TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (UK Tour)
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TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (UK Tour)
Friday 20 October
TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo and The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, Tom Allen, the sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn.

Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL MYREHAUG & CO
Saturday 21 October
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL MYREHAUG & CO
Hen & Chicken

Canadian Paul Myrehaug is an international touring comedian with frequent appearances on TV, radio and at festivals all over the world. He is a sharp performer with a great stage presence and is an extremely fun comic to watch. Plus guests. 

See More Book Tickets £11
JAMES ACASTER: CLASSIC SCRAPES (UK Tour)
Thursday 26 October
JAMES ACASTER: CLASSIC SCRAPES (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

James Acaster is releasing his first ever book this year, James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes, which is going to be a collection of self-deprecating anecdotes about scrapes James has gotten himself into over the years, famed from the slot of the same name on Josh Widdicombe's XFM radio show.

ABANDOMAN: LIFE + RHYMES (UK Tour)
Friday 27 October
ABANDOMAN: LIFE + RHYMES (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

The Irish hip-hop comedy freestyle duo, Abandoman, take their hit show on tour. Come see the fictional autobiography that entertained over 10,000 people in a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. "Nothing short of genius" Chortle

PAUL ZERDIN: ALL MOUTH (Tour Show)
Saturday 28 October
PAUL ZERDIN: ALL MOUTH (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

America’s Got Talent winner 2015 Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin returns home to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets. 

Stand Up For The Weekend with IVO GRAHAM & CO
Saturday 28 October
Stand Up For The Weekend with IVO GRAHAM & CO
Hen & Chicken

Ivo Graham's gauche charm belies a talent rarely seen in someone so young. The Eton alumnus combines insightful stories with a sharp witted presence that has rapidly gained him wide acclaim.

See More Book Tickets £11
DOUBLE DECKERS STAND-UP SPECIAL: HAL CRUTTENDEN & IAN STONE
Sunday 29 October
DOUBLE DECKERS STAND-UP SPECIAL: HAL CRUTTENDEN & IAN STONE
Bristol Improv Theatre

The Comedy Box promotes top UK stand up at the wonderful Bristol Improv Theatre in Clifton - The first night of what we hope will become a residency of regular shows. This first show is a double header of titanic talents of the comedy world: Hal Cruttenden and Ian Stone. Both will be performing extended sets.

See More Book Tickets £12
JOHN HEGLEY: PEACE, LOVE & POTATOES (UK Tour)
Sunday 29 October
JOHN HEGLEY: PEACE, LOVE & POTATOES (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and "compassionate autobiographical poems and correspondence between family members" (Poetry London). Verses spoken and sung. Hearts broken and repaired.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE (UK Tour)
Thursday 2 November
MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

See More Book Tickets £16.5
MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE (UK Tour)
Friday 3 November
MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

Stand Up For The Weekend with MATT GREEN & CO
Saturday 4 November
Stand Up For The Weekend with MATT GREEN & CO
Hen & Chicken

Matt Green's intelligent act is a mixture of high energy observational and topical jokes combined with more personal stories and anecdotes. He is a talented yarn-spinner, setting scenes evocatively, and patiently teases out the laughs. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
Stand Up For The Weekend with ROGER MONKHOUSE & CO
Saturday 11 November
Stand Up For The Weekend with ROGER MONKHOUSE & CO
Hen & Chicken

Roger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
ELLIE TAYLOR: THIS GUY (UK Tour)
Friday 17 November
ELLIE TAYLOR: THIS GUY (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, Ellie Taylor, the star of BBC's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed.

See More Book Tickets £13.5
AUSTENTATIOUS: THE IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN NOVEL (UK Tour)
Saturday 18 November
AUSTENTATIOUS: THE IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN NOVEL (UK Tour)
REDGRAVE THEATRE

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Saturday 18 November
Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Hen & Chicken

Carey Marx is an unapologetic gagsmith. The jokes are short and sharp, often uncomfortably so, as any morality is sacrificed on the altar of quick laughs. And there’s no better way of guaranteeing a reaction than storming headlong into decidedly dodgy territory. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
RICHARD HERRING: OH, FRIG, I'M 50! (UK Tour)
Sunday 19 November
RICHARD HERRING: OH, FRIG, I'M 50! (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

"Podfather” (the Guardian) and star of Radio 4’s Relativity, Richard Herring gets to the half century (against all odds) and  looks at how his life has changed in the last decade.

