“Comedy, music and more…”
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
• Fri 18 May @ 7:30pm •
• Tue 22 May @ 8:45pm •
• Sat 2 June @ 7:30pm •
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)
• Mon 21 May @ 8:45pm •
• Tue 22 May @ 10:00pm •
• Wed 23 May @ 8:45pm •
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
• Wed 9 & 16 May @ 8:45pm •
• Wed 23 May @ 6:15pm •
• Wed 30 May @ 8:45pm •
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)
• Mon 21 to Thu 24 May @ 7:30pm •
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)
• Wed 23 to Fri 25 May @ 10:00pm •
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…
• Wed 16 & Thu 17 May @ 6:15pm •
• Thu 24 & Fri 25 May @ 6:15pm •
‘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.
• Thu 10, 17, 24 & 31 May @ 8:45pm •
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.
• Fri 25 & Sat 26 May @ 7:30pm •
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)
• Fri 18 & 25 May @ 8:45pm •
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)
• 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.
FRIDAY 18 MAY
Helen Bauer – Dan Fardell – Catherine Heskey
Alex Petrovic – Johnny Wardlow
Dave Fensome (MC)