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What's on at Bath Comedy Festival

All Festival shows

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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Kelly Convey - Dependant Woman

Date: Tuesday 27th March, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Is "Girl Power" and being an "Independent Woman" all it's cracked up to be? What if being an independent woman is your worst nightmare?

From "One of the most rapidly-rising new comics on the circuit" (British Comedy Guide) comes a hilarious, outspoken and alternative point of view from a modern woman who prefers to be dependent.

Work in progress show.

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017 nominee.
So You Think You're Funny 2016 finalist.

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

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Wednesday 28th March, 2018

Becky Brunning - Work In Progress (With Good Bits)

Date: Wednesday 28th March, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel**

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Funny Women Finalist and Broadchurch actor Becky is working on that awkward second show after her debut hour Beaming stormed* Edinburgh in 2017.

She promises to fall back on good old bits if it's turning into a debacle of awkwardness and silence.

Praise for previous work (which is absolutely no guarantee for this new stuff):
****Australia Times
**** Dark Chat
"Original, Inventive and Exciting" - Sara Pascoe

*it's all relative

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Wednesday 28th March, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

Jamie Oliphant and Dan Audritt - Work In Progress

Date: Wednesday 28th March, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Jamie Oliphant ("Very Funny" - Stephen K Amos) and Dan Audritt ("A winning wit" - Bruce Dessau) bring an hour of new jokes to Bath Comedy Festival.

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Viv Groskop - Vivalicious

Date: Wednesday 28th March, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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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.

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New Act Competition - Heat 1

Date: Wednesday 28th March, 2018
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Drew Taylor - Welsh comic with a sharp observational style combined with a strong stage presence.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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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

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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
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Thursday 29th March, 2018

Sarah Bennetto - Work In Progress

Date: Thursday 29th March, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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CANCELLED

We're sorry to report that due to extended commitments abroad, Sarah has regretfully had to cancel her shows in Bath.

A brand new hour of charming stand-up, comic storytelling and characters by the Melbourne-born, London-based comedian.

As well as playing comedy clubs in London, Ireland, Wales and Scotland, Sarah has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and 6 Music, plus hosted her own long-running radio show on Dalston's NTS Radio 'Sarah Bennetto's Mix-Tape', as well as at her cult favourite annual live radio show from backstage at Glastonbury Festival for WorthyFM. Sarah is the brains behind Storytellers’ Club, which tours internationally, and guests regularly on bonkers podcasts and panel shows in the UK and Australia.

Sarah Bennetto’s past solo comedy shows for Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide, Perth Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival include: a sitcom about office temping, the true story of having lunch with Prince Charles at the Palace, a hour-long ode to boardgames and Victorian parlour games, a study of her insanely good luck (she’s won a car, holidays, the lottery), staging her own funeral live, and more recently: every mistake she’s ever made, presented in list form. This will be a new hour of jokes in preparation for the upcoming 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. It will be called something like "The United Colours of Bennetto" or "We're All Definitely Gonna Die, So Let's Bloody Do It". Something like that. You get the picture.

"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. A solid hours of laughs, it culminates in a truly epic finale." ****1/2 The Advertiser newspaper, Adelaide

"A sophisticated mix of stand-up and character comedy, Bennetto succeeds in harnessing the full power of an instinctive comedic mind." **** Fest magazine, Edinburgh

"Bennetto delivers effervescent, confident and well-structured stand-up. Her tales of outrageous fortune are suffused with urbanity and wisdom, and buoyed by a lightly rendered sense of nostalgia" **** The Age, Melbourne

* 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: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3337612



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Bizarre Bath

Date: Thursday 29th March, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

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
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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3341279



Links: http://comicfestival.co.uk

Facebook: http://facebook.com/ScottishFalsettoSocks

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New Act Competition - Heat 2

Date: Thursday 29th March, 2018
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Liam Pickford - A unique brand of stand-up, mixing cleverly honed material and punchlines with excitingly unpredictable audience interaction. All this, mixed in with a hint of 'whimsy' and clever observations whilst delivered in a wonderfully unenthusiastic and grumpy style.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Open Mic Playgroup

Date: Thursday 29th March, 2018
Venue: The Bell
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: Free

A free open mic night of music and comedy in the newly refurbished Back Bar at The Bell.

Appearances have been known to include local stand-ups like Ben Thurston and Sam Cottle, possible spots from visiting professional comedians who are in town for the Festival, and reunion sketches from The Unrelated Family, Bath’s veteran sketch-botherers.

Arrive early if you’d like to perform.


Facebook: http://facebook.com/bellbackbar

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Friday 30th March, 2018

John-Luke Roberts - All I Wanna Do is FX: GUNSHOTS with a FX: GUN RELOADING and a FX: CASH REGISTER and Take Your Money!

Date: Friday 30th March, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Quick, hide! The fringe favourite returns with a brand new hour of extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense. Just terrific. Blam Blam!

Work in progress.

"A show as bafflingly stupid as this should rightly divide an audience down the middle, but through some strange alchemy the crowd absolutely lap it up... a consistently hilarious hour of measured madness" **** (List ).

"An hour of joyously daft character comedy" **** The Telegraph 

"This is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle" **** Chortle

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

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Friday 30th March, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

Tony Law - Absurdity For Common People

Date: Friday 30th March, 2018
Venue: Komedia Arts Café
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £12 / £10

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Tony Law is back to spearhead the UK's alternative comedy scene with his brand new show.

After another sell out run at last years Edinburgh Fringe he's ready to take his unique brand of stand up across the UK in a landmark tour. Having made appearances on the likes of Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and Russell Howard’s Good News, Tony is here for one night only just for you.

Truly a stand alone voice in the world of stand up comedy, stupendously surreal there is nobody quite like this delirious Canadian.

Please note that spaces are limited for this show - book early and arrive early for the best seats. Please contact Komedia if you have specific access requirements.

Ages 14+

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/arts-cafe-programme/tony-law-absurdity-common-people/

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Yonic - That Was Obscene And You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself

Date: Friday 30th March, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Original songs and self deprecating storytelling from new female comic musician.

Yonic gave up trying to meet the unreasonable standards set for women and started writing songs about what a load of bollocks it is instead.

Audience participation potential for interpretive dance, rampage, sing-a-long, or none of the above.

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

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New Act Competition - Heat 3

Date: Friday 30th March, 2018
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Jo Romero - A very energetic and expressive performer, her material always sounds truly "felt" as well as being very funny.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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Patrick Monahan - Rewind Selector 90s

Date: Friday 30th March, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Brand new stand up show from multi award winning Patrick Monahan and inspired by his Irish/Iranian/Teeside teens in the 90's.

Identity cards, ‘Cool Britannia’, drink and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’ were some of the trademarks of the 1990's but for the teetotal and drug free Monahan it was cake and tea and R ‘n’ B!

Monahan explores what life was like for teenagers in the 90’s, growing up with their basic technology - and compares the current problems teenagers face, such as faulty phone charger leads, dabbing and whether they should Instagram their dinner or just eat it! The 90’s teenagers didn't have to make many choices as there wasn't much to choose from!

"He really hits the mark...great depth" **** BroadwayBaby
"Thought provoking, hilarious. A Fringe Legend!" **** Mirror
"He has the dark looks and stubble of the Middle East, married to the charm of the Irish and the sense of fun of the Teessider. Omid Djalili meets Dave Allen" - Daily Mail

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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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

Sameena Zehra - Existerhood

Date: Friday 30th March, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel**

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The world is changing. Bigly. What price friendship, when revolution beckons? What price joy & compassion? What are we going to do with the next 100 years?

Intent & consequence. Power & control. These are words. I will use them. You will laugh*

"Funny, fiery, brave and true" - Herald, Scotland

Winner, "Outstanding Performer" - New Zealand Fringe 2017

*terms and conditions apply

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

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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3346340



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Saturday 31st March, 2018

Adele Cliff - Sheep

Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 2.15pm for 2.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Adele Cliff, Funny Women Regional Finalist 2018, Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2017 & 2016, Huffington Post's Ten Must See New Acts 2016 brings a work in progress of her 2018 debut show 'Sheep' to Bath.

A show about friendship, coolness and fitting in, and featuring some actual sheep!

"I find her really annoying to watch, as I'm constantly kicking myself for not having thought of those gags first." – Gary Delaney, Mock The Week

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

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Dorian Wainwright - The Picture of Dorian Wainwright

Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 3.45pm for 4.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Bristol comedian Dorian Wainwright (Stand Up For Cider Finalist - 2017 & 2016) brings his debut hour of stand up comedy to Bath.

Expect hilarious and unbelievable true stories, a highly energetic and enthusiastic performer, and yes, a creepy old painting.

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

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Samantha Pressdee - Back 2 Basics

Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Venue: Mission Theatre
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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A bittersweet tale of political awakening.

With nothing left to lose but everything to fight for, Samantha followed Russell Brand to the frontline of the revolution - a council estate in Barnet.

An adventure through the Neverland of anarchy where squatters, families and activists unite in a battle to cover basic needs. There's no place like home.

"The most endearing political activist I have ever met" - Kate Copstick, Scotsman

"Excellent storytelling and very funny" **** One4Review

"A fascinating insight into a world many people only glimpse, and may just fire up your social conscience too." - Chortle

"Back to Basics is no ordinary Fringe Show, and for that I applaud her. It is definitely an experience to spend an hour with Samantha, one that transcends the often silly banality of the mainstream Fringe." - Mumble Comedy

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3337706



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

Twitter: SammieAurora

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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

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

Krater Comedy Club - Ben Norris, Adam Bloom, Angela Barnes & MC James Redmond

Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Venue: Komedia
Doors: 6.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £9 - £48

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Watch three top stand-ups and one of the best comperes in the business, plus eat delicious food served by our Soil Association Gold Standard Award Winning Restaurant.

And for the full Saturday Night Out Krater Comedy Club ticket holders on Saturday gain FREE ENTRY, without a queue to the sell-out club night Motorcity.

Tonight's line-up:

Ben Norris
Adam Bloom
Angela Barnes
MC James Redmond

"Pick of the Week" – The Guardian

"THE place to catch stand-up comedy" – The Independent

Prices: £48 VIP ticket / £30.50 Meal Deal / £20 Auditorium / £16.50 Balcony / £13 Balcony Concession / £9 Student Balcony

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: http://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/krater/

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Brew House Saturday Night Live Line-up - starring Jonny & The Baptists & Phil Kay

Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £12

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A Saturday night line-up presented by Mirth Control, starring:

Jonny & The Baptists
"Brilliant – the closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods" **** Fest Magazine

Phil Kay
A unique blend of energy, improvisation and leaps of imagination that takes his audience on a joyride they'll never forget.

Morgan Rees
Second runner up in 'So You Think you're Funny' 2017 and winner of Chortle Student Comedian of the Year 2017

Jake Baker
Smart wit and laid back confident style.

Geoff Whiting (MC)
An established and popular compere, Geoff is a strong and versatile act and has appeared on TV and radio as well as performing at every notable comedy club in the country. He also heads up Mirth Control Comedy.

"Geoff Whiting takes the stage with consummate ease and works the audience like a miner at the coal face, digging out nuggets of information to fuel his comedy" - Independent on Sunday

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John Otway

Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Rock veteran Otway dubbed himself Rock'N'Roll's greatest failure after many unsuccessful attempts to produce a follow-up to his 1977 classic (Cor Baby, That's) Really Free with Wild Willy Barrett.

A mere quarter century later, he was back on Top of The Pops and back in the charts. Now he returns to The Rondo after last year’s sell-out show, with his trademark brand of anarchy, fun and acrobatics.

"He’s a cabaret act masquerading as a rock act. He is gleeful, anecdotal, funny and life enhancing" - Canterbury Fayre Review

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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Rosie Jones - Fifteen Minutes

Date: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Fifteen Minutes is the debut hour of critically acclaimed comedian Rosie Jones (8 Out Of 10 Cats, Silent Witness).

In the show, Rosie will ask the question, "Who would I be if I were able-bodied?" Nobody knows, but Rosie's hunch is she's probably a knobhead!

Work in progress.

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

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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

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Sunday 1st April, 2018

Chris Chopping and Steffan Alun - Work In Progress

Date: Sunday 1st April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 3.15pm for 3.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Saddlegoose Comedy presents an hour of work in progress standup with two exciting acts from Wales: Chris Chopping and Steffan Alun.

Chris Chopping is a pithy, witty bold character comedian and hilarious stand-up full of petty insecurities, impotent rage and a certain amount of erudite smut. He is currently working on a brand new show.
"Hilarious" - Paul Sinha
"He makes this comedy lark look easy!" - South Wales Echo

In his most recent hour, Steffan Alun weaves a marvellous tale full of jokes guaranteed to tickle your bones and tug on your heart strings. Romantic Comedy is uplifting and powerfully funny - without going for the easy laughs of shock humour. Expect new material from one of Wales' finest comedians.
"Touching, accomplished and heartfelt storytelling. Watch out for him on tour." - FringeHire
"A natural comic." - Wales Online

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

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Sarah Breese & Tony Chiotti - Finger Moustache

Date: Sunday 1st April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 4.45pm for 5.00pm show
Duration: 50min
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Two of the South West's most exciting new voices take an irreverent look at how you measure maturity and success when the numbers are not in your favour.

Tony Chiotti is jaded, but deservedly so. His first reaction to becoming middle age is to ask, "you mean I have to do this again?!" He's just up and moved to the UK, which is exciting and all, but he's awfully far along to be starting over.

Sarah Breese is a proper grown-up and everything, on paper. In this show she attempts to prove herself, to herself, before failing and realising she hasn't brought any form of ID.

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Col Howarth - id ego superego

Date: Sunday 1st April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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CANCELLED

We are sorry this show has been cancelled due to illness

There's a party going on in Col's brain but the guests are doing his head in. His id is minesweeping, his superego thinks everyone should just go home and get a good night's sleep and his ego is just trying to keep everyone happy.

Join the party and meet the internal characters that have been responsible for Col's blissfully stupid exterior throughout his life.

id ego superego is a hilarious, fast-paced and visual show from Col Howarth, a Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards Finalist 2017 and "one of those comedians who truly lights up the room" (Comedy Den).

"One of the most likeable comic minds we've seen." - Clwb Comedy
"...energetic, clever and fun with perfect comic timing." - Wing It Comedy
"Weird, wonderful and hilarious." - Dolly Chicken Comedy

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

Facebook: http://facebook.com/col.howarth.1

Twitter: colhowarth

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George Lewis - Work In Progress

Date: Sunday 1st April, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Join George (host of BBC's Top Gear: Extra Gear, as heard on BBC R4) for his new show about his angst-ridden geeked-out teenage years.

Expect nineties references, embarrassing diary entries, and tales from when George did what you should never do in secondary school: be yourself. Especially when your self is so weird.

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2016 runner up and BBC New Comedy Award 2016 finalist. Not to be missed!

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Sunday 1st April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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Jake Lambert - Work In Progress

Date: Sunday 1st April, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Jake Lambert serves up an all-new hour of comedy. Jake carved out a career as a stand-up after gaining a following on Twitter under the pseudonym @LittleLostLad, deciding to put down his iPhone and pick up a microphone - clearly the right decision as he's gone on to support Rob Beckett, Seann Walsh and Kerry Godliman on tour and is also now writing for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and The News Quiz.

