The Comedy Bar is returning to The Hat Factory!

Every third Friday of the month join resident MC Jake Pickford for an evening of stand-up comedy from the nation's up and coming talent.

September Line up:

Patrick Healy

Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year 2018

So You Think You're Funny Finalist 2018

Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Finalist 2019

"An Idiosyncratic worldview" - London Evening Standard

"Fantastic Prospect" - The Stand-Up Club, Piccadilly

Nathan Roberts

Originally from Luton. Shortlisted for BBC introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award

Katie Price LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year Finalist 2019

"To die for opening-gag" - Chortle

"Excellent stage presence and pin point accurate writing" - Helen Lederer and David Morgan

Nicole Harris

Jewish Comedian of The Year 2016

"Taking Laughter to the next level" - Jewish Chronicle

Benji Rothman

Semi-finalist at Sirius XM Canada’s Top Comic

Age guidance 16+
Content may contain adult themes and strong language


  • Friday, September 20, 2019

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.

It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.

The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.

Venue Hire

The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.


To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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