BRIGHTON FRINGE

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Brighton Fringe 2018 runs from Fri 4 May to Sun 3 June, and as usual we’ve got a packed programme of comedy, and almost all of it is FREE!!!

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May 3 @ 7:00pm – May 31 @ 7:50pm
GRÁINNE MAGUIRE: IT'S PROBLEMATIC (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
• Fri 3, Fri 10, Fri 24 & Fri 31 May @ 7:00pm • (50 min) Gráinne Maguire (as seen on BBC1, Dave, Comedy Central, Sky and heard on R3,4,5) returns with a new hour[...]
May 3 @ 9:30pm – May 4 @ 10:30pm
TWONKEY'S TEN YEAR ITCH (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
9:30pm
• Fri 3 & Sat 4 May @ 9:30pm • (1 hour) Twonkey’s 10th show is about a grotesque cake decorating shop in the Dordogne that has been secretly making fake weather sense 1982. Last[...]
May 3 @ 10:45pm – Jun 1 @ 11:45pm
AT LAST, THE MUPPET MEN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
10:45pm
• Fri 3, Sat 4 & Fri 31 May @ 10:45pm • • Sat 1 June @ 10:45pm • (1 hour) “At Last, the Muppet Men”, a show many said would never happen and a[...]
May 3 @ 11:59pm – Jun 2 @ 1:00am
THE TINDER GAMES (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
11:59pm
• Every Fri & Sat in May @ 11:59pm • • Sat 1 June @ 11:59pm • (1 hour) The Tinder Games returns to Brighton Fringe as lonely heart comedian James Bennison invites his audience[...]
ON THE EDGE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 4 @ 12:45pm – Jun 2 @ 1:45pm
ON THE EDGE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
12:45pm
• Sat 4, Sun 5 & Mon 6 May @ 12:45pm • • Sat 11 & Sun 12 May @ 12:45pm • • Sat 18, Sun 19 & Sat 25 May @ 12:45pm • •[...]
May 4 @ 2:00pm – Jun 19 @ 3:00pm
FAYE TREACY: THE BEAST OF CROYDON (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
2:00pm
• Sat 4 May @ 2:00pm • • Mon 6 May @ 5:45pm • • Sat 11, Sat 18 & Sun 19 May @ 2:00pm • (1 hour) As seen on BBC3 and heard on[...]
May 4 @ 3:15pm – May 6 @ 4:15pm
NATHAN CASSIDY: MY SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
3:15pm
• Sat 4 to Mon 6 May @ 3:15pm • (1 hour) On the film’s 25th anniversary, award-winning comedian Cassidy performs a stand-up show about escaping, to the soundtrack of The Shawshank Redemption. Fear can[...]
May 4 @ 4:30pm – May 5 @ 5:30pm
DARREN WALSH: PROGWORKRESS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
4:30pm
• Sat 4 & Sun 5 May @ 4:30pm • (1 hour) Join Darren (UK’s first Pun Champion, Winner of Dave’s Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Edinburgh Presents) for a Work in Progress (progworkress)[...]
May 4 @ 5:45pm – Jun 1 @ 6:45pm
THE BALLAD OF SARAH CALLAGHAN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
5:45pm
• Every Sat in May @ 5:45pm • • Sat 1 June @ 5:45pm • (1 hour) Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, fresh from hugely successful tours of Australia and New Zealand, returns to Brighton with[...]
May 4 @ 7:00pm – May 8 @ 8:00pm
THEODORA VAN DER BEEK: THE ADVENTURES OF THE BEARDED LADY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
• Sat 4 to Wed 8 May @ 7:00pm • (1 hour) ‘I’m the Bearded Lady, I’m fearless and I’m shady, I’ve hair on my back and My muscles are stacked, My Adam’s apple is[...]
May 4 @ 8:15pm – May 25 @ 9:15pm
LUCY PEARMAN: WORK IN PROGRESS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
8:15pm
• Sat 4 & Sat 25 May @ 8:15pm • (1 hour) Complete idiot Lucy Pearman will be trying out some new ideas. There will be a bag, a song, a leg, some tears and[...]
