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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**Clean Slate Comedy!**

**Clean Slate Comedy!**

Comedy

**Clean Slate Comedy!**

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 9, 16, 23-25, 30-31 at 18:45 (60 min) - PWYC

“This is a standup comedy show showcasing 3 comedians who have absolutely nothing in common apart from living in London. The comedians talk about their experiences having lived across LA, India and even Kentish Town” Kimberley is “Bridget Jones if Bridget Jones was 35 On the biggest ayahuasca trip you can imagine. Brought to you by @kimberleydatnow. Winner of the King Gong Comedy Store. Funny, intelligent and bang on point! -The Jewish Telegraph Has a tight set- gynaecologist...


2022 - Are We There Yet ?

2022 - Are We There Yet ?

Comedy

2022 - Are We There Yet ?

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 2-5 at 16:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Following the sell-out success at the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe with "2020 Re-Vision", Vladimir McTavish returns to Brighton to preview his 2022 Edinburgh show. A satirical look at the state of the UK as we emerge from the Pandemic to find out how much other shit needs sorted....


90s Boy: Blair, the Lovegun & Me

90s Boy: Blair, the Lovegun & Me

Comedy

90s Boy: Blair, the Lovegun & Me

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 20-21 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5
MAY 22 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

A work-in-progress stand-up comedy show from South East New Comedian 2019 and Max Turner Prize 2021 finalist Phil Green. Ever been let down by someone you idolised or surprised by people you thought didn’t care? Phil takes us through a life of dealing with ADHD, his oddball parents, love/hate feelings towards Tony Blair and seeking solace in long forgotten terrible 90s pop songs....


A Naughty Show

A Naughty Show

Comedy

A Naughty Show

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 21-22 at 14:00 (30 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Kirsty Munro talks about naughty stuff, overshares and gets saucy. Asking the important questions of a modern day feminist like; hairy or bald fanny? Am I too wasted to do a slut drop? If I have a baby at 40 will I still be a MILF? "Fantastically Funny." Arts In Magazine. "Feisty, funny and dirty." FD2D Magazine. ...


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...


Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 clean jokes in 30 minutes.

Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 clean jokes in 30 minutes.

Comedy

Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 clean jokes in 30 minutes.

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 20-22 at 18:00 (30 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Hosted by 2016 UK Pun Champion and Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham. This show contains over 100 Clean gags in just 30 minutes so come and join this whirlwind of wordplay. ...


Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 naughty jokes in 30 minutes.

Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 naughty jokes in 30 minutes.

Comedy

Aaaaaaargh! It's 101 naughty jokes in 30 minutes.

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 20-22 at 18:45 (30 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Hosted by 2016 UK Pun Champion and Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham. This show contains over 100 Naughty gags in just 30 minutes so come and join this whirlwind of wordplay. ...



Aaaaaaargh! It's the Monster stand up show

Aaaaaaargh! It's the Monster stand up show

Cabaret

Aaaaaaargh! It's the Monster stand up show

Cabaret

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 20-22 at 21:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming, one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Hosted by 2016 UK Pun Champion and Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham. ...


Aaaaaaargh! It's the one liner show

Aaaaaaargh! It's the one liner show

Comedy

Aaaaaaargh! It's the one liner show

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 21-22 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming, one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Hosted by 2016 UK Pun Champion and Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham. ...


Acaprov Musical

Acaprov Musical

Musicals and Opera

Acaprov Musical

Musicals and Opera

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 4-5 at 16:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

HAMILTON MEETS PITCH PERFECT - spontaneously improvised, completely a cappella! Do you love Improv? RAP? Beat-boxing? Body Percussion? Dance? Musicals? Great Acting? A cappella singing? If you answered yes to any of these 8 things - you are probably going to love Acaprov! Founded in 2018, Acaprov is a 5* improvised a cappella long form musical directed by award winning actor, singer and improviser Lisa Lynn (HOOPLA, MusicBox, Hell Yeah!). Based in London, England; the show brings together Beat-Boxing, Rap, Body Percussion, Acting, Dance, Singing, Improv and heart to entertain audiences w...


Adele Cliff: In The Dark

Adele Cliff: In The Dark

Comedy

Adele Cliff: In The Dark

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 26-27, JUN 2-3 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

Adele Cliff brings her new, 5 star, show about the power of knowledge and the power in refusing it to the Brighton Fringe. Adele is the UK Pun Champion (2020) has featured in Dave’s Funniest Jokes of the Fringe four years running (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). An accomplished joke writer she has also featured in best jokes lists in The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, The Irish Times, The i Newspaper and The Metro as well as being nominated for Leicestershire’s Favourite Joke in 2019....


Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore (Work in Progress)

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 19-20, 26-27 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

A new Work In Progress show from multi-award-winner Alasdair Beckett-King (Mock the Week). A true Renaissance man, Alasdair is 500 years old. ***** "Awesome" (Edinburgh49) **** "Charismatic" 1/2 (One4Review) **** "Kick-ass" 1/2 (Radio Ha Ha) **** "A master of comedic storytelling" (Broadway baby) **** "Magnificent, wonderful and hilarious" (The Wee Review)'...


Alex Farrow: Stoic

Alex Farrow: Stoic

Comedy

Alex Farrow: Stoic

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 10, 17, 31 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

“Stoic” is a new stand-up comedy show in 2022 from Alex Farrow. Alex is the host of the award-winning Jericho Comedy in Oxford, as recommended by the Telegraph, the i Paper, Chortle and The Sunday Times. His philosophy themed solo shows have sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 and 2021. ★★★★★ The Scotsman - "Practically perfect","Packs a Philosophical punch" ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Student...


Alice-India: Be Brave! (Or whatever)

Alice-India: Be Brave! (Or whatever)

Comedy

Alice-India: Be Brave! (Or whatever)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 15 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £3

Alice-India (Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Finalist) wants to be your best ever friend forever. This is a stand up comedy show about friendship and honesty. Alice invites you on a journey of brutal honesty, overloaded charm and downright silliness. Have you ever felt a bit weird? Do you ever wonder “Why am I like this?” Well, Alice-India is here to turn that self doubt around, that frown upside down and to change that Why Am I Like This in to a Sorry I’m So Great Or Whatever....


All's well that ends in a joke

All's well that ends in a joke

Comedy

All's well that ends in a joke

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 6-8 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Wanna find out how it ended? 3 stand-up comedians, 3 turbulent years and 3 hilarious stories, 3 lives rebuild! Arna Spek, Clive Coopman and James OD have done three shows together. In 2019, they all had their harts broken at the same time, in 2020 they all had to stop doing what they love (perform life for people) and 2021 they have all the opportunities to rebuild their lives! Can you watch the last if you missed the first two? Yes you can! positivity for all! ...



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 Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 10-11, 16-19 at 18:00 (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...


An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 11, 23-25, 29 at 19:00 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 14-15 at 15:15 (60 min) - PAID

"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? ...


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....


Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Comedy

Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 15-18 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

One day you're a student at a protest and the next you're a 30 something middle manager who still doesn't know what they want to be when they grow up. The middle bit is a show about realising you're too young to retire but too old to feel like you can make a difference. “Poignant, beautiful stuff... narrative comedy of the highest calibre" ★★★★1⁄2 (WeKnowMelbourne) “a haunted house ride of millennial angst, philosophical in its own manic way... Grim, sharp, hilarious" ★★★★ (ShortCom) “Jeannot is a genuinely funny bloke, whose real sk...


Art of Comedy with Nik Coppin

Art of Comedy with Nik Coppin

Comedy

Art of Comedy with Nik Coppin

Comedy

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

The UK-based globetrotting comedian Nik Coppin brings a unique show combining cartoons and caricatures drawn by his own hand with his inimitable style of affable anecdotal comedy. "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 irresistible....His rapid-fire style works no matter what the audience....If this sort of comedy is what Nik means by being honest and open...


Autism Mama and Puberty

Autism Mama and Puberty

Comedy

Autism Mama and Puberty

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 6-8, JUN 2-5 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

'Autism Mama and Puberty' is Josephine's new solo show. Puberty can be challenging enough for a 'neurotypical' teenager. But what about the added challenges teenagers who are on the autism spectrum face at this period of development? Raging hormones, mood swings, diminished or delayed understanding of what is happening to their bodies and feelings. What if your child is non-verbal or needs visual aids to communicate? Then the parents; what about them? How do we go about supporting a child on the spectrum and who do we go to for help?.... ....Well, let me tell you; come hear an hilarious tale...


Autistic License

Autistic License

Comedy

Autistic License

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15-18 at 21:30 (60 min) - PWYC

Most people start comedy because they are funny. Very few have a doctor's note saying they can’t be. Thrust into a world which told him he could achieve anything but connecting with people, Ian perseveres. In a stand-up comedy show exploring diagnosis, relationships, sexuality, creativity and the history of autism, Ian sets out to prove autistic people have more to offer than being good at maths. But can Ian prove it to himself? "A whirling, exciting debut"- Chris McCormack, Feeling Good "Lynam's condescending comic stylings taking vicious aim." Chris O'Rourke, Arts Review ^...



