Brighton Fringe Shows

Have a look through our selection of shows... we hope we have something you'll want to see in Brighton!


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Listings for 6 May, sorted by Show Name

40 year old Yarns

40 year old Yarns

Comedy

40 year old Yarns

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6 at 15:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Clive Coopman (Angel Comedy London) and Arna Spek (99 Comedy Club Female bursary Winner 2017) are this year teaming up with Michal Paker (Go New York Finalist)! All 3 are up-and-coming and over-40-year old comedians who will tell you life begins at 50! Expect Life experience in abundance (124 years between them!) and still none the wiser.....


Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4-6, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27, JUN 1-2 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

A revolving line-up of the best comedians from around Brighton and the Fringe in a show filled with hilarity. 'A solid comedy show well worth the ticket price' ★★★★1/2 - Fringefeed ...


Best of Brighton Fringe For Kids

Best of Brighton Fringe For Kids

Childrens

Best of Brighton Fringe For Kids

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 5-6, 12, 19, 26-27, JUN 2 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

A friendly fun-filled afternoon show with a revolving line-up of the best children's and family-friendly performers from around Brighton and the Fringe. An event for all the family to enjoy together. "Music, comedy and magic kept the kids entertained... whizzed past and was perfectly timed for child attention spans... Left the kids wanting more... My eight-year-old absolutely loved it!" (Child-Friendly Brighton) "Mums and dads will be onto a winner with this afternoon of delightfully immature comedy full of magic" (Melbourne Comedy Festival) "The kids had a great time" (Adelaide Fring...


Brighton Belles

Brighton Belles

Comedy

Brighton Belles

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4-6, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27, JUN 1-2 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

A revolving line-up of the best and up-and-coming female comedians from Brighton and the Fringe. ...


Comics Vs Kids

Comics Vs Kids

Childrens

Comics Vs Kids

Childrens

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 4-6, 11-12, 19, 25-27, JUN 1-2 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

Beloved comic and kids entertainer Nik Coppin brings his new show to the Fringe full of jokes, silliness, his own drawn cartoons, competitions based around Disney and superheroes, mayhem and special guests. Have a laugh with him and his comedy friends and win some prizes in a quest to find out who is smarter and funnier; comics or kids! An awesome time is guaranteed to be had by all. 'Fast-paced, witty, fun and amazing' ★★★★★ (Funny Tonne, ComedyFestival.com.au). 'Fast and funny... The audience loved it... Sweetly, wildly hilarious' ★★★★ (R...


Darren Walsh: New Jokes

Darren Walsh: New Jokes

Comedy

Darren Walsh: New Jokes

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 5-6, 18 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

Please don't come if you don't like puns. Seriously, there's a lot of puns. Jokes like: “My uncle stopped being silly for a while, but now he’s made a fool recovery" or "A bird sanctuary has been damaged in a thunderstorm. Owl hell has broken loose." or "Which singer is the best at floating? Buoyancý". That kind of thing. "Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns." - Chortle. Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh for some new jokes. WINNER Dave's Joke of the Fringe, WINNER Leicester Comedy Festival best joke, Top 10 jokes of the fringe lists Guardian, Telegraph, Mirror & The Scotsman. ...


eBae: Ruby Carr

eBae: Ruby Carr

Comedy

eBae: Ruby Carr

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 5-6 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

My name is Ruby Carr and I’m back again, even more of a sucker for a bargain, and telling you the full story. Deep dive into the weird wonderful world of eBay with me. I’m obsessed with the thrill of an auction, it’s like shopping – but with a winner. I will show you my favourite hidden worlds and the weird subcultures of eBay. I have bought it all. Is this because I am a sucker for a good story, or is it my obsessive-compulsive disorder combining with my hyperfocus fixation of my ADHD? You decide! I’ll walk you down the rabbit hole I have found myself in, seeking validation for each progre...