May 5 @ 2:00pm – Jun 2 @ 3:00pm
PETE STRONG: GREENFINCH (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
2:00pm
• Sun 5 & 12 May @ 2:00pm • • Sun 2 June @ 2:00pm • (1 hour) Pete Strong just wants to be happy. But can he be happy? Join him in his new[...]
May 5 @ 5:45pm – Jun 2 @ 6:45pm
JAMES BENNISON WAS ACCEPTABLE IN THE 80s (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
5:45pm
• Every Sun in May @ 5:45pm • • Sun 2 June @ 5:45pm • (1 hour) James Bennison returns to with his most epic project yet: taking every single classic film from the 1980s[...]
May 5 @ 8:15pm – May 26 @ 9:15pm
DAVE FENSOME: ADHDAVE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
8:15pm
• Every Sun in May @ 8:15pm • (1 hour) Join acclaimed local comic Dave Fensome on a darkly comic journey through his life, reframed through an ADHD diagnosis aged 42! Touching on relationships, mental[...]
May 5 @ 9:30pm – May 19 @ 10:30pm
MERYL O'ROURKE: VANILLA (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
9:30pm
• Sun 5, Sun 12 & Sun 19 May @ 9:30pm • (1 hour) New show from stand up and BBC’s New World Order writer. In her youth, Meryl was called all sorts of fruity[...]
May 6 @ 2:00pm – May 27 @ 3:00pm
SAM SAVAGE: TRY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
2:00pm
• Mon 6, Sun 26 & Mon 27 May @ 2:00pm • (1 hour) How do you fit into a chaotic high flying world when all you have ever really wanted from life is a[...]
May 6 @ 4:30pm – May 8 @ 10:30pm
EDY HURST: HURST SCHMURST (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
4:30pm
• Mon 6 May @ 4:30pm • • Tue 7 & Wed 8 May @ 9:30pm • (1 hour) Award-winning comedian Edy Hurst brings his musical comedy, loop pedal nonsense and stand-up to answer the[...]
May 6 @ 8:15pm – May 27 @ 9:15pm
ADELE CLIFF: WORK IN PROGRESS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
8:15pm
• Every Mon in May @ 8:15pm • (1 hour) A brand new hour of comedy from hilarious stand up Adele Cliff. ‘Dave’s Funniest Jokes of the Fringe’ 2018, 2017 and 2016. “No doubt, she’s[...]
May 6 @ 9:30pm – May 20 @ 8:00pm
STOPH DEMETRIOU: ACTING IN BAD FAITH @ Upper Lounge
9:30pm
• Mon 6 May @ 9:30pm • • Mon 20 May @ 7:00pm • (1 hour) Stoph Demetriou is a comedian and actor with issues (shocker). When Stoph realises that his unhappiness is down to[...]
May 7 @ 8:15pm – May 28 @ 9:15pm
CAROLINE MABEY LEAVES THE ROOM SLOWLY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
8:15pm
• Every Tue in May @ 8:15pm • (1 hour) Brand new stand-up from one of the most inventive comic voices in Britain. Caroline Mabey’s husband/boyfriend/partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as[...]
May 8 @ 8:15pm – May 29 @ 9:15pm
MILO McCABE: REALITY BITES TROY HAWKE! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
8:15pm
• Wed 8 & Wed 15 May @ 8:15pm • • Wed 22 & Wed 29 May @ 8:15pm • (1 hour) Troy Hawke escaped from his mother’s clutches over four years ago now. The[...]
May 9 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
EMILY McQUADE: IMPISH (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
• Thu 9 May @ 7:00pm • (1 hour) This is a stand-up comedy show about the joys and pitfalls of having an overactive imagination. Ever seen an apparition in a garage? A magical kingdom[...]
May 9 @ 8:15pm – May 30 @ 9:15pm
BRODI SNOOK: WORK IN PROGRESS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
8:15pm
• Thu 9 & Thu 16 May @ 8:15pm • • Thu 23 & Thu 30 May @ 8:15pm • (1 hour) Fast-rising Australian comedian and general smart-arse Brodi Snook takes a break from her[...]
May 9 @ 9:30pm – May 23 @ 10:30pm
SASKIA PRESTON: ABSENT (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
9:30pm
• Thu 9, Thu 16 & Thu 23 May @ 9:30pm • (1 hour) A work in progress show from professional clothes-wearer Saskia Preston. In this blurb, Saskia will hint that she’s a really cool[...]
