Iguana Mum

Iguana Mum

Wish big, wish high, but be careful what you wish for. That’s what marriage and kids have taught Sindhu (rhymes with Hindu; convenient because she is one). The 2016 BBC New Comedy Award finalist talks about power, Vikings, mothering, Wall Street, benign dictatorship and love... 

Mixed Race White Bloke

Mixed Race White Bloke

Francis Foster is a ridiculous man who hails from the exotic lands of Venezuela and Wigan. In this show he tells tales about what it's like to be half Latino growing up in south London and spending Christmas in Caracas (murder capital of the world)... 

Tales from the Woods

Tales from the Woods

This is an exciting journey through some great tales. As the storyteller talks, one word leads to another and, if you are not careful, you find a story has been made. We may find dragons, giants and other strange creatures and be asked to do some very hard tasks... 

David Mills: Mr Modern

David Mills: Mr Modern

Award-winning stand-up comedian David Mills struggles to stay modern in a world quickly reverting to more medieval tendencies. It's not easy being a leading light of a dying generation but someone has to keep the flame burning! One hour of cracking stand-up... 

Glitter Gangster

Glitter Gangster

Last year, Elena Gabrielle had enough of living in rural Australia and decided to move to Berlin on a whim (without speaking a word of German). Wanting to experience the move her refugee grandmother did 60 years prior, Gabrielle takes excerpts from her uncle's WW2 diary and contrasts them with her own... 

Nick Elleray: Just Happy to be Here

Nick Elleray: Just Happy to be Here

Nick Elleray is happy to be back at Brighton Fringe. He's happy to be here, generally. "An engaging stand-up with an inventive mind" (The List). Nick returns to Brighton Fringe to do the bestest stand-up comedy show that he can do... 

Harun Musho'd: Harun With a View

Harun Musho'd: Harun With a View

Harun Musho'd's stand-up comedy explores his own identity, weaving politics and history into the story of his family and their antics. Religion is another theme explored, leaving no religion untouched... 

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

We can't all be selfless, honest, principled and moralistic, so, if like Sandra, you are shallow, insecure, an exaggerator with no opinions of your own, then this show is for you. Sandra - a self-proclaimed people pleaser and attention-seeker, wants to give you advice on how to make these negative traits work for you, not out of generosity but because she wants the publicity! Learn the art of manipulation with little effort, and whilst after seeing this show you will still have low self-esteem, you won't care! "Sandra Hale - a welcome challenging of stereotypes" (Steve Bennett, Chortle, 2016). 

Person Imperfect

Person Imperfect

In her debut show, Alison explores what it means to be a human being these days, flaws and all. In a world increasingly concerned with perfection, how bothered should we all be with trying to achieve it? Perfection doesn’t sound all that great – surely it’s more fun to celebrate our imperfections, revel in our faults and rejoice in our shortcomings? Join Alison to do just that... 

Nick Revell: The True and Amazing Adventures of Nick Revell on Planet Earth

Nick Revell: The True and Amazing Adventures of Nick Revell on Planet Earth

Been in the pub a lot, preparing for when the robots take over: lot of weird stuff happening, just below the surface... Found portals to alternative universes. I'd only had a mineral water... 

Ivy Davies: Play Ground

Ivy Davies: Play Ground

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground" said Roosevelt. Ivy Davies has realised she has been living upside down and it's time to turn things around! Join performance poet Ivy as she sets off on her magical journey through time and space, weaving spoken word and song together in this one-woman show... 

Knackered Lunch

Knackered Lunch

Daniel Searle takes you through a poetic journey through several of the terrible lunches he's made in his office kitchen - covering bad sandwiches, overgrown pasta parcels, attempts at eating a roast dinner with a plastic spoon, using too much pickle, and his utter contempt of salad vegetables... 

Chicken Soup Crusader

Chicken Soup Crusader

In this unsafe space, with Brexit looming and Trump trumpeting, Daphna Baram attempts to clear us all a path. The Middle Eastern Mary Poppins, armed with a semi-automatic umbrella, a tub of Jewish penicillin and a spoonful of hummus, will lead you safely to shore - if you don't drown laughing... 

Bisha K Ali: I Don't

Bisha K Ali: I Don't

Three weddings in three months - every girl's dream. Bisha K Ali tells a tale that centres on interracial, intra-religious, inter-disaster marriage. A story with imams, evangelical priests, demons and love... 

