Brighton Fringe Shows

Have a look through our selection of shows... we hope we have something you'll want to see in Brighton!


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60 Last Minutes to Save The World - Vladimir McTavish

60 Last Minutes to Save The World - Vladimir McTavish

Comedy

60 Last Minutes to Save The World - Vladimir McTavish

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 25-27 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

Global warming, fake news, Brexit, climate change, terrorism. At the start of this decade, he UK was f***ed and the rest of planet was on the brink. And then we had a global pandemic. Vladimir McTavish’s post-Covid update of his 2019 sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show '60 Minutes to save the World' offers some positive, comic solutions to stop humanity falling into the abyss. It could be our last chance. As seen on BBC Scotland Comedy Underground. “One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit” (The Guardian) “Amiable yet strident swipes at the horrors in store” (The Scotsman) “inspi...


Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Comedy

Adele Cliff Work in Progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 30, JUN 6, 13, 27 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

This show will be a marriage of material from the show I wrote for 2020 festivals and new material developed over this year. I will be previewing it as much as possible both online and (hopefully) in person at festivals, online shows and my own online WIPs as well as Covid safe venues I can personally organise with. I believe the show will be all the stronger for the extended development period and I have been working on it with my director for a long time already. I have had a great with Laughing Horse at previous Brighton Fringes and I'd love to come back again. UK Pun Champion 2020....


Ali & Fran: INTENSE!!

Ali & Fran: INTENSE!!

Comedy

Ali & Fran: INTENSE!!

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
MAY 31 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 17 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

An absurd debut show from two of Brighton’s best-loved (hopefully by someone) comics. Ali Macfarlan and Fran Kissling are polar opposites but one thing unites them: They’re INTENSE! This show could change your life. They’re just not sure how. Ali - Fun, engaging, faintly ridiculous, good with animals. Fran - Punctual. Tidy. 2019 Finalist: Bath Comedy Festival, Comedy Launchpad, Get-Up Stand-Up. ...


All is fair in Love and Life

All is fair in Love and Life

Comedy

All is fair in Love and Life

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 30-31 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 26-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

If the more you loose the funnier you are, than these three comedians are hilarious! Come and laugh with the losers! Anti-heroes Arna Spek, Clive Coopman and James OD will perform stand-up routines about finding funny in the sadder end of life. The end of live and love were it has all gone wrong a bit. For we are all in the gutter, just some of us are looking at making it into an award winning show. A show where three comedian do 20 min each of their best material as developed in a year in their living rooms and on the circuit about their lives with the focus of laughing at your own pain. ...


Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis

Comedy

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 23-24 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £6
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 21 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £6

Award-winning character comedian Anna Morris (Ch4's Lee and Dean) returns to Brighton with her debut stand-up show. A work-in-progress in the lead-up to a BBC Radio 4 recording of same name. For the first time in her career, Morris steps-out of her much-loved characters and reveals a side we've never seen. Anna welcomes you to share her kid-life crisis as she approaches 40 and contemplates Motherhood. Anna's having a very female mid-life crisis. Men turn to a leather jacket, a sports car, younger woman and are told they're more attractive as they age. Anna has bagged the younger man, but l...



Ben Pope: WIP

Ben Pope: WIP

Comedy

Ben Pope: WIP

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 7, 14, 21 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £2

Ben Pope is 'a total delight' (Fest). This is his charming, dewy-eyed, freshly-jellied new work-in-progress show - jokes, stories and verbal potpourri about God, faith, weddings, constellations, hoarding, murder, STIs, dogs, postcards and (urgh) love. Expect a 'consistently funny and deceptively thoughtful' hour (The Scotsman) as Pope putzes around with a new project. It'll be sublime. Praise for previous work: 'Undeniably funny and a clear crowd favourite' **** - EdFest Mag 'Classy, stylish and accomplished' - Chortle 'A total delight...a ballsy and clear-eyed routine' - Fest ^...


Benji Waterstones: You don't have to be mad to Work Here

Benji Waterstones: You don't have to be mad to Work Here

Comedy

Benji Waterstones: You don't have to be mad to Work Here

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 31, JUN 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £4

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has landed a book deal! Is he sitting on a 'modern classic' or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he shrinks a decade specialising in mental health into a night of comedic (and humane) storytelling. "Perfect and hilarious" (Buzzfeed)...


