Top flight comedy coming your way this autumn
Let the hottest comedy tickets in Somerset, Dorset and Bristol tickle your funny bones – book now!
Book yourself a rollicking comedy night out in the company of 10 of the UK”s funniest guys and gals.
Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang, Taunton Brewhouse, Fri 10 Sept
Philip Nathaniel Sin Goi Wang aka Phil Wang, grew up in Malaysia but moved to Bath (where his mum is from) when he was 16. The former Footlights president is always on the box and has just the one solo stop in the West Country on his 2021 tour, though he’s also part of the two-day Wells Comedy Fest with Ardal O’Hanlon and Reginald D Hunter (Weds 8 Thurs 9 Sept).
Bridget Christie: Who am I? Lighthouse Poole, Sun 19 Sept
The brand new show from critically-acclaimed stand-up (Rose d’Or and South Bank Sky Arts Award winner, star of her own Netflix special and BBC Radio 4’s Bridget Christie Minds the Gap and Mortal).
Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest, Taunton Wellsprings, Fri 15 Oct, Redgrave Theatre, Bristol, Tues 26 Oct
The Mock the Week and HIGNFY regular wonders if he has any traits that are worth passing on to his children.
Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face, Bristol Old Vic, Sun 24 Oct
The 3rd funniest woman in the world., according to Dawn French (and who are we to argue?). The former ASDA fish counter assistant, freestyle disco dancer and comedy awards winner dons a Serious Black Jumper to serve up a hilarious and sobering analysis of feminism.
Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone’s Watching, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis Thurs 28 Oct
She’s made a name for herself by turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. This show’s a mix of storytelling, observations, a dash of social politics and a lovely routine about a smear test (nice).
Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much,The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare, Tues 2 Nov
The West Country-raised comic is not quite on The Last Leg of his UK tour with these three stops (he’s about half way round).
The New Scummy Mummies Show, Komedia, Bath Tues 2 & Weds 3 Nov
Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson are bringing bonkers comedy show to the Komedia in Bath. Based on the UK’s number one kids and family podcast, the Scummy Mummies celebrate everything from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA (standard Muddy behaviour).
Jenny Eclair: 60 (FFS!),Dorchester Corn Exchange, Fri 5 Nov, The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, Sat 6 Nov
The 60s babe contemplates another decade of decrepitude and asks: is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles at this age?
Katherine Ryan: Missus, Lighthouse Poole, Sat 20 Nov
The funny girl takes time off the box (The Duchess, HIGNFY, Taskmaster, Glitter Room, In Trouble…) to go on tour.
Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo To Life, Bournemouth International Centre, Sat 27 Nov
Mo Gilligan has been occupying hours of TV time over the past year. He’s a judge on ITV’s The Masked Singer, appeared on the The Cube reboot and Celebrity Gogglebox, hosts his own show on Channel 4 and wants you in his eye line. Go see one of the hottest new comedy talents on tour.