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Events Diary 2018

Bath Comedy Festival event details, booking information and links will appear here as they are announced.

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Bath Comedy Festival printed programme This symbol denotes events in the core programme, i.e. curated by the Festival. Click here to see all.
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There is also an A-Z list of performers, plus a PDF of the brochure to view online.

Printed brochures will be available from the end of February in many pubs, cafés and restaurants around Bath and surrounding areas, from all venues, the Polite Box and the Visitor Information Centre. Preview the brochure online.

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Thursday 22nd March, 2018 - Pre-Festival Fun!

Larry Dean - FandanCore Festival showRing O Bells7.30pm / 8.00pm£8
SOLD OUT

Tuesday 27th March, 2018

Jon Richardson - The Old ManCore Festival showBath Forum7.00pm / 8.00pm£20.50-£25.50
SOLD OUT

Kelly Convey - Dependant WomanPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Wednesday 28th March, 2018

Becky Brunning - Work In Progress (With Good Bits)Pay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel**

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

Jamie Oliphant and Dan Audritt - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Viv Groskop - VivaliciousCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£10

New Act Competition - Heat 1Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Sarah Bennetto - All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club9.15pm / 9.30pm£10
CANCELLED

Thursday 29th March, 2018

Sarah Bennetto - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*
CANCELLED

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

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - SuperheroesCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£12 / £10

New Act Competition - Heat 2Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Open Mic PlaygroupThe Bell7.30pm / 8.30pmFree

Friday 30th March, 2018

John-Luke Roberts - All I Wanna Do is FX: GUNSHOTS with a FX: GUN RELOADING and a FX: CASH REGISTER and Take Your Money!Pay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

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

Tony Law - Absurdity For Common PeopleKomedia Arts Café7.00pm / 8.00pm£12 / £10

Yonic - That Was Obscene And You Should Be Ashamed Of YourselfPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

New Act Competition - Heat 3Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Patrick Monahan - Rewind Selector 90sRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Sameena Zehra - ExisterhoodPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults9.15pm / 9.30pm£5 or pay what you feel**

Saturday 31st March, 2018

Adele Cliff - SheepPay as you feel showBath Brew House2.15pm / 2.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Dorian Wainwright - The Picture of Dorian WainwrightPay as you feel showBath Brew House3.45pm / 4.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Samantha Pressdee - Back 2 BasicsMission Theatre5.30pm / 6.00pm£8 / £6

Julian Dutton - Do You Think That's Wise? - The Life & Times of John Le Mesurier Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club6.30pm / 7.00pm£10 / £7.50

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

Krater Comedy Club - Ben Norris, Adam Bloom, Angela Barnes & MC James RedmondKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£9 - £48

Brew House Saturday Night Live Line-up - starring Jonny & The Baptists & Phil KayBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£12

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

Rosie Jones - Fifteen MinutesPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Simon Evans - GeniusCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club8.30pm / 9.00pm£14 / £12
SOLD OUT

Sunday 1st April, 2018

Chris Chopping and Steffan Alun - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showBath Brew House3.15pm / 3.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Sarah Breese & Tony Chiotti - Finger MoustachePay as you feel showBath Brew House4.45pm / 5.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Col Howarth - id ego superegoPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*
CANCELLED

George Lewis - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

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

Jake Lambert - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Dan Evans - 10%Pay as you feel showBath Brew House7.45pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About GinCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club8.30pm / 9.00pm£14 / £10

Marlon Davis - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults9.15pm / 9.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Monday 2nd April, 2018

David Tsonos - Walking The Cat 2Pay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

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

Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About GinCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £10

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

New Act Comedy NightKomedia Arts Café7.30pm / 8.00pm£3 on the door

What's Your Flavour? - Dinner TImeMission Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£8
CANCELLED

Tuesday 3rd April, 2018

Lulu Popplewell - An Awful TimePay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Faulty Towers - The Dining ExperienceCore Festival showAbbey Hotel7.00pm / 7.30pm£57.50 incl 3 course meal
SOLD OUT

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

Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About GinCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £10

New Act Competition - Heat 5The Westgate7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Joanne McNally - Wine TamerPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

George Rigden - Gorgeous GeorgePay as you feel showBath Brew House7.45pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel**

Ashley Storrie - AdultingCore Festival showRing O Bells7.45pm / 8.00pm£9 / £7

Janey Godley - Godley's Cream - 20 Years And CountingCore Festival showRing O Bells9.15pm / 9.30pm£10

Christian Talbot - Desperately Seeking ApprovalPay as you feel showBath Brew House9.15pm / 9.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Catherine Bohart - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults9.15pm / 9.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Wednesday 4th April, 2018

Joey Page - Perhaps Under Stars That Would Stretch ForeverCore Festival showRing O Bells6.00pm / 6.30pm£8

