27 sizzling comedy acts take over our building from this September for a month of outdoor – and indoor LIVE stand-up gigs.

17 Sep & 1 Oct

The Free Association Presents: Jacuzii

Come on in, the water’s fine... In this critically acclaimed improvised comedy show, an all-star cast of improvisers will be joined by a very special guest.

21 Sep

Lou Sanders: Work in Progress

Ahead of a new show in the Spring, Taskmaster champion Lou Sanders (Unforgiveable, Live At The Apollo, QI, The Late Late Show with James Corden) brings a brand new WIP focusing on love, nuance, self-improvement and all the rest of the stuff you want to hear about.

21 Sep

Larry Dean: Work in Progress

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Larry Dean is here to try out some brand-new jokes.

22 Sep

Shelf: HAIR (Work in Progress)

Shelf are a musical comedy double act. Sort of. In Hair, Shelf use musical comedy and slamming EDM to tell the story of one bizarrely life-changing haircut.

22 Sep

Ivo Graham: Work in Progress

Work in progress from a life in progress. Previously nominated for ‘Best Show’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, and as seen on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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23 Sep

Elf Lyons & Enemies

‘Keep your friends close and your enemies closer’, join award winning clown and comic Elf Lyons as she hosts a vibrant and vivacious night celebrating the talents of her nemeses.

24 Sep

The Free Association Presents: Minority Report

This is Minority Report, a group made up exclusively of BAME players. Join them for an hour of uproarious improv, also featuring special guest comedians.

24 Sep

The Free Association Presents: Starry Starry Eyes

Who will they be tonight? Join us for this totally improvised, totally hilarious singing talent show.

1 & 25 Sep

Fern Brady: Work in Progress

Following a sold out tour across Europe and Australia in 2019 and her most recent BBC stand up special Power & Chaos, Fern Brady is writing her new show ahead of a nationwide tour in 2022.

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25 Sep

Ed Night: Work in Progress

Ed is a prodigious talent and one the youngest stars of the UK comedy circuit. In 2017 he was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards' Best Newcomer.

26 Sep

Bobby Mair: Work in Progress

A new hilarious hour! Bobby Mair is a Canadian stand-up comedian based in London. Host of ITV2's Killer Camp.

27 Sep

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer (Tour Warm Up)

Acclaimed comedian and star of Live At The Apollo (BBC), Sara Barron, comes to BAC just before she tours the UK for the first time with her smash hit Fringe stand-up show. 

28 Sep

Christopher Bliss: Bonanza In Progress

Christopher Bliss is a village-renowned novelist and son of two. He's been blasting novels out his pencil till the cows come home and would love to trot them out to someone other than his bathroom mirror.

29 Sep

Funny Femmes Triple Bill: Work in Progress

Three badass funny femmes present you with a hilariously diverse triple bill of comedy.

29 Sep

Laura Smyth: Work in Progress

Laura Smyth is a comedian and winner of The Funny Women Awards 2019. This, her first WiP comedy hour, explores all the advice she has ever been given and ignored, or attempted and forgotten.

30 Sep

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Fast becoming everyone’s favourite Mancunian comedian, BBC New Comedy Award finalist Josh Jones has quickly made a name for himself as the cutest piece of arse on the comedy scene.

1 Oct

The Free Association Presents: St. Doctor's Hospital

Watch this space for details of a brand new narrative comedy show from leading London Improv Theatre The Free Association.

17 Sep & 1 Oct

The Free Association Presents: Jacuzii

Come on in, the water’s fine... In this critically acclaimed improvised comedy show, an all-star cast of improvisers will be joined by a very special guest.

3 Oct

Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s! (Preview)

This work-in-progress is about how we 90s kids are looking to young people to learn how to take care of ourselves. 

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