The best of the Edinburgh Festival, without the travel!

After two years off due to the pandemic, Komedia Bath is proud to present a season of ‘new material’ shows featuring our favourite comedians in a month of live previews ahead of the world’s largest comedy festival, the Edinburgh Fringe!

Komedia’s Edinburgh Fringe Previews season will run all the way through July and will feature a whopping 34 stand-ups and sketch comics as they test out brand new material to an audience of just a lucky few in Bath! 

 

Featuring the likes of Rosie Holt, John Hastings, Dani Johns, Andy Field, Sunil Patel, Hal Cruttenden, Olga Koch and Sarah Keyworth to name just a few, all shows will take place in The Electric Bar, and there will be a limited number of just 60 tickets for each! The season promises to be an unmissable opportunity for comedy fans of Bath and the surrounding area to come and watch tonnes of incredibly talented up-and-coming comedians, as well as established stars in a very intimate venue! 

 

Tickets are priced at £10 per show, or take advantage of Komedia’s multi-buy offer and watch 3 shows for £20! 

 

For full line-up information click here.

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Sunday 3 July

Arron Simmonds & Morgan Rees

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Aaron Simmonds

Discover the positive side of being disabled, from having a blue badge to sex in disabled toilets, meeting “Jesus” and everything in-between.

 

“Superb storyteller… easy to see why he is an award winner… Just go” ★★★★ - Scotsman

 

Morgan Rees

The debut hour from Welsh funnyman Morgan Rees. An hour full of ‘fast gags, unexpected swerves and rolling stories’ (The Sunday Times).

Monday 4 July

Alice Fraser & Anna Clifford

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Alice Fraser 

Everything’s a matter of time, one way or another.

Come see Australian comedian Alice Fraser (The Bugle) and use her hour to turn time inside out and back to front. It’ll be fun! It’s a comedy show! No one’s going to die, except, you know… we’re all going to die.

 

Anna Clifford

Facing an existential crisis, Anna powered off her phone and dived head first into an Ayahuasca retreat in the Irish wilderness. Days later she returned a changed woman, but that’s not all that changed. The world had entered a global pandemic, Anna’s boyfriend had ghosted her and her Mother announced she kinda, might die! In a hilarious show about positivity versus the world, Anna will have you in stitches with real stories that are unbelievable! 

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Monday 5 July

Stuart Laws, Eleanor Morton & Ed Macarthur

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Eleanor Martin

Edinburgh comedian and reluctant online hit, Eleanor Morton presents a brand-new stand-up show. In 2020, Eleanor climbed a hill, and that was all she achieved that year. Eleanor Morton presents a brand-new hour about failures, goals and trying. Sharp, silly stand-up with the occasional character and sketch.

★★★★★ – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Stuart Laws

Stuart is an observational comedian who doesn’t fully understand what he’s observed. So he’s written a show to explain it to you, using jokes and funny stories. As recently seen in his Prime series Grave New World, you might know him from his viral twitter thread about a woman moving dirty plates onto another woman’s table, his impression of Michael Caine saying NEVER in Batman or the time he phoned a mobile phone number on the side of a horse.

Ed MacArthur

Ed is a multi-instrumentalist comedian and performer. His comedy songs have featured on Sky, BBC RADIO 4 & BBC RADIO SCOTLAND, with two albums on Spotify and Apple Music.

 

‘MacArthur has talent in spades’ – Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

Wednesday 6 July

Olga Koch & Rajiv Karia

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Olga Koch

Star of Mock The Week, QI, Late Night Mash, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee, Olga Koch brings you the roller coaster romcom you aren’t tall enough to ride. Strap in.

 

“One of the most charismatic comedians on the circuit” ★ ★ ★ ★  - The Telegraph 

 

Rajiv Karia: Galivant

Rising star Rajiv Karia wants to be your friend. You really should support your friends, especially when they are doing their highly anticipated debut hour.

 

“Dry wit akin to Jack Dee or Romesh Ranganathan” – VoiceMagUK

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Monday 11 July

Sunil Patel & Tom Ward

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Sunil Patel

‘If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses’ – Henry Ford.

