January is time for Belly Laughs, a series of comedy gigs around Bristol and the South West, set in independent restaurants and cafes. Belly Laughs is a showcase of Bristol's food and comedy talent. It promises unforgettable nights in intimate venues, and all proceeds go to support Julian Trust, a night shelter in central Bristol. 

It's the brainchild of Bristol comedian, Mark Olver, who started Belly Laughs last year after noticing how January was a quiet period for both restaurants, and for his comedian friends. He saw the opportunity to book in some impossible gigs―huge names in tiny spaces―and to raise money for a worthy charity. Last year, Belly Laughs put on shows in ten venues around Bristol, and raised over five thousand pounds. 

This year, Wriggle is proud to work with Belly Laughs, and make it easy to find a gig!

We'll be adding new events as they are set up. Keep your eye on this page to learn of new Belly Laughs events as they are added. Some of these are as few as six tickets, so things will move fast!

Lineups will change right up till the moment the show begins. You can follow @bellylaughs2 on Twitter to watch Olver work his booking magic, but trust him: these will be amazing and memorable evenings!

What's On:

9th January

  • The Bean Tree Cafe | Staple Hill | £10

Live comedy and tasty snacks in a gorgeous cafe | Book Tickets

12th January

  • Elephant House | Bedminster | £10

Vegan feast and live comedy in a community centre. BYOB | Book Tickets

  • North Bristol Rugby Club | North Bristol | £18

Asian street food and live comedy in a rugby club | Book Tickets

  • Gopal's Curry Shack | Wapping Wharf | £18

Vegan curry and incredible comedy in a shipping container | Book Tickets


15th January

  • Bertha's Pizza | Wapping Wharf | £18

Sourdough pizza and live comedy in a tiny venue | Book Tickets

  • Pickled Brisket | Wapping Wharf | £15

Famous salt beef sandwiches, and salty comics | Book Tickets

  • Squeezed Burgers | Wapping Wharf | £15

Comedy and burgers, stacked like whoa | Book Tickets


16th January

  • B Block Pizza | Keynsham | £15

Pizza and live comedy in an old chocolate factory | Book Tickets

17th January

  • Bristol Spirit | Redfield | £15

Live Comedy with Vegan or Meaty Chilli in a cozy venue | Book Tickets


19th January

  • Pinkman's | Park Street | £18

Live comedy, mezze feast and doughnuts, together at last! Book Tickets


22nd January

  • Spike Island | Spike Island | £15

Comedy is art, so come see it in an arts space, with amazing mezze for your palette | Book Tickets


Published -6th December 2018