Issuu on Google+

BATH

Comedy Festival

Friday 29th March - Sunday 7th April 2013

2013

www.bathcomedy.com


2

contents

thank you Bath Comedy Festival acknowledges with gratitude the support of the following companies and individuals who have made this event possible:

Thank you

2

Festival Sponsors

Welcome

3

Booking info

3

catchy the business behind apps

Bath

A - Z of shows

Festival Supporters

What’s on diary With many thanks to the Festival team, advisors, friends and supporters Louisa Gummer, Geoff Whiting, Ralph Oswick, Nod Knowles, John Arnold, Helen Chamberlain, Sir Peter Hendy, Ian McGlynn, Graeme Thomas, Alison Sully, Kate Authers, Georgette McCready, Steve Wright, Craig Maplesden, Bernard Aherne, Nick Brooke-Sykes, David Jackson, Martin Pople, Jonathan Steel, Alastair Steel, Melanie Booth, Dean Quintin, Jo Lucas, Dave Nelson, Mike Hill, Hamish Curwen, Colin Callan, Ian & Crista Taylor, Rachel Josephson, Richard Hurring, Phil Lodge, Michele Fry, Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst, Linda Donaldson, Moe Rahman, Brian Hennigan, Julie Hunt, Leslie & Lynsay Redwood, Harriet Beveridge, Anni Marjoram, Dave Thorpe, Lynne Locker, Kate Partlett, Darren Fry, all volunteers, venues and many other supporters too numerous to mention.

Event Sponsors LITFEST! COVERPDF

Media Partners

Venue map

4-5 6 - 27 35

Programme, website & other tech by

Xerophon is an Internet consultancy based in Bath and offers a full range of online and offline services including web, networks and systems, specialising in web authoring and hosting. T: 01225 337289 E: contact@xerophon.com W: www.xerophon.com Printed by:


3

welcome

how to book

Now in its fifth year, the Festival boasts its biggest line-up yet, with more shows and more performers taking part than ever before.

The easiest way to book tickets is online. Please visit www.bathcomedy.com for all booking links and telephone numbers.

Local favourites, rising stars and some well known names are performing in a variety of pubs, theatres and other venues across the city, some of which have never been used for comedy before. What makes this Festival special is its unique events, and the ability to deliver the intimate experience of quality performances in small to medium sized venues. There’s a chance to see many comedians perform solo shows before they go on to Edinburgh Fringe and national tours later in the year, and to enjoy some truly one-off events, mystery tours and workshops. The New Act Competition sees the stars of tomorrow fight it out in five heats and a grand final. There are also lunches and dinners to be had with comedians, plus music, poetry, theatre and plenty of stand-up! For online booking, or to join the e-mailing list visit www.bathcomedy.com Read on to discover the full line-up, see as much as you can, discover new things and have a great laugh!

You can buy tickets for most events through Brown Paper Tickets - a fair-trade ticketing company who offer a great online deal. Physical tickets can be posted out to you at no extra cost, you can print your own at home & there are other electronic options.

Brown Paper Tickets W: www.brownpapertickets.com T: 24hr freephone 0800 411 8881 A lot of tickets are also available from Bath Box Office:

Bath Box Office W: www.bathboxoffice.org.uk T: 01225 463362 Other Box Offices are specified in the listings.

Nick Steel Festival Director

Please note different venues and events have different policies on concession rate tickets. Most venues: NUS students and unwaged. Rondo Theatre: the above plus senior citizens.


4

A - Z of SHOWS Event

Date

Time

Venue

Alan Francis Expands Alfie Brown - Work in Progress An Evening at Home with The Austens Andrew O’Neill is Easily Distracted Arnold the Comedy Drone - Mission Arthur Smith’s Comedy Kick-off Bath Spa Performing Arts- Cockahoop Bizarre Bath Daniel Simonsen, Pat Cahill & Mark Maier Funny Business Funny Women - Sex, Lies and Lots of Cake Gary Colman - Chunt! Gary Delaney - Purist Geraint Evans - Are You Ready? Henning Wehn - Henning Knows Bestest James Sherwood - Comedy and Music Krater Comedy Club Lloyd Langford - Rare Bit Manos Kanellos - Greekonomics Martin Dimery - Shakespeare Rattle and Roll Matt Green - Alive Matt Richardson - Hometown Hero Mitch Benn - Reduced Circumstances Monkey Poet’s Murder Mystery Natural Diversions Neil McFarlane’s First Period New Act Competition - Heat 1 New Act Competition - Heat 2

Mon 1st Apr Fri 5th Apr Wed 10th Apr Fri 12th Apr Wed 3rd Apr Sun 31st Apr Fri 5th Apr Every day Tue 2nd Apr Thu 4th Apr Fri 5th Apr Sat 30th Mar Thu 4th Apr Fri 29th Mar - Mon 1st Apr Wed 3rd Apr, Thu 4th Apr Wed 3rd Apr Sat 30th Mar, Sat 6th Apr Sun 7th Apr Sat 30th Mar Fri 5th Apr Fri 5th Apr Mon 1st Apr Thu 11th Apr Thu 4th Apr Sun 7th Apr Mon 1st Apr Fri 29th Mar Sun 31st Mar

9pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 2.30pm, 9pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 7pm 7.30pm 8.30pm 8pm 3pm, 9pm 8pm 8pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 5pm 8pm 10.30pm 10.30pm 8pm 8pm Day times 7.30pm 8.30pm 8.30pm

Ring O Bells St James Wine Vaults Rondo Theatre Rondo Theatre The Bell Bath Rugby Clubhouse Burdall’s Yard The Huntsman Bath Rugby Clubhouse Assembly Inn Chapel Arts Centre Assembly Inn Burdall’s Yard The Bell Bath Rugby Clubhouse Rondo Theatre Komedia Bath Cricket Club Ring O Bells Assembly Inn Ring O Bells Ring O Bells Rondo Theatre Rondo Theatre City Centre Ring O Bells Victoria Pub & Kitchen Victoria Pub & Kitchen

NB: Times shown are when shows start. In most cases the doors will open half an hour or more beforehand.

