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Bath Comedy : Edinburgh Preview Shows

As part of our year-round programme, we present nine preview shows over four days at the Ring O Bells - get a true taste of Edinburgh Fringe and catch tomorrow's stars here first:

All the preview shows are free entry on the day (pay-what-you-feel donations at end), or you can secure a seat in advance for 5 (advised) - see show details for booking links.

Phil Cooper Mon 24th July - 7.00pm
Ring O Bells, Bath

Phil Cooper
Phil's show explores his own anxieties, his childhood, and the effect of global politics on the future of Wales.
"Made comedy look simple, fantastic talent" - Fosters Comedy

Chris Chopping Mon 24th July - 8.00pm
Ring O Bells, Bath

Chris Chopping
After learning his comedy craft up and down the country plus a brief foray into Welsh language television (don't ask) Chris is taking 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.

George Rigden Mon 24th July - 9.00pm
Ring O Bells, Bath

George Rigden - Comic Sans Girlfriend
George brings 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

Anna Morris Tues 25th July - 7.00pm
Ring O Bells, Bath

Anna Morris - Bitchelors
Critically acclaimed character comic and creator of the award winning, international sell-out 5* 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.

Bilal Zafar Tues 25th July - 9.00pm
Ring O Bells, Bath

Bilal Zafar - Biscuit
After the huge success of his debut show 'Cakes', Bilal returns to explore the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times.
"Catch him before he hits the mainstream" - Guardian

Elf Lyons Wed 26th July - 7.00pm
Ring O Bells, Bath

Elf Lyons - New Show
The Giraffe-limbed clown and raconteur is previewing her most eccentric comedy show yet.
"Endearingly eccentric on so many levels" - Fest

Matt Price Wed 26th July - 9.00pm
Ring O Bells, Bath

Matt Price - The Weed Fairy
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

Holt & Talbot Thurs 27th July - 7.00pm
Ring O Bells, Bath

Holt & Talbot - Can't Stand The Sight Of Each Other
Christian Talbot and Rosie Holt perform 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!

LJ DA FUNK Thurs 27th July - 9.00pm
Ring O Bells, Bath

LJ DA FUNK - Last Brexit to 'ooklyn
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.
A sensation at last year's Bath Comedy Festival opening night and winner of Leicester Square theatre New Comedian of the Year.

Bath Comedy Autumn Season

We've got more cracking comedy shows coming up later in the year, two of which are already on sale:

Hardeep Singh Kohli Thurs 5th October - 8.00pm
Widcombe Social Club, Bath

Hardeep Singh Kohli - My Life Through Food
Join comedian, broadcaster and chef Hardeep for curry, beer and cocktails in this very special show as he relates anecdotes about his passion for food and the development of curry culture in the UK.

Mik Artistik Thurs 9th November - 9.00pm
Widcombe Social Club, Bath

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip & The BelleFleurs
Glastonbury favourites return with their madcap mix of music, comedy, and straws! Incredibly daft, joyful, and sometimes poignant, or "as mad as a wasp trapped under a pint glass" (BBC 6Music)
Supported by The BelleFleurs - Bath's favourite corset-wearing trio, slowly bringing the Andrews Sisters' songbook up to date!

Keep your eye on the what's on pages for more.

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