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... 

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... 

Goggles

Goggles

Pets come in many forms. Cats and dogs are the obvious choice for many people, perhaps because of the ease with which an emotional attachment can be made and the affectionate responses they give... 

Smut Slam Cabaret: where sex and storytelling collide

Smut Slam Cabaret: where sex and storytelling collide

Smut Slam is a raucous celebration of sex in all it's glorious, awkward and heart-warming forms. Beginning in 2011, a normal Smut Slam is an open mic night with a deliciously dirty twist: those feeling brave enough in the audience are invited to divulge in the telling of a personal sex story... 

Wacht!

Wacht!

We’ve all been to a gallery and not paid much attention to the invigilators there to watch over the gallery. They’re often quietly sat in the corner, or observing us from afar... 

Huggers

Huggers

An hour of friendly, casual entertainment and standup comedy for kids, with a few ‘jokes’ that only adults would get. Huggers is produced by Nik Coppin, who is also the main presenter of this variety show... 

Des Kapital: Never Mind the Cossacks!

Des Kapital: Never Mind the Cossacks!

Some people might think that setting the Battle of Stalingrad to Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time is somewhat trivialising the matter. On the other hand, who's to say that the most appropriate tribute to two million deaths isn't a super catchy pop song?Andy Thomas is a History teacher... 

Blue/Orange

Blue/Orange

With the election and the possible demise of the National Health Service just around the corner, Pretty Villain Productions could not have picked a better time to showcase Joe Penhall's satire of a crumbling and dysfunctional psychiatric hospital... 

(Non) Violent Communication

(Non) Violent Communication

How funny is Non Violent Communication? Apparently, NVC is a way of talking which involves getting your needs met, as well as the needs of others. When Susan Earl’s marriage broke up she gave it a go and it only led to public crying in the aisles of Waitrose... 

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito is "presented by BA(Hons) Acting and Creative Performance students, from the University Centre Colchester" who "in their final year of study present a series of devised pieces as part of The Creative Performance Company"... 

Bad Luck Cabaret

Bad Luck Cabaret

What to wear to a cabaret show where the dress code was “dress for the end of the world or the beginning”? Sorry, my supernova outfit is still in the laundry. Luckily, there was plenty of yellow and black warning tape to wrap into... 

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... 

Amusings

Amusings

“Every once in a while you come across a couple of guys who are just so goddam funny, so goddarn crazy and so godforsakenly good that you gotta just sit up and sign ’em. This is what these guys, Goodwin, are... 

Guns at Lunch: This Time It's Personnel

Guns at Lunch: This Time It's Personnel

Stevenage. 1996. The premiere stationery suppliers in North Hertfordshire. A band of angry Russian cyber-mercenaries. An office party turned fight for survival. 'Guns at Lunch' is an action-packed, multi-rolling, laugh-out-loud mini-epic... 

The Dictionary of Dads/Young Herbert

The Dictionary of Dads/Young Herbert

Apples and Snakes and New Writing South present a spoken word poetry show for ages 6 years and up. 'The Dictionary of Dads' is a fun-packed exploration of dads of all kinds written and performed by Justin Coe... 

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

His conniving manager, Mr. Pines, has sent Twonkey to the Iquitos Fringe deep in the hallucinogenic Peruvian jungle. Will he survive? Imagine if Malcolm McLaren had directed an episode of Rupert the Bear set in an abandoned theme park and you’re somewhere close... 

MacBETTI

MacBETTI

In this delightfully satirical and shoddy retelling of Macbeth, spunky Heidi Niemi commands the stage with focus, hilarity and precision. Dressed in neat black trousers, a white shirt and black braces, the solo performer dashes about the stage, energetically snapping from character to character... 

Enter The Dragons
BOBBY WINNER

Enter The Dragons

On an epic adventure to halt ageing in its tracks, writers and performers Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards swim the sea of apology, march the bridge of tears and conquer the dark depths of the underworld on a fruitful journey of discovery... 

The Little Creepers

The Little Creepers

The Little Creepers by Charlotte Bell is a debut show that explores the trials and tribulations of a teenage girl with schizophrenia in the 21st century. Jenny is an eighteen year old girl who worries about boys, sex and the beast that she sees... 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Following last year's all-night session, Brighton begs for more! A 12-hour marathon of unstoppable panel show mayhem - if the captains and host can last that long! A variety of performers from across Brighton Fringe form teams throughout the night to charade their audiences good and hard... 

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Life-drawing glamorous, quirky-cabaret performers in an atmosphere of boozy hilarity? Founded in Brooklyn, Anti-Arts School events now take place in 150 cities worldwide. Between sketching, why not sample a cocktail in the amazing new art-deco interior of Gem Electric... 

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

When Sherlock Holmes unknowingly murders his own client, the game is on to track down the criminal mastermind who did it - Holmes himself! But does Watson’s rent have anything to do with this accident? Has this case been secretly planned by a narrative genius? And could Moriarty’s hunger for new detective fiction fuel a global terror plot of unimaginable proportions? Satire maestros Tobacco Tea bring you this witty and absurd take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation for the third year running... 

Joe Jacobs: Ripe

Joe Jacobs: Ripe

Religion, rap, Pogs, sexism, Gaviscon, mental illness, success, commitment and coffee coasters. Join Joe as he tries to make sense of all this and more prior to his best-before date... 

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... 

Nik Coppin: Globetrotter

Nik Coppin: Globetrotter

Nik Coppin returns with some new hilarious anecdotes and jokes from his many shows and journeys around the world. A well travelled stand-up comedian, his comedic exploits have taken him to the far reaches of the USA, Canada, all over Europe, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia... 

Poets v MCs Brighton v Bristol

Poets v MCs Brighton v Bristol

For 14 years the poets and rappers of Brighton have been locked in an epic struggle. And the first half of this show continues this battle, supported by the poets and rappers of our lively sister city Bristol... 

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

'Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt' is a darkly funny, pathos-fuelled show inspired by the TV show of similar name by writer and performance artist Karen McLeod. Shrouded in iconic anorak, knees bulging from pop socks, Barbara Brownskirt is the unsuccessful lesbian Poet-in-Residence at the 197 bus stop, Penge... 

Terror Australis

Terror Australis

I love edgy cabaret - give me songs about Chemsex (thanks Bourgeois and Maurice), or anti-drag (thanks David Hoyle) or blood, sweat and other bodily fluids (thanks Christeene) and I will be a very happy person... 

Rap Guide to Consciousness

Rap Guide to Consciousness

Predicting the next big show on the Fringe circuit is a little like trying to squeeze a champagne cork back into the bottle after it’s popped. Lots of fun but completely impossible... 

Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th

Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th

Terriane Falcome offers a tour de force of writing and comedy, playing at the Theatre Box this Brighton Fringe. Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th is a series of loosely related monologues all taking place at the same New York City address and all dealing, in different ways, with a kind of grief... 

Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Taking a much loved pop culture reference point is always a sure fire way to fill seats. It also carries with it the weight of expectation and so can easily be a sure fire way to disappoint... 

New York Stories

New York Stories

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting to see when I arrived at the Rialto Theatre. New York Stories appealed to me, primarily due to my love of Yankee accents, and boy, they didn’t disappoint! The stage was set plainly; three stools and a projector screen set above the stage... 

Donal Coonan: Mr Grebe Is Taking Your Class Today

Donal Coonan: Mr Grebe Is Taking Your Class Today

Sometimes you stumble on a stand-up so freshly funny that you remember why you started liking unknown comedy shows in the first place. Mr Grebe turns up with a register one day in a bright, badly fitting jacket and explains that the usual teacher is sick... 

Jokes And Their Relation To The Unconscious

Jokes And Their Relation To The Unconscious

Taken on a whirlwind of what it means to have desires, unconscious and conscious thoughts, Alex Sergeant performed an entertainingly educational stand-up show. Based on the theories of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, Freudian expectations were humorously established throughout... 

Tony Roberts: Card Magic & More For Kids!

Tony Roberts: Card Magic & More For Kids!

Join Covent Garden’s cheekiest street performer, award-winning magician Tony Roberts for mind-blowing card magic and more! There’ll be laughs, mayhem and classic conjuring for kids and parents... 

Jim Holland: Shoegazing

Jim Holland: Shoegazing

Polite, comedy-maverick Jim Holland in a funny show about shoes, shyness, and love, where Fred Astaire meets Metallica. Words! Music! Dance? "Genuine charm" (The Scotsman), "Nice" (The List), "Excellent Shoes" (The New Current), "Nervous" (The Argus), "I cried with laughter" (Seann Walsh). 

Couples+Pairs

Couples+Pairs

Each performance of Blue Heart Theatre’s relationship based plays features five short dramas where the company chooses the first three and the audience the last two. The four-piece cast’s capacity to perform any one of these plays from the pick of a hat is impressive, although the promised interactive audience participation is an anti climax: two audience members quietly rummage in the hat and choose the last two plays - if the choice is going to be part of the performance, let the whole audience be part of the process... 

Jack and I: The Jack the Ripper Musical

Jack and I: The Jack the Ripper Musical

On the hottest day of the year, the Warren was worlds apart from the shady alleyways of Victorian London. But it’s amazing what a fog machine and some well-placed spotlights can do to transport you into a different era... 

Hang

Hang

Set in the near future, Hang imagines a world where the death penalty has returned and, with a sinister game-show-like feel to it, the victim determines the fate of the offender. This production, by Yellow Jacket Productions, believably thrusts us into this world, but barely scratches the surface of its potential to engage and affect its audience... 

Not the Horse

Not the Horse

Three scousers, two angry mobs and a horse. Naughty Corner Productions presents the worst criminals in the world; simple scouse lad Tony (Nick Sheedy), Stan the man with the plan (Warren Kettle), and uptight firecracker Paul (Michael Hawkins)... 

Ready Steady Colour

Ready Steady Colour

Join us in our make-believe restaurant! Grab a table, order your black and white 'plate of food' and get colouring! Ready Steady Colour is an interactive theatre experience for all the family... 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

After last year’s sell-out run, the Blues and Burlesque are back with a new show. Once again, songs and piano playing from ex-Dexys jazz reprobate Pete Saunders are upstaged superbly by the show’s extraordinary hostess Lady Beau Peep ... 

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films with my Dad, His Granddaughter, My Wife, and Her Mother-in-Law

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films with my Dad, His Granddaughter, My Wife, and Her Mother-in-Law

How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? The Jeremy Kyle show? For Aidan and his dad, it was films. Join Aidan as he takes you through his 5 star, internationally-performed Edinburgh Fringe show, from John Wayne to 3D, to show how two men grew up with the help of popcorn and Hollywood... 

Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

"A second once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the greatest living comic of every generation. Ben Fogg delivers a technically perfect, pant-wetting, heart-warming, pole-stiffening watermelon of a show... 

Spilt Milk Presents...

Spilt Milk Presents...

Spilling, dripping and leaking comedy from every angle, come and join Spilt Milk, a brand-new sketch group, for their exciting show, packed with original new comedy writing. Formed at Soho Young Company, this comedy collective writes and performs in different combinations to create an eclectic mix of witty sketches... 

Mac & Eden with 'The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman.'

Mac & Eden with 'The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman.'

With candid, poignant and irreverent original songs, Mac and Eden present 'The Unbearable Pleasure of being a Woman', a side-splitting comedy/cabaret, brain-child of singer/songwriter (and mentor to Sam Smith) Joanna Eden and West End and National Theatre actress Leigh McDonald... 

Maybe Sleep with the Fishes

Maybe Sleep with the Fishes

A mermaid play with a pizza-delivery-guy, songs, romance and an adult-sized-tricycle ride to the pub, with pug (in a basket), though the mermaid can't pedal because she's got flippers so the pizza-guy has to do that... 

Creating a Believable Character Without the Use of Text

Creating a Believable Character Without the Use of Text

Award-winning Dutch performer Hiske Eriks presents a physical workshop in which we will search for a believable character by making small transformations. The focus will be on timing, physical transformation, and use of space... 

Lorraine Bowen's Polyester Fiesta

Lorraine Bowen's Polyester Fiesta

BGT's Crumble Lady (David Walliams' Golden Buzzer winner) in a fun fashion catwalk cabaret starring her personal collection of polyester dresses, jackets, trousers and housecoats from the 1960s to present day! Lorraine and her dancers and singers celebrate its 75 years in 2 hours of catwalking to original hit songs with favourite retro tracks in this affectionate homage... 

Valerio, Dervish, and Friends

Valerio, Dervish, and Friends

Valerio brings surreal stand-up with a pinch of spice, whilst Dervish brings hilarious musical and spoken word idiot genius. Add their friends too and you've got a riotously enchanting show... 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

A joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque, and labels that just don’t stick. Armed with a ukulele, spinning plates, and more costumes than you can fit in your closet, Jessica McKerlie presents a smorgasbord of original music and poetry with a common thread: Are you a man? Are you a woman? Are you sure? Inspired by Jessica’s own explorations and understanding of gender fluidity, 'Gender Spanner' is a cabaret that goes to the very core of what it is to be human. 

Bourgeois & Maurice: How To Save The World Without Really Trying

Bourgeois & Maurice: How To Save The World Without Really Trying

Critically acclaimed musical satirists make a triumphant return to Brighton Spiegeltent with their out-of-this-world Edinburgh Fringe smash hit. Riotous original songs in this hysterical catwalk through the quagmire of current affairs... 

