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LEE KERN (FREE!) 6:15pm
LEE KERN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 5 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
LEE KERN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Fri 5 May @ 6:15pm • Rare stand-up from Lee Kern, writer for Sacha Baron Cohen, and star of Channel 4′s Modern Toss and Celebrity Bedlam. “The funniest thing ever on telly” (Viz). “Kern[...]
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JOE WELLS: I HOPE I DIE BEFORE I START VOTING CONSERVATIVE 1:15pm
JOE WELLS: I HOPE I DIE BEFORE I START VOTING CONSERVATIVE @ Upper Lounge
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.[...]
JANE HILL: COW (FREE!) 3:45pm
JANE HILL: COW (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
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.[...]
SAM & BEN: SHNOZZLEBALLERS (FREE!) 7:30pm
SAM & BEN: SHNOZZLEBALLERS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 6 @ 7:30pm – 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[...]
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RAHUL KOHLI: A NOT SO CHUBBY BROWN (FREE!) 7:30pm
RAHUL KOHLI: A NOT SO CHUBBY BROWN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 10 @ 7:30pm – 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[...]
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STELLA GRAHAM: RAGE AGAINST THE UNCLEAN (FREE!) 8:45pm
STELLA GRAHAM: RAGE AGAINST THE UNCLEAN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 12 @ 8:45pm – 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[...]
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CANDY GIGI: BECKY RIMMER’S BAT MITZVAH! (FREE!) 3:45pm
CANDY GIGI: BECKY RIMMER’S BAT MITZVAH! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 13 @ 3:45pm – 4:45pm
CANDY GIGI: BECKY RIMMER'S BAT MITZVAH! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sat 13 May @ 3:45pm • Have you been to a Bat Mitzvah before? Have you met a girl who’s been Bat Mitzvah’d? Do you know what a Jew is? In Candy Gigi’s epic[...]
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ANNABELSZKI + DEBZ SEBBORN (FREE!) 3:45pm
ANNABELSZKI + DEBZ SEBBORN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 14 @ 3:45pm – 4:45pm
ANNABELSZKI + DEBZ SEBBORN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 14 May @ 3:45pm • ANNABELSZKI: Extracts from Professional Break Up Artist Share the highs, lows and downright hilarity of the eternal scramble to seek, find and inevitably lose the woman of your[...]
THE JUST US LEAGUE: MARVELUS (FREE!) 8:45pm
THE JUST US LEAGUE: MARVELUS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 14 @ 8:45pm – 9:45pm
THE JUST US LEAGUE: MARVELUS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Sun 14 May @ 8:45pm • The Just Us League — Gary Tro & Javier Jarquin — perform all of the (Phase 1) MCU films in under an hour! No props, no set, no[...]
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ANNABELSZKI: PROFESSIONAL BREAK UP ARTIST (FREE!) 6:15pm
ANNABELSZKI: PROFESSIONAL BREAK UP ARTIST (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 17 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
ANNABELSZKI: PROFESSIONAL BREAK UP ARTIST (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 15 May to Wed 17 May @ 6:15pm • Share the highs, lows and downright hilarity of the eternal scramble to seek, find and inevitably lose the woman of your dreams. Be taken[...]
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DAVID TERRENCE: FRIED MIND SHOW (FREE!) 8:45pm
DAVID TERRENCE: FRIED MIND SHOW (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 18 @ 8:45pm – 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[...]
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THE ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING MYSTERIES (FREE!) 6:15pm
THE ALASDAIR BECKETT-KING MYSTERIES (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 19 @ 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[...]
ROBIN MORGAN: FREE MAN (FREE!) 8:45pm
ROBIN MORGAN: FREE MAN (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
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).[...]
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ATHENA KUGBLENU: REALITY CHECK 8:45pm
ATHENA KUGBLENU: REALITY CHECK @ Upper Lounge
May 20 @ 8:45pm – 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.[...]
HAVEN’T A CLUE..! (FREE!) 11:15pm
HAVEN’T A CLUE..! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 20 @ 11:15pm – 11:30pm
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[...]
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A BIT OF MAGIC with STU & FRIENDS (FREE!) 1:15pm
A BIT OF MAGIC with STU & FRIENDS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 21 @ 1:15pm – 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[...]
NEXT BEST THING: HOW TO BE GOOD AT EVERYTHING (FREE!) 3:45pm
NEXT BEST THING: HOW TO BE GOOD AT EVERYTHING (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 21 @ 3:45pm – 4:45pm
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[...]
JESSICA FOSTEKEW: YOU KNOW WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER (FREE!) 8:45pm
JESSICA FOSTEKEW: YOU KNOW WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 21 @ 8:45pm – 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.[...]
SEAN McLOUGHLIN: YOU CAN’T IGNORE ME FOREVER (FREE!) 10:00pm
SEAN McLOUGHLIN: YOU CAN’T IGNORE ME FOREVER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 21 @ 10:00pm – 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” ​★★★★[...]
