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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
Stand Up For The Weekend with PHIL WANG & CO
SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
Stand Up For The Weekend with PHIL WANG & CO
Hen & Chicken

Phil Wang is rapidly making a name for himself both in the UK and internationally with clever lines and a trademark laid-back style. Phil's wry outlook and laid-back style have seen him perform on The John Bishop Show and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central.

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with MATT RICHARDSON & CO
SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
Stand Up For The Weekend with MATT RICHARDSON & CO
Hen & Chicken

Come and join multi-award winning comic, Matt Richardson.  In 2010 Matt started comedy and in just five years he has been rapidly establishing himself as one of the hottest and most exciting acts on the comedy circuit. “Hilarious and Charming” Daily Mirror. Plus Dan Evans & Sally-Anne Hayward.

See More Book Tickets £12
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
Simon Munnery: And Nothing But (UK Tour)
SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER
Simon Munnery: And Nothing But (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery offers up a new stand-up show. As he returns once again to what he does, being himself for an hour. He will generally tell it like it is, was, and might be if we could but get our fingers out. All rise.

See More Book Tickets £12.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with IAN STONE & CO
SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER
Stand Up For The Weekend with IAN STONE & CO
Hen & Chicken

Ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent, 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. Plus Guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
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

Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER
Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Hen & Chicken

Carey Marx is not for the faint of heart, but there's plenty here 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 £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.

Stand Up For The Weekend with JARRED CHRISTMAS & CO
SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER
Stand Up For The Weekend with JARRED CHRISTMAS & CO
Hen & Chicken

New Zealander Jarred Christmas has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling. He has a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way, making his comedy sizzle with originality. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
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.

Stand Up For The Weekend with CHRIS MARTIN & CO
SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER
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 (2011) and Russell Kane (2012) and Milton Jones on his full tour in 2013. Plus Tom Wrigglesworth and compere.

See More Book Tickets £12
Rich Hall: 3:10 To Humour (UK Tour)
Sunday 1 November
Rich Hall: 3:10 To Humour (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning comedian saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again.

Stand Up For The Weekend with BEN NORRIS & CO
SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER
Stand Up For The Weekend with BEN NORRIS & CO
Hen & Chicken

Recently seen supporting Ed Byrne on his national tour Ben Norris has appeared "Never Mind The Buzzcocks", "They Think It's All Over" and "Mock The Week". He lies on the periphery of laddishness; part lairy blokishness, part middle-class haughtiness. "The most polished stand-up you are likely to see." GQ Magazine. Plus guests. 

See More Book Tickets £12
Jeremy Hardy Live 2015
SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER
Jeremy Hardy Live 2015
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Jeremy Hardy begins his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. Last year, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now...? (UK Tour)
SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER
Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now...? (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour. "This Devonian observationalist has embedded himself among the comedy elite" The Guardian

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 LLOYD LANGFORD & CO
SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER
Stand Up For The Weekend with LLOYD LANGFORD & CO
Hen & Chicken

Highly regarded Welsh comic Lloyd Langford is proving himself to be a highly talented act with his striking combination of natural wit undercut with a playful curiosity. “A quick and instinctively funny mind.” Metro. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
Andy Parsons: Live and Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious (UK Tour)
SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER
Andy Parsons: Live and Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

With four sell out national tours, three DVD releases and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt, Andy Parsons, is back on the road in 2015 and coming to Bristol Old Vic this autumn.

Stephen K Amos: The Laughter Master (UK Tour)
SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER
Stephen K Amos: The Laughter Master (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Stephen K Amos, the maestro of feel-good comedy is back on tour with his new show. Fresh from sell-out tours of Australia and New Zealand, as heard on Radio 4's Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For? (Radio 4). "Unashamed feel-good entertainment." ★★★★ London Evening Standard

See More Book Tickets £17.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with TOM DEACON & CO
SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER
Stand Up For The Weekend with TOM DEACON & CO
Hen & Chicken

