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ROBIN MORGAN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 5 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
ROBIN MORGAN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 5 May @ 6:15pm • Robin Morgan (writer for Have I Got News For You, Newzoids, The News Quiz and The Now Show) is back with a brand new hour. Last year he[...]
May 5 @ 7:30pm – May 6 @ 8:30pm
SAM & BEN: SHNOZZLEBALLERS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 5 May & Sat 6 May @ 7:30pm • Sam and Ben (two-thirds of The One-Eyed Men) fled a supernatural wizard realm 700 years ago, after being challenged to a deadly game of[...]
May 5 @ 8:45pm – May 12 @ 9:45pm
STELLA GRAHAM: RAGE AGAINST THE UNCLEAN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 5 May & Fri 12 May @ 8:45pm • Coventry-born Stella Graham returns to Brighton to declare what it’s like to be a bully. If you were raised by a bully and became[...]
May 5 @ 10:00pm – May 21 @ 11:00pm
SEAN McLOUGHLIN: YOU CAN'T IGNORE ME FOREVER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 5 May to Sun 7 May @ 10:00pm • • Fri 19 May to Sun 21 May @ 10:00pm • “One brilliant punchline after another” ​★★★★ – List “Hilarious and painfully revelatory” ​★★★★[...]
May 5 @ 11:15pm – May 7 @ 12:15am
NATHAN WILLCOCK: STATE OF THE NATHAN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 5 May & Sat 6 May @ 11:15pm • Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedian runne-up, brings his stand up show to the Brighton Fringe. It’ll be really funny. It’ll most likely be about[...]
May 6 @ 12:30am – May 27 @ 1:30am
(Late Night Friday) SARA MASON: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BONDAGE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Late Night every Friday in May @ 12:30am • A hilarious and naughty romp through the world of fetish. Have you seen 50 Shades of Grey? Are you fetish-curious? Do you ever feel like[...]
May 6 @ 1:15pm – 2:15pm
JOE WELLS: I HOPE I DIE BEFORE I START VOTING CONSERVATIVE @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 6 May @ 1:15pm • Apparently we all get more right wing as we get older. This is a show about trying to mature without losing your faith in creating a better society.[...]
May 6 @ 2:30pm – May 28 @ 2:15pm
MIRANDA KANE'S FLYING PENIS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 6 May & Sun 7 May @ 2:30pm • • Sat 27 May @ 3:45pm • • Sun 28 May @ 1:15pm • Miranda has been trying to get a flying penis for[...]
May 6 @ 3:45pm – 4:45pm
JANE HILL: COW (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 6 May @ 3:45pm • Jane’s a bit of a cow. Mardy cow, lazy cow, selfish cow, evil cow – she’s described herself as all these things at some point in her life.[...]
May 6 @ 5:00pm – May 28 @ 6:00pm
JAMES BENNISON: HOW TO BE A WINNER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Every Sat & Sun in May @ 5:00pm • James Bennison. Comedian. Winner. Over the years he has won the IYAF Brighton Fringe Stand Up Comedy Award 2015, but more importantly he has won[...]
May 6 @ 6:15pm – May 27 @ 7:15pm
LUCY PEARMAN: WIP & A CABBAGE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 6 May, Sat 13 May & Sat 27 May @ 6:15pm • “Traditionally, unmarried girls were sent into the veg garden to choose the ‘perfect’ cabbage.” (Anon) Lucy Pearman presents a work in[...]
May 6 @ 8:45pm – May 20 @ 9:45pm
ATHENA KUGBLENU: REALITY CHECK @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 6 May, Sat 13 May & Sat 20 May @ 8:45pm • BBC New Comedy Award Finalist Athena Kugblenu has an opinion on everything. She covers politics, race, feminism and everything in between.[...]
May 7 @ 12:30am – May 28 @ 1:30am
(Late Night Saturday) JAMES BENNISON: TINDER LIVE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Late Night every Saturday in May @ 12:30am • Award-winning comedian James Bennison has finally completed Tinder (at its highest difficulty setting) and wants to help his friends find love too. Come and watch[...]
May 7 @ 1:15pm – Jun 3 @ 2:15pm
DAVID McIVER: STOP IT DAVID, WE ARE HAVING TOO MUCH FUN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 7 May @ 1:15pm • • Sat 27 May @ 1:15pm • • Sat 3 June @ 1:15pm • David McIver is one of the most fun guys around these days. Come see[...]
May 7 @ 3:45pm – May 21 @ 9:45pm
JESSICA FOSTEKEW: YOU KNOW WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 7 May @ 3:45pm • • Sat 13 May & Sun 14 May @ 2:30pm • • Sun 21 May @ 8:45pm • This time last year one comedian did two notable things.[...]