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

In this lushly hilarious show, noir superstar Joe Black conjures up the atmosphere of the Eldorado; the Berlin nightclub that served as a regular haunt for gay men and women before it was closed by the Nazis in 1932... 

GIANT

GIANT

GIANT follows the never-ending, whirlwind of generations in protagonist, Tommy’s family. This quirky depiction of the hustle and bustle of family life is jam packed with puppetry, poetry, brash clown make up and copious amounts of cardboard boxes... 

When Love Grows Old

When Love Grows Old

Old people, eh? A bunch of forgetful wasters who always have a hatchet to unbury or a cup of tea going cold. At least that’s what you might think if you came to see Giles Cole’s double-bill When Love Grows Old... 

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

Did you know the Brothers Grimm collected together over 200 different stories? Why do we only ever hear about Cinders and Snow White? Were the others too scary? Too gruesome? Or a bit rubbish? In this brand new family comedy with music and comedy for ages 5+, The Story Squad introduce a whole new cast of weird and wonderful characters... 

Pelican

Pelican

'Pelican' is a whirlwind hour of narrative comedy that’s “wildly funny” (BroadwayBaby) and “thrives off ingenuity and playfulness” (EdFringeReview). Written and performed by Gaulier-trained ex-Footlights Sam, Jordan and Guy, Pelican uses sketch, clown and physical theatre to create a joyful world with an "infectious energy" (TCS)... 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a supervillain. He is really, really naughty and he just wants to beat his superhero brother and take over the world... 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

The WWII official secrets act is over and Eva is ready to set the record straight. Germany’s greatest underground cabaret star transformed into Britain’s No.1 spy and was given the toughest mission of all: infiltrate to the top... 

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... 

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org Just over two years ago this troublesome threesome were banished to online chokey. Since then they have tried to cope the best they can, helped around the place, snitched on inmates and podcasted weekly... 

Late To The Party

Late To The Party

'Late to the Party' is an autobiographical romp on a mid-life diagnosis of ADHD and Dyslexia in two women. The new knowledge forces a journalist for the Times (ADHD-er) and a Contemporary Dancer (Dyslexic) to rewrite their history, review some of the mayhem in their lives, and face themselves... 

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

"amazing!" Guardian. Incredible spoken word artists re-work material live with jaw-dropping improvised music from the Fu Band. Poetry, storytelling, hip hop and high energy comedy all meet for a unique event that is part show, part experiment... 

Smurthwaite on Masculinity

Smurthwaite on Masculinity

Left-wing, highbrow, feminist, atheist comedian Kate Smurthwaite finally takes on the issue right at the very heart of women’s rights: men. And she’s taken "getting inside the subject" to a new level – performing the whole show in drag as her male alter-ego Milo Standards! From cage fighting to dating, the football terraces to the House of Lords, Smurthwaite will be asking what men in the 21st century are up to and more importantly – why?! “Hilarious ... 

Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

Dave Benson Phillips: Christ, I Thought He Was Dead!

Do you remember Dave Benson Phillips? If you were a child in Britain from the 80s to the early 00s, there’s a fair chance you watched him on TV... 'Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory', 'Get Your Own Back!' to name but a few! He was all over children’s TV... 

The Sorries

The Sorries

With guitars, bodhrans and mandolin in hand, The Sorries sing, play and banter their way through a selection of traditional songs from Scotland and beyond. After 8 years of delighting packed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe, the kilted duo take their show for a weekend at the seaside... 

The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

An unbeatable theatrical dining experience where you become guests at a wedding reception to remember. Kate and Will are expecting a small family gathering to celebrate their wedding... 

Duker & Henderson: Soph Opera

Duker & Henderson: Soph Opera

Two of the UK's best new comics, Sophie Duker (Funny Women finalist 2015) and Sophie Henderson (SYTYF? finalist 2016) ride into Brighton for an unrelentingly hilarious hour of subversive sass... 

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... 

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

“The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime”. Set against a backdrop of increasingly polarised politics, and a cruelly oppressed working class, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons explores the power of language, and presents a world where inhabitants are limited, by law, to speaking only 140 words per day... 

Bug Camp

Bug Camp

We are told in the blurb that being a grown up sucks. To emphasise this point, the leading lady Lola bounds onto the stage acting like a totally convincing eight year old, with a deliciously husky voice, gesticulating wildly and sporting a Metallica t-shirt... 

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse

Florence and Watson are honey badgers of a very rare sort. Singing songs and telling stories is their favourite sport. Join the funniest, singing, dancing honey badgers you've ever met as they tell you one of their absolute favourite stories... 

Lambs to the s-Laughter

Lambs to the s-Laughter

Lambs to the s-Laughter showcases the very best of new comedy talent from around the UK. We share our favourite new acts with you in this hour of new material from up-and-coming comedians... 

One Man and his Dog

One Man and his Dog

A dog is man’s best friend, and is for life. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, or can you? What happens when the old dog does indeed change his spots and starts a new and different life? Does it matter how old the old dog is? After all, does age hamper one’s ability to make a change? Are the consequences different when one makes a life change in later years? Follow the dark and humorous story of one man and his dog exploring a new life and love... 

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

Ushers: The Front of House Musical

A preview performance of a new jukebox musical is due to take place. A three-year workplace romance is on the rocks. An untrained newbie is working her first shift, and the amorous manager is under pressure to cut costs... 

By Myself

By Myself

Known for his highly imaginative and hilarious writing, and as a natural born performer, Addy brings a new show of his unique style of comedy to Brighton Fringe. He has appeared on almost every major stand-up show on TV, and many of the comedy festivals around the world... 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling fast food shop. The sale of the shop now looms but Riccardo isn’t ready to leave as he's just discovered a compelling oddity in the family business records... 

Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye

Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye

One woman. One eye. And her (sort of) blind life... The debut stand-up show from comic Georgie Morrell comes to Brighton after sell-out show at Soho Theatre! Georgie tells the story of how she went blind but now she can see! Do your other senses really get stronger? Is it wrong to crack onto your doctor? Will I get a new eye that shoots lasers? Just some of the many questions our heroine answers whilst telling us how she went blind but now she can see... 

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

Being inspired by fairy tales, Gothic themes and the warped imagination of Tim Burton was all-too-clear in the wide and undeniably impressive range of sketches, theatre troupe The Maydays gave... 

Frankenstein: Man or Monster

Frankenstein: Man or Monster

A refreshingly innovative take on Mary Shelley’s 19th century novel, Augustus Stephens’ one-man performance effortlessly portrayed mental illnesses through the depiction of Victor Frankenstein, Igor, Elizabeth, as well as the Monster... 

The Peter Pan Syndrome

The Peter Pan Syndrome

Are we ending our indulgence of ‘man-babies’? If Adam Sandler films were the tipping point and presidents with Twitter tantrums were the moment when it stopped being funny, there’s a sense that men should finally grow up... 

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

In 1987, celebrated BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish stood up on national television and shrugged off reports of an oncoming hurricane. That evening, a brutal storm hit the south coast of the country, eventually killing 18 people... 

Blocked

Blocked

“Bye!”, Kate (Laura Curnick) chirps as a disgruntled man with a beer leaves from the front row ten minutes into the set, a rather awkward start to Blocked, which is followed by the gradual downfall of a stand-up comedian... 

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... 

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To

After a (tiny) mental breakdown, Isobel has decided to take her upcoming untimely death into her own hands and throw her own funeral, skeptics be damned! An intimate look at mental illness and the fear of dying alone, but in like, an uplifting, funny way... 

The Presence of The Heap and The Happy Way to Go?

The Presence of The Heap and The Happy Way to Go?

Theatre Inc. and IntAct Theatre Co. at Chichester College, Fan Dance Theatre Co. and The Magic Chocolate Show bring you this exciting double-bill of physical theatre led by artists with disabilities... 

Mediocre as F**k

Mediocre as F**k

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mediocre of them all? In his 2016 debut show, Gavin shared the story of his struggle to accept the reality of his own mediocrity. Now that he is committed, his quest to embrace mediocrity scales new heights... 

Decide-A-Quest

Decide-A-Quest

A high-energy comedy reworking of classic game books such as ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ and ‘Find Your Fate’. Embark upon a Quest to find the Yeti and use your deciding powers to guide your avatar, ‘You’... 

A Clown Fairytale

A Clown Fairytale

Do you like humour, the world of clowns, excesses, beautiful and unlikely stories of love? With Dandy Danno and Diva G. you will be delighted! Dandy is very physical. He uses his body and his funny faces to make the audience laugh... 

Belongings

Belongings

Anthony Ayton, mid-forties, middle-class ex-criminal lawyer, raised in the East End of London before attending a public boarding school, a comprehensive, and finally a grammar school, asks himself the question; "Where and with whom do I belong?" 

The Missing Special

The Missing Special

Brighton writer Richard Hearn’s comedy/drama asks the question “If you could replay a key moment in your life, what would you do differently?” 'The Missing Special' won the Rialto’s 2016 new writing competition and this is its world premiere... 

Ensonglopedia of Science

Ensonglopedia of Science

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs, cells and plenty more. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme. This is the brand-new show by John Hinton, writer and performer of the multi-award-winning 'Scientrilogy of Musical Comedies' about Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie... 

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*... 

Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band

Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band

"Anyone else a massive fan of the divine Miss Vogue and her ukulele? Thought so." Time Out London Critics' Choice Charming musical cabaret from award-winning songstress Tricity Vogue... 

Mat Ricardo: Showman

Mat Ricardo: Showman

Fast hands, smart mouth. Nice suit. The Gentleman Juggler, leading speciality act of the British cabaret revival presents big laughs, serious skills, slapstick and breath taking spectacle... 

Wake Up & Deirdrealize

Wake Up & Deirdrealize

Deirdre Me is on a mission to show the world how awesome it is, one person at a time, starting with you. Hailing all the way from Texas-Tennessee, Deirdre is more magnanimous than Gandhi, sexier than chocolate and hotter than the sun... 

Woolly: The Morose Merino

Woolly: The Morose Merino

Sarcastic, satirical and hilariously self-deprecating, Woolly is a sheep with serious issues! But he wasn’t always so... Woolly. Witness the tale of how one sexually frustrated, 20-something Brit dealt with rejection in the most absurd way possible: by running away to a shearing shed in South Australia... 

The Love of Stationery

The Love of Stationery

“I collect bags of sugar from cafes and restaurants I'm in. I have a big collection. Often I forget that I've taken them with me home and somehow, if you apply time and pressure, they have the tendency to explode ... 

Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

A Taiwanese gay boy who fled from his tiger mum, trained as an accountant in London, but escaped to "find himself" in Berlin, ended up performing stand-up comedy in English, in Germany... 

Fragments From Your Workplace

Fragments From Your Workplace

Writer/director Sofia Rendall and a cast of Sussex University students bring you a brand new satirical piece in several parts that each parody business culture and its various inadequacies... 

Meet Fred

Meet Fred

Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit. “Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice” (David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival)... 

Sajeela Kershi: Paradise Beneath Her Feet!

Sajeela Kershi: Paradise Beneath Her Feet!

A new work-in-progress show from this multi award-winning comedian. Growing up Sajeela was taught that all mothers should be revered, as paradise lay beneath their feet. A difficult concept to understand for a child suffering from a verucca and sweaty, smelly feet... 

Stand By Your Nan

Stand By Your Nan

The original Educating Rita met Buddha of Suburbia and pretended to be an ordinary working class housewife whilst she went on strange spiritual quests, educated herself, and got an art degree at 88... 

Gould & McCarthy: Death, Goths, Kittens & Other Cute Things

Gould & McCarthy: Death, Goths, Kittens & Other Cute Things

Brighton comics Vicky Gould and Joe McCarthy join forces to bring you an hour of quirky off-beat humour. Joe presents 'Laugh After Death' AKA 'Putting The Fun Into Funeral'; a half-hour of comedy for anyone that's lost somebody, contemplated the death of somebody or is thinking of dying at some point in the future... 

Sooz Kempner: Sooz on Film

Sooz Kempner: Sooz on Film

Cinephile comedian Sooz (Funny Women Variety Award winner) really wants to win an Oscar and in this brand new stand-up show for movie fans, she’ll make the case for how she can. "Fantastically funny... 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Chaos ensues as soon as you arrive at this fully immersive show where you dine, served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Join them for lashings of laughter, spontaneity and plenty of participation, along with a 3-course meal... 

Grab The Bison By The Horns... .

Grab The Bison By The Horns... .

Join the brewers of Gem Electric house ale Bison Beer and host i-am-Doe ("An original and infectious talent", (The Evening Standard)), for a fun evening of music, comedy and delicious beers! Featured artists include The Phoenix Rose and special guests to be announced... 

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... 

Good People, Bad Day

Good People, Bad Day

Everyone has experienced the dreaded ‘bad day’ where nothing seems to work out. Lovehart Productions takes this to the heightened extreme in this memorable disaster story focusing on three flatmates and their hilarious attempts to evade the consequences of having an unconscious man lying on the floor of their flat... 

Doing What It Says On The Tin

Doing What It Says On The Tin

An emotional yet comedic performance from Tom Dussek on Sunday evening at the charming Rialto Theatre.The show opened with an outburst of swearing – yes, this performance is not advised for the prudish viewer – as Tom burst onto the stage, dressed head to toe in typical builder attire: a grey hoodie, plain tee and steel toe capped boots, having a conversation with ‘an old bat’, for whom he is fixing a sash window for, on his old school ‘brick’ mobile phone... 

