Carol Cates: Lady Carol

Carol Cates: Lady Carol

If ever there was a show of two halves, this was it. Carol begins by telling us she's bad at starts, and she’s right. In the first half hour there is no flow and the themes she brings to us are too shallow for the length of time she allots to them... 

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Local treasure Mr B returns to the Komedia for more chap-hop tomfoolery. The dawn of his second decade in the game sees Mr B spread his wings musically and lyrically with songs about chivalry, pipe-smoking, fortified wine, philosophy and intimate spam emails! "Sublime Genius" (The Independent) "Hip-Hop comedy genius" (The Telegraph) "A true cabaret performer" (Nicholas Parsons) 

Fado with Claudia Aurora

Fado with Claudia Aurora

Join us for an evening of soulful Fado music from one of its most exciting young singers and her band. Fado lies at the heart of the Portuguese soul, deeply expressive, yet highly lyrical... 

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

After an eventful year off (got a new laptop, etc.), the boy's back in town, with resolutions galore but less courage in his convictions than ever. How much has Ivo learnt? And what good has it done him? As seen on 'Mock The Week', 'Live At The Apollo', 'As Yet Untitled', 'Live From The BBC', 'Fighting Talk'... 

Murdered by Murder

Murdered by Murder

The scene is set. It’s Christmas Eve at Drenchblood Heights, the home of the gentile Lady Titan (Genevieve-vieve!) and her rambunctious husband, Lord Titan, and they’re waiting for the invited guests of their murder mystery party to arrive... 

Nutty Noah: You Might Die!

Nutty Noah: You Might Die!

You could get squashed by an elephant that’s out of control, or you could come and see the latest ‘death’-defying show from Nutty Noah. Featuring magic, music and (not so) dangerous stunts, this show will make you feel alive! Oscar (Noah’s son), has had numerous operations for a brain tumour and his bravery in face of uncertainty is the inspiration for the show... 

Funny Women: Brighton Nights

Funny Women: Brighton Nights

The UK's leading female comedy community 'Funny Women' host a night of fabulous female comedy talent in Brighton’s best comedy venue, Komedia Brighton, featuring a mix of established and new acts, plus alumni from our acclaimed Funny Women Awards. 

Sourpuss

Sourpuss

'Sourpuss' is a brand-new theatre production by Lori Hopkins. The performance incorporates puppetry, original music and stunning design. 'Sourpuss' is a very grumpy, ginger cat. When shut out of the house he feels lost and confused, but the beautiful garden soon intrigues him... 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: The New Show

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: The New Show

Earth’s Funniest Footwear are back for their 10th brand new show. Following their sell-out 'Shakespeare', 'Socks In Space' and 'Minging Detectives', they take on a brand new target in songs, sketches, socks & violence... 

Daniel Sloss: NOW

Daniel Sloss: NOW

Latest smash-hit show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning comedian. Star of ‘Conan’ (a record 7 appearances), Daniel is one of the biggest ticket sellers at the Edinburgh Fringe (10 sold out years), has performed 2 solo New York off-Broadway seasons, and released a DVD, plus gave a ‘Tedx’ Talk whilst aged 19... 

Isobel Rogers: Elsa

Isobel Rogers: Elsa

Half-hearted waitress Elsa works in a cafe, eavesdropping on overly-earnest coffee chats, regretful memories of the night before, and exhausting tales of the rat race, as she struggles to make sense of a world that doesn’t feel like her own... 

Elf Lyons: Swan

Elf Lyons: Swan

The giraffe-limbed clown and raconteur is delighted to bring her Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show to Brighton Fringe: a one woman production of 'Swan Lake'. In an hour. (Yes, really)... 

Baba Brinkman: Canterbury Tales Remixed

Baba Brinkman: Canterbury Tales Remixed

Baba Brinkman’s gritty re-telling of Chaucer’s classic Tales has been critically acclaimed the world over, with the 'Wife of Bath' and 'Pardoner' seeming perfectly at home next to Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z... 

Baba Brinkman: Rap Guide to Climate Chaos

Baba Brinkman: Rap Guide to Climate Chaos

A hit off-Broadway and at the Paris Climate Conference, Baba Brinkman’s hip-hop manifesto on global warming politics and economics offers a twist on the world’s hottest topic. "This show could change your life... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Inspirational internet memes are everywhere these days and Lost Voice Guy is sick of being an unintentional porn star. Come and see why the BBC New Comedy award winner, and star of BBC Radio 4 and BBC Three, is not your inspiration, and why he thinks these stupid memes are bollocks... 

Stand-Up-Comedy Workshop

Stand-Up-Comedy Workshop

Have you ever laughed? Have fun learning how to use some friendly stand-up-comedy basics to boost your writing, performing, stand-up, work presentations, public speaking or - just for fun! Jill Edwards’ stand-up courses, at Komedia since 2005, are the most established comedy courses in the UK... 

The Naked Comedy Workshop

The Naked Comedy Workshop

Be more than funny. Be loved. In this action-packed workshop, we will connect with the joy of being honest, present and hilarious without speech. We will explore how to make more powerful connections to our audience... 

Butt Kapinski

Butt Kapinski

'Butt Kapinski' invites you to co-star in a murder mystery. This fully-immersive ride is riddled with sex, sin and subterfuge. If you hate audience participation, this show is for you... 

Vesper Walk

Vesper Walk

Vesper Walk, led by piano-duetting sisters, presents original songs in this quirky celebration of womanhood and midlife. As teenagers they wanted to be Spice Girls. Now at 45 they still do... 

Notflix

Notflix

Movies with 100% more singing, 99% more women and a live band. 'Notflix'. Because everything is better as a musical. Five-star, total sell-out at Edinburgh Fringe 2016/17 and Vaults Festival 2017 Musical Comedy Award and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Semi-Finalists "Pick of the Fringe 2016/17" (The Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Marie Claire and Elle Magazine) "Roaringly funny and incredibly talented" ***** (Broadway Baby) "A captivatingly well-improvised musical... 

