ANDY ZALTZMAN: SATIRIST FOR HIRE (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre - Sunday 4 March

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Stand Up For The Weekend with TEZ ILYAS & CO
Saturday 20 January
Stand Up For The Weekend with TEZ ILYAS & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Armed with his trademark cheek and uncompromising approach, Tez Ilyas presents his slick, smart and typically subversive stand-up. As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, Live at the BBC, Channel 4’s The Last Leg – and heard on BBC Radio Four with two series of Tez Talks. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
GRIFF RHYS JONES: WHERE WAS I? (UK Tour)
Saturday 27 January
GRIFF RHYS JONES: WHERE WAS I? (UK Tour)
REDGRAVE THEATRE

Join Griff Rhys Jones, the star of Not the Nine o'clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In A Boat as he airs stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies from his forty year career.

Stand Up For The Weekend with PETER WHITE & CO
Saturday 27 January
Stand Up For The Weekend with PETER WHITE & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Canadian comic Peter White is a self-deprecating everyman who tackles subjects as wide-ranging as body image, relationships, homophobia and time travel. He has a high energy delivery which drives the material relentlessly forward with the sole purpose of getting the big laugh. And with Peter White there are plenty of those. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
Stand Up For The Weekend with JIMMY McGHIE & CO
Saturday 3 February
Stand Up For The Weekend with JIMMY McGHIE & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Globe-trotting Jimmy McGhie is a very talented comedian with a relaxed on-stage persona. Very much in demand across the world it is a privilege to have him headline The Comedy Box in Bristol. He can always be relied upon to produce top drawer challenging and very personal stand-up.

See More Book Tickets £11
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS
Friday 9 February
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS
Redgrave Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.

JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Saturday 10 February
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Edinbugh Comedy Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.

Stand Up For The Weekend with DARREN HARRIOTT & CO
Saturday 10 February
Stand Up For The Weekend with DARREN HARRIOTT & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

A confident performer with a captivating charm, Darren Harriott’s comedy deals with everything from subverting stereotypes, to everyday observations, to that juiciest of topics, religion. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Stand Up Central and The Now Show. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
SHAPPI KHORSANDI: MISTRESS AND MISFIT (UK Tour)
Sunday 11 February
SHAPPI KHORSANDI: MISTRESS AND MISFIT (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi Khorsandi is on the road with her new show.

MARK THOMAS: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE (UK Tour)
Monday 12 February
MARK THOMAS: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Name the comedian who might say 'I wonder if I can set up a comedy club… in a refugee camp... in Palestine?'  Of course, it’s Mark Thomas.  And that is exactly what he tries to do.

Stand Up For The Weekend with PHIL JERROD & CO
Saturday 17 February
Stand Up For The Weekend with PHIL JERROD & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Phil Jerrod began his stand-up career underneath an Angus Steakhouse in 2012. Since then he has failed his PhD, walked out of his job in publishing and been entertaining audiences up and down the country with his elegant rants on the often unfathomable problems of modern life. "Casual brilliance..." The Guardian. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
TIM VINE: SUNSET MILK IDIOT (UK Tour)
Mon 19 to Wed 21 February
TIM VINE: SUNSET MILK IDIOT (UK Tour)
REDGRAVE THEATRE

The amazing Tim Vine is back on tour with another ton of silly jokes, props and songs and pops into Bristol's gloriously intimate Redgrave Theatre for a three night run.

AHIR SHAH: CONTROL (UK Tour)
Friday 23 February
AHIR SHAH: CONTROL (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Show, Ahir Shah explores the current global socio-political turmoil in a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, and resistance. “Fiendishly clever and furious” The Times

See More Book Tickets £12.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Saturday 24 February
Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Rhys James is a sickeningly talented young stand-up. He’s a super-sharp writer, with a ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
DANE BAPTISTE: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs)
Friday 2 March
DANE BAPTISTE: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dane Baptiste brings his third smash hit show on national tour. Original, provocative and exceptionally crafted, G.O.D. (Gold. Oil.Drugs) explores our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure.

See More Book Tickets £12.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALISTAIR BARRIE & CO
Saturday 3 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALISTAIR BARRIE & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Comedian, actor and writer Alistair Barrie is one of the most sought after performers on the international comedy circuit. He is intelligent, sarcastic, arrogant, witty and hilariously funny in equal measure. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
ANDY ZALTZMAN: SATIRIST FOR HIRE (UK Tour)
Sunday 4 March
ANDY ZALTZMAN: SATIRIST FOR HIRE (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Andy Zaltzman, 50% component of global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, returns with his uniquely interactive show, giving audiences the chance to have the issues they care about satirised to order by one of Britain’s leading political comedians.