Blindcraft

Blindcraft

Comedy

Blindcraft

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29-31 at 17:15 (60 min) - From £3
JUN 1 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £3

Building a world with words then painting it impossibly vibrant colours, this is blind craft. Tales of Hamlet the mysteriously quiet dog, tales of the blind Hogwarts, tails or head it doesn’t matter what we call we always lose the coin toss because we see the world in a different way. We have blind jokes and stories of sightless travails, but we are so much more than blind comedians, Richard Wheatley is a high energy nerd with a talent for audience chat and Stephen is a neurotic with OCD and a surreal sense of the abstract, and a blind neurotic can get seriously abstract! Two blind st...


Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Love

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Love

Comedy

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Love

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 11-13 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

How a Hammer Horror film became biggest influence on young Charmian’s life with darkly funny consequences. “The combination of this diminutive, delightful lady comic and Rider Haggard’s legendary, merciless temptress is irresistible’’ Scotsman "Mad aunt on acid" New Zealand Herald "Best gags" Independent...


Chelsea Birkby, SEXISTENTIALISM

Chelsea Birkby, SEXISTENTIALISM

Comedy

Chelsea Birkby, SEXISTENTIALISM

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 23-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

From da club to Descartes, philosophy and pop culture combine in SEXISTENTIALISM a fun and thoughtful show about sexuality, shame and the self. “I guarantee anyone at the fringe will enjoy **** Mumble. Expect “good gags” Chortle, and a “gently incisive take” **** Bath Echo, from this two-time-finalist “one to watch” the “personable, likeable” Scotsman, Chelsea Birkby. Directed by Alex Farrow. ...


Council Reject

Council Reject

Comedy

Council Reject

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 7-9 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

When 13-year-old Adam Morrison was bringing up his brothers and sisters, he dreamed of a life beyond working-class Kent. Now he’s bringing up his own kids... in working-class Kent. Join Adam on this momentous journey from the council estate, via the Royal Navy, to being the oldest apprentice in town and, finally, a husband and dad. On the way, hilarious detours through the class system, feminism and childhood summer holidays. Something for everyone who’s ever had a dream....



Darren Walsh: Too soon?

Darren Walsh: Too soon?

Comedy

Darren Walsh: Too soon?

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 28-30 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

‪I can tell you how this coronavirus started, straight off the bat. This is definitely going to be over by May, right? Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh (Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019 - BEST JOKE) for some “Stand-up Covidy”. UK's first Pun Champion, WINNER - Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, WINNER -, Dave’s top 10 jokes of Edinburgh Fringe 2018. You get the idea basically, there's a lot of jokes....


Dave Chawner; Underdog

Dave Chawner; Underdog

Comedy

Dave Chawner; Underdog

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 28-30, JUN 4-6 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 12, 19-20 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

A timely show about dogs, defeat and determination by award-winning comedian, best selling author, presenter & underdog Dave Chawner. As seen on BBC, ITV & Channel 4 As heard on Radio 1, Radio 2 & Radio 4 ‘Hilariously entertaining’ - Mail On Sunday...


Dirty Tricks - How the Illusionati Rule the World

Dirty Tricks - How the Illusionati Rule the World

Cabaret

Dirty Tricks - How the Illusionati Rule the World

Cabaret

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 5-6 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 7-8 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

DIRTY TRICKS - How the Illusionati Rule The World The Great Baldini (‘Emperor of Illusion’, ‘Prince of Prestidigitation’, ‘Maharajah of Mystery’) is a magical legend, a music hall relict and an old school theatrical performer. He is a member of the Magic Circle and award-winning member of Bristol Society of Magic and Wessex Magical Association. Baldini is also the head of the shadowy and sinister ILLUSIONATI - a group of elite magicians influencing the world through the use of magical dark arts. In “Dirty Tricks” he reveals (and demonstrates) how the ILLUSIONATI exert sub rosa control,...


Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 11-12 at 22:00 (60 min) - From £12
JUN 12 at 17:00 (60 min) - From £12

Eleanor suspects she may have intimacy issues. She always has sex on the first date and hasn’t got beyond a third date in over ten years. It’s a shame because she's really good at sex. She’s even crossed a line that many women have probably contemplated crossing on occasion but few have actually done: sex work. You know what they say... 'Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life'. Conway follows up her global smash hit 'Walk of Shame' with a candid look at intimacy, shagging and crossing lines. TMI guaranteed....