JASON MANFORD: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Thursday 23 November
JASON MANFORD: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Redgrave Theatre

Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

STEPHEN K AMOS: BREAD & CIRCUSES (Tour Show)
Friday 24 November
STEPHEN K AMOS: BREAD & CIRCUSES (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus.

THE THINKING DRINKERS: HISTORY OF ALCOHOL (Tour Show)
Friday 24 November
THE THINKING DRINKERS: HISTORY OF ALCOHOL (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

The Thinking Drinkers are award-winning professional drink experts who definitively prove that alcohol has influenced everything that has ever happened. Ever. Their brand new show is an intoxicating, hilarious time-travelling journey through our drink-drenched past, pouring the entire history of human civilisation into a shot glass.

See More Book Tickets £14.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with GEOFF NORCOTT & CO
Saturday 25 November
Stand Up For The Weekend with GEOFF NORCOTT & CO
Hen & Chicken

Geoff Norcott is quite simply one of the most in demand live comics and TV writers around. A consummate comedian who offers up a different perspective satirically. Hugely entertaining and intelligent. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
DOUBLE DECKERS STAND-UP SPECIAL: STUART GOLDSMITH & JARLATH REGAN
Sunday 26 November
DOUBLE DECKERS STAND-UP SPECIAL: STUART GOLDSMITH & JARLATH REGAN
Bristol Improv Theatre

The second of our stand-up specials at the Bristol Improv Theatre features two hugely charismatic comedians who are also legends of the comedy podcast world. Stuart Goldsmith and Jarlath Regan will be performing extended versions of their stand-up sets.

See More Book Tickets £10
NATHAN CATON: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (Tour Show)
Friday 1 December
NATHAN CATON: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Following the success of last year's Straight Outta Middlesex tour, the prolific Nathan Caton is back! He's keeping it real and keeping it funny, dissecting all things from the personal to the political in this hilarious show.

See More Book Tickets £12.5
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (2-12-17)
Saturday 2 December
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (2-12-17)
Hen & Chicken

New Zealander Jarred Christmas has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling. He has a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way, making his comedy sizzle with originality. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £30
Stand Up For The Weekend with JARRED CHRISTMAS & CO
Saturday 2 December
Stand Up For The Weekend with JARRED CHRISTMAS & CO
Hen & Chicken

New Zealander Jarred Christmas has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling. He has a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way, making his comedy sizzle with originality. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (9-12-17)
Saturday 9 December
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (9-12-17)
Hen & Chicken

Gordon Southern is the international word clown. He is one of the busiest comics in the UK playing everywhere worth playing. He is also  a critically acclaimed actor and award-winning writer. “Top class all round” The Sunday Times. Plus guests. 

See More Book Tickets £30
Stand Up For The Weekend with GORDON SOUTHERN & CO
Saturday 9 December
Stand Up For The Weekend with GORDON SOUTHERN & CO
Hen & Chicken

Gordon Southern is the international word clown. He is one of the busiest comics in the UK playing everywhere worth playing. He is also  a critically acclaimed actor and award-winning writer. “Top class all round” The Sunday Times. Plus guests. 

See More Book Tickets £11
ADAM KAY'S SMUTTY CHRISTMAS SONGS
Friday 15 December
ADAM KAY'S SMUTTY CHRISTMAS SONGS
Hen & Chicken

Amateur Transplants frontman Adam Kay presents an evening of seasonal smut. A sell-out every year since 2008, this night of festive filth is the antidote to the pantomime horrors in every other theatre at this time of year.

See More Book Tickets £12.5
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (15-12-17)
Friday 15 December
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (15-12-17)
Hen & Chicken

Amateur Transplants frontman Adam Kay presents an evening of seasonal smut. A sell-out every year since 2008, this night of festive filth is the antidote to the pantomime horrors in every other theatre at this time of year.

