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Bath Comedy Specials

We are proud to be one of Bath Comedy Festival's core venues during the Springtime three week festival, and also for Bath Comedy's year-round special events..

July 22nd - 26th 2019
Next up is a full week of world class comedians performing their preview shows before taking them to Edinburgh Fringe - check out the details below:

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - Edinburgh Previews!

Grant Busé - Touché Busé

Date: Monday 22nd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

click to book online

When you're duelling with life – it's the blows that make shows! Australian comic and ex-Neighbours star Grant Busé is set to satirically serenade you with his "ingenious comedy music" ***** (Tulpa).

There'll be no stopping Busé's disarming charm, sharp wit and hit tunes.

Nominated in 2019 for Best Improv/Music at Leicester Comedy Festival
Winner in 2018 of Best Cabaret Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe
"Must see" ***** Scotsman
"His voice is as impressive as his hair" ***** Edinburgh Evening News
"Smart as anything coming from Tim Minchin and equally as politically woke" **** BroadwayBaby.com

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260325


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

George Rigden - Spooning With Uri

Date: Monday 22nd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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For 2 years as a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship.

In the wake of Operation Yewtree and the #MeToo movement, this is a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC).

A true story about friendship, autographs and cutlery.

"Deliciously dark" - Beyond The Joke

"A fine, wretched persona" - Chortle

As heard on BBC radio 4, as seen on BBC 1, BBC 2 & BBC 4.

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260349


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 - Edinburgh Previews!

Loyiso Gola - Pop Culture

Date: Tuesday 23rd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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South African comedian and two time Emmy nominee Loyiso Gola takes us on a hilarious journey exploring the differing impact of pop culture moments around the world.

As seen on Netflix: Comedians Of The World, Live at the Apollo, QI, Mock the Week and Late Nite News With Loyiso Gola.

"An intelligent observer of the world" **** Chortle
"Behind his playful bewildered style is a brilliant comic brain" **** Scotsman

In association with Mick Perrin Worldwide

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260336



Links: http://www.loyisogola.com/

Twitter: loyisogola


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Anuvab Pal - Democracy & Discodancing

Date: Tuesday 23rd July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Indian comedian Anuvab Pal is trying to understand a thousand years of this bewildering British Isle through his corrupt lens, thereby bring two great cultures closer.

As seen on 'QI', BBC's 'Big Asian Stand Up' & 'BBC World Service The New Years Stand Up Comedy Special'.

"India's most intelligent comedian" New York Times
"This isn't just witty humour - it's genius" ***** Edinburgh Festival Magazine

In association with Mick Perrin Worldwide

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260342



Links: https://anuvabpal.wordpress.com/

Twitter: AnuvabPal


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Wednesday 24th July, 2019 - Edinburgh Previews!

John Hastings

Date: Wednesday 24th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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John Hastings is a comedian who has performed all over America, Canada and all the small scary corners of the United Kingdom.

Since moving to the UK in 2012 from Canada John Hastings is very much in demand from the top comedy venues, entertaining audiences with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style. He is an Amused Moose Comedy Award-nominated comedian.

"Shockingly good" - Montreal Gazette
"A strong calling card from a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities... we're in the hands of an appealing consummate pro" - Chortle
"He was fast, polished and had an original slant. We will hear more of him" - BroadwayBaby
"Particularly awesome" - San Francisco Examiner

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260372


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Phil Nichol

Date: Wednesday 24th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

click to book online

Phil Nichol is a truly unique performer. An acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician, there is no end to his talent! His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalleled.

WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011
WINNER - IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award)
WINNER - Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998
Chortle Best Headliner - Nominee - 2002, 2006 & 2010

As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more.

"Nichol is absolutely born to perform, and the show is brilliant" - The Skinny
"Attacks his material with all the restraint of a Tasmanian Devil in a foghorn factory" - The Times
"Phil Nichol is an extraordinary performer – entrancing and alarming in equal measure" - The Stage
"Very polished, witty and insightful. It is also extremely funny" - List
"Seismically powerful award-winning comic force" - The Scotsman

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260383


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Thursday 25th July, 2019 - Edinburgh Previews!

Lucy Pearman

Date: Thursday 25th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Complete idiot Lucy Pearman will be trying out some new ideas.

There will be a bag, a song, a leg, some tears and probably blood. It will be a silly old muddle but we will get through it.

"A performer brimming with charisma" **** The Skinny

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260365


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Spencer Jones

Date: Thursday 25th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Spencer Jones, star of BBC's Mister Winner, The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk, and Upstart Crow returns to the live stage.

Expect the usual mix of visual and physical comedy, some very over the top looped music and tales of his family.

"You will not encounter a show that puts a bigger smile on your face" **** Evening Standard

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260356


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Friday 26th July, 2019 - Edinburgh Previews!

Archie Maddocks - Irreverent

Date: Friday 26th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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It's all getting a bit serious init? Political instability, social politics making people less social –-you can't even have a finger of Nutella no more without feeling guilty - that's what life is now, guilt, followed by shame.

However, what is life, if nothing but a distraction until you die? Archie Maddocks tackles the struggles of being alive in his latest hour of provocative, exhilarating and *crucially* HILARIOUS stand up.

Daily Mirror and Evening Standard's top jokes of the fringe 2018

"A real highlight of the evening" - BBC Introduces

"Superb timing and quick wit… A must see" - Radio Ha-Ha!

"A super cool, super smart storyteller" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke and Evening Standard

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260404


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

Nick Doody - Done For A Bet

Date: Friday 26th July, 2019
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.45pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

click to book online

Brexit: solved! Climate change: solved!

Nick Doody is one of the brightest talents on the comedy circuit, being a highly engaging live performer and a prolific comedy writer for TV and radio.

Sharp, topical and not afraid to say what he thinks, his brand of intelligent, honest and incisive comedy has won him fans all over the world.

Nick’s career got off to a pretty good start in the 90s by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill's request. Since then he’s racked up a string of sell-out Edinburgh and other festival shows and continues to be much in demand in the UK and abroad.

"Simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free hour of pure stand-up I've seen so far this Fringe" ***** Chortle

"All hail Nick Doody...pure comedy gold" ***** Metro

* Book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4260389


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £0.97

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Bath Comedy

Bath Comedy programmes events throughout the year as well as during the main Festival.
Watch this space for Bath Comedy's Edinburgh preview shows coming here soon!

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