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

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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.

See More Book Tickets £12
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.

See More Book Tickets £11
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.

See More Book Tickets £16.5
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.

See More Book Tickets £11
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.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
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.

See More Book Tickets £12
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.

See More Book Tickets £11
ANDREW LAWRENCE: THE HATE SPEECH TOUR
Thursday 27 April
ANDREW LAWRENCE: THE HATE SPEECH TOUR
Hen & Chicken

Without question the most subversive voice in UK comedy right now, Andrew Lawrence presents an all new, riotously funny set of jokes, poking fun at Liberal pretentions, PC hysteria and his own awful parenting skills.

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!

Stand Up For The Weekend with ALUN COCHRANE & CO
Saturday 6 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALUN COCHRANE & CO
Hen & Chicken

In high demand on the UK and international comedy circuit, Alun Cochrane has appeared on a range of TV and radio shows including BBC Two’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Mock The Week, BBC One's Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You and, more recently, Room 101 with Frank Skinner. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £13
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

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

BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Wednesday 10 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
Stand Up For The Weekend with OLA & CO
Saturday 13 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with OLA & CO
Hen & Chicken

Young, driven and hugely talented, Ola is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor with natural originality and enviable stage presence. Renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour, he is in huge demand on the circuit and internationally. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
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

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

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 

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

Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Saturday 20 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Hen & Chicken

Carey Marx is absolutely one of the best acts on the UK comedy circuit. You may not have heard of him but there's plenty to look forward to for the connoisseur of comedy writing. His lines are efficient, original and potent. Blistering delivery. "Hilariously demented" Edinburgh Evening News. Plus Guests. 

See More Book Tickets £11
SEAN KELLY: SOLD YOUR WAY! (Tour Show)
Friday 2 June
SEAN KELLY: SOLD YOUR WAY! (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Star of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer. He’s led a crazy life... be prepared to learn a hell of a lot more about his unusual story in this raw and funny show. A night of stand-up comedy & charity auction.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
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.

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.

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
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. 

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


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Saturday 1 April 8.45pm
Hen & Chicken, Bristol
£11 adv/ £13 on the day online/ £13 door

Stephen GrantStand Up
For The Weekend 
with STEPHEN GRANT

also featuring
IAIN STIRLING
plus compere
SALLY-ANNE HAYWARD

An unstoppable, ebullient motormouth" Chortle

Along with his clutch of awards and critical acclaim, Stephen Grant must surely have right to the title of hardest working comedian in the UK. Regular compere of Krater Comedy Club at Brighton's Komedia, Stephen still finds the time to headline and MC gigs all over the country as well as being a regular guest on The Cutting Edge at London's Comedy Store, deputising presenter on BBC Southern Counties Radio, warming up and performing on some of the biggest comedy shows on TV and MCing for numerous corporate events.

It is not hard to see why Stephen is so popular, he 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.

“He’s famously pedantic, relentlessly logical and with the kind of comedy vision that can see round corners... you’re never more than 15 seconds away from a really good laugh”  Chortle

“Brilliant…this show will have you chuckling to yourself hours afterwards” The Scotsman

"…that kind of hard-to-fake passion and cheeriness is what makes comedy-goers warm to him, and what is his greatest strength” Chortle.co.uk

"Grant revels in his slick geekiness and this show is an absolute pleasure, an intelligent fast-paced whirlwind of thoughts and theories, all wrapped up beautifully with a bit of wonderfully nerdish IT.”  The List

"Right from the word go his audience were in fits of laughter as we were subjected to his relentless comedy... comedy bordering on genius." Three Weeks, Edinburgh Festival

“Consummate comedian” Time Out

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