Comedians on the Run is back in Bedminster


Bedminster is hosting 'Comedians on the Run', the biggest free gig south of the river, for an evening of side splitting comedy

On Thursday 18th May, 20 different acts will be showcasing their talent in 10 minute slots across 13 Bedminster venues. From 7pm-9pm, locals are invited to head to their preferred venue, grab a seat and prepare to be entertained by the brightest and best of comedians from Bristol and beyond.

The most popular act of the day, as voted by the audiences, will scoop up the £200 cash prize and second place will receive a £50 prize. The winning comedian will also bag themselves a paid warm up slot for the talented George Rigden at his next Bristol show.

Bedminster BID chair, Simon Dicken explains: “Comedians on the Run is a great way to invite people out to explore Bedminster’s flourishing nightlife and enjoy an evening of entertainment. People will get a chance to sample different restaurants and bars and get an idea of the different independent traders and businesses we have in the local area.”

Organised by the Bedminster BID (Business Improvement District), this year’s run boasts an impressive line up that includes;

      Riordan Deehan Jackson

–       Winner at the Gloucester Comedy Festival New Act competition

–       Winner of the Bristol heat of the Chortle Student Comedy Award

    Cardiff’s Chris Chopping, a familiar name on the local comedy circuit

    Costas Lukaris

–       2015 Welsh Unsigned Standup Award semi-finalist

–       2016 Gloucester Comedy Festival new act competition Finalist

   Alf (Chris Leworthy)

–        ‘So you think you are funny?’ at the Edinburgh Fringe semi-finalist

Other confirmed acts that will be battling it out to win the coveted ‘Comedians on the Run 2017’ title include past performers such as previous runner up Bob Wildlife, Matthew Costin and Stewart Gamble. 

We are also delighted to have familiar faces from the Bristol scene but new to the run which includes Bahkai Wynter, Jon Matthews, Alex Dunnett, Charlie Barnes, Alice Taylor-Matthews, Dorian Wainwright, Ellen Waddell, Eliza Fraser, Gareth Thomas, Ali Hancock, Lydia Rickards, David Wroe and Tony Chiotti.

Locals can catch a slice of the action in some expected and unexpected locations all over Bedminster with Bagel Boy, El Rincon, Viva la Mexicana, Steam Crane, Grounded Cafe, Tobacco Factory, Southbank Club, North St Standard, Pizza Workshop, The Hare, The Rope Walk and Mezzaluna all hosting performers throughout the evening.

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