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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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COMEDY IN THE LOUNGE @ Upper Lounge
Nov 13 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
COMEDY IN THE LOUNGE @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Comedy in the Lounge is back. A fantastic opportunity to see some superb acts try out some new material for the crazy low price of £4. The last one was a sell out so make[...]
Nov 14 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm
CABARET LAB SPECIAL: TAMI'S BIRTHDAY @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Another Cabaret Lab Special!!! This time it’s in honour of Tami’s Birthday! Come celebrate everyone’s favourite Pub Landlady with some Cabaret Lab craziness at Brighton’s only Open Mic Comedy Variety Cabaret Show! Cabaret Lab is[...]
Nov 15 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
ON THE EDGE w/ BARRY FERNS @ 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 15th November Greetings comedy lovers and welcome[...]
Nov 17 @ 7:00pm – 10:30pm
SLEEP PARALYSIS XXVII @ 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. Sunday 17th November As winter descends and the nights[...]
Nov 22 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: DRAG KING OPEN MIC NIGHT @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
King Sammy Silver returns with a new open mic night for the drag kings out there! FREE ENTRY!  
STEVE HOFSTETTER @ Upper Lounge
Nov 23 @ 7:30pm – 9:15pm
STEVE HOFSTETTER @ Upper Lounge
7:30pm
Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown. Hofstetter’s national TV debut came on ESPN’s Quite Frankly, where Stephen[...]
Nov 23 @ 9:30pm – 11:15pm
STEVE HOFSTETTER (EXTRA LATE SHOW) @ Upper Lounge
9:30pm
Second show added due to demand! Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown. Hofstetter’s national TV debut came[...]
Nov 28 @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm
CANARY COMEDY w/ HARRIET KEMSLEY @ 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
Dec 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[...]
Dec 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[...]
Dec 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
Dec 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!  
Dec 7 @ 7:15pm – 8:30pm
CANDY GIGI: FRIDAY NIGHT SINNER! @ Upper Lounge
7:15pm
Friday Night Sinner! is a one-woman, horror-comedy musical about a Jewish, sexually repressed, newly married maniac (stick to what you know). This deluded, narcissistic, unsatisfied and occasionally violent woman has delusions of grandeur and wants[...]
FUNNY GIRLS @ Upper Lounge
Dec 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.  
SLEEP PARALYSIS @ Upper Lounge
Dec 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.    
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!
ON THE EDGE @ Upper Lounge
Dec 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!  
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[...]
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.    
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 .[...]
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.  
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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