See More Book Tickets £14.5
STEPHEN BAILEY: CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT (UK Tour)
Friday 9 March
STEPHEN BAILEY: CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Stephen Bailey’s friendly, open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the most enjoyable acts on the UK comedy circuit today. He is "annoyingly sharp" (The New Current) and in 2015, his show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award (Best Show).

See More Book Tickets £13
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL McCAFFREY & CO
Saturday 10 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL McCAFFREY & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Paul McCaffrey has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting acts around. Critically acclaimed annually at the Edinburgh Festival, he is one of the most anticipated headliners this season. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALFIE BROWN & CO
Saturday 17 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALFIE BROWN & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Alfie Brown’s firebrand style of comedy has been forged from years of pushing boundaries and experimentation. A natural stage presence combined with explosive material makes for a thrilling performance every time he hits the stage. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
SOPHIE WILLAN: BRANDED (UK Tour)
Thursday 22 March
SOPHIE WILLAN: BRANDED (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Fresh from a total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, this multi award winning break-out star is heading out on tour. Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. Expect a raucous hour like no other from this unapologetic young powerhouse. As seen on As Yet Untitled (Dave) and as heard on BBC Radio 4.

See More Book Tickets £12.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with ED GAMBLE & CO
Saturday 24 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with ED GAMBLE & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Ed Gamble is an attention-grabbing stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He is a regular on Mock the Week (BBC2), and played the lead role of Georgie Carlton in BBC America’s Almost Royal, a “cult US hit” (The Independent).

See More Book Tickets £11
MATT FORDE: TOUR 2018
Thursday 29 March
MATT FORDE: TOUR 2018
Redgrave Theatre

Matt Forde, the UK's leading political comedian and host of Unspun (Dave - UKTV) presents a show completely changed by events which haven’t yet happened. Ultra-topical comedy as seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week and Question Time. Now with added Trump.

TOM STADE: I SWEAR (Tour Extension)
Friday 13 April
TOM STADE: I SWEAR (Tour Extension)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

TOUR EXTENSION

After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade!  Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show.

See More Book Tickets £18.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with DAVID TRENT & CO
Saturday 14 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with DAVID TRENT & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

David Trent is a hugely original comedian who uses multi-media extensively in his performances, offering up high energy commentary on celebrity culture. Must be seen to be believed. "A creator of bold, category-defying comedy." The Stage. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
PAUL SINHA: SHOUT OUT TO MY EX (UK Tour)
Friday 20 April
PAUL SINHA: SHOUT OUT TO MY EX (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

In 2015, comedian Paul Sinha returned from the Edinburgh Fringe a contented man. The next day, his happiness had vanished. Was this the end? The beginning of the end? Or the end of a beginning? "Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate." Chortle

See More Book Tickets £15
Stand Up For The Weekend with PIERRE NOVELLIE & CO
Saturday 21 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with PIERRE NOVELLIE & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Following on from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, award-winning comedian Pierre Novellie brings his unique brand of comedy to the Hen & Chicken. “The dawn of a major talent” The Guardian. Plus guests. 

See More Book Tickets £11
SIMON MUNNERY: RENEGADE PLUMBER (UK Tour)
Thursday 26 April
SIMON MUNNERY: RENEGADE PLUMBER (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

A new hour of stand-up and miscellany from British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner, Simon Munnery. Featuring tales of plumbing woes, his attempts at under tent heating, jokes, songs, poems and the ridicule of capitalism.

See More Book Tickets £13.5
RADIO ACTIVE - REACTIVATED (UK Tour)
Friday 27 April
RADIO ACTIVE - REACTIVATED (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to take classic scripts from the award winning BBC Radio 4 show following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and performances at the Glastonbury, Underbelly and Southbank Festivals.

TEZ ILYAS: TEZTIFY (UK Tour)
Friday 27 April
TEZ ILYAS: TEZTIFY (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Armed with his trademark cheek and uncompromising approach, Tez Ilyas presents his slick, smart and typically subversive new stand-up show. As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, Live at the BBC, Channel 4’s The Last Leg – and heard on BBC Radio Four with two series of Tez Talks.

See More Book Tickets £13
Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Saturday 28 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

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. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
DR PHIL HAMMOND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS? (UK Tour)
Sunday 29 April
DR PHIL HAMMOND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS? (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

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.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Wednesday 2 May
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

EXTRA DATES

Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Thursday 3 May
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

EXTRA DATES

Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (Tour Extension)
Sunday 6 May
TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (Tour Extension)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo and The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, Tom Allen, the sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, embarks on his debut solo tour this autumn.

