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BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW? (UK Tour)
Friday 7 September
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW? (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

This new show from multi-award winning member of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite, and star of her own Netflix special, is for you. Join Bridget Christie (Room 101, Have I Got News for You, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule) for a night of hope and despair.

See More Book Tickets £19
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW? (UK Tour)
Saturday 8 September
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW? (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

This new show from multi-award winning member of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite, and star of her own Netflix special, is for you. Join Bridget Christie (Room 101, Have I Got News for You, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule) for a night of hope and despair.

See More Book Tickets £19
HAL CRUTTENDEN: CHUBSTER (UK Tour)
Friday 14 September
HAL CRUTTENDEN: CHUBSTER (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Hal Cruttenden's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.

RICH HALL'S HOEDOWN (UK Tour)
Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 September
RICH HALL'S HOEDOWN (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Rich Hall's Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don’t own a hoe.

JAMALI MADDIX: VAPE LORD (UK Tour)
Friday 21 September
JAMALI MADDIX: VAPE LORD (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix is embarking on his first World Tour. He’ll be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation.

See More Book Tickets £14
SEANN WALSH: AFTER THIS ONE, I'M GOING HOME (UK Tour)
Friday 21 & Saturday 22 September
SEANN WALSH: AFTER THIS ONE, I'M GOING HOME (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian). Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: DEVIL MAY CARE
Sunday 7 October
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: DEVIL MAY CARE
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

As we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad. Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself? A new stand up show from multi-award winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

FELICITY WARD: BUSTING A NUT (UK Tour)
Friday 12 October
FELICITY WARD: BUSTING A NUT (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Fresh off the back of her new BBC Radio 4 series (Appisodes) and a Netflix special (Live from the BBC), multi-award winning comedian and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast Felicity Ward embarks on her second nationwide tour with a brand new show.

See More Book Tickets £13
SAM AVERY: THE LEARNER PARENT (UK Tour)
Friday 19 October
SAM AVERY: THE LEARNER PARENT (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.

See More Book Tickets £18
ABANDOMAN (aka ROB BRODERICK): PIRATE RADIO (UK Tour)
Friday 26 October
ABANDOMAN (aka ROB BRODERICK): PIRATE RADIO (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Ireland’s finest hip-hop musical comedian is back on tour with his biggest show to date. Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Rob Broderick will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales. 

See More Book Tickets £15
PHIL NICHOL: YOUR WRONG (UK Tour)
Friday 2 November
PHIL NICHOL: YOUR WRONG (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

The wild and wonderful veteran performer Phil Nichol tours his latest acclaimed show, Your Wrong. “A show that makes you laugh and think while you are watching, and then wakes you up in the night to laugh and think again.” The Scotsman

See More Book Tickets £15
ELIS JAMES & JOHN ROBINS: THE HOLY VIBLE TOUR
Sunday 4 November
ELIS JAMES & JOHN ROBINS: THE HOLY VIBLE TOUR
Tobacco Factory Theatre
Stars of Radio X, Elis James and John Robins have captured the hearts and minds of a generation, and it’s time that generation had a book. Join Elis and John for a live reading from their debut book The Holy Vible.
See More Book Tickets £18.5
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: DEVIL MAY CARE
Sunday 4 November
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: DEVIL MAY CARE
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

As we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad. Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself? A new stand up show from multi-award winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Monday 5 November
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

See More Book Tickets £20
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tuesday 6 November
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

See More Book Tickets £20
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Wednesday 7 November
DAVID O'DOHERTY: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

See More Book Tickets £20
DARREN HARRIOTT: VISCERAL (UK Tour)
Friday 9 November
DARREN HARRIOTT: VISCERAL (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee Darren Harriott, returns with a brand new show, following recent appearances on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), and Fighting Talk (BBC Radio 5 Live).

See More Book Tickets £16
ROBIN INCE'S CHAOS OF DELIGHTS (UK Tour)
Sunday 11 November
ROBIN INCE'S CHAOS OF DELIGHTS (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre
Robin Ince, the co-star of the Rose D’Or award winning The Infinite Monkey Cage and author of How to Build a Universe (part 1) with Professor Brian Cox is back on the road with an artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity.
See More Book Tickets £17
JOHN HEGLEY: NEW & SELECTED (UK Tour)
Friday 16 November
JOHN HEGLEY: NEW & SELECTED (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio
Legendary performance poet John Hegley returns to Bristol for another collection of marvellous poetry, songs and stories. Making his name nationally back in the 80s on high profile TV shows such as Channel 4's Friday & Saturday Live, John has steadily built up a large following of devoted fans from his published works and live performances.
See More Book Tickets £15
ROB NEWMAN'S TOTAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES
Friday 16 November
ROB NEWMAN'S TOTAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES
Redgrave Theatre
Rob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling novelist, Radio 4 Sony Award Winner) attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times by sifting through 3000 years of thought: from Pythagoras to Artificial Intelligence by way of Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees and Frankie Howerd’s trousers.
DR PHIL HAMMOND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS?
Sunday 18 November
DR PHIL HAMMOND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS?
REDGRAVE THEATRE

TOUR EXTENSION

Nye Bevan's beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton? A decade of austerity with a Brexit cherry on top has brought her to her knees. Do we just keep doing what we're doing, or is it time for a radical rethink? Dr Phil Hammond looks back to the start of the NHS and forward to the future.

SARA PASCOE: LadsLadsLads (UK TOUR)
Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 November
SARA PASCOE: LadsLadsLads (UK TOUR)
Redgrave Theatre

Following a sell-out run in London’s West End, the multi-award winning comedian, Sara Pascoe, and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Taskmaster, takes her new, hugely personal show on tour. “She is a comic in her prime” The Times

GEOFF NORCOTT: TRADITIONALISM (UK Tour)
Friday 23 November
GEOFF NORCOTT: TRADITIONALISM (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

The star of BBC2’s The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo takes to the road with his latest show direct from the Edinburgh Festival. The world is changing at a dizzying rate, and Geoff Norcott is trying to hold modern views, but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word.

See More Book Tickets £13
DANIEL SLOSS: X (UK Tour)
Friday 30 November
DANIEL SLOSS: X (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

Don’t miss the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy star, Daniel Sloss, who is fast becoming one of the world's biggest comedy names! "Simply world class… hilarious" Herald Sun, Australia

See More Book Tickets £15.5
THE THINKING DRINKERS: PUB CRAWL (UK Tour)
Friday 7 December
THE THINKING DRINKERS: PUB CRAWL (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

The Thinking Drinkers are back on tour with a brand-new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history. The award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy.

See More Book Tickets £16
PAUL FOOT: IMAGE CONSCIOUS (UK Tour)
Friday 22 February 2019
PAUL FOOT: IMAGE CONSCIOUS (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio

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.

See More Book Tickets £15
MATT RICHARDSON: SLASH (UK Tour)
Sunday 3 March
MATT RICHARDSON: SLASH (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Studio
A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange. Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy. "Explosive show" Voice Magazine
See More Book Tickets £13
LOST VOICE GUY: TOUR 2019
Sunday 10 March
LOST VOICE GUY: TOUR 2019
Tobacco Factory Theatre
Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK.

  


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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 recently and 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.