TEZ ILYAS: MADE IN BRITAIN (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken - Friday 21 April

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Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL SINHA & CO
Saturday 21 January
Stand Up For The Weekend with PAUL SINHA & CO
Hen & Chicken

Smart, articulate and provocative, Paul Sinha is one of the funniest social commentators in the UK today.  A comedian who makes you realise the power of stand-up comedy and the respect it deserves as an artform. "A tour de force of humour and insightful observation" BBC Online.

See More Book Tickets £11
Stand Up For The Weekend with PHIL JERROD & CO
Saturday 28 January
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
ANDY ZALTZMAN: PLAN Z (Tour Show)
Thursday 2 February
ANDY ZALTZMAN: PLAN Z (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

As seen on Matt Forde’s Unspun (Dave) and half of global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, Andy Zaltzman returns to plot his planet’s path to and/or from preservation and/or perdition. “Political comedy at its best” Sunday Times

See More Book Tickets £12
DAVID O'DOHERTY: BIG TIME (Tour Show)
Friday 3 February
DAVID O'DOHERTY: BIG TIME (Tour Show)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

The Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – David O'Doherty is delighted to present a brand new show of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.
As seen and heard on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and The Unbelievable Truth for BBC Radio 4.

SUSAN CALMAN: THE CALMAN BEFORE THE STORM (Tour Show)
Friday 3 February
SUSAN CALMAN: THE CALMAN BEFORE THE STORM (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

It’s Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy and she’s back with a brand new show.  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.

DAVID O'DOHERTY: BIG TIME (4pm Matinee Show)
Saturday 4 February
DAVID O'DOHERTY: BIG TIME (4pm Matinee Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

4PM MATINEE SHOW
at the Tobacco Factory Theatre

The Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – David O'Doherty is delighted to present a brand new show of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen and heard on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and The Unbelievable Truth for BBC Radio 4.

See More Book Tickets £17.5
DAVID O'DOHERTY: BIG TIME (Tour Show)
Saturday 4 February
DAVID O'DOHERTY: BIG TIME (Tour Show)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

The Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – David O'Doherty is delighted to present a brand new show of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.
As seen and heard on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and The Unbelievable Truth for BBC Radio 4.

Stand Up For The Weekend with CARL HUTCHINSON & CO
Saturday 4 February
Stand Up For The Weekend with CARL HUTCHINSON & CO
Hen & Chicken

Uniquely stubborn, outright impractical and undeniably hilarious, Carl Hutchinson is an award-winning comic who is in high demand across the UK. "Immensely sharp with an underlying energy" Weekend Post

See More Book Tickets £11
SUSAN CALMAN: THE CALMAN BEFORE THE STORM (Tour Show)
Saturday 4 February
SUSAN CALMAN: THE CALMAN BEFORE THE STORM (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

It’s Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy and she’s back with a brand new show.  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.

DR PHIL HAMMOND: DR PHIL'S HEALTH REVOLUTION (Tour Show)
Sunday 5 February
DR PHIL HAMMOND: DR PHIL'S HEALTH REVOLUTION (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Phil Hammond - NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic -  combines both of his 2016 sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows in one unforgettable evening. Laugh, sort your life out, stay sane, plan your death and save the NHS - all in only 99 minutes.

DANNY BAKER: CRADLE TO THE STAGE (Tour Show)
Saturday 11 February
DANNY BAKER: CRADLE TO THE STAGE (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

Danny Baker, the English comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter, is out on tour embarking on his first ever one man show. Since the late 1970s, he has worked for a wide range of publications and broadcasters including NME, LWT, the BBC and Talk Radio.

Stand Up For The Weekend with DALISO CHAPONDA & CO
Saturday 11 February
Stand Up For The Weekend with DALISO CHAPONDA & CO
Hen & Chicken

Malawi-Canadian Daliso Chaponda is a versatile comedian who is equally comfortable talking politics, romance, filth or religion. With his frank delivery, accent and cartoonish voice, he has a unique and endearing stage presence. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
RUBY WAX: FRAZZLED! (Tour Show)
Sunday 12 February
RUBY WAX: FRAZZLED! (Tour Show)
Redgrave Theatre

Ruby Wax is a much loved US born comedian, actor and writer, along with being the 'it girl' of mental health campaigning. Funny and insightful, this event is your passport to saner living. She might not be sane herself, but she does a pretty good imitation.

MILES JUPP: SONGS OF FREEDOM (Tour Show)
Monday 13 February
MILES JUPP: SONGS OF FREEDOM (Tour Show)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

TOUR EXTENSION

Miles Jupp, (Stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband, worrier, fool, star of Rev. and host of  The News Quiz) hits the road in a freshly-ironed shirt and some robust trousers and tries to make some bloody sense of it all.

MILES JUPP: SONGS OF FREEDOM (Tour Show)
Tuesday 14 February
MILES JUPP: SONGS OF FREEDOM (Tour Show)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

TOUR EXTENSION

Miles Jupp, (Stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband, worrier, fool, star of Rev. and host of  The News Quiz) hits the road in a freshly-ironed shirt and some robust trousers and tries to make some bloody sense of it all.

ROB BECKETT: MOUTH OF THE SOUTH (Tour Show)
Tuesday 14 February
ROB BECKETT: MOUTH OF THE SOUTH (Tour Show)
REDGRAVE THEATRE

TOUR EXTENSION

Due to continued demand for tickets, Rob Beckett's touring show Mouth Of The South makes its fifth visit to Bristol with a date at Clifton's superb Redgrave Theatre on February 14, Valentine's Day.  Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo, BBC2's Mock the Week & Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats.

JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH: MY LAST WILL AND TASTY MINT (Tour Show)
Friday 17 February
JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH: MY LAST WILL AND TASTY MINT (Tour Show)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre

John Shuttleworth hits the road for his latest tour, following appearances on Celebrity Antiques Roadshow, Pointless, and the second series of Radio 4's John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music. “Contemporary character comedy at its finest” The Observer

Stand Up For The Weekend with ZOE LYONS & CO
Saturday 18 February
Stand Up For The Weekend with ZOE LYONS & CO
Hen & Chicken

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.

See More Book Tickets £11
Stand Up For The Weekend with MARKUS BIRDMAN & CO
Saturday 25 February
Stand Up For The Weekend with MARKUS BIRDMAN & CO
Hen & Chicken

Markus Birdman is one of British comedy's most experienced and well-travelled performers. In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit. “Second to none.” Adelaide Advertiser

See More Book Tickets £11
JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER (4pm Matinee Show)
Sunday 26 February
JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER (4pm Matinee Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

4PM MATINEE SHOW

Following the international sell-out success of her previous show Cara Josephine across the UK, Europe, in Australia and New York, Josie Long, the star of BBC Radio 4’s Romance and Adventure, All of the Planet’s Wonders and presenter of Shortcuts, tours her eighth solo stand-up show nationwide.

See More Book Tickets £15.5
JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER (Tour Show)
Sunday 26 February
JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

Following the international sell-out success of her previous show Cara Josephine across the UK, Europe, in Australia and New York, Josie Long, the star of BBC Radio 4’s Romance and Adventure, All of the Planet’s Wonders and presenter of Shortcuts, tours her eighth solo stand-up show nationwide.

Stand Up For The Weekend with DANE BAPTISTE & CO
Saturday 4 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with DANE BAPTISTE & CO
Hen & Chicken

Having written and starred in his sitcom for the BBC (Sunny D) and performed a triumphant run at the Edinburgh Festival, Dane Baptiste is fast becoming regarded as definitely one to watch as his career takes off. "A thunderingly charismatic comic" The Guardian. Plus guests.

See More Book Tickets £11
STUART GOLDSMITH: COMPARED TO WHAT (Tour Show)
Friday 10 March
STUART GOLDSMITH: COMPARED TO WHAT (Tour Show)
Hen & Chicken

Fresh from appearances on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central),  As Yet Untitled (Dave) and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Goldsmith brings his latest show to Bristol's Hen & Chicken. "A charming, expert stand-up" Sunday Times

See More Book Tickets £12
Stand Up For The Weekend with AL PORTER & CO
Saturday 11 March
Stand Up For The Weekend with AL PORTER & CO
Hen & Chicken

Irishman Al Porter is regarded as a prolific young comedian and radio presenter, destined to become the most talked about act in the country. Mark our words! "A 21st century Frankie Howerd and a future star" Sunday Times

See More Book Tickets £11
Stand Up For The Weekend with RHYS JAMES & CO
Saturday 18 March
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
SARA PASCOE: ANIMAL (3.30pm Matinee Show)
Sunday 19 March
SARA PASCOE: ANIMAL (3.30pm Matinee Show)
Hen & Chicken

3.30PM MATINEE SHOW

After publishing a book exploring the evolution of the female body, Sara Pascoe now considers further issues - will pornography lead to our extinction? Are humans naturally bad? How do we become better? Do we really have to die? and gulp, should she have a baby?

See More Book Tickets £14.5
SARA PASCOE: ANIMAL (Tour Show)
Sunday 19 March
SARA PASCOE: ANIMAL (Tour Show)
Tobacco Factory Theatre

After publishing a book exploring the evolution of the female body, Sara Pascoe now considers further issues - will pornography lead to our extinction? Are humans naturally bad? How do we become better? Do we really have to die? and gulp, should she have a baby?

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

The UK comedy scene's most bigoted scumbag, Andrew Lawrence, is back with an all new show full of morally repugnant, borderline criminal material in the very poorest taste. No laugh too cheap. Bring a friend who's easily offended, and be sure to take everything at face value.

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!

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

See More Book Tickets £16.5
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

See More Book Tickets £16.5
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

See More Book Tickets £15.5
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

See More Book Tickets £16.5
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 

See More Book Tickets £16.5
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


This weekend at the Hen & Chicken, Bristol. 

Saturday 21 January 8.45pm
Hen & Chicken, Bristol
£11 ADV/ £13 ON THE DAY ONLINE/ £13 DOOR

Paujl SinhaStand Up
For The Weekend
with PAUL SINHA

also featuring ALFIE BROWN
plus compere 
SALLY-ANNE HAYWARD

"One-liners are delivered with the crisp clarity of cut glass. Highly original." Metro

Smart, articulate and provocative, Paul Sinha is one of the funniest social commentators in the UK today. He is one of those comedians who makes you realise the power of stand-up comedy and the respect it deserves as an artform. Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate stand up of the highest order.

Paul Sinha is the world's only gay, Asian, GP-turned-stand-up-comedian who is perhaps best known as a "chaser" on ITV's primetime quiz show The Chase. A frequent visitor to the world renown Edinburgh Festival, in 2006 he was nominated for live comedy's highest accolade, the Edinburgh Comedy Award. 

"A tour de force of humour and insightful observation" BBC Online 

"He doesn't so much walk the line between controversy and outrage as use it for a skipping rope." Metro

"Universal anecdotes as warmly delivered as you would find anywhere........its a pleasure listening to him" Chortle.co.uk

"His confidence on stage was excellent and his talent for adlibbing and summoning gags off the cuff were very funny" BBC Online

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