Colin Hoult: Anna Mann Extravaganza

Colin Hoult: Anna Mann Extravaganza

As seen in 'Derek, Murder in Successville' and 'Being Human', award-winning character comedian Colin Hoult brings his hit show 'Anna Mann's Sketch Show for Depressives' to The Warren... 

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

Kate Winslet soaking wet, porcelain thrones and dancing sausages. This two women show asks the big, important questions in life such as "what did canned vegetables have to do with the harvest festival?" This is Screaming Banana's Brighton Fringe début and what better way to do so than with a show that is intelligent, provocative, colourful and funny? 

Generation Why

Generation Why

Three performers from the UK, Italy and Spain that belong to the so called Generation Y, are confronted onstage with a simple but controversial question: what do you want for your future? This game turns into a dare, an invocation or an exorcism and a contemporary ritual where the expectations and fears of a generation are unveiled... 

I Love Men

I Love Men

Does the perfect man exist, and at age 83, does Lynn Ruth Miller need to find him? Her 70 minute show, autobiographical, takes us on a journey from 1943-2017 (11 years old - 83years young) with a beautiful balance of laughter and pathos and music... 

Twins Macabre

Twins Macabre

As seen on BBC3's 'Live at the Electric' and BBC Radio 4's 'Sketchorama', 'The Twins Macabre' is a dark character-comedy duo like no other. Maurice and Ivy Macabre are 10-year-old psychic siblings who have a penchant for finger painting and murder... 

Great Train Robbery

Great Train Robbery

Apparently, one of the men involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1963 resides in Hove - but this story isn’t about him, instead it’s about the women behind the heist, the ones that got away... 

Tez Ilyas: Teztify (WiP)

Tez Ilyas: Teztify (WiP)

“Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” (The Guardian). “Radiantly entertaining” (The Times)... 

Mark Cram: Pipe-Bomb

Mark Cram: Pipe-Bomb

Mark Cram has had enough. He’s had enough of explaining his sexuality, justifying his choices, competing with his brother and being just another spoke on the wheel. Who cares that other comedians are more famous? Who cares that all his friends are getting married... 

Bard's Bitches

Bard's Bitches

By Heather Alexander. Who is Shakespeare's biggest bitch? Thespian pros rub shoulders with desperate amateurs, as an audition for the RAC Theatre Company is being held at a local school hall whilst a special lecture is scheduled for the students... 

A Fantastically Weird Reading From Madeleine Swann

A Fantastically Weird Reading From Madeleine Swann

Aisha's front room doubles as a depression-era cinema, her bedroom a Parisian salon and her study a library from the psychedelic Sixties. Lately though, something dark and menacing has been changing the landscapes and the people in them, leading Aisha to question whether she may be the cause... 

Fannytasticals

Fannytasticals

A bejazzled clunge? A muff, minge, vadge, landing strip or front bottom? Ah, it’s just too much fun delving in the dirty dictionary of lady slang but that’s probably enough for now... 

Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

Remember Brighton Fringe 2013? Music comedy duo Eccentronic tried to write the UK’s song for Eurovision by identifying what it means to be British, while musing on how we can co-exist as part of Europe (mainly with songs about public transport networks)... 

Julie Jepson: Randomonium

Julie Jepson: Randomonium

Lamb Comedy are beside themselves with excitement to be welcoming Barcelona's No.1 star, Juanita Martinez Conchitez Fernandez, in a Brighton Fringe first. Also featuring Shannon Crabsticks, The Irish-ish mermaid with shipping forecast Tourettes... 

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

The award-winning true story of the lives of the best-loved comedy duo of all-time. Uncannily similar to Stan and Ollie, and including live and film recreations, expect to laugh your socks off before having your heart broken... 

Buzz: A New Musical

Buzz: A New Musical

Winner of the 2016 Stella Wilkie Award and the 2016 Eddies Award, BUZZ is a hilarious musical journey through the history of the vibrator and a brutally honest story of a singleton’s quest to fall back in love with herself... 

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

On February 22nd 1952, 50 strangers gathered in the vaults of BBC Stoke to hear a groundbreaking new comedy act. ‘Umami’ were unheard of at the time but amongst the crowd were a 7-year-old John Cleese, the entire cast of the Goon Show and a starry-eyed Vladimir Putin... 

City Impro by the sea

City Impro by the sea

A rip-roaring rollercoaster of laughter where six improvisers make everything up on the spot as they race from one game to another. Join us for an adrenaline-fuelled improvised comedy show where there's just enough time to catch your breath... 

Bryony Twydle: Twaddle

Bryony Twydle: Twaddle

Bryony Twydle (New Comedian of the Year 2016 semi-finalist, Funny Women 2015 semi-finalist, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’, one fifth of award-winning sketch group The Jest) brings her debut solo show to Brighton... 

Chicken Soup Crusader

Chicken Soup Crusader

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

Comedy Happy Hour: The Chat Show

Comedy Happy Hour: The Chat Show

This show is the perfect way to start off your night at Brighton Fringe, as you spend an hour in the company of genial Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish and guests in an early evening soiree that brings you highlights of four Fringe shows... 

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

“It wasn’t a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room ... ” Join this tattered troupe as Luna’s tragic tale unravels for the first time. But why tonight? A Tim Burton-esque patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music stitched together with The Human Zoo’s explosive visual imagination... 

Dignity Off

Dignity Off

Get ready to laugh at the regular comedic odd couple. Matt is 50 and well presentable with his feet firmly planted on the ground. Sunjai is 30 and far from presentable with his head way up in the clouds... 

Elixir

Elixir

'Elixir' is circus like you have never seen before - uninhibited by cliché or expectation, subversive and hilarious at the same time. Acrobats fly five metres into the air on the teeterboard, spin upside down on the mesmerising roue cyr wheel, perform incredible one-arm handstands on wobbling canes and balance on nothing but their heads on a swinging trapeze... 

Jane Postlethwaite: The House

Jane Postlethwaite: The House

Jane Postlethwaite (Funny Women and Squawker Award finalist 2015) brings her multi-character, one-woman show, 'The House', to Brighton. Following a sell-out run at Lamb Comedy and Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, Jane invites you to meet a handful of new dark and surreal characters, each with a secret to hide, all connected to 'The House'... 

Woman not fish

Woman not fish

Helen is the only insecure woman in the world trying to navigate through this thing called life. When she was young, she thought by the time she was in her 50s she would be an adult with a proper job, a home owner and in a stable relationship... 

Imaginauts

Imaginauts

Friends' fantastical journey through the depths of their imagination in this multi-roling, fast-paced farce. No adventure too big, no dungeon too dark. Come laugh at this young, home-grown, Brightonian theatre company's swan dives into their first Brighton Fringe. 

Mozzz!

Mozzz!

Mozzz! A week in the life of an undercover mosquito. A highly topical, witty, sexy monodrama from festival award-winners, director/designer Faynia Williams and actor/playwright Richard Crane... 

AGM: Unfinished Business

AGM: Unfinished Business

Steve Adams, Colin Galletly and Johnny Murph return as the entity: AGM. The 'Audience Choice: Best Show winners 2016' return to Lamb with even more jokes, stories and gags. It shouldn't be possible to cram this many jokes into 50 minutes... 

The Treason Show: Festival Special

The Treason Show: Festival Special

No one does satire quite like Brighton’s very own 'The Treason Show'. With the tool of ridicule the weapon of choice, these smiling assassins will have you laughing all night at the powers that be with their trademark slick and always topical comedy, accompanied by hilarious parody songs... 

Nature Knows Best

Nature Knows Best

In a delightfully funny series of two person plays, ‘Nature Knows Best’ by Devonshire playwright Nick Discombe, takes a look at love and life through the eyes of a Seagull duo, a couple of seahorses and a pair of sheep... 

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

After the roaring success of JoJo Bellini’s ‘Kitchen Cabaret’ at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe in 2016, the salacious songstress brings to Brighton a brand-new, and much naughtier, cabaret performance... 

John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff

John Pendal: How To Escape From Stuff

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

Joe & Liam are Friends and Conquistadors

Joe & Liam are Friends and Conquistadors

A double bill from: Joe Hart (SYTYF finalist, Tickled Pig winner, as seen on BBC Trending) and Liam Webber (Best New Act nominee, Midlands Comedy Awards). Tech-savvy gay nerd Joe is a comedic wizard... 

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Back by popular demand following last year’s sell-out shows at Brighton Fringe and Camden Fringe! Brighton’s improvised comedy favourites return to present another series of impromptu detective dramas packed with colourful characters, lurid plots and hilarious escapades... 

Shhh Dating

Shhh Dating

Join Shhh Dating for a session of flirting games, eye gazing and no talking (till the end)! Shhh Dating has been storming the dating scene in London for 4 years and been praised by Timeout, BBC and the New York Times... 

The Burning Gadulka

The Burning Gadulka

With humour and sarcasm, a musician tells a story about his relationship with the Gadulka - an instrument often overlooked and unremarkable in its appearance. By blaming the Gadulka and undermining its functionality and significance, the Gadulka player reveals the similarities between himself and the instrument... 

Bad Dad

Bad Dad

From the slapstick physical beginning of this self-penned one-man monologue, through to the show’s philosophical conclusion, the laughs come thick and fast in Bad Dad.Chris Dingli does his energetic best to convince the audience why is he is deserving of the title: he never wanted a child to begin with... 

Get Fit With Bruce Willis

Get Fit With Bruce Willis

The premise of Get Fit With Bruce Willis promises a fun-packed frivolous hour of disco, Jimmy Somerville songs, fitness and a Faustian pact with the devil but sadly fails to live up to expectations... 

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

The well-known children’s entertainer and TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips ('Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory', 'Boj!') performs popular children's songs on his trusty guitar... 

... Yes?

... Yes?

... Yes is a comedy show about LOVE (not the sappy kind) It's a bit mad, but a GOOD mad- think a mixture of Monty Python and Blind Date... for adults. ... Yes answers questions that you never knew you needed answered such as; Can you play Guess Who Live onstage? Do penguins have knees? Are you better off marrying a shell shocked WW2 veteran or tempt your fate with the flock of seagulls, snapchat fanatic you just met online? ... 

AART TV Live Broadcast!

AART TV Live Broadcast!

New Zealand’s finest Mikey the Aartist returns to Brighton Fringe for the launch of AART TV Live with special guest artists Jim Parkyn (Aardman Animations) and George Egg (Anarchist Cook 2)... 

Sexy Beasts

Sexy Beasts

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam sings about macho roosters, ecstatic slugs and other voluptuous creatures, while squeezing one hot accordion. Her smartly wacky songs are like a mad hatter's European gypsy tea party with a punk attitude... 

Stick or Wizard?

Stick or Wizard?

‘Stick or Wizard?’ It’s your choice! Gaulier-trained clown, Oli Weatherly, invites you to take a trip with him through the wilderness of his imagination and to make a choice... 

Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings

Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings

Boogaloo Stu’s dark comedy 'Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings' is an uproarious and merciless exposé of the cold-blooded takeover striking our communities in the name of regeneration... 

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Comedy is a three man sketch troupe with an online following for making strange and wonderful content. In their brand new live show, you can find out about the conception of the Soviet flag, what to do when your friend won't give up his moustache, and how to escape a maze with a deranged maze-man and an idiot... 

Father God

Father God

'Father God' is a family sitcom based on the Holy Trinity in the preceding 3,000 years before Jesus came to Earth. It is a hilarious voyage through the Old Testament as told by God themselves... 

Chittar chat

Chittar chat

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

Terabac

Terabac

If you’re a budding ecologist who also has a love of physical theatre, Terabac is the show for you.We are guests at the wake of a dead mouse whose carcass, we are told, will be used by an array of insects... 

Default Friends

Default Friends

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

Cabaret From The Shadows

Cabaret From The Shadows

Amid the abundance of hard hitting and harrowing new work presented at the Fringe, one could be forgiven for wondering why we’re all taking ourselves so seriously. Where is the fun? Do we have to sacrifice entertainment values if we’re dealing with topical or sensitive issues? Teatro Pomodoro’s Cabaret from the Shadows tackles an overwhelming array of themes, but it is always joyous and fabulously tongue in cheek... 

My Fanny Valentine

My Fanny Valentine

Megan Juniper takes us on a quick romp through a date gone wrong, intertwined with fun, catchy songs and important messages for the modern day woman Standing centre stage in a fantastic skirt adorned with prints of sanitary pads, condoms and the female reproductive system, Megan sings the words “My Fanny… Valentine” and straight away the tone is set for this breezy rom-com cabaret of a supposed Tinder date gone wrong... 

Dracula

Dracula

Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic tale of the infamous Count Dracula is one that has been retold countless times, but don’t be fooled - this high-octane production by Let Them Call It Mischief is far from the chilling horror story you might expect... 

re:Verse

re:Verse

Ever wondered what a pavlova recipe sounds like in bossa nova? Or craved fitness tips set to industrial techno? Part improv, part concert, 're:Verse' is an interactive musical comedy show performed by a pianist and vocalist... 

Wet Bread

Wet Bread

Adele can’t work out how the Tories are in power – everyone she knows voted Labour, and don’t get her started on Brexit. It would be much better if the rest of the country just agreed with her... 

Juliet Meyers: The Dog and Other Global Irritations

Juliet Meyers: The Dog and Other Global Irritations

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

Goddess

Goddess

Holiday Snow is just your average woman from the Valleys, now settled in Rhyl, with dreams of a hot tub and a marshmallow room. She craves a better life than that of a charity shop manager and it looks like she might get it when she discovers a goddess statue on a forgotten shelf in her workplace... 

