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BCOM PRESENTS #PREFRINGEPARTY 7:30pm
BCOM PRESENTS #PREFRINGEPARTY
May 2 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
BCOM PRESENTS #PREFRINGEPARTY @ Upper Lounge
BCOM bring you a bumper bonanza of the best in unique and alternative comedy to feature at this year’s Brighton Fringe Festival! If you’re unsure what shows to catch this Fringe, this is your opportunity[...]
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GARY SANSOME: BALD MAN SINGS RIHANNA (FREE!) 6:15pm
GARY SANSOME: BALD MAN SINGS RIHANNA (FREE!)
May 5 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
GARY SANSOME: BALD MAN SINGS RIHANNA (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 5 May @ 6:15pm • (1 hour) Ever heard a bald man sing Rihanna? Fresh from performing at the world’s biggest comedy clubs, including Caroline’s on Broadway, NYC and Yuk Yuk’s Toronto, Scottish[...]
SAM AND BEN: ALIEMS! (FREE!) 10:00pm
SAM AND BEN: ALIEMS! (FREE!)
May 5 @ 10:00pm – 11:00pm
SAM AND BEN: ALIEMS! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 4 & Sat 5 May @ 10:00pm • (1 hour) Do you believe in… aliems? You may never have seen one but, just like the millions of people who watch Mrs Brown’s Boys[...]
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ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING: FULL VELVET JACKET (FREE!) 8:45pm
ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING: FULL VELVET JACKET (FREE!)
May 6 @ 8:45pm – 9:30pm
ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING: FULL VELVET JACKET (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 4 to Sun 6 May @ 8:45pm • (45 min) Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017 Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with an inter-dimensional, work in progress stand-up comedy show. “A[...]
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THE PARENTHETICALS: IMPRODYSSEY 2:30pm
THE PARENTHETICALS: IMPRODYSSEY
May 7 @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm
THE PARENTHETICALS: IMPRODYSSEY @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 6 & Mon 7 May @ 2:30pm • (1 hour) The Parentheticals are going on a quest, but where they go and what they seek is entirely up to you! Whatever you choose,[...]
THE CLINIC with GLORIA HOLE & MARK GRIMSHAW (FREE!) 10:00pm
THE CLINIC with GLORIA HOLE & MARK GRIMSHAW (FREE!)
May 7 @ 10:00pm – 11:00pm
THE CLINIC with GLORIA HOLE & MARK GRIMSHAW (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Late Night Fri 4 & Sat 5 May @ 0:30am • • Sun 6 & Mon 7 May @ 10:00pm • (1 hour) Got an itching problem? Concerned about a rash decision? Join Gloria[...]
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STEVE BUGEJA (FREE!) 7:30pm
STEVE BUGEJA (FREE!)
May 8 @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm
STEVE BUGEJA (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 7 & Tue 8 May @ 7:30pm • (1 hour) Steve Bugeja, as seen on ‘Love Island Aftersun’, Russell Howard’s ‘Stand Up Central’, Radio 4’s ‘Fresh From The Fringe’ and BBC 3’s ‘Top[...]
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SARAH KEYWORTH: DARK HORSE (FREE!) 6:15pm
SARAH KEYWORTH: DARK HORSE (FREE!)
May 9 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
SARAH KEYWORTH: DARK HORSE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 7 to Wed 9 May @ 6:15pm • (1 hour) Rising star Sarah Keyworth, tour support for Stewart Francis and Kerry Godliman, brings an hour of brand new stand-up that shines a light[...]
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ADAM LARTER: BOOGIE KNIGHTS (FREE!) 2:30pm
ADAM LARTER: BOOGIE KNIGHTS (FREE!)
May 12 @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm
ADAM LARTER: BOOGIE KNIGHTS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 12 May @ 2:30pm • (1 hour) Just your classic medieval tale told through disco music. Sir Dance-Alot is the last of the Boogie Knights, where have the others gone, can he find[...]
ROSCO McCLELLAND: 29 (FREE!) 6:15pm
ROSCO McCLELLAND: 29 (FREE!)
