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Sunday 11th July

Family Fun @ Chester Market

£5

Chester Market, 6 Princess Street, CH1 2HH

Doors: 12.30pm Show: 1pm – 3pm

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Chester Comedy Festival have lined up an afternoon of family fun with two fantastic shows from two of the best children’s entertainers in the country.

John Harding’s Magic Show.
Laugh and be amazed by comedy magician John Harding, a fun filled show for all the family
“Dashed clever… Cunning!” HRH The Prince of Wales

Martin “Bigpig” Mor presents:
Funny Stuff for Happy People.
comedy, circus, storytelling, poetry and stupid science. As seen on Blue Peter and CBBC Live.
“Uproariously funny and utterly loveable”. THREE WEEKS

And while you’re here, why not treat yourselves before or after the show at any of Chester Market’s food and drink outlets

Monday 12th July

Best of The Fest

Featuring

Jason Manford, Maisie Adam and Daliso Chaponda

£18.50

Final Furlong Marquee, Chester Racecourse
Watergate Square, CH1 2LY

Doors: 7.00pm, Show: 8.00pm
Age Restriction: 16+

Join Superstar comedian Jason Manford as he headlines a fantastic night of comedy featuring award winning comedians.

Maisie Adam as seen on Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Hypothetical and The Stand-Up Sketch Show.
‘Go see Maisie now and have bragging rights for years to come’ – Herald

Daliso Chaponda As seen and heard on The Royal Variety Performance 2020 (ITV), Britain’s Got Talent 2017 (ITV), Britain’s Got Talent Champions 2019 (ITV), QI (BBC2), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2), Good Evening Britain (ITV), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).

Tuesday 13th July

Festival Special at The Opera Grill

£29.25 (includes Food)

Tickets also available direct from the Opera Grill (no booking fee)
Call 01244 343888
email: opera.grill@individualrestaurants.com

Opera Grill, 3 Pepper Street, CH1 1DF

Doors: 6.00pm Food: 6.30pm Show: 8.00pm
Age Restriction: 18+

Come and enjoy a fabulous two course meal at one of Chester’s finest restaurants, the beautiful grade II listed Opera Grill, followed by a comedy show with three of the finest comedians from the international comedy circuit.

Christian Reilly
“If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re a Christian Reilly fan already”- The Guardian

Jojo Sutherland
“A conversational style with humour so interwoven it seems effortless.” – Chortle

Hosted by Brendan Riley
“Worth the price of the admission alone.” – Lancashire Evening Post

Wednesday 14th July

Gary Delaney - Gary in Punderland

£18.00

Final Furlong Marquee, Chester Racecourse
Watergate Square, CH1 2LY

Doors: 7.00pm, Show: 8.00pm
Age Restriction: 16+

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world – star of Live at the Apollo, sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

★★★★ ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’  Guardian
★★★★ ‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers… Quite brilliant’  Scotsman
★★★★ ‘A master craftsman’  Times
★★★★ ‘One of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner’’  Chortle

Thursday 15th July

Chester New Comedian of the Year Grand Final

£5.00

Chester Market, 6 Princess Street, CH1 2HH

Doors: 7.00pm Show: 8.00pm
Age Restriction: 18+

Following a national search 8 aspiring comedians will compete to become the first ever Chester New Comedian of the Year. Concept Mortgages and The Chester Comedy Festival are proud to encourage new talent and help them become the stars of tomorrow. Choosing just one winner from an array of comedy talent won’t be easy.

Hosted by Brendan Riley, “A born compere” – The Guardian

Friday 16th July

Best of The Fest @ Storyhouse

Featuring

Reginald D Hunter, Rachel Fairburn and Tez Ilyas

£18.50

Storyhouse, Hunter Street, CH1 2AR

Doors: 7.30pm Show: 8.00pm
Age Restriction: 18+

This show brings together some of the finest comedians from TV and the International Comedy Circuit.

Reginald D Hunter Have I Got News for You? QI, Live at the Apollo and two series of the BBC2’s hugely popular Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South & Songs of The Border, documenting Reginald’s epic road trip through 150 years of American popular song.

Rachel Fairburn, co-host and co-writer of the worldwide smash hit podcast All Killa No Filla

Tez Ilyas, star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three).

Hosted by Brendan Riley.

Friday 16th July

Friday Night Comedy

£12.00, (£10 NUS, NHS)

Alexanders Live, Rufus Court, CH1 2JW

Doors: 7.00pm Show: 8.00pm

The very best comedians from the UK and beyond right in the heart of Chester every Friday.
Kick off your weekend with some guaranteed big laughs at Alexander’s Live.

