Balham Comedy Festival

  • Comedy
  • Big-name talent
Critics' choice
The Bedford, Balham Friday July 10 2015 - Saturday July 18 2015

Now in its fourth year, the Balham Comedy Festival is back with a bang for 2015. Taking place in the various rooms of the Bedford pub, over the course of the nine-day festival you can catch solo shows from big-name comics, as well ace line-ups in the 'Best of Banana Cabaret' bills.

Across the festival you can catch Harry Hill, Ardal O'Hanlon, Tim Vine, Robert Newman, Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, Ed Byrne and even Paul Daniels. Yes, Paul Daniels! For the full details, see 'dates and times'.

Venue name: The Bedford
Address: 77 Bedford Hill
SW12 9HD
Transport: Rail/Tube: Balham
Price: £10-£17, multi-show ticket offers are available
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    • £15

      Shappi Khorsandi – Because I'm Shappi

      Always enjoyable Iranian-born comedian Shappi Khorsandi presents her latest solo show.

    • £17

      Best of Banana

      Tonight's opening 'best of' line-up includes MC John Moloney introducing a headline spot from big-collared comedy loon Harry Hill, plus Pippa Evans, Imran Yusuf and Ben Norris.

    • £16

      Ardal O'Hanlon

      An hour of laughs from the bewildered Irish stand-up and 'Father Ted' star.

    • £16

      Best of Banana

      Tonight's 'best of' line-up includes MC John Moloney introducing Rob Rouse, Noel James and Dana Alexander.

    • £16

      Robert Newman – The Brain Show

      Following his ace lecture/stand-up show 'New Theory of Evolution', the erudite comic workshops his latest show, 'The Brain Show'.

    • £10 per person

      Paul Sinha Quiz

      Erudite stand-up, pro-quizzer and 'The Chase' star Paul Sinha hosts the Balham Comedy Festival's pub quiz. Maximum five to a team, with £100 prize at stake.

    • £16

      Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee

      He's one of the most successful TV magicians of the twentieth century, but now Paul Daniels is (slowly) retiring. Expect many of his classic magic routines – including his excellent Chop Cup act – assisted, as always, by Debbie McGee. You'll like the...

    • £15

      Paul Sinha – Postcards from the Z List: Edinburgh Preview

      This highly intelligent Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee and professional quizzer workshops his new solo show.

    • £15

      Sara Pascoe – The Museum of the Robot Pussycats: Work-in-Progress

      Work-in-progress material from Sara Pascoe, 2014 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and supremely smart stand-up.

    • £16

      Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden

      Legendary comedian, writer and raconteur Barry Cryer teams up with his regular collaborator Ronnie Golden.

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