Ay Up It's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Ay Up It's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Comedy

Ay Up It's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 6-9 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Ay up Brighton! Following a sellout run at Edinburgh Fringe, up-and-coming northern comedians Paddy Young and Adam Flood bring two sets of stand up to Brighton Fringe. That’ll do nicely. Ta very much. Paddy Young: Paddy started stand-up in the North before moving to London. The Scarborough lad has brought 3 shows to Edinburgh Fringe is a regular at the best clubs in the country as well as some rotten ones. Screen work includes Timewasters (ITV2), Random Acts (Channel 4) and Dive In & Do It (Sky). "Distinctive one-liners, spontaneously witty moments and a cleverly scripted set. A stron...


Baby trains

Baby trains

Comedy

Baby trains

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30-31 at 21:30 (60 min) - PWYC

Rob Duncan (from shows LEGS & LOGS). Present an hour of extreme unadulterated nonsense featuring trains, brains and babies. AWARD WINNER: Malcolm Hardee Award 2019 ...


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...


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...


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...


Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Comedy

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 19 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
MAY 20-22 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

"Growing up - I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. That's when I first questioned my identity." Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discover his identity, roots and nationality through funny stories and observations about being named after a Bollywood legend, living and trying to belong in 80's Birmingham and the challenges and pleasures of being a sun-kissed Brummie in Berlin. Audience Reviews "Just been to see @dharo10 at the #BrightonFringe Best comedy show I''ve seen at the fest, very tig...


Bright Lights, Big City Impro

Bright Lights, Big City Impro

Comedy

Bright Lights, Big City Impro

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 21-22 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2

Six improvisers journey to Brighton in an attempt to impress a showbiz agent extraordinaire and break into the big time. Using suggestions provided by you, scenes, sketches and songs will be made up on the spot in a show that’s silly, spontaneous and will answer the question of “When will I be famous?” ...



Bumble Me Tinders

Bumble Me Tinders

Comedy

Bumble Me Tinders

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 20-21, 27-28 at 22:45 (60 min) - PAID - Tickets not on sale Yet

The risqué sensation is back! After sold-out runs at both the 2019 and 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the 2020 Perth Fringe World festival, the interactive and ever-evolving circus of debauchery comes to Brighton. Watch comedians share stories, lead audience games, provide good and bad dating advice, and much more. Never the same show twice, Bumble Me Tinders offers hilarity and surprises for audiences of all backgrounds – singles, couples, young, old, kinky, prude, polite or rude. The perfect way to end your day at the Fringe! ...


Bumbleina

Bumbleina

Comedy

Bumbleina

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14-15, 29, JUN 2-3, 5 at 14:00 (60 min) - PWYC

Two ladies take to the stage for an hour of unmissable comedy, songs and maybe a little dancing firstly; Firstly Bumbleina and her online search for a fairy Prince...a tale of love, loss and plenty of chocolate” and Secondly Kimberley, Jewish, dyslexic and a mid 30s millennial conceived in “the big hole”, loves to have sex in cars Toyota Prius to Jaguar. She no longer gets invited to funerals as she takes photos of her brother to every one she goes too, she takes inspiration from the animal kingdom when it comes to finding men, she likes to educate as well as entertain, her friends lead he...


C*nt!

C*nt!

Comedy

C*nt!

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 7 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
MAY 8-10 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Powerpoint and profanity collide in this love letter to the c- letter. An irreverent exploration of the history of this most maligned and loved of words, and an opportunity to indulge in the simple pleasure of calling people c*nts. "Funny, uncompromising, took my breath away with her ingenuity" Lancs Evening Post "C*nt’ seduces, slowly but surely." Three weeks "Finest sticks of comedy dynamite to be found for love or a suggested donation "C*nt! what’s missing? It’s You! C*nt! C*nt! show by a brown, nb bird and Edinburgh /Morecambe festival Award winner....


Carly Smallman: Noise Pig

Carly Smallman: Noise Pig

Comedy

Carly Smallman: Noise Pig

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 12-13 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

An hour of Carly's funniest thoughts, which are then said out of her mouth. The Brighton Comedy Festival favourite returns with a brand new must-see show featuring her most hilarious jokes and all-new routines. “Smutty outspoken jollity” (Telegraph). "A bundle of energy" (The Sun). "Downright hilarious, Smallman is a must see" (GQ)....


Carr Crash: Father/Daughter Comedy

Carr Crash: Father/Daughter Comedy

Comedy

Carr Crash: Father/Daughter Comedy

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 22 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

Carr Crash is a show about a world growing up with AI by a Father and Daughter who saw it first-hand. Carr Crash is one part Leslie Carr (Boomer and Professor of Web Science) to one part Ruby Carr (Gen-Z Instaqueen). It's an hour's comedy exploring the human side of the Web and Artificial Intelligence. Les is the last of the Boomer Generation, Ruby is the first of Gen-Z. He's her Dad. They're both standup comedians and they're both trying to understand how AI is shaping them and their relationship. Les studies the Web and AI and Ruby lives on her phone. He's a PowerPoint power user, she's a...


Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Comedy

Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
JUN 2-3 at 13:00 (60 min) - FREE Entry, Donation Based
JUN 4 at 20:30 (60 min) - FREE Entry, Donation Based
The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 29-30, JUN 5 at 20:15 (60 min) - FREE Entry, Donation Based
MAY 31, JUN 1 at 21:30 (60 min) - FREE Entry, Donation Based

From a sweatshop in the ghetto of Wuhan, Moni made her way to Berlin. She searched hard for love, until a severe depression hit her, forcing her to face unresolved childhood trauma. Luckily, comedy found her. In this one-woman show, Moni takes you on a full emotional journey. It’s honest, authentic, and full of diarrhea. Be prepared to laugh and cry. ...


Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles

Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles

Comedy

Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 24-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Kenny Shallows has always dreamt of being a poolside lifeguard, but when he gets a place at the lifeguarding school of his dreams, he finds he is a small fish in a big pond. That is, until he hears about the lifeguarding elixir! In this hour of manic, narrative sketch comedy, Kenny must battle backstroking bullies, ghost-filled golf courses and a whole lot of water in order to become the greatest lifeguard the world has ever seen. It’s crunch time for Kenny Shallows; sink or swim; dunk or get dunked; splish in or splash out. Join tasty troupe Chuck Salmon for a narrative sketch show t...


Colin Chadwick: Funny T-shirts

Colin Chadwick: Funny T-shirts

Comedy

Colin Chadwick: Funny T-shirts

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 7-8, 28-29 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

This moron wearing all of his t-shirts at once has got layers, watch him peel himself like a very funny sentient onion that won’t make you cry. The evolution of an Irishman’s funny t-shirt collection. The highs, the lows, from ascendancy to dependency and ultimately, what happens when the laughter stops. As seen on RTÉ Two and BBC Three and heard on BBC Radio 2 and 4extra. “Awesome” - Hotpress, “packs in the punchlines” - Chortle ...


Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Comedy

Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 8-10, 15-16, 18 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Come Sit on the Couch with Me" Is this a therapy couch or a casting couch and is there a difference? The show is a cocktail of a comical but true look at communication in the western world today, with a good dose of rapping and a big pinch of satire. Did you know 90% of our communication is body language? Yours will be scrutinised at some point in the show...You will leave shaken and stirred, and if not a better person then certainly a more self aware one!' ...


Comedy Singles Party

Comedy Singles Party

Comedy

Comedy Singles Party

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 21-22 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

A comedy show with games for single party people! Bring a mate, bag a hot date - it might be fate! Kirsty Munro will hook you up even if you've been ghosted more times than Patrick Swayze. Bring your wing mate, gal pal or bromance, win prizes and laugh your way into the arms of your one true love. Loved up? Come and share your wisdom and help match-make some new couples! "Fantastically funny" Arts In Magazine. ...


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 2-5 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

YOU’VE SEEN FOOTBALL… YOU’VE SEEN TENNIS… BUT HAVE YOU SEEN COMEDY AS A SPORT? ComedySportz is an all action, all improvised competitive comedy show for all ages. Two teams go for comedy gold, competing for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match – it’s a family friendly show after all – with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Don't miss Brighton Fringe's funniest fixture. Who wins? You decide! “…a non-stop stream of gags, sketches and general hilarity.” Lancashire Evening Post ...


Commando - The Radio Play

Commando - The Radio Play

Comedy

Commando - The Radio Play

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 23-27 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

GET DOWN ... and experience the 1985 Schwarzenegger blockbuster like you've never heard it before. Commando: The Radio Play takes history's greatest action film back to a simpler time when special effects were made with slap-sticks, aluminum sheets and celery. This production is in the style of classic radio plays performed live by voice actors and a sound effect artist. So let off some steam, put the cookie down and join us for a night you have to hear to believe! Written by Abby Falvo ...



Criminal

Criminal

Comedy

Criminal

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 29 at 17:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8.50

Four comedians. One murder. Welcome to Criminal. In this improvised murder mystery, three comedians play suspects and one plays a detective. The detective must spear the olive of injustice with the toothpick of truth, accusing whoever they think committed the foul deed. Criminal has featured in venues all over the UK, featuring in Edinburgh, Brighton, Bath, Birmingham and beyond. Previous performers include Josie Lawrence, Marcus Brigstocke, John Finnemore, Deborah Frances-White, and Miles Jupp. ★★★★★ “Improv doesn't get better than this” - The Wee Review...


CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Comedy

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 8 at 16:00 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 15 at 17:30 (60 min) - PAID

Mirth meets murder in the world’s daftest whodunnit. Following multiple five-star sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation’ returns with the rip-roaring crime comedy made up entirely on the spot. A fully-improvised, witty and absurd murder mystery where the audience creates the crime. No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! “Quick thinking & fast paced. A spectacular must see” ★★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine) “A novel idea, executed superbly” ★★★★★ (The Wee Review) “Doubles as a h...