Pals

Pals

New writing about the Great War, this poignant, funny play follows the story of innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteer their services to Britain after Kitchener's call to arms... 

Fall of Duty

Fall of Duty

1916. An actor falls from the sky in Northern France. A hundred years on, can Sue and her son Jack, 20, escape political turmoil and an addiction to infinite warfare? Four people thrust together by war, song, reality, and escapism, but pulled apart by a century... 

The Room in the Elephant

The Room in the Elephant

This provocative comedy begins with two young men struggling to come up with ideas for a show they are performing the following week. They decide that the show will be an exact re-creation of their current conversation... 

Lazarus

Lazarus

After having a nearly fatal illness, he thought things would be different ... they weren’t. In frustration Luke has taken to the road to find meaning in his experience. Join him on his way as he discusses Little Mix, drinking, not drinking and more. 

Spark Factory

Spark Factory

Seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre. Discover a multitude of ground-breaking theatre stunts and delve into the forefront of theatre experimentation... 

Rubber Ring

Rubber Ring

“I’m sixteen. I don’t know whether I like boys or girls. I live in Sheringham. I’m fucked. Well I’m not actually, that is the problem." Jimmy is sixteen, sexually confused and stuck in Sheringham, the seaside town they forgot to bomb... 

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

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

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

Deep in The Heart of Me

Deep in The Heart of Me

A 'Shirley Valentine' tale for the 21st century with songs from the Rat Pack repertoire, ‘Sway’, ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’. “Incredibly enjoyable, endearing, utterly believable... 

Hiccups

Hiccups

Ben Carter (Laughing Horse 2014 semi-finalist, SYTYF 2015 semi-finalist) Johnny Wardlow (as heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2) and Zelem Saydullaev (Squawker 2015 finalist, South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016 semi-finalist) invite you to cure your hiccups with an hour of ground-shattering truths, sensational lies and mind-blowing nonsense... 

SESKA: Fruit Salad!

SESKA: Fruit Salad!

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet! This show contains magic, mayhem, and happiness! Sold out the past 3 years. Nominated Best Family Show 2015... 

Alex Kealy: Too Early To Say

Alex Kealy: Too Early To Say

Comedian and vertebrate Alex Kealy presents his second comedy show. There now follows a reading from The Book of Press Quotes, please be seated: “Hilarious... fresh, insightful and original... 

Charmian Hughes-Soixante Mirth

Charmian Hughes-Soixante Mirth

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

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’... 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. But when the props (and naughty puppets) get the upper hand, frantic hilarity ensues... 

10 Steps To Happiness

10 Steps To Happiness

There is more to life than happiness, right? A not-so-perfect guide to happiness is explored in this one-woman show, written and performed by Yvette May who, after finding herself feeling depressed more often than normal, does what all young people do to find an answer to their problems – she asks the internet and stumbles across 10 Steps to Happiness... 

Museumpiece

Museumpiece

Arna Spek (BBC Radio 4 New act competition, Leicester Square theatre New act semi final 2016) is ready to make you laugh! Join her for a hilarious 30 minute stand-up comedy show about how she belongs in a Museum... 

The Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond

The Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond

Hit dark sketch comedy show featuring a host of weird and wonderful characters, culminating in a big James Bond finale. Material heard on BBC Radio 4. "A thing of beauty, smart, funny and original" **** (Remotegoat), **** (Edfringe Review), **** (ThreeWeeks). 

Lamb Chops

Lamb Chops

Confused about which comedy show to see? 'Lamb Chops' is the answer! At 2016's award-winning 'Best Venue' you can devour meaty cutlets of comedy acts performing across Brighton Fringe... 

GorillaBot Party

GorillaBot Party

A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton. They have a new band member, a brand new show and are looking forward to showing you how to get down, GorillaBot style! But what strange events will get in the way of their party... 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Embarking on a tale of ambition, blood and murder of their own, Mac and Lady Mac build a fast food empire. With a healthy dose of nutritional advice thrown in, who knew a story of witches, ghosts and murder could be this much fun?! Pocket Oxford Theatre’s madcap extravaganzas are the perfect introduction to the Bard’s timeless stories... 

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... 

The View from the Mountaintop

The View from the Mountaintop

A pitch-black comedy from award-winning playwright, Matt Morrison. Set somewhere in England, it follows three party activists as they head off on a morale-building weekend in the wake of an unfolding political scandal... 

Spectacular Sisters

Spectacular Sisters

A joyously humorous celebration of what it is to be a sister. Reminiscences from the early days of walkie-talkie dolls, contented turn-taking rides on a very little portly pony, and youth club punch ups... 

Ida Barr: Never Heard The Like

Ida Barr: Never Heard The Like

Brighton's Favourite, as faded yet not jaded as a seaside pier, Ida Barr returns! This former music hall singer used to be quite the shining star, known for her two big hits, 'Oh You Beautiful Doll' and 'Everybody’s Doin’ It'... 

Carol Cates

Carol Cates

Carol Cates has been performing as Lady Carol all over the world for over a decade, America, Canada, all over Europe and Australia. In the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House... 

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... 

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Sponsored by the Portslade Furniture Warehouse, this show sees the web’s freshest sketch comedy act revitalised on stage. Joseph & Stacy are the proud recipients of numerous awards (including a 'joining in' Cubs badge and a 20m front crawl certificate) but are hanging up their natural talents to fulfil their fathers’ failed dreams of reaching the comedy big time... 

Worst Birthday Ever

Worst Birthday Ever

Poor Lewis just wanted to enjoy a Happy Birthday, but things just went from bad to worse. Nelson and Dave will do their best to cheer him up with songs, interactive games and lots of fun, eventually. 

Pick of the Fringe

Pick of the Fringe

Not sure what to see? Don't fret, we've done the work for you and hand-picked this week's top tips. Shows from across Brighton Fringe will be showcasing snippets of their work to whet your appetite every weekend lunchtime... 

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

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

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... 

The Holey Truth

The Holey Truth

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

PASSPAWT

PASSPAWT

Out of the 29 years the amiable-natured Helena has been alive, 5 were spent in her birth country Slovakia and 24 in England. Linda was the result of what Helena considers to be the greatest advertising scam of all time... 

Confidence Tricks

Confidence Tricks

Poetry show about what makes us feel confident – or not. This lyrical lecture looks at the psychology and sociology of what makes us tick and what gets us through – from kindness and creativity through to swearing and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors... 

Fémage à Trois

Fémage à Trois

Directed by Lou-Lou Mason. ‘Safe to Shoot’ by Polly Churchill. Performed by Kate Terence. After 25 years Cathy, a normal middle-aged woman, is back in the dating game. Things aren’t going as well as she had hoped, but then she makes a discovery: Cathy has super powers... 

Network Diagnostics

Network Diagnostics

New work from an exciting Irish theatre company. Kate and Tadgh have not left their rooms for a very long time. To make a living, they look for work on a dubious website called “Hablo Hot and Heavy... 

Flowerpot Women

Flowerpot Women

In a garden far away, in a world a lot like this one, in a conversation that has already happened, Eddie asks Garland: "What's it all about?" And Garland answers, "I don't know." Described by audiences as “Beckett in the Suburbs” and “French and Saunders on acid”, 'Flowerpot Women' is a darkly comedic theatre piece performed outdoors in an intimate garden setting... 

Life Without Dog

Life Without Dog

Following a sell-out performance of Katherine Chandler's 'Hood' at the National's Dorfman Theatre, Found in the Forest return with a new world premiere. Using puppetry and live music, 'Life Without Dog' shares the story of three siblings living without their parents and occasionally with Dog... 

Much Ado About Bingo

Much Ado About Bingo

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your Bingo Dabber! Join 1970s telly host and crimplene-clad showbiz legend Derek Daniels for a sensationally silly Shakespearean round of retro musical bingo... 

Tina C's President-C

Tina C's President-C

Tina C is the multi-award-winning country music singer who went from White Trash almost to the White House. In her sensational autobiography 'Complete and Utter Country' she outlined her two failed bids for the Presidency... 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Hilarious. Charming. Traditional. Universally funny and yet so very Japanese. The 2016 official Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Show from Japan is coming to Brighton! Canada's very own... 

Wank Bank Masterclass

Wank Bank Masterclass

Rural Ranga, the Australian artist who created an art book from his happy ending massages in New York City, brings you an informative, interactive and playful masterclass of original techniques to perfect the art of handling your partner’s member (or even your own)... 

Being Hueman Being

Being Hueman Being

Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Brighton, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. This clown takes us on an absurd adventure in a show about vulnerability, our imperfection and what is beautiful about not being quite normal... 

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

A selection of the very best stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. It's a succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners alongside the best in new talent, with five different comics selected daily from shows all around Brighton Fringe... 

Only in Brighton!

Only in Brighton!

A fact-filled walk celebrating our unique city. Discover what connects ABBA to the Portuguese Revolution. A stained wall to a worldwide brand. Mount Everest to Tesco's in Hove. A 19th century vegetarian... 

Licence to Laugh Comedy Club

Licence to Laugh Comedy Club

Comedy Compilation show of some of the best up and coming comics from the UK Comedy Circuit. Different line-up each day, all hosted by Joe Bains who grew up in the deepest darkest parts of India, and then shipped into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence. 

SALT: Sketches

SALT: Sketches

London Sketchfest and Musical Comedy Awards finalists, SALT (née Making Faces) bring their new show ‘Sketches’ to Brighton Fringe packed with new hilarious sketches, characters and songs... 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught!

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught!

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. Join Dr Zeiffal on the hunt for the hippo that can never be caught! Featuring: the Invisible Hippo Blanket, the Hippo Google Googles and a blizzard of Hippo packaging... 

Even God Knew I Was GAY

Even God Knew I Was GAY

In case you were wondering... Jilberto is a Seattle-based comic who has brought his talents to London. He is a corporate professional snob during the day and just a snob at night... 

The Ruffian on the Stair

The Ruffian on the Stair

A young man says he’s just looking for a place to stay, but he’s got sex, violence and revenge on his mind. When Mike and Joyce open their door to Wilson, they’re letting in so much more than a handsome stranger... 

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... 

Un-Titled

Un-Titled

Facing both her 80th year and an unveiling of a new piece of artwork, artist Gert has a lot to think about. Not only that, the passage of time is pressing on her mind, causing her to question the course of her life as a whole, her status and integrity as an artist, and the state of art itself in modern society... 

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston remain on top form with their new laugh-out-loud spin-off Cabaret Whore, in which Young’s comic character La Poule Plombée is finally given her own solo cabaret show... 

Eyes down! Bingo with Ida Barr

Eyes down! Bingo with Ida Barr

Join the world's only hip hop pensioner and star of 'Artificial Hip Hop' for a unique game of bingo that is a multi-award-winning Fringe favourite. Expect big prizes, big laughs, communal sing-a-longs and shared joy... 

Nick Hall: Szgrabble

Nick Hall: Szgrabble

Character comedian Nick Hall brings a one-man Cold War thriller to Brighton. In this energetic and hilarious show, Nick brings to life a world of spying, suspense, seduction and Scrabble! 

Dynamite Boogaloo

Dynamite Boogaloo

Brighton's legendary pop'n'cabaret knees-up returns to Brighton Fringe. Expect party anthems, all the way from DJ Sal, plus smutty cabaret and game-shows with Stu and Dolly. Remember - too much is never enough! 

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest @ The Level

B.Fest @ The Level is back! The ONLY dedicated festival all-dayer for young people will be bigger and better than last year. Outside, outrageous, and filled with music, comedy, performance and much more... 

The Daddy Blues

The Daddy Blues

Masculinity meets Artificial Intelligence in jukebox sci-fi 'The Daddy Blues'. Brave, funny and a little bit disturbing, this is a lab experiment with a dash of disco. Artist and Streisand fan-girl Phoebe Marsh is setting out to build herself a new dad - a Franken Father of her very own - from scratch. 

MISIRLOU

MISIRLOU

A super-heroine clown who will save you from the fear of death! A lecture on a philosophical consideration of death, a science experiment, a cat, dance, interaction with the audience - and glitter! For all ages. 

Pramkicker

Pramkicker

Meet Pramkicker. “I am the Edith f*cking Piaf of the empty womb" (She kicked a pram), “Je ne regrettay f*cking rien." "A real gem" **** (The Guardian), "Charismatic" (The Scotsman), "Wonderful" **** (ThreeWeeks), "Empowering" (FringeReview)... 

The Science of Living Things

The Science of Living Things

Delighting London audiences since 2013, The Science of Living Things bring their trademark show to Brighton. With crazy characters, bizarre experiments and explosions of wit; a single word is all it takes to create hundreds of never before seen improvised sketches... 

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

Professional perverts Bernie and Victy are back with an utterly raucous and unashamedly risqué hour of their most salacious songs: all filth, no filler! These fringe favourites are "a lascivious, lip-smacking, faintly terrifying treat... 

Addy van der Borgh presents Blind Charlie Harwood

Addy van der Borgh presents Blind Charlie Harwood

Blues harmonica and booze harmonica legend Blind Charlie Harwood makes his Brighton debut after 35 years of licking the blues. "A tour de force performance" **** (Chortle), "A brilliant natural clown" (Daniel Kitson, The Telegraph), "Born to make people laugh" (The Times) 

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... 

