Bath Comedy Shopalong – A comical treasure hunt

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Bath Comedy Festival, Bath BID is getting together with the festival organisers to create The Bath Comedy Shopalong, an appropriately amusing trail that takes in a whole variety of Bath establishments from banks to boutiques across the city centre.

The Comedy Festival’s logo is a cheeky smiling bath plug. Up to 30 large bath plugs will be placed in BID businesses who wish to take part. They might be prominently on display in shop widows, or hidden somewhere inside to be sought out by participants in the trail.

Each plug will display the punchline to a numbered joke on the accompanying Shopalong map.

Participants of all ages simply collect as many of the punchlines as they can. Hand the entries in at the collecting point or enter online on the festival website. Grownups can win free tickets for fabulous Bath Comedy Festival shows including the fantastic final night Comedy Gala at the brand new Apex Hotel.

Kids can win too, with prizes of jumbo joke books and other funny stuff!

Bath Comedy Festival 2018 features hundreds of acts in myriad venues from 27th March to 15th April.

The Bath Comedy Shopalong will attract jokesters of all ages, increasing customer footfall and encouraging new shopping discoveries. The organisers were behind last year’s phenomenally successful Big Bath Cheese Trail that saw hundreds of participants seeking out secret cheeses in over 70 independent businesses.

And why did the cow go to the cinema? Because she wanted to see a mooovie of course!

Bath Comedy Shopalong runs from 29th February until closing date April 8th. Entry forms can be found in participating business, in the Visitor Information Centre or downloaded from