Joe Wells: I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative

Joe Wells: I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative

Joe Wells returns with his unique brand of acerbic political humour about how we all grow increasingly right wing as we age. Flexing the old English degree, Wells parodies James Joyce’s Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man by starting out as a young comedian with jokes from the left and ending as a parody of an embittered and aging conservative complaining about young people... 

Daniel Muggleton: Mouth Breather

Daniel Muggleton: Mouth Breather

Australian Comedian Daniel Muggleton makes his debut at Brighton Fringe in 2018! He released his debut album 'Let Me Finish' in 2017 with US label Comedy Dynamics, recorded live at The Comedy Store, Sydney... 

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008 (Preview)

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008 (Preview)

Award-winning comedian and ex-banker, Nathan Cassidy, exposes the truth behind the financial crisis of 2008. It was all down to him, if he did it. "Such a safe pair of hands... here he ambitiously suggests he might have been responsible for the 2008 financial crash – using the same ‘what if’ logic that underpinned OJ Simpson’s 'If I Did It book'... 

Next Best Thing on Next Best Thing

Next Best Thing on Next Best Thing

Parkinson. Corden. Ross. Giants of the late-night chat show. But what's better than middle-aged men? Deluded young women! Katie and Jay bring you funny anecdotes, silly games and celebrity* interviews (*with themselves)... 

Everybody's Crazy... Or Maybe It's Just Me!

Everybody's Crazy... Or Maybe It's Just Me!

When no one else can help, there's only one thing to do. Help yourself... to the wine! Three generations of mental illness is one hell of a party! From planning grandma’s murder to failed suicides, covert operations and street-side brawls; our family puts the fun in the dysfunctional world of depression, dementia and disorder... 

Rufus & Vendetta's Never Have I Ever...

Rufus & Vendetta's Never Have I Ever...

It’s the scandalous drinking game that reveals all the dark secrets about you and your friends. Learn (and admit) the things that shouldn’t come up in polite conversation. Will you reveal your darkest secrets to a room full of drunken strangers? Will you earn the right to wear the 'Crown of Scandal' or clutch the 'Sceptre of Mystery'? Hosted by Rufus Tee “Godfather of Scottish Cabaret” (Time Out London) and Vendetta Vain “Somewhere between a crack addict and a blow-up doll” (The Scotsman), plus special guests. 

Matt Stellingwerf: Bachelor Of Arts

Matt Stellingwerf: Bachelor Of Arts

Bachelor of Arts is one comedian's attempt to find a use for the most useless of tertiary degrees and perhaps, in the process, prove that a BA is not as worthless as you might think... 

NOW That's Who I Call Archie Henderson

NOW That's Who I Call Archie Henderson

On 12 November 2013, Archie Henderson accidentally reached number 98 in the UK Singles Chart. This time, he’s heading straight for number one. Accompanied by an original soundtrack, this is a heroic story of symphonic redemption - a last-gasp attempt to figure out what the hell makes a smash-hit single... 

Zahra: Warrior Not Princess

Zahra: Warrior Not Princess

Zahra has never stood in front of a mirror and taken a selfie. She's more likely to stand in front of the mirror and ask herself to make a change. From Kim Kardashian's career to Kim Jong Un's Korea, the world is a constant mix of war and priss, and Zahra really wants to be a warrior not a princess... 

Ian Smith: Work in Progress

Ian Smith: Work in Progress

Ian Smith is a multi-award-winning comedian; this is a work in progress of his fifth solo show. He'll have a go on the grabbing machines while he's here too. Amused Moose Comedy Award (People's Champion) and ThreeWeeks Editors' Award Winner 2017... 

Nathan Willcock: Holland, 1980

Nathan Willcock: Holland, 1980

Great comedy guy Nathan Willcock presents what promises to be a work-in-progress show. In this show, he will try and recreate the 1980 Eurovison Song Contest in its entirety, on his own... 

Paul Wade: Mortal (Work in Progress)

Paul Wade: Mortal (Work in Progress)

Do you struggle to fit in in an ever-changing world? Does the speed of change make you feel old before your time? Then you know how Paul feels. Join him as he exposes his thoughts, fears and vulnerabilities and makes everyone feel a bit better about just being themselves... 

James Barr: Thirst Trap

James Barr: Thirst Trap

2018 dating is a disaster so it’s time to let the crazy out! MTV presenter, comedian and co-host of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ award-nominated podcast ‘A Gay and a NonGay’, James Barr unleashes a hilariously desperate attempt to finally meet ‘the one’, and you’re all invited! Join James as he dishes the dirt on his brutally honest and hilarious dating life and Tinder-style swipes of the audience to find his way up-the-aisle... 

Frank Foucault: Shoes

Frank Foucault: Shoes

Frank was told it was a good idea to do a theme show, so he's doing it about shoes. I imagine that he's beginning to regret this decision. "A tiny work of comic genius" (The Scotsman) "Stupidly funny" (Chortle) Nominated for 'Magners New Act of the Year 2015' Chortle Student Comedy Awards Finalist 

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns (Work in Progress)

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns (Work in Progress)

Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy. With seemingly sweet and innocent charm, Katharine finds dark comedy in her observations on relationships, family, mental illness, feminism and her past misadventures... 

Ishi Khan-Jackson: I'mMigrant

Ishi Khan-Jackson: I'mMigrant

A fun comedy show about migration, belonging and identity. Ishi was born in Zambia, has Indian roots and loves her home in Britain. Does that make her BriZamdian? Join the playful adventure, that is 'Ishi Khan-Jackson: I'mMigrant!'... 

Catherine Bohart: Work in Progress

Catherine Bohart: Work in Progress

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of a Catholic deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. An hour of new material from a rising comedy star. BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017 BBC New Comedy Award Finalist Writer for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order for BBC2 Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2017 "A comic with distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear... 

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary

A work-in-progress musical comedy show from 2016's Funny Women winner. Trump has decided that literally breaking the internet is the only way he can stop people being mean to him. Braine, as government-appointed Apocalibrarian, must now answer enquiries from frightened and confused members of the community (i... 

Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns (MTV, ichannel) takes you on a comedic journey about the visible and invisible scars of surviving mental illness, domestic violence, and drug addiction — with some feminism thrown in for comic relief... 

Now THAT'S What I Call A Game Show!

Now THAT'S What I Call A Game Show!

Think you know game shows? Think again, as this new show comes to Brighton, that will make you laugh like a child. Comedy meets game show, meets improv, as fun host Stu Turner brings two teams of comics picked from the Fringe each day... 

Laughs with Tricks

Laughs with Tricks

Comedy magician Stu Turner and comedian and ventriloquist Phil Reid come together for an hour of stand-up, magic, and variety. Stu's off-beat act is sometimes silly, sometimes surreal, but always baffling and highly entertaining... 

Juliet Meyers: Bikes & Dogs & Rock & Roll

Juliet Meyers: Bikes & Dogs & Rock & Roll

Juliet, writer on The Sarah Millican Television Programme and 8/10 Cats, performs her work-in-progress show about loving/cursing both her rescue dog and her spur of the moment decision to go on an adventure holiday ... 

Adam Hess

Adam Hess

I have grown two inches this year and I have no idea why. I don't even really like doing stand-up. I'm just going around the country doing shows in the hope that a scientist will be in the audience and offer me an explanation... 

Dominic Holland: The Glory Year

Dominic Holland: The Glory Year

A veteran stand-up with countless TV appearances to his name Dominic Holland is a 50 year old everyman making hilarity from his life which reflects the lives of his audience, because his experiences of life and parenthood are yours... 

Trishelle: Out of Order

Trishelle: Out of Order

'Out of Order' is a show about addiction, abstinence and being an “addict”. A provocative, playful and funny story about drugs and being 20 years “clean” told by Katie and her very drunk friend, Trishelle... 

Northern Power Blouse: Up Your Promenade

Northern Power Blouse: Up Your Promenade

Saunter down the promenade with Northern Power Blouse for a show full of sketches, songs and larger than life characters, all set by the glamorous northern seaside. Between them, Cassie Atkinson, Kat Butterfield and Charlotte Pearson, have written for BBC Radio 4, Russ Abbot, Comic Relief and were finalists for 'BAFTA Rocliffe' and 'Funny Women' writing awards... 

Pet Hates

Pet Hates

With his ferocious dark humour, award-winning comedian Amadeus Martin delivers his sharp witted take on retro Lucozade, emergency text messages, why women marry prisoners, pen pal disputes and more... 

