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Tuesday 26th March, 2019

Opening Night Show & Party - starring Rory Bremner & Rob Rouse

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

SOLD OUT

Join us to celebrate the Opening Night of the Festival with Britain's best-loved satirical impressionist, who tonight brings a one-off special show: "Last Brexit Before The Motorway"!

A man who needs no introduction, Rory has enjoyed a prolific television career of over 30 years, winning numerous awards including 3 BAFTAs.

With support from Rob Rouse - seen recently as 'Bottom' in BBC2's Shakespeare sitcom 'Upstart Crow'.
"Comedy guaranteed to lighten even the darkest of moods...always a step ahead of your expectations" - Edinburgh Evening News

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

SOLD OUT

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Thursday 28th March, 2019

Croft & Pearce - Double Take

Date: Thursday 28th March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr30 incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Stars of BBC Radio 4's 'The Croft & Pearce Show' and 'Sketchorama', winners of the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award, recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe 'Total Sell-Out Show' laurel and WhatsOnLondon Comedy Award nominees 2017. This BBC 'Next Big Thing' Act have sold out theatres in London, New York and around the UK. Don't miss their brand new show!

In addition to their own live shows and Radio 4 series, they have written for Tracey Breaks The News (BBC1), Numtums (CBeebies), and The Mash Report (BBC2).

"A good double-act can always bring the house down, and this pair of Fringe favourites show us how to do just that" **** The Skinny
"Tomorrow's TV stars" **** The Herald
"A laugh-out-loud sketch show" Daily Express
"Masters of pinpoint observation and characterisation" The Telegraph
"Head flingingly funny" ***** Broadwaybaby
"Sketch comedy at its very best" Alistair McGowan

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3887078



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/croft-pearce-double-take/

Links: http://www.croftandpearce.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/CroftAndPearce

Twitter: croftAndpearce

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Friday 29th March, 2019

Tracey Collins & Friends

Date: Friday 29th March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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After a five star run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sell out performances at The Museum of Comedy in London, award winning character comedian Tracey Collins (Tina T'urner Tea lady) returns along with some new and old characters including Audrey Heartburn and Milk Jagger for a night of laughter, song and surreal cabaret.

New Act of The Year Finalist 2019 (as Audrey Heartburn), Best Newcomer Winner at the London Cabaret Awards, Nominee for Best Comedy at the Wilma Awards and Musical Comedy Awards Finalist (as Tina T'urner Tea Lady).

"We've got a Caroline Aherne on our hands, or a Calf-era Coogan" ***** The Wee Review

"A satisfying side-splitting combination" ***** The Gay UK

"A remarkable tour de force" - Arthur Smith

"Embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret, when the weird and the wonderful dominated" - Chortle

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4071442



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/tracey-collins-friends/

Links: http://www.tinatealady.com

Twitter: tinatealady

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Swear along with Withnail & I

Date: Friday 29th March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £8

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Back by popular demand! You've sung-along-a Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, even Frozen but now, for another glorious night, you can

SWEAR-ALONG-A WITHNAIL & I


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

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

Our reasonably priced bar will be open throughout the show..."two large gins, two pints of cider, ice in the cider"

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4091951



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Saturday 30th March, 2019

Festival Opening Weekend Gala Show - Stand-up and Musical Comedy Showcase

Date: Saturday 30th March, 2019
Venue: Apex Hotel Conference Suite
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £22 / £18 concs (see below *)

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A glittering array of fantastic comedic talent in celebration of the Festival, featuring a mixture of delightful musical comedy and stand-up.

Starring:

Paul 'Silky' White - A "massively engaging guitar-playing stand-up whose instinctive rapport with audiences makes him welcome wherever he goes" - Guardian Guide (Pick Of The Week)

Ronnie Golden - Virtuoso rock guitarist and comedian who's career has seen him work with Chuck Berry to David Bowie, and tour with Tom Jones to Barry Cryer. "Funny as hell" - Daily Express

Daniel Cainer - "Tremendously entertaining. His voice is powerful and versatile, and his lyrics are like Robin Williams rants with delightful rhythms and rhymes" - Jewish Currents New York

Mark Olver's Tips for the Top - In a change from the published programme, renowned comedian Bristol's own Mark Olver showcases some of his favourite up-and-coming comic acts – see the stars of tomorrow here before they start strutting much bigger stages!

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

NB Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Vogueabonds had to cencel their scheduled appearnace tonight.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4071003



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/festival-opening-weekend-gala-show-stand-up-and-musical-comedy-showcase/

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

Sunday 31st March, 2019

Daniel Cainer - More Gefilte Fish & Chips

Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.00pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr20 incl interval
Price: £10

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Stories-in-Song From a Master Songwriter

Smart, warm, funny, timely and only slightly irreverent, multi-award-winning Daniel Cainer is here with his ever-evolving collection of stories-in-song.

Most of the human condition is here, lovingly and intelligently depicted: brilliant rhyming and wordplay, great musicianship and haunting tunes you'll find hard to forget. For anyone who has ever wrestled with their home, their heritage and their heart.

