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THE BALLAD OF SARAH CALLAGHAN (FREE!) 5:45pm
THE BALLAD OF SARAH CALLAGHAN (FREE!)
Jun 1 @ 5:45pm – 6:45pm
THE BALLAD OF SARAH CALLAGHAN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• 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[...]
GRANT McLACHLAN: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE McDONALD? (FREE!) 9:30pm
GRANT McLACHLAN: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE McDONALD? (FREE!)
Jun 1 @ 9:30pm – 10:30pm
GRANT McLACHLAN: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE McDONALD? (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• 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[...]
AT LAST, THE MUPPET MEN (FREE!) 10:45pm
AT LAST, THE MUPPET MEN (FREE!)
Jun 1 @ 10:45pm – 11:45pm
AT LAST, THE MUPPET MEN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• 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[...]
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ON THE EDGE (FREE!) 12:45pm
ON THE EDGE (FREE!)
Jun 2 @ 12:45pm – 1:45pm
ON THE EDGE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 4 & Sun 5 May @ 12:45pm • • Sun 5 May @ 5:45pm • • Mon 6 May @ 12:45pm • • Sat 11 & Sun 12 May @ 12:45pm • •[...]
DAVE FENSOME: ADHDAVE (FREE!) 2:00pm
DAVE FENSOME: ADHDAVE (FREE!)
Jun 2 @ 2:00pm – 2:00pm
DAVE FENSOME: ADHDAVE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Every Sun in May @ 8:15pm • • Sun 2 June @ 2:00pm • (1 hour) EXTRA DATE DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND: Sun 2 June @ 2:00pm Join acclaimed local comic Dave Fensome on[...]
JANE HILL: ADDICTED TO FUN (FREE!) 3:15pm
JANE HILL: ADDICTED TO FUN (FREE!)
Jun 2 @ 3:15pm – 4:15pm
JANE HILL: ADDICTED TO FUN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• 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[...]
NICK ELLERAY: BIG NICK ENERGY (FREE!) 4:30pm
NICK ELLERAY: BIG NICK ENERGY (FREE!)
Jun 2 @ 4:30pm – 5:20pm
NICK ELLERAY: BIG NICK ENERGY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• 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),[...]
ON THE EDGE (FREE!) 5:45pm
ON THE EDGE (FREE!)
Jun 2 @ 5:45pm – 6:45pm
ON THE EDGE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 4 & Sun 5 May @ 12:45pm • • Sun 5 May @ 5:45pm • • Mon 6 May @ 12:45pm • • Sat 11 & Sun 12 May @ 12:45pm • •[...]
IAN LANE: PAPERWEIGHT (FREE!) 7:00pm
IAN LANE: PAPERWEIGHT (FREE!)
Jun 2 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
IAN LANE: PAPERWEIGHT (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• 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[...]
SAM JACOBSEN: HERBERT HOOF – THE MONSTERER!! (FREE!) 8:15pm
SAM JACOBSEN: HERBERT HOOF – THE MONSTERER!! (FREE!)
Jun 2 @ 8:15pm – 9:00pm
SAM JACOBSEN: HERBERT HOOF - THE MONSTERER!! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 1 & Sun 2 June @ 8:15pm • (45 minutes) Ever wanted to hunt monsters like Bigfoot, or the Mongolian Death Worm? Professor Herbert Hoof is the best Monsterer this side of Loch[...]
“I’M JUST A LITTLE BIT OCD” 9:30pm
“I’M JUST A LITTLE BIT OCD”
Jun 2 @ 9:30pm – 10:30pm
"I'M JUST A LITTLE BIT OCD" @ Upper Lounge
• 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[...]
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STUDENT FUNDRAISER FOR MINDOUT 7:00pm
STUDENT FUNDRAISER FOR MINDOUT
Jun 3 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm
STUDENT FUNDRAISER FOR MINDOUT @ Upper Lounge
A student fundraiser organised on behalf of MindOut – a fun summer evening of drag, comedy and music! Tickets £5 (£3 students)
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PRETTY THINGS: LITERARY EVENING with VG LEE & MAUREEN YOUNGER 7:30pm
PRETTY THINGS: LITERARY EVENING with VG LEE & MAUREEN YOUNGER
Jun 4 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm
PRETTY THINGS: LITERARY EVENING with VG LEE & MAUREEN YOUNGER @ Upper Lounge
VG Lee, author and funny woman reads from her new short story collection, Oh You Pretty Thing. Maureen Younger, comedian, actor and author will be reading from her first collection of short stories, The Void.[...]
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DESIREE BURCH + JESSICA FOSTEKEW 7:30pm
DESIREE BURCH + JESSICA FOSTEKEW
Jun 6 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
DESIREE BURCH + JESSICA FOSTEKEW @ Upper Lounge
A double bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. DESIREE BURCH: Desiree’s Coming Early! She was born late, bloomed late and always missed the bus. But a compelling shift has the fresh-faced/world-weary comedian (Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash[...]
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CANCELLED: ON THE EDGE w/ LENNY SHERMAN 7:30pm
CANCELLED: ON THE EDGE w/ LENNY SHERMAN
Jun 7 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
CANCELLED: ON THE EDGE w/ LENNY SHERMAN @ Upper Lounge
Sorry – tonight’s show is cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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SIR CEDRIC AND FRIENDS!: THE BEGINNING – THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BEGIN STAND-UP COMEDY (FREE!) 7:00pm
SIR CEDRIC AND FRIENDS!: THE BEGINNING – THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BEGIN STAND-UP COMEDY (FREE!)
Jun 9 @ 7:00pm – 8:15pm