Bonqrz

Bonqrz

Bonkers stand-up comedy show about making extremely bad decisions for happiness. “Comedy genius or someone who should be sectioned, go see for yourself” (Erkan Mustafa, Roland from 80s TV show Grange Hill) “It’s an exhilarating, perplexing experience; exactly what a Fringe show should be” (Marissa Burgess, The List) 

Robin Morgan: Honeymoon

Robin Morgan: Honeymoon

The second hour show from Robin Morgan, writer for 'Have I Got News For You', 'The News Quiz' and 'The Now Show', warm-up for 'The Graham Norton Show' and tour support for Ellie Taylor... 

Kelsey de Almeida: I'm Very Different People (Work in Progress)

Kelsey de Almeida: I'm Very Different People (Work in Progress)

Winner of South End Comedy Festival's 'Best Newcomer' competition 2017, Kelsey is one of the youngest working comedians in the UK. Having supported Stephen K Amos on three UK Tours and Abandoman on their 2017 UK tour, as well as being a circuit regular, this is a chance to see Kelsey really sink his teeth into a longer show... 

Darren Walsh: Massive Punt

Darren Walsh: Massive Punt

Join Darren Walsh (UK's first Pun Champion, BBC's iWonder, Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe) on a round-the-world flight, jam-packed with onboard entertainment such as video sketches, one-liners, jingles and general nonsense... 

Ahem... You Can't Go Around Doing Stuff Like That!

Ahem... You Can't Go Around Doing Stuff Like That!

Join Zelem Saydullaev (Squawker Finalist 2015 , South Coast Comedian of the Year Semi Finalist 2016 ) and Johnny Wardlow (as heard on BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio 2) for an hour of sensational lies, mind-blowing madness and wholesome nonsense as they show you the best way to misbehave without getting incarcerated, sectioned, disowned or deported... 

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

Sir Dance-A-Lot is the last of the known Boogie Knights, a gang of brave steppers with funk in their hearts and nobility also in their hearts. In this show expect dungeons, dragons and disco disco disco... 

Twonkey’s Night Train to Liechtenstein

Twonkey’s Night Train to Liechtenstein

Brighton Fringe’s most reliably unusual auteur returns with a new adventure from the peculiar world of Mr Twonkey. What happens when you take suggestions from your fans to make a new show? You get a cross between Murder on the Orient Express and Jack and the Beanstalk directed by David Lynch... 

Rosco McClelland: Work in Progress

Rosco McClelland: Work in Progress

It's been a hell of a year for Rosco McClelland, travelling the world, getting engaged and making new friends in interesting places. Come hear the stories and see what happened. "Rosco is a gifted storyteller, with great stage presence" (EdFest Magazine) Scottish Comedian of the Year 2016. 

Sean McLoughlin: Living Well Is The Best Revenge

Sean McLoughlin: Living Well Is The Best Revenge

The battle for happiness has been won but there were casualties. New hour of stand-up from an "impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent" (The List) and Ricky Gervais tour support. Star of Russell Howard's 'Stand-Up Central', 'Live At The Comedy Store' and 'Brexit Stage Left' on VICELAND... 

Oliver Coleman: Variations on a Dream

Oliver Coleman: Variations on a Dream

In music, variation is a formal technique where material is repeated in an altered form. The changes may involve melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, orchestration or any combination of these... 

Blondes on Bicycles

Blondes on Bicycles

'Blondes on Bicycles' is a two handed stand-up comedy show starring Charmaine Davies and Sara Mason, which includes sketch and song. This is the premiere of a new collaboration between these charismatic and entertaining women... 

Adele Cliff: Sheep (Work in Progress)

Adele Cliff: Sheep (Work in Progress)

Adele Cliff, Dave's Top 15 Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2017 and 2016, brings her brand-new show 'Sheep' to Brighton! Packed with gags, anecdotes and fun, this work-in-progress show is sure to amuse... 

Nicoletta Wylde is Afraid of the Dark

Nicoletta Wylde is Afraid of the Dark

What happens to our minds when the lights go out? 'Nicoletta Wylde is Afraid of the Dark' is a semi-autobiographical storytelling spoken word show about living with night terrors. Set in the backdrop of the therapist’s office, Wylde brings her unique brand of surreal and bloody prose-performance to a journey through the monsters in the dark and just how much it takes to vanquish them... 

Harriet Kemsley's New Show

Harriet Kemsley's New Show

Harriet’s back in Brighton and she's brushed her hair specially. You might have seen her TV series on VICELAND 'Bobby and Harriet Get Married', in Channel 4 sitcom ‘Damned’ or as an awkward waitress in 'Doctor Foster'... 

Gráinne Maguire: I Call My Vagina the Psychopath Test

Gráinne Maguire: I Call My Vagina the Psychopath Test

Gráinne Maguire’s one hour work-in-progress show includes themes around nuns, time travel, ghosts, dating, being a female comedian and writer, culminating in a daydream fantasy about being married to Jim Davidson... 

Bodily

Bodily

Ever wondered how to get the most out of that desolate obelisk that is your body? Using paint, placards and xylophone sticks, Ian Lane takes you on an annotated, colour-coded and possibly misleading 60 minute tour of all the hidden features, cheat codes and Easter Eggs you never noticed within your body in this work-in-progress fusion of stand-up comedy and live body art... 

Steve Bugeja: Work In Progress

Steve Bugeja: Work In Progress

Steve Bugeja, as seen on 'Love Island Aftersun', Russell Howard's 'Stand Up Central', Radio 4's 'Fresh From The Fringe' and BBC 3's 'Top 10', presents a work-in-progress show. Steve is writing a new show and needs to test it on a friendly, supportive audience... 

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse (WiP)

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse (WiP)

Rising star Sarah Keyworth, tour support for Stewart Francis and Kerry Godliman, brings an hour of brand new stand-up that shines a light on the relationship between a little girl and a world that is failing her... 

Mind Show: Unboxing

Mind Show: Unboxing

Come and have your mind fried, and witness David Terrence conduct the live unboxing of a comedy, mind-reading show, demonstrating all the likely ingredients of a mind-blowing show including telepathy, thought control and of course the big final prediction! The show is light-hearted and peppered with comical moments... 

The Parentheticals: Improdyssey

The Parentheticals: Improdyssey

The Parentheticals are going on a quest, but where they go and what they seek is entirely up to you! Whatever you choose, the adventure will be epic and completely made up on the spot... 

Barry and Alasdair's Non-Trademark-Infringing Comedy Adventure (Where the Audience Chooses)

Barry and Alasdair's Non-Trademark-Infringing Comedy Adventure (Where the Audience Chooses)

A multimedia spectacular from Angel Comedy founder Barry Ferns and Alasdair Beckett-King (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the of Year 2017). You control this interactive comedy show... 

Choose Your Own Comedy Adventure

Choose Your Own Comedy Adventure

A multimedia spectacular from Angel Comedy founder Barry Ferns and Alasdair Beckett-King (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the of Year 2017). You control this interactive comedy show... 

Troy Hawke!

Troy Hawke!

I am back in Brighton to give you my take on things you never knew you didn't know about. It will be mellifluous and undeniably funny. But don't take my word for it... "Undeniably funny" **** (Chortle) "Character comedy that is near perfection" ***** (New Current) "Perfectly written jokes" **** (Broadway Baby) "Spectacular character... 

Matt Duwell: Snowflake It 'Til You Make It.

Matt Duwell: Snowflake It 'Til You Make It.

Matt Duwell is a Snowflake, and he is owning that label (despite thinking labels are pejorative). A show for anyone who has ever been called a Snowflake, a libtard or a remoaner. Expect jokes about lighthearted subjects such as the polarisation of political discourse, the rise of nationalism as well as more serious subjects like Netflix and Angel Delight... 

Dave: A Work in Progress

Dave: A Work in Progress

Despite his best intentions, Dave Fensome is getting older. If you've ever accidentally got older, and been unhappy about it, this is the show for you. Join acclaimed local comedian Dave Fensome as he presents the work in progress of his debut hour... 

The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar

The Very Well-Fed Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar just couldn't stop eating. He grew and grew until, when all his friends began turning into butterflies, a cocoon that would fit him couldn't be made! To comfort himself, he continued to eat... 

Mixed Up Heads

Mixed Up Heads

They are mixed up in their heads and hilarious! Three comics are showing you their best 20 minutes at Brighton Fringe Festival this year! Come and join Lisanne Fridsma (Bath Comedy Festival Finalist), Arna Spek (99 comedy Club Female Bursary winner 2017) and Clive Copeman (BBC Radio 4 New Comedy Act 2017) in their search for identity in this stand-up comedy show... 

