Past Shows

Take a look at all the past performances that have featured at The Room Above Theatre, all you need to do is click on the event to see a gallery from that night and any reviews taken from local press as well. Enjoy!

Ben Miller: Stand Up Science
A show that's equal measures hilarious, educational and deeply personal. NYC based scientist turned stand-up comedian Ben Miller takes you on a journey that explores everything from milk to thermodynamics
Friday May 26th 2023 | 8pm
IC3 Presents: Catch Jokes
White Bear Comedy and IC3 Comedy invite you to The Room Above for CATCH JOKES - a brand new night celebrating up and coming black comedians on the British scene!
May 25th | 8pm
Bristol Comedy Room | Gbemi Oladipo & Suzy Bennett
Top comedy from the hosts of Comedy Den Burt Williams & Greg Winfield
Wednesday 24th May | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Adam Flood & Dee Allum
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 20th May | 8pm
Absurdia: Improv Double Bill
Somewhere in time and space, in a place beyond conception, but also conveniently at The Room Above on Friday 19th May, The Groundhogs and Helen present a night that can only be called.... Absurdia.
Friday 19th May | 8pm
Bristol Comedy Room | Ian Smith & Sunil Patel
Top comedy from the hosts of Comedy Den Burt Williams & Greg Winfield
Wednesday 17th May | 8pm
Interact Presents: Scratch Night
InterAct are hosting a Scratch Night. A chance for you to come along and showcase your talents or to watch friends and support others. We accept any acts from singing, dancing, comedy, music. monologues, group performance.
May 16th | 7pm
Stevie Martin: WIP
Stevie (8 out of 10 Cats, Starstruck) is making a show (comedy). Come and help her figure out what works and what doesn't (comedically).
Sunday 14th May | 2pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Ed Kear & Pravanya Pillay
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 13th May | 8pm
Tadiwa Mahlunge: Golden Boy
As seen on BBC 1, BBC 2, Dave, Comedy Central, UTV, Comic Relief and heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Northampton and BBC Sounds - Tadiwa Mahlunge has established himself as one of comedy’s hottest prospects. As such, he featured on the 2022 Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Friday 12th May April 2023 | 7:30pm
Honeypot Comedy | Mary O'Connell
The all female led comedy night held at The Room Above
Thursday 11th May | 8pm
Bristol Comedy Room | Michael Akadiri
Top comedy from the hosts of Comedy Den Burt Williams & Greg Winfield
Wednesday 10th May | 8pm
Vittorio Angelone: Translations
Join Vittorio as he tackles being Irish in England, identity, and the sad comedy shows that seem to win awards.
5th & 6th May 2023
Bristol Comedy Room | Micky Overman
Top comedy from the hosts of Comedy Den Burt Williams & Greg Winfield
Wednesday 3rd May | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club ft. Luke Honnoraty
Featuring Luke Honnoraty with support from Bristol's best comedians.
Saturday 29th April 2023 | 8pm
Bristol Revunions: Anything but a man Party
“The Bristol Revunions are back to host an all female & minority gender led comedy show! With a host of local stand-ups and sketches that will at least make chuckle.
Friday 28th April | 8pm
The Bristol Comedy Room | The Death Hilarious
Top comedy from the hosts of Comedy Den Burt Williams & Greg Winfield
Wednesday 26th April | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club ft. Jamie D'Souza
Featuring Jamie D'Souza, Chelsea Birkby, Arielle Souma with support from Bristol's best comedians.
Saturday 15th April 2023 | 8pm
The Bristol Comedy Room | Danny Mclaughlin
Top comedy from the hosts of Comedy Den Burt Williams & Greg Winfield
Wednesday 19th April | 8pm
Kat Nip Presents: Liability
Kat’s been called a ‘Polish Joan Rivers’, ‘joke kalashnikov’ and ‘my favourite’ (no, not by her mum). Her energetic, fast-paced storytelling is jam-packed with unexpected punchlines, brutal honesty and a sprinkle of Eastern European pizzazz. Buckle up, it’s a rollercoaster!
Saturday 22nd April 2023 | 8pm
One More Time With Feeling: Improv Double Bill
Back for another time around, the Groundhogs and Beansville are at The Room Above for a night of improv comedy Friday 14th April.
Friday 14th April | 8pm
Honeypot Comedy ft. Anna Thomas
Honeypot Comedy is the monthly all female, trans and non-binary comedy night held at The Room Above. Hosted by Millie Malone and produced by White Bear Comedy Club.
