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“Comedy, music and more…”

May
3
Fri
GRÁINNE MAGUIRE: IT’S PROBLEMATIC (FREE!)
May 3 @ 7:00pm – May 31 @ 7:50pm

• Fri 3, Fri 10, Fri 24 & Fri 31 May @ 7:00pm •
(50 min)

Gráinne Maguire (as seen on BBC1, Dave, Comedy Central, Sky and heard on R3,4,5) returns with a new hour show about ghosts, Irish men and why we need to forgive Taylor Swift. Come on guys, she’s been through a lot.

“A must see from a comedian at the top of her game” – Edinburgh Festivals ****

“A self assured performance from a woman who has mastered her craft” – The Skinny ****

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

TWONKEY’S TEN YEAR ITCH (FREE!)
May 3 @ 9:30pm – May 4 @ 10:30pm

• Fri 3 & Sat 4 May @ 9:30pm •
(1 hour)

Twonkey’s 10th show is about a grotesque cake decorating shop in the Dordogne that has been secretly making fake weather sense 1982. Last week I knocked on the door licking my lips in anticipation. The shopkeeper opened the door, a tiny woman who was all baggy eyes with a hard miserable face and fast little legs. I had made a horrible mistake, I could not turn back!

“He’s a one-man cornucopia of the bizarre” **** (Fringe Guru)
“He creates wonderlands of weird” **** (The Scotsman)
“Mind bending fables” **** (The Times)
“A comic with an operatic imagination” **** (Beyond the Joke)

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

AT LAST, THE MUPPET MEN (FREE!)
May 3 @ 10:45pm – Jun 1 @ 11:45pm

• 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 few feared would.

Join two of Brighton/Chechnya’s best-loved and most revered comedians (MUPPETS): Zelem Saydullaev (Squawker 2015 Finalist, South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016 Semi-Finalist) and Johnny Wardlow (as heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2), as they defy the odd gods and bring you an hour of superfluous mind-expanding nonsense, sensational lies, exaggerated truths, and wholesome (locally sourced) madness.

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

THE TINDER GAMES (FREE!)
May 3 @ 11:59pm – Jun 2 @ 1:00am

• Every Fri & Sat in May @ 11:59pm •
• Sat 1 June @ 11:59pm •
(1 hour)

The Tinder Games returns to Brighton Fringe as lonely heart comedian James Bennison invites his audience to help him win Tinder. The aim is simple, can he convince a virtual person to come to the venue to be his date?

So far the answer has been a resounding “no”.

Help James learn his left from his right. Teach James how creepy it is to Super Like someone. Work out the best GIFs to send to make someone fall in love with you.

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

May
4
Sat
ON THE EDGE (FREE!)
May 4 @ 12:45pm – Jun 2 @ 1:45pm

• Sat 4, Sun 5 & Mon 6 May @ 12:45pm •
• Sat 11 & Sun 12 May @ 12:45pm •
• Sat 18, Sun 19 & Sat 25 May @ 12:45pm •
• Sat 1 & Sun 2 June @ 12:45pm •
(1 hour)

‘On The Edge’ is a Brighton institution, bringing the best in new comic talent to the UK all year round.

Our Fringe specials are always extra special. We’ve hosted everyone from brand new acts to household names, so you never know who might drop in! We hand pick all our acts so join us for a bill of guaranteed brilliance, showcasing some of the best performers from around Brighton Fringe and beyond!

Our show is Pay What You Want so you can sample some of the best stand up the Fringe has to offer and help plan out what shows you simply can’t miss!

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

FAYE TREACY: THE BEAST OF CROYDON (FREE!)
May 4 @ 2:00pm – Jun 19 @ 3:00pm

• Sat 4 May @ 2:00pm •
• Mon 6 May @ 5:45pm •
• Sat 11, Sat 18 & Sun 19 May @ 2:00pm •
(1 hour)

As seen on BBC3 and heard on Radio4, Faye Treacy is back with a new work in progress show.

“One of the most unique performances you’ll see at the Fringe this year… simultaneously childish, genius and inescapably memorable.” **** (and a half) (ShortCom),

“Bucket full of comedic talent… Original, engaging and clearly comfortable in front of a large audience, Faye is one to watch for the future.” (Lynn Parker CEO Funny)

 FREE ENTRY!

 

 

NATHAN CASSIDY: MY SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (FREE!)
May 4 @ 3:15pm – May 6 @ 4:15pm

• Sat 4 to Mon 6 May @ 3:15pm •
(1 hour)

On the film’s 25th anniversary, award-winning comedian Cassidy performs a stand-up show about escaping, to the soundtrack of The Shawshank Redemption.

Fear can hold you prisoner. Crawling through shit can set you free. Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’.

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), “A great comedian” **** (Broadway Baby).

FREE ENTRY!

 

 

DARREN WALSH: PROGWORKRESS (FREE!)
May 4 @ 4:30pm – May 5 @ 5:30pm

• Sat 4 & Sun 5 May @ 4:30pm •
(1 hour)

Join Darren (UK’s first Pun Champion, Winner of Dave’s Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, BBC Edinburgh Presents) for a Work in Progress (progworkress) show based around animals, video sketches, 1-liners, jingles and general nonsense.

“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).

FREE ENTRY!

 

 

THE BALLAD OF SARAH CALLAGHAN (FREE!)
May 4 @ 5:45pm – Jun 1 @ 6:45pm

• 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 a powerhouse mash-up of comedy and poetry about gangs, fitting right in and feeling left out. Everyone seems to have a gang; her peers, family, politicians, terrorists. Where’s hers?

“Sharp and funny… no impersonations or corny artificial persona – just a young lady-geezer talking funny for an hour. Damn the industry needs more of that” **** (The Music, Australia)

“Fiercely impressive and quite stunning” **** (Scotsman).

FREE ENTRY!

 

 

THEODORA VAN DER BEEK: THE ADVENTURES OF THE BEARDED LADY (FREE!)
May 4 @ 7:00pm – May 8 @ 8:00pm

• Sat 4 to Wed 8 May @ 7:00pm •
(1 hour)

‘I’m the Bearded Lady,
I’m fearless and I’m shady,
I’ve hair on my back and
My muscles are stacked,
My Adam’s apple is fully intact
And I eat my meat with gravy!’

Born with a full head of hair on her chin and a bright future ahead of her, the Bearded Lady journeys over land and sea on a quest to explore her own possibility. Having run away so many times that she arrives back at the beginning, she discovers new resolve to defy the inanity of a world that asks people to hide or change who they are.

‘Theodora van der Beek is a brilliantly understated comic writer and performer.’ The Scotsman

FREE ENTRY!