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Bristol Comedy Garden 2020: lineup announced

By steve wright, Thursday Mar 12, 2020

Bristol Comedy Garden has announced its return to Queen Square (June 3-7 2020) for a ninth instalment – and the lineup looks as packed as ever.

This year’s highlights include sets from Dara Ó Briain, one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, and the masterfully understated Simon Amstell. You can also catch The Last Leg’s Josh Widdicombe, QI’s resident dunderhead Alan Davies, multi-award-winning comedian and author Sara Pascoe, grouchy Deep South stand-up legend Rich Hall, ventriloquist and British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti, Bristol-raised cerebral comedy hero Mark Watson, German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn and frankly too many more to mention.

The genial Alan Davies is among the stand-up titans returning to Bristol Comedy Garden for 2020. All pics: Chris Cooper

Soem well-established Comedy Garden favourites make a return to the green grass of Queen Square, including Edinburgh Comedy Award winner (and another son of Bristol) John Robins, one-liner king Milton Jones, lo-fi synth-totin’ wonder David O’Doherty, the brilliant Suzi Ruffell, fast-rising Sarah Keyworth and more.

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Festival director Will Briggs says: “We’re absolutely thrilled with this year’s line-up and especially hyped to bring down some huge names for the first time including Simon Amstell and Dara Ó Briain, alongside exciting new talent like Sophie Duker, Sarah Keyworth and many more. We can’t wait for this year’s festival to start.”

Established in 2011 by sibling team Will Briggs and Cass Randolph, Bristol Comedy Garden pairs award-winning comedy in the seated Big Top with delicious street-food, craft beers, cocktails and more, all set in a fun and relaxed festival atmosphere in the leafy surroundings of Queen Square.

Bristol Comedy Garden: June 3-7, Queen Square. For more info, visit

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