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May
1
Fri
BEST IN FRINGE COMEDY & CHAT with VLADIMIR McTAVISH
May 1 @ 7:00pm – May 3 @ 7:00pm

• Fri 1 to Sun 3 May @ 7:00pm •
(1 hour)

This is the perfect guide to what comedy to see at the Fringe as host Vladimir McTavish, one of Scotland’s finest stand-ups, introduces this hilarious start to the Fringe opening weekend with the very best in stand-up, laughs and chat from three of the Fringe’s best comedy performers.

The guests are all hand-picked from venues around the Fringe by the show’s host, with a selection of the UK’s best comics and the hottest acts from all around Brighton.

“Superb” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)
“Gleefully indulgent. Highly Appealing” ★★★★ (The Guardian)
“Scotland’s top Satirical Stand-up” ★★★★ (Morning Star)

Entry £6

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NATHAN CASSIDY: OBSERVATIONAL (FREE!)
May 1 @ 8:15pm – May 3 @ 8:15pm

• Fri 1 to Sun 3 May @ 8:15pm •
(1 hour)

Award-winning comedian Cassidy with a show about his magical, life-changing year. Nothing was happening, then he joined a new gym and a big, strong man changed his life forever. You couldn’t make it up. Best Show Winner (Buxton Fringe), Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee, Sir Michael Caine Award-winning writer.

“Stormingly good” (Kate Copstick, 2018)

“Smart, relentlessly laugh-out-loud… hilarious”(Edinburgh Evening News, Aug 2018)

“Something special is going down… something sorcerous. Then comes the spinejangling finale, when all will seem well with the world.” **** (The Mumble, 2019)

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LIAM WITHNAIL: HOT SAUCE
May 1 @ 9:30pm – May 2 @ 10:30pm

• Fri 1 & Sat 2 May @ 9:30pm •
(1 hour)

Scottish Comedy Award nominee, and winner of Outstanding Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, Liam Withnail has been entertaining international comedy audiences from the UK to Japan, Iceland and Canada for nearly a decade.

“An hour of consistently hysterical comedy” (Wee Review)

His critically acclaimed show Homecoming has earned him a place as one of the most exciting new voices in UK comedy.

A hilarious hour, chronicling his world travels, culture clashes and his long-suffering Aussie wife.

“Liam Withnail’s show is a hot ticket this year. He has a natural talent for comedy. One of the most complete and affirming shows I’ve seen” (EdFestMag)

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ADULTING (FREE!)
May 1 @ 10:45pm – May 23 @ 10:45pm

• Fri 1 & Sat 2 May @ 10:45pm •
• Fri 22 & Sat 23 May @ 10:45pm •
(1 hour)

Freya, Sam and Jade are attempting to behave in the characteristic ways of responsible adults.

It’s more of a struggle than they realised, especially as they attempt to accomplish mundane but necessary tasks. Come and see 3 up and coming Brighton stand-ups talk about life, love and the perils of adulthood.

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SHAGGERS
May 1 @ 11:59pm – May 30 @ 11:59pm

• Fri 1 & Sat 2 May @ 11:59pm •
• Thu 7 to Sat 9 May @ 11:59pm •
• Fri 15 & Sat 16 May @ 11:59pm •
• Fri 22 & Sat 23 May @ 11:59pm •
• Sun 24 May @ 10:45pm •
• Fri 29 & Sat 30 May @ 11:59pm •
(1 hour)

The hit show worldwide returns with a changing line-up of comedians of all varieties and genders with their best material based around sex and relationships.

“The perfect way to close a night at the festival” ★★★★★ (The Funny Tonne, Melbourne Comedy Festival)
“Mischievous and unburdened comedy” ★★★★★ (Voicemag.uk, Brighton Fringe)
“Laughter-filled mischievous comedy” ★★★★★ (Arts In Leicestershire.co.uk)
“Excellent” ★★★★★ (Audience review, EdFringe.com)
“Utterly hilarious” ★★★★1/2 (The West Australian, Fringe World)
“Cannot recommend it enough”★★★★ (Herald Sun, Melbourne)

Entry £7

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May
2
Sat
ON THE EDGE COMEDY: BEST OF THE FRINGE (PWYW)
May 2 @ 12:45pm – May 31 @ 12:45pm

• Sat 2 & Sun 3 May @ 12:45pm •
• Fri 8 to Sun 10 May @ 12:45pm •
• Sat 16 & Sun 17 May @ 12:45pm •
• Sat 23 & Sun 24 May @ 12:45pm •
• Sat 30 & Sun 31 May @ 12:45pm •
(1 hour)

On The Edge Comedy is a Brighton institution, bringing fresh faces from the UK circuit to Caroline of Brunswick all year round.

