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Bath Comedy Festival
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Welcome to the official home of the Bath Comedy Festival

Bath Comedy Festival 2013 dates:
Friday 29th March - Sunday 7th April 2013

Now in its fifth year, Bath Comedy Festival 2013 boasts the biggest line-up yet, with more shows and more performers taking part than ever before.

Director Nick Steel said: "This is going to be another great year! I've nothing against stadium type shows, but what makes this Festival special is its unique events and the ability to deliver the intimate experience of quality performances in small to medium sized venues."

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Bath Comedy Festival - Latest News

Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe

Nick Steel is presenting two shows as part of Bath Fringe Festival this June:

Christian Schulte-Loh Wednesday 5th June
Christian Schulte-Loh performs his Bath debut with "German Comedian" at the Ring O Bells

See the hit Edinburgh show in this great new buzzing comedy venue.
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Simon Munnery Thursday 6th June
Alternative comedy legend Simon Munnery previews his new show "Fylm" at Komedia

Experience a beautiful mix of visual sketches, handcrafted animation, music and stand-up, all created and performed live on screen.
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Plans are afoot for more extra shows later in the year too...watch this space!

Bath Comedy Festival climax

Nick Steel This year's festival ended on a high at a packed full Bath Cricket Club on Sunday 7th April after shows from class acts Lloyd Langford and Simon Evans.

Festival Director Nick Steel said he "couldn't be happier with this year's festival". Over 20 shows sold out and more people enjoyed more events in more venues than ever.

He went on to say that "intelligent, insightful, inspiring comedy in intimate spaces is what the festival experience is all about. Look out for more events throughout the year, not just during the Festival itself - sign up to the e-mailing list to be kept informed of future plans.

"I'd like to say a big thankyou to all our sponsors, friends and volunteers, and not least all of you in the audience - please keep supporting live comedy, thanks so much for coming and I hope to see you all again very soon."

New Act Competition Final

Congratulations to Larry Dean, this year's New Act Competition winner. The 23 year old Glaswegian wins 250 cash, and a goody bag including a large selection of AudioGO comedy CDs.

Larry Dean, winner of Bath Comedy Festival 2013 New Act Competition, with Festival Director Nick Steel

Larry Dean, winner of the Bath Comedy Festival 2013 New Act Competition with the Festival Director Nick Steel. Photo by John Arnold.

In second place was Garrett Millerick, and in joint third place were Nico Yearwood and Jonathan Wagstaffe.

Thanks to the judges Alan Nixon, Graham Smith, Katy Trevethan and Geoff Whiting and congratulations once again to all this year's finalists.

Read Alan Nixon's blog/review of the final at www.comcomcom.co.uk/laughing-in-bath

Press Coverage

Check out Bath Chronicle & Bath Life features, plus Venue reviews - click here

Festival welcomes new principal sponsor

The Festival is delighted to welcome AudioGO as our principal sponsor.

AudioGO - The Home of BBC Audiobooks
AudioGO brings you the best comedy on MP3, from top comedians including Frankie Boyle, Sarah Millican and Al Murray! Choose from live stand-up shows and tours, or 100's of BBC Radio Comedy programmes such as Cabin Pressure, Little Britain, and the Now Show - and all available to download now from www.audiogo.com/uk

Click here to browse these and more comedy titles


Our e-Newsletters contain more news including more information on the above

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The 2012 archive web site including archived news and press coverage is still available here.


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