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What's on at Bath Comedy Festival

All Core programme shows.

Friday 1st April, 2016

Opening Night April Fools Stand-up Showcase - Silky, Nick Page, Dave Williams, Bethan Roberts, Bilal Zafar, LJ Da Funk


Date: Friday 1st April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

Opening Night this year showcases some of the cream of the latest talent alongside some of the most respected circuit favourites.

Silky
A versatile, funny and hugely likeable performer, Silky has been a favourite on the comedy circuit for years. He describes himself as a comedian, musician, writer and "all the other things people say they do when they don't really have to get up too early"

"A performer whose genuine charm captures his crowd. I urge you to go and see for yourself" ***** Three Weeks
"A very, very funny fella...just brilliant" - John Bishop
"Likeable, laidback Liverpudlian...a natural storyteller with an unforced warmth that unites the gathered group of strangers" - Chortle
"Not only is he funnier than me, but he is also better at the guitar." - Boo Hewerdine

Nick Page
Nick headlines comedy clubs across the country and has worked extensively abroad. He has a great story-telling style, always at one with his audience and highly engaging, without resorting to hackery and old jokes or being pointlessly sweary.
"Rogueish...Bearlike and with a host of barely believable stories about life, love and brushes with the law" - Guardian
"The very best story teller on the comedy circuit" - Rhod Gilbert

Dave Williams
Dave is a top quality, experienced circuit comedian, whose crisp one-liners and surreal nonsense have earned him headline slots at some of the most prestigious comedy clubs both here and abroad.

Bethan Roberts
Winner of Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2015 and one of the UK's most promising young comedians on the circuit. She's witty, sarcastic, some might say deluded (especially her mother) but more often than not she's a right good laugh.

Bilal Zafar
Bilal is a British Muslim comedian and wry storyteller who won the NATYS Award in January 2016. He is best known for his humorous stories about experiencing racism and islamophobia.

LJ Da Funk
The brainchild of Leicester Square Comedian of the Year 2015, Zak Splijt, LJ Da Funk is a self-styled New York gangster; he is loud, brash, and full of energy. LJ tells jokes that are ostensibly idiotic but with wit and wisdom bubbling under the surface, on topics ranging from Enoch Powell and Ugandan homophobia, to his myriad yet always disastrous sexual encounters.

SOLD OUT

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Saturday 2nd April, 2016

Viv Groskop - Be More Margo (Work in progress)


Date: Saturday 2nd April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 4.30pm for 5.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

click to book online

Following her sold-out five star Edinburgh debut Say Sorry to the Lady comes BBC Radio 4's Viv Groskop's new work-in-progress about snobbery, class, Britishness and The Good Life, fuelled entirely by gin.

Should we be be classless now that we're "all in it together"? Or is it time to assert our inner reactionary and Be More Margo?

"Very funny" - Omid Djalili

"My favourite new act" - Lucy Porter

"Superb… at the top of her game as a stand-up" - edinburghfestival.org

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2507508



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/viv-groskop-be-more-margo-work-in-progress/

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
Online sales: £1.00. Credit Card transaction fee: £2.00..
Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.07

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Alan Francis, Mike Hayley & Lazy Susan - Character and Sketch Comedy Showcase


Date: Saturday 2nd April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr40mins incl. interval
Price: £10 / £8 concs (see below *)

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Tonight's showcase features a selection of hugely talented comic and character actors and their creations.

Hosted by Alan Francis: with countless writing and performing credits for TV, radio and theatre, Alan is one of the most popular performers around.
"Smooth, classy and elegant as a vintage Scotch, a seductive performer" - Chortle

Mike Hayley brings his creation the anthropologist-cum-"helpless orifice" Clovis Von Darkhelm, and washed up East End gangster legend Raymond Crow...
"Distilled Tony Hancock gold" - Fest

Lazy Susan: Work in Progress
Sketch comedians in training. Tougher, faster, stupider. No pain, no shame. Just moo it.

Foster's Best Newcomer Nominees 2014.

"This is everything sketch shows should be" ***** The Mirror
"The Susans have significantly raised their game" **** The Sunday Times
"Lazy Susan nail each character so skilfully" **** Timeout
"Superb... Subtle performances and excellent writing" **** The List
"Extremely talented" **** LondonisFunny
"High-class inventiveness" **** Fest

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2510084



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/alan-francis-mike-hayley-lazy-susan-character-and-sketch-comedy-showcase/

Links: http://www.lazysusancomedy.com/

Download poster:
 Sketch_Character_poster.pdf

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
Online sales: £1.00. Credit Card transaction fee: £2.00..
Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.14

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Stephen Frost's Improv Allstars


Date: Saturday 2nd April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr45mins incl. interval
Price: £15 / £12.50 concs (see below *)

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The Stephen Frost Improv Allstars are Stephen Frost, Niall Ashdown, Andy Smart and Steve Steen, all of whom have been regulars on the original British version of the hit TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

Stephen has been performing live improv most of his professional life, with the likes of Greg Proops, Colin Mocherie and Eddie Izzard to name but a few.

The Allstars have toured the world playing in Prague, New York Webster Hall (with Eddie Izzard and Mike Meyers), Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Beirut and Baku Azerbaijan! They are regulars at Glastonbury and Edinburgh Festivals and have all performed regularly at London's famous Comedy Store every Weds and Sun. Catch them here while you can!

You shout it out, they act it out. Fast, Funny and Furious. No safety nets, just flying by the seat of their pants every time!

"These boys rock" - Time Out New York

"Naturally, irredeemably hilarious" - Metro

"Top notch imporvised mirth making comic alchemy" - The Herald

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2507516



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/stephen-frosts-improv-allstars/

Download poster:
 Stephen_Frost_poster.pdf

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
Online sales: £1.00. Credit Card transaction fee: £2.00..
Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.32

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Sunday 3rd April, 2016

The 9th Wine Arts Trail


Date: Sunday 3rd April, 2016
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 10.40am for 11.00am show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

SOLD OUT

Hold very tight please! Ding! Ding!

Yes, the famous Wine Arts Trail is back. The most outrageous, funny, arty and wine-drenched way to spend your Comedy Festival Sunday experience is hitting the road again. Twice!!

Sip your way into the secret side of Bath as we wend our way around a series of surprises, happenings, musical interludes and comic interventions in our very own big red bus.

With a welcoming flute of bubbly and a glass of wine at every stop, this has to be the best value tour in town. On top of that, our guest clippie is none other than international entertainer, ladies’ man, bon viveur and building contractor, Bill Smarme.

With ex-Natural Theatre’s Ralph Oswick hosting, expect barrels of laughs, bottles of bonhomie and a veritable jeroboam of japes around every corner!

The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don’t delay, book today.

The start venue is announced on purchase of tickets.

"Where are we going…and are we there yet?" - Passenger, 2015



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown-ups only. Please drink responsibly.

There are two trips - 11am and 3pm set-off times. Please get to the start for doors opening time - 20 minutes before set-off - for your welcome glass of bubbly.

SOLD OUT

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Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of Socks


Date: Sunday 3rd April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: On display all day
Price: Free

Rarely studied, discussed, or even thought about, socks have nevertheless made a huge contribution to the history of humankind. For this unique and inspiring exhibition, Arthur Smith has assembled some of the most influential socks of all time, including the pair worn by Alexander the Great, the pink socks worn by General Montgomery in the battle of el Alamein, the white ones used to surrender at the Battle of Hastings, a pair worn by Princess Grace of Monaco on holiday and a blue one (probably) worn by Elvis Presley. The overall effect is sensational.

It will definitely win the Turner Prize

There will, in addition, be a selection from Arthur's own immense sock drawer with the tales they have to tell.

You will also be able to access Arthur's new 'Mindlessness' course by stroking some hand picked socks and you can buy a sock from Arthur's world class collection. Visitors are invited to bring their own favourite sock so it may be registered in Smith's important and growing sock archive.

The museum's curator may or may not sometimes be in residence...

See also Arthur's show Mindlessness - A Beginner's Guide


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The 9th Wine Arts Trail


Date: Sunday 3rd April, 2016
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 2.40pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

SOLD OUT

This trip has sold out, but there are tickets left for the 11am event - CLICK HERE

Hold very tight please! Ding! Ding!

Yes, the famous Wine Arts Trail is back. The most outrageous, funny, arty and wine-drenched way to spend your Comedy Festival Sunday experience is hitting the road again. Twice!!

Sip your way into the secret side of Bath as we wend our way around a series of surprises, happenings, musical interludes and comic interventions in our very own big red bus.

With a welcoming flute of bubbly and a glass of wine at every stop, this has to be the best value tour in town. On top of that, our guest clippie is none other than international entertainer, ladies’ man, bon viveur and building contractor, Bill Smarme.

With ex-Natural Theatre’s Ralph Oswick hosting, expect barrels of laughs, bottles of bonhomie and a veritable jeroboam of japes around every corner!

The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don’t delay, book today.

The start venue is announced on purchase of tickets.

"Where are we going…and are we there yet?" - Passenger, 2015



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown-ups only. Please drink responsibly.

There are two trips - 11am and 3pm set-off times. Please get to the start for doors opening time - 20 minutes before set-off - for your welcome glass of bubbly.

SOLD OUT

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The Bath Plug Award - The Comic Strip Presents: Peter Richardson


Date: Sunday 3rd April, 2016
Venue: Little Theatre Cinema
Doors: 4.30pm for 5.00pm show
Duration: 3hr15mins
Price: £10.50 - £12.50

click to book online

Join us as we celebrate 35 years of anarchic comedy from The Comic Strip – Alexei Sayle, Ade Edmondson, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Nigel Planer, Keith Allen, Robbie Coltrane and of course, the endlessly missed genius that was Rik Mayall.

The great Peter Richardson – mastermind behind one of the greatest movements in British comedy history – will be here in Bath to discuss the past, present and future of The Comic Strip with local comedy historian Jem Roberts, and to receive this year's Bath Plug Award for over 30 years of fooling around with and hordes of other comic legends.

Kicking off with the cinema debut of the brilliant latest Comic Strip outing, tabloid hacking satire Red Top starring Maxine Peake, Harry Enfield and Stephen Mangan, the Q&A with Peter Richardson will then be followed by a special celebration of 30 years of The Comic Strip Presents presented on the big screen, with appearances from The Strike, The Bullshitters, Five Go Mad and of course, the worst heavy metal band in the world – Bad News!



Tickets: £12.50 / £11.50 concs (Student or retired) / 10.50 Little Theatre Members

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2511089



Alternative booking: Little Theatre Cinema
Tel: 0871 902 5747
Online booking: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/The_Little/film/the-comic-strip-presents

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 BATHTCSP_poster.jpg

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.23

Lucy Porter, Kirsten O'Brien, Sally Anne Hayward - In Conversation With Standard Issue Magazine


Date: Sunday 3rd April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

click to book online

CANCELLED

We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances

The sharp and witty online women's magazine hosts a killer line-up of funny women, including Lucy Porter, Sally Anne Hayward and Kirsten O'Brien* (more tbc), talking about comedy, women, feminism and other topics.

Join brilliant women for an excellent evening of chat.



*Line-up subject to change

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2513260



Links: http://www.standardissuemagazine.com/

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.21

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Jess Robinson - The Rise of Mighty Voice


Date: Sunday 3rd April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 9.00pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £12.50 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Following last year's sold out hit, Jess Robinson (star of Dead Ringers, Newzoids, Little Voice) is back in Bath with an all new show!

Amazing mimicry, stunning singing, cheeky wit and a different show every night, thanks to the legendary Wheels of Sixty-Four Tunes. Show stopping musical mash-ups, incredible vocal gymnastics and irreverent celebrity impressions make the perfect feel-good show.

Accompanied by the fabulous Kirsty Newton (Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen) at the piano.

"Jess Robinson is going places...if you’re looking to see sheer and shameless talent, this is a great place to start" ***** Edinburgh Evening News

"It's hard to envisage a world in which jess robinson will not be a star" **** Chortle

"A naturally funny and almost scarily self-assured all-round performer...a remarkable range of impersonations...pitch perfect" **** Telegraph

Amused Moose People's Champion Award Winner

Mervyn Stutter "Pick Of The Fringe" Award Winner

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2495870



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/jess-robinson-the-rise-of-mighty-voice/

Links: http://www.jessrobinson.co.uk

Download poster:
 Jess_Robinson_A4_poster.pdf

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
Online sales: £1.00. Credit Card transaction fee: £2.00..
Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.23

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Monday 4th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of Socks


Date: Monday 4th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: On display all day
Price: Free

Rarely studied, discussed, or even thought about, socks have nevertheless made a huge contribution to the history of humankind. For this unique and inspiring exhibition, Arthur Smith has assembled some of the most influential socks of all time, including the pair worn by Alexander the Great, the pink socks worn by General Montgomery in the battle of el Alamein, the white ones used to surrender at the Battle of Hastings, a pair worn by Princess Grace of Monaco on holiday and a blue one (probably) worn by Elvis Presley. The overall effect is sensational.

It will definitely win the Turner Prize

There will, in addition, be a selection from Arthur's own immense sock drawer with the tales they have to tell.

You will also be able to access Arthur's new 'Mindlessness' course by stroking some hand picked socks and you can buy a sock from Arthur's world class collection. Visitors are invited to bring their own favourite sock so it may be registered in Smith's important and growing sock archive.

The museum's curator may or may not sometimes be in residence...

See also Arthur's show Mindlessness - A Beginner's Guide


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Arthur Smith - Mindlessness - A Beginner's Guide


Date: Monday 4th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

SOLD OUT

Want to find peace of mind but can't be bothered to get up early for yoga? Would rather be in the pub than chanting naked up a mountain? Worried your spiritual journey may involve bus replacement? Then come to this show and have it all sorted out for you by mindlessness hipster guru Arthur Smith who, in a series of mindless exercises and inspirational observations will bring you to the sublime state of stresslessness.

"This man is an idiot" - Western Daily Press

SOLD OUT

Download poster:
 Arthur_Smith_poster.pdf

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Taylor Glenn - A Billion Days of Parenthood


Date: Monday 4th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5

click to book online

Following a two-year break from stand up to look after her daughter, award-winning American comedian Taylor Glenn returns with a new full-length show A Billion Days of Parenthood.

Honest, unflinching, and delightfully dark, Taylor tackles everything from pre-natal pandas to post-natal depression in a tale about surviving the never-ending.

"An excellent storyteller - polished from start to finish" - The Skinny

"Delivers a rapid-fire comedic assault" – Wales Online

"Hilarious self-deprecating humour" – Broadway Baby

"Strap yourselves in: this lady takes you on a comedy rollercoaster" – Glee Club

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2498437



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/taylor-glenn-a-billion-days-of-parenthood/

Download poster:
 TGlenn2016_Bath_RGBscreen.jpg

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
Online sales: £1.00. Credit Card transaction fee: £2.00..
Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

New Act Competition - Heat 1


Date: Monday 4th April, 2016
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: £5

click to book online

The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees 45 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are five heats at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Aideen McQueen.

One of Ireland's top female stand ups, Aideen reached the final of the "Funny Funny" comedy competition after just her third gig.

The Grand Final will be held at Widcombe Social Club on Sunday 10th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

Event organised by Mirth Control.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2502974



Links: http://comedycv.co.uk/aideenmcqueen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXQSZqByVhc

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Dag Sørås - Cognitive Dissonance


Date: Monday 4th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.00pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

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Fresh from supporting Doug Stanhope on his recent European tour, Dag Sørås is a big-brained, baby-faced comedy assassin with killer punchlines and a PhD in British and American history. Unfortunately this does not necessarily make him all that happy with his lot in life. But it does allow him to expertly take an audience to the very edge of the comedy precipice, and dare them to look way down - and let him show them around the parts he knows too well.

A skewed world-view has rarely seemed this smart and funny. Dag won the heart of both Stanhope and his crowds the last time he was over here, which means that you know the deal with one of Norway's biggest stars - this is dark and uncompromising comedy for those that don't care for being patronised or pandered to!

"Sørås is the master of the comedic simile, and deliciously appalling imagery...quite brilliant...laugh-out-loud funny" - The Scotsman

"I've been quoting Dag Sørås bits to anyone who will listen since working with him in London. If he didn't work in English as well, I’d suggest you learn Norwegian and then go see him. Just be sure he eats before you start feeding him drinks at 7 in the morning" - Doug Stanhope

"His grim nihilism brings a crucial sense of authenticity to his dark attitude...plenty of brutally funny lines which could make him a quite a force in sick comedy" - Steve Bennett, Chortle UK

"From the land that gave us trolls, Ibsen and A-ha comes Dag Sørås, recommended by no less than Doug Stanhope himself...Sørås is dark, but Doug's dead right" - Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

"Black is the colour, Dag Sørås is the name. To be found in bigger and bigger venues" - The List Magazine

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2512885



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/dag-soras-cognitive-dissonance/

Download poster:
 Dag_Soras_poster.pdf

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
Online sales: £1.00. Credit Card transaction fee: £2.00..
Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.07

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Tuesday 5th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of Socks


Date: Tuesday 5th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: On display all day
Price: Free

Rarely studied, discussed, or even thought about, socks have nevertheless made a huge contribution to the history of humankind. For this unique and inspiring exhibition, Arthur Smith has assembled some of the most influential socks of all time, including the pair worn by Alexander the Great, the pink socks worn by General Montgomery in the battle of el Alamein, the white ones used to surrender at the Battle of Hastings, a pair worn by Princess Grace of Monaco on holiday and a blue one (probably) worn by Elvis Presley. The overall effect is sensational.

It will definitely win the Turner Prize

There will, in addition, be a selection from Arthur's own immense sock drawer with the tales they have to tell.

You will also be able to access Arthur's new 'Mindlessness' course by stroking some hand picked socks and you can buy a sock from Arthur's world class collection. Visitors are invited to bring their own favourite sock so it may be registered in Smith's important and growing sock archive.

The museum's curator may or may not sometimes be in residence...

See also Arthur's show Mindlessness - A Beginner's Guide


Back to listings

Matt Green - Writing to Harvey Keitel


Date: Tuesday 5th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5

click to book online

Two years ago Matt spent six hours in a car with Hollywood star Harvey Keitel. Since then they’ve kind of lost touch.

People keep asking Matt what Harvey was like, and presumably the same thing has also been happening the other way round? So Matt decided to write to Harvey to let him know everything he's been up to since that momentous day.

"Really funny" **** - The Scotsman

"A perfectly paced hour" **** - The List

"Why someone as funny as this isn’t doing the Apollo, or having a Radio 4 series of his own, is a bit of a mystery" **** - Theatre Bath

"An hour of classic stand up expertly delivered" **** - Broadway Baby

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2498417



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/matt-green-writing-to-harvey-keitel/

Download poster:
 Matt_Green_poster2.pdf

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
Online sales: £1.00. Credit Card transaction fee: £2.00..
Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Stuart Goldsmith: An Hour


Date: Tuesday 5th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

click to book online

All spit no polish, all show no pony. Goldsmith goes back to the source.

Amused Moose Comedy Award 2015 Nominee.
"Not one single dull moment" - Scotsman
"He gets huge laughs" - List
"High qualityMakes it look easy" - Chortle
"An Hour is a showcase of quietly perfect standup" - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Multiple award-bridesmaid, and host of the "Comedian's Comedian" podcast, with over 3.5 million downloads.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2463964



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/stuart-goldsmith-an-hour/

Links: http://www.comedianscomedian.com

Download poster:
 Stuart_Goldsmith_poster.pdf

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
Online sales: £1.00. Credit Card transaction fee: £2.00..
Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.07

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

New Act Competition - Heat 2


Date: Tuesday 5th April, 2016
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: £5

click to book online

The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees 45 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are five heats at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Izsi Lawrence.

"Iszi Lawrence finds herself in bracket alongside Josie Long and Sarah Millican" - Oxford Times

The Grand Final will be held at Widcombe Social Club on Sunday 10th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

Event organised by Mirth Control.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2502975



Links: http://www.mirthcontrolcomedy.com/artists/iszi_lawrence/

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Tamar Broadbent - All By My Selfie


Date: Tuesday 5th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.00pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5

click to book online

It’s lonely being Captain of the Jägerbombs.

Join Tamar on a quest of self discovery featuring a tube ride of shame, the hangover blues, and forever blaming everything on the Backstreet Boys.

A five-star hour of musical comedy from the girl dubbed "a female version of Owen Wilson" by a random person on YouTube.

As heard on BBC Radio 4.

"I predict a great future" - Michael Palin

"Effervescent energy and easy charm" **** RipItUp

***** Female Arts

**** A Younger Theatre

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2498413



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
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Wednesday 6th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of Socks


Date: Wednesday 6th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: On display all day
Price: Free

Rarely studied, discussed, or even thought about, socks have nevertheless made a huge contribution to the history of humankind. For this unique and inspiring exhibition, Arthur Smith has assembled some of the most influential socks of all time, including the pair worn by Alexander the Great, the pink socks worn by General Montgomery in the battle of el Alamein, the white ones used to surrender at the Battle of Hastings, a pair worn by Princess Grace of Monaco on holiday and a blue one (probably) worn by Elvis Presley. The overall effect is sensational.

It will definitely win the Turner Prize

There will, in addition, be a selection from Arthur's own immense sock drawer with the tales they have to tell.

You will also be able to access Arthur's new 'Mindlessness' course by stroking some hand picked socks and you can buy a sock from Arthur's world class collection. Visitors are invited to bring their own favourite sock so it may be registered in Smith's important and growing sock archive.

The museum's curator may or may not sometimes be in residence...

See also Arthur's show Mindlessness - A Beginner's Guide


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Seymour Mace - Niche as F*ck!


Date: Wednesday 6th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £6

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Here's my hundred words, well ninety one now, make that eighty seven, bugger! Eighty three! Eighty! Phew, shit! Seventy nine! Eight! Seventy two!

Space, ninja, chicken, skellington, gravy, frog, fruit, super, fantastic, circus, strange, journey, monster, mystery, ghost, caravan, clown, death, electric, chaos, potato, balloon, poopy, nipple, elephant, chocolate, beans, fudge, laser, dimensional, fart, rocket, jam, henlike, crazy, golf, juggernaut, sausage, farmyard, toast, Elvis, werewolf, slurp, eggbox, plastic, emotion, titbox, wagon, pirates, shitpants, dead dog, fatty, plop, plop, cheesecake, cheesecake, birthday murder.....niche as fuck!

***** Times, ***** Gigglebeats, **** Mirror, **** Chortle, **** List, **** Fest, **** Skinny, **** One4Review.

"Made me completely lose myself to laughter" - Alex Hardy, Times

"Has the anarchic curveball spirit of Vic and Bob" - Alex Hardy, Times

"Delightfully angry and ridiculously creative" - Victoria Nangle, Festmag

"Like a terrifying clown hiding under your bed" - James McColl, Skinny

"Dark whimsy and flimsy props" - Claire Sawers, List

"His best hour yet" - Claire Sawers, List

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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2505925



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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New Act Competition - Heat 3


Date: Wednesday 6th April, 2016
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: £5

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The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees 45 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are five heats at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Laura Lexx.

"One of the most delightful performers you're ever likely to see" - GQ

The Grand Final will be held at Widcombe Social Club on Sunday 10th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

Event organised by Mirth Control.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2502980



Links: http://www.andrewroachtalent.com/laura-lexx/

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Diane Spencer - New Material


Date: Wednesday 6th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5

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Hilarious standup comedian Diane Spencer's brand new show.

A mixture of oberservations, social commentary, and storytelling all packed with punchlines.

The New Current's "Woman of the Year" (2013) and winner of Chortle Best Newcomer 2011, Diane's cutting humour and ditzy demeanor have been charming audiences all over the world.

If you want to know what you're in for, you can watch her previous 6 shows on Youtube (see link below).

"Not to be missed" ***** ThreeWeeks

"Half-horrifying, half-fascinating, all hilarious" **** The Skinny

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2499757



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/diane-spencer-new-material/

Links: http://www.difunny.co.uk/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5DbTksXAwjgGo-p6bNm5w
https://www.facebook.com/dianespencerfun/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/dianespencerfun

Twitter: @dianespencerfun

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Tom Neenan - The Andromeda Paradox


Date: Wednesday 6th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.00pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £6

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When Scientist Bernard Andromeda discovers an ancient stone bearing his own name he believes it is evidence of alien technology.

A one man comedy sci-fi epic from acclaimed writer and comedian Tom Neenan.

**** Telegraph, **** Metro, **** Three Weeks

"Absolutely Brilliant" - Steven Moffat

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2510541



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
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Thursday 7th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of Socks


Date: Thursday 7th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: On display all day
Price: Free

Rarely studied, discussed, or even thought about, socks have nevertheless made a huge contribution to the history of humankind. For this unique and inspiring exhibition, Arthur Smith has assembled some of the most influential socks of all time, including the pair worn by Alexander the Great, the pink socks worn by General Montgomery in the battle of el Alamein, the white ones used to surrender at the Battle of Hastings, a pair worn by Princess Grace of Monaco on holiday and a blue one (probably) worn by Elvis Presley. The overall effect is sensational.

