'. His solo shows at Festivals in Edinburgh and Australia have been given numerous four and five star reviews and he plays comedy clubs with the same level of skill, as well as all over the world in every type of venue imaginable - his travels have taken him to Eastern and Central Europe, Australia, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Scandinavia, Malta, Turkey and South East Asia.

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963752



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/matt-price-the-weed-fairy/

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Thursday 27th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Holt & Talbot - Can't Stand The Sight Of Each Other

Date: Thursday 27th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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They haven't got enough material for their own solo shows and nobody else will work with them so Christian Talbot and Rosie Holt will be performing stand-up, sketches and music while barely concealing their mutual contempt for each other.

Thrown together through financial necessity and a lack of material, can they stay civil to each other for an hour? Let's find out.

"Refreshing and very funny" - Broadway Baby

"Friendly, Funny and Clever" - The Scotsman

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963750



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/holt-talbot-cant-stand-the-sight-of-each-other/

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LJ DA FUNK - Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

Date: Thursday 27th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Abrasive satire for Guardian readers, disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun readers so as not to alienate the proletariat.

Bashing Brexit head-on with all the vitriol of Nigel Farage at a multicultural jamboree, Alabama's most dangerous export tackles the new order of British and world fascism with his raucous wit and bombast. Imagine Ian Hislop on crack.

Victories and near misses:

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year winner
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Finalist
Pegasus Comedy Act of the Year winner
Jaunty Lark finalist

Plaudits from the thumbsuckers:

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. LJ DA FUNK has crossed that line and kicked it to death" - The List

"Relished every minute of it, an infectiously enjoyable quality" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

"Deceptively Clever" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke

"A welcome injection of weirdness into this Fringe’s comedy" - Broadway Baby

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963748



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/lj-da-funk-last-brexit-to-ooklyn/

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

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