SIR CEDRIC AND FRIENDS!: THE BEGINNING - THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BEGIN STAND-UP COMEDY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
The ‘Glutton for Punishment’ World Tour continues! Where is he? Oh dear, here he comes! Exiled from the Southern Hemisphere… From the ashes of the New Zealand and Melbourne Fringe festivals, crawling through the mud of Nelson[...]
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MATT FORDE + LAURA LEXX 7:30pm
MATT FORDE + LAURA LEXX
Jun 11 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
MATT FORDE + LAURA LEXX @ Upper Lounge
A double bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. NB: The previously-billed Paul Sinha has had to reschedule his diary for the summer, and isn’t able to take a show to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Sadly[...]
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JOSIE LONG + RACHEL FAIRBURN 7:30pm
JOSIE LONG + RACHEL FAIRBURN
Jun 12 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
JOSIE LONG + RACHEL FAIRBURN @ Upper Lounge
A double bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. JOSIE LONG: Tender Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very hard to pin down indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a new show for the first time in[...]
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CLUB OF NO REGRETS w/ HARRIET BRAINE 7:00pm
CLUB OF NO REGRETS w/ HARRIET BRAINE
Jun 13 @ 7:00pm – 10:30pm
CLUB OF NO REGRETS w/ HARRIET BRAINE @ Upper Lounge
HARRIET BRAINE 2016 Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer So You Think You’re Funny? finalist Funny Women Stage Award winner WILLIAM STONE 2018 BBC New Comedy Award finalist “An excellent writer of quirky one-liners” – Chortle[...]
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FUNNY GIRLS w/ LINDA LARKIN 7:30pm
FUNNY GIRLS w/ LINDA LARKIN
Jun 14 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
FUNNY GIRLS w/ LINDA LARKIN @ Upper Lounge
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. Friday 14th June SAM SAVAGE as LINDA LARKIN FREYA McGHEE SHELAGH LEONARD ALI MACFARLANE[...]
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TITTER w/ CHEEKYKITA 8:00pm
TITTER w/ CHEEKYKITA
Jun 15 @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm
TITTER w/ CHEEKYKITA @ Upper Lounge
Brighton’s most sophisticated Saturday night comedy club features the city’s best new comics performing not just their stand-up sets, but specially-written stories too! Third Saturday of each month, doors 7:30pm, show 8:00pm. Entry £5 (pay on the door) Saturday[...]
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SLEEP PARALYSIS VOL XII 7:00pm
SLEEP PARALYSIS VOL XII
Jun 16 @ 7:00pm – 10:30pm
SLEEP PARALYSIS VOL XII @ Upper Lounge
Join your host FUCHSIA VON STEEL as she takes you through a unique blend of glamour, grotesque and comedy in an unforgettable evening. with guests MELANIN MONROE, BAMBI DIAMOND and TAYRIS MONDARI Doors 7pm /[...]
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CANCELLED: JONNY & THE BAPTISTS + ANNIE McGRATH 7:30pm
CANCELLED: JONNY & THE BAPTISTS + ANNIE McGRATH
Jun 19 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
CANCELLED: JONNY & THE BAPTISTS + ANNIE McGRATH @ Upper Lounge
Unfortunately tonight’s show is cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  
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CHARACTER BUILDING EXPERIENCE 8:00pm
CHARACTER BUILDING EXPERIENCE
Jun 20 @ 8:00pm – 9:15pm
CHARACTER BUILDING EXPERIENCE @ Upper Lounge
You enter a tavern. You see a group of comedian questers. What do you do? A Dungeons-and-Dragons-style, interactive, role-playing game comedy experience where the audience gets to play God and make the decisions about what[...]
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CANCELLED: ON THE EDGE w/ ADAM HESS 7:30pm
CANCELLED: ON THE EDGE w/ ADAM HESS
Jun 21 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
CANCELLED: ON THE EDGE w/ ADAM HESS @ Upper Lounge
Unfortunately this event is cancelled for various unforeseen reasons – On the Edge will return on Friday 5th July. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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JEN BRISTER + SARA BARRON 7:30pm
JEN BRISTER + SARA BARRON
Jun 25 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
JEN BRISTER + SARA BARRON @ Upper Lounge
A double bill of Edinburgh comedy previews. JEN BRISTER: Under Privilege Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join[...]
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MARK & HAYDN + WILL PENSWICK 7:30pm
MARK & HAYDN + WILL PENSWICK
Jun 26 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm
MARK & HAYDN + WILL PENSWICK @ Upper Lounge
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews Will Penswick: Nørdic(k) Full time detective. Part time DJ. Full time Scandinavian. Pætur Pætursson is from the Faroe Islands. A detective in the Tórshavn (that’s the capital city) Police[...]
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CANARY COMEDY 8:00pm
CANARY COMEDY
Jun 27 @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm
CANARY COMEDY @ Upper Lounge
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!  
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MARK & HAYDN + WILL PENSWICK
Jun 26 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews

Will Penswick: Nørdic(k)

Full time detective. Part time DJ. Full time Scandinavian. Pætur Pætursson is from the Faroe Islands. A detective in the Tórshavn (that’s the capital city) Police like his father and his father before him, a semi-legendary DJ and a troubled man, Pætur is going toe-to-toe with Scandinavia’s most dangerous criminals… and he needs your help.

“Netflix-special-worthy” ***** (Stagedoor)
“You will be in for a comic treat” **** (PlaysToSee)
“Brilliant” **** (Radio Ha-Ha)
**** (BroadwayBaby)

Mark & Haydn: Llaugh (pron. Claugh)

Sketch comedy double act Mark & Haydn have been described as “brilliant” by their Guardian. They bring their fast-paced, gag-filled show “Llaugh” (pron. Claugh) to Brighton.

Leicester Square Theatre Sketch-off Finalists 2019. Max Turner Prize Runner Up 2018. Chortle Student Comedy Finalist 2017.

“Smart comedy operators we can expect to hear more from.” (Chortle)
***** Broadway Baby
**** EdFringe Review
**** The Wee Review
**** Three Weeks

Doors 7:30pm / Show 7:45pm

Tickets £7.50 (£5 + b.f. advance)

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CANARY COMEDY
Jun 27 @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm

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!

 

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MATT RICHARDSON + LOU SANDERS
Jul 1 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

A double bill of Edinburgh comedy previews.

MATT RICHARDSON
Award-winning comedian, and Virgin Radio drivetime presenter.
Funniest Show nominee at the 2018 Radio Academy Awards.
“A firecracker… hilarious” **** – BroadwayBaby

LOU SANDERS: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy
Loulie, AKA the face that launched a thousand dicks, examines conduct (in the media, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually). I’ll be oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving everyone some much unwanted advice. As seen/heard on Taskmaster, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Hypothetical, The Russell Howard Hour, The Unbelievable Truth, Ultimate Worrier and more. ‘A comedian who leaves you wanting more’ **** (Times). **** (Guardian). **** (Evening Standard). **** (Chortle.co.uk).

Doors 7:30pm / Show 7:45pm

Tickets £12 on the door / £8 advance

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Tue
JOLLYBOAT: BARDS AGAINST HUMANITY
Jul 2 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Once upon a time, there were two handsome brothers named Tommy and Ed, who played songs – mostly boring songs about girls.