John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff

John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff

Before John became a comedian he spent ten years as an amateur escape artist. Not the magic trick kind, where you know how you're going to get out, but the "get tied up by anyone and give it a go" kind... 

Sameena Zehra: How Not to Steal a Llama

Sameena Zehra: How Not to Steal a Llama

No Llamas (Dalai or otherwise) were harmed in the making of this show. Nominee NZ 'Best in Fringe' 2016 "Ballsy, intelligent and searing." (Radio Adelaide) "Combines warmth with political passion... 

Default Friends

Default Friends

Brother and sister duo Jack and Anna Harris bring us a stand-up comedy show using sketches inspired by their life as siblings. Starting with Anna introducing their “interactive community notice board”, her ditsy character from the local Sainsbury’s was wonderfully recognisable and was used to transition between sketches with much comedic effect... 

Juliet Meyers: The Dog and Other Global Irritations

Juliet Meyers: The Dog and Other Global Irritations

Juliet Meyers (Writer on 'Sarah Millican TV Programme', '8/10 Cats' and 'News Quiz') returns with her show about her clingy rescue dog, unconditional love and being a wolf. Last year Juliet proclaimed he had ruined her life (even though he's for keeps... 

Dan Evans: 10%

Dan Evans: 10%

One-man show from established comedian and writer, Dan Evans - "A favourite with audiences as well as with his notoriously hard-to-please comedic peers" (The Guardian). 10%. That's as far as comedian Dan Evans gets with most of his ideas... 

Sofie Hagen tells some stories and tries out some jokes

Sofie Hagen tells some stories and tries out some jokes

Sofie Hagen is a Danish feminist comedian, who once badmouthed a cop - not on purpose. She also won a literary competition when she was 14 because she was the only one who submitted a story to the local paper... 

I, Hooky

I, Hooky

'I, Hooky' is an hour-long, two-man, frantic and darkly comic quest between Olly Fry and the maniacal mad creation of J.M Barrie’s 'Captain James Hook'. Our mission, to remember the point where we leave behind childhood... 

Oli Bettesworth: Sunshine & Lollipops (& a Creeping Sense of Existential Terror)

Oli Bettesworth: Sunshine & Lollipops (& a Creeping Sense of Existential Terror)

Visit "the shadowy lowlands of Oli Bettesworth’s psyche" (Chortle) as, hurtling unjustly past 30, he wrestles to make sense of the cruel apathy of a vast meaningless universe (and his own rapidly expanding gut)... 

Correct Me if I'm Wrong

Correct Me if I'm Wrong

Claire does not contain the following ingredients: slugs, snails, puppy dog tails, sugar, spice or things (nice). Why not join her on a spiffing adventure into gender and impress all your chums with your newfound knowledge and vocabulary... 

Heidi Regan and Will Rowland Present: Some Comedy in a Venue

Heidi Regan and Will Rowland Present: Some Comedy in a Venue

Will and Heidi are two thoughtful, principled stand-ups who will do anything to get a laugh, including dropping all principles. Cerebral, silly, surreal and sibilant stand-up from two rising stars, one the winner of 'So You Think You’re Funny' 2016, and the other who should be commended for his persistence... 

Miranda Kane: Crossbones (WIP)

Miranda Kane: Crossbones (WIP)

Welcome to Crossbones Graveyard: last resting place of The Winchester Geese. Miranda Kane tells the story of the women who were prostituted by the church and buried in unhallowed ground, as well as many others like them throughout history... 

Sellotape

Sellotape

'Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.' Hear hear Dostoevsky! Like a piece of forsaken sellotape stuck on a wall, the neurotic ditherer Todd clings to nothing but his place on the earth. 

Garrett Millerick: New Car Smell

Garrett Millerick: New Car Smell

I’m coming down to Brighton to do a couple of work-in-progress shows*. I say work-in-progress, I will have just got back from Australia so it’ll most likely be fairly worked out... 

Charmian Hughes-Soixante Mirth

Charmian Hughes-Soixante Mirth

What if you met your younger self? Answer - a comedy trip where stand-up meets time travel. "Joyous fun!" **** (Funny Women), "Genuinely enjoyable" (Kate Copstick), ‘"lovely" (Bruce Dessau)... 

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand new show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick... 