Tom Deacon is one of the hottest young comedians and presenters on the circuit. He has been performing live stand-up for the last seven years – with three Edinburgh solo shows under his belt. "A mighty fine comic" The Guardian. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with JOHN HASTINGS & CO
SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER
Stand Up For The Weekend with JOHN HASTINGS & CO
Hen & Chicken

Since moving to the UK, Canadian John Hastings is very much in demand from the top comedy venues, entertaining audiences with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
Christmas Comedy & Dining Package (28/11/15)
SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER
Christmas Comedy & Dining Package (28/11/15)
Hen & Chicken

Christmas Comedy & Dining

Enjoy a 2 course Xmas dinner and 2 hour comedy show featuring three of the best comics from the UK comedy circuit. Click on See More below to read about the show. 

See More Book Tickets £29
Joe Lycett: That's The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett (UK Tour)
SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER
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

Stand Up For The Weekend with PETE JOHANSSON & CO
SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER
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
Christmas Comedy & Dining Package (05/12/15)
SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER
Christmas Comedy & Dining Package (05/12/15)
Hen & Chicken

Christmas Comedy & Dining

Enjoy a 2 course Xmas dinner and 2 hour comedy show featuring three of the best comics from the UK comedy circuit. Click on See More below to read about the show. 

See More Book Tickets £29
Stand Up For The Weekend with GORDON SOUTHERN & CO
SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER
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. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
Christmas Comedy & Dining Package (12/12/15)
SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER
Christmas Comedy & Dining Package (12/12/15)
Hen & Chicken

Christmas Comedy & Dining

Enjoy a 2 course Xmas dinner and 2 hour comedy show featuring three of the best comics from the UK comedy circuit. Click on See More below to read about the show. 

See More Book Tickets £29
The Christmas Comedy Show with TOM ALLEN & FRIENDS
SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER
The Christmas Comedy Show with TOM ALLEN & FRIENDS
Hen & Chicken

It's the last show of the year and the last one before Christmas so we're calling it The Christmas Comedy Show with Tom Allen & Friends.

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 £14
Christmas Comedy & Dining Package (19/12/15)
SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER
Christmas Comedy & Dining Package (19/12/15)
Hen & Chicken

Christmas Comedy & Dining

Enjoy a 2 course Xmas dinner and 2 hour comedy show featuring three of the best comics from the UK comedy circuit. Click on See More below to read about the show. 

See More Book Tickets £29
David O'Doherty: Tour 2016
SUNDAY 31 JANUARY
David O'Doherty: Tour 2016
Tobacco Factory Theatre

David O’Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Bublé, is delighted to present an evening of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. As seen and heard on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and The Unbelievable Truth for BBC Radio 4.

See More Book Tickets £16.5
Sean McLoughlin: Whatever It Takes (UK Tour)
THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY
Sean McLoughlin: Whatever It Takes (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Another calamitous year has led to another hour of blisteringly funny stand-up from Sean McLoughlin, who is heading out on tour fresh from supporting Katherine Ryan and Doc Brown on their national tours, and making a breakthrough appearance on Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central. Plus support.

See More Book Tickets £9
Gyles Brandreth: Word Power! (UK Tour)
SUNDAY 12 JUNE 2016
Gyles Brandreth: Word Power! (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Join Edinburgh Fringe award winner Gyles Brandreth – wit and word-meister, former MP and Government Whip, Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter, QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101, IT Crowd, Pointless and Countdown survivor - on an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words. 

See More Book Tickets £19


The Comedy Box is now on summer break until September 12 when we will resume at the Hen & Chicken with the wonderful ALUN COCHRANE & CO.

Saturday 12 September 8.45pm £13
Upstairs at the Hen & Chicken, Bristol

Stand Up For
The Weekend
with ALUN COCHRANE

plus guests

Alun CochraneA master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline…” The Metro

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.

Alun is a no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense. Much of his comedy begins simply as something he’s seen, heard or felt in his own life, or in the street, or the kitchen, or anywhere and from that it blossoms into a highly amusing anecdote or a strange flight of fancy.

He can be heard on Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio Show every Saturday morning from 8am.

"Filled with prime laugh-out-loud stupid moments" The List (Glasgow & Edinburgh)

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