Ed Night - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Faulty Towers - The Dining ExperienceCore Festival showAbbey Hotel7.00pm / 7.30pm£57.50 incl 3 course meal
SOLD OUT

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

Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About GinCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £10

New Act Competition - Heat 6The Igloo7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

David Mills - Rumour Has ItRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Sally-Anne Hayward - Um...I Was Talking About You Not To YouCore Festival showRing O Bells7.45pm / 8.00pm£9 / £7

Holt & Talbot - Mansplaining FeminismPay as you feel showBath Brew House7.45pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd - Home Sweet HomeCore Festival showRing O Bells9.15pm / 9.30pm£8

Romina Puma - It's All My Mother's Fault!Pay as you feel showBath Brew House9.15pm / 9.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Thursday 5th April, 2018

Rachel Parris - KeynoteCore Festival showRing O Bells6.00pm / 6.30pm£10
SOLD OUT

Jake Baker - No Success Like FailurePay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Rare Species - Frome - The Fecund ComingFrome / 7.00pm£8 adv / £10 on the day

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

Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About GinCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £10

New Act Competition - Heat 7The Igloo7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Carl Hutchinson - LiveRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£12

Gamble & HoskinsMission Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£8

Markus Birdman - Grimm RealitiesCore Festival showRing O Bells7.45pm / 8.00pm£10

Pauline Eyre & Rebecca How - BetterPay as you feel showBath Brew House7.45pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Open Mic PlaygroupThe Bell7.30pm / 8.30pmFree

Diane Spencer - 2018 CollectionCore Festival showRing O Bells9.15pm / 9.30pm£10

Maisie Adam - VaguePay as you feel showBath Brew House9.15pm / 9.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Friday 6th April, 2018

Jake Baker - No Success Like FailurePay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Unravelled Commedia Company - A Night at the Novelty TheatreMission Theatre / 7.30pm£8 / £5

Rachel Parris - KeynoteCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.00pm / 7.30pm£10
SOLD OUT

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

New Act Competition - Heat 8The Igloo7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Croft & Pearce Are Not ThemselvesRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Pauline Eyre & Rebecca How - BetterPay as you feel showBath Brew House7.45pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Chris Norton Walker - YEAH!Pay as you feel showBath Brew House9.15pm / 9.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About GinCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club9.30pm / 10.00pm£14 / £10

Saturday 7th April, 2018

David Ephgrave - Under ConstructionPay as you feel showBath Brew House2.15pm / 2.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*
CANCELLED

Tales of Britain LiveWidcombe Social Club3.30pm / 4.00pm£3 on the door

Sally-Anne Hayward - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showBath Brew House3.45pm / 4.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Kane & Abel - Breaking The Magicians' CodeMission Theatre / 7.30pm£12 / £10

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

Krater Comedy Club - Paul McCaffrey, Jarred Christmas, Robert White & MC Sally-Anne HaywardKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£9 - £48

Brew House Saturday Night Live Line-up - starring Jarred Christmas & Wes PackerBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£12

George Egg - DIY ChefRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Esther Manito & Jake Howie - Out RagePay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Sunday 8th April, 2018

The Wine Arts Trail 2018Core Festival showTo be revealed...10.40am / 11.00am£30
SOLD OUT

The Wine Arts Trail 2018Core Festival showTo be revealed...2.40pm / 3.00pm£30
SOLD OUT

Sally-Anne Hayward - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showBath Brew House3.15pm / 3.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

David Ephgrave - Under ConstructionPay as you feel showBath Brew House4.45pm / 5.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*
CANCELLED

The Unrelated Family - Funny NoisesMoles Nightclub5.30pm / 6.00pm£5 on the door

David Hoare and Richard James - My Cool Mac & TyrePay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

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

Elf Lyons - SwanRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Milo McCabe - An Evening With Troy HawkePay as you feel showBath Brew House7.45pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Monday 9th April, 2018

Josh Pugh - These ThingsPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

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

Henning Wehn - Das Neuen Materialen Nachten Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£15
SOLD OUT

New Act Competition - Heat 9Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Tuesday 10th April, 2018

Tom Lucy - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*
CANCELLED

Alison Thea-Skot and Lorna Shaw - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

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

Henning Wehn - Das Neuen Materialen Nachten Core Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£15
SOLD OUT

New Act Competition - Heat 10The Westgate7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Seasoned PlumsPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Carey Marx - Contrary CareyPay as you feel showBath Brew House7.45pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Si Deaves - Si's MattersPay as you feel showBath Brew House9.15pm / 9.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Phil Cooper - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults9.15pm / 9.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Wednesday 11th April, 2018

Archie Maddocks - MatchstickCore Festival showRing O Bells6.00pm / 6.30pm£5

Lou Conran - At Least I'm Not Dog Poo DarrenPay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

