Daniel Sloss: Dark (UK Tour)
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Tim Vine: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You (UK Tour)
WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL
Tim Vine: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

First stand-up tour in 4 years, the punslinger, Tim Vine, returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. It's time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. "Must-see manic hilarity" Edinburgh Reporter

Tim Vine: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You (UK Tour)
THURSDAY 2 APRIL
Tim Vine: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

First stand-up tour in 4 years, the punslinger, Tim Vine, returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. It's time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. "Must-see manic hilarity" Edinburgh Reporter

Tim Vine: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You (UK Tour)
FRIDAY 3 APRIL
Tim Vine: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

First stand-up tour in 4 years, the punslinger, Tim Vine, returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. It's time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. "Must-see manic hilarity" Edinburgh Reporter

Tim Vine: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You (4pm matinee show)
SATURDAY 4 APRIL
Tim Vine: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You (4pm matinee show)
REDGRAVE THEATRE

THIS IS AN EXTRA 4PM MATINEE SHOW.

First stand-up tour in 4 years, the punslinger, Tim Vine, returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. It's time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. "Must-see manic hilarity" Edinburgh Reporter

Tim Vine: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You (UK Tour)
SATURDAY 4 APRIL
Tim Vine: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

First stand-up tour in 4 years, the punslinger, Tim Vine, returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. It's time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. "Must-see manic hilarity" Edinburgh Reporter

Stand Up For The Weekend with ELIS JAMES & CO
SATURDAY 11 APRIL
Stand Up For The Weekend with ELIS JAMES & CO
Hen & Chicken

Welsh raconteur Elis James has the charm to win over any audience with his intricately woven tales which are generously peppered with hilarious moments. "Charming, impish...excruciatingly funny" The Scotsman. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with DAVID TRENT & CO
SATURDAY 18 APRIL
Stand Up For The Weekend with DAVID TRENT & CO
Hen & Chicken

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 £12
Tom Stade: Decisions, Decisions (Tour extension)
SUNDAY 19 APRIL
Tom Stade: Decisions, Decisions (Tour extension)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

TOUR EXTENSION

The free-thinking philosopher Tom Stade returns to ponder timeless questions and reflect upon life’s choices and decisions. Incisive, comedy with the usual sprinkling of Stade magic and expertly-crafted mayhem. A true master of his craft.

See More Book Tickets £16
Stand Up For The Weekend with PETER WHITE & CO
SATURDAY 25 APRIL
Stand Up For The Weekend with PETER WHITE & CO
Hen & Chicken

Canadian comic Peter White has performed all across North America, including the prestigious Just For Laughs international comedy festival in Montreal, and has written for various television shows, including performing in his own one hour TV special. Plus support.

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand  For The Weekend with PAUL MYREHAUG & CO
SATURDAY 9 MAY
Stand For The Weekend with PAUL MYREHAUG & CO
Hen & Chicken

Canadian Paul Myrehaug is an international touring comedian with frequent appearances on TV, radio and at festivals all over the world. "Dry, dark but with an irrepressible youthful charm." The Toronto Star. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with JARLATH REGAN & CO
SATURDAY 16 MAY
Stand Up For The Weekend with JARLATH REGAN & CO
Hen & Chicken

Award winning comedian and writer Jarlath Regan has gained a reputation with the industry and audiences for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up. He regularly gigs around the UK and  performs warm-up for TV shows such as Mrs Brown’s Boys on BBC1. “Side-splitting stuff” The Metro. Plus guests. 

See More Book Tickets £12
Dr Phil Hammond: Games To Play With Your Doctor
TUESDAY 26 MAY
Dr Phil Hammond: Games To Play With Your Doctor
Tobacco Factory Theatre

In his new show, Dr Phil Hammond puts the fun back into being ill. Learn how to diagnose yourself, your doctor and the NHS with Dr Phil’s highly subversive guerrilla tactics. “Effortlessly suave and delightfully vulgar. You’ll never see a doctor in quite the same way again.” The Scotsman

See More Book Tickets £15
Susan Calman: Lady Like (UK Tour)
WEDNESDAY 27 MAY
Susan Calman: Lady Like (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Exquisite comedy from Susan Calman, as seen and heard on The News Quiz, Calman is Convicted (Best Radio Comedy 2013 – Writers Guild Award), QI, Have I Got News For You, Fresh Meat and Would I Lie To You. “Confident, compact…cracking.”  London Evening Standard

See More Book Tickets £14
Stand Up For The Weekend with PETE JOHANSSON & CO
SATURDAY 30 MAY
Stand Up For The Weekend with PETE JOHANSSON & CO
Hen & Chicken

After touring the country with Reginald D Hunter, and after his debut solo tour last autumn, Canadian Pete Johansson, brings his nuanced, layered, provocative and silly stand up back to the Hen & Chicken. “Supremely entertaining” The Independent. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
Patrick Monahan: Adventures In Monahan Land
FRIDAY 5 JUNE
Patrick Monahan: Adventures In Monahan Land
Hen & Chicken

Following another sell out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, Patrick Monahan will be on tour across the UK from February 2015 with his brand new, energetically witty and charming family show. Expect plenty of playful audience interaction from this loveable the Irish/Iranian Teessider.

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with GORDON SOUTHERN & CO
SATURDAY 6 JUNE
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

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with STEPHEN GRANT & CO
SATURDAY 20 JUNE
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.