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

You know those brilliant ideas you get after last orders, and then in the morning you’re like, what was I thinking? This show must have been one of them: “Hey guys, what if we took a cult horror classic, say Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2, and performed it with Elvis Presley’s song lyrics, wouldn’t that be awesome?” No matter what conspiracy theorists tell you, Elvis is dead... 

Hard Rain - Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

Hard Rain - Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

Cult Cabaret legend five-stars worldwide Jungr’s Dylan and Cohen interpretations are groundbreaking. Billy Bragg called her "possibly our greatest interpreter of Dylan's songs” and she’s no slouch with Leonard Cohen... 

Barry Ferns: Barry Loves You

Barry Ferns: Barry Loves You

The new show from Barry Ferns: Spirit of the Fringe (2014, Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Malcolm Hardee Award-winner. "A marvellous, personal, beautifully constructed and laughter-packed hour" ***** (ThreeWeeks) **** (Scotsman) **** (Broadway Baby) 

Cross Fit

Cross Fit

In a world that has gone all toupee-sy turvy, Jesus L’Oreal Christ returns once again from the call centre in the sky with more untold stories, leg warmers and wind machines to promote his new fitness and well-being empire... 

Wingrid

Wingrid

Award winning comedian Ingrid Dahle brings her highly-anticipated debut full-length show 'Wingrid' to Brighton Fringe. Expect entertainment galore because 'Wingrid' is a comedy show for people who think an hour is far too long to watch anyone just talk... 

Xara Vaughan: WANDERLUST

Xara Vaughan: WANDERLUST

Receiving five star reviews for her sell out Edinburgh debut. Xara Vaughan is a fascinating talent with a fabulous voice and electrifying stage presence. Xara is delighted to return to Brighton Fringe with her brand new show featuring The Ty Jeffries Songbook... 

Spencer Jones: The Audition

Spencer Jones: The Audition

A day in the life of an idiot. A life-changing email, a son with big questions and a lot of tennis balls. Spencer Jones is back with a mash-up of music, prop and character comedy. Creator and star of BBC’s 'Big Babies'... 

The Maydays Present: The Fringe Show

The Maydays Present: The Fringe Show

The Maydays invite you to tear up the Fringe in the name of comedy! You choose performances or events from the Fringe Guide and then delight as these award-winning improvisers give it their own unique twist, creating each show before your very eyes... 

A Touch of Mrs Robinson

A Touch of Mrs Robinson

Are you trying to seduce me Mrs Robinson? With those classic lines memories of the sixties, songs and sexual liberation come flooding back. This an evening that uses the titular character as an inspiration for a sixties cabaret perfectly suited to Brighton’s greying population... 

Comedian's Cinema Club: Beauty and the Beast

Comedian's Cinema Club: Beauty and the Beast

Film and comedy lovers alike will appreciate this increasingly popular show, led by an impressive group of comedians that changes every performance, along with the film they choose to recreate... 

Notflix

Notflix

Six hilarious young women. Improvising an entire musical. Based off of an audience suggestion. What could possibly go wrong? Well, nothing actually. WFTCimprov group bring Notflix to the Brighton Fringe... 

Penelope Solomon: I was a Penis at the Royal Festival Hall

Penelope Solomon: I was a Penis at the Royal Festival Hall

Following her success of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Penelope brings her unique combination of stand-up, character comedy and songs in this nationwide tour of ‘I was a penis.... 

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer: The Chap-Hop Decade

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer: The Chap-Hop Decade

Mr.B returns to his Brighton Fringe home at the Komedia for a show celebrating a decade of Chap-Hop. Hail the Chap! Mr.B began his Chap-Hop career in 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations (UK rapper, jump-up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy) together to create a genre... 

The Starship Osiris

The Starship Osiris

It should be compulsory for discerning audiences to attend at least one Fringe show every year that is totally bonkers, and if it were, then The Starship Osiris would be a fine choice... 

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Nominated for Funny Women’s Best Show Award, Revan and Fennell’s Fan Club is a lively, goofy and above all entertaining sketch show, starring double act Rosie Revan and Alice Fennell... 

A Ship Of Fools Theatre Company: Welcome to Paradise

A Ship Of Fools Theatre Company: Welcome to Paradise

Have you been more naughty or more nice this year? Are you sure?A company of gentlemanly vagabonds introduce themselves with a reminder to relax before the “Art” starts. Immensely likeable in the first manifestations of their multi-layered characters, the Captain and Raoul are charming clowns, who quickly engage the audience with their warm ups that leave everyone with a smile on their face... 

Goodbear: WIP

Goodbear: WIP

5-star sketch comedy duo Goodbear are back, with a show that'll leave you questioning everything you've ever known. Probably. Accompanied by an original score and produced by award-winning company DugOut Theatre, Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment take us through a day in the life of hilarious and extraordinary characters from across the globe... 

Oh My Dad: Christ on a Bike

Oh My Dad: Christ on a Bike

Jesus is in trouble. With only 12 followers on Twitter, he is desperately trying to re-connect with humanity the only way he knows how: love and wind machines. In biblical fashion and sweat-repellent robe, he sets the record straight about the lost years of his life and death... 

Margo Piano Musical Show

Margo Piano Musical Show

A musical story for children where each character is a musical instrument . In this educational show, a one-man-band tells the story of Margo Piano and plays some instruments when characters appear in the story: Oscar Guitar, Marion Percussion, etc... 

Catching the Ghost

Catching the Ghost

"I remember lying on my roof, utterly bewildered and for the first time sensed the ghost. Felt him separate from my body. The ghost of the Chris that didn’t break, that didn’t lose his sight... 

Funny Women Awards: Brighton Heats

Funny Women Awards: Brighton Heats

'The Funny Women Awards' are back at Brighton Fringe! 'The Funny Women Awards' has left a massive impression on the UK comedy map, with previous winners and finalists including Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, and Zoe Lyons... 

