TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken - Friday 20 October

Go To Previous Month    Go To Next Month
August
2017

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL McCAFFREY & CO
Saturday 9 September
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL McCAFFREY & CO
Hen & Chicken

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
SUSAN CALMAN: THE CALMAN BEFORE THE STORM
Sunday 10 September
SUSAN CALMAN: THE CALMAN BEFORE THE STORM
Redgrave Theatre

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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.

ANDY PARSONS: PEAK BULLSHIT (Tour Extension)
Tuesday 12 September
ANDY PARSONS: PEAK BULLSHIT (Tour Extension)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

TOUR EXTENSION

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

See More Book Tickets £15.5
Stand Up For The Weekend with GLENN WOOL & CO
Saturday 16 September
Stand Up For The Weekend with GLENN WOOL & CO
Hen & Chicken

Canadian Glenn Wool is a cleverly subversive comedian. He tackles a wide range of subjects from religious fundamentalism to current world politics and does it in such a way that you hardly notice that that is what you are listening to. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
Stand Up For The Weekend with JOHN HASTINGS & CO
Saturday 23 September
Stand Up For The Weekend with JOHN HASTINGS & CO
Hen & Chicken

Since moving to the UK, Canadian John Hastings is very much in demand from the top comedy venues, entertaining audiences with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD: YOU CAN'T POLISH A NERD (Tour Show)
Friday 29 September
FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD: YOU CAN'T POLISH A NERD (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

The Nerds are back with a brand new UK tour. Together they’ll be buffing up a veritable Periodic Table of new songs, science and spreadsheets that will tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!

GARY DELANEY: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT GARY (Tour Show)
Saturday 30 September
GARY DELANEY: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT GARY (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

Appearing frequently on BBC2's Mock The Week, Gary Delaney is the king of one-liners. He loves each and every gag and you can't help but be carried away by his infectious charm. “An endless flow of top quality jokes” The Guardian.

Stand Up For The Weekend with PHIL JERROD & CO
Saturday 30 September
Stand Up For The Weekend with PHIL JERROD & CO
Hen & Chicken

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
PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY (Tour Show)
Sunday 1 October
PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY (UK Tour)
Thursday 5 October
ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Robin Ince's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. “An evening so bursting with energy and ideas...it’s a bundle of fascinating, surprising digressions” The Times.

See More Book Tickets £14.5
CRAIG CAMPBELL: EASY TIGER (World Tour)
Friday 6 October
CRAIG CAMPBELL: EASY TIGER (World Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Craig Campbell, the majestic mountain moose in a tiger striped onesie brings his thrilling new show Easy Tiger out of the Fringe jungle and onto the world stage for his 3rd solo tour. “Loud, beautifully crafted tales of outsider adventure” The Independent

See More Book Tickets £15.5
LUISA OMIELAN: AM I RIGHT LADIES? (Tour Show)
Friday 6 October
LUISA OMIELAN: AM I RIGHT LADIES? (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan is bringing her smash hit show 'Am I Right Ladies!?' to Bristol. Her first show 'What Would Beyonce Do?!' was hailed as "one of the biggest stand up hits of the last decade" (The Guardian) and was launched on BBC3 as a stand up special and this is the follow up!

Stand Up For The Weekend with ALFIE BROWN & CO
Saturday 7 October
Stand Up For The Weekend with ALFIE BROWN & CO
Hen & Chicken

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
TOM STADE: I SWEAR (Tour Show)
Thursday 12 October
TOM STADE: I SWEAR (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

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 for 2017.

See More Book Tickets £17.5
DANIEL SLOSS: NOW (Tour Show)
Friday 13 October
DANIEL SLOSS: NOW (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Star of US television's Conan, NOW is the stunning new show from Daniel Sloss, Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning
stand-up. "Irreverent wit… devastating!" Advertiser, Australia. Plus special guest Kai Humphries. 

See More Book Tickets £15
Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Saturday 14 October
Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Hen & Chicken

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
TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (UK Tour)
Friday 20 October
TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

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.

Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL MYREHAUG & CO
Saturday 21 October
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL MYREHAUG & CO
Hen & Chicken

Canadian Paul Myrehaug is an international touring comedian with frequent appearances on TV, radio and at festivals all over the world. He is a sharp performer with a great stage presence and is an extremely fun comic to watch. Plus guests. 

See More Book Tickets £11
JAMES ACASTER: CLASSIC SCRAPES (UK Tour)
Thursday 26 October
JAMES ACASTER: CLASSIC SCRAPES (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

James Acaster is releasing his first ever book this year, James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes, which is going to be a collection of self-deprecating anecdotes about scrapes James has gotten himself into over the years, famed from the slot of the same name on Josh Widdicombe's XFM radio show.