Entertainer

Entertainer

Comedy

Entertainer

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 19-21 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £5

The true story of one man’s ambition to become the greatest holiday park entertainer in England. In a show filled with laughs, music and lots of heart, Adam Morrison Jones (Deal Radio Best New Act 2016 / Giggle Ents Best Comedian 2017) recalls the bumpy road towards his dream. Could he face down family opposition, self-doubt and the occasional not-so-happy camper to become a summer holiday legend? Having played everywhere from bingo halls to rock venues, Adam brings his trademark high energy to this very personal story. Lovely stuff – Steve Furst. A rock n roll Peter Kay – Deal Radio. G...



Fantastic Flatulence (and where to find it)

Fantastic Flatulence (and where to find it)

Childrens

Fantastic Flatulence (and where to find it)

Childrens

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 29-31, JUN 1-6 at 15:30 (60 min) - From £6
MAY 29-31, JUN 1-6 at 13:15 (60 min) - From £6

Award-winning children's author Stuart Reid lets rip with a brilliant bout of bums, boogers and big bottom burps, bringing his books to life with mirth, madness and mayhem! His Brighton Fringe show in 2019 was a complete sell-out, so tickets are expected to sell fast... in fact, faster than following through with fantastic flatulence. Warning... this show may contain a video of a monkey scratching its bottom. This show may contain great big piles of elephant poo. And it will definitely contain side-splitting comedy, laughter and entertainment for children of all ages... from 4 years to 94 yea...


Fragile

Fragile

Spoken Word

Fragile

Spoken Word

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 12-13 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 5-6 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Lost in the middle of the mountains, a self assured, powerful, "I don´t need anyone" woman realises that she got it all wrong. In order to survive she has to go back, get rid of all the layers that she is unnecessarily wearing, and admit that asking for help is her way out. Breakthroughs, vulnerability, empowerment and new beginnings....


Gerry Carroll - When I was Alive

Gerry Carroll - When I was Alive

Comedy

Gerry Carroll - When I was Alive

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 12, 19-20, 26-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Tap-dancing, stand-up (not for long, I'm 67), and shot-drinking. And false teeth. Gerry Carroll-When I was Alive is a silly and profound look at where I've been. It's a great lunchtime show, you can have a nap afterwards. Actually I'm 68, but last year doesn't count, right?...


Greenfinch

Greenfinch

Spoken Word

Greenfinch

Spoken Word

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 31, JUN 1, 19-20 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

In his next life, Pete wants to be a greenfinch. Failing that he just wants to be happy. But can he be happy? Of course he can. Join poet and performance artist Pete Strong as he tries to make sense of life and the past, and how we can be shaped as people by the lands and hills we walk across. “His laconic and often surreal poetry was a treat, delivered in a calculated deadpan that highlighted its contemplative nature. An act well worth seeing.” Broadway Baby “Well-judged, walking a fine emotional line with an assured step...cathartically funny.” Chortle “Warped charm” The Argus "Gen...


Guy Fawkes' Mother

Guy Fawkes' Mother

Theatre

Guy Fawkes' Mother

Theatre

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 15-17 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5-£10

1612, King James of Scotland sits safely on the throne of England and the Gunpowder Treason Plotters have long since been executed. Everyone in the Kingdom celebrates November 5th. The day that remembers how King and Parliament narrowly escaped the infamous plot of 1605. Everyone celebrates by lighting bonfires, ringing bells and listening to special sermons. Except one woman. What did Guy Fawkes’ mother feel? ...


Harriet Kemsley; New Show

Harriet Kemsley; New Show

Comedy

Harriet Kemsley; New Show

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 28-29 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £3

Harriet returns to Brighton off the back of her critically-acclaimed UK Tour if she can find her way out the car park. As Seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats, E4's Pants on Fire, Bobby & Harriet Get Married, Roast Battle, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store. **** The Guardian **** The Scotsman **** List **** Edinburgh Festivals **** Fest Mag **** The Skinny...



How Not To Die In A Plane Crash

How Not To Die In A Plane Crash

Comedy

How Not To Die In A Plane Crash

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 19 at 22:00 (60 min) - From £8
JUN 20 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £8

Fasten your seat belts for a darkly hilarious and deliciously bumpy ride. How Not to Die in a Plane Crash is the antidote to boring, life-affirming, feel-good motivational comedy. Come and listen to Susan's sweet dark soul as she makes you laugh and cry at the same time with her useful death defying survival tips, all wrapped up in fantastic jokes. Come and have a listen if you think you're brave enough. “What a delightfully warm, funny, fascinating hour. I’m still terrified of flying but that made it all the better” Mark Steel “I learned things in this show, fascinating things, and I laug...