May 7 @ 6:15pm – May 31 @ 7:15pm
ANDREA HUBERT (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 7 May & Mon 8 May @ 6:15pm • • Tue 30 May & Wed 31 May @ 6:15pm • From unexpectedly erotic massages that were not what she paid for, to blind[...]
May 7 @ 7:30pm – May 28 @ 8:30pm
TROY HAWKE: A HAWKE NEEDS BOTH WINGS... (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Every Sunday in May @ 7:30pm • Naive home-schooled 1930s throwback Troy Hawke looks at political extremism from his unique rose tinted perspective. Using his wonderful sepia-tinted outlook, he joyfully sees the good, the[...]
May 7 @ 8:45pm – Jun 4 @ 3:30pm
BRODI SNOOK & DAVE FENSOME: PARANOID (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 7 May @ 8:45pm • • Late Night Fri 2 June @ 12:30am • • Sat 3 June & Sun 4 June @ 2:30pm • Just because you’re paranoid, it don’t mean they’re[...]
May 8 @ 7:30pm – May 15 @ 8:30pm
HARRIET KEMSLEY: FREAK IN PROGRESS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 8 May @ 7:30pm • • Sun 14 May @ 8:45pm • • Mon 15 May @ 7:30pm • Multi award-winning idiot stand up Harriet had a good 2016. She played Daisy Ronson[...]
May 8 @ 8:45pm – Jun 1 @ 9:45pm
STEVE BUGEJA: SUMMER CAMP (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 8 May & Tue 9 May @ 8:45pm • • Wed 31 May & Thu 1 June @ 8:45pm • Steve Bugeja, as seen on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and heard on[...]
May 8 @ 10:00pm – May 10 @ 11:00pm
ARIELLE SOUMA & VICTORIA HOWDEN: LADIES MARMALADE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 8 May to Wed 10 May @ 10:00pm • A reminder that comedy is more than what you see on TV: different shapes, personalities, and outspoken! ARIELLE SOUMA Finalist, So You Think You’re[...]
AMY GLEDHILL & DAVID CALLAGHAN: GLEDHILL & CALLAGHAN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Tue 9 May @ 6:15pm • A new hour of stand up between David Callaghan and Amy Gledhill. From BBC Radio’s Jesting About Finalist, JokeNation International Competition 2015 Winner, Red24 New Act of the[...]
May 9 @ 7:30pm – May 10 @ 8:30pm
RAHUL KOHLI: A NOT SO CHUBBY BROWN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Tue 9 May & Wed 10 May @ 7:30pm • Brexit, Trump, your mam: the world is in turmoil. Increasing divisions, battle lines being drawn. Centuries of liberal progress being ripped back. The left[...]
LUISA OMIELAN: THE INTERLUDE - POLITICS FOR BITCHES - WHAT WOULD MARY MAGDALENE DO?! @ Upper Lounge
• Wed 10 May to Fri 12 May @ 6:15pm • • Sat 13 May & Sun 14 May @ 3:45pm • • Mon 15 May to Wed 17 May @ 6:15pm • New work-in-progress[...]
May 10 @ 8:45pm – May 24 @ 8:30pm
PAUL McCAFFREY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Wed 10 May & Thu 11 May @ 8:45pm • • Tue 23 May & Wed 24 May @ 7:30pm • Paul McCaffrey returns to the Brighton Fringe after his packed-out run in 2016.[...]
May 11 @ 7:30pm – May 26 @ 7:15pm
SIMON CAINE: LAUGHTER IS THE BEST PLACEBO (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 11 May, Thu 18 May & Thu 25 May @ 7:30pm • • Fri 26 May @ 6:15pm • My life is a constant search for emotional and electric outlets. If you can[...]
May 11 @ 10:00pm – May 13 @ 11:00pm
AMY HOWERSKA: SMASHCAT (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 11 May to Sat 13 May @ 10:00pm • Fresh from her sell out 5-star Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Welsh/Jewish/Polish/Irish, BBC box-ticking wet dream Amy Howerska brings you an hour of unfiltered comedy stuffing.[...]
May 12 @ 7:30pm – May 27 @ 8:30pm
STUART BLACK: FLEA CIRCUS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 12 May & Sat 13 May @ 7:30pm • • Sun 14 May @ 6:15pm • • Fri 19 May & Sat 20 May @ 7:30pm • • Sun 21 May @ 6:15pm[...]
