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Bristol's Comedy Scene

Bristol is an essential stop-off in the UK comedy circuit. The Comedy Box is probably the city’s most prolific stand up promoter, regular shows bring crowds to The Hen and Chicken, The Tobacco Factory and Colston Hall’s ‘The Lantern’. In summer The Comedy Garden in Queens Square brings a who’s who in British comedy with past guests including Stewart Lee, Marcus Brigstocke, Mark Watson and Shappi Khorsandi. The Loco Club (beneath Temple Meads train station) is home to occasional stand up nights promoted by Bristol Underground Comedy. In the city centre alongside the headliners found at Colston Hall and Bristol Hippodrome, Riproar Comedy host stand-up every Friday and Saturday evening.

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Our recent comedy recommendations

New queer classic in the making: in Cowboys and Lesbians, two teenagers escape the real life inertia of secondary school for the dream world of a sweeping South Western ranch romance - we’ve all been there. A comic coming-of-age charmer exploring desire, gender and fantasy. Queer coming of age rom-com play

Sell out warning! A doozy of a Bad Film Club double-header! Come for Mancunian Man - the inside story of 80’s bouncer and prolific B-movie maker of the north, Cliff Twemlow - and stay for Twemlow’s own gloriously insane zero-budget flick GBH (“if Garth Marenghi made Road House”). The charming story of a rough-and-tumble dreamer who tried to make his own little Hollywood in the rain-drenched Pennine hills.

Behind every great Watcher there’s a data-nerd comedian crunching numbers for a Powerpoint presentation that never quite makes it onto the telly. But now Ben Lund-Conlon brings you that hilarious hot-take on the Sunnydale death-count-by-numbers that’ll have you crying tears of hellfire. Into every generation, a slayer is born, she alone will slay the vampires, but how many exactly?

De-stygmatising sex work through bad bitch cabaret? Sexquisite’s mission of education, activism and entertainment’s a vital one for Bristol; slowly unstitching the prudish Marvin Rees legacy with high heels, hoops and hilarious gags. Show some support and de-toxify your mind! After a string of sell out shows in Bristol we are back with another SEXQUISITE BRISTOL, on November 9th!

What our editors say

“The theatrical phenomenon that is Blue Man Group are back, bringing their award-winning Bluevolution World Tour – a euphoric celebration of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication – to the UK for the first time.”
From: Blue Man Group: Bluevolution World Tour

“Ben Elton first exploded into the national consciousness back in the 1980’s hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live and he’s been setting the standard for gag filled, taboo busting, tonsil rattling, mind expanding stand-up comedy ever since.”
From: Ben Elton - Authentic Stupidity

“Devised and written in 2023 as the big sister to ‘Venom’ (performed in 2022), but devised to be more interactive, improvisational and experimental than previous shows. It still retains all Naked Hearts' trademark comedy styles including slapstick and innuendo to ensure they fully entertain their audiences.”
From: Inspector Spectre

“Join Helen Wood as she heads into the great outdoors, with her trusty trug, on a quest to become an expert forager. In this quirky, feel-good comedy all aspects of foraging are unearthed and celebrated – the challenges, the dangers and the joy of discovering a new type of berry to turn into jam.”
From: The Foraging Fan Club

“Bexual Healing is a retro character comedy in which the awkward sex symbol Maybe West shares her encounters with other socially awkward characters from the 1920s-1990s. Each one struggling to find acceptance and love through the barriers that being female and neurodiverse brings.”
From: Bexual Healing

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