Map

Page

2 19 18 18 12 11 17 7 11 13 9 13 17 12 11 18 8 4 2 13 2 2 18 18 2 15 15

13 20 26 27 14 11 21 7 14 16 19 10 17 7 15 15 9, 23 24 8 19 21 13 27 18 23 12 7 12

See venues map on page 35


www.bathcomedy.com Event

Date

Time

Venue

New Act Competition - Heat 3 New Act Competition - Heat 4 New Act Competition - Heat 5 New Act Competition - Grand Final with Tom Craine Open Mic Night Opening Night Cabaret Showcase Pete Firman - Hoodwinker Ronnie Golden - First A Fender Sal Monello - Comedy Gladiators Final Sal Monello - Dinner with Alfie Moore Sal Monello - Dinner with Danny Buckler Sal Monello - Hit List Sal Monello - Show Me The Funny Reunion Sal Monello - Sunday Lunch with Earl Okin Scottish Falsetto Socks In Space Simon Evans - Friendly Fire Sunday Lunch at Woods with Bill Smarme & The Bizness The Manifest Love of Tarquin Mustardface The Mysterious World of Clovis van Darkhelm The Real MacGuffins The Sitcom Trials The Unrelated Family - Comic Noises The White Wine Arts Trail Three Bonzos and a Piano Tony Law - Maximum Nonsense Up the Cut - Comedy Music Club What the Dickens? Wil Hodgson - Kidnapped by Catwoman Women on the Make - Performance Workshop

Mon 1st Apr Wed 3rd Apr Fri 5th Apr Sat 6th Apr Thu 4th Apr Fri 29th Mar Thu 4th Apr Sat 6th Apr Sat 30th Mar Wed 3rd Apr Thu 4th Apr Sun 31st Mar Sun 7th Apr Sun 7th Apr Sat 30th Mar, Fri 5th Apr Sun 7th Apr Sun 7th Apr Sun 7th Apr Sat 30th Mar Sat 30th Mar Fri 5th Apr Fri 5th Apr Sun 31st Apr Thu 4th Apr Sat 13th Apr Sun 7th Apr Fri 5th, Sat 6th Apr Mon 1st Apr Sat 30th Mar

8.30pm 8.30pm 8.30pm 7.30pm 8.30pm 8pm 8pm 6pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 7.30pm 1pm 8pm, 6.30pm 8pm 1pm 8pm 9.30pm 6.30pm 8pm 8.30pm 1pm, 3.30pm 8pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm 6pm 10am

Victoria Pub & Kitchen Victoria Pub & Kitchen Victoria Pub & Kitchen Bath Cricket Club The Bell Bath Cricket Club Komedia Bath Cricket Club The Royal Oak The Penny Lane The Penny Lane Bath City Football Club Chapel Arts Centre The Penny Lane Ring O Bells Bath Cricket Club Woods Restaurant The Bell Ring O Bells Ring O Bells Ring O Bells The Bell Revealed on booking Chapel Arts Centre Rondo Theatre Kennet & Avon Canal Rondo Theatre Ring O Bells Natural Theatre Studio

Map

Page

15 15 15 4 12 4 8 4 3 5 5 10 9 5 2 4 14 2 2 12 2 12 1 9 18 16 18 2 1

13 16 21 22 17 6 17 22 9 16 18 11 25 24 9, 19 26 24 25 10 8 20 21 10 18 27 25 20 12 8

5


6

WHAT’S ON

BATH

Comedy Festival

29th MARCH - 7th APRIL 2013 Opening Night

Friday 29th March Opening Night Cabaret Showcase with Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip, Nick Page, Taylor Glenn, Emily Rose & MC Dave Williams

7:30pm for 8.00pm show (2.5hrs) I Bath Cricket Club I TICKETS: £14/£12 concs I 0800 411 8881 The Comedy Festival launches with a fantastic comedy and music cabaret. Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip: A captivating spell woven from comedy, song, poetry, story telling, rock music, folk and funk with moments of unutterable human beauty thrown in... g Great story-telling style, always at one with his audience and highly engaging, without resorting to hackery Nick Page: and old jokes or o being pointlessly sweary. “The very best story teller on the comedy circuit” - Rhod Gilbert Taylor Glenn: Award winning American comedian whose solo show, ‘Reverse Psycomedy’, ng it into a made its successful Edinburgh debut in 2012 and Taylor is now adapting sitcom. easing Emily Rose: Singer-songwriter and up-and-coming comedian already pleasing audiences with her creative and quirky songs and stories. Dave Williams: Top quality circuit comedian whose crisp one-liners and surreal nonsense have earned him headline slots at some of the countries most prestigious comedy clubs.


www.bathcomedy.com

Friday 29th March

Opening Night New Act Competition - Heat One 7:30pm for 8.30pm show I Victoria Pub & Kitchen I TICKETS: £5 I 0800 411 8881 The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition gathers 35 of the best up and coming comics in the UK to compete in five heats. There are five heats at The Comedy Cavern at the Victoria Pub & Kitchen throughout the Festival, compered by popular local comedians. The Final will be held at Bath Cricket Club on Saturday 6th April, compered by Tom Craine.

Bizarre Bath 8:00pm I Meet outside the Huntsman I TICKETS: £8 I No pre-booking required You’ll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath. You’ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. So if you’re looking for something hysterical rather than historical, why not join us? Bizarre Bath leaves the Huntsman Inn, North Parade Passage, every evening at 8pm. The entertainment lasts approximately 90 minutes (but don’t worry - we’re not walking for all that time!)

Geraint Evans - Are You Ready? 9:00pm I The Bell (Love Lounge) I TICKETS: £4 on the door I No pre-booking required Geraint Evans new show is called “Are you Ready?” and you will need to be! Hard hitting observation of everyday life and personal experiences in all its bizarreness!!! A new comedian on the comedy circuit, Geraint has been described as a cross between Eddie Izzard and Ricky Gervais. New and fresh, this one hour show will have you rolling from laugh to laugh - well worth catching before he becomes a national treasure!

7


8

WHAT’S ON

Saturday 30th March Women on the Make - What Makes Women Laugh? Performance Workshop 10:00am workshop (6hrs) I Natural Theatre Studio I TICKETS: £20 I info@womenonthemake.com Ever wanted to have a go at stand-up? Think you could try sketch comedy or tackle writing for radio? Or maybe you’re looking for performance partners? Come along and sharpen your comedic skills in our friendly performance workshop led by experienced comedy practitioners. Beginners welcome, women only! (aged 18+) For further information and to book a place, please email info@womenonthemake.com

Repeat Show

Geraint Evans - Are You Ready? 3:00pm and 9:00pm I The Bell (Love Lounge) | Tickets £4 - See page 7. Manos Kanellos - Greekonomics 4.45pm for 5:00pm show (1hr) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: £6/£5 concs I 0800 411 8881 A hilarious and personal look at the Greek crisis by UK-based, Greek stand-up comedian Manos Kanellos. “His anecdotes are full of smart, subtle humour and witty punchlines” - The Skinny “He is very good” - The Scotsman “See Manos, laugh and learn something along the way” - Three Weeks

The Real MacGuffins 6:15pm for 6.30pm show (1hr) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: £8/£7 concs I 0800 411 8881 Acclaimed sketch troupe The Real MacGuffinss are preparing a brand spanking new show for their 2013 Edinburgh run. See it here first! “Three very funny men” “Insanely witty writing” ***** Three Weeks “Brilliantly well crafted” **** Chortle “In a show as ably scripted and tightly put together as this one, the laughs come thick and fast” - The List


www.bathcomedy.com

Saturday 30th March Repeat Show

Bizarre Bath 8:00pm I Meet outside the Huntsman I TICKETS: £8

- for full details see listing on page 7.

