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!

Kuan-wen Huang: Ilha Formosa
Taiwanese comedian Kuan-wen brings his debut hour - nominated for Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival - to Bristol
Tuesday 11th June | 7:30pm
Baddest. Cowboy. Texas. These are just a few words to describe the Baddest Cowboy in Texas. Join Bangtail as he roots ‘n toots from the mightiest mountains to the sauciest saloons.
Thursday 6th June | 7:30pm
Amy Matthews: Commute with the Foxes
Matthews brings a work in progress version of her latest show to Bristol. 
Friday 7th June | 6pm
Josh Glanc: Family man (Preview)
Hi it's me, Aussie oddball Josh Glanc. I'm fresh off the plane from Australia and sold out runs at the Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Just For Laughs London, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Saturday 8th June | 6pm @ BASEMENT 45
Abi Clarke Role Model (Work in Progress)
Edinburgh Preview from Abi Clarke, 2022 saw Abi selected for the prestigious Comedy Reserve showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe, this is a preview for her debut hour
Saturday 1st June | 6pm
Erika Ehler: Work in Progress
Join Erika Ehler work out material for her new show. Erika’s razor-sharp, dark and visceral writing paired with precise delivery makes her one of the most exciting young comedians on the circuit.
Thursday 30th May | 7:30pm
Big Kick Energy: LIVE
Maisie Adam and Suzi Ruffell are taking their award-winning podcast 'Big Kick Energy' on the road for their first ever live shows.
Friday 24th May | 7:30pm @ Bristol Folk House
Joe Sutherland: Miss World (WIP)
Joe ‘could have been a dancer’ Sutherland returns to say a bunch of naughty things in a new work-in-progress show to prepare for an international tour.
Thursday 23rd May | 7:30pm
Honeypot Comedy
Welcome to Honeypot Comedy! Bristol's female, trans, and non binary comedy night, hosted by Millie Malone.
Third Tuesday of the Month | 7:30pm
Comedy Double Bill: Alexandra Haddow & Richard Spalding
Back to back Edinburgh Fringe Previews from Alexandra Haddow and Richard Spalding
Sunday 19th May | 7:30pm
Jordan Brooks: Edinburgh Preview
Jordan won the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Comedy Show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe with his hit show I’ve Got Nothing. He was also nominated for the same award in 2017 and won the Chortle Comedian’s Comedian Award in 2018.
Saturday 18th May | 6pm @ BASEMENT 45
Ben Miller: Volcano WIP
In 2023, Ben Miller was the artist in residence at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, the first ever stand-up comedian ever selected. This was probably a terrible idea on their part.
Friday 17th May | 6pm
Horatio Gould: Sweet Prince
‘Will be this country’s Judd Apatow’ (Seann Walsh).
Saturday 11th May | 6pm @ BASEMENT 45
Bella Hull (Work in Progress)
Join Bella Hull (as seen on BBC1, BBC3, C4, ITV2 and Comedy Central) for a new work-in-progress show about chihuahuas, cruises and self control. You should come! It will be fun!!
Friday 10th May | 6pm
Finlay Christie: Adventures Close To Home (WIP)
Join Finlay as he works on material for his new hour: "Adventures Close to Home", all about his sheltered upbringing.
Tuesday 7th May | 7:30pm @ BASEMENT 45
Sergi Polo: Spanish Comedy in Bristol
Los monólogos de comedia en Spanish llegan a Bristol! Si, si; lo has leído bien! ¡EN CASTELLANO!
Sunday 5th May | 7:30pm @ BASEMENT 45
Mike Rice: Nasty Character
Mike Rice is embarking on his debut tour of his hilarious new show, where he explores how a once good Catholic boy has taken the devil as a dance partner.
Thursday 2nd May | 7:30pm @ Basement 45
Tadiwa Mahlunge: Inhibition Exhibition
Fresh from a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, one of the country’s top new stand-ups brings their ‘impressive debut’ (The Guardian) to Bristol
Saturday 27th April | 6pm
Frances Keyton: Shrew (WIP)
Frances Keyton, the spirited Welsh comedian, brings a unique twist to the comedy scene. As the offspring of a father known for his ventures into the realm of erotica writing, Frances adds a dash of cheeky charm to her performances.
