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Comedy Festival Update

Women in comedy

Not one but two events focussed on women in comedy come to this year’s festival!

Women On The Make (pictured below) first showcased their sketch comedy in 2009, and in 2011 performed their first full show at Edinburgh Fringe to packed houses. They are thrilled to be back in Bath with another open workshop for women only – “What Makes Women Laugh” on Saturday 30th March at the Natural Theatre Studio. For full details, booking information and press release click here.
Women on the Make
Meanwhlie, Funny Women are delighted to be bringing their newest event format to the Festival – a panel discussion with four women who lead double lives as comedy writers, producers and performers, followed by a performance. “Sex, Lies and Lots of Cake” is at Chapel Arts Centre onm Friday 5th April. Click here for full information and booking links.

Comedy lunches and dinners

This year several events feature lunch or dinner with a comedy show.

Sal Monello hosts three events on The Penny Lane river cruiser (by North Parade Bridge) – Dinner with Alfie Moore (Wed 3rd April),dinner with Danny Buckler (Thurs 4th April) and Sunday lunch with Earl Okin (Sun 7th April).

Up at the celebrated Woods Restaurant you can have Sunday Lunch with Bill Smarme & The Bizness, also on 7th April.

Musical Comedy

As well as Earl Okin and Bill Smarme, there is a positive plethora of other musical comedy acts to be seen!

Martin Dimery brings his new show “Shakespeare Rattle and Roll” to the Assembly Inn on Friday 5th April (you can also catch Martin giving a preview of this show at Arthur Smith’s Comedy Kick-off on Sunday 31st March).

James Sherwood plays “Comedy and Music” at the Rondo Theatre on Wednesday 3rd April.

Ronnie Golden brings his Beginner’s Guide to Rock show “First A Fender” to the Cricket Club on Saturday 6th April – oft known as Barry Cryer’s uncivil comedy partner, this a must see solo show for fans of this virtuoso rock guitarist who’s played with Chuck Berry, Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck as well as out-sell the Jam and the Clash back in the good old, bad old, days of punk…

Three Bonzos and a Piano are here to recreate the surreal psychedelic music and mirth of the legendary Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band at Chapel Arts Centre on Thursday 4th April.

…and not forgetting the mighty Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip who are headlining the Opening Night Cabaret Showcase on Friday 29th March. As an extra treat for opening night, popular newcomer Emily Rose will also be performing some of her creative and quirky songs.

60 second interviews

We’ve added some more interviews to the web site.

See what Emily Rose, Gary Colman and Gary Delaney had to say –read their answers here.

Press coverage

If you’ve missed some of the recent press coverage in various magazines you can view it online – click here.

Print programme

Don’t forget to pick up our glossy programme from the tourist information centre, or look out for it in venues, pubs and cafes around town.

You can also check it out on our web site – to see the online optionsclick here.

Find us on Facebook and Twitter

You can now see details of all our events on Facebook, and join the conversation @BathComedyFest.

Click here to visit our Facebook page and remember to Like us and Share any events you are interested in with your friends.

Click here to find and follow us on Twitter.

Help the Festival

Our Friends scheme is still in operation – for £75 a year you can enjoy complimentary tickets, ‘thank you’ accreditations on our web site, and membership of an exclusive group of donors who by their generosity contribute to the long term success of the Festival. Email

Inside This Issue
Women in comedy
Comedy lunches and dinners
Musical comedy
60 second interviews
Help the Festival
View our programme online
Funny Women
Sunday Lunch with Earl Okin
Sunday Lunch with Bill Smarme & The Bizness
Ronnie Golden - First A Fender
Mik Artistik's Ego Trip
Read interviews with Gary Delaney and others
View our programme online
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

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