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“Year round comedy and big name acts”

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Our 60-seater venue has hosted shows by major stars including Rhod Gilbert, Jon Richardson, Josie Long, Richard Herring, Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, Joe Wilkinson, Isy Suttie, Katherine Ryan and Josh Widdicombe. Check out who’s coming up….

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Apr 1 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm
BRIGHTON COMEDY OPEN MIC @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
BCOM provide an inclusive environment for ALL forms of comedy and for ALL audience members! So you can sit back and enjoy the best sketch, character, improv, music, poetry and stand up from around the[...]
Apr 2 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
NOT ANOTHER DRAG PUB QUIZ @ Main Bar
7:30pm
COMING TO SPICE UP YOUR THURSDAY NIGHT ! Featuring the shenanigans of Max Legroom! Naff prizes ! Your general knowledge won’t save you now ! Only £2 per player ! Starts at half seven .[...]
Apr 3 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
ON THE EDGE w/ CHLOE PETTS @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
We hand pick our acts from the best up and coming acts in the UK comedy scene, guaranteeing a brilliant line up.  Watch this space for line-ups! Friday 3rd April CHLOE PETTS RADU ISAC FRAN[...]
Apr 5 @ 12:00pm – 6:00pm
IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP @ Upper Lounge
12:00pm
Discover the freedom and power of improvisation at Suzi Payton’s one-day, all-ability comedy workshop. 12-6pm / £40 (£35 concessions) Email Suzi to book or to find out more. This course will run on these dates[...]
CABARET LAB @ Upper Lounge
Apr 5 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm
CABARET LAB @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
An open mic night of epic proportions! Are you funny? Can you dance? Do you burlesque? Have a hidden talent? Come join us in the Laboratory, where pros and noobs alike can test new material[...]
COMEDY CAPER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
Apr 9 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
COMEDY CAPER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A night of free comedy, featuring new and experienced comedy acts from around Brighton, London and beyond! Come on down for chuckles and gaffaws. Second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm  
FUNNY GIRLS @ Upper Lounge
Apr 10 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
FUNNY GIRLS @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Julie Jepson hosts our monthly night of fabulous female funnies, with stand-up, musical comedy, characters and improv. Second Friday of each month, 7:30pm-10:00pm, £5/£4.  
Apr 11 @ 7:45pm – 9:15pm
ALI & FRAN: INTENSE!! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:45pm
An absurd debut show from two of Brighton’s best-loved (hopefully by someone) comics. Ali Macfarlan and Fran Kissling are polar opposites but one thing unites them: They’re INTENSE! This show could change your life. They’re[...]
Apr 17 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
ON THE EDGE w/ JOSH DILLON @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
We hand pick our acts from the best up and coming acts in the UK comedy scene, guaranteeing a brilliant line up.  Watch this space for line-ups! Friday 17th April JOSH DILLON TWIX BOB MATTHEWS[...]
CACKLE COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
Apr 18 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
CACKLE COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A mixture of stand-up, sketch and character comedy, bringing you an evening of varied mayhem! Third Saturday of each month Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm Tickets £7
SLEEP PARALYSIS XXXI @ Upper Lounge
Apr 19 @ 7:00pm – 10:30pm
SLEEP PARALYSIS XXXI @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
RedOne Fuchsia Von Steel Girls bring the fun of life Sugar like apple pie Let’s have a party yo. Like the original lineup of the Sugababes in 2013, Sleep Paralysis is back back back again![...]
Apr 23 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
ANNA MANN + HOLLY BURN @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. ANNA MANN Actress, Singer, Welder (got to have a back up) looks back at her life with some of her loveliest husbands. “A masterclass in character comedy” **** (Time[...]
Apr 24 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
SARA PASCOE + LULU POPPLEWELL @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: The show scheduled for 27th March will now be taking place in July (date to be confirmed). The show scheduled for 24th April may also be postponed; please watch this space. New work-in-progress[...]
