DANIEL SLOSS: X (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio - Friday 30 November

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DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: GLENN WOOL & JOHN HASTINGS
Monday 23 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: GLENN WOOL & JOHN HASTINGS
Hen & Chicken Studio

GLENN WOOL
"Lethally funny" Metro

JOHN HASTINGS
"Shockingly good" Montreal Gazette

See More Book Tickets £9
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: ABANDOMAN & TOM WARD
Tuesday 24 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: ABANDOMAN & TOM WARD
Hen & Chicken Studio

ABANDOMAN (AKA ROB BRODERICK)
"Killer punch lines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing improv...Genius!" - The Stage

TOM WARD
"A unique and genuinely exciting talent" The Herald

See More Book Tickets £9
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: JARRED CHRISTMAS & JIMMY McGHIE
Wednesday 25 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: JARRED CHRISTMAS & JIMMY McGHIE
Hen & Chicken Studio

JARRED CHRISTMAS
"Utterly hilarious" Time Out

JIMMY McGHIE
"One of the most accomplished hours of comedy" The Scotsman

See More Book Tickets £9
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: ANDREW LAWRENCE & JOHN LYNN
Thursday 26 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: ANDREW LAWRENCE & JOHN LYNN
Hen & Chicken Studio

ANDREW LAWRENCE
"Andrew Lawrence is superbly intelligent, highly articulate and deeply sour" The Spectator

JOHN LYNN
"Absolutely compelling" Chortle

See More Book Tickets £9
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: MARKUS BIRDMAN & GEORGE LEWIS
Friday 27 July
DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES: MARKUS BIRDMAN & GEORGE LEWIS
Hen & Chicken Studio

MARKUS BIRDMAN
"Thought-provoking, hilarious stand-up" Edinburgh Reporter

GEORGE LEWIS
"An expert craftsman" Chortle

See More Book Tickets £9
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 Hill’s 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 Hill’s 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 Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s 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 don’t 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 Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix is embarking on his first World Tour. He’ll 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.

See More Book Tickets £14
SEANN WALSH: AFTER THIS ONE, I'M GOING HOME (UK Tour)
Friday 21 & Saturday 22 September
SEANN WALSH: AFTER THIS ONE, I'M GOING HOME (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian). Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.

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

Ireland’s 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 audience’s 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. “A show that makes you laugh and think while you are watching, and then wakes you up in the night to laugh and think again.” The Scotsman

See More Book Tickets £15
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 O’Doherty 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 BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 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 O’Doherty 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 BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 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 O’Doherty 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 BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 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 Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), and Fighting Talk (BBC Radio 5 Live).

See More Book Tickets £16
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 Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees and Frankie Howerd’s 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 London’s 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. “She is a comic in her prime” The Times

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

The star of BBC2’s 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

Don’t miss the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy star, Daniel Sloss, who is fast becoming one of the world's biggest comedy names! "Simply world class… 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 Magazine’s 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 Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK.

  


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DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES JULY 18-27

Previewing Brand New Double Bill Edinburgh Festival Stand Up Shows


Comedy Box summer 2018

    The Comedy Box promotes an eight day programme of brand new stand-up comedy shows from some of the top UK circuit performers from July 18 to 27 at Bristol's newly refurbished Hen & Chicken Studio in Southville. Titled the DOUBLE DECKERS COMEDY SERIES 2018, each show is a double bill preview of Edinburgh Festival Comedy.

    Sixteen acts will be warming up their newly honed hour long shows including ABANDOMAN, LUCY PORTER, GLENN WOOL, PAUL SINHA, ALFIE BROWNTOM WARD & ANDREW LAWRENCE directly before the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August - the biggest and most important comedy showcase in the world.

    This will be our eleventh consecutive year of producing this series of shows and tickets always sell well. In previous years we have promoted Micky Flanagan, Sarah Millican, Russell Kane, Jon Richardson, John Bishop, Sara Pascoe, Rhod Gilbert and Katherine Ryan before they were famous. Come along and have a look at the best stand-up comedy in the UK and discover a star or two in the making.

    Tickets are only £9 per double bill or only £6 using our 3-Shows-For-The-Price-Of-2 Deal.

Click here to view listings