Ian Smith: Work in Progress

Ian Smith: Work in Progress

Multi-award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC Three’s ‘Sweat the Small Stuff’, Dave’s ‘The Magic Sponge’) returns to Brighton with a work in progress of his sixth solo show. It’s about love and stress, but don’t worry, there’s also a bit about Kalashnikovs and a story about a pigeon eating some mushy peas… 

Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan

Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan

In 2017, comedian, BAFTA award winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist Jim Tavaré and his dog Mr Kippy were involved in a near-fatal, head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles where he has resided since 2009… 

Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Former Religious Studies teacher turned stand-up comedian Kevin Precious turns his hand to examining his former profession, and takes a sideways look at the teaching and schools more generally… 

Bananas (Work in Progress)

Bananas (Work in Progress)

Anna Banana can put words together that, if sung, would be so elegant, and, if rapped, would be lit! School has ruined poetry, so can she call herself a word-worker or a rhyming riot? Watch comedian Anna Clifford rhyme about how to grab life by the bananas through hilarious spoken word and energetic stand-up… 

Jo Burke: Peculiar

Jo Burke: Peculiar

‘Peculiar’ is Jo Burke’s triumphant return to the comedy circuit following the success of her last show and comedy book ‘iScream’. Check out her five-star, rave reviews on Amazon and download her book… 

Science Magic

Science Magic

The sell-out science, comedy and family magic show is back for its third year in Brighton. Join triple award-winning comedian and scientist Donal Vaughan as he performs amazing tricks using only things found around the house, to show how magical science can be… 

Dr Jones Funny Bones

Dr Jones Funny Bones

Dr Jones Funny Bones is coming to Brighton with a show for the whole family. Enjoy a fun and educational show about the human body with Dr Jones, a real life doctor and comedian. With songs, competitions, silly props and of course jokes! 

LJ DA FUNK in... Brexit Enjoyed Retrospectively

LJ DA FUNK in... Brexit Enjoyed Retrospectively

Satirical gangster LJ DA FUNK updates his legendary Brexit show to find out once and for all who is to blame for this shambles - May, Farage, Cameron, or that bus? The show might be obsolete by Fringe time, but then like all LJ’s comedy it is best enjoyed… 

BraTon Fringe Comedy

BraTon Fringe Comedy

Following the inaugural season success of the ‘EdinBra Fringe Comedy’ north of the border, ‘LassTer Festival Comedy’ in the Midlands and hosted by Scotland’s Jeannie Jones, this well-received show with a revolving line-up of some the best female comedians makes its way to Brighton… 

Amadeus Martin: A History of Pet Hates

Amadeus Martin: A History of Pet Hates

Amadeus Martin has arrived home to find his pet dog, Pluto, on the table with his memory stick containing the new material for his Brighton Fringe show in its mouth, chewed up. The dog is staring at Amadeus… 

Divinely Bette: Bette-er Than Ever

Divinely Bette: Bette-er Than Ever

Divinely Bette is coming back with a brand new show! With a whole new set list of the classic Bette variety (including ‘From a Distance’, ‘Under The Boardwalk’, and more!) as well as jokes and banter from the Divine Miss M herself, Divinely Bette will delight and titillate! Star of stage, screen, cabaret, comedy, and anything else she tries her hand at, The Divine Miss M entertains all audiences… 

Malaysian Sensation

Malaysian Sensation

Nigel Ng (as seen on Comedy Central’s Stand-up Central ‘Roast Battle’) brings you on a joyous romp through his life in the UK as a Malaysian immigrant. See him tackle topics close to his heart, both big and small, from ‘how to prevent one’s loss of culture when in a foreign land?’ to ‘is Wagamama actually Asian?’ Selected to be part of ‘The Pleasance Comedy Reserve’ 2017 and winner of ‘Amuse Moose National New Comic Award’ 2016… 

Zahra Barri's Special

Zahra Barri's Special

Zahra’s never stood in front of a mirror and taken a selfie. Nor has she intentionally made herself look like a dog on Instagram. She doesn’t think she’s special so why does everyone else think they are? “Edgy and very funny” (Cheeky Monkey Comedy), “A buzzy fluffball of comedy unafraid to take risks, a cute puppy with a surprising snarl” (Mumble Comedy)… 

Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the C(ity Impro)side

Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the C(ity Impro)side

Six improvisers take to the Brighton seaside for an hour of improvised scenes, sketches and songs, where everything is made up on the spot based on suggestions provided by you. Join City Impro for a stroll along the promenade of games and be prepared to laugh along, along, along! City Impro return to the Brighton Fringe for a fourth year in a row, with a brand new show for 2019 that’s silly, fun and never to be repeated again… 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Many comedians converge once more in Brighton to find out who is the greatest superhero. With a mixture of stand-up, improvisation, interactive debate and prizes, this fun-filled show can be enjoyed by geeks and non-geeks alike… 

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped In The Body Of An Adequate Comedian!

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped In The Body Of An Adequate Comedian!

Jake Donaldson presents his debut hour-long solo show! Jake mixes stand-up and storytelling in this show, which explores what really goes on inside his head. A hilarious hour of comedy about mental health from this up-and-coming comic who is fresh from his debut year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was one of the Huffington Post’s ‘Ten Must See New Acts At Edinburgh Fringe’… 

Alex Kealy: Forge

Alex Kealy: Forge

After last year’s “storming show” (The Sunday Times), political comedian and “rising star of the British stand-up scene” (The List) Alex Kealy presents a new hour of comedy about changing your mind… 

Dave Chawner: The Pursuit of Happiness

Dave Chawner: The Pursuit of Happiness

Dave is a number 1 bestselling author, he has presented for BBC, written for the Guardian, The Telegraph, Metro and Cosmopolitan and even got an award at The Houses Of Parliament for his 2015 show… 

Jessica Fostekew: Power Bungalow (Work in Progress)

Jessica Fostekew: Power Bungalow (Work in Progress)

Power Bungalow is a new show all about strength. Great big, sexy, powerful, sometimes embarrassing, hench-ass strength. Jess is regular co-host of mega-podcast (50+ million downloads) ‘The Guilty Feminist’, creator and host of ‘The Hoovering’ podcast and as seen in the award-winning BBC sitcom ‘Motherland’… 