Storyteller, Storyteller

Storyteller, Storyteller

Clowning, slapstick and magical, non-verbal storytelling create a feast of laughter as two storytellers go head to head. From award-winning Story Pocket Theatre Company. "Quite simply the most brilliant piece of children’s theatre ... 

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... 

How to be a Girl

How to be a Girl

Darkly comic, ensemble theatre at its finest. This startling, unstoppable comedy will leave you feeling raw. [newline] “This play provides a relentless examination of media pressure on young women... 

Here I Am

Here I Am

Actor Manuel Lavandera, Director Britt Forsberg. A comic tragedy without borders. Mix Charlie Chaplin, Jim Carey and Manuel and you have the expressive language of this part-improvised solo performance... 

The Gary & Robert Blues

The Gary & Robert Blues

A funny, angry and poignant story of one man using his creation of a new stand-up comedy act to find a path through his confused and damaged mind; and reconnect with the world. Intercut with a blues music soundtrack, this powerful show is a mix of theatre and stand-up. 

Hammer and Tongue Festival Slam Special

Hammer and Tongue Festival Slam Special

Brighton's biggest monthly performance poetry and open slam event presents a clash of the titans of spoken word: Three-times World Slam Champion Buddy Wakefield v European Slam Champion Miko Berry v Anti-Slam Champion Paula Varjack... 

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat brings absurdist humour and compelling storytelling to an irreverent world of dirty deals and mistaken identity. The play is continually deconstructed, taking audience interaction to a jaw-dropping new level in this dark, sexy, raucous hour of theatrical anarchy! [newline] Director: Mick Barnfather-Complicite 

The Treason Show: Festival Special

The Treason Show: Festival Special

Treason Show: Festival Special. Brighton's premier sketch comedy troupe led by Brighton Fringe award-winner, Mark Brailsford (The Lad Himself, Hanover the Musical). Topical, slick fast and funny satirical show with a Brighton twist. 

Escape: A Magic Show

Escape: A Magic Show

Escape the mundane and see the world through the eyes of a magician. A combination of classic conjuring and storytelling, 'Escape' will make you think of magic differently, with a combination of laughs, thrills and chills featuring physical, mental and emotional escapes throughout history. 

Lost Voice Guy: Disability for Dunces

Lost Voice Guy: Disability for Dunces

Can you really not talk? Are you just in it for the parking? These are just a few of the questions that BBC New Comedy Award Winner Lost Voice Guy gets asked on a regular basis. Now he's decided to answer them all for you in his new show... 

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

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

Joe, Graeme & Dave: Mummy, I Don't Like Those Men

Joe, Graeme & Dave: Mummy, I Don't Like Those Men

An insight into the weird worlds of three up-and-coming local comics, with three very distinct voices: Joe Foster, Graeme Collard and Dave Fensome. This show is guaranteed to ring true with anyone who has looked at life and thought "none of this makes any sense... 

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff, the Brighton based improvisation troupe, bring their show Crime and Funishment to the Fringe. The five competent performers create a new and improvised take on the classic TV detective drama every night in front of our very eyes... 

Now I'm a Big Boy!

Now I'm a Big Boy!

‘Now I’m a Big Boy!’ is written, produced and performed by young people, tackling issues of growing up and the problems surrounding sexual consent. It starts off a thought-provoking comedy, but progresses into an essential exploration on the topic of consent. 

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut is a fantastical hour of slapstick mayhem in the guise of a TV chat show. Unpredictable, slightly offensive, and ruthlessly charming! Talented idiotic brothers, Sean and Seamus, take you on a thrilling soap opera into the absurd; a tornado of laughs, gags and audience participation. 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Rakugo, a 400-year-old tradition of Japanese comic storytelling, every bit as hilarious today as it ever was - and in English! Come for an hour of laughter and leave with a piece of Japan in your heart! “A raconteur extraordinaire... 

Athena Kugblenu: Reality Check

Athena Kugblenu: Reality Check

Bubbling with energy and wit, Athena Kugblenu shares with us her opinions and musings on just about every topic you might need to navigate life as a British millennial. Her material gallops through Indian wedding preparations; dating with dreadlocks; gross misconduct at work and the price of sperm... 

Gecko

Gecko

Gecko finds former RE teacher, Kevin Precious falling out with a Brighton 'New Age' type, bemoaning a Facebook request from a successful former associate (who is keen to show it), and offering a version of an old metaphysical idea by way of resolution... 

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

For children over 6, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. "James Campbell pioneered the idea of stand-up for children, and it is still genuinely impressive to watch him hold the attention of a theatre full of 6 to 11 year-olds for an hour with nothing but a microphone" (Stephanie Merritt, The Guardian) 

Acting Funny: UoB's Short Course on Comic Theatre Practice

Acting Funny: UoB's Short Course on Comic Theatre Practice

Taught by established professional performers and University of Brighton staff, this five day course provides intensive training in physical skills and creative approaches for devising comic theatre... 

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Gepetto, the old carpenter, makes toys all day - but when a mischevious puppet called Pinocchio comes to life, adventure and wonder are not far behind! In this loving recreation of the classic Italian fairy tale, expect music, puppets - and plenty of audience participation! 

The Family Show

The Family Show

Winner, Best Children's Show - Ireland's most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem to a show for the whole family. Charm, sharp wit, and good humour with acrobatic skill and just enough naughtiness to keep kids and adults guessing... 

Coating Under Pressure

Coating Under Pressure

The Coaterie are a collection of some of London's finest comedy minds, brought together under a single banner. Improvisers, sketch comedians and stand-ups unite to create a new brand of comedy delivered live, straight to your brain... 

The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester

This award-winning theatre company returns with its hilarious, heart-warming adaptation of the Beatrix Potter tale of a poor tailor, who falls foul of his cat when he rescues the mice... 

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A pair of comedic short plays simultaneously celebrating and condemning modern life, sandwiched in sketches: A re-imagining of the myth of Narcissus and Echo, and a contemporary fable blending live theatre and projection, which questions what happens when the consumer becomes the consumed... 

An Old Fashioned Girl

An Old Fashioned Girl

It’s a dangerous move to end your fringe show with a cover of Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is? as you run the risk of audiences leaving with that very question ringing in their heads... 

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

A hilarious re-telling of 'The Wind in the Willows' brings to life the escapades of the irrepressible Mr Toad and his long-suffering friends Ratty, Mole and Badger. This innovative, high-energy production combines drama and live music to create the perfect family show. 

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... 

The Curiositorium

The Curiositorium

Award-winning The Dead Secrets bring you a labyrinthine sketch comedy adventure. Join a whirlwind odyssey through the wondrous, terrifying exhibits of the Curiositorium, a secret museum like no other. 

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'... 

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

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

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

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

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

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... 

1972: The Future Of Sex

1972: The Future Of Sex

What an incredible performance. This spectacular show had all the right moves – and grooves – to make it one of the Fringe’s best pieces of theatre this year. Set in 1972 and discussing a very popular topic of the day – sex – this show takes you on a journey through awkward first kisses, coming out and lost virginities as the couples tried to make sense of their sexual desires... 

Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). A half-hour extravaganza of acrobatics, comedy, clown, contortion and juggling stunts. Laugh, cry and gasp! 

The Joy of Junk

The Joy of Junk

Well-loved street performers, Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs, and 'Britain’s Got Talent' semi-finalists, Bang On!, create captivating rhythms using anything from plastic bags and watering cans to a huge junk drum kit, combining music with amazing technique and showmanship... 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! This weird and wonderful family show for all ages will have kids storming the stage. Bring your hippo catchers, because Dr. Zeiffal has most likely lost hers! 

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'... 

We Can Make You Happy

We Can Make You Happy

House of Blakewell want to make you happy. They sing and dance through positive psychology, Greek philosophy and the 5:2 diet, but will they find what they are looking for? [newline] **** (The Scotsman) 

Always Be Rolling: How Board Games Can Change Your Life And Save The World

Always Be Rolling: How Board Games Can Change Your Life And Save The World

Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won't you join him? "Wonderfully genuine, highly accessible and interesting" (Gigglebeats), "an hour better spent than playing Monopoly" (Chortle), "Brilliant, charming, very funny" (Richard Osman) 

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! 

I am Telling you I'm Not Going

I am Telling you I'm Not Going

Rosie is living in the theatre due to a case of agoraphobia. But this is the Brighton Fringe, so she has no choice but to put on a show. An inventive, laugh-out-loud character comedy show from Naomi Petersen... 

Sahar Mirhadi: Dawn of the Geek

Sahar Mirhadi: Dawn of the Geek

A story of self-acceptance, of passion meeting obsession, and of stereotypes dancing to a dazzling Anglo-Iranian beat. We learn how Sahar dealt with the recurrence of being shunned for Nintendo, left for wrestling and lied to by Walt Disney... 

Cabaret Burlesque

Cabaret Burlesque

Join Valentina del Pearls and four other leading lights of French New Burlesque for a remarkable revue bringing together glitter, glamour and humour. Le Burlesque Klub is performing its retro brand of sexy and funny burlesque performance with plenty of sequins and laughter. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Actors play back audience stories. ***** (The Mirror), "A real standout from all the stand-up... comic improvisation theatre-style." "It doesn't get any better than this - ingenious and thoroughly entertaining... 

The Thermos Museum

The Thermos Museum

Those without a snide, self-deprecating, sense of humour, step away from the Thermos Museum. Do not approach, under any circumstances, unless you are willing to be made a fool of and be treated to a thoroughly naff outdoor exhibition, wherein the eccentric and garishly-dressed Tour Guide seems to wish he were somewhere else, yet also quietly emanates anorak-levels of enthusiasm for flasks... 

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

Big Bobby, Little Bobby

If like me you find an Irish accent a wondrous tool capable, in a single crank, of spinning the very stars in the gutter, and if, like me also, you enjoy nothing better than a bit of virtuoso story-telling, then you’re going to love Big Bobby, Little Bobby... 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Why have a single entendre when you can go for the double?! Drop in and out whenever you like for our 12 hour session, just make sure you pace yourself and don't go off too early! It's a game show that's strictly adult, and if we find any prizes, we'll give you one... 

Roll Over Atlantic

Roll Over Atlantic

Join award-winning Caribbean-British poet John Agard in this quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World Enterprise of Christopher Columbus, on a voyage in verse performed against an evocative soundscape ... 

Alshanta

Alshanta

Lucy "Hopkins is fantastic" (The Guardian), and Peter Mielneczek "Stupid, nonsensical, indulgent, pathetic and insulting to the intelligence . . I loved it!" (Capital Times) present the world premier of their new dance show featuring astonishing physical expression, movements and sounds... 

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. 

LoveHard

LoveHard

A family recently arrived from nearby America? Remote rural Scotland? A nice, quiet, relatively murder-free area to settle down and forget the problems they've left behind? Need we say any more? Join LoveHard... 

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)... 

My My Immortal

My My Immortal

Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way is the star of 'My Immortal', the world’s worst fanfiction. Harry Potter meets teenage goths (literally, that’s the plot). Celebrate 10 years of this literary masterpiece with Mathilda Gregory ('Werewolf Erotica, She Wrote')... 

BEASTS

BEASTS

Sketch heroes BEASTS return to Brighton with a brand new hour of inspired nonsense. Total sell-out 2015. [newline]“The new breed of sketch comedy” (The Guardian) [newline] “Unforgettably nutty” **** (The Times), “A tsunami of silliness” **** (The Telegraph) 

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good (Preview)

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good (Preview)

"Imagine if Derren Brown was funny" (Evening Standard) Doug Segal (Winner: Best Cabaret Act, Brighton Fringe) is back in Brighton to preview his new show which is designed to make you feel good! As seen on BBC1 and BBC3... 

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Dean Friedman: Story Songs

Short stories set to music. This legendary pop-icon performs hits Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and more. Discover what fans have known for years – the sophisticated, funny, profound work of a master songsmith... 

Rebel with a Puncture

Rebel with a Puncture

Sell-out comedian Sam Quinn will do whatever his sponsors want: tell jokes, do accents, dance, sing. Even inject himself with Coca-Cola. Then his six-month-old baby niece arrives on stage, Sam’s sponsors aren’t happy, and s*** gets real... 

Eggs Collective present Late Night Love

Eggs Collective present Late Night Love

A tender and ridiculous show that clambers up your drainpipe with a rose between its teeth. Raw-edged and warm-hearted, join Eggs Collective for an unflinching attempt to unpick the truth from the fiction of power ballads... 

Crimplene Millionaire

Crimplene Millionaire

Raucous, hilarious and surreal, 1970s telly hosts Derek and Beverly Daniels present their TV pilot gameshow, rolling back the years to a world of fondue, Brut 33 and bin strikes. What could possibly go wrong? 

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Tommy Cooper, with his impeccable timing, love of slapstick and one-liners was a true comic genius. Complete with trademark fez and misfiring magic, the man is an undisputed icon of live entertainment... 

BSMS Medic Revue 2016

BSMS Medic Revue 2016

After nine sell-out years, the BSMS Medic Revue returns with its biggest show yet! Written, cast and crewed by medical students who explore life in medicine through comedy sketches, songs and videos... 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Basil, Sybil and Manuel are back to serve a 3-course meal in this "authentic, chaotic, eccentric and hilarious experience" (The Sussex Newspaper). With two-thirds of the show improvised, anything can happen – so expect the unexpected! "Brilliant" ***** (The Argus) [newline] www... 