Sal Monello - Comedy Gladiators Grand Final 7.30pm for 8:00pm show (2hrs) I Royal Oak I TICKETS: £10 I 0800 411 8881 Comedy Gladiators - where the audience votes for the winner. This show features all the previous heat winners and is headlined by Jonny Awsum. Pre show food available.

Scottish Falsetto Socks In Space 7:45pm for 8:00pm show (1hr) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: £8/£7 concs I 0800 411 8881 “The Abbott & Costello of the sock world” (Time Out), stars of stage, screen & YouTube bring you a new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence with a Sci Fi theme. “Superbly written, crafted and performed show” ****½ The Punch (Australia) 2012 “Had every single audience member... laughing until they cried.” ***** Edinburgh Evening News Aug 2012

Krater Comedy Club with Sean Meo, Carly Smallman, Mickey D & MC Mark Olver 6:30pm for 8:30pm show I Komedia I TICKETS: £18 (£8-£45 deals) I 0845 293 8480 Komedia’s flagship Saturday night comedy club featuring four of the country’s best comedians. Sean Meo was a full-time snooker player before finding success on the comedy circuit with his upbeat, friendly approach. Carly Smallman is a musical comedian with a unique blend of outrageous impropriety. Mickey D has boundless energy and an infectious smile. Mark Olver is Komedia’s most regular MC, fast-witted and original with deft ad-libs.

9


10 WHAT’S ON Saturday 30th March Gary Colman...Chunt! 8:30pm (1hr) I Assembly Inn (Festival Bar) | Tickets: Free Brand new show from the utterly charming deadpan Geordie. “One of the hardest working and funniest comics on the circuit, he’s the best deadpan act since Jack Dee� - GQ “Outstandingly impressive deadpan comedy� ***** Three Weeks “Highly inventive and very funny� - Frank Skinner

The Mysterious World of Clovis van Darkhelm 9:15pm for 9.30pm show (1hr) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: ÂŁ8/ÂŁ7 concs I 0800 411 8881 Channeller of Spirits, amateur anthropologist, revealer of mysteries and collector of magical esoterica...the man who has taken wearing black and annoying indigenous tribes to new levels has embarked on his 2013 lecture tour! Ancient curses, Egyptian Gods and actual historical evidence of vampires! Experience his mysterious world! “I thought my world was mysterious but this f***er knocks me into a cocked hat!â€? - Arthur C. Clarke “Distilled Hancock gold...â€? - Edinburgh Fest Magazine

Sunday 31st March The White Wine Arts Trail with Arthur Smith, Natural Theatre Company & New Old Friends 1pm and 3:30pm (1.5hrs) I Start revealed on booking I TICKETS: ÂŁ20 I 0800 411 8881 Featuring London’s fantastic brand new Routemaster bus, mad theatrical interventions and fine (and not so fine) wines, the outrageous boozy magical mystery tour is once again led by the scurrilous Ralph le Bonbon. Comedian, writer, Grumpy Old Man and famously teetotal Arthur Smith reprises his role as Bus Conductor Extraordinaire. LITFEST! COVERPDF

2011’s outing featured drunken vicars, bonkers butchers, loony librarians and much libation and tomfoolery. This year promises a bigger bus, more surprises and even more jolly japes!


www.bathcomedy.com

Sunday 31st March Repeat Show

Geraint Evans - Are You Ready? 3:00pm and 9:00pm I The Bell | Tickets £4 - for full details see page 7. Sal Monello - Hit List 6.30pm for 8:00pm show (2hrs) I Bath City Football Club I TICKETS: £10 I 0800 411 8881 Starring the last two years winners of the Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition - Matt Richardson and Harriet Kemsley. Also featuring the winner of the “Comedy Gladiators Final” and headlined by Alan Francis. Pre show food available.

Arthur Smith’s Comedy Kick-off with Nick Doody, Daliso Chaponda, Janice Phayre, Dan March & Martin Dimery 7:30pm for 8:00pm show (2.5hrs) I Bath Rugby Clubhouse I TICKETS: £15/£13 concs I 0800 411 8881 Veteran performer and Bath Comedy Fest regular Arthur Smith hosts the biggest show at the Festival, starring: Nick Doody - one of the brightest talents on the circuit, a highly engaging live performer & prolific writer for TV/radio. “Simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free hour of pure stand-up I’ve seen so far this Fringe.” ***** Chortle zier... Malawian Daliso Chaponda thinks Westerners are crazy but to be perfectly honest, Africans are even crazier... Janice Phayre is a talented actress and comedian with a highly energetic and exciting stand-up style, tongue-in-cheek and a little naughty. ne third Dan March is a stand-up comedian, comedy writer, actor and one of acclaimed sketch troupe The Real MacGuffins. Martin Dimery previews his show on Shakespeare’s songs and verse in the style of various rock n roll heroes.

11


12 WHAT’S ON Sunday 31st March Repeat Show

Bizarre Bath 8:00pm I Meet outside the Huntsman I TICKETS: £8

- for full details see listing on page 7.

New Act Competition - Heat Two 7:30pm for 8.30pm show I Victoria Pub & Kitchen I TICKETS: £5 I 0800 411 8881 The second of five heats at The Comedy Cavern - see page 7 for details.

Monday 1st April Repeat Show

Geraint Evans - Are You Ready? 3:00pm I The Bell (Love Lounge) | Tickets £4 - for full details see page 7. Wil Hodgson - Kidnapped by Catwoman 5:45pm for 6pm show (1hr) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: £8/£7 I 0800 411 8881 From Catwoman to Samantha Fox Strip Poker via Frenchie’s Slumber Party and Hattie Jacques’ Bed Bath: the crushes, fantasies and desires of a geeky 80s/90s childhood are explored in this expanded and revised confessional show. “He is an inspired storyteller and his words are full of fire and beauty... He’s a sort of urban warrior on behalf of all those who don’t fit in” - The Scotsman, “Genius” - Russell Howard

Neil McFarlane’s First Period 7:15pm for 7:30pm show (1hr) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: £8/£7 concs I 0800 411 8881 No chewing up straight at the back. I hope you brought enough bell for everyone. It’s your own gum you’re wasting. These and other teaching clichés will be entirely absent from Neil’s new show, despite its loose educational theme. Join him on this purposeless meander through Biology, English, Geography, History and Brian Blessed, as he endeavours to share the joke with the whole class. Oh bollocks... “A clear ability to craft a gag” - Chortle, “Fantastic punch lines” - Manchester City Life, “Creamed potato” - The Scotsman


www.bathcomedy.com

Monday 1st April Repeat Show

Bizarre Bath 8:00pm I Meet outside the Huntsman I TICKETS: £8

- for full details see listing on page 7.