Robyn Perkins: Just In Case (Work in Progress)

Robyn Perkins: Just In Case (Work in Progress)

On 14 August 2018, Robyn Perkins ★★★★ (Voice Magazine) participated in a dating show in front of a live audience. Her experience led to her exploring human morality and the social constructs of present day dating, with a scientific twist… 

Richard Wheatley is Blindingly Obvious

Richard Wheatley is Blindingly Obvious

Fresh from debut runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and 2018, and unveiling his new show at this year’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Richard is now looking to make his mark on the seafront at Brighton Fringe… 

Sasha Ellen: Pickle

Sasha Ellen: Pickle

In 2010, the island of Herm, a mile-long body of land and the smallest island of the Channel Islands, declared a state of emergency. Helicopters went up. Divers went down. It was all Sasha’s fault… 

Jools Constant: Sexy Modern Fables

Jools Constant: Sexy Modern Fables

Jools takes you on a journey through the crazier moments of a life lived without a second thought. Part stand-up comedy, part storytelling, the show includes highlights such as ‘Bi-Polar Gigolo’ and ‘Man with a Gun… 

David Ephgrave's New Bits

David Ephgrave's New Bits

The daily blogging comic presents a work in progress for his new show. Among the Daily Telegraph 20 Funniest One-Liners, plus Comedy Central, i Newspaper, Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News best jokes lists… 

Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters

Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters

Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal. From day one, he was out of his depth. On the surface, at six foot three and twenty stone, Matt looks as though he may blend into the criminal underworld quite well, until he blows his cover by speaking… 

Stella Graham: Sneaky Little Bitch

Stella Graham: Sneaky Little Bitch

Stella’s caught in a tug of war between two angry ladies, Mother Nature and her real mother. Who is the greater force, her mother who can explode into a violent eruption at any moment, or Mother Nature who wants her to procreate? Both can’t use an iPad… 

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, musician, performer and writer Matt McGuinness presents his debut show as part of a UK tour. Uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuate stories and conversation, shedding light on mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour… 

Acaprov

Acaprov

Hamilton meets Pitch Perfect: Spontaneously Improvised! From one of the minds behind multiple Fringe sell-out, smash hit CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation comes a new kind of musical: beatboxers, rappers, actors, singers and body percussionists improvise a one time world of heartfelt connections, laugh out loud adventures, fist pumping triumphs and soul-shaking songs - all 100% a capella… 

Vladimir McTavish: 25 Years of Stand-up

Vladimir McTavish: 25 Years of Stand-up

“One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit” (Guardian), Vladimir McTavish became a full-time comedian in 1993, since then he has performed to audiences across the globe, and gigged with some of the biggest names in the business… 

After Aulis

After Aulis

Nia’s found her true love, and it isn’t her fiancé. Soon she’s going to have to make a choice, but it’s not the one you think. A black (and blue) comedy based on an Ancient Greek tragedy, this addictively-enjoyable, one-woman show is a journey of sex, selfishness, and stilettos… 

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker

Irish comedian Colin Chadwick is a quick thinker, but not a quality thinker. Whether he’s trying to outsmart a computer or perform CPR, his brain supplies ideas by quantity rather than quality… 

Huggers

Huggers

Huggers returns! With an ever-changing selection of performers chosen from the best acts around the Fringe. With a host keeping the laughs going with jokes, fun competitions and prizes, there’s no better show for fun with all the family… 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

After a hugely successful run at last year’s Brighton Fringe, ‘Mental’ returns. This is a show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live… 

Shaggers

Shaggers

Following more sell-out performances all over the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, the hit show returns with a revolving line-up of hilarious comedians of all varieties, genders and sexual orientations with material based around that most noble of the arts - shagging! “The perfect way to close a night at the festival” ***** (Melbourne Comedy Festival) “A tour de force of laughter-filled mischievous comedy” ***** (Arts in Leicestershire) “Some well-picked, mischievous and unburdened comedy” ***** (Voice) “Excellent” ***** (Edfringe) “Utterly hilarious” ****½ (Fringe World Perth) 

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier’s Rough Guide to the Opera is everything you never knew was funny about opera. Brought to you by one woman who’s got jokes, an accordion, and some F-ing high notes… 

Best in Comedy Chat and Stand-up

Best in Comedy Chat and Stand-up

This chat show is the perfect way to start your Fringe evening, as you spend an hour in the company of one of Scotland’s finest comedians, Vladimir McTavish, and his guests in this hilarious hour of chat and stand-up comedy… 

Samantha Pressdee: Covered

Samantha Pressdee: Covered

The only thing batshit crazier than Sammie was the welfare state supposed to be helping her! Getting your needs met in austerity Britain is like a game of Russian roulette. Will she beat the system? Work in progress… 

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher (Work in Progress)

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher (Work in Progress)

Kevin Precious is a former Religious Studies teacher. He's also a non-believer who attends his local Humanist group. 'Unholier Than Thou' features jokes and stories about teaching Religious Studies as a non-believer, being a Humanist, the God-Shaped Hole and little bits, here and there, relating to the Philosophy of Religion... 

Science Magic

Science Magic

Triple-award-winning Irish comedian and scientist Dónal Vaughan brings his hugely popular science and comedy show back to Brighton Fringe. With some brand new tricks and some old favourites too, learn about science using everyday objects and laugh your pants off while you do it... 

Rob Oldham: Fellow

Rob Oldham: Fellow

Rob Oldham is going to do an hour of stand-up. At Edinburgh last year he bagged the Amused Moose Breakthrough Comic Award with his "quirky, offbeat sensibilities that distil into smart jokes that rarely sound like anyone else’s" (Chortle)... 

1000 Years Hour Show

1000 Years Hour Show

History; Comedy; Songs. Featuring themes along a 1000 year timeline (1066-2066). Easy, fun, educational, quizzes + present and future too. And find out "Who owns the bones?" Fun, education, music and laughs... 

Larry Dean: Work in Progress

Larry Dean: Work in Progress

An hour of new material by award-winning comedian and 'Live at the Apollo' star, Larry Dean. Enjoy "confessional storytelling at its finest" (The Herald) from one of UK comedy’s brightest talents... 

