Sophie Duker: Venus (Work in Progress)

Sophie Duker: Venus (Work in Progress)

Sophie Duker is not a goddess. But she’s got it. Yeah, baby, she’s got it. She’s your Venus, she’s your fire at your desire. Work in progress hour from “a sparky proposition” (The Independent), and creator of 2018 sell-out show ‘Diet Woke’… 

Dave Chawner: C'est La Vegan

Dave Chawner: C'est La Vegan

Tickets for Dave Chawner: C’est La Vegan apparently went like hot cakes (or should that be like Greggs' vegan sausage rolls?) and as everyone packed into the bijou upstairs room of Sweet @ the Welly Chawner apologised if he needed to refer to his notes as he hadn’t performed this show for a while… 

Rob Deb: Old Comedian of the Year Finalist 2018

Rob Deb: Old Comedian of the Year Finalist 2018

June 25th 2018 - weight was 22 stone. September 25th - 16 stone and 7 pounds. A remarkable story of diet and determination, except I’m typing this as of 19th December and I’m still at 16 stone… 

Old Movies Saved My Life

Old Movies Saved My Life

Sometimes the best education comes from the most unexpected places. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, Mel Byron learnt everything she knows from films of the 30s and 40s. Everything about life, frocks, and especially, love… 

Overpriced Zeitgeist

Overpriced Zeitgeist

Vaguely anti-establishment poetry for the postmodern Bohemian. Includes politics, immigration, consumerism, and the search for cultural diversity, plus an important rant about poor grammar in 80s pop songs… 

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

Gillian English hates The Taming Of The Shrew. She really hates it. In fact, she’s not much of a fan of Shakespeare at all, actually, which is surprising considering she trained in Shakespearean theatre at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art… 

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Show about family, taking risks, and embracing change. Michelle’s a Canadian who unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. She went to university and worked full-time, then one day was brought into the lunch room and laid off… 

50% Canadian, 100% New Beginnings, Let's Laugh Again

50% Canadian, 100% New Beginnings, Let's Laugh Again

Michelle’s second solo show and sequel to ‘50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh’. The curve balls have continued and she has found herself in a new city, with a new business, and a new hobby… 

Bitch and Nerd

Bitch and Nerd

One is a bitch. The other is a nerd. Join Emily Woods (as seen on Shaw TV) and Elie Kraft (Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist) for an hour of jokes about family, being ugly, and dildos… 

One More Cup of Coffee, and Then We'll Save the World

One More Cup of Coffee, and Then We'll Save the World

Majk Stokes is a singer-songwriter, poet, environmentalist, Quaker and self-confessed caffeine-addict. His show combines two of his biggest passions, coffee and the environment, taking in everything from relationships and root vegetables to science fiction and superheroes… 

Yuriko Kotani: Overwork in Progress

Yuriko Kotani: Overwork in Progress

Born and raised in Japan, Yuriko Kotani now lives in the UK. Using her unique perspective, she tells stories of her experiences and thoughts as a work in progress. Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2015 and the Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015… 

I, Tom Mayhew (Work in Progress)

I, Tom Mayhew (Work in Progress)

Tom was unemployed for three years from the age of 18. This is a story of rejections, the Jobcentre, being working-class, and fighting for your place in the world. With lots of jokes… 

Odd Socks

Odd Socks

An hour of ‘Odd Socks’ mixed with really funny, award-winning Ingrid stuff. Where do all the odd socks go? Ingrid sometimes lies and says she has a Netflix special, then stops talking to the people she said that to… 

Confusingly Celtic

Confusingly Celtic

Who are you and where do you come from? Come and watch an hour of stand-up comedy and storytelling as Aidan McCaffery and Darius Tabai struggle to reconcile themselves with their complicated pasts… 

Maria Shehata: Work in Progress

Maria Shehata: Work in Progress

The follow-up to her debut Edinburgh show ‘Wisdomless’, multi award-winning comedian Maria Shehata expands on her transatlantic move for love and life after it fell apart. “Uniquely open and honest, a performer to watch out for” (Broadway World)… 

Doctor Scott is Psycho-Active

Doctor Scott is Psycho-Active

Drug law reform activist Dr Keith Scott’s wacky trip into the world of the psychoactive drugs we use and the psychotic drug laws that try to stop us using. He describes how being given a recreational drug when he was an infant set him off on a drug-consuming journey that left him completely unscathed - but with a desire to know why Drugs-R-Us… 

Heidi Regan: On Time (Work in Progress)

Heidi Regan: On Time (Work in Progress)