Daphna Baram: Out and About (WIP)

Daphna Baram: Out and About (WIP)

Comedy

Daphna Baram: Out and About (WIP)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 2-5 at 13:30 (60 min) - PAID - Tickets not on sale Yet

What is going on out there? Daphna Baram emerges out of her safe cave to check out the world after Covid, Brexit, the Euro and other failures. * * * *"Amazing" (The Wee Review) * * * * * "Masterful" (Bunbury Magazine; "Fascinating" (Chortle); "A lovely Variety of funny" (One4Reviews)...


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. ...


Dave Chawner; Underdog

Dave Chawner; Underdog

Comedy

Dave Chawner; Underdog

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 7-8, 15, 20-22, 28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
JUN 2-5 at 19:15 (50 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

A timely show about dogs, defeat and determination from author, comic & underdog Dave Chawner. As seen on BBC, ITV & Channel 5 on shows such as 'Lorraine', 'Loose Women' & 'Jeremy Vine On 5'. As heard on Radio 1, Radio 2 & Radio 4 and weekly on The Talk Radio Breakfast Show. "Hilariously entertaining" (Mail On Sunday). "Quirky, moving and hilarious" (Indy 100) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Arts Award Voice) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Bunbury Magazine) ★ ★ ★ ★ (The List) ★ ★ ★ ★ (Edinburgh Festival Magazine) ★ &...


Dave Fensome Dog Eat Dog (Work in Progress)

Dave Fensome Dog Eat Dog (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Dave Fensome Dog Eat Dog (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6-7, JUN 1-3 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £0

Following on from his sold out debut ADHDave hotly tipped local comedian Dave Fensome takes us on a trip through coming to terms with the world through the lens of dog ownership....



Deep Cut Goofs

Deep Cut Goofs

Comedy

Deep Cut Goofs

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 22 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
MAY 23-26 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

A split bill of standup comedy full to the brim of deep cut goofs. Performed by Daniel Mckeon- a self-deprecating, easy-going storyteller, interested in the weird and vulnerable ways people interact. He was a regular feature on the BBC New Comedy Show on BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Radio Suffolk. "Slick. Well-written." The Stand "his comic cheekiness is endearing." Broadway Baby. And Freya Mallard- an exciting, up and coming voice in standup comedy. She is erratically anxious and unadvisedly optimistic. Her silly, fun and slightly absurd take on life make her a delight to watch! As heard on BBC ...


Double Bubble

Double Bubble

Comedy

Double Bubble

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 19-20, 22 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet
The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 23-24 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet

Double Bubble is a comedy show like no other. It showcases the brightest upcoming talent on the circuit but the twist is that the audience can have judge the acts after their set. Each act gets 5 minutes on stage and each audience member gets 2 cards. The green card is a plus vote, the red card is a minus. At the end of the set, if an audience member likes your set they can hold up their green card to vote you through to the final. Similarly, if they didn't enjoy it, they can hold up the red card. The acts with the net most plus votes will get through, where a winner is decided. ...


Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

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
The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 29, JUN 1-2, 5 at 21:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3
MAY 7, 14 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3
The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 21 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3
MAY 28, JUN 4 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

With millions of views over lockdown for her blunt takes on dating & being a child free badass, Eleanor Conway returns in 2022 with a show about post pandemic dating & hookup culture asking... ‘How can women negotiate equal pay in the boardroom if they cannot negotiate equal orgasms in the bedroom?’ 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, ...


Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

Comedy

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2
MAY 7-8 at 17:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2

Eliott has never cared for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing his taxes (not at all), yet for all his life it has led to nothing but ridicule. But in peculiarity lies comedy, and Simpson has it in spades. With tales of gender, stakes, queerness and cakes, Simpson aims to widen your eyes to the bizarre life of an asexual man living in a sex-obsessed world. So come along, keep on your thong, and enjoy the only show completely absent of dick jokes...okay there are some but we promise they’re very intellectual... - “Absurd and Accessible” (The Norwich Radical) - "Weird as f...


Emily McQuade: Wolf(ish)

Emily McQuade: Wolf(ish)

Comedy

Emily McQuade: Wolf(ish)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 23-25 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Scary tales, fairy tales and a whole lot of silly jokes. Emily McQuade wants to lure you in with these but she promises to keep away from your delicious Grandmother. Nervous laughter meets fun laughter. Wolf(ish) is a new stand-up show from Emily McQuade (Finalist 'Not so New Comedian' Leicester Square Theatre) full of dark chuckles and delightful chills....


Eric Rushton: I Had A Dream And You Were All In It

Eric Rushton: I Had A Dream And You Were All In It

Comedy

Eric Rushton: I Had A Dream And You Were All In It

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 28-29 at 12:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2020 Eric Rushton brings his highly-anticipated debut hour to the Brighton Fringe. Ever since he was a little boy, Eric has dreamt of being a commercially-viable stand-up comedian that could effortlessly entertain both you and your extended family. This is his chance to make that dream come true. Expect salty language, sweet facial expressions, and hand gestures with far too much oregano on them. “Offbeat & sarcasm packed routines… held the gig in wonderful contempt.” – CHORTLE ...


Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Comedy

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6-7, JUN 3-4 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £4

Take a gonzo dive into a world of sex dungeons, meth, & so much more with New York City comedian, Katharyn Henson. This show is fun and tasteless and chronicles the life and times of Katharyn Henson, a woman with a penchant for hedonism with creative energy described as "brilliant brutality." You won't see many shows this scandalous, smutty, & smart. “This show is a blast. Hair-raising stand-up... this woman is kicking some serious comedy ass." - Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
 
"Brilliant comic observation after brilliant comic observation." - PopDust, 16 Stand-Ou...


Fragile

Fragile

Theatre

Fragile

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8
JUN 2 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

Fragile is about a self-assured and powerful woman who “doesn't need anyone”. When lost in the middle of the mountains, this woman realizes 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. Vulnerability, breakthroughs, empowerment, and new beginnings. The story, based on real-life experiences, follows an independent and strong woman who, in a dangerous and deadly situation is scared of being vulnerable and admitting that she needs help. She tries to keep up the appear...


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...


Funny Fellas

Funny Fellas

Comedy

Funny Fellas

Comedy

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

Mimicry, magic, and mirth with impressionist Steve 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 sport & 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. The duo work around the country in comedy clubs, cabaret, and theatre – and can’t wait to bring their hour of silliness and fun to Brighton. ...


Gämez Presents: TV Pilots LIVE!

Gämez Presents: TV Pilots LIVE!

Comedy

Gämez Presents: TV Pilots LIVE!

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 28 at 19:15 (60 min) - PAID
JUN 3-4 at 23:00 (60 min) - PAID

Welcome to Gämez TV, where shows are made up using suggestions from the audience - you! Join our TV test audience and watch us improvise never-before-seen TV shows! Game shows, romantic reality shows, gritty dramas, soap operas, and even the ad-breaks will be brought to life before your eyes through hilarious and madcap improv games. ...


Generation Why: A hilarious hour about the collective, unprocessed trauma of the millennial generation.

Generation Why: A hilarious hour about the collective, unprocessed trauma of the millennial generation.

Comedy

Generation Why: A hilarious hour about the collective, unprocessed trauma of the millennial generation.

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 9-13 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

The generation of entitlement, participation trophies and snowflakes. That is how many see us. The generation of social change, technological revolution and pizza rolls. This is who we are. Examining our obsession with nostalgia as a reaction to several unprecedented decades of turbulence and uncertainty during our formative years, this project will both celebrate and mourn where we find ourselves. Seemingly stuck between a trauma filled childhood and an adulthood we feel massively unprepared for. We are Generation Y and all we can ask is why. Why have things been allowed to get this...


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, 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. ...


Good Luck Out There, Human

Good Luck Out There, Human

Comedy

Good Luck Out There, Human

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-25, 29-31 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

“Legendary cock lobster.” “My life is on fire, I think I’m in love.” “Life ain’t all burritos and strippers, my friend.” These are just three examples of the bathroom stall graffiti you’ll encounter in Caitlin Cook’s (SiriusXM, Comedy Cellar, NYCF) raucous new hour of comedy, music, and visuals. Confessional, immersive, and uproariously funny, this one-of-a-kind show—literally set in a dive bar bathroom—transforms graffiti scrawled all over the stalls into the lyrics of Cook’s original songs and the trail markers along the journey she takes us upon. Through these irreverent, poignant, and ofte...


Happenings

Happenings

Theatre

Happenings

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 10-12, 17-19 at 18:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

In these tough times, everything is a struggle. Happenings explores the unfulfilled aspirations and monotonous existences of three 30-somethings, who have the whole world at their feet, but cannot find the way to move forward. Jane wishes that something, anything, would happen to her, to fill the void in her life. Clearly everyone else is happy. One look at any social media feed will tell you that. Jo doesn’t understand how he can view the world so differently. He says he’s just happy to get along and be left alone. Maybe, neurodiverse character, Fran, really does have all the answers. Or a...



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...


Harry Wright: Smalltown Boy

Harry Wright: Smalltown Boy

Comedy

Harry Wright: Smalltown Boy

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15-18 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2

Harry explores their autism and their sexuality, and how these intersect with their class identity, growing up in a deprived area of Yorkshire. Harry has never been able to find a good male role model and examines how sex, relationships and music have helped them become a better man, in theory anyway. Plus, numerous dick jokes. A celebration of queerness and not ‘fitting in’. ...