Big Berg

Big Berg

Eleanor Westbrook embodies what I love about the Fringe. Theatre-maker, performer and queen of silliness, she has created a wonderfully surreal and genuinely funny one-woman-show in her offering Big Berg... 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

The international hit show returns with more great comedians in a mixture of stand-up comedy and debate to find out who the best superhero is! Whether you are a Marvel or DC fan, or don't care either way, this is a hilarious hour of entertainment for geeks and non-geeks to enjoy in equal measure... 

Stuart Mitchell: Morals

Stuart Mitchell: Morals

Stuart made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, with his show 'Dealt a Bad Hand' at The Pleasance Courtyard. The show received critical acclaim and sell-out audiences. The show recently toured venues throughout Scotland... 

City Impro by the Sea

City Impro by the Sea

A rip-roaring rollercoaster of laughter, where six improvisers race from one game to another at a thousand smiles an hour making everything up as they go along. Using suggestions provided by you, an epic series of improvised comedy games, sketches and songs are created in this comedy show where there's just enough time to catch your breath... 

Matt Hutson & Rob Copland: Pack It In You Two

Matt Hutson & Rob Copland: Pack It In You Two

A split bill musical/absurdist stand up comedy show. Matt Hutson, 2016 Frog and Bucket World Series Finalist and Musical Comedy Awards 2017 Finalist, has his own unique blend of musical comedy that is equal parts hilarious and emotional... 

Dan Evans: In Progress

Dan Evans: In Progress

Come and watch as award-winning, stand-up comedian, and much credited writer Dan Evans releases 53 minutes of his latest entertainment into the wild. Your only job is to be there on time and to face the right way... 

Sing Me a Joke, Titus

Sing Me a Joke, Titus

A one-man musical comedy show taking stand-up to the next level. A knockabout combination of spoken jokes, funny songs and nonverbal piano-involved moments. Stories of my life poured into the Churn of Comedy, ground up and served hot, with mirth on the side for your delight... 

Rory Jones: Return of the Wizword

Rory Jones: Return of the Wizword

From the questionable mind of Rory Jones (All-Ireland Poetry Slam Champion 2015) comes a debut show of galactic proportions. Combining spoken word, comedy, music and a positively brazen disregard for convention, 'Return of the Wizword' is poetry Jim, but not as we know it... 

A Beginner's Guide to Bondage

A Beginner's Guide to Bondage

Fifty Shades of Grey was the bestselling book that gripped the world with its stories about Mr Grey and his sexual appetite for pain and pleasure. I found no pleasure in the book and after several chapters gave up... 

Loose Brie Solve Everything

Loose Brie Solve Everything

Martin and Phil have always felt like they were supposed to do something very important with their lives. Now they've finally figured out what it is. They're going to solve everything... 

Marc Burrows: Mind your Head

Marc Burrows: Mind your Head

Journalist, musician and stand-up Marc Burrows presents a personal trek through his mental health history, including his time in a psychiatric ward, suicide attempts, depression and bipolar diagnosis... 

Love Songs

Love Songs

Loves Songs is a little one-woman-show that explores the personal and political puzzles of our love lives through the autobiographical poems of a hopeless romantic - with some rap, spoken-word, comedy, and killer dance moves thrown in for good measure... 

Simon Jablonski: Love

Simon Jablonski: Love

An extremely funny yet entirely unerotic journey that begins in a public toilet. 

Radu Isac: One Romanian Answering Questions

Radu Isac: One Romanian Answering Questions

Radu started comedy in 2006 in Bucharest and was known as Romania's comedian’s comedian. In 2015, he moved to London to be known as an open mic comedian. After about 18 months, eight competition finals and a BBC appearance, Radu was proud to call himself the poorest professional comic on the UK circuit... 

David Ephgrave: Under Construction

David Ephgrave: Under Construction

The daily-blogging comic presents a work in progress for his new show. Among Daily Telegraph's '20 Funniest One-Liners' and Comedy Central's '35 Funniest Jokes from 2017' at Edinburgh Fringe... 

Anna Morris: Under the Sea (Work in Progress)

Anna Morris: Under the Sea (Work in Progress)

A brand new show from the creator of award-winning wedding comedy 'It's Got to be Perfect'. The critically acclaimed character comic invites you onto Britain's lowest budget cruise ship to meet her new creations... 

Go Slay Dragons

Go Slay Dragons

'Go Slay Dragons' tells tales of love, adventure and existential despair, probably with too much swearing. A Dan in a park experiences a nearby choir seemingly singing his darkest thoughts... 

Giantology

Giantology

“Fall off your bar-stool funny!” (Barry from some pub in London) “Uplifting” (Barry’s mate as he clambers back onto his) But don’t take their word for it... As part of a world tour, Michael Hackett rips apart the status quo... 

Adam Vincent: Semi-detached (Work in Progress)

Adam Vincent: Semi-detached (Work in Progress)

See this award-nominated (Best Comedy, Buxton Fringe 2017) Australian stand-up, now living in Bedford, who played to full houses throughout his Edinburgh Fringe run (2017). See the man who writes for Channel 4’s award-winning flagship show, The Last Leg (not the leg jokes)... 

Crizards' Cromedy Hour

Crizards' Cromedy Hour

Crizards come to Brighton via Thameslink with an hour of spicy cromedy concerning bronze, weevils and utility bills. Will and Eddy (the Crizard boys) are an offbeat double act specialising in bulletproof patter and inventive audiovisual happenings... 

Huggers

Huggers

The popular family show at festivals worldwide returns with a revolving line-up of performers of all varieties from comedians, musical theatre, poets, magicians, clowns and children's entertainers with fun and laughter for all the family... 

The True Confessions of Perkins and Iles

The True Confessions of Perkins and Iles

Join Robyn Perkins, English Comedian of the Year finalist, and Sarah Iles, "Left the room quaking with laughter" as they divulge stories from their crazy, surreal and bizarre lives... 

VAGUE (Work-In-Progress)

VAGUE (Work-In-Progress)

18 months ago, Maisie Adam decided to try stand-up comedy. Within a year, she found herself winning the prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny?' competition, opening for Stephen K Amos' sell-out talk show, several features as one to watch in Funny Women, and a nomination for Best New Comedy at the 2017 Brighton Fringe... 

