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“Excellent Meal but Atrocious 'Comedy' on 9.11.2013”
Review of Komedia Bath

Komedia Bath
Ranked #3 of 13 Concerts & Shows in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Komedia Bath operates in the beautiful former Beau Nash picture house, a grade one listed building on Westgate Street. Since opening in 2008 it has become an important element of the arts quarter in Bath and presents a large and diverse programme focused on comedy and music, and extending to cabaret, spoken word and kids events. Cornerstones of the programme include the all conquering Saturday night Krater Comedy Club, and the bi-monthly Ministry of Burlesque’s Twisted Cabaret. The venue has become a feature on the comedy touring circuit, hosting acts such as Russell Howard, Ross Noble, Jenny Eclair, The Boy With Tape on His Face and many others. Music shows have constantly increased in profile since opening with a wide range of genres attracted to the Komedia Bath including The Feeling, Kate Nash, Ronnie Size, Lulu, The Levellers, Ash, Bellowhead, Clare Teal, Candi Staton, Noah and the Whale, Dry the River, Fink, Frank Turner and Chase & Status.The venue boasts a 615 standing capacity and a 427 cabaret seated capacity which includes a balcony seating 173 people. Komedia Bath also operates a daytime Arts Cafe, offering the only menus in Bath that are accredited to the Soil Association Gold Standard. The Arts Cafe is host to VIP customers at the weekend and on weeknights often operates as a studio venue, with the regular Komedia open mic nights for aspiring performers. The project to develop the Beau Nash to host Komedia Bath won The Building Excellence Award for The Best Renovation of a Listed Building in the UK. Since opening the Komedia Bath has also won The Chortle Award for Best Venue in the West of England five times, cementing the venues position at the top tier of venues in the UK.
Reviewed 4 December 2013

It would be a a 9/10 if the review was for the meal,service and ambiance pre the show on 9.11.2013 but unfortunately the acts were dire, unfunny and second rate.
No suprise the 'acts' aren't household names, purile crap, it got worse with each act.
What a shame as the food was exceptional value as was the wine and service. I see another reviewer has said 'don't go if you are easily shocked' - the only shocking thing about the evening was who in hells name booked them!

Thank MaireadR
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

What a fantastically epic night of music and humour! An expertly organised event and the bar staff are all vibrant and on the ball, very impressed.

1  Thank Jphillips82
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This was mine and my wife's 1st time at a a Comedy Club, where we'd been taken by friends. The organisation is really good, and so, with the tickets we had, we were able to secure seats at a table at the front near the bar. The tables are numbered and are served, so you don't need to queue at the bar, and if you get there early enough you can eat too, which we did. The beef bourguignon was lovely, tasty and tender, and the potato wedges were massive and tasty. The cocktaisl are good and the service from the staff was top notch.

There were 3 comedy acts The Noise Next Door, Mitch Benn and Paul Chowdhry who were all good the best being The Noise Next Door, and the MC - Mark Olver - is simply brilliant; side splittingly funny.

Once the acts finished, a Motown disco took over which had the floor filled and when we left, there were people queueing to get in. What better endorsement could you ask for?

2  Thank rivbom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Spent the evening here with the VIP package.
3 course meal and a glass of bubbly. Food was excellent, service a little slow. Followed by the evenings line up of 3 comedians and an MC. Very good quality laughter. Don't go if your easily shocked. Table service during the show was excellent. Staff were polite and helpful. However they could do with a few more.

1  Thank tpeters1965
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Club is less intimate ie bigger than most comedy clubs I've been. Seated on long tables not facing the stage. First two acts were ok, last guy was great, seen him before. What me and my wife really found interesting though is that half the audience loved it, Half seemed offended and too uptight to laugh. Maybe bath needs a more gentile comedy night. We enjoyed it though !

Thank Chris B
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