April 13th 2023 | 8pm
The Bristol Comedy Room | Sally-Anne Hayward
Top comedy from the hosts of Comedy Den Burt Williams & Greg Winfield
Wednesday 12th April | 8pm
Philipp Kostelecky: Daddy's Home (WIP)
International comedian and favourite child* Philipp Kostelecky is fresh from a sold-out European tour and is bringing his show to Bristol.
Tuesday 11th April | 8pm
Richard Hardisty - Silly Boy
In his intimate and highly anticipated debut hour, Rich Hardisty (Channel 4, Netflix, BBC) takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of his unusual life.
17th February 2023
White Bear Comedy Club ft. Abi Clarke
White Bear Comedy Club brings the best comedians right to your doorstep. Featuring Abi Clarke and Jospeh Parsons. "Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 8th April 2023
White Bear Comedy w Vittorio Angelone & Tadiwa Mahlunge
Featuring Vittorio Angelone and Tadiwa Mahlunge with support from Bristol's best comedians.
Saturday 1st April 2023 | 8pm
Drunk Comedians Doing A Panel Show
Love drinking? Love TV panel shows? Then have we got the show for you! Expect top comedians getting boozy, playing games and competing in the newest, funniest and drunkest panel show
Friday 31st March | 9:30pm
Alex Kitson: Fired Up! Ready To Go! (WIP)
Having just moved to London from his beloved West Country. Despite his mixed feelings about it - he's still feeling optimistic.
31st March 2023
Double Preview: Sam Hawkins & Ollie Young
The Room Above is showcasing a double preview for upcoming Bath comedians; Sam Hawkins: Green Eggs & Sam and Ollie Young: The Prologue
Thursday 30th March
White Bear Comedy Club ft Qin Wang & Jack Campbell
Featuring Qin Wang & Jack Campbell with support from Bristol best comedians.
Saturday 7th January 2023 | 8pm
Ben Pope: Holy Cow
Ben Pope (‘a total delight’ – Fest) is bored of small talk. So here it is! A show about The Big Stuff: God, death, love, the galaxy and, most of all, chocolate.
Friday 24th March 2023 | 8pm
Bristol Revunions Present: Colleen Scratchgood
The Bristol Revunions are back to host a night of student comedy! With special guests Bristol Improv and a host of local stand-ups. What more could you want?
Tuesday 14th March | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club ft Red Richardson, Sarah Roberts
Featuring Red Richardson & Sarah Roberts with support from Bristol best comedians.
Saturday 7th January 2023 | 8pm
Last Day on Earth
Stalwarts of the Bristol Longform Improv scene Last Day on Earth present a night packed with brilliant improvised sketch comedy.
Saturday 11th March 2023 | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club ft. Alex Kitson & Bella Hull
Featuring Alex Kitson and Bella Hull with support from Bristol's best comedians.
Saturday 4th March 2023 | 8pm
White Bear Comedy ft. Katie Price & Mark Brittlestone
Featuring Katie Price and Mark Brittlestone with support from Bristol's best comedians.
Saturday 18th February 2023 | 8pm
Jake Donaldson: Neurotica
A new tour show from acclaimed stand-up comedian Jake Donaldson, all about anxiety, masculinity and his Dad!
25th February 2023
This Is NOT Your Life: The Improvised Chat Show
The hit Fringe show returns to The Room Above! Watch as the host of the UK's biggest chat show interviews your favourite fake celebrity about their life story of how they conquered their industry! Which industry? You Decide!
Saturday 11th February | 8pm
Eric Rushton: Not That Deep
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Eric Rushton brings his brand-spanking new hour to The Room Abovel. As well as spanking brands, he’ll be telling loads of jokes that range from good in quality to excellent in quality.
Friday 10th February 2023 | 8pm
Josh Kingsford: Signs in Yellow
More weird whimsy from one of New Zealand's fastest rising comedians. Recording his comedy special Live @ The Room Abvove
Thursday 9th February | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club ft. Ollie Horn & Erika Ehler
Featuring Ollie Horn and Erika Ehler with support from Bristol's best comedians.
Saturday 4th February 2023 | 8pm
Burt Williamson: 200 IQ Audience Only (No Munters)
Burt Williamson is a stand-up comedian, improviser and comedy producer based in Bristol. He’s had two critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, is the brains behind Bristol Comedy Festival and an all round funny guy. 
