Whiskey and Mÿlk

Whiskey and Mÿlk

Straight out of London comes a collision of worlds, as American-styled comic David Anthony Whiskey (quarter-finalist, Leicester Square New Comedian 2018) and raggedy Northerner Stephen “Mÿlk” Catling (as recommended by the Londonist; Camden Fringe 2018) bring their experimental double-act, which came at a cost of one’s life and another’s sanity… 

Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

Three years ago comedian Lucy Frederick - “Delightful” (Broadway Baby) - was picking herself up from the floor and ordering another large gin, now she is picking up dirty socks and ordering happy meals… 

Electric

Electric

Baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends. From two walks of life and residing on two sides of the festival, the pair unexpectedly meet in the neon fields of Irish music festival, Electric Picnic… 

Family Secrets

Family Secrets

Following a sell-out run in Oxford, ‘Family Secrets’ is a night of comedy and chaos as a family inspired by your suggestions has an entirely improvised reunion. Expect revelations, closets and skeletons, long lost relatives and everything in-between… 

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users: Level 2

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users: Level 2

Do you know how to safely operate a butter knife? Do you know how to minimise injury from an unsupervised fork? Do you have “spoon-sense”? Health and safety has gone mad courtesy of comedy character Ian Crawford, an adviser from the Steel and Cutlery Manufacturers Association… 

Toucan: Have a Party

Toucan: Have a Party

Toucan: Have a Party. Following a sold-out show at the Vault Festival 2018, Sketch Off finalists Emma Hinds and Shae Rooke are back as Toucan. This perky pair are here to party with their featherbrained characters and surreal sketches… 

Stop Goofing

Stop Goofing

A stand-up show about being yourself. Winner of the Silver SRA Kevin Greening Award for Creativity 2017, supported by BBC Radio 1. As seen and heard on BBC Wales, Comic Relief, and Talk Radio… 

Comic Without a Cause

Comic Without a Cause

Peter Hose is a respectable adult, and it’s tearing him apart! He doesn’t know what to do anymore, but he’s gotta do something. In his debut comedy show, Peter shares his attempts to live it up and feel he belongs someplace. 

Guy Wah: Triggered

Guy Wah: Triggered

In a world where people lose their shit over everything from politics to pineapple on pizza, Guy wonders if we’ve lost track of what makes us human. Come and join him on his race to the bottom… 

Dance Like No One's David Callaghan

Dance Like No One's David Callaghan

A new stand-up show from Comedian David Callaghan. “One of my highlights of the Fringe” **** (Scotsman) “Far more original than many big comedy names” **** (EdFestMag) “He really hits the mark, and scores” **** (TheReviewsHub) “Callaghan does an excellent job… 

One Flew Over the Kyriacou's Nest (Work in Progress)

One Flew Over the Kyriacou's Nest (Work in Progress)

Welcome inside the mind of endearing oddity Kallis Kyriacou. Half Greek-Cypriot, fully silly, Kallis’ debut hour-in-progress is an uplifting mix of surrealism, storytelling and satire… 

Extreme Improv

Extreme Improv

‘Extreme Improv’ is the competitive improv comedy show which is taking the world by storm! Comedian David Pustansky and the Extreme Improv team go to comedic war to crown the Extreme Improv Champion! Based entirely on audience suggestions, see the cast of funny humans battle with comedy to create scenes, songs and stories in brand new improv games with “extreme twists” created specifically for Extreme Improv! With live shows across the UK, USA, Europe, and Japan, and the Extreme Improv Podcast rocking the airwaves, we bring the battle to Brighton as part the 2019 No Limits World Tour! 

Steve Vertigo: Murmuration; Word on the Tweet

Steve Vertigo: Murmuration; Word on the Tweet

Ex rave-DJ turned stand-up, Steve’s second time at Brighton Fringe see his honed-and-toned show ramping up for Edinburgh in the summer. In a confused and data-drenched world, how can we see the truth of anything and hold on to what’s important? A daft but sharp romp through quantum theory, alternate realities, future humans, sciencing, big data, AI, love and a murmuration. 

You're Nicked You Slag!

You're Nicked You Slag!