High And Mighty

High And Mighty

Comedy

High And Mighty

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 11-12 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Ash Hennessy, Alex Green and Jay Corcoran attempt to wrap their heads around the post lockdown world, Conspiracy theories, Billionaire islands and Pornhubs casting feature. 'Ash is a star'-Oxford Mail Alex Green (So You Think Your Funny Semi finalist 2018) Jay Corcoran 'Effortlessly Hilarious'-The Oxford Time's ...


Hotel Michelle

Hotel Michelle

Comedy

Hotel Michelle

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 10, 17 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14 at 16:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
MAY 21 at 17:45 (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 ...


I Feel Petty

I Feel Petty

Cabaret

I Feel Petty

Cabaret

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 22 at 17:45 (60 min) - PWYC
MAY 31 at 20:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Discovered by Mark Watson on Twitter, Welsh comic and host of The Comedy Arcade podcast, Vix Leyton is a natural storyteller with a keen eye for observation, combining warm, whimsical charm with biting wit as the self-styled Princess of Petty. In this Work in Progress, Vix takes you on a fun, entertaining journey through her French farce life....


IMDp: Improvised Movie Director Podcast

IMDp: Improvised Movie Director Podcast

Comedy

IMDp: Improvised Movie Director Podcast

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 21-22 at 16:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £7

IMDp: Improvised Movie Director Podcast is an improvised comedy interview podcast. Each episode our host, Martina Minnow (Sabrina Luisi) interviews a director about their upcoming film, except the film is doesn't exist and they create it together through their conversation. Joining Martina each week are our resident improvisers who create cutaway scenes and clips from the films discussed, all underscored live by our wonderful musical accompaniment. Remember - until she introduces them, only Martina knows the guests character's names and the names of their movies. Each performance will s...


In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

Comedy

In Her Shoes

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 16, 18 at 19:00 (60 min) - PAID £5
The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15 at 17:45 (60 min) - PAID £5

A split bill between clashing comedians; Farah Sharp, a mixed-race, confidently anxious overthinker and Alex Beighton, a self proclaimed gay and gross hearthrob, bring you an hour of comedy as they examine their differences in a quest for enlightenment, self improvement and eventually world peace. Laugh as Farah worries that everyone secretly hates her, whilst Alex openly hates everyone, ending with the ultimate Freaky Friday challenge - can they write material for each other and perform it with conviction? Simply put - can they walk a mile in each other’s shoes? … Or even a metre? Farah Shar...


India 4000

India 4000

Theatre

India 4000

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 16-18, 23, 30-31 at 21:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Allama Iqbal said Old Greece has vanished, so have Egypt and Rome; little of their civilizations now remain; but there is something about India; which refuses to die; though for centuries the world has been conspiring to wipe out her every trace. . What is this India? Apart from her physical and geographical aspects? What did she represent in the past? What gave her strength to her then? Does she represent anything vital now? Apart from being the home of a vast number of human beings? How does she fit in to the modern world? ...


Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Cabaret

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 29-31, JUN 1-5 at 19:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet

Mullarkey brings you on an hilarious, almost entirely honest, and wild journey of growing up as a Mama's boy in the west of Ireland, being a failed Catholic, and coming to terms with the old Irish tradition of repressing your feelings. Despite being strongly effected by Grand Theft Auto video games and their alarming absence of morals, poor Catholic Eddie badly wanted to believe in God and in God's plan. But alas, God had other plans for Eddie. Follow Eddie's European history of broken romance, the different versions of love at the root of Brexit and how to avoid having a child. A mix...


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.... ...


Jane Postlethwaite & Joe McCarthy: Terrible People - work in progress

Jane Postlethwaite & Joe McCarthy: Terrible People - work in progress

Comedy

Jane Postlethwaite & Joe McCarthy: Terrible People - work in progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 14-15, 21-22 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Terrible People is a new work in progress stand up comedy show from comedy award finalist Jane Postlethwaite and Joe McCarthy. The show is an exploration of what it means to be a terrible person and do we need terrible people in our lives? "Unmissable 5 star show" (Comedy coroner)."A darkly funny show" (Funny Women). "Absolutely hilarious" (Broadway Baby). Heard on BBC Radio 4/BBC Radio Cumbria....


Jay Sodagar: It Has to be Said

Jay Sodagar: It Has to be Said

Comedy

Jay Sodagar: It Has to be Said

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
JUN 2-5 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

This is a brand new show from Jay Sodagar. During lockdown when the most important part of his life was taken away from him Stand-up Comedy!!!. He found new passion for the art form. This is a show that demonstrates how funny and imaginative Jay is and how he will never take Stand-up comedy for granted ever again. Lockdown was a depressing time for everyone, and when a passionate stand-up finds a new love for the best art-form in the world. Things just "have to be said" Because you never know what might happen. The show is silly and real and clever and passionate and life affirming and edgy an...



Jenny Collier: Work in Progress

Jenny Collier: Work in Progress

Comedy

Jenny Collier: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30-31 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
JUN 5 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

As seen on The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan (Channel 4), Jenny Collier is a multi-award winning Welsh comedian who has played landmark venues across the UK and internationally, including the Adelaide Fringe where she won the prestigious Percy Award. Jenny has previously supported Jason Manford, Arthur Smith, John Bishop and Dave Johns on their UK tours and credits include The Rhod Gilbert Show (BBC Wales), The Leak (BBC Wales), The Now Show (Radio 4), The News Quiz (Radio 4) and more! Unapologetically bold, brilliant, and outrageously honest, join Jenny for her exciting new Work in Progress...


Joe Foster: Hits The Roof

Joe Foster: Hits The Roof

Comedy

Joe Foster: Hits The Roof

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 8, 28 at 15:15 (60 min) - PAID - Tickets not on sale Yet
MAY 23-24 at 20:15 (60 min) - PAID - Tickets not on sale Yet
MAY 7 at 14:00 (60 min) - PAID - Tickets not on sale Yet

Where does a man go to get some peace? Sick of everyone's sh*t, stand-up Joe Foster found it on the roof of his flat, high above the city like a Batman that doesn't care about your problems. Joe follows up his sold-out debut with a new hour packed full of his trademark cynicism laced with killer punch lines. "Tells them with off hand wit" (Chortle) **** (Three Weeks) "Reassuringly Confident" (The List) "Deadpan style and skilled comic timing" (Brighton Source). Winner: South Coast Comedian Of The Year....


Joe Wells: Everything is an attempt to be human

Joe Wells: Everything is an attempt to be human

Comedy

Joe Wells: Everything is an attempt to be human

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 3-5 at 16:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

William Blake said that everything is an attempt to be human. Autistic comedian Joe Wells can relate. A stand up show about carving out your identity whilst trying to fit in with everyone else. Tour support for Frankie Boyle and Alexei Sayle. As seen on BBC2’s Ouch! Storytelling Live, BBC3’s Quickies and Dave’s Comedy Guide To Life Writer for BBC1’s Have I Got News For You. As seen in Viral Video “What it’s like to have a brother who is not autistic”, over 1.8 million views. “some of the most intelligent and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian” – The Guardian ^...


Jon and Ollie Put the Kettle On

Jon and Ollie Put the Kettle On

Comedy

Jon and Ollie Put the Kettle On

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 2-4 at 22:45 (60 min) - PAID

Look at the steam bursting out from the kettle. It is no ordinary steam, it’s an oh so magic steam. Sketch comedy with acclaimed idiots Jon and Ollie: stupidity, clowning, character comedy and the art of putting on the kettle. From the creators of hit shows 'Scotland!' by The Latebloomers ("Masterful" ★★★★★ Brighton and Hove News, WINNER Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Comedy 2019), 'The Bakers' ("Wonderfully unique... boy do they nail it" ★★★★★ FringeFeed, WINNER Fringe World Weekly Award for Comedy 2021), 'Attenborough and his...


Just A Normal Girl Who Enjoys Revenge

Just A Normal Girl Who Enjoys Revenge

Comedy

Just A Normal Girl Who Enjoys Revenge

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 21-22 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

Hannah was born in Scotland, but grew up all around the world in 6 different countries, making her what is known as a Third Culture Kid. One of these countries was Australia where her parents still reside. When the pandemic hit in 2020, Hannah was no longer able to do her job and decided to go see the pandemic out at ‘home’ with her family. Australian immigration approved her travel request but retracted it at check-in at Heathrow Airport because according to them, her parents are not her 'immediate family’. Hannah will be talking about this experience and comedically exploring how we define h...



Just Trying to Help

Just Trying to Help

Comedy

Just Trying to Help

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30 at 19:00 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 16 at 21:45 (60 min) - PAID

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications. A showcase of no holds barred stand up comedy for people who like to keep things simple. As seen on: Conan, SiriusXM, 800 Pound Gorilla Records & The Laughable Podcast (50 Funniest Podcasts of 2021 - The Guardian). The Best Shows of Edinburgh 2018 & 2019 - The Guardian, The Times & The Telegraph. ‘He’s just fantastic’ Frank Skinner ‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’
★★★★ The Times ‘wickedly funny’
★★★&#...


