TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (UK Tour)
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DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: JOHN  ROBINS & IVO GRAHAM
Thursday 13 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: JOHN ROBINS & IVO GRAHAM
Hen & Chicken

JOHN ROBINS
"A show of genuine depth and humanity" Chortle

IVO GRAHAM
"Posher than a Corgi working the tills at Waitrose" The List

DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: CARL DONNELLY & CHRIS MARTIN
Monday 24 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: CARL DONNELLY & CHRIS MARTIN
Hen & Chicken

CARL DONNELLY
"Excellent, fast-rising comic with pacy anecdotal routines" Sunday Times

CHRIS MARTIN
"Destined for Greatness" The Sunday Times

See More Book Tickets £9
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: GLENN WOOL & JIMMY McGHIE
Tuesday 25 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: GLENN WOOL & JIMMY McGHIE
Hen & Chicken

GLENN WOOL
"Side-splittingly, jaw hurtingly funny" Time Out, Sydney

JIMMY McGHIE
"Extraordinarily good" The Scotsman

See More Book Tickets £9
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: PAUL SINHA & PETE JOHANSSON
Wednesday 26 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: PAUL SINHA & PETE JOHANSSON
Hen & Chicken

PAUL SINHA
"Life will bring him crashing down to earth soon enough. And that really ought to sustain his densely funny comedy." The Scotsman

PETE JOHANSSON
"Provocative, surreal and moving." The List

See More Book Tickets £9
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: BRENDON BURNS/ CRAIG QUARTERMAINE & TOM WARD
Thursday 27 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: BRENDON BURNS/ CRAIG QUARTERMAINE & TOM WARD
Hen & Chicken

BRENDON BURNS & CRAIG QUARTERMAINE
"Race Off is a once in a lifetime show that, if you miss, you may never forgive yourself" The Australia Times

TOM WARD
"Fine writing, evoking silly images and ideas" Chortle

See More Book Tickets £9
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: DANE BAPTISTE & ELLIE TAYLOR
Friday 28 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: DANE BAPTISTE & ELLIE TAYLOR
Hen & Chicken

DANE BAPTISTE
"Observational comedy at its finest" The Independent

ELLIE TAYLOR
"Smart, self-mocking and telegenic" The Scotsman

See More Book Tickets £9
SUSAN CALMAN: THE CALMAN BEFORE THE STORM
Sunday 10 September
SUSAN CALMAN: THE CALMAN BEFORE THE STORM
Redgrave Theatre

TOUR EXTENSION

It’s Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy and she’s back in Bristol with her current tour.  You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI, HIGNFY, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock the Week, now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life size if you will.

ANDY PARSONS: PEAK BULLSHIT (Tour Extension)
Tuesday 12 September
ANDY PARSONS: PEAK BULLSHIT (Tour Extension)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

TOUR EXTENSION

Brand new show from star of Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and QI, Andy Parsons tackles the real issues in the world with always a view on the best way to turn them into laughter. “Brilliantly funny and insightful” Metro

See More Book Tickets £15.5
FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD: YOU CAN'T POLISH A NERD (Tour Show)
Friday 29 September
FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD: YOU CAN'T POLISH A NERD (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

The Nerds are back with a brand new UK tour. Together they’ll be buffing up a veritable Periodic Table of new songs, science and spreadsheets that will tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!

GARY DELANEY: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT GARY (Tour Show)
Saturday 30 September
GARY DELANEY: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT GARY (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

Appearing frequently on BBC2's Mock The Week, Gary Delaney is the king of one-liners. He loves each and every gag and you can't help but be carried away by his infectious charm. “An endless flow of top quality jokes” The Guardian.

PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY (Tour Show)
Sunday 1 October
PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY (UK Tour)
Thursday 5 October
ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Robin Ince's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. “An evening so bursting with energy and ideas...it’s a bundle of fascinating, surprising digressions” The Times.

See More Book Tickets £14.5
CRAIG CAMPBELL: EASY TIGER (World Tour)
Friday 6 October
CRAIG CAMPBELL: EASY TIGER (World Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Craig Campbell, the majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show Easy Tiger out of the Fringe jungle and onto the world stage for his 3rd solo tour. “Loud, beautifully crafted tales of outsider adventure” The Independent

See More Book Tickets £15.5
LUISA OMIELAN: AM I RIGHT LADIES? (Tour Show)
Friday 6 October
LUISA OMIELAN: AM I RIGHT LADIES? (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan is bringing her smash hit show 'Am I Right Ladies!?' to Bristol. Her first show 'What Would Beyonce Do?!' was hailed as "one of the biggest stand up hits of the last decade" (The Guardian) and was launched on BBC3 as a stand up special and this is the follow up!

TOM STADE: I SWEAR (Tour Show)
Thursday 12 October
TOM STADE: I SWEAR (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

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 for 2017.

See More Book Tickets £17.5
DANIEL SLOSS: NOW (Tour Show)
Friday 13 October
DANIEL SLOSS: NOW (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Star of US television's Conan, NOW is the stunning new show from Daniel Sloss, Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning
stand-up. "Irreverent wit… devastating!" Advertiser, Australia

See More Book Tickets £15
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.

See More Book Tickets £12.5
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

See More Book Tickets £13.5
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. 

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.

See More Book Tickets £16.5
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.

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

Double Chortle 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.


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