STUART GOLDSMITH: LIKE I MEAN IT (UK Tour)
Friday 11 May
STUART GOLDSMITH: LIKE I MEAN IT (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Comedian’s Comedian Podcast host and "expert stand-up" (Times) Stuart Goldsmith now commits to the bit with his second international tour, seven million downloads, critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run. Come see how "a master of the form" (The Independent) "makes it look easy" (Chortle.co.uk).

See More Book Tickets £12.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with BRENDON BURNS & CO
Saturday 12 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with BRENDON BURNS & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Award-winning, opinionated Aussie comic Brendon Burns is definitely not afraid to speak his mind - what ever the subject. As close to rock 'n' roll as stand-up gets. "Jaw dropping" Time Out. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
DALISO CHAPONDA: 'WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID...' (UK Tour)
Thursday 24 May 2018
DALISO CHAPONDA: 'WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID...' (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Britain’s Got Talent finalist and golden buzzer act, comedian Daliso Chaponda has announced his debut stand up tour for 2018 entitled ‘What The African Said…’.  The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from this year’s show, finishing third in the popular talent show.

DALISO CHAPONDA: 'WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID...' (UK Tour)
Friday 25 May
DALISO CHAPONDA: 'WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID...' (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

EXTRA DATE

Britain’s Got Talent finalist and golden buzzer act, comedian Daliso Chaponda has announced his debut stand up tour for 2018 entitled ‘What The African Said…’.  The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from this year’s show, finishing third in the popular talent show.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
RICHARD HERRING: OH, FRIG, I'M 50! (Tour Extension)
Saturday 26 May
RICHARD HERRING: OH, FRIG, I'M 50! (Tour Extension)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

"Podfather” (the Guardian) and star of Radio 4’s Relativity, Richard Herring gets to the half century (against all odds) and  looks at how his life has changed in the last decade.

See More Book Tickets £18
Stand Up For The Weekend with ZOE LYONS & CO
Saturday 26 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with ZOE LYONS & CO
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, terrifically charismatic Zoe Lyons takes a sideways view of life, picking out the many absurdities and turning them into hilarious routines. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
ANDY HAMILTON: CHANGE MANAGEMENT (UK Tour)
Friday 8 June
ANDY HAMILTON: CHANGE MANAGEMENT (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Award winning comedian and comedy writer Andy Hamilton, co-creator of Outnumbered and Drop The Dead Donkey, and star of News Quiz, Have I Got News For Your and Q.I., is back with a brand new solo stage show.

LEE HURST: MUCKING ABOUT (UK Tour)
Friday 26 October
LEE HURST: MUCKING ABOUT (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

Lee Hurst, star of BBC1’s They Think Its All Over’ is back on the road with his brand new show Mucking About. If you want plenty of laughs this is for you.
Lee will be turning up, lobbing gags and funny stuff at you from all angles. A hilarious night is about to hit town.

See More Book Tickets £18.5
PHIL NICHOL: YOUR WRONG (UK Tour)
Friday 2 November
PHIL NICHOL: YOUR WRONG (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken Upstairs

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


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Sunday 29 April
DR PHIL HAMMOND: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS? (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre 8pm (doors 7.30pm)
Price (inc fees): £15.50  

Dr Phil HammondDR PHIL HAMMOND

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NHS?
(UK Tour)

One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet.” The Guardian

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? We claim to love the NHS but then systematically abuse her by abusing ourselves. And nobody likes picking up the bill. Dr Phil Hammond looks back to the start of the NHS and forward to the future. Can we still afford universal high-quality care for all? Will technology save us, bankrupt us or kill us? A Fitbit that keeps you fit or scares you senseless with continuous real-time cancer mutation monitoring. And will iPads ever be able to wipe arses? Come celebrate the NHS and laugh all your worries away. Or vice versa. Batteries not included.

Dr Phil Hammond has worked in the NHS for 31 years and loves it so much he still does. He is also a broadcaster, journalist, author, campaigner and comic.

“If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre” The Times ****

“Hugely enjoyable, well crafted, poignant stand up” Broadway Baby 2016 ****

“Hammond is a passionate rabble rouser and impressively positive…. the perfect health secretary” Fest Magazine 2016 ****

“Very funny, honest, clever and moving. Passionate about the NHS” Dr Clive Peedell, founder National Health Action Party