Richard Stainbank: The Wilderness Years

Richard Stainbank: The Wilderness Years

Single, jobless and living at home, life isn’t treating Richard Stainbank well. Underemployed and underwhelmed, he finds himself at the home of the Greatest Briton with the National Trust and wonders what Winston would do... 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

Award-winning comedian Dave Chawner premieres his new show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live ***** (Arts Award Voice) ***** (Bunbury Magazine) **** (The List) **** (EdFest Magazine) **** (ThreeWeeks) **** (Broadway Baby) **** (Ed Fringe Review) **** (Voice Magazine) "This is one comic you have to make the effort to see" (The Scottish Herald) "His upbeat delivery and candid confessions make for an enjoyable, and sometimes enlightening, hour" (Steve Bennet) 

Shaggers

Shaggers

Following yet more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, the hit show returns with yet more great comedians with hilarious material based around that most noble of pursuits - shagging! "Some well-picked, mischievous and unburdened comedy!" ***** (Voicemag, Brighton Fringe 2017) "A tour de force of mischievous laughter-filled comedy" ***** (Arts-In-Leicestershire) "Excellent" ***** (Edfringe... 

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 some top-class comedy hosts, such as Vladimir McTavish, in an early evening soiree that brings you highlights of four Fringe shows... 

LJ DA FUNK in... When will these fascist bastards be lined up and f**king shot?

LJ DA FUNK in... When will these fascist bastards be lined up and f**king shot?

Remember when Nazis were only found in Germany, Austria, and Clacton-on-Sea? Well now they're in the White House, Downing Street, and Clacton-on-Sea. Join lefty libtard snowflake saviour of mankind LJ DA FUNK as he fists all those fascist f**kers in the face with his funny! Winner: Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year Finalist: Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Winner: Pegasus Comedy Act of the Year Finalist: Jaunty Lark "There's a fine line between genius and insanity... 

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

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

Classic Joke Club

Classic Joke Club

Join our handpicked curators of comedy as they share classic jokes handed down to them by their family. Chickens, doctors, elephants, Englishmen, Irishmen and Scotsmen all welcome to walk into this bar... 

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... 

Science Magic

Science Magic

The sympathetic and entertaining presenter Donal Vaughan reveals scientific magic tricks, but breaks magic’s golden rule as he explains how he does them, as well as the scientific secrets behind them and even how to do them yourself at home... 

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian

Ken has never lived a conventional life. Born in the UK to Chinese immigrants, he studied maths at Cambridge University before dropping out to pursue a career in online poker. He now applies his uniquely analytical brain to stand-up comedy, reaching the finals of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award in 2015... 

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... 

Matt Price: The Weed Fairy

Matt Price: The Weed Fairy

Sometimes in comedy, as in life, things don’t go as planned.Comedian Matt Price was just about to tell all eight of us, upstairs at The Quadrant, why life coaches are ‘fucking idiots’ when the audience suddenly tripled as a flurry of latecomers bagged seats at the back... 

Alastair Clark: Uninterrupted Screaming (WIP)

Alastair Clark: Uninterrupted Screaming (WIP)

Comedy’s daft nihilist is back with a new hour of his trademark comedic stylings. An anarchic fusion of stand-up and clowning from an adorable weirdo. Come and spend an hour with a comedy man and laugh at the horrors of his mind... 

Kevin Precious: Work in Progress

Kevin Precious: Work in Progress

Work-in-progress. Former RE teacher; teaching RE; philosophy of religion; God-shaped hole; being a humanist... that sort of thing. 

Rob Deb: A Marvel Comic

Rob Deb: A Marvel Comic

From behind the comic shop counter, Rob Deb will regale all you fanboys and girls about all that is Marvel from his stall. "The Lenny Bruce of scifi" (The Skinny). Come and join his Merry Marvel Marching band... 

A Taste of Planet Caramel

A Taste of Planet Caramel

Free caramel wafer for every audience member! A monolithic sketch comedy trio, formed when three kinds of caramel (David, Richard and Alex) collided at speed. Held together by the gravity of fast-paced sketches, death-defying stunts and the natural clinginess of hot sugar, they orbit a meringue... 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

A variety of comedians come together to find out who is the greatest superhero of them all. With a mixture of stand-up comedy and interactive debate, this hilarious show can be enjoyed by geeks and non-geeks in equal measure... 

Andy Stedman: Parental Guidance

Andy Stedman: Parental Guidance

Comedian and singer/songwriter Andy Stedman is a new dad for the first time and, taking this role as extremely seriously as he does, he has written a show dedicated to giving his little son 'advice' on various areas of life... 

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... 

Zahra Barri: Talk Like An Egyptian

Zahra Barri: Talk Like An Egyptian

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

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... 

Dylan Gott: Cool Guy, Lots of Friends

Dylan Gott: Cool Guy, Lots of Friends

World-travelled Canadian comedian, Dylan Gott (JFL42, Canadian Comedy Awards, iChannel), performs an hour of hilarious stand-up comedy that blends skilled storytelling with observations and some penis jokes that has left audiences all over the globe loling and even lmfaoing. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

'Playback Impro' plays back moments and stories from the audience. "A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. Four actors each take it in turn to direct a narrative supplied by the audience... 

Ben Van der Velde: Sidekick

Ben Van der Velde: Sidekick

Some people are life's heroes; leading men and women full of swash, buckle and derring-do. Others are happy to stand at the side and hold their jackets. This is a show about the men and women who pick up the pieces whilst the main man is busy humping the heroine after the credits have rolled... 

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... 

Ellie Taylor: Work In Progress

Ellie Taylor: Work In Progress

Star of 'Live at the Apollo', 'Mock the Week' and Radio 4’s 'The Now Show', tries out some new jokes for an hour or so. If she's written enough new jokes that is. If not, she might have to drag some comedy pals along to bulk it out a bit... 

Matt Green: New Show

Matt Green: New Show

Matt returns to Brighton for the ninth year running with a show bursting with new jokes, new ideas and absolutely no nudity. No one wants to see that. It's a work-in-progress, so who knows what it will feature? There will probably be a story about getting a massage on holiday... 

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... 

First World Problems Vs Powerpointless

First World Problems Vs Powerpointless

Andy Quirk and Andy Onions go halves on a uniquely energetic and entertaining comedy show. Andy Quirk, East London’s premier rapper of First World problems, invites you to be part of his crew for a session of fist-pumping therapy for modern living... 