May 12 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
ROSCO McCLELLAND: 29 (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 11 & Sat 12 May @ 6:15pm • (1 hour) It’s been a hell of a year for Rosco McClelland, travelling the world, getting engaged and making new friends in interesting places. Come[...]
TWONKEY’S NIGHT TRAIN TO LIECHTENSTEIN (FREE!) 7:30pm
TWONKEY’S NIGHT TRAIN TO LIECHTENSTEIN (FREE!)
May 12 @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm
TWONKEY'S NIGHT TRAIN TO LIECHTENSTEIN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 11 & Sat 12 May @ 7:30pm • (1 hour) The Fringe’s most reliably unusual auteur returns with a new adventure from the peculiar world of Mr Twonkey. What happens when you take[...]
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CANCELLED: OLIVER COLEMAN: VARIATIONS ON A DREAM 6:15pm
CANCELLED: OLIVER COLEMAN: VARIATIONS ON A DREAM
May 14 @ 6:15pm – 7:10pm
CANCELLED: OLIVER COLEMAN: VARIATIONS ON A DREAM @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 10 May @ 6:15pm • • Late Night Sat 12 May @ 0:30am • • Mon 14 May @ 6:15pm • (55 min) Unfortunately Oliver has cancelled his Brighton Fringe run. Apologies for[...]
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DAVID TERRENCE: MIND SHOW – UNBOXING (FREE!) 8:45pm
DAVID TERRENCE: MIND SHOW – UNBOXING (FREE!)
May 15 @ 8:45pm – 9:45pm
DAVID TERRENCE: MIND SHOW - UNBOXING (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 7 & Tue 8 May @ 8:45pm • • Mon 14 & Tue 15 May @ 8:45pm • (1 hour) Come and have your mind fried, and witness a live unboxing of a[...]
NARIN OZ: BONQRZ (FREE!) 10:00pm
NARIN OZ: BONQRZ (FREE!)
May 15 @ 10:00pm – 11:00pm
NARIN OZ: BONQRZ (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 13, Mon 14 & Tue 15 May @ 10:00pm • (1 hour) Bonkers stand up comedy show about making extremely bad decisions for happiness. “Comedy genius or someone who should be sectioned, go[...]
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DOMINIC HOLLAND: THE GLORY YEAR (FREE!) 7:30pm
DOMINIC HOLLAND: THE GLORY YEAR (FREE!)
May 17 @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm
DOMINIC HOLLAND: THE GLORY YEAR (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 17 May @ 7:30pm • (1 hour) A veteran stand-up with countless TV appearances to his name (albeit few of late!) but don’t let this put you off because this is a he[...]
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DAVID MILLS: FOCUS PEOPLE! (FREE!) 6:15pm
DAVID MILLS: FOCUS PEOPLE! (FREE!)
May 19 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
DAVID MILLS: FOCUS PEOPLE! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 4 May @ 6:15pm • • Fri 18 & Sat 19 May @ 6:15pm • (1 hour) Focus people! Stand-up comic David Mills is back with another free hour of sharp and hilarious[...]
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CATHERINE BOHART: IMMACULATE (FREE!) 5:00pm
CATHERINE BOHART: IMMACULATE (FREE!)
May 20 @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm
CATHERINE BOHART: IMMACULATE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 19 & Sun 20 May @ 5:00pm • (1 hour) Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of a Catholic deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it.[...]
KATHARINE FERNS IS IN STITCHES (FREE!) 7:30pm
KATHARINE FERNS IS IN STITCHES (FREE!)
May 20 @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm
KATHARINE FERNS IS IN STITCHES (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 19 & Sun 20 May @ 7:30pm • (1 hour) Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns (MTV, ichannel) takes you on a comedic journey about the visible and invisible scars of surviving mental illness, domestic[...]
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THE VERY WELL-FED CATERPILLAR 6:15pm
THE VERY WELL-FED CATERPILLAR
May 21 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
THE VERY WELL-FED CATERPILLAR @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 5 & Sun 6 May @ 5:00pm • • Mon 21 May @ 6:15pm • (1 hour) The Very Hungry Caterpillar just couldn’t stop eating. He grew and grew until, when all his[...]
