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 10 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

Triple Threat (Formerly Known as Two Girls One Mic)

Triple Threat (Formerly Known as Two Girls One Mic)

Comedy

Triple Threat (Formerly Known as Two Girls One Mic)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 10-13 at 18:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £3

Two Girls One Mic follows comedians Anais Gralpois and Monica Chatterjee, two immigrants dating in London. As their mental health declines, everything just becomes funnier. They talk about dating, football, LADS, being bisexual women who somehow only date emotionally unavailable men (*who do improv EWW) and how worried their parents are EVERY DAY. ...


The Queen, Shakespeare and Me

The Queen, Shakespeare and Me

Comedy

The Queen, Shakespeare and Me

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-10, 13-15 at 18:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £8

''The Queen, Shakespeare and Me' is an affectionate musical comedy tribute to a thoroughly modern, fully empowered female role model - a woman who headed up a country and united a commonwealth for more than 70 years, earning respect, admiration and affection from around the world. From the vantage point of her Platinum Jubilee and final year, we see how this colourful, powerful lady head of state defined the postwar era. In this show, Carole Shaw reflects on HM's long life and reveals her 'all' to her people - her undying love for her corgis, the men in her life, her singlehanded success at...


Helen Prior: The Pussy from the USSR work in progress

Helen Prior: The Pussy from the USSR work in progress

Comedy

Helen Prior: The Pussy from the USSR work in progress

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 10-11 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

Watch out Brighton! The Pussy from the USSR is coming to make you laugh hysterically, bask in hysteria, and make you question everything you thought you knew to be true and real, bringing a “hole” new meaning to freedom of speech. This show combines outrageously raunchy comedy with hard hitting truths about life in the USSR, and The Pussy’s new experiences in Britain. The Pussy explores parallels between modern political trends and surreal Soviet censure, and of course always returning to the examination and glorification of the female body, and the delights, mysteries, and many gifts that it...


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...


Going Coastal with Donald McGinty

Going Coastal with Donald McGinty

Comedy

Going Coastal with Donald McGinty

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 10-12 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3.50

TV Star Donald McGinty is live on stage for the first time to share his love of the great outdoors. With anecdotes, activities and adventure, he is ready to share how he overcame his own fear of the sea after it had claimed his grandfather and several guests on his TV show "Going Coastal". With updates on this year's Seagull Appeal and your chance to win the 2024 Calendar Competition, it'll be just like watching the seventeenth highest rated outdoor magazine format show in the 1-2am slot on the nations second favourite broadcaster but in a room above a pub instead of the comfort of your ow...


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...


Bee Babylon: Once Upon a Time in Iceland (wip)

Bee Babylon: Once Upon a Time in Iceland (wip)

Comedy

Bee Babylon: Once Upon a Time in Iceland (wip)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 9-12 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

In 1810 a brave Scottish man named Sir George Steuart Mackenzie ventured all the way to Iceland with some pals. They went in search of adventure but found only scurvy. In this 40-minute show Icelandic comedian Bee Babylon takes you on a journey through this embarrassing period in Icelandic history: After the Vikings ruled the oceans and before her country collapsed the European economy. Back when the Danish were the worst, turf houses the best and old shoes were dinner. “Bee Babylon is sure to gain traction” The List (4stars) “Bylgja Babýlons was assured, ambitious and distinctive.” the ...



Louise Leigh: Distracted (WIP)

Louise Leigh: Distracted (WIP)

Comedy

Louise Leigh: Distracted (WIP)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 10-12 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Can Louise even get to the end of this blurb without getting distracted? If it's not someone at the door, it's the kids, the husband or the bloody dog. A Leicester Mercury Award finalist and British Comedian of the Year semi-finalist, she's "Witty, imaginative" (The Scotsman), "like a Radio 2 DJ caught in the tabloids" (The Wee Review), "uplifting and positive" (Funny Women), "if Julie Andrews dropped the C bomb" (A guy called JP, in a bar in the 90s. Nailed it, JP). Louise Leigh Distracted promises menopause, fear of dying, shame, the urge to escape, longing, biscuits and spaniels. What more ...


20:00

Samantha Day: The Booby Trap

Samantha Day: The Booby Trap

Comedy

Samantha Day: The Booby Trap

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 10 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free Ticketed

“Breasts loom large in our culture - but why?” Following a sold out run in Edinburgh and nomination for the coveted Amused Moose Award, Samantha Day (‘Titologist’ and Comedy Store King Gong Winner) gives us a warm welcome to her ‘Tit Academy’. Get to this show early - in Edinburgh, people had to be to be turned away. Samantha delivers wonderful material on body image, getting older and being a woman. Prepare for some dirty jokes as well as clever political takes. Her relaxed delivery and charming crowdwork keeps the energy up. The class is peppered with anecdotes about her family: ...