‘You’re Nicked You Slag!’ is an hour of comedy revelling in police corruption, celebrating dodginess, and basking in the simple joy of death and destruction. John Brackenridge is a bent cop and he loves it… 

U ARE WHAT U WEAR: The Fashionista Show

U ARE WHAT U WEAR: The Fashionista Show

See the hit Nafflix TV show LIVE on stage! Host and fashion devotee Kate Bell introduces us to her guests…. meet designers of haute couture, fashion whores, shallow bitches and many more chaotic characters (all played by Kate) in this anarchic send-up of the fashion industry… 

The F*ck Around

The F*ck Around

Join Joe Foster (Winner of South Coast Comedian of the year 2015) and Phil Jerrod (Winner Best Debut Show Leicester 2015) for a right royal f*ck around. Two of Brighton’s best stand-up comedians in a room under a pub working up new material… 

4 Player

4 Player

Press start, and join 4 players on a comedy adventure. Player 1: Jack is trying to grow as a person, but mainly just grow. Player 2: Bursting with energy, Sophie is ready to share her love of laminating and interesting critters… 

Telling Stories

Telling Stories

As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, Scottish stand-up comedian Sezar Alkassab brings his storytelling comedy style with silly stories and provocative punchlines to the Brighton Fringe. “Confident… 

It's OK to Laugh!

It's OK to Laugh!

Looking for piercing political satire? Comedic insights into the meaning of life? Then you are barking up the wrong tree my friends. However if you want 50 minute of jokes and general silliness then you have come to the right place! The “G” in the 2016 Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Award winning ‘AGM Comedy’, Colin Galletly’s first one man show will provide a blizzard of one liners, gags, and the occasional groan inducing pun, that will leave you laughing and trying to remember them to pass of too friends and family as your own! And just remember, no matter what, It’s OK to Laugh. 

Unknown and Humourless

Unknown and Humourless

A comedic commentary on the social, financial and health struggles growing up on a council estate in Birmingham in the 70s and 80s. Wayne’s story highlights issues that for many are just as relevant today, so what has really changed? There is always humour to be found in your adversities… 

Paul Merryck: Local Businessman Unrepentant

Paul Merryck: Local Businessman Unrepentant

The first one-man show from one of the most original and outrageous character acts on the UK circuit. Feckless, amoral and utterly unabashed, this middle-aged chancer disdainfully deconstructs the disaster that is his life in a hilarious sequence of gags and anecdotes… 

Andrew Steiner: Life is Weird

Andrew Steiner: Life is Weird

Andrew Steiner has French-kissed trees, studied under a Zen Master in Japan and trained kick-boxing in Thailand. With a heady mixture of precision jokes, juicy details and improvised lyrical prose he makes audiences feel like they’re tripping right along with him… 

Stylophone Wonderland Plus

Stylophone Wonderland Plus

Finalist of London’s Old Comedian of the Year 2018 and successful ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ nominee, Stylophone Maestro Stylophobia puts on a post-apocalyptic rock and pop festival for the survivors of the aforesaid Apocalypse featuring the only instruments left: three Stylophones and a guitar, plus some strange pictures, animals and objects found in the rubble… 

Jack Harris and Rajiv Karia: The Squeeze

Jack Harris and Rajiv Karia: The Squeeze

Squeeze in with two talented up-and-coming comedians. A teacher by trade, Jack (Amused Moose finalist 2018), “Funny bones” (Chortle) tells you how to deal with everything a classroom can throw at you… 

The Sexist Pistols

The Sexist Pistols

Brighton-based comedians, Tandy Houghton and Cat Neilson invite those with a committed interest in breathing to come to their show. A succinct synopsis of their lives will be performed with the high level of mediocrity you would expect from two award-winning women stand-ups (but it goes without saying opinions are all relative, so who knows, maybe they are brilliant)… 

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

The award-winning co-creators of smash hit fringe comedies ‘Vampire Hospital Waiting Room’ and ‘Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair’ bring their debut split hour of stand-up comedy to Brighton Fringe, topped off with a riotous improvised finale… 

SUCH GOOD BOYS!!

SUCH GOOD BOYS!!

Come and see James McDonnell; “A breath of fresh air” (We Love Brighton) and Ben Carter; “A force of Nature” (Chortle). Two of Brighton’s best musical comedians on their best behaviour; Guaranteed!! Expect chaos, expect great comedy songs but most of all expect such goooood boys. 