"An hour in Cainer's company is a true pleasure" - The Stage

"Cainer's songs are heart-rending, delicate, and witty in all the right places" - Daily Express

"A must see" - Daily Mirror

"Honest, edgy, touching and unpredictable; it will leave you tapping your toes and longing for more" - The Jewish Week, New York

"An extraordinary performer. His songs are at times heartbreakingly poignant, at other times laugh-out-loud funny. Utterly charming, highly recommended" - Edinburgh Festivals Guide Magazine

"Lovingly detailed shaggy dog storytelling" - Time Out

"Tremendously entertaining. His voice is powerful and versatile, and his lyrics are like Robin Williams rants with delightful rhythms and rhymes" - Jewish Currents New York

Fringe Review Highly Recommended Show 2015, 2016 & 2017
SoHo Playhouse New York: Best of Edinburgh and NYC Fringes 2014/2015/2016
Winner: Three Weeks Edinburgh Award 2013
Winner: Galway Fringe award for Excellence 2017

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4089760



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/daniel-cainer-more-gefilte-fish-chips/

Links: http://www.danielcainer.com/

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Paul 'Silky' White - ZIUQ! The Family-friendly-ish Backwards Comedy Quiz

Date: Sunday 31st March, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.15pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 before 1 Mar, £10 after

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He doesn't know it all, but Silky can make up something plausible really quickly... Brand new show and concept from the best comedian you've never heard of.

The Audience are the teams, questions are irrelevant, answers come from all sorts of surprising directions. Different every time!

"Superb...funnier and smarter than the average clown"  - From The Margins

"A performer whose genuine charm captures his crowd. I urge you to go and see for yourself" ***** Three Weeks

"Like your funny best friend only funnier" **** The Herald 

"Cryingly funny" - Bath Chronicle

12+

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090393



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/paul-silky-white-ziuq-the-family-friendly-ish-backwards-comedy-quiz/

Links: http://wwwsilkythecomedian.com

Twitter: paulsilkywhite

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Monday 1st April, 2019

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

Date: Monday 1st April, 2019
Venue: Abbey Hotel
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £57.50 incl 3 course meal & cocktail

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Interactive Theatre International presents…

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience
- it's the show they were all asking for, and it's by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience: Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience opened in the UK in September last year and it's already winning fans.

Transporting guests to The Nags Head for some wheeling, dealing and eating, this fully immersive, highly interactive theatre show makes for a t'riffic night out – you'd be a plonker to miss it!

The Trotters want to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side in this fun-filled knees up that has everyone stopping by – including fan- favourites like Cassandra, Trigger, Marlene, Uncle Albert and more. Mayhem rules from start to finish as deals are brokered, schemes are hatched and quizzes quizzed.

This fabulously new, completely unique experience is a bang-for-your-buck event that includes shed-loads of laughs. One-off improvisation, side-splitting humour, and an expertly-crafted, completely original script come together to make this loving tribute to the TV series a high-quality, seriously funny night to remember.

"Hugely entertaining" **** The Stage
"It's a hoot!" **** TimeOut London
"An excellent show" ***** Love PopUps London
"A laugh a minute" ***** Daily Star Sunday

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090093



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/only-fools-the-cushty-dining-experience/

Links: http://www.onlyfoolsdining.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/InteractiveTheatreInternational

Twitter: InteractiveTheatreInt

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Criminal

Date: Monday 1st April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr20
Price: £10

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Welcome to Criminal, where a lineup of wonderful comedy talents solve a murder in front of your eyes.

Tonight the hideous crime that needs solving is the murder of Gareth Watkins. Strolling around the supermarket of deception, our detective must head straight to the aisle of resolution and cram the tins of truth into the trolley of justice.

Tonight's improvisers are Phil Whelans ("Genuinely and utterly original" - Three Weeks), Frankie Evans (***** - Oxford Mail), Ralph Jones ("The performance is faultless" - Chortle), and Richard Vranch ("Impressive display" - Chortle).

Produced by Ralph Jones and Joel Gatehouse, Criminal is a comedy night and podcast ('Criminal Casebook') recorded in front of a live audience.

"Improv doesn't get better than this" ***** The Wee Review

"I was frequently in hysterics" **** The 730

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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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

click to book online

Interactive Theatre International presents…

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience
- it's the show they were all asking for, and it's by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience: Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience opened in the UK in September last year and it's already winning fans.

Transporting guests to The Nags Head for some wheeling, dealing and eating, this fully immersive, highly interactive theatre show makes for a t'riffic night out – you'd be a plonker to miss it!

The Trotters want to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side in this fun-filled knees up that has everyone stopping by – including fan- favourites like Cassandra, Trigger, Marlene, Uncle Albert and more. Mayhem rules from start to finish as deals are brokered, schemes are hatched and quizzes quizzed.

This fabulously new, completely unique experience is a bang-for-your-buck event that includes shed-loads of laughs. One-off improvisation, side-splitting humour, and an expertly-crafted, completely original script come together to make this loving tribute to the TV series a high-quality, seriously funny night to remember.

"Hugely entertaining" **** The Stage
"It's a hoot!" **** TimeOut London
"An excellent show" ***** Love PopUps London
"A laugh a minute" ***** Daily Star Sunday

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090093



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/only-fools-the-cushty-dining-experience/

Links: http://www.onlyfoolsdining.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/InteractiveTheatreInternational

Twitter: InteractiveTheatreInt

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Darren Walsh - Massive Punt

Date: Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Join Darren (ITV's 'Out There', UK's first Pun Champion, Winner of Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Edinburgh Presents') on a Round-The-World flight, pun-packed with in-flight entertainment, video sketches, 1-liners, jingles and general nonsense.

Find out if we can all land back in Bath in one piece.