Fabulon

Fabulon

Gaulier trained duo Hanna Winter and Julia Masli present a ridiculous world of 'Fabulon' where they are the confused inhabitants. Combining physical comedy, visual imagery and clown, they invite you to experience this world as they discover it with childlike wonder... 

On The Edge Comedy

On The Edge Comedy

On the Edge Comedy is a Brighton stand up institution. Running year-round it brings the best new acts to the Caroline of Brunswick. We've also got a reputation for big names dropping in, to try new stuff... 

Alasdair Beckett-King: Full Velvet Jacket (WIP)

Alasdair Beckett-King: Full Velvet Jacket (WIP)

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017 Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with an inter-dimensional, work in progress stand-up comedy show. "A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world" (The Scotsman) Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Winner 2017 NATYs New Act of The Year 2014 Amused Moose Finalist: Comedy Awards 2017 ***** (EdFest Magazine) **** (The Scotsman) **** (Fest) **** (One4Review) **** (Voice Magazine) **** (ThreeWeeks) (P... 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

'Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely' is the dumbest game show ever to grace the stage on God's green earth. There will be snorkels, pirate costumes, drawings of donkeys and a glamorous assistant called Stuart... 

David Mills: Focus People!

David Mills: Focus People!

Focus people! Stand-up comic David Mills is back with another free hour of sharp and hilarious rants. Known for his razor wit and biting humour, Mills takes on modern life with his signature wicked invective... 

Sam and Ben: Aliems!

Sam and Ben: Aliems!

Do you believe in... aliems? You may never have seen one but, just like the millions of people who watch Mrs Brown's Boys every week , they're out there somewhere, living among us, lurking in the shadows... 

Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena

Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena

Nathan Cassidy is pretty angry about a three star review he once received. He’s clearly not going to be happy about this one either. In a warm room above the Caroline of Brunswick 16 of us have spurned both the Champion’s League and Britain’s Got Talent Finals and I’m pretty sure most of us are wishing we’d stayed in front of the telly instead... 

Nathan Cassidy: Watch this. Love me. It's deep.

Nathan Cassidy: Watch this. Love me. It's deep.

Award-winning writer and comedian Nathan Cassidy's new one-man theatre show for 2017. A perfect love story in a swimming pool. It's deep. For the perfect love story, you have to go to ridiculous lengths... 

Sarah Callaghan: The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush (preview)

Sarah Callaghan: The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush (preview)

Sarah Callaghan brings you a brand new hour of comedy . Best Show Brighton Nominee 2015 and Malcolm Hardee Award nominee. "The instant she steps on stage you know you’re in the presence of someone new and special... 

Mad About the Boy

Mad About the Boy

Stephanie talks about mental health problems and boys for an hour, but it's totally funny, she promises, and won't be as awkward as you think it will. From a late start (she barely even met a boy till she was 17), through her "well I know boys now so I'd better touch them all" phase, and a number of failed relationships, Stephanie tells us what it's like to try to have meaningful and not so meaningful relationships when you're a bit of a nutcase... 

Jack Left Town: The Improvised Rock Documentary

Jack Left Town: The Improvised Rock Documentary

An improvised rock documentary is a tall order, and Jack Left Town sets out with boundless enthusiasm, a strong absurdity curve and sick air guitar to deliver, even if some areas are a little over thought... 

Eleanor Conway: Work In Progress

Eleanor Conway: Work In Progress

Follow up to Eleanor's critically acclaimed debut show... "Reminiscent of early Graham Norton (albeit sexier)" **** (The List), "Conway is chaotic and electric" ****(The Skinny), "A charm and energy you just can't learn... 

Carly Smallman: A Work in Progress and Other Terrible Stories About Why I Keep Ruining it for Myself

Carly Smallman: A Work in Progress and Other Terrible Stories About Why I Keep Ruining it for Myself

Star of ITV and BBC, Carly Smallman makes her Brighton Fringe debut with a work-in-progress hour of comedy. Expect funny songs, stories, and her thoughts on what it means to be in your thirties and left behind in an uncertain world whilst all of your smug friends host dinner parties like douchebags... 

David Sheeran - I Am Donut: Work In Progress

David Sheeran - I Am Donut: Work In Progress

Skyfall, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Ghost, The Godfather, Citizen Kane, Beauty and the Beast, Notting Hill, 50 Shades Darker and Beetlejuice are just some of the DVDs President Trump will give Theresa May on his first state visit to the UK (probably)... 

Dirty White Boys: Stupid

Dirty White Boys: Stupid

Imaginative, imbalanced and imbecilic sketch duo, Dirty White Boys, are back in Brighton for their 3rd year running; presenting a brand new show for 2017! The **** pairing bring their trademark fast-paced idiocy to a whole new selection-box of skits... 

Sagar Mega Drive

Sagar Mega Drive

Fiona Sagar, (The Groundlings, Funny Women Best show nominee, Edinburgh 2016), debuts at Brighton Fringe with characters from her 2016 Edinburgh show 'Entitled' along with brand new characters... 

LoveHard: Murdered By Murder

LoveHard: Murdered By Murder

1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition. A small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan, Drenchblood Heights. Reason: A Murder Mystery Party. It promises to be the night of their lives... 

Amadeus Martin: Binge Thinking

Amadeus Martin: Binge Thinking

Binge Thinking: An excessive amount of thinking in a short period of time or thinking too quickly. Because everyone is different it is not easy to say exactly how much thinking in one session adults can consume before it counts as binge thinking... 

Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

A comedy rap musical about urban poet Wisebowm, a working class guy who falls in love with a middle class girl, so goes gluten free and gets into yoga and pilates to win her heart. It's not easy being well deep, intelligent and well humble all at the same time, but someone has to do it... 

Jonny Awsum: Honey I Promised The Kid

Jonny Awsum: Honey I Promised The Kid

A comedic whirlwind, Jonny has a feel-good brand of musical comedy. The gag-slinging guitar hero - audience members don’t just leave entertained, they leave as fans. Jonny is on a mission... 

Samantha Pressdee: Work in Progress

Samantha Pressdee: Work in Progress

A bitter-sweet tale of political awakening. With nothing left to lose but everything to fight for, Samantha followed Russell Brand onto the frontline of the revolution - a council estate in Barnet... 

Snakes and Ladders: A Work In Progress

Snakes and Ladders: A Work In Progress

Phil Jerrod’s third debut show isn't written yet, but so far seems to be about how it's still worth trying to be happy, even though everything's blatantly terrible. “Insightful, despairing wit” **** (The Scotsman), “Razor sharp timing” **** (Ed Fest Mag), “Casual brilliance” (The Guardian), "A very funny hour of stand-up" **** (Broadway Baby), "Definitely one to watch" (The List). 

Northern Power Blouse

Northern Power Blouse

Join 'Northern Power Blouse' for a sketch show full of heart, songs and massive, massive shoulder pads. Between them, Cassie Atkinson, Kat Butterfield and Charlotte Pearson have written for Radio 4, Russ Abbott, been finalists for BAFTA and the Funny Women writing awards and have popped up on E4 and ITV... 

John Hastings: Works!

John Hastings: Works!

John Hastings is a fence-sitting former drag queen. He will yell. He will shout. He will be proving the following people right. "This fast-growing comic is a pleasure to watch" **** (Times), "Hastings' bold dramatic delivery is what really stands out when he is hammering a point home" ***** (Mirror), "Well crafted" **** (Herald), "This charming, lovable comic is truly engaging and well worth checking out" **** (Three Weeks), **** (Herald), **** (Fest). 

How to be Good at Everything

How to be Good at Everything

Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Then you should watch 'How to be Good at Everything'. Expertly hosted by knowledgeologist, Katie Davison, and Jay Bennett, her friend, you will learn how to be good at everything*... 

Woof Woof Meow Meow

Woof Woof Meow Meow

Described as ‘a stand-up comedy brought to you by pet-loving funny guys Simone Belshaw and James Sarek’ in the Caroline of Brunswick’s 2017 Summer Comedy Guide, this performance initially went at a snail’s pace to garner laughs from the audience... 

The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

Alasdair Beckett-King is a legendary comedian, in that there is little historical evidence he exists. But he does exist. He's an award-winning stand-up comedian bringing his debut solo show to Brighton Fringe... 

James Loveridge: Work In Progress

James Loveridge: Work In Progress

Voted 'One To Watch' at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2016 and nominated for Amused Moose Best Show 2016 at the Edinburgh Fringe, James is back with another hour of hilarious stand up and story telling... 