Huggers - Kids Comedy & Cabaret show

Huggers - Kids Comedy & Cabaret show

Childrens

Huggers - Kids Comedy & Cabaret show

Childrens

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 29-31, JUN 5-6 at 17:15 (60 min) - From £5

A family-friendly showcase with a compère and changing line-up of a variety of children's entertainers for the whole family to enjoy together. "Music, comedy and magic kept the kids entertained... whizzed past and was perfectly timed for child attention spans... Left the kids wanting more... My eight-year-old absolutely loved it!" (Child-Friendly Brighton) "Mums and dads will be onto a winner with this afternoon of delightfully immature comedy full of magic" (Melbourne Comedy Festival) "The kids had a great time" (Adelaide Fringe) "Great show" (The Scotsman, Edinburgh fringe)...


Illegal Immigrant

Illegal Immigrant

Comedy

Illegal Immigrant

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 30 at 17:15 (60 min) - From £5

Join Sanjeev on an exhilarating journey from a small village in India to the hustle-bustle of UK. How the simplicity of life in a village is contrasted with an Alexa waking you up in the morning and how speaking English in India is different from proper English. BTW what is the best way to retain our last colony - EU ...


Ivor Dembina: This Is Not A Subject For Comedy

Ivor Dembina: This Is Not A Subject For Comedy

Comedy

Ivor Dembina: This Is Not A Subject For Comedy

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 17, 24 at 19:00 (60 min) - £5

Late addition to the Brighton Fringe. Two performances only! Edinburgh 2019 'Pick of the Fringe' award-winner Ivor Dembina presents a revised and updated version of his solo show 'This is Not a Subject for Comedy'. A Jewish comedy show about Israel, Palestine and the Jews. (The Guardian ★★★★) The original version of this show is the first and only comedy show to have been performed for MPs in the Houses of Parliament. Kindly note that tickets for these performances are not obtainable through Brighton Fringe ...


Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 19-20, 26-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Robert Inston battles with labels, types and even psychological profiles. He, I, her are not from that discipline but have remained alive long enough to still share the insights and joie de vivre of now and then on this very dark matter. The suspects like crime itself are numberless so this selection are not exactly "favourites" but those that illuminates digression from what is considered normal behaviour. Robert Inston becomes Commisioner Warren; Duke of Clarence; George Chapman; John Piser, Leather Apron; and Aaron Kosminski... ...


Joe Wells Doesn't Want To Do Political Comedy Anymore!

Joe Wells Doesn't Want To Do Political Comedy Anymore!

Comedy

Joe Wells Doesn't Want To Do Political Comedy Anymore!

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 26 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £3
JUN 26-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - From £3

Joe has been a support act for Frankie Boyle and Alexie Sayle and has written for Have I Got News For You, so if anyone can write funny stuff about politics it should be him. But he can’t! Boris is too awful, Trump is too ridiculous, and if he has to write one more joke about Brexit then he’s going to scream. Joe’s starting to wonder why he chose to be a satirist in the first place.   But the exploration of why he loved the angry outsider status of being a political comedian isn’t straightforward. It brings with it some reflections on the labels we give to one another and some revelations ab...


Kevin Precious: Teachers and Schools (Work-in-Progress)

Kevin Precious: Teachers and Schools (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

Kevin Precious: Teachers and Schools (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 1-3 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Former Religious Studies Teacher turned stand-up comedian Kevin Precious turns his hand to examining his former profession, and takes a sideways look at the teaching and schools more generally. A work-in-progress show from a seasoned professional who previously toured the UK's theatres and arts centres with a show dedicated to precisely the same subject. 'Kevin's stage charisma and poise set him head and shoulders above the previous acts' (Times). 'Instantly recognisable stage presence and boundless wit' (Leicester Mercury at the Leicester Comedy Festival). ...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 28-29, JUN 4-5, 11-12, 25-26 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £7
The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 28-29, JUN 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £7

A selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. A succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners alongside the best in fresh new talent, with four different comics selected daily from shows all around Brighton Fringe. Sell-out shows at festivals worldwide including Melbourne, Adelaide & Edinburgh. Fri/Sat Night shows only this year... 7pm shows at THE WALRUS and 8.45pm shows at THE QUADRANT. "A Cracking comedy selection" ★★★★★ (Cream of Fringe) "A fantastic night of comedy" ★★★★ (Thr...


