Riproar Comedy Club showcases the best Live UK Stand Up Comedy every Friday and Saturday Night, from our venue right in the heart of Bristol's city centre and The Empire Coventry.
Riproar is the baby of born and bred Coventry lad, David Trew. Aged 21, David moved to Bristol for University and has been there ever since. After 9 years in corporate sales, he eventually fulfilled a lifelong desire to have his own comedy club. In 1995, he founded, owned and operated Jesters Comedy Club, which ran for the next 16 years, becoming one of the city’s best-known night time venues, and one of the U.K.’s best comedy clubs. In 2011, David stepped up, and relocated in the city centre of Bristol, changing Jesters to Riproar to suit this bold new move.
Since 1995, David’s venues have had many (now) household names grace the stage. These include, Peter Kay, Catherine Tate, Bill Bailey, Russell Howard, Russell Brand, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson, Sean Lock, Dara O’Brien, Phill Jupitus, John Bishop, Marcus Brigstocke, Matt Lucas and Joe Lycett.
Riproar continue to book their own line-ups, free of agency ties, using who they believe are the best professional comedians currently gigging in the U.K. It is this policy that led to the booking of the names above, before they became the superstars they are now.
So, if you want to sit within arm’s length of comedians, some of whom are highly likely to become the next Peter Kay or Jimmy Carr, then Riproar is the place to be.
Operating in the main auditorium for three ‘soft-launch’ dates before Christmas, you can expect to see four of the circuit’s best comedians at each show. One of them will act as host and compere, chatting to the audience at the beginning of each section of the show. The show is in three sections, with a beer/comfort break between each one.