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Preview: Bristol Comedy Garden

The magnificent Bristol Comedy Garden returns to Queen Square this July (2nd to 6th) with another mighty mix of comedy superstars. For a third year, once again the tranquil lawns of Queen Square, in the heart of the city, will be transformed into a comedy wonderland complete with barnstorming shows in the Big Top, bars, live music on the Bandstand and gourmet street food stalls hosted by Bristol’s award-winning BEATS. This year’s headliners include thought-provoking […]

Preview: Stand Up for Slapstick @ Colston Hall

Irish-born funny man, TV presenter and celebrity star-gazer Dara O’Briain is keeping a promise he made over a year ago to Bristol’s Slapstick festival of vintage comedy, by agreeing to join Jack Dee, Al Murray and other top stand-ups at Colston Hall on Tuesday 3 June for the annual fund-raiser that keeps the festival going. Dara, whose TV credits include […]

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Interview: The Noise Next Door

The Noise Next Door are Tom Houghton, Charlie Granville, Matt Grant, Tom Livingstone and Sam Pacelli. They have been performing their own distinctive brand of off-the-cuff comedy together since 2006. Taking audience suggestions, the cheeky and charming quintet, transform them into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect […]

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Interview: Liam Williams

Edinburgh Comedy Award – Best Newcomer Nominee 2013, Liam Williams, brings his solo debut show to The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol, following critical acclaim at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and two sold out London runs. The show has galvanised Williams’ position as British comedy’s bright young thinker, and marked his arrival as a new comic voice […]

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Review: Russell Kane @ Colston Hall

On Wednesday the 5th of March the Colston Hall played host to the charm and wit of Russell Kane with his new tour Smallness. The warm up act, Suzy Bennett, was a pleasant welcoming into the evening, even though the majority of her act was aimed at the female audience. Their styles of comedy complemented […]

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Review: John Robins @ Hen & Chicken

The Comedy Box welcomed back the hilarious ex-Bristolian John Robins. Currently residing in London, the former Bristol-based comedian used to share a flat with both Russell Howard and Jon Richardson when they too were West Country dwellers. There are elements of his successful  flatmates in his act, which lies somewhere between Howard’s energy and Robinson’s […]

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Revunions and Friends @ The Wardrobe Theatre

The Bristol Revunions’ latest show sees them in residence at the Wardrobe Theatre over four nights, presenting a brand new selection of sketches, ranging from woeful but hysterical bread-related puns, to a bizarre West Side Story/office comedy mash-up. The “Friends” of the show’s title are the smörgåsbord of supporting acts, one of which joins Revunions […]

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Chortle Student Comedy Award: The Bristol Winner

Aspiring comedian George Erlanger is on track to follow in the footsteps of some of Britain’s best-known comedians after winning a place in the semi-finals of the country’s leading student stand-up competition. George, a 20-year-old Philosophy undergraduate at Bristol University won the first heat of the Chortle Student Comedy Award, with ALCATEL ONETOUCH and Universal […]

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Preview: Chortle Student Comedy Awards

It’s the comedy talent hunt that’s helped uncover stars of The Inbetweeners, Plebs, Radio One and the UK stand-up circuit – and now the Chortle Student Comedy Award is coming to Bristol with Alcatel Onetouch. A dozen of the best local up-and-coming comedians will be vying to get noticed at the regional heat which takes […]

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Preview: An Evening With David Sedaris

America’s best-selling ‘literary funnyman’ David Sedaris has announced his first ever full UK tour with his popular show ‘An Evening With David Sedaris.’ The tour is launched off the back of his second sell-out run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival which has picked up another batch of 5 star reviews. He previously sold out […]

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