ADAM HESS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 10 @ 8:15pm – May 31 @ 9:15pm
ADAM HESS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
8:15pm
• Fri 10, Fri 17 & Fri 31 May @ 8:15pm • (1 hour) New show from me, Adam Hess, who is a very cool comedian from Brighton who then moved to London because they[...]
May 10 @ 10:45pm – May 18 @ 11:45pm
LAURA-DOE'S VAUDEVILLE OF THE VULVA (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
10:45pm
• Fri 10 & Sat 11 May @ 10:45pm • • Fri 17 & Sat 18 May @ 10:45pm • (1 hour) Ever confused a Volvo and a vulva? A G-string and a G-spot? Dripping[...]
May 11 @ 3:15pm – May 27 @ 4:15pm
ANDREA HUBERT: THE GREY AREA (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
3:15pm
• Sat 11 & Sun 12 May @ 3:15pm • • Sun 26 & Mon 27 May @ 3:15pm • (1 hour) Andrea Hubert works out some new jokes in front of the (hopefully!) lovely[...]
May 11 @ 4:30pm – 5:20pm
NORTHERN POWER BLOUSE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
4:30pm
• Sat 11 May @ 4:30pm • (50 min) Join ‘Northern Power Blouse’ for a sketch show full of heart, songs and massive, massive shoulder pads. Between them, Cassie Atkinson, Kat Butterfield and Charlotte Pearson[...]
May 11 @ 7:00pm – May 16 @ 8:00pm
PEYVAND KHORSANDI: THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF JACK CHOOSELOVE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
• Sat 11 to Thu 16 May @ 7:00pm • (1 hour) Journalist Peyvand Khorsandi never intended to become an obituaries editor at The Independent, nor did he intend to work for the Daily Mail.[...]
May 11 @ 8:15pm – May 18 @ 9:15pm
NICK HORSEMAN: THE RHYME SCHEME (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
8:15pm
• Sat 11 & Sat 18 May @ 8:15pm • (1 hour) Over the past year, Nick ‘Horse’ Horseman has got married, survived a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that killed 450 people and given up his[...]
May 12 @ 4:30pm – Jun 2 @ 5:20pm
NICK ELLERAY: JOY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
4:30pm
• Sun 12 & Sat 18 May @ 4:30pm • • Sat 25 May @ 2:00pm • • Sat 1 & Sun 2 June @ 4:30pm • (50 min) Nick Elleray, “quality downbeat comedy” (Chortle),[...]
May 13 @ 9:30pm – May 20 @ 10:30pm
DAVID MILLS: WELCOME TO THE NEXT MOMENT (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
9:30pm
• Mon 13 & Mon 20 May @ 9:30pm • (1 hour) Politics, celebrity, the media, technology, our 24-hour reality television cartoon dystopia. More hilarious rants and raves from the funniest comic you’ve never heard[...]
ART ATTACK (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 14 @ 9:30pm – May 22 @ 10:30pm
ART ATTACK (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
9:30pm
• Tue 14 & Wed 15 May @ 9:30pm • • Tue 21 & Wed 22 May @ 9:30pm • (1 hour) Up-and-coming comedians Alex Mason, Riggs, and Tom Smith have come together to present[...]
May 17 @ 7:00pm – May 19 @ 8:00pm
ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING: THE INTERDIMENSIONAL ABK (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
• Fri 17 to Sun 19 May @ 7:00pm • (1 hour) Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year 2017 Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with a dimension-hopping stand up comedy show. “A singular and[...]
THE LOL WORD (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 17 @ 9:30pm – May 18 @ 10:30pm
THE LOL WORD (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
9:30pm
• Fri 17 & Sat 18 May @ 9:30pm • (1 hour) Like comedy? Like queer folk? Then you’ll love this mixed bill of sketch and stand-up stars who are rising through the comedy ranks[...]
May 18 @ 3:15pm – May 25 @ 4:15pm
LESLIE EWING-BURGESSE EXISTS! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
3:15pm
• Sat 18, Sun 19 & Sat 25 May @ 3:15pm • (1 hour) Leslie Ewing-Burgesse did a show last year about being imaginary, and realised along the way that it was a massive manifestation[...]