Leslie Ewing-Burgesse: Nebula (WIP)

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse: Nebula (WIP)

Comedy

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse: Nebula (WIP)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 9, 23, 27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse knows what she's doing. She always knows what she's doing. She just seems like she doesn't. But she's bored of talking about insecurity. Come see her attempt to figure out how to do a show that's purely silly, without getting weighed down by existentialism*! "She is flamboyant, loveable and we all want to be her best mate. Funny and insightful, she is one to keep an eye on as she inevitably rises through the comedy scene." (The Only Culture Vulture) * she has a habit of getting weighed down by existentialism...


Lily Phillips: Smut (work in progress)

Lily Phillips: Smut (work in progress)

Comedy

Lily Phillips: Smut (work in progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 22-23 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

As seen on BBC3, Comedy Central, and ITV2, Lily Phillips brings you a new show that promises vagina lols for everyone! Female comedians are often criticized for only talking about vaginas and periods, which is offensive, but in this case 100% accurate. Join Lily on her journey to feminism and stand up, how she went from cheerleader to activist and why when she talks about her body does she get referred to as smutty? How many vagina jokes can she fit into an hour long show? Let’s find out. Smut follows Lily from her early family life when she tried to copy her brother and wee standing up in...


LJ DA FUNK's - Conspiracy Muthaf*cka

LJ DA FUNK's - Conspiracy Muthaf*cka

Comedy

LJ DA FUNK's - Conspiracy Muthaf*cka

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 11-12, 25-26 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

Plandemic, 5G, Bill Gates, Agenda 21, Chemtrails, they replaced Avril Lavigne, microchipped vaccines, David Icke's rusty beanpole, masks masks masks, it's the flu, it isn't the flu, is it the flu?, they replaced Avril Lavigne, Project Veritas, Magna Carta in the shop window, hydroxychloroquine, bleach, and sunshine up the bumhole. They replaced Avril Lavigne. Come and marvel as LJ DA FUNK, Alabama's favourite total idiot, rides the bandwagon of paranoia all the way to the crematorium. Also they replaced Avril Lavigne. "There's a fine line between genius and insanity. LJ DA FUNK has cr...


Million Dollar Maybe (PREVIEW)

Million Dollar Maybe (PREVIEW)

Comedy

Million Dollar Maybe (PREVIEW)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 12, 19-20 at 15:30 (60 min) - From £5
The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 26-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - From £5

Ever been so determined to be right, you almost ruined your life? Me neither. Award-winning comedian Robyn Perkins uses true life experience (laced with science) to tell her hilarious story about competitiveness, bisexuality and imposter syndrome. ‘Smart, engaging, fun and funny.’ ★★★★ Chortle Sydney Fringe 2019 Best in Comedy Award Winner...


Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 5-6 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £7
JUN 19-20 at 15:30 (60 min) - From £7

Multi-award winning comedian Nathan Cassidy's hilarious and thrilling true crime stand-up show for 2021. You get home. There's a burglar. Let's play. Thought your 2020 was bad? Try getting home and there's a burglar in the house. A chase ensues - to the backing of 'Flight of the Bumblebee'. What happens next is life changing. There's a sting in this tale. ‘The best show at this year’s Fringe. A classic, structured, rollercoaster hour. ​Star-in-waiting. He is untouchable’ ​★★★★ The Times 2020 'An extraordinary story richly accessorised wi...


Nick Elleray: Passionate About Compromise (WIP)

Nick Elleray: Passionate About Compromise (WIP)

Comedy

Nick Elleray: Passionate About Compromise (WIP)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 10, 24 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 3 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Nick Elleray returns to Brighton with a new show about falling in love and other compromises. Praise for Big Nick Energy, Edinburgh 2019: ★★★★ 'Brilliantly penned gags... a perceptive portrait of middle age' - The List ★★★★ 'A cracking display' - Three Weeks ★★★★ 'A fantastic Fringe experience' - Short Com ★★★★ 'A brilliant blend of jokes' - Edinburgh Festivals ...


On The Edge Comedy: Best of the Fringe

On The Edge Comedy: Best of the Fringe

Comedy

On The Edge Comedy: Best of the Fringe

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 28-29, JUN 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £3

On The Edge Comedy is a Brighton institution, bring fresh faces from the UK circuit to The Caroline of Brunswick all year round. During the Fringe we up our game with even more shows, and amazing line ups of our favourite acts. Acts who have graced our stage over the years include Joe Wilkinson (8 out of 10 Cats), Angela Barnes (Mock The Week), Brian Gittins (Derek), Maisie Adam (8 out of 10 Cats) and many other well known names. Come along and see the stars of tomorrow in an intimate setting....