James Veitch: Game Face

James Veitch: Game Face

Responsible for the most popular TED Talk of 2016, James Veitch brings his hilarious new show 'Game Face', with more geeky comedy about life, love and enabling Bluetooth. A glorious show of esoteric, anarchic and unashamedly Powerpoint-fuelled comedy from the Independent’s ‘One to watch’... 

Poets v MCs Battle Games

Poets v MCs Battle Games

For 14 years the poets and rappers of Brighton have been locked in an epic struggle. And now they are addicted to battle and will fight over anything. Over four shows they will split and fight over four great battlegrounds: Tories v Lefties, North v South, Spirit v Skeptic and Random v Whatever... 

Naked Girls Reading featuring Burlexe

Naked Girls Reading featuring Burlexe

Join burlesque artist and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate, innovative show combining powerful stories, beautiful women and beautiful words. 'Naked Girls Reading' is a global performance art phenomenon that asks the audience to exalt rather than scandalize the female body... 

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let's find out. After a sell-out show at last year's Brighton Fringe, this five star show is back! Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results... 

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Anglichanka (Englishwoman in Russian) is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the Soviet Union in the 90s and returning after 18 years as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian... 

Lingua Franca Ensemble: Ephemera

Lingua Franca Ensemble: Ephemera

Lingua Franca Ensemble 'Ephemera' album launch concert. 

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

Have you ever laughed? Have fun learning how to use some friendly comedy basics to boost your writing, performing, work presentations, public speaking, or just for fun! Jill Edwards’ stand-up courses, at Komedia since 2005, are the most established comedy courses in the UK... 

Die Die Die Old People Die

Die Die Die Old People Die

Indie theatre legends David Woods and Jon Haynes of 'Ridiculusmus' as two crustaceous elders putting off death in a snail paced farce. Bring a picnic. Touch tour available. Please ask upon arrival. 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare

Earth's funniest footwear return with their hit show of songs, sketches, socks and violence, taking on The Bard himself. Howl at their Hamlet, roar at their Romeo and Juliet, and peer into their Coriolanus... 

Scott Gibson: Life After Death

Scott Gibson: Life After Death

Winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2016; this show tells the story of the three weeks that changed Scott’s life forever. On returning from a stag weekend in Blackpool, Scott’s brain exploded – he had suffered a massive brain haemorrhage... 

Kevin, King of Egypt

Kevin, King of Egypt

Escaped psychiatric patient Kevin Haggerty is not pleased about his diagnosis, even less pleased about being on a section of the Mental Health Act and distinctly upset about being told he is not the reincarnation of an Egyptian pharaoh... 

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

“One of the best interpreters of Bob Dylan” (Billy Bragg), “Exquisite” (Jazz Review USA). Jungr’s “Most important vocal album of the 20th Century thus far” (Wall Street Journal) is released on vinyl... 

Hoo-Haa

Hoo-Haa

Two very different award-winning comedians join forces to bring you a magnificent hour of 'Hoo-Haa'! David Jordan and Ingrid Dahle invite you to experience the pinnacle of entertainment all delivered with wonderfully flashy performance skills... 

NU(I)T

NU(I)T

The Countess Alex Zapak, direct from Berlin, presents her captivating new show NU(I)T The international, trans-media, award-winning artist to perform at Brighton Fringe 2017. Punk, Rock, Fellini, Spaghetti Western, lo-fi, Opera, cinematic surrealism, theatre, art, performance, multi-media, live experience... 

Acute Psychotic Episode III: When the Change Came!

Acute Psychotic Episode III: When the Change Came!

Challenges common perceptions of mental ill-health. It is about celebrating difference and supporting the national mental health anti-stigma campaigns. The show brings sensitivity and performance to a powerful and sometimes disturbing subject through good humour, sharing personal experience through both dramatic and poetic events... 

An Dhá: Supertigers

An Dhá: Supertigers

Follow multi-award-winning fiddle/cello duo An Dhá as they prowl through an Urban Folk music jungle, hunting perfection and exploring the wilderness of the Celtic tradition. Hear original compositions and traditional Scottish tunes, together in a fusion of sounds influenced by Jazz and grounded in classical virtuosity... 

The Eulogy of Toby Peach

The Eulogy of Toby Peach

"I was born on the 18th December, 1988. I dressed up as a bandicoot once. I was diagnosed with cancer 3,322,000 minutes ago... " Toby has come to deliver his eulogy. Join him as he enters the (not so) exclusive Cancer Club... 

Musical Bingo

Musical Bingo

It’s just like regular bingo, but instead of shouting out numbers we play songs! Each round takes on a different theme of song choices, these could be based on either a decade, genre or just a quirky random topic... 

Aaaand it’s back! Twig The Pixie’s Family Funsplosion!

Aaaand it’s back! Twig The Pixie’s Family Funsplosion!

Twig the Pixie has lost his marbles! Help him find them in this hit stand-up comedy spectacular for all generations of the family. Featuring storytelling, music, audio visuals, interactive bits and the spontaneous, this performance is sure to enchant, delight and excite... 

The Maydays Present: The Fringe Show

The Maydays Present: The Fringe Show

Turn up, tear out and laugh lots as we give other fringe shows a unique makeover! Taking the Brighton Fringe brochure as their inspiration, The Maydays create an entirely new show every night... 

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

Puppetry, poetry, dance and live music are interwoven in this splendid succession of stories from five zany friends. When the car in which Jack, Clive, Selina, Scarlet and Luna are travelling in towards Komedia Studio breaks down, the eccentric quintet find themselves within a deep, dark forest... 

Homophobe

Homophobe

It’s very difficult to dislike Tommy, the narrator of this one man show. He’s open, warm, and willing to display a level of vulnerability that many performers would balk at. However, it’s equally difficult to credit his moniker, The Queer Historian, as this show has been put together without any of the precision, methodology or scope that that name would suggest... 