"Punbelievable!" ***** The Mirror
**** Sunday Express
**** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns" - Chortle
"A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes" - The Stage


Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4089494



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/darren-walsh-massive-punt/

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George Rigden - Spooning With Uri

Date: Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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For 2 years as a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship.

In the wake of Operation Yewtree and the #MeToo movement, this is a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC).

A true story about friendship, autographs and cutlery.

"Deliciously dark" - Beyond The Joke

"A fine, wretched persona" - Chortle

As heard on BBC radio 4, as seen on BBC 1, BBC 2 & BBC 4.

Preview show.

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

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4091171



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/george-rigden-spooning-with-uri/

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Wednesday 3rd April, 2019

Maisie Adam

Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Winner of Amused Moose National New Comic 2018 and So You Think You're Funny 2017, Maisie Adam presents an hour show including work in progress of her second Edinburgh show.

Her debut hour, 'Vague', earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at last year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards and this work in progress promises more witty observations delivered with her signature charm, hilarious physicality and sharp wit.

As seen on ITV2's 'The Stand-Up Sketch Show', BBC Three and Sky Arts 'Urban Myths'.

"Go see Maisie Adam now and have bragging rights for years to come" - The Herald

"Maisie Adam is phenomenal" - The Scotsman

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4088890



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
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Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/maisie-adam/

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Sex.. with Pete Searles

Date: Wednesday 3rd April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.15pm for 8.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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

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

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

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

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

"It's a joy" - The List Magazine

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

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4069788



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

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

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Thursday 4th April, 2019

An Evening of Eric & Ern

Date: Thursday 4th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Forum
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £20 - £25

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From the Olivier nominated duo behind the hugely celebrated & critically acclaimed west end hit Eric & Little Ern

with Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel

This is a brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches, that hits all the right notes! From Greig's Piano concerto to Mr Memory, "Arsenal!" It's a show full of Morecambe and Wise's most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest. This wonderful show, evokes memories of times when whole families would huddle around the telly on Sunday evenings.

"You have the giddy out of time illusion that you are watching the legendary double-act live." - Independent

"I never thought i'd see Morecambe and Wise live - I think I just have!" - Ben Elton

Booking: Bath Forum
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bathforum.ticketline.co.uk/order/gateway/13342176

Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/an-evening-of-eric-ern/

Links: http://www.ericandlittleern.co.uk/gallery-videos

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Friday 5th April, 2019

Marcel Lucont - No. Dix

Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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The nation's favourite Frenchman returns to the UK with an exquisite new show and a live band to abuse.

Expect wit sharper than a pint of English wine, poems sexier than an art déco brothel and jibes more devastating than an ill-judged referendum. Catch the Gallic symbol at the height of his imperial phase.

"Fresh, accessible and hilarious" - The Guardian

"Excellently dry" - The Times

"Unbelievably French" - The Scotsman

As seen on BBC1's The John Bishop Show, Sky Atlantic's Set List and Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. 

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4069739



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/marcel-lucont-no-dix/

Links: http://www.marcellucont.com/

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Jess Robinson - No Filter

Date: Friday 5th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr45 incl interval
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Multi-award-winning Jess Robinson is back with a new show! With more spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics.

Jess takes you on a dizzying journey through hilarious improvised musical impressions, serving up a feast of styles and genres from classical to rock to hip hop showcasing the voices of all your favourite celebs.

As seen on The Imitation Game (ITV) Murder in Successville (BBC3), Dead Ringers (BBC2), The Week That Wasn't (Sky1), The Now Show (BBC R4) and The Last Leg (C4).

"Naturally funny. Pitch perfect" - Telegraph

"It's like a mega-concert with all your favourite stars" - ITV

"Her talent and showmanship is stunning" - Chortle

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3606888



Alternative booking: See Tickets
Online booking: https://www.seetickets.com/event/jess-robinson-no-filter/widcombe-social-club/1259143

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

Twitter: jessierobinson

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Saturday 6th April, 2019

Bill Smarme's Social Club

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £10

SOLD OUT

A bonkers variety/cabaret show hosted by the inimitable Bill Smarme - ladies' man, bon viveur, international entertainer, building contractor - in his first solo appearance since the band got fed up with being paid in breeze blocks and sharp sand.

There'll be songs, stand-up, a Smarmy quiz, kazoo-alongs, guest spots and a meat draw.

All in the best Smarmetastic taste!

Stand-up guest spots from Pauline Eyre & Jenny Laville

a special appearnce of Mutt n Jeff (Rare Species)

and a headline set from Seymour Mace - one of Bath Comedy's favourite indescribable surreal comics! As seen in BBC's 'Ideal' with Johnny Vegas.

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Sunday 7th April, 2019

The Wine Arts Trail 2019

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 10.40am for 11.00am show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

SOLD OUT

The legendary magical mystery tour is back by popular demand. Why, there would be rioting in the streets if The Wine Arts Trail wasn't included in the festival programme!!

Let the big red bus take you on a veritably vinous voyage of discovery to those secret bits of our beloved city that you never knew existed. At every stop a hilarious happening, an artistic intervention or a daft divertissement. And at every stop, a glass of fine wine.

The fabulously bonkers outing is a perennial favourite amongst comedy aficionados. As usual, this year boasts a brand new top secret route, plonk aplenty and a laugh around every corner.

Hosted by Ralph Oswick, this year's celebrity guest clippie is none other than national treasure, erstwhile star of Porridge and Britain's favourite pantomime dame Christopher Biggins.

