Just a quick one! We’re hugely pleased to announce we’ll be playing at Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace, London on July 21st!

The lineup is mega (just have a butchers on that link!) and it’ll be our first show for a while following Jonny becoming a father so it should be grand. We’re hugely looking forward to it and tickets are available HERE.

Here’s a little trailer to wet the ol’ appetite! I mean – we’re not in the trailer but I’m sure that’s some sort of computer error.

You get the idea. Big festival, big fun.

Big love,



‘The World Is A Mess, Here Are Some Songs’

We’re working on new material but every time we write something silly about the world, the world does something even sillier. So while we figure things out, we’re doing a run of dates with lots of new songs (and some old ones) to try to make sense of the mess.

★★★★ ‘Brilliant – the closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods’ Fest Magazine

SUN 25 MAR EXETER Bike Shed Theatre
THU 29 MAR NEWBURY Arlington Arts Centre
THU 5 & FRI 20 APR LONDON Canal Cafe
TUE 1 MAY LEEDS Carriageworks
SUN 13 MAY MARGATE Tom Thumb Theatre


We’re doing some BEST OF shows with a live band! They’re in February 2018, in Leicester, Oxford and London. Basically, we did some acoustic gigs in Edinburgh and a reviewer wrote this…

★★★★ ‘Brilliant – the closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods’ Fest Magazine

So now our egos are out of control. Joining us will be the musical talents of Kirsty Newton (The Distraction Club) and Rob Sell (Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scott’s). Info/booking…

Wed 7 Feb | Leicester – The Cookie

Thu 8 & Fri 9 Feb | Oxford – The Old Fire Station

Sun 11 Feb | London – The Phoenix

Thirty Christmases in London

4-23 Dec, New Diorama Theatre.

Our lovely Christmas show is coming to London!

We made Thirty Christmases in Oxford last year. Jonny wrote it, and we wrote the songs, and it stars the very brilliant RACHEL PARRIS. It’s real theatre and everything, with a real director called Alice Hamilton who’s directed things people liked at proper places. Here’s some info…

TOP TEN UK CHRISTMAS SHOWS **** ‘Warm, witty & touching’ The Stage.

‘Christmas Eve, 17 years ago, is the last time we saw Dad. Hello, I’m Jonny. This is my sister Rachel. And this is Paddy, who’s… always there.’  Jonny and Rachel haven’t had a good Christmas in years, but this time they’re going to get it right. First they’ve got some things to sort out, and a story to tell you…

Hilarious and heart-warming, this is a rebellious Christmas comedy for grown-ups, featuring all the stress of family, politics and sibling rivalry, and all the joy of songs, laughter and love.

INFO & TICKETS. Here: http://www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/thirty-christmases.


THE BEST OF 2012-2017

We’re doing a special show with just six performances at the Edinburgh Festival this year!

DATES. 13-19 August, 7.25pm.
VENUE. Roundabout @ Summerhall
TICKETS. Now booking from summerhall.co.uk.

Come and join us as we celebrate five years of silly songs and satirical anthems!

SETLIST. Booked tickets to the show? Let us know if there’s anything you definitely want to be in the set list for the Best Of! Email us with your song, and which date you’re coming, to jonnyandthebaptists@gmail.com. We promise to do our best. Or you can also tweet us @Jonny_Baptists.

Tickets are also available on our GIGS page. See you there!

Big love,




50-date UK tour this spring!

Three quarters of MPs are millionaires. A third of the country lives below the poverty line. Whatever your politics, Jonny & the Baptists think it’s worth talking about.

Following a smash hit (yeah that’s right we said it) Edinburgh premiere last year, our new show Eat The Poor is embarking on a 50-date UK tour in March-April-May! Most shows also include a warm-up set of ‘some hits’, plus we’ve been updating the script to account for (a small proportion of) the fully-fledged shitstorm that’s happened in the world since we first wrote it.

According to our press release, Eat The Poor is a “riotously funny musical comedy about inequality, revolution, friendship and betrayal. Join acclaimed musical comedians Jonny & the Baptists – stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Live at Television Centre – for an epic tale of modern Britain.

Setting out to explore the gap between rich and poor, Jonny & the Baptists’ lives turn upside down when Jonny betrays Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys the highlife with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair.”


Nice things people said about us in 2016…

★★★★ ‘Wickedly amusing’ The Times

★★★★ ‘Spirited comedy… broad, daft & punchy’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Uproarious satire from a double-act at the height of their powers’ The Stage


