Now in the middle of its 4th decade, the Banana Cabaret has justifiably earnt its status as one of the best places to catch the future of British Comedy. Harry Hill, Al Murray – The Pub Landlord, Jack Whitehall, Joe Brand, Stewart Lee, Jack Dee, Greg Davies, Eddie Izzard, Catherine Tate, Rob Brydon, Omid Djalil & Frank Skinner – just to name a few – have all tickled audiences on these stages, in the vast Shakespearean Globe Theatre and Ballroom. The Banana Cabaret continues to be the spring board for new and emerging comedians as well as a favourite with the established artists. Recent performers have included Steven K Amos, Jason Manford, Rich Hall and Tim Vine. We are over the moon at the prospect of The Bedford’s big makeover and very much looking forward to many further years of what has always been an excellent working relationship with The Bedford team.

All enquiries regarding Balham Comedy Festival toinfo@bananacabaret.co.uk


Once a huge Victorian hotel, and now a glorious pub in its own right, The Bedford is a cornerstone for London’s thriving live music, comedy and entertainment scenes.

The legendary Live Music nights have witnessed stunning early performances by the likes of Ed Sheeran, The Staves, James Bay and many others as well as providing a wonderful backdrop for performances by established artists including Pete Townshend, Crowded House and KT Tunstall.

Banana Cabaret has called The Bedford ‘home’ since its inception almost 35 years ago. In that time it has nourished acts including Michael McIntyre, Eddie Izzard, Frank Skinner, Jo Brand, Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Micky Flanagan and Russell Howard.

The eighth Balham Comedy Festival this year promises to be one of the best yet and paves the way for a multi-million pound refurbishment of the pub over the summer. Bring on autumn 2018 when The Bedford will return better and more beautiful than ever.

Keep in touch with all of our social media using @thebedfordpub, on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HD

0208 682 8940 or contact Banana Cabaret on 07467 027592 / email info@thebedford.co.uk www.thebedford.com Nearest tube : Balham (Northern line) Overground : South West Trains are available to Balham station with frequent service to Victoria, Clapham Junction, Gatwick and Croydon. Parking : Parking is easy at The Bedford, we are opposite Sainsburys car park and there are plenty of pay and display bays along Fernlea Road from Monday to Saturday until 5.30pm, after which parking is free.

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