Tue 24 March - Redgrave Theatre
7.30pm (doors 7pm)

CLINTON BAPTISTE

THE PARANORMALIST RETURNS

As seen on PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS... Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.
Wed 25 & Thur 26 March - Redgrave Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

ALEXEI SAYLE

Following the huge success of his popular Radio 4 show Imaginary Sandwich Bar, alternative comedy legend Alexei Sayle is returning to stages across the UK in 2020 with his first stand-up tour in 7 years.
Sat 28 March - Redgrave Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

SAM AVERY

TODDLERGEDDON

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 4 April - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with OMID SINGH

CANCELLED

THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED
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.
Sat 18 April - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with JARLATH REGAN

and GUESTS

Award winning comedian, writer and star of the hit Irish panel show, The Panel, Jarlath Regan has gained a reputation with the industry and audiences for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up. He regularly gigs around the UK and performs at international comedy festivals.
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!
Friday 24 April - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with STUART GOLDSMITH

and GUESTS

With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart Goldsmith's enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer. Stuart likes to get his teeth into love, romance and the downside of getting what you want.
Friday 24 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £16.00

MO GILLIGAN

THERE'S MO TO LIFE (warm up show)

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!
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.
Wed 29 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £18.50

MARK THOMAS

50 THINGS ABOUT US (Tour Extension)

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.
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.
Sat 2 May - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £19.00

ANDREW MAXWELL:

REALITY (UK Tour)

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.
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
Sat 9 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

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 9 May - Tobacco Factory Theatre
7.30pm (doors 7pm) £16.00

ELLIE TAYLOR

DON'T GOT THIS

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”.
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.
Saturday 16 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES

and GUESTS

Rhys James is a sickeningly talented young stand-up. He’s a super-sharp writer, with a ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline.
Friday 22 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £16.00

STEVE HUGHES

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

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.
Saturday 30 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £15.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with ALUN COCHRANE

and GUESTS

Alun Cochrane, co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio, 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.
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.
Friday 27 November - 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.

ACCESS

The Comedy Box at the Hen & Chicken Studio is a first floor venue and therefore only accessible by a flight of stairs. Unfortunately, the Hen & Chicken does not have a lift so the first floor is not wheelchair accessible.

However, if you or anyone in your party can attend our shows but require easy access to the toilets or the exit then we can organise seating for you which is best positioned for both purposes.

Please contact the office on 01275 375056 or email admin@thecomedybox.uk with your requirements and we will endeavour to give you priority treatment by reserving you suitable seating.

NB. The Comedy Box also produces shows at the Tobacco Factory Theatre which is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift. If you are a wheelchair user you are strongly advised to contact the box office and notify them in advance that you will be requiring an allocated space in the auditorium. Box Office will need to be notified at the time of ordering your tickets. Please call 0117 902 0344. If you are ordering your tickets via this website you will still need to notify the box office.

Under 18s

The Comedy Box has no official policy on under 18s coming to our shows. In fact, we positively welcome it. But we do insist to parents or guardians that under 18s must be accompanied by at least one adult over the age of 25. We also advise that shows are not really appropriate for under 14s, mainly because of the adult nature of much of the content. It should also be noted that under 18s are not permitted to purchase or drink alcohol on licensed premises.