Saturday 17th July

Family Fun @ Grosvenor Centre

Price: FREE

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Limited Availability – Advanced Bookings Only

Grosvenor Shopping Centre,
Eastgate Street, CH1 1EA

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Show: 1pm – 3pm

Bring your own chair or cushion and join us for an afternoon of family fun at Grosvenor Shopping Centre with two of the UK’s finest children’s entertainers. John Harding and Wacky Woody.

Expect balloon workshops, silly magic and lots of audience participation.

And while you’re here, why not treat yourselves before or after the show at any of the Grosvenor Centre’s many food and drink outlets?

Sunday 18th July

Best of The Fest

Featuring

Ed Byrne & Hal Cruttenden

£18.50

Final Furlong Marquee, Chester Racecourse
Watergate Square, CH1 2LY

Doors: 7.00pm Show: 8.00pm
Age Restriction: 16+

Ahead of their forthcoming national tours, multi award winning comedians and stars of TV and radio Ed Byrne and Hal Cruttenden come together for one fantastic night of comedy.

Ed Byrne
As seen on Mock The Week, Live at The Apollo, The Pilgrimage, Top Gear, QI

“He’ll make you laugh, he’ll make you smile, he’ll make you want to fall in love with him” – The Stage 

Hal Cruttenden

One of the top stand-up comedians working in the UK today.

As seen on Royal Variety Performance, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice.

Monday 19th July

Comedy Crawl

£5.00

The Church Bar & Restaurant
Newgate Street, CH1 1DE

Meet: 7.00pm Show: 7.30pm
Age Restriction: 18+

Chester has loads of brilliant pubs but how many have you been to?

Get your walking boots on and join us on a truly unique “Mirthical Mystery” walking tour featuring five top class comedians in four different venues.  Your shoes should be the only sensible thing to bring along on this night of beer and belly laughs!

The first of our comedy crawls will start at The Church on Newgate Street but who knows where we will finish

Tuesday 20th July

Comedy In The Cloisters

£12.00

The Refectory Café, Chester Cathedral,
St Werburgh St, CH1 2DY

Doors: 7.00pm Show: 8.00pm
Age Restriction: 16+

This show brings two of TV’s finest comedians, Tom Binns and Steve Royle to one of Chester’s most iconic landmarks.

Tom Binns aka Ivan Brackenbury. Creator and star of BBC One’s Hospital People and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown favourite, multi award-winning comedian, Tom Binns will appear as his alter ego Hospital DJ Ivan Brackenbury.
“Binns has his character absolutely nailed, and mines the comic seam ruthlessly to create top-quality entertainment with practically universal appeal.” – The Guardian

Steve Royle, Britain’s Got Talent finalist 2020 and star of Phoenix Nights, Max and Paddy and BBC radio Lancashire
“One of the funniest performances I’ve seen. I was totally wowed” David Walliams
“A brilliant comedian” Peter Kay

Hosted by Brendan Riley. ‘A great compère’ – The Guardian

Wednesday 21st July

Festival Special @ Izakaya Lounge

£29 (Includes a sharing platter)

Tickets direct from the Izakaya Lounge.

(no booking fee)
Enquiries please email
bookings@iazkayalounge.co.uk
https://www.izakayalounge.co.uk/contact

Or call: 01244 322216

Izakaya Lounge, Unit R1 Pepper Street, CH1 1DF

Doors: 6.00pm Food: 6.30pm Show: 8.00pm
Age Restriction: 18+

Come and enjoy a delicious sharing platter followed by a comedy show featuring three of the finest comedians from the international comedy circuit at Chester’s newest Pan Asian restaurant Izakaya Lounge.

Featuring Scouse raconteur Jamie Sutherland, ‘Funny gags, which you cannot beat’ BBC Leicester Comedy Festival.

Award Winning Comedian Nina Gilligan. Described as a bolshier Mrs Merton, she’s not one to suffer fools lightly so watch out for a razor-sharp wit used at will.
“ A naturally funny comedian with a charming and genuinely likeable style” – John Thomson

Hosted by Brendan Riley

Thu 22nd July

Rich Hall Live

£16.00

Final Furlong Marquee, Chester Racecourse
Watergate Square, CH1 2LY

Doors: 7.00pm Show: 8.00pm
Age Restriction: 16+

Multi award-winning comedy legend and star of TV and radio Rich Hall closes this years Chester Comedy Festival.

Montana native Rich Hall, is renowned for his expertly crafted tirades, quick-fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences. Rich has been described as a transatlantic messenger, lampooning each country he visits with his laser-guided observations.

Rich has appeared on BBC One’s QI, Live At The Apollo and Have I Got News For You, he wrote and starred in his own reoccurring BBC Radio 4 show Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown

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Doors: 7.00pm Show: 8.00pm
Age Restriction: 18+

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