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December 2021

Roger Monkhouse

December 11, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £14

Stand Up For The Weekend with Roger Monkhouse Featuring Plus compere Tom Toal. Roger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger's trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit. Distinguished as a comic by his eloquence…

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Dan Waldman Quintet

December 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Guitarist Dan Waldman is well known both in Bristol and London, where he has presented his own band at Ronnie Scott's. He spent several years living in New York and has returned to the USA several times. In 2020 he released Sources and Angles, his debut recording as leader, recorded in Brooklyn and featuring international saxophone star (and former Bristol University student) Will Vinson. It was Dan's suggestion to assemble tonight's line-up for the club's Christmas special, with the intention…

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Jess Robinson- The Twelve Days Of Jessmas

December 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £16

Join multi award-winning star of Spitting Image, Jess Robinson, for an evening of musical comedy and festive fun! Expect magical mash-ups, fabulous original songs and a belly full of laughs as your angelic host and her sparkling live band (if they’ve washed), transports you on an (imaginary) sleigh ride, through a winter wonderland of dazzling divas and stars of the silver screen, serving up a feast of famous voices, from Gaga to Garland. It’ll be anything but a silent night. “Spot…

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Markus Birdman

December 18, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £14

The Official Christmas Show with MARKUS BIRDMAN Featuring ERICH McELROY plus compere ROBIN MORGAN Laugh, marvel and cry at the best comedian you've probably never heard of. The completely spell-binding Markus Birdman is a master of comic timing and isn't afraid to push what society deems appropriate. He is one of British comedy's most experienced and well-travelled performers. In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit…

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Mark Thomas- An Extra Plate

December 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
From £16

Mark Thomas is just about the last person you’d associate with “ho ho ho let’s throw a log on the fire and gather round for Christmas” but… MARK LOVES CHRISTMAS! Christmas singles, films, carols, decorations, presents, food and, most of all, Christmas stories! From this most unChristmassy storyteller comes Christmas tales from his life, time and family. The one where his dad was Father Christmas for the school fete, the Christmas spent alone, the dead neighbours, the broken hearts and the…

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January 2022

The First Show Of The Year With Ivo Graham

January 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £15

The Start Of The Year Show with Ivo Graham, Mark Simmons and Sally-Anne Hayward. The permanently self-deprecating Ivo Graham has become a regular fixture in the clubs and theatres of the UK circuit. With a gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit which has proved a hit with audiences of all ages, and led to appearances on multiple TV and radio shows including Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store and…

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Split Tone

January 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £10

Split Tone is a new project put together by saxophonist Craig Crofton, an Anglo-American sax and flute player who has lived in the UK for over 20 years and has built up a great reputation for the power and visceral excitement of his playing. A protégé of Marcus Printup (Lincoln Center Orchestra) he has come to develop a unique sound of his own that stands out in many musical settings. Craig has featured with artists like Kasabian, Lack of Afro, Haggis Horns,…

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Ian Stone

January 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £15

Stand Up For The Weekend With Ian Stone, Jack Campbell & Meryl O'Rourke. Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts in the country. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-deprecating style, Ian is also a member of the Comedy Store's critically acclaimed 'Cutting Edge' team - a weekly residency of topical stand-up. Ian Stone has performed all over the world and is a regular guest on Radio 5 Live's flagship sports panel show Fighting Talk. He…

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Andy Hague’s Double Standards

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Double Standards return to the Hen and Chicken to play a mixture of tunes from lockdown CD Release plus some new material. The group also has appearances coming up for Cheltenham Jazz Club and Swindon Jazz Knights. Release has been played on the BBC Radio's "Jazzworld with Linley Hamilton" and on JazzFM, besides receiving some great printed reviews - “Hague, in particular, is a memorable soloist, technically adept, melodic and muscular, and funky or pretty as required.” – Chris May,…

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Paul McCaffrey

January 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £14

Stand Up For The Weekend With Paul McCaffrey, Matt Green & Clint Edwards. Paul McCaffrey is an award-winning comedian and headlines at the biggest comedy clubs in the country. He has performed four critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows as well as major music festivals: Reading, Leeds, V Festival, Bestival and Latitude. An accomplished radio presenter and guest, Paul McCaffrey has recently been heard on: talkSPORT, Absolute’s The Alternative Vote and Rob Beckett’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Football and BBC Radio 2’s Russell Kane’s…

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