Pete Wells - Does Not Exist

Pete Wells - Does Not Exist

Comedy

Pete Wells - Does Not Exist

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 2, 4 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 5-6 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Deepfakes and Siri predicting Pete's every move - does he even exists. Is Pete a Deepfake? If you can’t trust the world, can you trust yourself. Ai is taking over - and Pete explores a world where every thought is the next step to a sale. Pete is a standup and sketch comedian, who hosts the comedy panel podcast - Just Another Panel Show....


Philliam and Willipp

Philliam and Willipp

Comedy

Philliam and Willipp

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 30, JUN 13, 20 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Philliam and Willipp is a split bill comedy show from young up-and-coming comedians Wiliiam Hitt (BBC Radio London) and Philipp Kostelecky (BBC Wales) “Tongue-in-cheek provocative material” - Chortle. Their child-like energy, confident stage presence, and quick-fire performance styles have seen them propelled up the UK comedy ladder. Comedy Store King Gong Show winner and Roast Battle UK champion Philipp Kostelecky shares what it’s like to grow up under an American-Slovenian mother and absentee Austrian father, using his unorthodox cultural background and family structure to pose as the ext...



Ram of God

Ram of God

Theatre

Ram of God

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 17-19 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £8

RAM WILL PUNISH YOU RAM WILL NOURISH YOU PRAISE BE TO RAM Welcome to the church of Ram, where people are sheeple, sheep are people and the world is one short throw away from blowing up in a cloud of smoke. Come to The Temple, rest your head against the holy breast and suckle on the holy teat. Ram is your saviour, here to lead the way to salvation, through absurdist dogma, higher plane sailing and the holy seeing of the baa baa baaaad things that are to come… Ram of God is an immersive theatrical sermon, an irreverent take on religious ceremony and secular alternatives like social media...


Richard Wright is just happy to be involved

Richard Wright is just happy to be involved

Comedy

Richard Wright is just happy to be involved

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 19-20 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Want (Ticketed)

Richard is 38 years old. Richard lives at home with his parents. Richard lost his job. Richard doesn't have a girlfriend. Richard has never had sex. In the past year Richard Wright has seen only 5 people in person. This 4 star rated multi time comedy competition semi finalist returns to Brighton Fringe to explain his life motto. No matter what the circumstances there is one truth that you can rely upon – Richard Wright is just happy to be involved. (Although frequently he is not invited.)
"Richard & his cuddly boisterousness commands the room from the off" Mumble Comedy, 4 stars "Richard...


Robin Morgan: Work In Progress

Robin Morgan: Work In Progress

Comedy

Robin Morgan: Work In Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 19-20 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

A brand new hour show from Robin Morgan (as seen on Mock The Week) - the "utterly hilarious" (Broadway Baby) Welsh-stand up. Writer for The Mash Report (BBC Two) and The News Quiz (BBC R4). Tour Support for Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling. Television Warm-Up for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One). "Hard-working, well-written stand-up from a massively likeable performer who must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame." (Chortle) **** Sunday Times ...


Ross Drummond & Harry Monaghan: The Jerk Store

Ross Drummond & Harry Monaghan: The Jerk Store

Comedy

Ross Drummond & Harry Monaghan: The Jerk Store

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 25-26 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Ross Drummond and Harry Monaghan are The Jerk Store. Comedy Record Label, Podcast Network and Monthly night. Financially crippling? Almost certainly? Undeniably fun? Absolutely. And Now? Well, they have a jam-packed hour of entertainment for you to come and see! Watch Ross and Harry as they debut material not previously heard on any of the labels EPs and prep for their own upcoming debut hours. Expect jokes about Nu-Metal, Expect jokes about Scarecrows, Upper Crust, Netball, The Sound of Music, hay fever. Relatable stuff, your mum might like them. They’re good lads, honest. It’s g...