Family Fortunes (but for bad people)

Family Fortunes (but for bad people)

Comedy

Family Fortunes (but for bad people)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 4-6, 11-12 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

We asked 100 members of the public all the worst questions we could think of. Things like: “What would you not want to catch your dad doing?” “Name a politician who deserves to be eaten by a shark” “What animal would you most like to shag?” Now it’s on you to guess what the top answers were. This is an interactive comedy-quiz that reveals exactly how twisted the British public are. There’s points, there’s prizes, and there’s a 95% chance we’re going to hell, so come and play before ITV have us killed. ...



Guess The Weight Of The Bird

Guess The Weight Of The Bird

Comedy

Guess The Weight Of The Bird

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 4-6, 11-12 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

The ultimate bird-based comedy quiz show. Birds come in all shapes and sizes, from cute little ducklings to big feathery jerks like that goose who knocked me off my bike last year. But how much do they weigh? It's time to find out. In Guess The Weight Of The Bird, I’ll show you some birds and you’ll guess their weight. The closer you are, the more bird points you get. The person with the most bird points wins money. It’s a bit like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire but all the questions are about birds and the prize is £999,990 smaller. Sorry about that. Come and guess the weight of...


Kate Cheka: A Messiah Comes (Work in Progress)

Kate Cheka: A Messiah Comes (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Kate Cheka: A Messiah Comes (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Funny Women Award winner of 2023 Kate Cheka brings her first hour WIP to Brighton Fringe. It is about how to save the world or at least save yourself and features thoughtful, often filthy observations on sex, capitalism and (pop) culture. Other accolades include being a BBC New Comedy Award regional finalist 2022, Berlin New Stand-up Award finalist 2019, Funny Women Award semi-finalist 2021 and 2022 one-to-watch. Having performed across in eight countries across four continents Kate has been described as having ‘stylish comedy delivered with a blend of joy and disdain’. 'You'll be fine...


Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 4-6, 11-12, 19, 25-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Tickets from £5

The Pick of the Fringe has been a hit show at Brighton Fringe for 17 years, an annual selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. And now this brand new clean version has arrived! It's the same succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners and the best in fresh new talent, just with the swear words taken out, and comedy suitable for everyone! (And there's a swear jar on stage, just in case the comedians mess up!) There are four different comics at each show, all selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe with something for everyon...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 3-6, 10-13, 19-20, 24-27, 31, JUN 1-2 at 20:30 (60 min) - Ticket £7-£10
The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 4-6, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27 at 17:45 (60 min) - Ticket £7-£10

The 'Pick of the Fringe' returns to Brighton - an annual selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at the Brighton Fringe! This show is a succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners, alongside the best in fresh new talent - with four different comics at each show, all selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe. There's something for everyone - so for the biggest laughs and best comedy acts, this is the show for you! A sell-out worldwide hit show at festivals globally, including Brighton, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hollywood, Singapore, H...


Millwall Jew

Millwall Jew

Comedy

Millwall Jew

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 3-6 at 18:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

Latest stand-up show from Edinburgh Pick of thee Fringe award-winner, Ivor Dembina (The Guardian ****), the UK's favourite and funniest Jewish comedian. What happens when a Jewish soccer fans gets tired of everyone assuming he supports Tottenham Hotspur and decides to follow his local team instead. Millwall F.C. They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it!...


Natalie Bryce: Galumpher

Natalie Bryce: Galumpher

Comedy

Natalie Bryce: Galumpher

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 5-6 at 16:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £4

Galumpher (noun) - a person or animal that leaps or moves heavily or clumsily. Natalie Bryce has often been described as a galumpher. She has accepted the fact that she is always going to be like a bull in a china shop, so now is owning it and trying to be the best, most badass bull in that shop! Sell-out show Glasgow Comedy Festival 2023 and fresh from the Brighton and Camden Fringe 2023. “A very fun, sensitive, and insightful performance…a budding comedian with a lot of talent.” ***** Audience Review “Sweetheart charm, gently laced with a dark horse energy” ***** Audience Revie...