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ADAM HESS: BUBBLES (FREE!) 8:45pm
ADAM HESS: BUBBLES (FREE!)
May 22 @ 8:45pm – Jun 2 @ 8:30pm
ADAM HESS: BUBBLES (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 18 May @ 7:30pm • • Tue 22 May @ 8:45pm • • Sat 2 June @ 7:30pm • (1 hour) I have grown 2 inches this year and I have no idea[...]
NORTHERN POWER BLOUSE: UP YOUR PROMENADE (FREE!) 6:15pm
NORTHERN POWER BLOUSE: UP YOUR PROMENADE (FREE!)
May 22 @ 6:15pm – 7:05pm
NORTHERN POWER BLOUSE: UP YOUR PROMENADE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Tue 15 & 22 May @ 6:15pm • (50 min) Saunter down the promenade with Northern Power Blouse for a show full of sketches, songs and larger than life characters, all set by the[...]
FRANK FOUCAULT: SHOES (FREE!) 10:00pm
FRANK FOUCAULT: SHOES (FREE!)
May 22 @ 10:00pm – May 23 @ 9:45pm
FRANK FOUCAULT: SHOES (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 21 May @ 8:45pm • • Tue 22 May @ 10:00pm • • Wed 23 May @ 8:45pm • (1 hour) Frank was told it was a good idea to do a theme[...]
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ADELE CLIFF: SHEEP (FREE!) 6:15pm
ADELE CLIFF: SHEEP (FREE!)
May 23 @ 6:15pm – May 30 @ 9:45pm
ADELE CLIFF: SHEEP (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Wed 9 & 16 May @ 8:45pm • • Wed 23 May @ 6:15pm • • Wed 30 May @ 8:45pm • (1 hour) Adele Cliff (Dave’s Top 15 Funniest Jokes of the Fringe[...]
KATHARINE FERNS: BETWEEN ONE FERNS (FREE!) 7:30pm
KATHARINE FERNS: BETWEEN ONE FERNS (FREE!)
May 23 @ 7:30pm – May 24 @ 8:30pm
KATHARINE FERNS: BETWEEN ONE FERNS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 21 to Thu 24 May @ 7:30pm • (1 hour) Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy. With seemingly sweet and innocent charm,[...]
JAMES BARR: THIRST TRAP 10:00pm
JAMES BARR: THIRST TRAP
May 23 @ 10:00pm – May 25 @ 11:00pm
JAMES BARR: THIRST TRAP @ Upper Lounge
• Wed 23 to Fri 25 May @ 10:00pm • (1 hour) 2018 dating is a disaster so it’s time to let the crazy out! MTV presenter, comedian and co-host of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+[...]
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TRISHELLE: OUT OF ORDER (FREE!) 6:15pm
TRISHELLE: OUT OF ORDER (FREE!)
May 24 @ 6:15pm – May 25 @ 7:15pm
TRISHELLE: OUT OF ORDER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Wed 16 & Thu 17 May @ 6:15pm • • Thu 24 & Fri 25 May @ 6:15pm • (1 hour) ‘Out of Order’ is a show about addiction and not being addicted. Katie[...]
BLONDES ON BICYCLES (FREE!) 8:45pm
BLONDES ON BICYCLES (FREE!)
May 24 @ 8:45pm – May 31 @ 9:45pm
BLONDES ON BICYCLES (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 10, 17, 24 & 31 May @ 8:45pm • (1 hour) Blondes on Bicycles is a two handed stand-up comedy show starring Charmaine Davies and Sara Mason, which includes sketch and song. This[...]
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MASSIVE DAD (FREE!) 7:30pm
MASSIVE DAD (FREE!)
May 25 @ 7:30pm – May 26 @ 8:30pm
MASSIVE DAD (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 25 & Sat 26 May @ 7:30pm • (1 hour) An hour of sketch and stand-up from critically acclaimed sketch group Massive Dad (“Hilarious” **** – The Guardian) with solo material from Tessa[...]
JULIET MEYERS: BIKES & DOGS & ROCK & ROLL (FREE!) 8:45pm
JULIET MEYERS: BIKES & DOGS & ROCK & ROLL (FREE!)
May 25 @ 8:45pm – 9:45pm
JULIET MEYERS: BIKES & DOGS & ROCK & ROLL (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 18 & 25 May @ 8:45pm • (1 hour) Juliet, writer on The Sarah Millican Television Programme and 8 Out of 10 Cats, performs her work-in-progress show about loving/cursing both her rescue dog[...]
ON THE EDGE COMEDY (FREE!) 11:15pm
ON THE EDGE COMEDY (FREE!)
May 25 @ 11:15pm – May 26 @ 1:30am
ON THE EDGE COMEDY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 4 @ 11:15pm • (1 hour) • Fri 11, 18 and 25 May @ 11:15pm • (2 hr 15m including interval) On the Edge Comedy is a Brighton stand-up institution. Running year-round it[...]