Fried Mind Show: David Terrence

Fried Mind Show: David Terrence

A light-hearted mind-reading show with amazing and impossible mind stunts! No dead relatives will be contacted throughout the evening, however they may be interrupted with the laughter as the show is peppered with comical moments... 

A Pessimist's Guide to Being Happy

A Pessimist's Guide to Being Happy

Are you, have you been or do you know a pessimist? Are you, have you been, or do you want to be happy? This is the stand-up comedy show for you! Matt Duwell is happy and he is ill-equipped to deal with it... 

Herman the Genial German: Herman's Half Hour

Herman the Genial German: Herman's Half Hour

'Herman's Half Hour' is Herman's hotly-anticipated Brighton Fringe debut show to take to other festivals in the UK and abroad. It includes tried and tested material honed since starting out in 2004... 

A Bit of Magic with Stu & Friends

A Bit of Magic with Stu & Friends

Bringing together the best comedy, magic and cabaret acts at Brighton Fringe, following last year’s sell out shows, comedy magician Stu Turner hosts a smorgasbord of variety. London based Stu's offbeat act is sometimes silly, sometimes surreal, but always baffling and highly entertaining... 

Stuart Black: Flea Circus

Stuart Black: Flea Circus

Shakespeare said the world is a stage and we are all players. Does that ring true for you? Stuart Black uses his twisted and razor-sharp humour to examine the world we live in, and look back at his life of alcohol and drug-fuelled adventures... 

Haven't a Clue..!

Haven't a Clue..!

Think you know charades? Think again! After two sell-out years, 'Haven’t a Clue..!' returns for a third year, only this time in the late night slot for an X-rated version! In this crazy, hilarity-filled hour, comedy meets game show meets improv, as 2 teams of Brighton Fringe comics, pit their skills and wit against each other with this hysterical twist on the classic... 

Simon Caine: Laughter Is The Best Placebo

Simon Caine: Laughter Is The Best Placebo

My life is a constant search for emotional and electrical outlets. If you can relate, this is the show for you. Simon Caine brings his second hour-long show as a work-in-progress to Brighton Fringe... 

Gledhill and Callaghan

Gledhill and Callaghan

A new hour of stand-up from comedians Amy Gledhill and David Callaghan as heard on BBC Radio's 'Jesting About', **** (The Scotsman), **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine), **** (The Public Reviews)... 

Rahul Kohli: A Not So Chubby Brown

Rahul Kohli: A Not So Chubby Brown

Geordie Rahul Kohli is back with his much anticipated second hour following on from his critically acclaimed debut hour: 'Newcastle Brown Male'. A look back at the political, topical events of the year all from this young Newcastle Brown’s perspective... 

Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp - Work In Progress

Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp - Work In Progress

Steve Bugeja, as seen on 'Russell Howard's Stand Up Central', Radio 4's 'Fresh From The Fringe' and BBC 3's 'Top 10', is working on a new show and you can come watch him create it. Steve will be testing out new jokes and stories... 

Ladies Marmalade

Ladies Marmalade

Ladies Marmalade is a show with 3 unusual and hilarious women who will make you taste different flavours of comedy . So outrageous and powerful; Arielle Souma, Victoria Howden and special guest; break down walls for your delight... 

Harriet Kemsley: Freak

Harriet Kemsley: Freak

Harriet's back with her third and possibly best show yet. She's had a busy year appearing in Jo Brand's new Channel 4 show 'Damned', opening for Isy Suttie on tour, launching a viral online series called 'Women's News' and flying to Montreal to tape a set for 'Just For Laughs' comedy festival... 

David McIver: Stop It David We Are Having Too Much Fun

David McIver: Stop It David We Are Having Too Much Fun

David McIver is one of the most fun guys around these days. Come and have a look at the things he has thought of using his imagination. Expect props, silly characters and stupid nonsense from this idiot... 

Brodi and Dave: Paranoid

Brodi and Dave: Paranoid

Just because you're paranoid, it don't mean they're not after you! This is the show for anyone who's ever been confused or scared by the day-to-day insanity of life. Whether it's the futility of physical fitness or the very real possibility that cats are plotting against us, this show will break it down for you and hit you with the inside truth... 

Andrea Hubert: Work in Progress

Andrea Hubert: Work in Progress

Join Andrea Hubert (BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy winner 2013, What's On London Best Debut Show 2016) for just under an hour of new/terrible/amazing/unacceptable comedy ideas and half-finished thoughts about consent (because she never definitively said yes to that stranger who sniffed her hair during an unwanted hug)... 

Jessica Fostekew: You Know What I Did Last Summer

Jessica Fostekew: You Know What I Did Last Summer

A brand-new show in preview from Jessica Fostekew. Regular host of BBC R4 Extra’s ‘The Comedy Club’ and of the BBC Radio Comedy Award 2015 and 2016, Jess starred in the 2017 BBC1 drama, ‘Three Girls’... 

Troy Hawke

Troy Hawke

Milo McCabe returns to Brighton Fringe with his impeccable 1930's throwback creation 'Troy Hawke'. This naive yet upbeat modern day Errol Flynn traverses his way through the minefield of modern life, finding beauty at every turn, be it Waitrose, Wetherspoons or Poundland... 

Lucy Pearman: WIP & a Cabbage

Lucy Pearman: WIP & a Cabbage

"Traditionally, unmarried girls were sent into the veg garden to choose the 'perfect' cabbage." (Anon). Lucy Pearman presents a work in progress at this years Brighton Fringe. Expect playful nonsense and a talking cabbage... 

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison. Comedian. Winner. As well as being an award-winning comedian, James has also won every game show in existence. Now you too can learn how to be a winner. Do you have what it takes to win a Jamesified version of every show from the 80s (to current day) and be awarded the James Bennison Trophy for Winning? "... 

Reality Check

Reality Check

Athena Kugblenu has watched, listened and looked for a long time, and now she's grown tired of the conventions of the left wing press. 'Reality Check' is the hotly anticipated debut hour from an adroit comic who's found her voice and isn't afraid to use it... 

I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative (Work In Progress)

I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative (Work In Progress)

Apparently we all get more right-wing as we grow older. This is a stand-up show about trying to mature without losing hope for a fairer society. A work-in-progress outing of the third solo show by critically-acclaimed and award-winning stand-up Joe Wells... 

Miranda Kane's Flying Penis

Miranda Kane's Flying Penis

Miranda has been trying to get a flying penis for four years, but every year it eludes her. Find out her theories on why one of these golden treasures will never be in her grasp, and what she can do to put right what once went wrong... 

Jane Hill: Cow

Jane Hill: Cow

Jane's a bit of a cow. Mardy cow, selfish cow, lazy cow, evil cow - she's described herself as all these things at some point in her life. But is it fair on her? Or even on cows? This is a one-woman comedy show about the insults we call ourselves... 

Stella Graham: Rage Against the Unclean

Stella Graham: Rage Against the Unclean

Coventry born Stella Graham returns to Brighton to declare what it's like to be a bully. If you were raised by a bully and became one yourself, but can never admit you're at fault. We've seen Trump, a mega bully elected in the USA, how does she feel about him, from one bully to another? Stella fights to contain a gobby, aggressive inner self, watch the battle commence with hilarious consequences, with all the charm of a rusty mousetrap... 

Sam and Ben: Shnozzleballers!

Sam and Ben: Shnozzleballers!

Sam and Ben fled a supernatural wizard realm 700 years ago after being challenged to a deadly game of Shnozzleball, which they were too chicken to accept. Now their magical past is catching up to them... 

Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever

Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever

Heal your wounds with another hour of stand-up from "The best comedian you haven't heard of yet" (Time Out), "One brilliant punchline after another... a comedian who is in complete control" **** (The List), "At once hilarious and painfully revelatory" **** (Chortle), "blindsides you out of nowhere" **** (Shortcom), "A terrifically intense, eloquent hour of comedy" (The Independent), ***** (Threeweeks), **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine), **** (Broadway Baby)... 

Robin Morgan: Free Man

Robin Morgan: Free Man

The utterly hilarious and utterly heartwarming debut hour of stand-up from Robin Morgan (Writer of 'Have I Got News For You', 'Newzoids', 'The News Quiz' and the 'Now Show'). A hit at last year's Edinburgh Fringe - come and see why... 

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedian runner-up, brings a stand-up show to Brighton Fringe. It's going to be really funny. It'll most likely feature jokes loosely weaved around the themes of success, being a millennial, love and our current political situation... 