Saturday 27th | 5pm
Stevie Martin: Work in Progress
Stevie Martin (8 out of 10 Cats, Guessable, A Thorntons Ad) is trying to work out if she should keep making online content (43 million views) or do a live show (sometimes 65 people come along). Help her decide
Friday 26th April | 6pm
Mike Rice: Nasty Character - SOLD OUT
Mike Rice is embarking on his debut tour of his hilarious new show, where he explores how a once good Catholic boy has taken the devil as a dance partner.
Thursday 25th April | Doors 7pm, Show Starts 7:30pm
Dan Jones: This Seems Ambitious
The debut offering from Breakthrough Comedian of the Year, Dan Jones, in which he attempts to prove that love exists. One completely unique hour of stand up. One completely stable comedian
Tuesday 23rd April | 7:30pm
Alasdair Wallace: (S)he Who Delights
A story about the human, the divine, and the leather dungarees.
Sunday 21st April| 7pm
Su Mi: Banana Beard
Think it’s a Stand up solo show? Think again. This immersive comedy invites you all on a surreal misadventure of absurdist sketch , untamed thrash metal guitar solos and imaginary costumed personas
Saturday 20th April | 6pm
JOHN TOTHILL: Thank God This Lasts Forever (Work in Pro
Last year, John Tothill was visited by a series of terrible plagues. Now, he’s desperate to tell you all about it (preferably over many drinks and maybe the tiniest cigarette?)
Friday 19th April | 6pm
Alex Kitson: Must I Paint You a Picture? (WIP)
Alex Kitson is an award-winning comedian with a secret. One he's fed up of keeping.
Saturday 6th April | 6pm
Comedy Double Bill: Lee Hudson & Jake Steers
Lee and Jake’s lives are never dull, join them for this double bill of work in progress shows as these two hilarious storytellers give you a window into their worlds
Tuesday 2nd April | 7:30pm
Horatio Gould: Sweet Prince
‘Will be this country’s Judd Apatow’ (Seann Walsh).
Thursday 28th March | 7:30pm
Elliot Steel: Love and Hate Speech
Comedy’s best nepo baby (and there’s a lot) hits the road. From near life-altering injuries sustained at jiu jitsu to everyday Gen-Z life, this new show will leave you in fits of laughter.
Sunday 24th March | 7:30pm
Sam Williams: Like A Prayer
Like A Prayer is a 45 minute work-in-progress standup comedy show about queerness, faith, and trying to get a grip on early adulthood
Saturday 23rd March | 6pm
Dee Allum: Work In Progress
An hour of new material from comedian Dee Allum.
Saturday 16th March | 6pm
Phil Green: Four Weddings and a Breakdown
Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023, Phil brings us his award-winning highly personal stand-up show
Tuesday 12th March | 7:30pm
Ben Treloar & Ollie Young
A stand up comedy double bill
Sunday 17th March | 7:30pm
Craic House at The Folk House
the best Irish comedy with headliner Keith Farnan PLUS Kathryn Higgins, Ed Tripp and you fabulous local host, Burt Williamson.
Sunday 10th March | 3pm & 7pm @ Bristol Folk House
Comedians in STEM
They will be showing you mathematic graphs of their love life, then delving into their frustration with specific lab experiments. All whilst ensuring a chemical bond with the audience
Saturday 9th March | 6pm
Adam Flood: Remoulded
Ay up ducks, it’s me (fella doing the show). It’s a stand-up odyssey about reinvention with a few tricks up its sleeve*, so get on Stoke-on-Trent’s premium cultural export
Thursday 7th March | 7:30pm
Leroy Brito: LEROY
Leroy Brito (BBC & Netflix) returns with his hilarious new stand up hour – LEROY!!!
Tuesday 5th March | 7:30pm
Amy Matthews: I Feel Like I’m Made of Spiders
Amy spins a sparkling web of comedy magic between the two states she finds herself caught between – stability and restlessness
Sunday 3rd March | 7:30pm
Larry Dean: Work In progress
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee tries some new jokes. As seen and heard on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Michael Mcintyre's Big Show and Shared Baggage.
Saturday 2nd March | 6pm
Catherine Bohart: Work In Progress
A Bristol Comedy Room Special featuring a brand new work in progress show from Catherine Bohart
Wednesday 28th February | 7:30pm
Burt Williamson: Riding Bareback Through Your Mind WIP
you might be thinking what’s next for the comedian Burt Williamson? The answer is simple, more comedy.
