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BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW? (UK Tour)
Friday 7 September
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW? (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

This new show from multi-award winning member of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite, and star of her own Netflix special, is for you. Join Bridget Christie (Room 101, Have I Got News for You, Harry Hillís Alien Fun Capsule) for a night of hope and despair.

See More Book Tickets £19
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW? (UK Tour)
Saturday 8 September
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW? (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

This new show from multi-award winning member of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite, and star of her own Netflix special, is for you. Join Bridget Christie (Room 101, Have I Got News for You, Harry Hillís Alien Fun Capsule) for a night of hope and despair.

See More Book Tickets £19
HAL CRUTTENDEN: CHUBSTER (UK Tour)
Friday 14 September
HAL CRUTTENDEN: CHUBSTER (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Hal Cruttenden's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.

RICH HALL'S HOEDOWN (UK Tour)
Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 September
RICH HALL'S HOEDOWN (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Rich Hall's Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trumpís America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. Thereís stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you donít own a hoe.

JAMALI MADDIX: VAPE LORD (UK Tour)
Friday 21 September
JAMALI MADDIX: VAPE LORD (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vicelandís Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix is embarking on his first World Tour. Heíll be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation.

SEAN LOCK PLUS SUPPORT
Friday 21 & Saturday 22 September
SEAN LOCK PLUS SUPPORT
Redgrave Theatre
Sean Lock is one of the UKís most highly acclaimed and original comedians. The British Comedy Award winner for Best Stand Up is probably best known as team captain on Channel 4ís Cats Does Countdown. Join him for a unique mix of new and tried and tested material.
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: DEVIL MAY CARE
Sunday 7 October
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.

FELICITY WARD: BUSTING A NUT (UK Tour)
Friday 12 October
FELICITY WARD: BUSTING A NUT (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Fresh off the back of her new BBC Radio 4 series (Appisodes) and a Netflix special (Live from the BBC), multi-award winning comedian and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast Felicity Ward embarks on her second nationwide tour with a brand new show.

See More Book Tickets £13
SAM AVERY: THE LEARNER PARENT (UK Tour)
Friday 19 October
SAM AVERY: THE LEARNER PARENT (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.

See More Book Tickets £18
ABANDOMAN (aka ROB BRODERICK): PIRATE RADIO (UK Tour)
Friday 26 October
ABANDOMAN (aka ROB BRODERICK): PIRATE RADIO (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Irelandís 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 audienceís likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales. 

See More Book Tickets £15
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. ďA show that makes you laugh and think while you are watching, and then wakes you up in the night to laugh and think again.Ē The Scotsman

See More Book Tickets £15
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 itís time that generation had a book. Join Elis and John for a live reading from their debut book The Holy Vible.
See More Book Tickets £18.5
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 OíDoherty 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 BBC2ís Live At The Apollo and Channel 4ís 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

See More Book Tickets £20
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 OíDoherty 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 BBC2ís Live At The Apollo and Channel 4ís 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

See More Book Tickets £20
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 OíDoherty 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 BBC2ís Live At The Apollo and Channel 4ís 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

See More Book Tickets £20
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 Howardís Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), and Fighting Talk (BBC Radio 5 Live).

See More Book Tickets £16
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 DíOr 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 artistís 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 Pavlovís dogs, Jane Goodallís chimpanzees and Frankie Howerdís trousers.
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 Londonís 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. ďShe is a comic in her primeĒ The Times

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

The star of BBC2ís 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
DANIEL SLOSS: X (UK Tour)
Friday 30 November
DANIEL SLOSS: X (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Donít miss the stunning new show from Scotlandís internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy star, Daniel Sloss, who is fast becoming one of the world's biggest comedy names! "Simply world classÖ hilarious" Herald Sun, Australia

See More Book Tickets £15.5
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
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
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 Magazineís Weird Crush trophy. "Explosive show" Voice Magazine
See More Book Tickets £13
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 Britainís Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4ís comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK.

  


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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 donít 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.