GEOFF NORCOTT: CONSWERVATIVE (Tour Show)
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GEOFF NORCOTT: CONSWERVATIVE (Tour Show)
Friday 24 March
GEOFF NORCOTT: CONSWERVATIVE (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

A Trade Unionist’s son who grew up on a council estate, Geoff Norcott is wondering how he ended up leaning to the right. A motley South London upbringing may be the root of his more provocative views. "Master of anecdotal story-telling" Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

See More Book Tickets £10
Stand Up For The Weekend with ANGELA BARNES & CO
Saturday 25 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with ANGELA BARNES & CO
Hen & Chicken

Angela Barnes and her witty world view have been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including appearances on Russell Howard’s Good News and a full series of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week in 2013. "Brilliantly funny" Sarah Millican. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
CHARLIE BAKER: THE HIT POLISHER (Tour Show)
Friday 31 March
CHARLIE BAKER: THE HIT POLISHER (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Charlie Baker swings in to town direct from playing the O2 (Channel 4’s Comedy Gala) appearing as Harry Hill’s hunchback kitchen assistant (Sky 1’s Tea Time) and causing trouble in Albert Square (BBC1’s EastEnders). Brilliant jokes, Beautiful singing, Banging night out.

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with STEPHEN GRANT & CO
Saturday 1 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with STEPHEN GRANT & CO
Hen & Chicken

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. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
LEE HURST: COMEDY SHOW No.9 (UK Tour)
Saturday 8 April 2017
LEE HURST: COMEDY SHOW No.9 (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Lee Hurst, one of Britain’s most-loved comedians, is back with an all-new show. This tour will be Lee’s ninth full-length comedy show. It is a show jam-packed with laughs. So it is simply called ‘Comedy Show No. 9'. No gimmicks. Just quality gags. Lots of them.

See More Book Tickets £16.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALISTAIR BARRIE & CO
Saturday 8 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALISTAIR BARRIE & CO
Hen & Chicken

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
TONY LAW: A LAW UNDO HIS-ELF WHAT WELCOME (Tour Show)
Sunday 9 April
TONY LAW: A LAW UNDO HIS-ELF WHAT WELCOME (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law embarks on a UK tour with a brand new show of the inimitable surreal comedy-art that has made him one of the most celebrated live performers in the UK.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
TEZ ILYAS: MADE IN BRITAIN (Tour Show)
Friday 21 April
TEZ ILYAS: MADE IN BRITAIN (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Star of BBC Radio 4 and as seen on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, ITV2, Channel 4, E4, Comedy Central and Sky Arts, Tez Ilyas is now taking his follow-up show, the critically acclaimed, smash hit 'Made in Britain', on tour.

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with TOM ALLEN & CO
Saturday 22 April
Stand Up For The Weekend with TOM ALLEN & CO
Hen & Chicken

Raconteur and comedian Tom Allen is a wonderfully laconic anecdotalist. No one has Tom Allen’s skewed view of the world, his unique storytelling ability or his ability to be both young and old, insider and outsider, confident and fearful. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
ANDREW LAWRENCE: THE HATE SPEECH TOUR
Thursday 27 April
ANDREW LAWRENCE: THE HATE SPEECH TOUR
Hen & Chicken

Without question the most subversive voice in UK comedy right now, Andrew Lawrence presents an all new, riotously funny set of jokes, poking fun at Liberal pretentions, PC hysteria and his own awful parenting skills.

See More Book Tickets £14.5
RORY BREMNER: PARTLY POLITICAL (Tour Show)
Friday 28 April
RORY BREMNER: PARTLY POLITICAL (Tour Show)
REDGRAVE THEATRE

Britain’s best-known satirical impressionist is back! With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory Bremner’s on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all. (Good luck with THAT.) He will be joined by special surprise guests: some politicians, some comedians. Come and work out which is which!

Stand Up For The Weekend with ALUN COCHRANE & CO
Saturday 6 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALUN COCHRANE & CO
Hen & Chicken

In high demand on the UK and international comedy circuit, Alun Cochrane has appeared on a range of TV and radio shows including BBC Two’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Mock The Week, BBC One's Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You and, more recently, Room 101 with Frank Skinner. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £13
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Monday 8 May
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Multi-award winning Bridget Christie brings her critically acclaimed, sell-out show to Bristol. "Whatever your political views, this show is one you'd be foolish to miss" The Telegraph

BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Tuesday 9 May
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Multi-award winning Bridget Christie brings her critically acclaimed, sell-out show to Bristol. "Whatever your political views, this show is one you'd be foolish to miss" The Telegraph

BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Wednesday 10 May
BRIDGET CHRISTIE: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Multi-award winning Bridget Christie brings her critically acclaimed, sell-out show to Bristol. "Whatever your political views, this show is one you'd be foolish to miss" The Telegraph