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

Jamie Oliphant and Dan Audritt - Work In ProgressPay as you feel showSt James Wine Vaults7.30pm / 8.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

New Act Competition - Heat 11Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Tom Stade - I SwearRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£17.50

Bentley Browning and Simon Capes - Comedy Double WhammyAssembly Inn7.45pm / 8.00pmFree entry (donations)

Matt Green - These PeopleCore Festival showRing O Bells7.45pm / 8.00pm£7.50

Sam Carrington - All Grown UpCore Festival showRing O Bells9.15pm / 9.30pm£5

Thursday 12th April, 2018

Sam Fraser - Stand Up, Weather Girl!Core Festival showRing O Bells6.00pm / 6.30pm£5

Jake Baker - No Success Like FailurePay as you feel showBath Brew House6.15pm / 6.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Rare Species - Frome - The Fecund ComingFrome / 7.00pm£8 adv / £10 on the day

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

New Act Competition - Heat 12Bath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£5

Tom Stade - I SwearRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£17.50

Colin Hoult - Anna Mann in How We Stop The FascistsCore Festival showRing O Bells7.45pm / 8.00pm£9 / £7

Open Mic PlaygroupThe Bell7.30pm / 8.30pmFree

Arthur Smith & The Smithereens - PC SydCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club9.00pm / 9.30pm£12 / £10

Friday 13th April, 2018

New Act Competition - Semi-Final 1Widcombe Social Club5.30pm / 6.00pm£6.50

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

Alex Williamson - Make The World A Banter PlaceKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£17.50 - £28

Mark Steel - Every Little Thing's Gonna Be AlrightCore Festival showSt Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon7.30pm / 8.00pm£15
SOLD OUT

Brew House Friday Night Live Line-up - starring Arthur Smith & Yuriko KotaniBath Brew House7.30pm / 8.00pm£12

Tez Ilyas - TeztifyRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£12

Michael Hackett - GiantologyPay as you feel showThe Bell8.00pm / 8.30pm£5 or pay what you feel*

New Act Competition - Semi-Final 2Widcombe Social Club8.30pm / 9.00pm£6.50

Saturday 14th April, 2018

Hilary Chaplain - Physical Comedy Workshop. Don’t just watch it - do it!Burdall's Yard10.00am / 2 day workshop£120 or £100 earlybird / £100

Unrehearsed Theatre Company - Monty Python And The Holy GrailThe Bell / 3.00pmFree

Arnold Kuenzler-Byrt - My Hairy Belly ButtonThe Bell / 4.30pm£5

The Matt Cranium Radio HourThe Bell / 6.00pm£5

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

The Walcot Street Comedy ClubThe Bell / 8.00pm£5

Krater Comedy Club - Duncan Oakley, Alex Smith, Allyson June Smith & MC Maff BrownKomedia6.30pm / 8.00pm£9 - £48

Festival Closing Gala Show - starring Zoe Lyons, Simon Day, Arthur Smith & moreCore Festival showApex Hotel Conference Centre7.00pm / 8.00pm£22 / £18

Mitch Benn - I'm Still HereRondo Theatre7.30pm / 8.00pm£14 / £12

Sunday 15th April, 2018

New Act Competition - Grand FinalCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club6.45pm / 7.30pm£10

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

Thursday 31st May, 2018 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

James Hollingsworth's Pink Floyd NightCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£10 / £8

Thursday 7th June, 2018 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Andy Davies & Kirsty Newton - The Scott Walker SongbookCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£10 / £8

Sunday 17th June, 2018

Doug StanhopeCore Festival showBath Pavilion7.00pm / 8.00pm£37.50

Tuesday 24th July, 2018 - Edinburgh Previews!

Faye Treacy - The Problem With Faye TreacyCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells6.30pm / 7.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Carey Marx - Carey Carey Quite ContraryCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells8.30pm / 9.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Wednesday 25th July, 2018 - Edinburgh Previews!

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

Simon Munnery - The WreathCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells8.30pm / 9.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Thursday 26th July, 2018 - Edinburgh Previews!

John Hastings - Float Like A Butterfly John Hastings Like A BeeCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells6.30pm / 7.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Stephanie Laing - QuitterCore Festival showPay as you feel showRing O Bells8.30pm / 9.00pm£5 or pay what you feel*

Wednesday 10th October, 2018 - Autumn Season!

Neil InnesCore Festival showApex Hotel Conference Centre7.30pm / 8.30pm£17.50 / £12.50

Thursday 8th November, 2018 - Autumn Season!

Swear along with Withnail & ICore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£8

Thursday 29th November, 2018 - Autumn Season!

Bonbon Cabaret - Christmas SpecialCore Festival showWidcombe Social Club7.30pm / 8.00pm£15 / £12

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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 2018 Bath Comedy Special events will be posted here when they come on sale.