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ABANDOMAN (aka ROB BRODERICK): PIRATE RADIO (UK Tour)
Friday 26 October
ABANDOMAN (aka ROB BRODERICK): PIRATE RADIO (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Ireland’s finest hip-hop musical comedian is back on tour with his biggest show to date. Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Rob Broderick will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales. 

See More Book Tickets £15
Stand Up For The Weekend with JOHN LYNN & CO
Saturday 27 October
Stand Up For The Weekend with JOHN LYNN & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

John Lynn’s
easy going laid back delivery makes him an instant hit with audiences. At his peak, Lynn is like Tommy Tiernan played at the wrong speed: relaxed in his incredulity at his domestic situation rather than ranting and raving at it. Plus guests.
See More Book Tickets £12
PHIL NICHOL: YOUR WRONG (UK Tour)
Friday 2 November
PHIL NICHOL: YOUR WRONG (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

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
Stand Up For The Weekend with JARRED CHRISTMAS & CO
Saturday 3 November
Stand Up For The Weekend with JARRED CHRISTMAS & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

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
ELIS JAMES & JOHN ROBINS: THE HOLY VIBLE TOUR
Sunday 4 November
ELIS JAMES & JOHN ROBINS: THE HOLY VIBLE TOUR
Tobacco Factory Theatre
Stars of Radio X, Elis James and John Robins have captured the hearts and minds of a generation, and it’s time that generation had a book. Join Elis and John for a live reading from their debut book The Holy Vible.
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: DEVIL MAY CARE
Sunday 4 November
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: DEVIL MAY CARE
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

As we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad. Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself? A new stand up show from multi-award winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Monday 5 November
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tuesday 6 November
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Wednesday 7 November
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

DARREN HARRIOTT: VISCERAL (UK Tour)
Friday 9 November
DARREN HARRIOTT: VISCERAL (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee Darren Harriott, returns with a brand new show, following recent appearances on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), and Fighting Talk (BBC Radio 5 Live).

Stand Up For The Weekend with TEZ ILYAS & CO
Saturday 10 November
Stand Up For The Weekend with TEZ ILYAS & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

Armed with his trademark cheek and uncompromising approach, Tez Ilyas presents his slick, smart and typically subversive stand-up. 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. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
ELIS  JAMES & JOHN ROBINS: THE HOLY VIBLE TOUR
Sunday 11 November
ELIS JAMES & JOHN ROBINS: THE HOLY VIBLE TOUR
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Stars of Radio X, Elis James and John Robins have captured the hearts and minds of a generation, and it’s time that generation had a book. Join Elis and John for a live reading from their debut book The Holy Vible.
ROBIN INCE'S CHAOS OF DELIGHTS (UK Tour)
Sunday 11 November
ROBIN INCE'S CHAOS OF DELIGHTS (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre
Robin Ince, the co-star of the Rose D’Or award winning The Infinite Monkey Cage and author of How to Build a Universe (part 1) with Professor Brian Cox is back on the road with an artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity.
See More Book Tickets £17
JOHN HEGLEY: NEW & SELECTED (UK Tour)
Friday 16 November
JOHN HEGLEY: NEW & SELECTED (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio
Legendary performance poet John Hegley returns to Bristol for another collection of marvellous poetry, songs and stories. Making his name nationally back in the 80s on high profile TV shows such as Channel 4's Friday & Saturday Live, John has steadily built up a large following of devoted fans from his published works and live performances.
See More Book Tickets £15
ROB NEWMAN'S TOTAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES
Friday 16 November
ROB NEWMAN'S TOTAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES
Redgrave Theatre
Rob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling novelist, Radio 4 Sony Award Winner) attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times by sifting through 3000 years of thought: from Pythagoras to Artificial Intelligence by way of Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees and Frankie Howerd’s trousers.
Stand Up For The Weekend with STUART GOLDSMITH & CO
Saturday 17 November
Stand Up For The Weekend with STUART GOLDSMITH & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart Goldsmith's enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer. Surprisingly candid about his exploits, sexploits and textploits, Stuart likes to get his teeth into love, romance and the downside of getting what you want.
See More Book Tickets £12
ADAM HILLS: BEST FOOT FORWARD
Sunday 18 November
ADAM HILLS: BEST FOOT FORWARD
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Join Adam Hills as he reads some selected chapters of his best-selling autobiography Best Foot Forward, which is a hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy. It will be a special evening of stand-up and anecdotes, with copies of the book available to purchase after the performance.
DR PHIL HAMMOND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS?
Sunday 18 November
DR PHIL HAMMOND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS?
REDGRAVE THEATRE