New Act Competition - Heat Three 7:30pm for 8.30pm show I Victoria Pub & Kitchen I TICKETS: £5 I 0800 411 8881 The third of five heats at The Comedy Cavern - see page 7 for details.

Alan Francis Expands 8:45pm for 9pm show (1hr) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: £8/£7 I 0800 411 8881 After twenty years on the circuit eating pies from petrol stations, there is no doubt Alan Francis has expanded. The Award winning Scottish comedian rails against the disappointments of the modern world. Religion, tracksuits and politics - nothing is left out! As Alan expands, his masterful stage craft captures each caricature perfectly. On television, Alan has been seen in Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression (BBC), The 11 O’Clock Show (C4) and BBC2’s hit cult comedy Psychoville, as well as his own radio series Inside Alan Francis on Radio 4. “Thought provoking, eloquent, entertaining...intelligent political stuff. Well worth your time” - The Scotsman 2012 “The descriptions are so evocative…you can picture them all” **** Chortle, 2012

Matt Richardson - Hometown Hero 10:15pm for 10:30pm show (1hr) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: £6/£5 concs I 0800 411 8881 Join multi award-winning Matt Richardson as he comes to Bath with his new show ‘Hometown Hero’ ahead of Edinburgh Festival and a three-month-long national tour. This high energy & confessional hour covers our obsession with being liked, family & nosebleeds. As seen on C4, E4 & MTV & heard on BBC Radio 2. Matt won the Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year in 2011 and Best New Show at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2012. Now he’s back, all grown up with his own show. “Brash, slick and full of mildly laddish but self-deprecating stories, all delivered with an irresistible twinkle.” - The Guardian

13


14 WHAT’S ON Tuesday 2nd April Repeat Show

Bizarre Bath 8:00pm I Meet outside the Huntsman I TICKETS: £8

- for full details see listing on page 7.

Daniel Simonsen, Pat Cahill & MC Mark Maier - A taste of Edinburgh 7:30pm for 8.00pm show (2.5hrs) I Bath Rugby Clubhouse I TICKETS: £12/£10 concs I 0800 411 8881 Two top up-and-coming comedians perform full hour Edinburgh show previews, introduced and compered by the multitalented, mercurial Mark Maier. Daniel Simonsen: A Norwegian comic and winner of the 2012 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award - Best Newcomer, he recently supported Simon Amstell on his UK tour and has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News. Pat Cahill: Pat’s unpretentiously surreal and absurd outlook has seen him win numerous awards and secured him firmly in the ‘one to watch’ category. “This quirky performer has true star quality and bags of originality, mixing physical humour, gimmicks, wordplay and comedy songs. Imagine a cross between Sean Lock and Eddie Izzard.” - Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

Wednesday 3rd April Arnold the Comedy Drone - Mission 2:30pm and 9:00pm (1hr) I The Bell (Love Lounge) I TICKETS: £4 I 0800 411 8881 The unmanned comedian Arnold the comedy drone returns to Bath after his world tour, playing to packed and unexpecting houses. As long as there is no adverse weather, as long as his electrics hold out, as long as his controller doesn’t spill tea on the console, it’ll be spot on .


www.bathcomedy.com

Wednesday 3rd April Repeat Show

Bizarre Bath 8:00pm I Meet outside the Huntsman I TICKETS: £8

- for full details see listing on page 7.

Henning Wehn - Henning Knows Bestest 7:30pm for 8:00pm show (2hrs) I Bath Rugby Clubhouse I TICKETS: £14/£12 I 0800 411 8881 German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn is a fountain of knowledge. There’s no shortcut to success, hard work will eventually pay off and there is no shame in paying tax. But what he knows bestest is that his comedy shows are a guaranteed success. Either he’s funny or he confirms a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation. Wunderbar! Recent TV and radio appearances include 8 out of 10 Cats (C4), QI (BBC2), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave, obviously), The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), Fighting Talk (BBC Five Live) and his own six part BBC Radio2 series Henning Knows Best. “Side-splittingly funny” - The Times

Stop Press: Extra date added - Thursday 4th April

James Sherwood - Comedy and Music 7:30pm for 8:00pm show I Rondo Theatre I TICKETS: £12/£10 concs I 01225 463362 James Sherwood is one of the UK’s foremost musical comedians. If you like your comedy tuneful, or your music hilarious, his show is a must-see. A veteran of 6 consecutive Edinburgh Festivals, and a regular presence across television and radio, James taps out his “acclaimed, inspired ditties” (Three Weeks) in a beguiling evening of comic song and biting satire. “Imaginative musical jokes and beautifully crafted original comedy songs...The material he offers is fresh, contemporary and pin-sharp original.” - Guardian “If you ever wondered what would happen if Bill Bailey and Marcus Brigstocke had a child...” - Chortle

For easy online booking just look up your event at www.bathcomedy.com and follow the links.

15


16 WHAT’S ON Wednesday 3rd April Sal Monello - Dinner with Alfie Moore 7:00pm and 8:00pm (2hrs) I The Penny Lane I TICKETS: £35 I 0800 411 8881 Sal Monello invites you aboard the “Penny Lane” river cruiser for a scrumptious three course dinner, followed by an hour long edinburgh comedy show by Alfie Moore, the serving police officer from the television programme “Show Me The Funny”.

New Act Competition - Heat Four 7:30pm for 8.30pm show I Victoria Pub & Kitchen I TICKETS: £5 I 0800 411 8881 The fourth of five heats at The Comedy Cavern - see page 5 for details.

Thursday 4th April Bath Business News - Funny Business - The antidote to business seminars 7:00pm (1hr) I The Assembly Inn (Festival Bar) I TICKETS: Free Fed up with flip charts, PowerPoint and pie charts? Ever dozed off during a motivational seminar? Sharpen your pencils and sit up straight for an alternative middle-management meeting! Speakers to be announced.

Repeat Show

Repeat Show

Henning Wehn - Henning Knows Bestest 7:30pm for 8:00pm show (2hrs) I Bath Rugby Clubhouse I TICKETS: £14/£12 I 0800 411 8881 Extra date added due to popular demand - for full details see listing on page 15.

