New Patrons Announced
We are delighted to announce that three of Comedy’s best loved veterans have agreed to become Patrons of Bath Comedy Festival:Terry Jones – comedian, writer, actor, director, author and Python.

Barry Cryer OBE – writer for many comedy legends and king of the one-liner.

Arthur Smith – Comedian, broadcaster and famously grumpy old man.

Other patrons of the Festival are former Natural Theatre Company supremo Ralph Oswick, Commissioner of Transport for London Sir Peter Hendy CBE and stalwart supporter Robert Brinkworth.

At a drinks reception for Patrons in London, Festival Director Nick Steel said “I am absolutely thrilled to receive the support of such a group of respected comedy greats and wonderful people. I hope that together we see the Festival continue to grow from strength to strength in the coming years.”

Terry Jones said he was “delighted to become a Patron” because “Comedy is what makes the world a bearable place”.

Terry Jones and Nick Steel share a laugh

Robert Brinkworth, Ralph Oswick, Nick Steel
Louisa Gummer and Terry Jones



Bath Comedy Festival 2014 dates:
Friday 28th March – Sunday 6th April 2014

Bath Comedy Festival 2014 will be the sixth year of the festival and will build on the success of the first five years.

This year’s programme will be announced very soon, but in the meantime, to whet your appetite, here is an extra early show in February:

Christian Schulte-Loh – Attack Of The 50ft German Comedian

DateThursday 27th February, 2014
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.30pm for 8pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £9 / £7 concs (see below *)

click to book online

The eagerly awaited return of award-winning German stand-up comedian Christian Schulte-Loh who brings his latest hit Edinburgh show to Bath.

Christian is a highly skilled international stand-up act and regularly performs at the biggest clubs in the UK, Germany and all over Europe.

Catch him here while you can!

“Very funny” **** Broadway Baby
“Has the hilarity factor” **** Cream of the Fringe
“The gags have an astonishing freshness and power…one of the most subversive acts ever!” – Spectator

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: