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 24 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

SALIEN

SALIEN

Comedy

SALIEN

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 24, 27, JUN 1 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2

Sallyann’s award-winning brand of humour is wonderfully distinctive and unpredictable. Expect real-life experiences that aren’t even remotely like real life and weirdness – in short, expect tales of the unexpected. Learn something about her neurodiversity and how this might explain why Sallyann sees the world as an alien and discover her journey through life, all revealed through a bizarre pantomime of stories and anecdotes. Sallyann is Neurodiverse and LGBTQ+ and welcomes everyone to her show. Leicester Square Comedian of the Year Winner 2023 New Forest Comedian of the Year Winner 2023 G&B...


Shinpads - Work in Progress

Shinpads - Work in Progress

Comedy

Shinpads - Work in Progress

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 24, 31 at 18:15 (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 ...


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

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...


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...


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...


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

ADHDad

ADHDad

Comedy

ADHDad

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 24-25 at 20:15 (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....



Apocalypse Kapow!

Apocalypse Kapow!

Comedy

Apocalypse Kapow!

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 23-27 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Apocalypse Kapow: a one-woman show inspired by evil. What’s wrong with robot overlords, anyway? Can you neutralize Jeff Besos with a papier mache rocket? Would dancing baby goats make everything better? Help Judie Boom solve the big existential issues of our time with Youtube, Alexa and the correct choice of swim session. Armed with absurd silliness and stats, she’s on a relentlessly positive mission. Can she solve inertia, greed and just generally the planet? If Victoria Wood had written Black Mirror… a warm, mildly surreal ramble into our dystopian near-future...


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...


Platonic Sex

Platonic Sex

Comedy

Platonic Sex

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 24-25, 31, JUN 1 at 20:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Platonic Sex is the debut comedy split bill from Sadbh Peters (Semi-finalist for Funny Women Stage Awards 2023) and Scott Oswald (Semi-finalist for So You Think You’re Funny, and West End New Act of the Year 2023). Expect a tasty little hour of laughs. “Genius, a sure crowd pleaser” - Mumble Comedy (★★★★★ - for ‘Gigl Comedy’) “Sadbh and Scott are brilliant, talented up-and-coming comedians and I’d rush to buy a ticket” - Dec Munro: Multiple award winning live comedy Director, and co-founder of the Bill Murray Comedy Club London...


21:00

Not My Audience!

Not My Audience!

Comedy

Not My Audience!

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 24-25, 31, JUN 1 at 21:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £6.50

The Edinburgh Fringe's cult hit stand-up panel show where the audience can join the fun without being picked on comes to the Brighton Fringe for the first time! Enjoy three top stand-ups answering the daft questions that you pick using our exclusive anonymous app, then vote on how they will impress you with our fiendish stand-up challenges. A total sell-out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017-2022. A unique show every time, and a completely unmissable Fringe experience for comedy lovers....


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

Still Got It!

Still Got It!

Comedy

Still Got It!

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 24-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free Ticketed

Still Got It. A show by older comedians for all ages to enjoy. Do older comedians do it better? See four comedians with a total age of over 200 and decide for yourself. The show will include Jokes, Stories and Silliness to give you an hour of infinite delight....



Bumble Me Tinders!

Bumble Me Tinders!

Comedy

Bumble Me Tinders!

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 24-25, 31, JUN 1 at 22:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £8

The risqué sensation is back! After sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Perth Fringe World festival, the interactive and ever-evolving circus of debauchery returns to Brighton! Watch comedians share stories, lead audience games, provide good and bad dating advice, and much more. Never the same show twice, Bumble Me Tinders offers hilarity and surprises for audiences of all backgrounds - singles, couples, young, old, kinky, prude, polite or rude. The perfect way to end your day at the Fringe!...


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...


African-ish

African-ish

Comedy

African-ish

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 24-25, 31, JUN 1 at 23:59 (60 min) - PWYC

South African standup comedian Ambrose Uren shares his unique story in this energy-packed comedy show filled with unexpected silly twists. From living in a static caravan he calls home to embarking on a wild search for his roots, Ambrose Uren navigates his journey using humor and raw honesty. Come and bare witness to the hilarity as this charming comedian uses sharp wit and engaging storytelling to challenge his own African-ishness....