Comedy Gladiators is an idea that Sal had after promoting various gigs in and around the Bath and Bristol Areas

He found that there were not enough venues to try out new acts outside of London.

It always interested him when doing the regular gigs who the audience liked best on the night.  So I devised the Comedy Gladiators format to let the audience decide the fate of the combatants.  The one they choose will be given a paid spot at his other venues.

The evening starts a 8pm and will have 8 semi pro comedians of different experiences, at the end of the show the public decide who’s won the night.

Then a head line act will finish off the evening with a ceremonious crowning with a replica gladiators helmet that will be engraved with the winners name.



Riproar (Bristol BS12DU)



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Format and Rules

"Comedy Gladiators" is a friendly competition style show in which 6 acts are given 10 minute open spots.

The audience vote for their favourite and second act, and the winner is presented with the gladiators helmet trophy for the night, (which will be engraved with names of all the winners) ,and invited back for paid work at one of Sal's other shows. as well as being invited to compete in later stages of the competition culminating in a grand final as part of the Bath comedy festival

f you would like an open spot within this format - which is the best way to be seen by Sal for possible future gigs, then please get in touch

the Rules


If you’d like to enter or put someone forward for the Comedy Gladiators  please fill in this form