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 20 May, sorted by Start Time

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) ★ &...


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. ...


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

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...


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

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. ...


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

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....


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)

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. ...



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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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 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...


21:00

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)'...


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

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, ...


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. ...



22:00

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! ...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

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

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


23:00

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

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....