5 MARCH – BRISTOL – Tobacco Factory Theatres | tobaccofactorytheatres.com

7-11 MARCH – EXETER Bike Shed Theatre | bikeshedtheatre.co.uk

12 MARCH – RICHMOND Orange Tree Theatre | orangetreetheatre.co.uk

16-18 MARCH – SALISBURY Salisbury Playhouse | salisburyplayhouse.com

21 MARCH – NORWICH Norwich Playhouse | norwichplayhouse.co.uk

22 MARCH – GUILDFORD Star Inn | guildfordfringe.com

23 MARCH – COLCHESTER Lakeside Theatre | lakesidetheatre.org.uk

24 MARCH – HARLOW Harlow Playhouse | harlowplayhouse.co.uk

25 MARCH – CARDIFF Chapter Arts Centre | chapter.org

28-29 MARCH – NEWCASTLE Northern Stage | northernstage.co.uk

30 MARCH – OXFORD Old Fire Station | oldfirestation.org.uk

31 MARCH – FARNHAM Farnham Maltings | farnhammaltings.com

1 APRIL – BEDFORD Quarry Theatre | quarrytheatre.org.uk

5 APRIL – SUNDERLAND Pop Recs, Sunderland Stages | sunderlandstages.co.uk

6 APRIL – READING South Street Arts | readingarts.com

7 APRIL – HAVANT The Spring Arts Centre | thespring.co.uk

8 APRIL – MILTON KEYNES The Stables | stables.org

11 APRIL – GLASGOW Platform | platform-online.co.uk

12 APRIL – LANCASTER The Dukes | dukes-lancaster.org

21 APRIL – CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Junction | junction.co.uk

22 APRIL – CALSTOCK Calstock Village Hall | calstockhall.com

28 APRIL – CARDIGAN Small World Theatre | smallworld.org.uk

29-30 APRIL – MACHYNLLETH Machynlleth Comedy Festival | machcomedyfest.co.uk

2-6 MAY – PLYMOUTH The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth | theatreroyal.co.uk

8-10 MAY – LONDON Soho Theatre | sohotheatre.com

11 MAY – BIRMINGHAM mac | macbirmingham.co.uk

12 MAY – CORSHAM Pound Arts | poundarts.org.uk

13 MAY – FRITWELL Fritwell Village Hall | fritwellvillagehall.co.uk

15 MAY – HOVE The Old Market | theoldmarket.com

19 MAY – FAREHAM Ashcroft Arts Centre | hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

20 MAY – EASTLEIGH The Point | thepointeastleigh.co.uk

21 MAY – IPSWICH New Wolsey Theatre | wolseytheatre.co.uk

23 MAY – EDINBURGH The Stand | thestand.co.uk

24 MAY – GLASGOW The Stand | thestand.co.uk

25 MAY – MONIAIVE Craigdarroch Arms Hotel | craigdarrocharmshotel.co.uk

26 MAY – BARNSLEY The Civic | barnsleycivic.co.uk

27 MAY – SALFORD The Lowry | thelowry.com

Bloody hell that’s a lot of shows. See you there!

Big love,



The two of us and amazing delight Rachel Parris will be appearing in a brand new festive play written by Jonny, with songs by Jonny & The Baptists. It’s called 30 Christmases and we’re very excited about it and it’s going to be on for 13 performances in December at The Old Fire Station in Oxford.

It’s on from December 13th until December 23rd at varying times available by clicking here!

Here’s the blurb and some links!

‘Christmas Eve, eleven years ago, was the last time we saw Dad. Oh, hello, I’m Jonny. This is my sister Rachel. And this is Paddy, who’s… always there.’

Jonny and Rachel haven’t had a good Christmas in years, but this time they’re going to get it right. Join them for a joyful, heartfelt comedy about trying to make Christmas happen – despite everything.

Stuffed with music, laughter and love, this is Oxford’s only Christmas show for grown-ups. A hilarious and heart-warming story of family, politics, sibling rivalry and rebellion.

Sounds good right?! Here’s the link to buy tickets.

‘EAT THE POOR’ – Our Brand New Show!

It’s that time of the year again! We will be performing our show ‘JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: EAT THE POOR’ as previews at a whole host of venues in July, followed by a full month run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August! Check out our GIGS PAGE for more information.

Here’s all the information you could ever need:

Musical satirists JONNY & THE BAPTISTS’ new show EAT THE POOR follows their acclaimed 40-date spring 2016 UK tour of The End Is Nigh and recent appearance on the BBC’s Live at Television Centre.

In 2009, future Prime Minister David Cameron forgot how many houses he owned. Within five years, homelessness had doubled…

Setting out to explore the ever-increasing gap between rich and poor, Jonny & the Baptists’ lives turn upside down when Jonny has the chance to betray Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys a wealth of parties with Andrew Lloyd Webber and even marries Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair.

A riotous musical comedy epic about friendship, inequality and betrayal, EAT THE POOR sees the multi-award-nominees continue to grow in scope and ambition – and even dabble in a small amount of actual economics. The show was developed with support from Arts Council England, Pentabus Theatre, Arts at the Old Fire Station Oxford and London’s Old Red Lion.

One of the UK’s hottest live musical comedy acts with ever-increasing live audiences from several hit tours and festivals, Jonny & the Baptists have been regulars on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and once topped the iTunes Comedy Chart with single ‘Farage’. They have also supported Mark Thomas on tour and recently appeared on the BBC’s Live at Television Centre. Alongside, Jonny Donahoe has been nominated for a New York Drama Desk Award for his hit one-man show Every Brilliant Thing on international tour, while Paddy Gervers has a cult following for acclaimed podcast ‘Podshambles’.

See you there!