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

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Stand Up For The Weekend with DAVID MORGAN & CO
Saturday 16 December
Stand Up For The Weekend with DAVID MORGAN & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

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 £13
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.

MARK THOMAS: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE (UK Tour)
Monday 12 February
MARK THOMAS: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Name the comedian who might say 'I wonder if I can set up a comedy club… in a refugee camp... in Palestine?'  Of course, it’s Mark Thomas.  And that is exactly what he tries to do.

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
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
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
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
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
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.

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.

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.

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
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


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Seating

Generally speaking, all Comedy Box events at venues we utilise have unallocated seating. However, many (but not all) weekend events at the Hen & Chicken incorporate table seating, so these seats will be allocated on arrival, meaning that customers will be sat together where possible. See below.

Hen & Chicken events

Most Comedy Box shows at the Hen & Chicken are cabaret-style with table-seating (see below). Some shows, especially touring shows, may be switched to theatre-style row seating at the request of the performer or to allow increased capacity where necessary.

When a show is theatre-style the seats are unallocated but you may still be guided to your seats by an usher.

Table-seating

When a show at the Hen & Chicken is cabaret-style all tables seat up to six people. We always allocate seating on arrival from the front of the room i.e. backwards from the stage. This makes for a better atmosphere if we are not full and guarantees that front tables are occupied which is crucial for a live comedy show. Not because we want audience members to be "picked on", but because the comedians like to see people's faces and be able to interact. 

We allocate tables according to group size and we always try to seat parties together. If your party is smaller than six people then it is very likely that you will be sharing with people you don't know.

LARGE GROUPS: If you want to sit together it is necessary to arrive early. The later you arrive the chances are your group will be split up, although we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you know the size of your group and you want to sit together we must be able to see all of your tickets or web ticket print-out(s) before we allocate you a table or tables. You will not be able to "save" seats or tables for customers in your party who are not present - unless you can produce actual tickets or web tickets on their behalf.

We recommend that you organise your group to arrive in the pub downstairs, distribute the tickets to them if you have booked them yourself, then come to the front desk upstairs when you are ready. If you have booked your tickets online, bring your web ticket to the front desk and we will exchange your web ticket for individual tickets. The sooner you arrive after doors open the better chances you have of sitting together.

The Comedy Box tries to operate a flexible seating allocation system to accommodate different customers' needs. We don’t reserve (or pre-allocate) tables in advance but we will try to seat groups together. On arrival at the venue we will allocate tables according to the size of your group on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are coming to a popular show and you have organised a large group it is in your interests to arrive as early as possible to get the best positioned tables. Late arrivals will be able to get seats but we cannot guarantee to seat your party together.

Late arrivals

We reserve the right to refuse admission until the interval if you or your party don't arrive until after the show has started. This is to avoid unnecessary disruption to the show and to other audience members.