TOUR EXTENSION

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.

SARA PASCOE: LadsLadsLads (UK TOUR)
Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 November
SARA PASCOE: LadsLadsLads (UK TOUR)
Redgrave Theatre

Following a sell-out run in London’s West End, the multi-award winning comedian, Sara Pascoe, and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Taskmaster, takes her new, hugely personal show on tour. “She is a comic in her prime” The Times

GEOFF NORCOTT: TRADITIONALISM (UK Tour)
Friday 23 November
GEOFF NORCOTT: TRADITIONALISM (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

The star of BBC2’s The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo takes to the road with his latest show direct from the Edinburgh Festival. The world is changing at a dizzying rate, and Geoff Norcott is trying to hold modern views, but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word.

See More Book Tickets £13
Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Saturday 24 November
Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

Rhys James is a sickeningly talented young stand-up. He’s a super-sharp writer, with a ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline. Plus guests.
See More Book Tickets £12
DANIEL SLOSS: X (UK Tour)
Friday 30 November
DANIEL SLOSS: X (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Don’t miss the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy star, Daniel Sloss, who is fast becoming one of the world's biggest comedy names! "Simply world class… hilarious" Herald Sun, Australia

Stand Up For The Weekend with ANDREW LAWRENCE & CO
Saturday 1 December
Stand Up For The Weekend with ANDREW LAWRENCE & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

As seen on BBC's Live At The Apollo, misanthropic observational comedian Andrew Lawrence returns to headline with his trademark self-deprecating navel gazing and weary view of the world. Plus guests.
See More Book Tickets £12
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (01-12-18)
Saturday 1 December
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (01-12-18)
Hen & Chicken Studio

BOOK HERE FOR CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE

See More Book Tickets £32
THE THINKING DRINKERS: PUB CRAWL (UK Tour)
Friday 7 December
THE THINKING DRINKERS: PUB CRAWL (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

The Thinking Drinkers are back on tour with a brand-new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history. The award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy.

See More Book Tickets £16
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (07-12-18)
Friday 7 December
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (07-12-18)
Hen & Chicken Studio

BOOK HERE FOR CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE

See More Book Tickets £36
Stand Up For The Weekend with LARRY DEAN & CO
Saturday 8 December
Stand Up For The Weekend with LARRY DEAN & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

Multi award-winning Glaswegian comedian Larry Dean is fast rising up the ranks to inevitably become a truly international arena comic, judging by his increasing reputation and popularity at various comedy festivals around the world. "Has the easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate too" The Guardian
See More Book Tickets £12
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (08-12-18)
Saturday 8 December
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (08-12-18)
Hen & Chicken Studio

BOOK HERE FOR CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE

See More Book Tickets £32
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (15-12-18)
Saturday 15 December
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (15-12-18)
Hen & Chicken Studio

BOOK HERE FOR CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE

See More Book Tickets £32
Stand Up For The Weekend with STEPHEN BAILEY & CO
Saturday 15 December
Stand Up For The Weekend with STEPHEN BAILEY & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

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). Plus guests.
See More Book Tickets £12
The Official Christmas Show with ROBERT WHITE & GUESTS
Saturday 22 December
The Official Christmas Show with ROBERT WHITE & GUESTS
Hen & Chicken Studio

