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 1 June, sorted by Start Time

12:00

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...


18:00

The Great Baldini - A Magician's Journey

The Great Baldini - A Magician's Journey

Cabaret

The Great Baldini - A Magician's Journey

Cabaret

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Legendary magician the Great Baldini tells his life story through a series of stage illusions, from his first trick on his 12th birthday to his career pinnacle rivalling the great Houdini. Each chapter is built around a very entertaining, colourful and theatrical illusion with significant audience participation. Whilst the magic can be a bit hit and miss and Baldini’s old trouper’s spirit is sorely tested the audience is often helpless with laughter as Baldini desperately attempts to hold it together and soldier on. The illusions are excellent (Baldini is an award-winning member of th...


The Lovely Elaine

The Lovely Elaine

Comedy

The Lovely Elaine

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
JUN 1-5 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Elaine Blackmore is of a certain age who took up comedy following breast cancer. Join her for an amusing insight into her life with the odd song or two....


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

Sid Singh: Illegally Funny

Sid Singh: Illegally Funny

Comedy

Sid Singh: Illegally Funny

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 21-22, JUN 1-2 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

Fresh off once again raising money for the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies in order to beat Donald Trump (again!) and protect refugees in court, the hilarious Sid Singh returns with a brand new stand up show "Illegally Funny" all about the concept of genius in a world in love with conspiracies. Who is smart and who is dumb? Find out from the comedian who will also teach you a new way to hack the US Legal system and maybe even save the world! His last fringe performance got him listed as a top show to see by The Scotsman and Four Star reviews across the board. "He has the cool demeano...


Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Comedy

Playback Impro

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 19:00 (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...


Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Teachers and Schools (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

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-in-progress show from a seasoned professional who previously toured the UK's theatres and arts centres with a show dedicated to precisely the same subject. 'Kevin's stage charisma and poise set him head and shoulders above the previous acts' (Times). 'Instantly recognisable stage presence and boundless wit' (Leicester Mercury at the Leicester Comedy Festival). ...


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 not on sale Yet

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...


Viggo Venn: Club Comedian (Work-in-progress)

Viggo Venn: Club Comedian (Work-in-progress)

Comedy

Viggo Venn: Club Comedian (Work-in-progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6, JUN 1 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Viggo Venn was the winner of The Brighton Fringe "Best Comedy Award" for his mad and free-flowing clowning in 2016 with "Zach&Viggo: Thunderflop. In 2018 he did a silent mime show "Viggo The Viking" were he ended up speaking all the time. Now in 2021 Viggo Venn has set out to conquer the genre of Stand Up! Come see him fail gloriously to stay within the conventions of Stand Up Comedy. FREE ENTRY. WINNER: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016 (Zach&Viggo: Thunderflop) NOMINEE: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2017 (Pepito) ...


Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Comedy

Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 19-20, JUN 1 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

As seen on 'Mock The Week' (BBC Two), 'The Stand-Up Sketch Show' (ITV), 'Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club' (ITV) and more, Michael Odewale is taking the comedy world by storm. Michael's debut show '#BlackBearsMatter' won Best Show at both the 2019 Leicester and Hastings Comedy Festivals and achieved critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Additional credits include: BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC One/ Three), The Mash Report (BBC Two), Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), and Comedians Solv...


Samantha Pressdee: Clown Pray Love (Work In Progress)

Samantha Pressdee: Clown Pray Love (Work In Progress)

Comedy

Samantha Pressdee: Clown Pray Love (Work In Progress)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
JUN 1-5 at 20:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £3

Divorced Sammie searches for love, laughter and divine purpose. She chants MMMBop with Hanson in Jamaica, finds clown guru Philippe Gaulier in France, but when the world locked down, the only place left to adventure was within. "Excellent storytelling, very funny" ★★★★ (One4Review) "Cheeky jokes intertwined with a startlingly honest account of her struggles" ★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine) "A socio-political and cultural butterfly" ★★★★ (Mumble Comedy) "the most uninhibitedly entertaining proponent of female empowerme...


You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 20:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a "modern classic" or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he road-tests chapters. 'One of my favourites' (Chortle) ...


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, ...


Dave Fensome Dog Eat Dog (Work in Progress)

Dave Fensome Dog Eat Dog (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Dave Fensome Dog Eat Dog (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6-7, JUN 1-3 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £0

Following on from his sold out debut ADHDave hotly tipped local comedian Dave Fensome takes us on a trip through coming to terms with the world through the lens of dog ownership....


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 31, JUN 1 at 21:30 (60 min) - FREE Entry, Donation Based

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. ...



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 not on sale yet

"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...


22:00

Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, JUN 1-4 at 22:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Shaggers was born at the Edinburgh Fringe in the August of 2008. Originally it was just meant to run for one season as a fun late show at the Laughing Horse Free Festival with all sorts of comedians talking about that most noble of pursuits, shagging. However, it was decided after full rooms every night, that Shaggers would continue on to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy festival in 2009. ​From there it has gone on to have sell-out shows in theatres and venues up and down the UK, in Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and all over Australia. “The perfect way to...


23:00

Mad Ron's Character Comedy Showcase

Mad Ron's Character Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Mad Ron's Character Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6-7, 27-28, JUN 1-4 at 23:59 (60 min) - FREE

Mad Ron - Uxbridge's third hardest man introduces a hand picked selection of character comedians - each show will feature short sets by some of the following Fred Ferenczi (previous winner of Leicester Comedy Festival Silver Comedian of the Year) Jerry Bakewell (Yorkshires least successful Mexican Wrestler) Kitty Cassis (Beauty therapist and Busy Body)....