Bath Comedy Festival

We asked Director Nick Steel to give us a plug for the three-week comedy festival, (which is fitting given their logo).

Bath Comedy Festival, which is in full swing, has twenty days in which to prove that the city isn’t just Jane Austen and Georgian splendour. The Festival shows another side of the queen city of the West, one which utilises myriad hidden venues, animates the streets and presents an extraordinary range of comedy offerings from household names to brand new up and coming talent.

Big names are represented by such worthies as Henning Wehn, Arthur Smith and Rory Bremner, whilst 120 newcomers compete for the Lovehoney Newcomer Award through twelve heats, two semi-finals and a grand final of the now nationally renowned New Act Competition, ensuring the future of comedy is in good hands.

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Ladies Take Over

an amazing lineup of mostly ladies at an open mic.

I don’t suppose you noticed, oh comedy lovers of Bristol, because we didn’t want to make a big fuss about it, but this week has seen more women on the bill in Bristol’s independent comedy scene than ever before.

Yes, it was on purpose.

It was an idea spawned from a drunken scheme to march on Bristol, microphones in one hand, lipsticks in the other and say “NO BOYS ALLOWED.” Cackling into our prosecco, we would prove that Bristol is awash with talented, funny women.

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