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... 

Chick Ass Comedy

Chick Ass Comedy

Robyn Perkins **** (ThreeWeeks), Sarah Iles, (Comedy Network Award winner) and Ria Lina ***** (Mumble Comedy). "Fearless, provocative and very funny" (Scotsman). Come together for an hour of hilarious comedy. 

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... 

David Ephgrave: All Work, No Progress

David Ephgrave: All Work, No Progress

At thirty-six, David is still unable to function in society. In his latest show, the comic, actor, blogger and pauper uses a projector and a mic to navigate us through the minutiae of his awkward, awkward life... 

Adam Scott Vincent: The Scared and Lonely Tour (work in progress)

Adam Scott Vincent: The Scared and Lonely Tour (work in progress)

Adam Scott Vincent is a core writer of Channel 4’s award-winning satirical show 'The Last Leg'. He was a semi-finalist in NBC’s 'Last Comic Standing' and is a regular Brighton Fringe favourite... 

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... 

Anti-White PC Mangina Rises!

Anti-White PC Mangina Rises!

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

Ian Smith: Work in Progress

Ian Smith: Work in Progress

Ian Smith (BBC3's 'Sweat the Small Stuff', BBC1's 'The Ark') is an award-winning comedian. This is a work-in-progress of his fourth solo show. It'll be a lot of fun! At this stage - there's a joke about sledding... 

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. 

C'est La Vegan

C'est La Vegan

Award-winning comic Dave Chawner premieres his new show about turning vegan. Looking at the origin of food, ideas and views he explores how much choice there is with so few options... 

The Whos, The Whats, The Whens, The Whys

The Whos, The Whats, The Whens, The Whys

Who? Alice Burden, Neil O'Rourke and Ross Smith. What? A free stand-up show (or what our therapist calls 'very good progress'). When? The Quadrant - May 6, 13, 20 - 12:00 (45 mins)... 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The worldwide hit show returns with a revolving line-up of great comedians from around the Fringe with hilarious material based around that most noble of pursuits, shagging! "A tour-de-force of laughter-filled mischievous comedy" ***** (Arts In Leicestershire)... 

Paul Revill: Revillations

Paul Revill: Revillations

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, heads to Brighton Fringe with his debut hour. The true story of how he got the acting role of a lifetime... and how it all went wrong... 

LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

Abrasive satire for Guardian-readers disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun-readers so as not to alienate the proletariat. Blasting Brexit head-on with all the vitriol of Nigel Farage at a multicultural jamboree, Alabama's most dangerous export tackles the new order of British and world fascism with his raucous wit and bombast... 

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... 

Robyn's Bad Decision Time

Robyn's Bad Decision Time

Everyone has a crazy family. Most have bad relationships. Few justify all passion-driven life decisions with high level scientific research. Laugh through Robyn's unbelievable, yet relatable life stories and discover what happens when you don't think before you act... 

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) 

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... 

Faye Treacy 'Special' (Work in progress)

Faye Treacy 'Special' (Work in progress)

Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2015 Faye Treacy. "Treacy’s charm soon wins us round, her one-liners are expertly crafted and sharp" (The List). Brings her new musical stand-up show 'Special'... 

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) 

Dirty White Boys

Dirty White Boys

After having a splendid time in their debut year, Dirty White Boys have returned with a selection of brand-new material. "Clever, witty and brilliantly acted... this comedy duo has oodles of talent up the yin yang" **** (London Theatre1) 

Shaggers

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... 

Ellie Taylor: Work In Progress

Ellie Taylor: Work In Progress

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

Cocaine and Potatoes

Cocaine and Potatoes

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

Adele and Tom's First Birthday Party: The Preview!

Adele and Tom's First Birthday Party: The Preview!

Adele Cliff and Tom Mayhew are hosting a birthday party, and you're all invited! Come along for party games and lots of laughs - with special guest Catherine Bohart. Party hats included! 

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) 

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) 

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... 

Matt Green: Writing to Harvey Keitel

Matt Green: Writing to Harvey Keitel

I hope for Harvey Keitel’s sake that he isn’t aware of this show taking place. What could have been a great subject for an evening of comedy, turned out to be a disappointing performance that consistently fell flat on its face... 

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) 

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... 

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

Join Curly for an evening of his classic high brow solo sketches. Hopefully he'll avoid any disruption from that anarchic and ridiculous Short character. Expect high energy shambolic sketches, big characters and a huge prop list... 

Think Tank: a comedy, politics and debate show

Think Tank: a comedy, politics and debate show

Think Tank is a live comedy and debate show where professional comedians propose policy ideas to a panel of politicians and experts. Created by Joe Wells ****(Chortle), "star of the future" (The Guardian), Think Tank lies somewhere between Mock The Week and Question Time. 

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... 

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)... 

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. 

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... 

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”... 

Giacinto Palmieri: Nietzsche, Women and I

Giacinto Palmieri: Nietzsche, Women and I

"You go to women? Do not forget the whip!", wrote the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. No surprise he had a very difficult relationship with women. So it wasn't good news for comedian Giacinto Palmieri to discover the resemblance with him... 

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... 

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... 

Super Ape Man (The Paul F Taylor Story)

Super Ape Man (The Paul F Taylor Story)

Surreal one-liners, flights of fancy and a totally absurd storyline from the NATY 2013 winner. [newline] "Brilliantly funny nonsense" **** (The List), "Impressive in its simplicity and incredibly funny" **** (Broadway Baby), "A welter of daft, Harry Hill-like ideas and diversions" (The Independent) 

Beaton & Dillon: Unleashed

Beaton & Dillon: Unleashed

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

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 shifting... 

Jessica Fostekew: Monster in a Cardigan (Work In Progress)

Jessica Fostekew: Monster in a Cardigan (Work In Progress)

The early rumblings of a wonderful new show about fear, love and being frazzocked. From regular host of BBC Radio 4 Extra's 'The Comedy Club', host of the BBC's 'New Comedian of the Year' (R2 and R4 Extra) and writer on 'Mock the Week' and '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown'... 

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. 

Cook it how you like, it's still a potato!

Cook it how you like, it's still a potato!