Guerilla Aspies: the Show of the Book. Become Autistic.

Guerilla Aspies: the Show of the Book. Become Autistic.

Become autistic. The author of Guerilla Aspies - a neurotypical society infiltration manual - brings his unique and hilarious autism conversion show to Brighton. Audiences at Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin and around the UK have joined the new normal... 

I Drink, Therefore I am

I Drink, Therefore I am

Join the fresh-faced former Scottish Comedian of the Year for a riotous hour of stories about Battling the Bottle, Aristotle... and any other piss that'll get him a laugh! “Dalgleish has a bright future in stand-up” (The Scotsman), “Full of energy and instantly likeable” (Edinburgh Festival Journal) 

The One-Eyed Men

The One-Eyed Men

Does anyone ever read these blurbs? Here's an experiment: if you are actually reading this right now, text your favourite animal to Alex at 07450 846 211. Then come along to our show and we'll give you something... 

Tez Ilyas: Progress in Work

Tez Ilyas: Progress in Work

Edinburgh Fringe's Funniest Newcomers 2015 (The Guardian). Following the success of his smash hit debut show at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, rising star Tez Ilyas is back with a brand new show... 

64

64

Gerry is a time traveller from 1952. That means he's 64 this year. What do all these numbers mean? Where has he come from? What was the world like in 1952? What's it like to be 64? Gerry uses clowning and comedy, song and madness to explore what it's all about... 

Shelf

Shelf

Shelf is Rachel Watkeys Dowie and Ruby Clyde, a double act with a "winning hybrid of sketch show and stand-up" **** (EdFringe). These "stars for the future" (BroadwayBaby) present a brand-new hour of songs, sketches and super-good jokes... 

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Male

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Male

One Geordie specialising in current affairs. You'll laugh, you'll learn, you could orgasm. You won’t orgasm - that'd be insane. But now you’ll definitely come? As seen on BBC 'Big Asian Comedy Night'... 

Beautiful Ducks

Beautiful Ducks

 

The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

Alasdair Beckett-King - “One to Watch” (Time Out) - is a legendary comedian, in that there is little historical evidence he exists. As heard on BBC Radio. As seen in Brighton's Vegetarian Shoe Shop... 

John Hastings: Work in Progress

John Hastings: Work in Progress

John Hastings, your great friend, is back to work on new jokes about his moral compass and probably masturbation. I guess. Not sure. ***** (The Mirror), ***** (Broadway Baby) ***** (Cream of the Fringe), **** (Melbourne Herald Sun), **** (Brighton Public Review), **** (Fest Magazine) **** (Now Magazine) 

Rob Deb Vs Patrick Casey: Dorks of Justice

Rob Deb Vs Patrick Casey: Dorks of Justice

Rob Deb and Patrick Casey bring you an hour of thrill-powered stand-up comedy. Rob Deb is "the Lenny Bruce of sci- fi" (The Skinny) and "Patrick Casey impressed me, his routine relevant and up to date and this also helped grab the audience" (Nottingham Post)... 

Amadeus Martin: God Created Brixton

Amadeus Martin: God Created Brixton

Award-winning comedian Amadeus Martin takes you on a journey through Brixton urban legends, anecdotes and observations, from the failed Viking Invasion of 885AD, the Victorian Era of 1885, and his God-fearing mother’s villainy in the 1985 riots. 

Cocaine and Potatoes

Cocaine and Potatoes

A Colombian/Irish/Englishman takes on identity, the world, and why you have to try a Japanese toilet. Laughing Horse runner-up and Amused Moose finalist 2012, Perth Fringe World Critics Choice winner 2015... 

Alcopop Work in Progress

Alcopop Work in Progress

Paul unveils his story of having no home, no job and two children, but these being the least of his problems, in what will become his Edinburgh Fringe debut hour. 

Ellie Taylor: Work In Progress

Ellie Taylor: Work In Progress

Join Ellie Taylor ('Mock the Week', 'Snog Marry Avoid', '8 Out of 10 Cats') as she prepares a brand new show. With jokes so new they don't actually exist at the time of writing this blurb, it's bound to be an electrifyingly sensationally hilarious/passable way to spend 60 minutes. 

Pete Strong: Self-Sabotage, a Work in Progress

Pete Strong: Self-Sabotage, a Work in Progress

2015 Brighton Squawker award finalist Pete Strong - "walking a fine emotional line... cathartically funny" (Chortle), tries to get to grips with his own neuroses with dark jokes, absurd poems and a waistcoat... 

Tom Goodliffe is Full of Beans: A Comedian's Guide to Coffee

Tom Goodliffe is Full of Beans: A Comedian's Guide to Coffee

An award-winning comedian and writer for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, Tom brews up his brand new show all about coffee. History, culture, politics, science... this afternoon pick-me-up will leave you buzzing... 

10 Things I Hate About UKIP

10 Things I Hate About UKIP

Joe Wells believes that you should treat everyone with kindness, but that's not easy when some of them vote UKIP. The follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 'Night Of The Living Tories' *** (Chortle), **** (Broadway Baby), this is a show about learning to love the people whose politics you hate. 

Leggoland

Leggoland

In 2014 stand-up comedian Colin became an amputee, making full use of his surname Leggo. He now presents an hour of gloriously silly, life affirming comedy exploring how losing a leg needn't stop you standing up... 

How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All

How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All

Watch a fuzzy gentlemen do his best to convince you that he's not a brain floating in a jar, whilst working out precisely how humanity has managed to get this far without totally destroying itself... 

Larry Dean: Work In Progress

Larry Dean: Work In Progress

Fosters Comedy Awards 2015, Best Newcomer: Nominee, and Scottish Comedian Of The Year award-winner brings his new show to Brighton Fringe. "Dean is unmissable" ***** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine), "The audience lap up his cheeky-chappie shtick" (The Guardian) 

Zahra Barri: Talk Like An Egyptian

Zahra Barri: Talk Like An Egyptian

Zahra’s a bit like the country of Turkey, in that she’s a mix of Eastern and Western culture, and also she is a bird. A fun look into Eastern and Kanye Western Culture. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 2... 

Paul McCaffrey: Work in progress

Paul McCaffrey: Work in progress

A work-in-progress show from the star of BBC3's 'Impractical Jokers' and 'Russell Howard's Good News'. "Born to be a comic" (The Scotsman), "The relaxed, assured confidence of a stadium filler" (Chortle), "Charm, charisma and success written all over him" (The Evening Standard)... 

Jenny Collier: Jen at Work

Jenny Collier: Jen at Work

This is a work in progress from Winner of Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014, Winner of the Hobgoblin Comedy Award 2015 and Second Place New Act of The Year Show 2015. "Clearly a rising star" (Bruce Dessau), "One to watch" (Edinburgh Evening News) 

Licence to Laugh

Licence to Laugh

Show about my life growing up in the deepest, darkest parts of India and then being thrown into the West with no language, culture, looks or intelligence. 

Buddhism and Cats

Buddhism and Cats

If you got your idea of adulthood from 'Friends' but reality hasn't met expectations; if you fail to be in the moment and find yourself living through your phone; and if you feel connected on-line and profoundly disconnected from people off-line, this is the show for you. 

Haven't a Clue..!

Haven't a Clue..!

Think you know charades? Think again! Back for a second year after a huge success in 2015. Comedy meets game show meets improv. Two teams of comics play this hysterical twist on the classic... 

The Story of the Nervous Man (a silent comedy)

The Story of the Nervous Man (a silent comedy)

Neil Frost has a story to tell. There's only one problem, he can't speak, so it must be told by the audience, who watch a nervous man change the monotony of his life by taking a risk... 

A Bit of Magic with Stu & friends

A Bit of Magic with Stu & friends

Bringing together the best magic, comedy, and cabaret acts at Brighton Fringe, comedy magician Stu Turner hosts a smorgasbord of entertainment. Come along to laugh, gasp, and be amazed at this fabulous hour of fun. 

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

Rachel Parris ('Austentatious', 'The IT Crowd') presents her new musical comedy about not having it all. No house, child, wage? No problem. Rachel is an award-winning comic whose songs are played on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music... 

Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen (When I Was 11)

Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen (When I Was 11)

A fascinating, disturbing and hilarious childhood growing up in Hollywood with the children of the stars. There were drugs, kidnappings, wild parties. But the rollercoaster film star lifestyle comes at a heavy price... 