One day, inspired by the cult-comedy Amiga game ‘The Secret of Monkey Island’, they wrote a collection of pirate-themed parodies of pop songs. It was an instant hit, and developed into an accidental career as comedy pirate brothers.

Their surprise success had them touring comedy clubs and festivals all over the world. They continued writing songs about the geeky things they love (like Game of Thrones, Dungeons and Dragons, Video Games and Batman) and now they play conventions and festivals, to crowds of very happy geeks.

When they’re not touring they write songs, play board games, and live happily ever after.

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:10pm / Entry £10
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ON THE EDGE
Jul 5 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

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!

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CABARET LAB
Jul 7 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm

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 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!

 

 

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SPENCER JONES + HELEN DUFF
Jul 10 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

A double bill of Edinburgh comedy previews.

SPENCER JONES: The Things We Leave Behind

Edinburgh Comedy Award and double BAFTA-nominated professional idiot Spencer Jones is back with his brand-new show. The Things We Leave Behind is an absurd mash-up of comedy styles, mixing looped music, props, stand-up, turbo clowning and puppets for your eyes, ears and face.

Star of the upcoming BBC series Mr Winner and The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk.

‘One of the silliest, most consuming shows of the Fringe’ ***** (Times)
‘Unadulterated dumb genius’ ****½ (Chortle.co.uk)
‘Gleefully madcap’ **** (Guardian)
‘Solid belly laughs’ **** (Scotsman)
‘Utterly delightful’ **** (Time Out)

HELEN DUFF is The Tits

And she doesn’t give a damn who knows it.

‘Bold, subversive and very funny’ **** (Scotsman)
‘Deserves any and all praise that comes her way’ **** (Skinny)
‘Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com)

As seen on BBC Three and alongside Will Ferrell in Holmes & Watson.

For scheduling reasons, the previously-billed Candy Gigi is not able to appear on this date. We are hoping to reschedule her very soon.

Doors 7:30pm / Show 7:45pm

Tickets £12 on the door / £8 advance

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CIARÁN DOWD + HARRY AND CHRIS
Jul 11 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

A double bill of Edinburgh comedy previews.

CIARÁN DOWD: Padre Rodolfo
World-famous lothario, swordsman and butthead Rodolfo is back! Following an unspeakable tragedy he turns his back on his lifestyle – rejects the sword, takes a vow of chastity and joins the priesthood. But as dark forces rise he must face personal demons and battle actual demons. A supernatural action-adventure and follow-up to the 2018 smash-hit Don Rodolfo. Winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2018. Nominated for Breakthrough Act at the Chortle Awards 2019. ‘Comedy of the most ridiculous variety’ **** (Guardian). ‘The funniest show you will see this year’ **** (Telegraph).

HARRY AND CHRIS: This One’s for the Aliens
Harry and Chris (Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2018) are at the top of their field, having invented the field of comedy-rap-jazz. They’ve sold out three Edinburgh shows, appeared on the Russell Howard Hour and were called ‘fabulously entertaining’ by Jonathan Ross (we didn’t even pay him). From the ridiculous to the sublime, the world’s greatest comedy-rap-jazz duo bring award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy to the biggest PR task of all time – spinning planet Earth. ‘Thoroughly feelgood’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Magnificent’ ***** (Sunday Post). ‘Blisteringly talented’ ***** (FringeGuru.com).

Doors 7:30pm / Show 7:45pm

Tickets £7.50 on the door / £5 advance

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FUNNY GIRLS
Jul 12 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

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.

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GABBY KILLICK: GIRLFRIEND FROM HELL – THE BITCH IS BACK
Jul 13 @ 7:30pm – 9:15pm

Girlfriend From Hell – The Bitch Is Back – builds on the runaway success of Gabby’s last Edinburgh Fringe show and offers a new series of life hacks on today’s dating and partying scene.

Girlfriend From Hell gives a unique insight into the mindset of today’s girls about town, offering useful advice on everything from how to end your love affair with Chardonnay to how to handle an anxious app threatened with deletion.

Plus guidance on the best flirty filters to use when you want your ex’s new girlfriend to clock how good you look, and top tips on how to walk when you’ve taken too much ketamine.

Remember it’s never too early to start stalking your boyfriend…

*Top 10 Show* Edinburgh Evening News
Birmingham Best Newcomer
*Top 3 Show* Funny Woman

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