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Friday Night Live Showcase – James Dowdeswell, Michael Legge, Don Biswas, Masai Graham, Adam Rushton (MC)

12 April @ 7:30 pm 10:00 pm

A special Friday Night Live showcase line-up featuring acts from A Rush Of Laughter comedy management.



Erudite, off the cuff and clean, intelligent and razor sharp with crowd work.

As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC) and Extras (BBC).

James is also the leading comedian in the world on the subjects of beer, wine and pubs, and author of the award-winning book ‘The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs’.

“A real master of the comedian’s craft” – Chortle

“Intelligent and inventive” ★★★★ The List


A multi award-winning comedy circuit legend and seasoned headliner. There’s not much Michael hasn’t done or a club he hasn’t performed at.

From being a presenter on MTV to performing stand up for ‘Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience’ (Comedy Central), Michael has also been a regular voice on the radio popping up on BBC Radio 4 & 6 and Absolute Radio where he co-hosted The Dave Gorman Show in 2012.

Michael has also performed an incredible 11 Edinburgh Shows with his most recent show ‘Idiot’ being available on ITVX courtesy of Next Up Comedy.

His awards include the Sony Award and a BAFTA nomination and he has performed across the globe.


Politically charged gag merchant who covers his Asian upbringing, neurodiversity (as someone with dyspraxia, ADHD, and ASD) and the most important of topics…conspiracy theories.

“A phenomenal gag teller with an engaging stage persona” – Broadway Baby

“His fresh takes on current affairs are consistently hilarious…his sincerity cuts through the jovial atmosphere to reveal a great intellect, and an ability to correctly and resonantly sum up a certain political reality. Clever, funny and insane” – Hecklers Comedy Club


A multi award-winning one-liner comedian from the West Midlands with 10 years of sell-out shows at Edinburgh, Leicester and Brighton Fringes.

Masai delivers genius one-liners, puns and word play with genuine charm, easy-flowing banter and reams of material from clean to naughty.

Masai has built a huge cult following at the Edinburgh Fringe having been performing regularly there for 8 years. He performed ‘101 Clean Jokes In 30 mins’ 150 times at the festival, which is an incredible feat – only to be topped by him performing his show ‘101 Naughty Jokes In 30 mins’ an incredible 300 times at the Fringe!

“Annoyingly good gags and great stage presence” – Gary Delaney

“Audience admire the craftsmanship from this cheerful Black Country comic who skirts offence deftly” – Chortle

Recent awards:
‘Some Bloke Called Dave’ Best Joke Of The Fringe – WINNER 2021
Dave Best Joke Of The Fringe – WINNER 2022
Leicester Comedy Festival Best Promoter – WINNER 2022


Having spent over half a decade on the live comedy circuit both performing and promoting shows, Adam now heads up ‘A Rush Of Laughter’ comedy management, representing a hand-picked a variety of comic talent.

More about the Comedy Festival

Experience over a dozen venues across Bath, the welcome return of the Bath Comedy Festival will have The City of Bath roaring with laughter over three weeks this Spring.

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