"He's got gags to burn, and can weave them seamlessly into his routines...he's a talent." - Chortle

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

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Dan Evans - 10%

Date: Sunday 1st April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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10% is as far as Dan Evans gets with most of his ideas. Until now. It's time for you to decide which one of his embryonic creations he should nurture to full-term.

Expect products, tunes, philosophies for benevolent World Management, and possible disappointing nudity.

"A favourite with audiences as well as with his notoriously hard-to-please comedic peers" - The Guardian

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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3338463



Links: http://www.danevans.info

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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 *)

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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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Marlon Davis - Work In Progress

Date: Sunday 1st April, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Happy go lucky comedian Marlon Davis - as seen on Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Live At The Apollo (BBC2) - debuts his new hour following a life changing experience.

Davis presents tales of his road to recovery.

"A compelling storyteller whose anecdotes carry the elusive stamp of urban authenticity" - Scotsman

**** ThreeWeeks

**** BroadwayBaby

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Monday 2nd April, 2018

David Tsonos - Walking The Cat 2

Date: Monday 2nd April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Canadian Comedy Veteran David Tsonos returns with his sequel to his solo show 2015 Walking the Cat, this time he has a new Cat Mitzy and she takes centre stage as he deals with problems of adoption, veterinarians, catnappings and a murder.

David will use his storytelling and stand-up abilities to regale the audience with all his funny adventures of cat ownership. If you're a cat person or a dog person he will make you laugh until you can laugh no more, (well maybe a little more).

"Very confident, knows his material totally and had the crowd roaring. Good face and voice for comedy, great timing" - The Stand Comedy Club

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Monday 2nd April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

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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New Act Competition - Heat 4

Date: Monday 2nd April, 2018
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is David Tsonos - "Very confident, knows his material totally and had the crowd roaring. Good face and voice for comedy, great timing" - The Stand Comedy Club

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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New Act Comedy Night

Date: Monday 2nd April, 2018
Venue: Komedia Arts Café
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £3 on the door

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Like comedy? Want to see something new and fresh? This night is for you!

Komedia Art’s Cafe is playing host to some of Bath and Bristol’s best aspiring comedians. Some who are relatively new the game, others that have been around a while. Either way, they’re acts we believe deserve their spot in the lime-light. And not only will we have a whole host of local acts for you. We’ll be joined by a seasoned comic each month to round the night off with their new material and a whole load of laughs!

Come and see the new wave of comedy here first!

Age 18+

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/arts-cafe-programme/new-act-comedy-night/

Email for information: danielfitzhenry@hotmail.co.uk

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What's Your Flavour? - Dinner TIme

Date: Monday 2nd April, 2018
Venue: Mission Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 45mins
Price: £8

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CANCELLED

We're sorry to announce this show has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Dear Distinguished Guest

You are cordially invited to the dinner party of the year. An occasion with class, style and of course japes. You may have attended dinner parties in the past, but never have you been to one quite like this...


With no set or props, the improvisers use their own physicality to stage an intimate dinner party between 4 friends. What are they celebrating, why are they there?

From your suggestions they will create an improvised play, as the company blend storytelling, improv and physical theatre to bring to life the best (or worst) dinner party you've ever attended.

Expect strange characters, incredible journeys, and a completely unique experience each time you attend our Dinner Time.

"Combination of full bodied characterization and comedic sharpness" **** Clogs Comedy

What's Your Flavour? are a BME improv troupe based in Bristol. Founded in 2016 the group grew out of the University of Bristol's Improv Society, and have since performed regularly across Bristol and Bath, recently opening for the RH Experience.

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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3354328



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Tuesday 3rd April, 2018

Lulu Popplewell - An Awful Time

Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 40min
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Join Lulu for a tour around her ADHD shame brain as she explores her teenage diary, panic dreams and relationship faux pas (faux pas..es?).

This is a 40 minute Work In Progress show.

Leicester Square New Comedian finalist.

"One to Watch" - Funny Women

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

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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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Bizarre Bath

Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

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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New Act Competition - Heat 5

Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: The Westgate
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Liam Pickford - A unique brand of stand-up, mixing cleverly honed material and punchlines with excitingly unpredictable audience interaction. All this, mixed in with a hint of 'whimsy' and clever observations whilst delivered in a wonderfully unenthusiastic and grumpy style.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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Joanne McNally - Wine Tamer

Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Heralded by the Irish Times as "one of the most exciting things to happen to Irish comedy in years" and "Joyously nuts" by the Irish Examiner, Joanne McNally already has a slew of TV credits to her name.

As seen on the Late Late Show and the Commute for RTÉ. Join this energetic and hilarious performer for a brand-new hour of no-holds-barred stand up comedy.

Work in progress.

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George Rigden - Gorgeous George

Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel**

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If you like "very funny stuff" (Steve Bennett, Chortle) and you want that stuff to be "deliciously dark" (Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke), then book a date* with Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year Nominee George Rigden for his debut show.

* There will be other people there, too.

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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


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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

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Christian Talbot - Desperately Seeking Approval

Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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A new hour of stand-up comedy from Ireland's least Irish comedian.

Described by The Scotsman as a "genial performer, relaxed and natural" as well as "friendly, funny and clever".

"Talbot may call himself 'Shite at Being Irish' but when it comes to putting together a good show, well, he's great at that." **** Broadway Baby

"Talbot has a show which has the potential to be a hit at home and abroad." **** Ed Fest Mag

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Catherine Bohart - Work In Progress

Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of a Catholic Deacon and she's got a hell of a lot to say about it. An hour of new material from a rising comedy star.

BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017
BBC New Comedy Award Finalist
Writer for BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, The News Quiz and Frankie Boyle's New World Order for BBC2
Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2017

"...a comic with distinctive voice and a story you'd like to hear" - Chortle

"...pretty much the perfect comedy package" - Beyond The Joke

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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

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Ed Night - Work In Progress

Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Ed Night returns to the Brew House for a work in progress of his brand new show.

"Ed Night stands at the dawn of the new age of stand up" - Fest

"One of the future stars of British comedy" - iNews

"White, male" - Chortle

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2017

As heard on BBC Radio 1

Tour support for Paul Sinha; Phil Wang; Dane Baptiste; Simon Amstell

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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

SOLD OUT

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

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

Twitter: thefaultytowers

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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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!

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New Act Competition - Heat 6

Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: The Igloo
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is David Tsonos - "Very confident, knows his material totally and had the crowd roaring. Good face and voice for comedy, great timing" - The Stand Comedy Club

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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David Mills - Rumour Has It

Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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David Mills is back with another show of sharp commentary, cocktail-swagger and hilarious rants. No one is safe from Mills' acidic takes on pop culture, politics, celebrity and modern life.

Sharp-tongued sophisticated satire for adults fed up with whining millennial comedians.

As seen regularly on RT's Sam Delaney's News Thing and as Augustus Corbin in the movie, Florence Forster Jenkins (Dir Stephen Frears)

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

"David Mills is a class act. Beautifully crafted, sparkling little missiles loaded with wit." **** Scotsman

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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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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Holt & Talbot - Mansplaining Feminism

Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Still talking to each other after last year's Edinburgh success with 'Holt and Talbot Can't Stand The Sight Of Each Other', no one is more surprised than them.

Rosie Holt is unable to grasp some of the concepts of feminism but over the course an hour through bickering, sketches and an audacious bit of mansplaining, Christian attempts to set her straight.

"Refreshing and very funny" - BroadwayBaby.com

"Aroused my interest from the get-go" - FringeGuru

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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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Romina Puma - It's All My Mother's Fault!

Date: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Romina Puma comes back and is darker than ever!

It's a show about love, or the lack of it, a show about a child longing to be cared for by her mother while having to care for her, and about selfishness as a last means of survival...What's not to laugh about?

"Personal, funny and frank" - Kate Copstick

"One to watch" Funny Women 2016"

"Vivacious, cheeky and gregarious, an Italian Jenny Eclair" - Views from the Gods

"Winner of the Blackout"

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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

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.rachelparris.com

Twitter: rachelparris

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Jake Baker - No Success Like Failure

Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Up-and-coming comedian Jake Baker (twice nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award) brings his first solo hour to Bath, following a sold out run at VAULT festival.

Expect beguiling stories and big belly laughs as he examines success, failure, identity and pork pies.

"Definitely endearing" - Chortle

"Imaginative and original" - The Scotsman

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Rare Species - Frome - The Fecund Coming

Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Frome
Doors: for 7.00pm show
Duration: 45 mins
Price: £8 adv / £10 on the day

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Have you ever wondered why Frome is such a magnet for independent thinking creatives?

Why choose to put down roots in a small market town in Somerset?

What lies beneath its burgeoning success?

Allow esteemed whistorians Virginia Saggers and Gerald Terd to take you up the Via Delarosa, lifting the lid on Frome's prosperous CULTure.

Discover the power of the Holy Well, cross ley lines and nay lines, feel the the crystal winds between your cheeks and learn how sensible shoes can lead to spiritual awakenings.

Secret histories revealed, futures foretold, rumours reiterated. Which stars foretell our destiny, and which stars have been spotted in the local charity shops?

A fun Fromambulation and a load of old cobbles.

Meet at the top of Cheap Street, near the Holy Well BA11 1BH

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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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 *)

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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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New Act Competition - Heat 7

Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: The Igloo
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Matthew Bayliss - Unashamedly middle class comedy, sharing stories of growing up and getting old in the leafy suburbs of middle England.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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Carl Hutchinson - Live

Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £12

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One of the UKs most in-demand comics Carl Hutchinson is set to perform his brand new show across the UK. Expect killer gags, highly entertaining stories and the trademark twisted logic that has made Carl a must-see fixture in the comedy world, it’s fair to say that "Hutchinson has it all" (Broadway Baby).

From tales of pulling sickies as a teacher to his family upbringing and wrestling with his favourite vices, this new show is easily the most brutally honest and hilariously self-deprecating outing for this Geordie comedian.

Chris Ramsey's tour support and as seen on Comedy Central's Stand Up Central & The Chris Ramsey Show.

"An absolute must... the next big thing!" - Skinny

"Hutchinson’s trump card is the way he interacts with the audience, rolling with every ooh and aah his material generated, giving a dynamism and spontaneity to his performance?." - Chortle

"The comedy catalyst to a great night out" - Three Weeks

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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Gamble & Hoskins

Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Mission Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Late bloomer Stewart and maturing nicely Darren combine their limited talents - but excessive experience, to produce a comedy show that is hopefully greater than its parts.

With only the aid of a ukulele, a bed of nails and a hat with a hole in, they plan to entertain you with a 'rolling mix' of stand-up comedy, songs, stories and skits.

So come along and have a laugh, as they display death defying optimism in the face of ageing.

Booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362

Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/gamble-hoskins/

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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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Pauline Eyre & Rebecca How - Better

Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Two Women. One Objective. To work out how to be Better.

Rebecca is floundering through her thirties, attempting to balance her feminist ideals with getting a boyfriend.

Pauline's into her 50's, juggling husband, kids & career; to her, floundering through your thirties without any responsibility looks like a lot of fun. 

In one hour they'll take you from horses, handshakes and horrendous dates to marriage, mansplaining and the menopause.

No really, it'll be fun!

"Fabulous, funny and brilliant!" - Fitzroy Club

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

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Open Mic Playgroup

Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: The Bell
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: Free

A free open mic night of music and comedy in the newly refurbished Back Bar at The Bell.

Appearances have been known to include local stand-ups like Ben Thurston and Sam Cottle, possible spots from visiting professional comedians who are in town for the Festival, and reunion sketches from The Unrelated Family, Bath’s veteran sketch-botherers.

Arrive early if you’d like to perform.


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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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Maisie Adam - Vague

Date: Thursday 5th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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18 months ago, Maisie decided to try stand-up comedy. Within a year, she found herself winning the biggest stand-up comedy newcomer competition (becoming the 4th woman to have done so in its 30 year history), opening for Stephen K Amos, and a Best New Comedy nomination at Brighton Fringe.

Now, in a Work-In-Progress of her Edinburgh debut, the northerner and self-confessed "Slave to the Sesh" relays her experiences of navigating the recklessness of youth with a condition that requires you to be a "Sensible Susan".

Winner 'So You Think You're Funny?' - 2017

"Exudes an appealing, quirky energy…clearly a natural wit" – Steve Bennett, Chortle

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Friday 6th April, 2018

Jake Baker - No Success Like Failure

Date: Friday 6th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Up-and-coming comedian Jake Baker (twice nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award) brings his first solo hour to Bath, following a sold out run at VAULT festival.

Expect beguiling stories and big belly laughs as he examines success, failure, identity and pork pies.

"Definitely endearing" - Chortle

"Imaginative and original" - The Scotsman

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Unravelled Commedia Company - A Night at the Novelty Theatre

Date: Friday 6th April, 2018
Venue: Mission Theatre
Doors: for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr30min
Price: £8 / £5

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A very happy return to The Mission Theatre for this delicious chocolate box of a Variety show, performed in the traditional Music Hall style.

This year's selection is crammed with even more sweet-hearted songs, baffling eccentric dances, impossible feats and breath-taking musical virtuosity.

The Unravelled Commedia Company are artistes from another time, lovingly restored to working order and displayed for a delicious hour and a half of Edwardiana. Unmissable.

Booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362

Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/a-night-at-the-novelty-theatre-2/

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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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Bizarre Bath

Date: Friday 6th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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New Act Competition - Heat 8

Date: Friday 6th April, 2018
Venue: The Igloo
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Chris Tavner - Covering everything from current affairs to the family, his observational style ranges from dry wit to the completely absurd.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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Croft & Pearce Are Not Themselves

Date: Friday 6th April, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Croft & Pearce are rising stars in UK comedy. After a total sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a hit series on BBC Radio 4 ('The Croft & Pearce Show'), these award-winning comedians bring their hilarious sketch comedy show to The Rondo for one night only.

A BBC 'Next Big Thing' Act , they've sold out theatres in London, New York and around the UK and are fast gaining recognition for their unique brand of sketch comedy, which cleverly interlinks a wide range of immaculately written and beautifully performed characters. Not to be missed!

"Tomorrow's television stars" **** The Herald

"Laugh out loud" - Daily Express

"Masters of pinpoint observation and characterisation" - The Telegraph

"A sidesplitting sketch show featuring BBC Radio 4’s beloved comedians" - The Culture Trip

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

Age 16+

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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Pauline Eyre & Rebecca How - Better

Date: Friday 6th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Two Women. One Objective. To work out how to be Better.

Rebecca is floundering through her thirties, attempting to balance her feminist ideals with getting a boyfriend.

Pauline's into her 50's, juggling husband, kids & career; to her, floundering through your thirties without any responsibility looks like a lot of fun. 

In one hour they'll take you from horses, handshakes and horrendous dates to marriage, mansplaining and the menopause.

No really, it'll be fun!

"Fabulous, funny and brilliant!" - Fitzroy Club

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

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Chris Norton Walker - YEAH!

Date: Friday 6th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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A gloriously inventive hour of one liners, jokes and puns, gags, and wordplay.

A show with music, silliness and a hell of a lot of laughter. Held together by a man trying to make the world a better place one joke at a time!

