Joke House @ The Folk House with Headliner Robin Morgan

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

Opening times: 18:30 - 22:30

Venue: Bristol Folk House

Ticket Price: 13.50 (including 1.50 booking fee)

Genre: Comedy


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Doors 18:30 / Performance Start: 19:30


Bristol Folk House presents a night of unmissable comedy in the heart of Bristol. Once monthly one of Bristol's biggest regular comedy nights will spring into action bringing you the very best of the British comedy circuit and beyond. 

Rising stars of the local circuit, national headliners and everything in between will be showcased monthly, held together by resident host and Bristol favourite Burt Williamson - with only one thing guranteed a brilliant night out with a healthy host of hilarity. 


Robin Morgan

Robin is a Welsh stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in Cardiff. 

Robin has appeared on Mock The Week (BBC Two), The News Quiz, The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and co-created Ellie Taylor’s Safe Space (BBC Radio 4).

He stars in the Michael-Winterbottom-directed-Kenneth-Branagh-starring drama This England (Sky Atlantic).

Other credits include Comedy Central’s Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction, Sky One’s Romesh Presents… and CBBC’s The Dog Ate My Homework.

On stage he is "wonderfully cheeky and engaging" (Three Weeks), and is "a phenomenal comic - utterly hilarious" (Broadway Baby).

He has performed four solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival, his debut in 2016 received glowing reviews including ???? from the Sunday Times. The show was later adapted into a half-hour recording for BBC Radio Wales, as 'Robin Morgan: Proposes'.

Robin’s third solo show was filmed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2019 and is available to watch on Next Up Comedy. His fourth show, ‘Snip Snip, Bitch’ tours the UK in 2023.

Harriet Dyer

Harriet Dyer is a Cornish comedian, writer and mental health advocate known for her quirky, original and offbeat brand of comedy. She has gigged all over the world and has recently become resident MC at ROFL Comedy Club, Sheffield and at the multi award-winning mental health comedy night she founded, ‘Barking Tales’ in Manchester.

In 2022 she performed her latest stand-up show 'Trigger Warning' at the Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose for the whole month of the Edinburgh Festival. It was one of the 'must see' shows of the Festival, described as “incredible”, ‘hilarious” and “mesmerising” by audiences.  She received 5-star reviews from One4Review - “This is a fabulous hour from a delightful comedian with a sense of the joyful absurdity of life. Entirely charming” as well as from Neurodiverse Review - "We shouldn't underestimate the importance of Harriet Dyer's show”.  They also awarded her their inaugural Neurodiverse Representation Award. She featured in Marie Claire and Vogue as a festival highlight. One fan said “I came out changed and hopeful...I am in absolute awe”. 

Prior to this she has had another three critically acclaimed solo shows at the Festival; two of which were featured on BBC Live At The Fringe. In 2017 she was part of the prestigious Big Value Showcase for Just The Tonic which is an established showcase of the best of the new comedic talent.

Chelsea Birkby

Chelsea regularly performs her smart, silly and open-hearted stand-up at the UK's top comedy clubs and has been invited to perform in New York and Paris. She was a finalist and runner-up in several prestigious comedy competitions. She was tour support for Helen Bauer and Fern Brady.

She can be seen on BBC, heard on Radio 4, 5Live, Times Radio and various podcasts. She has written for several series of BBC's Mock The Week and for BBC Radio 4. Her writing has been featured in The Independent and the Metro.

Chelsea's highly-acclaimed debut comedy hour (10 x 4.5 and 4-star reviews) won Best Debut (Amused Moose Awards), was nominated for Best Show (Comedian's Choice Awards) and was mentioned on BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme, listed in the funniest jokes of the fringe in The Times (x2) and The Telegraph and transferred for a sell-out run at London's Soho Theatre.

There's a sharp mind behind the sweet exterior. As her writing credits on Mock the Week suggest, she knows how to craft a well-made one-liner...Birkby wins the audience's affection so thoroughly."
The Telegraph

Hosted by 

Burt Williamson

A stand-up comedian, improviser and comedy producer based in Bristol. He’s had two critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, is the brains behind Bristol Comedy Festival and an all round funny guy. At once silly and serious, smart and stupid Burt packs dense punchlines with know-it-all smarm and goofy charm to hilarious effect. At the forefront of a new and exciting generation of comics emerging from Bristol, Burt leads the charge on a new wave of talent in British comedy.

 “His beautifully crafted set is clever in unguessable ways, unexpectedly hilarious at every turn and a great joy wrapped up in a big laugh, sprinkled with adorable.” - The Scotsman

“the funniest, most unlikely, rudest yet sweetest” - Entertainment Now

"Absurd and excellent" - Rife Magazine



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40A Park Street

0117 926 2987

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