Shaggers

The worldwide hit show Shaggers has returned to give us some late night laughs at the 2016 Brighton Fringe. Welcomed in by the show’s friendly host Nik Coppin, we were lead into the darkened top floor of the Quadrant in Brighton’s centre, where squeezed in among an excited audience, the show began.

This show had me laughing from start to finish and it was great to see performers discussing their sexual experiences without inhibitions

After some initial joking around, including chatting with an over-excited group of girls on a hen night and a woman who gave some useful directions to the local strip club, the first of the five “shaggers” came on to fill their slot. If you’re squeamish, get ready to cringe as our first personality began with a graphic description of what God might have had planned for his foreskin when it was circumcised - a balloon, maybe? Stomach achingly funny.

The show benefited from having a variety of performers, from a young Jewish lad, to a woman whose chirpy and hilarious persona gave a nod to Sarah Millican. There was even a gay guy with a phobia of things going near his bum, which led him to self-describe as “the worst gay ever!” Each performer gave their own retelling of the twists and turns - and often embarrassing mishaps - that could happen to all of us when it comes to the weird and wonderful world of sex.

This show had me laughing from start to finish and it was great to see performers discussing their sexual experiences without inhibitions, something that takes a lot of balls to do in front of a live audience. Pun most definitely intended. A variety of topics were covered, from virginity, to sex education, gay sex, and masturbation, both educational and totally hilarious, it was the perfect recipe for a cheeky, late night comedy. With the cost of a ticket at just five pounds, it’s one of the best value comedies I’ve seen at this year’s Fringe and I would have happily paid another five pounds for the pleasure.

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The popular show returns to Brighton with a line-up of great comedians with material based around the fun subject of sex. "The perfect way to close a night at The Fest." ????? (Funny Tonne, Melbourne), “A brilliant tour-de-force of laughter-filled mischievous comedy.” ????? (Arts-In-Leicester)

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