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 p… 

Casual Violence: The Grot In The Grotto

Casual Violence: The Grot In The Grotto

Triple award-winning sketch villains and stars of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’ return to Brighton with a ghoulish new nightmare blend of sketch comedy, live music and pure evi… 

Ian Lane: If You Lived Here You'd Be Ian Lane By Now

Ian Lane: If You Lived Here You'd Be Ian Lane By Now

This show is about two things: home and the body. 

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. 

Pelican

Pelican

‘Pelican’ is a whirlwind hour of narrative comedy that’s “wildly funny” (BroadwayBaby) and “thrives off ingenuity and playfulness” (EdFringeReview). 

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

“The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime”. 

Bug Camp

Bug Camp

We are told in the blurb that being a grown up sucks. 

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

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

Theatre Inc. 

Dual Core Comedy Processor Unit - Presented by the Duncan Brothers

Dual Core Comedy Processor Unit - Presented by the Duncan Brothers

The Duncan brothers came from the same erection, but have since gone in a different direction. 

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Paula Valluerca, AKA Madame Señorita, (winner of Best Female Act at The London International Solo Festival) presents ‘The Expector’. 

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Winner: Best Comedy Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016. 

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall: Blood

Critically-acclaimed comedy actress and character comedian Alice Marshall returns to Brighton Fringe with ‘Blood’, the follow-up to her smash-hit 2016 debut show ‘Vicious. 

SpokeEasy

SpokeEasy

Do you remember a time when we all SpokeEasy? A time before every movement, word and thought was watched? Before cameras in trees? Come! Follow the signs for The Yellow Canary,… 

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

Kate Winslet soaking wet, porcelain thrones and dancing sausages. 

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good

“Imagine if Derren Brown was funny” Evening Standard. 

Strode's College Evening of New Performance

Strode's College Evening of New Performance

An evening of new and exciting work from students nearing the end of their acting training at Strode’s College. 

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. 

BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt

BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt

I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d witnessed after walking out of BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt, a surreal play by Greek company THE. 

The Angel and The Fiend

The Angel and The Fiend

“I looked like an angel, but was a fiend inside. 

Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Next to Normal spin words, music, vocals and their sweet, sweet moves into sketch forms every damn day (after their day jobs). 

Perfection In Progress

Perfection In Progress

You don’t have to be perfect. 

Dignity Off

Dignity Off

Get ready to laugh at the regular comedic odd couple. 

Bovine Cemetery's Literary Funeral

Bovine Cemetery's Literary Funeral

The candles are lit. 

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. 

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Winner: Rising Star, The Media Eye, 2016. 

Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito

Winner, Rising Star: The Media Eye, 2016. 

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). 

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 o… 

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. 

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 cho… 

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. 

Hoo-Haa

Hoo-Haa

Two very different award-winning comedians join forces to bring you a magnificent hour of ‘Hoo-Haa’! David Jordan and Ingrid Dahle invite you to experience the pinnacle of enter… 

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

The Other Realm brings Lovecraft’s classic short story to the stage for the first time. 

Sellotape

Sellotape

‘Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. 

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. 

NU(I)T

NU(I)T

The Countess Alex Zapak, direct from Berlin, presents her captivating new show NU(I)T The international, trans-media, award-winning artist to perform at Brighton Fringe 2017. 

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

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

David McIver is one of the most fun guys around these days. 

GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK PART TWO 'Second Helpings'

GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK PART TWO 'Second Helpings'

George Egg, the stand-up comedian who cooks onstage using absurd and innovative techniques, returns. 

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. 

Lucy Pearman: WIP & a Cabbage

Lucy Pearman: WIP & a Cabbage

“Traditionally, unmarried girls were sent into the veg garden to choose the ‘perfect’ cabbage. 

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. 

GorillaBot Party

GorillaBot Party

A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton. 

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. 

They Built It. No One Came.

They Built It. No One Came.

Twelve years ago, Tobias and Alexander came together to form a spiritualist commune based on their shared visions of a peaceful and harmonious community. 

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… 

A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow

A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow

I, Marjorie Willmott (MA, PhD, MpDA), invite you to my very interesting and very important introductory lecture. 

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. 

Kat Bond: Loo Roll / Jon Pointing: Slow Fade

Kat Bond: Loo Roll / Jon Pointing: Slow Fade

WEB LISTING ONLY 

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. 

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. 

Cathedral

Cathedral

Cathedral is a midnight mass - an ode to memory and the sense of loss which carefully evokes a frozen, car-crash, state of mind. 