Dress code: Your beautiful bonnets, hilarious hats and terrific titfers could garner you an unforgettable mystery prize. N.B.Anyone without a hat will be thrown off the bus forthwith!

"Was that real?"..."Did that happen?"..."Are we nearly there Dad?"

Now in its 12th incarnation, The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don't delay, book today.

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



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown ups only. Drink sensibly.

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The Wine Arts Trail 2019

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2019
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 2.40pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

SOLD OUT

The legendary magical mystery tour is back by popular demand. Why, there would be rioting in the streets if The Wine Arts Trail wasn't included in the festival programme!!

Let the big red bus take you on a veritably vinous voyage of discovery to those secret bits of our beloved city that you never knew existed. At every stop a hilarious happening, an artistic intervention or a daft divertissement. And at every stop, a glass of fine wine.

The fabulously bonkers outing is a perennial favourite amongst comedy aficionados. As usual, this year boasts a brand new top secret route, plonk aplenty and a laugh around every corner.

Hosted by Ralph Oswick, this year's celebrity guest clippie is none other than national treasure, erstwhile star of Porridge and Britain's favourite pantomime dame Christopher Biggins.

Dress code: Your beautiful bonnets, hilarious hats and terrific titfers could garner you an unforgettable mystery prize. N.B.Anyone without a hat will be thrown off the bus forthwith!

"Was that real?"..."Did that happen?"..."Are we nearly there Dad?"

Now in its 12th incarnation, The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don't delay, book today.

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



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown ups only. Drink sensibly.

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Monday 8th April, 2019

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off By God

Date: Monday 8th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

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Mister Tuesday, potatoes versus knives, 80s, music, future wizard, noise, monkeys, lords, frauds, the saddest pictures in the world, animal band, ways to live, ways to die. Sucked off by God.

If that sounds like your kind of thing then come and meet me in my imagination. Unless you're a little kid, then f*ck off!

***** Times

***** Gigglebeats.co.uk

"For Seymour Mace the rules of conventional stand-up are irrelevant" **** Scotsman

"Bananas!" ***** Chortle.co.uk

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4082585



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/seymour-mace-gets-sucked-off-by-god/

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Tuesday 9th April, 2019

Matt Price - Broken Hooters And Geezers With Shooters

Date: Tuesday 9th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal. From day one, he was out of his depth...

Matt ("Fearlessly funny" **** The Scotsman) has been to a high profile criminal's funeral and stood outside the church with a biker gang and a 'body guard' who had learning difficulties. He once played monopoly with a Russian drug dealer and was sent an ill fitting stab proof vest and a spoon through the post.

As Steve Bennett from Chortle said, Matt Price is "a genuine, ordinary guy spinning some yarns, extraordinary in their telling" **** On the surface at six foot three and twenty stone, Matt looks as though he may blend into the criminal underworld quite well, until he blows his cover by speaking.

This is a show about learning your limitations and embracing them. It's about facing fears. It's about realising that actually, not being a tough guy isn't such a bad thing after all. Sometimes it's sensible to run away. Some people travel to Nepal or India to try and find themselves. Matt spent hundreds of hours at a retired criminal's house, mixing with people that he never even knew existed.

He doesn't have that many answers as to why people do bad things. But he has a lot of stories and he's learned a lot too.

"I don't understand why he isn't better known" ***** One4Review

Matt Price has been a professional comedian for over ten years and has performed in 30 countries, including 4 tours of Australia. He is a versatile performer who tells a great yarn, usually from the wilder side of life, but one that will make you laugh. He is not a geezer and his hooter remains unbroken.

"Storytelling comedy, necessitates a level of honesty I like. And Price is one of the best at it around" - Scotland on Sunday

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4058810



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/matt-price-broken-hooters-and-geezers-with-shooters/

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Nick Doody - PG

Date: Tuesday 9th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Can acclaimed comedian Nick Doody successfully write and perform a PG-rated show? You be the judge! Over-18s only.

WARNING: Corrosive notions, risk of birdstrike, unrehearsed crossbow stunts, terrifying dolls, ironic 'distance', explicit whistling, suggestive sexual intercourse, potential permanent damage to acuity of mental thingy, constant creeping dread, artistically unjustified tits, low horse sense, possible alien abduction, existential threat, demonic possession, scenes of career suicide, radioactive core, unfinished examp.

Audience members are advised to exhale fully before the performance and avoid inhaling until safely clear of the venue. Show may continue in your peripheral vision for several months.

DO NOT SEE SHOW AN ODD NUMBER OF TIMES.

***** Metro ***** The List ***** The Scotsman ***** Chortle

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4069687



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/nick-doody-pg/

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Wednesday 10th April, 2019

White Collar Comedy

Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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Three middle-class, middle-aged, middle England vicars performing comedy. What could possibly go wrong?

White Collar Comedy are:

Rev. Maggy Whitehouse, former BBC faith presenter, featured on Nationwide's 12 Voices of Christmas, out-faced a seven-foot barracuda and described by a head of BBC Religion & Ethics, as 'terrifying.'

Rev. Ravi Holy, former wild child who tried to sell his soul to Satan – who took out a restraining order. Now a regular on BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought.

Rev. Kate Bruce, who used to work at the hot end of a crematorium and is now a chaplain somewhere so important that she's not allowed to tell us.