Some Like It Thea-Skot

Some Like It Thea-Skot

After a sell out, 5 star run at Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre, Alison Thea-Skot brings her surreal, joyous and unhinged character comedy show to Brighton. Hang out with Celine Dion, join the Heartbreak Club and end on a finale from ‘The Woman with Feet for Hands’... 

The Three Half Pints: Bad Guys

The Three Half Pints: Bad Guys

Stars of CBeebies' 'SpotBots', The Three Half Pints ***** (ThreeWeeks), present a slapstick misadventure for the whole family! "Your cheeks will hurt from smiling so much" **** (Broadway Baby) 

Nutty Noah

Nutty Noah

Wear your Pants with Pride! Nutty Noah’s magical family entertainment extravaganza. Ages 4 and up. "The king of all things silly" (Ben Elton) 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Genre-defining classical composer and pianist Julian Layn tours Europe with 'The Julian Layn Project' that brings rock-alt classical, Julian’s unique form of 21st century classical music via sound-designed, amplified classical instruments, to a broader audience, including music venues and rock clubs. 

Goodbear

Goodbear

A character-led sketch show which contemplates the big issues: life, death, our very existence! Join Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment for an hour of thoughtful sketch comedy that promises to leave you in stitches... 

Twisted and Tongue Tied

Twisted and Tongue Tied

Nothing like a wild, dark comedy cabaret and a dash of activism to kick off your afternoon! The girls will cross-dress, undress, and try to redress gender imbalance in just 30 mins through song and dance! Whatever the odds, their mission will be to amuse, provoke and arouse you... 

Dead Man Presents: Tessa Waters: Over Promises

Dead Man Presents: Tessa Waters: Over Promises

Clown, dance and sketch collide as multi-award-winning Australian comedian, Tessa Waters, unleashes her new hour of stupidity. "Funny as Hell" ***** (The Age), [newline] "Funniest show I've ever seen... 

Gein's Family Giftshop's Trophy Collection

Gein's Family Giftshop's Trophy Collection

Best Newcomer nominees - Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2014. As seen on 'Inside No.9' (BBC2) and as heard on BBC Radio 4's 'Sketchorama'. Feast your eyes upon an hour and a half of sketches that aren't for everyone, but might just be for you... 

Kieran Hodgson: Lance

Kieran Hodgson: Lance

Who doesn't like a loveable Yorkshireman? Or, more accurately, a West Yorkshireman, with dreams of making it big as a Tour de France-winning cyclist, or as a stand-up- comedy-sketch-and-radio- voice-actor? Well, at any rate, this David Tennant-lookalike is charming and instantly amusing, as are all of his adorable comedic creations: each seemingly a variation on Hodgson himself, the northern misfits, loners and weirdos, southern posho’s and ladies who may or may not be based on real ex-girlfriends, are all hilarious and steeped in bathetic glory... 

David James: Precisely

David James: Precisely

Beautifully-crafted comedy from one of the country's masters of anecdote and timing. David James returns to Komedia with a new show following last year's sell-out smash 'Baby-Boomer'... 

Just a Few Words

Just a Few Words

A man with a severe stammer teams up with a massive pile of cards that detail his thoughts, to tell his love how he feels. This is gonna go well. A darkly comic grapple with the awkward task of expression, inviting you into the mind of a person who stammers. 

Funny Women Awards 2016

Funny Women Awards 2016

The Funny Women Awards have been scouring the UK and Ireland for the best new female comic talent! Come along and spot the next big thing, help raise funds for domestic violence charity Refuge and pick up some Benefit Cosmetics goodies while you're at it! 

Bogan Bingo

Bogan Bingo

Bingo dabbers at the ready for the sell-out smash comedy gameshow, 'Bogan Bingo'. Two trailer-trash bingo callers, with a passion for 80s and 90s anthems, lead you through a continuous barrage of comedy, chaotic entertainment and classic tunes, all tentatively held together by the sport of bingo. 

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime. Hilarious, absurd and often magical this show juxtaposes themes of loneliness and belonging with joy and exhilaration... 

Myra DuBois: Self Admyra

Myra DuBois: Self Admyra

So Comedy presents: 'Myra Dubois: Self Admyra'. Fresh from her appearance on BBC1’s 'The John Bishop Show', Rotherham’s least celebrated daughter previews her brand new show at Brighton Fringe. 

Forget Me Not: The Alzheimer's Whodunnit

Forget Me Not: The Alzheimer's Whodunnit

Jim’s wife, a patient on a dementia ward, has died and Jim smells a rat. As an ex-detective, he’s determined to solve this one last murder. The problem is, he also has dementia... 

Juliette Burton: Decision Time (Preview)

Juliette Burton: Decision Time (Preview)

Award-winning docu-comedian Juliette Burton must make a BIG decision. Join Juliette as she chooses her own adventure. Can one choice change a life? Can looking back help us move forward? It’s time to make good life choices... 

Alistair Barrie: No More Stage Three

Alistair Barrie: No More Stage Three

In January 2015, topical comedian Alistair Barrie’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, which gave him some perspective on what really constitutes bad news. Come and watch another comedian make it all about himself... 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare

Earth's funniest footwear returns with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence, taking on The Bard Of Avon himself. Howl at their Hamlet, roar at their Romeo and Juliet, and peer into their Coriolanus... 

Funny Women: Time of the Month

Funny Women: Time of the Month

Funny Women’s share and gig night is perfect for comedy lovers and beginners. Get involved and share your stuff at Play Time (6pm) then come and enjoy Show Time (8pm) to support some of Brighton’s best new female comedy talent. 

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand-up comedy - poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry - comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let's find out! Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval in this five star hit show as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results! The winners? You decide! 