Saturday 24th February | 6pm
Panto Soc: SASI
Welcome to Bristol PantoSoc’s first ever annual showcase, SASI: Something Ancient, Something Innovative!
Thursday 22nd February | 7pm
Rob Copland: Work In Progress
Listen up Bristol - I'm gunna teach this microphone some manners tonight
Saturday 17th February | 6pm
Stevie Martin: Work in Progress
Stevie Martin (8 out of 10 Cats, Guessable, A Thorntons Ad) is trying to work out if she should keep making online content (43 million views) or do a live show (sometimes 65 people come along). Help her decide
Sunday 11th February | 7:30pm
Freya Mallard: the Bounceback
Freya Mallard is performing her first show as a much anticipated follow up to her first baby. Yes that's right, she isn't like other comedians, SHE has parental responsibilities
Friday 9th February | 6pm
Si Deaves: Best Thing Ever
At the age of 36, Si had a baby. Well, his wife did, but he was very much involved
Monday 5th February | 7:30pm
JOHN TOTHILL: The Last Living Libertine
Don’t be shy, fill full your cups with this debut hour all about pleasure, performed by a gushing bon vivant to an audience of conventionally attractive comedy-goers.
Thursday 1st February | 7:30pm
Amy Webber: No Previous Experience
Amy is an award winning comedian as heard on BBC Radio 4. Armed with her mini keyboard and an opera degree that’s never been useful, she’s on the hunt for a new job
Friday 26th January | 6pm
Eric Rushton: Work In Progress
‘Channel 4 Sean Lock Award’ winner Eric Rushton road tests his brand new show.
Saturday 20th January | 6pm
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.
Friday 15th December, 7:30pm
Comedians Getting Drunk Doing Panel Shows
Fresh of a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run award-winning comedians Alex Kitson and Ted Milligan host their fave comedians
Friday 8th December | 9pm
The Worst Time Podcast: LIVE!
Popular podcast hosted by Chris Arnold in which the tales where things go wrong go live for the first time with special guests Amy Mason and Jeremy Flynn
Thursday 7th December | 7:30pm
Finlay Christie: Work In Progress
Finlay Christie is trying some new jokes for a discerning Bristol audience.
Tuesday 5th December | 7:30pm
Bristol Revunions Present: Snow Joke
For one night only the Bristol revunions are spreading the Christmas spirit
Friday 1st December | 9pm
Joseph Parsons: Rebirth
Following his sell out debut, BBC Newcomer Award nominated Joseph Parsons begins work on his second hour of stand up.
Friday 1st December | 7pm
Real Positive Poles: After Dusk
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 30th November | 8pm
Dramsoc & Spotlights Present: Winter Nights
Come along to The Room Above at The White Bear on Tuesday for Spotlights’ first open mic social of the year: Winter Nights! Any Spotlights members can perform
Tuesday 28th November | 8pm
Sam Michael & Phil Wathern: WIP
A double work in progress from two fantastic comedians; Sam Michael and Phil Wathern
Sunday 26th November | 7:30pm
Joshua Bethania: WIP
A few highlights in his comedy career include winning SYTYF 2022, winning King Gong at the Comedy Store London, Finalist at NATYs 2022, Finalist at BBC New Comedian Awards 2022 and was nominated for best newcomer in the Chortle comedy awards 2023
Friday 24th November | 7:30pm
Mark Bittlestone & Alex Mason: WIP
Rapidly making a name for himself both online and on the UK standup circuit, he has 120k followers on TikTok and 50k on Instagram
Saturday 18th November | 5pm
Lies, Damned Lies & Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Into every generation, a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will slay the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. But how many, exactly?
10th November | 7:30pm
Carr Crash: Science Comedy on Tour
two stand-up comedians trying to understand how AI is shaping them, their relationship and our future.
Friday 27th October | 7:30pm
Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me
A childfree badass on the search for orgasm equality... With over 100 million views online this award-winning stand-up is back with an award nominated sex positive, high energy banger. 
November 3rd | 7pm
Sally-Anne Hayward: Egg Shortage ft. Amy Mason
Join her for hilarious tales of dating apps, fragile neighbours, and trying to hold in farts on a yoga retreat. Work in Progress
Sunday 22nd October | 7:30pm
Mikey Bligh-Smith and Luke Rollason: Selected WIPs
Two brand new work-in-progress shows from the two wisest alternative comedians on the planet.