Bizarre Bath 8:00pm I Meet outside the Huntsman I TICKETS: £8

- for full details see listing on page 7.


www.bathcomedy.com

Thursday 4th April Pete Firman - Hoodwinker 6:30pm for 8:00pm show (1hr) I Komedia I TICKETS: £15 I 0845 293 8480 Don’t miss Pete Firman, ‘the new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ (The Telegraph), as he returns to the road with an all-new box of tricks. Fresh from BBC1’s ‘The Magicians’, and appearances on celebrity Mastermind and with his own trademark blend of comedy and jaw-dropping magic, this is a show not to be missed! “The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century.” - The Times “Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic again.” - The Guardian

Gary Delaney - Purist 7:30pm for 8:00pm show (2hrs) I Burdall’s Yard I TICKETS: £12/£10 concs I 0800 411 8881 Gary thinks that most shows don’t contain enough jokes, and is trying single handedly to redress the balance. I’m now 20 hours into my sponsored semaphore marathon, unfortunately I’m starting to flag quite badly. I could tell it was a Monopoly board from the word Go. Expect: Jokes. Don’t Expect: Narrative, themes or a voyage of self-discovery. Not suitable for bairns or sensitive souls. “Razor sharp one-liners” - Daily Telegraph “Expect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns from this master of the one-liner” - The Guardian

Open Mic Night 7:30pm for 8:30pm show (2.5hrs) I The Bell (Love Lounge) I TICKETS: Free | Comedians - arrive early to book your spot! The Bell’s popular open mic night - the “Blind Tiger Playgroup” hosts a one-off comedy special. That tiger may be used to being blind, but this week he may find that his sides have split and his legs have gone as well, as he gets himself lined up for an Open Mic Comedy Spectacular. Or he may not... That’s the joy of these things! “Ooer missus...no you mustn’t, really. Anyone in from Blackpool tonight, give us a cheer. You’ve been wonderful. I’ve been an open mic comic. And good night!!”

17


18 WHAT’S ON Thursday 4th April New King Arts presents - Three Bonzos and a Piano 7:30pm for 8:00pm show I Chapel Arts Centre I TICKETS: £16 adv £17.50 door I 01225 461700 The founder members of the legendary Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band promise a surreal evening with a psychedelic take on music hall, rock n roll & jazz. This is panto for adults, with robots, unsuitable medical technology & ancient props. Formed in a 60s art school by great British eccentric Vivian Stanshall, The Bonzos provided the missing link between the Goons and the Pythons with such classics as ‘Urban Spaceman’, ‘Hunting Tigers Out In India’, ‘Monster Mash’. Inspired by their motto ‘if you don’t rehearse, it can’t go wrong’, expect a show “so packed with entertainment it remains a beguiling mystery, a joyful triumph” (Who’s Laughing Now). “Our heroes” - Stephen Fry & Adrian Edmondson

Monkey Poet’s Murder Mystery 7:30pm for 8:00pm show I Rondo Theatre I TICKETS: £12/£10 concs I 01225 463362 See Oscar Wilde, Charles Bukowski, Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, Dorothy Parker, Gil Scott Heron, Lord Byron, Shelley, Rabbie Burns, Homer, TS Eliot, Ginsberg and more vividly brought to life in this startling, fast-paced, hilariously adult new play from multi award winning Monkey Poet. The second act of stand-up poetry rips into a multitude of subjects including Democracy, Religion, Homophobia, Internet pornography, Drug Abuse and the “Day your Dad took the stabilisers off your bike”. “Sublime genius. Full of moments to treasure. A cracker of a show.” - Broadway Baby

Sal Monello presents - Dinner with Danny Buckler 7:00pm for 8:00pm show (2hrs) I The Penny Lane I TICKETS: £35 I 0800 411 8881 Sal Monello welcomes you aboard the “Penny Lane” river cruiser for a gourmet three course dinner followed by an hour long comedy show by the wonderful Danny Buckler. Please go to info@thepennylane.co.uk for menu.


www.bathcomedy.com

Friday 5th April Repeat Show

Scottish Falsetto Socks In Space 6:15pm for 6:30pm show (1hr) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: £8/£7 concs I 0800 411 8881 For full details see listing on page 9.

Funny Women - Sex, Lies and Lots of Cake 7:00pm for 7:30pm show (2.5hrs) I Chapel Arts Centre I TICKETS: £12 I 01225 461700 Have you ever thought of something funny and not had the confidence to say it out loud? Did you write it down? Want to know how to make words on the page come to life in performance? Leading comedy producers, Funny Women, host a panel discussion and stand-up performance with four women who lead double lives as comedy writers and performers. Topics will include the writing process, what makes female comedy different from male comedy, and the experience of working in traditional male dominated environments. Confirmed participants include Jane Duffus (What The Frock! Comedy) Harriet Beveridge, Cerys Nelms (finalist, Funny Women Awards 2012) and Sarah Courtauld (winner, 2012 Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards). The panel will be chaired by Lynne Parker, founder of Funny Women.

Repeat Show

Bizarre Bath 8:00pm I Meet outside the Huntsman I TICKETS: £8

- for full details see listing on page 7.

Martin Dimery - Shakespeare Rattle and Roll 7:30pm for 8:00pm show (1hr 20mins) I The Assemby Inn I TICKETS: £6 I 0800 411 8881 Following rave reviews and sell-out shows on tour, Martin brings his hilarious solo Shakespeare revue back to Bath. The show looks at Shakespeare’s life, verse and many songs. Martin re-interprets the songs in the style of Elvis, Dylan, Sting, Buddy Holly, Bob Marley, and (returning to his more familiar “John Lennon” persona) The Beatles, amongst others. Martin Dimery is the writer of three published plays and an autobiography “Being John Lennon”, based on his life in Beatles’ tribute Sgt. Pepper’s Only Dart Board Band. “Martin Dimery made Shakespeare far more fun than the audience had ever experienced. He showed his talents as a singer and impressionist as well as his day job as playwright and journalist.” - Wells Journal

19


20 WHAT’S ON Friday 5th April Alfie Brown - Work in Progress 7:30pm for 8:00pm show I St James Wine Vaults I TICKETS: £5 I 0800 411 8881 Following a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe with the critically-acclaimed and critically berated Soul for Sale, the occasionally screaming Alfie Brown presents a brand new show. “One of the boldest new voices I’ve encountered...mapping a route to a different class of humour.” **** The Guardian “He could become one of the most important, incisive comedians of his generation.” **** Chortle

The Sitcom Trials 7:30pm for 8:00pm show (2hrs) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: £4/£3 concs I 0800 411 8881 The Sitcom Trials is the comedy show where brand new sitcoms compete and the audience chooses the winner. Five short sitcoms will be performed with scripts in hand, each one leading up to a cliffhanger that will leave the audience wanting to see more. In between each sitcom will be “Pitch Fest”, where we ask the audience for their ideas for brand new sitcoms, and the best idea will win a prize. Have we found the new Miranda? The new Mighty Boosh? The new Mrs Brown’s Boys? Only you can decide! The Sitcom Trials - the future of comedy is in your hands.