May 12 @ 11:15pm – May 20 @ 12:15am
HAVEN'T A CLUE..! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 12 May & Sat 13 May @ 11:15pm • • Fri 19 May & Sat 20 May @ 11:15pm • Think you know charades? Think again! Back for a third year, after its[...]
May 13 @ 12:30pm – May 14 @ 1:00pm
HERMAN THE GERMAN: HERMAN'S HALF HOUR (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 13 May & Sun 14 May @ 12:30pm • Herman’s Half Hour is Herman’s hotly anticipated Brighton debut show, a compilation of stand-up, cabaret/satire and a kraut-pleasing interactive song. A coming together of[...]
May 13 @ 1:15pm – May 21 @ 2:15pm
A BIT OF MAGIC with STU & FRIENDS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 13 May & Sun 14 May @ 1:15pm • • Sat 20 May & Sun 21 May @ 1:15pm • Bringing together the best magic, comedy, and cabaret acts at Brighton Fringe, comedy[...]
May 14 @ 10:00pm – May 17 @ 11:00pm
MATT DUWELL: A PESSIMIST'S GUIDE TO BEING HAPPY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 14 May to Wed 17 May @ 10:00pm • Are you, do you know or have you ever been a pessimist? Are you, have you been or do you want to be happy?[...]
May 15 @ 8:45pm – May 18 @ 9:45pm
DAVID TERRENCE: FRIED MIND SHOW (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 15 May to Thu 18 May @ 8:45pm • Mind Reader David Terrence shows how it is possible to divine thoughts and memories of the spectators selected from the audience. No dead relatives[...]
May 16 @ 7:30pm – Jun 4 @ 6:00pm
WOOF WOOF MEOW MEOW (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Tue 16 May & Wed 17 May @ 7:30pm • • Sat 3 June & Sun 4 June @ 5:00pm • Woof Woof Meow Meow is a stand-up comedy show brought to you by[...]
May 18 @ 6:15pm – May 20 @ 7:15pm
THE ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING MYSTERIES (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 18 May to Sat 20 May @ 6:15pm • Alasdair Beckett-King is a legendary comedian, in that there is little historical evidence he exists. But he does exist. He’s an award-winning stand-up comedian[...]
May 18 @ 10:00pm – May 23 @ 11:00pm
JAMES LOVERIDGE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 18 May @ 10:00pm • • Mon 22 May & Tue 23 May @ 10:00pm • Voted “One to Watch” at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016 and Nominated for Amused Moose Best Show[...]
May 19 @ 8:45pm – 9:45pm
ROBIN MORGAN: FREE MAN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 19 May @ 8:45pm • The “utterly hilarious and utterly heartwarming” debut hour of stand-up from Robin Morgan (writer for Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week and The News Quiz).[...]
May 20 @ 2:30pm – May 25 @ 9:45pm
JOHN HASTINGS WORKS!!!! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 20 May & Sun 21 May @ 2:30pm • • Mon 22 May to Thu 25 May @ 8:45pm • John Hastings is a fence-sitting former drag queen. Or is he…? (He is!)[...]
May 20 @ 3:45pm – May 21 @ 4:35pm
NEXT BEST THING: HOW TO BE GOOD AT EVERYTHING (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 20 May & Sun 21 May @ 3:45pm • Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Did you expect a third question? Then you should watch How[...]
May 22 @ 6:15pm – May 24 @ 7:15pm
PHIL JERROD: SUBMERGED (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 22 May to Wed 24 May @ 6:15pm • Phil Jerrod’s third debut show isn’t written yet. But so far it seems to be about how it’s still worth trying to be happy,[...]
May 22 @ 7:30pm – May 29 @ 8:30pm
NORTHERN POWER BLOUSE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 22 May & Mon 29 May @ 7:30pm • Join Northern Power Blouse as they bring you a sketch show full of heart, songs and massive, massive shoulder pads. Credits include Radio 4[...]
May 24 @ 10:00pm – May 25 @ 11:00pm
SAMANTHA PRESSDEE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Wed 24 May & Thu 25 May @ 10:00pm • A bittersweet tale of political awakening. With nothing left to lose but everything to fight for, Samantha followed Russell Brand onto the frontline of[...]
May 25 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
JONNY AWSUM: HONEY, I PROMISED THE KID (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 25 May @ 6:15pm • A comedic whirlwind, Jonny has a special feel-good brand of musical comedy. He is the gag-slinging guitar hero – audience members don’t just leave entertained, they leave as[...]
May 26 @ 8:45pm – May 28 @ 9:45pm
AMADEUS MARTIN: BINGE THINKING (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 26 May to Sun 28 May @ 8:45pm • Binge thinking: an excessive amount of thinking in a short period of time, or thinking too quickly. Because everyone is different, it is not[...]