"Cook it how you like, it's still a potato" is an Italian expression for the many words and ways we keep coming up with to describe something, without in fact changing its meaning. To the point where, when it comes to disability, at times now even Romina is confused about how to describe herself! 

Richard Wright: Proper Grown Up!

Richard Wright: Proper Grown Up!

Hello people of Brighton! I'm bringing my show to you as part of Brighton Fringe. I know - I'm excited too. What's it about? Stuff. Grown-up stuff. Well, not really. Quite a lot of it is about the Postman Pat film - if you could watch it that'd be great... 

Huggers

Huggers

With a revolving line-up of magicians, comedians, street performers, musical theatre and variety acts, this internationally popular show is great for all the family to enjoy together... 

The Paul Laight Show

The Paul Laight Show

London-based comedian Paul Laight and guests deliver a free hour of jokes, puns, observations and a song or two about the horrors of everyday life. 

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... 

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... 

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. 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Many comedians converge in Brighton to find out who is the greatest superhero of them all. With a mixture of stand-up comedy and interactive debate, this fun show can be enjoyed by geeks and non-geeks alike... 

AhhGee Podcast Live

AhhGee Podcast Live

Ever wanted to find out how a quality podcast is made? We can help you with that. Quality guaranteed*! The AhhGee Podcast Live is a live podcast experience like literally no other... 

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Kevin Precious is a former RE teacher. Somewhere between having a falling out with a new age-y type in Brighton and receiving a Facebook friend request from a former associate who's doing very well, he offers up a version of an old metaphysical idea in a bid to negotiate his way between the two... 

C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation

C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation

There’s been a murder! And our detective needs your help. Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who? We need YOU to help our C.S.I. identify the victim and what caused their grizzly death... 

The Chronicles of Arna: The Wander Years

The Chronicles of Arna: The Wander Years

Stand-up comedian from the Netherlands, Arna Spek is trying to blend in with the English! Will she succeed? Join Arna for an epic story, full of dangerously awkward moments. "Arna has great material and a very distinctive style; so do keep an eye out for this Dutch dame!" *** (Broadway Baby) 

Andy White: Daddy Fool

Andy White: Daddy Fool

Do you strive to be a better parent? Don't worry, you'll always be a better one than comedian Andy White. He loves everything about parenthood apart from actually doing it. He's written this funny and honest stand-up show about being a dad, so he'll only perform it whilst his son is still too young to watch... 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Hello. You look nice today. But no time for that. This event will go ahead no matter what happens. Power outtage? The wheel will spin. Sudden outbreak of witch trials? The wheel will spin... 

Rick Kiesewetter: Prototype

Rick Kiesewetter: Prototype

Rick Kiesewetter calls himself an 'Asian American British European'. He's not a stereotype. He's a prototype. A work in progress. Just like you. 

Augustus and the Holy Grail

Augustus and the Holy Grail

Leave your boring life behind you and come on a quest for the Holy Grail. Follow Sir Augustus (the so-called Knight of the Trestle Table) on his journey of discovery and his adventures with the Naked Rambler... 

SASSPOT

SASSPOT

They say you should write about what you know, rising comedy star Amy Howerska was raised by a pack of wild skydivers...In Swansea. With a family consisting of trained killers and extreme sports idiots, doing comedy is not ‘brave’ compared to going home for Christmas... 

Funny Fillies Go Fourth!

Funny Fillies Go Fourth!

Back in Brighton for their fourth year. Funny Fillies Sajeela Kershi (star of Edinburgh award-inning show) and Suzy Bennett ('Funny Women' Winner) invite you to their brand new hour show of horsing around... 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Surreal clown Brickhead takes you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound. Absurd, intimate and heartfelt; it's "hard to explain and impossible not to like" ***** (FringeReview)... 

Show Offs

Show Offs

Two adorable weirdos bring you an hour of ridiculous, world-weary comedy about giants, failure, upsetting the elderly, and how dangerous moths used to be. Paul and Steph really just want a room full of people to look at them for an hour... 

What Does the Future Drop?

What Does the Future Drop?

Jessica Fostekew (writer on BBC 1‘s 'Mock the Week', Channel 4’s '8 out of 10 Cats' and Radio 4’s 'News Quiz') previews her new show about what a nonsense all our plans and memories are... 

Gary Colman: Tickling Mice

Gary Colman: Tickling Mice

Another one hour preview show from “One of the hardest-working and funniest comics on the circuit... the best deadpan act since Jack Dee, so unsurprising that Frank Skinner’s a fan... 

Not Disabled... Enough!

Not Disabled... Enough!

Romina Puma is a work in progress disabled. She has muscular dystrophy, one of the mildest types of this disease. Having a progressive disease means she has to work out how to deal with changes through her life, but she always finds a funny way... 

Ria Lina: Taboo Raider (WIP)

Ria Lina: Taboo Raider (WIP)

Ria returns to Brighton with her fourth solo show on the back of being nominated for the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2014 and writing one of Dave TV's Top 10 Jokes at the Edinburgh Festival 2014... 

David Mills: Don't Get Any Ideas

David Mills: Don't Get Any Ideas

Free stand-up comedy: Focus people! David Mills is back with brand new razor sharp rants, cocktail swagger and a biting, acerbic wit. Celebrity pop culture, ISIS, politicians, the tyranny of outrage and 'hanging by a thread' in the UK... 

Vote? You're F***ing Joking!

Vote? You're F***ing Joking!

The day after Britain goes to the polls, “Scotland’s top satirical stand-up” (Morning Star) presents his comedy response to the 2015 General Election. With some leftfield answers to the big questions facing the UK... 

...and Ephgrave

...and Ephgrave

The back end of the comic duo Doggett & Ephgrave performs his first solo stand-up show (unless you come to the second, third or fourth performance). The comedian, actor, musician and pauper presents material sifted from his daily blog, revealing how someone with an obsession for small detail approaches everyday life... 

No More Mr Nice Sy

No More Mr Nice Sy

Sy Thomas is a nice guy. Sure. But where has being nice actually got him? Perpetually single, struggling in his career and consistently being humiliated... maybe it's time to say 'No More Mr Nice Sy'... 

President Obonjo: The Man who Stole my Identity

President Obonjo: The Man who Stole my Identity

A show about a man known as Benjamin, who created a comedy character known as President Obonjo of Lafta Republic. Its a show full of oddity, craziness, self deflation and inflation. 

