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Saturday 20 April
EASTER WEEKEND

THERE IS NO COMEDY SHOW AT THE HEN & CHICKEN OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND.

Stand Up For The Weekend with IAN STONE & CO
Saturday 27 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with IAN STONE & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

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 - a weekly residency of topical stand-up. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with PETE JOHANSSON & GUESTS
Saturday 4 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with PETE JOHANSSON & GUESTS
Hen & Chicken Studio

THIS SHOW IS NOW CANCELLED

Pete Johansson has earned the title of global headlining comic with a relentless schedule that takes him to every corner of the globe with his unique socially progressive and intellectually challenging, yet accessible comedy that has garnered him a worldwide following.
THE HORNE SECTION: TOUR 2019
Sunday 5 May
THE HORNE SECTION: TOUR 2019
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

They've had their own TV special at the London Palladium, they have an iTunes-chart-topping podcast and now they're touring the country; it's the one and only Horne Section's one and only 2019 Tour.
CHRIS McCAUSLAND: SPEAKY BLINDER (UK Tour)
Thursday 9 May
CHRIS McCAUSLAND: SPEAKY BLINDER (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.
See More Book Tickets £13
Stand Up For The Weekend with JOE SUTHERLAND & CO
Saturday 11 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with JOE SUTHERLAND & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

Joe Sutherland
is a baby-faced comedian with the voice of an angel on 40 B&H a day. With a caustic, catty wit and unapologetic confidence, he has taken the UK comedy circuit by the balls, and the circuit liked it. Plus guests.
See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with ANDREW RYAN & CO
Saturday 18 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with ANDREW RYAN & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

Irishman Andrew Ryan made his comedy circuit debut in 2008 when he spontaneously entered an open mike contest. Fast-forward to 2019 and he is now one of the most sought-after comics in recent years. Andrew’s storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanour makes him a natural observational stand-up. Plus guests.
See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with JARLATH REGAN & CO
Saturday 25 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with JARLATH REGAN & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

Award winning comedian, writer and star of the hit Irish panel show, The Panel, 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 at international comedy festivals. Plus guests.
See More Book Tickets £12
ASHLEY BLAKER & IMRAN YUSUF: PROPHET SHARING (UK Touring)
Thursday 30 May
ASHLEY BLAKER & IMRAN YUSUF: PROPHET SHARING (UK Touring)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Two great religions. Two great comedians. The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!).
See More Book Tickets £15
SOFIE HAGEN: BUBBLEWRAP, HAPPY FAT (UK Tour)
Thursday 30 May
SOFIE HAGEN: BUBBLEWRAP, HAPPY FAT (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

After a total sell-out of her ‘Dead Baby Frog’ tour in 2018, Sofie Hagen returns with the show that won her the Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer award. Plus, a first chance to hear her read from her new book ‘Happy Fat’, and a Q & A.
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL MYREHAUG & CO
Saturday 1 June
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL MYREHAUG & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

Canadian Paul Myrehaug is an international touring comedian with frequent appearances on TV, radio and at festivals all over the world. He is a sharp performer with a great stage presence and is an extremely fun comic to watch. Plus guests. 

See More Book Tickets £12
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
Stand Up For The Weekend with ZOE LYONS & CO
Saturday 29 June
Stand Up For The Weekend with ZOE LYONS & CO
Hen & Chicken Studio

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, terrifically charismatic Zoe Lyons takes a sideways view of life, picking out the many absurdities and turning them into hilarious routines. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £12
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Monday 2 September
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Digital DJ, Internet-Based Quiz Show Host, yells into a well. John Robins returns with his first new show since the sell-out smash ‘The Darkness Of Robins’. Soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping hot shame.
See More Book Tickets £18.5
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Tuesday 3 September
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Digital DJ, Internet-Based Quiz Show Host, yells into a well. John Robins returns with his first new show since the sell-out smash ‘The Darkness Of Robins’. Soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping hot shame.
See More Book Tickets £18.5
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Wednesday 4 September
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Digital DJ, Internet-Based Quiz Show Host, yells into a well. John Robins returns with his first new show since the sell-out smash ‘The Darkness Of Robins’. Soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping hot shame.
See More Book Tickets £18.5
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Thursday 5 September
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Digital DJ, Internet-Based Quiz Show Host, yells into a well. John Robins returns with his first new show since the sell-out smash ‘The Darkness Of Robins’. Soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping hot shame.
See More Book Tickets £18.5
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Friday 6 September
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Digital DJ, Internet-Based Quiz Show Host, yells into a well. John Robins returns with his first new show since the sell-out smash ‘The Darkness Of Robins’. Soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping hot shame.
See More Book Tickets £18.5
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Saturday 7 September
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Digital DJ, Internet-Based Quiz Show Host, yells into a well. John Robins returns with his first new show since the sell-out smash ‘The Darkness Of Robins’. Soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping hot shame.
See More Book Tickets £18.5
SINDHU VEE: SANDHOG (Tour EXTENSION)
Sunday 8 September
SINDHU VEE: SANDHOG (Tour EXTENSION)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee returns with a second tour date with her critically acclaimed and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, Sandhog.
See More Book Tickets £18.5
FERN BRADY: POWER AND CHAOS (UK Tour)
Thursday 12 September
FERN BRADY: POWER AND CHAOS (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo, Fern Brady is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. "Tough-talking and packed with don’t-give-a-shit honesty." The Skinny
See More Book Tickets £13
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Monday 30 September
JOHN ROBINS: HOT SHAME (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Digital DJ, Internet-Based Quiz Show Host, yells into a well. John Robins returns with his first new show since the sell-out smash ‘The Darkness Of Robins’. Soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping hot shame.
MITCH BENN: TEN SONGS TO SAVE THE WORLD (UK Tour)
Thursday 10 October
MITCH BENN: TEN SONGS TO SAVE THE WORLD (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

