Brighton Fringe Shows

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


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time

Listings for 15 May, sorted by Start Time

13:00

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Comedy

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Comedy

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

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


Best of Brighton Fringe for Kids

Best of Brighton Fringe for Kids

Childrens

Best of Brighton Fringe for Kids

Childrens

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

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


14:00

Medico

Medico

Comedy

Medico

Comedy

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

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


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...


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.... ...


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...


Below The Belt with Benny Shakes

Below The Belt with Benny Shakes

Childrens

Below The Belt with Benny Shakes

Childrens

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

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


15:00

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....



An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14-15 at 15:15 (60 min) - PAID

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


Nik Coppin: Shark

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 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...


16:00

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...


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?...


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...


Vermin

Vermin

Theatre

Vermin

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15 at 16:30 (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...


Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

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

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


17:00

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Comedy

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
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...



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...


In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

Comedy

In Her Shoes

Comedy

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...


18:00

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)

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) ★ &...


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. ...


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

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....


19:00

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Comedy

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Comedy

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

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


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’. ...


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!' ...



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...


20:00

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 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...


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...


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. ...


KingFast

KingFast

Music

KingFast

Music

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...


Scott McPherson: Go Scotty

Scott McPherson: Go Scotty

Comedy

Scott McPherson: Go Scotty

Comedy

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

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


21:00

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

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

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, ...


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....



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 ^...