Vanity Bites Back

Vanity Bites Back

A “Bold, subversive and very funny” clown cookery show about searching for self worth in a cheesecake. Join aspiring TV cookery host Jill – “A cross between Alan Partridge and Margaret Thatcher” – for her most exposing episode to date – “Fresh, quick witted and supremely empowered" **** (Scotsman) 

Smasher

Smasher

"Bold, subversive and very funny" ???? (The Scotsman). Helen's on a quest for ultimate pleasure, fearlessly thrusting into the lip biting, belly tightening 'what if I can't come?' qualms that hold us back from happy endings... 

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

Learn how to use stand-up basics to boost your writing, performing, work presentations, public speaking- or just for fun! Jill's comedy courses are the most established in the UK. Her graduates include Jimmy Carr, Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Evans, Angela Barnes, Romesh Ranganathan and Seann Walsh. 

This Is Always The Result

This Is Always The Result

Gus Watcham hurries onto the stage as Kathy, looking frazzled, determined and slightly deranged. It takes a while for the words to start flowing but when they do, we find out Kathy has a lot to say, and it’s all directed at her art tutor, who she has an enormous crush on... 

Pat Cahill: Panjandrum

Pat Cahill: Panjandrum

Pat Cahill brings his sellout 2015 Edinburgh show to Brighton Fringe. Slip into Pat’s bunker and whoof away your blues with this stupid wartime hero. One of Time Out Comedy’s top 10 shows of 2015... 

9

9

Rebelles is a folk, jazz and classical singing group of 9; Julia, Natalie, Michelle, Marina, Andrea, Meredith, Sibyl, Sally and Cat. 9 voices. 9 busy lives. 9 women with nothing in common but a shared joy in singing... 

Flamenco with Alma Gitana

Flamenco with Alma Gitana

Alma Gitana (Gipsy Soul) brings you an evening of flamenco music and dance. Four young Spanish artists with an amazing chemistry on stage, who will make you feel the raw and captivating energy of their passionate performances... 

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina. They are committed to making women feel empowered, men feel educated and generally everyone having a naughty time... 

goo:ga

goo:ga

Through a blend of stand-up, song, dance, games and a cameo by her sidekick, Nigel the Pug, Ballou will delve into the comedic depths of pregnancy and work out what’s funny about having a tiny human sticking out of the front of you (spoiler: a lot). 

Fado with Claudia Aurora

Fado with Claudia Aurora

Join us for an evening of soulful Fado music from one of its most exciting young singers and her band. Fado lies at the heart of the Portuguese soul, deeply expressive yet highly lyrical... 

Javier Jarquin: Card Ninja

Javier Jarquin: Card Ninja

After standing room only at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, comedian Javier Jarquin brings his comedy show 'Card Ninja' to Brighton! A riotous display of upbeat humour and card stunts for anyone who's ever wanted to be a little bit Ninja... 

Twig The Pixie's Family Funsplosion

Twig The Pixie's Family Funsplosion

A pixie-fuelled comedy riot packed with adventure, mischief, stand-up comedy and storytelling to warm your heart and tickle your toes. The perfect family show for 5 to 105 year olds! 

Minor Delays

Minor Delays

Slick sketch comedy from one of the best-reviewed shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. ***** (Broadway Baby), **** (The Telegraph),**** (The Mail on Sunday), **** (The Guardian) 

The Maydays present: Pitch That Show

The Maydays present: Pitch That Show

Award-winning comedy troupe, The Maydays, pitch ideas for a new improvised show every night, inspired by the audience. All you have to do is pick your favourite then sit back and watch The Maydays deliver whatever format they promised, using their unique blend of improvised comedy, music and theatre. 

2 Become 1

2 Become 1

Comedy pop-musical following four 90s girls embarking on a wild night of speed dating! A hilarious, non-stop journey through infectious pop anthems and ballads. Come and witness dating before the takeover of Tinder! 

Tom Deacon: Triple D (WIP)

Tom Deacon: Triple D (WIP)

'Mighty fine comic' (The Guardian) Tom Deacon is one of the hottest young stand-ups on the circuit. He’s been performing live comedy for the last six years, with three solo shows under his belt... 

Funny Women Awards 2015

Funny Women Awards 2015

The Funny Women Awards have been promoting female comic talent for over a decade and have witnessed some fantastic acts who are now major names on the comedy circuit. Join us for a stellar line-up of up-and-coming comic performers, all vying for a place in the Funny Women Awards semi-finals, with a chance to spot the next big thing! All ticket money goes to domestic violence charities Refuge and RISE. 

Kate Dimbleby Sings the Dory Previn Story

Kate Dimbleby Sings the Dory Previn Story

Internationally acclaimed singer Kate Dimbleby & Naadia Sheriff on piano, explore the songbook & life story of cult 70’s songwriter Dory Previn. Direct from off-Broadway success, Kate and Naadia combine Dory’s razor sharp wit with songs straight from the heart that resonate with all who hear them... 

Pitschi: The Kitten with Dreams

Pitschi: The Kitten with Dreams

Pitschi doesn’t care for the rough and tumble and mischievous fun of kitten play, but instead dreams of being something else – a chicken, perhaps, or a goat, or a rabbit... after all, anything is better than being a cat! This original production uses a rich mix of story-telling, physical theatre, music and song to tell the story of a kitten that learns to be happy by being exactly what she is... 

Juliette Burton: Look at Me

Juliette Burton: Look at Me

Is who we are who we appear to be? Award-winning performer Juliette Burton’s been fat, thin and everything between. Now, she’ll change even more! From dressing sexily to wearing the hijab, being male, obese, old and nude: can changing our outsides change who we are inside? As seen on 'This Morning' (ITV) "An important show... 

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Wickedly naughty jokes and exceptionally clean tricks from this award-winning magician. Tony Roberts' iconic storytelling style belies his deft sleight of hand, producing baffling illusions while charming his audience with laughter... 

Playing with Myself

Playing with Myself

Following recent sell-out successes in London, David is delighted to introduce and perform his own songs in sunny Brighton. “I haven’t got a partner, I’ve long been on the shelf, but I’m quite happy playing with myself... 