ABANDOMAN: LIFE + RHYMES (UK Tour)
Friday 27 October
ABANDOMAN: LIFE + RHYMES (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

The Irish hip-hop comedy freestyle duo, Abandoman, take their hit show on tour. Come see the fictional autobiography that entertained over 10,000 people in a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. "Nothing short of genius" Chortle

See More Book Tickets £13.5
PAUL ZERDIN: ALL MOUTH (Tour Show)
Saturday 28 October
PAUL ZERDIN: ALL MOUTH (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

America’s Got Talent winner 2015 Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin returns home to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets. 

Stand Up For The Weekend with IVO GRAHAM & CO
Saturday 28 October
Stand Up For The Weekend with IVO GRAHAM & CO
Hen & Chicken

Ivo Graham's gauche charm belies a talent rarely seen in someone so young. The Eton alumnus combines insightful stories with a sharp witted presence that has rapidly gained him wide acclaim.

See More Book Tickets £11
DOUBLE DECKERS STAND-UP SPECIAL: HAL CRUTTENDEN & IAN STONE
Sunday 29 October
DOUBLE DECKERS STAND-UP SPECIAL: HAL CRUTTENDEN & IAN STONE
Bristol Improv Theatre

The Comedy Box promotes top UK stand up at the wonderful Bristol Improv Theatre in Clifton - The first night of what we hope will become a residency of regular shows. This first show is a double header of titanic talents of the comedy world: Hal Cruttenden and Ian Stone. Both will be performing extended sets.

See More Book Tickets £12
JOHN HEGLEY: PEACE, LOVE & POTATOES (UK Tour)
Sunday 29 October
JOHN HEGLEY: PEACE, LOVE & POTATOES (UK Tour)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and "compassionate autobiographical poems and correspondence between family members" (Poetry London). Verses spoken and sung. Hearts broken and repaired.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE (UK Tour)
Thursday 2 November
MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

See More Book Tickets £16.5
MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE (UK Tour)
Friday 3 November
MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

See More Book Tickets £16.5
ELLIE TAYLOR: THIS GUY (UK Tour)
Friday 17 November
ELLIE TAYLOR: THIS GUY (UK Tour)
Hen & Chicken

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, Ellie Taylor, the star of BBC's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed.

See More Book Tickets £13.5
AUSTENTATIOUS: THE IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN NOVEL (UK Tour)
Saturday 18 November
AUSTENTATIOUS: THE IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN NOVEL (UK Tour)
REDGRAVE THEATRE

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

RICHARD HERRING: OH, FRIG, I'M 50! (UK Tour)
Sunday 19 November
RICHARD HERRING: OH, FRIG, I'M 50! (UK Tour)
Bristol Old Vic 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.

JASON MANFORD: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Thursday 23 November
JASON MANFORD: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Redgrave Theatre

Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

STEPHEN K AMOS: BREAD & CIRCUSES (Tour Show)
Friday 24 November
STEPHEN K AMOS: BREAD & CIRCUSES (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus.

THE THINKING DRINKERS: HISTORY OF ALCOHOL (Tour Show)
Friday 24 November
THE THINKING DRINKERS: HISTORY OF ALCOHOL (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

The Thinking Drinkers are award-winning professional drink experts who definitively prove that alcohol has influenced everything that has ever happened. Ever. Their brand new show is an intoxicating, hilarious time-travelling journey through our drink-drenched past, pouring the entire history of human civilisation into a shot glass.

See More Book Tickets £14.5
DOUBLE DECKERS STAND-UP SPECIAL: STUART GOLDSMITH & JARLATH REGAN
Sunday 26 November
DOUBLE DECKERS STAND-UP SPECIAL: STUART GOLDSMITH & JARLATH REGAN
Bristol Improv Theatre

The second of our stand-up specials at the Bristol Improv Theatre features two hugely charismatic comedians who are also legends of the comedy podcast world. Stuart Goldsmith and Jarlath Regan will be performing extended versions of their stand-up sets.

See More Book Tickets £10
NATHAN CATON: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (Tour Show)
Friday 1 December
NATHAN CATON: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Following the success of last year's Straight Outta Middlesex tour, the prolific Nathan Caton is back! He's keeping it real and keeping it funny, dissecting all things from the personal to the political in this hilarious show.

See More Book Tickets £12.5
ADAM KAY'S SMUTTY CHRISTMAS SONGS
Friday 15 December
ADAM KAY'S SMUTTY CHRISTMAS SONGS
Hen & Chicken

Amateur Transplants frontman Adam Kay presents an evening of seasonal smut. A sell-out every year since 2008, this night of festive filth is the antidote to the pantomime horrors in every other theatre at this time of year.

See More Book Tickets £12.5
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Saturday 10 February
JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS (UK Tour)
Redgrave Theatre

Double Chortle 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.

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.

See More Book Tickets £15.5


Go To Previous Month August 2017 Go To Next Month

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.