Kevin O'Connell - Gutter Dandy (Work In Progress)

Kevin O'Connell - Gutter Dandy (Work In Progress)

Comedy

Kevin O'Connell - Gutter Dandy (Work In Progress)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 26 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £1
MAY 10-11, 19 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £1

High energy, quirky, Irish comic Kevin O Connell brings his work-in-progress show to the Brighton Fringe. Having reached 30 without achieving anything Kevin attempts to stay upbeat while discussing all the buzzwords – mental health, toxic masculinity, aging and love. Kevin has been a finalist in the prestigious NATYs (New Act of the Year) 2018, featured on Union Jack Radio’s “One Night Stand” & in 2021 was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award. ...


KingFast

KingFast

Music

KingFast

Music

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 17-18 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 15-16 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

KingFast is a Jamaican born and Belfast raised solo artist whose soulful vocals have been gathering traction around the UK. Some more notable performances of KingFast’s include Liverpool International Music Festival, Cannes (during the film festival), Edinburgh Fringe, Nantwich Jazz Festival, Liverpool Sound City and Aintree Racecourse for Ladies Day. Since winning Merseyrail SoundStation 2017 KingFast’s audience has grown greatly and his sound developed. It is very apparent upon listening to KingFast’s music that there is a fusion of several genres but seemingly most prominent is a cross betw...


Kuan-wen: Ilha Formosa

Kuan-wen: Ilha Formosa

Comedy

Kuan-wen: Ilha Formosa

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 16, 18 at 18:00 (60 min) - PWYC

"Taiwanese force of nature" as per Chortle review, Kuan-wen was seen and heard on BBC Three, BBC Radio 4 and Comedy Central. He embarked on his comedy journey by accident, made possible by a plan devised and executed more than a decade ago - he must flee his beloved island Taiwan to escape his tiger mum. While it sounds like a cliched script for a B-list Hollywood movie, it just so happens to be true. Kuan-wen is a UK chartered accountant and a chartered tax advisor. He decided the best way to honour his professional qualifications is to tell jokes about (but not limited to) VAT at comedy ...


Laugh-Able

Laugh-Able

Comedy

Laugh-Able

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 12 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Laugh-Able is a 5 star reviewed Disability and Mental Health Comedy Night, giving a platform for up coming and diverse stand ups to perform. Recent Headliners Include Award Winning Comedians Rosie Jones, John Robertson and Fatiha El-Ghorri (ITV's Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club). Hosted by Mark Nicholas - an autistic stand-up comedian, a Max Turner Competition Quarter Finalist, Stand Up Nights Competition Semi Finalist, G&B New Act Competition Runner up, Online Gong Mad Winner and Comedy Store Manchester King Gong Winner 2021. He recently appeared at the Comedy Store London. "The Autistic Dav...



Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 7-8, 15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 14:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

'The Pick of the Fringe' has been a hit show at Brighton Fringe for 15 years, an annual selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. And now this brand new clean version has arrived! It's the same succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners and the best in fresh new talent, just with the swear words taken out. There are four different comics at each show, all selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe with something for everyone - so for the biggest laughs and best comedy acts (without a lot of the rude bits), this is the show for...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 6, 8, 11-13, 15, 18-20, 22, 25, 27, 29, JUN 1-3, 5 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6
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...


Liam Withnail: Infinite Groove WIP

Liam Withnail: Infinite Groove WIP

Comedy

Liam Withnail: Infinite Groove WIP

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 2-4 at 20:15 (60 min) - PAID - Tickets not on sale Yet

New hour from multi award winning comedian Liam Withnail, a show about the culture wars, socialism, and crisps. Millions of views across TikTok & Instagram. ★★★★★ “An hour of consistently hysterical comedy..” 
– The Wee Review

 ★★★★★ 
“.. A hot ticket this year.. He has a natural talent for Comedy .. one of the most complete and affirming shows I’ve seen..” - Ed Fest Mag (Will update this massively if we schedule some dates in!)...


Lies, Damned Lies and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Lies, Damned Lies and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Comedy

Lies, Damned Lies and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 8-9, 13 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £1

Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will slay the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness. But how many, exactly? Ben Lund-Conlon has done the research and is here to present his findings. This is a comedy show about death, Buffy and statistical analysis. "Whip-smart and brilliantly funny. An absolute masterclass" London Comedy Writers “A charming and skilled performer” Jericho Comedy ...


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
MAY 25 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

SMUT is the LONGGGGG anticipated show from newcomer Lily Phillips, the show that was going to be about feminism, but is now going to be about her dog. Star of ITV2's Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC New Comedy Awards FINALIST and Pleasance Reserve alumni Lily is, post pandemic, STILL banging on about vagina and now she has a dog who has one too, sooo... Also seen on BBC3, ITV2, All4, E4 and Comedy Central and the Oxford Union debate. Lily is one of the most exciting new voices on the UK comedy scene. Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Runner up and Funny Women FINALIST, Lily is pumped to b...


LJ DA FUNK - Best enjoyed retrospectively!

LJ DA FUNK - Best enjoyed retrospectively!

Comedy

LJ DA FUNK - Best enjoyed retrospectively!

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 7, 20-21, 28 at 20:30 (60 min) - PAID £6/£3 concessions - Tickets not on sale Yet

Anti-fascist, Boris*-baiting, Brighton Fringe legend LJ DA FUNK brings back the best bits and catchiest catchphrases from fringes past, interspersed with new and improved silliness about the state of the idiots that rule us. Come on down, join in the fun, and find out once and for all what a ‘Hassocks’ really is! *or whoever is prime minster by the time this actually happens. They should elect the woman who put the cat in the bin, she can’t be any worse. Victories and near misses Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year winner Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Fina...


Lulu Popplewell: Goblin (Work in Progress)

Lulu Popplewell: Goblin (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Lulu Popplewell: Goblin (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 19-21 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Join Lulu as she explores what it means to be a goblin, lobster and inept female specimen all at once. Silly, confessional, and occasionally unhinged, this is a WIP hour of stand-up from 'such a funny and warm performer' with 'quick lines and sharp gags' (Plays To See) In a nutshell: That kid from Love Actually is old now and she talks alot about sex work. What's not to love? 'Sharp, witty, cleverly constructed... simply hilarious' (Varsity) 'A definite rising star on the circuit' (The Fountain) As seen and heard on BBC1 and Radio 4 ...



Madame Chandelier's Opera House Party

Madame Chandelier's Opera House Party

Cabaret

Madame Chandelier's Opera House Party

Cabaret

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 7-8 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Get out of the opera house and into the opera house party with Madame Chandelier. She’s got jokes, party games, and she’s invited all her favourite opera characters. Whether you love opera or need to know more so you can pretend you do, this is the show for you. Real opera is expensive, but Madame Chandelier is cheap. (Just wait til you see the costumes.) ★★★★ “Entertaining and very funny.” NorthWestEnd. Nominated Best Comedy Show, Manchester Fringe. “Engaging, sharp-witted, brilliant with her audience and a great singing voice.” Fringe Review. Seen on BBC 3...


Masie Adam: Buzzed (work in progress)

Masie Adam: Buzzed (work in progress)

Comedy

Masie Adam: Buzzed (work in progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 9, 11 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5 (On Sale Soon)
JUN 5 at 21:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5 (On Sale Soon)

Fresh from Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week, and The Last Leg, Best Newcomer nominee Maisie Adam comes to the Caroline of Brunswick with a Work-In-Progress of her brand new show for 2022, Buzzed. Rammed with witty observations, high-octane energy and (hopefully!) some right good jokes, this high-energy hour promises to be better than whatever else you had planned (unless you had plans to go dancing with Cher) ...


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
MAY 16-18 at 20:30 (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,...


MentaLLess

MentaLLess

Comedy

MentaLLess

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 8 at 17:30 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 9-11 at 21:15 (60 min) - PAID

Mentalless is a unique stage show consisting of Andrew Phoenix and Emma Wesslus. Two magicians and comedians who figured out a way to read your mind, yes you heard that right, they will read your mind! In what might be the first Comedy-Mentalism duo show ever, you'll get unexplainable magic that will blow the audience's mind as well as comedy, improv and exciting audience participation. A high paced show packed with illusions and humour....


Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Comedy

Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 19-20, JUN 1 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

As seen on 'Mock The Week' (BBC Two), 'The Stand-Up Sketch Show' (ITV), 'Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club' (ITV) and more, Michael Odewale is taking the comedy world by storm. Michael's debut show '#BlackBearsMatter' won Best Show at both the 2019 Leicester and Hastings Comedy Festivals and achieved critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Additional credits include: BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC One/ Three), The Mash Report (BBC Two), Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), and Comedians Solv...



Midnight Wine

Midnight Wine

Music

Midnight Wine

Music

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 23-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

Chris Milner - Journeyman Midnight Wine Well respected singer/songwriter Chris Milner - Journeyman shares songs (Contemporary and Traditional), wine and stories from almost 50 years in the great British folk scene touring UK and Europe. Is now thinking 'maybe he chose the wrong genre'. Come chill out, listen and advise. "There is a real spirituality in the songs and arrangements " Garth Hewitt (musician and activist) "I enjoy the poetry and folk edge to the style. Through the songs he is able to communicate to a wide variety of people on a number of levels" Dave...