May 26 @ 10:00pm – May 29 @ 11:00pm
WISEBOWM: THE STRUGGLE IS REAL (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 26 May to Mon 29 May @ 10:00pm • Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real is a comedy rap musical about urban poet Wisebowm, a working class guy who falls in love with a[...]
May 26 @ 11:15pm – May 28 @ 4:45pm
LOVEHARD: MURDERED BY MURDER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 26 May & Sat 27 May @ 11:15pm • • Sun 28 May @ 3:45pm • 1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition. A small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan,[...]
May 27 @ 2:30pm – Jun 4 @ 8:30pm
FIONA SAGAR: SAGAR MEGA DRIVE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 27 May @ 2:30pm • • Mon 29 May @ 5:00pm • • Sun 4 June @ 7:30pm • Fiona Sagar (fresh from The Groundlings, Los Angeles) makes her Brighton debut with a[...]
May 28 @ 2:30pm – May 29 @ 3:30pm
JACK LEFT TOWN: THE IMPROVISED ROCK DOCUMENTARY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 28 May & Mon 29 May @ 2:30pm • No instruments. No singing. No rehearsals. Jack Left Town are the greatest band in the world. The only hitch is they never existed. Inspired[...]
May 28 @ 6:15pm – May 29 @ 7:15pm
DIRTY WHITE BOYS: STUPID (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 28 May & Mon 29 May @ 6:15pm • Imaginative, imbalanced, and imbecilic sketch duo Dirty White Boys are back in Brighton for their 3rd year running, presenting a brand new show for[...]
May 29 @ 1:15pm – Jun 4 @ 1:30am
DAVID SHEERAN: I AM DONUT (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 29 May @ 1:15pm & 3:45pm • • Fri 2 June @ 11:15pm • • Late Night Sat 3 June @ 12:30am • Skyfall; Braveheart; The Force Awakens; Fantastic Beasts and Where to[...]
CARLY SMALLMAN: TERRIBLE STORIES ABOUT WHY I KEEP RUINING IT FOR MYSELF (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 29 May & Tue 30 May @ 8:45pm • Carly Smallman makes her Brighton Fringe debut with a stand-up comedy show about what it means to follow the road less travelled when all[...]
AMY HOWERSKA (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 30 @ 7:30pm – Jun 3 @ 8:30pm
AMY HOWERSKA (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Tue 30 May to Sat 3 June @ 7:30pm • New work in progress. “A gifted storyteller. Refreshingly unsentimental… A force to be reckoned with” – Chortle “Imaginative self-deprecation with balletic aplomb” – Fest[...]
May 30 @ 10:00pm – Jun 2 @ 11:00pm
ELEANOR CONWAY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Tue 30 May to Thu 1 June @ 10:00pm • • Sat 3 June @ 10:00pm • The follow-up to Eleanor’s critically acclaimed debut show, Walk of Shame. “I’m confused and scared, in a[...]
Jun 1 @ 6:15pm – Jun 4 @ 7:15pm
STEPHANIE LAING: MAD ABOUT THE BOY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Thu 1 June to Sun 4 June @ 6:15pm • Stephanie Laing talks about mental health problems and boys for an hour, but it’s totally funny, I promise, and won’t be as awkward as[...]
Jun 2 @ 8:45pm – Jun 4 @ 9:45pm
NATHAN CASSIDY: THE MAN IN THE ARENA (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 2 June to Sun 4 June @ 8:45pm • Award-winning comedian Nathan Cassidy explores bravery in a volatile world. Do one thing every day that scares you. Cassidy at his brave and honest[...]
Jun 2 @ 10:00pm – Jun 4 @ 11:00pm
DAMIAN CLARK: SON OF A MOTH @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 2 June @ 10:00pm • • Sat 3 June @ 11:15pm • • Sun 4 June @ 10:00pm • YES!! Damian Clark returns to the Brighton Fringe with his brand new show of[...]
Jun 3 @ 3:45pm – Jun 4 @ 4:45pm
SARAH CALLAGHAN: THE PIGEON DYING UNDER THE BUSH (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 3 June & Sun 4 June @ 3:45pm • Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, fresh from two hugely successful shows and tours of Australia, returns with a show inspired by an incredibly lucky escape[...]
Jun 4 @ 1:15pm – 2:15pm
NATHAN CASSIDY: WATCH THIS. LOVE ME. IT'S DEEP. (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 4 June @ 1:15pm • Award-winning writer and comedian Nathan Cassidy’s new one-man theatre show for 2017. A love story in a swimming pool. It’s deep. ​”Cassidy seems to have a real commitment[...]