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 29 May, sorted by Start Time

12:00

Eric Rushton: I Had A Dream And You Were All In It

Eric Rushton: I Had A Dream And You Were All In It

Comedy

Eric Rushton: I Had A Dream And You Were All In It

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 28-29 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2020 Eric Rushton brings his highly-anticipated debut hour to the Brighton Fringe. Ever since he was a little boy, Eric has dreamt of being a commercially-viable stand-up comedian that could effortlessly entertain both you and your extended family. This is his chance to make that dream come true. Expect salty language, sweet facial expressions, and hand gestures with far too much oregano on them. “Offbeat & sarcasm packed routines… held the gig in wonderful contempt.” – CHORTLE ...


Science Magic

Science Magic

Childrens

Science Magic

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 28-31, JUN 1-5 at 12:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show to the Brighton Fringe with some brand new tricks. including popping a balloon with an orange, a twist on the famous table cloth trick, and a device which runs electricity through your body. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Want to see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about...


13:00

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Comedy

Gerry Carroll- A Man in My Position

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 4-5 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £0

He's back! He's a clowny comedian, he'll do almost anything for a laugh, he's been around for long enough to have lots of material. He builds his shows around his own life. This is Gerry's fourth solo show, following 2021's "When I was Alive". Chortle magazine called it "charmingly defiant" and said that he performed with " pep and a sense of fun". So, come along and let him get you into position to have a laugh. And the great thing is that the show is over in time for Gerry to go for a nap. He's 69, after all. ...


Colin Chadwick: Funny T-shirts

Colin Chadwick: Funny T-shirts

Comedy

Colin Chadwick: Funny T-shirts

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 7-8, 28-29 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

This moron wearing all of his t-shirts at once has got layers, watch him peel himself like a very funny sentient onion that won’t make you cry. The evolution of an Irishman’s funny t-shirt collection. The highs, the lows, from ascendancy to dependency and ultimately, what happens when the laughter stops. As seen on RTÉ Two and BBC Three and heard on BBC Radio 2 and 4extra. “Awesome” - Hotpress, “packs in the punchlines” - Chortle ...


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 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 13:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

A fantastic show for all the family to enjoy together, which brings together some of the best child friendly performers from around the Brighton area...


14:00

Flumps

Flumps

Theatre

Flumps

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29 at 14:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £10

From the company who produced last year’s five-star, award-winning BRAVE FACE, here comes FLUMPS! A comedic extravaganza of puppetry, music & a hint of darkness, FLUMPS is boldly bursting with wacky plot twists & eccentric realities. This piece of new writing by Emma Pallett explores the lives of two siblings dreaming of a life filled with profligacy: Felicity (age 8) & Harvey (age 13) spend summer alone in their caravan when their mother goes missing. Will our two dysfunctional heroes find freedom in a life of cushioned fantasy or are they destined to face a reality of responsibilit...


What Women Want

What Women Want

Comedy

What Women Want

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14-15, 29, JUN 2-3, 5 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

What if men could really understand what women want. Is it even possible? And if it was, would their heads implode? Join comics Kimberley Datnow and Peter Bazely this summer, as they explore the ins and outs of What Women Want. This two-handed comic performance will take a whirlwind ride through the female psyche, as seen from both sides of the gender divide. Expect comic songs, special guests and a hilarious tag team of two award-winning comics as your hosts. Whether it's discovering how the love lives of lobsters might have some useful sex tips for our menfolk, or ugly laughing your way t...


Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

Theatre

Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

Theatre

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-3, 5 at 14:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £7

In this show character comedian Robert Inston with respect to victims, and irreverence that only comes from knowledge...dissects the suspected perpetrators and celebrities dumbfounded by the demon of Whitechapel. In part one, he gives an overview of the period...particularly the response of the Government and Queen Victoria herself whose own grandson was a suspect. In Part 2, he "becomes" George Chapman wife poisoner; John Piser, known as Leather Apron as he worked in a slaughterhouse; the pathetic Aaron Kosminski who was more solitary than social.... ...



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 7-8, 15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 14:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

'The Pick of the Fringe' has been a hit show at Brighton Fringe for 15 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. There are four different comics at each show, all selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe with something for everyone - so for the biggest laughs and best comedy acts (without a lot of the rude bits), this is the show for...


Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Comedy

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 28-29 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3.50

Daniel Craig has abandoned the James Bond franchise. Tom Hiddleston’s busy. Idris Elba has said no. Even Pierce Brosnan refuses to get involved… Edinburgh Fringe cult favourites 'Shaken Not Stirred' give it a shot. Armed only with audience suggestions, they weave together a brand new completely improvised movie in the style of Britain’s favourite spy genre. For your eyes only. “Brilliantly funny and inventive. I would gladly go every day if I could.” – David Walliams 5* “Quite simply the funniest show I have seen at the Fringe. Very, very highly recommended.” – EdFringe Review R...


15:00

Flumps

Flumps

Theatre

Flumps

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29, JUN 2 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £10

From the company who produced last year’s five-star, award-winning BRAVE FACE, here comes FLUMPS! A comedic extravaganza of puppetry, music & a hint of darkness, FLUMPS is boldly bursting with wacky plot twists & eccentric realities. This piece of new writing by Emma Pallett explores the lives of two siblings dreaming of a life filled with profligacy: Felicity (age 8) & Harvey (age 13) spend summer alone in their caravan when their mother goes missing. Will our two dysfunctional heroes find freedom in a life of cushioned fantasy or are they destined to face a reality of responsibilit...


Vermin

Vermin

Theatre

Vermin

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 29 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

“You could hear them under the floor…making something of a home for themselves. But this was our home. Not theirs.” Rachel and Billy didn’t meet in the most usual of circumstances. But seven months later, they’re in love, married and moving into the potential house of their dreams. What could be better? Following an unsettling discovery of a rat infestation, Rachel and Billy find their lives and relationship spiralling out of control, forcing them to go to war with their pesky intruders…and each other. A darkly comic emotional rollercoaster that is full of laughs, shocks, secrets and veng...


Nik Coppin: Shark

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

Nik Coppin: Shark

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

The affable, internationally well-travelled comedian returns to Brighton Fringe with more hilarious anecdotes, observations, audience interaction and banter as well as some insightful comedy deconstruction to give people a peep behind the mystical comedy curtain. There is no shark... Review Quotes ​"Fast and funny...The audience loved it...Sweetly, wildly hilarious" (4 stars) Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2014 "Charmingly hilarious host Nik Coppin’s comedy was effortless" Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2012 “Nik Coppin’s carefree comedy and happy-go-lucky nature are...


16:00

Your Flaws: The Musical

Your Flaws: The Musical

Comedy

Your Flaws: The Musical

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 15, 28-29 at 16:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Darkly hilarious and unexpectedly heartfelt: That describes you, the audience. Self-described shortcomings inspire a new musical every show from the co-creator of five star, multiple Fringe sell-out hit CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, a classically trained opera soprano and a jazz piano savant. Praise for previous work: "Innovation and top tier entertainment" ★★★★★ WEE REVIEW "Quick thinking & fast paced. A spectacular must see" ★★★★★ BUNBURY MAGAZINE "Downright hilarious" ★★★★1/2 CHRONICLE "Bur...


Tom Houghton: Work in progress

Tom Houghton: Work in progress

Comedy

Tom Houghton: Work in progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 15, 29 at 16:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Having appeared on reality TV, squired a relationship online and moved out of a palace, Tom is suddenly being met with reality. But I’m a word of alternative facts, false narratives and filters, what does that even really mean?...


Yolk

Yolk

Theatre

Yolk

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Following success at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, YOLK returns after a period of lockdown hibernation - bigger, bolder and more beautiful than ever! A combination of clown, absurd comedy, poetry and song, YOLK is a surreal journey into human existence, beginning in the ovary and ending in death. The show is a subtle, silly, sexy celebration of life, with all the beauty, mess and madness that it encompasses, that asks why we are here and what it means to be a woman. Previous praise for YOLK: “Silly, sexy and moving... you’ll laugh till your ovaries burst! ” “Whimsical, wise, funny and poigna...



Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Comedy

Playback Impro

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 16:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

A DRUNKEN SAILOR'S PLAYBACK IMPRO is back again !!★★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★ Broadway Baby Edinburgh.★★★★ Broadway Baby Brighton★★★★ 'A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. Four actors each take it in turn to direct a narrative supplied by the audience. It can be anything from a mundane event on the way to the theatre, to a traumatic childhood experience. The interaction is fun, compelling and very imaginative. And the the quick-witted troupe step in...


Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

A revolving lineup of some of the best local comedic talent in Brighton and comedians visiting for the Fringe...


17:00

Criminal

Criminal

Comedy

Criminal

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 29 at 17:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8.50

Four comedians. One murder. Welcome to Criminal. In this improvised murder mystery, three comedians play suspects and one plays a detective. The detective must spear the olive of injustice with the toothpick of truth, accusing whoever they think committed the foul deed. Criminal has featured in venues all over the UK, featuring in Edinburgh, Brighton, Bath, Birmingham and beyond. Previous performers include Josie Lawrence, Marcus Brigstocke, John Finnemore, Deborah Frances-White, and Miles Jupp. ★★★★★ “Improv doesn't get better than this” - The Wee Review...


Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe

Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe

Comedy

Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 17:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

It's an early evening comedy bonanza! Back for a 3rd year in Brighton, this stand-up comedy selection is an exciting mixed-pack of comics, with top headliners and the best up-and-coming performers selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe. See a bundle of comics visiting Brighton from the international comedy circuit, alongside a selection of great acts from around the UK and the very best in hilarious new and local talent. It's different at every show. You'll see something you weren't expecting, something new and maybe something extraordinary! The perfect start to your Fring...


Poofs

Poofs

Comedy

Poofs

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 29 at 17:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

"Being gay is great! Being gay is crap! Being gay is amazing! Being gay is awful! Being gay is painful! Being gay is wonderful!" We gays tend to have quite strong views on most things, but especially about being gay. Tbh in my opinion it's all of those things sometimes but overwhelmingly it's quite boring. And I am going to explain to you over 40 minutes of FUNNY COMEDY why that is. Or at least try. Winner Up the Creek’s Blackout 2020&21 | Winner Beat the Frog 2021 | Southport New Comedian of the Year Finalist 2021 | Leicester Square Theatre SketchOff Finalist 2019 & 20 | Runner-Up Max Turn...


18:00

Good Luck Out There, Human

Good Luck Out There, Human

Comedy

Good Luck Out There, Human

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-25, 29-31 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

“Legendary cock lobster.” “My life is on fire, I think I’m in love.” “Life ain’t all burritos and strippers, my friend.” These are just three examples of the bathroom stall graffiti you’ll encounter in Caitlin Cook’s (SiriusXM, Comedy Cellar, NYCF) raucous new hour of comedy, music, and visuals. Confessional, immersive, and uproariously funny, this one-of-a-kind show—literally set in a dive bar bathroom—transforms graffiti scrawled all over the stalls into the lyrics of Cook’s original songs and the trail markers along the journey she takes us upon. Through these irreverent, poignant, and ofte...


On The Edge Best of the Fest

On The Edge Best of the Fest

Comedy

On The Edge Best of the Fest

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, JUN 1-3, 5 at 18:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

On The Edge Comedy is a Brighton institution, bring fresh faces from the UK circuit to our stage all year round. During the Fringe we up our game with even more shows, and amazing line ups of our favourite acts. Acts who have graced our stage over the years include Joe Wilkinson (8 out of 10 Cats), Angela Barnes (Mock The Week), Brian Gittins (Derek), Maisie Adam (8 out of 10 Cats) and many other well known names. Come along and see the stars of tomorrow in an intimate setting....


19:00

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Comedy

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 14-15, 27-29 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

This is a work in progress stand up comedy show from Andrea Hubert, who promises to keep it to 50 minutes and to mention lockdown as little as humanly possible....



An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 11, 23-25, 29 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

"Laugh out loud”, “Slick and powerful writing that keeps the audience mesmerised throughout” * * * * (London Pub Theatres) This comedic one man show introduces Stuart Bagcliffe, who is about to perform his biographical play to an audience for the first time. Ill prepared and lacking experience, Stuart is naturally a bundle of nerves. Join him as he attempts to make it through the play in one piece, contending with his overbearing mother watching from the wings, a sound technician who's half asleep, as well as his own demons and insecurities. What could possibly go wrong? ...


Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Cabaret

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 29-31, JUN 1-5 at 19:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4.50

Mullarkey brings you on an hilarious, almost entirely honest, and wild journey of growing up as a Mama's boy in the west of Ireland, being a failed Catholic, and coming to terms with the old Irish tradition of repressing your feelings. Despite being strongly effected by Grand Theft Auto video games and their alarming absence of morals, poor Catholic Eddie badly wanted to believe in God and in God's plan. But alas, God had other plans for Eddie. Follow Eddie's European history of broken romance, the different versions of love at the root of Brexit and how to avoid having a child. A mix...


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...


AMJ: Entertainer

AMJ: Entertainer

Comedy

AMJ: Entertainer

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

AMJ : Entertainer The true story of one man’s ambition to become the greatest holiday park entertainer in England. In a show filled with laughs, music and lots of heart, AMJ recalls the bumpy road towards his dream. Could he face down family opposition, self-doubt and the occasional not-so-happy camper to become a summer holiday legend AMJ is known for his energetic live performances playing everywhere from rock festivals to theatres here are just a few quotes. "He has a kind of scream if you go faster energy that really pulls you in" C...


Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Comedy

Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 29-30, JUN 5 at 20:15 (60 min) - FREE Entry - Ticketed with Donations

From a sweatshop in the ghetto of Wuhan, Moni made her way to Berlin. She searched hard for love, until a severe depression hit her, forcing her to face unresolved childhood trauma. Luckily, comedy found her. In this one-woman show, Moni takes you on a full emotional journey. It’s honest, authentic, and full of diarrhea. Be prepared to laugh and cry. ...


Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-29 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2.50

An hour of Stand Up Comedy form three up and coming Comics!...


21:00

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

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

Following her first US tour and millions of views over lockdown for her blunt takes on post pandemic hookup culture and being a childfree badass, Conway returns in a high energy, sex positive banger for 2022. 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, Grazia & BBC 4 Extra. ★★★★ "A champion for anyone that’s chased ...


Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 8, 28-29 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

The world is fu*ked. Who can save us now? God/Nathan Cassidy might be our only hope. Immaculately conceived new show from critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning comedian. ‘Star-in-waiting. He is untouchable’ ★★★★ The Times 2020 ‘Funny, astute and surprisingly warm-hearted’ ★★★★ NWE UK 2021 Off Fest Awards Nominee 2021 Best Solo Comedy Show Buxton Fringe Nominee 2021 Best Comedy Greater Manchester Fringe Nominee 2021 Best Show Leicester Comedy Festival Nominee 2020 Host of Psycomedy and Daily Notes www.nathancassidy.com/god ...



Jamie DSouza - Stop Drawing Willies On My Poster

Jamie DSouza - Stop Drawing Willies On My Poster

Comedy

Jamie DSouza - Stop Drawing Willies On My Poster

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 29 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Join BBC New Comedy Award shortlisted Jamie D'Souza as he performs a work in progress of his highly anticipated debut stand-up show about his first school crush. He's definitely over it. Expect a mix of short stories, hilarious one-liners and award-nominated musical comedy. Or as one reviewer actually wrote, 'his material is nice and mixed... just like his race'. As seen on Comedy Central, BBC3, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 4 'I guarantee anybody at the Fringe will enjoy' **** MumbleComedy.net 'A highly effective way of delivering gag after wry gag, producing a tight and funny set... ...


PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

Cabaret

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-31, JUN 1-5 at 21:45 (90 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

"Brilliant", "Amazing", "Fantastic". These are just some of the superlatives used by audience members after performances of this show at the Edinburgh and Swansea fringes in 2021. IMASHINATION is a non-stop conveyerbelt of showstoppers, interwoven with the darkly observed and cheekily insolent telling of a tale of personal discovery and transformation by a standup whose experience spans 3 decades. Paul's previous Fringe shows have earned 4 stars a-piece and his musical performances have attracted praise like: "This guy's voice is gonna knock your socks off" - Christian Reilly "Sim...