"Funniest show of the Fringe...Hilarious One Liners" ***** Barbican Theatre (Plymouth)

"Chris Norton Walker is a comedy dream, non stop laughter, a must see for all!" - The Comedy Cavern

"Chris Norton Walker was one of the best value for money headliners ever" - Nottingham Comedy Festival

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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
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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3341343



Links: http://www.mothersruincabaret.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/mothersruincabaretau

Twitter: MothersRuinCab

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Saturday 7th April, 2018

David Ephgrave - Under Construction

Date: Saturday 7th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 2.15pm for 2.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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CANCELLED

We're sorry to announce this show has been cancelled due to unavoidable sircumstances

The daily-blogging comic presents work in progress for his new show. Among Daily Telegraph's '20 Funniest One-Liners' and Comedy Central's '35 Funniest Jokes from 2017' at Edinburgh Fringe.

"As smooth as they come" - BBC
"Devastatingly witty" - EdFest Mag
"Ephgrave is a very likeable standup, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with... he's a natural entertainer" - View from the Gods
"Wonderfully innovative comedy" - Broadway Baby
"Never a dull hour" - List

There is another performance of the show on Sunday 8th April

* 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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Links: http://www.mostlydavidephgrave.blogspot.co.uk

Twitter: david_ephgrave

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Tales of Britain Live

Date: Saturday 7th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 3.30pm for 4.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £3 on the door

To celebrate the publication of the first British treasury of folktales in over 30 years - a roadmap of 77 retold tales, from Land's End to John O'Groats, with tourist guides, we present the first ever comedy special of TALES OF BRITAIN LIVE, with an hour of the funniest British stories and myths, as performed by Brother Bernard (author and comedian Jem Roberts) and Sister Sal (Kate Harbour, Bob the Builder, Shaun the Sheep).

With free sweeties!

Children under 6 supervised.

See the Tales of Britain web site for more information:


Links: http://www.talesofbritain.com

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Sally-Anne Hayward - Work In Progress

Date: Saturday 7th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 3.45pm for 4.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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In between supporting Sarah Millican on tour Sally-Anne is gearing up for the Edinburgh Festival with a new show called Comedienne-ess.

An hour of jokes from a female/woman who is unashamed to embrace her bitchier side. She is hoping that her show title gets some women marching - if only to show off their new shoes.

"Extremely Funny" - The Independent

**** The Skinny

**** Three Weeks

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Kane & Abel - Breaking The Magicians' Code

Date: Saturday 7th April, 2018
Venue: Mission Theatre
Doors: for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr45min incl interval
Price: £12 / £10

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Following a decade of abiding by the Magicians’ Code of Conduct passed down to them by their grandfather, twin tricksters Kane & Abel decided to break every single code to see how different their lives would be.

It turns out being bad feels great, and Kane & Abel have spent the past year touring the UK with their anarchic show Breaking the Magicians’ Code.

"A superb mixture of humour, magic and audience participation - a thoroughly enjoyable experience." - EdFringe Review

Booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362

Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/breaking-the-magicians-code-2/

Links: https://www.kaneandabelmagic.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/kaneandabelmagic

Twitter: KaneAbelMagic

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Saturday 7th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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Krater Comedy Club - Paul McCaffrey, Jarred Christmas, Robert White & MC Sally-Anne Hayward

Date: Saturday 7th April, 2018
Venue: Komedia
Doors: 6.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £9 - £48

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Watch three top stand-ups and one of the best comperes in the business, plus eat delicious food served by our Soil Association Gold Standard Award Winning Restaurant.

And for the full Saturday Night Out Krater Comedy Club ticket holders on Saturday gain FREE ENTRY, without a queue to the sell-out club night Motorcity.

Tonight's line-up:

Paul McCaffrey
Jarred Christmas
Robert White
MC Sally-Anne Hayward

"Pick of the Week" – The Guardian

"THE place to catch stand-up comedy" – The Independent

Prices: £48 VIP ticket / £30.50 Meal Deal / £20 Auditorium / £16.50 Balcony / £13 Balcony Concession / £9 Student Balcony

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: http://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/krater/

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Brew House Saturday Night Live Line-up - starring Jarred Christmas & Wes Packer

Date: Saturday 7th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £12

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A Saturday night line-up presented by Mirth Control, starring:

Jarred Christmas
A dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way, making his comedy sizzle with originality.

Stephen Carlin
Original and insightful writing style and accomplished delivery.

Wes Packer
An exciting and fearless act and a firm favourite with audiences and fellow comedians.

Elle Bert
A witty and comical look on life, she tackles almost any subject that most would steer clear of.

Geoff Whiting (MC)
An established and popular compere, Geoff is a strong and versatile act and has appeared on TV and radio as well as performing at every notable comedy club in the country. He also heads up Mirth Control Comedy.

"Geoff Whiting takes the stage with consummate ease and works the audience like a miner at the coal face, digging out nuggets of information to fuel his comedy" - Independent on Sunday

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George Egg - DIY Chef

Date: Saturday 7th April, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Direct from Total Sell Outs at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and Brighton Fringe 2017, and following sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2015 and 2016 plus a sell-out UK tour, award winning* comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a BRAND NEW SHOW demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy.

In George Egg: DIY Chef a health scare sees George banned him from the family kitchen, but relocated to the garden shed his imagination and resourcefulness lead him to build an improvised kitchen there instead. During an inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture, George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using the most unconventional of methods.

It’s funny, inspiring and absurd in equal measure. Expect power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies to be re-purposed and abused. Expect lots of laughs. Expect to learn something new. And you get to taste the food at the end.**

*Spirit of the Fringe Award 2015

**at your own risk!

"Brilliantly Funny" - The Observer (Jay Rayner)

"The wonderfully talented George Egg is genuinely unique" - The Independent

"Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes" - The Scotsman

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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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

Esther Manito & Jake Howie - Out Rage

Date: Saturday 7th April, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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A split hour of stand-up featuring two of London's up-and-coming stand-up comedians:

Esther Manito: Finalist in Bath New Act Of The Year 2017 and So You Think You're Funny 2017.

Jake Howie: Crowned the Reading Comedy Festival New Act Of The Year.

OUT RAGE is a funny, frank tale of being outrageous, outwardly full of rage and ragingly out, in every description of the words.

Esther and Jake bring a warm, engaging and utterly hilarious take on the world, ensuring audiences leave with a smile on their faces.

* 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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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

SOLD OUT

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

SOLD OUT

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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Sally-Anne Hayward - Work In Progress

Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 3.15pm for 3.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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In between supporting Sarah Millican on tour Sally-Anne is gearing up for the Edinburgh Festival with a new show called Comedienne-ess.

An hour of jokes from a female/woman who is unashamed to embrace her bitchier side. She is hoping that her show title gets some women marching - if only to show off their new shoes.

"Extremely Funny" - The Independent

**** The Skinny

**** Three Weeks

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David Ephgrave - Under Construction

Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 4.45pm for 5.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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CANCELLED

We're sorry to announce this show has been cancelled due to unavoidable sircumstances

The daily-blogging comic presents work in progress for his new show. Among Daily Telegraph's '20 Funniest One-Liners' and Comedy Central's '35 Funniest Jokes from 2017' at Edinburgh Fringe.

"As smooth as they come" - BBC
"Devastatingly witty" - EdFest Mag
"Ephgrave is a very likeable standup, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with... he's a natural entertainer" - View from the Gods
"Wonderfully innovative comedy" - Broadway Baby
"Never a dull hour" - List

There is another performance of the show on Saturday 7th April

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Links: http://www.mostlydavidephgrave.blogspot.co.uk

Twitter: david_ephgrave

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The Unrelated Family - Funny Noises

Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018
Venue: Moles Nightclub
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £5 on the door

The Unrelated Family, Bath's premier comedy-troupe-cum-ukulele-rock-orchestra, return with The Bath Comedy Festival's annual celebration of comedy music.

For the eighth year running, we present two hours of absolute classics from the greatest comedy musicians of all time.

Featuring songs from Victoria Wood, Bill Bailey, Flight of the Conchords, Hugh Laurie, The Bonzo Dog Band, Ian Dury, Vic & Bob and many many more, plus very special guest, Bath musical comedian wunderkind YONIC!

All proceeds to Bath Food Bank.


Links: http://www.jemroberts.com

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David Hoare and Richard James - My Cool Mac & Tyre

Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Bristol based comedians, David Hoare (Stand Up For Cider Finalist 2018) and Richard James ("Quick wit and hilarious anecdotes" - New Life Magazine), bring you a preview of their Edinburgh show.

David is a musical comedian with a disdain for Flat-Earthers and a love of spreadsheets.

Richard is a country boy with a love for pub quizzes and serial killers.

Come and enjoy an hour of hilarious jokes and silly songs.

Work in progress.

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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Elf Lyons - Swan

Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Edinburgh Comedy Awards - Nominee for ‘Best Show’ 2017

BBC New Talent Hot List 2017

Malcolm Hardee Award nominee for Originality 2017

The giraffe-limbed clown and raconteur is delighted to bring her Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show to the Bath Comedy festival: a one woman production of Swan Lake. In an hour. (Yes, really). Matthew Bourne would be proud. Think big. Think weird. It’s going to be fun. And sexy. Yeah, let’s throw that word in there too. Graduate of L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier.

"Clowning at its most accessible, and just amazing." ***** Three Weeks

"The funniest thing you’ll see." ***** Voice Mag

"Elf Lyons has more creativity in her first five minutes than half the other comics here have in their entire show." - Scotsman

"A fast-talking, smart-thinking stand-up for whom the adjective “kooky” could have been invented for." - Guardian

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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Milo McCabe - An Evening With Troy Hawke

Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Poundland's plastic communism, the nefarious get rich quick allure of the Bingo, the empty capitalistic promise of the Waitrose and more come under the inscrutable eye of the Hawke! Indeed, the world according to Troy has been spreading frenziedly on the internet.

"Undeniably funny" - Chortle

"Mad comic genius" - Scotsman

"Brilliantly sharp, lacing his wit with just a touch of the surreal" - EdFest Magazine

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

Facebook: http://facebook.com/troyhawkecomedy

Twitter: milocomedy

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Monday 9th April, 2018

Josh Pugh - These Things

Date: Monday 9th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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What are the things that define us? The books on our shelves? The clothes on our backs? The weird things we say?

These Things is the brand new show from English Comedian of the Year 2016 and Chortle Comedian to watch 2017 and looks at identity from the outside in.

Work in progress.

"Semi-surrealism is alive and well." - The List

"Flashes of genius." - Ticketmaster

**** EdFest

**** One4Review

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Monday 9th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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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

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.henningwehn.de

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New Act Competition - Heat 9

Date: Monday 9th April, 2018
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Gareth Berliner - Natural storyteller with a warm stage presence.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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Tuesday 10th April, 2018

Tom Lucy - Work In Progress

Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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CANCELLED

We regret to inform you that this show has been cancelled due to touring work commitments.

After winning the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016, Tom Lucy has gone on to support Jack Whitehall on his recent arena tour and sold out his entire run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017.

Join Tom as he debuts his brand-new hour of stand up.

"Watch him live and you'll quickly understand the excitement" - The Guardian

"The best new comedian I've seen in ages" - Jack Whitehall

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Alison Thea-Skot and Lorna Shaw - Work In Progress

Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Alison Thea-Skot explodes sizzlingly chaotic, work in progress, character comedy.

The Observer's Female Millennials Changing Comedy. As heard on BBC Radio 4.
"Brave, silly, a little bit unhinged and very, very funny" ***** Funny Women
"An arresting spectacle" **** Scotsman
"Devious and gleefully naughty characters" **** Skinny

Radio and TV regular Lorna Shaw brings new material to the stage in the form of stand-up, storytelling and music.

Featured in 'Best Jokes of the Edinburgh Festival 2017' Evening Standard. As seen on Plebs (ITV2), as heard on BBC Radio 4's Newsjack.
"Expect off-beat brilliance and songs" **** The Times
"Lorna is an exceptional talent who is going places" **** Funny Women

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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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

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 Monday 9th April

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.henningwehn.de

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New Act Competition - Heat 10

Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018
Venue: The Westgate
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Drew Taylor - Welsh comic with a sharp observational style combined with a strong stage presence.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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Seasoned Plums

Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Seasoned Plums is an hour of stand-up comedy featuring three acts:

Morgan Rees (BBC New Comedy Finalist 2017)

Jamie D'Souza (So You Think You’re Funny Finalist 2017)

Riordan DJ (Chortle Student Comedy Winner 2017)

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Carey Marx - Contrary Carey

Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Taking a lesson from Donald Trump, Carey's decided to become arrogant, certain, and unapologetic.

So, this show is going to be the best thing in history, definitely, and sod anyone who disagrees.

Work in progress

"Anecdotally debauched" ***** Herald

"A comic at his gleeful best" ***** Edinburgh Evening News

"Sharp, sweet, cheeky, cynical, romantic and rude as he ever was" **** Chortle

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Si Deaves - Si's Matters

Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Nuclear annihilation!! Brexit?! Rabies?? There are so many issues in the world today, yet Si Deaves still finds time to worry about the little things, in his own unique way.

Join Si's world as he tackles public abuse of grammar, superstitions, fears of inadequacy and much more in his official debut stand-up hour, Si's Matters.

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Phil Cooper - Work In Progress

Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Phil Cooper runs through what will eventually be a sterling Edinburgh show.

Come and see ideas that will be amazing and others that may never see the light of day again so in that way it's kinda special.

Phil's show last year was a success and made into a tv special for s4c so he knows what he's doing.

"Makes comedy look simple" - Fosters Comedy

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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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Lou Conran - At Least I'm Not Dog Poo Darren

Date: Wednesday 11th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Conran returns after a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, with a show about presumption, misunderstandings and misgivings.

"Laugh out loud hilarious" ****The Scotsman

"An innately strong storyteller" **** Chortle

"A masterclass in long form comedy" ***** Edinburgh Guide

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Wednesday 11th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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Jamie Oliphant and Dan Audritt - Work In Progress

Date: Wednesday 11th April, 2018
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Jamie Oliphant ("Very Funny" - Stephen K Amos) and Dan Audritt ("A winning wit" - Bruce Dessau) bring an hour of new jokes to Bath Comedy Festival.

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New Act Competition - Heat 11

Date: Wednesday 11th April, 2018
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is David Tsonos - "Very confident, knows his material totally and had the crowd roaring. Good face and voice for comedy, great timing" - The Stand Comedy Club

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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Tom Stade - I Swear

Date: Wednesday 11th April, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £17.50

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He's back, by overwhelming popular demand!

After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show for 2017.

Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad-minded vision, nothing is taboo to this enlightened and captivating comedy legend. Combining off-the-scale charm, razor-sharp wit and a no-holds-barred attitude; Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

As seen on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Ch4’s Comedy Gala.

Kick back and enter the awesome and mischievous world of Tom Stade as he provides an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times.

Simply sublime comedy...I Swear.

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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

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Bentley Browning and Simon Capes - Comedy Double Whammy

Date: Wednesday 11th April, 2018
Venue: Assembly Inn
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: Free entry (donations)

Bentley Browning and Simon Capes team up to bring you an hour of comedy.

Bentley explores failure through the cracked lens of his quirky attempts at showbiz success, being a celebrity lookalike and teaching vicars how to laugh.

Simon meanwhile wonders if he has time enough left on this earth to explore anything, as he is a classic procrastinator and self confessed late developer.

Praise for Bentley Browning: "Brill" - Marc Dolan. "Fabulous and flamboyant **** Open Door Theatre

Praise for Simon Capes: "Impeccable comic timing" - Mark Savage

Booking: Free (donations)

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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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Jake Baker - No Success Like Failure

Date: Thursday 12th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Up-and-coming comedian Jake Baker (twice nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award) brings his first solo hour to Bath, following a sold out run at VAULT festival.

