TEZ ILYAS: MADE IN BRITAIN (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken - Friday 21 April

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Stand Up For The Weekend with MARKUS BIRDMAN & CO
Saturday 25 February
Stand Up For The Weekend with MARKUS BIRDMAN & CO
Hen & Chicken

Markus Birdman is one of British comedy's most experienced and well-travelled performers. In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit. “Second to none.” Adelaide Advertiser

See More Book Tickets £11
JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER (4pm Matinee Show)
Sunday 26 February
JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER (4pm Matinee Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

4PM MATINEE SHOW

Following the international sell-out success of her previous show Cara Josephine across the UK, Europe, in Australia and New York, Josie Long, the star of BBC Radio 4’s Romance and Adventure, All of the Planet’s Wonders and presenter of Shortcuts, tours her eighth solo stand-up show nationwide.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER (Tour Show)
Sunday 26 February
JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Following the international sell-out success of her previous show Cara Josephine across the UK, Europe, in Australia and New York, Josie Long, the star of BBC Radio 4’s Romance and Adventure, All of the Planet’s Wonders and presenter of Shortcuts, tours her eighth solo stand-up show nationwide.

Stand Up For The Weekend with DANE BAPTISTE & CO
Saturday 4 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with DANE BAPTISTE & CO
Hen & Chicken

Having written and starred in his sitcom for the BBC (Sunny D) and performed a triumphant run at the Edinburgh Festival, Dane Baptiste is fast becoming regarded as definitely one to watch as his career takes off. "A thunderingly charismatic comic" The Guardian. Plus guests.

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STUART GOLDSMITH: COMPARED TO WHAT (Tour Show)
Friday 10 March
STUART GOLDSMITH: COMPARED TO WHAT (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Fresh from appearances on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central),  As Yet Untitled (Dave) and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Goldsmith brings his latest show to Bristol's Hen & Chicken. "A charming, expert stand-up" Sunday Times

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Stand Up For The Weekend with AL PORTER & CO
Saturday 11 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with AL PORTER & CO
Hen & Chicken

Irishman Al Porter is regarded as a prolific young comedian and radio presenter, destined to become the most talked about act in the country. Mark our words! "A 21st century Frankie Howerd and a future star" Sunday Times

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Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Saturday 18 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Hen & Chicken

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.

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SARA PASCOE: ANIMAL (3.30pm Matinee Show)
Sunday 19 March
SARA PASCOE: ANIMAL (3.30pm Matinee Show)
Hen & Chicken

3.30PM MATINEE SHOW

After publishing a book exploring the evolution of the female body, Sara Pascoe now considers further issues - will pornography lead to our extinction? Are humans naturally bad? How do we become better? Do we really have to die? And, gulp, should she have a baby?

SARA PASCOE: ANIMAL (Tour Show)
Sunday 19 March
SARA PASCOE: ANIMAL (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

After publishing a book exploring the evolution of the female body, Sara Pascoe now considers further issues - will pornography lead to our extinction? Are humans naturally bad? How do we become better? Do we really have to die? And, gulp, should she have a baby?

GEOFF NORCOTT: CONSWERVATIVE (Tour Show)
Friday 24 March
GEOFF NORCOTT: CONSWERVATIVE (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

A Trade Unionist’s son who grew up on a council estate, Geoff Norcott is wondering how he ended up leaning to the right. A motley South London upbringing may be the root of his more provocative views. "Master of anecdotal story-telling" Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

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Stand Up For The Weekend with ANGELA BARNES & CO
Saturday 25 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with ANGELA BARNES & CO
Hen & Chicken

Angela Barnes and her witty world view have been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including appearances on Russell Howard’s Good News and a full series of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week in 2013. "Brilliantly funny" Sarah Millican. Plus guests.

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CHARLIE BAKER: THE HIT POLISHER (Tour Show)
Friday 31 March
CHARLIE BAKER: THE HIT POLISHER (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Charlie Baker swings in to town direct from playing the O2 (Channel 4’s Comedy Gala) appearing as Harry Hill’s hunchback kitchen assistant (Sky 1’s Tea Time) and causing trouble in Albert Square (BBC1’s EastEnders). Brilliant jokes, Beautiful singing, Banging night out.

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Stand Up For The Weekend with STEPHEN GRANT & CO
Saturday 1 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with STEPHEN GRANT & CO
Hen & Chicken

Stephen Grant possesses an energy and intellect which, when combined, make for dynamite comedy.  His speed and dynamism create a magical energy which has audiences rapt and hanging on his every word. “Consummate comedian” Time Out. Plus guests.