Don't Leave Me Now

Don't Leave Me Now

Inspired by two real stories, this new play explores the impact of early onset dementia on two very different families with great insight, sensitivity and humour. Professor Rachael Dixey nursed her partner, Irene, through dementia for seven years... 

Lili la Scala

Lili la Scala

Lili la Scala's stunning new show debuted to thunderous applause and award nominations at Adelaide Fringe 2014, and blends Lili’s classical roots with dark eclectic songs in a bewitching theatrical voyage... 

Mrs McMoon's Tea Party

Mrs McMoon's Tea Party

You have been cordially invited to Mrs McMoon's house for an entertaining tea party. Please bring mischief, surprise and laughter. Singing flowers, scrumulumptious biscuits and a Scottish jig are all just a door knock away... 

Scottish Falsetto Socks: Minging Detectives

Scottish Falsetto Socks: Minging Detectives

Some criminals put stockings on their heads, now Earth's funniest Socks get their heads around crime. Doing every genre from TV Detectives and Film Noir to Scandinavian murder mystery, the Socks bring you brand new songs, sketches, socks and violence... 

A Journey to Here... An Improv Show

A Journey to Here... An Improv Show

Six women are on a journey. A comedy journey to make you laugh. Witness our responses to you and your suggestions. Be scared - we will take you anywhere. It may even involve song. 

Lucy Frederick: In the Wild

Lucy Frederick: In the Wild

Take a walk on the wild side with the delightful Lucy Frederick! The "wonderfully light-hearted" (ThreeWeeks) comedian takes you on a trek around the world of pets and creatures. From creepy crawlies to cougars, and ponies to porpoises... 

Zoe Lyons: Mustard Cutter

Zoe Lyons: Mustard Cutter

Edinburgh Comedy Award best newcomer nominee, Dave’s funniest Fringe Joke winner & Bent Double Host Zoe Lyons brings her Edinburgh hit show to Brighton Fringe. "Proper laugh out loud one-liners" ***** (The Herald)... 

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

Have you ever laughed? Learn to use some practical stand-up comedy basics in your writing, performing, stand-up, work presentations, public speaking or just for fun. Jill Edwards’ original highly acclaimed comedy courses at Brighton’s Komedia have a proven continuous track record of success... 

Patrick Monahan: Adventures in Monahan Land

Patrick Monahan: Adventures in Monahan Land

Brand new, energetically witty and charming family show! Expect plenty of playful audience interaction from this loveable Irish/Iranian Teessider! "Monahan possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous... 

Fado with Claudia Aurora

Fado with Claudia Aurora

Join us for an evening of soulful Fado music from one of its most exciting young singers and her band. Fado lies at the heart of the Portuguese soul; deeply expressive yet highly lyrical... 

Chris Martin: The Original Soundtrack (WIP)

Chris Martin: The Original Soundtrack (WIP)

Movies always have a soundtrack… why can’t a stand-up show? "20-something tall comedian" (Online Review) Chris Martin (Milton Jones tour support 2013, Guardian's Top 10 Comedy Podcasts) uses his unique logic and observations to make an hour of silly entertainment... 

Liam Williams: Capitalism

Liam Williams: Capitalism

2014 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Liam Williams follows his widely-acclaimed debut with a show about money. “Extraordinary, a shatteringly funny set from a comic who's not ashamed to take the business of being alive seriously... 

Live 'Open Jazz Music' with DJO plus guests

Live 'Open Jazz Music' with DJO plus guests

Deux Johns Orchestra, formed two years ago by John Trelawney, is a Jazz outfit that adapts in size for varying original material and venues. Group interaction gives exciting rhythms and tunes with sensitivity and feeling... 

Croft & Pearce: Give and Take

Croft & Pearce: Give and Take

Croft & Pearce are rising stars of sketch comedy! They were recently commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to write a four-part sitcom which will be developed from characters created for their acclaimed live shows... 

The Kagools: The Kagools

The Kagools: The Kagools

They’re cute, they’re mute, they’re an absolute hoot. Physical comedy and sketch combine to transport you into the weird and weatherproofed world of The Kagools. Inclusive, enchanting, high-energy fun: this interactive, multimedia show is one for all the family... 

Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer

Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer

Brighton’s own chap-hop superstar returns to the Komedia for another hour of beats, rhymes, manners, rudery and general chap-hopishness. Mr.B pontificates on such important subjects as dress, altruism, heartbreak, etiquette and the correct time to arrive at an orgy. 

Twisted Loaf and Alfie Brown: Double Bill

Twisted Loaf and Alfie Brown: Double Bill

Twisted Loaf and Alfie Brown present their new shows; two grotesque clowns, one grotesque stand-up. Twisted Loaf are blisteringly funny idiots who have honed their unique style of darkly comic and highly physical stupidity... 

The Naked Stand Up

The Naked Stand Up

Join burlesque performer Miss Glory Pearl for a no-holds-barred look at the body and our (usually laughable) attitudes towards it. She's frank, she's funny and she isn't wearing any clothes... 

Flamenco with Alma Gitana

Flamenco with Alma Gitana

Alma Gitana brings you the passion of flamenco music and dance with an unforgettable show. Four young Spanish artists whose connection and power on stage are leaving audiences in awe... 

Jonny and the Baptists: Rock the Vote

Jonny and the Baptists: Rock the Vote

The UK's hottest musical comedians tackle the big issues ahead of the General Election with their acclaimed blend of songs, satire and silliness. And with politicians now officially ranked below estate agents in public trust, it's a desperate bid for one good reason to vote... 

Kernow King: Minority Rapport

Kernow King: Minority Rapport

Rebel armies, the pub darts team, political parties, chaps who drive Audi TTs, religion, Cornwall, knitting clubs, men who wear crocs with socks... minorities are everywhere! Kernow King's latest show, 'Minority Rapport', is a Cornishman's outlook on the rest of the world where he and minorities fit in amongst a world of gigantic majorities. 

