Serena Flynn: Prune

Serena Flynn: Prune

Crawling out from the wreckage of a nasty breakup comes the grotesque figure of Prune. Clad in a bulging purple costume and face paint, Flynn rampages through the tragicomedy of her previous relationship with a surreal flair... 

Camp Be Yourself

Camp Be Yourself

Around 20 minutes before the show started we were told to ‘drink up our apple juice’ and to say bye to our parents before we were taken across the pond to America and aggressively welcomed into summer camp... 

PÖJJ: Our Sketch Show

PÖJJ: Our Sketch Show

Sketch comedy hat-trick PÖJJ bring you their debut show. Expect jokes, projections and satsumas. "The kind of assured confidence that will probably propel onto television before very much longer... 

The Elves & The Shoemaker

The Elves & The Shoemaker

When everyone in the house is tucked up in bed, a magical creature lifts its head. With little green fingers and little green toes, pointy ears and a sharp pointed nose, the house elves awaken and look around with glee... 

Ella Woods: Wing Defence

Ella Woods: Wing Defence

A comedy show about sport by someone who hated it. Ella has been twice nominated for BBC New Comedy Awards, heard on BBC Radio 2 and 4Extra, and was the ‘Best Cricket Bowler in Sussex' (3rd place, Girls under-12s, 2000)... 

Think Outside The Box

Think Outside The Box

A light-hearted, inventive way of exploring the distinctions and limitations of thinking inside the box and thinking outside the box. This show captures the importance of escaping the safety of the rational and the logical, encouraging the creativity and originality that comes with thinking from a new perspective... 

Jilberto Soto: Butterfly

Jilberto Soto: Butterfly

Questions often arise if Butterfly is about Jilberto coming out of his cocoon and spreading his wings... No, that’s gay. It’s obviously about the hit 1997 classic Mariah Carey album 'Butterfly' so it’s even gayer... 

Tits, Teeth & Twat

Tits, Teeth & Twat

Mid-life crisis? Forget that! Join us, two twenty-one year olds, as we dissect issues that have resulted in our quarter-life crisis. Are you confused by the Kardashians? Sick of seeing glitter in inappropriate places? Outraged by the price of pizza? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the show for you! Making its Brighton debut, Tits, Teeth & Twat makes no apologies for its lack of filter... 

Victorious

Victorious

Driving home from Victorious last night (Hannah Brackenbury’s one-woman Victoria Wood tribute show) I wondered: if Wood could have chosen someone to celebrate and showcase her work, and demonstrate its influence on future comedians, who would it be? I’m pretty sure Hannah Brackenbury would have been on her shortlist... 

Press Start to Play

Press Start to Play

Three rounds. Two teams. One prize. ‘Press Start to Play’ combines the medium of video games with interactive theatre in a live game show setting. Teams comprised of audience members will battle it out to determine who will win the grand prize and forever be known as the best video gamers in Brighton! As the show goes on air for the first time, join us for the pilot episode of ‘Press Start to Play’ and experience all the laughs, fails and arguments, both on screen and off, right before your eyes... 

Bark and B

Bark and B

Bark is a tree. B is a naked cotton lady. They know nothing about the stage. Now they’ll have to perform a whole show to inherit the old theatre left to them. With the help of their Techfishian they try to keep the curtains up with a cabaret of improv, shadow puppet flashbacks and ukulele rap... 

Sin City Impro

Sin City Impro

City impro present their brand new show for 2018, where they explore the seven deadly sins through a series of scenes, sketches and songs all made up on the spot. Using suggestions provided by the audience, this is a show full of laughter, fun and silliness... 

A Woman, In Search

A Woman, In Search

A one-woman show which looks at the complex line between actress and character. As the two become blurred, one cannot exist without the other. So what happens if the two can't stand each other? With minimalist set and only one microphone to hide behind, she bares all and flirts with us until we won't know where to look. 

Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land

Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land

In 2010 the island of Herm declared a state of emergency. Helicopters went up. Divers went down. It was all Sasha’s fault. A stand-up show of how Sasha brought a part of the world to a complete halt... 

Pelican

Pelican

Pelican is a brand new whirlwind comedy by the critically acclaimed Pelican (makers of The Cat Man Curse). Blending surreal narratives with playful and interactive comedy, Pelican is mad cap, uplifting and hugely entertaining... 

The Jerry Hall Show

The Jerry Hall Show

Jerry Hall bursts her way into Brighton Fringe, in this riot of a cabaret developed at Soho Theatre. Hot at her heels are her singing hubby Murdoch, twin sis Terry Hall and many more... 

Nigel Ng: Malaysian Sensation (Work In Progress)

Nigel Ng: Malaysian Sensation (Work In Progress)

Nigel Ng is from Malaysia. Join him as he observes and adopts your Western ways (he just started recycling!). Winner, Amused Moose Laugh Off 2016 and nominated Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year... 