Friday 3rd February | 8pm
Improv Double Bill: The Thoroughgoods
Another Thursday night Improv double bill at The Room Above Theatre, this week featuring: The Thoroughgoods
Thursday 2nd February 2023 | 8pm
Edward Bourne: Sketchbook
Edward Bourne embarks on his first gig as a jazz keyboardist, only to find it is overrun by a an entangled, sketchy string of past dates, haircuts and voiceover sessions.
28th January 2023
White Bear Comedy Club ft. Thor Stenhaug & Rob Copland
Featuring Thor Stenhaug and Rob Copland with support from Bristol's best comedians.
Saturday 21st January 2023 | 8pm
Ted Milligan: Finished Product (Work In Progress)
A work-in-progress of some ideas and themes and jokes from an award-winning character comedian whose writing has been praised as "incredibly well-written" (Inter:Mission) and whose football boots have been praised as "very sweet" (Former England International Joe Cole). 
Friday 20th January | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club ft. Finlay Christie & Dee Allum
Featuring Finlay Christie and Dee Allum with support from Bristol best comedians.
Saturday 7th January 2023 | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club: Shelter Fundraiser
White Bear Comedy Club is running a charity Christmas event in partnership with Shelter, rising money for the homeless in Bristol.
Saturday 17th December, 8pm
Premiere: Bear Hunt (2022)
Presenter and comic Jacob Burley hosts Bear Hunt; a stand-up show in which he explores the existence and extinction of the brown bear in the British Isles.​​​​​​​
Saturday 3rd December
One More Time, With Feeling: An Improv Double Bill
A Double Bill Improv show between Beansville and The Groundhogs
Friday 25th November 2022 | 8pm
Louise Leigh Amused
So excited to be FINALLY bringing the show I took to Edinburgh Fringe to my home town of Bristol. Please come along! 
Thursday 17th & Friday 18th November 2022
Stranger Films
Alasdair Beckett-King presents Stranger Films, a film night featuring the very best weird and unusual early cinema.
Saturday 12th November | 7pm & 9pm
Biscuit Barrel's 80 Sketch Comedy Tin
First Half: 4 stand-ups, hosted by a sketch show. Second Half: 69 sketches performed in an hour (The Barrel’s full Edinburgh Fringe show!). Two shows for the price of one, and (probably) your only chance to see over 80 sketches in one evening… what’s the point in missing that? 
22nd October 2022 | 8pm
Grand Re-Opening Night!
After being closed for 2 months due to a renovation The Room Above is back with a top notch grand re-opening night! We have stand up in the opening section featuring great performances by; Ben Pope, Alex Stevens, Holly Leggett and Got Legs
Friday 21st October | 8pm
Jazz Police: Comedy Fundraiser for MSI
Jazz Police are being joined this month by some fantastic comedians to raise money for MSI Reproductive Choices who provide abortion services in Bristol and beyond.
8pm, Thursday 28th July 2022
Alex Franklin: Dinosaurusesuses
A triceratops is revived from the dead. The monster under the bed has returned. A spaceship is sent back in time. And all in the name of saving the world... An absurdist, punchline-dense, tightly-scripted, musical, one-of-a-kind adventure, and the maddest hour of your goddamn life.
Friday 29th July, 8pm
Greg Winfield & Charlie Bowers: Split The Winnings
Charlie Bowers and Greg Winfield share an hour of quick wit and deadpan musings. From meal deals to motorcycles and relationships to cruise ships, there's something in it for everyone
9pm | Friday 15th July 2022
Jessie Nixon, Dani Johns & Millie Haswell present their Edinburgh show DUMBELLES. An charming and silly hour of stand up comedy featuring three young women trying to work out what the hell is going on.
Tuesday 19th July 2022
The Lovely Boys/Hot Boys Edinburgh Fringe Previews
Hey there Bristol!! Do you like boys?? Even just a little bit?? Well worry, not as we present to you the absolute pinnacle of “Boy Fever”
July 21st 2022, 8pm
Joseph Parsons & Rob Copeland Preview
A back to back Fringe Preview from two of London's best comics, Joe Parsons: Equaliser and Rob Copeland: Mainstream Muck (Gimmie Some of that)
Friday 22nd July 2022, 7.30pm
Biscuit Barrel: Edinburgh Preview
40 sketches within 40 minutes. Biscuit Barrel have two shows going to Edinburgh; 3 of them are going to preview sketches from BOTH of them.
