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"At Last, The Muppet Men" COMEDY 
MAY 3-4, 31, JUN 1 at 22:45 (60 min) - Free 
“At Last, the Muppet Men” A show many said would never happen and few feared would. Join two of Brighton's/Chechnya best loved and most revered comedians (MUPPETS): Zelem Saydullaev (Squawker 2015 Fin...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

25 Years Of Stand-Up - Vladimir McTavish COMEDY 
MAY 5-6 at 19:15 (60 min) - £5 
"One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit" Guardian Vladimir McTavish became a full-time stand-up comedian in 1993, since when he has performed to audiences worldwide, and gigged with som...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

A History of Pet Hates COMEDY 
MAY 22-24 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
Amadeus Martin has arrived home to find his dog, Pluto on the table, with the memory stick containing the material for his new Brighton Festival show in its mouth, chewed up. Pluto is staring at Amade...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy From Around The Fringe COMEDY 
MAY 3-6, 9-12, 16-19, 23-27, 30-31, JUN 1-2 at 18:15 (60 min) - £5 
It's a comedy Bonanza! Back for a second year in Brighton, this stand-up comedy selection is an exciting pack of comedians, with top headliners and the best up-and-coming performers selected from sho...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Aaron Twitchen: Can't stop a rainbow COMEDY 
MAY 18-19, 25-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Never let anyone stop you. They can't stop a rainbow if they can't catch the end of it. A comedy show about friendship, love and wine from the Luisa Omielan tour support. Latest solo show from Aaron T...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Absent COMEDY 
MAY 9, 16, 23 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
A work in progress show from professional clothes-wearer Saskia Preston. In this blurb, Saskia will hint that she's a really cool and self-aware model by saying 'professional clothes wearer' but reall...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Acaprov COMEDY 
MAY 5-6, 18-19 at 12:00 (45 min) - PAID SHOW 
"Hamilton Meets Sliding Doors!" Imagine a new kind of musical: beatboxers, rappers, actors, singers and body percussionists coming together a capella to improvise a fresh new musical that you’ll nev...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Acaprov COMEDY 
MAY 18 at 23:30 (45 min) - PAID SHOW 
"Hamilton Meets Sliding Doors!" Imagine a new kind of musical: beatboxers, rappers, actors, singers and body percussionists coming together a capella to improvise a fresh new musical that you’ll nev...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Adam Hess COMEDY 
MAY 10, 17, 31 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
New Show from me, Adam Hess who is a very cool comedian from Brighton who then moved to London because they have more Pret A Mangers there. I have been on Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), Rob Delany's ...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Addicted to Fun COMEDY 
JUN 1-2 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She’s been sober for 15 years but she still misses the buzz of that first, second, third, fourth, fifth drink. Addicted to Fun is frank and funny five-sta...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Adele Cliff Work in Progress COMEDY 
MAY 6, 13, 20, 27 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
Writer of some of Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe for the past three years, Adele Cliff brings a new hour of standup to the Brighton Fringe. "there's no doubt, she's a nifty writer." - Chortle “...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick were Stand-Up Comedy COMEDY 
MAY 4-6, 11-12 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. He wondered: 'if we can adapt books into play...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Alex Kealy: Forge COMEDY 
MAY 12-13, 19-20 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Political comedian and "rising star of the British stand-up scene" (The List) Alex Kealy performs a work-in-progress, plus the best material from last year's "storming show" (The Sunday Times). "This...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Alice-India: WIP or War and Peace COMEDY 
MAY 20-22 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
This is the story of Alice-India and her nervous breakdown and how the creep inside took over. The conflicting truths that led her there and the equally disjointed factors that are bringing her back ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Alternative Comedy Cabaret COMEDY 
MAY 3, 17 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Bringing you a variety of the best inspiring and nutty alternative comedians from the circuit today. We have 3 acts doing 15 minutes all wrapped up the shenanigans and a brexit musical* - quite impres...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Andy Field's Funeral COMEDY 
MAY 13-15, 20-22 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Andy Field may have tragically died before he could realise his abundant potential but miraculously, he still has more to give. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology Andy's dying wish, to perform...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

