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What's on at Bath Comedy Festival

Rhys James, Terry Alderton, Antje Pode, Charlie Partridge, Matt Price (MC) - April Fools' Gala Comedy Show

Date: Friday 5th April, 2024
Venue: Bath Forum
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £25 - £30

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A right royal variety show line-up in Bath's premier venue to celebrate Bath Comedy Festival in style!



Rhys's sardonic wit combined with his playful style have made him a firm favourite on the British comedy scene. He's a "master of the lightning-paced, gag-dense, precision-delivered set" (The Guardian), as showcased in his six critically acclaimed sell-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

One of the final Mock The Week regulars and star of Live At The Apollo, Rhys's last solo tour sold out over 70 dates nationwide in the UK. He released a third, ARIA nominated, Radio 4 series, starred in 'The Great American Joke Off' for US network The CW, and been hurled through the air on a bungee cord by Micah Richards on 'A League Of Their Own'. His Instagram reels alone have generated over 80 million views to date. Rhys has also appeared on Richard Osman's House Of Games (dressing gown, luggage, decanter), Celebrity Mastermind (The US Office, 3rd place) and Pointless Celebrities (wore a tuxedo, out in round 2).

"Funny and engaging...a delightful thing to see" ★★★★ Broadway World


Terry Alderton has always been something special. With a set full of extraordinary caricatures - where he famously is interrupted, and with his back turned, battles with his two inner voices.

With some stunningly acute impressions, observations and a hyperactive delivery, Terry is loved by comics and fans alike.

"Unfollowable" - Jack Whitehall
"He's a very funny man with a fantastic comedy mind, but someone who really ought to seek some sort of professional help" - Eddy Izzard
"An unusual mix of traditional club comic and experimentalist, Alderton at his best is unstable and deliciously unexpected" - Guardian

TV Credits: Live at the Apollo (BBC), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC), Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (Ch4), Stupid Punts (BBC2), The Stand UP Show (BBC1), World Stands Up (Paramount), World Comedy Tour Australia (Paramount), The Comedy Store (Ch5), Jack Dee's Sunday Service, Bring me the head of light entertainment (Ch5), The Harry Hill Show (Ch4), Edinburgh or Bust (Ch4), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV).


Antje Pode takes you on a special kind of journey. A journey in which luggage becomes the main protagonist.

Charming, creative and at the highest level, Antje Pode wows audiences worldwide, translating this particularly difficult form of juggling into an enchanting performance. Featuring her devastatingly funny new partner "Oscar”.


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!

A unique comedian who blends characters, improvisation, silly voices and vocal looping to create a sonic comedic show quite unlike any other.

"The best act I have ever had the pleasure of booking!" ★★★★★ Wilderness Festival

Finalist: NATYS: New Acts of the Year Show 2020, Musical Comedy Awards 2019


Matt exudes charm and brings true warmth and heart to the stage whilst finding some audacious laughs in the most unexpected places.

He is regarded as one of the best storytelling comedians in the UK.

"Fearlessly funny" ★★★★ The Scotsman

"A lovely rapport with the audience...I don't understand why he isn't better known" ★★★★★ One4Review

Booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362

Online booking:

Bath Box Office
The Forum, 1a Forum Buildings,
St James Parade, Bath BA1 1UG

Alternative booking: Ticketline
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