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LEE HURST: COMEDY SHOW No.9 (UK Tour)
Saturday 8 April 2017
LEE HURST: COMEDY SHOW No.9 (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Lee Hurst, one of Britain’s most-loved comedians, is back with an all-new show. This tour will be Lee’s ninth full-length comedy show. It is a show jam-packed with laughs. So it is simply called ‘Comedy Show No. 9'. No gimmicks. Just quality gags. Lots of them.

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Stand Up For The Weekend with ALISTAIR BARRIE & CO
Saturday 8 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALISTAIR BARRIE & CO
Hen & Chicken

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.

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TONY LAW: A LAW UNDO HIS-ELF WHAT WELCOME (Tour Show)
Sunday 9 April
TONY LAW: A LAW UNDO HIS-ELF WHAT WELCOME (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law embarks on a UK tour with a brand new show of the inimitable surreal comedy-art that has made him one of the most celebrated live performers in the UK.

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TEZ ILYAS: MADE IN BRITAIN (Tour Show)
Friday 21 April
TEZ ILYAS: MADE IN BRITAIN (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Star of BBC Radio 4 and as seen on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, ITV2, Channel 4, E4, Comedy Central and Sky Arts, Tez Ilyas is now taking his follow-up show, the critically acclaimed, smash hit 'Made in Britain', on tour.

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Stand Up For The Weekend with TOM ALLEN & CO
Saturday 22 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with TOM ALLEN & CO
Hen & Chicken

Raconteur and comedian Tom Allen is a wonderfully laconic anecdotalist. No one has Tom Allen’s skewed view of the world, his unique storytelling ability or his ability to be both young and old, insider and outsider, confident and fearful. Plus guests.

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ANDREW LAWRENCE: THE HATE SPEECH TOUR
Thursday 27 April
ANDREW LAWRENCE: THE HATE SPEECH TOUR
Hen & Chicken

The UK comedy scene's most bigoted scumbag, Andrew Lawrence, is back with an all new show full of morally repugnant, borderline criminal material in the very poorest taste. No laugh too cheap. Bring a friend who's easily offended, and be sure to take everything at face value.

See More Book Tickets £14.5
RORY BREMNER: PARTLY POLITICAL (Tour Show)
Friday 28 April
RORY BREMNER: PARTLY POLITICAL (Tour Show)
REDGRAVE THEATRE

Britain’s best-known satirical impressionist is back! With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory Bremner’s on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all. (Good luck with THAT.) He will be joined by special surprise guests: some politicians, some comedians. Come and work out which is which!

BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Monday 8 May
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Multi-award winning Bridget Christie brings her critically acclaimed, sell-out show to Bristol. "Whatever your political views, this show is one you'd be foolish to miss" The Telegraph

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BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Tuesday 9 May
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Multi-award winning Bridget Christie brings her critically acclaimed, sell-out show to Bristol. "Whatever your political views, this show is one you'd be foolish to miss" The Telegraph

See More Book Tickets £16.5
ANDY PARSONS: PEAK BULLSHIT (Tour Show)
Sunday 14 May
ANDY PARSONS: PEAK BULLSHIT (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

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

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JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: RECOGNISE
Wednesday 17 May
JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: RECOGNISE
Hen & Chicken

The first of three solo stand-up shows from the multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, James Acaster. This show, originally from 2014, is called Recognise. "Beautifully constructed ‘art of stand-up’ stuff” Sunday Times

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JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: REPRESENT
Thursday 18 May
JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: REPRESENT
Hen & Chicken

The second of three solo stand-up shows from the multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, James Acaster. This show, originally from 2015, is called Represent. "This is stand-up of the highest, most playful order” – Guardian 

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JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: RESET
Friday 19 May
JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: RESET
Hen & Chicken

The third of three solo stand-up shows from the multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, James Acaster. This show, originally from 2016, is called Reset. "There's no one better at constructing a show than Acaster" The Guardian


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JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: REPRESENT
Friday 19 May
JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: RESET
Hen & Chicken 8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)

The third of three solo stand-up shows from the multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, James Acaster. This show, originally from 2016, is called Reset. Also see Wednesday 17 May and Thursday 18 May for other shows in the trilogy.

James AcasterJAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY

RESET

"There's no one better at constructing a show than Acaster" The Guardian

James Acaster finds himself with something to look forward to.  Something he's always wanted.  Something we all want.

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012

"Comic genius" - Evening Standard

"A bright and unique comedy mind" - Chortle

"He really is rewriting the comedy rulebook" - Time Out

"Continues to stun with boundless creativity and technical mastery" - The Scotsman

"If Oxford wants to study stand-up in depth, Acaster is a good place to start" - Sunday Times