Brighton Fringe Shows

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


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time

Listings for 12 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

Funny Fellas

Funny Fellas

Comedy

Funny Fellas

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 12-15 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Mimicry, magic, and mirth with impressionist Steve Owen and comedy magician Stu Turner. Come and catch these two funny fellas as they bring a fabulous hour of entertainment to this year’s Fringe. Steve’s mimicry hilariously covers the world of sport & entertainment, and Stu's magic is silly, surreal, and highly entertaining. This two man variety show combines stand-up comedy, hilarious magic, and impressions, with audience participation. The duo work around the country in comedy clubs, cabaret, and theatre – and can’t wait to bring their hour of silliness and fun to Brighton. ...


Happenings

Happenings

Theatre

Happenings

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 10-12, 17-19 at 18:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

In these tough times, everything is a struggle. Happenings explores the unfulfilled aspirations and monotonous existences of three 30-somethings, who have the whole world at their feet, but cannot find the way to move forward. Jane wishes that something, anything, would happen to her, to fill the void in her life. Clearly everyone else is happy. One look at any social media feed will tell you that. Jo doesn’t understand how he can view the world so differently. He says he’s just happy to get along and be left alone. Maybe, neurodiverse character, Fran, really does have all the answers. Or a...


19:00

Carly Smallman: Noise Pig

Carly Smallman: Noise Pig

Comedy

Carly Smallman: Noise Pig

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 12-13 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

An hour of Carly's funniest thoughts, which are then said out of her mouth. The Brighton Comedy Festival favourite returns with a brand new must-see show featuring her most hilarious jokes and all-new routines. “Smutty outspoken jollity” (Telegraph). "A bundle of energy" (The Sun). "Downright hilarious, Smallman is a must see" (GQ)....


Laugh-Able

Laugh-Able

Comedy

Laugh-Able

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 12 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Laugh-Able is a 5 star reviewed Disability and Mental Health Comedy Night, giving a platform for up coming and diverse stand ups to perform. Recent Headliners Include Award Winning Comedians Rosie Jones, John Robertson and Fatiha El-Ghorri (ITV's Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club). Hosted by Mark Nicholas - an autistic stand-up comedian, a Max Turner Competition Quarter Finalist, Stand Up Nights Competition Semi Finalist, G&B New Act Competition Runner up, Online Gong Mad Winner and Comedy Store Manchester King Gong Winner 2021. He recently appeared at the Comedy Store London. "The Autistic Dav...


Ricky Balshaw: Work in Progress

Ricky Balshaw: Work in Progress

Comedy

Ricky Balshaw: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 12 at 19:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

BBC New Comedy Award semi-finalist Ricky Balshaw is a former Paralympic, World Championship and European Championship dressage medallist, and sports pundit, with a penchant for dark humour. Join Ricky for a reliably twisted and hilarious look at the unique social and physical challenges he faces a disabled person as well as having his masculinity challenged just because he rides horses. As seen on BBC One, BBC Three and Channel 4....


20:00

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 6, 8, 11-13, 15, 18-20, 22, 25, 27, 29, JUN 1-3, 5 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

'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...


Stella Graham - Porcupine

Stella Graham - Porcupine

Comedy

Stella Graham - Porcupine

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 9-12 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2

Stella's considering Anger Management. Sounds like a job you could apply for? Only, what if you're a terrible manager... Occasional outbursts are fun and charming, right? Change is hard, but hilarious. And prickly. “If you're a TV executive, drop what you're doing and go see her now” - The Skinny "A slick, sharp and polished set, balanced with a warmth and charm that had our audience queuing up to meet her after the gig! Superb!" - Nodding Dog Comedy Stella Graham is a naturally funny stand-up comedian. Shameless, charmingly aggressive and unladylike, she's the funniest half Sri Lankan ...


WHISK (E) Y WARS

WHISK (E) Y WARS

Comedy

WHISK (E) Y WARS

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6, 8-9, 11-13 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2.50

It's all in that title, really. It's a family saga about men, women and whisk(e) y - what's not to love! Following her very successful in person launch with Laughing Horse at the Edinburgh Fringe 2021, Joyce Greenaway is now bringing her solo show to Brighton for a limited run, so book early. Laced with dry Northern Ireland wit, embrace Tam Tully as she fights to save her 8 generation Ulster whiskey distillery from takeovers tragedy and treachery by crafting the Holy Grail of whisk(e) y, the perfect single malt. Joyce is an award-winning writer and actress, mentored by Lionsgate UK and with th...



Richard Stott: Done (WIP)

Richard Stott: Done (WIP)

Comedy

Richard Stott: Done (WIP)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 12 at 20:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

In 2019, Richard received a glowing review, saying "maybe now Stott can put his personal circumstances (his disability) in the 'done' folder and move on with his promising career". His disability, believe it or not, did not fit in the ‘done’ folder, and has remained very much part of his promising career. With his reliably acerbic punchlines, Richard explores what's expected of him as a slightly disabled person and why on earth it’s expected. As seen on The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2). Runner-up, Dave's Joke of the Ed Fringe 2019. “Definitely one to watch out for” ★★★★...


21:00

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 29, JUN 1-2, 5 at 21:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

With millions of views over lockdown for her blunt takes on dating & being a child free badass, Eleanor Conway returns in 2022 with a show about post pandemic dating & hookup culture asking... ‘How can women negotiate equal pay in the boardroom if they cannot negotiate equal orgasms in the bedroom?’ Conway is an internationally touring comedian that does hilarious shows about sex, addiction & dating. She’s sold out multiple Edinburgh Festival runs with self produced shows ‘Walk of Shame’ & ’You May Recognise Me From Tinder’. You may also recognise her from The Guardian, Woman’s Hour, Stylist, ...


Generation Why: A hilarious hour about the collective, unprocessed trauma of the millennial generation.

Generation Why: A hilarious hour about the collective, unprocessed trauma of the millennial generation.

Comedy

Generation Why: A hilarious hour about the collective, unprocessed trauma of the millennial generation.

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 9-13 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

The generation of entitlement, participation trophies and snowflakes. That is how many see us. The generation of social change, technological revolution and pizza rolls. This is who we are. Examining our obsession with nostalgia as a reaction to several unprecedented decades of turbulence and uncertainty during our formative years, this project will both celebrate and mourn where we find ourselves. Seemingly stuck between a trauma filled childhood and an adulthood we feel massively unprepared for. We are Generation Y and all we can ask is why. Why have things been allowed to get this...


High And Mighty

High And Mighty

Comedy

High And Mighty

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 11-12 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Ash Hennessy, Alex Green and Jay Corcoran attempt to wrap their heads around the post lockdown world, Conspiracy theories, Billionaire islands and Pornhubs casting feature. 'Ash is a star'-Oxford Mail Alex Green (So You Think Your Funny Semi finalist 2018) Jay Corcoran 'Effortlessly Hilarious'-The Oxford Time's ...