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

KIRI PRITCHARD-McLEAN

EMPATHY PAINS (Cancelled)

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED. TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED.
Fri 21 May - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

MATT FORDE

BREXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR (postponed)

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 22 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with ALUN COCHRANE

and GUESTS

Alun Cochrane 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. He is also the co-host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio.
Sat 29 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with FERN BRADY

and GUESTS

As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo, Fern Brady is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars.
Sat 5 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with ANDREW RYAN

and GUESTS

Irishman Andrew Ryan is one of the most exciting talents in recent years. His quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanour make him a natural stand up.
Sat 12 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with NEIL DELAMERE

and GUESTS

Neil Delamere is one of the most in demand comedians on Irish television and well on track to repeat his success here in the UK. Neil has also appeared on The World Stands Up and Live At The Comedy Store, both on Comedy Central.
Sat 19 June  - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with TOM WARD

and GUESTS

Tom Ward's stand-up is amazingly assured and 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.
Sat 26 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with CARL DONNELLY

and GUESTS

Carl Donnelly takes the mundane stories of everyday life and turns them into stretches of self deprecating silliness. His conversational, silly sense of humour saw him win a host of awards and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.
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.
Sat 3 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with SARA BARRON

and GUESTS

American writer turned stand up living in London, Sara Barron is a relentlessly honest and desperately funny comic, relating brutal and sometimes filthy truths in a warm and welcoming way.
Sat 10 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL McCAFFREY

and GUESTS

Paul McCaffrey is an award-winning comedian and headlines at the biggest comedy clubs in the country. He has performed four critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows as well as major music festivals.
Sat 17 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

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.
Sat 24 July - Hen & Chicken Studio
Two shows: 6pm and 8.45pm

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 seemingly homourless topics.
Thursday 9 September - 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 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

TROUBLEMAKER

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, Simon Brodkin is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show.
Sun 12 September - 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.
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.
Friday 1 October - 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.
Thursday 28 October - 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
Sat 30 October - 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 12 November - 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.
Thurs 10 February 2022 - 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.
Friday 13 May 2022 - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

CHRIS McCAUSLAND

SPEAKY BLINDER (rescheduled)

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.

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 sex 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.