Sat 5 December - Hen & Chicken Studio
6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL McCAFFREY

and GUESTS (cancelled)

This show has been cancelled due to Covid restrictions. Ticket holders will be refunded.
Sat 12 December - Hen & Chicken Studio
6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with MARKUS BIRDMAN

and GUESTS (cancelled)

This show has been cancelled due to covid restrictions. Ticket holders will be refunded.
Sat 19 December - Hen & Chicken Studio
6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with JIMMY McGHIE

and GUESTS

Highly acclaimed stand-up Jimmy McGhie performs all over the world when the world is behaving normally! He is “a brilliant talent” (The Scotsman) and with “an easy charm and appealing relaxed manner” (Chortle).
Friday 29 January - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

STEVE HUGHES

ARE YOU SERIOUS? (cancelled)

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.
Thur 25 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £19.00

ANDREW MAXWELL:

REALITY (rescheduled)

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.
Friday 26 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £15.00

DANE BAPTISTE:

THE CHOCOLATE CHIP (rescheduled)

Join Dane Baptiste, one of the nation’s most exciting stand up stars as he presents another brilliantly hilarious and boldly provocative show.
Thurs 25 March - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £17.00

KERRY GODLIMAN

BOSH (rescheduled)

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

LUCY PORTER

BE PREPARED (rescheduled)

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
Thur 22 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £17.00

KIRI PRITCHARD-McLEAN

EMPATHY PAINS (Rescheduled date)

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

TOM STADE

YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET (rescheduled)

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.
Friday 7 May - 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.
Fri 14 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

KAE KURD:

THE SPOKEN KURD TOUR (rescheduled)

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.
Fri 21 May - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £16.00

MATT FORDE

BREXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR (rescheduled)

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

GEOFF NORCOTT

I BLAME THE PARENTS (UK Tour)

Fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott. This brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.
Fri 4 June - Tobacco Factory Theatre
7.30pm (doors 7pm) £16.00

ELLIE TAYLOR

DON'T GOT THIS (rescheduled)

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”.
Fri 2 July - Redgrave Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

SAM AVERY

TODDLERGEDDON (rescheduled)

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.
Fri 10 September - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £18.50

MARK THOMAS

50 THINGS ABOUT US (rescheduled)

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.
Sat 11 September - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £21.50

SIMON BRODKIN

100% SIMON BRODKIN (rescheduled)

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!
Fri 24 September - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

THE THINKING DRINKERS

PUB QUIZ

Returning with a BRAND NEW SHOW. The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history’s greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and FIVE free discerning drinks for every audience member.

Pre-Comedy Dining 

Applicable to shows at the Hen & Chicken only

Click here for the full Hen & Chicken menu.

To book a table downstairs in the Hen & Chicken bar area please call 0117 966 3143. The Comedy Box is located upstairs. Doors open 7.45pm unless otherwise specified on the web ticket. NB. No dining takes place in the same room as the show.

Please note:  If you are arriving to eat before the show you should have ordered your food by 7.15pm* to be sure that you have time to eat before coming upstairs to be seated for the comedy. Doors for The Comedy Box generally open at 7.45pm*, shows on Fridays and Saturdays usually start at 8.45pm (or 8.30pm for midweek shows). Latecomers may not be permitted to enter due to disruption to the show and to other customers.

*Sunday shows may start at 8pm so in this instance you will need to book a table for around 6.30pm. Doors open at 7.15pm for an 8pm start. Please double check the start time of a show in the listings if you are planning to eat beforehand.