It will definitely win the Turner Prize

There will, in addition, be a selection from Arthur's own immense sock drawer with the tales they have to tell.

You will also be able to access Arthur's new 'Mindlessness' course by stroking some hand picked socks and you can buy a sock from Arthur's world class collection. Visitors are invited to bring their own favourite sock so it may be registered in Smith's important and growing sock archive.

The museum's curator may or may not sometimes be in residence...

See also Arthur's show Mindlessness - A Beginner's Guide


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The Travelling Sisters


Date: Thursday 7th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5

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The Travelling Sisters is a mash up of potent sketches and songs played out by a bevy of loveable, heartbreaking and ridiculous characters.

Endearingly funny and joyfully daft, the Sisters create a world as twisted as it is charming.

"These women shine" **** Funny Women

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2492999



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/the-travelling-sisters/

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Lewis Schaffer - You Are Beautiful


Date: Thursday 7th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

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Pronounced "Shay-fer", Lewis Schaffer combines the comedy genes of Joan Rivers and Jackie Mason with the relevance of the freshest comedians. His free-wheeling style makes every show different and thrilling. Fasten your seat belts!

Lewis was the house compere of the Comedy Cellar and the Boston Comedy Club in New York. In London, he holds the record for the longest-running residency at the prestigious Leicester Square Theatre.

"Genuinely liberating: a masterful take-down of the whole concept of human beauty" **** Fringe Guru

"One of the most brilliant and amazing comedy shows I've ever seen in my life....Shaffer plays with taboos, twisting and turning his attitudes and upsetting expectations until the audience is dumbfounded and helpless with laughter" ***** The Scotsman

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2490309



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New Act Competition - Heat 4


Date: Thursday 7th April, 2016
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: £5

click to book online

The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees 45 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are five heats at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Laura Lexx.

"One of the most delightful performers you're ever likely to see" - GQ

The Grand Final will be held at Widcombe Social Club on Sunday 10th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

Event organised by Mirth Control.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2502983



Links: http://www.andrewroachtalent.com/laura-lexx/

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Spencer Jones is The Herbert - Proper Job


Date: Thursday 7th April, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.00pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £6

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An unlikely hero dressed in white tights and a T-shirt with a photo of a budgie on it. Childlike and cheeky, The Herbert brings a show stuffed full of physical, musical, prop-heavy insanity.

A sort of grubby Mr Bean with a hint of Tommy Cooper. This guy is such a dickhead. Writer and star of BBC's BAFTA-nominated Big Babies and UK Barry-nominated for best performer in Edinburgh 2014, Spencer Jones was a New Act of the Year 2015 runner-up.

"Punch you in the gut funny... Possibly the nicest, funniest, silliest, most heart-warming hour you can have" **** Scotsman

"Gloriously hilarious" - Chortle

"Spencer Jones has built one of the silliest, most consuming shows of the Fringe" ***** Times

"This is a performance that can be read as pure daftness, channelling the spirit of Tommy Cooper, or as something deeper and existential. The truth is probably both" - Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard



Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2512881



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/spencer-jones-is-the-herbert-proper-job/

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Friday 8th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of Socks


Date: Friday 8th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: On display all day
Price: Free

Rarely studied, discussed, or even thought about, socks have nevertheless made a huge contribution to the history of humankind. For this unique and inspiring exhibition, Arthur Smith has assembled some of the most influential socks of all time, including the pair worn by Alexander the Great, the pink socks worn by General Montgomery in the battle of el Alamein, the white ones used to surrender at the Battle of Hastings, a pair worn by Princess Grace of Monaco on holiday and a blue one (probably) worn by Elvis Presley. The overall effect is sensational.

It will definitely win the Turner Prize

There will, in addition, be a selection from Arthur's own immense sock drawer with the tales they have to tell.

You will also be able to access Arthur's new 'Mindlessness' course by stroking some hand picked socks and you can buy a sock from Arthur's world class collection. Visitors are invited to bring their own favourite sock so it may be registered in Smith's important and growing sock archive.

The museum's curator may or may not sometimes be in residence...

See also Arthur's show Mindlessness - A Beginner's Guide


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Anna Morris - It's Got To Be Perfect


Date: Friday 8th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

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The critically acclaimed character comic, star of ITV2's Bad Bridesmaid and BBC One's Outnumbered, brings her smash-hit, sell-out Edinburgh show to Bath.

You are invited to attend the wedding rehearsal of viral YouTube star (Georgina's Wedding Blogs) Georgina Francis (dubbed 'Britain's Worst Bride' in the press) and her long suffering fiancé Simon, a Conservative Politician.

Georgina is determined to have THE perfect wedding when she ties the knot this year, so what better way to make sure everything goes smoothly than to rehearse as many times as possible, all over the UK, using the audience as fill-in guests?! Be warned - nothing will get in the way of her perfect day. Don't. Be. Late...

"Beautifully crafted comedy" The Independent

"Spot-on, darkly comic characters. She’s comedy gold" Huffington Post

"The best wedding I’ve ever been to" **** Broadway Baby

"Terrific writing and an exceptional performance" **** The Skinny

"This show is simply perfect" **** Edinburgh Guide

Read the Bath Chronicle Weekend Magazine interview with Anna and Georgina - click here.

Show Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgxmA0iVATM

Georgina’s Wedding Blogs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTk9F9A8NBKk5DIKH57QprDhQISPNAW2I

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2505170



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/anna-morris-its-got-to-be-perfect/

Links: http://www.georgina.wedding

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New Act Competition - Heat 5


Date: Friday 8th April, 2016
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: £5

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The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees 45 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are five heats at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Becky Brunning.

"Becky is an absolute delight - whimsical, original routines with razor sharp writing, we'd have her back for sure!" - Comedy Combo

The Grand Final will be held at Widcombe Social Club on Sunday 10th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

Event organised by Mirth Control.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2502985



Links: http://www.mirthcontrolcomedy.com/artists/becky_brunning/

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Hardeep Singh Kohli - Big Mouth Strikes Again


Date: Friday 8th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.00pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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When you've a mouth this big, is it any wonder you get into trouble?

The comedian, broadcaster, journalist and chef explains all in a brand new show, on the back of its premier at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.

"Immensely funny" - Daily Express

"Very funny… with a touching truth in the stories he tells and a truthful integrity in the way he tells them" **** Edinburgh Guide

"Mixes stories with fantastic quick-witted patter" **** Skinny

"Something quite special... in between the laughter are stories of genuine power" ***** Broadway Baby

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2505919



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/hardeep-singh-kohli-big-mouth-strikes-again/

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Paco Erhard - Worst. German. Ever.


Date: Friday 8th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 9.30pm for 10.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

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German comedian Paco Erhard is German, but he has other problems too. Like answering the question "How to be happy in a world we know is essentially f*cked?". Or trying to make sense of his 5 years observing you Brits in your natural habitat. Or the fact that after travelling the globe for 14 years and selling out at comedy festivals worldwide for 6, he has moved back to Berlin and is coming to realise: yes, he is German, but he's pretty sh*t at it.

Now he bares all in his edgiest, most personal show yet. You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order.

A high-octane mix of social satire, playful madness, and cross-cultural mischief that the media calls "intelligent, political, smutty and genius" (Adelaide Advertiser, 2015). Paco draws on his meandering life around the world, comparisons between the cultures he has lived in, mischievous thoughts on society, politics, media, religion and other bullshit, as well as observational comedy and just plain silliness.

Considered "one of the best cultural comedians in the world" (Rip It Up, 2015), Paco was nominated for the Fringe World Best Comedy Award 2013, has garnered multiple 5-star reviews, clocked up numerous worldwide TV and radio credits while performing around the globe in English, German, and Spanish, and now has a residency at Berlin's famous Bar Jeder Vernunft theatre.

"As close to stand-up genius as I have ever seen... waves of comedy gold" ***** Edinburgh Guide

"The well-travelled, politically incorrect German comedian is on top form - a German combination of Jim Jefferies and Bill Hicks... observational comedy and satire at its finest" ***** Three Weeks

"Hilariously, intelligently, full-on fizzingly fantastic... I’m reminded why comedy is addictive... If you're hungry for intelligent, political entertainment, Erhard is a must-see." – Theatre Review, Wellington NZ

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2513943



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/paco-erhard-worst-german-ever/

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Saturday 9th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of Socks


Date: Saturday 9th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: On display all day
Price: Free

Rarely studied, discussed, or even thought about, socks have nevertheless made a huge contribution to the history of humankind. For this unique and inspiring exhibition, Arthur Smith has assembled some of the most influential socks of all time, including the pair worn by Alexander the Great, the pink socks worn by General Montgomery in the battle of el Alamein, the white ones used to surrender at the Battle of Hastings, a pair worn by Princess Grace of Monaco on holiday and a blue one (probably) worn by Elvis Presley. The overall effect is sensational.

It will definitely win the Turner Prize

There will, in addition, be a selection from Arthur's own immense sock drawer with the tales they have to tell.

You will also be able to access Arthur's new 'Mindlessness' course by stroking some hand picked socks and you can buy a sock from Arthur's world class collection. Visitors are invited to bring their own favourite sock so it may be registered in Smith's important and growing sock archive.

The museum's curator may or may not sometimes be in residence...

See also Arthur's show Mindlessness - A Beginner's Guide


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Sex.. with Pete Searles


Date: Saturday 9th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 3.30pm for 4.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

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After his much younger girlfriend leaves him for a better looking, richer, more successful friend of his, Searles dissolves into a gibbering, chain-smoking, suicidal-insomniac!

In desperation he resorts to the latest new-age self-help healing therapy E.F.T. (emotional freedom technique) regressing him into a voyage of self re-discovery - where buried memories of past relationships, one-night stands and a very confused childhood all come bubbling to the surface – with hilarious, painful and revelatory results!

"Haven't laughed so much in ages" - Gilded Balloon

"One of the loveliest, laughter filled hours I have seen" - The Scotsman

"He's definitely one performer I look forward to seeing again next year" - one4review.com

"It's a joy" - The List Magazine

"Brilliant… one of the best solo shows I've ever seen!" - Gyles Brandreth

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2505938



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/sex-with-pete-searles/

Links: http://www.petersearles.com/

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The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare


Date: Saturday 9th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

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Earth's funniest footwear return with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks & violence, taking on The Bard Of Avon himself.

Howl at their Hamlet, roar at their Romeo & Juliet, and peer into their Coriolanus. Plus all the usual satirical nonsense from the Two Gentlesocks Of Verrucca.

"The unparalleled pinnacle of comedy puppetry" ***** Venue

"Had every single audience member... laughing until they cried" ***** Edinburgh Evening News

"One of the truly great comic inventions of our time" ***** Theatre Bath 2015

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2490328



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/the-scottish-falsetto-sock-puppet-theatre-do-shakespeare/

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Patrick Monahan - The Disco Years


Date: Saturday 9th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs including interval
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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The family's favourite funnyman (and occasional disco dancer) is on tour across the UK with his brand new stand-up show!

Charged by Patrick's memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain, this is a laugh out loud show that is both thoughtful and smart as well as brilliantly silly!

Winner of the www.Ents24.com '2015 Hardest Working Comedian of the Year Award' for playing the highest number of venues in the UK! As seen on ITV's "Splash!", "Fake Reaction", "Show Me The Funny" and "Celebrity Squares".

"A spellbinding narrative…delightful, impressive and very funny… if it is possible to make Monahan audiences love their boy more than they already do, then this is the show that will do it" **** The Scotsman

"A comedian with a heart of gold… it's not laboured but it makes you think, even while you grin from ear to ear at all the fun you've just had" ***** One4Review

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2490317



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/patrick-monahan-the-disco-years/

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Sunday 10th April, 2016

Arthur Smith - The Arturart Museum of Socks


Date: Sunday 10th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: On display all day
Price: Free

Rarely studied, discussed, or even thought about, socks have nevertheless made a huge contribution to the history of humankind. For this unique and inspiring exhibition, Arthur Smith has assembled some of the most influential socks of all time, including the pair worn by Alexander the Great, the pink socks worn by General Montgomery in the battle of el Alamein, the white ones used to surrender at the Battle of Hastings, a pair worn by Princess Grace of Monaco on holiday and a blue one (probably) worn by Elvis Presley. The overall effect is sensational.

It will definitely win the Turner Prize

There will, in addition, be a selection from Arthur's own immense sock drawer with the tales they have to tell.

You will also be able to access Arthur's new 'Mindlessness' course by stroking some hand picked socks and you can buy a sock from Arthur's world class collection. Visitors are invited to bring their own favourite sock so it may be registered in Smith's important and growing sock archive.

The museum's curator may or may not sometimes be in residence...

See also Arthur's show Mindlessness - A Beginner's Guide


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Interactive Theatre International - The Wedding Reception


Date: Sunday 10th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 12.30pm prompt
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £35 incl 2 course meal + cake!

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Boasting 5* reviews from premières in London Covent Garden, Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe, this new immersive comedy from the producers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience makes its Bath debut...complete with new bits!

Will & Kate's dream was for a small intimate wedding – but Kate's Mum, Lynne, had other plans! In a bid for peace, a compromise was reached, and the happy couple tied the knot in a registry office so that Lynne's lavish reception could go ahead without fuss... though "without fuss" isn't quite how it turns out!

Be a guest at The Wedding Reception. It's a 2-hour comedy that's immersive, highly improvised, and as interactive as you want it to be. And, in true wedding reception style, it even includes a sit-down dinner (incl vegetarian option) - with cake! Join the party. It's a roller-coaster journey full of fun, frolics... and more than a few surprises.

"Brilliant interactive theatre – highly entertaining... highly recommended!" - FringeReview, Edinburgh Fringe 2015

"I have not been privy to immersive theatre this effective since Punchdrunk… remarkably clever and funny" - Broadway Baby, Brighton Fringe 2015

"A great, fun new concept that you can't really fault" - West End Wilma, London Covent Garden 2015



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Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/interactive-theatre-international-the-wedding-reception/

Links: http://www.interactivetheatre.com.au/theweddingreception

Facebook: http://facebook.com/theweddingreceptionshow

Twitter: @theweddingrecep

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New Act Competition - Grand Final


Date: Sunday 10th April, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.45pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 3hrs
Price: £8.50

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The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees 45 of the best up and coming comics in the UK compete in five heats.

The nine best acts from the competition heats battle it out in tonight's grand final, judged by a panel including comedy industry heavyweights Graham Smith, Alan Nixon and Jill Edwards, and Bath Comedy Festival Director Nick Steel.

Previous finalists include Bethan Roberts, Archie Maddocks, Paul Revill, Larry Dean, Rob Beckett, Joe Lycett, Matt Richardson, Mickey Sharma, Lindsay Sharman, Harriet Kemsley and James Alderson.

Competition organiser and tonight's compere is Geoff Whiting - with 18 years on the stand-up circuit, Geoff is an established comedian and popular compere with a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe. He has supported Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Dara O'Briain, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Noel Fielding and Lee Hurst. Geoff is also the driving force behind Mirth Control - the largest independant comedy booker in the UK, currently booking comedy shows into more than 80 venues nationwide.

A Mirth Control and Nick Steel presentation.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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Links: http://www.mirthcontrolcomedy.com

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Tuesday 12th April, 2016

Final Fling Festival Party - The Zen Hussies


Date: Tuesday 12th April, 2016
Venue: Hall And Woodhouse
Doors: 7.30pm
Duration: 3hrs
Price: Free

A FREE final fling in the spectacular surroundings of Hall and Woodhouse.

Open to one and all!

Celebrate the end of a fabulous festival with the Comedy Festival organisers, volunteers and participants and enjoy the dance-along sounds of the hugely popular Zen Hussies, whose trademark sound has been described by Festival Eye magazine as "the sonic definition of happiness" and is a whirl of bluesy hollers, swinging trumpet, baritone sax, clarinet, harmonica, double bass, guitars, drums and good humoured stylistic nudges and winks.


Links: http://hall-woodhousebath.co.uk/
http://www.zenhussies.com/

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Saturday 4th June, 2016

Frank Williams - More Tea Vicar?


Date: Saturday 4th June, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval & book sign
Price: £14.50 / £12.50 concs (see below *)

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Dad's Army Vicar Frank Williams invites you to join him for a hilarious evening of TV nostalgia.

Everybody loves Dad's Army. Even after 50 years it continues to pull huge viewing figures becoming one of the all-time classic 'greats' of television, also enjoying West-End success, a Royal Variety Performance, a national tour, a themed cruise and now the new feature film in which Frank returns as the vicar.

David Croft and Jimmy Perry chose Frank to create the role of the wonderfully eccentric vicar who was always slightly tetchy as he tried to come to terms with the elderly platoon's invasion of his beloved church hall.

Join Frank as he celebrates a lifetime on Stage, TV, Film and the legendary BBCTV series. In an entertaining trip down memory lane, Frank gives a unique glimpse behind the scenes and stories of the celebrated TV & Film casts of Dad`s Army & a host of other TV classics such as Emergency Ward 10; All Gas & Gaiters; Morecambe & Wise; The Two Ronnies and many more.

Frank is interviewed by author & entertainer Chris Gidney in a lively evening of television nostalgia which includes Frank's rarely seen home movie of the Dads Army cast on tour, and Frank will sign copies of his best-selling autobiography, Vicar to Dad's Army.

"He tells of his craft with an infectious geniality" - Daily Telegraph

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2513265



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Wednesday 8th June, 2016

Bill Smarme & The Bizness plus Hoppin' Mad - Bill Smarme Comes Strictly Dancing


Date: Wednesday 8th June, 2016
Venue: Club XL
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £10

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Foxtrot Tango! Foxtrot Tango!.....Bill Smarme hosts a cheeky evening of dance inspired Musical Cabaret.

A riotous fandango of hip hop, flip flop, lindy hop and new fangled tangos performed by Bill, his swinging band The Bizness and Special Guests.

Watch Bill put his left leg in and shake it all about for a truly terpsichoreal experience.

Sold out last year so book early to ensure disappointment.

Full bar in operation this year.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2525770



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/bill-smarme-the-bizness-plus-special-guests-bill-smarme-comes-strictly-dancing/

Links: http://www.billsmarme.com

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Thursday 9th June, 2016

Widcombe Nights Comedy Special - Nick Doody, Bilal Zafar, Philip Cooper, Aideen McQueen (MC)


Date: Thursday 9th June, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £10 / £8 concs (see below *)

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Bath Comedy has come home to the newly rebuilt Widcombe Social Club and we're celebrating Bath Fringe in great style, with a line-up of some of the leading lights of the current comedy circuit, in the best new venue in town! You don't get to see this on TV - come and experience some fantastic talent live, the way it should be.

Starring:

Nick Doody
A highly engaging live performer and a prolific comedy writer for TV and radio. Sharp, topical and not afraid to say what he thinks, his brand of intelligent, honest and incisive comedy has won him fans all over the world.
"Simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free hour of pure stand-up I've seen so far this Fringe" ***** Chortle
"All hail Nick Doody...pure comedy gold" ***** Metro

Aideen McQueen
One of Ireland's top female stand ups, Aideen reached the final of the "Funny Funny" comedy competition after just her third gig, and recent shows have included support for Sean Hughes, Ardal O'Hanlon and Jonny Vegas
"Confident and charismatic on stage, Aideen is able to adapt to different audiences seamlessly and has a very big future in stand up comedy" - Geoff Whiting, Mirth Control

Bilal Zafar
Bilal is a British Muslim comedian and wry storyteller who won the NATYS Award in January 2016. He is best known for his humorous stories about experiencing racism and islamophobia.

Philip Cooper
Runner up in the 2015 Bath Comedy New Act Competition, Phil enjoys great popularity in the South West and beyond.
"…impossible not to be drawn into his expertly delivered dialogues… Top class comedian" - Ministry Comedy

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2544744



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/widcombe-nights-comedy-special/

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 Wid_Nights_June_2016b.pdf

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Wednesday 27th July, 2016

John-Luke Roberts Builds a Monster


Date: Wednesday 27th July, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 55mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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A thoughtful idiot builds a monstrous show for your entertainment.

A monster in progress from the creator of Stnad-Up and Stdad-Up, co-creator of the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, and co-writer of Robert Lyndsay and Maureen Lipman’s sitcom Bull.

Trained by Philippe Gaulier.

"Intelligent, precise and deadly funny" **** Chortle

"Brilliant" - Independent

"Stretches the boundaries of the form with a childlike glee" - Guardian

"John-Luke Roberts. Funny as f*ck and clever? Sure. But he is also a dick. I'd bottle him all up" - Tony Law

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

(This show replaces the previously advertised "Tamar Broadbent - Get Ugly")

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2565881



Twitter: @jlukeroberts

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 John-Luke_Roberts_poster.pdf

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Elf Lyons - Pelican (Preview)


Date: Wednesday 27th July, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 50mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Elf Lyons sometimes wants to kill her mother. Do other people ever feel like this? She’s made a show to find out.

In Pelican, Elf uses her unique blend of storytelling, surrealism and brute honesty to pull apart her love/hate relationship with her mother to comedically explore the age-old fear of turning into your mother, and the pressures to have it all as young woman. A brand new fierce, sassy and hilarious show from the L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier graduate and Feminist Times' One To Watch.

MEDIA EYE RISING STAR 2016

"Enthusiastically peculiar...endearingly eccentric...showing sexy, nerdy and funny aren't mutually incompatible" - Chortle 2015

"Lyons is endearingly eccentric on so many levels. She has a knack for fostering the desire to be her new best friend" Fest Magazine 2015

"A stand-out Fringe show from a vibrant and energetic performer...packed full of sexiness, nerdiness...with an excellent astronaut striptease" **** The Skinny 2015

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2565995



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362

Twitter: @elf_lyons

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Thursday 28th July, 2016

Daniel Simonsen - Working On It


Date: Thursday 28th July, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Work in progress show from the Norwegian comic and Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer.

Currently residing in New York City, this will be one of Simonsen's only UK shows this year.

As seen on "Russell Howard's Good News" and "House of Fools"

"One of the most compelling voices of the moment" - Independent

"Funny before he even opened his mouth" - Scotsman

"Creepily brilliant" - Fabulous Magazine

**** Time Out

**** Times

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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Neil McFarlane - Sightseeing With A Hangover (Preview)


Date: Thursday 28th July, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Zagreb, Maribor, Antwerp, Oslo, Hamburg, Osijek, Rijeka, Belgrade, Budapest, Bucharest, Jersey, Guernsey, Orkney, Dublin, San Francisco, Orlando, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC... Bath.

Neil has visited a surprising number of strange and foreign cities and shores to do stand-up. Especially when you consider how little he earned in the process. Were they grateful? Not remotely.

But along the way he's picked up some stories, met some interesting people and seen some sights, usually an hour before his flight leaves - and fallen down a few holes. Always with a mild hangover from whichever heinous local firewater he imbibed after the gig. For more details, see below. Or even better, see the show. He doesn't bite, he generally deodorises and his public nudity is rare, although extraordinary.

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Thursday 13th October, 2016

Bill Smarme's Piss-up In A Brewery


Date: Thursday 13th October, 2016
Venue: Electric Bear Brewing Company
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

They said he couldn't do it...but they were wrong, because Bill Smarme will be running "A PISS-UP IN A BREWERY" at The Electric Bear Brewing Company.

Bill Smarme - international entertainer, ladies' man, builder - and his band The Bizness - will be performing their unique comedic take on all things vaguely musical and pulling a few surprises out the hat like they do.

Bill, the band, and you, will be getting pissed on a raft of great beers from the Electric Bear Brewing Company. They make distinctive and delicious beers for beer-lovers of all sorts, ranging from a golden ale at 3.8% through European and American style ales, wheat beer, stouts, and other exotic ales and lagers including a German brew at a knee-wobbling 9.1%. See more at www.electricbearbrewing.com

Mouth-watering wood-fired pizzas will be available on the night, supplied by Vito Albergo from the Bianco Rosso Pizza Company.

The Electric Bear Brewing Company is at Unit 12, The Maltings, Brassmill Lane, Bath BA1 3JL

And don't forget, Bill sez "If you must drink and drive, take someone else with you."

SOLD OUT

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Friday 14th October, 2016

Nick Harper


Date: Friday 14th October, 2016
Venue: The Bell (Love Lounge)
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £10 adv (£12 door)

SOLD OUT

"The sheer weight of ideas in his music makes him irresistible and unstoppable. Harper the performer is a fearsome weapon. Phenomenal? You bet your life" - Southern Reporter

"One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainright and Jeff Buckley" - Mojo


For Nick Harper 2016 has been the most exciting year with a sell-out UK Spring tour supporting the third and final 'retrospective' vinyl LP, with one box to unite them all. He is also sporting a new live album, 'Hark!' – a recording of songs from his award-winning shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2003. This winter Nick is on tour with a band for the first time in ten years. With no Nick Harper solo tour planned for 2017 these shows are sure to sell out early and round off this celebratory year in style.

Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up, it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father's Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985. Nick's talent and energy entranced Roy's fans and it was inevitable that he would begin touring and recording in his own right. The 1994 EP 'Light at the End of the Kennel' was swiftly followed by his powerful 1995 debut long player 'Seed' prompting The Independent to describe him as "hugely talented".