What the Dickens? 7:00pm for 8:00pm show (1hr 20mins) I Rondo Theatre I TICKETS: £12/£10 concs I 01225 463362 Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on The Morning Chronicle. Whilst investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidently stumbles on a story that could make his reputation. A world of pockmarked pickpockets, cobwebby convicts, teeming slums and empty marshes, dark secrets and convoluted plots, and lots and lots of fog… Just three actors play over 20 roles in 80 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action, brimming with unfeasibly quick costume changes, stupidly surreal characters and wonderfully daft jokes. “A riot from start to finish” ***** Venue Magazine


www.bathcomedy.com

Friday 5th April Bath Spa University Department of Performing Arts - Cockahoop 7:30pm for 8:00pm show (1.5hrs) I Burdall’s Yard I TICKETS: £5/£3 concs on the door Bath Spa University Department of Performing Arts presents an irreverent exploration of selected works of William Shakespeare. Expect cross dressing, extemporisation and a feisty festivity of ribald revelry. There is an accompanying symposium at Bath Spa University on Contemporary Shakespeare in Practice on Sat 6th April. Prospective symposium attendees should email p.welsh@bathspa.ac.uk.

New Act Competition - Heat Five 7:30pm for 8.30pm show I Victoria Pub & Kitchen I TICKETS: £5 I 0800 411 8881 The last of five heats at The Comedy Cavern - see page 7 for details.

The Unrelated Family - Comic Noises 8:00pm for 8:30pm show (2hrs) I The Bell (Love Lounge) I TICKETS: Donations to Comic Relief Bath’s premier providers of musical filth return, with some very ‘special’ guests, original dirty pop hits plus classic songs from the likes of The Bonzo Dog Band, Reeves & Mortimer, Monty Python, Victoria Wood, Flight of the Conchords, Ian Dury, Fry & Lawrie, Tim Minchin, Bill Bailey, Jake Thakray, The Rutles and more!

Matt Green - Alive 10:15pm for 10:30pm show (1hr) I Ring O Bells I TICKETS: £8/£7 concs I 0800 411 8881 Despite the world’s best efforts, Matt remains alive and well and read to talk about it. Tales of planes, explosions, evacuations, and some very bad driving. Plus at least one visit to the hospital. “An hour of classic stand-up expertly delivered.” **** Broadway Baby “Fast, fluent and very funny stand-up” **** Venue , “A perfectly paced hour” **** The List Fringe Review’s No.1 stand-up recommendation (2012).

21


22 WHAT’S ON Saturday 6th April Ronnie Golden - First A Fender - A Beginner’s Guide to Rock 5:30pm for 6:00pm show (1hr) I Bath Cricket Club I TICKETS: £8/£6 concs I 0800 411 8881 After quarter of a century of helping others make their careers, Ronnie finally finds a reason to do his first solo musical comedy show. Part rock n roll guitar masterclass, part autobiography, and part complete bollocks. This show will put you on the first rung of the rock n roll ladder. Put the hard work in now and the chicks, the booze and the drugs will come later. Oft known these days as Barry Cryer’s uncivil partner in comedy, Ronnie is a virtuoso rock guitarist who’s career has seen him play with Chuck Berry, tour with Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck and famously out-sell the Jam and the Clash with The Fabulous Poodles back in the good old, bad old, days of punk. “Funny as hell” - Daily Express, “A very appealing hour…well spent in good company” **** One4Review “An excellent musical mimic who can slip, like a golden-larynxed chameleon, into any style he chooses” - Daily Mail

New Act Competition - Grand Final with Tom Craine 7:00pm for 7:30pm show (2.5hrs) I Bath Cricket Club I TICKETS: £8.50 I 0800 411 8881 The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition Grand Final sees the eight best acts from the competition heats battle it out, judged by a panel of comedy industry heavyweights and comedians, this year including Alan Nixon, Graham Smith, Katy Trevethan (BBC Cardiff), Geoff Whiting and Tom Craine. Previous finalists include Rob Beckett, Joe Lycett, Matt Richardson, Mickey Sharma, Lindsay Sharman, Harriet Kemsley and James Alderson. Tonight’s compere is Tom Craine - award winning Bath born stand-up and one third of the critically acclaimed sketch troupe Jigsaw. “Wise, funny, lyrical” - Observer, “Wonderful” - Time Out, “Disgustingly talented” - The Guardian


www.bathcomedy.com

Saturday 6th April Repeat Show

Bizarre Bath 8:00pm I Meet outside the Huntsman I TICKETS: £8

Repeat Show

What the Dickens? 8:00pm I Rondo Theatre I TICKETS: £12/£10 concs

- for full details see listing on page 7. - for full details see listing on page 20.

Krater Comedy Club with Mark Nelson, Chris Martin, Eddy Brimson & MC David Ward 6:30pm for 8:30pm show (2hrs) I Komedia I TICKETS: £18 (deals £8-£45) I 0845 293 8480 Komedia’s flagship Saturday night comedy club featuring three of the country’s best comedians and a compere. Mark Nelson: mix of dark humour, cutting observations and clever one-liners. Chris Martin: one of the newest and most exciting acts to hit the circuit, with wholly original social commentary, observations and anecdotes. Eddy Brimson is a familiar face on the UK circuit and has penned seven best-selling football books, earning himself a cult following. David Ward is a friendly, upbeat comic with a cynicism that gives his comedy a unique gentle bite.

Sunday 7th April Natural Diversions Throughout the daytime I City Centre I Free Coming to a street near you, the brand new and exciting Natural Diversions. This company of disabled street artists will be entertaining, enthralling and surprising the good people of Bath during the festival. These highly skilled performers have been developing some original pieces of street theatre with Widcombe’s very own Natural Theatre Company that will be premiered here at the Comedy Festival before touring nationally.

23


24 WHAT’S ON Sunday 7th April Sal Monello presents - Sunday Lunch with Earl Okin 1:00pm I The Penny Lane I TICKETS: £27.50 I 0800 411 8881 Sal Monello invites you aboard the “Penny Lane” for Sunday Roast and an hour long show staring Earl Okin, the acclaimed jazz/cabaret & comedy concert artist. Please go to info@thepennylane.co.uk for menu.

