Magners Bristol Comedy Garden: 8th – 12th July

On the 8th July the Magners Comedy Garden returns to Bristol for five nights of comedy including a high amount of top class acts including names such as Katherine Ryan, James Acaster, Mark Watson, Sean Lock and Nick Helm.

There is also a new Magners Orchard at this years festival which will have a variety of live music, cabaret, comedy, food festival, drink and more in the centre of the city.

Some of the events that are happening include vintage inspired swing band Paper Moon on Thursday and local legends who perform jump and blues, The Dam Busters, on the Saturday.

If you arrive to the venue early there will be samples of new Magners Cider available also there will be prizes up for grabs as well.

Here are a few of the comedians that are playing that we at The Phoenix Remix believe that you should check out.

David O’Doherty 

Friday 10th July, Big Top, 7:30pm, £18.50 General Admission £24 Premium

David O'Doherty

David O’Doherty

Now, before we talk about our comedian pick, this show has other fantastic acts attached to it that are also playing – James Acaster, Tim Key and hosted by Ed Gamble.

Past of the line up includes our pick, Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner and 1990 East Leicester under 14’s triple jump bronze medalist, David O’Doherty.

His style of stand up has been classed as ‘Musical Comedy’ and ‘Surreal Humour’ which has lead him to win many awards for his shows including the Perrier Award.

Paul Foot

Saturday 11th July, Apple Top, 4pm, £16.50

Paul Foot

Paul Foot

If you are looking for comedy that is subversive, surreal and brilliant then Paul Foot is your Man. Joining Paul  on the stage that night is the comedy act Nick Helm and John Robins who will be the host for the evening.

You may recognise Paul from television for many things, one being his unusual hair cut, and the other is that he has appeared on a variety of panel shows including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Would I Lie to You, Come Dine With Me and 8 out of 10 Cats.

Go and see Paul if you want to watch someone who is known for rants about ‘disturbances’ and apparent aversion to pop culture.

Stewart Lee

Wednesday 8th July, Big Top, 7:30pm, £18.50 General Admission £24 Premium

Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Reviewed in the Times as The most exciting comedian in the country Stewart Lee is the headline act at the opening night at the Big Top. Other acts that will be performing alongside him will be Aisling Bea, Paul Sinha and the host will be Nish Kumar.

Making his name in the mid 90’s as one half of the radio duo Lee and Herring, he also co-wrote and co-directed the Broadway hit Jerry Springer The Opera. Stewart has also collaborated with many comedians including Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt. His style of comedy is based on religion, feminism and life in multicultural London.  Some of his content has been criticised before for being controversial, so if your into that sort of comedy – check it out.


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