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MATT DUWELL: SNOWFLAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT (FREE!) 1:15pm
MATT DUWELL: SNOWFLAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT (FREE!)
May 26 @ 1:15pm – May 27 @ 2:15pm
MATT DUWELL: SNOWFLAKE IT 'TIL YOU MAKE IT (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 5 & Sun 6 May @ 1:15pm • • Sat 26 & Sun 27 May @ 1:15pm • (1 hour) Matt Duwell is a snowflake, and he is owning that label (despite thinking[...]
ISHI KHAN-JACKSON: I’MMIGRANT! (FREE!) 2:30pm
ISHI KHAN-JACKSON: I’MMIGRANT! (FREE!)
May 26 @ 2:30pm – May 28 @ 7:15pm
ISHI KHAN-JACKSON: I'MMIGRANT! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Late Night Sat 19 May @ 0:30am • • Sun 20 & Sat 26 May @ 2:30pm • • Late Night Sat 26 May @ 0:30am • • Mon 28 May @ 6:15pm •[...]
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A GAME SHOW! (FREE!) 3:45pm
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A GAME SHOW! (FREE!)
May 26 @ 3:45pm – May 27 @ 4:45pm
NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A GAME SHOW! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 19 & Sun 20 May @ 3:45pm • • Sat 26 & Sun 27 May @ 3:45pm • (1 hour) Think you know game shows? Think again, as this new show comes to[...]
PAUL WADE: MORTAL (FREE!) 6:15pm
PAUL WADE: MORTAL (FREE!)
May 26 @ 6:15pm – May 28 @ 5:50pm
PAUL WADE: MORTAL (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 26 May @ 6:15pm • • Mon 28 May @ 5:00pm • (50 min) Do you struggle to fit in in an ever-changing world? Does the speed of change make you feel old[...]
LAUGHS WITH TRICKS (FREE!) 8:45pm
LAUGHS WITH TRICKS (FREE!)
May 26 @ 8:45pm – May 27 @ 9:45pm
LAUGHS WITH TRICKS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 19 & Sun 20 May @ 8:45pm • • Sat 26 & Sun 27 May @ 8:45pm • (1 hour) Comedy magician Stu Turner and comedian and ventriloquist Phil Reid come together for[...]
FABULON (FREE!) 11:15pm
FABULON (FREE!)
May 26 @ 11:15pm – May 30 @ 11:00pm
FABULON (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 5 May @ 11:15pm • • Mon 7 May @ 5:00pm • • Sat 12 & 19 May @ 11:15pm • • Mon 21 May @ 10:00pm • • Sat 26 May @[...]
DARREN WALSH: MASSIVE PUNT (FREE!) 5:00pm
DARREN WALSH: MASSIVE PUNT (FREE!)
May 26 @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm
DARREN WALSH: MASSIVE PUNT (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 12, Sun 13 & Sat 26 May @ 5:00pm • (1 hour) Join Darren Walsh (UK’s first Pun Champion, BBC’s iWonder, Dave’s Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe) on a round-the-world flight, jam-packed with[...]
IAN LANE: BODILY (FREE!) 10:00pm
IAN LANE: BODILY (FREE!)
May 26 @ 10:00pm – 11:00pm
IAN LANE: BODILY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Tue 8, Sun 20 & Sat 26 May @ 10:00pm • (1 hour) Ever wondered how to get the most out of that desolate obelisk that is your body? Using paint, placards and xylophone[...]
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AHEM… YOU CAN’T GO AROUND DOING STUFF LIKE THAT! (FREE!) 2:30pm
AHEM… YOU CAN’T GO AROUND DOING STUFF LIKE THAT! (FREE!)
May 27 @ 2:30pm – May 28 @ 3:30pm
AHEM... YOU CAN'T GO AROUND DOING STUFF LIKE THAT! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 12 & Sun 13 May @ 3:45pm • • Sun 27 & Mon 28 May @ 2:30pm • (1 hour) Join Zelem Saydullaev (Squawker 2015 Finalist, South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016[...]
TROY HAWKE: REMINDED (FREE!) 7:30pm
TROY HAWKE: REMINDED (FREE!)
May 27 @ 7:30pm – Jun 3 @ 8:25pm
TROY HAWKE: REMINDED (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 6, 13 & 27 May @ 7:30pm • • Sun 3 June @ 7:30pm • (55 min) I am back in Brighton to give you my take on things you never knew you[...]
KELSEY DE ALMEIDA: I’M VERY DIFFERENT PEOPLE (FREE!) 5:00pm
KELSEY DE ALMEIDA: I’M VERY DIFFERENT PEOPLE (FREE!)
May 27 @ 5:00pm – 5:40pm
KELSEY DE ALMEIDA: I'M VERY DIFFERENT PEOPLE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 12, Sat 19 & Sun 20 May @ 1:15pm • • Sun 27 May @ 5:00pm • (40 min) Winner of Southend Comedy Festival’s ‘Best Newcomer’ competition 2017, Kelsey is one of the[...]
