Thur 22 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

KIRI PRITCHARD-McLEAN

EMPATHY PAINS (Cancelled)

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED. TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED.
Fri 21 May - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

MATT FORDE

BREXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR (postponed)

Join Britain's leading political comedian as he once again promises his last show as an EU citizen (maybe). As seen on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, The Royal Variety Performance and Unspun.
Sat 22 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with ALUN COCHRANE

and GUESTS

Alun Cochrane is a master at observational comedy, an expert in storytelling and uniquely able to to gather material from anywhere he wanders in mind or body. He is also the co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio.
Sat 29 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with FERN BRADY

and GUESTS

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.
Sat 5 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with ANDREW RYAN

and GUESTS

Irishman Andrew Ryan is one of the most exciting talents in recent years. His quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanour make him a natural stand up.
Sat 12 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with NEIL DELAMERE

and GUESTS

Neil Delamere is one of the most in demand comedians on Irish television and well on track to repeat his success here in the UK. Neil has also appeared on The World Stands Up and Live At The Comedy Store, both on Comedy Central.
Sat 19 June  - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with TOM WARD

and GUESTS

Tom Ward's stand-up is amazingly assured and he is a unique and genuinely exciting act, oozing confidence from every pore, with quirky, original sideways looks at sex, singledom and swearing with pop interludes interspersed throughout.
Sat 26 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with CARL DONNELLY

and GUESTS

Carl Donnelly takes the mundane stories of everyday life and turns them into stretches of self deprecating silliness. His conversational, silly sense of humour saw him win a host of awards and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.
Fri 2 July - Redgrave Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

SAM AVERY

TODDLERGEDDON (rescheduled)

Join award-winning comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA The Learner Parent) for an evening of hilarious stand up, brand new for 2020. Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you’re clueless? Find out in Toddlergeddon.
Sat 3 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with SARA BARRON

and GUESTS

American writer turned stand up living in London, Sara Barron is a relentlessly honest and desperately funny comic, relating brutal and sometimes filthy truths in a warm and welcoming way.
Sat 10 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL McCAFFREY

and GUESTS

Paul McCaffrey is an award-winning comedian and headlines at the biggest comedy clubs in the country. He has performed four critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows as well as major music festivals.
Sat 17 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with JARRED CHRISTMAS

and GUESTS

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.
Sat 24 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with DALISO CHAPONDA

and GUESTS

Daliso Chaponda is a hugely engaging and highly intelligent stand-up comedian. He explores all sorts of challenging subjects including race, politics, religion, pandemics etc but always endeavours to find the humour in these seemingly homourless topics.
Thursday 9 September - Tobacco Factory Theatre
7.30pm (doors 7pm) £16.00

GEOFF NORCOTT

I BLAME THE PARENTS (UK Tour)

Fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott. This brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.
Fri 10 September - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £18.50

MARK THOMAS

50 THINGS ABOUT US (rescheduled)

In his new show 50 Things About Us, Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.
Sat 11 September - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £21.50

SIMON BRODKIN

TROUBLEMAKER

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, Simon Brodkin is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show.
Sun 12 September - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £19.00

TOM STADE

YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET (rescheduled)

Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from the Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era! Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief.
Fri 24 September - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

THE THINKING DRINKERS

PUB QUIZ

Returning with a BRAND NEW SHOW. The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history’s greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and FIVE free discerning drinks for every audience member.
Friday 1 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £15.00

DANE BAPTISTE:

THE CHOCOLATE CHIP (rescheduled)

Join Dane Baptiste, one of the nation’s most exciting stand up stars as he presents another brilliantly hilarious and boldly provocative show.
Thursday 28 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £17.00

LUCY PORTER

BE PREPARED (rescheduled)

TV favourite Lucy Porter returns with another fantastic stand-up show. Her recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, and she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show
Sat 30 October - Tobacco Factory Theatre
7.30pm (doors 7pm) £16.00

ELLIE TAYLOR

DON'T GOT THIS (rescheduled)

Fresh from her debut Netflix stand-up special, the star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and QI, Ellie Taylor is back with a brand new stand-up show. Join Ellie as she bangs on about life, love and what will happen if one more person tells her “you got this”.
Fri 12 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

KAE KURD:

THE SPOKEN KURD TOUR (rescheduled)

The unstoppable Kae Kurd is back with a brand-new show for 2020! Smart, sharp and brilliantly astute, the young British-Kurdish stand-up is making a serious name for himself. Join one of the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars.
Thurs 10 February 2022 - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £17.00

KERRY GODLIMAN

BOSH (rescheduled)

Kerry’s back on tour after what she thought would be a little 'she' time. No chance. Her bosh-like nature will never let her rest. All will be explained.
Friday 13 May 2022 - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

CHRIS McCAUSLAND

SPEAKY BLINDER (rescheduled)

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.

PRIVATE & CORPORATE COMEDY SHOWS

Hen & Chicken Studio, Bristol

You may want to host a private or corporate (ie. not public) event at our venue at the Hen & Chicken in Bristol. While most of our public shows at the Hen & Chicken take place on Fridays and Saturdays, this potentially leaves the rest of the week available to host private or corporate shows.

The upstairs Studio at the Hen & Chicken, situated in the south Bristol suburb of Southville, is perfect for stand-up comedy. The capacity can be up to 150 if the room is set up cabaret style with mostly table seating, or up to 186 if it is theatre-style in rows. The stage is perfectly visible from all points in the room and with four PA speakers suspended from the ceiling it has the best sound system for performances dedicated to the spoken word. We also have facilities for multi-media presentations and live music.

If you are interested in putting together a comedy show for your organisation, company, or workplace, we can provide you with a professional service to help you realise your idea. We have access to all of the stand-up comics currently working in the UK, and we can organise the show as if it were a public event but it will be exclusively for you. Services including booking the acts, front-of-house operation, show management, ushering and, in conjunction with the Hen & Chicken management, bar operation and catering. A separate room is available for catering if required.

Contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you.

Private and corporate event enquiries: Steve Lount 01275 375056 or via email: steve@thecomedybox.co.uk

For catering and room availability enquiries please contact the Hen & Chicken direct on 0117 966 3143 or via email: chickenhen@btconnect.com