The Famous 45

The Famous 45

45 year old Polly adopts a child from 1945. Join storyteller Cathianne Hall to find out why. A story of numbers, neutrons, naivety and cake. "Cathianne Hall is a magician with words and images" (The Scotsman) "Pitch Perfect; spoken word of great subtlety and charm" (Camden Voyeur) 

Tom Ward: Work in Progress

Tom Ward: Work in Progress

Chortle Best Newcomer Winner 2017, Tom Ward, returns with his difficult third album. Looking for immortality through comedy, sex, love and not thinking, join a man increasingly exposed as the things that distracted him fall away one by one... 

Good Kids: Blank Canvas

Good Kids: Blank Canvas

Cult sketch-comedy cowboys 'Good Kids' descend on Brighton Fringe for another hour of wicked-ass mayhem. Put your phone in your pocket and your giggle boots on cause this one's the big one... 

Square Peg

Square Peg

Award-winning punk-theatre-company, 2headedpigeon, returns to Brighton Fringe with this claustrophobic underdog-adventure, set in a dystopian future. “More than you dare hope to find at the Fringe” (ThreeWeeks) “As a comment on soulless consumerism, it’s hard to imagine a more powerful artistic statement” (The Sunday Business Post) “Punk theatre where you don’t care if things go wrong and neither do the performers” (Everything Theatre) “Relentlessly inventive and recklessly funny, a show which genuinely has something to say” (WhatsOnStage) 

Take Your Shoes Off and Behave

Take Your Shoes Off and Behave

We’ve all had childhoods. I know I have. This is an exploration of Chloe Petts and Lulu Popplewell's very own rise to adulthood. In an hour of stand-up, see these two members of the Soho Young Company explore nostalgia, relics and pink prom dresses... 

AJ Roberts: The Council Flat Baby and the Rise of the Village Kid

AJ Roberts: The Council Flat Baby and the Rise of the Village Kid

'So You Think You're Funny?' and 'Amused Moose Laugh Off' finalist AJ Roberts debuts his solo show. Hilarious tales of childhood, family life, and the transition from living on a council estate to a middle class, leafy village in the country... 

Arielle Souma: Souma Untitled

Arielle Souma: Souma Untitled

The first solo show of the "ferociously funny" Arielle Souma! Finalist of prestigious competitions like the NATYS, SYTYF, Frog and Bucket's WorldSeries, Funny Women Awards. Arielle says it as it is, which makes her stories absolutely hilarious... 

Sweeter Things

Sweeter Things

After a successful run of 'Sweet Things' at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Helen Bauer (BBC3 and Comedy Central) and Micky Overman (Funny Women and Leicester Square Finalist 2016) are back at Junkyard Dogs with 'Sweeter Things', a two hour stand-up extravaganza that is: 'Helen Bauer Yellow Flower’ and ‘Micky Overman: Role Model’... 

Jon Long: Troubadour

Jon Long: Troubadour

Debut hour from award-winning new comedian Jon Long (Musical Comedy Awards Audience Favourite 2016, Winner of Comedy Store King Gong 2015). Jon is out to entertain you and to do so he'll be employing all the tricks of the troubadour trade... 

Creation Song Norse Myths Storytelling

Creation Song Norse Myths Storytelling

I’m happy to admit that my knowledge of Norse mythology is patchy, but becoming more familiar with what was advertised as a fusion of "ballad song, galdr chant and ancient Eddic poetry" seemed like an opportunity worth taking up... 

Dave Bailey: Say Something!

Dave Bailey: Say Something!

Multi-awarding-winning Comedian Dave Bailey has something to say. In an age when everyone has an opinion on everything, come and listen to Dave tell you why you're all wrong, because sometimes it's better to listen... 

Humanity Dick: A Tale of Beasts and Bullets

Humanity Dick: A Tale of Beasts and Bullets

An outspoken politician. Married to Eliza. Alive at the time of the American Revolution. Renowned duelist. No, this is not about Alexander Hamilton, but his Irish equivalent: Richard Martin... 

Olga Koch: Fight, a Work in Progress

Olga Koch: Fight, a Work in Progress

In 2014, Olga Koch's father was stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year in her family's life. This year, the 'Amused Moose National New Comic Award Finalist' will try to dissect this real-life spy drama with nothing but a projector and "a naturally comic mind" (Bruce Dessau)... 

Shelley's Birthday

Shelley's Birthday

Dear friend, You are cordially invited to your good friend Shelley's Birthday! Join us in celebration with an evening hosted by world renowned power ballad singer Yasmine Day and other tip top celebrity entertainers such as Late Temptress and author Flic King-Smith... 

Comedy Rocket ‘Best Of The Fest’

Comedy Rocket ‘Best Of The Fest’

Comedy Rocket brings you a fantastic show with a selection of the most exciting and diverse comedy performers and some big names thrown in! Resident host, Ali ‘Out There’ Macfarlan, will have you believing that this is the most fun you could ever have in space. 

John Pendal: Family

John Pendal: Family

John Pendal returns with a preview of his new solo stand-up comedy show 'Family'. His first two shows, 'International Man of Leather' and 'How to Escape From Stuff', went on to tour Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton, Melbourne and Rome... 

Jake Baker: Work in Progress

Jake Baker: Work in Progress

Up-and-coming comedian Jake Baker (twice nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award) brings his first solo hour to Brighton. Expect beguiling stories and big belly laughs as he examines success, failure, identity and pork pies... 

Kerplunk!

Kerplunk!

Who remembers Kerplunk - that childhood board game of precariously balancing marbles on multi-coloured sticks? Kerplunk!, the 2018 Brighton Fringe show that shares this title, is also itself a balancing act: in this case between two experienced comedians, Julie Jepson and Josh Dillon... 

Being Julie Andrews

Being Julie Andrews

Singing nuns, cheery chimney sweepers and a metamorphosing flower-seller, Julie Andrews’ roles are iconic and hold a distinct place in many British childhoods. The profound impact of these films and their clockwork Christmas replays is made clear in Lesley Emery’s one-woman performance of Being Julie Andrews... 

S/he/it Happens

S/he/it Happens

Gender exploration, physical exasperation, breast manipulation. Stuck between the gender binary and armed with only a pair of boxers and a photo of a male model, one individual sets out on a violently hilarious attempt to fit... 

Richard Todd: Toddymandias, Todd of Todds

Richard Todd: Toddymandias, Todd of Todds

A living statue watches as a vandal tags her. An artist draws the same image over and over with indomitable zeal. A small-town-convenience shopkeeper eschews convenience to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams... 

Neil O'Rourke & Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island

Neil O'Rourke & Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island

Rising stand-up comedians Neil O'Rourke (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 Finalist) and Patrick Spicer (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 Nominee) are the (p)residents of the coolest island off the coast of Brighton: Cool Dude Island (DISCLAIMER: Island may be conceptual)... 

Birds

Birds

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's 'Birds' - we're 'Birds'. Join us as we pluck the feather of funny from the raven of wryness and tickle you under the armpit of wit. Expect sharp, snappy, and surreal sketches with added feathers... 

Slipskin

Slipskin

Sami Stone is a comedian from Earth who shares a love of the planet with wordplay, fairytale imagery and dark wit. Stone re-imagines moments in our lives where there are no words to describe, by borrowing from other cultures and creating new ones... 

Rebekka Turner: Rice T*ts

Rebekka Turner: Rice T*ts

A cultural camp calamari of a character stand-up comedy show. Rebekka is proud to bring her debut solo 30 minute show to Brighton Fringe and thrilled to be supported by The Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Awards... 

Cards Against Humanity: The Shame Show

Cards Against Humanity: The Shame Show

The Shame Show invites you to get involved in a dark game show based on the world-famous, politically-incorrect party-game, Cards Against Humanity. Leave your sensitivities at the door... 

Darren Harriott: Work In Progress

Darren Harriott: Work In Progress

Darren Harriott is one of the most exciting up-and-coming comedians on the circuit. In the last year he has appeared on ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’ supporting Jimmy Carr, featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and provided tour support for Funmbi Omotayo on his national tour... 

Eshaan Akbar: Work In Progress

Eshaan Akbar: Work In Progress

2016 Piccadilly Comedian of the Year, Eshaan Akbar, brings his work-in-progress show 'Eshaan Who? Akbar!' to Brighton Fringe. Fresh from supporting Dane Baptiste on his national tour and appearing on the BBC Asian Network Comedy Night, he explores what it means to strive for success in a middle-class British-Asian household... 

Kwame Asante: Open Arms

Kwame Asante: Open Arms

Between moving to a new city, starting a new career and gaining new responsibilities, Kwame has had to embrace a lot of changes. He’s been doing his best to process it all, but could do with your help! This show sees him work through a collection of his best observations and anecdotes from his recent transitions... 

Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano

A story about a meeting between two hobos. One has lived on the streets for ages - a wise man who has lost connection with reality. The other "a suited business guy" who has just hit rock bottom... 

Helen and Micky's Work In Progress

Helen and Micky's Work In Progress

An hour of comedy from two up-and-comers, Micky Overman, "a keen comic mind" (Chortle), and Helen Bauer, "Bauer is so funny" (NPR Berlin), about life and all their feelings, which they're super excited to share with you... 

Cultural Echo

Cultural Echo

Cultural Echo is the debut theatre work from young company Broken Perspectives. The show follows two young men who attempt to explore, reminisce and re-appropriate their childhood memories of home in a now gentrified London... 

James Bone's TOWNIES

James Bone's TOWNIES

The Townie Tavern is like any regular suburban pub except, in this place, regulars include a new-age traveller, an old-skool raver and a disgraced ex-Met police chief. With each of them trying to work out their raison d'être, it makes for an interesting night in the saloon bar... 

Perfection In Progress

Perfection In Progress

You don't have to be perfect... but you are! Organic juice drunk, clever books read, cool documentaries seen, supplements sipped, South American medicine adventure done, Yoga in India, burnt a man in the desert, coconut oil expert, tie-died hair, eye-gazed, meditated, happy thoughts, tantric raisin sharing, pages written, ecstatically danced... 

Junkyard Five

Junkyard Five

Come and enjoy some of the South Coast's finest comedy talent, in Junkyard Five, as five hilarious women do comedy in Kemptown. Not to be missed, each of these comics bring a completely unique and side-splitting 10 minutes to this incredible evening... 

Chittar chat

Chittar chat

Saby Kang offers some useless and random anecdotes in this one-woman operation. From growing up in Birmingham where everyone spoke 'a bit posh like' and thinking white people were the minority, to dealing with embarrassing Indian relatives and an array of crap jobs... 

Individual Medley

Individual Medley

What happens when you move a 12-year-old girl from Basingstoke to a remote corner of Southern Africa? Join Katrina on an energetic, poetic journey as she discovers boys, boobs, crossing borders and boarding school in Zambia... 

Tom Ward: Work In Progress

Tom Ward: Work In Progress

Tom Ward (Comedy Central / BBC Worldwide / Radio 4 Extra) is back! After a hugely successful debut hour at Edinburgh 2016 he returns to Brighton for a work-in-progress of his follow-up, provisionally titled 'Asides and Besides'... 

Comedy Sans Frontieres

Comedy Sans Frontieres

Stand-up comedy in support of Medécins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). An hour of comedy with a different guest or two each night. Comedy Sans Frontieres takes a look at the upside-down world we live in, with big laughs and the occasional gasp for audiences...