French & Saunders

Comedy Legends in conversation with Mel Giedroyc

For one night only, the Aardman Slapstick Awards present a unique opportunity to see comedy legends Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders in conversation in Bristol as they receive the ‘Aardman Slapstick Comedy Legend Award’. Celebrating 30 years since the launch of their award winning TV Series French & Saunders (1987-2007) this is a rare chance to see the pair together on stage as they discuss their legendary careers with presenter, actor & comedian Mel Giedroyc.

Following this, they’ll be presented with the prestigious ‘Aardman Slapstick Comedy Legend Award’; an accolade to their phenomenal achievement as multi-award-winning writer/performers who not only pioneered a new wave of comedy, but influenced whole generations of artists that followed. As well as promising exclusive onscreen extracts of their work, this standout comedy award event will feature more than its fair share of surprises, messages and special guests. So, don’t miss out on this one-off event and a chance to get up close and personal with two of the UK’s funniest and best loved entertainers.

Please note: This is not a live French & Saunders show, but a very special in conversation event reflecting on the life and career of two legends of British comedy.

VIP Packages available:

GOLD PACKAGE £75.00 (limited to 40)

  • Access to exclusive pre-show VIP reception experience with complimentary drink
  • Exclusive event merchandise souvenir
  • Commemorative VIP lanyard (for access to pre-show drinks)
  • One premium ticket located in first two rows
  • Exclusive limited souvenir event poster (not for sale)
  • Souvenir mini-programme


  • One premium ticket located in 3rd and 4th rows of stalls
  • Exclusive limited souvenir event poster (not for sale)
  • Souvenir mini-programme

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