Wratten & Robson: Juxtaposition

Wratten & Robson: Juxtaposition

This is no ordinary stand-up comedy performance. Watching, you will feel part of the performance as you get to know the other members of the audience. What is Dave’s favourite word? Who’s the youngest member of the audience? Why does Steve keep looking at the board on the wall? You will feel like you’re having a night in with some good pals who happen to be hilarious... 

Love Letters to Rappers

Love Letters to Rappers

Ever find yourself singing along to music on the radio and then realising the lyrics are kind of messed up? Do you know the words to all of Eminem’s songs but some bits you rap just a little quieter than the rest? Then Love Letters to Rappers by The Ugly Girls Club is for you... 

Lone Wolf McQuade & Friends

Lone Wolf McQuade & Friends

'Lone Wolf McQuade & Friends' is a glimpse into the weird and often surreal minds of three stand-up comics who've poured all their hope into this show. Their friendship is on the line... 

The DredgeLand Podcast Spectacular

The DredgeLand Podcast Spectacular

Lunatic comedy double act John Dredge and Andy Harland present a manic hour of radio comedy weirdness, to be broadcast in simulcast with local radio titans Hove FM 95.3. Come along and thrill at our largely incomprehensible radio features such as the fun family game show for all the family, 123321... 

Chris Cooke: Mistakes

Chris Cooke: Mistakes

As a dyslexic, dyspraxic and anxious person, Chris explores his mistakes, awkwardness, and unconventional upbringing. Should he be beating himself up for past errors and ones he is yet to make? As heard on BBC R4 Extras Newsjack and seen on Genius with Dave Gorman... 

Lifestyle-ISH

Lifestyle-ISH

Lifestyle-ISH is a character comedy 'wellbeing event' for those who care... and for those who don't. Lucy Bee presents a tongue-in-cheek glimpse at various aspects of wellbeing and lifestyle, delivered in a series of characterful demonstrations... 

MOTHER

MOTHER

An inspired slice of sketch comedy served up by Laura Curnick and Jack Mosedale, MOTHER is brimming with great ideas and executed by two fantastic comedic talents that should be on everyone’s radar... 

The Incomplete Works of Dolan, Parsons & Emslie

The Incomplete Works of Dolan, Parsons & Emslie

Joseph Emslie, Amused Moose New Comic Finalist 2017, Kate Dolan, "Lets loose her one liners perfectly" (Broadway Baby), and Joseph Parsons, "High energy, perfectly crafted punchlines" (Barry Ferns), are three of the UK's most exciting talents... 

Haver

Haver

Megan Shandley (Scottish Variety Award Nominee 2017, Funny Women Regional Finalist 2016, 2017) and Wis Jantarasorn (Scottish Comedian of the Year Semi-Finalist 2016) present a home grown hour; could this be two Scotch roasters on the cusp of greatness? Fresh from runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, VAULT Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival and Glasgow International Comedy Festival... 

The Fall of Byron Montrose; Poet, Gentleman, Lover

The Fall of Byron Montrose; Poet, Gentleman, Lover

Blackadder meets Milton Jones. Pun-filled comedy storytelling with breaks for bad poetry. The sellout Edinburgh Fringe show comes to Brighton Fringe. In a cavalcade of wordplay, poetry and opium, meet Byron Montrose, the 19th Century's lost romantic poet... 

Beasts

Beasts

They’re raw. They’re wild. They're asleep 16 hours a day. For Adam, money’s tight. So tight he’s had to go out and find a job. And beg his girlfriend to take it. As for Currer, he was the first person in his family to go to university - and not graduate... 

Alpha Mums Gone Wrong

Alpha Mums Gone Wrong

Joann Condon, Ayshea Bravo and Leonie Rachel are alpha-mums gone wrong. Instead of putting a wash on or doing the kids’ bedtime, they’re down the pub performing a new sketch show full of satire, parodies and character comedy... 

Dick Branson's Welth Seminar

Dick Branson's Welth Seminar

Want to learn how to be an entrepreneur? How to get funding, grow your business and exit a millionaire? Follow 'Dragon's Den'-reject Dick Branson’s coaching and you’ll fail miserably... 