8pm | 26th July 2022
Suchandrika Chakrabarti: I Miss Amy Winehouse
It’s 11 years since Amy Winehouse died. Suchandrika is a fan who partied the 2000s away in Camden, but never got to meet her musical hero. She’ll take you back in time to put that right. Brush up on your favourite Amy Winehouse trivia because there will be quizzes!
9pm | July 26th 2022
Katie Price & Donna Landy: Oy Gay!
'Oy Gay! is hilarious, clever and filthy! These talented comedians charm and entertain whilst exploring faith, community and life, with some classic material that still makes me laugh.
Wednesday 27th July, 8pm
Rich Hardisty Presents: 'Silly Boy'
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! In his intimate debut hour “SILLY BOY” Rich Hardisty takes us on a journey through the highs and the lows of his unusual life.
Friday 20th May 2022, 7:30pm
Lanessa Long: The Lanessa Long Show
Through songs, stand-up and stripping, Lanessa creates a world where we can feel happy to explore life’s playful side.
9pm | 9th July 2022
Chelsea Birkby: No More Mr Nice Chelsea
The debut stand-up hour from "rising star" (Ox in a Box), "one to watch" (Funny Women) and multi-competition finalist: No More Mr Nice Chelsea Exploring what it is to be ‘nice’ and when it’s time to stop
7.30pm | 9th July 2022
Bristol Improv Present: The Clown or The Fool
Improvise your success! Together with the clownish improvisors from the University of Bristol Improv Society
7.30pm | 8th July 2022
Real Positive Poles: After Dusk with Beansville support
You walk into a play but none of the actors have learned their lines, because there are none. This show hasn’t been written yet. A nightmare or a dream? Who’s to say? An improvised twist on The Twilight Zone!
Thursday 7th July 2022, 8pm
Bristol Improv Presents: Dynamite!
Dynamite is back!  This long time traditional show featuring the very best of University of Bristol's comedic talent!
8pm, Tuesday 28th June 2022
Carly Ann Filbin: Tears of a Blonde
An hour of stories with Carly Ann Filbin. Join New York’s only blonde comedian as she spills secrets and shares stories of heartbreak, heartburn and that one weird thing she did on a rollercoaster. You’ll laugh, she’ll cry, and we’ll all get drunk and kiss. Wait, what?
June 24th 8pm
Matt and Rosa Do A Preview!
Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist Rosa Richards and Bristol Revunions alumni Matthew Wilson are doing a preview for their debut sketch show ‘Matt and Rosa with John Hurt as the Voice of the Dragon’. 
June 17th 2022, 8pm
Darkest Thoughts with Ori Halevy
A comedy show where one of the top improvisational stand up comedians in Europe takes your suggestions and generates hilarious jokes on the spot along with tried and tested material!
9th June 2022, 8pm
Tadhg Hickey
Acclaimed Irish comedian Tadhg Hickey - "outstanding physical and comedic performer" The Scotsman - brings you his weird and wonderful part-theatre, part-stand-up comedy show, In One Eye, Out The Other.  
Friday 27th May 2022
Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles
Dive funny-bone-first into a slip&slide sketch adventure in the world’s biggest leisure centre, with hilarious lifeguards and heroic comedians Chuck Salmon: the funniest whistleblowers since Edward Snowden.
Friday 6th May, 9pm
Bear Hunt: The Live Recording & Fundraiser
Join Jacob Burley to fundraise for Bear Hunt - a film investigating the existence of bears in the UK. A live recording featuring stand up, spoken word, and the potential for Jacob to end up meekly describing the film in a putrid monologue, this night will be one to remem-bear. Bear with me. Bears.
The Chris Arnold Experience
How many sets of panpipes should one man own? What's the best song request a DJ can get? How can the Daily Mail help you find out if your partner is cheating on you? All these questions (and more) shall be answered throughout the course of The Chris Arnold Experience!
Friday 15th April, 7:30pm
The Lovely Boys & Sam Williams
Split bill between The Lovely Boys - a northern alternative comedy/clown double act made up of real life best friends Joe Kent-Walters and Mikey Bligh-Smith who both grew up together in rural Huddersfield. And, Sam Williams! Your Mum's favourite bleach-haired bisexual comedian.
