Tuesday 19 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.50

TOP FLIGHT TIME MACHINE Live Podcast

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!
Friday 22 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £17.00

THE THINKING DRINKERS:

HEROES OF HOOCH (UK Tour)

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.
Saturday 23 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £12.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with JOE SUTHERLAND & CO

Joe Sutherland is a baby-faced comedian with the voice of an angel on 40 B&H a day. With a caustic, catty wit and unapologetic confidence, he has taken the UK comedy circuit by the balls, and the circuit liked it. Plus guests.
Saturday 30 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £12.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL McCAFFREY & CO

Paul McCaffrey is an award-winning comedian (Latitude New Act of the Year, London Paper New Act of the Year) and headlines at the biggest comedy clubs in the country. He has performed four critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows as well as major music festivals: Reading, Leeds, V Festival, Bestival and Latitude. Plus guests.
Sat 30 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £32.00

CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING

with PAUL McCAFFREY & GUESTS

Two course Christmas Dinner and a two hour Comedy Show for a combined price of just £32. Packages must be booked online via this website. Pre-show dining takes place in the bar downstairs.
Tue 3 and Wed 4 December - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

MARK THOMAS:

50 THINGS ABOUT US (work-in-progress)

In his new show 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 14 December - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £32.00

CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING

with PATRICK MONAHAN & GUESTS

Two course Christmas Dinner and a two hour Comedy Show for a combined price of just £32. Packages must be booked online via this website. Pre-show dining takes place in the bar downstairs.
Saturday 14 December - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with PATRICK MONAHAN & CO

Everybody’s favourite comedian, lovable Patrick Monahan blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by all audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection! Plus guests.
Saturday 21 December - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

The Official Christmas Show with DAMIAN CLARK & CO

Aussie firebrand Damian Clark tells rapid-fire jokes with a delivery resembling a Gatling gun. He has an acclaimed international reputation and is in high demand.
Sat 21 December - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £32.00

CHRISTMAS COMEDY & DINING

with DAMIAN CLARK & GUESTS

Two course Christmas Dinner and a two hour Comedy Show for a combined price of just £32. Packages must be booked online via this website. Pre-show dining takes place in the bar downstairs.
Saturday 28 December - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

The End Of The Year Show with CAREY MARX & CO

Celebrate the last Saturday of the year at The Comedy Box with morally dubious Carey Marx, the middle class angst of Josh Howie and the viperish wit of Sally-Anne Hayward. Top comedy all round.
Sun 19 January - Hen & Chicken Studio
7.30pm (bar open from 6.30pm) £13.00

HELP, I SEXTED MY BOSS:

BRING ON THE D

Help I Sexted My Boss is the hit podcast where etiquette expert William Hanson and radio presenter Jordan North help you navigate the daily struggles of modern life. Well… most of the time.
Fri 24 & Sat 25 January - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £18.50

MARK THOMAS

50 THINGS ABOUT US

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.
Sunday 2 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

MAISIE ADAM

HANG FIRE (UK Tour)

2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Amused Moose National New Comic 2018 and So You Think You’re Funny? winner Maisie Adam embarks on her debut UK tour, working out who is to blame and for what. As seen on ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Mock The Week.
Sun 2 February - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
4pm & 8pm

PHIL WANG:

PHILLY PHILLY WANG WANG

Phil Wang has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!
Thurs 6 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £14.00

JAMALI MADDIX

STRIP CLUB EINSTEIN

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. The new show reflects on tales from the front line of social change and uncomfortable home truths.
Friday 7 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

FERN BRADY:

POWER & CHAOS (Tour Extension)

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.
Wed 12 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £13.00

ALFIE BROWN

IMAGINATION (UK Tour)

After a sell out Edinburgh Festival run which garnered incredible reviews, Alfie Brown is taking his brand new show on tour. This year he is focused on family, friendship and inherited belief. Truly subversive and almost torridly honest.
Friday 14 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £15.50