ForniKATEress

ForniKATEress

Award-winning TV and radio regular Kate Smurthwaite presents her hilariously honest show about open relationships and her own non-monogamous lifestyle. "Edgy and funny, Kate deals with what would be considered hard hitting topics with an openness and ease that is fabulous to behold... 

Spilt Milk Presents...

Spilt Milk Presents...

Spilt Milk are back in Brighton and they’re milkier than ever! After a great run at Brighton Fringe 2017 they are returning to Brighton to spread the love and calcium. This year exciting sketch comedy group Spilt Milk are bringing their weird brand of silliness and fun to The Warren for 3 nights only... 

The Big Fat Running Show

The Big Fat Running Show

RUNNING CAN BE FUN[NY]... A comedy show for runners, wannabe runners, non runners and anyone who's ever done a brisk walk. One billion pairs of running shoes were bought last year... 

Jon & Nath Like to Party

Jon & Nath Like to Party

Jon & Nath return with last year's sell-out show, now with more slaps, more sketches and a more high-tech Groovematic 3000. Mischievous charm, crackling satire, outrageous impressions, very real slapstick and the hottest Jehovah's Witness act in town! "Comic brilliance!" **** (Theatre Reviews) "Tightly written, suitably anarchic, and compulsive viewing" (Latest Brighton) "Visceral, surprising and contagiously silly... 

Michael Fabbri: Dessert Warrior

Michael Fabbri: Dessert Warrior

Mr Fabbri, Star of Radio 4’s Dyslexicon, has graced the global comedy circuit for many years and is back in Brighton... well he lives in Brighton, but he's also back with a new stand-up show... 

Mark Bittlestone: Pity Laughs

Mark Bittlestone: Pity Laughs

In 2014 Mark Bittlestone came out as gay, as if being an orphan wasn't funny enough! Which is worse? Losing both your parents in awful circumstances or being gay? Sadly, Mark Bittlestone doesn't have the luxury of choice... 

Jim Campbell: What Would ... And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead Do?

Jim Campbell: What Would ... And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead Do?

Award-nominated comic Jim Campbell has been busy with a chart-topping podcast, an acclaimed book and his personal life exploding. Everyone was right though; it’s good for material... 

You, The Loo, and Nappy-Nappy Noos

You, The Loo, and Nappy-Nappy Noos

Going to the toilet: one of life's mysteries... especially if you're only just learning what it's about, or maybe find it a bit scary. Two little aliens arrive from another planet and have to learn all about toilets, hand-washing, wiping and... 

Joaquin & Gillian

Joaquin & Gillian

Keeping the tradition of Northern Folk alive for the folk of other bits of Britain, Barnsley’s most famous folk duo Joaquin & Gillian bring their never-ending tour to Brighton Fringe! Andrew Armfield and Fiona McGarvey improvise folk songs and tales of old right in front of your folk-loving eyes... 

Will Dalrymple: Man to Man

Will Dalrymple: Man to Man

Nothing interesting has ever happened to gay comedian Will Dalrymple. So, he's made up a fictional gay life for his debut stand-up hour instead. The result is 'Man to Man', an outrageous, explicit, and acclaimed parody gay literotica novel... 

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Nothing is sacred this Fringe as 'Garry Starr' tears through artistic genres with little regard for personal safety and even less regard for art. A hilarious new physical comedy about over-ambition and underachievement from 'Plague of Idiots' frontman Damien Warren-Smith and Cal McCrystal, "Britain's funniest director" (The Guardian)... 

Brawn

Brawn

We all want to look good, don’t we? Everybody likes to feel attractive. But what if we don’t? What if we see an undersized, unsatisfactory version of our ideal self every time we look in the mirror? What then?Christopher Wollaton tackles this issue head-on in his short one-man play, Brawn... 

Smells Like Dean Spirit

Smells Like Dean Spirit

Dean's life is like Bake Off, but all the ovens are broken. Just add a Scottish accent, a large dollop of 37 years' worth of shame, sprinkle generously some vulnerability, add a pinch of gay and bon appetit! But what he lacks in self-esteem he makes up for in spirit... 

Angus Dunican: The Vanity Project

Angus Dunican: The Vanity Project

Inspired by collecting stories for a eulogy, Angus looks at our evolving public selves, how our friends police who they think we should be, and thwart our attempts to try on new faces... 

Fix My Brain

Fix My Brain

Ex-Presidents of the Footlights Dillon (Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist) and Oli (junior doctor) present a debut show all about friendship, depression and crushing existential dread... 

Breaking the Magicians' Code with Kane & Abel

Breaking the Magicians' Code with Kane & Abel

Anarchic twin tricksters Kane & Abel will break all the rules of the Magicians' Code of Conduct passed down to them by their grandfather, to prove that it feels great to be bad! Codes broken during the show range from 'never reveal how a trick is done' and 'never perform another magician's trick' to 'never perform when people are eating' and 'never re-enact your birth through escapology'... 

Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias

Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias

Friends! Countrymen! Lend me your ears! For you stand now amongst kings. Epic Comedy for Kings (also lady Kings). Stand-up and sketches for Emperors and madmen from up and coming surrealist and wild-man Jacob Hatton (BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre Young Company)... 