20th October | 7:30pm
Sam Williams: Work In Progress
Join award-winning comedian/your Mum's favourite boy next door Sam Williams as he works on material for his maiden stand-up hour.
Friday 13th October | 9pm
Pravanya Pillay: Item Girl
At some point during a Bollywood film a beautiful woman will perform an elaborate musical number about how hot she is then disappear. This woman is completely irrelevant to the plot, but who cares? She’s the best part of the film. She’s the Item Girl. 
Friday 13th October | 7:00pm
Jamie Hutchinson: Waterslide
Podcast hero Jamie Hutchinson is one of the brightest sparks on the UK circuit. But from the outside looking in, some would say his life is pathetic.  But is it? Is it? 
5th & 6th October | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club Special ft. Sarah Roberts
An adorable work in progress from the world’s youngest, smallest, most normal comedian featuring Kiran Deol named as Entertainment weekly’s “11 Asian American Comics Who Killed It This Year.”
Friday 22nd September | 7:30pm
Prized Whale Comedy Night
Prized Whale Comedy Night is a monthly absurdist variety show. The night is hosted by Harry Allmark, Ted Milligan, Eddie FJ and Livvie Newman, it features selections of improv, sketch, clown and any other bizarre comedy act you can think of! For a night of escapism into another world of crazy comedy, Prized Whale Comedy Night is the show for you!
Every last Thursday of the month
Improv Double Feature
Improv Double Featuring with Beansville and Tales From The Wasteland
August 31st | 8pm
Alec Snook is Decomposing
Join him on a joyous journey into general decline through short tales, absurdist detours and outraged storytelling.
August 18th | 8pm
New Comedy Showcase
A double bill event for The New Comedy Showcase, hosted by the legendary Mark Olver
August 13th | 6pm & 9pm
Spencer Jones: Another Work In Progress
The double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns with a brand new show about moving to a new area, people he has met and losing his mind.
August 8th | 8pm
Imagine Lambos (feat. The Groundhogs)
Enter an absurd night of fast-paced improvised sketch comedy with BRAND NEW Bristol-based comedy troupe Imagine Lambos!
August 3rd | 8pm
Ed Gaughan 'Words And Music'
This is his first solo show in 18 years! There will be stories, music, clowning around and plenty of work in progress. Keep your expectations low and nobody gets hurt.
August 2nd | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club: Bank Holiday Special
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 26th & 27th August | 8pm
David Hoare: 1 Billion Songs Please
After his sell out Edinburgh 2022 run, with his show ‘100 Songs In An Hour’, David Hoare (Musical Comedy Awards ‘Audience Favourite Prize’ 2021) returns with another bumper show bursting with hilarious songs and jokes
July 28th | 7pm
Chris Arnold and Eva Bindeman
Two of Bristol's finest comedians come together for a night of stand up! Both performing one hour shows with a break in the middle.
July 25th | 8pm
Alex Farrow
How can you be yourself when others are watching? Wisdom of the Crowd is the new stand-up comedy show in 2023 from former philosophy teacher Alex Farrow.
July 23rd | 7pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Ollie Horn
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 22nd July | 8pm
Horatio Gould & Adam Flood: Standup Double Bill
Two of the hot, hot, hottest new comedy talents preview their debut shows at The Room Above
June 29th & July 16th | 8pm
Ollie Horn: Not Much
Bristol boy Ollie Horn previews his brand new touring show 'Not Much' - an hour of comedy about all of the bad gigs comedians have to do!
July 21st | 8pm
Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show
The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show is one of the Footlights' flagship sketch shows, featuring some of Cambridge's best sketch comics in a new hourlong production.
July 19th | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Elliot Steel
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 15th July | 8pm
Reuben Solo: Palindrome
Winner Adelaide Fringe 2023 Weekly Award - Best Comedy
14th & 18th July | 7pm
Celya AB: Second Rodeo
Following her acclaimed, sell-out debut hour, Celya returns: expect tales of romance, a hologram, and a near-death experience in Thorpe Park.