Robert White is the only gay, Aspergic, quarter-Welsh comic on the British comedy circuit. Known for his brilliant timing and performance style, Robert’s chaotic stage presence, improvisational skills and delivery earned him a place in the Final of the 2018 Britain's Got Talent TV show. "You're a beautiful soul. Comedy flows from you like water" David Walliams
See More Book Tickets £15
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (22-12-18)
Saturday 22 December
CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE (22-12-18)
Hen & Chicken Studio

BOOK HERE FOR CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING PACKAGE

See More Book Tickets £36
THE END OF THE YEAR SHOW with CAREY MARX & GUESTS
Saturday 29 December
THE END OF THE YEAR SHOW with CAREY MARX & GUESTS
Hen & Chicken Studio

Celebrate the last Saturday of the year at The Comedy Box with morally dubious Carey Marx, the elegant rants of Phil Jerrod and the viperish wit of Sally-Anne Hayward. Top comedy all round.
See More Book Tickets £12
AHIR SHAH: DUFFER (UK Tour)
Friday 1 February
AHIR SHAH: DUFFER (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Ahir Shah returns with a brand new stand-up show about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. "Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny." Daily Telegraph
See More Book Tickets £13
PAUL FOOT: IMAGE CONSCIOUS (UK Tour)
Friday 22 February 2019
PAUL FOOT: IMAGE CONSCIOUS (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Award-winning "deranged genius" Paul Foot is back with his latest collection of sublime witterings. You may have seen him on Never Mind The Buzzcocks or Would I Lie To You, now you can see him live in all his surrealist glory.

See More Book Tickets £15
ANDREW DOYLE: FRIENDLY FIRE (UK Tour)
Thursday 28 February
ANDREW DOYLE: FRIENDLY FIRE (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio
Andrew Doyle is one of the UK’s foremost political satirists.  Friendly Fire is his seventh solo stand-up show.  It follows the critically acclaimed Thought Crimes, which ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year and later transferred to the Soho Theatre in London.
See More Book Tickets £13
DARREN HARRIOTT: VISCERAL (UK Tour)
Friday 1 March
DARREN HARRIOTT: VISCERAL (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee Darren Harriott, returns with a brand new show, following recent appearances on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), and Fighting Talk (BBC Radio 5 Live).

See More Book Tickets £13
Stand Up For The Weekend with MICK FERRY & CO
Saturday 2 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with MICK FERRY & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

Mick Ferry
is renowned as a fine purveyor of lugubrious surrealism and has quickly established himself as one of the most sought after comics on the British and International comedy circuit. “As good as it gets…highly original and hilarious” Big Issue
See More Book Tickets £12
MATT RICHARDSON: SLASH (UK Tour)
Sunday 3 March
MATT RICHARDSON: SLASH (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio
A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange. Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy. "Explosive show" Voice Magazine
See More Book Tickets £13
SEANN WALSH: AFTER THIS ONE, I'M GOING HOME (UK Tour)
Friday 8 March
SEANN WALSH: AFTER THIS ONE, I'M GOING HOME (UK Tour)
1532 Performing Arts Centre

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian). Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.

See More Book Tickets £16
LOST VOICE GUY: TOUR 2019
Sunday 10 March
LOST VOICE GUY: TOUR 2019
Tobacco Factory Theatre
Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK.
PAUL McCAFFREY UK TOUR
Thursday 21 March
PAUL McCAFFREY UK TOUR
Hen & Chicken Studio

