Stand Up For The Weekend with Alun Cochrane & Co
Hen & Chicken - SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

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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

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

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. HOWEVER, NATHAN CATON WILL BE APPEARING ON THE BILL ALONGSIDE ARDAL O'HANLON AT THE REDGRAVE THEATRE ON WEDNESDAY 1 JULY.

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 Nathan Caton & Angela Barnes.

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
Edinburgh Preview Double Bill: Tom Stade & Mick Ferry
THURSDAY 16 JULY
Edinburgh Preview Double Bill: Tom Stade & Mick Ferry
Hen & Chicken

EDINBURGH PREVIEW DOUBLE BILL

TOM STADE
"Every inch a star... super confidence and charisma. If comedy is the new rock 'n' roll, then Tom Stade is Keith Richards" Scottish Daily Record

MICK FERRY
"Performs with style and conviction... highly enjoyable" Chortle

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 satirists" The Times

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

See More Book Tickets £10
Double Deckers: Paul Sinha & John Hastings
WEDNESDAY 22 JULY
Double Deckers: Paul Sinha & John Hastings
Tobacco Factory Theatre

DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY WEEK

PAUL SINHA
"One-liners are delivered with the crisp clarity of cut glass. Highly original." Metro

JOHN HASTINGS
"Shockingly Good" Montreal Gazette

See More Book Tickets £10
Double Deckers: Glenn Wool & Jimmy McGhie
THURSDAY 23 JULY
Double Deckers: Glenn Wool & Jimmy McGhie
Tobacco Factory Theatre

DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY WEEK

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

JIMMY McGHIE
"A delightful turn of phrase…instantly likeable stand-up." Chortle

See More Book Tickets £10
Double Deckers: John Robins & Sarah Kendall
FRIDAY 24 JULY
Double Deckers: John Robins & Sarah Kendall
Tobacco Factory Theatre

DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY WEEK

JOHN ROBINS
"An hour in his charming, generous and honest company is so effortlessly entertaining" Chortle

SARAH KENDALL
"Brilliant observational comedy" The Sunday Times

See More Book Tickets £10
Stand Up For The Weekend with Alun Cochrane & Co
SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
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 and Have I Got News For You. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £13
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
Hardeep Singh Kohli: Big Mouth Strikes Again (UK Tour)
THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER
Hardeep Singh Kohli: Big Mouth Strikes Again (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

When you've a mouth this big, is it any wonder you get into trouble? Hardeep Singh Kohli, the comedian, broadcaster, journalist and chef, explains all in a brand new show, on the back of its premier at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

See More Book Tickets £13
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!

Rob Beckett: Mouth Of The South (UK Tour)
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER
Rob Beckett: Mouth Of The South (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Rob Beckett's back with a brand-new show of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo, BBC2's Mock the Week & Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats.

See More Book Tickets £14.5
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.


Stand Up For the Weekend

with Pete Johansson & Co

Saturday 30 May 8.45pm £12
Hen & Chicken, Bristol

PETE JOHANSSON

with DAVID MORGAN plus compere CLINT EDWARDS

Peter JohanssonJohansson is assured, relaxed, open and gently hilarious onstage. This is observational, anecdotal, autobiographical comedy at its best" The Scotsman

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. 

“Supremely Entertaining” The Independent

‘Laughter fest… Hilarious’ – The List

David Morganwith DAVID MORGAN

Boundless energy and enthusiasm. Highly entertaining” - Gay Times

Best known for cropping up on all the country’s favourite panel shows (including E4’s Virtually Famous and BBC3’s Sweat The Small Stuff), David Morgan is not only one of the UK’s most exciting comedians, but a pop culture expert of the highest order. David’s on stage presence and his ability to make audiences "feel they’ve had a show performed specifically for them" (London is Funny) cements him as a firm favourite in the industry. A feel good, fun and energetic comic!

“Hilarious” - Heatworld.com

“David Morgan is Funny, That’s Right. Capital F” - Attitude

“David Morgan is a star in the making” - London is Funny

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