JAMALI MADDIX: VAPE LORD (UK Tour)
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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
Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Saturday 24 February
Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Rhys James is a sickeningly talented young stand-up. He’s a super-sharp writer, with a ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
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.

Stand Up For The Weekend with ALISTAIR BARRIE & CO
Saturday 3 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALISTAIR BARRIE & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Comedian, actor and writer Alistair Barrie is one of the most sought after performers on the international comedy circuit. He is intelligent, sarcastic, arrogant, witty and hilariously funny in equal measure. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
ANDY ZALTZMAN: SATIRIST FOR HIRE (UK Tour)
Sunday 4 March
ANDY ZALTZMAN: SATIRIST FOR HIRE (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Andy Zaltzman, 50% component of global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, returns with his uniquely interactive show, giving audiences the chance to have the issues they care about satirised to order by one of Britain’s leading political comedians.

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
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL McCAFFREY & CO
Saturday 10 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL McCAFFREY & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Paul McCaffrey has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting acts around. Critically acclaimed annually at the Edinburgh Festival, he is one of the most anticipated headliners this season. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALFIE BROWN & CO
Saturday 17 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALFIE BROWN & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Alfie Brown’s firebrand style of comedy has been forged from years of pushing boundaries and experimentation. A natural stage presence combined with explosive material makes for a thrilling performance every time he hits the stage. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
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
Stand Up For The Weekend with ED GAMBLE & CO
Saturday 24 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with ED GAMBLE & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Ed Gamble is an attention-grabbing stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He is a regular on Mock the Week (BBC2), and played the lead role of Georgie Carlton in BBC America’s Almost Royal, a “cult US hit” (The Independent).

See More Book Tickets £11
MATT FORDE: TOUR 2018
Thursday 29 March
MATT FORDE: TOUR 2018
Redgrave Theatre

Matt Forde, the UK's leading political comedian and host of Unspun (Dave - UKTV) presents a show completely changed by events which haven’t yet happened. Ultra-topical comedy as seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week and Question Time. Now with added Trump.

TOM STADE: I SWEAR (Tour Extension)
Friday 13 April
TOM STADE: I SWEAR (Tour Extension)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

TOUR EXTENSION

After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade!  Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show.

See More Book Tickets £18.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with DAVID TRENT & CO
Saturday 14 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with DAVID TRENT & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

David Trent is a hugely original comedian who uses multi-media extensively in his performances, offering up high energy commentary on celebrity culture. Must be seen to be believed. "A creator of bold, category-defying comedy." The Stage. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
PAUL SINHA: SHOUT OUT TO MY EX (UK Tour)
Friday 20 April
PAUL SINHA: SHOUT OUT TO MY EX (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

In 2015, comedian Paul Sinha returned from the Edinburgh Fringe a contented man. The next day, his happiness had vanished. Was this the end? The beginning of the end? Or the end of a beginning? "Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate." Chortle

See More Book Tickets £15
Stand Up For The Weekend with PIERRE NOVELLIE & CO
Saturday 21 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with PIERRE NOVELLIE & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Following on from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, award-winning comedian Pierre Novellie brings his unique brand of comedy to the Hen & Chicken. “The dawn of a major talent” The Guardian. Plus guests. 

See More Book Tickets £11
SIMON MUNNERY: RENEGADE PLUMBER (UK Tour)
Thursday 26 April
SIMON MUNNERY: RENEGADE PLUMBER (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

A new hour of stand-up and miscellany from British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner, Simon Munnery. Featuring tales of plumbing woes, his attempts at under tent heating, jokes, songs, poems and the ridicule of capitalism.

See More Book Tickets £13.5
RADIO ACTIVE - REACTIVATED (UK Tour)
Friday 27 April
RADIO ACTIVE - REACTIVATED (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to take classic scripts from the award winning BBC Radio 4 show following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and performances at the Glastonbury, Underbelly and Southbank Festivals.

TEZ ILYAS: TEZTIFY (UK Tour)
Friday 27 April
TEZ ILYAS: TEZTIFY (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Armed with his trademark cheek and uncompromising approach, Tez Ilyas presents his slick, smart and typically subversive new stand-up show. As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, Live at the BBC, Channel 4’s The Last Leg – and heard on BBC Radio Four with two series of Tez Talks.

See More Book Tickets £13
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW? (UK Tour)
Saturday 28 April
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW? (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

This new show from multi-award winning member of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite, and star of her own Netflix special, is for you. Join Bridget Christie (Room 101, Have I Got News for You, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule) for a night of hope and despair.

Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Saturday 28 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

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
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.

JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Wednesday 2 May
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

EXTRA DATES

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.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Thursday 3 May
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

EXTRA DATES

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.

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.

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
Stand Up For The Weekend with BRENDON BURNS & CO
Saturday 12 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with BRENDON BURNS & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Award-winning, opinionated Aussie comic Brendon Burns is definitely not afraid to speak his mind - what ever the subject. As close to rock 'n' roll as stand-up gets. "Jaw dropping" Time Out. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
HAL CRUTTENDEN: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Friday 18 May
HAL CRUTTENDEN: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Hen & Chicken Studio

Host of Live At The Apollo and star of Radio 4, the great Hal Cruttenden is back ranting about the real evils of the modern world is this work-in-progress show. The more he complains the funnier he gets. Plus support.

See More Book Tickets £12
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.

DALISO CHAPONDA: 'WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID...' (UK Tour)
Friday 25 May
DALISO CHAPONDA: 'WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID...' (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

EXTRA DATE

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
RICHARD HERRING: OH, FRIG, I'M 50! (Tour Extension)
Saturday 26 May
RICHARD HERRING: OH, FRIG, I'M 50! (Tour Extension)
Tobacco Factory 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.

See More Book Tickets £18
Stand Up For The Weekend with ZOE LYONS & CO
Saturday 26 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with ZOE LYONS & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, terrifically charismatic Zoe Lyons takes a sideways view of life, picking out the many absurdities and turning them into hilarious routines. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
ANDY HAMILTON: CHANGE MANAGEMENT (UK Tour)
Friday 8 June
ANDY HAMILTON: CHANGE MANAGEMENT (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Award winning comedian and comedy writer Andy Hamilton, co-creator of Outnumbered and Drop The Dead Donkey, and star of News Quiz, Have I Got News For Your and Q.I., is back with a brand new solo stage show.

JAMALI MADDIX: VAPE LORD (UK Tour)
Friday 21 September
JAMALI MADDIX: VAPE LORD (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix is embarking on his first World Tour. He’ll be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation.

See More Book Tickets £14
LEE HURST: MUCKING ABOUT (UK Tour)
Friday 26 October
LEE HURST: MUCKING ABOUT (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Lee Hurst, star of BBC1’s They Think Its All Over’ is back on the road with his brand new show Mucking About. If you want plenty of laughs this is for you.
Lee will be turning up, lobbing gags and funny stuff at you from all angles. A hilarious night is about to hit town.

See More Book Tickets £18.5
PHIL NICHOL: YOUR WRONG (UK Tour)
Friday 2 November
PHIL NICHOL: YOUR WRONG (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

The wild and wonderful veteran performer Phil Nichol tours his latest acclaimed show, Your Wrong. “A show that makes you laugh and think while you are watching, and then wakes you up in the night to laugh and think again.” The Scotsman

See More Book Tickets £15
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Monday 5 November
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

See More Book Tickets £20
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tuesday 6 November
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

See More Book Tickets £20
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Wednesday 7 November
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

See More Book Tickets £20
SARA PASCOE: LadsLadsLads (UK TOUR)
Thursday 22 & Friday 23 November
SARA PASCOE: LadsLadsLads (UK TOUR)
Redgrave Theatre

Following a sell-out run in London’s West End, the multi-award winning comedian, Sara Pascoe, and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Taskmaster, takes her new, hugely personal show on tour. “She is a comic in her prime” The Times

GEOFF NORCOTT: TRADITIONALISM (UK Tour)
Friday 23 November
GEOFF NORCOTT: TRADITIONALISM (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

The star of BBC2’s The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo takes to the road with his latest show direct from the Edinburgh Festival. The world is changing at a dizzying rate, and Geoff Norcott is trying to hold modern views, but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word.

See More Book Tickets £13


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Friday 27 April
TEZ ILYAS: TEZTIFY (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs 8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)
Price (inc fees): £13.00  

Tez IlyasTEZ ILYAS

TEZTIFY (UK Tour)

"A mischievous show with serious intent – Ilyas has the slickness of U.S. comics, and the gags to back it up" The Guardian

Armed with his trademark cheek and uncompromising approach, Tez Ilyas presents his slick, smart and typically subversive new stand-up show. As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, Live at the BBC, Channel 4’s The Last Leg – and heard on BBC Radio Four with two series of Tez Talks.

"Tez Ilyas’ political stand-up is candy floss with a razorblade inside: sweet and familiar at first, then shockingly, painfully sharp. It takes serious talent to pull off" The Telegraph

"Thoughtful but radiantly entertaining" The Times

"Articulate, passionate, thoughtful – he is equally light entertainer and heavyweight pontificator" London Evening Standard

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