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Opening in 1943 Rome, Gran Consiglio is set with The Grand Council of Fascism meeting to discuss the deposition of Benito Mussolini. 

The Curiositorium

The Curiositorium

Award-winning The Dead Secrets bring you a labyrinthine sketch comedy adventure. 

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] “Lud… 

David James: Precisely

David James: Precisely

Beautifully-crafted comedy from one of the country’s masters of anecdote and timing. 

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… 

BEASTS

BEASTS

Sketch heroes BEASTS return to Brighton with a brand new hour of inspired nonsense. 

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. 

Matt Banks & Fraser Geesin: Dunce Tank

Matt Banks & Fraser Geesin: Dunce Tank

A chaotic hour of games, awful songs and confusion. 

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. 

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

John Callaghan's Cabaret Electro

Quirky, wistful, witty, jubilant songs; dynamic performance; unique arrangements; ingenious costumes. 

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) 

Going AWOL

Going AWOL

A farcical comedy two-hander, written and produced by AWOL Productions. 

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Debuting in Brighton following a critically acclaimed run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?’ is a total riot of a show, lead by an idiot. 

How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All

How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All

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

Animal Magic

Animal Magic

The author Mick Jackson talks taxidermy and explores our ambivalent relationship with the animal kingdom, from Walter Potter to Johnny Morris via John Berger. 

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. 

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. 

Cheekykita Edinburgh Preview: A mancunian horror-ish fish tale

Cheekykita Edinburgh Preview: A mancunian horror-ish fish tale

Cheekykita, a ridiculous comedian like “no one else out there” (The Alarmist). 

Aloof!

Aloof!

This stand-up comedy show contains 3 types of sneezes; 3 impressions of screensavers; 4 impressions of toilet seats; 6 rejected Fire Exit sign designs; 1 short play about car indic… 

Which is Witch?

Which is Witch?

As a follow-up to the highly successful ‘I Love Luci’, The Other Realm Theatre Company return with ‘Which is Witch?’. 

The Bald Prima Donna

The Bald Prima Donna

Typically English Mr Smith is wearing English slippers, smoking an English pipe and reading an English newspaper. 

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. 

Smasher

Smasher

“Bold, subversive and very funny” ???? (The Scotsman). 

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

It’s Friday the 13th and I am about to be trapped inside a slightly claustrophobic metal container with an unsuspecting audience by a group who call themselves Casual Violence, w… 

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. 

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less)

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less)

Ben Watson’s meet and greet as we entered the theatre made his audience immediately warm to him. 

Jacob Hatton: Fantasist

Jacob Hatton: Fantasist

“Narnia isn’t real. 

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. 

Aphrodite in Flippers

Aphrodite in Flippers

Georgie’s 40th birthday, her friends spy something strange lodged in her ear. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Laura Moody

Laura Moody

Wildly alternative ex-Elysian Quartet cellist, vocalist and Avant-Garde singer-songwriter, fascinated not only with words and songwriting, but also with sounds, noises and textures… 

Distortion

Distortion

A story of both the abuser/ abused, showing the cognitive distortions which underlie sexual offending and the resulting trauma caused to a victim. 

Garden

Garden

At Insignia Asset Management, Lucy is in charge of the photocopier, printer, and scanner. 

Matt Hutson & David McIver: Two Shy Boys

Matt Hutson & David McIver: Two Shy Boys

Free alternative comedy from Matt Hutson (Runner-up in Preston Comedian of the Year) and David McIver (Selected for the BBC New Comedy award 2015). 

Leaves with a D, Jew with a Boo

Leaves with a D, Jew with a Boo

Two dry comics - one a dark, dry storytelling Bujew, the other, weird but with beautiful eyes and a pedantic wit - join forces for a mind blowing hour of comedic perspective shifti… 

Walke About (WIP)

Walke About (WIP)

Strange things happen on a Walke About. 

Real Prawns have Curves

Real Prawns have Curves

London comedian Heather Jordan brings her debut show to Brighton Fringe. 

The Big Stiffy

The Big Stiffy

Bob’s dead. 

The FunkSmugglers: Mead Dreams

The FunkSmugglers: Mead Dreams

3 guys + 1 drum + 1 loop pedal = funkin’ carnage. 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Fresh off a sold-out tour between New York and Los Angeles and an extended run at the Edinburgh Fringe, these Gaulier-graduates bring their high energy and low intelligence to Brig… 

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’… 

Bom-Banimals

Bom-Banimals

Weave up, down and around our imaginary menagerie with the Bom-Bane Family Players as you’ve never seen or heard them before.