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Welcome to the official home of the Bath Comedy Festival

Welcome to the home of Bath Comedy - for the Spring time Bath Comedy Festival, now in its 16th year, and year-round Bath Comedy events including Bath Comedy Club shows, July Edinburgh Preview season and many one-off specials.

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The 2024 Bath Comedy Festival ran from Monday 1st April to Sunday 21st April, and was jam packed with dozens of shows featuring over 250 performers, in 15 venues across the city.

The fun carries on all year round, with two weeks Edinburgh Previews in July, Bath Comedy Club nights and tour shows in venues big and small.

For all forthcoming events - CLICK HERE for the full event calendar, with details and online booking for all shows.

We're programming into next year and beyond already, and we need your help to keep the laughs coming - why not become a Friend of the Festival, or if you have a business become a Festival Sponsor - there is a whole range of benefits available. Email sponsor@bathcomedy.com for more information.

Luke Richards wins Bath New Act of the Year 2024

The New Act Competition Grand Final was held on Sunday 21st April 2024 at the Old Theatre Royal, hosted by Arthur Smith and featuring Mark Flynn.

Our twelve finalists were of a very high standard this year.

Read the full press release here.
Helen Lederer receives 2024 Bath Plug Award

Bath Comedy Festival presented our annual Bath Plug Award, a prize given to recognise outstanding services to comedy, to actor, comedian and author Helen Lederer

Festival Director Nick Steel awarded the prize "for so many achievements, not least for the amazing work creating the Comedy Women In Print competition" during a special celebratory launch of her memoir 'Not That I'm Bitter', which took place at the festival's new venue Upstairs @ Bath Pizza Co

Read the full press release here.

Nick Steel's Radio Interviews

Listen to a selection of Nick's recent radio interviews, and some famous performers too - click here

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 full Bath Comedy Festivals every year since.

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 and 2024.

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We're delighted with our new Bath Comedy Club venue at Nowhere - a cool new bar (formerly the Green Park Tavern).

Next Bath Comedy Club:

Bath Comedy ClubThursday 16th May 2024
Bath Comedy Club: Nowhere - Starring Ian Stone, Susan Murray & Ben Richmond

Ian Stone: Ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent, Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts in the country.
"Seriously funny" ★★★★ The Guardian
Susan Murray: "Her ability to make quirky connections allows her to build a compelling believable and ruchly funny picture of 21st-century womanhood" - The Guardian
Ben Richmond: Not just funny to look at, a family man and big softie. New to comedy, Ben gives us his version of events on surviving life in a female dominated household.


44-45 Lower Bristol Rd

Nowhere is now home to Magu - absolutely the best burgers in town!

Click here for the complete What's On events diary.


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. The newly revamped cafe/pub now incorporates Widcombe Deli, selling their fabulous home made fayre during the daytimes (including breakfasts fom 8am) with food available in the evenings too, busy sporting fixtures permitting!.

Coming up:
Fri 3rd May - The Blues Cafe Allstars - Live at The Ram

Legendary drummer Mike Hoddinott, this time with Ben Fletcher on Guitar and Patrick Farrell on Bass.

Click here for details.

More top bands this season:
Fri 9th Feb - The Young Martyrs
Fri 23rd Feb - Innes Sibun Trio
Fri 8th Mar - The Spoonful
Fri 22nd Mar - Marick Baxter, Aidan Bew & Tess Livingstone
Fri 12th Apr - Jon Amor Trio
Fri 19th Apr - The Barton Street Regulators
Fri 3rd May - The Blues Cafe Allstars
Fri 17th May - LeBurn Maddox Trio
Fri 31st May - Bob Bowles Trio

We'll take a break from music over summer (football and other things rather take over), but look out for more through Autumn and Winter!

Click here for the complete What's On events diary.

Creative Bath Awards 2024

Creative Bath Awards 2024 - Proud Finalist

We're a finalist in the Creative Bath Awards again this year, in the Arts category


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

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