(No) Money in the Bank

(No) Money in the Bank

Comedians Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh love wrestling and they want you to love it too. Join this enigmatic duo, as well as professional wrestler Balthazar Dark in this surreal exploration into the world of sports entertainment... 

Katie Pritchard: Tsunamiramirami

Katie Pritchard: Tsunamiramirami

Like the most watery of weather conditions, Katie Pritchard is washing over the surf boards of comedy, crashing into the sandbanks of genre and dropping a sturdy wave onto the beach house of musicality... 

The Return of Reuxberre Bereré

The Return of Reuxberre Bereré

Careering from his glittering ex-career as an incomparably successful composer-performer on Broadway, Reuxberre Bereré spends just one preciously distilled hour showcasing his greatest hits in an attempt to restore his former resplendence whilst reminiscing on a life both, thwarted and triumphant in equal measure. 

Reuben Hunter: The Hoard

Reuben Hunter: The Hoard

Reuben Hunter has a problem. A problem with 'The Hoard'. How much stuff is too much stuff? When does saving something for a rainy day become hoarding? Are you keeping hold of things because you're afraid of letting other things go? Part happy, part sad, part silly, but altogether funny, 'The Hoard' is a stand-up comedy show about mess, junk and baggage - the stuff we accumulate, and the reasons why... 

What's it all about, eh? The Musical (Work in Progress)

What's it all about, eh? The Musical (Work in Progress)

This is a jam-packed musical comedy performance of fun storytelling rhymes set to an original soundtrack. Hassan Dervish’s act features a range of characters and stories of modern life that everyone will be able to identify with, including the hits ‘Horse in an Uber’ and ‘Excel Spreadsheet’... 

Your Mighty Cousin

Your Mighty Cousin

We all have that cousin... Witness Will Blok, Jimmy Graham and Louis Dawson-Jones portray a variety of your distant relatives (probably) in this funny, silly, third generation once-removed sketch comedy show! Alumni of Bristol Revunions... 

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

'The Twelve Days of Christmas' is an unseasonal romp through the gifts of a generous but impractical lover. Just what does one do with 10 lords a-leaping? They're bound to eat all the swans... 

BIG FAT GAY

BIG FAT GAY

For the first time at Brighton Fringe, Martin brings you 'BIG FAT GAY'. This is comedy about being gay and fat and totally fine as well. In his usual candid and heinous style, Martin is vicious and foul but desperate to be liked... 

Karen Blott ... Pick 'N' Mix

Karen Blott ... Pick 'N' Mix

Karen will be challenging stereotypes of older women, motherhood and widowhood and in particular female body images. There will also be support from her guest artists. 

Ben Carter: How to Approach People and Make Friends

Ben Carter: How to Approach People and Make Friends

Join local comedian Ben Carter on his debut hour, as he desperately attempts to boost his social circle, whether dressed as the lonely front half of a pantomime camel or a lousy flat-earther... 

Dan Fardell: Joke Furniture Land

Dan Fardell: Joke Furniture Land

Discover the magic of a show named at the last possible moment, by joining acclaimed local comic Dan Fardell in his second full length Brighton show 'Joke Furniture Land' (work in progress), the follow-up to 2015s capacity-crowded 'At Least 100 Jokes'... 

Sex & Pugs & Rock & LOLS

Sex & Pugs & Rock & LOLS

Three regulars from the comedy circuit bring you an hour of stand-up tackling life’s most important issues: sex, dogs and music - there’ll be jokes about other stuff too. All delivered with lashings of LOLS... 

Berlin - My Part in its Downfall

Berlin - My Part in its Downfall

Just three months after moving to Berlin, Frank found himself opening a Stasi-themed backpackers hostel. A monologue on the inevitability of destroying the thing you love with songs about Anglo-German relations, Outsider art, ketamine and cheese... 

The Twitnits & Friends

The Twitnits & Friends

Brighton-based improv troupe, The Twitnits bring their unique night of made-up musical comedy to Brighton Fringe. Following the success of their monthly charity nights where a smorgasbord of improv meets the fine art of stand-up, The Twitnits and MC Dan Fardell are again hitting the stage for three explosive nights of comedy.