To call Nick a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs.

A RMT Music & Bath Comedy co-production.

Nick's Edinburgh Fringe shows this year received several glowing four star reviews, read them here:
The Scotsman
Fife Today
The Herald

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.harperspace.com
http://www.rmtmusicproductions.co.uk

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Tuesday 1st November, 2016

The Real MacGuffins & Fol Espoir - Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain


Date: Tuesday 1st November, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.15pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 110mins incl interval
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

An instant hit when it previewed and a sell out last year, The Real MacGuffins return with the touring show!

"The British don't know how to make a good cup of coffee. You don't know how to make a good cup of tea. It's an even swap."

It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather.

The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life, featuring everything from cricket, warm beer and ha'pennies to Sunday afternoons in the country.. A rib-tickling show for all ages.

"Wholly idiotic, inducing a helpless laughter that almost incapacitates the audience… an unforgettable experience." **** The Stage

"Packed with puns and innuendo, the slickness and pace of this brilliant group made it great fun for all age groups… A thoroughly entertaining evening." **** Essential Surrey

The Real MacGuffins have proved a crowd favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2010 playing sell-out shows to critical acclaim. Their highly energetic, interactive comedy delights audiences both young and old - with a mix of wordplay, good (and some bad) old fashioned jokes and physical comedy, there is something for everyone.

Fol Espoir are the creators of 'Winston On the Run' (***** WhatsOnStage) and 'Dr Brown Because' (**** The Times, The Sunday Times, Time Out).

Read a review from A Younger Theatre here:
http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-instructions-for-american-servicemen-in-britain-redbridge-drama-centre/

and another from The Stage:
https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2015/instructions-for-american-servicemen-in-britain-the-village-hall-cropwell-bishop-riotously-funny/

SOLD OUT

Links: http://therealmacguffins.com/
http://www.folespoir.co.uk/

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Tuesday 15th November, 2016

Mishka Shubaly & Glenn Wool


Date: Tuesday 15th November, 2016
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £12.50 / £10 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

Glenn Wool
"Seeing Glenn Wool perform should be made compulsory for the melancholy. There's no way you won't feel a bit better about the world afterwards. Lethally funny" **** Metro

Critically acclaimed and internationally renowned Canadian comedian, Glenn hides a sharp intelligence behind apparently homespun humour, which hits the mark on a wide range of subjects from religious fundamentalism to current world politics in such a way that you hardly notice. As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats, The World Stands Up, Edinburgh & Beyond, Russell Howard's Good News and more.

"Effortlessly funny with an affability that other comics can only dream of – You have to go and see Glenn Wool" - The Guardian

"If Like me, you believe that nobody could be much funnier than a cross between Jack Black and Meat Loaf, then you’ll be pleased to learn that such a man exists" - The Independent on Sunday

Mishka Shubaly
"The gruff and rough-voiced Shubaly is a chronicler of mankind's darkest impulses and failures, a guy with a ticket to hell and back" - Time Out New York

After receiving an expensive MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, Mishka Shubaly promptly realised he was more interested in playing music in dive bars than writing. He lived out of a Toyota minivan for a year, touring non-stop, and shared the stage with artists like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Decemberists among others.

He's become a cult favorite, opening nationally for comedy iconoclast Doug Stanhope, penning the soundtrack for The Unbookables documentary, headlining the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour, and touring with Pearl Jam fave Star Anna. Adrian Grenier played drums for a new single and Shubaly's most recent record "Coward's Path" has won praise from Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, among others.

"We all have heroes. I would never want to imagine Tom Waits going to therapy or Bukowski running a 10k. In my heart, Mishka Shubaly will always be spilled over the bar next to me and playing on the jukebox of my soul." - Doug Stanhope

"Forever a favourite, sublime!" - Johnny Depp

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.mishkashubaly.com
http://www.glennwool.com

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Thursday 17th November, 2016

Fred MacAulay - LIFE


Date: Thursday 17th November, 2016
Venue: St Margaret's Hall, Bradford-on-Avon
Doors: 7.15pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 105mins including interval
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Fred MacAulay - (Mock the Week, The News Quiz) - Who/What/Where is LIFE for Fred? It could be philosophical, (Fred likes to probe). It could be medical, (Fred has been probed). It's likely to be topical, potentially satirical and it's bound to be funny.

"Rib-achingly funny, one of the funniest men alive" - Sunday Times

"One of the best stand-ups Britain has ever produced" - Richard Osman, BBC Pointless

Reasonably priced licensed bar. Parking available at the venue. Trains run back to Bath and Bristol until 22:44.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2580372



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/fred-macaulay-life/

Links: http://www.fredmacaulay.com/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/fred.macaulay.5

Twitter: @FredMacAulay

Download poster:
 Fred_MacAulay_poster.pdf

STOP PRESS - Special meal deals for ticket holders!
Two restaurants in Bradford on Avon are offering deals in conjunction with the show:

Bunch of Grapes: Special offer: steak frites for just £10 - book a table before 7pm and mention the deal

The Three Gables: Special offer: pre- or post-show dinner. Open from 5.30pm. Two courses £18, three courses £22

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Thursday 1st December, 2016

Bonbon Cabaret - Bonbon & Chums


Date: Thursday 1st December, 2016
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

After a three year sabbatical the fabled Bonbon Cabaret is back, featuring a scintillating array of talent in a variety show format at Bath Comedy's newest cool venue, the recently reopened Widcombe Social Club!

Monsieur Ralph Le Bonbon will introduce a splendiferous line-up of quality acts including character comedy and music plus, of course, the ineffable Widcombe Players; and no Bonbon Cabaret would be complete without the unmissable pickled egg raffle!

Starring Marty Skiver, character comic Emma Sidi, comedy songwriter Tamar Broadbent and cabaret star Tina T’urner Tea Lady!

Come and experience the continually improving wonderful space which is Widcombe Social Club, with its comfy seats, air conditioning, new acoustics, posh toilets, downstairs lounge/bar and gorgeous staff!

NB: Look out for the Widcombe Christmas Tree Lights switch-on starting outside the White Hart at 6.15pm before this show - rumour has it that the Queen herself is coming to do the honours this year!

Wear red and win a prize for the best hat/jumper/creation...

SOLD OUT

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Friday 9th December, 2016

Swear along with Withnail & I


Date: Friday 9th December, 2016
Venue: St Margaret's Hall, Bradford-on-Avon
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £6

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It's back! You've sung-along-a Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, even Frozen but now, for another glorious night, you can

SWEAR-ALONG-A WITHNAIL & I

Join fellow fans for a very special screening of the most quoted cult classic film, Withnail & I, and get to shout along with all the sweariest moments!

Special guest introduction, and prize for the best dressed character from the film!

Our reasonably priced bar will be open throughout the show, at Bradford on Avon's comfortable flagship venue.

Parking available at the venue. Trains run back to Bath and Bristol until 22:44.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2589447



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/swear-along-with-withnail-i/

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Tuesday 31st January, 2017

Bec Hill & Sarah Bennetto


Date: Tuesday 31st January, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr50min incl interval
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Double bill of work-in-progress shows from two most prolific and exciting comedians.

Bec Hill is an Australian-born-London-based comedian, presenter and fool. She is best known for her Twitter presence, her "live animations" on YouTube, and her recent stint co-hosting Sky's DC Fancast. John Barrowman once kissed her on the lips and it confused her.

"Bec Hill: exuberant, daft and inventive." **** The Scotsman
"There's something special about Bec Hill." **** The Times

Sarah Bennetto is a stand-up from Melbourne, now based in London. You can catch her doing new solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe every year, music festivals, comedy clubs, and she can also be heard on BBC Radio 4, Glastonbury backstage radio and NTS's Mix-Tape. She is the host of Storytellers' Club, the cult comedians-telling-stories comedy club.

"Self-depreciating, dark, honest and genuinely funny. One of the most enjoyable and original shows I’ve seen this year. It had me laughing out loud more times than I could count." ****½ The Advertiser newspaper, Adelaide
"A sophisticated mix of standup and character comedy, Bennetto succeeds in harnessing the full power of an instinctive comedic mind." **** Fest magazine, Edinburgh
"Superb. Devastating. Edges towards perfection." **** ThreeWeeks, UK

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2729366



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/bec-hill-sarah-bennetto/

Links: http://www.bechillcomedian.com
http://comedycv.co.uk/sarahbennetto

Twitter: @bechillcomedian;sarahbennetto;storyCLB

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 Bec_Sarah_poster.pdf

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Thursday 16th February, 2017

Bonbon Cabaret - Bonbon’s Love-in


Date: Thursday 16th February, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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We heart Valentine’s! We heart Bonbon! We heart Widcombe Social Club!

Romance is not dead! Join our cuddlesome compere Ralph le Bonbon in a kissy-kissy compendium of comedy & musical cabaret and rib-tickling repartee.

Musical comedian Tracey Collins (a.k.a. Tina T'urner Tea Lady) brings her newest creation to the stage as Audrey Heartburn. Witness her hilarious tear-streaked rampage in pursuit of a new love as she drowns her sorrows, sings her sad songs and gets her heart burning once again!

The lip-smacking line-up also stars the wonderful voice of Saskia Maxwell, the tight embouchure of Faye Treacy and her butternut squash, the ever popular Widcombe Players, Twerton love guru Bill Smarme... and of course the grand pickled wally raffle!

What’s not to love?

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2799043



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/bonbon-cabaret-bonbons-love-in/

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Thursday 2nd March, 2017

Stuart Goldsmith - Compared to What


Date: Thursday 2nd March, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 110min incl interval
Price: £10 / £8 concs (see below *)

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Fresh from appearances on 'Russell Howard's Stand Up Central' (Comedy Central), 'As Yet Untitled' (Dave) and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Goldsmith presents a new hour of funny, not entirely about becoming a parent.

The host of the 'Comedian's Comedian Podcast' (over 6 million downloads) finally shakes off an invigoratingly misspent youth. Finding himself uprooted from his adoptive city and press-ganged into a pastoral existence by a cunning girl, Stu considers the big questions and wonders: how much compromise is too much?

"A charming, expert stand-up" - Sunday Times

"Endlessly riveting" - Guardian

"Makes it look easy" – Chortle

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2707107



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/stuart-goldsmith-compared-to-what/

Links: http://www.comedianscomedian.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/StuartGoldsmithComedy

Twitter: @ComComPod

To whet your appetite Stuart is giving away a free digital copy of his debut album "Princess Uncle Stu"... Just go to www.comedianscomedian.com/album for further instructions!

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Saturday 1st April, 2017

Paul Merton's Impro Chums


Date: Saturday 1st April, 2017
Venue: Bath Forum
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £20 - £25

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Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature.

They take audience suggestions and create cascades of fantastic tumbling laughter. The Impro Chums are Paul Merton, Suki Webster, Niall Ashdown, Lee Simpson and Richard Vranch.

"Every year they bring the house down...a testimony to their brilliance and consistency...you could see this every night and never tire of it" ***** Mirror

"These are masters of their craft and there wasn't a dull moment. Terrific fun" - Manchester Evening News

"A masterful demonstration of improvised comedy" - Daily Telegraph

Booking: Bath Forum
Tel: 0844 888 4420

Online booking: https://bathforum.ticketline.co.uk/order/gateway/13322592

Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/paul-mertons-impro-chums/

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Tuesday 4th April, 2017

Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience


Date: Tuesday 4th April, 2017
Venue: Abbey Hotel
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £47.50 incl 3 course meal

SOLD OUT

This globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out in places like Edinburgh Fringe, Raffles Singapore and Sydney Opera House. In this, its 20th birthday year, it comes to the Abbey Hotel during Bath Comedy Festival, but be warned: it will sell out here too, so early booking is essential.

Chaos greets audiences as soon as they walk through the door. In this fully immersive experience, the audience become diners in the infamous 'Faulty' restaurant, served a 3-course meal by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Expect lashings of laughter, bowls full of spontaneity and as much audience participation as individual audience members want. And with 70% of the show improvised, no two performances are ever the same.

"Crammed full of laughter!" - Everything Theatre, London Covent Garden 2017

"An absolute hoot!" - British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe 2016

"A two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation" - The Daily Telegraph

"Nothing faulty about this evening of superb food and comedy" - Limelight Magazine, Sydney Opera House 2016

"Wonderfully traumatic...very funny" - Isolated Nation, Fringe World Perth 2017

Born in Brisbane in April 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit, appearing in around 20 countries and an ongoing residency in the heart of London's theatre land. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind.

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.torquaysuitetheatre.com/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/faultytowersthediningexperience/

Twitter: @thefaultytowers

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Wednesday 5th April, 2017

Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golden


Date: Wednesday 5th April, 2017
Venue: Wiltshire Music Centre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £15

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Expect comedy songs and gags galore from the well-loved duo, proving they're still alive and old's cool.

With a combined age of more than twice that of One Direction, they sing of Nicola Sturgeon, killer stair lifts and mobile phone starers, with some shiny new chestnuts alongside a whole aviary of Barry's parrot jokes. Songs and patter both smart and funny enough to tickle the ribs of anyone with (or without) a pulse.

"This pair are two of the best at what they do, possibly because they're the only ones who do what they do" – Mirror

"I laughed incontinently" – Guardian

"Two of comedy’s most fabled masters" – Festival Times


Booking: Wiltshire Music Centre Box Office
Tel: 01225 860100

Online booking: http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whatson/barry-cryer--ronnie-golden

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Thursday 6th April, 2017

Andy Kershaw - The Adventures of Andy Kershaw


Date: Thursday 6th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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An evening with the legendary broadcaster and foreign correspondent.

Andy's one-man show has become a hugely successful highlight of many literary festivals - including a sold-out appearance at Hay on Wye - and a popular draw at theatres and arts centres around the UK.

Fascinating and often hilarious, the two hour audio-visual presentation treats the audience to recollections from a life spent on the front lines of rock & roll, and on the front lines of some of the world's most extreme and dangerous countries.

"The finest British broadcaster bar none. A real broadcast journalist, a real achiever, a real someone, an amazing man" - Stephen Fry

"A national treasure and born again hero" - Daily Telegraph

"Andy Kershaw is such an enthusiast. He made me travel a little further than I normally do. He has an ability to do things first and ask questions afterwards. Not a recipe for a safe, secure life, maybe, but it makes things a lot more interesting for the rest of us" - Michael Palin

"It's his ability to convey a sense of moment-by-moment aliveness that makes Andy Kershaw the greatest living English-language broadcaster" - Toby Litt

"Kershaw has had one hell of a life...strange and comic" - The Independent on Sunday

"His radio appearances have become rare. He's an intermittent eruption, making everything before and after sound as if it were made by zombies" - New Statesman

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2891340



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/andy-kershaw-the-adventures-of-andy-kershaw/

Links: http://www.andykershaw.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/theAndyKershaw

Twitter: @THEAndyKershaw

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.28

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Friday 7th April, 2017

Friday Night Live - John Moloney, David James, Pauline Eyre, Pav Rao, Alan Francis (MC)


Date: Friday 7th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs with intervals
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

A showcase of hand-picked comedians for a fabulous Friday Night line-up in the Festival's favourite venue!

Starring:

John Moloney
A consummate professional for over 20 years, John is a master craftsman of intelligent and original stand up. He's always a favourite at The Comedy Store and is one of the most in-demand headline comedians world-wide.

"High quality stuff, sharply observant and carefully constructed. Not a word is unnecessary or out of place, every pause timed to the millisecond... A deeply enjoyable, hilarious evening relaxing in the sure hands of a total professional" ***** Theatre Bath

Alan Francis
Award winning Scottish comedian with a masterful stage craft and countless writing and performing credits for TV, radio and theatre. As seen in Alistair McGowan's Big Impression (BBC). Alan's Radio 4 series Inside Alan Francis has recently aired again.

"Thought provoking, eloquent, entertaining..." - The Scotsman
"Smooth, classy and elegant as a vintage Scotch, a seductive performer" - Chortle

David James
"Taut, meticulous material delivered with highly effective pauses - the sort of king-sized pauses that only men, not boys, ever have the balls to attempt" - London Is Funny
"Great, world-weary composure and an irritable pedantry worthy of Jack Dee" - Chortle

Pauline Eyre
"She instinctively engages with the audience and creates an environment that is welcoming and fun for them and the other performers. A true skill" - Lynne Parker, Founder and Chief Executive, Funny Women Ltd.
"Fabulous, funny and brilliant!" - Fitzroy Club

Pav Rao
Winner of last year's New Act Competition
"Intellectually thoughtful, though never patronising or preachy take on racism, genocide, social attitudes, and history generally, with a beautifully measured and timed delivery, every wry gag hitting its mark with a devastating accuracy that has the audience roaring. Comedy with brains and brawn" - Theatre Bath

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.johnmoloney.com
http://www.laughatdj.com

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Saturday 8th April, 2017

Pip Utton - Playing Maggie


Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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Not merely a reflection on how to portray this lady but a live audience with Margaret Thatcher. Pip Utton IS The ‘Iron Lady’!

Saviour or witch? Love her or hate her? Not for Pip to decide, only to portray. She divided the nation like no other politician, she changed the face of British, perhaps world politics forever and the effects of her influence and policies are still felt today. Listen to her philosophies, her inspiration and her logic, and then take the chance to question her.


Pip Utton is a Fringe legend and is known throughout the world for his spellbinding portrayals of Adolf, Churchill, Dickens, Casanova, Chaplin, Hancock and many others. 'Maggie' is probably Pip's greatest challenge yet. Pip not only becomes Margaret Thatcher but risks taking audience questions, and answering them as Maggie!

WINNER The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2015

WINNER Fringereview.co.uk Award for Outstanding Theatre 2015

WINNER 'Valery Kashanov Award' Fujairah UAE awarded by the International Theatre Insttitue (ITI)

"Landslide satisfaction" - The Daily Telegraph

"Remarkable and original" - The Guardian

"I was left speechless, breath-taking. Bravo" - Fringereview.co.uk

"Takes the genre onto a new plane" - The Stage

"Wow" TV Bomb

"The ghost of Mrs Thatcher is with us" Broadway Baby

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881821



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/pip-utton-playing-maggie/

Links: http://www.pip-utton.co.uk

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 PiP_Utton_Maggie_poster.pdf

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Mervyn Stutter - King of the Fringe


Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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This year will be Merv’s 31st year performing at the Edinburgh Fringe where his Pick of the Fringe showcase - "It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe" - will celebrate it's 26th year making it the longest running show in the history of the Festival. Clearly the King of the Fringe.

He tours his live solo music and comedy shows regularly each year and audiences love him. He is irreverent, funny, affectionate, acerbic, clever but clean. He chats a bit, tells a few jokes, makes some pithy observations, with lots of clever comedy songs on guitar.

"Celebrating the trivial and attacking the absurd he gives us a seriously funny show" - The Scotsman

"All of his songs have one thing in common - they are astute, funny, often gentle but always jam-packed with clever lyrics" - Radio Times

"Stutter is a sharp as any, as funny as any and more informed than most" - The Times

"For comedy straight from the heart they don’t come much better than Mervyn" - Edinburgh Post

"Hilarious songs" - The Observer

"He is brilliant" - The Guardian

"The comedy voice of the Baby Boom Generation" - Daily Telegraph

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881835



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/mervyn-stutter-king-of-the-fringe/

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Sunday 9th April, 2017

The 10th Wine Arts Trail


Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 10.40am for 11.00am show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

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Ding! Ding!

Yes, the infamous Wine Arts Trail is back. For the tenth time! Haven’t we been everywhere by now you ask?

No, comes the answer! This year the big red bus will transport you to surprises, happenings, musical interludes and comic interventions all over town and...beyond. Are we there yet? Not until we reach the horizon!

Starting with a glass of bubbly and followed by a glass of fine wine at every hilarious stop, this has to be the most bonkers wine-tasting experience in the land.

Hosted by ex-Natural Theatre stalwart Ralph Oswick and with that jolly fellow of Bath Panto fame, Jon Monie as Guest Clippie, this is the ultimate magical mystery tour revealing the secret side of our fair city.

A never to be forgotten experience? Don’t worry, you won’t remember a thing!

The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don’t delay, book today.



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown-ups only. Please drink responsibly.

There are two trips - 11am and 3pm set-off times. Please get to the start for doors opening time - 20 minutes before set-off - for your welcome glass of bubbly.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2806698



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The 10th Wine Arts Trail


Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 2.40pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

SOLD OUT

Ding! Ding!

Yes, the infamous Wine Arts Trail is back. For the tenth time! Haven’t we been everywhere by now you ask?

No, comes the answer! This year the big red bus will transport you to surprises, happenings, musical interludes and comic interventions all over town and...beyond. Are we there yet? Not until we reach the horizon!

Starting with a glass of bubbly and followed by a glass of fine wine at every hilarious stop, this has to be the most bonkers wine-tasting experience in the land.

Hosted by ex-Natural Theatre stalwart Ralph Oswick and with that jolly fellow of Bath Panto fame, Jon Monie as Guest Clippie, this is the ultimate magical mystery tour revealing the secret side of our fair city.

A never to be forgotten experience? Don’t worry, you won’t remember a thing!

The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don’t delay, book today.



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown-ups only. Please drink responsibly.

There are two trips - 11am and 3pm set-off times. Please get to the start for doors opening time - 20 minutes before set-off - for your welcome glass of bubbly.

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Simon Evans - In The Money


Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 110mins incl interval
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Host of BBC Radio 4's Goes to Market and star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, Simon Evans has been immersing himself in economics for the last couple of years, like a pig immersing itself in organic cleansing elements.

He has unpicked why the French don't want to own their own home (sex, obvs), why mass spectrometers reveal Americans to literally be made of corn, and why Alco-Synth - the effects of alcohol but with an effective antidote - is not likely to be appearing at a wine bar near you in the near future, despite having been invented years ago. As usual the whole thing deteriorates swiftly into a heartfelt rant about his children but these are at least the lofty aspirations he starts with this time.

As Bill Clinton said - "It's the Economy, Stupid!" Though he also said, "For Christ's sake Monica, I'll never get it to light now." So what does he know?

Read Chortle's **** review by Steve Bennett here: http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/s/195/simon_evans

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881619



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/simon-evans-in-the-money/

Links: http://www.simonevanscomedianetc.com/

Twitter: @TheSimonEvans;OffTheKerb

Download poster:
 Simon_Evans_2017_poster.pdf

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.28

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Monday 10th April, 2017

David Mills - Mr Modern


Date: Monday 10th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Award-winning stand-up comedian David Mills struggles to stay modern in a world quickly reverting to more medieval tendencies. It's not easy being a leading light of a dying generation, but someone has to keep the flame burning.

Politics, sex, celebrity, social media - David Mills picks apart modern obsessions with sharp-tongued satire and incisive wit. An hour of cracking stand-up from this rising American star.

"A superior act. Mills is an archduke of comedy with the emphasis on arch" - Chortle

"David Mills is a class act. His jokes are beautifully crafted, sparkling little missiles loaded with wit" - Scotsman

"David Mills is heading for the big time. Most definitely one to watch" - Time Out

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2865116



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/david-mills-mr-modern/

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Eleanor Conway - Walk Of Shame


Date: Monday 10th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10 / £8 concs (see below *)

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Some people talk the talk but don't walk the walk; comedian Eleanor Conway puts her money where her mouth is. Her debut stand up show premiered at last year's Edinburgh Fringe to critical acclaim, and comes to Bath as part of a nationwide tour.

Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes; she partied around the world as a music journalist, ran off to Asia to work for the triads, made hardcore porn and Tinder'd her way through most of London...Now sober from alcohol and substances she's failing to find moderation and meaning. "Walk of Shame" is about sex, sobriety, Sambuca and the modern addict that lies within us all.

Eleanor is a Comedy Store King Gong finalist and has been performing standup since 2014. An experienced music presenter, MC and host, she can regularly be seen crowd surfing in a corset at some of the UK's biggest festivals including several stints hosting the William's Green Stage at Glastonbury Festival in front of thousands of revellers.

"Conway is chaotic and electric" **** The Skinny

"A charm and energy you can't learn" **** Broadway Baby

"It would make a sensational film" **** Female Arts

"A gem; brave and hilarious" **** Fringe Biscuit

"I'm confused and scared, in a good way... She's brilliant" ***** Cream Of The Fringe

"A fascinating story" - The Scotsman

"Reminiscent of early Graham Norton (albeit sexier)" - The List

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2872553



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/eleanor-conway-walk-of-shame/

Links: http://www.eleanorconway.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/EleanorConwayUK

Twitter: @eleanorconway

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Ashley Storrie - Full Frontal Storrie


Date: Monday 10th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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The sexy Hodor of Scottish comedy makes her Bath Comedy Festival debut after a sellout Fringe with more self-penned pornography, more stories of mishaps that make you feel better about your own failings and more hilarity than you can shake an old stick at.

"The moment you enter the room, you know this is someone special… Ashley Storrie is a magnificently promising act" - Ed Fest Magazine

"She's an example of the kind of feminism that doesn't announce its agenda but lives it...and should be mandatory viewing" - The List

"She is so naturally funny" - Chortle.co.uk

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Tuesday 11th April, 2017

Bisha K Ali - I Don't


Date: Tuesday 11th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Bisha K Ali tells a tale that centres on interracial, intra-religious, inter-disaster love.