Multiverse Musical

Multiverse Musical

Comedy

Multiverse Musical

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 22 at 12:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet
MAY 22 at 17:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet

How much can one choice change your life? One decision creates two wildly different lives in this hilarious, uplifting and 100% improvised musical. Inspired by your suggestions, Multiverse simultaneously create and perform a brand new musical every show starring top UK performers. Imagine Sliding Doors had a baby with Hamilton and it was made up on the spot from your requests. “...musically dynamic ... clever wordplay – especially impressive when you consider that they were making it up on the spot." - ☆☆☆☆ Everything Theatre “Dynamic musical theatre experience...


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...


Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 7 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5
MAY 8, 28-29 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

The world is fu*ked. Who can save us now? God/Nathan Cassidy might be our only hope. Immaculately conceived new show from critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning comedian. ‘Star-in-waiting. He is untouchable’ ★★★★ The Times 2020 ‘Funny, astute and surprisingly warm-hearted’ ★★★★ NWE UK 2021 Off Fest Awards Nominee 2021 Best Solo Comedy Show Buxton Fringe Nominee 2021 Best Comedy Greater Manchester Fringe Nominee 2021 Best Show Leicester Comedy Festival Nominee 2020 Host of Psycomedy and Daily Notes www.nathancassidy.com/god ...


Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 7-8 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 13 at 22:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Award-winning comedian Cassidy with the uplifting, multi-award nominated and internationally performed show about a magical year! With a crippling bad back, he joined a gym and a big, strong man changed his life forever. You couldn't make it up. ✭✭✭✭ The Times 2020 (Bruce Dessau) 'The best show at this year's Fringe... A classic, structured rollercoaster Fringe hour... star in waiting... he is untouchable.' The Scotsman 2020 (Kate Copstick) 'An extraordinary story richly accessorised with laughter. The best live comedy I have seen this August.’ Chortle 2020 ‘...


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 not on sale yet
MAY 27-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

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 ...


Nik Coppin: Shark

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

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

The affable globetrotting comedian returns to Brighton with a show consisting of hilarious anecdotes from his many overseas trips and insightful comedy deconstruction. 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 irresistible....His rapid-fire style works no matter what the audience....If this sort of comed...


Not Drunk but Disorderly

Not Drunk but Disorderly

Theatre

Not Drunk but Disorderly

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 30-31 at 20:00 (60 min) - PAID

Howard and Geoffrey are local police officers who don't know how to office. Nine residents, one murder. Two actors, nine characters. Trouble is easy to find, but a murderer isn’t. When called to the scene, Howard and Geoffrey not only have to find the perpetrator but also find the dead body that they somehow managed to lose. Not Drunk but Disorderly is a physical comedy that entertains, humours and mocks each other and the society we live in. A live theatre performance that fundamentally focuses on the characters and relishes in the going wrong. Murder mystery meets Dumb and Dumber....


Older & Wiser

Older & Wiser

Comedy

Older & Wiser

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
JUN 3-5 at 17:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

Older & Wiser is a show about life and everything it can throw at you, from the perspective of two different comics. Sarah Johnson is undoubtedly one of the funniest Midlands based comedy acts on the circuit. An excellent performer, her likeable persona means audiences quickly warm to her. A real quality act. Kevin Daniel is a natural comedic talent with a commanding stage presence, exquisite storytelling and quips a plenty, undoubtedly one of the most exciting new talents on the circuit, definitely one to watch. ...


Ollie Horn: Good Grief (work in progress)

Ollie Horn: Good Grief (work in progress)

Comedy

Ollie Horn: Good Grief (work in progress)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 20-21 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
MAY 27-28 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Ollie Horn ("A natural" - Broadway Baby) returns with a new hour of work-in-progress stand-up comedy after a multi sell out EdFringe 2021 show, and a critically acclaimed 2019 show. ...


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 / Basement Room
MAY 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, JUN 1-3, 5 at 18:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6
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....



PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

Cabaret

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-31, JUN 1-5 at 21:45 (90 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

"Brilliant", "Amazing", "Fantastic". These are just some of the superlatives used by audience members after performances of this show at the Edinburgh and Swansea fringes in 2021. IMASHINATION is a non-stop conveyerbelt of showstoppers, interwoven with the darkly observed and cheekily insolent telling of a tale of personal discovery and transformation by a standup whose experience spans 3 decades. Paul's previous Fringe shows have earned 4 stars a-piece and his musical performances have attracted praise like: "This guy's voice is gonna knock your socks off" - Christian Reilly "Sim...


Pete Wells - Success

Pete Wells - Success

Comedy

Pete Wells - Success

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 21 at 12:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £3
MAY 22-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £3

"What is success? Can success be successfully defined? Unlike twice fired single parent billionaire Elon Musk, Pete is a model citizen without an HR complaint to his name. He lives in the converted dining room of a 4 bedroom share house - and his mum believes he's a success. Is that all it takes?" Pete returns to Brighton with a show about Success....


Philliam and Willipp Strikes Again

Philliam and Willipp Strikes Again

Cabaret

Philliam and Willipp Strikes Again

Cabaret

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 7 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £0
JUN 3-4 at 21:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £0

Philliam and Whillipp Strikes Again is a split bill comedy show (returning to Brighton) from young up-and-coming comedians William Hitt and Philipp Kostelecky “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. Regular performing at comedy clubs across the UK and tour support act for Russel Kane, Philipp Kostelecky shares what it’s like to grow up under an American-Slovenian mother and absentee Austrian father all whilst being an immigrant in the UK. Philipp u...


Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Comedy

Playback Impro

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 16:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

A DRUNKEN SAILOR'S PLAYBACK IMPRO is back again !!★★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★ Broadway Baby Edinburgh.★★★★ Broadway Baby Brighton★★★★ 'A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. Four actors each take it in turn to direct a narrative supplied by the audience. It can be anything from a mundane event on the way to the theatre, to a traumatic childhood experience. The interaction is fun, compelling and very imaginative. And the the quick-witted troupe step in...


Power Struggle

Power Struggle

Comedy

Power Struggle

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 30 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

"Power Struggle" is a split show from two of Wales's most exciting up and coming comedians; Priya Hall and Eleri Morgan. Priya Hall is a Welsh-Indian stand-up comedian and comedy writer who is quickly ascending the comedy scene in England and Wales. She has already featured on BBC Presents: Stand up for Live Comedy (BBC One & Three), Fred At The Stand (BBC Radio 4), Mach Fest (BBC Radio Wales), Stand Yp (S4C), and Hunllef yng Nghymru Sydd (BBC Radio Cymru). She is a host on the podcast Here to Judge, which is available on Spotify. She is a series regular on Sunday Morning With Joanna Page...


Psychic Stu

Psychic Stu

Comedy

Psychic Stu

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 22 at 21:30 (60 min) - PWYC
The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 23-25 at 21:45 (60 min) - PWYC

Not so Psychic Stu will dazzle you with his Psychic ability and healing powers. Why not find out what the future holds for you. Come along and meet his spirit guides Marry & Will. If you have an awful Aura or chakra come have it healed. I hope to see you there for Psychic Readings and alot of laughter, Earthly Blessings, Namaste Nanas dead....


Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-29 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2.50

An hour of Stand Up Comedy form three up and coming Comics!...


Rich Spalding: Look Who Loves Me (WIP)

Rich Spalding: Look Who Loves Me (WIP)

Comedy

Rich Spalding: Look Who Loves Me (WIP)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 17-18 at 21:45 (60 min) - PWYC

This is a show about being loved, and how surprisingly difficult that can be. Rich Spalding brings a work in progress hour of jokes and stories about being loved, by a person and, hopefully, by an audience. Topics covered will include self loathing, self improvement, self esteem and having a drug induced panic attack in a toilet cubicle. It will be very much a work in progress, which is worth bearing in mind when you decide how much to pay and whether or not to boo....


Richard Stott: Done (WIP)

Richard Stott: Done (WIP)

Comedy

Richard Stott: Done (WIP)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 12 at 20:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

In 2019, Richard received a glowing review, saying "maybe now Stott can put his personal circumstances (his disability) in the 'done' folder and move on with his promising career". His disability, believe it or not, did not fit in the ‘done’ folder, and has remained very much part of his promising career. With his reliably acerbic punchlines, Richard explores what's expected of him as a slightly disabled person and why on earth it’s expected. As seen on The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2). Runner-up, Dave's Joke of the Ed Fringe 2019. “Definitely one to watch out for” ★★★★...


Ricky Balshaw: Work in Progress

Ricky Balshaw: Work in Progress

Comedy

Ricky Balshaw: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 12 at 19:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

BBC New Comedy Award semi-finalist Ricky Balshaw is a former Paralympic, World Championship and European Championship dressage medallist, and sports pundit, with a penchant for dark humour. Join Ricky for a reliably twisted and hilarious look at the unique social and physical challenges he faces a disabled person as well as having his masculinity challenged just because he rides horses. As seen on BBC One, BBC Three and Channel 4....


Riggs (WIP)

Riggs (WIP)

Comedy

Riggs (WIP)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 15, 22 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Debut Work in Progress show from BBC New Comedy Award nominated comedian Riggs. A solid, joke packed 40 minutes of honest and engaging story telling from one of the most hard working up and coming new comedians on the circuit. “Boundless energy and joyful storytelling” - Russell Kane “an up and coming comic with a talent for observational comedy. Able to spin the most ordinary experience into a well-crafted story, his farcical analysis of social norms and societal issues is sure to get the crowd laughing” – The Warren “An Eccentric and Brilliant Act...the material is very well writte...



