CH1 Chester Comedy Festival - What's On 2019

Big Screen For Little People - Ralph Breaks the Internet

PRE-FESTIVAL SHOWING

Sunday 23rd June - The Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD
Tickets: Sorry this screening is now SOLD OUT

Doors 1.30pm, Film 2pm Age: Rating PG

 

Ralph Breaks the Internet

CH1 Chester Comedy Festival have teamed up with the lovely people at Grosvenor Museum once more to bring you a free screening for all the family.

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

This side-splitting cinema experience will keep your kids and your purses happy, saving you cash that you can spend on other (more grown up) festival shows!

Big Screen For Little People - Ralph Breaks the Internet

Sunday 30th June - The Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD
Tickets: Sorry this screening is now SOLD OUT

Doors 1.30pm, Film 2pm Age: Rating PG

Ralph Breaks the Internet

CH1 Chester Comedy Festival have teamed up with the lovely people at Grosvenor Museum once more to bring you a free screening for all the family.

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

This side-splitting cinema experience will keep your kids and your purses happy, saving you cash that you can spend on other (more grown up) festival shows!

Gary Delaney - Gagster's Paradise

Sunday 30th June - £16.50 Chester Town Hall

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm Age: 16+

Tickets available direct from Chester Visitor Information Centre - No Booking Fee

Gary Delaney - The Gagster

Gary previewed this show at last years festival and returns with the finished product.

Having already sold out multiple dates around the country this date will be no exception so get your tickets now while they are still available.

Comedy Crawl #1

Monday 1st July - £5, Starting at: The Coach House Inn, 39 Northgate St, CH1 2HQ
Age 18+ Meet at: 7.00pm, Show Starts: 7.30pm

Tickets available direct from Chester Visitor Information Centre - No Booking Fee

Comedy Crawl

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" 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 Coach House Inn on Northgate Street but who knows where we will finish up.

Jo Caulfield - VooDoo Doll (Preview)

Monday 1st July - £10, The Church Bar and Restaurant, Newgate Street, Age 16+ Doors: 6.30pm, Jo Caulfield 7.30pm - 8.30pm. See Jo Caulfield  and Neil Delamere, back to back shows, for £16.

Tickets available direct from Chester Visitor Information Centre - No Booking Fee

The queen of comedy and star of TV and radio Jo Caulfield previews her hilarious brand new show Voodoo Doll at the CH1 Chester Comedy Festival prior to taking it to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Who would you like to stick pins into? Voodoo Doll is vicious, scathing and very, very funny!

Neil Delamere (Preview)

Monday 1st July - £10, The Church Bar and Restaurant, Newgate Street, Age 16+ Doors: 8.30pm, Neil Delamere 9pm - 10pm. See Jo Caulfield  and Neil Delamere, back to back shows, for £16.

Tickets available direct from Chester Visitor Information Centre - No Booking Fee

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The News Quiz, Irish TV Star and comedian Neil Delamere brings his Work-in-Progress show to the Chester Comedy Festival ahead of his Edinburgh Fringe run.

Book now to catch this comedy maestro in action!

 

CH1 Chester Comedy Festival Special at The Opera Grill

Tuesday 2nd July - £27.75* - Opera Grill, 3 Pepper St, CH1 1DF
*Includes 2 course meal (Starter + Main)

Door: 6:00pm, Food Served: 6:30pm , Show: 8:00pm
Age Restriction 18+

Tickets direct from the Opera Grill 01244 343888, opera.grill@individualrestaurants.com (no booking fee)

Opera Grill Festival Special
Brendan Riley

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.

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

Canadian comedian Allyson June Smith, "Simply one of the funniest comedians I’ve ever worked with. Can play any crowd and always has them laughing their heads off. She’s gonna be a huge star" Jason Manford

Hosted by Brendan Riley “worth the price of the admission alone" Lancashire Evening Post

Afternoon Tea Variety Show

Wednesday 3rd July - £12.50* - The Tea Press Café, Debenhams, Eastgate, CH1 1LD
*Includes Afternoon Tea

Door: 1:30pm, Show: 2:00pm

Tickets direct from the The Tea Press (no booking fee)

Tea Press Variety Show

The Tea Press Café (Debenhams) and CH1 Chester Comedy Festival are proud to present an afternoon of good wholesome comedy and entertainment in a truly unique venue.

Brendan Riley will introduce sensational swing singer Asa Murphy, ‘Britain's answer to Michael Buble’ The Times, and comedian Steve Royle, star of Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy.