Heidi Regan, winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You Think You’re Funny 2016, presents a work in progress of her new show. After tackling international trade deals and life via the medium of shark films in 2018, this year she has simplified to looking at time travel… 

Fred Ferenczi's Attic of Desolate Fulfillment

Fred Ferenczi's Attic of Desolate Fulfillment

Leicester Comedy Festival Silver Comedian 2018, Fred Ferenczi, was described by Bruce Dessau as like a cross between a slow-burn Count Arthur Strong and Simon Munnery. This show has been performed to acclaim throughout 2018 at festivals and clubs such as London’s renowned Angel Comedy… 

Sonia Aste: Made in Spain 2

Sonia Aste: Made in Spain 2

Spanish comedian Sonia Aste is a woman of many talents. After starting her career in Silicon Valley, her work in AI has led her to travel all over the world and even master four languages… 

The Evil Queen Rules!

The Evil Queen Rules!

The Evil Queen usually gets a bad press, but not in this show. Janis Haves combines stand-up with sharp well-crafted lyrics and tunes so catchy you’ll be singing them for days. You’ll find out why the Evil Queen trumps the Disney Princess, and why she’s every girl’s birth right… 

Cool Story Bro (Work in Progress)

Cool Story Bro (Work in Progress)

Have you ever witnessed a couple’s divorce? When these people are your parents, your life turns upside down, especially if you’re 8-years-old. Trev takes you through his coming of age, and what he believed to be a school trip to Ivory Coast… 

Anna and Sarah: Would Rather Do a Sudoku

Anna and Sarah: Would Rather Do a Sudoku

Sarah Mann (BBC New Comedian finalist 2018, So You Think You’re Funny runner-up 2017) and Anna Dominey (Bath New Act semi-finalist 2018) are the opposite of party people. They would both choose being at home with a nice cup of tea and a Sudoku puzzle over pretty much anything else… 

Will Rowland: Cocoon

Will Rowland: Cocoon

New Comedian of the Year finalist presents a show about isolation. A one-man show, obviously. “Playful… intellectual” (Chortle). Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017 finalist… 

Jamesy (Work in Progress)

Jamesy (Work in Progress)

A work in progress show from one of the UK comedy circuits most promising up-and-coming comedians. Josh James unapologetically calls it like he sees it as he reflects on his upbringing in Essex amongst a reality TV-loving generation, who are hell-bent on money and power, whilst covering deeper topics such as masculinity, youth culture, and what it means to be successful, during this hilarious and uncensored 45 minutes of stand-up comedy. 

Operation Annunaki (Save Caroline Lucas from Illuminati Lizard Sacrifice)

Operation Annunaki (Save Caroline Lucas from Illuminati Lizard Sacrifice)

Save Caroline Lucas from Illuminati Lizard sacrifice! Conspiracy theorists have been raging about ancient alien lizards for decades. Are you so sure they’re wrong? Brighton is the home of the Wizards Against Lizards resistance… 

The Acquaintances

The Acquaintances

Three people who don’t really know each other have come together for a one-hour show of stand-up and musical comedy. Jamie Finn, Erynn Tett (Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist 2018), and Laura McMahon (Get Up Stand Up New Act of the Year finalist 2018). 

Spring Day: Help! I've Fallen in Love and I Can't Get Up!

Spring Day: Help! I've Fallen in Love and I Can't Get Up!

Two little cripples sitting in a tree k-i-s-s—Wait! How did two cripples get up a tree? Come see Spring Day, voted Brooklyn's Best Comedian, tell true tales of a spastic Sid and Nancy... 

Miss Universe

Miss Universe

‘Miss Universe’ is ludicrous, graceful and confidently beautiful character comedy from Shivani Thussu. This year’s Miss Universe contestants form a patchwork quilt of offbeat characters - from social humanoid robot Sophia, to jealous Saudi princess Saphia, with many extreme personalities in between... 

Sophie Duker: Diet Woke

Sophie Duker: Diet Woke

Controversy queen Sophie Duker heads back to Brighton to crack open a fresh can of comedy sass. Duker is a rising star who has brought her sexy-cerebral brand of humour to Comedy Central, BBC 2, Radio 4, and Cartoon Network (you can relax, she’s legit)... 

Karoshi

Karoshi

'Karoshi' is Japanese for death by overwork. Is work killing you? Does your boss hate you? You are not alone. In her hit Edinburgh show, 'Karoshi', comedian (and tired worker) Mel Byron shows the many different ways in which work is killing us... 

