Summer! The comedy fan's best friend and worst enemy. June in Bristol heralds a month full of beautiful sunshine, plentiful Bank Holidays, and free-flowing cider. It's the perfect time of year to get a few drinks in and indulge your funnybone.
But every pub, club, and beer garden is vying for your attention! How will you ever choose?
We've gathered a few of the most exciting and exceptional gigs happening this month, for your perusal. Enjoy!
Not all movies are made equal, that's why Notflix exists.This all-female Improv troupe are ready to take any (yes, any!) title suggested by the audience, and will create a never-before-seen film LIVE on stage.
Featuring a hugely funny cast who Sold Out their entire run at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Notflix features hilarious original songs, dramatic twists, and more jokes than you can shake a 5-Star Rating at.
The brilliant Chubby White's Variety Night is back - presenting a new handful of top-notch stand-ups comedians, all woven into a surrealist story about the exploits of 1970s cult-comedian Chubby White. After escaping a watery-grave and the outer reaches of the galaxy in his last outings, Chubby this time goes back in time to a Medieval era.
Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera is the world’s longest improvised narrative, running fortnightly for over 5 years and over 120 episodes!
The show is a live, spontaneous and unique theatrical experience. Think Twin Peaks meets League of Gentlemen via Eastenders; a soap opera packed with drama, comedy, romance and farce – the hilarious and uplifting cult hit of Bristol. Last week's episode at The Bristol Improv Theatre saw barmaid Gina running scared, after a plot to kill local hard-nut Big Dick Johnson went (very) badly.
Ross Noble (Live At the Apollo) is a hidden gem of the improvised comedy world. Taking a tiny moment as inspiration, the veteran stand-up will top off an unmissable evening with a scenic trip through his infamous, infinite, and inimitable imagination.
There any many, many comics performing at Bristol Comedy Garden this Summer, but Ross Noble is by far the most unpredictable and utterly madcap.
Move over, Sherlock! In this hilarious and fast-paced improv show, YOU become the author and watch your very own Agatha Christie-inspired masterpiece unfold on stage.
Returning to the BIT after multiple sell-out runs in 2016, Murder She Didn't Write provides "one of the funniest evenings you'll have in some time". Ed Fringe Review
This anarchic show is the perfect antidote to dusty period dramas and Scandanavian thrillers. Cool, colourful, and made-up completely on the spot. A must for all lovers of comedy and classic crime fiction!