Immigrant Diaries for Refugees - Sajeela Kershi & Guests

Immigrant Diaries for Refugees - Sajeela Kershi & Guests

Immigration, migrants, the refugee crisis; hot divisive topics of debate that have been blamed for Brexit, Trump, rise of hate crimes in the past year. How many are there? Why are they coming here? What do they want? And who exactly are these 'bloody foreigners’ anyway? Immigrant Diaries is a chance to come and hear some of those who chose to live and work on this marvelously multi-cultural island... 

The Holey Truth

The Holey Truth

From being raised as a Scientologist in the ‘burbs of New Zealand, to the peculiar and pensive realities of sexuality, Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2015 winner, Jake Howie, is looking for his own version of the holy truth... 

Mike Mckeon: Irish Jimmy

Mike Mckeon: Irish Jimmy

"Jimmy was my grandfather. He was an old rogue. A warning rather than an example. He lived in interesting times." ‘Irish Jimmy’ is an hour of storytelling, interspersed with original songs, that are poignant, dark, humorous and life-affirming... 

The Cult of Comedy presents...

The Cult of Comedy presents...

An hour of entertainment from musicians, clowns and wordmongers of all flavours, local and international, showcasing the best Brighton Fringe has to offer. "... a smorgasbord of different voices finding the funny in new places... 

Robyn's Bad Decision Time

Robyn's Bad Decision Time

Everyone has a crazy family. Most have bad relationships. Few justify all passion-driven life decisions with high level scientific research. Laugh through Robyn's unbelievable, yet relatable life stories and discover what happens when you don't think before you act... 

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Brighton-based musical comedian Hannah Brackenbury performs silly songs on the themes of pound shops, vodka, selfies, tiny horses, cake, country music, cats and more! 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

Surreal Lecoq/Gaulier-trained clown Brickhead returns to Brighton with more bonkers nonsense! [newline] "Hard to explain and impossible not to like" (Fringe Review), [newline] "Ludicrous humour at its best" (Broadway Baby) 

Charmian Hughes: When Comedy Was Alternative (The Laughs And Loves Of A She-Comic)

Charmian Hughes: When Comedy Was Alternative (The Laughs And Loves Of A She-Comic)

Izzard, Brand, Hardee - comedian Charmian’s had steaming hot cuppas with them all. Now she tells tales of the notorious Tunnel Club, Frank Skinner’s avocado, Arnold Brown’s sandwiches, Glastonbury and Tinky Winky love. 

'Plan SuzyB': A Work in Progress

'Plan SuzyB': A Work in Progress

Brand new show from the former Funny Women award winner. Following her hit show 'Gumption!', Suzy tries to maintain her new-found verve. When the sound of the crowd's cheers fade, along with the glitter on the 'finale' gold hotpants, what happens next when you have a milestone approaching and no plan? 

Horace

Horace

Brother and sister, Jack (Durham Revue: So You Think You're Funny semi-finalist) and Anna (Bristol Revunions: Fish Finger Fridays) find themselves at another bizarre family wedding... 

Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future?

Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future?

Lynn Ruth Miller is 82-years-old. She has been there, done it all and can still make you laugh about it. 2014 TO&ST winner: Best Cabaret Edinburgh Fringe; 2015 Liberty Award Leicester Comedy Festival; 2015 finalist: Old Comedian of 2015 London... 

Oli Bettesworth: Someone Stop Me (Work-in-progress)

Oli Bettesworth: Someone Stop Me (Work-in-progress)

"Mate, it wouldn't surprise me to find out you'd snapped one day and gone on a killing spree." Having heard this more than once, Oli decides to research history's worst psychopaths, hoping for reassurance... 

Derek Ryan: The Slaughterhouse Rules

Derek Ryan: The Slaughterhouse Rules

Death. Perhaps not the most obvious topic for an hour long comedy show, but that's what Derek Ryan's chosen. As time passes by, it's started weighing more heavily on Derek's mind. Hailing from Ireland, a nation obsessed with death so he tells us, he’s been called the late Derek Ryan ever since his very long overdue birth... 

Begging To Differ

Begging To Differ

Daphna Baram, a middle-Eastern Mary Poppins, says it as it is. "masterful... fantastic... has the audience in fits of laughter... superbly refreshing" ***** (Bunbury Magazine), "illuminating and poignant... 

