Saturday 2 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)

Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX

and GUESTS

Carey Marx is an unapologetic gagsmith. The jokes are short and sharp, often uncomfortably so, as any morality is sacrificed on the altar of quick laughs. And there’s no better way of guaranteeing a reaction than storming headlong into decidedly dodgy territory.
Thur 7 to Sat 9 July - Redgrave Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

OMID DJALILI

THE GOOD TIMES TOUR

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid Djalili’s legendary stand-up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage.
Saturday 9 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)

Stand Up For The Weekend with JAYDE ADAMS

and GUESTS

Award-winning comedian and proud Bristolian Jayde Adams is an uncut gem; a force of nature; dangerous and unafraid; the future.. it’s safe to say that when Dawn French says “Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact,” she might just be onto something.
Friday 15 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm)

TOM WARD

EDINBURGH FRINGE PREVIEW

Fresh from his celebrated debut appearance on Live at the Apollo, Tom Ward returns with a brand new construction of offbeat observations and top-notch whimsical detours. Plus support from Alfie Brown.
Saturday 16 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)

Stand Up For The Weekend with CHRIS KENT

and GUESTS

Hailing from ‘The Rebel County’ (That’s Cork for anyone outside Ireland!), Chris Kent gave up the day job to pursue his calling in comedy. Having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Burr, Dylan Moran and David O’ Doherty, Chris is en route to becoming a household name.
Sunday 17 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) £21.50

AN AUDIENCE WITH TEZ ILYAS

An hilarious and intimate show with author and the star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three). Join Tez Ilyas, and a special guest, for a fun evening of his trademark riotous crowd participation.
Thurs 21 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £15.00

DR PHIL HAMMOND DOUBLE BILL

DR HAMMOND'S COVID INQUIRY / HOW I RUINED MEDICINE

Two shows for the price of one from satirical commentator Dr Phil Hammond who has been satirising government policy regarding the NHS for over 30 years. Hilarious and educational in equal measure.
Saturday 23 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)

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.
Thur 15 September - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

LUKE KEMPNER

MACHO MACHO MAN

Star of Spitting Image, Steph’s Packed Lunch and with over 10 million views of his online videos, Luke Kempner is one of the UK’s hottest mimics and stand-up comics.
Thur 22 September - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £15.00

JORDAN BROOKES

THIS IS JUST WHAT HAPPENS

Jordan Brookes, the longest reining Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner is back with a new show! As seen on Late Night Mash (Dave), Jonathon Ross’s Comedy Club (ITV), and his own stand up special coming soon to Amazon Prime.
Friday 30 September - Hen & Chicken Studio
7pm (doors 6pm)

STEVE HOFSTETTER

UK TOUR

Hugely popular US comedian Steve Hofstetter is over in the UK for a short series of tour dates.
Wednesday 5 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm)

MARK THOMAS

BLACK AND WHITE

Expect creative fun from one of our oldest surviving alternative comics. Taking down politicians. Mucking about. New ideas and finding HOPE. After lockdowns and isolation this show is about the simple act of being in a room together and toppling international capitalism.
Thursday 6 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £15.00

MARK SIMMONS

QUIP OFF THE MARK

As Seen on Mock The Week, BT Sport and ITV, "Master of one-liners" Mark Simmons brings his brand-new show on the road.
Thursday 13 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm)

ROB NEWMAN

LIVE ON STAGE

Fresh from his BBC Radio 4 series Rob Newman On Air, the award-winning comedian’s new show is a stand-up epic that goes from cave paintings to car-free cities.
Fri 21 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

SCOTT BENNETT

GREAT SCOTT

Recently described by the Evening Standard as “Live Comedy’s best kept secret” Scott Bennett has been blazing a trail through the stand-up circuit for the best part of a decade, and recently recorded his debut on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo.
Friday 28 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

ALUN COCHRANE

STUFF AND NONSENSE

Comedian Alun Cochrane has been seen on various TV comedy shows over the years, including Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
Fri 4 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

GLENN MOORE - WILL YOU STILL NEED ME, WILL YOU STILL FEED ME, GLENN I'M SIXTY MOORE

Edinburgh Comedy Award "Best Show" nominee Glenn Moore is one of the best joke writers of his generation and is back on tour in Autumn 2022. As seen on Mock The Week (BBC2).
Thur 10 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

SEAN McLOUGHLIN

SO BE IT

International microstar Sean McLoughlin is back on the road with a scintillating new stand-up show. Widely acclaimed for his hilarious and incisive stand-up, Sean has recently supported Ricky Gervais in arenas across the globe.
Friday 18 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm)

THE THINKING DRINKERS PUB QUIZ

Two of the world’s leading alcohol experts return with a hilarious quiz show that gets the rounds in – in more ways than one.
Thursday 24 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm)

DRUNK WOMEN SOLVING CRIME

On the back of their Edinburgh Festival run and double British Podcast Award nominations, the true crime podcast with a twist of lime takes to the road for its first full tour.
Thurs 2 February 2023 - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £19.00

LUCY PORTER

WAKE-UP CALL

A brand new stand-up show from the TV and radio favourite. As heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show and seen on Would I Lie to You, QI and Live at the Apollo.
Thursday 16 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm)

RAY BRADSHAW

DEAF COM 1

Following his groundbreaking 2018 show, Deaf Comedy Fam, Ray Bradshaw’s new stand-up show, Deaf Com 1, covers his recent fatherhood, teaching his young son sign language and a disastrous trip to Bahrain!
Fri 17 February 2023 - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £14.50

BABATUNDE ALESHE

BABAHOOD (rescheduled show)

This show has been rescheduled from November 11 2022. Join the multi award winning star of Celebrity Gogglebox as he talks family and fatherhood in this highly anticipated debut tour. As seen on Mo Gilligan’s Black British & Funny (Channel 4).

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

Unfortunately, owing to venue licensing or stipulations made by the visiting artist, we are unable to permit customers under the age of 16 to our shows, unless otherwise specified. If a show is deemed suitable for under 16s then this information will be given on the relevant show page. Under 18s/over 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and alcohol must not be purchased by or for anyone under the age of 18.