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 4 May, sorted by Start Time

12:00

Best Life

Best Life

Comedy

Best Life

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 4-5, 25-26 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Johnny Wardlow is trying to live his best life in a world that's falling apart. With a treasure trove of sensational stories to tell and a ridiculous sounding voice to tell them with, Johnny has all you need to keep you laughing in these tough times. He's making the most of things by not taking things too seriously, and inviting you to not take them too seriously too. Best Life is a hilarious work in progress from a well-known Brighton comedian who’s performed on both the UK and New York circuit including the legendary Comic Strip Live. Johnny's appeared on BBC New Comedy Award 2015, 2016 &...


13:00

Best of Brighton Fringe For Kids

Best of Brighton Fringe For Kids

Childrens

Best of Brighton Fringe For Kids

Childrens

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 4, 11, 25, JUN 1 at 13:00 (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...


14:00

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...


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...


Has Anyone Seen My Dad?

Has Anyone Seen My Dad?

Comedy

Has Anyone Seen My Dad?

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4, 11, 18, 25, JUN 1 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Did you know that 90% of British people claim to have daddy issues? Don’t worry if because it’s not true. But it does sound true. Especially if you’ve ever watched any stand-up comedy ever. Has Anyone Seen My Dad is an hour of comedy from Marcus Dean (Edinburgh Fringe 2023) and definitely not an elaborate attempt to reconnect with his father. Full of true stories that he wishes weren’t true and jokes that he wishes were just jokes, it’s an hour of relatable storytelling comedy that crosses off all the coming-of-age milestones. Growing up in the 2000s. Finding yourself. And seeing your dad...


Too Late, Baby (Work In Prrogress)

Too Late, Baby (Work In Prrogress)

Comedy

Too Late, Baby (Work In Prrogress)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 4-5 at 14:30 (60 min) - PWYC

‘Too Late, Baby’ is the second comedy hour from acclaimed Canadian stand up comedian Michelle Shaughnessy. She debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022 to critical acclaim with her show “Be Your Own Daddy”, directed by Adam Hills. Her new show is about what happens when you wait too long to really try for everything you’ve ever wanted in life. “This is an admission of “Holy Shit….I think I’ve missed the boat” Having a baby, money, career, beauty, self discovery…. Michelle is not only not even close to hitting any of her goals but she didn’t realize what her goals were until the clock had almos...


15:00

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 4-5 at 15:15 (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...


Elaine Fellows: Sugar & Lies (WIP)

Elaine Fellows: Sugar & Lies (WIP)

Comedy

Elaine Fellows: Sugar & Lies (WIP)

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 4-5 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2.50

Work in progress stand-up comedy show from Elaine Fellows. Elaine's life is held together by two things: sugar and lies. Neither of which are good for you! A show exploring the lies we tell ourselves and others. Elaine has recently been tour support for Colin Hoult. In the last year she has smashed her way through several major competitions; becoming a finalist in Komedia, 2Northdown and South Coast Comedian of the Year awards - as well as runner up in Hastings Comedy Festival Newcomer. "Appealingly natural. Original yet relatable material” - Chortle “Likeable, funny and endearing.” - Thr...



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...


Alexandra Haddow: Work In Progreess

Alexandra Haddow: Work In Progreess

Comedy

Alexandra Haddow: Work In Progreess

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4, 12 at 15:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £4

Alexandra Haddow tries new jokes. Which at the time of this bio, she had no idea what they'd be about. A safe bet would be a bit of sex and politics, but who knows, maybe she'll have gone fully surreal by now? Come along to find out. Best New Show nominee (Leicester Comedy Festival 2023), British Comedy Guide recommended. Tour support for Frankie Boyle and Eshaan Akbar. As seen and heard on Channel4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. 'One of the most exciting new acts on the circuit.' - Frankie Boyle ‘A whole lot of laughs’ - The Skinny 'Haddow is going places' - London Evening Standard ‘Defiantly...


Absolute Nickhead (Kirk In Progress)

Absolute Nickhead (Kirk In Progress)

Comedy

Absolute Nickhead (Kirk In Progress)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 4-5 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

One man, no hair and some supporting characters unpick what life is like when you’re hitting those awkward middle (age) years West End New Act Finalist ‘23 “An amusing tragi-comic conceit and expertly performed with fine timing” - Steve Bennett, Chortle “The under-delivery of the character is superb” - Independent Comedy Reviews "Stupendous stand-up... Nick Kirk has some fabulous material" - Theatre Scotland (5 star review for Sofa So Funny So Fringe, Edinburgh '23)...


