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 31 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

The Encrypted Forest

The Encrypted Forest

Theatre

The Encrypted Forest

Theatre

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 31 at 18:00 (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....


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 ...


Lady Chatterley's Liver

Lady Chatterley's Liver

Comedy

Lady Chatterley's Liver

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 30-31 at 18:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £6

Chaos Theory is a sketch group consisting of three actor/writers – Lela Bergeron, who is American, Yasser Kayani, who is Asian and Neil Benson, who is English, and director/writer Stephen Dinsdale. Between them they have worked with David Icke, walked barefoot over broken glass, stripped for Danish TV, played a puddle in an advert and had material broadcast on BBC TV and BBC Radio 4 as well as on film and the West End. Chaos Theory has been going for about five years and has played the last five Camden Fringes in London very successfully. They write and develop their own sketches but also supp...


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...


Paul Sneddon: 30 Years Still Standing Up (Work-in-Progress)

Paul Sneddon: 30 Years Still Standing Up (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

Paul Sneddon: 30 Years Still Standing Up (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 31, JUN 1-2 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

In 1994, Vladimir McTavish made his first visit to the Edinburgh Fringe, and was the co-winner of the Strathmore Water Comedy Award. The rest is, as they say, history. In this show, McTavish looks back over three decades in the comedy business. In 2024, he returns to Brighton Fringe with a work-in-progress preview of 30 Years Still Standing Up will mark his thirtieth appearance in Edinburgh in August. The show is a mix of anecdotes of life on the road and the greatest hits from thirty years of back catalogue."Inspired comedy brilliance" Australian Stage...


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...


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...


Ashley Haden Political and Correct (Work-in-Progress)

Ashley Haden Political and Correct (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

Ashley Haden Political and Correct (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 31, JUN 1-2 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

The Genocidal Liberal is back as the world continues to fall. Not everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and Ashely is here to tell you why....



20:00

Katie Norris: Farm Fatale (Work in Progress)

Katie Norris: Farm Fatale (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Katie Norris: Farm Fatale (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 31 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Katie Norris (Winner of the Musical Comedy Awards 2023, BBC New Comedy Award Semi-Finalist 2023) is coming to Brighton with her hotly anticipated debut hour. 'Her comic timing is as exquisite as her voice’ - Chortle '"it calls to mind Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag, there can be no bigger compliment."**** Telegraph (as Norris & Parker) ‘flamboyantly silly’ **** The Guardian (as Norris & Parker)...


Josh Baulf (Work-in-Progress)

Josh Baulf (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

Josh Baulf (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 31, JUN 1-2 at 20:15 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £6

Comedian and viral sensation Josh Baulf returns to Brighton Fringe! Josh has recently appeared on ITV, BBC and his online sketches have amassed millions of views worldwide. His new show discusses relationships, millennials and a trip to Thailand (Work in progress) "A cross between Micky Flanagan and Russell Howard" (Chortle) "A very funny man with a huge future" (David Walliams) Winner Get Up Stand-Up 2018. Runner-Up Leicester Square New Comedian 2019. Finalist Amused Moose 2018. BBC Shortlist New Comedian of the Year. TikTok and Insta: @joshbcomedy...


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...


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...


Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Comedy

Adam Flood: I Like To Think, I Hate To Do

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 8, 10, 14, 31 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £6

The Stoke-on-Trent urchin has cooked up a new comedy hour of fast-paced, daft existential dread with the odd song and sound effect to keep you from checking your watch. The Times - Top 3 Rising Stars of the Fringe British Comedy Guide Top Picks of The Fringe ★★★★ - Pick of the Fringe As Seen on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show. Winner of Bath Festival New Comedian, 2022. BBC New Comedy Award nominee, 2019. ...


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

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....