GRÁINNE MAGUIRE: I CALL MY VAGINA THE PSYCHOPATH TEST (FREE!) 6:15pm
GRÁINNE MAGUIRE: I CALL MY VAGINA THE PSYCHOPATH TEST (FREE!)
May 27 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
GRÁINNE MAGUIRE: I CALL MY VAGINA THE PSYCHOPATH TEST (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 6, 13, 20 & 27 May @ 6:15pm • (1 hour) Gráinne Maguire (as heard on Radio 4’s The Now Show, More Money Than Sense and Breaking The News, writer for The Last[...]
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IAN SMITH: CRAFT (FREE!) 1:15pm
IAN SMITH: CRAFT (FREE!)
May 28 @ 1:15pm – Jun 3 @ 2:15pm
IAN SMITH: CRAFT (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 28 May @ 1:15pm • • Sat 2 & Sun 3 June @ 1:15pm • (1 hour) Ian Smith is a multi-award winning comedian; this is a work in progress of his fifth[...]
NATHAN WILLCOCK: HOLLAND, 1980 (FREE!) 7:30pm
NATHAN WILLCOCK: HOLLAND, 1980 (FREE!)
May 28 @ 7:30pm – May 30 @ 8:30pm
NATHAN WILLCOCK: HOLLAND, 1980 (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 28 to Wed 30 May @ 7:30pm • (1 hour) Great comedy guy Nathan Willcock presents what promises to be a work in progress show. In this show, he will try and recreate[...]
ZAHRA: WARRIOR NOT PRINCESS (FREE!) 3:45pm
ZAHRA: WARRIOR NOT PRINCESS (FREE!)
May 28 @ 3:45pm – 4:30pm
ZAHRA: WARRIOR NOT PRINCESS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 28 May @ 3:45pm • (45 min) Zahra has never stood in front of a mirror and taken a selfie. She’s more likely to stand in front of the mirror and ask herself[...]
WHEELY WHEELY WHEELY WHEELY WHEELY (FREE!) 8:45pm
WHEELY WHEELY WHEELY WHEELY WHEELY (FREE!)
May 28 @ 8:45pm – 9:35pm
WHEELY WHEELY WHEELY WHEELY WHEELY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 4 & Sat 5 May @ 7:30pm • • Mon 28 May @ 8:45pm • (50 min) NB: Instead of Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely, Stephanie Laing will be previewing her new solo[...]
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NOW THAT’S WHO I CALL ARCHIE HENDERSON (FREE!) 6:15pm
NOW THAT’S WHO I CALL ARCHIE HENDERSON (FREE!)
May 29 @ 6:15pm – May 30 @ 7:05pm
NOW THAT'S WHO I CALL ARCHIE HENDERSON (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Tue 29 & Wed 30 May @ 6:15pm • (50 min) On 12 November 2013, Archie Henderson accidentally reached number 98 in the UK Singles Chart. This time, he’s heading straight for number one.[...]
STEPHANIE LAING: QUITTER (FREE!) 8:45pm
STEPHANIE LAING: QUITTER (FREE!)
May 29 @ 8:45pm – 9:45pm
STEPHANIE LAING: QUITTER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Tue 29 May @ 8:45pm • (1 hour) NB: This replaces the planned final performance of Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely, due to Paul McGarrity’s unavailability. A preview of Stephanie’s new solo stand-up show,[...]
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MATT STELLINGWERF: BACHELOR OF ARTS (FREE!) 6:15pm
MATT STELLINGWERF: BACHELOR OF ARTS (FREE!)
May 31 @ 6:15pm – Jun 1 @ 7:15pm
MATT STELLINGWERF: BACHELOR OF ARTS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 31 May @ 6:15pm • (1 hour) Bachelor of Arts is one comedian’s attempt to find a use for the most useless of tertiary degrees and perhaps, in the process, prove that a[...]
HARRIET KEMSLEY’S NEW SHOW (FREE!) 7:30pm
HARRIET KEMSLEY’S NEW SHOW (FREE!)
May 31 @ 7:30pm – Jun 1 @ 8:30pm
HARRIET KEMSLEY'S NEW SHOW (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Wed 9 & Thu 10 May @ 7:30pm • • Thu 31 May & Fri 1 June @ 7:30pm • (1 hour) Harriet’s back in Brighton and she’s brushed her hair specially. You might[...]
RUFUS & VENDETTA’S NEVER HAVE I EVER… (FREE!) 10:00pm
RUFUS & VENDETTA’S NEVER HAVE I EVER… (FREE!)
May 31 @ 10:00pm – Jun 3 @ 12:15am
RUFUS & VENDETTA'S NEVER HAVE I EVER... (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 31 May @ 10:00pm • • Fri 1 & Sat 2 June @ 11:15pm • (1 hour) It’s the scandalous drinking game that reveals all the dark secrets about you and your friends.[...]

