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“Year round comedy and big name acts”

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….

Brighton Fringe 2020 applications are open now! Please apply via Laughing Horse.

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Dec 14 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm
BANTER WITH THE BEACON @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
A special Christmas comedy show for Sussex Beacon staff, featuring: PAUL ZENON JUNIOR SIMPSON JAMES REDMOND PAUL F TAYLOR SOLD OUT! Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm
Dec 15 @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm
A CHRISTMAS CAROLINE @ Main Bar
2:00pm
A reworking of Dicken’s classic story, performed by the regulars of the Caroline. Tounge in cheek (with some bad taste), expect bad language and drunkeness. It’s Tamateur Dramatics after all…. 2-3pm in the Main Bar[...]
SLEEP PARALYSIS XMAS @ Upper Lounge
Dec 15 @ 7:00pm – 10:30pm
SLEEP PARALYSIS XMAS @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
As any morally upstanding member of our community knows, the secret to a perfect Christmas party is in the preparation of the meat. As such, the beast has been (in strictly this order) plucked, stuffed,[...]
Dec 18 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm
CABARET LAB SPECIAL: XMAS 2 - ELECTRIC BOOGALOO @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Our SECOND Cabaret Lab Xmas Burlesque Special!!! Welcome to XMAS 2: Electric Boogaloo! Celebrating some of our favourite performers from Cabaret Lab’s sexier side, and ringing in the season with some classic, some modern, some[...]
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
Dec 19 @ 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!
Dec 20 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
ON THE EDGE w/ SARA BARRON @ 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 20th December Ho ho ho! Come and[...]
Jan 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
Jan 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!  
CABARET LAB @ Upper Lounge
Jan 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[...]
Jan 8 @ 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[...]
Jan 9 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
SANDS CHARITY COMEDY FUNDRAISER @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
A comedy charity night to raise money for Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity), with: MICHAEL FABBRI DAVE FENSOME JEN IVES ALEX PETROVIC and your host JADE GEBBIE Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm Tickets £4
FUNNY GIRLS @ Upper Lounge
Jan 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.  
CABARET LAB SPECIAL @ Upper Lounge
Jan 15 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm
CABARET LAB SPECIAL @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Watch this space for details.  
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
Jan 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!  
SLEEP PARALYSIS @ Upper Lounge
Jan 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.    
COMEDY REBEL @ Upper Lounge
Jan 29 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm
COMEDY REBEL @ Upper Lounge
8:00pm
A pair of half-hour illustrated comedy talks from John Lawrenson, comic actor and one half of musical double act Fred & Dickie. DOUBLE ACTS Sitcoms are full of dreamers assisted by their clueless sidekicks. The[...]
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
Jan 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!
CABARET LAB @ Upper Lounge
Feb 2 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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 .[...]
LIARS CLUB @ Upper Lounge
Feb 6 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm
LIARS CLUB @ Upper Lounge
8:00pm
Calling all tricksters, cheats, charlatans and reprobates, are you… BRIGHTON’S BIGGEST LIAR? You get 3 minutes to spin the biggest whopper ever – followed by a quick fire 2-minute Q&A from the audience and if[...]
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
Feb 7 @ 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!  
Feb 8 @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
STUART LAWS IS ALL IN @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Acclaimed gilet-wearing stand-up, filmmaker, goalkeeper and viral Twitter star Stuart Laws is heading out on his first tour. And the stakes couldn’t be higher. Recently, Stuart risked everything in a Vegas poker tournament and his[...]
Feb 9 @ 12:00pm – 5:00pm
COMPERING & IMPROV FOR STAND-UP COMEDY WORKSHOP @ Upper Lounge
12:00pm
Whether you’re an open mic comic wanting to learn the basics of compering or a more seasoned pro keen to extend your skill set, join accomplished compere Ben Van der Velde for this four hour[...]
FUNNY GIRLS @ Upper Lounge
Feb 14 @ 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.  
SLEEP PARALYSIS @ Upper Lounge
Feb 16 @ 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.    
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
Feb 21 @ 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!  
Feb 23 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
MATT HOSS: HERE COMES YOUR MAN @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Matt Hoss is a hopeless romantic (with hopeless being the operative word). This emotionally honest, hilarious debut show discusses romance, awkward sex and heartwarming tales of failing in love. Matt retells his raw stories of[...]
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
Feb 27 @ 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!
CABARET LAB @ Upper Lounge
Mar 1 @ 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[...]
Mar 4 @ 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[...]
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 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!  
FUNNY GIRLS @ Upper Lounge
Mar 13 @ 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.  
Mar 14 @ 7:00pm – 8:45pm
RICHARD STOTT: RIGHT HAND MAN @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
In this ‘Heart-wrenchingly moving and unquestionably funny” (Evening Standard) stand-up show Richard Stott examines body image, mental health and being disabled in an image-obsessed world. Stott was born with Poland Syndrome making him lopsided with[...]
SLEEP PARALYSIS @ Upper Lounge
Mar 15 @ 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.    
CABARET LAB SPECIAL @ Upper Lounge
Mar 19 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm
CABARET LAB SPECIAL @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Watch this space for details.  
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
Mar 20 @ 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!  
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
Mar 26 @ 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!
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 .[...]
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
Apr 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!  
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[...]
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.  
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
Apr 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!  
SLEEP PARALYSIS @ Upper Lounge
Apr 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.    
Apr 26 @ 7:00pm – Feb 23 @ 10:00pm
SIMON CAINE + MATT PRICE @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
Comedians Simon Caine and Matt Price are both taking separate new shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. Come and see (hear) the latest and greatest jokes from these Fringe veterans. Simon Caine is an award-winning comedian[...]
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!
BRIGHTON FRINGE 2020 @ Upper Lounge
May 1 @ 7:00pm – May 31 @ 10:30pm
BRIGHTON FRINGE 2020 @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
Applications open now – please visit Laughing Horse’s website to apply.

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