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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
Stand Up For The Weekend with CARL DONNELLY & CO
Saturday 6 January
Stand Up For The Weekend with CARL DONNELLY & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Carl Donnelly started performing stand-up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour saw him win a host of awards and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
Stand Up For The Weekend with IAN STONE & CO
Saturday 13 January
Stand Up For The Weekend with IAN STONE & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts in the country. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-deprecating style, Ian is also a member of the Comedy Store's critically acclaimed 'Cutting Edge' team - a weekly residency of topical stand-up. 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.

SHAPPI KHORSANDI: MISTRESS AND MISFIT (UK Tour)
Sunday 11 February
SHAPPI KHORSANDI: MISTRESS AND MISFIT (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi Khorsandi is on the road with her new show.

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
ANDY ZALTZMAN: TOUR 2018
Sunday 4 March
ANDY ZALTZMAN: TOUR 2018
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and author, who has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire. “Probably one of the finest satirical comedians this country’s ever produced.” Time Out

See More Book Tickets £14.5
STEPHEN BAILEY: CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT (UK Tour)
Friday 9 March
STEPHEN BAILEY: CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Stephen Bailey’s friendly, open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the most enjoyable acts on the UK comedy circuit today. He is "annoyingly sharp" (The New Current) and in 2015, his show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award (Best Show).

See More Book Tickets £13
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
DR PHIL HAMMOND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS? (UK Tour)
Sunday 29 April
DR PHIL HAMMOND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS? (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Nye Bevan's beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton? A decade of austerity with a Brexit cherry on top has brought her to her knees. Do we just keep doing what we're doing, or is it time for a radical rethink? Dr Phil Hammond looks back to the start of the NHS and forward to the future.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
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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STEPHEN K AMOS: BREAD & CIRCUSES (Tour Show)
THE THINKING DRINKERS: HISTORY OF ALCOHOL (Tour Show)
26/11/2017
DOUBLE DECKERS STAND-UP SPECIAL: STUART GOLDSMITH & JARLATH REGAN
Saturday 25 November
Stand Up For The Weekend with GEOFF NORCOTT & CO
Hen & Chicken 8.45pm doors 7.45pm)
Price (inc fees): £11.00  

£11 ADV/ £13 ON THE DAY ONLINE/ £14 DOOR

Geoff NorcottStand Up
For The Weekend
with GEOFF NORCOTT

also featuring KIRI PRITCHARD-McCLEAN plus compere SALLY-ANNE HAYWARD

"Repeatedly and satirically incisive" The Scotsman

Geoff Norcott is quite simply one of the most in demand live comics and TV writers around.
You might have seen his name pop up in the credits of any number of top comedy shows, including: 8 out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, C4’s Alternative Election, The Sarah Millican Television Programme, and much more recently, BBC2's The Mash Report.

Or you may have seen Geoff live, headlining shows at The Comedy Store, supporting the likes of Katherine Ryan and Kevin Bridges – or even earning an operational services medal for his work gigging on the frontline in Afghanistan.

"On the comedy circuit Norcott is an absolute tonic" Daily Telegraph

"Norcott is an out and out rebel" Daily Express

"Objectively funny regardless of your (political) leanings" Fest

"Funny, sharp and well polished" The List

"The atmosphere is electric…Norcott is at the top of his game" Spiked

"Daring and sharp witted" Total Politics

"Genuine iconoclast…more importantly makes it funny" Chortle