Harriet Kemsley: Good Girl

Harriet Kemsley: Good Girl

Rising star and general idiot stand-up Harriet Kemsley returns with her new show 'Good Girl'. As Seen on 'The One Show' and Radio 1's' Comedy Lounge'. If lost, please return. "A quirky very funny new stand up," (Time Out) 

Michael Fabbri: Owls of Destruction

Michael Fabbri: Owls of Destruction

Michael performs a new stand-up show. Jokes, stories and general rambling. Star of Radio 4's 'Dyslexicon'. "An absolutely superb circuit headliner" (London Is Funny); “Exceptionally funny... 

Andrea Hubert: Some work. Some progress

Andrea Hubert: Some work. Some progress

When you see the joy on a small child's face as he's about to press the button to call the lift, you realise that your adult life will never offer you that same level of joy ever again - unless you press it for him - muses Andrea Hubert (BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy Writing winner 2013) 

Steve Bugeja: Work In Progress

Steve Bugeja: Work In Progress

Steve Bugeja, winner of the BBC New Comedy Award, presents his second solo show (in progress). Supported Russell Kane, Chris Ramsey and Patrick Kielty on tour. "Big laughs and gentle pathos" (The Guardian), "A polished hour of plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling" (The Scotsman) 

Rory O'Keeffe: Job's Worth

Rory O'Keeffe: Job's Worth

Affable funnyman and "intelligent youngster" (Time Out), Rory O'Keeffe brings his first stand-up show to Brighton. "Comedy for a post-recession graduate generation" ???? (Fest), “A tightly composed and expertly delivered romp, articulating the woes of many a young graduate... 

Walke About (WIP)

Walke About (WIP)

Strange things happen on a Walke About... Two comedians take to the road to grapple their subconscious. Tony Hinkson's stories and poems deal with love, loss, and the need to connect... 

Beaton & Dillon: Unleashed

Beaton & Dillon: Unleashed

Cally is female, upbeat and ginger. Josh is male, deadpan and dark-haired. Together they are comedy’s odd couple, who aren’t even a couple. A fringe must-see: two up-and-coming, contrasting, polished comics who take you to places you never expected. 

Matt Hutson & David McIver: Two Shy Boys

Matt Hutson & David McIver: Two Shy Boys

Free alternative comedy from Matt Hutson (Runner-up in Preston Comedian of the Year) and David McIver (Selected for the BBC New Comedy award 2015). Matt’s a dry, sullen singer of tender comedy songs and David’s a naughty little scamp with a bad attitude... 

Fraser Geesin: Jack Of All Polymaths

Fraser Geesin: Jack Of All Polymaths

Please ensure you use the right quote: “an imaginative wit that earmarks him as one to watch” with “cracking gags that turn on a smart use of language” (Chortle)... Print that verbatim, I don't want to look an idiot... 

Beyond Help

Beyond Help

A comedy show about life [Tinder], love [Tinder] and the human condition [Tinder]. Join a very good-looking comic (Nathan D’Arcy Roberts), a fairly good-looking comic (Ross Smith), a “six” (Alice Burden) and a mackerel (Toussaint Douglass) for an hour of tragedy plus time. 

James Bennison: How to be a Supervillain

James Bennison: How to be a Supervillain

Award-winning comedian James Bennison has had enough and has decided to take over the world. Join him as he shows you how simple it is to become the glorious leader of all. Come and find out if you have what it takes to join his new world order... 

The Dutch-esses: the two Dutch girls Comedy Show!

The Dutch-esses: the two Dutch girls Comedy Show!

Come and join two Dutch girls! Arna Spek (BBC Radio 4 New Comedy award) and Simone Keunen will share their hilarious stories of trying to live in the UK! Simone is looking for happiness, and found the answer in medication... 

Cassie Atkinson: Supernumerary Rainbow

Cassie Atkinson: Supernumerary Rainbow

Join character comedienne Cassie Atkinson "Future national treasure" (ToDoList), as we run through the rainbow of her mind. Bringing a spectrum of characters in 45 minutes of fun and quirky mayhem... 

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedian runner-up, brings you a stand-up show. It may, or may not, contain jokes about love, the Tories and a textile designer from the 19th century... 

Sean McLoughlin: Kamikaze

Sean McLoughlin: Kamikaze

Brace for impact. A brand new hour of stand-up from "the best comedian you haven't heard of yet" (Time Out), "Never less than compelling" (The List), "A terrifically intense, eloquent hour of comedy" **** (The Independent), **** (Chortle), **** (Ed Fest Mag)... 

Look How Much Friends We Are!

Look How Much Friends We Are!

Mister Bus will be bringing its special brand of surreal sketch comedy to Brighton Fringe! That's a long train journey and we don't even like each other that much. A world record attempt at fish puns, tyrannosaurus civil rights, the sexual awakening of a cash machine and many more! 

Nathan Cassidy: 42 (Preview)

Nathan Cassidy: 42 (Preview)

Award-winning comedian with a random set-list in a quest to find the meaning of life. No two shows the same! Sell-out Brighton 2012-2015, Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee, Best Show Winner 2014/Nominee 2015 Buxton Fringe... 

Robin Morgan: Free Man (Work in Progress)

Robin Morgan: Free Man (Work in Progress)

A work-in-progress of the debut hour from Robin Morgan, star of 'The Greatest Welshman You've Never Heard Of' (BBC Radio), writer for 'The News Quiz' and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist 2014... 

10 Things I Hate About UKIP

10 Things I Hate About UKIP

Joe Wells believes that you should treat all people with love and compassion, but that's not easy when a quarter of them voted for UKIP. '10 things I hate about UKIP' is the follow up show to the critically acclaimed (**** Chortle, **** Broadway Baby) debut show 'Night of The Living Tories'... 

Steve Bugeja: Work In Progress

Steve Bugeja: Work In Progress

Fresh from supporting Russell Kane on his national tour this is the highly anticipated debut show from Steve Bugeja, the winner of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013. Steve has been heard on Radio 4, Radio 2 and seen on the BBC red button and this is his first solo hour... 

Jo-Jo Bellini: This & That

Jo-Jo Bellini: This & That

Join Jo-Jo Bellini as she takes you into her strange world of gastronomic delights, big-band show tunes and Tom Jones. In this debut performance, Miss Bellini will play, sashay, craft and sauté an evening of song and salacious sensations that will pique your senses and get your juices flowing in a cabaret style that’s never been seen before! Audiences will be treated to tantalising treats, cooked live on stage as this stimulating show unfolds with a little bit of This & That. 

Jonny Awsum: Work In Progress

Jonny Awsum: Work In Progress

Join Jonny for his brand new 2015 show. Packed full of laughs and the feel-good factor, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Jonny’s hit solo debut. Don’t miss the chance to see musical comedy at its best... 

Never Been Better

Never Been Better

Next Best Thing have 'Never Been Better'. The duo returns to Brighton Fringe with an hour of characters whose social veneers are slipping to reveal the fractures beneath, alongside their recognisable playful compering... 

Do You Mind?

Do You Mind?

Joni has just met someone special. But how can she tell him she has a long term illness? And is it really the best thing to talk about on a second date? Everyone has had a moment when they've struggled to tell something important to someone they care about... 

Aidan Killian: Saving Julian Assange

Aidan Killian: Saving Julian Assange

The Blue Man basement was quiet, and velvety. The well-dressed audience sipped wine, or tea. When Aidan came to the stage, he punctured the atmosphere with his Irish accent and torn jeans... 

Paul Kerensa: Back to the Futon pt 2

Paul Kerensa: Back to the Futon pt 2

It's 2015, and still no hoverboards. Paul Kerensa is a British Comedy Award winner (co-writer, 'Miranda'), an award-winning stand-up (ITV's 'Take The Mike'), and Great Scott, he's a Back To The Future fan... 

Andrew Watts: How to Build a Chap

Andrew Watts: How to Build a Chap

Andrew Watts wants his son to be everything that he’s not. But how do you ensure that your child doesn’t want to grow up to be a comedian? Join him in the follow-up to the five-star Feminism for Chaps (“An absolutely superb, hilarious show” – Chortle; “Clever, personal and very funny” – The Scotsman)... 

Nathan Willcock's Cross in a Box

Nathan Willcock's Cross in a Box

Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedy Award Runner Up 2013, works out his debut show. It will probably be about his failure with girls in his adolescence, interwoven with the failure of British Politics over the last few years... 

Ocean Going Idiot - WIP

Ocean Going Idiot - WIP

Rob Coleman doesn't know his aft from his ebb tide, but despite two failed attempts has an unquenchable desire to cross the Atlantic in a small boat. What has he learned? Will he do it again? And what is the correct term for the pointy bit in a boat? Join him as he battles incompetence, cowardice and constipation on a personal, funny and frankly ill-advised journey. 

