‘Meet Fred’ by Hijinx Theatre

‘Meet Fred’ by Hijinx Theatre

Tuesday 28 June | The Other Room at Porter’s

First performed as a sketch during their ‘Your Room’ series of events, in association with Blind Summit. Edinburgh Previews

BUFFALO COMEDY PRESENTS ED GAMBLE AND ROBIN MORGAN

BUFFALO COMEDY PRESENTS ED GAMBLE AND ROBIN MORGAN

Sunday 03 July | Buffalo Bar

We’re bringing the best of the Edinburgh Festival, right to your doorstep – with ED GAMBLE and our very own ROBIN MORGAN.

DANIELLE WARD AND JORDAN BROOKES

DANIELLE WARD AND JORDAN BROOKES

Monday 11 July | Chapel 1877

DANIELLE WARD ‘SEVENTEEN’ AND JORDAN BROOKES ‘THE MAKING OF’

JONATHAN PIE AND ANDREW DOYLE

JONATHAN PIE AND ANDREW DOYLE

Monday 25 July | The Other Room at Porter’s

Edinburgh Festival Preview shows: Johnathan Pie and Andrew Doyle

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Produced by

Actors Workshop
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Shows

Sat 2 Jul

‘Meet Fred’ by Hijinx Theatre

First performed as a sketch during their ‘Your Room’ series of events, in association with Blind Summit. Edinburgh Previews

The Other Room at Porter’s

5:30pm £12/£10. RUNNING TIME: 60 MINUTES, NO INTERVAL. RATED 14+ CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND PUPPET NUDITY.

Sat 2 Jul

BEST IN LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY

Live Comedy is what weekends at The Glee are all about.

The Glee Club

Doors 19:00 £16.25 / £18.20

Sun 3 Jul

BUFFALO COMEDY PRESENTS ED GAMBLE AND ROBIN MORGAN

We’re bringing the best of the Edinburgh Festival, right to your doorstep – with ED GAMBLE and our very own ROBIN MORGAN.

Buffalo Bar

Doors 19:00 £8 OTD / £5 ADV

Mon 4 Jul

Ted Shiress: A Solid Twenty minutes you've seen already

Ted Shiress returns to the Cardiff Comedy Festival with a solid twenty minute rehash of his 2015 show.

The Other Room at Porter’s

Doors 20:00 £6 On the door / £4 Advance (CONCS)

Tue 5 Jul

BRISTOL UNDERGROUND COMEDY CLUB

Bristol Underground Comedy Pro headliner, breakthrough acts and our signature dash of circus variety.

The Other Room at Porter’s

Doors 20:00 Early Bird £8 / On the door £10

Wed 6 Jul

ANDREW LAWRENCE

Subversive and intelligent comedy from star of Live at the Apollo and BBC Radio 4 sitcom There Is No Escape.

The Glee Club

Doors 20:00 £14

Thu 7 Jul

Comedy Carousel

If you are looking for a great group night out or want to enjoy a weekday comedy night with friends then Comedy Carousel is the perfect show for you.

The Glee Club

Doors open 19:00 £12.75 / £19.25

Fri 8 Jul

BEST IN LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY

Live Comedy is what weekends at The Glee are all about.

The Glee Club

Doors 19:00 £16.25 / £18.20

Sat 9 Jul

BEST IN LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY

Live Comedy is what weekends at The Glee are all about.

The Glee Club

Doors 19:00 £16.25 / £18.20

Mon 11 Jul

First Lady

This is a true story. In the early ‘90s in Chicago, I fell in love with a man who was running for president – in a dress.

The Other Room at Porter’s

Doors 20:00 £10 on the door / £7 Advance tickets

Mon 11 Jul

DANIELLE WARD AND JORDAN BROOKES

DANIELLE WARD ‘SEVENTEEN’ AND JORDAN BROOKES ‘THE MAKING OF’

Chapel 1877

Doors 19:00 £8/£6 (Early Bird/Standing)

Tue 12 Jul

PETE DOBBING: ARMCHAIR FUTUROLOGIST III

Parts I and II included Bitcoin, edible insects and virtual reality.

The Other Room at Porter’s

Doors 20:00 £6 on the door/ £4 Advance

Wed 13 Jul

CARRI MUNN: CARDIFF MINGER OF THE WORLD

Carri Munn is Cardiff Minger Of The World. At least for tonight.