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PAUL McCAFFREY (FREE!) 7:30pm
PAUL McCAFFREY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 23 @ 7:30pm – 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.[...]
JAMES LOVERIDGE (FREE!) 10:00pm
JAMES LOVERIDGE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 23 @ 10:00pm – 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[...]
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PHIL JERROD: SNAKES AND LADDERS (FREE!) 6:15pm
PHIL JERROD: SNAKES AND LADDERS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 24 @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
PHIL JERROD: SNAKES AND LADDERS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Wed 10 May @ 8:45pm • • Mon 22 May to Wed 24 May @ 6:15pm • NB: Phil’s appearance on 10 May is an extra date, replacing the previously-billed Paul McCaffrey. Phil Jerrod’s[...]
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JONNY AWSUM: HONEY, I PROMISED THE KID (FREE!) 6:15pm
JONNY AWSUM: HONEY, I PROMISED THE KID (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
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[...]
JOHN HASTINGS WORKS!!!! (FREE!) 8:45pm
JOHN HASTINGS WORKS!!!! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 25 @ 8:45pm – 9:45pm
JOHN HASTINGS WORKS!!!! (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Mon 15 May @ 7:30pm • • Sat 20 May & Sun 21 May @ 2:30pm • • Mon 22 May to Thu 25 May @ 8:45pm • John Hastings is a fence-sitting former[...]
SAMANTHA PRESSDEE (FREE!) 10:00pm
SAMANTHA PRESSDEE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 25 @ 10:00pm – 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[...]
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AMADEUS MARTIN: BINGE THINKING (FREE!) 8:45pm
AMADEUS MARTIN: BINGE THINKING (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
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[...]
WISEBOWM: THE STRUGGLE IS REAL (FREE!) 10:00pm
WISEBOWM: THE STRUGGLE IS REAL (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
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[...]
LOVEHARD: MURDERED BY MURDER (FREE!) 11:15pm
LOVEHARD: MURDERED BY MURDER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
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,[...]
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FIONA SAGAR: SAGAR MEGA DRIVE (FREE!) 2:30pm
FIONA SAGAR: SAGAR MEGA DRIVE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
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[...]
MIRANDA KANE’S FLYING PENIS (FREE!) 3:45pm
MIRANDA KANE’S FLYING PENIS (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 27 @ 3:45pm – Jun 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[...]
JAMES BENNISON: HOW TO BE A WINNER (FREE!) 5:00pm
JAMES BENNISON: HOW TO BE A WINNER (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 27 @ 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[...]
(Late Night Friday) SARA MASON: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BONDAGE (FREE!) 12:30am
(Late Night Friday) SARA MASON: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BONDAGE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 27 @ 12:30am – 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[...]
LUCY PEARMAN: WIP & A CABBAGE (FREE!) 6:15pm
LUCY PEARMAN: WIP & A CABBAGE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 27 @ 6:15pm – 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[...]
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JACK LEFT TOWN: THE IMPROVISED ROCK DOCUMENTARY (FREE!) 2:30pm
JACK LEFT TOWN: THE IMPROVISED ROCK DOCUMENTARY (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
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[...]
(Late Night Saturday) JAMES BENNISON: TINDER LIVE (FREE!) 12:30am
(Late Night Saturday) JAMES BENNISON: TINDER LIVE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 28 @ 12:30am – 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[...]
TROY HAWKE: A HAWKE NEEDS BOTH WINGS… (FREE!) 7:30pm
TROY HAWKE: A HAWKE NEEDS BOTH WINGS… (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 28 @ 7:30pm – 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[...]
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CARLY SMALLMAN: TERRIBLE STORIES ABOUT WHY I KEEP RUINING IT FOR MYSELF (FREE!) 8:45pm
CARLY SMALLMAN: TERRIBLE STORIES ABOUT WHY I KEEP RUINING IT FOR MYSELF (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 29 @ 8:45pm – May 30 @ 9:45pm
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[...]
NORTHERN POWER BLOUSE (FREE!) 7:30pm
NORTHERN POWER BLOUSE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 29 @ 7:30pm – 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[...]
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DANA ALEXANDER: THE MILK IS NOT FREE, BUT SOMETIMES IT IS ON SALE (FREE!) 10:00pm
DANA ALEXANDER: THE MILK IS NOT FREE, BUT SOMETIMES IT IS ON SALE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 30 @ 10:00pm – May 31 @ 11:00pm
DANA ALEXANDER: THE MILK IS NOT FREE, BUT SOMETIMES IT IS ON SALE (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
• Tue 30 May & Wed 31 May @ 10:00pm • Join Canadian comic Dana Lexander in her fifth Edinburgh Fringe show, as she navigates through the matrix of the modern world of dating. This[...]
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STEVE BUGEJA: SUMMER CAMP (FREE!) 8:45pm
STEVE BUGEJA: SUMMER CAMP (FREE!) @ Upper Lounge
May 31 @ 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[...]