Together, they are performing in an unholy trinity of laughter.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4071504



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/white-collar-comedy/

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Arthur Smith accompanied by The Smithereens - Syd

Date: Wednesday 10th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Arthur's brand new show tells the enthralling story of his father Syd, P.O.W. and P.C. on night duty in 1950s London - an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times.

Syd Smith fought at El Alamein, became a P.O.W. and ended the war in the notorious Colditz Castle in Germany.

Arthur, accompanied by The Smithereens (Ali Day and Kirsty Newton), tells this enthralling 20th Century story with songs from Ray Davies and others.

"A triumph" **** The Times

"Nice one, Arthur" **** The Telegraph

"The Smithereens are sensational" ***** Fest

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4069754



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/arthur-smith-accompanied-by-the-smithereens-syd/

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

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Thursday 11th April, 2019

Henning Wehn - Get On With It

Date: Thursday 11th April, 2019
Venue: Bath Forum
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £20 - £25

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You couldn't make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn't bosched out yet another new show? And what's he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going.

This show is a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and hand-wringing. Instead get on your bike and put your face to the grindstone!

"As subtle as Schumacher on Battiston" - some bloke on Twitter

"Die entgueltige Teilung Europas - das ist mein Auftrag" - Henning himself

Henning's most recent television and radio appearances include "Live At The Apollo" BBC2, "Have I Got News For You" BBC1, "Would I Lie To You" BBC1, "8 Out Of Cats Does Countdown" Channel 4, "Fighting Talk" BBC Radio 5 Live and "The Unbelievable Truth" BBC Radio 4.

"Wehn wraps his vowels around the issues of immigration and identity. And he triumphs at it" - The Times

"Cor blimey" - The Guardian

Suitability 16+

Booking: Bath Forum
Tel: 0844 888 9991

Online booking: https://bathforum.ticketline.co.uk/order/gateway/13342175

Links: http://www.henningwehn.de

Twitter: henningwehn

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Friday 12th April, 2019

Francis & Power - Deep Dark Ciuts

Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8

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Comic vignettes written and performed by two fine comic actors.

Alan Francis, a regular on the UK comedy circuit, and Barnaby Power, one of the country's finest comic actors, come together to rip open the dark underbelly and release the bile.

This show is sure to have edge...

"Some of the most SINISTER and SURREAL comic creations this side of The League of Gentlemen" ***** The Sunday Herald

"One of the classiest examples of loud-mouthed filth you're ever likely to experience" - Chortle

"Darkly funny...gloriously offensive" - Telegraph

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4088538



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/francis-power-deep-dark-ciuts/

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Garrett Millerick - Sunflower

Date: Friday 12th April, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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This time last year, Garrett Millerick’s 'Sunflower' was intended to be a 100% pure comedy show with no agendas, no left, no right and no sad stories - a show named after his favourite Beach Boys album and written to contrast the horror of world events.

But a brutal rollercoaster of events derailed this plan and Garrett was faced with the choice of cancelling the show or finding the path to complete it in a few short weeks.

Sunflower emerged as a testament to the power of comedy to carry us through the whatever life throws at us and became one of the most talked about, critically acclaimed and powerful shows of Edinburgh 2018.

"A virtuoso display of unforgivingly grumpy stand-up delivered with fire in his soul" ****1/2 Chortle

**** The Times
**** Fest
**** The List

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090142



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/garrett-millerick-sunflower/

Links: http://www.garrettmillerick.com/

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Saturday 13th April, 2019

John Moloney - Have I Got A Workshop For You

Date: Saturday 13th April, 2019
Venue: Apex Hotel Conference Suite
Doors: 2.15pm for 2.30pm show
Duration: 1hr30
Price: £5

SOLD OUT

John Moloney, a master comedian with 30 yrs experience of stand-up and MCing comedy shows, hosts a workshop for aspiring comedians and comedy writers.

The afternoon will include a Q&A session, and a short writing session if you'd like to workshop your ideas and routines with other attendees.

Ths is a truly unique opportunity to benefit from the experience of one of the comedy industry's finest craftsman and most sought after performers.

Winner: Outstanding Contribution to UK Comedy at the UK Comedy Awards 2015, as well as many other accolades. Alongside a host of TV credits, John is currently witing the fourth series of his Radio 4 show.

"John Moloney is one of the most creative and professional comedians I have had the pleasure to work with - quick off the mark - John will have had the audience laughing three times in the time that it takes any other comedian to say hello" - Don Ward, Owner, Comedy Store

Spaces are strictly limited so be sure to purchase a ticket in advance!

Later in the evening John will be MCing the Festival's Closing Weekend Gala show - details here.

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Festival Closing Weekend Gala Show - Starring Fred MacAulay & John Moloney

Date: Saturday 13th April, 2019
Venue: Apex Hotel Conference Centre
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl intervals
Price: £22 / £18 concs (see below *)

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A glittering array of fantastic comedic talent in celebration of the Festival.

Starring:

Fred MacAulay - Fred's brand of humour mixes cheek, sarcasm and satire and has entertained people for three decades. Once described as "Scotland's rising star of comedy" he's now simply "Legend".
"One of the best stand-up comedians Britain has ever produced" - Richard Osman, Pointless.