Sunday Lunch at Woods with Bill Smarme & The Bizness 12pm doors,1pm lunch, 2pm show I Woods Restaurant I TICKETS: £30 I 0800 411 8881 A sumptuous two course Sunday lunch and coffee at Bath’s celebrated favourite restaurant. After a good meal there is nothing better, as the French say, than “un bon digestif”, which is exactly what you’ll get from Bill Smarme & The Bizness! With a heady cocktail of parody, schmaltz, goodtime music and comedy, Bill Smarme will lead his band through a fabulous farrago of after-lunch songs and music from his substantial lunch box. “Lots of visual comedy combined with great musicianship...had the audience in hysterics” - Maverick Magazine

Lloyd Langford - Rare Bit 6:00pm for 6:30pm show I Bath Cricket Club I TICKETS: £9/£7 concs I 0800 411 8881 From “Ask Rhod Gilbert” (BBC 1) “Dave’s One Night Stand” (Dave) and “The Unbelievable Truth” (Radio 4), Lloyd is on his first ever tour. He’s written jokes for comedians such as Rhod Gilbert, Simon Amstell and Frankie Boyle. Now you can hear the ones he decided to keep for himself. He once beat David Tennant in an arm wrestle, he is a Sony Award Nominee and proud winner of Baglan Cub Scouts Shiniest Shoes 1993. Expect a delicious mix of jokes, stories, observations, ad-libs, one-liners, accents*, theories, topical gags and self-deprecation, all blended together to make a hearty comedy cawl**. * There’ll just be the one accent. ** A type of Welsh stew. “Smart and properly funny” - The Guardian


www.bathcomedy.com

Sunday 7th April Up The Cut - Comedy Music Club 7:30pm I Near folly, wooden footbridge, Kennet & Avon canal I TICKETS: £4 on entrance Up The Cut, (with a nod and a wink to comedy legend Malcolm Hardee), is a comedy music club celebrating traditional and contemporary canal culture. Tonights show features: Johnny Fluffy Punk, Matt Cranium, Swamp Donkey, Djembengoni, The Bilge Katz, Arnold the Comedy Drone and guests. Bring a picnic and a rug.

Sal Monello presents - Show Me The Funny Reunion 7:00pm for 7:30pm show (3hrs) I Chapel Arts Centre I TICKETS: £12.50 I 01225 461700 Staring the three finalists from the TV show - Pat Monahan, Tiffany Stevenson & Dan Mitchell. Patrick Monahan: Warm, friendly, engaging with an animated story telling that draws on his own experiences of growing up in Teesside of Irish and Iranian Parentage! “Quick fire wit and entertaining persona.” - 3 weeks Dan Mitchell: Sometimes manic, sometimes loving, sometimes cynical, Dan is like an excitable child who’s been given an audience to play with. He can also be described as massively hairy. Tiffany Stevenson burst onto the Edinburgh scene with a lead role in the European premiere of Talk Radio helmed by Stewart Lee. “Had me and the rest of the audience in stitches” - What’s On Stage

A Betrayal of Gayness - The Manifest Love of Tarquin Mustardface 7:30pm for 8:00pm show I The Bell (Love Lounge) I TICKETS: Free A multimedia, multi-character show. LuLo’s is the multi-character bit. Barnaby’s is mainly a guy doing an impression of James Brown whilst trying to be a character who’s not James Brown, talking about another guy called Tarquin Mustardface.

25


26 WHAT’S ON Sunday 7th April Repeat Show

Bizarre Bath 8:00pm I Meet outside the Huntsman I TICKETS: £8

- for full details see listing on page 7.

Simon Evans - Friendly Fire 7:30pm for 8:00pm show I Bath Cricket Club I TICKETS: £14/£12 concs I 0800 411 8881 “Do you know what? I don’t care what everyone says. The Emperor’s New Clothes is not that great a story.” Fearsome iconoclast Simon Evans is back with a brand new show, and nothing and no-one is safe from the critical glint of his tiny, tiny eyes. Join him as he dismantles the lies - from fairy tales to post-match analysis - that confound us all. “Sizzlingly entertaining ... Beautifully crafted devastatingly funny gags ... Deliciously haughty contempt.” - The Guardian “Magnificent Sardonic wit dripping disdain from every perfectly pronounced word” - Chortle “Demonically dry” - Dominic Maxwell, Metro

Wednesday 10th April

Post-Festival Fun

The Ruffled Umbrella Company - An Evening at Home with the Austens 7:30pm for 8:00pm show I Rondo Theatre I TICKETS: £12/£10 concs I 01225 463362 Join the Austen Family at home for an evening of theatricals. Jane Austen, two of her brothers and their cousin entertain their family with an evening of parody, satire and silliness in this light-hearted sketch-comedy. Created from the rarely used stories written by Jane Austen as a teenager, this performance casts a light on the early workings of this creative genius. Based in Bath, The Ruffled Umbrella Company creates theatre that captivates and surrounds an audience, absorbing them into the world of the play.


www.bathcomedy.com

Thursday 11th April

Post-Festival Fun

Mitch Benn - Reduced Circumstances 7:30pm for 8:00pm show I Rondo Theatre I TICKETS: £12/£10 concs I 01225 463362 The world is shrinking, the economy’s shrinking and comic songwriter Mitch Benn is shrinking. In January 2011 he weighed 25 stone. By last year’s he had lost 10 stone. How did he do it? Where’s it gone? How the hell did he reach 25 stone in the first place? And the real question: what will he (and we) do now? Music. Mirth. Morbid obesity. “A highly intelligent comic who fires out funny material at the speed of a machine gun” **** - One4Review

Friday 12th April

Post-Festival Fun Andrew O’Neill is Easily Distracted 7:30pm for 8:00pm show I Rondo Theatre I TICKETS: £14/£12 concs I 01225 463362 Andrew O’Neill, struggling to maintain concentration for long enough to write a new comedy show, decided to write about the fact that he was struggling to maintain concentration long enough to write a new comedy show. Nominated Best Comedy - Adelaide Fringe AND Buxton Fringe. “He’s got a natural optimism and love of silliness that leaves you feeling remarkably positive” - The Guardian

Saturday 13th April

Post-Festival Fun

Tony Law - Maximum Nonsense 7:30pm for 8:00pm show I Rondo Theatre I TICKETS: £14/£12 concs I 01225 463362 Join Tony Law, “the sherpa of stand-up” (Stewart Lee), for some gloriously absurd, loud and ridiculous comedy. Tony is striding out on tour this Spring with his five-star, Edinburgh Festival sell-out show. “Law’s genius for the random makes Salvador Dali look about as abstract as Constable” ***** – Metro “One of the finest and funniest comics on the circuit… destined for comedy stardom” **** - Time Out

27


Developments for the future

Bath’s Gentlemen’s Club

Full planning, design & build service from the people who know.

A safe haven from the rigours and stresses of 21st century life! Reasonably priced food noon to 8pm Extensive choice real ales, lagers, wines & spirits Complimentary newspapers Competition class snooker tables Large skittle alley Separate reading room SkyHD in two separate area Events, quiz & music nights Meeting facilities for up to 20 people Free wifi

7KH%XUURZV$QRWKHUH[FLWLQJ(FR+RXVHLQVWUXFWHGWREXLOGIRU FOLHQWVIROORZLQJRQIURPUHFHQWO\FRPSOHWLQJWKHUHIXUELVKPHQWRI &KHOVðHOG+RXVHWKH *UHHQHVW+RXVHLQ%DWKâ QRZDUHJLVWHUHG 6XSHU+RPH

Get in touch about future projects.