Expect beguiling stories and big belly laughs as he examines success, failure, identity and pork pies.

"Definitely endearing" - Chortle

"Imaginative and original" - The Scotsman

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Rare Species - Frome - The Fecund Coming

Date: Thursday 12th April, 2018
Venue: Frome
Doors: for 7.00pm show
Duration: 45 mins
Price: £8 adv / £10 on the day

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Have you ever wondered why Frome is such a magnet for independent thinking creatives?

Why choose to put down roots in a small market town in Somerset?

What lies beneath its burgeoning success?

Allow esteemed whistorians Virginia Saggers and Gerald Terd to take you up the Via Delarosa, lifting the lid on Frome's prosperous CULTure.

Discover the power of the Holy Well, cross ley lines and nay lines, feel the the crystal winds between your cheeks and learn how sensible shoes can lead to spiritual awakenings.

Secret histories revealed, futures foretold, rumours reiterated. Which stars foretell our destiny, and which stars have been spotted in the local charity shops?

A fun Fromambulation and a load of old cobbles.

Meet at the top of Cheap Street, near the Holy Well BA11 1BH

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Thursday 12th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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New Act Competition - Heat 12

Date: Thursday 12th April, 2018
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 over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title.

There are three heats at The Igloo, two at the Westgate and seven at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Jo Romero - A very energetic and expressive performer, her material always sounds truly "felt" as well as being very funny.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 13th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, compered by Geoff Whiting (details here).

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Tom Stade - I Swear

Date: Thursday 12th April, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £17.50

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He's back, by overwhelming popular demand!

After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show for 2017.

Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad-minded vision, nothing is taboo to this enlightened and captivating comedy legend. Combining off-the-scale charm, razor-sharp wit and a no-holds-barred attitude; Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

As seen on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Ch4’s Comedy Gala.

Kick back and enter the awesome and mischievous world of Tom Stade as he provides an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times.

Simply sublime comedy...I Swear.

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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

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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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Open Mic Playgroup

Date: Thursday 12th April, 2018
Venue: The Bell
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: Free

A free open mic night of music and comedy in the newly refurbished Back Bar at The Bell.

Appearances have been known to include local stand-ups like Ben Thurston and Sam Cottle, possible spots from visiting professional comedians who are in town for the Festival, and reunion sketches from The Unrelated Family, Bath’s veteran sketch-botherers.

Arrive early if you’d like to perform.


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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

New Act Competition - Semi-Final 1

Date: Friday 13th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £6.50

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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 for the prestigious title of Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year.

The competition has become so popular that this, the tenth year of the Festival, sees no less that twelve heats and the first ever semi-finals being held over the 20 days of the Festival.

The best acts from the semi-finals will battle it out in the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, (details here).

Compere for the first semi-final is competition organiser 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.

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Friday 13th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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Alex Williamson - Make The World A Banter Place

Date: Friday 13th April, 2018
Venue: Komedia
Doors: 6.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £17.50 - £28

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Comedian, writer, actor, singer-songwriter and film-maker, Alex is a genuine online superstar with views in the hundreds of millions and almost three million total social media subscribers and followers across his platforms. His edgy and original style has garnered him fans across the globe.

A consistently huge ticket-seller at all the major theatres and festivals across Australia and the UK, since Alex began touring in 2013 he’s sold out shows and seasons at all major Australian and NZ Comedy and Fringe Festivals, in addition to also totally sold out Edinburgh Fringe Festival seasons in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Through all this high profile success, he continues to churn out viral level online videos with an enviable consistency.

Ages 16+

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/comedy/alex-williamson-make-world-banter-place/

Links: http://www.youtube.com/user/shooterwilliamson

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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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Brew House Friday Night Live Line-up - starring Arthur Smith & Yuriko Kotani

Date: Friday 13th April, 2018
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £12

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A Friday night line-up presented by Mirth Control, starring:

Arthur Smith
Master comedian and broadcaster, Radio 4 favourite and Edinburgh Fringe legend.

Yuriko Kotani
UK-based Japanese comedian fast making a name for herself on the comedy circuit.

Ben Bridgeman
Likeable stand-up with acting and improv background.

Robert Oldham
"Funny, witty and thought-provoking … comedy doesn’t get much better than this" - The Cambridge Tab

Geoff Whiting (MC)
An established and popular compere, Geoff is a strong and versatile act and has appeared on TV and radio as well as performing at every notable comedy club in the country. He also heads up Mirth Control Comedy.

"Geoff Whiting takes the stage with consummate ease and works the audience like a miner at the coal face, digging out nuggets of information to fuel his comedy" - Independent on Sunday

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Tez Ilyas - Teztify

Date: Friday 13th April, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £12

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Armed with his trademark cheek and uncompromising approach, Tez presents his slick, smart and typically subversive new stand-up show. As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, Live at the BBC, Channel 4’s The Last Leg - and heard on BBC Radio Four with two series of Tez Talks.

‘Tez Ilyas’ political stand-up is candy floss with a razorblade inside: sweet and familiar at first, then shockingly, painfully sharp. It takes serious talent to pull off’ **** The Telegraph

"A mischievous show with serious intent - Ilyas has the slickness of U.S. comics, and the gags to back it up" **** The Guardian

"Thoughtful but radiantly entertaining" **** The Times

"Articulate, passionate, thoughtful - he is equally light entertainer and heavyweight pontificator" **** London Evening Standard

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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Michael Hackett - Giantology

Date: Friday 13th April, 2018
Venue: The Bell
Doors: 8.00pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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"Fall off your bar-stool funny!" ***** says Barry from some pub in London.
"Uplifting" ***** echoes Barry's mate as he clambers back onto his.

But don't take their word for it...

Can you really fit in when you're 6'7” or 204cm above ground?

What if you go through life speaking your mind in places you shouldn't?

This comedy giant is no stranger to putting his big-foot in things.

After his debut tour in Australia, Michael Hackett brings the critically acclaimed (by Barry of course…!) Giantology show to Bath Comedy Festival.

His aim? To rip apart the status quo.
Playing with the audience, he'll weave you into his story. He'll pull you into his surreal world. Taking you on weird journeys, he'll have you laughing, maybe crying. One thing's for sure, you'll soon see life differently through Michael's bird's eye view!
 
So quit the small talk and come see this giant of a man and giant of a show - an hilarious and unique spectacle.

"Guaranteed raucous laughter" - Adelaide Fringe Talent Academy

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

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Links: http://www.michaelhackettcomedy.com

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New Act Competition - Semi-Final 2

Date: Friday 13th April, 2018
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £6.50

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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 for the prestigious title of Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year.

The competition has become so popular that this, the tenth year of the Festival, sees no less that twelve heats and the first ever semi-finals being held over the 20 days of the Festival.

The best acts from the semi-finals will battle it out in the Grand Final on Sunday 15th April, (details here).

Compere for the second semi-final is Luke Honnoraty - Highly regarded as one of the best acts to emerge from the south west in recent years, Luke is now performing alongside the best names in comedy.

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Saturday 14th April, 2018

Hilary Chaplain - Physical Comedy Workshop. Don’t just watch it - do it!

Date: Saturday 14th April, 2018
Venue: Burdall's Yard
Doors: 10.00am for 2 day workshop show
Duration: 2 days 10-5pm
Price: £120 or £100 earlybird / £100 concs (see below *)

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In this accessible workshop you will develop tools for performing comedy. You will explore the techniques of slapstick, improvisation, mishaps and comic timing through the gentle art of clown.

"Hilary Chaplain is a brilliant teacher and performer, and her physical comedy class is awesome. She creates a friendly, fun, and hard working environment for people at many different levels of experience." - Cathy Rose Salit, CEO and co-founder Performance Of A Lifetime

Workshop takes place Sat 14th & Sun 15th April, 10am - 5pm each day.

For more information or to book a place email Pat Welsh on p.welsh@bathspa.ac.uk

Booking: Pat Welsh

Online booking: mailto:p.welsh@bathspa.ac.uk

Links: http://www.hilarychaplain.com/

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

Unrehearsed Theatre Company - Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Date: Saturday 14th April, 2018
Venue: The Bell
Doors: for 3.00pm show
Price: Free

The Unrehearsed Theatre Company is Bath's laziest and most random repertory company, and on Saturday afternoon in The Bell Inn courtyard, by popular demand they will be restaging a live rendition of Monty Python's funniest film, complete with dodgy knight costumes, fake cows, and offensive voices galore.

Be there by 2.30pm with a working phone or tablet to join in the stupidity.
Plus coconuts.


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Arnold Kuenzler-Byrt - My Hairy Belly Button

Date: Saturday 14th April, 2018
Venue: The Bell
Doors: for 4.30pm show
Duration: 30 mins
Price: £5

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Leftfield alternative stand-up comedy from regular Bell irregular.

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The Matt Cranium Radio Hour

Date: Saturday 14th April, 2018
Venue: The Bell
Doors: for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5

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Leftfield alternative comedy

This show will be recorded live.

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Saturday 14th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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The Walcot Street Comedy Club

Date: Saturday 14th April, 2018
Venue: The Bell
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 3hrs
Price: £5

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Club Night Show featuring:

Angie Belcher
Sarah Slater
Meat Market
Mathew Alford
Don't Be A Bore Dress For A Chore
Matt Jones
The Feminist Mouse Circus
Arnold Kuenzler-Byrt
Compere: Miche Quiche


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Krater Comedy Club - Duncan Oakley, Alex Smith, Allyson June Smith & MC Maff Brown

Date: Saturday 14th April, 2018
Venue: Komedia
Doors: 6.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £9 - £48

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Watch three top stand-ups and one of the best comperes in the business, plus eat delicious food served by our Soil Association Gold Standard Award Winning Restaurant.

And for the full Saturday Night Out Krater Comedy Club ticket holders on Saturday gain FREE ENTRY, without a queue to the sell-out club night Motorcity.

Tonight's line-up:

Duncan Oakley
Alex Smith
Allyson June Smith
MC Maff Brown

"Pick of the Week" – The Guardian

"THE place to catch stand-up comedy" – The Independent

Prices: £48 VIP ticket / £30.50 Meal Deal / £20 Auditorium / £16.50 Balcony / £13 Balcony Concession / £9 Student Balcony

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: http://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/krater/

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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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Mitch Benn - I'm Still Here

Date: Saturday 14th April, 2018
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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"Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire" - The Scotsman

Congratulations! It's 2018 and you're still here! So is Mitch, ("the country's leading musical satirist" Times) looking backwards, forwards and sideways trying to make the world a better place, one silly song at a time. Join him as he looks back over what for the lack of a better word he still refers to as his "career" and ponders where he - and indeed all of us - might be going next.

"A seriously talented laugh-maker, musician and satirist. Mitch Benn should be more widely known and appreciated. He’s Britain’s answer to Tom Lehrer" - The Swindonian

A stalwart of BBC Radio 4's Now Show for more than a decade, Mitch has also presented many radio specials. Following on from the success of Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle, a further three specials on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis have been broadcast - The Freewheelin' Mitch Benn, Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke and Mitch Benn Has Left The Building. He also co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2's Anatomy Of A Guitar and presented Spank The Plank for BBC Radio 4. Most recently, in December 2016, he appeared on (and won) BBC1 television's Celebrity Mastermind!

"Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny" - The Guardian

Booking: Rondo Theatre

Online booking: http://rondotheatre.co.uk/box-office/

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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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Bizarre Bath

Date: Sunday 15th April, 2018
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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Thursday 31st May, 2018 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

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 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

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 - Edinburgh Previews!

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 - Edinburgh Previews!

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 - Edinburgh Previews!

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 - Autumn Season!

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 - Autumn Season!

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 - Autumn Season!

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 - Autumn Season!

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.

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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

Pernilla Holland - Bloom

Date: Tuesday 26th March, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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A comedy show with music and standup. Bloom is about rising up from the ruins of a broken heart and overcoming fear.

There will be quotes from Oprah, Jaffa cakes and attempts at being as confident as David Hasselhoff.

A WIP from your favourite Norwegian comic.

"One to watch" - Funny Women
"Holland's one-woman re-creation is hilarious" **** Time Out
"Sheer ludicrous fun" - The List
"Roaringly funny...incredibly talented" ***** Broadway Baby
"Captivating, spontaneous, surprising & delightful" **** Fringe Biscuit
"Fantastic comedy" **** Everything Theatre
"Stand-out star" - The Public Review

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New Act Competition - Heat 1

Date: Tuesday 26th March, 2019
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Drew Taylor - "A guy destined for comedy greatness!" - Theatr Gwaun

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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Opening Night Show & Party - starring Rory Bremner

Date: Tuesday 26th March, 2019
Venue: Walcot House
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr15
Price: £15 / 12 concs (see below *)

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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 and surprises (TBC).

After the show, stay and dance the night away to tunes from the best DJs in town!

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Susan Murray - Blunt Force Trauma

Date: Tuesday 26th March, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Brand new show by this insatiable comedian, described as a cross between Frankie Boyle and Julie Walters.

Quality dark gags: plane crashes, mosh pits, the Highways Agency.

"Cynicism that could fell a rhino at 1000 paces" - Al Murray

"Anyone who loves the work of Sarah Millican and Kerry Godliman will find plenty to enjoy here" - The Guardian

Susan won the first ever Jongleurs new act competition, has contributed to an array of Radio 4 comedy shows, performed four solo shows at Edinburgh Fringe and also runs her own successful comedy club, The Red Imp, in Walthamstow.

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Wednesday 27th March, 2019

Andrew White - Retirement Tour

Date: Wednesday 27th March, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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What do you do when your life comes to a crossroads? Write a show about it of course!

At 19 years old Andrew White can't help but question his next steps in life. Should he keep slogging it out on the comedy circuit? Or is University the best option?

Will this really be his Retirement Tour?

A brand-new comedy show from "one of the most talked about rising star comedians" (Essex Magazine). Weighing up his future, Andrew takes a hilarious look at making decisions, his place in the world, and the conflict of creative and academic.

"Insightful...hilarious" - The List

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New Act Competition - Heat 2

Date: Wednesday 27th March, 2019
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Grant Busé - ex 'Neighbours' star turned award-winning musical comic.

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Sam Wyatt - I Predict A Wyatt!

Date: Wednesday 27th March, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Sam Wyatt is recording the pilot for his new Saturday night Gameshow 'I Predict A WYATT!' But with so much on the line will he be able to keep it together?

2 contestants, four games and only one host, "I predict a Wyatt!" is a well-polished cheesy grin game show with all the hallmarks of a Saturday night gameshow for all the family! However what goes on off camera certainly isn't!

A warm up act that doesn't show, a mother as a director, a tec that doesn't know his arse from his elbow and one host who is trying to hold everything together whilst his last chance falls into chaos around him.

"Don't take my word for it ... listen from regulars at Much Laughter's comedy nights: "Amazing night with Sam with non-stop laughter from start to finish. My sides were still hurting the following morning from laughing so much", "Can't recommend this fabulously talented comedian more highly", "OMG what a funny night ... Sam Wyatt that was brilliant"

"Ripped the Roof Off!" - Notts comedy review.

"His laughs woke me up!" - Bobby Mair

Age guidance - 16+

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Thursday 28th March, 2019

Sam Wyatt - I Predict A Wyatt!

