Wednesday 16 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £15.00

PAUL FOOT: IMAGE CONSCIOUS

(Tour extension)

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.
Saturday 19 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £12.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with JARRED CHRISTMAS & CO

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. Plus guests.
Thursday 24 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £15.00

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS:

LOVE BRISTOL AND HATE BASTARDS (UK Tour)

Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene, regularly appearing on TV, radio, and at festivals. From silly songs to satirical anthems, their riotous live blend of comedy and rock gig has won adoring fans across the country.
Saturday 26 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £12.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with OMID SINGH & CO

US comic Omid Singh is one of the top multicultural comics working today. He visits the UK for a whistle stop tour of top venues. "Omid is an absolute beast on stage... always bringing fire in his deliberate delivery." Comedy Central
Sunday 27 October - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

STEWART FRANCIS:

INTO THE PUNSET

Stewart Francis, the star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off... INTO THE PUNSET.
Thurs 31 October - Redgrave Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £15.50

GEOFF NORCOTT

TAKING LIBERTIES

Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a dick. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.
Friday 1 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

AHIR SHAH:

DOTS (UK Tour)

Nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018, Ahir Shah is on tour again with his new stand-up show DOTS. Featuring Shah's signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and real fun jokes, DOTS explores love, politics, culture, depression, and faith in an effort to examine the necessity, utility, presence, and absence of certainty. Probably.
Saturday 2 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £12.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with NIGEL NG & CO

Malaysian comic Nigel Ng lived in America for five years and moved to the UK in 2015. Having started his comedy career in Chicago, he has quickly developed an impressive delivery with very strong routines.
Friday 8 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

STUART GOLDSMITH: END OF

(UK Tour)

Stuart Goldsmith is back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares. Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just the one pain au chocolat.
Saturday 9 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £12.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with ANDREW LAWRENCE & CO

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. Plus guests.
Sunday 10 November - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

ANDY PARSONS:

HEALING THE NATION

Satirist, comedian and social commentator, Andy Parsons, star of Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and Q.I., tours his latest stand up show, Healing The Nation
Saturday 16 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £12.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with TOM WARD & CO

Tom Ward is a hugely in-demand comedian and voice-over artist. He is a unique and genuinely exciting act, oozing confidence from every pore, with quirky, original sideways looks at sex, singledom and swearing with pop interludes interspersed throughout. Plus guests.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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

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.