Tom Ward: Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes

Tom Ward: Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes

Join BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist Tom Ward as he spins tales and impressions of his favourite unsung heroes into a dreamlike narrative of voices and sounds. "Fine writing..... 

Matt Banks & Fraser Geesin: Dunce Tank

Matt Banks & Fraser Geesin: Dunce Tank

A chaotic hour of games, awful songs and confusion. Guaranteed to open your heart and make you weep with joy. Matt Banks: "Strange nonsense, indeed, and presented with a weird charm" (Chortle)... 

Trygve Wakenshaw: Kraken

Trygve Wakenshaw: Kraken

The multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed total-sell-out returns. Gaulier-trained clown Trygve Wakenshaw’s beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy. Winner: Best Comedy (Adelaide Fringe 2015 AND Perth Fringe 2015); 2014 Edinburgh Underbelly Award... 

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales

Short story and flash fiction readings with audience participation. 

About a Goth

About a Goth

When little in your life seems to be easy then perhaps, for some, the only way to take control is to adopt a persona. A death-embracing, black-clad Goth is an easy go-to for a young homosexual man struggling with his sexuality and a myriad of other personal relationships... 

Gloriator

Gloriator

A riotously funny show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster ‘Gladiator’. [newline] Winner - Critics Choice Award at Exeter Ignite... 

Tribute Acts

Tribute Acts

Everyone wants their dad to be a hero. But what happens when your heroes let you down? Cheryl and Tess interviewed their socialist dads and filmed it. 'Tribute Acts' is a hilarious and boldly honest exploration of father-daughter relationships... 

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... 

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

Brighton's all-male cabaret smutsters, Der Wunderlich Revue, celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday with a night of right royal mirth, magic, music, cheerleading and madness. Hosted by Professor Elemental and featuring the cream of Brighton's male performers and special guests... 

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Back by popular demand! Pinned on the arse-end of a night out, 'Eggs Collective Get A Round' is a show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face. A wayward exploration of friendship, kindness and belonging that spills out towards its audience... 

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman

The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman, a side-splitting comedy cabaret. Laugh with Joanna Eden and Leigh McDonald at the serious business of being female! Join them on an oestrogen-driven, emotional roller-coaster ride... 

Do You Mind?

Do You Mind?

Joni has met someone special, but how can she tell him she has a long-term mental illness? And is that really the best thing to talk about on a second date? An engaging and amusing look at how we talk about our vulnerabilities, with storytelling, puppetry and an overhead projector. 

AART Live!

AART Live!

Get inside your now, taste the Mind Pie and journey into art with Mikey. “Just about the greatest thing ever” **** Best Shows of the Fringe (The Skinny, Edinburgh 2015) 

Bane 3

Bane 3

Bane looks to relocate and start anew in a new town, a town so idyllic no one would expect to find him there: Sunnyview. Comic snatches of life in suburbia conjure up images reminiscent of the squeaky clean, pastel town of Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands... 

Bane

Bane

Bane tells the story of hitman Bruce Bane, ‘a hired hand who gets the job done’. In the first instalment of the story, Bane works back through a convoluted web of friends, foes, memories and chance encounters to find out who is after him... 

Erect But Unstable

Erect But Unstable

Canadian monologist John Arthur Sweet undertakes a comedic odyssey to medicine, psychotherapy and religion in search of answers about queer love, sexual awakening, and obsession. Nominated as best new work at Prague Fringe 2014 - and it’s even better now! “Definitely worth a ticket” (Prague Post) 

Caspar Thomas: Magic & Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: Magic & Mentalism

Close-up, sleight-of-hand magic and mentalism performed for the stage. Magician and comedian Jerry Sadowitz says: “Caspar’s sleight-of-hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen anywhere, and never attempted by the current generation of magicians... 

Knowing EU

Knowing EU

So, is it good to be in or out? A humorous look at the EU: the good, the bad and the ugly – you’ll learn, laugh and cry – you may even think again about that vote! 

Hercules

Hercules

Twelve Labours, Sixty Minutes – One Man. Somewhere between stand-up and traditional storytelling, Bard & Troubadour’s Joshua Crisp retells this epic tale with wit and irreverence, bringing bulging biceps, hideous hydra, a giant voiced by Tom Hardy, and a body count worthy of a Transformers movie! 

Rubbish Rebel

Rubbish Rebel

TV-featured Bentley Browning, founder of Comedy Novices and Comedy for Clergy (the course featured on BBC Breakfast,'The One Show' and 'Russell Howard's Good News'), stars in this fun one-man show... 

Beards! Beards! Beards!

Beards! Beards! Beards!

From Trick of the Light Theatre comes the tale of a girl's inventive efforts to grow the world's most magnificent beard. Armed with bubble bath and canned spaghetti, join a hilarious musical romp as our heroine attempts to answer questions that have puzzled mankind since the dawn of the beard. 

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. 

Going AWOL

Going AWOL

A farcical comedy two-hander, written and produced by AWOL Productions. A tale of two women in the 1960s who both work for the same newspaper firm in London. Although they despise one another, the women have to embark on a trip round Europe, along with their dead boss, cut up in their carpet bags. 

Bane 4

Bane 4

'Bane 4' follows hitman Bruce Bane as he attempts to erase his past and discover what went wrong. Joe Bone tells the story like a movie, to Ben Roe’s live soundtrack. All the Bane shows are independent stories and can be seen in any order... 

Elixir

Elixir

Elixir is an incredible display of acrobatics and physical comedy; an action packed hour of circus. The story follows three bumbling (albeit handsome) scientists who attempt to create the elixir of life... 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

For those of you who have yet to encounter the fringe phenomenon that is Shit-Faced Shakespeare, this is a show that does exactly what it says on the tin. The current production showing at The Warren (although they have now branched out internationally) is a trimmed, hour long version of The Merchant of Venice in which one of the performers drinks an unreasonable amount of alcohol before, during and quite possibly after the performance... 

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

With a name like Confessions Of A Red-Headed Coffeeshop Girl you might expect a raw, bittersweet expose of the disappointments of a young dreamer, crushed by the tsunami of Post-Recession economics... 

Shit-faced Showtime: The Pirates of Penzance

Shit-faced Showtime: The Pirates of Penzance

The actors in Shit-Faced Showtime have a lot to deal with, a drunk member of their cast, remembering their lines, singing in tune, playing the piano and also dealing with drunk, annoying members of the audience... 

The Rise of a Comedy Dictator

The Rise of a Comedy Dictator

The Democratic Dictator of Lafta Republic, His Excellency President Obonjo, returns to Brighton Fringe with a brand new show! On the comedy campaign trail to become the first (intentional) comedy President, President Obonjo will be sharing hilarious anecdotes of his comedy journey. 

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... 

AGM: Back in Business

AGM: Back in Business

Like gags? Want a proper laugh? AGM, last year’s runners-up of the Fringe Guru 2015 Audience Choice award, are 'Back In Business' with Adams, Galletly and Murph returning once more to serve up the laughs with one-liners, stories, puns and jokes aplenty. 

Decameron

Decameron

A promenade performance by in situ: Following the sell-out success of Canterbury Tales in 2015, in situ:'s storytellers return with another medieval masterpiece – Boccaccio’s magnificent cycle of 100 tales, set against the macabre backdrop of the Black Death... 

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... 

Joe Foster's Best Summer Ever

Joe Foster's Best Summer Ever

Brighton's very own Joe Foster (Winner of Foster's South Coast Comedian of the Year 2015) presents his debut full length stand-up show. **** (ThreeWeeks) "He tells them well, with an off-hand wit" (Chortle), "Tightly written and very funny material" (Latest 7) 

Kitten Killers

Kitten Killers

Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Show nominees return with their hotly-anticipated new sketch show. The Foster’s Golden Jesters Award finalists invite you into their delightfully awkward and endearingly grotesque world... 

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Sceptical, ludicrous and hilarious, Betts brings his second hour of stand-up to Brighton Fringe. His comedy is a perfect balance of incisive social satire and complete silliness. "Chris Betts is tremendous" (Such Small Portions) 

Brighton v Edinburgh Poets v MCs

Brighton v Edinburgh Poets v MCs

Two battles in one: first the poets from the two great festival cities join to take on a united team of rappers. Then each city is represented by their poets and rapper comrades standing side by side... 

In the Land of Gold

In the Land of Gold

A country at conflict with itself, torn between it's culture and the growing need for democracy, turns to its often-absent King to save them, but does he even care? Now those closest to the King must choose between loyalty or their people. 

And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet

And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet

Inspired by the arrest and tribunal of 24-year-old Joanne Hayes, 'And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet', written/performed by Caroline Burns Cooke, explores the 1984 Kerry Babies Scandal... 

Lambs in Sheep's Clothing

Lambs in Sheep's Clothing

Introducing our brand new character comedy show! For one night only, we're playing dress up and bringing you the best in character comedy from Brighton and beyond. From office worker burlesque dancers to manic depressive children's entertainers, you don't know who you're going to meet! 

The Late, Late Teatime Chatshow

The Late, Late Teatime Chatshow

The perfect start to your night at Brighton Fringe. Catch the highlights of a handful of shows for the price of just one! Join Vladimir McTavish and friends for a laid-back hour of sit-down chat, stand-up comedy and random nonsense... 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

A number of great and varied comedians from around Brighton Fringe come together in a mixture of stand-up comedy and interaction to decide who is the greatest superhero. [newline] "A super fun night" **** (Adelaide Fringe 2015) 

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Having left the UK for sunny Australia, Dr Ahmed returns to share the comical aspects of being a modern day GP. With sets including "Why I left the NHS" and "The lighter side of dying" this promises to be an enjoyable evening... 

Bane 2

Bane 2

'Bane 2' follows hitman Bruce Bane as he fends off toxic monsters, old foes and inner demons. Joe Bone tells the story like a movie, to Ben Roe’s live soundtrack. All the Bane shows are independent stories and can be seen in any order... 

Unusual Subtext

Unusual Subtext

If you thought Brighton Fringe had been a little short in supply of freaks this year, then these five guys from London are set to prove you wrong. Their dark comedy of bizarre feats, poses the question: who are the real freaks? The performers? Or the audience watching them?In an era when Marvel continues to prevail, playing at superheroes or villains, feels a bit too familiar and these performers certainly look as though they’ve attended a Comic Con or two... 

Police Cops

Police Cops

With tight abs, even tighter moves and slick choreography, Police Cops runs at a pace that will make your head spin and is silly, fun and very entertaining. These are three actors clearly living on a fringe diet of red bull, flyering and having fun... 

Austen Empowered

Austen Empowered

Miss Juliet Smith (Amanda Stewart) is reluctantly entering the marriage market enthusiastically encouraged by her Aunt Roberta. Austen is indeed empowered by peppering the usual gentility with modern references and, may I say, incorrigibly crude references... 

A Glass of Nothing

A Glass of Nothing

Stand and hat, dressing table and mirror, decanter and glass: is this the archetypal room-on-a-stage? Emphatically, yes. And the actress waiting to play, dowdily bathrobed, preening and pecking her smart phone, is she a modern mix of Blanche Dubois and Bridget Jones? Yes again... 

Parish Fete-ality: A Game of Scones

Parish Fete-ality: A Game of Scones

“In the Parish Council elections, you win or you die.” When murder sweeps through Jowlhurst, its Councillors vie for absolute power. With betrayal around every corner, only one can survive... 

Viv Groskop: Be More Margo

Viv Groskop: Be More Margo

A brand new work-in-progress about snobbery, class, Britishness and The Good Life, fuelled entirely by gin. Should we be classless now that we're 'all in it together'? Or is it time to assert our inner reactionary and Be More Margo? "Very funny" (Omid Djalili), "My favourite new act" (Lucy Porter) 

Ignacio Lopez's Greatest Hits

Ignacio Lopez's Greatest Hits

A wonderfully witty look into Britain through the eyes of an Iberian Welshman. TV's Ignacio Lopez returns to Lamb with his greatest hits. With sharp observations, wordplay and music, Ignacio's Latin persona allows him to make some very astute and hilarious comments about life in the UK. 

Save Me A Balloon

Save Me A Balloon

Michael and Maria are an elderly couple, who receive the news that one has a terminal illness. An uplifting love story of an unlikely couple, with a list of unconventional to-dos before they say their good-byes... 

Kelly Kingham: Home

Kelly Kingham: Home

They say "there's no place like it" and I know it's "where the heart is" but I don't care - I don't want to go home. "Deliciously unnerving" (The Guardian), "A classy, enjoyable act" (The Stage), "Immensely likeable and talented" (Shortlist Magazine), "A star in the making... 

A Dirty Get-Away! by David Weedall

A Dirty Get-Away! by David Weedall

Stranded by severe snowstorms, three identically dressed strangers disturb the rural calm of a young woman in a remote Sussex cottage. Who are these weird visitors? What exactly do they want? In this absurd comedy, five odd characters seek to untangle a web of confusion, whilst creating even more! 

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! 

David Hoyle

David Hoyle

Post-drag, post-gender, impossible to beat, performance avalanche and avant-garde legend David Hoyle returns for unmissable evening of high comedy, sound, vision, paint and song. "There is nothing quite like it: bold and unique, electrifying and disarmingly humane" (Time Out) 

I, Myself & Me

I, Myself & Me

My name is Rachael, I’m 36 years old and I’m from Nottingham. I spend my days dodging suffocating visions of nuclear families in show-homes and infuriating debates with my alter-ego Barry, whilst trying to ignore the inescapable truth that I’m running out of eggs... 

'Plan SuzyB': A Work in Progress

'Plan SuzyB': A Work in Progress

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

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) 

Joz Norris: Breakfast Of Champions

Joz Norris: Breakfast Of Champions

Award-winning idiot Joz Norris attempts to present the most audacious solo comedy show ever. His director is worried he'll milk it and will do all he can to make sure Joz performs as little of it as possible... 

Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

Sellotape Sisters by Lee Mattinson

1966. Legendary soap opera 'Sellotape Sisters' is being cancelled. With no ideas left for the final episode, the writers' raid the actors' private lives for storylines. In shock, and with the live broadcast looming, will the cast stick to the script? Find out in this outrageous, farcical new play. 

Jane Postlethwaite: Made In Cumbria

Jane Postlethwaite: Made In Cumbria

Jane Postlethwaite’s Made In Cumbria is absolutely hilarious. The audience were in stitches throughout as her characters guided us through a whistle stop tour of the Lake District... 

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... 

Katharine Ferns: Faking It (work in progress)

Katharine Ferns: Faking It (work in progress)

We learn to lie at 3-years-old. Katharine explores the ridiculous lies society tells us on how we should act, and the lies she has told to hide her mistakes to try to fit in. She finds real humour in how we are all faking it in a fake world... 

A Threesome

A Threesome

A show suitable for students, the middle aged and old age pensioners - and that’s just the cast! The group looks at the humour in their age and gender differences with interruptions for satire, music, spoons, stand-up, poetry, and vaudeville... 

Darius Davies: Road to Wrestlemania

Darius Davies: Road to Wrestlemania

At 18, despite weighing 10 stone and having no athletic ability, Darius decided to become a professional wrestler. A true story of teenage naivety, steroid use, and broken bones. "The story of following your dreams and having them crushed... 

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Sponsored by the Portslade Furniture Warehouse, this show sees the web’s freshest comedy sketch act revitalised on stage. If silly skits, senseless sketches, and sexy scenarios are your bag, then this is the bag for you (5p charge included in ticket price)! 

Mostly David Ephgrave

Mostly David Ephgrave

The back end of the comic duo Doggett and Ephgrave turns the spotlight on himself for an hour of solo stand-up. (NB There'll be no spotlight.) "David Ephgrave is as smooth as they come" (BBC), “A very likeable stand-up, confident but not cocky and a lot of fun to spend time with” (View From The Gods) 

Limelight

Limelight

Just the usual open mic night at the Iron Duke. Until it wasn’t. Gritty, funny, painful stories of singers and stand-up from a multi award-winning writing and production team... 

Airswimming

Airswimming

Airswimming tells the tragic story of two women, Dora and Persephone, who have been incarcerated and forgotten in an asylum for the criminally insane in the 1920s. While this premise is admittedly daunting at first glance, the story is lifted far from the dark, disturbing terrain it could have wallowed in with dashes of heartfelt humour and occasional, blissful scenes where the women retreat into their own fantasy worlds... 

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. 

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

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

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

Swan Bake

Swan Bake

What do you get when an impressionable young writer moves into a London squat with a couple of crack addict ballerinas and a pack of rats? Swan Bake! This mash-up of song, dance, theatre and puppetry is definitely not a show for kids... 

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

The Hiccup Project were the darlings of the 2015 Brighton Fringe with their show May-We-Go-Round, winning awards and accolades in abundance and that holy grail of all Fringe artists - a fully booked tour... 

Derek Ryan: The Slaughterhouse Rules

Derek Ryan: The Slaughterhouse Rules

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

C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation

C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation

Mirth meets murder in world's daftest whodunnit. C.S.I. return with this truly funny crime comedy made up entirely on the spot. A fully improvised, witty and absurd murder mystery comedy play... 

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... 

Name Dropping

Name Dropping

David Benedictus sipped champagne at 2am while sitting on Joanna Lumley's bed. He was meant to marry Princess Margaret. He chatted to Yehudi Menuhin who was in his underpants and upside down at the time... 

Peter Dobbing: Armchair Futurologist III

Peter Dobbing: Armchair Futurologist III

Multiple comedy competition finalist Peter Dobbing's last two shows brought you bitcoins, edible insects and virtual reality. Come and see what the Armchair Futurologist has in store for you in 2016... 

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... 

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Gavin Henderson regales first hand hilarious stories of the many conductors he has worked with: Stokowski, Otto Klemperer, Giulini, Svetlanov, Barbirolli, Sargent and Rattle amongst them. 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family clown theatre show. Mr Pineapple Head works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. Genuinely funny, professional silliness! It's a Brunswick Fringe tradition! 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

"Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits," says The Independent. True! Come and see the best comics from the international circuit do their thing for an audience of children (6+) and their families. 

Luke Stephen: Commit No Nuisance

Luke Stephen: Commit No Nuisance

Lamb Comedy returnee Luke Stephen comes with his very own self-destruct button, and far too often he decides to hit it. A show that pitfalls his failed attempts to 'Commit No Nuisance'... 

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik and his Ego Trippers are a strange and wonderful beast of a band juggling stand-up, rock and performance-art effortlessly... and even gettin' funky with it. It's an incredibly daft, joyful and sometime poignant affair... 

Menkind

Menkind

The night was meant to end at Nandos, but something has gone wrong. Barry, Alan and Martin are trapped aboard a Starr Intergalactic tour capsule heading into deep space, on what is turning into the worst stag do ever... 

Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross

Directed by Roger Kay, Glengarry Glen Ross depicts two days in the lives of four real estate salesmen who have been supplied with the names and phone numbers of some new leads. They use underhanded and dubious tactics to make sales, in particular to peddle the two real estate developments of Glengarry Highlands and Glen Ross Farms... 

MorbidAbnormalMe

MorbidAbnormalMe

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

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. 

101 Things to Do Before You Die

101 Things to Do Before You Die

Fast-paced, hilarious sketch comedy from Making Faces. Come and achieve your life’s dreams. (Catchy songs incl.) “Cry-with-laughter great” (Londonist), “Exhilarating and animated sketch” **** (Three Weeks) 

Best Boy

Best Boy

Double act Best Boy return to Brighton Fringe with an hour of side-splitting sketches. Material heard on BBC Radio 4. “Inspirational flair” (Chortle). Finalists of "So You Think That’s Funny" Best New Sketch Act 2015 and Golden Jester semi-finalists 2015. 

Jacob Hatton: Fantasist

Jacob Hatton: Fantasist

"Narnia isn't real. You're not related to Puss from Puss in Boots." Join Jacob for an evening of stand-up and sketches with one very confused man. In collaboration with the Soho Young Theatre Company, directed by Scott Barnett, catch one of the UK's rising improv comedy stars in his first solo show. 

Stud

Stud

Tell, me about it, Stud. Well, Dr. Freud tells me I'm missing something and I think he's right. A stripped back show about penis envy, masculinity, horses and DIY, for anyone who likes their psychoanalysis heteronormative and their cowboys in the buff. 

The Star Factory

The Star Factory

Enthused? Inspired? Vibing? If you love Brighton Fringe why not become part of it? Loquacious Luvvie or Lounge Lizard, it could be you on stage making mediocre scripts something great... 

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... 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Single-Handedly Won WW2

How Eva Von Schnippisch Single-Handedly Won WW2

The official secrets act is over and Eva is ready to set the record straight. Cabaret star turned spy is given the toughest mission of all: infiltrate to the top. Armed only with a ukulele, Eva tells a comedic story of love, frankfurters, the other Eva... 

Birthday in Suburbia

Birthday in Suburbia

A kaleidoscope of mundanity and the surreal, 'Birthday in Suburbia' invites its audience to follow the descent of an average man into an extraordinary, ridiculous personal crisis. Inspired by the film, 'It’s a Wonderful Life', Birthday in Suburbia combines a rich mixture of clown and dark comedy. 

Loren O'Brien: Who?

Loren O'Brien: Who?

After finishing her successful run on SNL and nationwide tour with Sarah Silverman - okay, maybe she didn't, but she was flagged up by The Times “to become one of the biggest female comedy acts this year”... 

Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time

Captain Morgan and The Sands of Time

An adventure set on the high seas that is story-telling at its very finest. Captain Morgan and the Sands of Time brings childhood memories flooding back and delivers a tale that will have audiences enraptured and not wanting to go to bed, whatever their age... 

One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

Oh what a man! Francis Henshall is a man driven by his needs, whether its food or a good woman, he is totally consumed and motivated by his desires. Wheeling and dealing is the name of the game and his twists and turns form the plot... 

My Paper Girlfriend

My Paper Girlfriend

Animation, mime and speech come together in this neat one-man show about love at first-sight going wrong. My Paper Girlfriend details the ill-fated attempts of the hapless, romantic Wesley Griffiths falling in love and the simple life he craves is reflected in a simple, naïve plot and sparse black and white animations... 

Bourgeois & Maurice

Bourgeois & Maurice

Following sell-out shows last year, award-winning musical satirists Bourgeois & Maurice are back with a brand new show celebrating and skewering life's absurdities. "Witheringly sharp and pointedly British’" [newline] **** (The Independent) 

Sy Thomas: Poster Boy

Sy Thomas: Poster Boy

Sy Thomas serves-up the best bits from his 2015 Edinburgh show ‘Jumper’ and some brand spanking new stuff for 2016. Featuring lo-fi videos; tales of whimsy, woe and wonder; and quite probably tears (his)... 

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manlyness

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manlyness

Some people chase money, others, fame. Sheraz is after something different: manliness. With a hilariously subversive look on what it means to be a man, this stand-up routine delights and subverts in equal measure... 

Fardell & Perry: 110% X-treem Total Adrenaline

Fardell & Perry: 110% X-treem Total Adrenaline

Rich (Chortle Student, and SYTYF finalist) and Dan (Squawker Finalist) are two Brighton stand-ups with a high regard for jokes. No show-offy performance skills here: they just like really good jokes... 

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... 

Dave Bailey: Beige Against The Machine

Dave Bailey: Beige Against The Machine

Escape all that horrible stuff, for about an hour, with comedian Dave Bailey's debut solo stand-up show: 'Beige Against The Machine'. "Well crafted and showed a real knack of timing... 

The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind

Hi. How are you? Looking for? A darkly comic solo show aiming to cruise, confide and query the complexities of love, sex and the internet age. 'The Daily Grind' explores the consequences that dating apps, image sharing and instant communication have on our everyday lives. 

Mocketh The Weak

Mocketh The Weak

Curious Cloud presents ‘Mocketh The Weak’, the gameshow that pits wicked wits against hapless saps. Who wins? You choose. Join us for our comedy Shakespeare contest, as ‘Argumental’ meets 'Jeremy Kyle'... 

Mat Ewins & John Kearns

Mat Ewins & John Kearns

Edinburgh Comedy award-winner (2013/14) John Kearns delivers non-sequiturs, surreal digressions and bizarre lunacy alongside stand-up, sketch, and character comedian Mat Ewins. 

I Demand a Recount!

I Demand a Recount!

One year on from "the closest election in modern times" 'I Demand a Recount!' tackles the questions that can't wait until GE2020. Is Beyonce to blame for voter apathy? Is The House of Commons a bit like Wilkos? Could a game of British Bulldog aid constitutional reform? Using magic, music and mentalism! 

John Pendal: International Man of Leather

John Pendal: International Man of Leather

This solo stand-up comedy show is the true story of how a shy Baptist boy from Watford became an unlikely international sex ambassador when he won the 25th annual ‘International Mr Leather’ contest in Chicago in 2003. 

Boogaloo Bingo

Boogaloo Bingo

His balls are churning and when they drop, expect non- stop nonsense, outrageous games, erotic works of art and hilarious entertainment with your host Boogaloo Stu. MC Cashback spins party tunes and Stu's gift hamper is stuffed with exotic prizes, so come on down and win it big! £2 donation to play. 

Aphrodite in Flippers

Aphrodite in Flippers

Georgie’s 40th birthday, her friends spy something strange lodged in her ear. Its discovery propels three women on a surreal, darkly comic journey through their (extra)ordinary world... 

Aidan Goatley: Joys of Retail

Aidan Goatley: Joys of Retail

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

Ade Foiadelli: Arrow Meet Brain

Ade Foiadelli: Arrow Meet Brain

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

Normally Abnormal

Normally Abnormal

Award-winning stand-up Dave Chawner takes a hilarious look at identity, recovery and life after eating disorders. "Makes you laugh as well as think" (Broadway Baby), "Sharp, insightful, touching, but above all really, really funny... 

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon

Ever wondered what would happen if Shakespeare was kidnapped by a crazed fairy king in an enchanted forest? With the fate of the Bard and his mystical infinity quill in the balance, can Shakespeare's heroes put aside their differences and save their creator from the evil machinations of Oberon? 

A Digital Legacy

A Digital Legacy

Colin Chadwick is a bit of an oddball and has no idea how to communicate with people on a basic level. Well, that’s what he wants you to think, in this weird and wonderful show in which he discusses how he wants his dead body to be “disposed of”... 

Jo Neary Does Animals and Men

Jo Neary Does Animals and Men

The award-winning comic returns with twenty farcical characters including men and an inanimate object. A celebration of art via lo-fi clowning. "Utterly enchanting" (Daily Telegraph), "Well written and, most importantly, funny" (The Guardian) 

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... 