Saturday 9th April
Stuart Goldsmith: Work In Progress
Sort of scaffolding really, but made of the poles they use for pole-vaulting. Did a WIP in 2019, world ended, still got loads, written loads more. Open-hearted, honest and *guaranteed* potentially funny.
5th April 2022, 8pm
Maus Haus: The Satire Show
Join us at The Room Above for our brand new topical, quiz, lampoon, satire, political, news-based… Scratch that: It’s MausHaus.
8.30pm, Saturday 26th March 2022
Scratch Night
The Room Above is hosting a Scratch Night! If you've got a piece that's theatre, comedy, poetry and everything in between, we want to hear from you!
Tuesday 22nd March 2022
MTB Presents: The Cabaret of Love
Valentine's Day has come late for Music Theatre Bristolas they hold their heart-warming Cabaret of Love this March! Join us for a range of show tunes of romance, love and lust as they sing their hearts out! 
9th & 10th March, 2022, 8pm
Ben Macpherson
Bonfire Man, an on-stage documentary that takes you to the blistering heat of the Nevada desert and the impossible city that rises from the dust every year. In this carousel of bizarre character comedy you’ll get to the heart of the infamous (and entirely fictional) Bonfire Man festival where you are free to express yourself for the right price. Ben Macpherson: Bonfire Man is the perfect blend of character, sketch and improv comedy that explores community and belonging.
Friday 4th March, 7:30pm
The Room Above of Love
It's Valentines, and what better way to show your romantic side than through sketch comedy. The Room Above is back with a brand new show and looking for love.
Friday 18th February 2022
Eva Bindeman & Fella: WIP
Eva Bindeman & Fella bring their work in progress performances to The Room Above!
Tuesday 8th February 2022, 8pm
The Room Above of Cheer
After two sell out shows and a **** review The Room Above is back with another internal scripted comedy sketch show! Be sure not too miss The Room Above of Cheer!
Friday 10th December 2021, 8pm
Spotlights Presents: WriteBear
From musicals about musicals, to intimate monologues, to slightly more than off metaphors about curry, it'll be worth the trek through the cold to the "intimate" (stuffy but make it cute) theatre space above a pub!
11th & 12th December 2021, 8pm
Three Little Pigs by Owl On The Roof
Rent is going up. The three little pigs and little red riding hood can no longer afford their houses. In fact, it's not just them, all of Bristol can't find somewhere affordable to live - all thanks to their landlord, the greedy Emperor.
Saturday 18th December 2021
Eden's Mouth
Written and Directed by Jonathan R. Parsonage. Presented by Circle Theatre 'I look out at the garden. Concrete slab. I look up at the sky. Concrete clouds. It’s time'
17th & 18th November 2021, 8pm
The Room Above of Horrors
The Room Above of Horrors showcases a selection of horrifically funny sketches... what could possibly go wrong? Follow to see photos and our review!
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th October, 8pm
Liam Pickford: Skrike
Skrike is a Northern word and Pickford is a Northern man. He will be a northern man for 50ish minutes. If cerebral wallowings and jokes that cause the author visible shame are you bag, then this is the show for you.
Friday 22nd October 2021, 8pm
Stu and Burt
Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host. Burt Williamson presents an hour-in-progress stand-up show fresh off a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe
Saturday 16th October 2021
Alex Kitson: You Can Call Me Al
Alex Kitson is an " clever" (BBC Radio Bristol) award-nominated stand-up comedian and writer. In this hotly expected first hour, Kitson tackles the major issues, from Febreze (Fresh Laundry Flavour) to Horses (general). He has moved from Devon to Bristol, back to Devon, then back again, to Devon once more and then finally he’s back in Bristol. He knows a lot more about the world now (and the M5), but has he become a better person along the way?
27th August 2021
Waiting For Hamlet
Set before the tragedy of Hamlet begins, Waiting for Hamlet places the Old King in the afterlife with his jester, Yorick. Locked down in limbo, the King wants to go back and right wrongs, but there’s a problem, he wants to right the wrong wrongs. And the only thing that can stop the old fool is the old Fool, Yorick.
20th & 21st July 2021
Bristol Improv Presents: Dynamite!
We're back for our first and last Dynamite! of the year. Featuring 3 of Bristol's funniest stand ups and Improv with a murder mystery twist. Expect drinks, laughs and murder.
27th June 2021, 8pm
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