A story with imams, evangelical priests, demons, and too many plot twists.

This up and coming "badass comedian" (MTV News) has fast developed a reputation for "tender, and self effacing" (EdFestMag) comedy with bite.

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Stephanie Laing - Mad About The Boy


Date: Tuesday 11th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Stephanie's love life has been a rollercoaster ride, if rollercoasters involve a lot of awkward sex things, self-sabotage and therapy.

Come and hear this lovable little weirdo talk about all the boys she's done stuff with, including some proper wrong-uns.

"Eye-wateringly honest. Devastating technique, natural comic timing and delivery" - Chortle

"Gloriously silly, wonderfully unpretentious" - Broadway Baby

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Finalist, 2015

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Nick Doody - Interesting Times


Date: Tuesday 11th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Nick Doody is one of the brightest talents on the comedy circuit, being a highly engaging live performer and a prolific comedy writer for TV and radio.

Sharp, topical and not afraid to say what he thinks, his brand of intelligent, honest and incisive comedy has won him fans all over the world.

Nick’s career got off to a pretty good start in the 90s by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill's request. Since then he’s racked up a string of sell-out Edinburgh and other festival shows and continues to be much in demand in the UK and abroad.

As heard on Radio 4's Rich Hall's US Election Breakdown.

"Simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free hour of pure stand-up I've seen so far this Fringe" ***** Chortle

"All hail Nick Doody...pure comedy gold" ***** Metro

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Wednesday 12th April, 2017

Kirsty Newton - Life Begins At Party


Date: Wednesday 12th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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CANCELLED

It's a party...and you’re invited! Join human jukebox, musical comedy maestro and birthday girl Kirsty for a feel-good celebration of growing older disgracefully.

Featuring songs, stand-up, singalongs and surprises, get ready for an interactive, fun-filled show, directed by the award-winning Phil Nichol and skilfully tailored for each audience.

As seen with Jess Robinson, Arthur Smith, Rich Hall, Charlie Baker, Mitch Benn, Comedy Store Players and many, many more. Chortle Award nominee 2015.

"A show to blow your socks off... visually and musically exhilarating... my god, so much fun!" **** Chortle.co.uk

"BRILLIANT... a fantastic debut... the BEST birthday party ever!" **** Funny Women

Full Chortle review: click here.

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Bilal Zafar - Cakes


Date: Wednesday 12th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs incl interval
Price: £10 / £8 concs (see below *)

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Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2016 and New Act of the Year award winner Bilal brings us his highly anticipated debut show Cakes.

Join Bilal as he takes you on a fascinating and hilarious journey of how his Twitter handle, @zafarcakes, became a focal point for the misguided rage of the global far right when it was mistaken for the account of a Muslim-only bakery. Having provoked the outrage of such defenders of Britishness as Katie Hopkins, EDL supporters and the Daily Star, Cakes shows how Bilal used humour to respond to the prejudice and abuse increasingly faced by British Muslims today.

"Witty and absorbing…highly entertaining. I look forward to whatever Zafar cooks up next" - Dominic Maxwell, The Times

"Delivers some big laughs" - Brian Logan, The Guardian

"Zafar really delivers on the absurdity of an escalating social media farce running in parallel with growing prejudice and tensions, joyously exposing the stupidity on all sides" **** Ben Venables, The Skinny

"Endearing, relaxed and naturally funny...hilarious" **** Emily Phillips, EdFest Mag

STOP PRESS: Bonus! Bilal will now be doing a longer performance starting with an extra short set of work in progress material followed by the hour show after an interval

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Elf Lyons - New Show


Date: Wednesday 12th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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CANCELLED

Elf Lyons is doing a one woman production of swan lake. In an hour. In French. Probably. Elf hasn't made up her mind yet. Elf originally asked her siblings to be in it so they could bond but they said they were "too busy" because they are "Doctors" and have "proper jobs". So Elf has found two fire extinguishers to replace them.

A new show from one of British Vogue's Top Twenty Names of Now.

Last year's preview show from the L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier graduate and Feminist Times' One To Watch became an instant hit in Bath.

"A finely balanced, thought-provoking, and hugely enjoyable comic talent" **** TheatreBath

"Endearingly eccentric on so many levels" - Fest Magazine

"A gleefully messy hour" - The List

"Enthusiastically peculiar...endearingly eccentric...her strangeness, her vulnerabilities and her sass make a pretty engaging package...showing sexy, nerdy and funny aren't mutually incompatible" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

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Thursday 13th April, 2017

Croft & Pearce - Are Not Themselves


Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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The stars of BBC Radio 4's "The Croft & Pearce Show" (2016), "Spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe" award-winners and recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe (2016) TOTAL SELL OUT SHOW laurel, present their brand new sketch show!

Don’t miss out as they are "fast making names for themselves across the UK comedy scene with their laugh-out-loud sketch show!" - Daily Express

"Magnificent sketch after magnificent sketch...fantastically talented comedians" **** BroadwayBaby

"Sketch comedy at its best" - Alistair McGowan

"It's getting tougher to catch them, though, as they're selling out from good word of mouth!" **** The List

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Samantha Baines - 1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet & 2 Cox


Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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CANCELLED

We're sorry to announce that due to TV filming commitments, Samantha has had to cancel this show.

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (BBC Radio, Call the Midwife, SunnyD) needs space... the final frontier one. It's science meets funny. There will be puns, there will be facts, there'll even be Cox (Brian) in this debut show from one of comedy's brightest new stars.

Catch her now before she volunteers to go to Mars - well if Matt Damon managed it...

"Masterful" - Funny Women Magazine

"Mind-blowing... You've got nothing to lose... except perhaps your centre of gravity" - Huffington Post

Top 100 Jokes of the Fringe - The Mirror

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Paul "Silky" White & Neil McFarlane


Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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A special two-hander show (replacing the previously published Samantha Baines)

Paul 'Silky' White is always playful, often musical, each and every show is different with this veteran of the international comedy circuit.

"Cryingly funny" Bath Chronicle
"Supremely talented" **** Broadway Baby

Neil McFarlane has performed all over the world. His cool, but assured, deadpan delivery and years of experience have made him a firm favourite on the UK circuit and well beyond.

"A sparky self-effacing wit which cannot possibly fail to please" – Theatre Bath

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The Wonderful World of Lieven Scheire


Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Following his sell out Edinburgh Festival season in 2015, this unique, non fiction stand up takes little concepts like, oh you know, Einstein's theory of relativity, and explains them in a way that is not only accessible but also hilarious!

If nerds are the new hunks, then the charming Lieven Scheire is set to win heads and hearts at his Bath debut! Having twice appeared on the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast with the QI-elves and Museum Of Curiosity with John Lloyd, Sandi Toksvig and Phill Jupitus on BBC Radio 4, don't miss out on Belgium's funniest physicist.

"Big scientific theories and ideas explained with wit and charm by this Belgium born comic" - Time Out

"Oh HOW I wish I had done physics at school. Lieven Scheire makes it all so fascinating" – The Scotsman

"One of The Fringe's five best international comics" – The Times

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Paul 'Silky' White - Indoor Fireworks


Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 10.45pm for 11.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £7 / £5 concs (see below *)

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Paul 'Silky' White brings his sold-out Edinburgh Fringe hit to Bath, adding both of the best songs and jokes he has written since. Sorry, ALL of the best songs and jokes he has written since picking up a 2016 British Comedy Guide Top Tip of the Fringe.

Always playful, often musical, each and every show is different with this veteran of the international comedy circuit.

"Cryingly funny" Bath Chronicle

"Supremely talented" **** Broadway Baby

"Somehow hasn't picked up as many column inches as he deserves. We've yet to see a gig from Silky that is anything less than great, so have no hesitation in recommending his 5th solo hour" - Comedy.co.uk

"Last year's show was a 4 star success, but this show takes it to the next level and warrants the full 5 stars. I've never seen a bad show from this lovable Scouse comedian" - Sheffield Forum

"A rare skill indeed. It's easy to over-look what a talented guitar player he is. He's never going to fill stadiums with his enjoyable and intimate shows, but those who get him, really get him and will be back for more" - Exposed Magazine

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Friday 14th April, 2017

Friday Night Live - Bob Mills, Mark Maier, Neil McFarlane, Yuriko Kotani, George Rigden (MC)


Date: Friday 14th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs with intervals
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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A showcase of hand-picked comedians for a fabulous Friday Night line-up in the Festival's favourite venue!

Starring:

Bob Mills
Veteran comedian and broadcaster, Bob has been a mainstay of the British comedy circuit for over three decades. With his unique & challenging brand of irreverent stand-up, Bob Mills is one of the UK's most successful live acts. With a string of acclaimed TV & Radio credits, Bob has appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and more, as well as hosting his popular talkRADIO show.

"A master of irony... wears his world-weariness well, teasing and wrong-footing the youngsters in the front row, and passing comment on the changing face of comedy, from someone who's seen it all" - Chortle

Mark Maier
This multi-talented comedian has a remarkable talent for accents. An award-winning writer and stand-up, Mark is an established and highly sought after performer on both the national and international comedy circuits.

"Blessed with killer timing" - Metro
"It's high time someone gave him a TV show of his own" - The Guardian

Neil McFarlane
'Posh Glaswegian' Neil has performed all over the world. His cool, but assured, deadpan delivery and years of experience have made him a firm favourite on the UK circuit and well beyond.

"A sparky self-effacing wit which cannot possibly fail to please" - Theatre Bath

Yuriko Kotani
UK-based Japanese comedian and BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner 2015, Yuriko was first runner up in So You Think You're Funny 2015, won Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015, 3rd place in Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2015 and nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016.

George Rigden
One of the most exciting, hotly-tipped and sought after new acts on the UK comedy circuit. Having excelled in a host of new act competitions in his first year, George made his Edinburgh debut in 2015 when he performed at the Pleasance Courtyard for a full sell-out run.

"Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in...Very Funny Stuff" – Steve Bennett, Chortle

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Links: https://www.markmaier.co.uk

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Saturday 15th April, 2017

Viv Groskop - Anchorwoman (work in progress)


Date: Saturday 15th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

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Following her five star sold-out 2016 Edinburgh show Be More Margo, BBC Radio 4's Viv Groskop presents her latest work-in-progress.

Anchorwoman is a show exploring our relationship with the news, asking why exactly all the news is so annoying at the moment. There might be quite a lot to say.

"Flawless ease....witty, clever, observant" ***** edinburghfestival.org

"Viv Groskop positively sparkles on stage" ***** Broadway Baby

"A brilliant writer and performer" **** Funny Women

"Her relaxed and charming manner is completely compelling" **** Chortle

"Has her audience in the palm of her hand throughout… deeply enjoyable" **** TheatreBath.co.uk

"Fresh and original" - Sara Pascoe

"Very funny" - Omid Djalili

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Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen 2 - The Extended Mix


Date: Saturday 15th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr40mins incl interval
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

The day before the presidential election Leonard Cohen finally fell silent.

Arthur and the gifted and glamourous Smithereens revisit the acclaimed show they brought to Bath in 2015 to say so long to Leonard - with a couple of new Leonard songs, laughs and reflections.


The show reflects on despair, decline and dementia yet succeeds in being hilarious, joyous and life-affirming. Smith, playwright, grumpy old man, 'Radio 4's bit of rough' and stand-up comic, is enhanced by the fabulous Smithereens, a trio of unbeatably melodious and glamourous singer/musicians to produce an evening you will never forget.

"Here I am in Edinburgh to find the best in up-and-coming comedy talent. But in all my trawling so far, the best work I've seen is not only by a 58-year-old Fringe legend, it's also the follow-up to a show he first did here 13 years ago..." - The Times

"The perfect definition of cool" **** Broadway Baby

"Touching, uplifting and very funny" ****Evening Standard

"Smith's revelatory blend of dark, poignant music and dark, poignant comedy" **** Fest Mag

"With Smith's masterful timing and a wealth of experience to draw upon, the outcome was always going to be thoroughly entertaining" **** Three Weeks

SOLD OUT

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Sunday 16th April, 2017

The Wedding Reception - A Dining Experience


Date: Sunday 16th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 12.30pm for 1.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £37.50 incl 3 course meal!

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Packing 5-star reviews from appearances in London's West End, Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe, this bonkers new immersive comedy from the makers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience returns to Widcombe Social Club by popular demand, complete with new bits! Of course, we're no strangers to 'proper' wedding receptions, but this is something else!

Will & Kate's dream was for a small intimate wedding - but Kate's parents had been dreaming of something else entirely. The happy couple tied the knot romantically in a secluded registry office, turning up next for their quiet and romantic wedding dinner. But 'quiet and romantic' are most definitely not in Kate's parents' vocabulary...and therein lies the rub. Surprise!

The Wedding Reception transports audiences to the kind of party most of us have been to...where worry over meeting strangers becomes fully-fledged fun. There's even a 3-course sit-down meal! So join the party. It's a 2-hour comedy that's immersive, highly improvised, and as interactive as the audience wants it to be, a rollercoaster ride full of fun, frolics...and more than a few surprises!

"Perfect comedy timing" ***** British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe

"No shortage of laughs… riotous immersive comedy" **** The Stage, Edinburgh Fringe

The Wedding Reception is an immersive comedy written and produced by Interactive Theatre International, featuring four phenomenal actors in multiple madcap roles; the cast at Widcombe Social Club stars Rebecca Norris, David Tremaine, Jack Baldwin and Katie Cooper.

"Immensely enjoyable" ***** Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe

"Nothing less than genius" ***** FringeGuru, Brighton Fringe

"Guaranteed fun" ***** City Nomads, Raffles Singapore



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Links: http://www.interactivetheatre.com.au/theweddingreception

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Laurence Owen - Cinemusical High


Date: Sunday 16th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Composer-comedian Laurence Owen presents a one-man symphonic explosion of cinema tropes in an American high school setting. Will the nerd get the girl? Why won't anyone talk to the foreign exchange student? Can we ever escape our teenage roles?

A new musical adventure from 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award winner

Original songs, awesome guitar solos, double denim...welcome to Cinemusical High!

"A pretty much perfect performing package... Everything parody should be" **** Scotsman

"Brilliantly written and remarkably scored" **** BroadwayBaby.com

"A tour de force performance" **** Skinny

"With lyrics catchier than the common cold and a charming wit about his overall performance...certainly a must see" **** BAWBAG

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Jess Robinson - Impressive


Date: Sunday 16th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 65mins
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Bath welcomes back the wonderfully talented Jess Robinson, who returned from performing her latest show 'Impressive' with her incredible live band at Edinburgh Fringe with some amazing 5* reviews and another award under her belt.

'Impressive' features well OVER 100 impressions, 99 of which are packed into one 4 minute rap - 'I got 99 voices but a bloke ain't one'. As well as the Kim Kardashians, Nicola Sturgeons and Mary Berrys, Jess treats you to spot on singing impressions from classic vintage stars, such as Judy Garland and an astoundingly uncanny Billie Holiday, to today's global pop divas, including Beyoncé, Paloma Faith and Nicki Minaj, travelling via Kate Bush and a spine-tingling Amy Winehouse.

With her fresh take on mimicry, cheeky wit and sharp stand up, Jess shares her hilariously tragic and heartbreakingly funny adventures during her whirlwind of a year, since leaving her spouse of just 18 months following last year's Edinburgh festival. From joining a gang to joining the circus, to nearly causing a plane to make an unscheduled landing.

So party with Jess, her awesome band and a truckload of celebrities as Robinson celebrates her newfound freedom since divorcing 'Practice Husband'. But now she has her freedom, what should she do with it?

"This show was an absolute delight...I would thoroughly recommend getting a ticket if any are still available" ***** One4Review

"Robinson's performance was perfection. Incredible...Inspiring...Impressive" ***** Arts Award Voice

"It's hard to envisage a world in which Jess Robinson will not be a star" **** Chortle

"A star is born. The vocal gymnastics reach a crescendo with a show-stopper as breathless for Robinson as it is breathtaking for us" **** Metro

"A stunning voice, [Jess} is an incredibly talented impersonator and mixes this with a cheeky wry personality that makes you want to pop her in your pocket and take her home for tea" ***** Edinburgh Evening News

"Robinson exceeds expectations, managing to perfectly impersonate both the mannerisms and voices of so many well known women. She delivers side-splitting comedy, mesmerising storytelling, sensational music and a good helping of improv... [Her} fast-paced approach entertains the audience from beginning to end" ***** Edinburgh Festival Magazine

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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Links: http://www.jessrobinson.co.uk/

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Monday 17th April, 2017

New Act Competition - Grand Final


Date: Monday 17th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.45pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 3hrs incl intervals
Price: £8.50

SOLD OUT

The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees 72 of the best up and coming comics in the UK compete in eight heats.

The nine best acts from the competition heats battle it out in tonight's grand final, judged by a panel comprising comedy industry heavyweights Graham Smith, Alan Nixon and Jill Edwards, multi-award-winning Scottish comedienne, playwright, blogger and best-selling author Janey Godley and Bath Comedy Festival Director Nick Steel.

Previous finalists include Pav Rao, Tamar Broadbent, Bethan Roberts, Archie Maddocks, Paul Revill, Larry Dean, Rob Beckett, Joe Lycett, Matt Richardson, Mickey Sharma, Lindsay Sharman, Harriet Kemsley and James Alderson.

Competition organiser and tonight's compere is Geoff Whiting - with 19 years on the stand-up circuit, Geoff is an established comedian and popular compere with a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe. He has supported Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Dara O'Briain, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Noel Fielding and Lee Hurst. Geoff is also the driving force behind Mirth Control - the largest independant comedy booker in the UK, currently booking comedy shows into more than 80 venues nationwide.

A Mirth Control and Nick Steel presentation.

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.mirthcontrolcomedy.com

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Sunday 28th May, 2017

Mishka Shubaly


Date: Sunday 28th May, 2017
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £7

SOLD OUT

"The gruff and rough-voiced Shubaly is a chronicler of mankind's darkest impulses and failures, a guy with a ticket to hell and back" - Time Out New York

After receiving an expensive MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, Mishka Shubaly promptly realised he was more interested in playing music in dive bars than writing. He lived out of a Toyota minivan for a year, touring non-stop, and shared the stage with artists like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Decemberists among others.

He's become a cult favorite, opening nationally for comedy iconoclast Doug Stanhope, penning the soundtrack for The Unbookables documentary, headlining the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour, and touring with Pearl Jam fave Star Anna. Adrian Grenier played drums for a new single and Shubaly's most recent record 'Coward's Path' has won praise from Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, among others.

"We all have heroes. I would never want to imagine Tom Waits going to therapy or Bukowski running a 10k. In my heart, Mishka Shubaly will always be spilled over the bar next to me and playing on the jukebox of my soul" - Doug Stanhope

"Forever a favourite, sublime!" - Johnny Depp

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Wednesday 7th June, 2017

Bill Smarme & The Bizness with Dave Lemkin - The Village Hall


Date: Wednesday 7th June, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl interval
Price: £14

SOLD OUT

Come and be a part of Lower Swell's Summer Festival where the Vicar of Lower Swell will introduce some bizarre and frankly quite nutty locals performing in The Village Hall, They will include former cabinet minister the Rt. Hon. Dickie Daventry, who will regale us with tales from the corridors of power and be plugging his memoirs. All chararcters are played by Edinburgh Fringe favourite Dave Lemkin.

Headlining will be special guests Bill Smarme & The Bizness who will be travelling all the way from Twerton to perform their unique comedic take on a farrago of musical genres. "International entertainer, ladies' man, household maintenance contractor" Bill Smarme and his band will play songs of binder twine and Twerton, marmalade and murder, all with tongue firmly in cheek and in the best possible taste!

Reviews For Dave Lemkin
"An onstage natural" Chortle
"Some of the best character comedy you'll see at this festival" The Herald Sun, Melbourne

Reviews For Bill Smarme & The Bizness
"Lots of visual comedy combined with great musicianship...extremely funny" - Maverick Magazine
"If there's ever been a more crowded, noisier, happier evening ...then it was probably on one of their previous visits" - Bath Chronicle

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Thursday 8th June, 2017

Scott Capurro's Gay Turnaround


Date: Thursday 8th June, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr50 incl interval
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Award winning US comedian, actor and writer Scott Capurro, known for his work on several UK TV programmes, including The Wright Stuff, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Truth About Gay Animals, comes to Bath Fringe. Strap yourselves in, Bath iconoclasts!

He's described by San Francisco Weekly (free press, edited by lesbians and designed by trannys with large hands and hidden agendas) as "stand-up in the very best possible sense - deadpan, ever-alert and hilarious"

Scott also appeared in Mrs Doubtfire, where, effortlessly, he played a homosexual; and Star Wars: Phantom Menace, where, breathlessly, he wore a body stocking.

"If you thought comics like Ricky Gervais pushed boundaries then nothing will prepare you for Scott Capurro…He is, in my opinion, the bravest and funniest comedian on the circuit" - GQ Magazine

"...the only reaction is to laugh, partly out of discomfort, partly out of the sheer audacity of it all" ***** Chortle

"Vaingloriously poisonous" ***** The Scotsman

"Comic equation: Larry Grayson x (Lenny Bruce + Chris Rock)" ***** Guardian

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2891020



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Tuesday 4th July, 2017

Fred MacAulay Live 2017


Date: Tuesday 4th July, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr45 incl interval
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Having had a successful sell-out Scottish Tour in 2016, and ahead of his annual attendance at EdFringe (this will be his 29th), Fred is on the road again around Scotland (with a few trips over Hadrian's Wall) with a stand-up show for 2017.

With so much happening politically at home and abroad, there's no shortage of material for comedians.

Are you worried about the future after Brexit? How do you plan to celebrate the triggering of Article 50? And speaking of 'triggering' could Trump really kick off the war that'll not only end all wars, but the whole freaking planet!

The world is in an awful mess, says Trump. "Donald, start flicking through the channels on your TV mate for f*** sake. It's a beautiful place." Someone should really show him some Attenborough programmes about tiny mammals. FAKE SHREWS!

Fred says "Every comedian worth his salt has Trump material. I'm probably the only comic who has suffered PERSONALLY as a result of his election. Turnberry is one of my favourite courses, but as a small personal protest against Trump's blatant racism and misogyny I've decreed that I'll never play the course again whilst it's under his stewardship!" It's this kind of gesture that will hopefully make Trump think again...!!!

As for Brexit, will it lead to the triggering of Indyref2? The gloves might soon be off with Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon. The gloves might, but the shoes won't. And they're good shoes aren't they. And as for Kezia Dugdale.....whoever is plucking her eyebrows, PLEASE STOP.

Fred might not have the answers to political questions (or else he would have been on Question Time) but one thing is for sure, after nearly 30 years on stage, he'll have a bloody good laugh about it all. And so will you.

Fred's brand of humour mixes cheek, sarcasm and satire and has entertained people for three decades. If you've seen him before, you know it's good comedy. And for new fans, come and see the man once described as "Scotland's rising star of comedy" and now "Legend".

"One of the best stand-up comedians Britain has ever produced" - Richard Osman, Pointless.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2890905



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/fred-macaulay-live-2017/

Links: http://www.fredmacaulay.com

Twitter: @fredmacaulay

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Tuesday 11th July, 2017

Dutch Comedy Night - Comedytrain On Tour


Date: Tuesday 11th July, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £10

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For the last 25 years stand-up comedy collective Comedytrain has been responsible for every major talent in Holland. The collective has its own comedy club Toomler in Amsterdam – world famous in Holland and a favourite place of comedians from all over the globe.

In the last couple of years the Toomler stage has hosted Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Daniel Kitson, Doug Stanhope, Tig Notaro and Trevor Noah to name but a few.

Especially for Bath's Alkmaar Week celebrations we are flying over the best Comedytrain comedians of the younger generation to Bath. Primarily for the challenge of performing for a foreign audience in a foreign language, but also because we feel they can contribute something different to the comedy scene.

Line-up: Rayen Panday (MC), Stefan Pop, Kasper van der Laan, Johan Goossens and Jeroen Leenders.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2952065



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/dutch-comedy-night-comedytrain-on-tour/

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Thursday 13th July, 2017

Dr Phil Hammond - Dr Phil’s Health Revolution


Date: Thursday 13th July, 2017
Venue: St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Phil Hammond - NHS Doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic - combines both of his 2016 sell-out 4* Edinburgh Fringe shows in one unforgettable evening.

Laugh, sort your life out, stay sane, plan your death and save the NHS - all in 99 minutes!

"If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre"**** The Times

"One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet." - The Guardian

"Hugely enjoyable, well crafted, poignant stand up" **** Broadway Baby 2016

"Hammond is a passionate rabble rouser and impressively positive…. the perfect health secretary" **** Fest Magazine 2016

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900337



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/dr-phil-hammond-dr-phils-health-revolution/

Links: http://www.drphilhammond.com

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Monday 24th July, 2017

Phil Cooper


Date: Monday 24th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 40mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Phil grew up with no money, living in a post-Thatcher mining town in the South Wales valleys. However, by 2017, Pontypridd boasts such luxuries as an outdoor heated swimming pool – funded by the EU. In the face of political uncertainty, Phil’s show explores his own anxieties, his childhood, and the effect of global politics on the future of Wales.

