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Welcome to the home of Bath Comedy - for the Spring time Bath Comedy Festival and year-round Bath Comedy events including Bath Comedy Club shows, July Edinburgh Preview season and many one-off specials.

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We're back in our favourite Widcombe venue at the Ring O Bells, with some incredible comedians - as always, simply the best in professional comedy!

Thursday 9th November
Terry Alderton & Friends

Terry Alderton has always been something special. With a set full of extraordinary caricatures - where he famously is interrupted, and with his back turned, battles with his two inner voices. With some stunningly acute impressions, observations and a hyperactive delivery, Terry is loved by comics and fans alike.

With support from Kev Mud and Becki Snarl

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Thursday 30th November
Alistair Barrie & Bennett Arron - Double Bill

Two of the best solo shows from Edinburgh Fringe 2023 in one night!

Alistair: "Barrie's act is a polished gem, honed through years of working out what makes us laugh" **** Fringe Review

Bennett: "One of the best on the circuit...a Welsh Seinfeld" - The Guardian

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Festival Director Nick Steel also promotes "regular-irregular" music gigs .

Now under new management, Nick is helping bring top class live music back to the street at The Ram pub in Widcombe, Bath.

Coming up: LeBurn Maddox Trio - Live at The Ram
Friday 13th November

In a career that spans almost 50 years, LeBurn Maddox has delighted music lovers globally, at thousands of gigs, festivals and concerts as the opening act for stellar artists such as Chaka Khan, Bill Withers, Pattie LaBelle, Kool & the Gang, Marvin Gaye, Mother's Finest and Bill Withers.

Recently seen on BBC’s 4 part series “Rock Till We Drop” with Martin Kemp and performing at the 2021 Isle of Wight Festival opening for Seasick Steve and Duran Duran.

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Nick Steel's Radio Interviews

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Nick says:

I'm always excited about what we have in store for the next Bath Comedy shows, and I'm so proud that we managed to not only survive the pandemic/lockdown periods, but also produce over 60 shows in 2020 and over 75 in 2021, when not much else was able to happen, and then hold two full Bath Comedy Festivals in 2022 and 2023.

Bath Comedy recently reached the top three in category at the 2022 Bath Business Awards - Tourism and Hospitality Resilience Award, and was a finalist in both the Bath Life Awards and Creative Bath Awards 2023.


See the what's on calendar for more details of all shows as they come on sale, including Bath Comedy Club nights and all Autumn Season tour shows and one-off events. We're already booking into next year and beyond...lots of excitement to come!

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Bath Comedy presents: Edinburgh Previews Festival 2023

See events calendar 17th to 29th July at The Hop Pole

Two weeks of hand-picked, affordable preview shows forming a mini-Edinburgh Fringe right here in Bath!

Featuring Freya Mallard, Stuart Goldsmith, Janine Harouni, Dan Tiernan, Nabil Abdulrashid, Fiona Allen, Larry Dean, Horatio Gould, Aideen McQueen, Samantha Day, Alex Kitson, Nick Doody, Dave Chawner, David Hoare, Sam Michael, Adam Flood, Ben Harrington, Matt Price, Sachin Kumarendran, Eva Bindeman, Rosie Holt and Ronnie Golden!

Enjoy a top notch slice of Edinburgh Fringe with 22 solo shows presented at The Hop Pole over the last two weeks of July.

Look out for the printed guide in town soon, but secure your tickets by booking online - see the events diary and details of all shows here.

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Creative Bath Awards 2023

Creative Bath Awards 2023 - Proud Finalist

We're thriilled to be a finalist in the Creative Bath Awards again this year, in the Performance category

Bath Life Awards 2023

Bath Life Awards 2023 - Proud Finalist

We were also a finalist in the Bath Life Awards again this year, in the Event category

Bath Comedy also recently reached the top three in category at the 2022 Bath Business Awards - Tourism and Hospitality Resilience Award.

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

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