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ADAM HESS: BUBBLES (FREE!)
May 22 @ 8:45pm – Jun 2 @ 8:30pm

• Fri 18 May @ 7:30pm •
• Tue 22 May @ 8:45pm •
• Sat 2 June @ 7:30pm •
(1 hour)

I have grown 2 inches this year and I have no idea why. I don’t even really like doing stand-up. I’m just going around the country doing shows in the hope that a scientist will be in the audience and offer me an explanation. My doctor doesn’t believe me, and fair enough tbh, but it’s honestly true. I did stand-up on a TV show called ‘Tonight At The Palladium’ this year.

“For high quality gags per minute there is no better comedian” (Independent)

“I’ve seen few shows that are funnier” (The Times)

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

FRANK FOUCAULT: SHOES (FREE!)
May 22 @ 10:00pm – May 23 @ 9:45pm

• Mon 21 May @ 8:45pm •
• Tue 22 May @ 10:00pm •
• Wed 23 May @ 8:45pm •
(1 hour)

Frank was told it was a good idea to do a theme show, so he’s doing it about shoes. I imagine that he’s beginning to regret this decision.

“A tiny work of comic genius” (The Scotsman)

“Stupidly funny” (Chortle)

Nominated for ‘Magners New Act of the Year 2015’
Chortle Student Comedy Awards Finalist

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

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ADELE CLIFF: SHEEP (FREE!)
May 23 @ 6:15pm – May 30 @ 9:45pm

• Wed 9 & 16 May @ 8:45pm •
• Wed 23 May @ 6:15pm •
• Wed 30 May @ 8:45pm •
(1 hour)

Adele Cliff (Dave’s Top 15 Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2017 and 2016) brings her brand-new show ‘Sheep’ to Brighton! Packed with gags, anecdotes and fun, this work-in-progress show is sure to amuse. Full of great new jokes to wow ewe all, flock in for some of the best comedy to be herd.

“I find her really annoying to watch, as I’m constantly kicking myself for not having thought of those gags first” (Gary Delaney)

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

KATHARINE FERNS: BETWEEN ONE FERNS (FREE!)
May 23 @ 7:30pm – May 24 @ 8:30pm

• Mon 21 to Thu 24 May @ 7:30pm •
(1 hour)

Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy. With seemingly sweet and innocent charm, Katharine finds dark comedy in her observations on relationships, family, mental illness, feminism and her past misadventures.

“Perky, charismatic performer with an acute sense of irony” (Chortle)

“Observant and witty, Katharine Ferns is a modern, 21st century woman, who throws herself into life and consequently her jokes.” **** (The Wee Review)

“Salty-sweet, savagely honest, brutally funny.” (The Scene Magazine)

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

JAMES BARR: THIRST TRAP
May 23 @ 10:00pm – May 25 @ 11:00pm

• Wed 23 to Fri 25 May @ 10:00pm •
(1 hour)

2018 dating is a disaster so it’s time to let the crazy out! MTV presenter, comedian and co-host of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ award-nominated podcast ‘A Gay and a NonGay’, James Barr unleashes a hilariously desperate attempt to finally meet ‘the one’, and you’re all invited!

