Comedy Festival Update
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Shows selling fast | Kids shows | Natural Theatre Studio | Friends

Shows selling fast.

Just three days til Opening Night! Have you booked your tickets yet?

The Festival Opening Night Gala cabaret show this Friday at Bath Cricket Club is now sold out. Other shows are selling fast, so make sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

Elsewhere on Opening Night, Hand Wangford & Brad Breath host an evening of tearjerkers and toetappers at Chapel Arts Centre, andJody Kamali’s One Man Variety Show airs at the GPT Smokehouse, while over at the Assembly Inn, Dave Chawner & Robyn Perkins talk about “Death, Anorexia & Other Funny Things”.

Can’t wait? Choose from three pre-festival shows this Thursday at The Bell, The Porter and The Royal Oak – click here for details.

Visit to view all events and book tickets online.

Kids shows

There are two great lunchtime shows for kids and families this Festival, both at Bath Cricket Club

Martin Mor‘s Funny Stuff For Happy People this Sunday promises an hour of comedy, circus, storytelling, poetry and stupid science, and somewhere for kids to take their adults where they won’t get bored and go in a huff!

Next SaturdaySilky Explains Parents To Children – who better than someone who sounds like a gerbil, looks like a boiled egg and has been making people laugh since before Mum and Dad were interested in beer, wine & tidying things up?

Natural Theatre Studio

The Naturals’ Studio in Widcombe is being transformed into and Edinburgh-like Festival venue for a week.

With a lush red velvet stage set, cabaret seating and a licensed bar selling fine wines, Moles Beers and Handmade Cider, the studio is host to a large range of hour long shows from Sunday 30th to Friday 4th.

Appearing at this special venue on Sunday are: the up-and-coming and hugely likeable Scottish Comedian of the Year (and last year’s Bath New Act winner) Larry DeanMatt Price with his amazing true story “Turkeygate, Tinky Winky & the Turkish Mafia”, and the irrepressible Martin Mor with his life affirming show, “How Do You Like Your Blue Eyed Boy Mister Death?”.

Carey Marx brings his highly acclaimed and superbly crafted show about the hilarity of surviving a heart attack on Monday, followed by a visit from those devils of the denier, The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre.

Sadly Phil Nichol has had to cancel but we’re opening the bar early onTuesday ready for the fantastic Mr John Moloney – come and see a true master at work in this lovely space.

Wednesday sees the quirky ex-New Act Winner Harriet Kemsleywith her debut show, and Mike Wozniak‘s top scoring touring show – “Take The HIt”.

Last but not least on FridayThe Real MacGuffins are back by popular demand with their madcap 5 star sketch comedy, followed bySilky, one of the most likeable and talented performers on the circuit.

Wow, what a line-up!. For full details click here to browse all the events at Natural Theatre Studio.


Become a Friend of the Festival

Support the Festival and get some great benefits in return!

For just £75 you can become a friend of the Festival, and enjoy:

  • Invitation to an exclusive sponsors and friends drinks and canapés reception with Arthur Smith
  • Complimentary ticket to the opening night gala cabaret event
  • ‘Thank you’ accreditations on our web site and printed programme
  • Concession rate tickets for selected events, and
  • Membership of an exclusive group of donors who by their generosity contribute to the long term success of the Festival.

Simply email  to enrol!

Bath Comedy Festival wishes to thank all our supporters – click here.

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Hank Wangford & Brad Breath
Jody Kamali
Martin Mor
Matt Price
John Moloney
Mike Wozniak
The Real MacGuffins
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