Phil Cooper has been a full-time circuit comedian since 2014, and is a familiar face on the Welsh-language TV channel S4C. This year, he developed an 80-minute solo comedy special for the station, alongside fellow comedians Elis James and Tudur Owen.

"Made comedy look simple, fantastic talent" - Fosters Comedy

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963834



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Chris Chopping


Date: Monday 24th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.50pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 40mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Chris Chopping is a man acutely aware of his own failings and enraged at a world that refuses to overlook them.

After learning his comedy craft up and down the country plus a brief foray into Welsh language television (don't ask) he's bringing 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. He also takes on men's right activists and pick up artists in a show that is a hazmat suit for toxic masculinity.

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2962384



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George Rigden - Comic Sans Girlfriend


Date: Monday 24th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.50pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 40mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Recently named Bristol's 30th funniest person by The Bristol Post (a list incuding John Cleese, Stephen Merchant, Russell Howard and Josie off Big Brother), Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee George is excited to bring 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

"Very funny stuff" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963837



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Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/george-rigden-comic-sans-girlfriend/

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Tuesday 25th July, 2017

Anna Morris - Bitchelors


Date: Tuesday 25th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The critically acclaimed character comic and creator of the award winning, international sell-out 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.

A Scouse mumtrepeneur, a darkly secretive baker, a glamourous deadly foreign correspondant and an anti-marriage activist.

Four women, one Award, who wins? YOU decide.

WINNER: Best Show 2016 ***** Funny Women

"Morris has the X Factor" ***** Edinburgh Guide

"Wildly inventive and intelligent" **** Scotsgay

"Beautifully crafted comedy" - The Independent

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963816



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Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/anna-morris-bitchelors/

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Bilal Zafar - Biscuit


Date: Tuesday 25th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Join 2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year winner of the same year as he explores the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times.

Bilal has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, and has written for the Independent.

"Catch him before he hits the mainstream" - Guardian

"Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure" - i-D

"Endearing, relaxed and naturally funny...hilarious" **** EdFestMag.com

**** Skinny

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Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963786



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Wednesday 26th July, 2017

Elf Lyons - New Show


Date: Wednesday 26th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The Giraffe-limbed clown and raconteur is previewing her most eccentric comedy show yet.

Think big. Think weird. Mathew Bourne would be proud. It's going to be fun. And sexy. Yeah. Let's throw that word in there too. Graduate of L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier.

"Hilariously Brave" One of British Vogue’s "Top Twenty Names of Now"

"Endearingly eccentric on so many levels." - Fest

"A fast talking, smart-thinking standup for whom the adjective 'kooky' could have been invented for" - The Guardian

"Enthusiastically peculiar...showing sexy, nerdy and funny aren’t mutually incompatible" - Chortle

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963776



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Matt Price - The Weed Fairy


Date: Wednesday 26th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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A David and Goliath story. In July 2016, 70 year old David (Matt's Dad) was arrested for his choice of gardening. It all started five generations ago in 1860 with a feud that has dragged on and on and on.

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

Matt Price is best known for being a storytelling comic, or as he calls it 'joke based interactive narrative'. His solo shows at Festivals in Edinburgh and Australia have been given numerous four and five star reviews and he plays comedy clubs with the same level of skill, as well as all over the world in every type of venue imaginable - his travels have taken him to Eastern and Central Europe, Australia, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Scandinavia, Malta, Turkey and South East Asia.

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963752



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Thursday 27th July, 2017

Holt & Talbot - Can't Stand The Sight Of Each Other


Date: Thursday 27th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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They haven't got enough material for their own solo shows and nobody else will work with them so Christian Talbot and Rosie Holt will be performing 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.

"Refreshing and very funny" - Broadway Baby

"Friendly, Funny and Clever" - The Scotsman

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Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963750



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/holt-talbot-cant-stand-the-sight-of-each-other/

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LJ DA FUNK - Last Brexit to 'ooklyn


Date: Thursday 27th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Abrasive satire for Guardian readers, disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun readers so as not to alienate the proletariat.

Bashing Brexit head-on with all the vitriol of Nigel Farage at a multicultural jamboree, 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.

Victories and near misses:

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year winner
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Finalist
Pegasus Comedy Act of the Year winner
Jaunty Lark finalist

Plaudits from the thumbsuckers:

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. LJ DA FUNK has crossed that line and kicked it to death" - The List

"Relished every minute of it, an infectiously enjoyable quality" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

"Deceptively Clever" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke

"A welcome injection of weirdness into this Fringe’s comedy" - Broadway Baby

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Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963748



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Thursday 5th October, 2017

Hardeep Singh Kohli - My Life Through Food


Date: Thursday 5th October, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr40 incl interval and food
Price: £17.50

SOLD OUT

Join comedian, broadcaster and chef Hardeep for this very special show as he relates anecdotes about his passion for food and the development of curry culture in the UK.

The show is in two halves and as well as Hardeep's engaging stories, the ticket includes food, a cocktail and a beer!

On the menu will be some of Hardeep's "desert island dishes": Butter Chicken, Three Lentil Dal and Seasonal Veg of the Day, with rice, apple & mint raita and a chutney.

Hardeep will be cooking with local volunteers and using the freshest local ingredients, including vegetables harvested within 2 miles of the venue!

Any excess of food will be given to local homeless charity Julian House.

Part of The Great Bath Feast 2017. Advance booking advised to guarantee seats.

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.greatbathfeast.co.uk/

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Thursday 9th November, 2017

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip & The BelleFleurs


Date: Thursday 9th November, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £16 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

"The best live band I have seen all summer" ~ BBC 6Music Presenter Gideon Coe

"As mad as a wasp trapped under a pint glass" ~ BBC 6Music Presenter Shaun Keaveny

Glastonbury favourites return with their madcap mix of music, comedy, and straws!

Come along to see what all the fuss is about...and for the uninitiated how would you compare and describe them...simply, you don't...as there is no one else quite like them.

Three very different individuals just doing "what we do", it's a joyous experience which will make you sing, dance, laugh, cry, and very possibly toss drinking straws all over the place!

It's an incredibly daft, joyful, and sometimes poignant affair, as Mik tumbles around the stage, spluttering lyric's, occasionally tripping over leads, and sprinkling the audience with straws, whilst the elegant engine room of Benson Walker & Jonny Flockton hold down the melodies.

The boys draw wild and enthusiastic crowds at all the major festivals they attend, and this summer their white label promo single 'Plastic Fox' was as good as 'Single of the Week' on BBC 6Music after presenter Gideon Coe, who described the band as the "best live act he has seen all summer" chose it as his 'Recommends' track.

Come along and see for yourselves.... you won't be disappointed!



The BelleFleurs

Bath based trio who take songs from Pop, Metal, Rock and Punk, give them a good spanking and make into completely new arrangements. Performing everywhere from Glastonbury to Harvey Nicks, with fairly tight corsets and very tight harmonies, this is no Vintage tribute act. They are slowly re-writing The Andrews Sisters Songbook!

"One of the most arresting, amusing and just plain likeable acts to come out of the subculture of the women's movement since feminist cabaret in 80s London" - Andrew Gibson, Professor of Modern Literature, University of London

"l so loved your performance...look forward to seeing you again hugs x People, go see !!" - Lorraine Chase



Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3049692



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/mik-artistiks-ego-trip-the-belle-fleurs/

Links: http://www.mikartistik.com

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
Online sales: £1.00. Credit Card transaction fee: £2.00..
Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.35

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Thursday 30th November, 2017

Bonbon's Baubles - Christmas Cabaret


Date: Thursday 30th November, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Bonbon Cabaret is back for a Christmas Special, featuring a scintillating array of music and comedy at Bath Comedy's favourite venue!

Monsieur Ralph Le Bonbon will introduce a splendiferous line-up of star acts including the ineffable Widcombe Radio Players, The Widcombe Choir, musical maestro Matt Baker, charater comic Karen Sherrard and fantastic stand-up headliner Martin Mor, and of course no Bonbon Cabaret would be complete without the unmissable pickled egg raffle!

Comfortable cabaret seating, reasonably priced bar and free Christmas nibbles.

Dress code: Rudolph. Prize for the best creation...

Look out for the Widcombe Christmas lights switch-on which will take place at 6.15pm outside Widcombe Deli before the show.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3101797



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/bonbons-baubles-christmas-cabaret/

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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.32

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Thursday 25th January, 2018

Bonbon's Bonkers Burns Night


Date: Thursday 25th January, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £35 incl three course supper & whisky

SOLD OUT

Bath Comedy presents A Burns Supper with a Difference

Celebrate the birthday of the Bard of Ayrshire in traditional style with a twist!

Enjoy a fabulous three course supper featuring Cullen Skink, Haggis* Neeps and Tatties and delicious Cranachan.

All the trimmings are included: quality toasting whisky, tartan tableware, Irn Bru, Edinburgh rock, plus a reasonably priced pay bar.

Genial Master of Ceremonies Ralph Le Bonbon will preside and your evening’s entertainment includes the piping in of the haggis with Blim Burns wielding the ceremonial sword, an emotional rendition of Willie’s Prayer by Glasgow actor Iain Wotherspoon and all your favourite tunes from north of the border delivered by none other than Frome’s Miss Aggie McFaggot.

Star of the evening is the unique Danish stand-up comedian and highland piper Claus Reiss. Yes,folks, a genuine Danish highland piper!

Rumour has it that Lady Margaret’s Scottish cousin Morag may pay a flying visit to draw the Grand Whisky Raffle.

Dress code: Tartan (optional).

Advance ticket purchase essential

*Vegetarian option available.

SOLD OUT

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Thursday 22nd March, 2018

Larry Dean - Fandan


Date: Thursday 22nd March, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr50 incl interval
Price: £8

SOLD OUT

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Larry Dean brings his critically-acclaimed new show on tour following a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run and a debut appearance on BBC1's Live At The Apollo.

Enjoy "unexpected and excellent" (**** Sunday Times) storytelling from one of UK comedy's fiercest new talents.

As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.

British Comedy Guide Top 10 Best Reviewed Shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

"Confessional storytelling at its funniest" - The Herald *****

"Dean's work is as good as Kevin Bridges" - The List ****

"Has the easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate, too" - Guardian

Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition Winner 2013

SOLD OUT

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Tuesday 27th March, 2018

Jon Richardson - The Old Man


Date: Tuesday 27th March, 2018
Venue: Bath Forum
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £20.50-£25.50

SOLD OUT

Bath Comedy Festival in association with Off The Kerb Productions

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions.  Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?

Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with.  Or should that be "with which to work"? 

Best known as team captain on '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown', Jon has been massively in demand for television and radio appearances including; 'Have I Got News For You' (BBC ONE), 'Live At The Apollo' (BBC ONE), 'Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The 02' and most recently 'Taskmaster' (DAVE).

"Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss" **** - The Mirror

"one of our most individual and interesting stand-ups" **** - The Times

"Sublimely brilliant, stunning..." - Time Out

"For 10 years he has been among the funniest men in Britain" - The Mirror

SOLD OUT

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Wednesday 28th March, 2018

Viv Groskop - Vivalicious


Date: Wednesday 28th March, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

click to book online

A brand new show from Viv Groskop, star of BBC1's 'This Week' and BBC Radio 4's 'It's Just a Joke, Comrade'.

In this age of therapy and reinvention, Viv's latest work-in-progress is about being the very best version of yourself. And, really, when is it time to accept you're just never going to be that person?

"Fresh and original" - Sara Pascoe

"Viv is brilliant" - Jo Brand

"Completely compelling" - Chortle.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3328382



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Sarah Bennetto - All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)


Date: Wednesday 28th March, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

click to book online

CANCELLED

We're sorry to report that due to extended commitments abroad, Sarah has regretfully had to cancel her shows in Bath.

One dimwit comedian's every dumb decision. Presented in list form. 50 great mistakes guaranteed.

The acclaimed 2017 Edinburgh Fringe solo stand-up show by the Melbourne-born, London-based comedian.

As heard on BBC Radio 4, 'Sarah Bennetto's Mix-Tape', Glastonbury backstage radio and at the helm of Storytellers' Club.

Warning: Something really, really bad happens to a piñata in this show.

"A generous serving of sterling gags and astutely witty observations." - Steve Bennett, Chortle UK

"In sharing her litany of mistakes, Bennetto covers huge, emotive topics with the lightest of touch and a lightning-fast wit, rattling through stories and quips so quickly that they don't have the opportunity to land too heavily. She's also in perfect command of the pacing, so when she does want to touch hearts as well as minds...it keeps the audience spellbound." **** The Skinny

"With much glee, delight, and wonderfully evocative imagery, Sarah is an excellent performer, frank and genuine, telling relatable stories which are fun and funny. The last mistake is totally unexpected and unheralded – and all the more powerful for being so." **** One4Revew

"Superb. Devastating. Edges towards perfection." **** ThreeWeeks, UK

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3337604



Twitter: @SarahBennetto

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Thursday 29th March, 2018

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - Superheroes


Date: Thursday 29th March, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Sock! Pow! Wham! Earth's funniest footwear are back with their 10th new show of songs, sketches, socks & violence.

This time they're real live Superheroes! You think you've seen heroes in tights before? This pair will run and run.

"Space age comedy to knock your socks off" **** Daily Record

"Had every single audience member... laughing until they cried." ***** Edinburgh Evening News

The Socks are celebrating being the only act to have performed every year at Bath Comedy Festival to date with a special show including a preview of their new show and a best-of set too!

Age 12+

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3341279



Links: http://comicfestival.co.uk

Facebook: http://facebook.com/ScottishFalsettoSocks

Twitter: @falsettosocks

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.21

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Saturday 31st March, 2018

Julian Dutton - Do You Think That's Wise? - The Life & Times of John Le Mesurier


Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 55min
Price: £10 / £7.50 concs (see below *)

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Leading impressionist Julian Dutton brings to life one of Britain's best-loved comedy stars, revealing the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad's Army.

Le Mesurier's life was not without tragedy - his broken marriage to Hattie Jacques, his betrayal by his best friend Tony Hancock - all these setbacks shook him, but his reputation as the quintessential English Gentleman never wavered.

Full of glorious reminiscences and stories from a Golden Age of British Comedy, Julian Dutton's show is a celebration of and an insight into one of the most popular comic actors of our era.

From the co-creator & co-star of BBC1's The Big Impression, BBC R4's The Secret World and BBC2's Pompidou

"An impressionist tour de force" - Independent.

"One of the best vocal performers around" - BBC Comedy

In association with RBM Comedy

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3338541



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Simon Evans - Genius


Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr50min incl interval
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted.

The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans'. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmm...

"Super-sharp wit" - Time Out

"Please clap" Jeb Bush

"A masterclass in socio-political comedy...the show is called Genius. It comes very close" ***** The Scotsman

SOLD OUT

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Sunday 1st April, 2018

Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About Gin


Date: Sunday 1st April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr30 incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

click to book online

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.

"Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K. after playing to sold out crowds in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and across Australia.

Mother's Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Discover a little more about your favourite drop, with this mixed up musical history lesson delivered with dry wit and "almost symbiotic harmonies" (Adelaide Advertiser).

With music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Tom Waits, The Pretenders, Jessie J and more, Mother's Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.

"...Marsden and Wood maintain a spot-on balance of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre. Well worth raising a glass to." **** The Scotsman

"A raucous masterclass" ***** The Wee Review

"...it's the range, depth, and content of the stories Marsden and Wood tell us, along with the gorgeous harmony of their pure voices, that linger once the cabaret is over." ***** Time Out Sydney

"Blisteringly entertaining… Not everybody falls in love with gin, but I can't imagine too many audience members could resist the charms of Mother's Ruin." **** Daily Review

Nominated Best Cabaret, Perth Fringe World Festival; Best Writing, Green Room Awards; Best Cabaret, Sydney Theatre Awards.

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April (show times vary) at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Click here to read the reviews.



Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3341343



Links: http://www.mothersruincabaret.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/mothersruincabaretau

Twitter: @MothersRuinCab

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.28

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Monday 2nd April, 2018

Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About Gin


Date: Monday 2nd April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr30 incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

click to book online

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.

"Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K. after playing to sold out crowds in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and across Australia.

Mother's Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Discover a little more about your favourite drop, with this mixed up musical history lesson delivered with dry wit and "almost symbiotic harmonies" (Adelaide Advertiser).

With music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Tom Waits, The Pretenders, Jessie J and more, Mother's Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.

"...Marsden and Wood maintain a spot-on balance of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre. Well worth raising a glass to." **** The Scotsman

"A raucous masterclass" ***** The Wee Review

"...it's the range, depth, and content of the stories Marsden and Wood tell us, along with the gorgeous harmony of their pure voices, that linger once the cabaret is over." ***** Time Out Sydney

"Blisteringly entertaining… Not everybody falls in love with gin, but I can't imagine too many audience members could resist the charms of Mother's Ruin." **** Daily Review

Nominated Best Cabaret, Perth Fringe World Festival; Best Writing, Green Room Awards; Best Cabaret, Sydney Theatre Awards.

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April (show times vary) at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Click here to read the reviews.



Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3341343



Links: http://www.mothersruincabaret.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/mothersruincabaretau

Twitter: @MothersRuinCab

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Tuesday 3rd April, 2018

Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience


Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: Abbey Hotel
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £57.50 incl 3 course meal

SOLD OUT

This globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out in places like Edinburgh Fringe, Raffles Singapore and Sydney Opera House. In this, its 21st birthday year, it returns to the Abbey Hotel during Bath Comedy Festival, but be warned: it will sell out here too, so early booking is essential.

Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 3-course meal along with plenty of laughs and audience participation in this 5-star immersive show – a show that’s never the same twice, because it’s 70% improvised. It’s great for comedy fans, theatre fans, or anyone who just fancies going out for an unforgettable meal and a good time. This true blend of ingenious comedy and unique theatrical script is a multi-sensory treat where chaos reigns right from the start.

"Crammed full of laughter!" - Everything Theatre, London Covent Garden 2017

"An absolute hoot!" - British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe 2016

"A two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation" - The Daily Telegraph

"Nothing faulty about this evening of superb food and comedy" - Limelight Magazine, Sydney Opera House 2016

"Wonderfully traumatic...very funny" - Isolated Nation, Fringe World Perth 2017

Born in Brisbane in April 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit, appearing in around 20 countries and an ongoing residency in the heart of London's theatre land. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind.

There is another performance of the show on Wednesday 4th April

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.torquaysuitetheatre.com/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/faultytowersthediningexperience/

Twitter: @thefaultytowers

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Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About Gin


Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr30 incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

click to book online

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.

"Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K. after playing to sold out crowds in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and across Australia.

Mother's Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Discover a little more about your favourite drop, with this mixed up musical history lesson delivered with dry wit and "almost symbiotic harmonies" (Adelaide Advertiser).

With music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Tom Waits, The Pretenders, Jessie J and more, Mother's Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.

"...Marsden and Wood maintain a spot-on balance of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre. Well worth raising a glass to." **** The Scotsman

"A raucous masterclass" ***** The Wee Review

"...it's the range, depth, and content of the stories Marsden and Wood tell us, along with the gorgeous harmony of their pure voices, that linger once the cabaret is over." ***** Time Out Sydney

"Blisteringly entertaining… Not everybody falls in love with gin, but I can't imagine too many audience members could resist the charms of Mother's Ruin." **** Daily Review

Nominated Best Cabaret, Perth Fringe World Festival; Best Writing, Green Room Awards; Best Cabaret, Sydney Theatre Awards.

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April (show times vary) at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Click here to read the reviews.



Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3341343



Links: http://www.mothersruincabaret.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/mothersruincabaretau

Twitter: @MothersRuinCab

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Ashley Storrie - Adulting


Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £9 / £7 concs (see below *)

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Scotland’s favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Bath with a brand-new show about not growing up.

With the world most likely ending quite soon, Ashley believes we should all just have a laugh and be a bit more honest, particularly about the myth of "adulthood"...

Nobody really grows up, we’re all just great at pretending!

BEST SCOTTISH PERFORMANCE 2017 – THE SCOTTISH SUN

"A total revelation" - Dawn French

"Brutally funny" - The Scotsman

**** The List
**** The Sunday Mail
**** Broadway Baby
**** One4Review.com
**** The Wee Review


Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3337614



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Janey Godley - Godley's Cream - 20 Years And Counting


Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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20 years of fringe shows, 20 years of touring and so many stories. From LA to New York to Newcastle and Glasgow.

The Godmother of Scottish Comedy, chief Trump annoyer and all round Glasgow mouth piece brings her show to Bath.

Lots of old stories and plenty of new material to keep the punters gripped in their seats.

"Who else got jailed for possessing guns?" - Janey Godley

"Her shows have sold out globally, she's a social media influencer, podcaster and best selling author, but crap at organising a fridge or hanging up washing" - her Husband Mr Storrie

"The queen of Scottish comedy" - Edinburgh Evening News

"Sharpest-elbowed comedy in the world" - New York Times

"Fuc*king great comedian" - Billy Connolly

Sold out shows every year at Glasgow Comedy Fest and Edinburgh Fringe

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3337634



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Wednesday 4th April, 2018

Joey Page - Perhaps Under Stars That Would Stretch Forever


Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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An idiot trys to make sense of the universe in under an hour. What is the point of all this? (Life) Are there parallel universes and if so what are they like? Want to learn everything you ever need to know about the universe through the medium of an idiot? (Yes) Is the world ending? (Probably) Is Jupiter a bell-end? (Definitely!)

Joey Page is a boy with a washing machine-esque brain. Watch him make sense of the entire universe in under an hour (59 minutes).

Stop press: Nominated for Best Comedy at Perth Fringe 2018

"Spaced out magical humour" ***** Three Weeks
"fans of the surreal and ridiculous will love this" **** Chortle
"a cheeky master of his craft" **** Austrailia Times
"A head like a fantasy Hand grenade" - Noel Fielding
**** The Scotsman
**** Edfestmag
**** Edfringereview

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3345001



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Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience


Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: Abbey Hotel
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £57.50 incl 3 course meal

SOLD OUT

This globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out in places like Edinburgh Fringe, Raffles Singapore and Sydney Opera House. In this, its 21st birthday year, it returns to the Abbey Hotel during Bath Comedy Festival, but be warned: it will sell out here too, so early booking is essential.

Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 3-course meal along with plenty of laughs and audience participation in this 5-star immersive show – a show that’s never the same twice, because it’s 70% improvised. It’s great for comedy fans, theatre fans, or anyone who just fancies going out for an unforgettable meal and a good time. This true blend of ingenious comedy and unique theatrical script is a multi-sensory treat where chaos reigns right from the start.

"Crammed full of laughter!" - Everything Theatre, London Covent Garden 2017

"An absolute hoot!" - British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe 2016

"A two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation" - The Daily Telegraph

"Nothing faulty about this evening of superb food and comedy" - Limelight Magazine, Sydney Opera House 2016

"Wonderfully traumatic...very funny" - Isolated Nation, Fringe World Perth 2017

Born in Brisbane in April 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit, appearing in around 20 countries and an ongoing residency in the heart of London's theatre land. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind.

There is another performance of the show on Wednesday 4th April

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Links: http://www.torquaysuitetheatre.com/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/faultytowersthediningexperience/

Twitter: @thefaultytowers

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Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About Gin


Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr30 incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

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This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.

"Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K. after playing to sold out crowds in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and across Australia.

Mother's Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Discover a little more about your favourite drop, with this mixed up musical history lesson delivered with dry wit and "almost symbiotic harmonies" (Adelaide Advertiser).

With music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Tom Waits, The Pretenders, Jessie J and more, Mother's Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.

"...Marsden and Wood maintain a spot-on balance of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre. Well worth raising a glass to." **** The Scotsman

"A raucous masterclass" ***** The Wee Review

"...it's the range, depth, and content of the stories Marsden and Wood tell us, along with the gorgeous harmony of their pure voices, that linger once the cabaret is over." ***** Time Out Sydney

"Blisteringly entertaining… Not everybody falls in love with gin, but I can't imagine too many audience members could resist the charms of Mother's Ruin." **** Daily Review

Nominated Best Cabaret, Perth Fringe World Festival; Best Writing, Green Room Awards; Best Cabaret, Sydney Theatre Awards.

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April (show times vary) at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Click here to read the reviews.



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Sally-Anne Hayward - Um...I Was Talking About You Not To You


Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £9 / £7 concs (see below *)

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Sally's had a gut full of fabricated food allergies. Her irritated bowel's not down to wheat intolerance - it turns out she's just intolerant.

A liberating diagnosis, as she can now legitimately embrace her bitchier side; so watch out fussy eaters, over-sharers, and definitely that busy-body of a neighbour who's not returned a single one of her home produced surveys on local off street parking.

"Warm and very funny" - Sarah Millican

"Extremely funny" - The Independent

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Christopher Macarthur-Boyd - Home Sweet Home


Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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The debut hour from the next big thing in Scottish comedy. As heard on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4extra.