 

Mad that he went and invented the car isn’t it? Imagine all the people thinking ‘please Henry we just want a faster horse’ and then he just turns up with an engine on a bed frame that goes 3mph. Anyway, Sunil is coming to Edinburgh with some faster horses.

 

Tom Ward: Anthem

Fresh from his celebrated debut on Live at the Apollo, Tom Ward returns with a brand new construction of offbeat observations and top-notch whimsical detours. His favourite themes are all here: love, the 90’s, living in a house…But this time he’s venturing out beyond his beloved suburbs to take on the planet, mental health & gender politics.

Tuesday 12 July

Alex Kealy, Alison Spittle & Red Richardson

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Alex Kealy: Winner Takes All

“Rising star of the British stand-up scene” (The List) Alex Kealy presents a work-in-progress stand-up hour tackling Silicon Valley, advertising, addiction and monopolies with “perfectly expressed gags” (Chortle). A show about connection after a year without it.

 

Alison Spittle: Wet WIPe

Alison loves to do star jumps in the water. She also likes to watch people fight in chip shops. Her two worlds collide as a fight breaks out in aqua-aerobics and she’s never felt so alive. When the foam settles, Alison realises she’s an outwardly nice person who lives for confrontation.

 

“A kind of genius” ★★★★ – The Irish Times

 

Red Richardson: Shots Fired

Red Richardson is one of Britain’s best up and coming comedians. In 2017 he and pop sensation Ollie Murrs (amongst others) were caught in a major police incident. Red found himself cowering under a desk, questioning his life choices and point blank refusing to mark ‘himself as safe’.

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Wednesday 13 July

Helen Bauer & Tessa Coates

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Helen Bauer: Madam Good Tit

Your favourite self-aware stand-up is here with an hour about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care. It’s the year of ‘the self’ and Helen is trying to be the change she wants you to see.

 

“A personality that will fill a stadium… This girl will not be performing in small venues for much longer” ★★★★★ - Sunday Express

 

Tessa Coates: Campfire

After two sell-out Edinburgh shows, one third of Massive Dad (‘Hilarious’ ★★★★ (Guardian)) returns armed with her useless degree in Anthropology, for a show about how we got here and where we’re supposed to go next. A Berk-In-Progress show.

Monday 18 July

John Hastings & Sarah Keyworth 

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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John Hastings

Over the last sixteen years John Hastings has appeared at every major comedy festival in the world including Edinburgh, Melbourne and Just for Laughs Montreal. He has told jokes on BBC Radio 4, BBC 1, BBC 3, Comedy Central, CTV Australian Comedy Channel, and CBC The Comedy Network.  

 

Sarah Keyworth

Sarah Keyworth is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer. She has appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and many more! She also has her own comedy specials on Amazon Prime and BBC Radio 4.

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Tuesday 19 July

Joz Norris & Jessica Fostekew

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Joe Norris

Award-winning idiot Joz Norris is working on a show so perfect that it will make his audience blink in unison, having successfully synchronised their inner worlds. This is not YET that show, but it is a pretty concerted dry-run at it. New ideas, new sketches, new thoughts, new stories from a silly guy who’s just trying to find inner peace and return to the innocence of childhood, all because his baguette didn’t have a sausage in it. May contain Sting.

Jessica Fostekew: Wench

A new show about private things, public things and trying to wrap your big sexy arms around time to keep it still. You’ve seen Jess on Live at the Apollo, QI and on Harry Hill’s Clubnite amongst other telly shows. She’s a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The Hoovering Podcast and you hear her regularly on BBC R4’s News Quiz and Now Show.

Wednesday 20 July

Jack Barry & Shelf

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Jack Barry: Don't Happy Be Worry

Hot piece of ass Barry rises from the ashes of the pandem to heal your soul like a hearty dose of medicinal magic mushrooms. Cry from laughing, laugh from crying, forget that we’re dying. Sunday Times pick of 2019. 

 

★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag

 

Shelf: Hair

Shelf are a musical comedy double act. Sort of. One of them is tone deaf, so technically they’re a musical single act and guest. In Hair, watch how Shelf overcome the odds to create musical comedy, slamming EDM and tell the story of one bizarrely life-changing haircut.

