Silent Comedy Gala

It’s back! Our annual Silent Comedy Gala returns for a lucky thirteenth edition – a unique celebration of the best onscreen classic silent comedy, live music and guest appearances by living legends of British comedy. As usual, the national comedy treasures of our own time come together to pay tribute to the legendary comedians of the past.

We’ll be showing Harold Lloyd’s 1925 classic, The Freshman, accompanied by the famous score composed by Carl Davis, with the 25-piece Bristol Ensemble conducted by Guenter A Buchwald.

Make sure you don’t miss out!


Gala Host - Rory Bremner

The host for this year’s Gala Show is the incomparable impressionist and comedian, Rory Bremner.

Upcoming Events

Keep your diary free for our amazing upcoming events!

29th September

19:30 Colston Hall, Bristol
Slapstick’s Slap Up Feast of Fun
John Cleese | Rory Bremner | Hosted by Tim Vine

Appearing with John Cleese at our new comedic and musical  fundraiser, we can also reveal that Rory Bremner, the 7th Python, Rutle and Bonzo Neil Innes, King-of-the-one-liners and ‘Sorry I Haven’t A Clue’ star Barry Cryer will team up with the inimitable Ronnie Golden to perform and delight audiences with music and, we hope, a selection of new parrot jokes.

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23rd October

13:00 St George’s, Bristol
Michael Crawford: A Visual Comedy Legend

Hear Michael in conversation with Sir Christopher Flayling discussing his role as Frank and his many other award-winning roles involving comedy, skill and hazard, among them Billy (based on the novel Billy Liar ), Barnum, the Phantom of the Opera and most recently The Wizard of Oz.

Please join us for this unique tribute to the creator of one of comedy’s finest onscreen characters.

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pippa evans in bristol for slapstick festival

Stand Out Stand Up 2016

What an amazing night! Thank you to all who came and showed your support for Slapstick Festival. It made Stand Out Stand Up a packed house full of great comedians and plenty of laughs. Jason Manford, Jack Dee, Richard Herring and Susan Calman were on top form as per usual and newcomers, Tony Hawks and Pippa Evans showed they're in for the big leagues as both blended witty jokes and tuneful notes with their unique brands of musical comedy.

If you couldn't make it don't worry! You've got plenty of opportunities to be part of the slapstick magic. Take a look at our events!

jason manford and richard herring wearing slapstick tshirts



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