"A charming young comic. Well-honed and well-delivered material." -The Scotsman

"Following in the footsteps of Kevin Bridges" - ITV

"A comedian on the ascent. The personal and political housed seamlessly." - The Skinny

"On the cusp of something big, and you don't want to miss it." - Daily Record

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Thursday 5th April, 2018

Rachel Parris - Keynote


Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

SOLD OUT

Rachel has been invited to be a guest speaker at her old school, but what kind of a role model is she really? Through stand-up, character and musical comedy, she explores what messed up message she can possibly offer to impressionable young minds.

Rachel is an award-winning musical comic whose songs have been played on BBC Radio 4, BBC 6 Music and who was listed in the BBC's Hot Talent List 2017. She has appeared in Murder in Successville, Plebs, The IT Crowd and most recently, satirical BBC show The Mash Report. She's also a founder member of smash hit improv show Austentatious.

"Frank and funny... tears of laughter" - Guardian
"A gifted performer" - Times
"Brutally funny" - Skinny
"Absolute genius - I was in tears" - I Talk Telly
"Brings to mind the late Victoria Wood" - Whats On London

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Links: http://www.rachelparris.com

Twitter: @rachelparris

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Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About Gin


Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr30 incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

click to book online

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.

"Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K. after playing to sold out crowds in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and across Australia.

Mother's Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Discover a little more about your favourite drop, with this mixed up musical history lesson delivered with dry wit and "almost symbiotic harmonies" (Adelaide Advertiser).

With music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Tom Waits, The Pretenders, Jessie J and more, Mother's Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.

"...Marsden and Wood maintain a spot-on balance of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre. Well worth raising a glass to." **** The Scotsman

"A raucous masterclass" ***** The Wee Review

"...it's the range, depth, and content of the stories Marsden and Wood tell us, along with the gorgeous harmony of their pure voices, that linger once the cabaret is over." ***** Time Out Sydney

"Blisteringly entertaining… Not everybody falls in love with gin, but I can't imagine too many audience members could resist the charms of Mother's Ruin." **** Daily Review

Nominated Best Cabaret, Perth Fringe World Festival; Best Writing, Green Room Awards; Best Cabaret, Sydney Theatre Awards.

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April (show times vary) at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Click here to read the reviews.



Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3341343



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Markus Birdman - Grimm Realities


Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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Growing up, my preacherman father made me draw Bible stories. I don't remember the stories, but I draw great.

The 5 Star Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, nominated for Amused Moose Best Show Award, from the NZ Comedy Guild Best international Comedian Award Nominee.

A modern day comedic and visual take on those Grimm's classics, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. A reality tale for the 21st century. A children's fable for adults.

My previous shows had short jokes, and tall stories. I thought it was high time to combine these with my drawings. Especially since Rolf Harris left a gap in the market.

"Birdman's show is a triumph. Grimm Realities deals with coming to terms with his daughter growing up, with a mixture of comical perspectives and re-imagined fairy tales. Not so filthy that it's crass, but filthy and clever enough to warrant constant laughter from the audience." ***** Edinburgh Reporter

"Probably the most absorbing show I have seen. Completely spellbinding." **** Chortle

"Meditative but not mournful, he makes us feel part of his story. Hugely enjoyable and lots of ruddy good gags." **** Scotsman

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Diane Spencer - 2018 Collection


Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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Brand new stand-up comedy hour from delightfully engaging stand-up comedian Diane Spencer.

With her charming onstage persona and refreshingly honest confessional style, Diane delivers heart-warming autobiographical wit and laugh-out-loud humour.

Her other 7 hit shows are all available on YouTube.

"Not for the faint-hearted but also not to be missed" 5 stars ThreeWeeks

"Artists use paint to depict their work, Ms Spencer uses well-crafted words and stories to illustrate her art, words that ensured her set was full of genuine laugh out loud moments.” 4 stars One4Review

"Personable, ballsy and hilarious" 4 stars BroadwayBaby

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Links: http://www.dianespencer.tv

Facebook: http://facebook.com/dianespencerfun

Twitter: @dianespencerfun

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Friday 6th April, 2018

Rachel Parris - Keynote


Date: Friday 6th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr15mins
Price: £10

SOLD OUT

Extra show due to phenomenal demand!

Rachel has been invited to be a guest speaker at her old school, but what kind of a role model is she really? Through stand-up, character and musical comedy, she explores what messed up message she can possibly offer to impressionable young minds.

Rachel is an award-winning musical comic whose songs have been played on BBC Radio 4, BBC 6 Music and who was listed in the BBC's Hot Talent List 2017. She has appeared in Murder in Successville, Plebs, The IT Crowd and most recently, satirical BBC show The Mash Report. She's also a founder member of smash hit improv show Austentatious.

"Frank and funny... tears of laughter" - Guardian
"A gifted performer" - Times
"Brutally funny" - Skinny
"Absolute genius - I was in tears" - I Talk Telly
"Brings to mind the late Victoria Wood" - Whats On London

SOLD OUT

STOP PRESS - THE BATH PLUG 2018

When Bath Comedy Festival launched the Bath Plug Award, with Terry Jones as our first winner in 2015, followed by subsequent esteemed comedy greats Peter Richardson and Barry Cryer, it may have seemed like a 'lifetime achievement award', but in fact The Bath Plug is awarded every year to those who have proven themselves outstanding comic talents, no matter at which end of their career they are; particularly for good friends of the Festival and performers and writers who have provided a unique voice in British comedy.

Rachel Parris has often returned to Bath, and now her brand of smiling satire has gone viral (in a good way) around the world. We're honoured to make her the 4th recipient of the Festival's prestigious piece of bathroom ephemera, while we can.

At the end of this show there will be a short presentation by co-creators of The Bath Plug - respected aficionado, comedy historian and author Jem Roberts and Festival Director Nick Steel.

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Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret About Gin


Date: Friday 6th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 9.30pm for 10.00pm show
Duration: 1hr30 incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

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This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.

"Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K. after playing to sold out crowds in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and across Australia.

Mother's Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Discover a little more about your favourite drop, with this mixed up musical history lesson delivered with dry wit and "almost symbiotic harmonies" (Adelaide Advertiser).

With music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Tom Waits, The Pretenders, Jessie J and more, Mother's Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.

"...Marsden and Wood maintain a spot-on balance of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre. Well worth raising a glass to." **** The Scotsman

"A raucous masterclass" ***** The Wee Review

"...it's the range, depth, and content of the stories Marsden and Wood tell us, along with the gorgeous harmony of their pure voices, that linger once the cabaret is over." ***** Time Out Sydney

"Blisteringly entertaining… Not everybody falls in love with gin, but I can't imagine too many audience members could resist the charms of Mother's Ruin." **** Daily Review

Nominated Best Cabaret, Perth Fringe World Festival; Best Writing, Green Room Awards; Best Cabaret, Sydney Theatre Awards.

This flagship 5 star cabaret show is here in Bath for a full six day run Sun 1st - Fri 6th April (show times vary) at Bath Comedy Festival's favourite flexible venue and bar - Widcombe Social Club. Don't miss it!

Click here to read the reviews.



Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3341343



Links: http://www.mothersruincabaret.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/mothersruincabaretau

Twitter: @MothersRuinCab

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Sunday 8th April, 2018

The Wine Arts Trail 2018


Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 10.40am for 11.00am show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

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The ultimate magical mystery tour! Jump on the big red bus and discover the secret corners of our super city.

At every stop, a surprise! With every surprise, a glass of wine!

The fabulously bonkers outing is a perennial favourite amongst comedy aficionados. As usual, this year boasts a brand new top secret route, lashings of vino and a lorra lorra laughs.

Hosted by Ralph Oswick, with guest clippie the highly entertaining and Absolutely Fabulous Helen Lederer*

Dress code: Beautiful bonnets, hilarious hats and terrific titfers.

"Was that real?"..."Did that happen?"..."Are we nearly there Dad?"

Now in its 11th incarnation, The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don’t delay, book today.

There are two trips - 11am and 3pm set-off times. Please get to the start for doors opening time - 20 minutes before set-off - for your welcome glass of bubbly.



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown-ups only. Please drink responsibly.

*Helen Lederer appears subject to availability

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The Wine Arts Trail 2018


Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 2.40pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

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The 3pm trip is now sold out, but there is still space on the 11am tour if you're quick! - Click here

The ultimate magical mystery tour! Jump on the big red bus and discover the secret corners of our super city.

At every stop, a surprise! With every surprise, a glass of wine!

The fabulously bonkers outing is a perennial favourite amongst comedy aficionados. As usual, this year boasts a brand new top secret route, lashings of vino and a lorra lorra laughs.

Hosted by Ralph Oswick, with guest clippie the highly entertaining and Absolutely Fabulous Helen Lederer*

Dress code: Beautiful bonnets, hilarious hats and terrific titfers.

"Was that real?"..."Did that happen?"..."Are we nearly there Dad?"

Now in its 11th incarnation, The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don’t delay, book today.

There are two trips - 11am and 3pm set-off times. Please get to the start for doors opening time - 20 minutes before set-off - for your welcome glass of bubbly.



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown-ups only. Please drink responsibly.

*Helen Lederer appears subject to availability

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Monday 9th April, 2018

Henning Wehn - Das Neuen Materialen Nachten


Date: Monday 9th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs approx incl interval
Price: £15

SOLD OUT

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas.

Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

"Forget the Euro, Henning hits the Mark" - Nottingham Post

"Cor blimey" - The Guardian

Henning's recent TV and radio appearances include hosting 'Live At The Apollo' (BBC 2), 'Have I Got News For You' (BBC 1), 'Bake Off Extra Slice' (Channel 4), 'The Unbelievable Truth' (BBC Radio 4) and 'Fighting Talk' (BBC 5 Live). A DVD of his last tour show, 'Westpahlia Is Not An Option', recorded Live in rural Devon at The Babbacombe Theatre Torquay, is available from 24th November 2017.

"Wehn wraps his vowels around the issues of immigration and identity. And he triumphs at it" - The Times

There is another performance of the show on Tuesday 10th April

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Links: http://www.henningwehn.de

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Tuesday 10th April, 2018

Henning Wehn - Das Neuen Materialen Nachten


Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs approx incl interval
Price: £15

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Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas.

Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.

"Forget the Euro, Henning hits the Mark" - Nottingham Post

"Cor blimey" - The Guardian

Henning's recent TV and radio appearances include hosting 'Live At The Apollo' (BBC 2), 'Have I Got News For You' (BBC 1), 'Bake Off Extra Slice' (Channel 4), 'The Unbelievable Truth' (BBC Radio 4) and 'Fighting Talk' (BBC 5 Live). A DVD of his last tour show, 'Westpahlia Is Not An Option', recorded Live in rural Devon at The Babbacombe Theatre Torquay, is available from 24th November 2017.

"Wehn wraps his vowels around the issues of immigration and identity. And he triumphs at it" - The Times

There is another performance of the show on Monday 9th April

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Links: http://www.henningwehn.de

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Wednesday 11th April, 2018

Archie Maddocks - Matchstick


Date: Wednesday 11th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5

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Award winning comedian Archie Maddocks presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy where he explores his deepest and darkest thoughts, exposes his flaws and interrogates his personal connection to the Grenfell Tower fire.

Fresh from a stint in the BBC Writers room, having previously toured South Africa and Europe, this "supercool, super smart storyteller" (Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke and Evening Standard) hilariously explores life, love and loss with a candid authenticity, marking him out as a "real highlight" (BBC).

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Matt Green - These People


Date: Wednesday 11th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £7.50

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Matt has been doing stand up for 15 years and he's got pretty good at it. Come and hear his latest thoughts about the current state of the world. Spoiler alert: he's not keen.

Featuring applying for an Irish passport, going viral with JK Rowling and trying not to argue about Brexit.

Preview show.

"Really funny" **** Scotsman

"Why someone as funny as this isn't doing the Apollo, or having a Radio Four series of his own, is a bit of a mystery. Maybe one day. Let's hope so." **** Theatre Bath

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Sam Carrington - All Grown Up


Date: Wednesday 11th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5

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Sam Carrington turned 40 last year, join as he contemplates this milestone by working out where he's been, where he's going, and if his cheese-based drink will ever take off.

"Has a career mapped out in stand up comedy! **** The Mirror

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Thursday 12th April, 2018

Sam Fraser - Stand Up, Weather Girl!


Date: Thursday 12th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5

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Sam Fraser has been a stand-by BBC local weather presenter since 2012. It's been a steep learning curve.

Having been distracted by online comments about her bottom, she wonders can you be a full time feminist and a part time weather girl?

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Colin Hoult - Anna Mann in How We Stop The Fascists


Date: Thursday 12th April, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £9 / £7 concs (see below *)

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Having effectively cured all depression in last year's smash-hit hour, actress Anna Mann (Colin Hoult's "master class in character comedy" - Time Out) returns to take on the terrifying rise of fascism. Fear not, gentle liberals, Mother Mann is here.

Star of her very own Sky Arts Short, 'Anna Mann's Valentine'. As seen in Murder in Successville, Porridge, Derek, Nurse, Life's Too Short, and Being Human.

Directed by Phoebe Bourke for Berk's Nest.

"Funnier than almost all other shows at this year's Fringe." **** Telegraph
"As Anna would lovingly say - 'oh f*ck off that's good'." ***** ThreeWeeks 
"Utterly uniqe, painfully hilarious and an absolute must-see." ***** Shortcut
"Endlessly entertaining… warm, life-affirming and above all else, very funny. One that everyone will love." ***** The New European
"A hugely enjoyable, slyly satirical hour." **** Times
"Beautifully written stuff." **** Scotsman
"Dazzlingly silly… will keep you giggling far down the road from the venue." **** Fest
"Genuinely side splitting… an extremely entertaining hour." **** Ed Fest Mag
"He's just so good as Anna… A vivid, vibrant creation, incredibly funny." **** Wee Review
"His most joyful effort to date… Deliciously funny." **** Times
"You don't know where the next laugh will come from, but it'll be coming soon… smart, absurd and unpredictable." **** Chortle
"Unique and darkly brilliant talent." **** Guardian
"Sheer comic gold." **** Metro
"Master class in character comedy." **** Time Out
"Joyously inventive." **** Scotsman
"More than a little Spike Milligan about him." Exeunt Magazine

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Arthur Smith & The Smithereens - PC Syd


Date: Thursday 12th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 9.00pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr45 incl interval
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Arthur Smith, with the ineffable Smithereens, tells the story of his father, with help from Ray Davies, Leonard Cohen, the London Metropolitan police and Nat King Cole.

Brand new, work in progress show.

After 'Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen' ("A delight of a show" **** List), which spoke and sang of his mother, Arthur Smith, once again accompanied by the Smithereens, turns to his father.

In the 1950s PC Syd Smith did night duty on the South Bank and met a gallery of fellow Londoners whom he tried his best not to arrest.

Before then he had been a P.O.W., ending the war in the notorious Colditz Castle. In Germany.

In 'Syd', Arthur quotes words his father wrote and adds his own to consider the story of one man's 20th century and what it tells us about the 21st.

"The Smithereens, Smith's sensational troupe of backing singers...ethereal, playful and beguiling" **** Fest

"There are great songs, in which the Smithereens are spectacular! Poignant, hilarious and thoughtful" - Arthur Smith's website

"Arthur Smith's your man...a comic sage" ***** Mail on Sunday



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Friday 13th April, 2018

Mark Steel - Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright


Date: Friday 13th April, 2018
Venue: St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £15

SOLD OUT

Bath Comedy Festival in association with Off The Kerb Productions

This time last year, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn't going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, a year later it's all gone to absolute shit! But don't worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright.

Mark's sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4's Mark Steel's in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.

Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel's In Town on BBC Radio 4 (new series out soon) and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One's Have I Got News For You and Radio 4's News Quiz. He's also appeared on BBC2's QI and Room 101. Mark has written several acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What's Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.

Mark recently started filming his columns for The Independent and they're proving very popular indeed, you can find them here http://www.independent.co.uk/author/mark-steel

"Interesting, engaging, funny" ***** The Mirror
**** The Times
**** The Guardian
"Essential viewing" **** The Independent
"Profound yet funny" **** Sunday Times
"Frank, dryly funny" **** The Scotsman

SOLD OUT

Links: www.marksteelinfo.co.uk

Twitter: @mrmarksteel

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Saturday 14th April, 2018

Festival Closing Gala Show - starring Zoe Lyons, Simon Day, Arthur Smith & more


Date: Saturday 14th April, 2018
Venue: Apex Hotel Conference Centre
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £22 / £18 concs (see below *)

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A glittering array of fantastic comedic talent in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Festival, in the fabulous new venue at the Apex Hotel.

Starring:
Zoe Lyons - one of today's incredibly popular top comedians, with countless TV credits.

Simon Day (The Fast Show)

Arthur Smith (Legendary Comedian, Broadcaster and Grumpy Old Man)

Lewis MacLeod as Donald Trump (Steve Wright, Dead Ringers)

Nick Doody (one of the brightest talents on the comedy circuit, a highly engaging live performer and prolific comedy writer for TV and radio)

Kirsty Newton (enormously talented musical entertainer)

Sunjai Arif (last year's New Act Competition winner)

and Alan Francis (MC) - award winning comedian and writer (The Big Impression, Ronni Ancona & Co and many more)

Featuring a presentation of the inaugural Lovehoney Award for best (innuendo-laden?) joke of the Festival. Rumour has it the Queen herself will be in attendance...

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Sunday 15th April, 2018

New Act Competition - Grand Final


Date: Sunday 15th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.45pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: ~3hrs incl intervals
Price: £10

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The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition 2018 sees over 100 of the best up and coming comics in the UK compete in twelve heats.

The best acts from the competition heats battle it out in tonight's Grand Final, judged by a panel comprising comedy industry heavyweights including Graham Smith, Alan Nixon and Jill Edwards, plus Bath Comedy Festival Director Nick Steel.

Previous finalists include Sunjai Arif, Pav Rao, Tamar Broadbent, Bethan Roberts, Archie Maddocks, Paul Revill, Larry Dean, Rob Beckett, Joe Lycett, Matt Richardson, Mickey Sharma, Lindsay Sharman, Harriet Kemsley and James Alderson.

Competition organiser and tonight's compere is Geoff Whiting - with over 20 years on the stand-up circuit, Geoff is an established comedian and popular compere with a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe. He has supported Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Dara O'Briain, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Noel Fielding and Lee Hurst. Geoff is also the driving force behind Mirth Control - the largest independant comedy booker in the UK, currently booking comedy shows into more than 80 venues nationwide.

A Mirth Control and Nick Steel presentation.

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Thursday 31st May, 2018

James Hollingsworth's Pink Floyd Night


Date: Thursday 31st May, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl interval
Price: £10 / £8 concs (see below *)

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A special event centred on the music of Pink Floyd, performed by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist singer/guitarist James Hollingsworth.

In an all-live solo show, also featuring some of his own songs, James combines modern Looping technology, with real instruments - hand percussion, voice, harmonica and guitar effects to build complex arrangements in real time. No pre-recorded backing tracks are used!

"Ace guitarist James Hollingsworth's solo Pink Floyd evening last year was incredible! Prepare to be entertained! A Marvel!" - Rose and Crown, Charlbury

"Fascinating one man band James Hollingsworth conjures some wonderful soundscapes with guitar effects and loops to create colour and build the suspense." - Somerset Guardian

"Truly a phenomenal experience" - Barry 'The Fish' Melton

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Thursday 7th June, 2018

Andy Davies & Kirsty Newton - The Scott Walker Songbook


Date: Thursday 7th June, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr40min incl interval
Price: £10 / £8 concs (see below *)

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Scott Walker is one of popular music's most fascinating and elusive artists. Singer/comedian Andy Davies has been obsessed with him for years and wants to share this devotion with you. Scott wont perform his songs anymore but Andy will. He has made it his calling to share the music of the godlike genius through the creation of a brand-new show debuting at Bath Fringe Festival.

Part stand up and part tribute to one of the greatest singers in popular music, The Scott Walker Songbook is an intimate, touching and funny evening for both Scott Walker fans and newcomers alike.

We invite you to join Andy and pianist Kirsty Newton as they shine a light on some of the wonderful songs of a rich and varied career. The Scott Walker Songbook doesnt just stick to the 60s classics and includes songs from The Walker Brothers as well as Scotts more recent, avant-garde albums. On the night you can expect to hear include Plastic Palace People, Montague Terrace (In Blue), The Electrician and Farmer in the City.

Andy Davies is a character comedian and singer whose alter ego is the showbiz legend Quint Fontana.

Kirsty Newton is a musician, songwriter, arranger and performer whose credits include Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, Jess Robinson's Mighty Voice, The Distraction Club and Kirsty's Poptastic Piano Singalong.

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Sunday 17th June, 2018

Doug Stanhope


Date: Sunday 17th June, 2018
Venue: Bath Pavilion
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £37.50

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Caustic social commentary, outlandish first-person narratives, graphic sex and perversion, sometimes within the same sentence.

Fueled by equal amounts of anger, outrage and alcohol, Stanhope rails against western civilization's slide into apathy and stupidity, always on the edge of implosion yet fully in control and never afraid to risk pissing off his audiences.

In a field crowded with conformists and copycats, Stanhope is a genuinely original comic voice, albeit a gleefully vulgar one. "A visionary douchebag" says The Times. Raw, agitated and unflinching, he holds forth on all manner of major injustices and petty annoyances, excoriating himself as much as any of his other targets. But Stanhope's venomous bile is matched by his passion and conviction, as well as a fierce intellect that gives his work a level of substance and subtlety that belies his snarling exterior. His comedy is as corrosive as it is hilarious, and his righteous self-immolation is exhilarating and life-affirming in its cathartic honesty.

"Stanhope shocks you with the virulence of his lucidity; he shocks you into realising how transparent the confidence trick of western propaganda can be made to seem. What he has in abundance is the charm, don't-give-a-damn swagger and aggressive intelligence that make for important, exciting comedy" - The Guardian

"Doug Stanhope might be the most important standup working today" - Ricky Gervais

As seen on BBC TV's Newswipe with Charlie Brooker.

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Tuesday 24th July, 2018

Faye Treacy - The Problem With Faye Treacy


Date: Tuesday 24th July, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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When asked by her little sister for some career advice, Faye realised she'd spent the last half of her 20s trying to make trombone comedy work.

Join Faye for an idiosyncratic tale about a South London foster family, why she's decided she wants to become a stepdad and what it's like to be quite often the only woman in the band.

Debut hour from Best Newcomer: Musical Comedy Awards 2015, Runner-Up: Bath Comedy New Act 2016, as heard on BBC Radio 2/4extra.

"Treacy's charm soon wins us round...her one-liners are expertly crafted and sharp" - The List

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Carey Marx - Carey Carey Quite Contrary


Date: Tuesday 24th July, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Legendary club comic, Fringe stalwart and raconteur of darkness, Carey Marx, with his latest Edinburgh show.

Donald Trump is President so sod it. Carey's going to do what he wants.

Taking a lesson from the leader of the free world, Carey's decided to become arrogant, certain and unapologetic. What happens when he's above reproach? Greatness happens. Yes, everything Carey turns his hand to becomes magically magnificent.

Goodbye integrity and humility. Hello delusion and dishonesty.

This show is going to be the best thing in history. Definitely.

Carey Marx is internationally renowned for his unique brand of dark humour and caustic wit. His wilful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places. Nominated for Chortle's Best Club Comic 2017 award, don't miss your chance to see a true comedy master.

Twice winner of Best International Show at New Zealand Comedy Festival
Star of Intensive Carey; BBC Radio 4
Writer for Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Goodish; Dave
Co-host of The Proper Gander 2017
Co-host of Citizens of Nowhere with Nick Doody 2018

"This is great comedy from a comedy master" **** The Scotsman
"Anecdotally debauched" ***** Herald
"A comic at his gleeful best" ***** Edinburgh Evening News
"Highly engaging, devilish, menacing and totally mesmerizing" ***** Edinburgh Guide
"Sharp, sweet, cheeky, cynical, romantic and rude as he ever was" **** Chortle
"Comedy at its best" **** Fest

In Association with Glorious Management

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Wednesday 25th July, 2018

Anna Morris - Bombastic


Date: Wednesday 25th July, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The award-winning character comedian and star of Channel 4's Lee and Dean celebrates four sell-out shows with a mash-up of her favourite creations.

Fearless comedy from the creator of international hit ‘It’s Got to be Perfect. (Best Show, Funny Women Awards) and the critically acclaimed ‘Dolly Mixture’, ‘Would Like to Thank’ and ‘Bitchelors’.

"Beautifully crafted comedy" The Independent.

"A master of character comedy" British Comedy Guide.

"Morris has the X Factor" ***** EdinburghGuide.com

***** Funny Women
**** The Herald
**** Skinny
**** Sunday Herald
**** Broadway Baby
**** The Stage
**** Scotsgay

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Simon Munnery - The Wreath


Date: Wednesday 25th July, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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"I went to a funeral the other day. Caught the wreath..."

That's what came to me, from the mysterious source of the inexplicable. Hear the story of the joke, how it became a painting, and what happened next.