BOLSHIE

BOLSHIE

An irreverent and incomplete history of the Russian Revolution in response to a hundred years of bullsh*t. 'BOLSHIE' asks the important questions others have shied away from; who is the best looking revolutionary? What breed was Trotsky’s dog? Was Lenin a frustrated children’s entertainer? What would Bernard Cribbins have said if he’d been there? Tepid on the heels of 2016’s successful Brighton Fringe debut 'I Demand A Recount!', Different Goal are delighted to be back with a fun-filled, magical, musical, madcap show that may not change the world but will at least be a bit of a change. 

Fiona Sagar: Working Progress

Fiona Sagar: Working Progress

Fiona Sagar (Funny Women Best Show Nominee 2016, The Groundlings Comedy Theatre, LA) returns to Brighton Fringe with her new character comedy show. "A talented impressionist, completely morphs into an array of hilariously self-indulgent characters" **** (Fringebiscuit) "Fiona Sagar had me laughing like a drain... 

Rob Deb: A Stand Up Guy

Rob Deb: A Stand Up Guy

Bi-cultural, demi-sexual, 42 year old Londoner WLTM varied audience with GSOH to tell jokes of a politically irreverent nature. Likes: comic books, 80s horror and second edition Dungeons and Dragons... 

Alex Martini is Mad About Food

Alex Martini is Mad About Food

Are you passionate about food, yet in love with Britain at the same time? This show is for you! The craziest Italian, Alex Martini, brings you his debut solo show 'Mad About Food'. Alex knows a lot about food, and like most Italians, he's not afraid to shout it out loud... 

Paul Savage: Performative Wokeness

Paul Savage: Performative Wokeness

Paul Savage spent last year trying to be better. In response, his girlfriend cheated on him with his flatmate. What's the point of doing good if no one notices? The award-winning comedian (Top 10 Jokes of Edinburgh Fringe 2017: The Guardian, Daily Mirror, Shortlist, Esquire, The Week) explores it all with jokes. 

Let Them Eat Jake: Work in Progress

Let Them Eat Jake: Work in Progress

Creating your own kingdom is what life’s all about – one where you can live by your own rules, make your own choices, and be the person you truly are. Unfortunately, creating your own kingdom seems impossible when you’re not born into a dazzling world of riches... 

Alex Petrovic, Fiona Ridgewell, Graeme Collard

Alex Petrovic, Fiona Ridgewell, Graeme Collard

Alex Petrovic (BBC New Comedy Awards, Radio 2, Radio 4 Extra), Fiona Ridgewell (Comedy Knights Finalist 2016, Golden Jester Finalist 2015), and Graeme Collard (Comedy Fun House Gong Show Winner) are three exciting new stand-up comedians bringing you an awesome hour of stand-up comedy! Between them they have an impressive list of achievements and accolades including competition finals, successful podcasts, and have gigged with some of the biggest names in comedy... 

Yuriko Kotani: Overwork in Progress

Yuriko Kotani: Overwork in Progress

Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2015 and Time Out's One to Watch, UK-based Japanese comedian Yuriko Kotani brings you wonderfully offbeat stories with her rug-pulling punchlines and bizarre observations as work-in-progress... 

Maria Shehata - Pretty Little (Work In Progress)

Maria Shehata - Pretty Little (Work In Progress)

Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata follows up her debut show 'Wisdomless' with stand up and storytelling about her life in London and what happened after she whimsically moved from LA... 

Stella Graham: Uncivilized

Stella Graham: Uncivilized

What do you do when you're no longer in control of steering the ship? How many times can you be wrong before you finally get it? Can a phone app make you less of a ticking time bomb? Do I need a lawyer? Join Stella in a hilarious fight she thinks she can win... 

Life In Progress

Life In Progress

When life fell apart, Rob moved into a caravan. Finding happiness is a complex affair for Rob including helping lovesick earwigs, slapping sharks, and discovering the meaning of life. 

Robyn Perkins: Happy?!

Robyn Perkins: Happy?!

Are you one of those people who makes bad decisions? This show is for you. Join exceptionally charismatic Robyn Perkins as she over-analyses her life, her farcical parents, and most of all, her bad decisions... 

It Never Rains: 2016 in Review

It Never Rains: 2016 in Review

Despite accidentally catching cancer, lunch poet Daniel Searle was one of the few people to not die in 2016. Through a series of spoken word pieces he looks back at the year in which a series of icons passed away, people voted for chaos in various forms, and he massively crapped himself after realising for the first time that he wasn't actually immortal, despite being as ginger as Highlander... 

