“Comedy, music and more…”
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
A pair of half-hour illustrated comedy talks from John Lawrenson, comic actor and one half of musical double act Fred & Dickie.
Sitcoms are full of dreamers assisted by their clueless sidekicks. The fools in these “double acts” are based on two classic comedy types. Illustrated with TV clips and archive photographs, the talk reveals how a double act works and examines their characters, techniques & skills, and humour & appeal.
Sussex has a rich history of “spinning a whopper”, its many ingenious tales and urban legends exhibiting a humour that’s often irreverent, sometimes dark but always ridiculous. The talk explores this ancient storytelling tradition, visiting other countries where tales are created through bragging contests, performed in liars clubs and even deployed as weapons. Think you can’t be fooled? Try the Great British Gullibility Challenge and win a mystery prize!
Doors 8:00pm / Show 8:30pm
Entry £5 (£4 concesssions)
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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!
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 in front of a friendly audience.
Singers, dancers, comedians, clowns, jugglers, burlesque, variety acts and more!
First Sunday of every month. Mail Jack Kristiansen to book a slot!
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 country, and we can welcome a unique and diverse line up of performances every single month!
For acts interested in a 7 minute spot, please drop us a message on www.facebook.com/BrightonCOM, with a brief description of your act and where possible a short video! Thanks!
First Wednesday of each month
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm
PAY WHAT YOU WANT!
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 . Be there or Be A Chair 😤
Entry fee: £2 per player
Can you brag about how GREAT you are and answer the audience’s questions without cracking up? You could be crowned 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 you can keep a straight face…
Audience to judge the winner.
(politicians, lawyers and advertising execs are barred)
Hosted by John Lawrenson
SHOW STARTS 8.30pm
If you wanna have a go – arrive 8pm – first come first served
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Welcome back to On The Edge Comedy! Headlining for us this time is musical comedian and stand up Jamie D’Souza.
Jamie started performing comedy in the summer of 2016, Jamie has quickly established himself as a rising star on the comedy circuit. He has reached the finals of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? and The Musical Comedy Awards, as well as being shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award. Jamie was also the runner up at Hastings Fringe New Comedian Of The Year.
Jamie’s stand up has been described as a mix of short stories and one liners, delivered with an instant likability and an understated confidence. Covering a range of topics including veganism, his mixed race heritage and coming to terms with entering adulthood.
Coming from a musical background, he is adept at both straight stand up and musical comedy.
As always we have a cracking supporting line up too.
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 life changed forever. In Stuart Laws Is All In, he asks life’s big questions: is he a winner or a loser? Can
he burn a candle at both ends? And has he been infected by the Willennium Bug?
Stuart has featured on Radio 4 , is regular tour support for James Acaster , produced Acaster’s four Netflix specials, and can be seen on stand-up streaming service NextUp
Following a hugely successful run the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Laws Is All In heads to Brighton with a show about making difficult decisions, choosing different paths and
gettin’ jiggy wit’ it.
‘A deliriously fun and nonsensical hour’ ★★★★ The List
‘You’ll struggle to find a comedian with a better jokes per minute rate… Like a one-man episode of Arrested Development’ ★★★★ Fest
‘Laws is on top form at the moment, talking nonsense of the highest order… a chronically funny stand up’ Time Out
Presented by Plosive Productions
Doors 7:30pm / Show 7:45pm
Tickets: £8 advance / £10 on the door
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 workshop focusing on the skills of hosting and crowd work.
In this workshop we’ll cover:
* How to unlock your creativity and natural improvisational skills
* Persona and status
* How to get at least 5 laughs from each audience member
* Asking better questions to mine better information and create better riffs
* Endowing audience members to create fantasy worlds to play with
* Performing one man scenes
* How to create a story of the night by weaving together different audience interaction
We’ll also look at useful shortcuts for effective crowdwork, how to deal with hecklers and how to host non-comedy events. All abilities/levels of experience welcome.
MORE ABOUT BEN:
Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter who, over the past few years has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.
He is a regular host and act for respected British comedy clubs such as The Stand, Komedia, Just the Tonic, The Backyard, Covent Garden Comedy Club, Outside the Box, Comedy Club 4 Kids, Off the Kerb and The Comedy Café, as well as hosting stages for Bestival, Festival No.6, End of the Road and Sunday Papers Live. He also has experience of performing at RAF Bases, large corporate events, hosting comedy workshops and doing audience warm-up for Deal Or No Deal. On top of that, he has taken commissions to perform a voodoo re-marriage ceremony, founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, walked the entire London Underground network for charity and even took part in experiments at The Royal Society that revealed him to have the most infectious laugh of any human, rat or monkey.
Ben is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival, where he has performed four critically-acclaimed shows: Chain Letter, Strudelhead, Barbarians and Sidekick for which he has received 5 and 4 star reviews, whilst several of jokes made it into lists of ‘Best Joke at the Fringe’ compiled by The Scotsman, i-News and The Huffington Post.
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR BEN:
“Whipsharp…with an air of mischievous mayhem…his hit rate is impressive, while his in-the-moment style creates a buzz of excitement in the room…a life-giving compere.” Chortle
“Highly promising…an accomplished comic.” Time Out
“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Exquisite comic timing…wonderfully clownish physical comedy.” British Theatre Guide
PRASIE FOR THE WORKSHOP:
“Ben’s experience and engaging style of teaching genuinely helped me to understand what it is to actually be a compere. Took to the stage the next day and already felt better at talking to the audience. And he’s rather funny. Recommended x a million.” Joe Hobbs, Amused Moose Breakthrough Award Winner, 2018
“I found Ben’s workshop to be really useful as there is a lot of practical work during the sessions and lots of useful feedback. It’s not only useful for developing your MC skills, but also your regular act as well.” Kathryn Mather, Beat the Frog World Series Champion 2017