Date: Thursday 28th March, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Sam Wyatt is recording the pilot for his new Saturday night Gameshow 'I Predict A WYATT!' But with so much on the line will he be able to keep it together?

2 contestants, four games and only one host, "I predict a Wyatt!" is a well-polished cheesy grin game show with all the hallmarks of a Saturday night gameshow for all the family! However what goes on off camera certainly isn't!

A warm up act that doesn't show, a mother as a director, a tec that doesn't know his arse from his elbow and one host who is trying to hold everything together whilst his last chance falls into chaos around him.

"Don't take my word for it ... listen from regulars at Much Laughter's comedy nights: "Amazing night with Sam with non-stop laughter from start to finish. My sides were still hurting the following morning from laughing so much", "Can't recommend this fabulously talented comedian more highly", "OMG what a funny night ... Sam Wyatt that was brilliant"

"Ripped the Roof Off!" - Notts comedy review.

"His laughs woke me up!" - Bobby Mair

Age guidance - 16+

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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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New Act Competition - Heat 3

Date: Thursday 28th March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Grant Busé - ex 'Neighbours' star turned award-winning musical comic.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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Open Mic Playgroup

Date: Thursday 28th March, 2019
Venue: The Bell
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: Free

A free open mic night of music and comedy in the newly refurbished Back Bar at The Bell.

Appearances have been known to include local stand-ups like Ben Thurston and Sam Cottle, possible spots from visiting professional comedians who are in town for the Festival, and reunion sketches from The Unrelated Family, Bath’s veteran sketch-botherers.

Arrive early if you’d like to perform.


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Sanderson Jones - Comedy Being

Date: Thursday 28th March, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Sanderson Jones, hairy mirth-maker and positive vibe distributor, has got a new show that combines comedyand wellbeing to make one 'Comedy Being'.

Expect laughter, Venn diagrams, mindfulness, power ballads, ridiculous dancing and a lot more besides.

Hear the tale of how this professional optimist started Sunday Assembly in 2013, a sort of non-religious church, which went viral, spread all over the world, and totally changed his life.

You'll leave smiling, hopped up on dopamine and inspired to change the world. Because if this enthusiastic organisational disaster can launch a global movement, imagine what you can do.

***** Scotsman

"The human body is not designed for this amount of laughter" ***** The Skinny

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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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Julian Clary - Born To Mince

Date: Friday 29th March, 2019
Venue: Komedia
Doors: 6.00pm for 7.30pm show
Price: £25 / £23 concs

SOLD OUT

"Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. It's been a while since I sallied forth to pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!"

In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

He'll murder some well-known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It's the only life he knows.

"Julian Clary unleashes a tsunami of smut" - The Guardian

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Maddie Campion - Truly Maddie Deeply

Date: Friday 29th March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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On a whim and out of curiosity Maddie saw a psychic. He told her she had a good soul, but an old man's ghost is having sex with her and it's keeping living men away. In this show Maddie explores her single status; is it her or is it the ghost?

Maddie Campion has been shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award, is a "very inventive and dry writer" **** (Funny Women) and her 2018 Edinburgh Show was developed through Soho Theatre's Edinburgh Lab.

Work in progress show.

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New Act Competition - Heat 4

Date: Friday 29th March, 2019
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Adam Coumas - "Domineering presence, with a taut, muscular delivery" - Chortle

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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Walcot House Friday Night Live - starring Alan Francis

Date: Friday 29th March, 2019
Venue: Walcot House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £12

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A Friday night line-up presented by Mirth Control, starring:

Alan Francis

Grant Busé

Stephen Trumble

Sarah Mills

and Sam Russell (MC)

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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"

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Darren Lerigo - The Daft

Date: Friday 29th March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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MC Darren Lerigo brings a silly, joyous hour of alternative comedy.

Featuring Klaus White (3rd Place Finalist at Bath New Act Competiton 2018) & a revolving cast of other great comics.

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Saturday 30th March, 2019

Tales Of Britain Live

Date: Saturday 30th March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: for 12pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £3 on the door

Back for a second year running, Brother Bernard and Sister Sal (author and comedian Jem Roberts and kid's TV hero Kate Harbour, from Bob the Builder and Shaun the Sheep) will be performing the funniest stories from TALES OF BRITAIN, the first British folktale collection to be released in decades.

Book published by Unbound in February.

Books will be available on the day, to be signed by both Bernard and Sal.


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Steve McLean - Action Figure Archive

Date: Saturday 30th March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 1.15pm for 1.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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What's the difference between an action figure and a collectable? Steve takes a fun look at the toys of his childhood. You might be surprised how they look through adult eyes.

Action Figure Archive is the hit show from the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

In spite of being only a short work-in-progress show it still managed to make it into three 'top 10' lists including The Herald ("A hilarious walk down memory lane") and Wired Magazine ("A fun examination of nostalgia and nerdiness").

The show has now been expanded to an hour long set.

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Dorian Wainwright - The Picture Of Dorian Wainwright

Date: Saturday 30th March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 2.45pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Following the incredible success of last year's premier performance of The Picture of Dorian Wainwright Bristol comedian Dorian Wainwright (Stand Up For Cider Finalist - 2017 & 2016) brings his debut hour of stand up back to Bath Comedy Festival.

It's basically the same show as last year except with an extra 12 months of polish on it!

Expect hilarious and unbelievable true stories, a highly energetic and enthusiastic performer with over 7 years of stand up experience, and yes, a creepy old painting.

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Sally-Anne Hayward - Work in Progress

Date: Saturday 30th March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 4.15pm for 4.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Fresh off the back of supporting Sarah Millican on her international tour, Sally-Anne brings a new hour of hilarity to Bath.

Subjects include high maintenance friends, jelly rash and scolding hot showers.  Sally guarantees this show will change your life - even if only by allowing you to understand what a jelly rash is.

"Exceptionally Funny" - Independent

"A kick in the balls by a bullying southerner" - Some nobody on Twitter

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James Alderson - Bring Back The 80s!

Date: Saturday 30th March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 5.45pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Come and join award-winning comedian James Alderson as he takes a hilarious trip down memory lane, in one double A-sided show that he can't wait to share before he gets much older and forgets what actually happened in the 80's!

A show chock full of hilarious snapshots of an unforgettable decade featuring adverts, music, props and loads more nostalgia!

Whether you get to the show on roller blades, in your Sinclair C5 or your Cortina, just get there! Bring your leg warmers, your shoulder pads and back comb that hair - it's a show not to be missed!

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Sasha Ellen - No Man's Land

Date: Saturday 30th March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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In 2010, the island of Herm, a mile long body of land and the smallest island of the Channel Islands, declared a state of emergency. Helicopters went up. Divers went down. It was all Sasha's fault.

A storytelling, stand-up show about how Sasha brought a part of the world to a halt. If only for one day. A friendly rom-com about an engagement, a missing person and a near catastrophe which explores love, loss and the pitfalls of drinking.

"Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen" - Canal-St

"Always engaging" - Chortle

**** The Mumble

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Krater Comedy Club -

Date: Saturday 30th March, 2019
Venue: Komedia
Doors: 6.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £9 - £41

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Watch comedy from three top stand-ups and enjoy the best comperes in the business, plus eat delicious food served by our Soil Association Gold Standard Award Winning Restaurant.

And for the full Saturday Night Out Krater Comedy Club ticket holders on Saturday gain FREE ENTRY, without a queue to the sell-out club night Motorcity.

Tonight's line-up:

Josh Pugh
Steve Shanyaski
Paul Thorne
MC Alex Boardman

"Pick of the Week" – The Guardian

"THE place to catch stand-up comedy" – The Independent

Tickets: £20.00, Concessions: £13.00, Students (Balcony): £9.00, Meal Deal: £30.50, Meal Deal Plus: £41.00 // Ages 18+

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/krater/?e=16444

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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:

The Vogueabonds - From the sublime to the ridiculous, from the elegant to the downright smutty, The Vogueabonds return to Bath after several years of exile, to bring the wonderful songs of Dillie Keane and Fascinating Aida, along with some original material by Chris Dickins, in a joyous riot of larks and lasciviousness!

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 (MC) - Ever popular stand-up comedian, televison warm-up artist and comedy club headliner.

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The Chris Arnold Experience

Date: Saturday 30th March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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How many sets of panpipes should one man own? What is the best song request a DJ can get? How can the Daily Mail help you find out if your partner is cheating on you? And why on earth is a panda from Portishead sitting in the audience?!

All these questions (and more!) shall be answered throughout the course of The Chris Arnold Experience - the one man comedy PowerPoint show from Chris Arnold.

Chris Arnold is a stand up comedian and TV/radio presenter who has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe, Glastonbury Festival, Ibiza Rocks, Bestival and The British Musical Comedy Awards. He also briefly featured in Bonnie Tyler's Top 8 friends on MySpace circa 2006.

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Sunday 31st March, 2019

Rare Species - Frome - The Fecund Coming

Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Frome
Doors: for 3.00pm show
Duration: 45 mins
Price: £10

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Back for its second year, Frome - The Fecund Coming is Rare Species’ comic take on traditional historical walks.

Join ‘whistorians’ Virginia Saggers & Gerald Terd as they take you up the Via Delorosa and uncover some of the truths behind the town’s burgeoning success.

What lies beneath Frome’s cobbled streets and why has it become such a popular location for hipsters and artisans to settle?

Peppered with humorous observations, cultural references, stories, poetry and song this 50 minute tour reaches the parts other tours cannot reach.

"Rare Species are skilled and sharp performers, adept at improvising comedy from any haphazard thing that happens on the way, before returning to the hilarious script. For incessant and imaginative laughs Frome - The Fecund Coming can’t be beat" - John Christopher Wood

"A brilliant piece of immersive street theatre with unforgettable highlights" - Crysse Morrison

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Al Lubel - Work in Progress

Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 2.45pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Winner of the Amused Moose Judges Prize for his 2013 Edinburgh show, yet one of the last comics to appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (making six more appearances with Jay Leno and five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman).

Al Lubel is one of those rare beasts who garners both critical praise and mainstream success. He's supported Jerry Seinfeld, who kindly mentioned "Al has one of the best jokes I have ever heard" and recently fellow comic Adam Bloom gave him high praise by saying Al had "the most original first ten minutes of comedy I've ever seen."

A work in progress show from a truly international act who gigs regularly across Europe and has previously performed in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Shanghai (amongst others).

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Harun Musho'd - Dark Side of Harun

Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 4.15pm for 4.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Harun Musho'd's second solo stand-up show compares life and events in the 70s and today. Includes terrorism, conspiracy theories, referendums, US presidents and the dark side of management.

"Musho'd has the makings of a great comedian" **** Views from the Gods

"When so many newer comics are Stewart Lee wannabes, at least this bears comparison to the original" - Chortle

"A likeable and funny comic" - Reviews Hub

**** Creek FM

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Rare Species - Frome - The Fecund Coming

Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Frome
Doors: for 6.00pm show
Duration: 45 mins
Price: £10

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Back for its second year, Frome - The Fecund Coming is Rare Species’ comic take on traditional historical walks.

Join ‘whistorians’ Virginia Saggers & Gerald Terd as they take you up the Via Delorosa and uncover some of the truths behind the town’s burgeoning success.

What lies beneath Frome’s cobbled streets and why has it become such a popular location for hipsters and artisans to settle?

Peppered with humorous observations, cultural references, stories, poetry and song this 50 minute tour reaches the parts other tours cannot reach.

"Rare Species are skilled and sharp performers, adept at improvising comedy from any haphazard thing that happens on the way, before returning to the hilarious script. For incessant and imaginative laughs Frome - The Fecund Coming can’t be beat" - John Christopher Wood

"A brilliant piece of immersive street theatre with unforgettable highlights" - Crysse Morrison

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Adele Cliff - Undershare

Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 5.45pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Adele Cliff brings a work in progress of her brand new show about sharing to The Brew House.

Three time Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe Nominee, two time UK Pun Championship finalist and Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Finalist

"There's no doubt she's a nifty writer" - Chortle.

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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

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Radu Isac - Good Excuses For Sociopaths

Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Do you sometimes think about your actions? Do your actions make you feel like a sociopath? Does feeling like a sociopath hurt your self-esteem? 

Well this show was specifically written to make YOU feel better!

*None of the victims' feelings were considered during the making of the show.

"Simultaneously sweet and dark" - Chortle

As seen and heard on BBC World Service, Radio 4 and Comedy Central Extra

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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+

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Tom Glover - A Glover Not A Fighter

Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Lactose intolerance. Bike rides. Urinals. Tom Glover is a comedian not afraid to tackle the big issues.

Debut hour from award-winning comedian... "What did he win?" It doesn't matter. "I've never heard of him?" He's not from round here.

Tom will attempt to find the humour in his life as a man desperate to do the right thing in a world where everything is wrong to someone.

The debut show from loveable West Country favourite Tom Glover; Runner up in the prestigious Lastminute Comedy Club Comedian of the Year and finalist in the Inaugural Petfringe Comedian of the Year.

* 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

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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



Links: http://www.onlyfoolsdining.com

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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), Alexander Fox ("Excellent" - Jack Dee), 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
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Riordan DJ & Morgan Rees - Coming To Terms

Date: Monday 1st April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Multi award-winning and nominated comedians Riordan DJ and Morgan Rees present a shared hour of solid and assured stand-up comedy.

Riordan DJ, a medical student, is the winner of prestigious Chortle Student Comedy Award 2017 and was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2019.

Morgan Rees was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You're Think You're Funny.

As heard on Radio 4.

"Excellent" - The Scotsman

"Great one-liners" - 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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New Act Competition - Heat 5

Date: Monday 1st April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Drew Taylor - "A guy destined for comedy greatness!" - Theatr Gwaun

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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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



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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


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Tony Law - A Lost Show

Date: Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
Venue: Komedia Arts Cafe
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Price: £10

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"The King of post-modern nonsense" (Telegraph) Tony Law is taking his funniest, most meaningful show to date on tour after selling out his entire run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe with 'A Lost Show'

A mind-changing, comedy-art, laugh-affirming experience you'll never forget.

Expect accents, observations, shouting, clowning, shadows, shadow puppets, a space bear puppet, music, bad music, falling and white face paint. This show finds the vulnerability in us all.

"Takes post-modern stand-up to a dangerously funny new level" **** The Guardian

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/arts-cafe-programme/tony-law-a-lost-show/

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Luca Cupani - Lives I Never Lived

Date: Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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"What do you want to be when you grow up?" In his mid 30s Luca managed to narrow the possible answers down to a few options: Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Legionnaire in the French Foreign Legion, expert Japanese sword-smith, lecturer in Latin and a call center operator. Eventually, only one of those exciting career paths became true.

In this brand new show, the Italian who was too funny for his own country describes the lives he never had.

A natural storyteller, Luca is ready to entertain you with his gentle, endearing dark humour. There will also be room for improvisation and audience interaction. 

Winner of So You Think You're Funny (2015), Luca appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal (2016) and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2014. He has gigged across Europe (Netherlands, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Switzerland) and since 2018 he is a regular guest on the Italian TV show Zelig Time.  Luca also recently featured on The Arts Hour Tour (BBC World Service) later this month.

"Funny and fresh" - The Scotsman

"See him now" - Kate Copstick

Work in progress 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/4088256



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New Act Competition - Heat 6

Date: Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Steffan Alun - bearded Welsh optimist and a familiar face on the comedy circuit.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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Louise Leigh - Identifiable

Date: Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Funny Women Regional Finalist and badly-behaved mother of two, Louise should probably be delousing her kids instead of gallivanting off to Bath to appear in a festival. Nonetheless, here she is.