Robin Morgan: An Hour Of New

Robin Morgan: An Hour Of New

Comedy

Robin Morgan: An Hour Of New

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 7-8 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £0

Robin Morgan (as seen on 'Mock The Week') has an hour of new jokes and stories. Writer for 'The Mash Report', '8 Out of 10 Cats' and 'Have I Got News For You'. Tour Support for Ellie Taylor, Rachel Parris and Iain Stirling. Warm-up for 'The Graham Norton Show'. "Bloody funny. He must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame." (Chortle) **** Sunday Times...


Russell Hicks: The Age of Hicks

Russell Hicks: The Age of Hicks

Comedy

Russell Hicks: The Age of Hicks

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 23-26 at 21:30 (60 min) - PAID - Tickets not on sale Yet

The voice of Sky Comedy, with over 115k followers on TikTok, Russell Hicks has gained legendary status in British live comedy for his masterful improv and one-of-a-kind performances, but how did he get there? This coming-of-age show reveals the truth behind the legend; what makes him tick and why he is who he is. A rare glimpse behind the anarchic curtain, Russell lays everything bare in this highly-anticipated showcase of skill, comedy and honesty. There really is no one quite like Russell Hicks....


Sam's Scriptz!

Sam's Scriptz!

Comedy

Sam's Scriptz!

Comedy

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

Sam Jacobsen is an acclaimed writer, penning award-winning scripts for the three S's... stage, screen and school assemblies (his Year 5 masterpiece about the Vikings at St Mark's Primary School got nominated for a BAFTA). Now he's here in Brighton to share some amazing new script ideas! Highlights may or may not include: Harvest Festival the Movie - a blockbuster film about two maverick dinner ladies, working within a corrupt school system, who team up to solve the mystery of some stolen tins of Sainsbury's spaghetti hoops Troll Under a Bridge: a reality series in which former England...


Samantha Pressdee: Clown Pray Love (Work In Progress)

Samantha Pressdee: Clown Pray Love (Work In Progress)

Comedy

Samantha Pressdee: Clown Pray Love (Work In Progress)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 1-5 at 20:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £3

Divorced Sammie searches for love, laughter and divine purpose. She chants MMMBop with Hanson in Jamaica, finds clown guru Philippe Gaulier in France, but when the world locked down, the only place left to adventure was within. "Excellent storytelling, very funny" ★★★★ (One4Review) "Cheeky jokes intertwined with a startlingly honest account of her struggles" ★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine) "A socio-political and cultural butterfly" ★★★★ (Mumble Comedy) "the most uninhibitedly entertaining proponent of female empowerme...


SARA BARRON: WORK-IN-PROGRESS

SARA BARRON: WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Comedy

SARA BARRON: WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6 at 10:45 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 7 at 12:45 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 8 at 14:00 (60 min) - PAID

Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominee and star of Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You, and Frankie Boyle's New World Order, Sara Barron 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"? “Explosive energy and beautifully crafted, no-nonsense stand-up... a masterful performance. Highly recommended”. ★ ★ ★ ★ Sunday Times “A wickedly funny show” ★ ★ ★ ★ Sc...


Science Magic

Science Magic

Childrens

Science Magic

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 28-31, JUN 1-5 at 12:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show to the Brighton Fringe with some brand new tricks. including popping a balloon with an orange, a twist on the famous table cloth trick, and a device which runs electricity through your body. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Want to 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...



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! ...


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...


Sharon Em & James Johnson: Cynically Dead

Sharon Em & James Johnson: Cynically Dead

Comedy

Sharon Em & James Johnson: Cynically Dead

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 7-8 at 14:00 (60 min) - PWYC
The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 9-10 at 18:00 (60 min) - PWYC

Ages: 18+ (The swearing's not too bad. But there are quite a lot of references to people like Judith Chalmers…) Cynically Dead: A show to make you think: ‘Maybe I’m not doing so badly after all…’ There are people who make things happen. And then there are people like Sharon and James, who things just happen to... Join these two Amsterdam-based comedians as they wonder where where it’s all going wrong. From disastrous treks across the desert to unwittingly spending 10 days on a SAGA cruise: if you’re looking for a show that makes you feel like you’re on top of things, they’ve got you covere...


Sid Singh: Illegally Funny

Sid Singh: Illegally Funny

Comedy

Sid Singh: Illegally Funny

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 21-22, JUN 1-2 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

Fresh off once again raising money for the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies in order to beat Donald Trump (again!) and protect refugees in court, the hilarious Sid Singh returns with a brand new stand up show "Illegally Funny" all about the concept of genius in a world in love with conspiracies. Who is smart and who is dumb? Find out from the comedian who will also teach you a new way to hack the US Legal system and maybe even save the world! His last fringe performance got him listed as a top show to see by The Scotsman and Four Star reviews across the board. "He has the cool demeano...


Simon Says

Simon Says

Theatre

Simon Says

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 2-3, 5 at 17:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Simon Says is brought to you from the incredible mind of Simon. Religious leader. Saviour. God. Let him show you the joy he can bring to your lives as we follow four ungrateful followers through this parable of hubris, discontent and ingratitude. After growing tired of his less than lavish lifestyle, 458 decides to rebel against Simon. Aware he cannot do it alone, he tries to convince his fellow believers, 457, 460 and 461, to join him on his journey to liberation. However, due to their blind loyalty, apathy and stupidity, he struggles to get everyone on the same page. On top of their dysfu...


Stella Graham - Porcupine

Stella Graham - Porcupine

Comedy

Stella Graham - Porcupine

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 9-12 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2

Stella's considering Anger Management. Sounds like a job you could apply for? Only, what if you're a terrible manager... Occasional outbursts are fun and charming, right? Change is hard, but hilarious. And prickly. “If you're a TV executive, drop what you're doing and go see her now” - The Skinny "A slick, sharp and polished set, balanced with a warmth and charm that had our audience queuing up to meet her after the gig! Superb!" - Nodding Dog Comedy Stella Graham is a naturally funny stand-up comedian. Shameless, charmingly aggressive and unladylike, she's the funniest half Sri Lankan ...


Still Got It!

Still Got It!

Comedy

Still Got It!

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 23-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - FREE

Come and enjoy an hour with a group of comedians who have years and years of life experience behind them. We bring four different views of living and loving to get you laughing. Lissi who was once the shyest person on the block but is now old and bold; Derya, the Turkish delight and Muslim wild child, (now a little more mature); Georgia, the lesbian mother from Greece; and Arthur, the delightful token man, will do their utmost to welcome you and give you a good time. We are proud of our combined age of over 250 years and want to share all our joy and happiness with you. ...



Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non 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). ...


The Awkward Silence's Big Break

The Awkward Silence's Big Break

Comedy

The Awkward Silence's Big Break

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8.50

In prison the only thing they can't escape is each other. And potentially the prison. Louis Voler wants his dad, Mike, out of his life - which is difficult, as Mike's just got them both sent to jail. All Louis wants is to keep his head down, and for his dad to shut up about planning a brilliant escape. But can Louis navigate life inside without his old man to guide him? Can Mike win back his son's affection before it's too late? From award-winning comedy duo The Awkward Silence comes a two-man musical that'll have you banging your bars and rattling your chains. ★★★&#...


The Butch is Back // Villain

The Butch is Back // Villain

Comedy

The Butch is Back // Villain

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, JUN 3 at 20:30 (60 min) - PWYC

Two award-winning queer comedians Kate Martin and Daniel Foxx bring their hilarious new work-in-progress shows ‘The Butch is Back’ and ‘Villain’ to the Brighton Fringe. Whether it’s being mistaken for a man (Kate) or an elderly woman (Daniel), the two cover topics from growing up gay to bravely embracing oat milk. They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re doing their best to overcome a deep sense of existential fear. Kate Martin: The Butch is Back (Work in Progress) In her debut show, Kate explores navigating the world as a tall woman who’s often mistaken for a man… Join Kate as she r...


The Comedy Arcade

The Comedy Arcade

Comedy

The Comedy Arcade

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 21-22, JUN 2-3 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £6

Part game show and part chat show. Host London Welsh comedian Vix Leyton, holds an ever-changing numbered list of 30 possible subjects - from everyday to current affairs - and invites your favourite comics to compete to take the mic with stories, anecdotes, jokes or even songs, like a parlour game at the best fantasy dinner party you could ever imagine. The game - fun. The rules - highly convoluted. The laughs - constant. "This show certainly lives up to its billing likening it to a fabulous dinner party. Punters feel they are among spontaneously funny friends rather than hearing well-rehea...


The Early Late Show

The Early Late Show

Chat Shows

The Early Late Show

Chat Shows

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 2-5 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Join Fringe favourite comedians Vladimir McTavish, Dave Chawner and Jay Sodagar for Brighton Fringe's brand new chat and comedy show: The Early Late Show. This show contains the biggest laughs about the latest news from around the UK and the Fringe, with our hosts selecting comedy guests each evening from venues around the Festival - to bring you the very best in stand-up comedy, scintillating conversation, and to take part in the 'Early Late Show' challenges. There's something for everyone in this show that follows in the vein of shows such as 'The Late Show', 'The Mash Report' and 'It...