During the Fringe we bring you fantastic mixed bill showcasing the best the fringe has to offer.

We have hosted some of the finest comedians in the country over the years, many of whom are now household names, so come and discover your new favourite act!

Pay what you want / Reserve for £2.50

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NATHAN CASSIDY: ROSES FROM JOE (FREE!)
May 2 @ 2:00pm – May 3 @ 3:00pm

• Sat 2 & Sun 3 May @ 2:00pm •
(1 hour)

Award-winning comedian Cassidy has the secret of happiness: 40,000 roses from Joe. Wouldn’t it be good if we could wish ourselves away? The next chapter after the critically acclaimed, award-nominated ‘Observational’.

“Stormingly good. Intelligent, funny, bang on point” (Kate Copstick, 2018)
“Smart, relentlessly laugh out loud… hilarious” (Edinburgh Evening News, 2018)
“Something special is going down… something transcendent, something sorcerous” **** (Mumble Comedy, 2019)
“A great comedian” **** (Broadway Baby)

Best Show Nominee Buxton Fringe 2019
Host of Psycomedy podcast

FREE ENTRY!

 

EVELYN MOK (FREE!)
May 2 @ 3:15pm – May 23 @ 3:15pm

• Sat 2, 9, 16 & 23 May @ 3:15pm •
(1 hour)

This Swedish stand-up’s honesty and self-referential comedy is unapologetic as it explores topics from dating as a plus size woman of colour, sex stuff and losing weight even though cake is the only thing that makes you happy

As seen in recent shows Bubble Butt and Hymen Manouvre, which received praise from the likes of Sarah Millican and Graham Norton, who deemed her “Really funny, really rude but also refreshingly honest and smart”.

In the UK she’s gained recognition from the BBC whom included her in their New Talent Hotlist.

Join her for a a work-in-progress that promises to be “uncensored, unapologetic and… wildly refreshing” ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby)

“Fascinating… she keeps the jokes and surprises coming” (The Times)

“Honest and revealing comedy… both poignant and funny”
– ★★★★ (ShortCom)

“Seamlessly weaves personal anecdotes with complex cultural and political themes”
– ★★★★ (The Skinny)

“Proves herself to have an ambition, originality and wit that augurs well”
(The Times)

As seen on Channel 4, Sky Arts, Dave & Comedy Central.

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DARREN WALSH: PUNIMAL FARM
May 2 @ 4:30pm – May 30 @ 4:30pm

• Sat 2, 16 & 30 May @ 4:30pm •
(1 hour)

Like puns? Think you’ve seen it Orwell before? Join Darren on the farm for a pun-packed, video-abundant, one-liner-heavy, adaptation of George Orwell’s famous novel.

As seen on:
ITV’s ‘Out There’
BBC Edinburgh Presents.
BBC’s iWonder series

WINNER – ‘Best Joke’ Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019
Dave – Top 10 jokes of Edinburgh Fringe 2018
WINNER – Dave’s Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015
UK’s first Pun Champion.

★★★★ “Spot-on comic timing and really imaginative use of special effects” – Bath Echo.
★★★★★ “Punbelievable!” – The Mirror.
★★★★ – Sunday Express.
★★★★ – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine.
“Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns.” – Chortle.
“A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes” – The Stage.

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WILL ROWLAND: BUTTERFLY (FREE!)
May 2 @ 5:45pm – May 30 @ 5:45pm

• Sat 2 & 30 May @ 5:45pm •
(1 hour)

This is for anyone in love. And anyone out of love. And anyone behind, on top of, close to, between, around or under love. One for the lovers, basically.

A work in progress show from a uniquely silly comedian. As seen on BBC Three.

Former New Comedian of the Year finalist.

“Twisted the conventions of comedy” (Steve Bennett, Chortle)

FREE ENTRY!