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 19 May, sorted by Start Time

12:00

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 5-6, 12, 19, 26-27, JUN 2 at 12:15 (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...


13:00

Gerry Carroll: Light

Gerry Carroll: Light

Comedy

Gerry Carroll: Light

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 5, 12, 19, 26, JUN 2 at 13:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

Have a laugh! Gerry Carroll - Light brings you a delightful, true and entertaining personal story about being a 71 year old human. And clown. Gerry is 71 and he’s made a show of himself. It’s about being young and being old. He uses story-telling, clown, song and dance to create a unique hour of fun. Born in Dublin, Gerry moved to Bournemouth in 1986, taking a job in a local council office. In 2013, having retired, he moved to London to train in improv, stand-up and theatrical clown. He acted with and was trained by the Old Vic Community Company, 2014 – 2017. He’s already made five Fring...


I Was a Bear

I Was a Bear

Theatre

I Was a Bear

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 19 at 13:30 (60 min) - PWYC

A dancing bear. A dirty break up. And lifelong loneliness. This play tells the story of April and Constance, two lonely, failing twenty somethings. After meeting in a waiting room for therapy, April and Constance’s lives intertwine as they experience each other’s dream worlds and distant memories. This two woman show invites the audience into the intimate world of their friendship, and their individual minds. Expect: Therapists, teenage crushes, existential dread, and fish and chips....


14:00

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...


15:00

A Complete Idiot's Guide to New Zealand

A Complete Idiot's Guide to New Zealand

Comedy

A Complete Idiot's Guide to New Zealand

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 18-19, 25-26 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

In this insider’s guide to his eccentric homeland, award-winning comedian Sully O’Sullivan answers all the questions about New Zealand you didn’t know to ask in the first place…. Like why did we almost change our national flag to a drawing of a bird with lasers for eyes? Is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu really the longest place-name in the world? Or did my cat just walk across my keyboard? And where actually is New Zealand?.... Given we keep getting left off maps. Find out the answers to these questions and more, all wrapped in an hour of 'Quintessential...


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...


Richard Cobb: Running Joke (Work-In-Progress)

Richard Cobb: Running Joke (Work-In-Progress)

Comedy

Richard Cobb: Running Joke (Work-In-Progress)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 11-12, 18-19 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2.50

Hot on the heels of last year's debut 'Couple's Massage', Scottish comedian and writer Richard Cobb returns to the track with a brand new hour filled with more guilt-tripped anecdotes. The honeymoon is over and the running shoes are on. But can he really win the Edinburgh Marathon? “He has an easy affable charm.” Lancaster Guardian. “I’ve been going to the Fringe for 25 years or so and genuinely this is the most impressive full debut I’ve seen from a stand up.” Edinburgh Fringe audience review. ...


16:00

Dorks n Orks. Live!

Dorks n Orks. Live!

Comedy

Dorks n Orks. Live!

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 12, 19, 26, JUN 2 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

The comedy show for goblins & geeks. Imagine 'Game of Thrones'... but without the nudity. Or budget. The mainstream comedy panel show, with top comedian guests and audience participation. Their TV pilot was recently filmed in LA but you can catch the show live in Brighton. Do not miss out. “Feeling dorky? I think you should consider levelling up and multiclassing to Dorks n Orks... Ideal for geeks, gamers…. and anyone who likes a bit of impro comedy.” Edinburgh Review "Dorks n Orks is the first attempt we’ve seen at actually trying to turn fantasy TTRPGs into a game-show-style affair. ...



Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back (Work-in-Progress)

Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 18-19, 25-26 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Dan Fardell has a bad back and here are tons of jokes about it and the current state of representation in modern culture in general and in stand-up in particular. This is NOT the final edit!...


Farah Sharp: Work in Progress

Farah Sharp: Work in Progress

Comedy

Farah Sharp: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 5, 19 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Be amongst the first to watch Farah Sharp chisel her much anticipated debut solo show into being. Named 'One to watch' in the Funny Women Awards 2023, Farah has been making a name for herself on the UK Comedy scene; she has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and performs regularly all across the country, even gracing the stages of The Royal Albert Hall, Latitude Festival, Leeds Festival and The Comedy Store. Her high-energy delivery and sparkling quirkiness make her comedy a unique delight to watch. "Farah Sharp is very funny. I saw her first!" - Seann Walsh ...


