by Martin Walker on 1st May 2014 Brighton is a lovely place. Gorgeous beach, beautiful people and a fabulous nightlife. For the month of May it also offers the largest open access festival in England. Stand-up comedy editor, Martin Walker, picks out eleven funny shows for this rather inaccurately titled top ten list.Keep checking back at Broadway Baby for reviews from the Brighton Fringe across the genres.Abigoliah Schamaun is Working on ItNew York’s finest loud mouthed comic invades England with her near the knuckle and very funny set. Abigoliah has already left an indelible mark on both the Edinburgh Fringe and the Glasgow Comedy Festival. Now its Brighton’s turn. Broadway Baby Listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/abigoliah-schamaun-is-working-on-it/36346Website: http://www.abigoliah.com/Bent DoubleZoe Lyons’ own LGBT friendly stand-up comedy night presents two very special shows at the Brighton Fringe. Almost three hours of top notch entertainment. You can’t really go wrong.Broadway Baby listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/bent-double/36399Interview: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/news/zoe-lyons-three-minute-interview/13Website: http://www.zoelyons.co.uk/Darius Davies: HBÖ Special UncensoredThe busy gigging comic Darius Davies brings his critically-acclaimed HBÖ Special to Brighton, before his rumoured move to the USA. We saw his Edinburgh show last year and it blew us away.Broadway Baby listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/darius-davies-hb-special-uncensored/36518Interview: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/news/darius-davies-three-minute-interview/12Website: http://www.dariusdavies.com/Dave Griffiths: C U in CourtThe unlikely tale of a comedian standing up to a multinational company – and winning. So far French Connection are estimated to have lost £3.5m in revenues over a ‘CNUT – French Correction’ t-shirt. Fascinating and funny stuff.Broadway Baby listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/dave-griffiths-c-u-in-court/36521Website: http://www.kingcnut.comJamie MacDonald: That Funny Blind Guy 2Jamie MacDonald is a Glaswegian stand-up comedian who happens to be blind. After the success of his fist show, ‘That Funny Blind Guy’ he is back to give us more. It’s free and it’s very funny and, according to Fringe Guru, Ann-Marie Baptiste, he’s the hottest up and comer that she’s seen in years.Broadway Baby listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/that-funny-blind-guy-2/36992Interview: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/news/the-jamie-macdonald-three-minute-interview/42Website: https://www.facebook.com/thatfunnyblindguyKate Smurthwaite: My Professional OpinionMove over Mark Thomas! When it comes to blending comedy and political activity Kate Smurthwaite rules. Whilst others tell satirical jokes, Kate acts. As seen on Question Time, This Morning and The Big Questions. Just be glad she’s on your side. Broadway Baby listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/kate-smurthwaite-my-professional-opinion/36714Interview: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/news/the-kate-smurthwaite-three-minute-interview/14Website: http://www.katesmurthwaite.co.ukLynn Ruth Miller: 80!The utterly unique performer brings her one woman show to the Edinburgh Fringe. Expect song, dance and comedy from this award winning young at heart eighty year old star of Britain’s Got Talent. Broadway Baby listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/80/36345Website: http://lynnruthmiller.net/Nik Coppin: Mixed RacistThis critically-acclaimed show about race-related issues returns to Brighton after its international tour. Learn how to see racism in a different way, whist having a right good laugh.Broadway Baby listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/nik-coppin-mixed-racist/36817Website: http://www.nikcoppin.comRobin Ince's Dirty Book ClubComedy readings from dodgy books – features George Egg, Joanna Neary and special guests. For those that like their comedy smart and their night out to mean something.Broadway Baby listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/robin-inces-dirty-book-club/36900Interview: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/news/the-robin-ince-three-minute-interview/15Website: http://www.robinince.com/Sajeela Kershi: Shallow Halal!Apparently, Sajeela spent her formative years trying to get one over on God. But she’s now an agnostic, so she’s going to explain herself to the Brighton Fringe to great comic effect.Broadway Baby listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/sajeela-kershi-shallow-halal/36910Website: https://www.facebook.com/SajeelaKershiSameena Zehra: Homicidal PacifistPossible winner of the best show title in Brighton award, Sameena Zehra’s Homicidal Pacifist explains why a believer in non-violent civil disobedience thinks the human race should be culled. And she’s making a list…Broadway Baby listing: http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/sameena-zehra-homicidal-pacifist/36912Website: http://www.sameenazehra.comKeep checking back at Broadway Baby for reviews from the Brighton Fringe across the genres.