Daphna Baram: Sugarcoating

Daphna Baram: Sugarcoating

A Middle Eastern Mary Poppins gets diabetes from her spoonful of sugar, becomes British, and negotiates with her body as insulin and Brexit go down. Just as Daphna Baram finally falls in love with her big magnificence, she's told she must indulge it less – or part with her toes... 

Physics Fan Fiction

Physics Fan Fiction

Theoretical physicist Dr Fran Day takes a break from studying particles that probably don’t exist to take to the stage in a stand-up science comedy spectacular. Fran takes a witty, irreverent, and occasionally surreal look at what theoretical physicists do all day... 

Life is a Caba-Rach

Life is a Caba-Rach

Feel-good stand-up show on how to love life even when it’s rubbish. From Rachel Sambrooks, writer/performer finalist Sitcom Trials 2016, semi-finalist Old Comedian of the Year 2016/2017, finalist Birmingham New Act competition, finalist Laughing Horse Big New Act competition, comedy writer with credits on BBC’s 'Newsjack' and 'World Cup Tapes'... 

Made of Human Podcast: Live

Made of Human Podcast: Live

Sofie Hagen brings her successful podcast ‘Made of Human’ to Brighton to record live episodes in front of an audience. ‘Made of Human’ explores how to do life and why it’s so hard to be an adult. 

David McIver is a Nice Little Man

David McIver is a Nice Little Man

Wow, it's time for the debut hour of comedy from hot ticket and nice friend David McIver! That's right girls and boys, your special little man is all grown up and raring to do some of his high-spirited absurdist nonsense and silly characters... 

Oli Bettesworth: Le Fou Roux

Oli Bettesworth: Le Fou Roux

127 years after Van Gogh, the world is ready for another ginger genius (No, Ed Sheeran doesn’t count). An ear-laceratingly funny show about identity, madness, and pubic politics. The Red-Head Revolution starts here... 

Mixed Race White Bloke

Mixed Race White Bloke

Francis Foster is a unique man who hails from Caracas and Wigan via South London. This show will explore race, cultural identity, and top level banter. Francis also came third in the New Act Of The Year Awards, and supported Eddie Izzard on tour. 

Shame

Shame

Ever felt ashamed? Ever wanted the ground to swallow you whole? You're not alone. Join poet and comedian Pete Strong as he explores the history of shame: his own, the shame of being a man, and simply the shame of being alive... 

Heidi vs Sharks: Work in Progress

Heidi vs Sharks: Work in Progress

Heidi Regan, winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You Think You’re Funny? 2016, explores our increasingly confusing world via the medium of shark films. Warning: If you don't like footage of sharks biting people there will be a minute or two of this so you can come and close your eyes for those bits or else avoid the show entirely... 

Richard Todd: Toddymandias, Todd of Todds

Richard Todd: Toddymandias, Todd of Todds

A living statue watches as a vandal tags her. An artist draws the same image over and over with indomitable zeal. A small-town-convenience shopkeeper eschews convenience to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams... 

Sonia Aste: Made in Spain

Sonia Aste: Made in Spain

Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK with a quirky point of view: ‘Cultural differences are like sangria – a happy mix that leaves us wanting more’. Join her as she guides us through tourism, folklore, family, and British/Spanish connections... 

Will Rowland

Will Rowland

Silly, surreal stand-up comedy from spicy boy Will Rowland. The first third is devoted to proclaiming that he is a popular guy with plenty of friends. The second is a discussion of truth in comedy, which involves some backtracking... 

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) 

Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional (Work in Progress)

Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional (Work in Progress)

The 'Mellow Thunder From Down Under' returns to Brighton with a stand-up comedy show that'll be thoughtful, silly, and thoughtfully silly. Winner of the Leicester Square Theatre Old Comedian Of The Year 2017 "An under-appreciated purveyor of quality downbeat comedy" (Chortle) "An engaging stand-up with an inventive mind" (The List) "Definitely an act that left the audience wanting more" (Bruce Dessau) 

Sameena Zehra's Cult of Comedy

Sameena Zehra's Cult of Comedy

An hour of pure entertainment from musicians, clowns, and wordmongers of all flavours, local and international, showcasing the best Brighton Fringe has to offer. "... a smorgasbord of different voices finding the funny in new places... 

Bear North

Bear North

A comic combo including a dancing bear - yep, probably the only show in the Fringe to have one. Created by multi-award-winning comedian and director Roy Hutchins - recent winner of the ‘Best ensemble production’ at the Wellington Fringe for ‘Poetry Can Fuck Off’...