“Comedy, music and more…”
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• Sat 19 & Sun 20 May @ 3:45pm •
• Sat 26 & Sun 27 May @ 3:45pm •
Think you know game shows? Think again, as this new show comes to Brighton that will make you laugh like a child. Comedy meets game show, meets improv, as fun host Stu Turner brings two teams of comics picked from the Fringe each day. Their skills and wit will be pitted against each other with new hysterical round. With Stu Turner overseeing the proceedings, you’ll get to laugh, cheer and decide who gets crowned winners in this crazy show! Enjoy audience participation, prizes, and non-stop laughs in this fun-packed hour of entertainment.
You’ll never laugh so much at a game show!
• Sat 19 & Sun 20 May @ 5:00pm •
Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of a Catholic deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. An hour of new material from a rising comedy star.
BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017
BBC New Comedy Award Finalist
Writer for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order for BBC2
Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2017
“A comic with distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear.” (Chortle)
“Pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond the Joke)
• Sun 6, 13, 20 & 27 May @ 6:15pm •
Gráinne Maguire (as heard on Radio 4’s The Now Show, More Money Than Sense and Breaking The News, writer for The Last Leg and 8/10 Cats) brings her new show to the Brighton Fringe.
“Original and unpredictable. A delightful, incisive hour of truth and madness” **** (FringeGuru)
“A definite must see performance from a comic at the top of her game – one of the finest political stand-up shows at this year’s Fringe” **** (Edinburgh Festivals)
“Sharp, incisive, and smartly satirical” **** (The Wee Review)
“Sarcastically and scabrously hilarious” (Chortle)
**** (British Theatre Guide)
• Sat 19 & Sun 20 May @ 7:30pm •
Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns (MTV, ichannel) takes you on a comedic journey about the visible and invisible scars of surviving mental illness, domestic violence, and drug addiction — with some feminism thrown in for comic relief.
“It is a pitch perfect performance and a beautifully-written, perfectly-paced comedy script. Absolutely wonderfully done. A perfect Fringe show. Laughs. Tears.” (John Fleming)
“Brutally honest from the start, this show just goes to prove you can make comedy out of tragedy… moving, witty and sincere.” **** (North West End)
• Tue 8, Sun 20 & Sat 26 May @ 10:00pm •
Ever wondered how to get the most out of that desolate obelisk that is your body? Using paint, placards and xylophone sticks, Ian Lane takes you on an annotated, colour-coded and possibly misleading 60 minute tour of all the hidden features, cheat codes and Easter Eggs you never noticed within your body in this work-in-progress fusion of stand-up comedy and live body art.
“Inventive, cliche-phobic comedy that makes a strong impression for its creativity… the hit rate is high for a comedian who doesn’t seek sanctuary in the safety of the familiar.” (Chortle)
• Sat 5 & Sun 6 May @ 5:00pm •
• Mon 21 May @ 6:15pm •
The Very Hungry Caterpillar just couldn’t stop eating. He grew and grew until, when all his friends began turning into butterflies, a cocoon that would fit him couldn’t be made! To comfort himself, he continued to eat. He developed a taste for raw red meat.
Red Biscuit Theatre brings you an adult twist on the beloved children’s story with a high-octane devised tale, bursting full of relentless energy, multi-rolling and a handful of homemade props. Five performers take to the stage to become clocks, chairs, doors, portals and all manner of zany characters for your entertainment.
• Sat 5 May @ 11:15pm •
• Mon 7 May @ 5:00pm •
• Sat 12 & 19 May @ 11:15pm •
• Mon 21 May @ 10:00pm •
• Sat 26 May @ 11:15pm •
• Sun 27 to Wed 30 May @ 10:00pm •
Hanna Winter and Julia Masli unite to create a ridiculous world of ‘Fabulon’ through physical comedy, visual imagery and nonsense. They invite you to experience this world as they discover it with childlike wonder.
“This is the type of show that arts festivals are all about” **** – The Adelaidian
“A performance that doesn’t need to make much sense to invoke plenty of laughs… voyage to the unknown… quirky, hilarious and oddly gorgeous when not meaning to be” – The Adelaidian
• Tue 15 & 22 May @ 6:15pm •
Saunter down the promenade with Northern Power Blouse for a show full of sketches, songs and larger than life characters, all set by the glamorous northern seaside.
Between them, Cassie Atkinson, Kat Butterfield and Charlotte Pearson, have written for BBC Radio 4, Russ Abbot, Comic Relief and were finalists for ‘BAFTA Rocliffe’ and ‘Funny Women’ writing awards. So why not join them by the seaside, beside the sea!
• Fri 18 May @ 7:30pm •
• Tue 22 May @ 8:45pm •
• Sat 2 June @ 7:30pm •
I have grown 2 inches this year and I have no idea why. I don’t even really like doing stand-up. I’m just going around the country doing shows in the hope that a scientist will be in the audience and offer me an explanation. My doctor doesn’t believe me, and fair enough tbh, but it’s honestly true. I did stand-up on a TV show called ‘Tonight At The Palladium’ this year.
“For high quality gags per minute there is no better comedian” (Independent)
“I’ve seen few shows that are funnier” (The Times)
• Wed 9 & 16 May @ 8:45pm •
• Wed 23 May @ 6:15pm •
• Wed 30 May @ 8:45pm •
Adele Cliff (Dave’s Top 15 Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2017 and 2016) brings her brand-new show ‘Sheep’ to Brighton! Packed with gags, anecdotes and fun, this work-in-progress show is sure to amuse. Full of great new jokes to wow ewe all, flock in for some of the best comedy to be herd.
“I find her really annoying to watch, as I’m constantly kicking myself for not having thought of those gags first” (Gary Delaney)