ART Attack COMEDY 
MAY 14-15, 21-22 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
Alex Mason, David ‘Riggs’ Regan’, and Tom Smith present ART Attack, an hour of stand-up which deals with issues ranging from wolves and Asda employees to anxiety. Riggs is a Laughing Horse’s New Act...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic (Work in Progress) COMEDY 
MAY 9-11 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
An interactive (work in progress) experience in which the audience finds themselves in the hands of 3 friendly faces of a horrific, demonic cult. Join Sam, Christian, and John as they race to educate ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Bananas WIP COMEDY 
MAY 28-30 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Anna Banana can put words together that if sung would be so elegant, and if rapped would be lit! School has ruined poetry, so can she call herself a word-worker or a rhyming riot? Watch comedian Anna...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate COMEDY 
MAY 15-18 at 19:15 (60 min) - £4-£5 
Many Comedians converge once more in Brighton to find out who is the greatest superhero. With a mixture of stand-up, improvisation, interactive debate and prizes, this fun-filled show can be enjoyed b...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Becky Brunning: Action AntiHero (Work in Progress) COMEDY 
JUN 1-2 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Becky Brunning: Funny Women Finalist, daredevil, Broadchurch actor, helmet owner, brings her new nigh-octane show to Brighton after her debut hour Beaming stormed* Edinburgh in 2017. "Her comedy insi...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit COMEDY 
MAY 28-31, JUN 1-2 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
*Fresh from a full-house run at Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2018* "Growing up - I was too brown for the white kids and the wrong kind of brown for the brown kids. That's when I first questioned my iden...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

BraTon Fringe Comedy COMEDY 
MAY 24-26 at 18:00 (60 min) - £5-£7 
BraTon is compilation show featuring some of the funniest females from Brighton Fringe Festival. Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe with "EdinBra", the team are coming to Brighton with...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Brodi Snook - Work in Progress COMEDY 
MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
Fast rising Australian comedian and general smart-arse Brodi Snook takes a break from her career as a foot model (selling photos of her toes to foot perverts for cash) and having panic attacks in trai...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Broken hooters and geezers with shooters COMEDY 
MAY 7-9, JUN 2 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
Friendly Cornish giant Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal. This is the true and very funny story of what happened next. If you like an epic yarn with twists and t...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish COMEDY 
MAY 7-8, 28-29 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Since she was seventeen, Caitlin Cook has lived by a code: if something scares her, she has to do it. Or, as she says, "It's better to face your fears than fear your face." Not your conventional stand...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish COMEDY 
MAY 5-6, 10, 15, 20, 22 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Since she was seventeen, Caitlin Cook has lived by a code: if something scares her, she has to do it. Or, as she says, "It's better to face your fears than fear your face." Not your conventional stand...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Caroline Mabey Leaves the Room Slowly COMEDY 
MAY 7, 14, 21, 28 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
A new hour of stand up from one of the most inventive comic voices in Britain. Caroline Mabey (“Oddball genius” -Chortle) unexpectedly becomes the main breadwinner when her husband/ boyfriend/ whateve...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen COMEDY 
MAY 5-6 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Ciaran loves milking. He milks his friends, acquaintances, family members and passing strangers for anecdotes, ranging from Müller Corner focus groups to prog rock crematoria. Caspian uses his Filofax...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Charmian Hughes: What-Not COMEDY 
MAY 14, 16 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
fresh from triumphant New Zealand tour, 'a class above other stand-ups' Dominion Post ...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker COMEDY 
MAY 4-6, 11-12 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
Irish Comedian Colin Chadwick is a quick thinker, but not a quality thinker. Whether he's trying to outsmart a computer or perform CPR, his brain supplies ideas by quantity rather than quality. As see...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Comedy World of Sports COMEDY 
MAY 6, 27, JUN 1-2 at 17:00 (60 min) - £4-£5 
Brits and comedians are big sports fans, but what is the world’s greatest sport? Rugby union or league? Proper football or that American version? Is the Olympics just people running in circles? Can da...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Cressida Wetton, Crewless - A work in progress COMEDY 
MAY 12-13, 28-29 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Cressida Wetton – Crewless – A work in progress A stand-up comedy show about turning narrowboat into a home. Amidst a thriving UK housing crisis Cress wouldn’t wish her rented bedsit on anyone, n...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Dan Cadey & Gary Knightley's Family Values COMEDY 
MAY 24-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Gary Knightley and Dan Cadey in a comedy show that is strong on family and strong on the causes of family. Stand-up, song and general raucousness about the ones you love, learn from and are proud to ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Daniel Audritt: Better Man (Work In Progress) COMEDY 
MAY 18-19 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
'Award-winning comedian and writer Daniel Audritt brings his first solo show to the fringe, asking ''what really makes us good or bad people?'' Having previously had jokes on shows like 8 out of 10 Ca...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Daniel Muggleton - Nothing Personal COMEDY 
MAY 12, 19, JUN 2 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Daniel Muggleton returns with a brand new hour of blunt & honest stand-up. Originally from Australia, and now a regular on the UK, European and US comedy circuit, with a comedy album and debut comedy ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Darren Walsh: ProgWorkress COMEDY 
MAY 4-5 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free 
Join Darren Walsh (UK's first Pun Champion, Winner of Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, BBC's iWonder, 'BBC Edinburgh Festivals Presents') For a work in progress (progworkress) show based around an...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Dave Chawner; Mental COMEDY 
MAY 4-6, 18-19, JUN 1-2 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. ***** (ArtsAward.org.uk). ***** (Bunbury Magazine). **** ...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Dave Chawner; The Pursuit Of Happiness COMEDY 
MAY 11-12, 25-27 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
Dave is a number 1 best selling author, has presented on BBC, written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Metro & Cosmopolitan & even got an award at The Houses Of Pariliament for his 2015 show...but...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

David Ephgrave's New Bits COMEDY 
MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
The daily-blogging comic presents work-in-progress for his new show. Among the Daily Telegraph’s 20 Funniest One-liners of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and Comedy Central’s 35 Funniest Jokes of the Year ...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

DAVID MILLS: WELCOME TO THE NEXT MOMENT COMEDY 
MAY 13, 20 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
Look around you people - the world is a terrifying technicolour shit show. Politics, celebrity, the media, technology - a 24-hour reality television cartoon dystopia. How is anyone supposed to hold on...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

David Tsonos: Professional Auditioner COMEDY 
MAY 26-29 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
. I have been doing stand-up for 20 years and I’ve been Auditioning for acting roles for the same. Everything from commercials, TV series, and feature films. I have auditioned in Vancouver, Toronto, ...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

David Tsonos: Walking the Cats COMEDY 
MAY 15-19 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Canadian Comedy Veteran David Tsonos has combined two of his shows Walking the Cat, and Walking the Cat 2 to bring the lovely people of Brighton Walking the Cats. From his first cat Mittens to his now...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Dirty White Boys: Cult COMEDY 
MAY 25-27 at 16:30 (60 min) - PAID SHOW 
Things are going to get weird... Join award-winning sketch double act Dirty White Boys for their new hour of surreal, silly and unsettling comedy. Expect the unexpected as this truly odd couple slide ...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst COMEDY 
MAY 6 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free 
Award Winning Comedian Edy Hurst brings his musical comedy, loop pedal nonsense and stand up to answer the age old question: ‘What’s the deal with Edy Hurst? Who even is he? Where am I? What?’ Nomina...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst COMEDY 
MAY 7-8 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
Award Winning Comedian Edy Hurst brings his musical comedy, loop pedal nonsense and stand up to answer the age old question: ‘What’s the deal with Edy Hurst? Who even is he? Where am I? What?’ Nomina...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Eleanor Colville: Bigamous COMEDY 
MAY 14-16, 19 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
You are cordially invited to the wedding of (INSERT NAME OF UNSUSPECTING AUDIENCE MEMBER) and (INSERT NAME OF SECOND, MORE SUSPECTING, STILL EMBARRASSED AUDIENCE MEMBER). May their love at first sight...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Fiona Sagar Work in Progress COMEDY 
MAY 19 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free 
Plug in for hilarity and set your mode to multi- player with this fresh character-based show from this “talented impressionist” **** (FringeBiscuit.co.uk). Funny Women Best Show nominee 2016 & 2017, F...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Fiona Sagar Work in Progress COMEDY 
MAY 27 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free 
Plug in for hilarity and set your mode to multi- player with this fresh character-based show from this “talented impressionist” **** (FringeBiscuit.co.uk). Funny Women Best Show nominee 2016 & 2017, F...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Freya and Will in discussion with ABBA COMEDY 
MAY 10-11 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Freya and Will in discussion with ABBA, is a 50 minute split stand-up show with Freya Mallard and Will Hitt. In the show Will and Freya will host the prodigious pop ensemble ABBA in an, at time hilari...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Geeks, Stand up! COMEDY 
MAY 4-5, 11-12 at 17:00 (60 min) - £4-£5 
It’s 2019 and the geeks have inherited the earth! Geek culture is emerging from TV and movies, but there was a time you'd be ashamed to be one. However, now you should be ashamed if you're not! It's ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Gerry Carroll - Crock or Gold COMEDY 
MAY 11-12, 19, 25-27, JUN 2 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
LOLs about leprechauns and Irish dancing, with songs and Haribo. Stand-up and clown- with a story to tell, a song to sing, a jig to dance. Is Gerry a crock, or is he gold? It's your choice!  ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Gráinne Maguire- It's Problematic COMEDY 
MAY 3, 10, 24, 31 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
A new hour of stand up where Gráinne Maguire explains what is problematic about the world and herself. "blisteringly funny" Arts Fringes **** "a must-see" Edinburgh Festivals **** "confident, daring f...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here COMEDY 
MAY 17-19 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
A comedy show about not wanting children… I think? The second stand-up hour from Hari Kanth: a 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist, a 2012 Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, and the presenter...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Herbert Hoof: The Monsterer! COMEDY 
JUN 1-2 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
Herbert Hoof is a monster hunter who travels the world hunting for Godzilla, Nessie and other such beloved beasts. At least, he thinks he's a monster hunter... It's hard to be sure, because he always ...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Ian Smith - Work in Progress COMEDY 
JUN 1-2 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Multi-award winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC3 Sweat the Small Stuff, Dave's The Magic Sponge) returns to Brighton with a work in progress of his sixth solo show. It will include fancy theatrical techni...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Impish COMEDY 
MAY 9 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
This is a stand-up comedy show about the joys and pitfalls of having an overactive imagination. Ever seen an apparition in a garage? A magical kingdom in a puddle? Ever created an entire world in your...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Izzy Mant: Polite Club (Work in Progress) COMEDY 
MAY 21-23 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
TV comedy producer Izzy (Peep Show, Toast of London, Harry & Paul) has been pathologically tactful all her life. But tonight, that changes… Come help Izzy conquer her politeness addiction, and reclaim...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped In The Body Of An Adequate Comedian! COMEDY 
MAY 14-15 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Comedian Jake Donaldson presents his debut solo hour! Jake mixes stand-up and storytelling in this show, which explores what really goes on inside his head. A hilarious hour of comedy about mental...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

JIM TAVARE - FROM DEADPAN TO BEDPAN COMEDY 
MAY 31, JUN 1 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
In 2017 comedian, BAFTA award winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist Jim Tavaré was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles where he has resided since 2009. He live...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Jools Constant's Sexy Modern Fables COMEDY 
MAY 10-11, 17-18 at 18:00 (60 min) - £5 
Sexy Modern Fables is a story about life through the eyes of a man who first gets into bother and asks questions later. Highlights include Bi Polar Gigolo, how becoming a Male escort was not as easy a...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Laughing Horse Pick Of The Fringe COMEDY 
MAY 3-31, JUN 1-2 at 20:30 (90 min) - £5-£8 
A selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. A succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners alongside the best in fresh new talent, with five differe...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists! (WIP) COMEDY 
MAY 18-19, 25 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Leslie Ewing-Burgesse did a show last year about being imaginary, and realised along the way that it was a massive manifestation of all her insecurities!! Hooray!! Now she's trying to accept that she ...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Liam Withnail: Homecoming (WiP) COMEDY 
MAY 10-11, 24-25 at 21:30 (60 min) - PAID SHOW 
Join celebrated stand up Liam Withnail for his brand new hour of stand up on Sex, Society & Sausage Fests! Nominated Best Comedy Show 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. Winner 2018 Scottish Comedy Award. Engl...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

LJ DA FUNK (Title TBA) COMEDY 
MAY 25-26 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
Satirical gangster LJ DA FUNK updates his legendary Brexit show to find out once and for all who is to blame for this shambles - May, Farage, Cameron, or that bus? The show might be obsolete by Fringe...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Louise Leigh Identifiable COMEDY 
MAY 24-27 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Totally different. Louise is adept at bringing you into her “witty, imaginative and ever-so-slightly risque” world. (The Scotsman). Funny Women Regional Finalist and badly-behaved mother of two, Lou...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