Paul McCaffrey
is an award-winning comedian (Latitude New Act of the Year, London Paper New Act of the Year) and headlines at the biggest comedy clubs in the country. He has performed four critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows as well as major music festivals: Reading, Leeds, V Festival, Bestival and Latitude.
See More Book Tickets £13
STEPHEN BAILEY: OUR KID (UK Tour)
Friday 22 March
STEPHEN BAILEY: OUR KID (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record), stand-up comedy star and host of Five's 'Celebs On The Farm',  Stephen Bailey is embarking on a brand new tour in spring 2019 with his incredible show ‘Our Kid’ – a story full of Northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a bit of blue.
See More Book Tickets £15
JESS ROBINSON: NO FILTER (UK Tour)
Friday 29 March
JESS ROBINSON: NO FILTER (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Jess Robinson
takes you on a dizzying journey through hilarious improvised musical impressions, serving up a feast of styles and genres from classical to rock to hip hop showcasing the voices of all your favourite celebs. "It's like a mega-concert with all your favourite stars" ITV
See More Book Tickets £13
SIMON MUNNERY: THE WREATH (UK Tour)
Thursday 4 April
SIMON MUNNERY: THE WREATH (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Serial innovator Simon Munnery presents his brand new show. A British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner. Munnery's stand-up career spanning 32 years has seen him regularly perform all over the world and star in several of his own major television and radio projects.
See More Book Tickets £14
CARL HUTCHINSON LIVE (UK Tour)
Friday 5 April
CARL HUTCHINSON LIVE (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show & following a sold-out 2017 tour, Geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson is back with a brand new show. From buying a house to having kids, Carl takes his unique adolescent approach to grown up issues.
See More Book Tickets £13
TOM STADE: I SWEAR TO... (UK Tour)
Saturday 1 June
TOM STADE: I SWEAR TO... (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Following 2017’s smash-hit UK tour, Tom Stade, the Canadian comedy legend, is back with a new show.  Welcome back to ‘I SWEAR TO…’ picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasn’t long enough. “UNMISSABLE” Edinburgh Evening News
See More Book Tickets £18.5

  


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You can book online for all Comedy Box and related events from this website if they are taking place at the Hen & Chicken, Tobacco Factory Theatre or the Bristol Improv Theatre. If the event is taking place elsewhere an external link will be provided.

There is no additional charge for booking online via The Comedy Box. The advertised ticket price includes transaction and booking fees. 

Bookings are confirmed via a Web Ticket displayed on the screen (you will also receive an automated copy via email). Please print off your Web Ticket then bring along on the night of the show. Alternatively, you can display your web ticket on your mobile phone and show it to front-of-house/box office on entry.

  • To choose a show simply select the Comedy Shows button in the left column or go to the scrollable column positioned on the right. Each show panel will contain a brief description of the show and two buttons at the bottom. Click on See More if you want to read more about the show or click on Book Tickets if you are ordering tickets (select a quantity first). 
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  • It is preferable for you to bring a copy of your Web Ticket with you on the night of the show. It just makes our job easier because it contains your CBox reference number that we need to cross reference with our customer list (please note: if you are unable to print off your email ticket just make a note of your reference number which starts CBox-***** and can be found on your web ticket. Please bring this number and your credit/debit card to verify that you are the purchaser).
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REFUND POLICY

  • As with other professional venues, The Comedy Box does not issue refunds unless a show is cancelled. If an advertised headliner on a multiple act show is unable to appear then we will replace them with an act of equal quality or status. If you had booked your tickets specifically to see the advertised headliner and you don't wish to see the replacement act then you will be entitled to a refund - your request for a refund must be registered prior to the show taking place. We will not offer a refund if either the compere or a support act has been replaced.
  • If you have changed your mind about coming to a show we can offer to put your tickets on resale. Although it is always our priority to sell our remaining tickets first before we sell returns. There is a small admin charge of £2 for this service. This is at our discretion and is usually the situation on already sold out shows. If we think it is unlikely that we will sell out then we will say so. You will be notified by email if we have successfully resold your ticket. (Of course, you always have the option to give your ticket to someone else but please remember that a web ticket contains a unique reference number and can only be presented once at the box office).
  • If you wish to switch dates for the same show we'll ask you to re-purchase your tickets for the alternative date then we'll process your refund for the original date. (Switching dates for a show is at our discretion and is dependent on availability).  There is a small admin charge of £2 for this service.