16:00

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. ...


40 year old Yarns

40 year old Yarns

Comedy

40 year old Yarns

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 4 at 16:30 (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.....


Lost to the Sea

Lost to the Sea

Theatre

Lost to the Sea

Theatre

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 4 at 16:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £8

Peering into rockpools one day, Rosie finds a beautiful sea green stone. ‘Careful’ says her brother Wills. ‘Stealing from the sea is bad luck’. As a tragedy unfolds, Brenda wonders if it was true, that taking the stone was at the root of all of these awful events…..and who is the mysterious figure drifting in and out of her dreams? LOST TO THE SEA is an original story with live music, singing and poetry, written and performed by Annie Sheppard, with cello from Agnes Keplinger. Two stories are woven together, both anchored in specific coastal landscapes. While geographically they are...


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 ...


17:00

999 Problems

999 Problems

Comedy

999 Problems

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 4-5 at 17:00 (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 €...



Sasha Ellen: Work-In-Progress

Sasha Ellen: Work-In-Progress

Comedy

Sasha Ellen: Work-In-Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 4, 11 at 17:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

A brand new hour of stand-up comedy from the hilariously funny, aggressively nerdy and downright adorable Sasha Ellen. “Incredibly clever” ★★★★ Broadway Baby "It is impossible not to fall in love with Ellen's storytelling, quick wit, and vibrant energy" ★★★★ BroadwayWorld “Sharp and witty” ★★★★ EdFestMag “A no-holds-barred chat about sex, life and making the most of Deliveroo that’s absolutely worth your time” ★★★★ Edinburgh Reviews “like a naughty Cbeebies presenter let loose in the wild... par...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

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...


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!...


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. ...


Matt Lowes: In Your Endo

Matt Lowes: In Your Endo

Comedy

Matt Lowes: In Your Endo

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 4-5 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Matt Lowes brings his debut solo stand up show "Matt Lowes: In Your Endo" to Brighton Fringe for 2023. Matt has once been described as "the gayest straightest comedian you've ever seen, you don't know whether he's going to F**K you or kill you and he's so scary looking there's nothing you could do about it no matter what he wanted". He's a teddy bear really.... but please don't call him a bear! ...


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...



Luke Connell: Our Place in the World

Luke Connell: Our Place in the World

Comedy

Luke Connell: Our Place in the World

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 4-5 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

Sure, Britain’s got talent, but has it got any friends? We don’t get on with Europe, with the other continents, or even with each other. But we’re not North Korea, not yet, because we’ve still got our pints, our wounded pride and our mixed bag of princes. Comedian Luke Connell tackles Britain’s weird habits, awkward dating history and pickled eggs. Expect puns, parody and a song about all eight King Henries. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time. **** ‘a lovely stage presence…this one's awesome’ (one4review) ‘quips galore and a subtle sense of self-deprecation quickly had everyone o...


20:00

Nathan Cassidy: International Man of Mestory

Nathan Cassidy: International Man of Mestory

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: International Man of Mestory

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 4 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Multi award-winning comedian Cassidy with the first of two new shows at the Brighton Fringe this year - a story 30 years in the making. Time to unfreeze the past. He's Best Stand-up Winner Brighton Fringe 2022/23, a Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show Nominee, and he's 'clever, classy and full of surprises' (FringeReview.co.uk Edinburgh 2023). ‘Star in waiting...He is untouchable’ ★★★★ The Times Well-crafted, very original and very funny... Clever, articulate... sometime scathing and cynical, but always touching and hopeful.' FringeReview.co.uk Amazon Prime Sp...


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...


Phil Green: Guilt

Phil Green: Guilt

Comedy

Phil Green: Guilt

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 4, 25, 30 at 20:30 (45 min) - Free and Unticketed

After a silly childhood game accidentally put his sister in hospital 30yrs ago, Phil tries to figure out how to process guilt, what makes us carry it, and why he ended up living alone in a dead man's bungalow for a year. Following back-to-back sold out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2022/23, an Amused Moose Best Show Comedy Award nomination, and selling out London's Soho Theatre. Phil brings us a highly personal new work-in-progress show. As heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds, Phil has also amassed millions of views on his TikTok videos. ...


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...


22:00

Violet's Vaudeville Vault

Violet's Vaudeville Vault

Cabaret

Violet's Vaudeville Vault

Cabaret

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 4, 11 at 22:45 (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. ...