MorbidAbnormalMe

MorbidAbnormalMe

The basement of the Blue Man is a cosy Aladdin’s cave of a space, all cushions and tapestries and tasteful lighting. As the show began I was concerned that the burbling from the upstairs bar would prove distracting, but overall the venue felt like a comforting, homely space - apt for a show about finding solace in the face of debilitating anxiety... 

Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog & Evil Imaginary Child Are Ruining My Life

Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog & Evil Imaginary Child Are Ruining My Life

Work-in-progress show about life with an overly-sensitive clingy rescue dog and an evil imaginary child, acceptability and the joy of loving 'imperfection'. "Very smart and funny" (Independent), "Devilish social commentary" **** (Scotsman), "Insightful" (GQ)... 

Ade Foiadelli: Arrow Meet Brain

Ade Foiadelli: Arrow Meet Brain

Scattershot, irreverent and a bit wobbly, Ade takes all the things you hold dear and does unspeakable things to them right in front of your brain, before washing everything in laughter and letting you go, all shiny and new... 

Aidan Goatley: Joys of Retail

Aidan Goatley: Joys of Retail

When you were five you wanted to be an astronaut, but you never got near NASA with your media degree. Congratulations, you now work in retail. Join Aidan as he tells of the delights and horrors of the retail world... 

More Memories Than Future

More Memories Than Future

If you like your comedy dry and your comedians sly and your jokes wry, then this is for you. NATYs finalist Nick Elleray hilariously explores ageing, emotional repression and the cruel burden of paying the rent... 

Garrett Millerick: The Dreams Stuff is Made of

Garrett Millerick: The Dreams Stuff is Made of

Stories from the Grand Canyon that sit between our dreams and our achievements. Things you didn't realise were annoying, analysed in detail that you never thought was necessary. "A fantastic stand up show that always hits its mark" ***** (ThreeWeeks), "Angry, intelligent stand-up" (Time Out) 

Roof

Roof

The story of one woman and her dog's quest to find a home. A politically-motivated and brutally honest, but ultimately feel-good, hour. £1 of each ticket supports local homeless charity, Emmaus... 

The Girl from Sindhustan

The Girl from Sindhustan

Sindhu Vee is probably the tallest Indian woman you'll ever meet. The daughter of Indian parents, a London-based mother and bearer of half a PhD, Sindhu's 'stan' or world, is uniquely outlandish... 

Sajeela Kershi: Sharia's L.A.W (Little Asian Women)

Sajeela Kershi: Sharia's L.A.W (Little Asian Women)

Work-in-progress from multi-award-winner celebrating the kick-ass women in our families who stood the test of time despite obstacles via faith, family, culture or the time they lived in... 

Jimmy

Jimmy

Funny, poignant, sublime and ridiculous; an hour of singing and telling stories about Jimmy, a grandfather whose contrary and difficult life was instrumental in a grandson's embrace of pacifism... 

Immigrant Diaries: Sajeela Kershi & Guests

Immigrant Diaries: Sajeela Kershi & Guests

Refugees! Immigrants! Statistics don't tell the story, people do. Who are these 'bloody foreigners' anyway? Fourth year for this award-winning hit show. Light hearted antidote to anti-media rhetoric... 

Lily and the Lion

Lily and the Lion

Set in a world distant in both time and place, this is the story of Lily. "I am not strong, I am not brave but I know what I have to do," she says to herself as she sets out on a journey of discovery which will lead her to lands of lions, dragons and the four winds... 

The Cult of Comedy presents...

The Cult of Comedy presents...

"a smorgasbord of different voices finding the funny in new places... with a feel and tone all of its own" (Latest). An eclectic mix of comedians. A different line-up every night... 

Charmian Hughes: Raj Rage!

Charmian Hughes: Raj Rage!

Drug-crazed Moon-worship, human banana sacrifice. A trip to India in the footsteps of a feisty, 1857 mutiny-escaping great grandma ends in Charmian escaping herself. Dangerously true... 

Family Tree

Family Tree

Brother and sister, Jack (Durham Revue - 'So You Think You're Funny' - semi-finalist) and Anna ('Elegant Nymphs', 'Bristol Revunions') find themselves at another bizarre family wedding... 