Eyecon

Eyecon

Brand new work in progress show from BBC Audio Award nominee Georgie Morrell in association with The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich. As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4, 5Live, BBC ouch and Channel 5... 

The Laud of The Rings

The Laud of The Rings

The Lord of the Rings (known as LOTR to the mega-fans) is one of my favourite books. So, imagine my delight upon discovering that there is a one-man re-enactment of Frodo’s journey to Mordor on at The Burrow... 

Off The Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off The Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Back by popular demand following 2016 and 2017's sell-out shows! Brighton’s improvised comedy favourites present a hilarious impromptu detective drama, packed with colourful characters and lurid plots... 

Russell Arathoon: The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

Russell Arathoon: The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

Stand-up comedy from Manchester-born comedian, Russell Arathoon. Russell gives his take on modern life, his move from Manchester to the Royal Borough of Chelsea, his best mate, 'big fat Sarah' and no subject is safe... 

Crabby: A Snappy Little Tale of Grumpy Feelings and What To Do About Them

Crabby: A Snappy Little Tale of Grumpy Feelings and What To Do About Them

Experience the sights, sounds, smells and characters of the Edwardian seaside in this musical multi-sensory interactive show from award-winning company, Collar & Cuffs Co. When Crabby - a little hermit crab - emerges after a mighty storm she finds her beloved shell home is broken... 

LadyFace

LadyFace

A white-knuckle ride on a character-comedy carousel from chameleon woman-host LadyFace aka Lucy Farrett, said to be “funny” (Neil Gaiman) and “mesmerising” (The Scotsman). So roll up, roll up and take a journey through her multi-faced person world! The Mighty Boosh/Victoria Wood lovechild of solo character comedy... 

Brodi Snook: Babe

Brodi Snook: Babe

Brighton's favourite Australian import Brodi Snook takes a break from her career as a foot model (selling photos of toes to foot perverts for cash) and having panic attacks in train station toilets to debut her solo show... 

A Song of Plague

A Song of Plague

Set in London during the devastating plague of 1665, Lost in the Fog’s A Song of Plague blends music, puppetry and poetry to tell the story of a physician’s attempts to find a cure for the deadly disease... 

Siblings: Acts 1 and 2

Siblings: Acts 1 and 2

Siblings return to Brighton with bigger balls than ever. Part time character comedians and full time sisters Maddy and Marina Bye have come back for a second bite of the cherry. Returning with their sell-out debut ’Siblings’, and presenting a brand new ‘Act 2’... 

Of Christmas Past

Of Christmas Past

Christmas is a time for joy and happiness, but there is a sinister secret at the heart of the stories we tell. Douglas Walker unravels a shocking true story with his ingenious new comic play... 

Dan Evans: 10%

Dan Evans: 10%

10%. That's as far as comedian Dan Evans gets with most of his ideas. Until now. Because the time has come for you to decide which of his embryonic mental creations he should take to full term... 

Between Us

Between Us

There's something particularly British about wanting to curl up and die a little upon hearing the dreaded words ‘audience participation’. It was therefore with a sense of trepidation that I took my seat for Between Us... 

Henry Café: It's Gameshow Time!

Henry Café: It's Gameshow Time!

The game show where celebrities compete to become UN Goodwill Ambassadors. Celebrities include JK Rowling, Jennifer Lopez and Eddie Redmayne. Watch out for goblins! Interactive character comedy from Henry Café... 

Lippy

Lippy

Rachel has been in awe of funny women her whole life, and now, a quarter of a century in and feeling daunted by the ‘Beach-Body ready’ and ‘BIC pens for Her’ culture she needs to channel these strong women more than ever... 

Am I If?

Am I If?

Are you a feminist if you shave your legs but keep your pits free flowing? Are you a terrible person if you only own a wooden toothbrush so that someone might see it and think you’re a revolutionist? And is it okay to say that most days your only companion in this constantly connected disconnected world is your overpowering body odour? Breaking down the fourth wall the audience are invited on a turbulent soul-bearing tour of her little world with the use of flashbacks, minimal props to create setting and spoken word poetry... 

Dirty White Boys: Manners

Dirty White Boys: Manners

The award-winning sketch comedy double act are back with a brand new hour! Expect loud fast nonsense. Winners - Best New Act (London SketchFest) "A slick operation with punchlines to match... 

Rob Thomas: Callback

Rob Thomas: Callback

An hour of creative stand-up from multiple comedy-award finalist Rob Thomas. The rubber-faced raconteur gives us his quirky take on drum and bass, dictionaries and comedy itself as he tries to learn from his past and shape the future... 

Joe Foster: Let's Get Cynical

Joe Foster: Let's Get Cynical

Eagerly anticipated debut show from the South Coast Comedian of the Year 2015. It’s easy to be cynical in this day and age so let’s just get on with it. From weddings to Robert Mugabe, nothing is safe in this hour long critique of modern day living...