May 19 @ 4:30pm – May 27 @ 6:45pm
FIONA SAGAR: WORK IN PROGRESS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
4:30pm
• Sun 19 May @ 4:30pm • • Mon 27 May @ 5:45pm • (1 hour) Fiona Sagar (Funny Women Best Show nominee 2016 and 2017, The Groundlings Comedy Theatre, LA) returns to Brighton Fringe[...]
May 21 @ 7:00pm – May 23 @ 8:00pm
IZZY MANT: POLITE CLUB (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
• Tue 21 to Thu 23 May @ 7:00pm • (1 hour) TV comedy producer Izzy (Peep Show, Toast of London, Harry & Paul) has been pathologically tactful all her life. But tonight, that changes…[...]
May 24 @ 10:45pm – May 25 @ 11:45pm
ROBIN MORGAN: WORK IN PROGRESS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
10:45pm
• Fri 24 & Sat 25 May @ 10:45pm • (1 hour) The third hour show from Robin Morgan (writer for BBC Two’s ‘The Mash Report’, BBC Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’, television warm-up for[...]
May 25 @ 4:30pm – May 27 @ 5:30pm
DIRTY WHITE BOYS & ALICE MARSHALL: SUMMERTIME SLAUGHTER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
4:30pm
• Sat 25 to Mon 27 May @ 4:30pm • (1 hour) Welcome to Plankton-On-Sea, your classic British seaside town; donkeys, deckchairs and a deadly monster terrorising the shore. Written and performed by award-winning double[...]
May 25 @ 7:00pm – May 30 @ 8:00pm
NIK COPPIN: SHARK (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
• Sat 25 to Thu 30 May @ 7:00pm • (1 hour) Following more sell-out performances in Europe, Asia and Australia, the UK-based global comedian returns with a new show in which he analyses jokes,[...]
May 26 @ 12:45pm – May 27 @ 1:45pm
MISS SYLVIA SCEPTRE: 13 (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
12:45pm
• Sun 26 & Mon 27 May @ 12:45pm • (1 hour) 13 is a show with magic and mind reading performed by Miss Sylvia Sceptre. Sylvia is a character direct from Victorian London, a[...]
May 26 @ 9:30pm – May 29 @ 10:30pm
DAVID TSONOS: PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
9:30pm
• Sun 26 to Wed 29 May @ 9:30pm • (1 hour) Stand-up Canadian Comic David Tsonos has been auditioning for acting roles for twenty years. From adverts, TV series, and feature films, he has[...]
May 30 @ 9:30pm – Jun 1 @ 10:30pm
GRANT McLACHLAN: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE McDONALD? (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
9:30pm
• Thu 30 & Fri 31 May @ 9:30pm • • Sat 1 June @ 9:30pm • (1 hour) After successfully bribing the Edinburgh Festival 2018 for a 4* review, the self-help group ‘Jane McDonald[...]
Jun 1 @ 2:00pm – Jun 2 @ 10:20pm
"I'M JUST A LITTLE BIT OCD" @ Upper Lounge
2:00pm
• Sat 1 June @ 2:00pm • • Sun 2 June @ 9:30pm • (50 min) Have you ever thought “Wow, I could push that person in front of that train”? As Grace returns from[...]
Jun 1 @ 3:15pm – Jun 2 @ 4:15pm
JANE HILL: ADDICTED TO FUN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
3:15pm
• Sat 1 & Sun 2 June @ 3:15pm • (1 hour) Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She’s been sober for 15 years but still misses the buzz of that[...]
Jun 1 @ 7:00pm – Jun 2 @ 8:00pm
IAN LANE: PAPERWEIGHT (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
7:00pm
• Sat 1 & Sun 2 June @ 7:00pm • (1 hour) Paperweight. Spatula. Cushioned tea tray. Chicken lattice. Which weapon would you protect your house with? In this work in progress multimedia stand-up comedy[...]
Jun 1 @ 8:15pm – Jun 2 @ 9:15pm
SAM JACOBSEN: HERBERT HOOF - THE MONSTERER!! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
8:15pm
• Sat 1 & Sun 2 June @ 8:15pm • (1 hour) Ever wanted to hunt monsters like Bigfoot, or the Mongolian Death Worm? Professor Herbert Hoof is the best Monsterer this side of Loch[...]

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