Brighton Fringe Shows

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


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time

Listings for 14 May, sorted by Start Time

12:00

After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone

After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone

Comedy

After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 14-15 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

You walk into a play but none of the actors have learned their lines, because there are none. This show hasn’t been written yet. Up ahead there’s a sign. We take the next turn on the left - via the slip road of your imagination - and arrive at your final destination: an improvised twist on The Twilight Zone. Some of Bristol’s best improvisers, with live musical accompaniment, create a brand-new episode of the classic science fiction show which inspired Black Mirror. Suitable for all levels of nerdiness and Twilight Zone knowledge! ★★★★★ Wriggle Bristol “...


Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Cabaret

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Cabaret

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21 at 12:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

Affectionate musical comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch, now sadly bereft of her consort of 73 years. As told by Carole Shaw, the show’s creator and star performer, this is the story of a thoroughly modern, fully empowered female role model. She is a woman heading up a country, after all. This powerful, colourful lady head-of-state finally reveals her “all” to her people - her undying love for her dogs, the men in her life, her single-handed success at forging peace processes, her secret passion for motorbikes, coming out at 96 as a song-&-dance gal. You are regally commanded to...


13:00

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Comedy

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 4-5 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £0

He's back! He's a clowny comedian, he'll do almost anything for a laugh, he's been around for long enough to have lots of material. He builds his shows around his own life. This is Gerry's fourth solo show, following 2021's "When I was Alive". Chortle magazine called it "charmingly defiant" and said that he performed with " pep and a sense of fun". So, come along and let him get you into position to have a laugh. And the great thing is that the show is over in time for Gerry to go for a nap. He's 69, after all. ...


Best of Brighton Fringe for Kids

Best of Brighton Fringe for Kids

Childrens

Best of Brighton Fringe for Kids

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 13:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

A fantastic show for all the family to enjoy together, which brings together some of the best child friendly performers from around the Brighton area...


14:00

Medico

Medico

Comedy

Medico

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 14-15 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Italian NHS intensive care doctor and comedian (yes, she really is both) Dr Stefania Licari (Ecole Philippe Gaulier, East 15, Medical School University of Milan) brings to the stage her comedy alter ego Dr Anna LaRosa (from the multi-award-winning online series 'My Doctor's Advice') for a, by turns, hysterical and moving exploration of the medical world, immigration and what it means to become British. Physical gags, silly jokes and true stories from the medical frontline combine with Stefania's own experience of being an Italian doctor in the UK. You may laugh or you may cry, or ideally both,...


What Women Want

What Women Want

Comedy

What Women Want

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14-15, 29, JUN 2-3, 5 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

What if men could really understand what women want. Is it even possible? And if it was, would their heads implode? Join comics Kimberley Datnow and Peter Bazely this summer, as they explore the ins and outs of What Women Want. This two-handed comic performance will take a whirlwind ride through the female psyche, as seen from both sides of the gender divide. Expect comic songs, special guests and a hilarious tag team of two award-winning comics as your hosts. Whether it's discovering how the love lives of lobsters might have some useful sex tips for our menfolk, or ugly laughing your way t...


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 Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-3, 5 at 14:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £7

In this show character comedian Robert Inston with respect to victims, and irreverence that only comes from knowledge...dissects the suspected perpetrators and celebrities dumbfounded by the demon of Whitechapel. In part one, he gives an overview of the period...particularly the response of the Government and Queen Victoria herself whose own grandson was a suspect. In Part 2, he "becomes" George Chapman wife poisoner; John Piser, known as Leather Apron as he worked in a slaughterhouse; the pathetic Aaron Kosminski who was more solitary than social.... ...


Below The Belt with Benny Shakes

Below The Belt with Benny Shakes

Childrens

Below The Belt with Benny Shakes

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 7-8, 14-15 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

“The disability 'Taskmaster'!” A hilarious rip-roaring game show with humour for all ages, where kids join in the games and learn about disability! A panel of comedians attempt tasks set for them by their host Benny Shakes, raising awareness of disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy and Autism. With co-hosts Kate Lovelock and Mark Nicholas, plus star guests from all across the festival. The panel get to experience how it feels to have a disability by playing interactive games such as ’Below the Belt’, where panellists (and audiences) draw with their bare feet, ‘Jamie’s Gamey’, working out sent...



15:00

Fran Kissling Presents Entertainment to an Audience

Fran Kissling Presents Entertainment to an Audience

Comedy

Fran Kissling Presents Entertainment to an Audience

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 7, 14, 21 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2.50

The concept is for audience members go to the show, watch to the end and then go home. During the show Fran Kissling will present you with meticulously planned, structured entertainment. You will also learn highly interesting facts about Fran’s home country of Switzerland. Highlights include Fran’s preferences in volcano-themed songs, why it is bad to share an allotment with a British person and reasons not to live in a peaceful country. Fran Kissling will also introduce you to memorable guests who, although less structured, will give you interesting insights into their lives. Au...


