CH1 Chester Comedy Festival - What's On 2019

Big Screen For Little People - Ralph Breaks the Internet

Sunday 30th June - The Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD
Tickets: FREE

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+

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

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 nobody knows where we will finish up.

Jo Caulfield - VooDoo Doll

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.

The queen of comedy and star of TV and radio Jo Caulfield previews her hilarious brand new show at the CH1 Chester Comedy Festival.

Have I Got News For You, The John Bishop Show, Mock The Week and Radio 4’s classic Just a Minute.

Neil Delamere - Work in Progress

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.

Irish TV Star and comedian Neil Delamere brings his Work-in-Progress show to the Chester Comedy Festival ahead of his Edinburgh Fringe run.

BBC’s The Blame Game, BBC Radio 4’s The Newsquiz and The Now Show.

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 followed by a comedy show featuring three of the finest comedians from the international comedy circuit at one of Chester’s finest Restaurants, the beautiful grade II listed Opera Grill.

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

Daliso Chaponda's Applause Break - Work in Progress

Wednesday 3rd July - £10 MacDonald New Blossoms Hotel, Door:6.30pm, Daliso 7.30pm - 8.30pm. See Daliso Chaponda and Paul Sinha, back to back shows, for £16. Age 18+

2018 saw Britain's Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda embark on an 80 city UK sell-out tour. He is now developing his new one man show with jokes about penguins, pornography directors and other things beginning with ‘p’.

Come and see the scatterbrained first steps of Daliso’s creation of a new comedy hour.

Paul Sinha - Work in Progress

Wednesday 3rd July - £10 MacDonald New Blossoms Hotel, Door:8.30pm, Paul 9.00pm - 10.00pm. See Paul Sinha and Daliso Chaponda, back to back shows, for £16. Age 18+

Stand Up Comedian and Star of The Chase Paul Sinha (The Sinnerman) previews his brand new show at the CH1 Chester Comedy Festival ahead of The Edinburgh Comedy Festival and a national tour.

For three decades, Paul Sinha has witnessed dozens of weddings and stag dos, smug in the knowledge that society's values and his own apathy to long-term planning mean't that it would never, ever be him. Things can change.

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 nobody 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+

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

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

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

Jonny Awsum & Troy Hawke

This show brings together two of the finest comedians, Jonny Awsum & Troy Hawke, to one of Chester’s most iconic landmarks for one fantastic night of comedy

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.