See More Book Tickets £12
SATURDAY 27 JUNE
Stand Up For The Weekend with NATHAN CATON & CO

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES OUT OF OUR CONTROL, THE ADVERTISED HEADLINER FOR THIS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WHEN WE FIND A SUITABLE REPLACEMENT HEADLINER THE DETAILS WILL BE FEATURED HERE AND TICKETS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE.

Ardal O'Hanlon plus guests
WEDNESDAY 1 JULY
Ardal O'Hanlon plus guests
Redgrave Theatre

Award winning comedian, actor, writer - and star of Father Ted (C4) and My Hero (BBC 1), Ardal O’Hanlon brings his unique brand of stand up comedy to Bristol. Plus guests

See More Book Tickets £17.5
Mark Thomas: Trespass (work-in-progress) (7pm show)
WEDNESDAY 15 JULY (7PM SHOW)
Mark Thomas: Trespass (work-in-progress) (7pm show)
Hen & Chicken

Political commentator and award-winning comedian Mark Thomas is working on a brand new show for the Edinburgh festival in August. Check out this latest work-in-progress.

See More Book Tickets £10
Mark Thomas: Trespass (work-in-progress) (9.30pm show)
WEDNESDAY 15 JULY (9.30PM SHOW)
Mark Thomas: Trespass (work-in-progress) (9.30pm show)
Hen & Chicken

Political commentator and award-winning comedian Mark Thomas is working on a brand new show for the Edinburgh festival in August. Check out this latest work-in-progress.

See More Book Tickets £10
Double Deckers: Mitch Benn & Jarlath Regan
TUESDAY 21 JULY
Double Deckers: Mitch Benn & Jarlath Regan
Tobacco Factory Theatre

DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY WEEK

MITCH BENN
"The country's leading musical satirist" The Times

JARLATH REGAN
"A refreshing and hilarious change of pace" The Independent

See More Book Tickets £10
Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted (UK Tour)
THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted (UK Tour)
REDGRAVE THEATRE

Due to exceptional demand Lee Nelson’s brand new show has been extended into autumn 2015! Come and experience the world through Lee’s eyes as he takes on the big issues: family, fatherhood, politics… and the true value of the Cadbury's Creme Egg.

See More Book Tickets £21
Sean Hughes: Mumbo Jumbo (UK Tour)
SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
Sean Hughes: Mumbo Jumbo (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Multi award-winning comedian Sean Hughes is back with a new show called Mumbo Jumbo. The show consists of stories including being serenaded at the break of dawn by Robert Smith, trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda and coming to the conclusion that he will never have a proper conversation with his dear mum.

Daniel Sloss: Dark (UK Tour)
FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER
Daniel Sloss: Dark (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Don’t miss the smash-hit new show from Daniel Sloss, Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy half-man-half-Xbox! "Funny, intelligent, charming" Edinburgh Evening News

See More Book Tickets £14.5
Daniel Sloss: Dark (UK Tour)
SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER
Daniel Sloss: Dark (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Don’t miss the smash-hit new show from Daniel Sloss, Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy half-man-half-Xbox! "Funny, intelligent, charming" Edinburgh Evening News

See More Book Tickets £14.5
Joe Lycett: That's The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett (UK Tour)
FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER
Joe Lycett: That's The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Joe Lycett, the self-proclaimed 'absolute lad' is back with an all new stand-up show, following appearances on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and a wine tour of the French Riviera. There’s a good chance you'll Lycett. "Cheeky, warm and super-funny" Time Out

See More Book Tickets £12
Patrick Kielty: Help (UK Tour)
FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER
Patrick Kielty: Help (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Patrick Kielty returns to his stand up roots with a brand new show. Join the former psychology graduate and star of Live At The Apollo and Dave’s One Night Stand as he attempts to write a modern rulebook for love, life and happiness.

See More Book Tickets £16
Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY (Tour extension)
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER
Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY (Tour extension)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

TOUR EXTENSION

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn has ‘groan’ to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one. Expect a crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!

Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)
TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER
Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Professional Grumpy Old Woman Jenny Eclair is back on tour with her brand new show How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) and visits Bristol's own grand dame of venues, the Old Vic Theatre.


Coming up next at the Hen & Chicken:

Saturday 11 April 8.45pm £12

Stand Up For The Weekend
with ELIS JAMES

plus guests

Elis James"He hypnotises the audience into loving him. There’s also a laugh every ten seconds or so which overall makes it a complete joy" Time Out

Welsh raconteur Elis James has the charm to win over any audience with his intricately woven tales which are generously peppered with hilarious moments. He is a regular contributor to the Rhod Gilbert show on BBC Radio Wales and recently appeared on The Rob Brydon Show on BBC2. After signing to one of the biggest and most influential agent/producers in the UK you can safely assume that the career of Elis James is on an upwards trajectory. He is prolifically talented and you'd be wise to check out one of the names of the future.

"Charming, impish...excruciatingly funny" The Scotsman

"Welsh fireball Elis James makes for a delightful idiot" Chortle.co.uk

"The anecdotes and observations flow freely, with an endearing wit and fine sense of timing and pace. It all seems to come very easily to him" Chortle.co.uk

"An anecdote about paint-balling that left me concerned for the state of my spleen after laughing so hard I couldn't breathe properly for about ten minutes" Three Weeks (Edinburgh Fringe)

"He tells it with the skill of an expert raconteur and a hefty dose of charisma and winning self-deprecation" Chortle.co.uk

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