From BBC Radio 4's "Now Show" to his column in the New European, award-winning Mitch Benn, spreads insight and laughs in equal measure.  Join the "country's leading musical satirist" (The Times) as, with six string in hand and a head full of silly rhymes, he identifies the problems and proposes (semi-serious) solutions.
See More Book Tickets £14
PAUL FOOT: IMAGE CONSCIOUS (Tour extension)
Wednesday 16 October
PAUL FOOT: IMAGE CONSCIOUS (Tour extension)
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
JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: LOVE BRISTOL AND HATE BASTARDS (UK Tour)
Thursday 24 October
JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: LOVE BRISTOL AND HATE BASTARDS (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene, regularly appearing on TV, radio, and at festivals. From silly songs to satirical anthems, their riotous live blend of comedy and rock gig has won adoring fans across the country.
See More Book Tickets £15
STUART GOLDSMITH: END OF (UK Tour)
Friday 8 November
STUART GOLDSMITH: END OF (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Stuart Goldsmith
is back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares. Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just the one pain au chocolat.
See More Book Tickets £13
THE THINKING DRINKERS: HEROES OF HOOCH (UK Tour)
Friday 22 November
THE THINKING DRINKERS: HEROES OF HOOCH (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

The Thinking Drinkers return with a BRAND-NEW SHOW, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure.
See More Book Tickets £17

  


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Seating

Generally speaking, all Comedy Box events at venues we utilise have unallocated seating. However, many (but not all) weekend events at the Hen & Chicken incorporate table seating, so these seats will be allocated on arrival, meaning that customers will be sat together where possible. See below.

Hen & Chicken events

Most Comedy Box shows at the Hen & Chicken are cabaret-style with table-seating (see below). Some shows, especially touring shows, may be switched to theatre-style row seating at the request of the performer or to allow increased capacity where necessary.

When a show is theatre-style the seats are unallocated but you may still be guided to your seats by an usher.

Table-seating

When a show at the Hen & Chicken is cabaret-style all tables seat up to six people. We always allocate seating on arrival from the front of the room i.e. backwards from the stage. This makes for a better atmosphere if we are not full and guarantees that front tables are occupied which is crucial for a live comedy show. Not because we want audience members to be "picked on", but because the comedians like to see people's faces and be able to interact. 

We allocate tables according to group size and we always try to seat parties together. If your party is smaller than six people then it is very likely that you will be sharing with people you don't know.

LARGE GROUPS: If you want to sit together it is necessary to arrive early. The later you arrive the chances are your group will be split up, although we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you know the size of your group and you want to sit together we must be able to see all of your tickets or web ticket print-out(s) before we allocate you a table or tables. You will not be able to "save" seats or tables for customers in your party who are not present - unless you can produce actual tickets or web tickets on their behalf.

We recommend that you organise your group to arrive in the pub downstairs, distribute the tickets to them if you have booked them yourself, then come to the front desk upstairs when you are ready. If you have booked your tickets online, bring your web ticket to the front desk and we will exchange your web ticket for individual tickets. The sooner you arrive after doors open the better chances you have of sitting together.

The Comedy Box tries to operate a flexible seating allocation system to accommodate different customers' needs. We don’t reserve (or pre-allocate) tables in advance but we will try to seat groups together. On arrival at the venue we will allocate tables according to the size of your group on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are coming to a popular show and you have organised a large group it is in your interests to arrive as early as possible to get the best positioned tables. Late arrivals will be able to get seats but we cannot guarantee to seat your party together.

Late arrivals

We reserve the right to refuse admission until the interval if you or your party don't arrive until after the show has started. This is to avoid unnecessary disruption to the show and to other audience members.