Pay us a visit and enquire about membership:

5-6 HARINGTON PLACE, BATH BA1 1HF 01225 425913 www.haringtonclub.co.uk

RIĂ°FH PRELOH HPDLO1LFNQLFNVDQG\#VWEXLOGLQJPDWWHUVOWGXN HPDLO*DU\JDU\QHZPDQ#VWEXLOGLQJPDWWHUVOWGXN Corporate members of Bath Preservation Trust


Every cup has a story tea-monkey.com

Tea for two, pay for one Unwind in the comfort of Tea Monkey’s arms. Choose from one of over 40 different types of tea and relax whilst it brews before your eyes. With a lip-smacking selection of pastries, snacks and afternoon tea, award-winning coffee and hot chocolate, Tea Monkey will recharge those batteries in no time at all. And for a limited time, just say “Tea for Two, Pay for One” and you can have a brew for two, with one cup on us!* We welcome kids, coeliacs and coffee-addicts! FREE wifi and FREE use of our lovely iPads

Find us in Little Southgate Shopping Centre Swing on by, we’d love to see you! Mrs Tea Monkey

TeaMonkeyBath

SU19, Little Southgate, Harris Court, Bath BA1 1AS

Tea_Monkey_Talk

www.tea-monkey.com

* Valid Monday to Friday only. One advert per customer. Advert must be presented at time of purchase. Cheapest tea free.


David Maxwell Hairdressing L’Oreal Colour Experts & Racoon Hair Extension Specialists

11 Claverton Buildings Widcombe Bath BA2 4LD

Handmade Cider Producers and purveyors of First Quality products from the Orchard, Hives and Hedgerows of England

01225 310 200 www.davidmaxwellhairdressing.co.uk

8-10 Summerlays Place, Bath BA2 4HN 01225 335220

Original, traditional, quality ales served in a friendly community pub Excellent home made food served every day Large al fresco drinking and dining area Proud to support Bath Comedy Festival

visit us: www.royaloakbath.co.uk follow us: @royaloakbath

Traditional & Fine Cider delivered to your door cheaper than you can buy locally. Open the first Saturday of the month, online orders delivered the following Monday. Special offer: free delivery Monday 8th April Use code HQB130209102839 at checkout. www.handmadecider.co.uk Slaughterford Mill, Slaughterford, nr Colerne, SN14 8RJ


WALCOT ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE LTD.

01225 469557 Buyers & Sellers of: Reclaimed & New Flagstones Bath Stone Ashlar & Rubble Doors & Sanitary Ware Reclaimed Slates & Roofing

Bricks & Quarry Tiles Old & New Floorboards Gates & Railings Garden & Ornamental Items

Cast Iron & Marble Fireplaces The Old Timber Yard, Tyning Road Bathampton, Bath BA2 6TQ

info@walcotarchitecturalsalvage.com www.walcotarchitecturalsalvage.com


NATURAL THEATRE STUDIO

A warm welcome awaits you at

The Ram Bath’s new adaptable space with plenty of natural light - perfect for meetings, presentations, conferences, rehearsals and workshops 70 sq metres; capacity 75 seated,100 standing Includes Wifi, chairs and tables; audio/AV equipment hire available on request Additional area with kitchen/bar facilities Outside catering can be arranged as required Disabled access and toilet facilities Guide prices: £27/hour or £180/day incl VAT 01225 469131 info@naturaltheatre.co.uk

Real Ales Traditional Ciders Quality Wines For people who enjoy a traditional pub! 20 Claverton Buildings Widcombe, Bath BA2 4LD 01225 421938


ring

bells

bar - restaurant - venue Bath’s award-winning gastropub We are proud to be an official Bath Comedy Festival venue

eat

delicious food

meet drink

THE WHITE HART INN A perfect base to explore the city

good friends

great wine & beers

live music function

5 minutes walk from Bath Spa railway and bus stations Fully licensed bar & restaurant Affordable dormitory & private rooms

sunday nights

room for hire

Beautiful walled beer garden Recommended in the Good Food Guide Outside catering available

“Great food, amazing service!” “Don’t tell everyone or we’ll never get a seat again!”

ring

bells

10 Widcombe Parade, Bath BA2 4JT

01225 448870

www.ringobellswidcombe.co.uk contact@ringobellswidcombe.co.uk

www.whitehartbath.co.uk follow us: @whitehartbath

visit us:


The only place to be in Bath...

...and we’re not being funny

With brilliantly innovative dishes created by Chef Chris Staines, and served all day from 12noon until 9pm, it comes as no surprise that, since opening its doors last year, Allium has become the place to eat in Bath. Serving great food and a warm welcome is something we take very seriously indeed. :-)

Cheekily well-located for all the main Comedy Festival venues, The Best Western Abbey is the obvious place to lay your head when you’ve spent the evening laughing it off. Stay with us during the Festival, and enjoy our cocktail lounge, ridiculously good afternoon teas, and a relaxing night’s sleep so you wake refreshed and ready to start chuckling again. :-)

Two courses: £14.95 served until 7pm just in time to be in your seat for a Comedy Festival Show www.abbeyhotelbath.co.uk for full details

www.abbeyhotelbath.co.uk for full details

Call 01225 461603 to book

Call 01225 461603 to book 1 North Parade, Bath BA1 1LF

BEST WESTERN

Abbey Hotel 1 North Parade, Bath BA1 1LF


19 18

PARAGON

17

A 4 LO NDO N RD

venue map

13

BA

18

TH

W

ICK

1

Natural Theatre HQ & Studio

2

Ring O Bells

3

The Royal Oak

4

Bath Cricket Club

5

The Penny Lane

6

Bath Box Office

7

Bizarre Bath / The Huntsman

8

Komedia

9

Chapel Arts Centre

16 ST

RE

ET

12

14 15

9

W

E ST GAT EST

4 3

River Avon by North Parade Bridge

Abbey Chambers, BA1 1NT

North Parade, BA1 1LY

Westgate Street, BA1 1EP

Lower Borough Walls, BA1 1QR

Bath Rugby Club

12

The Bell

13

Assembly Inn Festival Bar

14

Woods Restaurant

15

Victoria Pub & Kitchen

16

Kennet & Avon Canal

17

Burdall’s Yard

18

Rondo Theatre

19

St James Wine Vaults

2 1

North Parade Road, BA2 4EX

11

5

10

Summerlays Place, BA2 4HN

Bath City Football Club

7 6

Widcombe Parade, BA2 4JT

10

11

8

Widcombe Hill, BA2 6AA

Twerton Park, BA2 1DB

The Recreation Ground, BA2 4DS

Walcot Street, BA1 5BW

Alfred Street, BA1 2QU

Alfred Street, BA1 2QX

Upper Bristol Road, BA1 3AT

(Towpath off Warminster Road)

London Road, BA1 5NH

St Saviours Road, BA16RT

St James Square, BA1 2TW

35



Bath Comedy Festival 2013