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 28 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

Punkswats and Being Lonely

Punkswats and Being Lonely

Comedy

Punkswats and Being Lonely

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 28-29 at 18:00 (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’....


The Stand-Up Horror Show

The Stand-Up Horror Show

Comedy

The Stand-Up Horror Show

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 28-29 at 18:45 (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...


19:00

Maddening (Work-in-Progress)

Maddening (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

Maddening (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 21, 28 at 19:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £4

Rising star comedian (Evening Standard), Penguin-published author and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones unlocks the doors to the psych ward for more "humorous and colourful stories suffused in compassion" (The Scotsman). The Telegraph Top 5 Funniest Jokes 23 The Recs Top 10 shows of Edinbuegh 23 Total sell-out Pleasance Courtyard 23 **** Adventures in Theatreland **** Pick of The Fringe **** Entertainment Now **** The Recs...


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....


Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Comedy

Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 28-31 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

A disturbing yet absurdly funny portrait of toxic masculinity. This solo punk-rock comedy show stars one man: Furiozo, an aggressive hooligan with a giant heart. Police chases, petty theft, drugs and longing for the greatest thrill of all: true love. You will love him. You will hate him. You will experience the presence of the beast. Brought to you by award-winning Polish clown Piotr Sikora, this brilliant, funny, smart original work is highly interactive and will have you on the edge of your seat. Live fast. Die. '9.5/10. A spectacular breath of fresh air' (Kicket.com). Shortlisted for Comedi...


The Encrypted Forest

The Encrypted Forest

Theatre

The Encrypted Forest

Theatre

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 28-29 at 20:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

The Encrypted Forest is an evening of folktale for the digital age, inspired post-internet art, weird fiction, cosmic horror and traditional folktale. Combining elements of storytelling, audio drama, sound art, lecture performance and lo-fi hip hop instrumentals, experience a realm where the digital and the mystical merge as we are haunted by our lost future....



21:00

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....