Sara Barron: Suffer, Fools (work in progress)

Sara Barron: Suffer, Fools (work in progress)

Comedy

Sara Barron: Suffer, Fools (work in progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 14-16 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominee and star of "Live at the Apollo", "Would I Lie to You", and "Frankie Boyle’s New World Order" returns with a blistering hour of standup. Guilt, desire, smart sex, dumb kids. Conception, rejection and wine in a can. These are the targets in a show that asks: Where is the space for self-preservation in the sentence “Family is everything”? ‘Deliciously dark and unapologetically filthy... a master-class.’ ★★★★★ Herald ‘..a force to be reckoned with... a must-see ‘ ★★★★★ EdFest Mag ★★...


Sasha Ellen Offends the Elders

Sasha Ellen Offends the Elders

Comedy

Sasha Ellen Offends the Elders

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 18 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 4, 11 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Sasha Ellen struggles to explain her life choices at the best of times, let alone to the matriarch of her clan, her ball-busting, no-BS, lived-through-the-war-and-can't-wait-for-the-next-one grandmother. Sasha has tried and failed to follow in the footsteps of the great matriarch, from giving blood with disastrous consequences to forcing modern men to write her poetry. It's not easy, being a millennial, trying to explain to an elderly lady that turkey ham is not vegetarian. A storytelling, stand-up show about how the more things change, the more they stay the same. “Honest, hilarious and horr...


Science Magic

Science Magic

Childrens

Science Magic

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 29-31, JUN 1-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - From £5

After a year away, triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show back to Brighton once again with 3 brand new tricks added to the show. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Wanna see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part is all the tricks can be performed b...



Sean McLoughlin

Sean McLoughlin

Comedy

Sean McLoughlin

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 5-6 at 17:15 (60 min) - From £5
JUN 23-24 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £5

Sean McLoughlin performs an hour of supreme stand-up comedy opening for Ricky Gervais on his 2019/20 tour. As seen on Comedy Central, ITV, Netflix, SiriusXM and Vice. "A hugely accomplished hour of stand-up" - Time Out "His intellectual and comedic brilliance has the audience rapt" - Chortle "An impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent" - The List "The epitome of the skilful stand-up" - Beyond The Joke "An excellent and imaginative stand-up" - The Scotsman...


Serena Flynn: Lizard King (Work In Progress)

Serena Flynn: Lizard King (Work In Progress)

Comedy

Serena Flynn: Lizard King (Work In Progress)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 15-16 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £5

Drag as you've never seen it before: in the form of a powerful shape-shifting reptilian humanoid. A work in progress hour of surreal comedy from Serena Flynn, as seen at Soho Theatre and on BBC Comedy. "Best Comedy Shows of Ed Fringe 2019" ★★★★ (The Skinny) "Ridiculous & hilarious" ★★★★ (Broadway Baby) "A fabulous fifty-minute freakshow" ★★★★ (Wee Review) Soho Theatre sell-out show with Baubo Goddess of Filth 2019...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 28-29, JUN 4-5, 11-12, 19, 25-26 at 22:30 (60 min) - From £5
JUN 6 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £5
JUN 13, 27 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

The popular worldwide show returns to Brighton with a revolving line-up of international and Australian comedians of all varieties with their best material based around sex and relationships. ★★★★★ "The perfect way to close a night at the festival" Funny Tonne, Melbourne ★★★★★"A tour de force of laughter-filled mischievous comedy" Arts In Leicestershire ★★★★★ "Excellent" edfringe.com ★★★★★ "Some well-picked mischievous unburdened comedy" Voice Magazine, Brighton Fri...


Something Funny with Scott McPherson

Something Funny with Scott McPherson

Comedy

Something Funny with Scott McPherson

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 8-10 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 13-14 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Something Funny with Scott McPherson. The show is a natural progression from Scott McPherson's debut 2019 Edinburgh Fringe show, where he performed with fellow Scottish comedian Charlotte MacDonald in 'Carte Blanche Comedy with Uncle Charlotte & Aunt Scott'. In his debut Brighton Fringe 2021 show, Scott will interrogate everyday experiences with a comedy twist. Enjoy the show. I look forward to meeting you! ...


Stoph Demetriou: Acting in Bad Faith WIP

Stoph Demetriou: Acting in Bad Faith WIP

Comedy

Stoph Demetriou: Acting in Bad Faith WIP

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 5, 12 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

When you keep lying to yourself that everything is OK, eventually those lies catch up with you. Stoph seeks life advice from his granddad who came to this country with £10 in his pocket. ...


