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Comedy Festival Update

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Midweek shows | Stop press | Reviews | Kids show | Interviews

Midweek shows

We welcome a host of talent to Bath this week

Tonight - Tuesday 1st April, master jokesmith John Moloney plays the Comedy Fest's fabulous new popup venue at Natural Theatre Studio in Widcombe, while over in Larkhall The Rondo starts its comedy programme with a visit from Boothby Graffoe, and in town the Bizarre Bath comedy walk also starts its Spring/Summer season.

On Wednesday 2nd at Natural Theatre, 2012 New Act Winner Harriet Kemsley is performing her debut show, followed by Mike Wozniak's top tipped show "Take The Hit" which was nominated for Best Show in Edinburgh last year. Jennifer Belander's "MommAutism" is free entry at The Bell and The Rondo welcomes back Matt Richardson's "Hometown Hero" show.

Kerry Godliman is playing Komedia this Thursday 3rd, The Rondo have Joel Dommett. The Assembly Inn's downstairs venue is a great place to enjoy an intimate show - Neil McFarlane Tells It Like It Isn't on Thursday, and there are more shows to come for the rest of the Festival. Meanwhile, over at The Bell, the regular Thursday Playgroup open mic night turns its attention to stand-up for one week only.

Don't forget, The New Act Competition has heats every day this week at The Victoria Pub & Kitchen. 40 hopefuls will be reduced to 9 finalists who will compete in the Grand Final on Saturday at Bath Cricket Club.

For full listings and booking links visit the what's on pages.

Stop Press

New Act Competition - Heat 1 winner
Last night's first heat was won by Archie Maddox, with runner up Pete Dobbing

Gladiators winner
Sal Monello's Comedy Gladiators final was won by Louis Burgess

The Red Wine Arts Trail
The second Red Wine Arts Trail tour has sold out, but there are still some tickets left for the first tour - click here to book tickets while you can!.

Error in print programme
Harriet Kemsley's show is 5 (not 8/7 as printed in the progamme) and is 50mins duration.

Show cancellations
We are sorry to announce that due to unforseen circumstances, Phil Nichol's show Weary Land has been cancelled.

Adi Knight's show on Sun 6th has also been cancelled for reasons unknown.

First weekend reviews

Theatre Bath have published two 4 star reviews from the first weekend's shows. Read them here:

Hardeep Singh Kohli - Hardeep Is Your Love
Martin Mor - How Do You Like Your Blue Eyed Boy Mister Death?

Chortle's review of Opening Night can be read here.

Read a Storify story of the first weekend - click here.

Kids show

The second of two great lunchtime shows for kids and families this Festival is at Bath Cricket Club on Saturday

Silky Explains Parents To Children - who better to do this than someone who sounds like a gerbil, looks like a boiled egg and has been making people laugh since before Mum and Dad were interested in beer, wine & tidying things up?

A perfect chance for you to enjoy a really fun show with all the family, in a lovely venue!

Silky is also performing his adult show at Natural Theatre the night before - click here for details.

60 Second Interviews

Click here to read some of this year's performers' answers to 10 questions in 60 seconds.

Press Coverage

Bath Life, Bath Magazine, Bath Chronicle and more have published features on the Festival as well as interviews.
Click here to read these and see the latest coverage of Festival stories in the press.

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