Daliso Chaponda - Blah Blah Blacklist (Preview)

Wednesday 3rd July - £10 MacDonald New Blossoms Hotel, Door:6.30pm, Daliso 7.30pm - 8.30pm.  Age 18+

Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and appear on The Apprentice: You’re Fired, News Quiz and The Now Show.

Catch the preview of Daliso’s hilarious, daring new show, where he looks at disgraced, blacklisted celebrities and historical figures which we’re ashamed we once admired. There’s also the small matter of family member arrests, exploding buildings in his home country and the enterprising Malawian who tried to blackmail him.

Paul Sinha - Hazy Little Thing Called Love (Preview)

Wednesday 3rd July - £10 MacDonald New Blossoms Hotel, Door:8.30pm, Paul 9.00pm - 10.00pm.  Age 18+

Stand Up Comedian and star of The Chase, Paul Sinha (The Sinnerman) returns to the CH1 Chester Comedy Festival with a work in progress show.

A mixture of best bits and new material for Paul's next touring show about the life-changing effect a couple of drinks can have. Paul has lived his life content in the understanding that stability and emotional happiness were lovely ideas but not really for him. Nonetheless, several decades of cheerfully bearing boozy witness to the narratives of others can slowly change a man. And so can a prosecco-fuelled Christmas.

"This is what a good stand-up should be. Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate" - Chortle
"Full of insight and delight. One of our most thoughtful and enjoyable comedians" - Times
"Comedy gold. Every punchline feels fresh" - Skinny

Comedy Crawl #2

Thursday 4th July - £5, Starting at: The Commercial Bar and Hotel, St Peters Churchyard, Northgate St, CH1 2HG
Age 18+ Meet at: 7.00pm, Show Starts: 7.30pm

Comedy Crawl

Chester is blessed with countless pubs and bars but how many have you been to?

This will be your last chance at this years festival to join a truly unique “Mirthical Mystery" walking tour featuring five top class comedians in four different venues.

Our final comedy crawl will start at The Commercial Bar and Hotel on Northgate Street but who knows where we will finish up.

Tom Binns and Friends

Thursday 4th July - £13.50 Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm Age: 16+

Tickets available direct from Chester Visitor Information Centre - No Booking Fee

Tom Binns and Friends

Multi award-winning comedian Tom Binns, creator and star of BBC One’s Hospital People and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown favourite,  performs at the CH1 Chester Comedy Festival with his alter egos Ivan Brackenbury and spoof psychic act Chris Thomas.

“A masterclass in improvisation, character comedy and mindreading” - Daily Telegraph ★★★★★

Comedy Bingo for Stick 'n' Step

Friday 5th July - £10 The Refectory Café, Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester CH1 2DY, Doors 7.30pm, Show 8.30pm Age: 16+

Tickets direct from the Catherdral 01244 500959 or buy online below

Tickets available direct from Chester Visitor Information Centre - No Booking Fee

Comedy Bingo for Stick n Step

Eyes Down for a fabulous night of fun(draising) for Stick ‘n’ Step with this truly hilarious and unique event! Comedy Bingo is a highly interactive show hosted by comedian Brendan Riley “bouncy and engaging” – The Scotsman

Friday Night Comedy

Friday 5th July - £11 / £8 NUS/NHS, Alexander's Live, Rufus Court, CH1 2JW

Doors 7.00pm, Show 8.30pm, Age: 18+

Alexander's Live

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

Comedy in the Cloisters featuring Jonny Awsum and Troy Hawke

Saturday 6th July - £12 The Refectory Café, Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester CH1 2DY. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm Age: 18+

Tickets direct from the Catherdral 01244 500959 or buy online below

Tickets available direct from Chester Visitor Information Centre - No Booking Fee

Jonny Awsum & Troy Hawke

This show brings two of TV’s finest comedians to one of Chester’s most iconic landmarks.

Musical comedian Jonny Awsum. Jonny performed to huge acclaim alongside Ant & Dec on the nation's biggest-rating ITV show Britain’s Got Talent. Seen by 11 million TV viewers and viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube!

Award-winning character comedian, Milo McCabe. Milo brings you his erudite, home-schooled, 1930's throwback alter ego, Troy Hawke.

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

 

Alexei Sayle

Sunday 7th July - £16.50 Chester Town Hall

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm Age Restriction: 18+

Alexie Sayle

The Godfather of British alternative comedy Alexei Sayle closes the second annual CH1 Chester Comedy Festival at the stunning Chester Town Hall.

This will be a brand new show, hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed Radio 4 series and a string of sell out solo gigs.
Emmy award winner, Alexei continues to blaze his own trail across stage, film, television and print.