LUCY PEARMAN: WORK IN PROGRESS COMEDY 
MAY 25 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
Complete idiot Lucy Pearman will be trying out some new ideas. There will be a bag, a song, a leg, some tears and probably blood. It will be a silly old muddle but we will get through it. EDINBURGH CO...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Malaysian Sensation COMEDY 
MAY 20-21 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
Nigel Ng (as seen on Comedy Central's Standup Central, Roast Battle) brings you on a joyous romp through his life in the UK as a Malaysian immigrant. See him tackle topics close to his heart, both big...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Mary Flanigan and Robbie McShane: One of Us is a Robot COMEDY 
MAY 3-5 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
It’s Mary Flanigan and Robbie McShane! One's a comedian...one's a robot pretending to be a comedian. Can you spot the robot and save mankind? Yep, that’s right. One of these two is a goddamn robot. ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Mating Selection (Preview) COMEDY 
MAY 11-12, 18-19 at 15:30 (60 min) - 0 
On August 14, 2018, Robyn Perkins (★★★★1/2 GlamAdelaide) participated in a dating show in front of a live audience. Her experience led her to question human morality and the ...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Meryl O'Rourke : Vanilla COMEDY 
MAY 5, 12, 19 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
New show from the unmissable stand up, winner of Betty&Peter Sitcom award and BBC’s New World Order writer. In her youth, Meryl was called all sorts of fruity names and revelled in what she consider...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Milo McCabe: Reality Bites Troy Hawke! COMEDY 
MAY 8, 15, 22, 29 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
Troy Hawke escaped from his mother's clutches over four years ago now. The honeymoon period is over. This impeccable 1930's throwback finds himself trying to work out exactly what his purpose in life ...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Motherhood (WIP) COMEDY 
MAY 18-19 at 12:15 (45 min) - Free 
Brand new comedy Motherhood is a hilarious exploration of life as a new parent. Stand up comedian Tara Newton-Wordsworth muses on marriage, the joys and challenges of having two children under two, an...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Much Laughter presents ' I Predict a WYATT ! ' COMEDY 
MAY 11-13 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
“Sam Wyatt is recording the pilot for his new Saturday night Gameshow ‘I predict a WYATT!’ But with so much on the line will he be able to keep it together? 2 contestants, four games and only one wi...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Nathan Cassidy: Observational COMEDY 
MAY 4-6 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning comedian Cassidy with a new show about his crazy year. Nothing was happening, then he joined a new gym and a big, strong man would change his life forever. You couldn't make it up. Wor...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Nick Elleray: Joy (Work In Progress) COMEDY 
MAY 12, 18, JUN 1-2 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free 
Nick Elleray ("quality downbeat comedy" Chortle) is known for his dry, bleak musings on the dark and squalid aspects of life. But the times we live in are too grim, so he's trying a new approach and l...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Nick Elleray: Joy (Work In Progress) COMEDY 
 - Free 
Nick Elleray ("quality downbeat comedy" Chortle) is known for his dry, bleak musings on the dark and squalid aspects of life. But the times we live in are too grim, so he's trying a new approach and l...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Nick Elleray: Joy (Work In Progress) COMEDY 
MAY 25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
Nick Elleray ("quality downbeat comedy" Chortle) is known for his dry, bleak musings on the dark and squalid aspects of life. But the times we live in are too grim, so he's trying a new approach and l...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Nick Horseman: The Rhyme Scheme COMEDY 
MAY 11, 18 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
Over the past 12 months, Nick 'Horse' Horseman has got married, survived a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that killed 450 people and given up his day-job to become the biggest rap superstar of all time. Thi...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Nik Coppin: Shark COMEDY 
MAY 25-30 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free Entry 
Nik Coppin told a silly joke one night at his show in Australia and what happened after was both confusing and funny. Come and watch the globetrotting British stand-up comedian analyse those events, j...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Northern Power Blouse - Right good sketch show COMEDY 
MAY 5 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
This trio of feisty northern lasses bring you sketches, silly songs and highly flammable blouses. Between them they've written for Radio 4, Comic Relief, Comedy Central, popped up on ITV, E4, BBC3 and...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Northern Power Blouse - Right good sketch show COMEDY 
MAY 11 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free 
This trio of feisty northern lasses bring you sketches, silly songs and highly flammable blouses. Between them they've written for Radio 4, Comic Relief, Comedy Central, popped up on ITV, E4, BBC3 and...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Oh! I do like to be beside the C(-ity Impro)side! COMEDY 
MAY 18-19 at 13:00 (60 min) - £5 
Six improvisers take to the Brighton seaside for an hour of improvised scenes, sketches and songs, where everything is made up on the spot based on suggestions provided by you. Join City Impro for a s...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Oleg Denisov: Russian Troll (WIP) COMEDY 
MAY 6-9 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Days of myths and fairytales are gone. We know the truth alright – now how do we live with each other? Moscow’s top satirical stand-up, philosopher by training and Russia’s Fringe veteran Oleg Denisov...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

On The Edge Comedy COMEDY 
MAY 4-6, 11-12, 18-19, 25, JUN 1-2 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
On The Edge is a Brighton institution. Bringing the best in new comic talent to the UK all year round. We have a great reputation for bringing cutting edge comics and future stars to the stage. Someti...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

On The Edge Comedy COMEDY 
MAY 5, 12, 19, 26, JUN 2 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free 
On The Edge is a Brighton institution. Bringing the best in new comic talent to the UK all year round. We have a great reputation for bringing cutting edge comics and future stars to the stage. Someti...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

PAUL MCCAFFREY: LEMON COMEDY 
MAY 6 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
In the last couple of years Paul McCaffrey has performed to over half a million people while supporting his comedy heroes Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges on their UK tours and has gone down an absolute st...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

