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 20 May, sorted by Start Time

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....


Henning Wehn – Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

Henning Wehn – Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

Comedy

Henning Wehn – Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 20-24 at 18:40 (65 min) - Buy Tickets from £11.50

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas for his upcoming tour Acid Wehn. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction. Come along. Or else. ...


19:00

Alice-India: See You In Hell (A Work in Progress Show)

Alice-India: See You In Hell (A Work in Progress Show)

Comedy

Alice-India: See You In Hell (A Work in Progress Show)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 14, 20 at 19:00 (60 min) - PWYC

See You In Hell poses the question, “What happens to the manic pixie dream teen when they grow up?”. Alice-India is adorable and it’s exhausting. Utilising charm [reluctantly] and joke writing mastery [gladly] to pull apart the problem of the Quirky Girl and reveal the 3 dimensional person that lies beneath. Tackling queer identity and the “epidemic” of neurodiversity for those caught between Gen Z and Millennial, Alice shares stories from her one and only attempt at an adult relationship, life as an undiagnosed autistic teacher and bone chilling tales from the trenches of being a si...


Some Jokes But Mostly Sad Songs

Some Jokes But Mostly Sad Songs

Music

Some Jokes But Mostly Sad Songs

Music

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 6, 13, 20, 27, JUN 2 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

"Some Jokes But Mostly Sad Songs" By Riggs Come and hang out for a chilled hour of story telling and i'll also play a bunch of my favourite songs for you ...


Bexual Healing

Bexual Healing

Comedy

Bexual Healing

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 20-24 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Bexual Healing is a show full of time travelling hijinks as we come across four unlikely socially awkward female characters from the 1920s-1990s. Each one struggles with neurodiversity in one way or another. Bex Turner was a Quarter Finalist in Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Competition in 2018. She also received the Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Award in 2018. “Rebekka Turner plays several highly funny characters with a ‘League of Gentlemen’ edge.” - Simon Topping, Extra Topping Comedy, 2023. “Darkly nonsensical”. -The Londonist 2021. "A gleefully messy performance that's just...


20:00

Amy Webber: No Previous Experience

Amy Webber: No Previous Experience

Comedy

Amy Webber: No Previous Experience

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 20-23 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

Amy is an award winning comedian as heard on BBC Radio 4. Armed with her mini keyboard and an opera degree that’s never been useful, she’s on the hunt for a new job. Join Amy as she weaves stories about career paths tried and failed with job demonstrations in a desperate attempt to get some freelance work. Expect banging pop songs, live networking and a world class singing voice. Amy has been recognised for being "joyful" (Telegraph) and “a clear hit” (Chortle) and 2023 saw her sell out 93% of her shows at her first Edinburgh Fringe run. Winner of ‘Best Comedy’ at Manchester Fringe (20...


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...


Sour Grapes: The Musical

Sour Grapes: The Musical

Theatre

Sour Grapes: The Musical

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 20-24 at 20:15 (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...



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....


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 ...