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Friday 22 July

DUMBELLES with Jessie Nixon, Dani Johns & Millie Haswell 

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Jessie Nixon, Dani Johns & Millie Haswell present their Edinburgh show DUMBELLES. A charming, silly exploration of life as three young women try to work out what the hell is going on. 

 

Jessie Nixon

BBC New Comedy Award Semi-finalist 2021, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Finalist 2021 and Funny Women’s “One to Watch” Jessie Nixon is an upcoming comic delivering dynamic and erudite jokes with the confidence and sincerity of a drunk girl in a Wetherspoons toilet.

 

Danie Johns

Born and bred Bristolian Dani Johns is described as a “smart, clever pocket rocket of a comedian” whose “sassy delivery captivates every audience member”. Dani is an instantly likable act with an impressive and increasing list of accolades (BBC New Comedy Award, Funny Women Stage Award, Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition, Komedia Bath New Act of the Year Award).

 

Millie Haswell

The ‘people’s princess of Bristol comedy’, Millie Haswell is a rising star on the scene. Bringing a unique voice that is as morally dubious as it is flirty and charming, watching her is like being chatted up and held at knifepoint all at once. 2021 Bristol Smoke and Mirrors Gong Show winner, 2021 BBC New Comedian of the Year awards nominee.

Tuesday 26 July

Hal Cruttenden & Kwam Asante

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Kwam Asante

The unachievable expectations of African Jesus! The unholy shame of premarital cohabitation! The unwavering healthcare professionals who dare to oppose the will of God! Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and NHS doctor Kwame Asante is living in sin, and has come to preach to the choir! In this new show, Kwame presents a hilarious, witty and heartfelt introspective on the place of religion in modern life, modern love and modern medicine.

 

Hal Cruttenden: It's Best You Hear It From Me

After 21 years and 224 days Hal’s back being single. But it’s all going to be fine. Instead of getting the therapy he clearly needs, he’s made a cracking show about it. He’s lost enough weight to almost get his wedding ring off and, while he may be flying solo, he’s far from alone; he’s got his grown-up daughters, his dogs and his divorce lawyer. The fickle finger of fate has turned Hal’s life upside down but he’s sticking a finger right back at it.

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Wednesday 27 July

Julia Masli & John-Luke Roberts

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Julia Masli

A debut solo comedy hour from the legs behind the sell-out hit show LEGS. In this absurd homage to migration, a hungry clown from an Eastern European village voyages to America for a hot dog.

‘Choosh’ means ‘bullshit’. The delightfully nonsensical bullshit and other types of bullshit…

 

John-Luke Roberts: A World Like Our Own, But...

There’s a world just like our own, but there isn’t a word for sand. There’s a world just like our own, but the keys on pianos are in random order so pianists really have to work for it. There’s a world just like our own, but Edith Piaf regretted five things. John-Luke Roberts returns to Edinburgh with a new stand-up show about the worlds we don’t live in, which is secretly actually about the one we do.

Thursday 28 July

Andy Field & Lily Phillips

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Andy Field

Andy’s an ideas man and he’s got ideas, man. Good ideas, bad ideas, clever ideas, stupid ideas; now he’s had the idea to make a show out of his favourite ideas. What an idea!

 

★★★★★ ‘Completely brilliant’ – Voice Mag

 

Lily Phillips: Smut

Rambunctious, long-awaited debut hour from the 2021 BBC New Comedy Award finalist, and one of the stars of The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2). Some of it is about her vagina, some of it is about her dog. 

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Sunday 31 July

Rosie Holt & Elf Lyons

Doors: 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // Advanced Price: £10.00 OR watch 3 shows for £20.00 // Ages: 18+

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Elf Lyons: Raven

Comedy IT-girl Elf Lyons previews her new horrifying comedy show inspired by Stephen King. Part Mad Clown comedy spectacle, part Hammer Horror – in Raven, Elf becomes your own personal Pennywise as she merges horror techniques with old school storytelling to make you laugh and shiver in equal measure.

 

Rosie Holt: The Women's Hour

Social media sensation and Chortle award winner Rosie Holt previews her debut hour of character comedy based on her hit satirical videos.

“If she can stay in character long enough, she’ll have a Telegraph column & a seat on Question Time by teatime” – James O’Brien

Tickets and full line-up information: www.komedia.co.uk/bath/edpreviews

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