Alan Francis - award winning comedian and writer (The Big Impression, Ronni Ancona & Co and many more)

Emily Rose Simons - welcome return to the UK from the prolific musical theatre songwriter
"Most creative music and clever lyrics I've experienced in live theatre" - 730 Review

Pete Latham (last year's New Act Competition winner)

and MC John Moloney - A consummate professional for over 20 years, John is a master craftsman of intelligent and original stand up.
"High quality stuff, sharply observant and carefully constructed. Not a word is unnecessary or out of place, every pause timed to the millisecond... A deeply enjoyable, hilarious evening relaxing in the sure hands of a total professional" ***** Theatre Bath

Featuring a presentation of the Lovehoney Award for best (innuendo-laden?) joke of the Festival.

More details coming soon!

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4071197



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/festival-closing-weekend-gala-show-starring-fred-macaulay-john-moloney/

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Sunday 14th April, 2019

New Act Competition - Grand Final

Date: Sunday 14th April, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.45pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: ~3hrs incl intervals
Price: £10

SOLD OUT

The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees over 100 of the best up-and-coming comics in the UK compete for the title and the Lovehoney Newcomer Award.

After twelve heats and two semi-finals, the best acts battle it out in tonight's Grand Final, judged by a panel comprising comedy industry heavyweights including Graham Smith, Alan Nixon and Jill Edwards, guest judge and master comedian John Moloney plus Bath Comedy Festival Director Nick Steel.

The winner will be presented with the coveted Lovehoney Newcomer Award.

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

Competition co-organiser and tonight's compere is Geoff Whiting - with over 20 years on the stand-up circuit, Geoff is an established comedian and popular compere with a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe. Geoff is also the driving force behind Mirth Control - the largest independant comedy booker in the UK, currently booking comedy shows into more than 80 venues nationwide.

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Sunday 5th May, 2019

Nick Harper - 58 Fordwych Road

Date: Sunday 5th May, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £15

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Nick Harper is one the UK's best kept musical secrets. Those who have witnessed the spellbinding, one-man show will tell you this.

A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of some of the 60's most revered songwriters & musicians, not to mention being son of Roy Harper, along with 20 years of crafting songs & touring the land has spawned a truly one-off, original guitarist & songwriter who stands alone as a UK great, to be cherished & revered.

'58 Fordwych Road' is an all new show that centres around a living room in a small flat in Kilburn, London in the mid 1960s. Then the abode of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Roy Harper & his wife Mocy. The flat was an after hours hang-out for the legends who played at Les Cousins in Soho at the height of the acoustic explosion in swingin' sixties London.

People like Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Renbourn, Paul Simon, Marc Bolan, Sandy Denny & others dropped in, to drop out, jam & try new tunes. But, all along, there was someone else there...a toddler, part of the family, inhaling the music & absorbing the vibe; Roy's young son, Nick Harper. Nick later carved out his own career in music, but in this unique & one-off show he plays tribute to the time, the place & to the music that became the centre of everything for him & the rest of this 'family'.

The show will run over two halves. The first will see Nick delve into the deluge of songs he heard direct from the greats when growing up. In the second Nick will trace the journey of how these luminary figures' music evolved & helped shape popular music beyond the sixties & revisit the eternal themes that run from then to now in songs of his own fine repertoire.

"Harper has so much musicianship in him it just leaks out all over the place" - The Times
"He deserves to become a major figure in his own right" - The Guardian
"Dylan for the iPod generation...Betjemen with a guitar" - Guitarist
"My musical discovery of 2016!" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
"One of the finest guitarists of his generation" - Mojo
"Acoustic Hendrix!" - Guitar Magazine
"Hey, the boy is good!" - Robert Plant
"That boy is too good." - Bert Jansch

PART OF NATIONWIDE UK TOUR! (This show was originally scheduled for 1st February but had to be postponed due to the snow).

In association with RMT Music Productions

SUPPORT ACT ANNOUNCED:

We are delighted to be joined by the wonderful James Hollingsworth - "One of the best song writers in the country" - Bristol Rocks.

Ace guitarist and acclaimed songwriter James Hollingsworth plays a great range of music from folk and blues to rock and psychedelia. He is incredibly talented both as a vocalist and guitarist, with a mean harmonica style to boot.

James will be on stage at 8pm. Nick Harper on stage 8.45pm (two sets and interval). Show ends approx 10.45pm (but may be later!)

Bar opens at the venue 7pm.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3627797



Links: https://www.harperspace.com/
http://www.jameshollingsworth.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/NickHarperOfficial

Twitter: harperspace

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Tuesday 28th May, 2019 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

David Crowe - Boundaries

Date: Tuesday 28th May, 2019
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 90mins
Price: £10

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A tale of humiliation and bliss

"Even after 27 years of stand-up comedy, I still have a handful of stories I've been too embarrassed to tell anyone. This is my attempt to turn some humiliation and regret into a powerful force for good. Far from being just another lurid shock humor piece disguised as introspection, Boundaries is couched as my hopes and concerns for my young daughter in a sincere - even desperate - desire to give her a few simple tools to prepare her for her own journey out into the world. It is an autobiographical 90 minutes that is simultaneously endearing, horrifying, cathartic and funny. It involves one Alaskan brown bear, an art teacher, the Soviet Union, an English dancer, an African ostrich, an Arab prince, an arrest, one old lady, India, a fight at Applebee's restaurant, and the lingering question, 'Is your heart healthy enough for sex?' Bath Fringe is its Festival world premiere."