STEPHEN BAILEY:

CAN'T BE BOTHERED

Stephen Bailey has made a name for himself for being a little gossip – but this year he’s grown up and decided to have a conversation with you (but a funny one – he’s still Channel 5’s darling) - about everything that is going on in the world.
Thurs 20 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £14.00

IVO GRAHAM:

THE GAME OF LIFE (UK Tour)

The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/ banter/ topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/ water/ electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business.
Thurs 5 March - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

MARK WATSON:

THE INFINITE SHOW

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island, Mark Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.
Thursday 5 March - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £14.00

SIMON MUNNERY

ALAN PARKER - URBAN WARRIOR FAREWELL TOUR

Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery reprises his notorious alter ego, the bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior. Once the most radical, now the only radical, Alan returns with the old gold, the old truths, and some new truths (based on the old truths).
Friday 6 March  - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

PAUL McCAFFREY:

LEMON (UK Tour)

In this hilarious new stand up show, Paul McCaffrey struggles to get to grips with technology, being spied on by the Chinese, idiotic self-help books and setting fire to his oven gloves. The man is an absolute Lemon, funny though.
Friday 13 March - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

ALEX EDELMAN:

JUST FOR US

Alex Edelman's Just For Us was nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it’s about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism. Come.
Thursday 19 March - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £15.00

DANE BAPTISTE:

THE CHOCOLATE CHIP

Join one of the nation’s most exciting stand up stars as he presents another brilliantly hilarious and boldly provocative show. Star of hit podcasts Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and Quotas Full. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sunny D, Live at the Palladium… pretty much all over your TV screen.
Sat 11 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £17.00

KIRI PRITCHARD-McLEAN

EMPATHY, PAINS

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.
Sun 19 April - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

JOHN SHUTTLE WORTH'S BACK

John Shuttleworth's Back... is giving him trouble. But – ever the trouper – he returns to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious 'back' stories), pausing only to reapply his Deep Heat rub!
Thurs 23 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £21.50

SIMON BRODKIN

100% SIMON BRODKIN

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!
Sat 25 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £19.00

TOM STADE

YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET

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.
Sun 26 April - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

JAYDE ADAMS

THE BALLAD OF KYLIE JENNER'S OLD FACE

In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. In her SBJ™ Jayde Adams will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on.
Thurs 30 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £16.00

MATT FORDE

BREXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR

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.
Thursday 7 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £17.00

LUCY PORTER: BE PREPARED

(UK Tour)

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
Sun 10 May - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

JOSIE LONG

TENDER

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.
Thurs 11 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £17.00

KERRY GODLIMAN

BOSH (UK Tour)

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.
Sun 14 June - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

SOFIE HAGEN

BUMSWING

One of British comedy's most exciting talents (although she's Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster, and now the author of the hugely successful book Happy Fat, Sofie Hagen returns to Bristol with a brand new show.
Fri 23 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

KAE KURD:

THE SPOKEN KURD TOUR 2020

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.

JOHN ROBINS:
HOT SHAME

UK Tour 2019

Monday 2 to Saturday 7 September
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

plus Monday 30 September at the
Redgrave Theatre, Bristol




One of the most naturally gifted comedians I’ve seen” Daily Telegraph

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2017, Digital DJ, Vibe-Magnet, Internet-Based Quiz Show Host, Radio 5 Live presenter, yells into a well.

Join John Robins for his new stand-up show following the critically lauded, sell-out smash, ‘The Darkness Of Robins’. 

As well as receiving widespread acclaim for his radio show with Elis James, John Robins has gained a reputation as a stand-up for finding humour in our bleakest moments.

Expect soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping-hot shame!

As seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live At The BBC, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

He fills the room with complicated joy” - The Guardian

An hour in his charming, generous and honest company is so effortlessly entertaining” – Chortle

Comedy’s best kept secret, I urge you to see this show” – Skinny

"A broken heart in a jesters cap” – The Guardian

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