Phil Buckley's Big Idea

Phil Buckley's Big Idea

Have you ever had an earth-shatteringly good idea? Phil Buckley hasn't. After meeting a teenage boy who may have changed the world, Phil has decided to turn his life around and make his mark on the world... 

Christian Elderfield of Dreams

Christian Elderfield of Dreams

This festival regular comes to Brighton with his first solo show of embarrassing stories, witty one-liners and clever observations. There's something for everyone when it comes to this energetic and confident performer. 

Michael Fabbri's Dyslexicon

Michael Fabbri's Dyslexicon

Michael Fabbri performs a comedy show about dyslexia in preparation for a Radio 4 series he's recording later in the year. He will be sharing tales of his tumultuous education and farcical failures as an adult... 

Anti-White PC Manginas Activate!

Anti-White PC Manginas Activate!

Dick Coughlan thought he was a good guy. That was until he met the Internet and soon found out he was actually an evil, ball-less, genocidal, race-traitorous bastard! Now, after 7 years, even he doesn't know... 

James Veitch: Genius Bar

James Veitch: Genius Bar

James Veitch feels the same way about adulthood as he does about Woody Allen movies; we all keep going in the hope that one day it'll be as good as it was. Expect misguided investigations into online dating, super-heroes, Teddy Ruxpins and the Legend of Zelda... 

Larry Dean: Out Now

Larry Dean: Out Now

Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2013, Larry Dean brings his first solo show to the Brighton Fringe. He's a non-stereotypical 'bender' and instead of being 'Out Now' feels like his secret is just being shared on a larger scale... 

Deadlines & Diets

Deadlines & Diets

Comedy show about friendship, love and wine. Dear Diary... the world has changed. You can't just run around in a tank top not giving a shit anymore. Apparently. Remember when there used to be proper rules about when to kiss on a date? Now we all stress about the double tick on Whatsapp... 

Harriet Kemsley: Work in Progress

Harriet Kemsley: Work in Progress

Award-winning new comic Harriet Kemsley unveils her deepest, darkest fears. Within her first couple of years of comedy Harriet won nationwide comedy competition 'Funny's Funny', was named Up The Creek's 'One To Watch', Brighton Fringe 'New Act of the Year' and Bath Comedy Festival 'New Act of the Year'... 

Vikings: A Love Story

Vikings: A Love Story

The Vikings have a reputation of having been awful people. But were they really as bad as we've been told? Surely the Swedish Vikings weren't that bad?Nobody hates Swedes. With a witty historical walk amongst the paths of the Vikings, comparing them to the modern society of the North, Therese Sandin will show people that maybe the Vikings are just misunderstood... 

Nick Dixon: Possible Future Success (WIP)

Nick Dixon: Possible Future Success (WIP)

Insanely talented newcomer Nick Dixon presents a preview of his hilarious and ridiculously honest debut show. You may have seen him on Comedy Central or on the GoCompare advert (hey, you try paying London rents as a single person with a dream)... 

Buddhism & Cats

Buddhism & Cats

This year Simon Caine moved out from under his parents' roof for good (he hopes). He has moved in with a super-slick, calm and collected flat mate... in other words he got a cat. Join him for an hour(ish) of hilarity (maybe) about having a girlfriend (honestly), yoga, meditation, depression, death, suicide, how real life cats aren't what Youtube makes them out to be and all manner of other joyous subjects... 

The Hunger James

The Hunger James

James has hit a lot of stumbling blocks in his life, and maybe, just maybe, food is something he just can't get past! Join James for his first solo hour (work in progress), as he works through everything in his mind that has led him to being middle aged, overweight and out of shape, and tries to work through if there's a way forward! "Simply hilarious, deserves a bigger stage!" (The News) "A rare quality... 

James Bennison: How to be a Superhero

James Bennison: How to be a Superhero

James Bennison has spent the last year going to extraordinarily dangerous lengths to gain superpowers so that you don't have to. Join him as he presents his findings and see if he can bestow them upon you also... 

2 Guys & a Girl Return!

2 Guys & a Girl Return!

Following their success in 2014, it’s time for more laugh-out-loud stand-up, new silliness, and fresh magic from London trio Mark Diamond “strong jokes delivered with cool confidence”, Sarah Iles “relaxed, comfortable style… has her audience feeling at ease'” and Stu Turner “combines wit, charm and very funny magic... 

Sarah Callaghan: Elephant (Preview)

Sarah Callaghan: Elephant (Preview)

Elephant - impossible to overlook and the biggest brain of any land mammal. That’s the elephant, not me. I’ve been wallowing in the same mud for 23 years. How do any of us break free? "No-nonsense rising star" (Time Out) "Potential to be a great" (Chortle) "Magnificent performance... 

Dirty White Boys

Dirty White Boys

No quotes. No fanbase. No problem. Jack Robertson and Chazz Redhead are two sketch performers and improvisers from Birmingham who love making jokes almost as much as they hate each other... 

Haven't a Clue!

Haven't a Clue!

Think you know charades? Think again! Brand new show comes to Brighton Fringe that will make you laugh like a child. In this hilarious show, comedy meets game show meets improv, as two teams of Fringe comics pit their skills and wit against each other with this hysterical twist on the classic party game... 

Rob Deb: Dork Knight Forever

Rob Deb: Dork Knight Forever

Stand-up comedy from the original dork knight. Rob Deb returns as the Duke of Dorkdom as he brings comedy and jokes about a world that hates and fears him. 

Sklent

Sklent

Sklent: noun 1. any slanting surface, as a slope. 2. a sideways or oblique movement. 3. a sideways glance. verb (used without object) 4. to move or lie on a slant. 5... 

Lemsip & Cigarettes

Lemsip & Cigarettes

"He's an act with something to say, and a wonderful way of saying it." (Chortle.co.uk) "Very enjoyable, very thoughtful – if Black isn't careful, he's going to become a cult comedian... 

Ooh, You're Klever!

Ooh, You're Klever!

Daring to be more honest and giving it some attitude, Juliet finally discusses what she really cares about. Join her as she questions what ‘clever’ means, introduces her evil imaginary child, asks who’s truly alternative, defends feminism and reveals the true joyful contribution of laptops... 

Tom Deacon - Get Your Deac-on!

Tom Deacon - Get Your Deac-on!

Since winning the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2007, Deacon has hosted his own BBC Radio 1 show, done some telly ('The Rob Brydon Show', 'Fake Reaction', Dave's One Night Stand'), and followed The Champions League around the world as The Eurofan - notching up over one million views on YouTube... 

Goldfish Fire Alarm: Epic Improv Tales

Goldfish Fire Alarm: Epic Improv Tales

Goldfish Fire Alarm are a group of improvisers from London with a love of storytelling. Using a simple audience suggestion we weave an epic 45-minute story entirely on the spot featuring a range of colourful characters and strange locations... 

Next Best Thing

Next Best Thing

Brand new female comedy double act. The show includes a range of short, quick fire scenes with swift punch lines, longer sketches with developed concepts and serial sketches with recurring characters... 

Working Men's Club

Working Men's Club

Come join our club. From sell-out runs in the West End, Edinburgh Festival & South London, B&H bring the best bits of the Working Men's Club* to sunny Brighton. Expect games (bingo, darts, a guest game & meat raffle), laughs and top turns... 

Dave Griffiths: C U in Court

Dave Griffiths: C U in Court

'C U in Court' is the extraordinary true story of how award-winning comedian Dave Griffiths obsessively fought clothing giant French Connection for his right to wear his CNUT t-shirts on stage... 

Ellie Taylor - A Work in Progress

Ellie Taylor - A Work in Progress

Join Ellie Taylor (host of 'Snog, Marry, Avoid' BBC3, team captain 'Fake Reaction' ITV2, '8 out of 10 Cats' Channel 4) as she cobbles together an hour of stuff into an actual stand up show... 

Ladyboys

Ladyboys

You won’t find any Thai men with impressive singing voices and a surprising make up talent here. The Ladyboys show has a simple setup: three stand-up comedians in a small room each with about 20 minutes to win over the audience... 

Am I Right Ladies?!

Am I Right Ladies?!

How much can you expect from a free comedy show at the Brighton Fringe? A lot, as it turns out, as comedienne Luisa Omielan, fresh from her critically applauded touring show What Would Beyoncé Do? exhibits her new work-in-progress, Am I Right Ladies?Her new material is not all she exhibits in this hour long show, as she gives the lucky audience an empowering strip tease whilst preaching a message of bodily love... 

