Komedia Bath is proud to present a season of Edinburgh Fringe previews featuring stars of stand-up plus the hottest up-and-coming acts, in the Komedia Arts Café during July.

Catch the stars of today and tomorrow at Komedia this summer, as the venue hosts its first Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season, meaning that everyone’s flights to Scotland in August can be cancelled, as we’ll be bringing the best stand-up comics and fringe favourites to Bath!

The full line-up includes established circuit comics and TV panel show regulars such as Nathan Caton, Romesh Ranganathan, Ali Cook, Loretta Maine and more, testing new material and shows before heading to Edinburgh.

With the price of tickets just a fiver, this is the best way to see the latest comedy talent in one place without travelling all the way to Scotland. Tickets can be booked via the Komedia Bath website ( or via the Komedia Booking line on 0845 293 8480.

The full line-up of Komedia Bath’s Edinburgh Fringe Previews is as follows;

Rosie Holt: Fall Girl – Tuesday 1 July / Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00pm


Funny? Winner Rosie Holt brings her debut show, Fall Girl, to Komedia for an Edinburgh Fringe preview. Hayley is desperate. She keeps getting conned. Plus the voice in her head is a girl with a guitar who turns her failings into rhyming couplets. Written and performed by Rosie Holt, Fall Girl is a musical comedy about getting scammed, and getting gumption.


Suzi Ruffell – Tuesday 1 July / Doors 8:15pm, Show 8:30pm


Join Suzi Ruffell as she tries out new material. This bright young comic is quickly making a name for herself with a Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee and Latitude Festival New Act Comp nominee under her belt. Regarded as one of best up and coming acts on the circuit Suzi is in constant demand across Britain, after supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges on tour.

Ivo Graham – Preview – Wednesday 2 July / Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00pm


At just 23 years old, Ivo Graham‘s gauche charm belies a talent rarely seen in someone so young. The Eton alumnus combines insightful stories of adolescence with a sharp witted presence that has rapidly gained him the acclaim of his audience, fellow artists and the critics alike. After a sell-out debut run at the Edinburgh Festival last summer Graham will be road testing his new show.

David Trent – Wednesday 2 July / Doors 8:15pm, Show 8:30pm


David Trent’s year long awaited 2014 return to the fringe, is a high octane audio visual onslaught that promises to be the ultimate in Trentertainment™. 

David Trent – Blowing minds Edinburgh since 2012. Minds in Bath should also prepare to be blown.

THIS SHOW CONTAINS: Projections. Shouting. Film. Shouting. Audio. Shouting. Shouting. THE END.

Pippa Evans – Work In Progress – Monday 7 July / Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00pm


Award-winning comedian Pippa Evans, star of BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, Newsjack, BBC3’s Live at the Electric and co-creator of the international phenomenon The Sunday Assembly, presents an hour of funny stuff in preparation for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

“The finest female character comic around” – Time Out

Josh Howie: Work In Progress – Monday 7 July / Doors 8:15pm, Show 8:30pm


Spend a fun-packed hour with the needy, insecure, bitter, angry, aggressive, acrid, splenetic, immature, petulant, vindictive, loving father of three.

“The very undervalued Josh Howie delivers self-deprecating sharply written slices of neuroticism.  There’s a distinct (and lovely) whiff of the Woody Allens” Independent.

Angela Barnes – Wednesday 9 July / Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00pm


Star of Stand Up For The Week and Russell Howard’s Good News, Angela Barnes brings a fresh hour of funnies to Komedia. A former winner of the BBC New Comedy Award, and finalist in the Latitude New Act Of The Year 2011, Angela’s reputation is rising quickly. “Hers is a world-weary and devestatingly matter-of-fact outlook on the world that really makes her stand out” The Guardian

Romesh Ranaganathan – Wednesday 9 July / Doors 8:15pm, Show 8:30pm


Join Romesh Ranganathan as he previews his eagerly anticipated brand new show. From playing comedy clubs all over the country Ranganathan’s profile has grown as has the respect from his peers which has resulted in him writing for numerous shows and supporting the likes of Seann Walsh, Bill Burr, Paul Chowdhry and one of his comedy heroes Ricky Gervais.

Holly Walsh: Work In Progress – Tuesday 15 July / Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00pm


A work in progress show from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee & Chortle Award winner Holly Walsh. An acclaimed stand-up and writer, Holly has starred on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and is co-creator of BBC3 series Dead Boss. ”An excellent comic, with a flair for lateral-thinking gags and an offbeat stage presence” Guardian

Jeff Leach: FIT – Thursday 17 July / Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00pm


BBC3 and Big Brother’s Big Mouth presenter Jeff Leach is FIT, but fit for what? The man Esquire Magazine calls their ‘favourite festival comic’ brings a new hour of energetic and refreshingly honest stand up to the stage, having undergone an entire lifestyle overhaul. ‘Charismatic and charming… pretty darned impressive’ Chortle

Mark Simmons – Thursday 17 July / Doors 8:15pm, Show 8:30pm


Mark Simmons presents his first full length solo show with an hour of words put together in an order to make it funny (he tried it in another order but the audience threw things at him). Marks jokes are short and sharp with not a single word too many, so come see his barrage of clever, funny, surreal, hilarious, slow burning, obscure, silly, amusing, topical, history based, and witty one liners.

Ali Cook – Monday 21 July / Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00pm


The ‘Awe-inspiring’ (Chortle) Ali Cook combines a unique mix of hilarious stand-up comedy with stop-em-dead magic. After a sell-out run the last time he was in Edinburgh, Ali previews his new show here at Komedia Bath before returning to Scotland in August

Nathan Caton – Monday 21 July / Doors 8:15pm, Show 8:30pm


Nathan Caton’s charismatic and laidback style of stand-up has seen him quickly establish himself on the comedy circuit. Regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK, Nathan’s award-winning style has led to appearances on BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’, BBC3’s ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom ‘Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing’.

Danny Ward: Infra Dig – Tuesday 22 July / Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:00pm


Winner of 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Amused Moose Laughter Awards People’s Choice, Danny Ward returns with the hotly anticipated follow up to the award-winning Pressure Point. Danny’s on the up; he’s escaped his Auntie’s conservatory, upgraded the T-Reg Polo and even bought some red trousers. Join him on his quest to solve an epic identity crisis.

Loretta Maine: Work In Progress – Tuesday 22 July / Doors 8:15pm, Show 8:30pm


Loretta Maine returns to Komedia Bath after touring her hit musical extravaganza “Bipolar”, four semi-sober appearances on BBC3’s Live at the Electric and a trip to the Melbourne Comedy Festival which may or may not have culminated in a restraining order from Dr Karl Kennedy. She brings some new stuff and some old stuff. See if you can tell which is which.