See More Book Tickets £16.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with OLA & CO
Saturday 13 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with OLA & CO
Hen & Chicken

Young, driven and hugely talented, Ola is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor with natural originality and enviable stage presence. Renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour, he is in huge demand on the circuit and internationally. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
ANDY PARSONS: PEAK BULLSHIT (Tour Show)
Sunday 14 May
ANDY PARSONS: PEAK BULLSHIT (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Brand new show from star of Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and QI, Andy Parsons tackles the real issues in the world with always a view on the best way to turn them into laughter. “Brilliantly funny and insightful” Metro

JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: RECOGNISE
Wednesday 17 May
JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: RECOGNISE
Hen & Chicken

The first of three solo stand-up shows from the multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, James Acaster. This show, originally from 2014, is called Recognise. "Beautifully constructed ‘art of stand-up’ stuff” Sunday Times

JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: REPRESENT
Thursday 18 May
JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: REPRESENT
Hen & Chicken

The second of three solo stand-up shows from the multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, James Acaster. This show, originally from 2015, is called Represent. "This is stand-up of the highest, most playful order” – Guardian 

JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: RESET
Friday 19 May
JAMES ACASTER: THE TRELOGY: RESET
Hen & Chicken

The third of three solo stand-up shows from the multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, James Acaster. This show, originally from 2016, is called Reset. "There's no one better at constructing a show than Acaster" The Guardian

Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Saturday 20 May
Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
Hen & Chicken

Carey Marx is absolutely one of the best acts on the UK comedy circuit. You may not have heard of him but there's plenty to look forward to for the connoisseur of comedy writing. His lines are efficient, original and potent. Blistering delivery. "Hilariously demented" Edinburgh Evening News. Plus Guests. 

See More Book Tickets £11
SEAN KELLY: SOLD YOUR WAY! (Tour Show)
Friday 2 June
SEAN KELLY: SOLD YOUR WAY! (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Star of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer. He’s led a crazy life... be prepared to learn a hell of a lot more about his unusual story in this raw and funny show. A night of stand-up comedy & charity auction.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
SUSAN CALMAN: THE CALMAN BEFORE THE STORM
Sunday 10 September
SUSAN CALMAN: THE CALMAN BEFORE THE STORM
Redgrave Theatre

TOUR EXTENSION

It’s Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy and she’s back in Bristol with her current tour.  You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI, HIGNFY, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock the Week, now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life size if you will.


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Seating

Generally speaking, all Comedy Box events at venues we utilise have unallocated seating. However, many (but not all) weekend events at the Hen & Chicken incorporate table seating, so these seats will be allocated on arrival, meaning that customers will be sat together where possible. See below.

Hen & Chicken events

Most Comedy Box shows at the Hen & Chicken are cabaret-style with table-seating (see below). Some shows, especially touring shows, may be switched to theatre-style row seating at the request of the performer or to allow increased capacity where necessary.

When a show is theatre-style the seats are unallocated but you may still be guided to your seats by an usher.

Table-seating

When a show at the Hen & Chicken is cabaret-style all tables seat up to six people. We always allocate seating on arrival from the front of the room i.e. backwards from the stage. This makes for a better atmosphere if we are not full and guarantees that front tables are occupied which is crucial for a live comedy show. Not because we want audience members to be "picked on", but because the comedians like to see people's faces and be able to interact. 

We allocate tables according to group size and we always try to seat parties together. If your party is smaller than six people then it is very likely that you will be sharing with people you don't know.

LARGE GROUPS: If you want to sit together it is necessary to arrive early. The later you arrive the chances are your group will be split up, although we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you know the size of your group and you want to sit together we must be able to see all of your tickets or web ticket print-out(s) before we allocate you a table or tables. You will not be able to "save" seats or tables for customers in your party who are not present - unless you can produce actual tickets or web tickets on their behalf.

We recommend that you organise your group to arrive in the pub downstairs, distribute the tickets to them if you have booked them yourself, then come to the front desk upstairs when you are ready. If you have booked your tickets online, bring your web ticket to the front desk and we will exchange your web ticket for individual tickets. The sooner you arrive after doors open the better chances you have of sitting together.

The Comedy Box tries to operate a flexible seating allocation system to accommodate different customers' needs. We don’t reserve (or pre-allocate) tables in advance but we will try to seat groups together. On arrival at the venue we will allocate tables according to the size of your group on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are coming to a popular show and you have organised a large group it is in your interests to arrive as early as possible to get the best positioned tables. Late arrivals will be able to get seats but we cannot guarantee to seat your party together.

Late arrivals

We reserve the right to refuse admission until the interval if you or your party don't arrive until after the show has started. This is to avoid unnecessary disruption to the show and to other audience members.