On the Edge Best of the Fest

On the Edge Best of the Fest

Comedy

On the Edge Best of the Fest

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 3-6, 10-12, 17-19, 24-27, 31, JUN 1-2 at 19:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

On The Edge comedy is one of Brighton's longest-running and best-loved regular comedy nights, and has featured many of the nation's favourite comics. Once again we're bringing our experience to the Brighton Fringe to give you a sample of the best national and local acts performing at the Fringe this year - with four comics per show there's a great variety of headliners and upcoming talent to keep everyone laughing! The shows are hosted by our acclaimed MCs Dave Fensome ("a brilliant comic mind" - Sean McLoughlin) and Dan Fardell ("one of the best new joke writers I've seen in ages" - Rom...



Queer AF Comedy

Queer AF Comedy

Comedy

Queer AF Comedy

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 6, 12-13, 27, JUN 2 at 18:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £7

Step into a world of laughter and celebration! Our comedy show is not just about jokes—it’s a vibrant celebration of LGBTQ+ humour and talent. Brace yourself for a night packed with hilarious performances from a diverse lineup of incredible queer comedians, each bringing their unique perspectives and uproarious stories to the stage. A different line-up will be performing each show, so you won’t see the show twice! 🌈 Expect an evening filled with side-splitting jokes, witty observations, and unapologetic authenticity. We’re creating a space where laughter knows no bounds, where diff...


Rejected Ted Talks

Rejected Ted Talks

Comedy

Rejected Ted Talks

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 5-6 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Live, laugh, learn - welcome to the Ted Talks that would hit the cutting room floor. At Southampton University, we have been looking for ways to engage with the public on a new level. From Dr, BSc and PhD to Haha, LoL and RoFL. We’ve taken these ex teachers pets and released their inner class clown, bringing new subjects to new audiences by creating research-inspired stand up with guidance from experienced comedians! Every super villain has an origin story, but what about the rest of us scientists who couldn't get the funding for an underground lab? We’re changing the world, making an impac...


Siri-ously Funny

Siri-ously Funny

Comedy

Siri-ously Funny

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 5-6 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

At the start of 2023 we were being amazed by how clever ChatGPT was, but a bit later we were being worried about whether our jobs were at risk from this self-driving Microsoft Word. By the summer we were being properly freaked out by Al tech bros claiming that their products would end of the world when they achieved the next level of Al, called Artificial General Intelligence. Cue Rishi Sunak offering to Make Al Safe Again by summoning all the world leaders to Milton Keynes in an austerity remake of Avengers Assemble. Is there actually AI scary going on or is it all smoke and code? Previ...


Some Jokes But Mostly Sad Songs

Some Jokes But Mostly Sad Songs

Music

Some Jokes But Mostly Sad Songs

Music

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 6, 13, 20, 27, JUN 2 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

"Some Jokes But Mostly Sad Songs" By Riggs Come and hang out for a chilled hour of story telling and i'll also play a bunch of my favourite songs for you ...


Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs.

Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs.

Comedy

Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs.

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 5-6, 11-12 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

“Belligerent, Welsh comedy no-gooder” – The Wire “…mixes urgent political messages with crafty, irreverent punchlines.” – Total Politics “Comedy’s answer to The Sleaford Mods” – Happy Mondays Comedy After decades of procrastination, TV comedy writer Steve Parry, (Gladiators, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Live At The Apollo, I’m A Celeb, Love Island & many more…) is turning his back on the glitzy world of mainstream TV and unleashing his inner alternative comedy legend.
 The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs, is an inventive and satirical sing-a-long, packed with bawdy jokes,...


Suse Steed: Parallelodox (Work In Progress)

Suse Steed: Parallelodox (Work In Progress)

Comedy

Suse Steed: Parallelodox (Work In Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6, 12, JUN 1 at 15:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Join Suse Steed (NATYS Finalist, CAN comedy finalist, Max Turner Finalist, Funny Women Regional Finalist) for her debut hour. It's a show about economics, magic, and pies. “It had me laughing from start to finish, her quick wit and bringing the audience in made the show unlike any I had seen. She has cleverly mixed magic, gags and story telling of history and economics that doesn't just entertain, but leaves you like all art should questioning the world we live in. A show that leaves you wanting more.” - Women in Comedy Festival. “Spending an hour in her (Suse’s) company is a charming a...