Howdy Hilarity: ADHD & Autism Capers, Comedy, and Country Tunes

Howdy Hilarity: ADHD & Autism Capers, Comedy, and Country Tunes

Comedy

Howdy Hilarity: ADHD & Autism Capers, Comedy, and Country Tunes

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 19 at 16:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £10

Brand new show by autistic & ADHD trailblazer Suzi Payton. Join me for an adventure like no other where I will let you into my unique (weird) neurodivergent brain and share my stories of how my ADHD has landed me in all sorts of trouble! Some stories are shocking, some a little sad and many absolutely hilarious! Being ADHD there will be a mash up of stand up, improv and singing too - watch out for Polly Parton, cousin of 'you know who' who will sing, dance and offer you healing from other realms. This show is a mad cap adventure showcasing the beauty of a neurodivergent brain and ...


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

Kevin Precious: The Reluctant Teacher

Kevin Precious: The Reluctant Teacher

Comedy

Kevin Precious: The Reluctant Teacher

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 18-19 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Kevin Precious used to be a teacher. He enjoyed the teaching part... it was all of the other stuff around the job that he felt was a drag. In the end, he left to seek his fortune via the means of stand-up comedy, and - in so doing - incorporated observations and anecdotes related to his teaching career into his act. Eventually, Kevin built up enough teacher-orientated ideas to create and tour a show specifically about teaching entilted 'Not Appropriate' across arts centres, theatres and festivals throughout the land. Such was the reception that in many instances, he was invited to return to...


Sour Grapes: The Musical

Sour Grapes: The Musical

Theatre

Sour Grapes: The Musical

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 19 at 17:30 (55 min) - Buy Tickets from £10

"Sour Grapes" invites audiences on a profound journey into the haunting and often misunderstood realm of Postpartum Depression (PPD). Adapted from Yetunde Lemboye's poignant work, the play delves into the lives of Dapo and Oreoluwa King, a young couple navigating dreams, aspirations, and the overwhelming impact of PPD. With a global prevalence of 5% to 60.8%, PPD is a debilitating mental disorder that transcends borders, and this play courageously explores its emotional complexities. Set against the contrasting experiences of suffering mothers trapped in a metaphorical death swamp and the b...


Robin Morgan: Work In Progress

Robin Morgan: Work In Progress

Comedy

Robin Morgan: Work In Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 18-19 at 17:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Robin Morgan (as seen/heard on Mock The Week and The News Quiz) works up a brand new hour ahead of a nationwide tour. Writer for Have I Got News For You. Warm-up for The Graham Norton Show. "Bloody funny. Well-written, hard-working stand-up from a massively likeable performer who must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame." (Chortle) ...


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

Lee Hudson: Trauma Dump

Lee Hudson: Trauma Dump

Comedy

Lee Hudson: Trauma Dump

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 19-20 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2

Lee Hudson brings you into his world with tales of relationships, family and happiness. His laid back storytelling style has entertained audiences across the globe and this hour is a showcase of his talents as he takes you on a punchline heavy journey through his life. Described by The Wee Review at the Edinburgh Fringe as a “modern spin on a classic club comic”, he has also been tour support for the likes of Tom Stade, Justin Moorhouse and Vittorio Angelone....


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. ...


Sam See: And I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Sam See: And I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Comedy

Sam See: And I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 17-19 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

In December 2023, Sam See left his home country of Singapore and moved to London because clearly, now's the best time. Why would anyone choose to leave the warm beauty of Asia and come to the damp and the cold of the UK? Find out about why, along with Asian propaganda movies, terrible panel shows and The Welsh, all in this hour of stand-up that's not as long as the title of this show. | ★★★★ - The Age | ★★★★ - Broadway Baby | | ★★★★.5 - The Edge | ★★★★★ - On The Mic |...


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...


Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 19, 26-27 at 19:00 (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 ...


Jake Donaldson: Spectacle (WIP)

Jake Donaldson: Spectacle (WIP)

Comedy

Jake Donaldson: Spectacle (WIP)

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 19 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Jake is partially blind (or partially sighted, depending on your outlook on life) but what is it really like to be visually impaired? A brand new hour of stand-up from one of Huffington Post’s “Must see new acts at the Edinburgh Fringe” As seen on Next Up Comedy. Nominated for the Visually Impaired Excellence Award at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe. ‘****’ (BunburyMagazine.com) ‘****’ (DarkChat) ‘Full of heart…top class anecdotal comedy…genuinely class gags that will have you roaring with laughter.’ (Blizzard Comedy) ...


Philipp Kostelecky: A Work In Progress (Aren't We All?)

Philipp Kostelecky: A Work In Progress (Aren't We All?)

