Slapstick Festival presents
The Big Comedy Bash


4 June 2018 , 7.30pm

The Hexagon, Reading

Tickets £26 including all booking fees 

We are delighted to be hosting this unique line-up of top comedy performers and sparkly new talent ‘for one night only’  to raise funds the next edition of Slapstick Festival.  Join us in Reading for the comedy event of a life-time in as artists from the world of comedy come together to help raise funds for a cause close to their hearts’.

So who’s on? Germany’s ambassador of comedy Henning Wehn leads this unique array of performers for an evening of unforgettable comedy and music. Britain’s Got Talent sensation, comedian and impressionist Jess Robinson will be performing along with Buzzcocks team captain and legendary stand up and poet Phill Jupitus.  NHS Doctor and comedian Dr Phil Hammond makes an appearance too and with actor, comedian and TV Presenter Griff Rhys Jones on hosting duties this promises to be a ‘once in a lifetime’ event, too good to miss.

Book early to avoid disappointment and come and join us for a extraordinary night of comedy.

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Slapstick 2018


Slapstick 2018 has now come to an end and was a truly joyous occasion.

A big thank you to everyone who came along to join in with the laughter – we hope you had as much fun as we did.

With twenty-five events over four days and in five venues across Bristol, it was our boldest festival yet and we’re humbled that the people of Bristol embraced every event so enthusiastically.

The reviews are in!


We’d like to tell you how incredible the festival was but we’d blush with the embarrassment of self-promotion. Having said that, here are some of the most commonly used words to describe the festival by the 8000+ attendees, some of whom came to every event: “unique“, “brilliant“, “inspiring“, “friendly“, “accessible” and “fun“.

We’ve also had two great online reviews so far – one from Pam Hutchinson of Silent London and one from Paul Joyce, who said of the gala…

“Waves of laughter flowed around the Hall, genuine belly laughs, all feeding each other as recognition of the ridiculous, the daft and the jaw-dropping was shared by the warmest audience you’ll find in all the kingdom.”

Slapstick 2019 - A Date For Your Diary


If you’re already suffering the post-Slapstick blues fear not as our silent comedy gala will return, not at our regular venue at Colston Hall (as it’s closing for two years for refurbishment) but at Bristol Hippodrome on Sunday 10th February 2019.

Tickets will be on sale in June* 2018.

*Previously thought to be April

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