Hosted by Burt Williamson & Greg Winfield, The Bristol Comedy Room is a weekly event featuring the best comedic talent across the whole UK Comedy Circuit. The line up features a fantastic mixture of comedians and is surely one you wouldn't want to miss!
Wednesday 17th May2023
Line Up;

Ian Smith

Ian Smith is an award-winning comedian, actor and writer.
Since starting at a young age, Ian has developed a reputation as an exciting, creative comic. Mixing conversational, energetic storytelling and observations with unique set pieces and an exceptional skill for improvisation – Ian is a regular at the biggest comedy clubs in the UK.
Ian has appeared on BBC Three at the Fringe, BBC3 panel show Sweat the Small Stuff and Channel 5 series The Funny Thing About… He was also one third of popular Dave podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Rob Beckett, which has previously topped the iTunes comedy charts.
Ian’s Edinburgh Fringe shows have received critical acclaim, award-nominations and runs at Soho Theatre. In 2015 he was also part of the hugely successful, multi-award winning, Richard Gadd – Waiting for Gaddot. The show had a two week run in the main house at Soho Theatre, which was then extended. His fourth solo show, Snowflake, was a big success, winning an Amused Moose Comedy Award and a ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award. He was then invited to perform the show at New Zealand Comedy Festival. In 2018, Ian took his fifth solo show, Craft, to the Edinburgh Fringe – receiving further acclaim, touring the show in Dubai, returning to New Zealand and transferring to Soho Theatre.
Ian is also a talented actor – starting off as a lead in BBC2 sitcom Popatron and award-winning short film, Bonsai. He has gone on to star alongside Katherine Parkinson in Sky comedy, Officially Special, and have a leading role in major BBC1 drama, The Ark, starring David Threlfall – as well as a number of supporting roles including Siblings, Pls Like and BBC drama The Syndicate.
Ian has also presented on The Football Republic and FullTimeDevils – two YouTube channels with over 300,000 subscribers each, where his videos have reached over 1 million combined views.
2019 saw Ian return to New Zealand Comedy Festival and perform on the New Zealand Comedy Gala (TVNZ). Over the past few years Ian has cemented regular writing work on The News Quiz, The Now Show and Newsjack (BBC Radio 4), written two of his own web series’ (Hope You Come Up Here and 100 Reasons to Hate…) and written for various comedians (including for Mock the Week).
This Edinburgh Fringe, Ian’s sixth solo show, Half-Life, was again critically acclaimed, playing to sold out crowds and gaining seven four star reviews. He also directed Jack Gleadow’s debut show, which was nominated for Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival. He is currently developing a number of scripted and format projects.
“Fantastically funny” The Times
“Proper star quality” The Guardian
“A very funny man indeed” TimeOut
“Catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time” The Telegraph
Sunil Patel 
Sunil is a stand-up comedian and actor, who's appeared in This Time with Alan Partridge (BBC), Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4) and This Way Up (Channel 4). He made his standup debut on Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club (ITV) in 2020. 
He currently has a BBC Radio 4 series in production titled 'An Idiots Guide to Cryptocurrency' and he is the host of Daves 'Backchat' series on Youtube. He can also be seen in Huge Davies upcoming series 'The Artist' on Channel 4 digital. 
“A clearly gifted comedian with a comfy and approachable style, he is as self-aware and structurally subversive as any of the Fringe’s great alternative comedians, without fitting directly into that bracket. It’s material that could work anywhere and appeal to most, whilst being subtle and clever” – Edfestmag
“Sunil Patel oozes funny like a jammy doughnut running down a diner’s chin. Sometimes looking at his expressionless facade, I wonder whether he even realises how funny he is” – Broadway Baby
Bar Opens from 12pm
Doors open 7:45pm
Show starts 8pm
Please note that last entry is at 8:15pm and ticket holders that don't arrive by 8:15pm or notify the venue they'll be running late will run the risk of their tickets being resold to walk ins waiting on the door.
Closing Parking is the Park Row NCP
We do not permit entry to stag do's and hen parties of over 6 people.

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