July 12th| 8pm
Lulu Popplewell: Preview
In her debut solo show, failed child actor and now successful comedian Lulu Popplewell explores the links between Love Actually, smoking crack, the Daily Mail and sunburn.
July 11th | 8pm
Matt Hobs: Moontalker
Much loved Bristolian comedian Matt Hobs is bringing his new stand-up comedy show, Matt Hobs: Moontalker, to The Room Above for one night only at 7pm on Sunday 9th July.
July 9th | 7pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Fiona Allen
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 8th July | 8pm
Kate-Lois Elliott: Gentrif*cked
Gentrif*cked - a work in progress - is a debut show about finding your purpose. Join Kate on a journey through village life, thirty-something existential crises and finding belonging without joining a cult... (specifically not like her grandma did).
July 7th | 9pm
Ashley Blaker: Preview
A new stand-up show about the joys of raising children with special needs. Ashley Blaker has six kids, three of whom have an SEN diagnosis.
July 6th | 8pm
Si Deaves: Si-clops
‘Si-Clops’ is the show where comedian Si Deaves talks about briefly losing vision in one eye as the result of a surgery to “fix something simple”
July 5th | 8pm
Ted Hill: Preview
Multimedia comedian Ted Hill unsuccessfully tries in several silly ways to fix humanity's greatest problem: climate change. It was a tough ask, and he's failed at it. In fact he doesn't even get close.
July 4th | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Robin Morgan
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 1st July | 8pm
Real Positive Poles Present: The Y Files
Join two FBI agents and award winning improv troupe Real Positive Poles on a totally unscripted and unexplainable parody that will ask you the question: Do you want to believe? Suitable for all levels of nerdiness & X Files knowledge, including none!
Friday 30th June | 8pm
Fella Vs the Rise & Fall of Mr. Blobby
Two plonkers, one trial. Who’s gonna come out on top? You decide. So go on - come for the context, stay for the verdict. Be a part of history. 'gleefully ridiculous' - Chortle
June 27th | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Jessie Nixon
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 24th June | 8pm
Milo Edwards: Preview
Milo is a 30-year-old orphan but why does that matter? In the bigger picture it’s probably a small matter. Still, he’s sentimental about it, and a few other subjects, despite what you might think.
June 23rd | 8pm
Bristol Revunions Present: Going Solo
The Bristol Revunions have made it to the end of the year, and we need a send off! Join us at the Room Above for a night of open mic comedy, drama and monologues in aid of our Edinburgh Fringe show! 
June 21st | 8pm
Crizards: This Means War (WIP)
Crizards, the 'classic double act' (Guardian), are back with a wonky war epic directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Jordan Brookes.
June 20th | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Sheraz Yousaf & Nick Page
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 17th June | 8pm
Mary O’Connell: Preview
Mary O'Connell is conflicted: she hates capitalism but she loves to shop. A hotly anticipated debut show from a blunt and disturbed perspective of observational annoyance and mischief.
June 16th | 8pm
Lee Hudson & Jake Steers: Geezers Need Excitment
Lee and Jake’s lives are never dull, join them for this split hour of comedy as these two hilarious storytellers give you a window into their worlds
June 15th | 8pm
Daniel Muggleton: White & Wrong (But Mostly White)
Daniel Muggleton is an Australian stand-up comedian wearing a tracksuit. His debut special ‘Let’s Never Hang Out’ aired multiple times on ABC Comedy in Australia, and is now streaming on Prime Video. He brings his new tour to The Room Above, Bristol
Tuesday 13th June | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Alice Fraser
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
June 10th | 8pm
Stephen Carlin: It’s Not Me, It’s You.
Come prove my enemies wrong. Come vanquish me foes. Come turn them to dust.
June 7th | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Tom Ward
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
June 3rd | 8pm
Amy Matthews: I Feel Like I’m Made of Spiders
A work in progress of Amy’s brand new stand up hour. Amy spins a sparkling web of comedy magic between the two states she finds herself caught between – stability and restlessness
Tuesday 30th May | 8pm
Adam Flood: Preview
Winner of Bath Festival New Comedian 2022, soon to be seen on ITV's Stand Up Sketch Show and one of Stoke on Trent's premium cultural exports.
June 2nd | 8pm
White Bear Comedy Club | Lee Hudson
"Put at the top of your to do list" - Bristol 365
Saturday 27th May | 8pm
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
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
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
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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