The Great Baldini - A Magician's Journey

The Great Baldini - A Magician's Journey

Cabaret

The Great Baldini - A Magician's Journey

Cabaret

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5
JUN 2-5 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Legendary magician the Great Baldini tells his life story through a series of stage illusions, from his first trick on his 12th birthday to his career pinnacle rivalling the great Houdini. Each chapter is built around a very entertaining, colourful and theatrical illusion with significant audience participation. Whilst the magic can be a bit hit and miss and Baldini’s old trouper’s spirit is sorely tested the audience is often helpless with laughter as Baldini desperately attempts to hold it together and soldier on. The illusions are excellent (Baldini is an award-winning member of th...


The International Bass Station

The International Bass Station

Music

The International Bass Station

Music

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 2 at 22:00 (120 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Introducing the INTERNATIONAL BASS STATION. A journey into another galaxy where the unified language is BASS. This will be a one off music event for Brighton fringe brought to you by The Glitter Bosher. A night of dancing, fun, beats and glitter. Expect your favourite breaks, bass house, garage and D+B bangers. Lets get sweaty. ...



The Lookalikes: A Strange Tapley Production

The Lookalikes: A Strange Tapley Production

Comedy

The Lookalikes: A Strange Tapley Production

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 23-26 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - From £7

Laughing Horse finalist and BAFTA award winner Nathaniel Tapley (Have I Got News For You, The Revolution Will Be Televised) and non-award winning Darren Strange (Armando Iannucci Shows, Crackanory, Parents) present a life-affirming show about the sons of two professional lookalikes who may have killed each other's mums. A terrifying and hilarious tale of Wombles, fallopian tube shadow puppetry, the decapitation of Margaret Thatcher and a Buster Merryfield resemblance...


The Lovely Elaine

The Lovely Elaine

Comedy

The Lovely Elaine

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
JUN 1-5 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Elaine Blackmore is of a certain age who took up comedy following breast cancer. Join her for an amusing insight into her life with the odd song or two....


THE MUFFS BISCUIT BROTHEL

THE MUFFS BISCUIT BROTHEL

Cabaret

THE MUFFS BISCUIT BROTHEL

Cabaret

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 26-28 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
MAY 29 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Two best pals - 1 Scottish, 1 Irish. Having met at clown school in Paris, drinking red wine and dancing the night away, Saorla and Izzy are ready to share EVERYTHING with their audience. A combination of clown, bouffon, performance art, song and silliness, THE MUFFS BISCUIT BROTHEL is a colourful celebration of femininity and food. A delightful mix of seriousness, sexiness and silliness, the show explores moving personal stories of womens´ relationships with eating, sexuality and body image with lightness and absurdity. A glittery, surreal explosion of all things tasty, traumatising and terrif...


The Radio Plays

The Radio Plays

Spoken Word

The Radio Plays

Spoken Word

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 2-5 at 14:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

The event will be a spoken work radio short consisting of 6 radio shorts in the style of 1930's. Each will be accompanied by a piano player and a guitarist and pre-recorded sounds played live....


The Sex / God Tour.

The Sex / God Tour.

Comedy

The Sex / God Tour.

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 28 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Maggy is a priest, author and broadcaster as well as a comedian - she has a unique and informed perspective on life. Richard is a fat baby-boomer who has stumbled through life and relationships without observing much or understanding anything. This show finds laughter in the things that many of us feel awkward discussing. Like sex. And God. And a fair few other subjects... why we don’t talk about them, and why we should or shouldn’t. It’s a gag-laden show based around Maggy and Richard’s life experiences and observations - with occasional chunks of darkness thrown in. ...


The Undiagnosables

The Undiagnosables

Comedy

The Undiagnosables

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Showcasing some of the best up and coming disabled and neurodiverse comics on the UK circuit! Featuring 'So You Think You're Funny' semi-finalist Kate Lovelock, rising star Benny Shakes, Comedy Store Gong Winner Mark Nicholas and non-binary autistic comedian & Bradford Fringe Festival producer Paisley Boyd. A diverse bunch of comedy friends from Nottingham, Leeds and London come together to present their experiences of being indefinable and undiagnosable in 2022. ...


This Girl Can't

This Girl Can't

Comedy

This Girl Can't

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 3-5 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Split bill work in progress show from Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows. Two friends just trying their best in life. Elaine Fellows "Appealingly natural. Original yet relatable material" - Chortle "Delightfully low energy, holds the audience well" - The Reviews Hub "Absolutely fantastic. A star in the making" - Brighton Grin Elaine was recently a finalist in the Brighton Grin New Comedian of the Year Award 2021. She has also reached the final stages of several other new comedian competitions such as Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2021, So You Think You’re Funny 2021 and The Max Tu...



Track 96 Improvised Hip Hop

Track 96 Improvised Hip Hop

Comedy

Track 96 Improvised Hip Hop

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 20-21 at 23:00 (60 min) - PAID
The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 22 at 16:30 (60 min) - PAID

Track 96 is an improvised hip hop group. Based on audience suggestions, we create a world of rhyme and rhythm. We make-up rhymes on the spot and, as improvisers, create a story/scene that audiences connect with. Our live show is a high energy party atmosphere, consisting of a mix of freestyling, short games, and scenes that break out into full fledged hip hop musical numbers, all accompanied by a live beatboxer. Track 96 is London's premiere hip hop improv group....


Troy Hawke (WIP)

Troy Hawke (WIP)

Comedy

Troy Hawke (WIP)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 8, 15, 22, 29, JUN 5 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

PERTH WEEKLY COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2019, 2020 PERTH COMEDY AWARD SHORTLIST 2019, 2020 LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL BEST SHOW NOMINEE 2020 TOTAL SELLOUT RUN EDINBURGH 2019 TOP 40 BEST REVIEWED SHOWS 2019 Join Troy Hawke as he sorts through whatever social detritus has irked him in the time since writing this new show application Fringefeed 2020 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Be sure to catch this show before it ends…you really are missing something special if you don’t’ Weekend Notes 2020 ⭐️⭐️є...


VAPPOW!

VAPPOW!

Comedy

VAPPOW!

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14, 28 at 17:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
JUN 3 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7, JUN 4 at 14:15 (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!...


Vermin

Vermin

Theatre

Vermin

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15 at 16:30 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 16, 22 at 20:15 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 19, 30 at 21:30 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 29 at 15:15 (60 min) - PAID
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 28 at 14:00 (60 min) - PAID

death in the family changed Rachel and Billy’s lives forever, now their lives are coming to an end. An infestation of rats in their new flat reveals very different insanities. Billy, a man with an obsessive personality and a history of violence sees in the rats an opportunity to unleash his desire for murderous devastation. Rachel, a grieving mother, sees in them the reincarnated soul of her daughter, Alice. VERMIN is a fast paced two-hander dealing with joy, excitement, love, trust, fear and death. Billy and Rach retell the story of their imploding relationship with all the pace and ca...


Viggo Venn: Club Comedian (Work-in-progress)

Viggo Venn: Club Comedian (Work-in-progress)

Comedy

Viggo Venn: Club Comedian (Work-in-progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6, JUN 1 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
MAY 8 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 2 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Viggo Venn was the winner of The Brighton Fringe "Best Comedy Award" for his mad and free-flowing clowning in 2016 with "Zach&Viggo: Thunderflop. In 2018 he did a silent mime show "Viggo The Viking" were he ended up speaking all the time. Now in 2021 Viggo Venn has set out to conquer the genre of Stand Up! Come see him fail gloriously to stay within the conventions of Stand Up Comedy. FREE ENTRY. WINNER: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016 (Zach&Viggo: Thunderflop) NOMINEE: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2017 (Pepito) ...


WHISK (E) Y WARS

WHISK (E) Y WARS

Comedy

WHISK (E) Y WARS

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6, 8-9, 11-13 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2.50
MAY 7-8 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2.50

It's all in that title, really. It's a family saga about men, women and whisk(e) y - what's not to love! Following her very successful in person launch with Laughing Horse at the Edinburgh Fringe 2021, Joyce Greenaway is now bringing her solo show to Brighton for a limited run, so book early. Laced with dry Northern Ireland wit, embrace Tam Tully as she fights to save her 8 generation Ulster whiskey distillery from takeovers tragedy and treachery by crafting the Holy Grail of whisk(e) y, the perfect single malt. Joyce is an award-winning writer and actress, mentored by Lionsgate UK and with th...


William Thompson: Barely Noticeable

William Thompson: Barely Noticeable

Comedy

William Thompson: Barely Noticeable

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 4 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

William Thompson: Barely Noticeable...


Work in progress

Work in progress

Comedy

Work in progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 15, 29 at 16:00 (60 min) - PAID

Having appeared on reality TV, squired a relationship online and moved out of a palace, Tom is suddenly being met with reality. But I’m a word of alternative facts, false narratives and filters, what does that even really mean?...


You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 9-11, 16-18 at 20:30 (90 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 20:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a "modern classic" or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he road-tests chapters. 'One of my favourites' (Chortle) ...


Your Flaws: The Musical

Your Flaws: The Musical

Comedy

Your Flaws: The Musical

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 15, 28-29 at 16:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Darkly hilarious and unexpectedly heartfelt: That describes you, the audience. Self-described shortcomings inspire a new musical every show from the co-creator of five star, multiple Fringe sell-out hit CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, a classically trained opera soprano and a jazz piano savant. Praise for previous work: "Innovation and top tier entertainment" ★★★★★ WEE REVIEW "Quick thinking & fast paced. A spectacular must see" ★★★★★ BUNBURY MAGAZINE "Downright hilarious" ★★★★1/2 CHRONICLE "Bur...