Apr 26 @ 7:00pm – 9:30pm
SIMON CAINE + MATT PRICE @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. SIMON CAINE An award-winning comedian whose fourth solo show sold out and got a 5-star review at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. He has since taken it on tourall over[...]
Apr 28 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
ANGELA BARNES + CHARLIE BAKER @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. ANGELA BARNES Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award in 2011, Angela – who used to run the Caroline’s Funnier Farm comedy club – has seen her career rocket.[...]
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
Apr 30 @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
8:00pm
Pro acts trying out new material, plus the best up and coming comics on the circuit! 8pm, monthly on the last Thursday PAY WHAT YOU WANT!
May 1 @ 6:45pm – May 31 @ 10:30pm
POSTPONED: BRIGHTON FRINGE 2020 @ Upper Lounge
6:45pm
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM BRIGHTON FRINGE Following the announcement by the UK Government urging the general public not to visit “pubs, clubs, or theatres” and advice from Brighton & Hove City Council, Brighton Fringe has[...]
May 7 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
NOT ANOTHER DRAG PUB QUIZ @ Main Bar
7:30pm
COMING TO SPICE UP YOUR THURSDAY NIGHT ! Featuring the shenanigans of Max Legroom! Naff prizes ! Your general knowledge won’t save you now ! Only £2 per player ! Starts at half seven .[...]
Jun 3 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm
BRIGHTON COMEDY OPEN MIC @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
BCOM provide an inclusive environment for ALL forms of comedy and for ALL audience members! So you can sit back and enjoy the best sketch, character, improv, music, poetry and stand up from around the[...]
Jun 4 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
NOT ANOTHER DRAG PUB QUIZ @ Main Bar
7:30pm
COMING TO SPICE UP YOUR THURSDAY NIGHT ! Featuring the shenanigans of Max Legroom! Naff prizes ! Your general knowledge won’t save you now ! Only £2 per player ! Starts at half seven .[...]
Jun 4 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
SIMON BRODKIN + CHLOE PETTS @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. SIMON BRODKIN Probably best known for his arena-filling character Lee Nelson, Simon is also renowned as a risk-taking prankster, having interrupted Kanye West at Glastonbury, Theresa May at her[...]
Jun 5 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
ON THE EDGE w/ MERYL O'ROURKE @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
We hand pick our acts from the best up and coming acts in the UK comedy scene, guaranteeing a brilliant line up.  Watch this space for line-ups! Friday 5th June MERYL O’ROURKE WAKI WELLER plus[...]
COMEDY CAPER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
Jun 11 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
COMEDY CAPER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A night of free comedy, featuring new and experienced comedy acts from around Brighton, London and beyond! Come on down for chuckles and gaffaws. Second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm  
FUNNY GIRLS @ Upper Lounge
Jun 12 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
FUNNY GIRLS @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Julie Jepson hosts our monthly night of fabulous female funnies, with stand-up, musical comedy, characters and improv. Second Friday of each month, 7:30pm-10:00pm, £5/£4.  
Jun 13 @ 12:00pm – 6:00pm
IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP @ Upper Lounge
12:00pm
Discover the freedom and power of improvisation at Suzi Payton’s one-day, all-ability comedy workshop. 12-6pm / £40 (£35 concessions) Email Suzi to book or to find out more. This course will run on these dates[...]
Jun 16 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
IVO GRAHAM + PHIL JERROD @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. IVO GRAHAM The politest guy in comedy, Ivo has become a fixture at the Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre and, increasingly, on TV, having recently been seen on Roast Battle[...]
Jun 18 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
ADAM HESS + PIERRE NOVELLIE @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. ADAM HESS With one of the fastest mouths in the business, you get a lot more than your money’s worth when Adam Hess is on stage! As seen on[...]
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
Jun 19 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
We hand pick our acts from the best up and coming acts in the UK comedy scene, guaranteeing a brilliant line up.  Watch this space for line-ups!  
