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JOHN ROBINS: EDINBURGH FRINGE PREVIEW
Thursday 27 June
JOHN ROBINS: EDINBURGH FRINGE PREVIEW
Hen & Chicken Studio

Formerly Bristol-based comic John Robins has taken multiple emotionally-charged solo shows to the world renown Edinburgh Fringe Festival and eventually won the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2017 with his "break-up" show The Darkness Of Robins. After a one year gap John returns with his latest soul-bearing, self-lacerating show Hot Shame which he previews at the Hen & Chicken Studio.
See More Book Tickets £13.00
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 £12.00
DOUBLE DECKERS: PAUL SINHA & LUCY PORTER
Tuesday 16 July
DOUBLE DECKERS: PAUL SINHA & LUCY PORTER
Hen & Chicken Studio
PAUL SINHA:
WORK-IN-PROGRESS

LUCY PORTER:
BE PREPARED

See More Book Tickets £9.00
DOUBLE DECKERS: ANDREW RYAN & SUZI RUFFELL
Wednesday 17 July
DOUBLE DECKERS: ANDREW RYAN & SUZI RUFFELL
Hen & Chicken Studio
ANDREW RYAN:
IS EVERYTHING ALRIGHT AT HOME?


SUZI RUFFELL:
DANCE LIKE EVERYONE'S WATCHING

See More Book Tickets £9.00
DOUBLE DECKERS: TOM STADE & ROBIN MORGAN
Thursday 18 July
DOUBLE DECKERS: TOM STADE & ROBIN MORGAN
Hen & Chicken Studio

TOM STADE:

YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET

ROBIN MORGAN:
WHAT A MAN, WHAT A MAN, WHAT A MAN, WHAT A MIGHTY GOOD MAN (SAY IT AGAIN NOW)

See More Book Tickets £9.00
DOUBLE DECKERS: RHYS JAMES & PIERRE NOVELLIE
Friday 19 July
DOUBLE DECKERS: RHYS JAMES & PIERRE NOVELLIE
Hen & Chicken Studio
RHYS JAMES:
SNITCH

PIERRE NOVELLIE:
WORK-IN-PROGRESS

See More Book Tickets £9.00
DOUBLE DECKERS: PAUL McCAFFREY & JOANNE McNALLY
Tuesday 23 July
DOUBLE DECKERS: PAUL McCAFFREY & JOANNE McNALLY
Hen & Chicken Studio
PAUL McCAFFREY:
LEMON

JOANNE McNALLY:
THE PROSECCO EXPRESS

See More Book Tickets £9.00
DOUBLE DECKERS: DALISO CHAPONDA & LAURA LEXX
Wednesday 24 July
DOUBLE DECKERS: DALISO CHAPONDA & LAURA LEXX
Hen & Chicken Studio
DALISO CHAPONDA:
BLAH BLAH BLACKLIST

LAURA LEXX:
KNEE JERK

See More Book Tickets £9.00
DOUBLE DECKERS: JIMMY McGHIE & IVO GRAHAM
Thursday 25 July
DOUBLE DECKERS: JIMMY McGHIE & IVO GRAHAM
Hen & Chicken Studio
JIMMY McGHIE:
THE BACHELOR

IVO GRAHAM:
THE GAME OF LIFE

See More Book Tickets £9.00
DOUBLE DECKERS: DARREN HARRIOTT & ANDY FIELD
Friday 26 July
DOUBLE DECKERS: DARREN HARRIOTT & ANDY FIELD
Hen & Chicken Studio
DARREN HARRIOTT:
GOOD HEART YUTE

ANDY FIELD'S FUNERAL

See More Book Tickets £9.00
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 £18.50
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 £18.50
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 £18.50
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 £18.50
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 £18.50
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.
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 £18.50
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 £13.00
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 £14.00
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 £15.00
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 £15.00
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 £13.00
TOP FLIGHT TIME MACHINE Live Podcast
Tuesday 19 November
TOP FLIGHT TIME MACHINE Live Podcast
Hen & Chicken Studio

Andy Dawson and Sam Delaney’s highly-acclaimed podcast is finally re-imagined as a theatrical experience. This is no ordinary live recording of a podcast episode – Sam and Andy will be carrying out extreme physical movement, while the audience will experience similar emotional movement. This is it!

See More Book Tickets £13.50
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 £17.00

  


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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.