MoonLife

MoonLife

MoonLife is a new sketch comedy trio comprised of Jamie Fraser, Alex MacKeith and Ben Pope, writers and performers of the Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2014 and two thirds of the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe hit 'Dressing Down'... 

Lunchtime of Champions

Lunchtime of Champions

Lunchtime of Champions is a new double-act sketch outfit from Jamie Fraser and Alex MacKeith, writers of the Cambridge Footlights Tour Show 2014: 'Real Feelings'. For just under an hour they will bring you sharp sketches, joyous songs and some pretty profound lighting changes, all for no money... 

Made in Cumbria

Made in Cumbria

Jane Postlethwaite (Latest Award Nominee for Best Female Performer 2014 and Funny Women semi-finalist 2014) takes you on a journey to remember with her debut Fringe comedy show. Come meet the variety of characters who live, work or have association with the North. 

Matt Green: Groom for Improvement

Matt Green: Groom for Improvement

A brand new show from the 2012 Fringe Review Pick of the Fringe. Weddings are weird and expensive, aren't they? After years of being a boyfriend, Matt's now a husband, and isn't totally sure what he thinks about that... 

Invisible Woman

Invisible Woman

Gosh! Code name Invisible Woman, field name Valerie Chamboiserie, but who is this mysterious lady and will her true identity be revealed? Will Major Chumley Whatsit find true love? Will Freddie Bishop come to terms with his wooden leg? Repressed housewife, Mrs Bishop, fluent French speaker and poetry lover, is the perfect find in Churchill's quest to help the resistance, but will we actually meet her? A thrilling tale of derring do in WWII. 

Huggers

Huggers

The popular comedy and cabaret show returns to Brighton with a revolving line-up of magicians, musicians, children's entertainers and comedians. A fast, fun show that the whole family can enjoy together... 

Anna Morris: It’s Got to be Perfect

Anna Morris: It’s Got to be Perfect

The critically acclaimed character comic and star of ITV2's 'Bad Bridesmaid' and BBC1's 'Outnumbered, returns to Brighton with a work in progress of her new show. Georgina the Bridezilla (from the viral hit YouTube series) is getting married, and you're invited! This bride will let NOTHING get in the way of her perfect day… “Spot-on, darkly comic characters... 

Twonkey's Stinking Bishop

Twonkey's Stinking Bishop

★★★★ “A dog's dinner of unexpected, absurd, even offensive content. It’s also a classic.” (Timeout) ★★★★ “A Sublime cloud of nonsense” (The Scotsman) ★★★★ “Oddly entertaining and utterly bizarre... 

No Filter

No Filter

"Musical comedy of Tim Minchin, grotesque-glam humour of Ab Fab and a darkly canny social media sensibility’(Exeposé). Squiffy Cabaret take you on a journey of playful sketches and outrageously funny songs exploring how they as women view and project sexuality... 

Haden & Da Funk: Their Dark Materials

Haden & Da Funk: Their Dark Materials

Vitriolic political satire meets manic depravity. Stand-up comedy from Ashley Haden (NATYS New Act of the Year finalist 2015) and LJ Da Funk (Zak Splijt, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist 2013)... 

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

A selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. Featuring a fantastically funny mixture of top headliners and the best comedy newcomers, this succulent smorgasbord of laughs contains five different stand-up comics every day... 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The worldwide hit show returns for more late evening laughs. Join some of the best comedians at Brighton Fringe as they tell anecdotes and jokes about that most noble of pastimes, shagging! "A brilliant tour de force of laughter-filled mischievous comedy" ***** (Arts-In-Leicestershire) "Spectacular... 

Over It: Death & Anorexia

Over It: Death & Anorexia

Dave, a straight male, takes a satirical look into his anorexic past. Robyn recounts the unexpected, ridiculous aspects of dealing with the death of her partner. The show balances serious discussions with hilarious anecdotes, walking you through life experience, using crisps and lingerie to show there is no getting 'Over It'... 

Frankie and Penny's Welsh Women of Wales

Frankie and Penny's Welsh Women of Wales

This Land of our Fathers was built on coal, its rivers of mingled blood and sweat have forever darkened it, relieved only by death... But don't worry, we do jokes aswell! Join Frankie Williams and Penny Matthews as they mine the rich comedy fields of Wales... 

Psychic Party Games!

Psychic Party Games!

Magician and mentalist Peter Campbell-Wells invites you to tap into your inner psychic with an assortment of absurd and daffy mental party games. From games of his own devising to paranormal twists on old classics, Peter will have you believing that you're every bit as telepathetic as he is! This is a family show. 

Nik Coppin: Mixed Racist

Nik Coppin: Mixed Racist

Another chance to see this critically-acclaimed, relevant, thought-provoking and above all, hilarious show about race-related issues as it returns to Brighton. A show that critics have described as "a series of eye-opening points that smash cultural stereotypes", "well worth seeing" and "brilliantly refreshing", it will make you laugh, think and see that racism, unlike his own heritage, isn't simply black and white. 

Feminism for Chaps

Feminism for Chaps

‘Why can’t I be an ‘equalist’?’ my partner asked me for the umpteenth time on our way to Andrew Watts’ work in progress Feminism for Chaps. And for the umpteenth time I sighed, reminded him he was a tool of the patriarchy (or just a tool, I can’t remember) and hoped Andrew Watts would solve this battle of the genders once and for all... 

Mr. Stampe: Kind of a BIG Deal

Mr. Stampe: Kind of a BIG Deal

Jason Stampe is Kind of a big deal....at least in his own mind. In his first solo show, the big, sex, funny and oh so modest Mr Stampe takes you through one humble man's battle with being awesome... 

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

2012 Funny Women's Variety Award Winner Sooz Kempner's big dream is to be in the musical Wicked, but the closest she's come is a season as a Christina Aguilera tribute act and single-handedly causing her parents' divorce (... 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy Set Swapping LIVE. The show where comedians do their own jokes, then each others. "An undoubted hit" (Chortle) "Spontaneous and anarchic" (Fest Mag) "Action-packed and chaotic" (Broadway Baby) "So popular they’ve been turning people away" (The Scotsman) "Critics' Choice' & 'Top 10 late nights out at the fringe" (Time Out) 

John Hastings: Work in Progress

John Hastings: Work in Progress

In the past two years John moved to the United Kingdom which led him to sleeping with a married woman, making his parents proud, deciding to buy a falcon and dealing with the death of two people in his life... 

