The People's Comedy formed in 2018 with the aim of platforming comedians with a message (think counter-culture, alternative, original) and ensuring that they're paid for their craft.
Winner 🏆 Best Themed Comedy Night in the UK outside of London (Chortle, 2023)
Nominated 🥇 Best Themed night in the UK (Chortle, 2020)
✔ Raised thousands of pounds for comedians paid in-line with our equal pay structure
✔ Respected and loved by audiences:
90% of our audience think that we are affordably priced
95% think that we platform diverse, grass-roots talent
" Beyond the laughs, comedy can be an unforgiving, unequal environment. An award-winning night in Bristol is trying to level the playing field. "
“The comedy which we are platforming is one where art is trying to instigate change. It’s challenging. It’s trying to create progressive change. Our aspiration is to be intersectional.”
The award was for a "night with a theme or ethos different from a simple line-up of comedians"
"Over this past decade, we’ve had stand-up comedy of the lowest common denominator; comedy that doesn’t make people think..."