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 3 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

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!...


999 Problems

999 Problems

Comedy

999 Problems

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 3 at 18:15 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £7.50

999 problems is the new show by multi award winning comedian Paul Marsh. Paul has been one of the most in demand acts in Irish comedy for over 12 years now. The Laughter Lounge, Dublin describes him as ‘The King of one liners ‘ and the International Comedy club describes him as ‘The Best Gag merchant in Irish Comedy’. The show is a mix of stories, one liners, songs and jokes about mid life, marriage and firefighting. I’m joined on stage by my good friend, Musician and comedian Lorcan Hughes. It’s our third time working together over the last 12 years and we bounce off each other lovely €...


Violet's Vaudeville Vault

Violet's Vaudeville Vault

Cabaret

Violet's Vaudeville Vault

Cabaret

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 3, 8-10, 15-17 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £10

Brought to you by Glasgow’s own Vaudeville Vixen, award winning international cabaret chanteuse Violet Duff presents Violet’s Vaudeville Vault. Take a trip back in time for some riotous old school vaudevillian variety. With a revolving nightly cast & featuring some of the finest international circus, variety and burlesque acts in town, from contortion to sword swallowing, anything could happen when you enter the Vault. You won’t want to miss your trip to the depths of Violet’s Vaudeville Vault. ...


19:00

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...


Ben Van Der Velde: Fablemaker

Ben Van Der Velde: Fablemaker

Comedy

Ben Van Der Velde: Fablemaker

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 3-5 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with Ben as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that have never been told before and never will be again. Continuing in the daft, freewheeling tradition of fellow Geordie Ross Noble, Ben returns to the Brighton Fringe as he improvises a brand-new story each night. With nothing to rely on but his wits and the punters in front of him, this is edge of your seat comedy without a safety net. For added fun he is joined by award-winning podcaster and actor TOM ...


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 3-4, 10-11, 24-25, 31, JUN 1 at 19:15 (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...


TN Twins

TN Twins

Comedy

TN Twins

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 3, 9, 16, 24 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

After starting out in the Brighton comedy scene about the same time, Jade and Sophie have noticed a strange phenomenon going on – people just can’t seem to tell them apart! After being referred to one another multiple times and even tagged as each other in pictures, it’s finally time to settle it once and for all – twins separated at birth or just two besties with the same great sense of style… or so they think....


20:00

My Last Two Brain Cells

My Last Two Brain Cells

Comedy

My Last Two Brain Cells

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 3, 5 at 20:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £8

My Last 2 Brain Cells is an absurdist, laugh a minute award winning debut show from Tom Hazelden and Joe Pike, and was the 7th highest rated comedy show of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023. Set in the head office of TPL inc. (the company in charge of running Gary Kane’s body), My Last 2 Brain Cells invites the audience of honorary hormones in for a special, once in a lifetime tour of the brain. Unfortunately, when things go awry, the two biggest idiots in the office are the only ones left and are tasked with keeping everything afloat and saving Gary’s life. A wholesome, chaotic hour fu...



Mark Bittlestone: I Need a Straight Guy*

Mark Bittlestone: I Need a Straight Guy*

Comedy

Mark Bittlestone: I Need a Straight Guy*

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 3, 30 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

*not in a romantic way - you’re all mingers and perves. Happy to offer warm Carling, an iPad showing lower league football and 2in1 shampoo & conditioner in return! Join Mark (BBC New Comedy Awards 2022, 20 million views online) for his debut hour of stand-up comedy or find him selling his underwear for money on Grindr. “Could easily be considered homophobic” Steve Bennett, Chortle ★★ “First true gem of the Fringe…never have I seen such a stylish middle finger pointed at homophobia” Broadway Baby ★★★★★ "Catch him now before he shoots off into the comed...


Irish Jokers

Irish Jokers

Comedy

Irish Jokers

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 3-5 at 20:15 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £7.50

An hour of the Best Irish acts at the Fringe, Hosted by multi Award winning comedian Paul Marsh (Aka. Irish Dad Jokes) and Comedian/musician Lorcan Hughes. This is a packed show of One liners, stories, songs and the best comedy to be found at the Fringe. If they're funny and they're Irish, they'll be here!...


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 '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...


Mark Nicholas: This Is Not The Autistic You're Looking For

Mark Nicholas: This Is Not The Autistic You're Looking For

Comedy

Mark Nicholas: This Is Not The Autistic You're Looking For

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 3 at 20:30 (60 min) - PWYC

Multi-Award Winning Up and Coming Comedian Mark Nicholas returns after his successful first solo show "Autistically Trained" to bring you "This is NOT the Autistic You Are Looking For" Mark is your atypical autist; he's rubbish at maths, he can't card count and, unlike Dustin Hoffman's Rainman, he's NOT an "excellent driver". Come and find out how Mark nearly NOT got his diagnosis (to quote a childhood psychiatrist "he's just copying his twin brother"), how he did NOT become a successful SEN Teacher and how he did NOT follow his family's advice and entered the world of Stand Up Comedy. ...


Scott McPherson: A Fine Line (Work in Progress show).

Scott McPherson: A Fine Line (Work in Progress show).

Comedy

Scott McPherson: A Fine Line (Work in Progress show).

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 3-5 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Scott McPherson: A Fine Line (Work in Progress show). Scott is a teetotal comedian from Glasgow, whose comedy and life is shaped by his porridge, smoothie and exercise addictions. It’s through these addictions Scott’s latest instalment ‘A Fine Line – Work in Progress’ looks at day to day life and the fine line between success and failure. ...


21:00

ADHDad

ADHDad

Comedy

ADHDad

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 3-4 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Acclaimed Brightonian comedian Dave Fensome has ADHD (as documented in his previous sell out show ADHDAve) he's now also a dad. The two things aren't completely compatible. Come join Dave as he unpacks changing relationship, pushing your boundaries and trying to pay attention for long enough to keep your kid alive....


The Drunk and Heckle Show

The Drunk and Heckle Show

Comedy

The Drunk and Heckle Show

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, JUN 1 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £6

Veteran Canadian comic David Tsonos hates one thing: the drunk heckler. Once the sun goes down in Edinburgh they come out, and since he can't beat them, he is inviting them. The audience are issued paddles and raising them when they wish to heckle which makes for a controlled-chaos atmosphere. Watch David compere with three different international guests each night as they take on the hecklers. Some comics say it is their favourite show to perform on....


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 3-5, 10-11, 24-26, 31, JUN 1 at 21:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

Shaggers was born at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2008. ​Originally 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 noble pursuit - shagging. However, after the room filled every night, Shaggers continued on to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy festivals in 2009. It has gone on to have sell-out shows in theatres and venues up and down the UK, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. ---------------- “The perfect way to close a night at the festival” The Funny Tonn...