PAUL MCCAFFREY: LEMON COMEDY 
MAY 5 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
In the last couple of years Paul McCaffrey has performed to over half a million people while supporting his comedy heroes Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges on their UK tours and has gone down an absolute st...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Peculiar COMEDY 
MAY 27-29 at 18:00 (60 min) - £7 
Jo Burke is feeling a little peculiar. She's flipped her lid and will take you on a whirlwind tour of everything she finds strange, irritating and simply unacceptable in life. Including, but not lim...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Pindos COMEDY 
MAY 3-4, 31, JUN 1 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
In September 2015 Milo Edwards landed in Moscow was met by a tracksuited man in a black Land Cruiser and driven out to the middle of nowhere to job he would quit within two weeks. By June 2016 he was ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Please please please don't make me do political comedy any more COMEDY 
MAY 11-12 at 12:00 (50 min) - £5 
murdered journalists, children in cages, Jacob Rees Mogg, it's all too horrible and I can't do comedy about it any more. I refuse, I know people come to see me do political comedy but this year it's c...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Popinjay (Work in Progress) COMEDY 
MAY 30-31 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Irish surrealist and New Act of the Year nominee Kevin O Connell arrives in Brighton with his debut hour. Kevin wants to puncture reality for 60 minutes so expect a barrage of nonsense as he explore...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Prozac and Cons Show COMEDY 
MAY 18, JUN 1 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Ian appeared on a televised seduction course to find love. Did he get a girlfriend or turn into a Sleazy McTeasy? Plus Mat's tips: How to be a****holed at work without being an a****hole... ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Richard Wheatley is Blindingly Obvious COMEDY 
MAY 10-11, 31, JUN 1 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
Fresh from a double Edinburgh Fringe debut run And a fantastic New show at Leicester, Richard is gaining nothing but momentum as he rounds out a spectacular year on The thrilling sunny sea...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Robin Morgan: Work In Progress COMEDY 
MAY 24-25 at 22:45 (60 min) - Free 
The third hour show from Robin Morgan (Writer for BBC Two's The Mash Report, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, television warm-up for the Graham Norton Show and tour support for Ellie Taylor, Iain Stirling...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Sam Went: Bicentennial Fan COMEDY 
MAY 24-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Sam Went got dumped and did the incredibly normal thing of transferring his feelings onto the 17th worst movie of all time - Bicentennial Man In his debut solo stand-up performance, up-and-coming com...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Samantha Pressdee: Covered COMEDY 
MAY 3-4, JUN 1-2 at 18:00 (60 min) - £5-£7 
Four years ago Samantha lost everything, including her marbles. In an adventure through the British welfare system, Samantha battles cuts, medication and eventually trolls. The journey back to sanity ...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Sh*t Socialist COMEDY 
MAY 25-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Chris Tavner presents his new stand up show about his life of being a Socialist activist. Well, we say activist, that depends on what time he gets up. Chris will explore lessons learned from his exper...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Shaggers COMEDY 
MAY 3-5, 10-11, 17-18, 24-26, 31, JUN 1 at 22:15 (60 min) - £5-£6 
Following even more success in at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as venues in Darwin, Berlin, Frankfurt, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and London's West End, the world...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Shrink COMEDY 
MAY 12, 23 at 19:30 (60 min) - £4-£5 
By 2020 depression will be the biggest first world problem, but how does this rise affect the mental health work force? Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones shares thoughts fr...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Shrink COMEDY 
MAY 11, 18, JUN 1 at 15:45 (60 min) - £4-£5 
By 2020 depression will be the biggest first world problem, but how does this rise affect the mental health work force? Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones shares thoughts fr...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Slacktivist COMEDY 
MAY 13-15 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Through the years, the major conspiracies have dominated the headlines, JKF, Twin Towers, Why British Bake Off went to Channel 4! But now, Croydon's 9th best truth detective takes on the biggest one o...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Stella Graham - Uncivilized COMEDY 
MAY 27 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
It’s absolutely, definitely not Stella Graham’s fault that she’s in trouble, the mother of all of nature is coming to get her. 'If you're a TV executive… see her now' (Skinny).  ...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Stella Graham - Uncivilized COMEDY 
MAY 6, 20 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
It’s absolutely, definitely not Stella Graham’s fault that she’s in trouble, the mother of all of nature is coming to get her. 'If you're a TV executive… see her now' (Skinny).  ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Teaching and Schools (Work in Progress) COMEDY 
MAY 28-30 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
Former Religious Studies Teacher turned stand-up comedian Kevin Precious turns his hand to examining his former profession, and takes a sideways look at the teaching and schools more generally. A work...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan COMEDY 
MAY 4, 11, 18, 25, JUN 1 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free 
The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, fresh from hugely successful tours of Australia and New Zealand, returns to Edinburgh with a powerhouse mash-up of comedy and poe...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

