The Caroline of Brunswick

Venue

The Caroline of Brunswick

Fringe Venue 217 - Click here for map
39 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 4SB. Phone: 01273 624 434
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 00:00
Strictly 18+ Only

Opposite The Level, The Caroline of Brunswick is Brighton’s most exciting pub - and is the city’s friendliest rock & alternative bar, with a live performance venue upstairs, specialising in comedy and cabaret show through the year and an intimate walled garden and outdoor seating. The Upper Lounge is the place to see great comedy and cabaret in an intimate environment, while late at weekends the dance floor opens up as our DJs and rock karaoke sessions take over.


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Upper Lounge

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...


After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone

After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone

Comedy

After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone

Comedy

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

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


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....


AMJ: Entertainer

AMJ: Entertainer

Comedy

AMJ: Entertainer

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

AMJ : Entertainer The true story of one man’s ambition to become the greatest holiday park entertainer in England. In a show filled with laughs, music and lots of heart, AMJ recalls the bumpy road towards his dream. Could he face down family opposition, self-doubt and the occasional not-so-happy camper to become a summer holiday legend AMJ is known for his energetic live performances playing everywhere from rock festivals to theatres here are just a few quotes. "He has a kind of scream if you go faster energy that really pulls you in" C...


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....


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 Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 15 at 20:15 (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 31 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2

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


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) - Tickets from £6

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! ...


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) - Free (Ticketed)

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...


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 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
MAY 22 at 20:15 (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....


Elly Shaw & Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Elly Shaw & Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Comedy

Elly Shaw & Elaine Fellows: 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...


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 (Non-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....


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...


Flumps

Flumps

Theatre

Flumps

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29 at 14:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £10
MAY 29, JUN 2 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £10
JUN 1 at 22:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £10

From the company who produced last year’s five-star, award-winning BRAVE FACE, here comes FLUMPS! A comedic extravaganza of puppetry, music & a hint of darkness, FLUMPS is boldly bursting with wacky plot twists & eccentric realities. This piece of new writing by Emma Pallett explores the lives of two siblings dreaming of a life filled with profligacy: Felicity (age 8) & Harvey (age 13) spend summer alone in their caravan when their mother goes missing. Will our two dysfunctional heroes find freedom in a life of cushioned fantasy or are they destined to face a reality of responsibilit...


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...


Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

Comedy

Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8
MAY 16 at 21:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

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’
★★★&#...


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...


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...


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 - Tickets from £3.50

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...


Jack Barry, Sexy Work in Progress

Jack Barry, Sexy Work in Progress

Comedy

Jack Barry, Sexy Work in Progress

Comedy

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

Hot piece of ass Barry rises from the ashes of the pandem to heal your soul like a hearty dose of medicinal magic mushrooms. As seen playing Jack in Feel Good (Netflix), as well as on the Russel Howard Hour (Sky One), This is Going to Hurt (BBC One) and Starstruck (BBC). Writer for Mock the Week, tour support for Mae Martin, Marc Maron, Joe Lycett and James Acaster. ***** "The finest of British comedy...effortlessly endearing" EdFest Magazine **** Sunday Times **** The List...


JENANISTAN work in progress

JENANISTAN work in progress

Comedy

JENANISTAN work in progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 15 at 21:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £3

BBC New Voices winner, Amused Moose National New Act Finalist and 99 Comedy Club Bursary Nominee, brings you a work-in-progress show of what it means to be “ethnic” in modern Britain. Her dad is Palestinian, her mum Iraqi, but the closest to the West Bank she’s got to is the west bank off the River Thames. Growing up Middle Eastern in middle class middle England makes it pretty tricky being your ethnic self, especially when you’re an ethnicity rarer than an unfiltered Kardashian photo. (You’ve heard of Syrians but have you heard of Assyrians?). “Sharp, smart comedian” The List...


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) - Free (Non Ticketed)
MAY 23-24 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
MAY 7 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)
JUN 2 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

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: I Am Autistic

Joe Wells: I Am Autistic

Comedy

Joe Wells: I Am Autistic

Comedy

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

Joe is not a ‘person with comedy’, he’s a comedian. Nor is he a ‘person with autism’, he’s autistic. An hour of stand up comedy about carving out your identity in a world which wants you to be like everyone else. Viral video “what it’s like having a brother who is not autistic” 2 million + views. Support for Frankie Boyle. “Some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian” The Guardian. “Clever, insightful and funny” Chortle As seen on BBC2's 'Ouch! Storytelling Live'. Writer for BBC1's 'Have I Got News For You'....


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) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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 Anim...


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) - Free (Non Ticketed)

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...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

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

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


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 from £5

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!)...


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...


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 ...


Mad Ron's Character Comedy Showcase

Mad Ron's Character Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Mad Ron's Character Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6-7, 27-28, JUN 1-4 at 23:59 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Mad Ron - Uxbridge's third hardest man introduces a hand picked selection of character comedians - each show will feature short sets by some of the following Fred Ferenczi (previous winner of Leicester Comedy Festival Silver Comedian of the Year) Jerry Bakewell (Yorkshires least successful Mexican Wrestler) Kitty Cassis (Beauty therapist and Busy Body). ...


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
JUN 5 at 21:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

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,...


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 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 ‘...


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) - Free (Ticketed)

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....


Riggs (WIP)

Riggs (WIP)

Comedy

Riggs (WIP)

Comedy

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


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...


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) - Free (Ticketed)

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...


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 ...


Stephen and Hamlet: Blind and Mad

Stephen and Hamlet: Blind and Mad

Comedy

Stephen and Hamlet: Blind and Mad

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6 at 22:45 (50 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Let’s face it, we’re all nuts. When you’re a middle-aged, blind obsessive compulsive, though, life can be particularly odd, not to mention confusing and more than a little rude. Having previously traipsed around Edinburgh, Hove and Plymouth, London’s gentlest comedian, Stephen Portlock, accompanied by his impeccably well behaved dog Hamlet, and bringing a cuddly Minion in tow, returns once again to Brighton to leave residents and visitors bewildered, befuddled and bemused as he delivers a very ramshackle guide through the highways and byways of life’s weirdness. Sweet, sometimes filthy, of...


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 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....


Troy Hawke (WIP)

Troy Hawke (WIP)

Comedy

Troy Hawke (WIP)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 8, 15, 22, 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...


Vermin

Vermin

Theatre

Vermin

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

“You could hear them under the floor…making something of a home for themselves. But this was our home. Not theirs.” Rachel and Billy didn’t meet in the most usual of circumstances. But seven months later, they’re in love, married and moving into the potential house of their dreams. What could be better? Following an unsettling discovery of a rat infestation, Rachel and Billy find their lives and relationship spiralling out of control, forcing them to go to war with their pesky intruders…and each other. A darkly comic emotional rollercoaster that is full of laughs, shocks, secrets and veng...


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) ...


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...


Yolk

Yolk

Theatre

Yolk

Theatre

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)

Following success at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, YOLK returns after a period of lockdown hibernation - bigger, bolder and more beautiful than ever! A combination of clown, absurd comedy, poetry and song, YOLK is a surreal journey into human existence, beginning in the ovary and ending in death. The show is a subtle, silly, sexy celebration of life, with all the beauty, mess and madness that it encompasses, that asks why we are here and what it means to be a woman. Previous praise for YOLK: “Silly, sexy and moving... you’ll laugh till your ovaries burst! ” “Whimsical, wise, funny and poigna...