Opening Night Gala Cabaret with Jarred Christmas, Billy Kidd, Ismo Leikola, Svetlana, Mik Artistik's Ego Trip & Geoff Whiting (MC)
An eclectic mix of stand-up, character comedy, magic and music to hail the start this year's Festival in style!
Full of passion and charisma, Jarred has a dynamic onstage persona and has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling.
"Christmas is robustly funny, his delivery confident and his show not to be missed" - The List, Edinburgh
"Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy" - The Scotsman
"One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone" Time Out
Billy Kidd is a magician based in Bath but originates from Canada. She stars in Discovery Channel's Breaking Magic, Syfy Channel's Wizard Wars with Penn & Teller in the USA, has performed in Dubai, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Asia, all across Europe and Hollywood's Magic Castle. Billy also runs Bath's very own Magic Theatre called Krowd Keepers every Saturday Upstairs at the Ale House.
Ismo Leikola is one of the most successful stand up-comedians in Finland. He has done three sold out concert hall tours around Finland with three different two-hour one man shows, appeared in numerous TV shows and released two DVDs.
The Scandinavian Mitch Hedberg; an oddball with a few extra twists." **** The List
"An entertaining off-kilter mind and a gift for comic misunderstanding...the hit of the night." - Chortle
Laugh Factory Hollywood / Las Vegas (2014) winner of The Funniest Person in the World competition.
Svetlana the Oligarch's Wife
Billionairess, society hostess and fashion icon, Svetlana the Oligarch's Wife is Britain's only Knightsbridge-based Russian comedian. Winner of several major international comedy awards (all sponsored by her husband).
"Wonderfully edgy" - Sirius Radio
Mik Artistik's Ego Trip
So popular in previous years we had to invite them back! A captivating spell woven from comedy, song, poetry, story telling, rock music, folk and funk with moments of unutterable human beauty thrown in...If you've never seen them you haven't lived!
With 17 years on the stand-up circuit, Geoff is an established comedian and popular compere with a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe and has supported Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Dara O'Briain, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Noel Fielding and Lee Hurst.
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Bath Cricket Club
North Parade Bridge Road
Bath BA2 4EX