"Subversive and brilliant" - The Guardian



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Thursday 26th July, 2018

John Hastings - Float Like A Butterfly John Hastings Like A Bee


Date: Thursday 26th July, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm. He then became homeless (his choice) with a long distance girlfriend (her choice) and now has a lot of thoughts on pigeons and bicycles (your choice).

Now he's written this comedy show.  A tale of displacement, death and denial (don't worry, there are jokes too). 

As seen on Comedy Central

***** (The Mirror)
***** (Broadway Baby)
**** (Fest)
**** (The Herald)
**** (Three Weeks)
**** (Melbourne Herald Sun)

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Stephanie Laing - Quitter


Date: Thursday 26th July, 2018
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Stephanie Laing is a massive quitter.  She's given up alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, drugs (mostly), meat (sometimes), and casual sex (honest).  But is she now a big ball of joy?  Is everything bloody OK now?

Come and see this lovable little weirdo talk about how she's trying to fix her silly little brain by doing fewer things.

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Finalist 2015

"Eye-wateringly honest, Devastating technique, with natural comic timing and delivery" - Chortle

"Gloriously silly, wonderfully unpretentious" - Broadway Baby

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Wednesday 10th October, 2018

Neil Innes


Date: Wednesday 10th October, 2018
Venue: Apex Hotel Conference Centre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr50 incl interval
Price: £17.50 / £12.50 concs (see below *)

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Dubbed the seventh member of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Neil Innes has made people laugh, sing and think since forming The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band with Viv Stanshall in the early 1960s.

Since the mid '90s Neil has entertained enthusiastic audiences across the world with his unique mixture of music, comedy, and comment.

The Bonzos collaboration with Monty Python started in 1968 with the TV series 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' and continued into the following decades. Meanwhile Neil formed the hilarious Beatles parody band The Rutles with Eric Idle and starred in his own hugely popular TV series 'The Innes Book of Records'.

Surrealist, songwriter, beaming stand-up lighthouse and all-round Urban Spaceman...here is your chance to see a solo show with Neil in our lovely new venue at the Apex City Of Bath Hotel.

"Impossible to label", as he says himself, "If I could describe what it is I do on stage in a sentence or two, then there would be no need for me to go on stage and do it".

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Thursday 25th October, 2018

Nick Page - Page Against The Machine


Date: Thursday 25th October, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr50 incl interval
Price: £10

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Nick Page, semi-finalist in this year's Britain's Got Talent, has been a Bath Comedy favourite for many years.

Earlier this year Cheltenham-born Nick, who classifies himself as ‘educated scum' discovered that his Wikipedia entry had been deleted because he was 'no longer notable' (he had previously been listed as a stand up, writer, and presenter of BBC's Escape to the country…) He thinks this is caused by his refusal to engage with the industry beyond turning up, making audiences laugh and then going home to tinker with lawnmowers!

Nick's unique style of writing and delivery enables him to link things as diverse as police detention in Indonesia, a manifesto for a better world, planning permission, pizza ovens, the world's worst dog and bovine artificial insemination so that they make sense. From failure to failure via a suicide attempt and some more failure, Page is still winning, even if he's still not in Wikipedia!

Recently Nick was awarded the Operational Service Medal after numerous tours in active warzones performing for military (shows varied from main base shows to 12000 down to patrol base gigs for 20). He is currently developing a sitcom about his time in the car trade, which was exactly as villainous and chaotic as you would think! He previously lost a publishing deal for a book about the equestrian world after litigation from his ex wife! He has a degree in International Politics and far Eastern History (useful!). His many other jobs include working as a bouncer, a parliamentary researcher and estate agent, before doing his first gig at 31 for a bet.

With support from Anna Kierle

Award winning Anna Keirle counts Russell Brand among her fans. one of her biggest achievements is winning 'The Weakest Link' , the other is surviving a childhood of mohair jumpers.
"Daffy Cornish bumpkin Keirle has funny in her veins, with a disarming daftness and an endearingly babbling manner...a comedy star" - Chortle

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Thursday 8th November, 2018

Swear along with Withnail & I


Date: Thursday 8th November, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £8

SOLD OUT

It's back! You've sung-along-a Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, even Frozen but now, for another glorious night, you can

SWEAR-ALONG-A WITHNAIL & I


Join fellow fans for a very special screening of the most quoted cult classic film, Withnail & I, and get to shout along with all the sweariest moments!

Special guest introduction, and prize for the best dressed character from the film!

Our reasonably priced bar will be open throughout the show..."two large gins, two pints of cider, ice in the cider"

SOLD OUT

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Thursday 29th November, 2018

Bonbon Cabaret - Christmas Special


Date: Thursday 29th November, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Bonbon Cabaret is back for a Christmas Special, following the Grand Switch-on of Widcombe's Christmas tree lights.

A splendiferous line-up of star acts will include:

Music and singalongs from the enormously talented Kirsty Newton
"A show to blow your socks off" - Chortle

World class magic, comedy and charm from Gazzo
"Gazzo is an incredible performer and a great influence on modern magic" - David Blaine

Deadpan stand-up from David James
"Great, world-weary composure and an irritable pedantry worthy of Jack Dee" - Chortle

The ineffable Widcombe Radio Players, and of course what no Bonbon Cabaret would be complete without - a pickled egg raffle!

Comfortable cabaret seating, reasonably priced bar and free Christmas nibbles.

Dress code: White Christmas. Prize for the best creation...

Look out for the Widcombe Christmas lights switch-on shenanigans before the show.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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Thursday 7th February, 2019

Bath Comedy's Feel Good Cabaret


Date: Thursday 7th February, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl intervals
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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An evening of comedy, music and magic guaranteed to make you feel good in February!

Starring Dr Phil Hammond - NHS Doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic.
"If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre" **** The Times

World class magic, comedy and charm from Gazzo
"Gazzo is an incredible performer and a great influence on modern magic" - David Blaine

Reclaim your mojo from the universe with Cheryl from Mojo Moves
Feeling good is the name of the game…raise your spirits and throw your arms in the air like you just don't care!

Introducing Charlie Partridge
When Charlie Partridge was a kid, he dreamt of making stupid noises for a living. He was told it couldn't be done...they were right.

And Dickie Hart, your cardio-vascular compere.
A stroke of genius - Nursing Mirror

Playing you in will be the inimitable Doc Rolls on the boogie woogie piano.

Feel good raffle and reasonably priced bar!

In association with Visit Bath's Feel-Good Bath

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Tuesday 26th March, 2019

Opening Night Show & Party - starring Rory Bremner & Rob Rouse


Date: Tuesday 26th March, 2019
Venue: Walcot House
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr15
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

Join us to celebrate the Opening Night of the Festival with Britain's best-loved satirical impressionist, who tonight brings a one-off special show: "Last Brexit Before The Motorway"!

A man who needs no introduction, Rory has enjoyed a prolific television career of over 30 years, winning numerous awards including 3 BAFTAs.

With support from Rob Rouse - seen recently as 'Bottom' in BBC2's Shakespeare sitcom 'Upstart Crow'.
"Comedy guaranteed to lighten even the darkest of moods...always a step ahead of your expectations" - Edinburgh Evening News

After the show, stay and dance the night away to tunes from the best DJs in town!

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Thursday 28th March, 2019

Croft & Pearce - Double Take


Date: Thursday 28th March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr30 incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Stars of BBC Radio 4's 'The Croft & Pearce Show' and 'Sketchorama', winners of the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award, recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe 'Total Sell-Out Show' laurel and WhatsOnLondon Comedy Award nominees 2017. This BBC 'Next Big Thing' Act have sold out theatres in London, New York and around the UK. Don't miss their brand new show!

In addition to their own live shows and Radio 4 series, they have written for Tracey Breaks The News (BBC1), Numtums (CBeebies), and The Mash Report (BBC2).

"A good double-act can always bring the house down, and this pair of Fringe favourites show us how to do just that" **** The Skinny
"Tomorrow's TV stars" **** The Herald
"A laugh-out-loud sketch show" Daily Express
"Masters of pinpoint observation and characterisation" The Telegraph
"Head flingingly funny" ***** Broadwaybaby
"Sketch comedy at its very best" Alistair McGowan

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Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/croft-pearce-double-take/

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Twitter: @croftAndpearce

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Friday 29th March, 2019

Tracey Collins & Friends


Date: Friday 29th March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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After a five star run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sell out performances at The Museum of Comedy in London, award winning character comedian Tracey Collins (Tina T'urner Tea lady) returns along with some new and old characters including Audrey Heartburn and Milk Jagger for a night of laughter, song and surreal cabaret.

New Act of The Year Finalist 2019 (as Audrey Heartburn), Best Newcomer Winner at the London Cabaret Awards, Nominee for Best Comedy at the Wilma Awards and Musical Comedy Awards Finalist (as Tina T'urner Tea Lady).

"We've got a Caroline Aherne on our hands, or a Calf-era Coogan" ***** The Wee Review

"A satisfying side-splitting combination" ***** The Gay UK

"A remarkable tour de force" - Arthur Smith

"Embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret, when the weird and the wonderful dominated" - Chortle

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Swear along with Withnail & I


Date: Friday 29th March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £8

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Back by popular demand! You've sung-along-a Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, even Frozen but now, for another glorious night, you can

SWEAR-ALONG-A WITHNAIL & I


Join fellow fans for a very special screening of the most quoted cult classic film, Withnail & I, and get to shout along with all the sweariest moments!

Special guest introduction, and prize for the best dressed character from the film!

Our reasonably priced bar will be open throughout the show..."two large gins, two pints of cider, ice in the cider"

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4091951



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/swear-along-with-withnail-i/

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Saturday 30th March, 2019

Festival Opening Weekend Gala Show - Stand-up and Musical Comedy Showcase


Date: Saturday 30th March, 2019
Venue: Apex Hotel Conference Suite
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £22 / £18 concs (see below *)

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A glittering array of fantastic comedic talent in celebration of the Festival, featuring a mixture of delightful musical comedy and stand-up.

Starring:

Paul 'Silky' White - A "massively engaging guitar-playing stand-up whose instinctive rapport with audiences makes him welcome wherever he goes" - Guardian Guide (Pick Of The Week)

Ronnie Golden - Virtuoso rock guitarist and comedian who's career has seen him work with Chuck Berry to David Bowie, and tour with Tom Jones to Barry Cryer. "Funny as hell" - Daily Express

Daniel Cainer - "Tremendously entertaining. His voice is powerful and versatile, and his lyrics are like Robin Williams rants with delightful rhythms and rhymes" - Jewish Currents New York

Mark Olver's Tips for the Top - In a change from the published programme, renowned comedian Bristol's own Mark Olver showcases some of his favourite up-and-coming comic acts – see the stars of tomorrow here before they start strutting much bigger stages!

Mark Olver (MC) - Ever popular stand-up comedian, televison warm-up artist and comedy club headliner.

NB Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Vogueabonds had to cencel their scheduled appearnace tonight.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4071003



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/festival-opening-weekend-gala-show-stand-up-and-musical-comedy-showcase/

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Sunday 31st March, 2019

Daniel Cainer - More Gefilte Fish & Chips


Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr20 incl interval
Price: £10

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Stories-in-Song From a Master Songwriter

Smart, warm, funny, timely and only slightly irreverent, multi-award-winning Daniel Cainer is here with his ever-evolving collection of stories-in-song.

Most of the human condition is here, lovingly and intelligently depicted: brilliant rhyming and wordplay, great musicianship and haunting tunes you'll find hard to forget. For anyone who has ever wrestled with their home, their heritage and their heart.

"An hour in Cainer's company is a true pleasure" - The Stage

"Cainer's songs are heart-rending, delicate, and witty in all the right places" - Daily Express

"A must see" - Daily Mirror

"Honest, edgy, touching and unpredictable; it will leave you tapping your toes and longing for more" - The Jewish Week, New York

"An extraordinary performer. His songs are at times heartbreakingly poignant, at other times laugh-out-loud funny. Utterly charming, highly recommended" - Edinburgh Festivals Guide Magazine

"Lovingly detailed shaggy dog storytelling" - Time Out

"Tremendously entertaining. His voice is powerful and versatile, and his lyrics are like Robin Williams rants with delightful rhythms and rhymes" - Jewish Currents New York

Fringe Review Highly Recommended Show 2015, 2016 & 2017
SoHo Playhouse New York: Best of Edinburgh and NYC Fringes 2014/2015/2016
Winner: Three Weeks Edinburgh Award 2013
Winner: Galway Fringe award for Excellence 2017

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4089760



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/daniel-cainer-more-gefilte-fish-chips/

Links: http://www.danielcainer.com/

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Paul 'Silky' White - ZIUQ! The Family-friendly-ish Backwards Comedy Quiz


Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.15pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 before 1 Mar, £10 after

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He doesn't know it all, but Silky can make up something plausible really quickly... Brand new show and concept from the best comedian you've never heard of.

The Audience are the teams, questions are irrelevant, answers come from all sorts of surprising directions. Different every time!

"Superb...funnier and smarter than the average clown"  - From The Margins

"A performer whose genuine charm captures his crowd. I urge you to go and see for yourself" ***** Three Weeks

"Like your funny best friend only funnier" **** The Herald 

"Cryingly funny" - Bath Chronicle

12+

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090393



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/paul-silky-white-ziuq-the-family-friendly-ish-backwards-comedy-quiz/

Links: http://wwwsilkythecomedian.com

Twitter: @paulsilkywhite

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Monday 1st April, 2019

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience


Date: Monday 1st April, 2019
Venue: Abbey Hotel
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £57.50 incl 3 course meal & cocktail

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Interactive Theatre International presents…

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience
- it's the show they were all asking for, and it's by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience: Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience opened in the UK in September last year and it's already winning fans.

Transporting guests to The Nags Head for some wheeling, dealing and eating, this fully immersive, highly interactive theatre show makes for a t'riffic night out – you'd be a plonker to miss it!

The Trotters want to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side in this fun-filled knees up that has everyone stopping by – including fan- favourites like Cassandra, Trigger, Marlene, Uncle Albert and more. Mayhem rules from start to finish as deals are brokered, schemes are hatched and quizzes quizzed.

This fabulously new, completely unique experience is a bang-for-your-buck event that includes shed-loads of laughs. One-off improvisation, side-splitting humour, and an expertly-crafted, completely original script come together to make this loving tribute to the TV series a high-quality, seriously funny night to remember.

"Hugely entertaining" **** The Stage
"It's a hoot!" **** TimeOut London
"An excellent show" ***** Love PopUps London
"A laugh a minute" ***** Daily Star Sunday

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090093



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/only-fools-the-cushty-dining-experience/

Links: http://www.onlyfoolsdining.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/InteractiveTheatreInternational

Twitter: @InteractiveTheatreInt

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Criminal


Date: Monday 1st April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr20
Price: £10

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Welcome to Criminal, where a lineup of wonderful comedy talents solve a murder in front of your eyes.

Tonight the hideous crime that needs solving is the murder of Gareth Watkins. Strolling around the supermarket of deception, our detective must head straight to the aisle of resolution and cram the tins of truth into the trolley of justice.

Tonight's improvisers are Phil Whelans ("Genuinely and utterly original" - Three Weeks), Frankie Evans (***** - Oxford Mail), Ralph Jones ("The performance is faultless" - Chortle), and Richard Vranch ("Impressive display" - Chortle).

Produced by Ralph Jones and Joel Gatehouse, Criminal is a comedy night and podcast ('Criminal Casebook') recorded in front of a live audience.

"Improv doesn't get better than this" ***** The Wee Review

"I was frequently in hysterics" **** The 730

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4088558



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Tuesday 2nd April, 2019

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience


Date: Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
Venue: Abbey Hotel
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £57.50 incl 3 course meal & cocktail

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Interactive Theatre International presents…

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience
- it's the show they were all asking for, and it's by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience: Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience opened in the UK in September last year and it's already winning fans.

Transporting guests to The Nags Head for some wheeling, dealing and eating, this fully immersive, highly interactive theatre show makes for a t'riffic night out – you'd be a plonker to miss it!

The Trotters want to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side in this fun-filled knees up that has everyone stopping by – including fan- favourites like Cassandra, Trigger, Marlene, Uncle Albert and more. Mayhem rules from start to finish as deals are brokered, schemes are hatched and quizzes quizzed.

This fabulously new, completely unique experience is a bang-for-your-buck event that includes shed-loads of laughs. One-off improvisation, side-splitting humour, and an expertly-crafted, completely original script come together to make this loving tribute to the TV series a high-quality, seriously funny night to remember.

"Hugely entertaining" **** The Stage
"It's a hoot!" **** TimeOut London
"An excellent show" ***** Love PopUps London
"A laugh a minute" ***** Daily Star Sunday

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090093



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/only-fools-the-cushty-dining-experience/

Links: http://www.onlyfoolsdining.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/InteractiveTheatreInternational

Twitter: @InteractiveTheatreInt

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Darren Walsh - Massive Punt


Date: Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Join Darren (ITV's 'Out There', UK's first Pun Champion, Winner of Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Edinburgh Presents') on a Round-The-World flight, pun-packed with in-flight entertainment, video sketches, 1-liners, jingles and general nonsense.

Find out if we can all land back in Bath in one piece.

"Punbelievable!" ***** The Mirror
**** Sunday Express
**** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns" - Chortle
"A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes" - The Stage


Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4089494



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/darren-walsh-massive-punt/

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George Rigden - Spooning With Uri


Date: Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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For 2 years as a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship.

In the wake of Operation Yewtree and the #MeToo movement, this is a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC).

A true story about friendship, autographs and cutlery.

"Deliciously dark" - Beyond The Joke

"A fine, wretched persona" - Chortle

As heard on BBC radio 4, as seen on BBC 1, BBC 2 & BBC 4.

Preview show.

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4091171



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/george-rigden-spooning-with-uri/

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Wednesday 3rd April, 2019

Maisie Adam


Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Winner of Amused Moose National New Comic 2018 and So You Think You're Funny 2017, Maisie Adam presents an hour show including work in progress of her second Edinburgh show.

Her debut hour, 'Vague', earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at last year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards and this work in progress promises more witty observations delivered with her signature charm, hilarious physicality and sharp wit.

As seen on ITV2's 'The Stand-Up Sketch Show', BBC Three and Sky Arts 'Urban Myths'.

"Go see Maisie Adam now and have bragging rights for years to come" - The Herald

"Maisie Adam is phenomenal" - The Scotsman

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4088890



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/maisie-adam/

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Sex.. with Pete Searles


Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.15pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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After his much younger girlfriend leaves him for a better looking, richer, more successful friend of his, Searles dissolves into a gibbering, chain-smoking, suicidal-insomniac!

In desperation he resorts to the latest new-age self-help healing therapy E.F.T. (emotional freedom technique) regressing him into a voyage of self re-discovery - where buried memories of past relationships, one-night stands and a very confused childhood all come bubbling to the surface – with hilarious, painful and revelatory results!

"Haven't laughed so much in ages" - Gilded Balloon

"One of the loveliest, laughter filled hours I have seen" - The Scotsman

"He's definitely one performer I look forward to seeing again next year" - one4review.com

"It's a joy" - The List Magazine

"Brilliant… one of the best solo shows I've ever seen!" - Gyles Brandreth

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4069788



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/sex-with-pete-searles/

Links: http://www.petersearles.com/

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Thursday 4th April, 2019

An Evening of Eric & Ern


Date: Thursday 4th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Forum
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £20 - £25

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From the Olivier nominated duo behind the hugely celebrated & critically acclaimed west end hit Eric & Little Ern

with Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel

This is a brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches, that hits all the right notes! From Greig's Piano concerto to Mr Memory, "Arsenal!" It's a show full of Morecambe and Wise's most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest. This wonderful show, evokes memories of times when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings.

"You have the giddy out of time illusion that you are watching the legendary double-act live." - Independent

"I never thought i'd see Morecambe and Wise live - I think I just have!" - Ben Elton

Booking: Bath Forum
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bathforum.ticketline.co.uk/order/gateway/13342176

Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/an-evening-of-eric-ern/

Links: http://www.ericandlittleern.co.uk/gallery-videos

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Supported by Aaron Evans Architects

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Friday 5th April, 2019

Marcel Lucont - No. Dix


Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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The nation's favourite Frenchman returns to the UK with an exquisite new show and a live band to abuse.

Expect wit sharper than a pint of English wine, poems sexier than an art déco brothel and jibes more devastating than an ill-judged referendum. Catch the Gallic symbol at the height of his imperial phase.

"Fresh, accessible and hilarious" - The Guardian

"Excellently dry" - The Times

"Unbelievably French" - The Scotsman

As seen on BBC1's The John Bishop Show, Sky Atlantic's Set List and Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. 

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4069739



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/marcel-lucont-no-dix/

Links: http://www.marcellucont.com/

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Jess Robinson - No Filter


Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr45 incl interval
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Multi-award-winning Jess Robinson is back with a new show! With more spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics.

Jess takes you on a dizzying journey through hilarious improvised musical impressions, serving up a feast of styles and genres from classical to rock to hip hop showcasing the voices of all your favourite celebs.

As seen on The Imitation Game (ITV) Murder in Successville (BBC3), Dead Ringers (BBC2), The Week That Wasn't (Sky1), The Now Show (BBC R4) and The Last Leg (C4).

"Naturally funny. Pitch perfect" - Telegraph

"It's like a mega-concert with all your favourite stars" - ITV

"Her talent and showmanship is stunning" - Chortle

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3606888



Alternative booking: See Tickets
Online booking: https://www.seetickets.com/event/jess-robinson-no-filter/widcombe-social-club/1259143

Links: http://www.jessrobinson.co.uk/

Twitter: @jessierobinson

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Saturday 6th April, 2019

Bill Smarme's Social Club


Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £10

SOLD OUT

A bonkers variety/cabaret show hosted by the inimitable Bill Smarme - ladies' man, bon viveur, international entertainer, building contractor - in his first solo appearance since the band got fed up with being paid in breeze blocks and sharp sand.

There'll be songs, stand-up, a Smarmy quiz, kazoo-alongs, guest spots and a meat draw.

All in the best Smarmetastic taste!

Stand-up guest spots from Pauline Eyre & Jenny Laville

a special appearnce of Mutt n Jeff (Rare Species)

and a headline set from Seymour Mace - one of Bath Comedy's favourite indescribable surreal comics! As seen in BBC's 'Ideal' with Johnny Vegas.

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Sunday 7th April, 2019

The Wine Arts Trail 2019


Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 10.40am for 11.00am show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

SOLD OUT

The legendary magical mystery tour is back by popular demand. Why, there would be rioting in the streets if The Wine Arts Trail wasn't included in the festival programme!!

Let the big red bus take you on a veritably vinous voyage of discovery to those secret bits of our beloved city that you never knew existed. At every stop a hilarious happening, an artistic intervention or a daft divertissement. And at every stop, a glass of fine wine.

The fabulously bonkers outing is a perennial favourite amongst comedy aficionados. As usual, this year boasts a brand new top secret route, plonk aplenty and a laugh around every corner.

Hosted by Ralph Oswick, this year's celebrity guest clippie is none other than national treasure, erstwhile star of Porridge and Britain's favourite pantomime dame Christopher Biggins.

Dress code: Your beautiful bonnets, hilarious hats and terrific titfers could garner you an unforgettable mystery prize. N.B.Anyone without a hat will be thrown off the bus forthwith!

"Was that real?"..."Did that happen?"..."Are we nearly there Dad?"

Now in its 12th incarnation, The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don't delay, book today.

There are two trips - 11am and 3pm set-off times. Please get to the start for doors opening time - 20 minutes before set-off - for your welcome glass of bubbly.



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown ups only. Drink sensibly.

SOLD OUT

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The Wine Arts Trail 2019


Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 2.40pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

SOLD OUT

The legendary magical mystery tour is back by popular demand. Why, there would be rioting in the streets if The Wine Arts Trail wasn't included in the festival programme!!

Let the big red bus take you on a veritably vinous voyage of discovery to those secret bits of our beloved city that you never knew existed. At every stop a hilarious happening, an artistic intervention or a daft divertissement. And at every stop, a glass of fine wine.

The fabulously bonkers outing is a perennial favourite amongst comedy aficionados. As usual, this year boasts a brand new top secret route, plonk aplenty and a laugh around every corner.

Hosted by Ralph Oswick, this year's celebrity guest clippie is none other than national treasure, erstwhile star of Porridge and Britain's favourite pantomime dame Christopher Biggins.

Dress code: Your beautiful bonnets, hilarious hats and terrific titfers could garner you an unforgettable mystery prize. N.B.Anyone without a hat will be thrown off the bus forthwith!

"Was that real?"..."Did that happen?"..."Are we nearly there Dad?"

Now in its 12th incarnation, The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don't delay, book today.

There are two trips - 11am and 3pm set-off times. Please get to the start for doors opening time - 20 minutes before set-off - for your welcome glass of bubbly.



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown ups only. Drink sensibly.

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Monday 8th April, 2019

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off By God


Date: Monday 8th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

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Mister Tuesday, potatoes versus knives, 80s, music, future wizard, noise, monkeys, lords, frauds, the saddest pictures in the world, animal band, ways to live, ways to die. Sucked off by God.

If that sounds like your kind of thing then come and meet me in my imagination. Unless you're a little kid, then f*ck off!