Chapter Arts Centre

Doors 20:00 £10/£8 Concessions

Thu 14 Jul

Comedy Carousel

If you are looking for a great group night out or want to enjoy a weekday comedy night with friends then Comedy Carousel is the perfect show for you.

The Glee Club

Doors open 19:00 £12.75 / £19.25

Thu 14 Jul

SLAPSTICK COMEDY MASTERCLASS WITH KEV MCCURDY

Actorsworkshop regular master-class tutor Kevin McCurdy is back for a one-off special during the Comedy Festival.

Chapter Arts Centre

Doors 19:00 £20 AS AN INDIVIDUAL TICKET OR £30 FOR BOTH MASTERCLASSES PER PARTICIPANT.

Thu 14 Jul

That's My Material

For any comedian the greatest fear is not that you will die on stage, but instead that the act going on before you uses jokes from your own set.

Exit 7: The Motorpoint Arena

Doors 19:30 Tickets £4 on the door

Fri 15 Jul

BEST IN LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY

Live Comedy is what weekends at The Glee are all about.

The Glee Club

Doors 19:00 £16.25 / £18.20

Fri 15 Jul

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: MATT PRICE & PHIL COOPER

Matt Price – Poltroon and Phil Cooper - Working Progress perform their Edinburgh standup shows.

Exit 7: The Motorpoint Arena

Doors 19:30 Tickets £8 on the door

Sat 16 Jul

BEST IN LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY

Live Comedy is what weekends at The Glee are all about.

The Glee Club

Doors 19:00 £16.25 / £18.20

Sat 16 Jul

The Sitcom Trials: So You Think You Write Funny?

The Sitcom Trials So You Think You Write Funny is taking place through 2016, with heats in Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Glasgow and a grand final in Edinburgh in August.

Exit 7: The Motorpoint Arena

Doors 19:30 £5/£4 Concessions Tickets on the door

Sun 17 Jul

TORRENTIAL BRAIN

Let us treat you to a night of mental health themed comedy from two incredibly mentally unwell try-hards with hearts of gold.

Buffalo Bar

Doors 19:30 £3 Only on the door

Mon 18 Jul

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: CHRIS STOKES PLUS THE DEATH HILARIOUS

CHRIS STOKES: THE MAN DELUSION THE DEATH HILARIOUS

The Other Room at Porter’s

Doors 20:00 £10/£8 Concessions

Tue 19 Jul

Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male

Mike Bubbins returns, this time with a dazzling stand up show about the tribulations of being a man out of time. With Support from Jamie McGowan

Chapel 1877

Doors 19:30 £9/£7 (Early Bird/Standing)

Tue 19 Jul

HOLLY BURN, STEFFAN EVANS & DREW TAYLOR

Holly Burn: I Am Special, Drew Taylor & Steffan Evans

The Other Room at Porter’s

Doors 20:00 £10 on the door / £7 Advance

Wed 20 Jul

THE COMEDY DEN

All great things must come to an end, and what an end we have in store at The Comedy Den.

Porter's

Doors 20:00 Free!

Wed 20 Jul

PORTER’S COMEDY WRITER’S ROOM - TRIAL

Who would be interested in joining a writers room and auditioning to be part of a comedy actors company?

Porter's

6PM-9PM DAILY

Thu 21 Jul

PORTER’S COMEDY WRITER’S ROOM - TRIAL

Who would be interested in joining a writers room and auditioning to be part of a comedy actors company?

Porter's

6PM-9PM DAILY

Thu 21 Jul

Comedy Carousel

If you are looking for a great group night out or want to enjoy a weekday comedy night with friends then Comedy Carousel is the perfect show for you.

The Glee Club

Doors open 19:00 £12.75 / £19.25

Fri 22 Jul

PORTER’S COMEDY WRITER’S ROOM - TRIAL

Who would be interested in joining a writers room and auditioning to be part of a comedy actors company?

Porter's

6PM-9PM DAILY

Fri 22 Jul

BEST IN LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY

Live Comedy is what weekends at The Glee are all about.

The Glee Club

Doors 19:00 £16.25 / £18.20

Fri 22 Jul

BEST IN LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY

Live Comedy is what weekends at The Glee are all about.

The Glee Club

Doors 19:00 £16.25 / £18.20

Sat 23 Jul

BEST IN LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY

Live Comedy is what weekends at The Glee are all about.