Ria Lina: School of Reason

Ria Lina: School of Reason

Forced to homeschool her kids, Ria took the opportunity to devise her own curriculum. How much of what you learned in school do you honestly use today? How much do you wish they’d taught you something useful like: how to file your taxes, or what to get your mother-in-law for Christmas? Come and spend a day learning what you really need to know at her School of Reason... 

The Igloo of Disbelief

The Igloo of Disbelief

The world mourns the passing of Sir Humphrey Hart, best known for inventing the Dead Good Machine, the Make You Feel Lovely Brush and the Telecompromtervisulisationabob. He was also a keen explorer, discovering long lost treasures, artifacts and lands... 

Lloyd Griffith: Voice of an angel

Lloyd Griffith: Voice of an angel

Solo stand-up show from comedian, choirboy, man and "next big thing" (FHM), Lloyd Griffith. Fresh from supporting Rob Beckett on his sold out UK tour, this show will be bloody good fun, with jokes, songs, jokes and other things... 

Amadeus Martin: Me Etc.

Amadeus Martin: Me Etc.

Award-winning Amadeus Martin returns, with his 'Me Etc.' show taking you on a journey where he shares his childhood diary, sings his favourite 80's power ballads & awards silly prizes... 

Professor Bennison's Life of Pi

Professor Bennison's Life of Pi

Disgraced teacher James Bennison takes to the stage in his debut stand up show, tackling that untapped comedy gold mine, mathematics! Join him as he takes you on a journey of hilarity and education with added puzzles, prizes and games thrown in for good measure... 

Sajeela Kershi: Shallow Halal!

Sajeela Kershi: Shallow Halal!

Just because you're born into a faith doesn't make you the Middle East crisis expert! Instead of playing with Barbies, Sajeela spent her childhood looking for religious loopholes, trying to get one over on God... 

The One-Eyed Men: Join Our Cult

The One-Eyed Men: Join Our Cult

Join the One-Eyed Men's new cult today! They've dedicated their lives to the worship of the great prophet Barry Ashworth, inventor of long-life milk! It's just a matter of time until Prophet Barry returns to Earth on his nuclear-space-boomerang to save the righteous and pasteurise the wicked! He hasn't shown up yet but he will, any day now, honest... 

Punk Comedy

Punk Comedy

Fresh from supporting cult Aussie stand-up Steve Hughes on 2 consecutive UK National Tours, Kiwi comic Sully O'Sullivan heads to Brighton, the bastion of alternative society, with his debut solo show... 

Jonny Awsum: Sexy Noises

Jonny Awsum: Sexy Noises

Jonny brings his smash hit feel-good comedy show to Brighton. Armed with his trusty guitar, Jonny lifts the lid on the Sexy Noises heard through his Travelodge wall and finds out if his audience can honk like angry swans! "He's awesome!" (Time Out) 

Andrew Ryan: Life of Ryan

Andrew Ryan: Life of Ryan

Irishman Andrew Ryan is 31 years old and he could not be happier, or could he? When his Dad was his age, he was very happily married, with a house and three kids. Andrew is single, has a mortgage for a four-man tent and three penalty points... 

Rob Deb: 20th Anniversary Edition

Rob Deb: 20th Anniversary Edition

Twenty years is a long time. Especially in the comedy circuit where you must reinvent yourself over and over again. This blurb states that after twenty years in comedy, Rob Deb begins to question the place in a recession for a caped comedian... 

Diary Farmer

Diary Farmer

Martin is 24 and works in a Bristol Post Office. His online dating profile says that he is a stand-up comedian. In 'Diary Farmer' he turns his attention to the events that made him the man [sic] he is today... 

A Murder is Performed

A Murder is Performed

Our audience create 2 brand new characters but, before you know it, one is dramatically murdered, & the other is framed for the crime. In farcical style, our hero dashes from place to place, encountering romances & adventures along the way... 

No Moral Compass

No Moral Compass

Stuart Black's style is a unique fusion of poetic language, storytelling and stand-up comedy. Resulting in a style that is like no other comedian. Stuart Black is examining his life spent in a variety of jobs, travelling and indulging in alcohol and drug use, adventures and misadventures in the world, and how he has questioned where to find a moral compass. 

Nathan Cassidy: Date of Death (Preview)

Nathan Cassidy: Date of Death (Preview)

Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee Nathan has a date of death – now you get yours - and £5 at the end of the show (if you don’t die). "Cassidy is a great comedian and if he isn’t the Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner for 2013 he’ll have you down the bookies for next year" **** (Broadway Baby)... 

Sid Wick Has No Friends

Sid Wick Has No Friends

Since all his pals abandoned him, award-winning music & sketch comedian Sid has had a severe nervous breakdown. Join his self-help group, where a new array of imaginary friends work to rebuild his sanity, before, inevitably, murdering each other... 

Is He a Bit Simon Jay?

Is He a Bit Simon Jay?

I’ve never actually met Simon Jay. It’s a pity really. But I’ve met his mother, wife, sister, vicar and work colleagues. All in all, I’ve met over twenty people who influenced his life one way or another... 

Tom Toal in Prequel

Tom Toal in Prequel

An hour of stand-up from Tom Toal, discussing being one's own harshest critic yet also biggest fan and the conflict that comes with it. "Humour from the heart" (Three Weeks) Loaded Laftas Search For a Star - Runner Up "Star of the first half was undoubtedly the charmingly ironic Tom Toal… The T-Dog is certainly one of the most promising of today’s emerging comics... 

John Robertson: A Nifty History of Evil

John Robertson: A Nifty History of Evil

What was originally billed as John Robertson’s A Nifty History of Evil became a show of improvised comedy at the Caroline of Brunswick, with Robertson creating an entirely new experience that brought Jesus and Satan together... 

Abigoliah Schamaun is Working on It

Abigoliah Schamaun is Working on It

With a title too ripe to ignore, Abigoliah is definitely working on it. The show; her sex life; her PowerPoint skills… this Ohioan is an open, foul-mouthed, unfinished book.Thanks to a progressive programme this Fringe season, the Caroline of Brunswick is offering a plethora of free shows - a great platform for up-and-coming comedians trying out new material... 

Amusia: Luc Valvona

Amusia: Luc Valvona

Musical comedy with Luc Valvona. Is Amusia a fantasia of amusement, or does it really mean something quite different? Songs to make you think and laugh and buy the album! 

Sarah Campbell: Is Everything Okay?

Sarah Campbell: Is Everything Okay?

The 'Russell Howard's Good News' writer and Radio 4-featured stand-up finds out whether the world is basically fine or whether everything's going to shit. Fingers crossed guys!! "Hugely talented" (Time Out), "Very funny" (The Guardian) 

The Sinister Tales of Doctor Synistra

The Sinister Tales of Doctor Synistra

Improvised horror stories, presented by Dr Synistra (a host with many faces but only one name). We're an improv group dedicated to perform and experiment with improvising short horror stories... 

Jana & Heidi

Jana & Heidi

Jana & her mum Heidi have had a 32-year long relationship. There have been infrequent phone calls, frequent cuttings from magazines & emails full of information about next doors cat... 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Laugh your socks off, hilarious improv! Fast-paced show that will have you coming back for more. Four-time Edinburgh Fringe smash hit! Scottish and international improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions (a la 'Whose Line is it Anyway?')... 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Comedy troupe To Be Continued... present a hilarious hour of spontaneous shenanigans. Paul, Sam and Harry are a good team, each with their own particular quirkiness.A quick glance at their website shows that they have a whole array of games to choose from, so it's safe to assume that each show they do is going to be very different... 

Working Men's Club

Working Men's Club

The title of Luke Benson and David Hardcastle’s show can easily give rise to the fear that it will be a rather patronising pastiche of working class culture for the benefit of a middle class audience... 

Tinder Live

Tinder Live

Award winning comedian James Bennison has finally completed Tinder (at its highest difficulty setting) and wants to help his friends find love too. Come and watch as we invite the best single comedians in Brighton to surrender their Tinder accounts to us for one hour with the sole purpose of trying to convince a member of the public to come to the venue for a date before the end of the show... 

A Beginners Guide To Bondage

A Beginners Guide To Bondage

A funny, naughty romp through the world of fetish. Have you seen '50 Shades of Grey'? Are you fetish-curious? Do you ever feel like a change from vanilla sex? Mistress Venitia, in her dungeon, answers enquiries on her twenty phones, and books BDSM sessions...