John Hegley: New & Selected Potatoes

John Hegley: New & Selected Potatoes

Poet, comic, singer, songwriter and glasses-wearer, John Hegley has captivated and devastated audiences all over the country, in theatres and festivals, at gigs at the Edinburgh Festival and with numerous appearances on radio and television... 

MC Wikko Presents: A General Guide to Existence...and Stuff

MC Wikko Presents: A General Guide to Existence...and Stuff

Do you ever gaze at the stars and wonder what it all means? Well, help is at hand because ‘the Bard of Lewisham’ is back and he’ll be tackling everything about everything and what to do about it... 

The Maydays Present The Fringe Show

The Maydays Present The Fringe Show

Taking the Brighton Fringe brochure as their inspiration, The Maydays create an entirely new show every night. You, the audience, choose performances and events from the Fringe guide... 

Goldifox

Goldifox

Stories are magical, they change every time they are told and this one is full of surprises! Our storyteller is interrupted by a naughty puppet who wants to be part of the show, the main part and he’s not sure he likes porridge... 

David James: Baby-Boomer

David James: Baby-Boomer

David James, senior comedian and master story-teller, brings his baby-boomer show to Brighton Fringe for one night only. 

Mayday! It’s Attila the Stockbroker

Mayday! It’s Attila the Stockbroker

Legendary local radical performance poet/songwriter Attila the Stockbroker presents a two-hour set of poems and songs, old and new, ranging from the fiercely political to the intensely personal... 

Flamenco Flamenco

Flamenco Flamenco

An intimate show that will take you on a magical, emotional, passionate and powerful journey through a series of colorful “Palos” (rhythms of Flamenco). This art form comes from Andalucía (Southern Spain), the cradle of flamenco... 

Choose Your Own Documentary

Choose Your Own Documentary

When author Edward Packard created the Choose Your Own Adventure genre in 1979, he probably didn’t expect their huge success. He would not have foreseen 185 releases, from 1979’s The Cave of Time until 1998’s Escape from the Haunted Warehouse... 

EVE FERRET'S FABARET

EVE FERRET'S FABARET

"Critics Choice for Cabaret" (Time Out), Ben Walters 'EVE FERRET'S FABARET' is a life enhancing mix of original songs and completely unexpected choice of material. Thrilled to be at the Brighton Fringe as part of her 'Don't Be So Shellfish Tour' to celebrate her debut album... 

John Hegley: I am a Poetato

John Hegley: I am a Poetato

An A-Z of poems about people, pets and other creatures. From a mosquito and ants, through (wise) camels, dogs, deckchairs, goldfish and guillemots to Toby the armadillo from Peru, and not forgetting the unusual unicorn in school... 

Funny Women Awards Heat

Funny Women Awards Heat

The Funny Women Awards have been promoting female comics for over a decade, and we’ve seen some fantastic acts pass through our doors who are now major names on the comedy circuit... 

John Hegley: New and Selected Potatoes

John Hegley: New and Selected Potatoes

Poet, comic, singer, songwriter and glasses-wearer, John Hegley has captivated and devastated audiences all over the country, in theatres and festivals, at gigs at the Edinburgh Festival, and with numerous appearances on radio and television... 

Peter Antoniou in 'Comedium'

Peter Antoniou in 'Comedium'

To be or not to be? That is yet again the question. Can one man be a comedian and a psychic medium – a comedium? Peter Antoniou certainly gives it a go. This psychic comedian has the makings of a great performance at his fingertips... 

Sameena Zehra: Homicidal Pacifist

Sameena Zehra: Homicidal Pacifist

Atheism is easily understood, but what is the correct way to fill a cutlery drawer? Feminism is obvious, but do cats ever enjoy wearing a onesie? It’s clearly time to cull the human race, but how is a believer in non-violent civil disobedience to choose? By making a list, checking it twice, taking a stand, on what’s naughty, what’s nice… the culling list is coming to town... 

Stand-up Comedy Workshop

Stand-up Comedy Workshop

Have you ever laughed? Learn to use some practical stand-up comedy basics in your writing, performing, stand-up, work presentations, public speaking or just for fun. Jill Edwards’ original highly acclaimed comedy courses at Brighton’s Komedia have a proven continuous track record of success... 

Barb Jungr: Hard Rain

Barb Jungr: Hard Rain

Barb Jungr is obviously a seasoned performer. From the moment the lights were dimmed and she stepped onto the small stage in the Komedia she exuded confidence and charisma. The songs given in this performance were a varied collection of pieces from musical giants Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan... 

Myra DuBois: Lady Thatcher Returns

Myra DuBois: Lady Thatcher Returns

Actress & cabaret star Myra DuBois capitalises on the death of the Iron Lady in this bandwagon of a one-woman show. A jukebox-musical romp with the first person to rise from the grave since Jesus Christ... 

Dusty Limits: Psycho

Dusty Limits: Psycho

Internationally-acclaimed, award-winning cabaret star Dusty Limits sings songs of love and lunacy. Featuring 12 original songs by Limits and Michael Roulston (plus a G&S cover), Psycho questions whether any of us are truly sane... 

EastEnd Cabaret: Dirty Talk

EastEnd Cabaret: Dirty Talk

A review of EastEnd Cabaret seems almost redundant nowadays, given the number of years that these two girls have prevailed in the Fringe circuit. The quality of their act is well-established, variances subject to little more than individual song choices and the inherent vicissitudes of performance... 

Attila the Stockbroker: Local & Vocal!

Attila the Stockbroker: Local & Vocal!

Legendary radical poet/songwriter back at his hometown Fringe for one night only! Poems and songs from his new book ‘UK Gin Dependence Party’ and much more: a 90-minute show. He’ll make your roar with laughter and seethe with anger - and his poems about his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s and his reconciliation with his stepfather may well make you cry... 