Chloe Petts: Work-in-Progress

Chloe Petts: Work-in-Progress

Comedy

Chloe Petts: Work-in-Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 8-12 at 20:15 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £7

Chloe Petts returns to the Brighton Fringe with a work-in-progress of her third show. There'll be some jokes about how she was Head Girl, her shortlived career as a teenage golfer and maybe something about Theseus and the Minotaur. If that doesn't intrigue you, I don't know what will!! "Clearly a rising star whose name will soon be in lights" - Evening Standard "She has funny bones" - The Times "You'll learn things but you'll laugh even more" - Metro...


Wrestling with The Champ: Chortle Combat

Wrestling with The Champ: Chortle Combat

Comedy

Wrestling with The Champ: Chortle Combat

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 9-10 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Fresh from his gravy wrestling exploits, The Pub Wrestling Federation champion the Ginger Ninja makes his debut at the Brighton Fringe with a fight-based show unlike any other! Expect beer, cheer and wrestling gear. Grab a pint, pick a side, and may the best team win! As seen in Ladbible, Chortle, BBC Radio 5 Live, Daily Mail and Cultaholic. Listen to all episodes of this award-nominated podcast now on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Castbox and Spotify. Independent Podcast Awards - Best Comedy nominee 2023. Sports Podcast Awards - Best Comedy nominee 2023....


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...


Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Comedy

Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 8, 10, 14, 31 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £6

The Stoke-on-Trent urchin has cooked up a new comedy hour of fast-paced, daft existential dread with the odd song and sound effect to keep you from checking your watch. The Times - Top 3 Rising Stars of the Fringe British Comedy Guide Top Picks of The Fringe ★★★★ - Pick of the Fringe As Seen on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show. Winner of Bath Festival New Comedian, 2022. BBC New Comedy Award nominee, 2019. ...


Shinpads - Work in Progress

Shinpads - Work in Progress

Comedy

Shinpads - Work in Progress

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 10, 17 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Join Abbi Cole and Ancika Mester for their debut work-in-progress split bill! They will take you on a journey into their worlds, and generate some sweet, sweet laughs along the way. Abbi and Ancika are Soho Theatre Comedy Labs Plus alumni and part of Gigl Comedy, a show that received 5 stars (Mumble Comedy) at the Edinburgh Fringe. “some of the best up-and-coming comedians…you’d be a fool to miss them.” - Dec Munro, co-founder of the Bill Murray ...


21:00

Himbo

Himbo

Cabaret

Himbo

Cabaret

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 10-11, 17-18 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

A 'pick-your-own-adventure' comedy show Putting the FUN back into FUNNY. Audience get to choose the comedy they want - be it serious or silly. "Fierce, fresh and fabulous" (Alesha Dixon) flamboyant comedy from your favourite living stereotype, Aaron Twitchen. "Hilarious, warm, energetic and capable of busting some serious moves. Twitchen is a quadruple threat" (The Skinny) ...



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

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

Comedy

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 8-10 at 22:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £3.50

Do you ever get Déjà vu? Eight years ago, Dylan Dodds started writing a blog comparing his life to the sitcom Friends. But his last show was about that. Do you ever get Déjà vu? Dylan’s last show ended with him deciding to have children. Then a joke about a sex toy. Do you ever get Déjà vu? Since then he’s been stuck in a time loop. Yes, exactly like that film! No, Bill Murray isn’t in this… Come hear what happened next, as he tries to avoid repeating himself, elephants in rooms, and going down brain-y rabbit holes. A stand-up show about the dangers of obsession. Silly, gag-filled, and ...


A Little Loving Hurts No One

A Little Loving Hurts No One

Comedy

A Little Loving Hurts No One

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 10 at 22:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

In A Little Loving Hurts No One, Mustafa Algiyadi manoeuvres through the European way of life from the lens of a Libyan Arab, longing so bad to be part of it, yet confronted with some cultural differences that makes it....confusing! 😕 If you are up for deconstructing people's behaviours, talk about religion, meditation, velvet sofas and to learn how to deal with annoying people then you got to see this stand up comedy show and enjoy all that with laughters along the way. 😂 Mustafa Algiyadi is the co-founder of the first weekly and longest running English Stand Up Comedy C...


23:00

LJ DA FUNK: Trickle-Down F*ckonomics

LJ DA FUNK: Trickle-Down F*ckonomics

Comedy

LJ DA FUNK: Trickle-Down F*ckonomics

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 10-11, 24-26, 31, JUN 1 at 23:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

Capitalism bad. Tuaca good. Tax the billionaires. Regulate the financial markets. Drink Tuaca. Evidence that I am a genius: Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year winner Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Finalist Pegasus Comedy Act of the Year winner Jaunty Lark finalist...