CACKLE COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
Jun 20 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
CACKLE COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A mixture of stand-up, sketch and character comedy, bringing you an evening of varied mayhem! Third Saturday of each month Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm Tickets £7
SLEEP PARALYSIS @ Upper Lounge
Jun 21 @ 7:00pm – 10:30pm
SLEEP PARALYSIS @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
Join your host Fuchsia Von Steel and her guests as she takes you through a unique blend of glamour, grotesque and comedy in an unforgettable evening.    
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
Jun 25 @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
8:00pm
Pro acts trying out new material, plus the best up and coming comics on the circuit! 8pm, monthly on the last Thursday PAY WHAT YOU WANT!
RISKY RABBIT @ Upper Lounge
Jun 28 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm
RISKY RABBIT @ Upper Lounge
8:00pm
Come and witness professional magicians practise new material, and new magicians step onto the stage for the first time, at Brighton’s only open mic night from conjurors. Amazing magic and mind-reading will be performed by[...]
Jun 30 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
CARL DONNELLY + ROB AUTON @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. CARL DONNELLY Carl’s conversational, silly sense of humour has seen him win a host of awards, including Chortle Best Club Comedian 2017, and he’s been described as an “Observational[...]
Jul 1 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm
BRIGHTON COMEDY OPEN MIC @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
BCOM provide an inclusive environment for ALL forms of comedy and for ALL audience members! So you can sit back and enjoy the best sketch, character, improv, music, poetry and stand up from around the[...]
Jul 2 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
JOHN KEARNS + JONNY AND THE BAPTISTS @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. JOHN KEARNS The only act to have won the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for both Best Show and Best Newcomer, John has since added two Melbourne Barry Awards to his[...]
Jul 2 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
NOT ANOTHER DRAG PUB QUIZ @ Main Bar
7:30pm
COMING TO SPICE UP YOUR THURSDAY NIGHT ! Featuring the shenanigans of Max Legroom! Naff prizes ! Your general knowledge won’t save you now ! Only £2 per player ! Starts at half seven .[...]
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
Jul 3 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
We hand pick our acts from the best up and coming acts in the UK comedy scene, guaranteeing a brilliant line up.  Watch this space for line-ups!  
Jul 6 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
SEAN McLOUGHLIN + FIN TAYLOR @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. SEAN McLOUGHLIN Ricky Gervais’s regular tour support act is back with another hour of angst-fuelled hilarity, following his sell-out 2018 show, Hail Mary. “Fizzing with ideas, intensity and bloody[...]
Jul 7 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
ROSIE JONES + ANNE EDMONDS @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of work-in-progress and Edinburgh comedy previews. ROSIE JONES After a second sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, “wickedly funny” (List) Rosie Jones returns with a brand new show, packed with jokes, mischief and[...]
Jul 8 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
JESSICA FOSTEKEW + ESTHER MANITO @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. JESSICA FOSTEKEW Jess was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award last year for Hench, her stand-up show about having a baby son who’s a misogynist, and going to the[...]
COMEDY CAPER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
Jul 9 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
COMEDY CAPER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A night of free comedy, featuring new and experienced comedy acts from around Brighton, London and beyond! Come on down for chuckles and gaffaws. Second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm  
FUNNY GIRLS @ Upper Lounge
Jul 10 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
FUNNY GIRLS @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Julie Jepson hosts our monthly night of fabulous female funnies, with stand-up, musical comedy, characters and improv. Second Friday of each month, 7:30pm-10:00pm, £5/£4.  
Jul 13 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
MIKE WOZNIAK + MAISIE ADAM @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. MIKE WOZNIAK Best known for playing Brian in Greg Davies’s sitcom Man Down, Mike is is a writer, actor, director and comedian who’s returning to the stand-up stage for[...]