The Glee Club

Doors 19:00 £16.25 / £18.20

Mon 25 Jul

ACTORSWORKSHOP’S JUNIOR SUMMER SCHOOL

Join the Actorsworkshop Junior team as they embark on a week full of brilliant and fun activities for young performers.

Llanover Hall

10:00–13:00 £100 (FULL PRICE) / £60 (SIBLINGS) TO BOOK EMAIL JUNIOR@ACTORSWORKSHOP.CO.UK OR CALL 029 2125 0566 ACTORSWORKSHOP’S

Mon 25 Jul

2 MEN - ONE PUB LIVE

In an exclusive for Cardiff Comedy Festival, Eggsy and Mike will come together for their first unplanned live show.

Chapel 1877

Doors 19:30 £5

Mon 25 Jul

JONATHAN PIE AND ANDREW DOYLE

Edinburgh Festival Preview shows: Johnathan Pie and Andrew Doyle

The Other Room at Porter’s

Doors 20:00 £10 on the door / £7 Advance

Wed 27 Jul

Chapter Arts Centre

Doors 19:00 £10/£8 Concessions

Wed 27 Jul

Masterclass in Shakespeare’s comedy monologues with Emma Stevens-Johnson

Cardiff Comedy Festival’s very own tribute to William Shakespeare to mark the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.

Chapter Arts Centre

19 - 21:00 £20 AS AN INDIVIDUAL TICKET OR £30 FOR BOTH MASTERCLASSES PER PARTICIPANT

Wed 27 Jul

Porter's

Doors 20:00 Free

Thu 28 Jul

Comedy Carousel

If you are looking for a great group night out or want to enjoy a weekday comedy night with friends then Comedy Carousel is the perfect show for you.

The Glee Club

Doors open 19:00 £12.75 / £19.25

Thu 28 Jul

Chapter Arts Centre

Doors 20:45 £10/£8 Concessions

Fri 29 Jul

Chapter Arts Centre

Doors 19:00 £10/£8 Concessions

Fri 29 Jul

BEST IN LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY

Live Comedy is what weekends at The Glee are all about.

The Glee Club

Doors 19:00 £16.25 / £18.20

Sat 30 Jul

BEST IN LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY

Live Comedy is what weekends at The Glee are all about.

The Glee Club

Doors 19:00 £16.25 / £18.20

Sat 30 Jul

Chapter Arts Centre

Doors 20:45 £10/£8 Concessions

About us

Here we go again! Cardiff Comedy Festival 2016.

A Cardiff July staple since 2009, it has brought you not only the best in local talent but also the likes of Rhod Gilbert, Ardal O' Hanlon, Lucy Porter, Richard Herring, Omid Djalili, Russell Kane, Alan Davies and many, many more to this fair city and its many, many wonderful and varied venues (old and new, permanent and temporary, conventional and just plain weird). And this July (and a wee bit if June too) we promise to bring you more of the same.

Stand up shows, Edinburgh previews, specialist events, established Cardiff nights, comedy theatre, workshops, showcases, summer schools, family friendly events AND the Welsh Unsigned Stand-up Award.

We’re delighted that since Ted Shiress’ appearance last year he has been invited to present his unique comic stylings at the Unlimited Festival at the Southbank in September. Congratulations Ted!

Look out for Festival highlights including events at shiny new host venues The Chapel and Motorpoint Arena’s Exit 7 (Welcome to the fold, brothers and sisters), Hijinx Theatre’s  ‘Meet Fred’ and George Orange's ‘First Lady’ (The Other Room at Porter’s), Carri Munn and Alix in Wundergarten at Chapter, and the culmination of the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award at The Glee Club. 

So, friends - come along, get involved and laugh until a bit of wee comes out at these great events in our great venues in our great city throughout July.

Venues

We are delighted to present a whole host of Comedy across the city in established performing venues, independent bars and even in places where you'd least expect us to be.

Buffalo Bar
Chapel 1877
Chapter Arts Centre
Exit 7: The Motorpoint Arena
Porter's
The Glee Club
The Other Room at Porter’s

News

www.cardiffcomedyfestival.co

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Edinburgh previews: Matt Price & Phil Cooper

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Status updated on: Tuesday 28 June

We've arrived! Day One of the Cardiff Comedy Festival. So whats on today we here you cry: BBC Comedy with the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards Glee Club Cardiff Hijinx Theatre's production of Meet Fred The Other Room at Porter's Cardiff Only a few tickets left tonight for Meet Fred, but you can catch the show on Thursday and Friday at 5.30pm too!

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