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Welcome to the official home of the Bath Comedy Festival

Bath Comedy Festival: Fri 30th March - Mon 9th April 2012


Bath Comedy Festival 2012 is our fourth annual celebration of the art of making people laugh.


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That's all folks


Wow...what a festival! We had a lot of fun, and we hope you did too. There was a huge amount of comedy talent on display this year, with comics ageing from 17 to 77 and shows encompassing many different comedy genres.

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New Act Competition Winner


Harriet Kemsley is the winner of the 2012 Bath Comedy Festival New Act competition.

Congratulations go to her, and to the runners up - Manos the Greek and Dan McKee.

All the finalists received a bag full of Fuller's speciality beers, and winner Harriet receives £200 from the Festival and a holiday courtesy of Fuller's.



Pictured left to right are Phil Kay (MC), Henry Franklin (Regional Sales Manager - Fuller Smith & Turner), winner Harriet Kemsley and Nick Steel (Festival Director).
Photo by John Arnold.

The judges were:
Julia Chamberlain (booker for all Highlight clubs UK and producer of So You Think You’re Funny - the biggest annual national new act competition in the UK).
Simon Allen (Owner, CAPATAZ FILMS LTD / Motion Pictures and Film - has cast some of the best know TV commercials in the world over the past few years and uses comics more than actors).
Geoff Whiting (founder and director of Mirth Control comedy, with 100 UK clubs and 21 others in Europe currently in his portfolio).

Press Coverage


Bath Chronicle Festival round-up by Ralph Oswick - read here.

Venue magazine 4 star review of New Act Competition Final - read here.

Venue magazine 4 star review of Jeremy Hardy - read here.

Venue magazine review of the first weekend - read here.

Guide2Bath review of opening night - read here.

The Guardian has picked us as one of the top ten things to do in the UK this Easter. You can read the article here.

Venue Magazine have picked their top ten comedy shows from the Festival programme. Read more here.

For more features on the Comedy Festival see our press coverage page.

60 second interviews


We asked some of the comedians performing at Bath Comedy Festival to answer 10 questions in 60 seconds.

Click here to read their answers.

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Bath Comedy Festival - ArchivedNews

Bath Comedy Festival: extra show for Bath Fringe - show

Easter weekend events - show

Video previews - show

Midweek events - show

Stop press - show

Venue Magazine rates Bath Comedy Festival number 1 - show

A fab Saturday line-up! - show

The Festival starts here! - show

Bath Comedy Festival tickets in high demand - show

New Act Competition starts today! - show

Bath Comedy Festival programme rolls off the press - show

Bath Comedy Festival - 2012 line-up revealed - show

Bath Life Awards Nomination - show

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The 2011 archive web site including archived news and press coverage is still available here.

 

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