The Bath Comedy Festival is the passion of Nick Steel, festival director since 2010 and fan of all things stand-up.
Much like his inspiration, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, for two weeks in the spring Nick spreads laughter throughout the theatres, pubs and clubs of Bath.
As well as star turns from comedic superstars Doug Stanhope, Julian Clary, Barry Cryer and Henning Wehn, the festival also finds and presents some of the best up-and-coming performers.
The Wine Arts Trail, has become an integral part of the festival's programme. The legendary magical mystery tour whisks punters around the hidden corners of Bath on an old red London double decker bus with a celebrity comedy clippie in tow. As a result, there's an hilarious happening or daft divertissement at every stop on the way. And, of course, a glass of fine wine.