Tue 29 September - Lakota Courtyard
8pm (doors 7pm)

Live Stand Up at Lakota Courtyard with ED GAMBLE & GUESTS

plus compere STUART GOLDSMITH

The Comedy Box is delighted to be working with Bristol's Lakota to bring some of the best live comedy from the UK comedy circuit for a summer series of outdoor gigs in the Lakota Courtyard, part of the Lakota Gardens collection of outdoor spaces.
Wed 30 Sept - Redgrave Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

MO GILLIGAN

CANCELLED

Fresh from his smash hit global Netflix release, BAFTA nomination and No. 1 trending entertainment show, Mo Gilligan is back with a brand-new World Tour for 2020!
Thursday 1 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

JAMALI MADDIX: STRIP CLUB EINSTEIN

Cancelled

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vice’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour again after his incredible 2018 World Tour.
Sat 3 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
6pm and 8.30pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with IAN STONE

and GUESTS

Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-deprecating style, Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts in the country.
Sat 10 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
6pm and 8.30pm

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 17 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
6pm and 8.30pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with STEPHEN BAILEY

and GUESTS

Meet your new potty-mouthed best friend. Stephen Bailey’s friendly, open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the most enjoyable acts on the UK comedy circuit today.
Sat 24 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
6pm and 8.30pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with STUART GOLDSMITH

and GUESTS

Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host. With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart’s enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer.
Sat 31 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
6pm and 8.30pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with ANDREW LAWRENCE

and GUESTS

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.
Sat 7 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
6pm and 8.30pm

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 14 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
6pm and 8.30pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with OMID SINGH

and GUESTS

Born to an Iranian mother and Indian father, Omid Singh is one of the top multicultural comics working today. Now making his home in Los Angeles, Singh is one of the Sunset Strip Comedy Store's regular top talents.
Sun 22 November - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £16.00

MATT FORDE

BREXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR (rescheduled)

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.
Wed 25 November - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £21.50

SIMON BRODKIN

100% SIMON BRODKIN (rescheduled)

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian Simon Brodkin unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself!
Sun 24 January - 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.
Friday 29 January - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £16.00

STEVE HUGHES

ARE YOU SERIOUS? (rescheduled)

Returning to the UK for his first full length tour in six years, Australian (and adopted Brit) comedy legend Steve Hughes is known the world over for his hard hitting, take no prisoners stand up.
Tue 11 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £19.00

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.
Fri 12 February - 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.
Thur 25 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £19.00

ANDREW MAXWELL:

REALITY (rescheduled)

Andrew Maxwell is out of the jungle and back with his creature comforts. He’s washed the ants out of his undies and is ready to do what he does best: perform stand-up comedy across the country. He’s the winner of The Time Out Award for Best Live Comic, and Chortle’s Best Live Comedian.
Friday 26 February - 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.
Thurs 25 March - 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.
Thursday 8 April - 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
Thur 22 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £17.00

KIRI PRITCHARD-McLEAN

EMPATHY PAINS (Rescheduled date)

Multi award-winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle's New World Order) is back with her fourth full length show.
Friday 7 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

CHRIS McCAUSLAND

SPEAKY BLINDER (UK Solo Tour)

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.
Fri 14 May - 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.
Fri 4 June - 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 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.

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