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 27 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...


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...


Acaprov: The Improvised A Cappella Musical

Acaprov: The Improvised A Cappella Musical

Musicals and Opera

Acaprov: The Improvised A Cappella Musical

Musicals and Opera

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 26-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £8

Imagine a new kind of musical: beatboxers, rappers, actors, singers, dancers and body percussionists coming together completely a cappella to improvise a fresh, heart-warming show, that you’ll never forget. Every performance is unique. Acaprov take a location and title from the audience before spontaneously creating a non-stop musical that will make you laugh, cry, dance in your seat, and sing all the way home! Everything seen and heard is 100% invented in the moment and entirely from the minds, mouths and bodies of the performers - completely a cappella....


15:00

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...


Punkswats and Being Lonely

Punkswats and Being Lonely

Comedy

Punkswats and Being Lonely

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 25-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

Becky Harrison, ‘a wonderful a mysterious mind’ (EdFringe 2023), is a typical Gen Z (zed): absolutely mortified. Who do they blame? The Punkswats, obviously. What's a Punkswat? That's what the show's about (keep up). Join Becky for an hour of comedy, poetry and clowning. Audiences have described it as ‘remarkable and joyous; an affirmation of life, a call to arms’; and ‘bizarre in all the right ways’....


16:00

Dave Chawner: Securely Insecure

Dave Chawner: Securely Insecure

Comedy

Dave Chawner: Securely Insecure

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 25-27, JUN 1-2 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Comedy about insecurity! In 2023 Dave won an award who’s title felt like a back-handed compliment. That led to a crisis of confidence and a desire to celebrate those silent insecurities. This is a show for people who’ve never danced at a wedding. As seen on BBC, ITV & Channel 4. As heard on Radio 1, Radio 2 & Radio 4. * * * * * - Arts Award Voice,* * * * * - Bunbury Magazine, * * * * * - Voice Mag, * * * * - The List, * * * * - Three Weeks, * * * * - Broadway Baby, * * * * - Broadway World, * * * * - The Wee Review, * * * * - Entertainment Now, * * * * - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, * * * * -...


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

The Stand-Up Horror Show

The Stand-Up Horror Show

Comedy

The Stand-Up Horror Show

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 26-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

The Ha-Ha Horror Show: Comedy Meets the Macabre Description: Get ready for a night of uproarious laughter and spine-tingling chills as "The Ha-Ha Horror Show" takes the stage. The once-retired Great Mortar, famous for mind-reading and fortune-telling, was set to make a grand return, but fate had other plans. Now, the show must go on with the quick-witted and darkly humorous Tom Short. Fresh from a triumphant debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "The Ha-Ha Horror Show" makes its Brighton premiere. Tom Short, known for his comedic brilliance, teams up with the remarkable Maisy Whipp, a...



Soar Like a Pigeon

Soar Like a Pigeon

Comedy

Soar Like a Pigeon

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 26-27, JUN 2 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

A work in progress show about getting older but never wiser. A show about all that time you wasted hoping for the wings of an eagle but ending up with the face of a pigeon. ...


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

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...


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. ...


Queer AF Comedy

Queer AF Comedy

Comedy

Queer AF Comedy

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 6, 12-13, 27, JUN 2 at 18:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £7

Step into a world of laughter and celebration! Our comedy show is not just about jokes—it’s a vibrant celebration of LGBTQ+ humour and talent. Brace yourself for a night packed with hilarious performances from a diverse lineup of incredible queer comedians, each bringing their unique perspectives and uproarious stories to the stage. A different line-up will be performing each show, so you won’t see the show twice! 🌈 Expect an evening filled with side-splitting jokes, witty observations, and unapologetic authenticity. We’re creating a space where laughter knows no bounds, where diff...


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 ...


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 ...



Comedians & (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedians & (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedy

Comedians & (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 25-31, JUN 1-2 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2.50

Join 3 comedians who almost certainly have no idea how to play Dungeons & Dragons, as they attempt to go on a live fantasy adventure. Questing ain't easy however, especially when the audience can change the outcome of dice rolls. Will our adventurers survive? Based on previous audiences, almost certainly not! No knowledge of D&D or anything like it required (rules lawyers absolutely welcome though). So come and watch some ridiculous fantasy characters make some very poor decisions! A different line-up and adventure every show! ------ ‘…one of the best RPG-structured improv com...


20:00

The Leeds Tealights

The Leeds Tealights

Comedy

The Leeds Tealights

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 26-29 at 20:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

Sketch comedy veterans the Leeds Tealights are making their Brighton Fringe debut this year, bringing their bizarre and offbeat sketch show from Yorkshire to the shores of Sussex for the first time. Fresh from gigs in London, Durham, Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester, the Tealights are ready to show you their high-octane, laugh-a-minute medley of skits and shorts that have had audiences across the country in stitches. First formed in 2005, the Tealights have been a mainstay of the sketch comedy scene for many years, and many of its former members have gone on to make a splash on the UK come...


Miss Fortunate (WIP)

Miss Fortunate (WIP)

Comedy

Miss Fortunate (WIP)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 27-29 at 20:15 (60 min) - PAID

Sea salt. Social media. Psychosis. Beyonce. What do these things have in common? Something... and Kemah Bob's not sure what, but she's gunna try to figure it out in front of you. Come see a very much a work in progress debut hour from a very much a work in progress person. Kemah Bob is a Texan living in London. Howdy. She has supported Hannah Gadsby, Nish Kumar, Desiree Burch and Jess Fostekew on tour. And has also been on TV a bunch (Comedy Central, Dave, BBC, iTV, Channel 4) if that helps you decide to come....


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...


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...


21:00

Jon Hipkiss - An Evening You Won't Regret Unless You Don't Like It

Jon Hipkiss - An Evening You Won't Regret Unless You Don't Like It

Comedy

Jon Hipkiss - An Evening You Won't Regret Unless You Don't Like It

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 26-27 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Leicester Comedy Festival Award Nominee Jon Hipkiss returns to his favourite place to perform. Jon Hipkiss comes trailing plaudits such as "Great work" from Jack Whitehall and "Laugh out loud funny" from Jon Richardson. An alumni of Chicago's The Second City, Hipkiss completed a mammoth 60 shows at last year's Edinburgh Festival regaling audiences with his adventures from rehab, the drinking that lead him there and general high-octane joy. "Absolutely hilarious" - "A must see" - "One of the best shows at the fringe" - "Energetic, engaging and a genuinely funny show" - Edfringe.com reviews...


African-ish

African-ish

Comedy

African-ish

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 22-23, 26-30, JUN 2 at 21:45 (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....