David Crowe is an American stand-up comedian. His delivery is a hybrid of jokes and long form story telling which has drawn comparisons to the likes of Billy Connolly and Robin Williams. He has won the Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competitions and his comedy specials have appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central and most recently Dry Bar. Oh, and his mother is from Scunthorpe.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4228018



Alternative booking: JokePit
Online booking: https://www.jokepit.com/organisers/397/events/1517

Links: https://www.davidcrowe.com

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Thursday 30th May, 2019 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Pete Searles - Hey Gringo! A Chile Christmas

Date: Thursday 30th May, 2019
Venue: Rondo Theatre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr50min incl interval
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

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British actor and writer Peter Searles, a veteran of stage, screen, and BBC television and radio, gives an intensely dramatic and frequently hilarious account of his journey from the scorching wastes of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to the shantytowns and smog-laden cities of the south, to a world of forests, lakes, and volcanoes.

Accompanied by oversexed train drivers, a beautiful young revolutionary, out-of-work actors, Marxist priests, fascist police, Chilean Eco-warriors, and Pinochet's neighbors, Searles recounts a journey that turns into a quest for truth and meaning in land torn apart by thirteen years of military dictatorship.

Searles' touring show has won so many rave reviews from major newspapers that it is difficult to decide which ones to quote. But here is a smattering:

"This wonderful and timely one-man play is delivered raconteur-style, direct to the audience. Searles has you in the palm of his hand from the moment he opens his mouth. He is a natural storyteller and talented comedian; everything about the show is understated and spot-on" - The Scotsman

"A bloke stands on a bare stage telling us about a holiday he took in Chile, and an hour and 20 minutes later you are yearning for more. Peter Searles is a riveting storyteller" - The Guardian

"A stand-up storyteller par excellence, Searles could have gone on for another hour and nobody would have batted an eye. He is Britain's answer to Spalding Gray" - Metro

"A stream of polished observations that create what is essentially a well-honed play, nudged to a fresh dramatic level. Searles has struck it rich" - The Stage

Booking: Rondo Theatre
Tel: 0333 666 3366

Online booking: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/bath/rondo-theatre/pete-searles-hey-gringo-a-chile-christmas

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* Concessions: under 18s, full-time students, Equity members, unemployed benefit claimants, disabled people and those whose sole source of income is a DSS state retirement pension

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - Edinburgh Previews!

Grant Busé - Touché Busé

Date: Monday 22nd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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When you're duelling with life – it's the blows that make shows! Australian comic and ex-Neighbours star Grant Busé is set to satirically serenade you with his "ingenious comedy music" ***** (Tulpa).

There'll be no stopping Busé's disarming charm, sharp wit and hit tunes.

Nominated in 2019 for Best Improv/Music at Leicester Comedy Festival
Winner in 2018 of Best Cabaret Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe
"Must see" ***** Scotsman
"His voice is as impressive as his hair" ***** Edinburgh Evening News
"Smart as anything coming from Tim Minchin and equally as politically woke" **** BroadwayBaby.com

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

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260325



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/grant-buse-touche-buse/

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George Rigden - Spooning With Uri

Date: Monday 22nd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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For 2 years as a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship.

In the wake of Operation Yewtree and the #MeToo movement, this is a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC).

A true story about friendship, autographs and cutlery.

"Deliciously dark" - Beyond The Joke

"A fine, wretched persona" - Chortle

As heard on BBC radio 4, as seen on BBC 1, BBC 2 & BBC 4.

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

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260349



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Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/george-rigden-spooning-with-uri/

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Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 - Edinburgh Previews!

Loyiso Gola - Pop Culture

Date: Tuesday 23rd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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South African comedian and two time Emmy nominee Loyiso Gola takes us on a hilarious journey exploring the differing impact of pop culture moments around the world.

As seen on Netflix: Comedians Of The World, Live at the Apollo, QI, Mock the Week and Late Nite News With Loyiso Gola.

"An intelligent observer of the world" **** Chortle
"Behind his playful bewildered style is a brilliant comic brain" **** Scotsman

In association with Mick Perrin Worldwide

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

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260336



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/loyiso-gola-pop-culture/

Links: http://www.loyisogola.com/

Twitter: loyisogola

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Anuvab Pal - Democracy & Discodancing

Date: Tuesday 23rd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Indian comedian Anuvab Pal is trying to understand a thousand years of this bewildering British Isle through his corrupt lens, thereby bring two great cultures closer.

As seen on 'QI', BBC's 'Big Asian Stand Up' & 'BBC World Service The New Years Stand Up Comedy Special'.

"India's most intelligent comedian" New York Times
"This isn't just witty humour - it's genius" ***** Edinburgh Festival Magazine

In association with Mick Perrin Worldwide

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Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260342



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/anuvab-pal-democracy-discodancing/

Links: https://anuvabpal.wordpress.com/

Twitter: AnuvabPal

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Wednesday 24th July, 2019 - Edinburgh Previews!

John Hastings - 10 John Hastings I Hate About You

Date: Wednesday 24th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Comedy Central's John Hastings started from the bottom (Canada), then moved to the bottom (Britain), and has found a new bottom (America).

Currently bottoming out, John is back to talk about the highs (read: none) and lows (read: many) of the past year. From losing his grandfather to open relationships to borrowing money from his mom, come watch John hit rock bottom both figuratively and literally in his dream basement venue.

TW(ats welcome): Mega LOLz and most likely toilet humour.

***** The Mirror
**** Chortle
**** The Herald
***** Fresh Air
***** Broadway Baby

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

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260372



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/john-hastings/

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Phil Nichol - Too Much

Date: Wednesday 24th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Phil Nichol's brand new show follows an incredible two-year run with his last show 'Your Wrong' that played at the last two Edinburgh Festivals and toured across the UK, Europe, SE Asia, Canada and New Zealand this year..