Jul 14 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
LUCY PORTER + ROB KEMP @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. LUCY PORTER A true Fringe veteran, Lucy is preparing to take her 16th show up to the 2020 festival. She’s a familiar voice on Radio 4 panel shows, and[...]
Jul 15 @ 7:45pm – 9:00pm
DAVID TERRENCE: CHEEKY TRICKSTER @ Upper Lounge
7:45pm
Come and join the Cheeky Trickster for an hour of hilarious and mind frying tricks! Performing over 200 professional shows throughout the year David Terrence will be previewing his awesome one man comedy magic show[...]
Jul 16 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
MATT FORDE + SOPHIE DUKER @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. MATT FORDE One of political comedy’s most astute satirists and impressionists, Matt is known for his four series of Unspun with Matt  Forde, on Dave. He was one of[...]
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
Jul 17 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
We hand pick our acts from the best up and coming acts in the UK comedy scene, guaranteeing a brilliant line up.  Watch this space for line-ups!  
CACKLE COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
Jul 18 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
CACKLE COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A mixture of stand-up, sketch and character comedy, bringing you an evening of varied mayhem! Third Saturday of each month Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm Tickets £7
SLEEP PARALYSIS @ Upper Lounge
Jul 19 @ 7:00pm – 10:30pm
SLEEP PARALYSIS @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
Join your host Fuchsia Von Steel and her guests as she takes you through a unique blend of glamour, grotesque and comedy in an unforgettable evening.    
Jul 21 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
ELF LYONS + JENNY COLLIER @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. ELF LYONS A nominee for the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, clown, comdian, writer and actor Elf got 2020 off to a bang  with her spooky Vault  Festival[...]
RISKY RABBIT @ Upper Lounge
Jul 26 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm
RISKY RABBIT @ Upper Lounge
8:00pm
Come and witness professional magicians practise new material, and new magicians step onto the stage for the first time, at Brighton’s only open mic night from conjurors. Amazing magic and mind-reading will be performed by[...]
Jul 27 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
MERYL O'ROURKE + JOHN HASTINGS @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. MERYL O’ROURKE In her youth, Meryl (one of Frankie Boyle’s regular co-writers) was called all sorts of fruity names and revelled in terribly bad behaviour. But how does that[...]
Jul 28 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
JAYDE ADAMS + GARRETT MILLERICK @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. JAYDE ADAMS Like many white people before her, Jayde has travelled the world absorbing cultures on a journey of self-discovery, but the Adams bloodline has only ever resided in[...]
Jul 29 @ 7:30pm – 10:15pm
SOOZ KEMPNER + MAT EWINS @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. SOOZ KEMPNER Sonic the Hedgehog obsessive Sooz Kempner stormed the Caroline last year with a surprise Brighton Fringe show, and then went viral with her Twitter threads about her[...]
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
Jul 30 @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
8:00pm
Pro acts trying out new material, plus the best up and coming comics on the circuit! 8pm, monthly on the last Thursday PAY WHAT YOU WANT!
Sep 19 @ 12:00pm – 6:00pm
IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP @ Upper Lounge
12:00pm
Discover the freedom and power of improvisation at Suzi Payton’s one-day, all-ability comedy workshop. 12-6pm / £40 (£35 concessions) Email Suzi to book or to find out more. This course will run on these dates[...]
Oct 17 @ 12:00pm – 6:00pm
IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP @ Upper Lounge
12:00pm
Discover the freedom and power of improvisation at Suzi Payton’s one-day, all-ability comedy workshop. 12-6pm / £40 (£35 concessions) Email Suzi to book or to find out more. This course will run on these dates[...]
Nov 14 @ 12:00pm – 6:00pm
IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP @ Upper Lounge
12:00pm
Discover the freedom and power of improvisation at Suzi Payton’s one-day, all-ability comedy workshop. 12-6pm / £40 (£35 concessions) Email Suzi to book or to find out more. This course will run on these dates[...]

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