Bar food, festivals and house prices, Bristol is also known for it's comedy, producing some fine comedians such as Mark Watson and Mary and Marina from Gogglebox.
Another good Bristol comedian, Mark Olver, who claims that living with him has launched the careers of countless other comedians, is putting together a feel good fest this January to raise money for charity The Julian Trust who work with rough sleepers in Bristol.
Working with some of Bristol's finest bars and restaurants, from fine dining venue Box E, to tiny Gopal's Curry Shack, you will be able to see an as-yet unreleased rosta of great comedians and enjoy a delicious bite to eat too. Mark will also be holding a comedy masterclass at Harts Bakery to give those of you who think they have a talent for making people laugh a helping hand with honing their craft.
- January 7 – Elephant House, Bedminster 8pm.
£15 with food included. BYOB.
- January 11 – Box E, Wapping Wharf. £10. Amazing food extra. Deals for the night.
6pm and 8.30pm shows.
- January 11 – Gopal’s Curry Shack, Wapping Wharf
7.30pm. £18 including food.
- January 15 – Curry House, Bath Rd
8.30. £15 with food included.
January 16 – The Oxford, Totterdown.
8.30pm.Free gig. With a bucket for donations.
- January 18 – Hart’s Bakery, Temple Meads (comedy workshop)
£20 Comedy Workshop. Learn how to do stand up.
- January 18 – Bean Tree Cafe Staple Hill
8pm. £10 including snacks.
- January 19 – Pickled Brisket, Wapping Wharf
5pm and 7pm. £15 including a fancy sandwich. 4 seats available per show.
- January 19 – Bristol Spirit, Whitehall Rd
8pm. £10 a ticket. Food bought separately.
- January 20 – Pinkman’s Bakery, Park St
8pm. £18 including mezze and doughnuts.