2023 event details
Always a highlight of our 2 weeks of events, we are so excited to be bringing this amazing line-up of acts to Bristol for a special night of laughter with amazing names making waves in the comedy circuit. The perfect warm up for Pride Day!
We of course welcome back our host for the evening Jayde Adams with Josh Jones, Heidi Regan, Sam Lake and Charlie George.
Doors 7pm, Show starts 730pm
Change is always hard and what better person to lead the men, selflessly by the hand into the new world than TV’s Jayde Adams.
Our host for the evening is a multi award winning comedian and actress. Jayde’s critically acclaimed special was released on Amazon Prime to worldwide applause, was longlisted for an Emmy and has amassed over 156 million views.
Jayde stars in Sophie Willan’s BAFTA winning TV series Alma’s Not Normal (BBC Two), the upcoming Take That movie Greatest Days and also stars in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omans (Amazon Prime). She is the co-host of the BAFTA nominated series Snackmasters and Netflix smash hit, Crazy Delicious.
Mancunian ray of sunshine, Josh Jones is the most original voice to emerge from the North-West in recent years. Nominated for Best Newcomer at Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his critically acclaimed sell-out show Waste of Space. He was also nominated for Outstanding On-Screen Talent award for hosting Fast Food Face-Off on BBC Three and was a finalist for the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award.
After his hilarious debut TV appearances on E4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and ITV’s Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club, Josh has gone on to appear on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Dave’s Late Night Mash, Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains and Comedy Central Live. Josh recently made his debut appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.
With more than a decade’s experience as a comedy writer, Heidi enjoyed a meteoric rise through the stand-up comedy ranks. She has won two of the most coveted prizes in comedy; the So You Think You’re Funny? title at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, following in the footsteps of comedians including Peter Kay, Aisling Bea, Alan Carr and Lee Mack, before scooping the BBC New Comedy Award prize in 2017. She has since gigged around the world, including performances at the prestigious Just For Laughs in Montreal and tour support for Joe Lycett, Phil Wang and Milton Jones.
“Multitude of laugh-out-loud moments” ★★★★★ - Scottish Daily Mail
Stand-up comedian, writer and presenter, Cornwall-born Sam Lake is one the country's most exciting up and coming comics. Openly sharing stories and details from his life as a semi-camp gay man, he made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2022 with "Sam Lake: Cake", receiving rave reviews.
He's the winner of Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year, and has written for shows like Mock The Week & Breaking The News and starred on Dave's "The Comedy Guide to Life"
"Gut Bustingly Funny" - Deadline News
"Infectious charm & chaotic gay energy"- Fringe Biscuit
An award-winning stand-up comedian and writer, she was LGBTQ New Comedian of the Year Award Winner 2019, So You Think You’re Funny and Funny Women Awards runner up.
Appearing on BBC Asian Network Live and Comedy Central’s Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains, and has written for the likes of Frankie Boyle & Joe Lycett.
Regular host of The Glory in London, she also featured in Charlie Brooker’s writers room for Cunk & Other Humans 2019, The BAFTA nominated AntiViral Wipe 2020 and Death to 2020 & 2021 for Netflix.
“Hilarious and no messin” - BBC Asian Network Comedy
Special thanks to Bevan Brittan for supporting our Comedy Night.
Tickets £15/13 concession for unwaged and students
This event is a fundraiser for Bristol Pride and all proceeds go back directly to support Pride to happen and our year round work.
There will be BSL Interpreters, please book a BSL ticket so that we can seat you with a good view of the interpreter.
The event will take place in the Theatre. The main entrance is at street level of King Street and fully wheelchair accessible with automatic doors to facilitate comfortable access.
Please note that only the Dress Circle in the Theatre has step-free access to seats. All other levels (Pit, Upper Circle and Gallery) have steps in their seating areas. See the Seating Plans for more information including step counts.
Accessible toilets on Levels -1, 0 and 1, accessible via the foyer lift.
Visit the Bristol Old Vic’s access page for more access info.