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Friday Night Line-up - starring Roger Monkhouse, Aideen McQueen, Justin Panks & Alan Francis (MC)

Date: Friday 8th April, 2022
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs with intervals
Price: 14 / 12 concs (see below *)

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



One of the most intellectual comics in the business, Roger Monkhouse oozes class with every syllable he utters, be it a wry observation or a witty one-liner.

A most original and distinctive act, Roger is a consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, and one of the hottest names in comedy.

"His laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind" - The Guardian
"Unfailingly entertaining and skilfully able to pull punchlines, seemingly, out of thin air" - Chortle


Unapologetically fearless and committed to his cause, Justin wades into the underbelly of everyday life - surprising, shocking and delighting audiences with well-crafted jokes disguised as anecdotes.

"The perfect balance between the relatable and the outrageous" - Jongleurs
Supreme confidence and unfailing hilarity" **** Bath Echo


One of the brightest sparks in the new generation of Irish comics. Sassy, sexy, saucy and side-splittingly funny.

"Aideen is such a strong act....she can open a gig, close it, compere it and, if necessary, pull out a guitar and do sing-songs afterwards" - Des Bishop

Former Bath New Act Finalist.


Alan is a hugely versatile actor, writer and stand-up comedian. From winning 'So You Think You're Funny' way back in 1991, to TV credits which include Alan Partridge and co-writing Alistair McGowan's Big Impression, Alan has enjoyed a wealth of appearances on stage and screen. A master of acutely observed character monologues, combining the sinister and surreal with brilliant sardonic wit.

"A brilliant Observational Stand-Up" **** The Scotsman
"Brazen, dark and clever" **** The List


Booking in advance not essential but highly recommended. Cabaret seating with tables available; please let us know if you want to sit with friends booked under another name. Any queries - please email mail@bathcomedy.com

Bar open to all from 5.00pm. Why not come early for 'Friday Night Social' and enjoy free live music in the Waterside Bar from 6-8pm. This week's guests are Spoonful: Dobra slide blues led by Simon Grimes.

Bar food menu of delicious home made dishes now available from 6pm too!

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5391896

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

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