An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14-15 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

"Laugh out loud”, “Slick and powerful writing that keeps the audience mesmerised throughout” * * * * (London Pub Theatres) This comedic one man show introduces Stuart Bagcliffe, who is about to perform his biographical play to an audience for the first time. Ill prepared and lacking experience, Stuart is naturally a bundle of nerves. Join him as he attempts to make it through the play in one piece, contending with his overbearing mother watching from the wings, a sound technician who's half asleep, as well as his own demons and insecurities. What could possibly go wrong? ...


Nik Coppin: Shark

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

The affable, internationally well-travelled comedian returns to Brighton Fringe with more hilarious anecdotes, observations, audience interaction and banter as well as some insightful comedy deconstruction to give people a peep behind the mystical comedy curtain. There is no shark... Review Quotes ​"Fast and funny...The audience loved it...Sweetly, wildly hilarious" (4 stars) Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2014 "Charmingly hilarious host Nik Coppin’s comedy was effortless" Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2012 “Nik Coppin’s carefree comedy and happy-go-lucky nature are...


16:00

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 7, 14 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

Following her first US tour and millions of views over lockdown for her blunt takes on post pandemic hookup culture and being a childfree badass, Conway returns in a high energy, sex positive banger for 2022. Conway is an internationally touring comedian that does hilarious shows about sex, addiction & dating. She’s sold out multiple Edinburgh Festival runs with self produced shows ‘Walk of Shame’ & ’You May Recognise Me From Tinder’. You may also recognise her from The Guardian, Woman’s Hour, Stylist, Grazia & BBC 4 Extra. ★★★★ "A champion for anyone that’s chased ...


Darren Walsh: Work in progress

Darren Walsh: Work in progress

Comedy

Darren Walsh: Work in progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 14, 21, 28 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh (Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019 - BEST JOKE) for some new jokes. UK's first Pun Champion, WINNER - Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, WINNER -, ★★★★★ "Punbelievable!" - The Mirror. ★★★★ - Sunday Express. Top 10 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe in The Guardian, The Mirror & The Scotsman. You get the idea basically, there's a lot of jokes. ...


Hotel Michelle

Hotel Michelle

Comedy

Hotel Michelle

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14 at 16:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Come and spend a night at Hotel Michelle! Hotel Michelle is an improvised comedy show about the staff and customers of a fictional hotel, set in a location chosen by you! Sit back and enjoy as characters and relationships are weaved together into a hour-long comedy developed entirely on the spot. Each performance will be entirely unique, so even we don't know how it will end! After months of restricted travel it's time to get away somewhere where you can relax, have a drink, and enjoy some quality hospitality. Brought to you by a group of top improvisers from London-based improv group ...


Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

A revolving lineup of some of the best local comedic talent in Brighton and comedians visiting for the Fringe...


17:00

Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe

Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe

Comedy

Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 17:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

It's an early evening comedy bonanza! Back for a 3rd year in Brighton, this stand-up comedy selection is an exciting mixed-pack of comics, with top headliners and the best up-and-coming performers selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe. See a bundle of comics visiting Brighton from the international comedy circuit, alongside a selection of great acts from around the UK and the very best in hilarious new and local talent. It's different at every show. You'll see something you weren't expecting, something new and maybe something extraordinary! The perfect start to your Fring...



VAPPOW!

VAPPOW!

Comedy

VAPPOW!

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14 at 17:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Three comedians ask you to join them for a fun filled hour where each comedian performs their own unique set. Having performed sucsessful runs at previous Brighton Fringes and the Edinburgh Fringe, they are back in Brighton to kick up a comedy storm. Miss them at your peril!...


18:00

Funny Fellas

Funny Fellas

Cabaret

Funny Fellas

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 12-15 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Mimicry, magic, and mirth aplenty - with impressionist Stephen Owen and comedy magician Stu Turner. Come and catch these two funny fellas as they bring a fabulous hour of entertainment to this year’s Fringe. Steve’s mimicry hilariously covers the world of showbiz & entertainment, and Stu's magic is silly, surreal, and highly entertaining. This two man variety show combines stand-up comedy, hilarious magic, and impressions - with audience participation, and maybe even some prizes if you’re lucky! The duo work around the country in comedy clubs, cabaret, and theatre – and can’t wait to...


19:00

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Comedy

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 14-15, 27-29 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

This is a work in progress stand up comedy show from Andrea Hubert, who promises to keep it to 50 minutes and to mention lockdown as little as humanly possible....


On The Edge Best of the Fest

On The Edge Best of the Fest

Comedy

On The Edge Best of the Fest

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 7, 14, 21, 28, JUN 4 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

On The Edge Comedy is a Brighton institution, bring fresh faces from the UK circuit to our stage 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....


Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Comedy

Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 13-14 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

The best thing about live comedy is that you never really know what will happen in the moment, so join Award Winning comedian Nicole Harris as she takes you with her on a hilarious journey into the unknown. Nicole will entertain you with her unique and quirky comedy style, finely tuned gags and improvised material based on what's happening around her. She's a bit naughty, a bit risqué, but not one bit forgettable! It's a show of fun and madness that you need to see live. It's simply a no brainer! "A Force of Nature" (Arthur Smith) "Can't explain the amazing energy Nicole creates ...


20:00

Harriet Kemsley; Honeysuckle Island (WIP)

Harriet Kemsley; Honeysuckle Island (WIP)

Comedy

Harriet Kemsley; Honeysuckle Island (WIP)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 13-14 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Fed up with being told how to look and behave since she was a teenager, Harriet is taking a long hard squint at the beauty industry through her two remaining false eye lashes. As seen on Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown, Hypothetical, As Yet Untitled, E4s Pants on Fire, Guessable, Bobby & Harriet Get Married, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store, Stand Up Sketch Show and Roast Battle. ‘At the dawn of her TV career,’ The Radio Times. ‘Packs in high calibre jokes’ The Guardian. ‘A masterful hour’ The Skinny. ‘Better than ever’ Deadline **** The Guardian **** Scotsman...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 7, 14, 21, 28, JUN 4 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

'The Pick of the Fringe' returns to Brighton - an annual selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at the Brighton Fringe! This show is a succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners, alongside the best in fresh new talent - with four different comics at each show, all selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe. There's something for everyone - so for the biggest laughs and best comedy acts, this is the show for you! A sell-out worldwide hit show at festivals globally, including Brighton, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hollywood, Singapore...


Scott McPherson: Go Scotty

Scott McPherson: Go Scotty

Comedy

Scott McPherson: Go Scotty

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 13-15 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Scott McPherson: Go Scotty. A lot has changed in Scott McPherson’s life in 2021 and Scott McPherson: Go Scotty, will give the audience an intimate comical window into these changes. From talking about relationships to death and everything in between! ...



21:00

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 14 at 21:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

'The Pick of the Fringe' returns to Brighton - an annual selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at the Brighton Fringe! This show is a succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners, alongside the best in fresh new talent - with four different comics at each show, all selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe. There's something for everyone - so for the biggest laughs and best comedy acts, this is the show for you! A sell-out worldwide hit show at festivals globally, including Brighton, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hollywood, Singapore...


Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, JUN 3-4 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

Following her first US tour and millions of views over lockdown for her blunt takes on post pandemic hookup culture and being a childfree badass, Conway returns in a high energy, sex positive banger for 2022. Conway is an internationally touring comedian that does hilarious shows about sex, addiction & dating. She’s sold out multiple Edinburgh Festival runs with self produced shows ‘Walk of Shame’ & ’You May Recognise Me From Tinder’. You may also recognise her from The Guardian, Woman’s Hour, Stylist, Grazia & BBC 4 Extra. ★★★★ "A champion for anyone that’s chased ...


22:00

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 7, 14 at 22:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Multi-award winning comedian Nathan Cassidy's true crime stand-up show. Best Solo Comedy Show Buxton Fringe Nominee 2021 Best Comedy Greater Manchester Fringe Nominee 2021 Off Fest Awards Nominee 2021 You get home, the door is smashed, a burglar flees. You chase – to the backing of ‘Flight of the bumblebee’. And then… a sting in the tale – let’s play. ‘Bumblebee' is the multi-award nominated and critically acclaimed show from comedian and host of global hit podcasts Psycomedy and Daily Notes, Nathan Cassidy. It’s an edge-of-your-seat, thought provoking and laugh-filled chase sto...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, JUN 1-4 at 22:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Shaggers was born at the Edinburgh Fringe in the August of 2008. Originally it was just meant to run for one season as a fun late show at the Laughing Horse Free Festival with all sorts of comedians talking about that most noble of pursuits, shagging. However, it was decided after full rooms every night, that Shaggers would continue on to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy festival in 2009. ​From there it has gone on to have sell-out shows in theatres and venues up and down the UK, in Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and all over Australia. “The perfect way to...


23:00

After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone

After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone

Comedy

After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 14 at 23:59 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

You walk into a play but none of the actors have learned their lines, because there are none. This show hasn’t been written yet. Up ahead there’s a sign. We take the next turn on the left - via the slip road of your imagination - and arrive at your final destination: an improvised twist on The Twilight Zone. Some of Bristol’s best improvisers, with live musical accompaniment, create a brand-new episode of the classic science fiction show which inspired Black Mirror. Suitable for all levels of nerdiness and Twilight Zone knowledge! ★★★★★ Wriggle Bristol “...