Saturday 28 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)

Stand Up For The Weekend with DALISO CHAPONDA

and GUESTS

Daliso Chaponda is a hugely engaging and highly intelligent stand-up comedian. He explores all sorts of challenging subjects including race, politics, religion, pandemics etc but always endeavours to find the humour in these challenging topics.
Sat 28 May - Redgrave Theatre
3pm & 8pm

SIMON AMSTELL

SPIRIT HOLE

With his first stand up tour since the release of internationally acclaimed feature film - ‘Benjamin’ and Netflix Special ‘Set Free’, Simon Amstell brings ‘Spirit Hole’ to Bristol's Redgrave Theatre.
Fri 3 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

CARL HUTCHINSON

LIVE

After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl Hutchinson, returns with a brand new show! Expect stories, observations & audience interaction. Always an exciting night, join this dynamic and versatile performer for a truly unmissable evening of comedy.
Wed 8 June - Redgrave Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

PATRICK KIELTY

BORDERLINE - A POSTCARD FROM THE EDGE OF THE UNION

Bittersweet, poignant and laugh out loud funny, Borderline is a comedic love letter to the future of our islands from this award-winning comedian’s personal past.
Thur 9 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS

DANCE LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED

Through their trademark blend of joyful songs, silly stand-up and riotous storytelling Jonny & The Baptists should help you find meaning, humour and beauty in the worst years of the century (so far).
Fri 10 June 2022 - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £18.00

SAM AVERY

ROLE MODEL

In this side-splitting new stand-up show, Sam Avery explores what it means to be a role model in modern Britain, how the people he looked up to shaped his world, and how the struggle to help his kids find their moral compass often causes him to misplace his own.
Saturday 11 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)

Stand Up For The Weekend with MARKUS BIRDMAN

and GUESTS

Laugh, marvel and cry at the best comedian you've probably never heard of. The completely spell-binding Markus Birdman is a master of comic timing and isn't afraid to push what society deems appropriate.
Saturday 18 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)

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.
Thurs 30 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

SEANN WALSH

BACK FROM THE BED

Hello, Seann here. Did you know that the comedians have to write their own blurb? I find that absolutely insane. What am I meant to say? “I’m fantastic, come and look at me talk”? I don’t know. It’s me. I do stand-up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri 11 November - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £14.50

BABATUNDE ALESHE

BABAHOOD

Join the multi award winning star of Celebrity Gogglebox as he talks family and fatherhood in this highly anticipated debut tour. As seen on Jonathan Ross Comedy Club (ITV1), Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains (Comedy Central) and Mo Gilligan’s Black British & Funny (Channel 4)
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.

HOUSE RULES

STAG & HEN PARTIES

Owing to the often disruptive nature of these types of groups The Comedy Box regrets that we cannot permit the entry of Stag and Hen parties (for other types of large single gender group, please contact us first if making a booking of this nature). The Comedy Box aims to provide an environment where comics can perform their shows unhindered from drunken heckling and interruptions. We also want to provide an environment where audience members can enjoy the show without these disruptions.

If we discover that a stag or hen party has booked for a show then that party will be refused entry without being refunded. This may appear harsh and inflexible but we have adopted this policy because of previously bad experiences.

Please note that we do welcome large mixed groups but the rules below will still apply:

DRUNK AND DISRUPTIVE CUSTOMERS

Customers who turn up on the door who we believe to be drunk will not be admitted. From experience, customers who are drunk even before the show has started are invariably problematic later on, usually heckling, talking during the show or just being a general nuisance.

If someone in the group you have organised is drunk at the door they will be refused entry without being refunded. This does not mean the whole group is refused entry but if you decide you don't wish to come in because one of your group has been turned away then that does not mean you are collectively entitled to a refund.

DURING THE SHOW:

While we want you to enjoy our shows at The Comedy Box it is important to remember that customers also need to consider other people in the room. So, bearing this in mind, we request that:

  1. Mobile phones are switched to silent during the show as making and receiving calls, including texting, is rude and inconsiderate.
  2. There is no talking during the show as this is disruptive and annoying for those sat around you and for the performer.
  3. There is no heckling or constant interruptions of the comedians. People have paid to listen to the act not to listen to someone else in the audience.
  4. And finally, owing to the proliferation of portable recording devices, it is requested that customers don't make any audio or video recordings of acts or use flash photography during the show.

Customers who break these house rules will be asked politely to refrain. Persistent offenders will be asked to leave without being refunded.

It is unfortunate if anyone is offended by any of our policies stated above but it has been necessary to introduce them based on experiences we have had in the past. We want to provide the best environment to watch and enjoy live stand-up comedy we can possibly have without unnecessary disruptions. We hope you will be able to understand. Thank you for taking the time to read this page.