'Too Much' follows the rollercoaster ride of Phil's hilarious relationship with the modern world. And what a confounding, hilarious and messed up world it is. It's too much.


The planet is messed up, society has devolved, mankind is hopeless, vegans are right, you aren't supposed to punch facists, the left are self-righteous morons, everyone is a selfish prick, Phil's a bleeding hypocrite. It's all too much. Too much.

Ask yourself this, what kind of person ends up-

- Naked on The Weakest Link?
- Taking two 75 year olds to Glastonbury?
- Arrested for quoting Derek and Clive on a Virgin Train?
- High on Ecstasy in the back of a police car in Lancaster?
- Surviving a Rocket attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan?
- With his nose broken by a Royal Marine in Thailand?
- Listening to his 90 year old mom tell him how madly in love with his father she is?
Phil Nichol. That's who.

'Too Much' takes an unflinching look at aging, recognition, mental health, values, norms, patience, love, everything and conkers. Expect riotously uncomfortable anecdotes and oversharing delivered in Nichol's unique live-wire style.

WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011
WINNER - IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award)
WINNER - Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998
Chortle Best Headliner - Nominee - 2002, 2006 & 2010

As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more.

"Seismically powerful award-winning comic force" - The Scotsman

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

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
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Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260383



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Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/phil-nichol/

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Thursday 25th July, 2019 - Edinburgh Previews!

Lucy Pearman

Date: Thursday 25th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Complete idiot Lucy Pearman will be trying out some new ideas.

There will be a bag, a song, a leg, some tears and probably blood. It will be a silly old muddle but we will get through it.

"A performer brimming with charisma" **** The Skinny


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Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260365



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Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/lucy-pearman/

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Spencer Jones

Date: Thursday 25th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Spencer Jones, star of BBC's Mister Winner, The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk, and Upstart Crow returns to the live stage.

Expect the usual mix of visual and physical comedy, some very over the top looped music and tales of his family.

"You will not encounter a show that puts a bigger smile on your face" **** Evening Standard

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Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260356



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Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/spencer-jones/

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Friday 26th July, 2019 - Edinburgh Previews!

Archie Maddocks - Irreverent

Date: Friday 26th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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It's all getting a bit serious init? Political instability, social politics making people less social –-you can't even have a finger of Nutella no more without feeling guilty - that's what life is now, guilt, followed by shame.

However, what is life, if nothing but a distraction until you die? Archie Maddocks tackles the struggles of being alive in his latest hour of provocative, exhilarating and *crucially* HILARIOUS stand up.

Daily Mirror and Evening Standard's top jokes of the fringe 2018

"A real highlight of the evening" - BBC Introduces

"Superb timing and quick wit… A must see" - Radio Ha-Ha!

"A super cool, super smart storyteller" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke and Evening Standard

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Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260404



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Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/archie-maddocks-irreverent/

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Nick Doody - Done For A Bet

Date: Friday 26th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Brexit: solved! Climate change: solved!

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

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

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

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

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

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Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260389



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Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/nick-doody-done-for-a-bet/

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Monday 2nd December, 2019 - Autumn Season!

Faulty Towers - The Christmas Dining Experience

Date: Monday 2nd December, 2019
Venue: The Bird, Bath
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £57.50 incl 3 course meal

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Officially the world's most sought after tribute to the BBC sitcom, this one-of-a-kind original has made its international mark as an 'outrageously funny' night out (BroadwayBaby, Edinburgh Fringe). Selling out at shows all over the world – from Sydney Opera House to London's West End – it's now coming to The Bird's special Christmas Tavern venue in December 2019. But be warned: tickets will sell out here too, so early booking is essential!

Basil, Sybil and Manuel are gearing up to bring a healthy dose of mayhem to your door, serving up a 3-course meal and nothing short of two full hours of laughter. Anything can happen and it usually does in the show that's 70% improvised. It's a guaranteed original experience every time! Fully immersive, highly interactive and completely original, this is the top-flight, 5-star show that is suited to anyone ready for a brilliant night out!

Ticket price includes cocktail on arrival and three course meal on shared tables.

"Hilarious!" ***** What's on London

"Fantastic!" ***** What's on Stage

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

"Immensely popular… well worth seeing!" **** Broadway Baby

"Laughs galore!" ***** The Holiday and Travel Magazine, Sydney Opera House

"The Best Completely Indestructible Show Award" ***** The Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe

Now performed in up to 20 countries a year by 12 teams of actors, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience was born in Australia in 1997. The schedule for 2019 includes a wealth of highlights such as Fringe Festivals in Adelaide, Melbourne and Edinburgh; tours across entire continents like Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia; and an ongoing residency in London's West End. With over 22 years of continuous critical and audience acclaim and close to a million seats sold around the world, it's clear that this is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4277009



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/faulty-towers-the-christmas-dining-experience/

Links: https://www.faultytowersdining.com

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

Twitter: thefaultytowers

Download flyer:
 Faulty_Xmas_flyer.pdf

Menu
Starter: Tomato soup & roll
Main: Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb, celeriac, lentils, sprouting broccoli and minted salsa verde (veggie option available)
Pudding: Warm sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice-cream

Venue:
The Bird, Bath, 18-19 Pulteney Rd, Bath , BA2 4EZ


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