Anthropoetry

Anthropoetry

Anthropoetry was, in a line, a spoken word event with a live musical backdrop that used the body as its modus operandi. Starting with the head and moving down to the loins, the liquid-tongued Ben Mellor – the Slam Champion, I have since learned, of a BBC Radio 4 competition – delivered a series of thematically relevant poems that stretched up to the heights of international politics and down to the depths of our basest animalism... 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Art

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Art

After 6 sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe and international tours from Aberdeen to Adelaide (Pick Of The Fringe), Manchester to Malta, and all points inbetween, Earth's funniest footwear return with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence on topics far and wide... 

How to: Keep It Legal

How to: Keep It Legal

Thinking about taking your theatre company further? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal & Industrial Relations Manager at ITC for a workshop covering all aspects of setting up as a legal entity, the legal ramifications of working collaboratively and a whole lot more... 

Death. Love. Disaster.

Death. Love. Disaster.

After a sell-out run at the 2013 Fringe, Le Flop are back with their unique brand of stupidity. Five international idiots with silliness bubbling in their stomachs present a new hour of alternative comedy... 

Patrick Monahan: Cake Charmer

Patrick Monahan: Cake Charmer

This loveable Teessider likes hugging and eating cake (not simultaneously!) and is renowned for his superb anecdotes, his unique charm and his unmistakeable brand of humour. "He storms the venue like a force of nature… the mother of all feel-good finales" (Mail On Sunday) "Monahan possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous" ***** (ThreeWeeks) "Same mix of control and charisma as a young Alan Davies" (The Herald) "Genuine laugh out loud moments" **** (One For Review) 

Terry Garoghan is the Man in Slacks

Terry Garoghan is the Man in Slacks

59-year-old Terry of 'Brighton the Musical' fame, Sony Gold award-winner for his 'Last Bus to Whitehawk' radio show and Guinness World record holder, happily sings and chats about his addiction to Viagra and fatal attraction to the gentleman's clothing department of Marks and Sparks... 

Selkie

Selkie

"Call my name, and boldly wait a while. Seven years will pass, from tide to tide and moon to moon." Two creatures from opposite worlds exchange stories and songs from their own lives and those around them... 

The Jokes I’m Most Fond of...

The Jokes I’m Most Fond of...

Glenn Wool is a 20-year veteran of the comedy circuit. Famous around the world for his unique brand of twisted humour, his most recent tour The Jokes I’m Most Fond Of, is, as the name suggests, a glorious celebration of his very favourite material... 

The Clown Town Cabaret

The Clown Town Cabaret

Dazzled by the title, I was expecting Clown Town Cabaret to be a night of physical comedy and clowns. However, if you look beyond the label, the clues are in the blurb: ‘late night comedy cabaret’, ‘nonsense’, ‘absurd’... 

A Day in the Life...

A Day in the Life...

Spoken Word Poet, Tommy Sissons presents a one-man poetry performance exploring the themes of urban lifestyles, working class values and the impact of politics in a coarse and intense way, mixing deft wordplay with rhythmic delivery... 

The Maydays: The Last 10 Years

The Maydays: The Last 10 Years

Do you have any regrets about your life? Celebrating ten years as a company, The Maydays pose questions to the audience about the last ten years of their own life: whether you have any regrets, significant moments or simply what to confess what you were like... 

Jo Neary Vs Dyball & Kerr

Jo Neary Vs Dyball & Kerr

Take a Perrier–nominated performer “The Joyce Grenfell of our age”(The Guardian) Jo Neary and the “Pant wettingly funny” (The Observer) Dyball & Kerr, toss them together for a character comedy feast. 

Brainsex

Brainsex

Men read maps better, but women read emotions — so say brain scientists. Is the secret of human behaviour inside our skulls? Can neuroscience explain why Timandra throws like a girl but thinks like a bloke? You’ll never look at your anterior cingulate cortex the same way again... 

MC Cashback: Lasagne

MC Cashback: Lasagne

Winner of Cathedral City’s Global Cheese Awards Rap Champion 2012, Brighton’s own culinary kingpin, MC Cashback serves up a smorgasbord of musical recipes, lyrical treats and meaty beats featuring tracks from his latest album ‘The Dinnersty’... 

How to: Sell your Show to the Arts Industry

How to: Sell your Show to the Arts Industry

Need a producer? A venue? A mentor? A residency? Want to improve your work and make new contacts, but don’t know where to start? Hear from venue managers, producers and companies on how they build and maintain professional relationships... 

An Audience with the Kitsch Kittens

An Audience with the Kitsch Kittens

Through a soundtrack of 60s classics, 'An Audience with The Kitsch Kittens' offers a hilarious toe tapping treat featuring the antics of Sindy & Barbie, two sweet talkin’ dolls. High camp and fabulous, the talented duo use over 20 well known (and some less so!) hits of the 50s and 60s including 'One Fine Day', 'Come See About Me' and 'Da Doo Ron Ron' to weave a simple yet enduring story of love, loss and the pursuit of plastic perfection... 

Xara Vaughan

Xara Vaughan

Cabaret sensation Xara Vaughan returns after her sell-out debut at Brighton Fringe 2013 and Edinburgh Festival five star triumph. "Hauntingly moving and astonishingly powerful" (The Stage)... 

Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer

Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer

Chap-Hop Superstar Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer takes his audience on a journey through his mission to reconnect hip-hop and its ilk with the Queen's English. With anecdotal ditties about cricket, pipe smoking, sexual misadventure and interfering with livestock as well as re-workings of old classics, all in his dandy, cut-glass accent... 

Xara Vaughan

Xara Vaughan

Xara Vaughn is a charming, funny and clearly very talented performer. A striking woman with a great presence on stage, Vaughn went out of her way to greet her audience and make them feel comfortable... 

EastEnd Cabaret: Dirty Talk

EastEnd Cabaret: Dirty Talk

The award-winning musical comedy duo return with all-new and hilariously naughty original songs. ‘A high-powered feminine Flight of the Conchords, dipped in acid and drenched in smut’ (Crikey...