Alice Marshall: Vicious

Alice Marshall: Vicious

Comedy actress and character comedian Alice Marshall presents a collection of her weird and wonderful characters in her debut solo hour. Life is cruel. People are arseholes. This is Vicious... 

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... 

Fake Hip Gnosis

Fake Hip Gnosis

Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from. Will a dog cry at an onion? Will you still be here later? Questions are answers and you are welcome to an hour of 'Fake Hip Gnosis'... 

More Memories Than Future

More Memories Than Future

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

2 Complicated

2 Complicated

By enormous popular demand, this multi award-nominated, five-star romantic-comedy returns! Social networking might have brought the world closer together, but now it’s too close for comfort... 

Andy and Sarah's Rantomime

Andy and Sarah's Rantomime

Every Christmas, comedians Andy Thomas (‘Crimes Against Humanities Teachers’) and Sarah Charsley (‘Ghost Sex’) meet to mime a rant, then do it for real. It all comes out! Love, death, family, work, cats... 

Garden

Garden

At Insignia Asset Management, Lucy is in charge of the photocopier, printer, and scanner. She wonders how this fits into The Grand Scheme of Things. Life takes an unexpected turn when she rescues the office pot plant... 

Follow Suit

Follow Suit

A madcap frenzy of physical comedy with a political bite. In this absurd office, nothing is more important than avoiding the skeletons in the stationery cupboard. Leap on the desks... 

Adam Vincent: Judgemental (work in progress)

Adam Vincent: Judgemental (work in progress)

Fresh from his sell-out run in Edinburgh, comedy writer for Channel Four’s 'The Last Leg', Adam judges himself and the world with wanton cynicism but now wonders if this is just his way of avoiding life... 

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Based on the true story of Crookshank’s time in the R.A.F. With over 5 million views on Channel 4 News and fresh from a five star run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Best New Play, Best New Production, Best Actress and Best Director - Broadway World Award nominations... 

Ghost Sex

Ghost Sex

I love ghost stories but I have never heard one quite like this. Ghost sex is a tragicomic story of love and loss and the thin line between what’s real and what’s imaginary... 

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

May 6 marked the official opening of Brighton’s famous Fringe Festival, with glorious sunshine all day and a wonderfully warm evening, the British weather played its part in giving the whole experience a proper festival feel as we waited to go into Studio 3 to see the show... 

A Talent for Lying

A Talent for Lying

Set in a cafe, this helping from Octopus Soup Theatre initially provides nothing that an audience wouldn't have seen before. With an awkward nerd and a glamorous girl that is completely unaware of her beauty, this random meeting of complete opposites Aidan (Liam McCarthy) and Lucy (Sinead O'Brien) ending up at the same table hardly screams originality from the off... 

Much Ado About Bingo

Much Ado About Bingo

Join '70s crimplene-clad telly-host Derek Daniels for a sensationally silly and slightly Shakespearean round of retro musical bingo; tick off the songs and quotes as you hear them in a frantic bid to win the game! And Derek's back later in the season with Bev in the Crimplene Millionaire game. 

Extravaganza

Extravaganza

Join David, Keith, Hans and Romano on a quest to tell their individual stories and impose their so-called cultural offerings onto an audience. A madcap show full of acrobatics, improvisation, live music, audience participation and a unicycle on fire... 

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The SMASH HIT family musical returns to Brighton. A girl in red must defeat an evil fairy queen and save the world. Featuring songs, wolfish mayhem and a Supersheep wannabe called Shadwell, this is a magical reworking of an old favourite... 

Stuart Mitchell : Dealt a Bad Hand

Stuart Mitchell : Dealt a Bad Hand

“Scotland’s brightest comedy talent” **** (The Sun) presents his hilarious and hugely anticipated debut. Fresh from touring Australia and the US, this is a 'must see' for 2016... 

The Funny Papers: Human Behaviour

The Funny Papers: Human Behaviour

Hilarious new surreal sketch show about how humans are. Jealousy, revenge, frustration, fear, love, bitterness, hate, regret, nostalgia all displaced through eccentric and bizarre characters from Brighton... 

Milkshake!

Milkshake!

Crazier than finding a poodle in your fridge – yes it’s SESKA! SOLD OUT Brighton Fringe 2014 & 2015. Nominated Best Family Show 2015. Returning with the coolest brand new show 'Milkshake!' packed with magic tricks, music, laughter, happiness, sword swallowing, mind reading and lots of cookies! It's fab! 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Amazing trickery, eccentric comedy; fun and hilarity guaranteed! “Highly recommended for kids and adults alike” (The Argus), “Still the must-see children’s show in Brighton Fringe” (Fringe Review), "The Fringe favourite... 

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... 

Roof

Roof

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

The Girl from Sindhustan

The Girl from Sindhustan

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

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Forever Yours... x Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Forever Yours... x Tour

This was my first close encounter with the Lady Boys; I’ve never been to Bangkok, but I’ve seen The Hangover II. That doesn’t quite make me an expert, but I’m pretty sure that the Lady Boys are much more Vegas than Bangkok... 

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... 

Blushed

Blushed

Loosely inspired by The Red Shoes, 'Blushed' is a compendium of bonkers and brilliant adult fairytales told through tap dance. In turns anarchic, wonderful and wonky, these episodes and stories explore adulthood, beauty, making the right decisions and the wrong. 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

WANTED: Small minions to join Doktor James' army of evil. Must be clever, naughty, and willing to help take over the world. Prepare for tests and challenges to show how wicked you are... 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Love that frosty film or hate it, you’ll laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band. A fantastic family adventure featuring live music and physical comedy, 'Defrosted' is one big, bonkers blast of fun... 

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... 

Things We Do for Love

Things We Do for Love

Storytelling feast of foolish kings, tree-climbing princesses, and one revolting woman, woven together by chief mischief-maker Damian BB Wood. Ancient tales of love and soul including The White Bear King Valemon, The Golden Tree, The Loathsome Lady, and a few Zen Sufi extras... 

A Fête Worse Than Death

A Fête Worse Than Death

A one-woman character comedy show set in the village fête in Llanfairchwaraesboncen, Wales. Hosted by local busybody, Eirys Evans and featuring lascivious TV gardener Esme de Flange with her neatly trimmed shrubbery, expect audience participation, horticultural slide shows and a quality raffle. 

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! 

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. 

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... 

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... 

Bob and Jim: The Rest of The Lot

Bob and Jim: The Rest of The Lot

Bob and Jim do 'The Rest of The Lot'. Last year they thought they'd done the lot, then other stuff happened so they're back to do that. From Merkel to Zumba via everything else ever... 

Real Prawns have Curves

Real Prawns have Curves

London comedian Heather Jordan brings her debut show to Brighton Fringe. Join her and find out how an unfortunate incident with a couple of prawns landed her in hospital, and how this later led to her contemplating leading beauty companies' campaigns and women's classifications. 

The Big Stiffy

The Big Stiffy

Bob's dead. I know how he loved you so much. Please come to the funeral to pay your respects. Karl's providing complimentary crudités (with dips) chopped to perfection by angle grinder, plus fruit teas and apple crumble... 

Mark Dolan: This Show Will Change Your Life

Mark Dolan: This Show Will Change Your Life

Broadcaster and comedian Dolan is one of the most in-demand MCs. To make the second half of his life better than the first, Mark has read almost every self-help book published. Which means you don’t have to... 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis thrills audiences with bubble art, magic and science. An Edinburgh Festival favourite, his shows sell out every year. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy with artistry, audience participation and spellbinding bubble tricks that keep everyone mesmerised. 

Snooperdog: a Hero is Born

Snooperdog: a Hero is Born

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a dog in a cape and red pants. Snoop and his friends are back following last year’s sell-out run, in an hilarious new adventure about what it takes to be a superhero... 

Paul Jones: The Nerdfather

Paul Jones: The Nerdfather

They say you should never meet your heroes... no one ever said you shouldn't make your kids meet them! Paul Jones presents his parenting guide for geeks in a multimedia comedy show that boldly goes where no Dad has gone before... 

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Stop the hotel from being flattened! Time to enter the now legendary Twonkeyverse! Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee for Comic Originality, "He creates wonderlands of weird" **** (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman), "Completely bonkers charm" ****(The Times) 

The Late Show

The Late Show

Fancy more Fringe? Join us for the best in laid-back, late-night entertainment at The Warren. Every Tuesday, we host a Fringe pub quiz, and Wednesday to Sunday there’ll be all kinds of fun (planned and impromptu) in store, with comedy, cabaret, music and all manner of fabulous Fringe fare. 

Yeti's Demon Dive Bar

Yeti's Demon Dive Bar

The multi-award winning cult duo unleash their newest creation, Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar! This hilarious musical sketch comedy double act is “irresistible” (The Guardian), "dark, dirty and dangerously funny", "Completely off-the-wall... 

Aaaaaaand... It Is What It Is

Aaaaaaand... It Is What It Is

Born in the grim shadow of Brighton Pier, the 'It Is What It Is' comedy-collective are here to bring you mirth, levity and so much more. Stand-up and sketch comedy at its best, delivered to you by an eclectic quintet of dysfunctional humans... 

El Blanco: Tales of the Mariachi

El Blanco: Tales of the Mariachi

Performer James Cairns ('Dirt', 'The Three Little Pigs', 'The Snow Goose') teams up with writer Gwydion Beynon ('The Epicene Butcher') to tell the epic, unforgettable and hilarious tale of El Blanco - The White One... 

CLUE ROOM GAME - Lady Chastity's Reserve

CLUE ROOM GAME - Lady Chastity's Reserve

Lady Chastity's Reserve is a night out like no other - described as 'The Crystal Maze on crystal meth', this team game (for 2-6 players) takes place in a secret room at Brighton’s Black Lion pub and combines theatre, clues and comedy... 

Tina C: Eating Country

Tina C: Eating Country

Join the world famous US country music singer Tina C for the launch of her Southern Cookbook. Hear how global political events were turned around by Tina's thrice baked molasses pumpkin cheesecake... 

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... 

Mummy or The Art of Saying Goodbye

Mummy or The Art of Saying Goodbye

A cathartic and corrosively funny new play about a young professor who has shrouded herself in studies to numb the pain of grieving. As she launches her first book, it's time to unwind... 

Circumcision

Circumcision

A unique, honest and funny show from award-winning comedian, Dave Chawner, on having to be circumcised aged 26! Using comedy to talk about sex, sexuality and gender, this is a different show that will "make you think as well as laugh" (Broadway Baby) 

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

A selection of the best stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. A fantastically funny mix of top headliners and the best newcomers, with five different comics daily. Sell-out show at festivals worldwide... 

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... 

Ship of Fool

Ship of Fool

When Rob Coleman set off to row the Atlantic in 2003, he survived on ignorance and chocolate. 13 years and two failures later, (now 50) he wants to have another go. Is this wise? And who would want to go with him? Join Rob on a journey that takes him from failure to... 

Improv Deathmatch

Improv Deathmatch

An improvised comedy show where two teams battle to see who can make the audience laugh hardest. It's like 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' but where the points do matter! Following a sold-out run at the Camden Fringe in 2015 and recommended by the Evening Standard, see who will be crowned 2016 champions. 

The FunkSmugglers: Mead Dreams

The FunkSmugglers: Mead Dreams

3 guys + 1 drum + 1 loop pedal = funkin' carnage. Join The Funk Smugglers as they introduce you to your new favourite drink - Mead. It's the Bunratty Mead Annual Shareholders Conference and you are invited to attend the hottest event in the premium drinks and beverages calendar. 

Charles Booth: VSOP

Charles Booth: VSOP

Charles Booth (Time Out character comedian to watch) makes his Brighton debut with an eclectic concoction of characters fizzing with heart-warming lunacy, dazzling originality and mop-centric dance moves... 

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More! LOVE

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More! LOVE

An intimate, audience-collaborative theatre show with projected imagery and text messaging, exploring love, desire and dating with your clothes on. A new show conceived and devised by participative theatre artist/facilitator Debra Watson. 

Only Fools & 3 Courses

Only Fools & 3 Courses

You are invited as Marlene and Boycie's guests at their Gala Dinner. Things, however, don't go quite to plan with Del Boy, Uncle Albert and Rodney on the guest list - not to mention Trigger! A fantastic night's entertainment for all Only Fools fans, with a three course meal included. 

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! 

Murder, She Didn't Write

Murder, She Didn't Write

Move over Sherlock! You become the author in this original and hilarious improvised comedy! Each night, Degrees of Error presents an unplanned, unscripted and never-before-seen murder mystery, based on your suggestions... 

Not Fast Enough

Not Fast Enough

'Not Fast Enough' is a provocative and dynamic sprint through contemporary gender politics and imaginative theatre structures. Bringing a free preview of an abridged version of NFT to Patterns nightclub, OvaryActing make their Brighton Fringe debut, before a run at Coachwerks later in the month. 

Brighton's Hidden Mysteries Tour

Brighton's Hidden Mysteries Tour

“A fascinating stroll through the city’s association with the occult, packed with detail and entertainingly dodgy conjecture” **** (The Argus). Architecture hiding secret archetypal knowledge, witchcraft, stone circles, freemasonry, alchemy and magic symbols... 

Only in Brighton!

Only in Brighton!

A walk celebrating all that's unique, and a little bit weird, about Brighton. "Thoughtful and captivating" ***** (Love Fringe), "Funny, entertaining and well-informed" **** (Latest 7), "Charming, funny...