Sat 29 February - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with PIERRE NOVELLIE

and GUESTS

One of the UK's finest up-and-coming comedians, Pierre Novellie is a correspondent on BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar and performed on the most recent series of Stand Up Central on Comedy Central.
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).
Thurs 5 March - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

MARK WATSON:

THE INFINITE SHOW

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island, Mark Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.
Friday 6 March  - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

PAUL McCAFFREY:

LEMON (UK Tour)

In this hilarious new stand up show, Paul McCaffrey struggles to get to grips with technology, being spied on by the Chinese, idiotic self-help books and setting fire to his oven gloves. The man is an absolute Lemon, funny though.
Fri 6 March - Redgrave Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

SIMON EVANS

THE WORK OF THE DEVIL

Simon Evans’ new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year.
Sat 7 March - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with SEAN McLOUGHLIN

and GUESTS

Sean McLoughlin is an acclaimed stand-up comedian and writer based in London, described as “The best comedian you haven’t heard of” by Time Out and “an impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent” by The List.
Friday 13 March - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £16.00

ALEX EDELMAN:

JUST FOR US

Alex Edelman's Just For Us was nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it’s about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism. Come.
Sat 14 March - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

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.
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.
Sat 21 March - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with STEPHEN GRANT

and GUESTS

Stephen Grant possesses an energy and intellect which, when combined, make for dynamite comedy. His speed and dynamism create a magical energy which has audiences rapt and hanging on his every word. “Consummate comedian” Time Out.
Tue 24 March - Redgrave Theatre
7.30pm (doors 7pm)

CLINTON BAPTISTE

THE PARANORMALIST RETURNS

As seen on PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS... Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.
Wed 25 & Thur 26 March - Redgrave Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

ALEXEI SAYLE

Following the huge success of his popular Radio 4 show Imaginary Sandwich Bar, alternative comedy legend Alexei Sayle is returning to stages across the UK in 2020 with his first stand-up tour in 7 years.
Friday 27 March - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £14.00

JAMALI MADDIX

STRIP CLUB EINSTEIN (Extra Date)

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.
Sat 4 April - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with OMID SINGH

and GUESTS

Born to an Iranian mother and Indian father, Omid Singh is one of the top multicultural comics working today. Now making his home in Los Angeles, Singh is one of the Sunset Strip Comedy Store's regular top talents.
Sat 11 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £17.00

KIRI PRITCHARD-McLEAN

EMPATHY PAINS

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.
Sat 18 April - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

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.
Sun 19 April - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

JOHN SHUTTLE WORTH'S BACK

John Shuttleworth's Back... is giving him trouble. But – ever the trouper – he returns to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious 'back' stories), pausing only to reapply his Deep Heat rub!
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!
Friday 24 April - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with STUART GOLDSMITH

and GUESTS

With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart Goldsmith's enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer. Stuart likes to get his teeth into love, romance and the downside of getting what you want.
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.
Sun 26 April - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

JAYDE ADAMS

THE BALLAD OF KYLIE JENNER'S OLD FACE

In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. In her SBJ™ Jayde Adams will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on.
Wed 29 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £18.50

MARK THOMAS

50 THINGS ABOUT US (Tour Extension)

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.
Thurs 30 April - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £16.00

MATT FORDE

BREXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR

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 2 May - Tobacco Factory Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £19.00

ANDREW MAXWELL:

REALITY (UK Tour)

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.
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
Sat 9 May - Tobacco Factory Theatre
7.30pm (doors 7pm) £16.00

ELLIE TAYLOR

DON'T GOT THIS

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”.
Sat 9 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) £13.00

Stand Up For The Weekend with ANDREW LAWRENCE

and GUESTS

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.
Sun 10 May - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

JOSIE LONG

TENDER

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.
Friday 22 May - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.30pm) £16.00

STEVE HUGHES

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

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.
Thurs 11 June - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £17.00

KERRY GODLIMAN

BOSH (UK Tour)

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.
Sun 14 June - Bristol Old Vic Theatre
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

SOFIE HAGEN

BUMSWING

One of British comedy's most exciting talents (although she's Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster, and now the author of the hugely successful book Happy Fat, Sofie Hagen returns to Bristol with a brand new show.
Fri 23 October - Hen & Chicken Studio
8pm (doors 7.15pm) £13.00

KAE KURD:

THE SPOKEN KURD TOUR 2020

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.

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.