When she's not removing parasites from her children, Louise somehow finds time to turn in "an impressive performance" (John Hegley) featuring the vagaries of parenting, navigating the choppy seas of middle age and how to shave your legs like you're in an advert. She'll make you laugh until soup comes out of your nose. (If you were already eating soup. If soup comes out of your nose when you haven't been eating soup, you should probably see someone about that, okay?)

Hugely relatable, Louise is “charming, funny and with a natural rapport with the audience.”

All proceeds from this show will go to buying special shampoo and the sachets that get rid of the itchy bum worms.

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

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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
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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
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Sindhu Vee - Sandhog

Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: for 7.30pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee embarks on a UK tour with her critically acclaimed and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, Sandhog.

Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love?

Highly anticipated debut from the host of BBCR4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. As seen on QI – BBC2, Have I Got News for You – BBC1 and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled – Dave, and heard on Guilty Feminist podcast.

"One of the finest hours of stand-up I’ve ever witnessed" - I Talk Telly

"Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths" - The List

***** I Talk Telly **** One4Review **** Fringe Biscuit **** Fest **** The Times **** Fest Mag

Booking: Ticket Source

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/sindhu-vee-sandhog

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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

Louise Leigh - Identifiable

Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Funny Women Regional Finalist and badly-behaved mother of two, Louise should probably be delousing her kids instead of gallivanting off to Bath to appear in a festival. Nonetheless, here she is.

When she's not removing parasites from her children, Louise somehow finds time to turn in "an impressive performance" (John Hegley) featuring the vagaries of parenting, navigating the choppy seas of middle age and how to shave your legs like you're in an advert. She'll make you laugh until soup comes out of your nose. (If you were already eating soup. If soup comes out of your nose when you haven't been eating soup, you should probably see someone about that, okay?)

Hugely relatable, Louise is “charming, funny and with a natural rapport with the audience.”

All proceeds from this show will go to buying special shampoo and the sachets that get rid of the itchy bum worms.

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

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Maria Shehata - Pretty Little

Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The follow up to her her debut Edinburgh show Wisdomless, multi-award winning comedian Maria Shehata expands on her transatlantic move for love, and life after it fell apart.

Work in progress show.

"Uniquely open and honest, a performer to watch out for" - Broadway World

"I love Maria Shehata. She is funny on and off stage" - Bill Burr

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

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Micky P Kerr - Z-LIST CELEBRITY

Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: Komedia
Doors: 6.30pm for 8.00pm show
Price: £15-£26

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Z-LIST CELEBRITY: Life after the Britain's Got Talent Finals

In June 2018 musical comedian, Micky P. Kerr, was rocketed to stardom when he won the hearts of the nation and wowed both Simon Cowell and Andy Murray's mum with his performances on Britain's Got Talent. 

Time has passed and he's now been brought safely back down to earth and back into his comfort zone as a Z-List Celebrity.

In this, his debut solo tour, the now semi-famous Micky invites you to join him for an evening of music, social commentary and, above all, lots of laughs.

"I was belly laughing, ugly laughing and that's what you want from a comedian" - Alecia Dixon

"I absolutely love you, you are hilarious!" - David Walliams

Tickets: £15.00, Meal Deal: £26.00 // Ages 15+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/comedy/micky-p-kerr-z-list-celebrity/

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New Act Competition - Heat 7

Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Rob Mulholland - "Hilarious stand-up...unflinchingly real and open" - Broadway Baby

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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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



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

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Charlie Partridge - Jam

Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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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.

Mostly he can be seen bringing his special brand of idiocy to events for the likes of New Scientist, Vice, The Moth, Google, Facebook, Fosters, Bulmers and Red Bull. He has performed in LA, New York, Paris and Preston and has called more bingo shows than reasonable. Also seen/heard on BBC Three, Radio 4 and 6Music.

More recently he has fallen into writing immersive theatre treasure hunt experiences for people so wealthy they have run out of things to do, but pay him to bury their treasure so they can find it again. For real.

And when he's not doing that he is trying to cut it as a beatboxer, starting at the tender age of 33. He's better than you think.

Work in progress.

* 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/4082678



Facebook: http://facebook.com/CharliePartridgeUK

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Michael Legge - The Idiot

Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Michael Legge, the shouty one from Do The Right Thing, is putting together brand new material for a brand new stand-up comedy show.

Star of Live At The Apollo is a terrible description of him, but if you're the kind of person that likes watching a grown man have a nervous breakdown while he tries to figure out the world, himself, the end of all civilisation and brand new jokes, then this is definitely the show for you. He's bound to be in tears 20 minutes in. It'll be hilarious.

The Idiot is Michael's first show since his highly-rated, sell out Jerk in 2017 and that show nearly killed him, so this one will surely see him off. Come along and say goodbye.

Work in progress show.

"First class" - The Guardian

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

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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

Links: http://www.ericandlittleern.co.uk/gallery-videos

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Thursday 4th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

Rob Auton - The Talk Show

Date: Thursday 4th April, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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The Talk Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking by award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton.

Following on from his shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, Rob now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk about talking. Since 2012 Rob has chosen a specific theme for his shows and challenged himself to create an hour of material about each subject.

These shows have given rise to sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe as Rob continues to build his audience through his unique use of words and humour. After his appearances on the Russell Howard Hour, BBC at the Edinburgh Festival and Channel 4’s Random Acts, Rob now looks to talk to as many people as possible with The Talk Show.

The Talk Show was the second best reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.

"A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot" - The Guardian

"Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch" ***** The Independent

"Inspiring and uplifting. Well worth seeing" ***** British Comedy Guide

Booking: Ticket Source

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/rob-auton-the-talk-show

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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

New Act Competition - Heat 8

Date: Thursday 4th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Matthew Baylis - middle class, middle aged, middle England and very funny.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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Open Mic Playgroup

Date: Thursday 4th April, 2019
Venue: The Bell
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: Free

A free open mic night of music and comedy in the newly refurbished Back Bar at The Bell.

Appearances have been known to include local stand-ups like Ben Thurston and Sam Cottle, possible spots from visiting professional comedians who are in town for the Festival, and reunion sketches from The Unrelated Family, Bath’s veteran sketch-botherers.

Arrive early if you’d like to perform.


Facebook: http://facebook.com/bellbackbar

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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



Links: http://www.marcellucont.com/

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Isa Bonachera - The Great Emptiness

Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Mission Theatre
Doors: for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Isa's been obsessed with outer space all her life, and she spent twenty years trying to become an astronaut. So, why isn't she in space?

The Great Emptiness is a multimedia stand up show about broken dreams and outer space, and a cautionary tale about being blindsided by a passion and the importance to stop and smell the roses.

You will not be able to hold back the laughs in this show that combines stand up comedy with wearable electronics and a planetarium projector.

Isa Bonachera is a BBC New Comedy Award finalist, a Leicester Square Comedian of the Year Finalist, a Sketch Off! runner-up, and a Phoenix Artist Club Cabaret Award top three.

A stand up comedy experience like no other.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4092362



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Cally Beaton - Invisible

Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

click to book online

Invisible is the new show from Cally Beaton (as seen on QI) - an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you.

Cally tells the story of the time she nearly disappeared in Iceland - the country, not the shop. From behind the lines of the mid-life resistance she gets her shellac-ed claws into survival, turning gender stereotypes on their head as she goes.

She won't go gentle into that good night. She might go mental. But she'll never go gentle.

"Exciting and hilarious talent" - Time Out

"Clever running gags" **** The Arts Desk

"Properly funny" - Sandi Toksvig

* 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

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

Andrew Maxwell - Showtime

Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Price: £14

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With Showtime Andrew continued his long run of domination of the Edinburgh Fringe.

A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos, it won yet another barrage of five-star reviews for one of the festival’s most universally acclaimed acts. Now, it’s 'showtime' for the rest of the country.

Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy, showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies). He’s been seen on – among others – Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News for You (BBC One), Celebrity Juice (ITV2) and Mock the Week (BBC Two); and to a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV’s Ex On The Beach.

"One of the most significant comedians working in the country today" ***** The Independent

"Showtime is a masterclass in mirth, sublime timing, and killer punchlines" ***** The Herald

DOUBLE EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE

WINNER: Time Out Live Award: Best Stand-up

Booking: Ticket Source

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/andrew-maxwell-showtime

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New Act Competition - Heat 9

Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Jack Campbell - English Comedian of the Year (2014), always go down a storm with his quick wit and silly nature.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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Walcot House Friday Night Live - starring Mitch Benn

Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Walcot House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £12

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A Friday night line-up presented by Mirth Control, starring:

Mitch Benn

Yuriko Kotani

Harry Pugh

Sezar Alkassab

and Sheraz Yousaf (MC)

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

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Bath Folk Club - Georgia Lewis & Rowan Piggott

Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.00pm for 8.15pm show
Price: £8 adv (£10 on door)

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A musical interlude during the Festival, at our favourite intimate venue.

Georgia Lewis, hailed as "the best voice to emerge from the English folk scene in recent years", is a consummate multi-instrumentalist with a fresh approach to folksong. She is joined by longtime collaborator Rowan Piggott, a fiddle-player and songwriter with a "deep understanding and feel for tradition".

Together they perform compelling contemporary arrangements of both traditional and self penned material. Described as "young, exuberant & musically adept" (R2 Magazine) Georgia's debut album 'The Bird Who Sings Freedom', released on Rootbeat records, earned her a nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last year.

An evening of folk tales, haunting melodies and sumptuous harmonies awaits.

Horizon Nominee - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018
"Making a name through really well received concerts" - 2018 BBC Radio 2
"Showcasing her mastery of the idiom" ***** R2 Magazine
"An impeccable British folk album" **** Songlines
"Fine musicianship and authentic feel" - Living Trad
"Georgia's singing is very impressive indeed" - FATEA
Future of Young Folk Award Winner

Booking: Bath Folk Festival

Online booking: https://bathfolkfestival.org/ticket/georgia-lewis-and-rowan-piggott-at-bath-folk-club/

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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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Pauline Eyre & Jenny Laville - Buffering

Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Buffering, when you're waiting for life to load.

Jenny & Pauline are stuck between young kids and elderly relatives. Buffering is their darkly funny take on the needs of kids, the needs of parents and the needs of wine; with the occasional peek out into the real world.

If you wet yourself laughing, this is one show where they will defiantly have wipes.

* 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

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Saturday 6th April, 2019

Utopia: Under Construction

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 1.15pm for 1.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Described as "the perfect blend of erudite and silly" by Glas-Denbury Festival, Utopia: Under Construction is a comedy show like no other.

In just one hour, three of the South West's upcoming comedians will pull together to reinvent a greater society.

With help from the audience (and Google!) our comedy construction workers will be undertaking a full structural survey of society, demolishing where needed and laying the foundations for a brave new world.

Blurring the lines between stand-up and theatre, Utopia: Under Construction is an evening of fun, friendly, satirical hilarity designed to please any crowd.

* 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/4089542



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Laura Lexx - Future Tense

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 2.45pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Laura Lexx likes period dramas and certainty. She does not enjoy thinking about the future and uncertainty. Because the future is entirely made of uncertainty.

Join Laura in her very best attempt to be incredibly positive about her fears for the future, for women, for her potential children and for her marriage.

Is focusing on the little things useful, or procrastination? Is writing a comedy show about it in any way helpful? Is watching one? Oh dear.

Work in Progress show.

Age guidance - 16+

* 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/4070965



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

Twitter: lauralexx

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Steve McLean - Action Figure Archive

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 4.15pm for 4.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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What's the difference between an action figure and a collectable? Steve takes a fun look at the toys of his childhood. You might be surprised how they look through adult eyes.

Action Figure Archive is the hit show from the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

In spite of being only a short work-in-progress show it still managed to make it into three 'top 10' lists including The Herald ("A hilarious walk down memory lane") and Wired Magazine ("A fun examination of nostalgia and nerdiness").

The show has now been expanded to an hour long set.

* 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/4072028



Facebook: http://facebook.com/ActionFigureArchiveWithSteveMcLean

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Pauline Eyre & Jenny Laville - Buffering

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 5.45pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Buffering, when you're waiting for life to load.

Jenny & Pauline are stuck between young kids and elderly relatives. Buffering is their darkly funny take on the needs of kids, the needs of parents and the needs of wine; with the occasional peek out into the real world.

If you wet yourself laughing, this is one show where they will defiantly have wipes.

* 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

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Jem Roberts - White Straight Men Like Me Should STFU

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: The Bell
Doors: for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £3 on the door

Comedian, author and noisemaker Jem Roberts returns with his first solo show since 2014's 'Songs That Do Eventually Stop' with an hour or so of anti-patriarchal ranting, mixed with lashings of absolute filth.

Including classic tracks 'At Least I'm Not A Tory', 'Crash, Farage, Crash', 'Don't Be That Guy', 'Ed Sheeran Only Knows Four Chords', 'Diabetes Girl' and many... well, some... more.


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Kane & Abel - Split Egg

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Mission Theatre
Doors: for 7.30pm show
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Split Egg: a magic show about being twins

Twin tricksters Kane & Abel perform magic and comedy inspired by clichés surrounding twins. Every question the identical twin brothers have been asked during their life – whether they are harmless, hurtful or just hilarious – have been developed into the narrative of this fun-filled and "seriously impressive" (BBC Radio Bristol) show. They'll prove they know what each other is thinking and feeling and whether they've ever used their similarities to steal each other's girlfriends.

"Like a Morecambe and Wise of magic ... both shine individually as magicians and comedians" **** Broadway Baby

"Will leave you impressed and in stitches" **** ThisIsRadelaide.com.au

"You will certainly leave with a smile on your face" GlamAdelaide.com.au

"A superb mixture of humour, magic and audience participation" EdFringeReview.com

Split Egg: a magic show about being twins was nominated for 'Best Free Show' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.


Booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362

Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/kane-abel-present-split-egg/

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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.

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

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Apex Hotel
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £55 incl 3 course meal

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Basil is coming to Bath! Join us for the most enjoyable disastrous dining experience of your life. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is 5-star interactive dinner show like no other.

Expect the unexpected at this multi-sensory treat where Basil, Sybil and Manuel will serve you a 3-course meal with a side of shambolic service.

The tribute to the much-loved BBC sitcom has been touring the world since 1997 and is an international sell out for a reason! Experience it for yourself for just £55:

* Two-hour interactive show

* Three-course dinner (vegetarian option available)

* Pre-dinner drinks for 7pm in the bar (discounted drinks pre-ordering is available)

* Show begins at 7.30pm

To book please call 01225 418 501. If you have any queries email bath.enquiries@apexhotels.co.uk. Please note card payments are only accepted over the phone.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to another event.

Booking: Apex Hotel
Tel: 01225 418501

Online booking: https://www.apexhotels.co.uk/apex-city-of-bath-hotel/dining/offers/faulty-towers

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Cally Beaton - Invisible

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

click to book online

Invisible is the new show from Cally Beaton (as seen on QI) - an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you.

Cally tells the story of the time she nearly disappeared in Iceland - the country, not the shop. From behind the lines of the mid-life resistance she gets her shellac-ed claws into survival, turning gender stereotypes on their head as she goes.

She won't go gentle into that good night. She might go mental. But she'll never go gentle.

