Looking for a good laugh in Bristol? You’re in luck! From stand-up comedy to improv and everything in between, the city has a brilliant comedy scene with something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of witty one-liners, hilarious sketches, or improvisational humour, there’s a show happening near you this month.

Here’s a rundown of some of the top comedy events you should know about this April:

“I Don’t Have A Maths GCSE” at The Wardrobe Theatre

When: April 9th to April 10th, 2024

Where: Old Market

Join Mia Borthwick in this original comedy musical about failure, growth, and the struggle of not understanding algebra. It’s bound to be a hilarious journey through the trials and tribulations of education.

“Comedy: Ignacio Lopez & Guests” at the Hen & Chicken

When: April 11th to April 20th, 2024

Where: Southville

Stand Up For The Weekend presents Ignacio Lopez, Andrew White, and Clint Edwards for nights filled with laughter and unforgettable side-splitting moments.

“Emmanuel Sonubi – Curriculum Vitae” at the Hen & Chicken

When: April 11th to April 18th, 2024

Where: Southville

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Emmanuel Sonubi takes you on a whirlwind journey through his past jobs, delivering punchlines and laughs along the way. 

“The Comedy Store” at The Redgrave Theatre

When: April 13th, 2024

Where: Clifton

Witness the best of comedy talent at The Comedy Store, and discover new talent. With nearly 40 years of experience, this is a night guaranteed to have you rolling with laughter.

“Rosie Holt – That’s Politainment” at The Redgrave Theatre

When: April 21st, 2024

Where: Clifton

Rosie Holt brings her brand-new show to Bristol, blending politics and entertainment in a way that’s sure to leave you laughing and thinking. Don’t miss this thought-provoking comedy experience.

“Jackie Fabulous” at The Redgrave Theatre

When: April 22nd, 2024

Where: Clifton

From America’s Got Talent to Bristol’s stage, Jackie Fabulous is set to deliver a night of comedy that’s, well, fabulous! 

“Daniel O’Reilly – Out Of Character” at The Redgrave Theatre

When: April 25th, 2024

Where: Clifton

Join Daniel O’Reilly for a night of comedy that’s larger than life. With a massive social media following and years of experience, find out what the hype is all about!

“Impromptu Shakespeare” at The Wardrobe Theatre

When: April 26th to April 28th, 2024

Where: Old Market

Celebrate Shakespeare Day with a twist! Watch as a talented cast improvises an entire Shakespearean play on the spot, creating a unique and hilarious performance every night.

“The Antics Joke Show ft. Jazz Police” at Bristol Improv Theatre

The antics show showcasing the comedians part of the show

When: April 27th, 2024

Where: Clifton

Join Up The Antics for a night of comedy variety, featuring stand-up talent, sketch comedy, and improv from special guests Jazz Police. 

“Sikisa: Hear Me Out” at The Alma Tavern & Theatre

Sikisa reading a book.

When: April 27th, 2024 

Where: Clifton 

Don’t miss Sikisa’s second stand-up hour following her acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run. With three-time Leicester Comedy Award nominations under her belt, she’s sure to deliver a comedy experience you won’t forget.

So, there you have it – a line-up of comedy shows to tickle your funny bone and brighten up your month in Bristol. Hopefully there is something in there that takes your fancy. Grab your tickets, gather your friends, and get ready to laugh until your sides ache!

Published: 08.04.24 by Phoebe Clutton