Tales of Whatever

Tales of Whatever

Comedy

Tales of Whatever

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 29-30 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Comedians telling true stories. A diverse line-up of seasoned performers, comedians and storytellers join hosts Mark Powell and Lee Moore to share 10-minute tales of weird, horrifying, funny, glorious or memorable incidents and encounters. Tales of Whatever is a compilation show with a difference - guests don't tell their best jokes, but share true stories from personal experience. Stories are often funny, but can also be confessional, serious and heartfelt. We have showcased a variety of brilliant performers including: Simon Munnery, Sophie Willan, Stuart Goldsmith, Jordan Gray, Daliso C...


Tez Ilyas:  RoUgH dRaFt

Tez Ilyas: RoUgH dRaFt

Comedy

Tez Ilyas: RoUgH dRaFt

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 21-24 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

Tez Ilyas is back! As silly, smart and subversive as ever, join him for this brand-new hour of hilarious stand-up. Star of The Tez O’Clock Show (C4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three). ★★★★ ‘Radiantly entertaining’ The Times. ★★★★ ‘Blackburn’s Chris Rock’ The Guardian. ★★★★ ‘Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up is candyfloss with a razorblade inside: sweet and familiar at first, then shockingly, painfully sharp’ The Telegraph ...


The LOL Word

The LOL Word

Comedy

The LOL Word

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 12-13 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 10, 16 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Founded by best mates and rising stars from the world of comedy, The LOL Word serves up a tasty mixed bill of new and established queer women and non-binary talent. It's the antithesis of stand-up shows whose line ups are dominated by a different version of the same man in the same white t-short: The LOL Word dish up incredible talent, with a night that’s simultaneously inclusive and outrageous, smart and silly. Previous guests at The LOL Word include Suzi Ruffell, Sofie Hagen, Rosie Jones, Sophie Duker, Sarah Keyworth, Fern Brady, Kemah Bob, Catherine Bohart, Jordan Gray and Grace Petrie.^...


The True Confessions of Perkins & Iles

The True Confessions of Perkins & Iles

Comedy

The True Confessions of Perkins & Iles

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 19-20 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Sarah Iles (4 stars, Bunbury Magazine) and Robyn Perkins (4 Stars, Chortle) split a BRAND NEW hour of honest and personal stand-up comedy. It's funny cuz its true. ...


Tom Houghton: Red Flag WIP

Tom Houghton: Red Flag WIP

Comedy

Tom Houghton: Red Flag WIP

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 2-3, 6, 9 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £5

The world is full of frustration and angry at the moment. People are unhappy. Conflict waits around every corner. Confrontation in every social media thread. Have you ever thought it might be your fault? In a world where people are constantly trying to blame others from their unhappiness, Tom Houghton takes you on a hilarious and uplifting journey of how he stopped blaming everyone else and decided to address his own short comings and how he ignored the red flags along the way. It turns out there were a lot of them....


Troy Hawke - 'Sigmund Troy'd!'

Troy Hawke - 'Sigmund Troy'd!'

Comedy

Troy Hawke - 'Sigmund Troy'd!'

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30, JUN 13, 20, 27 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £8

Perth FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy Nominee 2019 Perth FRINGE WORLD Comedy Weekly Award Winner 2019 TOP 30 JOKES OF THE 2019 EDINBURGH FRINGE (The Telegraph, The Scotsman, Inewspaper, GQ Magazine) TOTAL SELL OUT RUN EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 TOP 40 BEST REVIEWED COMEDY SHOWS EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 (British Comedy Guide) 2019 FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy nominee and Comedy Weekly Award Winner Troy Hawke returns to Brighton Fringe following a total sellout run of his last show ‘Tiles of the Unexpected!’ at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Having previously exposed supermarket chain Aldi’s links to the illumi...



Will Hall & Sharlin Jahan (Work In Progress)

Will Hall & Sharlin Jahan (Work In Progress)

Comedy

Will Hall & Sharlin Jahan (Work In Progress)

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 26-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - From £4

Will Hall (As seen on BBC Three and Channel 4, Bath New Comedian and Max Turner Finalist, Laughing Horse Semi-Finalist 2018) and Sharlin Jahan (Get Up Stand Up Semi-Finalist, BBC Asian Network, Soho Theatre Young Company) are teaming up for a brand new work in progress show! Expect new jokes about growing up and getting older from rising stars of the comedy scene. Praise for Will Hall: “Natural persona on stage" - The List "Electrically witty...the highest standard of new comedy" - ★★★★★ Broadway Baby “Will Hall was my discovery of the Fringe. He’s a ...