"Exciting and hilarious talent" - Time Out

"Clever running gags" **** The Arts Desk

"Properly funny" - Sandi Toksvig

* 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

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - Superheroes

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Sock! Pow! Wham! The award-winning Socks - winners of the 2018 Bath Comedy Festival Lovehoney Best Joke Award - 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

Booking: Ticket Source

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/scottish-falsetto-sock-puppet-theatre-superheroes

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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

Krater Comedy Club -

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Komedia
Doors: 6.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £9 - £41

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Watch comedy from three top stand-ups and enjoy the best comperes in the business, plus eat delicious food served by our Soil Association Gold Standard Award Winning Restaurant.

And for the full Saturday Night Out Krater Comedy Club ticket holders on Saturday gain FREE ENTRY, without a queue to the sell-out club night Motorcity.

Tonight's line-up: TBC

"Pick of the Week" – The Guardian

"THE place to catch stand-up comedy" – The Independent

Tickets: £20.00, Concessions: £13.00, Students (Balcony): £9.00, Meal Deal: £30.50, Meal Deal Plus: £41.00 // Ages 18+

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/krater/?e=16444

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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

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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.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

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The Unrelated Family - Funny Noises 2019

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: The Bell
Doors: for 8.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £5 on the door

For the 10th year running, The Unrelated Family's regular evening of musical comedy returns to The Bell Inn for Bath Comedy Festival, with a line up of some of the finest comedy musicians and musical comedians in the country.

Performing both their own funny songs, and classic covers from heroes like Bill Bailey, Victoria Wood, Flight of the Conchords, the Bonzo Dog Band, Vic & Bob, Morecambe & Wise, this promises a whole host of the best funny noises in history. 


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David Ephgrave's New Bits

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The daily-blogging comic presents work-in-progress for his new show (plus guests).

Among the Daily Telegraph, Comedy Central, i Newspaper, Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News best jokes lists.

"David Ephgrave was as smooth as they come" - BBC

"Ephgrave is a refreshingly down to earth comedian...devastatingly witty" - EdFestMag

"A very likeable stand-up, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with...a natural entertainer." - View From The Gods

"Has an eye for the bizarre, the sinister and the downright ridiculous" - Camden Fringe Voyeur

* 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/4069857



Links: http://www.mostlydavidephgrave.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheDavidEphgrave

Twitter: david_ephgrave

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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

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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.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4057273



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Arnold Kuenzler-Byrt - Urban Wildlife

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: Up The Wrenerade
Doors: for 2.30pm show
Price: £10

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The Anglo-Swiss comedian Arnold Kuenzler-Byrt teams up with the crew from Up The Wrenerade, (A floating comedy club)

Urban Wildlife is a comedy show that explores in remarkable depth those things that are around us.

Featuring:

Matt Alford, The Bath comedian "political comedy but not as we know it, Jim"

Music from Devils Doorbell

Venue: Up The Wren will be moored at Sydney Gardens, Bath
Accessibility unfortunately is limited,
For more information call 07501 438879

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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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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Laura Ollerton & Jessie Nixon - Difficult Pifficult Lemon Squifficult

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 2.45pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Sometimes life gives you clichés... and they rarely help.

What is my purpose in life? Which show should I see today? Maths.
Cease this needless fretting. Nixon and Ollerton are here to drop a little slice of silliness into the gin and slim of life. Refreshing, pithy and surprisingly zingy – they might even have some solutions for you...

Two fresh-out-of-the-net-bag comedians have prepared a warm welcome.
They'd love if you stayed (at least 'til the end) and then left.

Expect clever, playful, perceptive comedy delivered warmly by two women with lots to say.

Juicy, acerbic…. pip in the eye when you least expect it.

Bath New Act Finalist 2015
So You Think You're Funny Semi-finalist 2018 - Pundemonium Finalist 2018 - Funny Women's "One to Watch" 2018

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David Ephgrave's New Bits

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 4.15pm for 4.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The daily-blogging comic presents work-in-progress for his new show (plus guests).

Among the Daily Telegraph, Comedy Central, i Newspaper, Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News best jokes lists.

"David Ephgrave was as smooth as they come" - BBC

"Ephgrave is a refreshingly down to earth comedian...devastatingly witty" - EdFestMag

"A very likeable stand-up, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with...a natural entertainer." - View From The Gods

"Has an eye for the bizarre, the sinister and the downright ridiculous" - Camden Fringe Voyeur

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Links: http://www.mostlydavidephgrave.blogspot.com

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Martin Pilgrim - I Write Jokes Not Tragedies

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Martin Pilgrim can't go on like this. After spending his twenties writing jokes that kept ending up on BuzzFeed lists with names like '21 tweets for people who still haven't got their shit together', he is nearly 30 and ready for something different.

Can this former poster boy for millennial sadness do the impossible and manage an hour of stand-up without whingeing? Probably not, but you should come and watch anyway.

"Adept and funny" - The Guardian

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The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society LIVE - Frank Foucault and The Delightful Sausage

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: Komedia Arts Cafe
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Price: £8

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Your favourite niche comedy magazine presents a night of brilliantly absurd work-in-progress delights.

FRANK FOUCAULT: THE DESK (WIP) Thump. James Corden hears a thump underneath his chat-show desk. Thump. It's the evening before the start of his American talk-show career. Thump. This is not a stand-up show. Thump. But it's written, performed and created by my stand-up comedy persona. Thump. I understand that's confusing. Thump. I hope you enjoy it. Thump. Thump. Love. Thump. Thump. Ego. Thump. Thump. Death. Thump. Thump. Sex. Thump. Thump. The Desk.

THE DELIGHTFUL SAUSAGE (WIP)
Yorkshire's finest meat-themed double act return with another helping of technicolour nonsense.
"Very smart writing" - The Guardian. "The most grotesquely funny, inbred version of a Northern English town since The League of Gentlemen" - The Scotsman. We operate a strict 'no bigheads' policy.

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Samantha Pressdee - Covered

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The only thing batshit crazier than Sammie was the welfare state supposed to be helping her!

Getting your needs met in austerity Britain is like a game of Russian roulette. Will she beat the system?

Work in progress show.

"Excellent storytelling and very funny" **** One4Review

"A fascinating insight into a world many people only glimpse and may just fire up your social conscience" - Chortle

"Startlingly honest" **** Bunbury Magazine

"A socio-political and cultural butterfly" **** Mumble Comedy

"Free-thinking, hard-hitting and anarchic, but delivered with a twinkle in the eye" Fringepig

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Rachel Creeger - Hinayni!

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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It's funny how seeing yourself in someone else's reflection can highlight your own scary truths. Those you might only admit to yourself in the middle of the night. Or on stage.

A dark stand up comedy show about shining a light on who you really are.

"Tight writing, sharp performance and a beautifully zany imagination" - The Brighton Source

"Very, very funny" - The Jewish Chronicle

Winner of Best Comedy Award, Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2017

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Arnold Kuenzler-Byrt - Urban Wildlife

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: Up The Wrenerade
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Price: £10

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The Anglo-Swiss comedian Arnold Kuenzler-Byrt teams up with the crew from Up The Wrenerade, (A floating comedy club)

Urban Wildlife is a comedy show that explores in remarkable depth those things that are around us.

Featuring:

Matt Alford, The Bath comedian "political comedy but not as we know it, Jim"

Music from Devils Doorbell

Venue: Up The Wren will be moored at Sydney Gardens, Bath
Accessibility unfortunately is limited,
For more information call 07501 438879

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

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David Hoare and Richard James - Riches & Hoare's

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Bristol based comedians, David Hoare (2nd Place: Stand Up For Cider 2018) and Richard James ("Quick wit and hilarious anecdotes" - New Life Magazine), bring you an hour of Stand Up and Musical Comedy, previewing their Edinburgh show.

David is a musical comedian who is completely fine with turning 30 and loves his job in retail.

Richard is a country boy who is about to go on the walk of his life.

Come and enjoy an evening of hilarious jokes and silly songs.

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Christopher Macarthur-Boyd - Work In Progress

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Brand new material from Glaswegian stand-up Christopher Macarthur-Boyd.

As featured on BBC Radios 1 and 4 Extra, as well as BBC Scotland. Live support for Kevin Bridges, Russel Kane and Jason Manford.

"Downright impressive" - Shortcom

"Certainly worthy of your time" - The List

"A pleasure to watch" - Voice Magazine

"Endlessly enjoyable" - The Skinny

"An intelligent, articulate and most importantly, incredibly funny comic" - Wee Review

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Monday 8th April, 2019

The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society LIVE - Joz Norris and Siblings

Date: Monday 8th April, 2019
Venue: Komedia Arts Cafe
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Price: £8

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Your favourite niche comedy magazine presents a night of brilliantly absurd work-in-progress delights.

JOZ NORRIS IS DEAD. LONG LIVE MR FRUIT SALAD.
Joz Norris has retired, or possibly died, who knows/cares? All that matters is that Mr Fruit Salad, a fictional chimaera he created as a form of self-care, has developed autonomy and decided to put on a solo show. A sort of absurdist meditation on anxiety and grief performed by an idiot from Pontefract who doesn’t exist. A sell-out at EdFringe 2018. "An absolute idiot...Simple, silly and screamingly funny" - Fest "A comedy legend" – To Do List

SIBLINGS: THE THIRD (WIP)
Character comedians and real life sisters Maddy and Marina Bye are back, physically bigger and mentally smaller than ever before. After two years of sell-out shows they present their third, completely absurd sketch show, but this time... with a twist. Enter the dangerous world of theatre and disaster as two idiot relatives present a full mystery of murder. Who done it? Probably, most likely one of them.. Expect new characters, more drama and a total abandonment of dignity as they take you into the snowy drama of The Headless Arms, the forever freezing manner.

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Monday 8th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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New Act Competition - Heat 10

Date: Monday 8th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Luke Honnoraty - "Among the strongest comedians to come out of the South West in Years" - Dan Edge, Eminenet Banter

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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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

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Wheel Of Four Loons

Date: Monday 8th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Richard Jay, Christian Russell-Pollock, Alf & Mark Dennett

4 Blokes telling jokes. Who will begin will depend on the spin!

Will it be a prop? Will it be a pun? Spin the wheel and join the fun!

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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

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The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society LIVE - Elf Lyons and Peter Fleming

Date: Tuesday 9th April, 2019
Venue: Komedia Arts Cafe
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Price: £8

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Your favourite niche comedy magazine presents a night of brilliantly absurd work-in-progress delights.

ELF LYONS (WIP) Elf Lyons is an award-winning comedian, chameleon, writer and theatre maker from London.
In 2017 her solo show SWAN at the Edinburgh Fringe was nominated for the Best Show Award and the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. In 2018 it was shortlisted for Fringe World's Best Comedy Show and was awarded Pick of the Fringe at the Adelaide Fringe.
In August 2018 her solo show ChiffChaff had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe. It will be debuting in London in Spring 2019.

PETER FLEMING: HAVE YOU SEEN?
Retired children’s TV pioneer Peter Fleming needs your help. His legendary BBC programmes are missing from the archives, believed wiped. Join him on his nationwide quest to find all your favourite childhood TV shows, and his family if there’s time left over at the end. As heard on BBC Radio Wales.

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Philip Simon - Who's the Daddy Pig?

Date: Tuesday 9th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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As an actor, Philip Simon (writer for Mock the Week) played Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig's Party. Then another Daddy role came his way. Join Philip in an hour of award-winning (grown up) stand up comedy about dating, parenthood and Peppa Pig.

Having done a work in progress of the show in Edinburgh last year, Fringe Review called Who's the Daddy Pig? a "hidden gem of the Fringe".

Philip has performed professionally throughout the UK, as well as appearances in New York, Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East and New Zealand.

WINNER of the Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015
WINNER of the Lastminute Comedy/Kill for a Seat Comedian of the Year 2015
SEMI-FINALIST in the Amused Moose Laugh Off 2016 and 2017

"'Philip Simon is never less than hilarious" - The Stage
"With Philip Simon as compere comedy is guaranteed" - The Jewish Chronicle
"He's good" - Kate Copstick
"Solid, strong stand-up. A Comedy Store act...Definitely one to be reckoned with" - Hils Jago, Amused Moose

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Tuesday 9th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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New Act Competition - Heat 11

Date: Tuesday 9th April, 2019
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Kieran Lawless - "Exceedingly entertaining, highly energised and sidesplittingly funny" - Northwestend.co.uk

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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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

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[Redacted Bristol Comedian] - Laugh Til It Hurts: A BDSM Comedy Show

Date: Tuesday 9th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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In 2018 [Redacted Bristol Comedian who doesn't want this to be the first thing that comes up if employers Google their name] entered the dark and crazy world of the South West fetish and kink community, and now, with nearly a whole year's experience they're ready to tell you all about it!

If you're consider yourself to be kink-curious then this may be just the light hearted comedy show to convince you to give it a try, and if you're an experienced kinkster then you should come along anyway for a damn good laugh!

It's like 50 Shades of Grey except it's funny on purpose!

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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.

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Archie Maddocks - Irreverent

Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm 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

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Robyn Perkins - Mating Selection

Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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On August 14, 2018, Robyn Perkins (4 Stars, Voice Magazine) participated in a dating show in front of a live audience.  Her experience led to her exploring human morality and the social constructs of present day dating, with a scientific twist.

Robyn is known for her “confident, charming and relatable personality” (Edinburgh Festivals), which allows her to delve into complex and uncomfortable territory. How do social constructs change how we date? What is the role of morality in attraction? These questions are explored as she shares the story of the most uncomfortable moment she has ever had on stage.

"A unique twist on your average stand-up hour" **** EdFest Magazine

"Highly recommend" **** Fringe Biscuit

"Robyn Perkins blends science, comedy and a little hint of philosophy into an excellent show" **** Scots Reviewer

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

Tom Neenan - It's Always Infinity

Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Presented by Berk's Nest in association with Ebdon Management

"Clever, elegantly constructed, and builds to a twist that you really won't see coming" **** Telegraph

Tom's girlfriend has vanished... So he has done what any right-minded man (and "theatre-maker") would do in this situation, and turned his search for her into an "important" piece of "art". Come "witness" it. (Nobody went missing in the creation of this show).

In reality... It's Always Infinity is a narrative-driven character comedy show about toxic masculinity and the questionable role of the male creator, presented by a version of Tom who sees himself as 'one of the good guys' but is anything but. It combines projection, storytelling and character comedy to tell a story where 'Tom' reveals what an awful person he is.

Tom Neenan is the writer of The Mash Report, A Girl's Guide to TV, Mock The Week (BBC2), The Last Leg (Channel 4), Spotlight Tonight, The News Quiz, The Now Show (BBC Radio 4). He's also the writer & star of Tom Neenan's The Hauntening (BBC Radio 4)

"A sharply-scripted character study… an elegant show that builds to a wonderful comic twist" **** Chortle

"A razor-sharp hour of character comedy" **** The List

"I am crying with laughter... painful to watch in the best possible way" - The F Word

Booking: Ticket Source

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/tom-neenan-it-s-always-infinity

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New Act Competition - Heat 12

Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: ~2.5hrs
Price: Free (donations)

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.

There are eight heats at The Bell and four at The Bath Brew House throughout the Festival, compered by popular comedians.

Tonight's compere is Jack Campbell - English Comedian of the Year (2014), always go down a storm with his quick wit and silly nature.

This year Widcombe Social Club will be host two two Semi-Finals on Fri 12th April, and the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April (details here).