***** Times

***** Gigglebeats.co.uk

"For Seymour Mace the rules of conventional stand-up are irrelevant" **** Scotsman

"Bananas!" ***** Chortle.co.uk

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4082585



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/seymour-mace-gets-sucked-off-by-god/

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Tuesday 9th April, 2019

Matt Price - Broken Hooters And Geezers With Shooters


Date: Tuesday 9th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal. From day one, he was out of his depth...

Matt ("Fearlessly funny" **** The Scotsman) has been to a high profile criminal's funeral and stood outside the church with a biker gang and a 'body guard' who had learning difficulties. He once played monopoly with a Russian drug dealer and was sent an ill fitting stab proof vest and a spoon through the post.

As Steve Bennett from Chortle said, Matt Price is "a genuine, ordinary guy spinning some yarns, extraordinary in their telling" **** On the surface at six foot three and twenty stone, Matt looks as though he may blend into the criminal underworld quite well, until he blows his cover by speaking.

This is a show about learning your limitations and embracing them. It's about facing fears. It's about realising that actually, not being a tough guy isn't such a bad thing after all. Sometimes it's sensible to run away. Some people travel to Nepal or India to try and find themselves. Matt spent hundreds of hours at a retired criminal's house, mixing with people that he never even knew existed.

He doesn't have that many answers as to why people do bad things. But he has a lot of stories and he's learned a lot too.

"I don't understand why he isn't better known" ***** One4Review

Matt Price has been a professional comedian for over ten years and has performed in 30 countries, including 4 tours of Australia. He is a versatile performer who tells a great yarn, usually from the wilder side of life, but one that will make you laugh. He is not a geezer and his hooter remains unbroken.

"Storytelling comedy, necessitates a level of honesty I like. And Price is one of the best at it around" - Scotland on Sunday

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4058810



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/matt-price-broken-hooters-and-geezers-with-shooters/

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Nick Doody - PG


Date: Tuesday 9th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Can acclaimed comedian Nick Doody successfully write and perform a PG-rated show? You be the judge! Over-18s only.

WARNING: Corrosive notions, risk of birdstrike, unrehearsed crossbow stunts, terrifying dolls, ironic 'distance', explicit whistling, suggestive sexual intercourse, potential permanent damage to acuity of mental thingy, constant creeping dread, artistically unjustified tits, low horse sense, possible alien abduction, existential threat, demonic possession, scenes of career suicide, radioactive core, unfinished examp.

Audience members are advised to exhale fully before the performance and avoid inhaling until safely clear of the venue. Show may continue in your peripheral vision for several months.

DO NOT SEE SHOW AN ODD NUMBER OF TIMES.

***** Metro ***** The List ***** The Scotsman ***** Chortle

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4069687



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/nick-doody-pg/

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Wednesday 10th April, 2019

White Collar Comedy


Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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Three middle-class, middle-aged, middle England vicars performing comedy. What could possibly go wrong?

White Collar Comedy are:

Rev. Maggy Whitehouse, former BBC faith presenter, featured on Nationwide's 12 Voices of Christmas, out-faced a seven-foot barracuda and described by a head of BBC Religion & Ethics, as 'terrifying.'

Rev. Ravi Holy, former wild child who tried to sell his soul to Satan – who took out a restraining order. Now a regular on BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought.

Rev. Kate Bruce, who used to work at the hot end of a crematorium and is now a chaplain somewhere so important that she's not allowed to tell us.

Together, they are performing in an unholy trinity of laughter.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4071504



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/white-collar-comedy/

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Arthur Smith accompanied by The Smithereens - Syd


Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Arthur's brand new show tells the enthralling story of his father Syd, P.O.W. and P.C. on night duty in 1950s London - an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times.

Syd Smith fought at El Alamein, became a P.O.W. and ended the war in the notorious Colditz Castle in Germany.

Arthur, accompanied by The Smithereens (Ali Day and Kirsty Newton), tells this enthralling 20th Century story with songs from Ray Davies and others.

"A triumph" **** The Times

"Nice one, Arthur" **** The Telegraph

"The Smithereens are sensational" ***** Fest

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4069754



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/arthur-smith-accompanied-by-the-smithereens-syd/

Links: http://www.arthursmith.co.uk/

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Thursday 11th April, 2019

Henning Wehn - Get On With It


Date: Thursday 11th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Forum
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £20 - £25

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You couldn't make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn't bosched out yet another new show? And what's he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going.

This show is a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and hand-wringing. Instead get on your bike and put your face to the grindstone!

"As subtle as Schumacher on Battiston" - some bloke on Twitter

"Die entgueltige Teilung Europas - das ist mein Auftrag" - Henning himself

Henning's most recent television and radio appearances include "Live At The Apollo" BBC2, "Have I Got News For You" BBC1, "Would I Lie To You" BBC1, "8 Out Of Cats Does Countdown" Channel 4, "Fighting Talk" BBC Radio 5 Live and "The Unbelievable Truth" BBC Radio 4.

"Wehn wraps his vowels around the issues of immigration and identity. And he triumphs at it" - The Times

"Cor blimey" - The Guardian

Suitability 16+

Booking: Bath Forum
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bathforum.ticketline.co.uk/order/gateway/13342175

Links: http://www.henningwehn.de

Twitter: @henningwehn

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Friday 12th April, 2019

Francis & Power - Deep Dark Ciuts


Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Comic vignettes written and performed by two fine comic actors.

Alan Francis, a regular on the UK comedy circuit, and Barnaby Power, one of the country's finest comic actors, come together to rip open the dark underbelly and release the bile.

This show is sure to have edge...

"Some of the most SINISTER and SURREAL comic creations this side of The League of Gentlemen" ***** The Sunday Herald

"One of the classiest examples of loud-mouthed filth you're ever likely to experience" - Chortle

"Darkly funny...gloriously offensive" - Telegraph

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4088538



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/francis-power-deep-dark-ciuts/

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Garrett Millerick - Sunflower


Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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This time last year, Garrett Millerick’s 'Sunflower' was intended to be a 100% pure comedy show with no agendas, no left, no right and no sad stories - a show named after his favourite Beach Boys album and written to contrast the horror of world events.

But a brutal rollercoaster of events derailed this plan and Garrett was faced with the choice of cancelling the show or finding the path to complete it in a few short weeks.

Sunflower emerged as a testament to the power of comedy to carry us through the whatever life throws at us and became one of the most talked about, critically acclaimed and powerful shows of Edinburgh 2018.

"A virtuoso display of unforgivingly grumpy stand-up delivered with fire in his soul" ****1/2 Chortle

**** The Times
**** Fest
**** The List

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090142



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/garrett-millerick-sunflower/

Links: http://www.garrettmillerick.com/

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Saturday 13th April, 2019

John Moloney - Have I Got A Workshop For You


Date: Saturday 13th April, 2019
Venue: Apex Hotel Conference Suite
Doors: 2.15pm for 2.30pm show
Duration: 1hr30
Price: £5

SOLD OUT

John Moloney, a master comedian with 30 yrs experience of stand-up and MCing comedy shows, hosts a workshop for aspiring comedians and comedy writers.

The afternoon will include a Q&A session, and a short writing session if you'd like to workshop your ideas and routines with other attendees.

Ths is a truly unique opportunity to benefit from the experience of one of the comedy industry's finest craftsman and most sought after performers.

Winner: Outstanding Contribution to UK Comedy at the UK Comedy Awards 2015, as well as many other accolades. Alongside a host of TV credits, John is currently witing the fourth series of his Radio 4 show.

"John Moloney is one of the most creative and professional comedians I have had the pleasure to work with - quick off the mark - John will have had the audience laughing three times in the time that it takes any other comedian to say hello" - Don Ward, Owner, Comedy Store

Spaces are strictly limited so be sure to purchase a ticket in advance!

Later in the evening John will be MCing the Festival's Closing Weekend Gala show - details here.

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Festival Closing Weekend Gala Show - Starring Fred MacAulay & John Moloney


Date: Saturday 13th April, 2019
Venue: Apex Hotel Conference Centre
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £22 / £18 concs (see below *)

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A glittering array of fantastic comedic talent in celebration of the Festival.

Starring:

Fred MacAulay - Fred's brand of humour mixes cheek, sarcasm and satire and has entertained people for three decades. Once described as "Scotland's rising star of comedy" he's now simply "Legend".
"One of the best stand-up comedians Britain has ever produced" - Richard Osman, Pointless.

Alan Francis - award winning comedian and writer (The Big Impression, Ronni Ancona & Co and many more)

Emily Rose Simons - welcome return to the UK from the prolific musical theatre songwriter
"Most creative music and clever lyrics I've experienced in live theatre" - 730 Review

Pete Latham (last year's New Act Competition winner)

and MC John Moloney - A consummate professional for over 20 years, John is a master craftsman of intelligent and original stand up.
"High quality stuff, sharply observant and carefully constructed. Not a word is unnecessary or out of place, every pause timed to the millisecond... A deeply enjoyable, hilarious evening relaxing in the sure hands of a total professional" ***** Theatre Bath

Featuring a presentation of the Lovehoney Award for best (innuendo-laden?) joke of the Festival.

More details coming soon!

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4071197



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/festival-closing-weekend-gala-show-starring-fred-macaulay-john-moloney/

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Sunday 14th April, 2019

New Act Competition - Grand Final


Date: Sunday 14th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.45pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: ~3hrs incl intervals
Price: £10

SOLD OUT

The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title and the Lovehoney Newcomer Award.

After twelve heats and two semi-finals, the best acts battle it out in tonight's Grand Final, judged by a panel comprising comedy industry heavyweights including Graham Smith, Alan Nixon and Jill Edwards, guest judge and master comedian John Moloney plus Bath Comedy Festival Director Nick Steel.

The winner will be presented with the coveted Lovehoney Newcomer Award.

Previous finalists include Pete Latham, Sunjai Arif, Pav Rao, Tamar Broadbent, Bethan Roberts, Archie Maddocks, Paul Revill, Larry Dean, Garrett Millerick, Rob Beckett, Joe Lycett, Matt Richardson, Mickey Sharma, Lindsay Sharman, Harriet Kemsley and James Alderson.

Competition co-organiser and tonight's compere is Geoff Whiting - with over 20 years on the stand-up circuit, Geoff is an established comedian and popular compere with a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe. Geoff is also the driving force behind Mirth Control - the largest independant comedy booker in the UK, currently booking comedy shows into more than 80 venues nationwide.

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Sunday 5th May, 2019

Nick Harper - 58 Fordwych Road


Date: Sunday 5th May, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £15

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Nick Harper is one the UK's best kept musical secrets. Those who have witnessed the spellbinding, one-man show will tell you this.

A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of some of the 60's most revered songwriters & musicians, not to mention being son of Roy Harper, along with 20 years of crafting songs & touring the land has spawned a truly one-off, original guitarist & songwriter who stands alone as a UK great, to be cherished & revered.

'58 Fordwych Road' is an all new show that centres around a living room in a small flat in Kilburn, London in the mid 1960s. Then the abode of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Roy Harper & his wife Mocy. The flat was an after hours hang-out for the legends who played at Les Cousins in Soho at the height of the acoustic explosion in swingin' sixties London.

People like Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Renbourn, Paul Simon, Marc Bolan, Sandy Denny & others dropped in, to drop out, jam & try new tunes. But, all along, there was someone else there...a toddler, part of the family, inhaling the music & absorbing the vibe; Roy's young son, Nick Harper. Nick later carved out his own career in music, but in this unique & one-off show he plays tribute to the time, the place & to the music that became the centre of everything for him & the rest of this 'family'.

The show will run over two halves. The first will see Nick delve into the deluge of songs he heard direct from the greats when growing up. In the second Nick will trace the journey of how these luminary figures' music evolved & helped shape popular music beyond the sixties & revisit the eternal themes that run from then to now in songs of his own fine repertoire.

"Harper has so much musicianship in him it just leaks out all over the place" - The Times
"He deserves to become a major figure in his own right" - The Guardian
"Dylan for the iPod generation...Betjemen with a guitar" - Guitarist
"My musical discovery of 2016!" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
"One of the finest guitarists of his generation" - Mojo
"Acoustic Hendrix!" - Guitar Magazine
"Hey, the boy is good!" - Robert Plant
"That boy is too good." - Bert Jansch

PART OF NATIONWIDE UK TOUR! (This show was originally scheduled for 1st February but had to be postponed due to the snow).

In association with RMT Music Productions

SUPPORT ACT ANNOUNCED:

We are delighted to be joined by the wonderful James Hollingsworth - "One of the best song writers in the country" - Bristol Rocks.

Ace guitarist and acclaimed songwriter James Hollingsworth plays a great range of music from folk and blues to rock and psychedelia. He is incredibly talented both as a vocalist and guitarist, with a mean harmonica style to boot.

James will be on stage at 8pm. Nick Harper on stage 8.45pm (two sets and interval). Show ends approx 10.45pm (but may be later!)

Bar opens at the venue 7pm.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3627797



Links: https://www.harperspace.com/
http://www.jameshollingsworth.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/NickHarperOfficial

Twitter: @harperspace

Download poster:
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Supported by Independent Venue Week and Williams Bros, brewers of Amped Up Lager

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Tuesday 28th May, 2019

David Crowe - Boundaries


Date: Tuesday 28th May, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 90mins
Price: £10

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A tale of humiliation and bliss

"Even after 27 years of stand-up comedy, I still have a handful of stories I've been too embarrassed to tell anyone. This is my attempt to turn some humiliation and regret into a powerful force for good. Far from being just another lurid shock humor piece disguised as introspection, Boundaries is couched as my hopes and concerns for my young daughter in a sincere - even desperate - desire to give her a few simple tools to prepare her for her own journey out into the world. It is an autobiographical 90 minutes that is simultaneously endearing, horrifying, cathartic and funny. It involves one Alaskan brown bear, an art teacher, the Soviet Union, an English dancer, an African ostrich, an Arab prince, an arrest, one old lady, India, a fight at Applebee's restaurant, and the lingering question, 'Is your heart healthy enough for sex?' Bath Fringe is its Festival world premiere."

David Crowe is an American stand-up comedian. His delivery is a hybrid of jokes and long form story telling which has drawn comparisons to the likes of Billy Connolly and Robin Williams. He has won the Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competitions and his comedy specials have appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central and most recently Dry Bar. Oh, and his mother is from Scunthorpe.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4228018



Alternative booking: JokePit
Online booking: https://www.jokepit.com/organisers/397/events/1517

Links: https://www.davidcrowe.com

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Thursday 30th May, 2019

Pete Searles - Hey Gringo! A Chile Christmas


Date: Thursday 30th May, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr50min incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

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British actor and writer Peter Searles, a veteran of stage, screen, and BBC television and radio, gives an intensely dramatic and frequently hilarious account of his journey from the scorching wastes of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to the shantytowns and smog-laden cities of the south, to a world of forests, lakes, and volcanoes.

Accompanied by oversexed train drivers, a beautiful young revolutionary, out-of-work actors, Marxist priests, fascist police, Chilean Eco-warriors, and Pinochet's neighbors, Searles recounts a journey that turns into a quest for truth and meaning in land torn apart by thirteen years of military dictatorship.

Searles' touring show has won so many rave reviews from major newspapers that it is difficult to decide which ones to quote. But here is a smattering:

"This wonderful and timely one-man play is delivered raconteur-style, direct to the audience. Searles has you in the palm of his hand from the moment he opens his mouth. He is a natural storyteller and talented comedian; everything about the show is understated and spot-on" - The Scotsman

"A bloke stands on a bare stage telling us about a holiday he took in Chile, and an hour and 20 minutes later you are yearning for more. Peter Searles is a riveting storyteller" - The Guardian

"A stand-up storyteller par excellence, Searles could have gone on for another hour and nobody would have batted an eye. He is Britain's answer to Spalding Gray" - Metro

"A stream of polished observations that create what is essentially a well-honed play, nudged to a fresh dramatic level. Searles has struck it rich" - The Stage

Booking: Rondo Theatre
Tel: 0333 666 3366

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/pete-searles-hey-gringo-a-chile-christmas

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* Concessions: under 18s, full-time students, Equity members, unemployed benefit claimants, disabled people and those whose sole source of income is a DSS state retirement pension

Monday 22nd July, 2019

Grant Busé - Touché Busé


Date: Monday 22nd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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When you're duelling with life – it's the blows that make shows! Australian comic and ex-Neighbours star Grant Busé is set to satirically serenade you with his "ingenious comedy music" ***** (Tulpa).

There'll be no stopping Busé's disarming charm, sharp wit and hit tunes.

Nominated in 2019 for Best Improv/Music at Leicester Comedy Festival
Winner in 2018 of Best Cabaret Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe
"Must see" ***** Scotsman
"His voice is as impressive as his hair" ***** Edinburgh Evening News
"Smart as anything coming from Tim Minchin and equally as politically woke" **** BroadwayBaby.com

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260325



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/grant-buse-touche-buse/

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George Rigden - Spooning With Uri


Date: Monday 22nd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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For 2 years as a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship.

In the wake of Operation Yewtree and the #MeToo movement, this is a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC).

A true story about friendship, autographs and cutlery.

"Deliciously dark" - Beyond The Joke

"A fine, wretched persona" - Chortle

As heard on BBC radio 4, as seen on BBC 1, BBC 2 & BBC 4.

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260349



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/george-rigden-spooning-with-uri/

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Tuesday 23rd July, 2019

Loyiso Gola - Pop Culture


Date: Tuesday 23rd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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South African comedian and two time Emmy nominee Loyiso Gola takes us on a hilarious journey exploring the differing impact of pop culture moments around the world.

As seen on Netflix: Comedians Of The World, Live at the Apollo, QI, Mock the Week and Late Nite News With Loyiso Gola.

"An intelligent observer of the world" **** Chortle
"Behind his playful bewildered style is a brilliant comic brain" **** Scotsman

In association with Mick Perrin Worldwide

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260336



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/loyiso-gola-pop-culture/

Links: http://www.loyisogola.com/

Twitter: @loyisogola

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Anuvab Pal - Democracy & Discodancing


Date: Tuesday 23rd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Indian comedian Anuvab Pal is trying to understand a thousand years of this bewildering British Isle through his corrupt lens, thereby bring two great cultures closer.

As seen on 'QI', BBC's 'Big Asian Stand Up' & 'BBC World Service The New Years Stand Up Comedy Special'.

"India's most intelligent comedian" New York Times
"This isn't just witty humour - it's genius" ***** Edinburgh Festival Magazine

In association with Mick Perrin Worldwide

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260342



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/anuvab-pal-democracy-discodancing/

Links: https://anuvabpal.wordpress.com/

Twitter: @AnuvabPal

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Wednesday 24th July, 2019

John Hastings - 10 John Hastings I Hate About You


Date: Wednesday 24th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Comedy Central's John Hastings started from the bottom (Canada), then moved to the bottom (Britain), and has found a new bottom (America).

Currently bottoming out, John is back to talk about the highs (read: none) and lows (read: many) of the past year. From losing his grandfather to open relationships to borrowing money from his mom, come watch John hit rock bottom both figuratively and literally in his dream basement venue.

TW(ats welcome): Mega LOLz and most likely toilet humour.

***** The Mirror
**** Chortle
**** The Herald
***** Fresh Air
***** Broadway Baby

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260372



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/john-hastings/

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Phil Nichol - Too Much


Date: Wednesday 24th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Phil Nichol's brand new show follows an incredible two-year run with his last show 'Your Wrong' that played at the last two Edinburgh Festivals and toured across the UK, Europe, SE Asia, Canada and New Zealand this year..

'Too Much' follows the rollercoaster ride of Phil's hilarious relationship with the modern world. And what a confounding, hilarious and messed up world it is. It's too much.


The planet is messed up, society has devolved, mankind is hopeless, vegans are right, you aren't supposed to punch facists, the left are self-righteous morons, everyone is a selfish prick, Phil's a bleeding hypocrite. It's all too much. Too much.

Ask yourself this, what kind of person ends up-

- Naked on The Weakest Link?
- Taking two 75 year olds to Glastonbury?
- Arrested for quoting Derek and Clive on a Virgin Train?
- High on Ecstasy in the back of a police car in Lancaster?
- Surviving a Rocket attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan?
- With his nose broken by a Royal Marine in Thailand?
- Listening to his 90 year old mom tell him how madly in love with his father she is?
Phil Nichol. That's who.

'Too Much' takes an unflinching look at aging, recognition, mental health, values, norms, patience, love, everything and conkers. Expect riotously uncomfortable anecdotes and oversharing delivered in Nichol's unique live-wire style.

WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011
WINNER - IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award)
WINNER - Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998
Chortle Best Headliner - Nominee - 2002, 2006 & 2010

As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more.

"Seismically powerful award-winning comic force" - The Scotsman

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260383



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/phil-nichol/

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Thursday 25th July, 2019

Lucy Pearman


Date: Thursday 25th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Complete idiot Lucy Pearman will be trying out some new ideas.

There will be a bag, a song, a leg, some tears and probably blood. It will be a silly old muddle but we will get through it.

"A performer brimming with charisma" **** The Skinny


* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260365



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/lucy-pearman/

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Spencer Jones


Date: Thursday 25th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Spencer Jones, star of BBC's Mister Winner, The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk, and Upstart Crow returns to the live stage.

Expect the usual mix of visual and physical comedy, some very over the top looped music and tales of his family.

"You will not encounter a show that puts a bigger smile on your face" **** Evening Standard

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260356



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/spencer-jones/

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Friday 26th July, 2019

Archie Maddocks - Big Dick Energy


Date: Friday 26th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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It's all getting a bit serious init? Political instability, social politics making people less social –-you can't even have a finger of Nutella no more without feeling guilty - that's what life is now, guilt, followed by shame.

However, what is life, if nothing but a distraction until you die? Archie Maddocks tackles the struggles of being alive in his latest hour of provocative, exhilarating and *crucially* HILARIOUS stand up.

Daily Mirror and Evening Standard's top jokes of the fringe 2018

"A real highlight of the evening" - BBC Introduces

"Superb timing and quick wit… A must see" - Radio Ha-Ha!

"A super cool, super smart storyteller" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke and Evening Standard

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260404



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/archie-maddocks-irreverent/

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Nick Doody - Done For A Bet


Date: Friday 26th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Brexit: solved! Climate change: solved!

Nick Doody is one of the brightest talents on the comedy circuit, being a highly engaging live performer and a prolific comedy writer for TV and radio.

Sharp, topical and not afraid to say what he thinks, his brand of intelligent, honest and incisive comedy has won him fans all over the world.

Nick’s career got off to a pretty good start in the 90s by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill's request. Since then he’s racked up a string of sell-out Edinburgh and other festival shows and continues to be much in demand in the UK and abroad.

"Simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free hour of pure stand-up I've seen so far this Fringe" ***** Chortle

"All hail Nick Doody...pure comedy gold" ***** Metro

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260389



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/nick-doody-done-for-a-bet/

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Monday 2nd December, 2019

Faulty Towers - The Christmas Dining Experience


Date: Monday 2nd December, 2019
Venue: The Bird, Bath
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £57.50 incl 3 course meal

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Officially the world's most sought after tribute to the BBC sitcom, this one-of-a-kind original has made its international mark as an 'outrageously funny' night out (BroadwayBaby, Edinburgh Fringe). Selling out at shows all over the world – from Sydney Opera House to London's West End – it's now coming to The Bird's special Christmas Tavern venue in December 2019. But be warned: tickets will sell out here too, so early booking is essential!

Basil, Sybil and Manuel are gearing up to bring a healthy dose of mayhem to your door, serving up a 3-course meal and nothing short of two full hours of laughter. Anything can happen and it usually does in the show that's 70% improvised. It's a guaranteed original experience every time! Fully immersive, highly interactive and completely original, this is the top-flight, 5-star show that is suited to anyone ready for a brilliant night out!

Ticket price includes cocktail on arrival and three course meal on shared tables.

"Hilarious!" ***** What's on London

"Fantastic!" ***** What's on Stage

"A two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation" ***** The Daily Telegraph

"Immensely popular… well worth seeing!" **** Broadway Baby

"Laughs galore!" ***** The Holiday and Travel Magazine, Sydney Opera House

"The Best Completely Indestructible Show Award" ***** The Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe

Now performed in up to 20 countries a year by 12 teams of actors, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience was born in Australia in 1997. The schedule for 2019 includes a wealth of highlights such as Fringe Festivals in Adelaide, Melbourne and Edinburgh; tours across entire continents like Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia; and an ongoing residency in London's West End. With over 22 years of continuous critical and audience acclaim and close to a million seats sold around the world, it's clear that this is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4277009



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/faulty-towers-the-christmas-dining-experience/

Links: https://www.faultytowersdining.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/faultytowersthediningexperience/

Twitter: @thefaultytowers

Download flyer:
 Faulty_Xmas_flyer.pdf

Menu
Starter: Tomato soup & roll
Main: Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb, celeriac, lentils, sprouting broccoli and minted salsa verde (veggie option available)
Pudding: Warm sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice-cream

Venue:
The Bird, Bath, 18-19 Pulteney Rd, Bath , BA2 4EZ


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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £2.80

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