Bristol Comedy Garden returns to Queen Square with another sensational lineupPosted on: 17 Mar 2023
The South West’s biggest comedy festival will be back in Bristol this summer with a selection of the UK’s top comics descending on the city centre.
Bristol Comedy Garden runs at Queen Square from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 June 2023.
Presented by heycar, comedy fans from all over Bristol and beyond will be able to enjoy side-splitting sets from all their favourite comedians with appearances from the likes of the legendary Jack Dee, Off Menu co-host Ed Gamble, TV mainstay Sara Pascoe and Bafta and Perrier award winner Dylan Moran.
Tickets for festival shows are live now, grab yours HERE.
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Finally returning to the beautiful setting of Queen Square following two years of open-air shows on The Downs, the Big Top is set to be bursting with the best comedy around. The headline acts mentioned above will be joined by British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti and Qi’s Alan Davies.
There will also be high-profile appearances from much-loved cult comic/poet Tim Key, Scottish extraordinaire Fern Brady, musical wizard David O’Doherty, Queen of Bristol comedy Jayde Adams, Taskmaster star Phil Wang, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Bridget Christie, the Mash Report’s Rachel Parris and The Last Leg’s Rosie Jones.
As always, Bristol Comedy Garden will also have a premier roster of up-and-coming talent with sets from the lauded Ania Magliano, Kyrah Gray, Daniel Foxx and Sharon Wanjohi to name but a few.
This five-night fiesta of funnies has been running since 2011 and is a real Bristol favourite that each year features a series of mixed bill shows showcasing the best names in the UK comedy circuit along with quality bars and the best local street food.
Co-founders Cass and Randolph are thrilled to see the Comedy Garden return to its true home: “We’re very grateful to have been able to transform the festival into the open-air shows on The Downs. But it all began for us in Queen Square and we’re beyond excited to be heading back again, it’s like a cathartic full circle following the challenging pandemic years.”
Will adds: “We also can’t wait to get back into the Big Top, the atmosphere for the shows is incomparable, and the acts we have this year will undoubtedly be raising the roof!”
Bristol Comedy Garden runs at Queen Square from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 June 2023. Tickets for these shows always fly out the door so be quick to grab yours HERE.
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Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.