Erich McElroy: The Brit Referendum

Erich McElroy: The Brit Referendum

American Erich McElroy became British in 2007. Then the SNP won in Scotland. Now they want freedom. Coincidence? Yes. But it worries him. And while he's originally from America his ancestry is Scottish... 

Immigrant Diaries

Immigrant Diaries

Most of those to whom I mentioned this show thought I would be in for an evening of hard-hitting, emotional grit concerning the nation’s touchiest issue, but Immigrant Diaries was a far cry from those misconceptions... 

The Wine & Whisky Comedy Show

The Wine & Whisky Comedy Show

The Wine and Whisky Comedy Show definitely encourages the room to drink, although wine and whisky may be the only thing that keeps the comedy alive. This has a very niche market - you need to be either a connoisseur or at least have had a few prior to the show for it to be more than moderately entertaining... 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Five actors in their pyjamas create a show from audience anecdotes, bringing them to life with their expressions, postures and words. The idea of playback impro is simple: audience members tell stories and which the actors reflect back to them in a particular style... 

Charmian Hughes: Raj Rage!

Charmian Hughes: Raj Rage!

Adventure, mass murder, and human banana sacrifices. A trip to India to follow in the footsteps of mutiny-escaping feisty great grandmamma ends up in Charmian having to escape herself... 

DILLYD (Do I Look Like Your Daddy?)

DILLYD (Do I Look Like Your Daddy?)

We all have 'daddy issues' and I'll share mine. Growing up the firstborn in an African family I was expected to play the role of 'daddy'(i.e. be responsible) from a very early age. I always resented the role but now that I have been introduced to the 'freedom' of the Western world, resentment has escalated into full blown active resistance and rebellion... 

Matt Green: Matt Green Comedy

Matt Green: Matt Green Comedy

Fringe Review's 'Pick of the Fringe' Matt Green returns to Brighton with another brilliant show. A freewheeling hour of jokes and stories about marriage, sex, wind-chimes and much more... 

Tell No One About Sarah Callaghan (WIP)

Tell No One About Sarah Callaghan (WIP)

Touted as the next big thing in comedy, Leicester Square New Comedian Finalist and One to Watch Winner 2013, Sarah asks you for at least one more year of anonymity by keeping this show a complete secret... 

Drinking Standing Up

Drinking Standing Up

Paul Duncan McGarrity and Chris Betts want to have a great time at Brighton Fringe and the best way they can think of to do that is to make people laugh and drink whisky and stout. We're not lads, we're bon vivants... 

Smells like Shite... Tastes like Chicken

Smells like Shite... Tastes like Chicken

This year marks the point of no return for Matthew Finlayson. Having hit the proverbial 'Big Three O', it’s time for the kid to make something of himself. Rocket science is looking less and less likely a calling as time goes on, for what would NASA need with a manchild who's starting to show the stresses of a life gone astray? The slow decay of time has also taken its toll on the evil sidekick... 

The Irrational Fears of Rillettes

The Irrational Fears of Rillettes

Multi awarding-winning stand-up and previous Brighton Fringe New Act of the Year Harriet Kemsley stumbles back to unveil her debut show; 'The Irrational Fears of Rillettes' or WE'RE ALL GOING TO BE KILLED BY ROBOTS... 

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

This revolving showcase of Brighton Fringe’s top comedians sees five different acts performing short sets every night throughout the festival. Acts include snippets from comedians’ solo shows and testing new material, as well as one-off performances from local comedians and headline acts... 

Barbadian Idle

Barbadian Idle

In this hotly anticipated debut show, Nico Yearwood brings his irreverent, illogical and totally misguided theories to the masses. He touches on how hard-working people are to blame for the economic crisis, the paranoia which compels him to eschew the shackles of modern technology and how his smooth-sailing upbringing in Barbados left him devoid of any motivation to succeed in the real world... 

Sean McLoughlin: I Will Prevail

Sean McLoughlin: I Will Prevail

If you’re looking for some light hearted comedy to pass the time, don’t go to see Sean McLoughlin. If you want an hour of a brutally honest, at times uncomfortably candid but still fairly amusing monologue, then do... 

Bitchelors (Work in Progress)

Bitchelors (Work in Progress)

Anna Morris’s new show might be a work in progress but it’s already pretty brilliant. Morris plays five characters throughout the hour long show, each one expertly crafted. Time and effort has really gone into making each character unique with their own story told through hilarious monologues... 

Jessanory

Jessanory

A sinister, silly and surreal story full of extremely wonky characters and actual jokes. Work right in the middle of some progress. Likely to smell of pastry or Nik Naks (laughter)... 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The world's cheekiest show returns to Brighton with a revolving line-up of great male, female, gay and straight comedians all telling jokes and anecdotes about that most glorious of all pursuits, shagging... 

Eccentronic Present Neurovision

Eccentronic Present Neurovision

Electro-comedy minor internet stars, Eccentronic reprise their hit 2013 Brighton & Edinburgh Fringe show and fight for the right to party in Copenhagen by writing a sure fire hit for Eurovision... 

The Pirate Captain's Silly Sea Shanties

The Pirate Captain's Silly Sea Shanties

The pirate captain tells lots of pirate jokes and sings lots of pirate songs! He might also teach you how to be a real pirate... 

Shaggers

Shaggers

Join comedians at the Fringe telling jokes and anecdotes about that most joyous of pursuits - shagging! 'The perfect way to close a night at the fest' ***** - Melbourne Festival 2010 

Huggers

Huggers

Comedy and cabaret for all the family to enjoy together from the hugely popular worldwide show. "The hour whizzed past... my 8-year-old loved it... perfectly timed for child attention spans" (Child Friendly Brighton), "Mums and dads are onto a winner with this afternoon of delightfully immature comedy" (Melbourne 2012) 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Who can get the most laughs? Who can take someone’s material and make it funnier? Joke Thieves separates the men from the boys and really puts the comedians through their paces! This unique concept whereby comedians perform their own stand-up and then attempt to outdo each other by stealing each other’s material makes for a hilarious show...