Comedy

Philipp Kostelecky: A Work In Progress (Aren't We All?)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 16-19 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

Starting comedy in 2018 in London, Philipp Kostelecky’s originality, international appeal, and first-class physicality have shot him up the comedy ladder, reaching the final of the 2022 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year competition and winning Best New Comedian at the 2021 Southend Comedy Festival. Raised by an American-Slovenian mother and absentee Austrian father, Philipp uses his unorthodox cultural background and family structure to pose as an external observer and cultivate an offbeat socio-political perspective. A regular on the UK and European club comedy scene armed with “p...


The Asian Comedy Showcase

The Asian Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Asian Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 17-19 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

"★★★★.5 Fantastic, Brilliant!" - The Edge From the East to Brighton, it's The Asian Comedy Showcase! Catch some of the best Asian acts (and one token white person) from all over the world! Our acts from previous shows have been seen on the BBC, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Comedy Central, and various Asian TV Channels you won't recognize! Line-up changes every day, and regularly hosted by Sam See (Singapore), (***** (On The Mic, podcast))! If you don't watch this show, you're probably racist! [For legal reasons you are not but still, come to be on the safe side.]...



20:00

Extravaganza 5: Off Duty!

Extravaganza 5: Off Duty!

Cabaret

Extravaganza 5: Off Duty!

Cabaret

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 19 at 20:00 (150 min) - Buy Tickets from £15

Hosted by the sensational Stella Pint and featuring local glamourpuss and NHS hero, Sister Brandy Bex, Extravaganza 5 offers incredible performances from the world of cabaret, comedy and drag. Expect a relaxed atmosphere, a phenomenal line-up, and a healthy dose of sexual confusion! "The most fantabulous cabaret event of recent times!" ★★★★★ (Mr Gonzales, Bed 8) "Brandy's footwear is totally inappropriate but she always turns up for her shift." ★★★★ (Mary, Matron) ...


An Evening With Bobby & Louis

An Evening With Bobby & Louis

Comedy

An Evening With Bobby & Louis

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 19 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Come join Bobby Prezinsky and Louis George as they debut their split bill comedy show, Best of Greatest Hits GOLD [Platinum Edition]. After years of trying to cement their status as cult icons, these plucky young(ish) underdogs have decided to give up on all that and settle for mainstream commercial success instead. Expect organised chaos, disorganised chaos and a third type of as yet unspecified chaos (probably jokes). Assorted credits (there are WAY more impressive ones we're leaving out to remain humble): As heard on Radio 4Xtra Komedia New Comedy Award 2024, Semi-finalist Leicester...


Pernille Haaland: Not Related

Pernille Haaland: Not Related

Comedy

Pernille Haaland: Not Related

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 19-22 at 20:15 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

Comedian Pernille Haaland isn’t worried. Or she is, but as a stoic feminist she pretends not to be. After turning 35 and becoming single, she has realised her Hot Girl Summer days are over. In her new standup hour tackling slut shaming, hook up culture and emotional instability, she leaves no ball un-kicked in her pursuit of the questions; can freezing your eggs be the only solution to the pressures of dating? Is the instagram era of the Kardashians and Andrew Tate revealing our true human nature? Can woman really have it all? Or are we being silly? Pernille Haaland (BBC1, BBC3, Netflix, NR...


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...


Ryan Mold: WOLF

Ryan Mold: WOLF

Comedy

Ryan Mold: WOLF

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 18-20 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2

Ryan Mold returns to the Brighton Comedy Festival with his new work in progress show. Turning everyday observations & mishaps into side-splitting tales, this show promises an hour of fun, laughter & stuff that will never be said again. He has quickly established himself as a rising star in the comedy circuit, known for his charismatic stage presence & razor-sharp comedic prowess. His ability to find humour in everyday situations & connect with audiences of all ages & backgrounds has garnered him widespread acclaim....


Matt Lowes: In Your Endo

Matt Lowes: In Your Endo

Comedy

Matt Lowes: In Your Endo

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 18-19 at 20:45 (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! ...


21:00

Otto‘s Komedyshow

Otto‘s Komedyshow

Cabaret

Otto‘s Komedyshow

Cabaret

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 12-15, 19-21 at 21:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £7

One hour without stand-up! Here comes comedy from the motherland of humour: Germany. Meet Berlin-based comedian and musician Otto Kuhnle for a show of his best, most whimsical, most successful and most bonkers routines from variety to oddness and back. It‘s drama, tragic and oompah music, all at once! “Masterful. Has to be seen to be believed.” Henning Wehn, German Comedy Ambassador ...