The Grey Area COMEDY 
MAY 11-12, 26-27 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Andrea Hubert works out some new jokes in front of the (hopefully!) lovely people of Brighton, about the huge chasm between men and women, and what we can do to get back together. ...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

The Interdimensional ABK COMEDY 
MAY 17-19 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with a dimension-hopping stand up comedy show. "A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world" (The Scotsm...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

The Lol Word COMEDY 
MAY 17-18 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
Like comedy? Like queer folk? Then you’ll love this mixed bill of sketch and stand-up stars, who are rising through the comedy ranks faster than you can say Ellen DeGeneres. Featuring BBC New Comedy ...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

The OCD Files COMEDY 
MAY 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 at 22:00 (60 min) - £8/£6 Concessions 
The OCD Files 'maps' my life as a sufferer of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) which I have had for 30 years. Is the show any good? This is the feedback so far: "Fab cause. Fab night." ... "brill" ...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

The Untimely Death of Jack Chooselove COMEDY 
MAY 11-16 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
This show tells the story of Jack Chooselove, a modern-day casanova and the alter ego of journalist Peyvand Khorsandi as he navigates the choppy waters of online dating in your forties. In the proces...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

True Confessions of Perkins & Iles COMEDY 
MAY 4-6 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Sarah Iles (4 stars, Bunbury Magazine) and Robyn Perkins (4 Stars, Voice Magazine) split a BRAND NEW hour of honest and personal stand-up comedy. It's funny cuz its true. ...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Try COMEDY 
MAY 6, 26-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
Most of the time life is utter chaos,your job is to hold on and try not to scream too loudly.The pressure to excel at everything is huge financially,mentally,emotionally,physically. All Sam Savage has...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Typically adequate COMEDY 
MAY 4-6 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
To have kids or not to have kids! That is the question. Wanna hear funny stories about either way of live?Join Comics Arna Spek (99 comedy Club Female Bursary winner) and Clive Copeman (BBC Radio 4 Ne...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane McDonald? COMEDY 
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
After a very successful 5 night stop-over at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018, the self-help group 'Jane McDonald Anonymous' cruises into the Brighton Fringe for 3 nights. Come to a meeting, sign...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 

Where are you really from ? COMEDY 
JUN 1-2 at 20:45 (60 min) - £6/5 
Lubna Kerr is confused about her identity. She was born in Pakistan, raised in Glasgow, married a man from Lanarkshire, has two Welsh children and lives in Edinburgh. Last year she made her first vis...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Where's my money? COMEDY 
MAY 4, 18 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
5 years ago, Peter Nash was about to board a plane to Silicon Valley to sell his business for 7 figures. Today, he’s performing a fringe show about it called “Where’s my money” -Find out what happened...
The Temple Bar / Upstairs 

Working Class Zero. COMEDY 
MAY 9, 12, 16, 19 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
A comedian who hasn't supplied a description. let's hope he's written a show. ...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

Zahra Barri: Things I Shouldn't Say COMEDY 
MAY 19 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
What if you could only ever be honest? ‘Radical honesty asserts that lying leads to stress and speaking bluntly even about the taboo will create happier people' Zahra has her foot in her mouth so of...
The Quadrant / Upstairs 

ZOE LYONS: ENTRY LEVEL HUMAN (Free!) COMEDY 
MAY 4 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
She recently cooked up a storm on ‘Celebrity Masterchef’, is a regular on ‘Mock The Week’ and a much-loved figure on ‘Live At The Apollo’, as well as being all over Radio 4 – having made her very own ...
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs 
 

      

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