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Fitz of Giggles - Showcase

Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £8

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A showcase of some of the best undiscovered acts on the current circuit, presented by local favourite compere Fitz.

Tonight's acts include:

Danny Clives
Celya AB
Frank Foucault
Riordan DJ
James O'Donoghue
and headliner Archie Maddocks

Each of these acts are rising stars, either competition winners or highly regarded acts that have been tipped by fellow comics to go on to big things...

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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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



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

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Pernilla Holland - Bloom

Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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A comedy show with music and standup. Bloom is about rising up from the ruins of a broken heart and overcoming fear.

There will be quotes from Oprah, Jaffa cakes and attempts at being as confident as David Hasselhoff.

A WIP from your favourite Norwegian comic.

"One to watch" - Funny Women
"Holland's one-woman re-creation is hilarious" **** Time Out
"Sheer ludicrous fun" - The List
"Roaringly funny...incredibly talented" ***** Broadway Baby
"Captivating, spontaneous, surprising & delightful" **** Fringe Biscuit
"Fantastic comedy" **** Everything Theatre
"Stand-out star" - The Public Review

* 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

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Tony Chiotti - Not-so-fresh Off The Boat

Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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An hour of standup and ramblings from Tony Chiotti, a cranky Yank who's recently docked in Bristol. Observations on boat life, stories from his checkered past, and basically, all his favorite (favourite?) bits strung together into one meandering harbour tour of a life unmoored.

I mean we could go on with talk of a theme or a point, but it's jokes, innit. (Is that how you use 'innit'?) It's all his best jokes, in rapid succession. A man's life work, presented humbly and without intermission. Take a punt.

"My favourite act that I saw last year. A wonderfully comeplling stage persona, but also just a ton of great jokes" - Dan Thomas

"Better than I'd feared" - Stu Goldsmith

"Good gear" - Mat Ewins

"A bit off...in a good way" - Harriet Kemsley

"A great addition to the circuit" - Sean McLoughlin

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

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Thursday 11th April, 2019

Simon Caine - Every Room Is A Panic Room If You Overthink Enough

Date: Thursday 11th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Comedian Simon Caine is going to Edinburgh 2019 with a new show. In order to do that, he needs to try out his new jokes on you, YES you.

In this latest show Simon looks at his relationship with happiness and social media and how they don't work together with "Quick one-liners [that] rub shoulders with more involved material that rewards you paying full attention" (The Wee Review) and "[his] eccentric turns of phrase and paranoid persona is immediately entertaining, and his tales of irrational exaggeration are simultaneously relatable" (Broadway Baby).

"I've come close to winning 4 national comedy awards (semi-finalist), done over 1,200 gigs and toured the UK three times...if you like hilarious storytelling, witty one-liners and structured narrative-led comedy, this is the show for you."

* 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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Janis Haves - Evil Queen Rules!

Date: Thursday 11th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The Evil Queen usually gets a bad press but not in this show.

Why does the Evil Queen trump the Disney Princess and why is she every girl's birthright?

Celebrating being Evil Queen age, Janis mixes her personal brand of irreverent stand-up comedy with songs so catchy you'll be singing them for days.

* 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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Bizarre Bath

Date: Thursday 11th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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Sean McLoughlin - Hail Mary

Date: Thursday 11th April, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Price: £12

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Fresh from opening for Ricky Gervais and Bill Burr on tour, Sean McLoughlin ("the best comedian you haven’t heard of yet" - Time Out) takes his acclaimed, smash hit show, Hail Mary, on the road.

The human race is at a crossroads: On one path lies the future, with its twitchy technology and mega-corporations who know us better than we know ourselves; On the other lies the past and all the conflict and mystery that entails. In the middle stands Sean, the unlikely everyman, trying to plot a course for both himself and mankind.

As well as providing tour support for Ricky Gervais’ record-breaking international Humanity tour, Sean was recently handpicked to open for Bill Burr at the Royal Albert Hall and for the legendary Doug Stanhope. He’s also made appearances on Stand-Up Central, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store and fronted a 5-part series for Viceland. His talents have landed him a Chortle Award nomination and a part in new Netlix sitcom After Life.

"His intellectual and comedic brilliance has everyone rapt" ****1/2 Chortle

"An impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent" **** The List

"The epitome of of the skillful stand-up" **** Beyond The Joke

Booking: Ticket Source

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/sean-mcloughlin-hail-mary

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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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Open Mic Playgroup

Date: Thursday 11th April, 2019
Venue: The Bell
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: Free

A free open mic night of music and comedy in the newly refurbished Back Bar at The Bell.

Appearances have been known to include local stand-ups like Ben Thurston and Sam Cottle, possible spots from visiting professional comedians who are in town for the Festival, and reunion sketches from The Unrelated Family, Bath’s veteran sketch-botherers.

Arrive early if you’d like to perform.


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Chris Norton Walker - YEAH!

Date: Thursday 11th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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A gloriously inventive hour of one liners, jokes and puns, gags, and wordplay.

A show with music, silliness and a hell of a lot of laughter.

Held together by a man trying to make the world a better place one joke at a time!

"Funniest show of the Fringe... Hilarious One Liners" ***** Barbican Theatre (Plymouth)

"Chris Norton Walker is a comedy dream, non stop laughter, a must see for all!" - The Comedy Cavern

"Chris Norton Walker was one of the best value for money headliners ever" - Nottingham Comedy Festival

* 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

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Christian Talbot & Dan Cardwell - What Would Aaron Sorkin Do?

Date: Thursday 11th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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You know what it's like. You were sort of friends when you were young, and then sometime in the 90s, you're both at Uni and you bond over your love of The West Wing, walking and talking your way down life's own Pennsylvania Avenue, the best of friends, until you inevitably fall out over a girl.

So, it's years later, and there's been lives and careers and wives and babies, and attempts at babies, and a hundred things in between. You could decide it's not worth the time, let the past be the past and just think, "What's next?". Or you could ask yourself, what would Aaron Sorkin do?

A play about friendship, life, the terrifying feeling of trying to make sense of it all and how a simple, seemingly insignificant action, can have an effect that reverberates throughout time.

* 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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Friday 12th April, 2019

New Act Competition - Semi Final 1

Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl intervals
Price: £5 or pay what you feel

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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, the best acts battle it out for a place at the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April, (details here).

Compere for the semi-finals is competition co-organiser 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.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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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
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Alexander Bennett - They Call Me Daddy Punchlines

Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Rising cult comic presents a show for those without hope, looking for some. He's often dark, silly, filthy and thoughtful.

Come if you like the sound of those adjectives.

Work in progress show.

**** The Stage ***** One4Review

"A producer and performer of some refreshingly different material" - Chortle

"His sharp interpretations of the world around him add a sinister spin to the everyday - Unique and hilarious" - The Reviews Hub

“Courageous and thought-provoking” - The Scotsman

“A passionate and praiseworthy hour of dark observational comedy” - The Skinny

"There's something spookily LeStat-ish about Alexander Bennett. Just as unnerving is just how good he has become in the past five years" - Fringe Pig

* 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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Janis Haves - Evil Queen Rules!

Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 7.15pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The Evil Queen usually gets a bad press but not in this show.

Why does the Evil Queen trump the Disney Princess and why is she every girl's birthright?

Celebrating being Evil Queen age, Janis mixes her personal brand of irreverent stand-up comedy with songs so catchy you'll be singing them for days.

* 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

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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John Luke Roberts - All I Wanna Do

Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Price: £12

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John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy!

One of the Edinburgh Fringe's most celebrated talents of recent times sets out on his first full national tour.

John-Luke Roberts' show this year was a complete sell-out run and one of the most talked-about shows of the festival: a dizzying avant-garde ride through the mind of a gifted comic-philosopher. One with a blue moustache. Who thinks far more about the Spice Girls than anyone should. A masterclass in prop, clown, costume and Mel C-themed comedy. And that's all we can tell you in the brochure, because his stupid title takes up the rest of the allotted space.

"A masterpiece…The show is exquisite, with every last element fine-tuned to perform its function" ***** One4Review

"A relentless tempest of insanely inspired shenanigans; a dizzying parade of mad skits and eccentric characters, all built on a nugget of peculiar innovation…Unflaggingly funny" **** Chortle

"An impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour" **** The Telegraph

"Killer gags…glorious idiocy" **** The Guardian

"Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic…relentlessly funny" **** The List

Booking: Ticket Source

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/john-luke-roberts-all-i-wanna-do

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New Act Competition - Semi Final 2

Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl intervals
Price: £5 or pay what you feel

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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, the best acts battle it out for a place at the Grand Final on Sunday 14th April, (details here).

Compere for the semi-finals is competition co-organiser 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.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Jacqueline Haigh - Goddess

Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: St James Wine Vaults
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Goddess is an outrageous, comedy storytelling show based on Jacqueline Haigh's true experiences of working as a receptionist in a Tantric Massage parlour.

Directed by the award-winning Alan Short (co-director Watership Down, Netflix/BBC).
 
"Well written and conveyed...great characters...Haigh brings colour and vitality...heartwarming" **** The Wee Review

* 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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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



Links: http://www.garrettmillerick.com/

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Edd Hedges - Here We Are

Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Brew House
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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"Hello! My name is Edd Hedges, I'm a comedian and I do storytelling style comedy shows, I've done two before and they both went pretty well. I was invited to do a run at the prestigious SOHO Theatre (fancy) and I got to go to and perform in Australia.

I'm going back to the Fringe with my third hour. It's another story, but this one is a bit different. This show is about a lot of things. It's hard to explain but ultimately it's about two people. A 74 year old man in Essex sitting in his garden in 1999 and a 24 year old, standing on a beach on the other side of the planet in 2018. This show is about 1 second. 1 tiny second where these two people, separated in every imaginable way, were joined together for a moment.

It's going to be funny and good and I really want you to see it."

"Edd Hedges is a joy to watch" - The Scotsman

"It's not often you are left stunned at the end of a Fringe show...funny, complex and dark" ***** The Fountain

"You'll be thinking about Hedges for the rest of the run!" ***** The Student Newspaper

***** one4review

* 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

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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

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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.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

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Bizarre Bath

Date: Saturday 13th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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Kieran Hodgson - '75

Date: Saturday 13th April, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Passion. Betrayal. Harold Wilson. Character comedian Kieran Hodgson returns with the epic and surprising tale of how Britain joined Europe in the first place.

On a deeply personal quest for understanding, Kieran perfects a series of obsolete impressions and discovers that the 70s were about more than just TISWAS, the colour brown and the words 'Let's go on strike again'.

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Star of Radio 4's Earworms and Lance, and as seen regularly on BBC2's Two Doors Down, Upstart Crow and Dad's Army: We're Doomed.

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2018

"A terrific show" **** The Guardian

"There's a delicious perfectionism here to the writing, structure and delivery that puts most other shows to shame" **** The Telegraph

"Ravishingly entertaining, informative, full of insight and plenty of laughs" **** The Times

"Incredibly dense in laughs…it's not half as niche as it sounds, and ten times funnier" **** Chortle

Booking: Ticket Source

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/kieran-hodgson-75

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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

Krater Comedy Club -

Date: Saturday 13th April, 2019
Venue: Komedia
Doors: 6.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £9 - £41

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Watch comedy from three top stand-ups and enjoy the best comperes in the business, plus eat delicious food served by our Soil Association Gold Standard Award Winning Restaurant.

And for the full Saturday Night Out Krater Comedy Club ticket holders on Saturday gain FREE ENTRY, without a queue to the sell-out club night Motorcity.

Tonight's line-up TBC

"Pick of the Week" – The Guardian

"THE place to catch stand-up comedy" – The Independent

Tickets: £20.00, Concessions: £13.00, Students (Balcony): £9.00, Meal Deal: £30.50, Meal Deal Plus: £41.00 // Ages 18+

Booking: Komedia
Tel: 01225 489070

Online booking: https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/krater/?e=16444

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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



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

Sunday 14th April, 2019

Rare Species - Frome - The Fecund Coming

Date: Sunday 14th April, 2019
Venue: Frome
Doors: for 3.00pm show
Duration: 45 mins
Price: £10

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Back for its second year, Frome - The Fecund Coming is Rare Species’ comic take on traditional historical walks.

Join ‘whistorians’ Virginia Saggers & Gerald Terd as they take you up the Via Delorosa and uncover some of the truths behind the town’s burgeoning success.

What lies beneath Frome’s cobbled streets and why has it become such a popular location for hipsters and artisans to settle?

Peppered with humorous observations, cultural references, stories, poetry and song this 50 minute tour reaches the parts other tours cannot reach.

"Rare Species are skilled and sharp performers, adept at improvising comedy from any haphazard thing that happens on the way, before returning to the hilarious script. For incessant and imaginative laughs Frome - The Fecund Coming can’t be beat" - John Christopher Wood

"A brilliant piece of immersive street theatre with unforgettable highlights" - Crysse Morrison

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4082594



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The Unrehearsed Theatre Company - Blackadder Rides Again

Date: Sunday 14th April, 2019
Venue: The Bell
Doors: for 4.00pm show
Price: Free

The Unrehearsed Theatre Company present an afternoon of live Blackadder madness comprising episodes from all four series of Britain's greatest sitcom of all time.

Be in The Bell Inn courtyard by 3.30pm to join in with the action, performing without rehearsal from your phone or tablet.

Actors and wannabe actors of all ages, genders and abilities are welcome to take part in the cunning madness.


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Rare Species - Frome - The Fecund Coming

Date: Sunday 14th April, 2019
Venue: Frome
Doors: for 6.00pm show
Duration: 45 mins
Price: £10

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Back for its second year, Frome - The Fecund Coming is Rare Species’ comic take on traditional historical walks.

Join ‘whistorians’ Virginia Saggers & Gerald Terd as they take you up the Via Delorosa and uncover some of the truths behind the town’s burgeoning success.

What lies beneath Frome’s cobbled streets and why has it become such a popular location for hipsters and artisans to settle?

Peppered with humorous observations, cultural references, stories, poetry and song this 50 minute tour reaches the parts other tours cannot reach.

"Rare Species are skilled and sharp performers, adept at improvising comedy from any haphazard thing that happens on the way, before returning to the hilarious script. For incessant and imaginative laughs Frome - The Fecund Coming can’t be beat" - John Christopher Wood

"A brilliant piece of immersive street theatre with unforgettable highlights" - Crysse Morrison

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4082594



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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

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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.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4071480





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Bizarre Bath

Date: Sunday 14th April, 2019
Venue: Meet outside The Huntsman
Doors: for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

You'll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath.

You''ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you're looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us?

Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don't worry - we're not walking for all that time!)

No booking required - pay on the day.


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

Email for information: noelbritten@talk21.com

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

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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STOP PRESS - Snow update: We're very sorry to announce that Nick can't make it here tonight due to thick snow, so we've had to postpone the date. New date is Sunday 5th May. Your tickets will still be valid for this date, or you can apply for a refund via Brown Paper Tickets or See Tickets.

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

FIRST SHOW OF NATIONWIDE UK TOUR!

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



Alternative booking: See Tickets
Online booking: https://www.seetickets.com/event/nick-harper-58-fordwych-road/widcombe-social-club/1286003

Links: https://www.harperspace.com/
http://www.jameshollingsworth.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/NickHarperOfficial

Twitter: harperspace

Download poster:
 Harpic_poster2_2018.pdf


Supported by Independent Venue Week and Williams Bros, brewers of Amped Up Lager

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.32

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