See More Book Tickets £30
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (16-12-17)
Saturday 16 December
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (16-12-17)
Hen & Chicken

Hugely charismatic David Morgan has compered many times for us with his sharply engaging stand-up and incisive wit. Tonight he deservedy headlines and you absolutely should be in attendance. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £30
Stand Up For The Weekend with DAVID MORGAN & CO
Saturday 16 December
Stand Up For The Weekend with DAVID MORGAN & CO
Hen & Chicken

Hugely charismatic David Morgan has compered many times for us with his sharply engaging stand-up and incisive wit. Tonight he deservedy headlines and you absolutely should be in attendance. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (23-12-17)
Saturday 23 December
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (23-12-17)
Hen & Chicken

Chris Martin is a keen observer and uses his uniquely twisted logic as he often tackles ‘earth shattering’ problems. He has previously supported Jack Whitehall, Russell Kane and Milton Jones on tour. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £30
Stand Up For The Weekend with CHRIS MARTIN & CO
Saturday 23 December
Stand Up For The Weekend with CHRIS MARTIN & CO
Hen & Chicken

Chris Martin is a keen observer and uses his uniquely twisted logic as he often tackles ‘earth shattering’ problems. He has previously supported Jack Whitehall, Russell Kane and Milton Jones on tour. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS
Friday 9 February
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS
Redgrave Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.

JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Saturday 10 February
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Edinbugh Comedy Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.

TIM VINE: SUNSET MILK IDIOT (UK Tour)
Mon 19 to Wed 21 February
TIM VINE: SUNSET MILK IDIOT (UK Tour)
REDGRAVE THEATRE

The amazing Tim Vine is back on tour with another ton of silly jokes, props and songs and pops into Bristol's gloriously intimate Redgrave Theatre for a three night run.

AHIR SHAH: CONTROL (UK Tour)
Friday 23 February
AHIR SHAH: CONTROL (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Show, Ahir Shah explores the current global socio-political turmoil in a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, and resistance. “Fiendishly clever and furious” The Times

See More Book Tickets £12.5
DANE BAPTISTE: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs)
Friday 2 March
DANE BAPTISTE: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dane Baptiste brings his third smash hit show on national tour. Original, provocative and exceptionally crafted, G.O.D. (Gold. Oil.Drugs) explores our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure.

See More Book Tickets £12.5
SOPHIE WILLAN: BRANDED (UK Tour)
Thursday 22 March
SOPHIE WILLAN: BRANDED (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Fresh from a total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, this multi award winning break-out star is heading out on tour. Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. Expect a raucous hour like no other from this unapologetic young powerhouse. As seen on As Yet Untitled (Dave) and as heard on BBC Radio 4.

See More Book Tickets £12.5
TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (Tour Extension)
Sunday 6 May
TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (Tour Extension)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo and The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, Tom Allen, the sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn.

See More Book Tickets £14.5
STUART GOLDSMITH: LIKE I MEAN IT (UK Tour)
Friday 11 May
STUART GOLDSMITH: LIKE I MEAN IT (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Comedian’s Comedian Podcast host and "expert stand-up" (Times) Stuart Goldsmith now commits to the bit with his second international tour, seven million downloads, critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run. Come see how "a master of the form" (The Independent) "makes it look easy" (Chortle.co.uk).

See More Book Tickets £12.5
DALISO CHAPONDA: 'WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID...' (UK Tour)
Thursday 24 May 2018
DALISO CHAPONDA: 'WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID...' (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Britain’s Got Talent finalist and golden buzzer act, comedian Daliso Chaponda has announced his debut stand up tour for 2018 entitled ‘What The African Said…’.  The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from this year’s show, finishing third in the popular talent show.

See More Book Tickets £15.5


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JAMES ACASTER: CLASSIC SCRAPES (UK Tour)
28/10/2017
PAUL ZERDIN: ALL MOUTH (Tour Show)
Stand Up For The Weekend with IVO GRAHAM & CO
Friday 27 October
ABANDOMAN: LIFE + RHYMES (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken 8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)

ABANDOMAN

LIFE + RHYMES (UK Tour)

"Raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious" The Times

The Irish hip-hop comedy freestyle duo take their hit show on tour. Come see the fictional autobiography that entertained over 10,000 people in a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The year is 1993. After destroying rural Ireland’s talent show circuit, hip-hop improvisers Abandoman are teetering on the edge of international fame. This is their access-all-areas story: the highs, lows and a cast of characters…that changes every night.

This is your chance to be part of Abandoman’s history. Their biggest, most ambitious show ever follows years of touring across the world, and supporting Ed Sheeran on his major UK tour. This is their Life and Rhymes.

Abandoman"A truly unique and mind-bending musical comedy experience" Broadway Baby

"I’ve yet to see an audience not go nuts" Fest

"Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile… Nothing short of genius" Chortle