Join James as he dishes the dirt on his brutally honest and hilarious dating life and Tinder-style swipes of the audience to find his way up-the-aisle. A 60 minute make-out session, also featuring a host of stories from his awkward Z-List celebrity thirst. With massive apologies to Justin Bieber…

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TRISHELLE: OUT OF ORDER (FREE!)
May 24 @ 6:15pm – May 25 @ 7:15pm

• Wed 16 & Thu 17 May @ 6:15pm •
• Thu 24 & Fri 25 May @ 6:15pm •
(1 hour)

‘Out of Order’ is a show about addiction and not being addicted. Katie O’Brien reflects on her life of 20 years abstinence from alcohol & drugs and other addictions. Exploring the identity of “being clean” and what it means to her and to others. Is she really clean? Isn’t everyone addicted to something? Is addiction what we think it is? Is abstinence important? What should we choose for our lives and how do we feel about the choices others make?

Katie O’Brien has been creating characters for years and has now written an autobiographical show sometimes told in character as Trishelle.

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BLONDES ON BICYCLES (FREE!)
May 24 @ 8:45pm – May 31 @ 9:45pm

• Thu 10, 17, 24 & 31 May @ 8:45pm •
(1 hour)

Blondes on Bicycles is a two handed stand-up comedy show starring Charmaine Davies and Sara Mason, which includes sketch and song. This is the premiere of a new collaboration between these charismatic and entertaining women. An endearing and amusing take on 21st century womanhood, from sexual preferences to recipes, philosophy to adolescent angst, children to pets, these two bare it all and bear with it… it’s hard being a Goddess these days, isn’t it?

NB: Because Sara Mason has been unexpectedly called away to the USA, her place in this show will be taken by Dave Fensome in a wig on 17th May, and Rob Dumbrell in a wig on 24th May.

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25
Fri
MASSIVE DAD (FREE!)
May 25 @ 7:30pm – May 26 @ 8:30pm

• Fri 25 & Sat 26 May @ 7:30pm •
(1 hour)

An hour of sketch and stand-up from critically acclaimed sketch group Massive Dad (“Hilarious” **** – The Guardian) with solo material from Tessa Coates (“Delightfully funny, smart” **** Chortle) and Stevie Martin (“Among the new generation of female comedians smashing it” – The Guardian).

“Generously stuffed with jokes, and performed with flair, attention to detail and an irresistible sense of fun” (The Guardian)

**** “For a how-to on sketch comedy, see Massive Dad” (Time Out)

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

JULIET MEYERS: BIKES & DOGS & ROCK & ROLL (FREE!)
May 25 @ 8:45pm – 9:45pm

• Fri 18 & 25 May @ 8:45pm •
(1 hour)

Juliet, writer on The Sarah Millican Television Programme and 8 Out of 10 Cats, performs her work-in-progress show about loving/cursing both her rescue dog and her spur of the moment decision to go on an adventure holiday . She explores the joys of far-flung travel, confidence issues, group dynamics and trying to rid the world of Boris Johnson and scones. Her dog is in the show with her to act as usher, ‘exhibit A’ and the ‘other person’ in short sketches.

“Devilish.” **** (The Scotsman)

“Laugh-out-loud show that resonates” **** (Chortle)

“Smart. Very funny!” (The Independent)

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

ON THE EDGE COMEDY (FREE!)
May 25 @ 11:15pm – May 26 @ 1:30am

• Fri 4 @ 11:15pm • (1 hour)
• Fri 11, 18 and 25 May @ 11:15pm •
(2 hr 15m including interval)

On the Edge Comedy is a Brighton stand-up institution. Running year-round it brings the best new acts to the Caroline of Brunswick. We’ve also got a reputation for big names dropping in to try new stuff.

This year we’re running through Brighton Fringe with fantastic handpicked line-ups, and possibly a few surprise guests! Expect top-quality acts in a fun late night environment.

 FREE ENTRY!

FRIDAY 18 MAY

Benedict Pope
Michael Fabbri

Helen Bauer – Dan Fardell – Catherine Heskey
Alex Petrovic – Johnny Wardlow

Dave Fensome (MC)