Sajeela Kershi: Shallow Halal

Sajeela Kershi: Shallow Halal

Sajeela's a Muslim agnostic in agony. Sitting firmly on the faith fence, she's equally intolerant of fanatic atheists as she is of religious fanatics. Can religious fundo's please stop hijacking the faith she was born into? And can Dawkins-spouting atheists stop attacking her cultural identity? She's NOT oppressed thank you! Seriously, some days she just wants to don a burqa and pull a moonie just to piss them ALL off! “Smart Funny Mischievous” (The Times), “Magnetic lovable and enormously witty” (The Spectator) 

Seska: The Magic Beard, Comedy Magic Show

Seska: The Magic Beard, Comedy Magic Show

Together we will saw your mum in half, lay a golden egg, levitate a baby and make a bogey cake. Ten out of ten shows sold out in 2014 so don't delay, buy tickets now! "My kids loved him" (Jonathon Ross) 

Immigrant Diaries: Sajeela Kershi & Sameena Zehra + Guests

Immigrant Diaries: Sajeela Kershi & Sameena Zehra + Guests

"Statistics don't tell the story, people do". Immigration is a hot topic dividing Brits. How many are there? How does it effect us? Who are these bloody Immigrants? Time we heard from them? Comics Sajeela and Sameena host this antidote to anti-immigration rhetoric... 

Johnny Kats and Matt Dwyer's Comedy Roadshow

Johnny Kats and Matt Dwyer's Comedy Roadshow

London-based, Australian professional circuit comedians Johnny Kats and Matt Dwyer, introduce an hour of stand-up comedy - with special guest appearances from other London-based and international stand-up comic guests! 

James McDonnell: End

James McDonnell: End

If you like loud musical comedy, this is the place to be Wednesday night, as James McDonnell stomps through an hour of high energy, surreal music and hilarity. With everything from death growls to belly drums, there's something for no one in this epic 60-minute odyssey... 

Karl Sparx: A Kick in the Vortex

Karl Sparx: A Kick in the Vortex

Jump into the bizarre world of Karl Sparx for a life-changing whodunnit?/comedy rollercoaster... full of the joys of destruction... containing apple crumble,erotic nonsense plus music from the Silent Assassin... 

Juliet Meyers: The Dog Peed Against My Family Tree

Juliet Meyers: The Dog Peed Against My Family Tree

I went to India to discover my Iraqi-Jewish heritage. I unleashed family feuds, bad gurus, smug sex therapists and furious monkeys. I fell out with my travelling companion and nearly died (twice)... 

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

"Wonderful and hilarious… quick wit and fearless storytelling" (Broadway Baby). Daphna Baram, an Israeli human-rights lawyer, a journalist and a rioter, came for your men and stayed for laughs... 

Failure

Failure

What do Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs and JK Rowling have in common? They're all failures. Jake Bourke is still a failure and he wants you to be one too. Find out why getting an F in school is good for you, being last means winning and how to fail better. 

To the One who Might be There: Multiple Personality Re-Order

To the One who Might be There: Multiple Personality Re-Order

The world is not quite right, so she decided to listen to the voices in her head. Former bastard, adoptee and wanderer, Emmanuelle Martin takes the stage with sarcasm, travel stories, and her failed attempts at social interactions... 

Vapour Vox

Vapour Vox

Vapour Vox is a monthly elocution revolution, transmitting from the basement of The Blue Man, it becomes a subterranean voice circus called the Vapournasium, where a peculiar platter of poets use the toolbox of text to transform language and create prose... 

The Cult of Comedy Presents...

The Cult of Comedy Presents...

An eclectic mix of comedians. A different line-up every show. A chilled out room. Eat, drink and laugh your socks off. An hour of unadulterated fun. Join the Cult. Seriously. Do it... 

Mr and Mrs Strange: Baby Boris, His Head Fell Off

Mr and Mrs Strange: Baby Boris, His Head Fell Off

Get digging for neon-jellycakes, fight mad mosquito armies, put a clothes peg on your nose visiting Café Burp [the smelliest cafe in the world] and help row our boat across shark infested waters in a race against time to save our baby Boris... 

A History of Feminism (As Told by a Sexist Pig)

A History of Feminism (As Told by a Sexist Pig)

Q: How do men feel about the Suffragettes? A: Envious! They combined violence with a sense of moral destiny. It's an irresistible cocktail! Political sketch writer Lloyd Evans reveals men’s secret views on bra burning, Greenham Common, strippers, female quotas, ‘all men are rapists’, and Welsh lesbian separatist matriarchs...