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 2 June, sorted by Start Time

12:00

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Course

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Course

Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Course

Courses

The Windmill / Upstairs
JUN 1-2 at 12:00 (540 min) - £89-£99

Learn the skills and art of performing stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive comedy course. Including: joke-writing skills, generating material, comedy deconstruction, finding material, lively interactive performance practice sessions, history of comedy, technical skills, industry tips. Plus, a graduation show performance in a Fringe show. Our tutors are professional comedians, comedy writers and experienced teachers and this course is led by experienced comic and our course creator, Jay Sodagar. The course runs over two days, with two four-and-a-half hour sessions on each day, fo...


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...


13:00

Gerry Carroll: Light

Gerry Carroll: Light

Comedy

Gerry Carroll: Light

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 5, 12, 19, 26, JUN 2 at 13:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

Have a laugh! Gerry Carroll - Light brings you a delightful, true and entertaining personal story about being a 71 year old human. And clown. Gerry is 71 and he’s made a show of himself. It’s about being young and being old. He uses story-telling, clown, song and dance to create a unique hour of fun. Born in Dublin, Gerry moved to Bournemouth in 1986, taking a job in a local council office. In 2013, having retired, he moved to London to train in improv, stand-up and theatrical clown. He acted with and was trained by the Old Vic Community Company, 2014 – 2017. He’s already made five Fring...


14:00

PG Hits! Family-Friendly Comedy Club

PG Hits! Family-Friendly Comedy Club

Comedy

PG Hits! Family-Friendly Comedy Club

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 25-26, JUN 1-2 at 14:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £6.50

The best way to discover your new favourite comedian! We choose the best comedians of the festival to perform their funniest PG-rated material. Low on the rude bits but big on laughs! This isn't a kids show (although children aged 8+ are encouraged to attend!), but rather an afternoon comedy club that just happens to let kids in! A proper stand-up comedy club that comedy fans of all ages can enjoy, with our rotating lineup of hilarious up-and-coming stand-ups and surprise celebrity guests, you can be sure that your whole group will discover a comedian they love....


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...


Hitch Your Wagon: Improvised Cowboy Songs

Hitch Your Wagon: Improvised Cowboy Songs

Theatre

Hitch Your Wagon: Improvised Cowboy Songs

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 12, JUN 2 at 14:45 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £8

Tea & Toast presents Hitch Your Wagon Take a trip to the old West and join rootin’ tootin’ improv cowboys Tea & Toast for some songs by the campfire. After a hard day ridin’ horses and branding steers they’re enjoying some moonshine and tellin’ stories. Sit with the gang as they sing ditties about masked bandits, lost love, shootouts with the sheriff and wild nights in the saloon. Tea & Toast presents Hitch Your Wagon is a cowboy campfire show that’s never the same twice. Yes siree, you give us the name of the song and we make it up, music, words and all. You’re all cowboys in our sho...


16:00

Dorks n Orks. Live!

Dorks n Orks. Live!

Comedy

Dorks n Orks. Live!

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 12, 19, 26, JUN 2 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

The comedy show for goblins & geeks. Imagine 'Game of Thrones'... but without the nudity. Or budget. The mainstream comedy panel show, with top comedian guests and audience participation. Their TV pilot was recently filmed in LA but you can catch the show live in Brighton. Do not miss out. “Feeling dorky? I think you should consider levelling up and multiclassing to Dorks n Orks... Ideal for geeks, gamers…. and anyone who likes a bit of impro comedy.” Edinburgh Review "Dorks n Orks is the first attempt we’ve seen at actually trying to turn fantasy TTRPGs into a game-show-style affair. ...


Sian Davies: Watch Me (WIP)

Sian Davies: Watch Me (WIP)

Comedy

Sian Davies: Watch Me (WIP)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 2 at 16:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £7

Brand new thoughts, ideas, stories and jokes from award winning, working class, queer comedian, Sian Davies. As seen on Comedy Central Live and Next Up. Nominated for Next Up Biggest Prize in Comedy at Edinburgh Fringe 2023. Winner of Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panel Prize 2022 for Best in Class. Winner Best Debut Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2020. Runner up Funny Women Stage Award 2019. Winner Hilarity Bites best new act 2018. And she doesn't regret a thing. Or does she? ...



Farah Sharp: Work in Progress

Farah Sharp: Work in Progress

Comedy

Farah Sharp: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
JUN 2 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Be amongst the first to watch Farah Sharp chisel her much anticipated debut solo show into being. Named 'One to watch' in the Funny Women Awards 2023, Farah has been making a name for herself on the UK Comedy scene; she has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and performs regularly all across the country, even gracing the stages of The Royal Albert Hall, Latitude Festival, Leeds Festival and The Comedy Store. Her high-energy delivery and sparkling quirkiness make her comedy a unique delight to watch. "Farah Sharp is very funny. I saw her first!" - Seann Walsh ...


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

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. ...


18:00

Howdy Hilarity: ADHD & Autism Capers, Comedy, and Country Tunes

Howdy Hilarity: ADHD & Autism Capers, Comedy, and Country Tunes

Comedy

Howdy Hilarity: ADHD & Autism Capers, Comedy, and Country Tunes

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 25, JUN 2 at 18:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £10

Brand new show by autistic & ADHD trailblazer Suzi Payton. Join me for an adventure like no other where I will let you into my unique (weird) neurodivergent brain and share my stories of how my ADHD has landed me in all sorts of trouble! Some stories are shocking, some a little sad and many absolutely hilarious! Being ADHD there will be a mash up of stand up, improv and singing too - watch out for Polly Parton, cousin of 'you know who' who will sing, dance and offer you healing from other realms. This show is a mad cap adventure showcasing the beauty of a neurodivergent brain and ...


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. ...


Ollie Horn: Comedy for Toxic People (and their friends)

Ollie Horn: Comedy for Toxic People (and their friends)

Comedy

Ollie Horn: Comedy for Toxic People (and their friends)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 25-26, JUN 1-2 at 18:15 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £6

Stick your tongue out, do a peace sign, and tilt your head. Ollie Horn returns to the Brighton Fringe for just a handful performances of his utterly toxic stand-up comedy (work in progress). Think of the WhatsApp group that you're ashamed to be in - the show will feel that live on stage. Fun, interactive, and cry with laughter funny. ★★★★ "Delivers every joke with a cheeky little smile" EdFringe Review ★★★★ "One hell of a good show" ThreeWeeks ★★★★ "Escapism and delight... can't help but lift your spirits" Edinburg...


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...


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...


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...


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

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...


Mid-Life In The UK

Mid-Life In The UK

Comedy

Mid-Life In The UK

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
JUN 1-2 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £6

After 10 years in the UK Canadian Stand-up comedian is taking the Test, the Life in the UK test. Can 10 years of living in the UK give the knowledge to him enough to pass it. He'll let you know and turn it into a Hilarious pub quiz....


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

54 Minutes Until the End

54 Minutes Until the End

Comedy

54 Minutes Until the End

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 2 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

There is 54 minutes until the end When you sit down the show will begin. When you get up again the show will have ended. What happens in between is a comedy show that combines storytelling, neuroscience, moments of moderate confession and a heavy burlap sack of of jokes - with a small dash of poignancy added as garnish. A Jam-Packed whistle-stop 54 minutes, that you will not want to end But will always know that it will. And at exactly what time. Notices for Barry's Previous Shows: “A marvellous, personal, beautifully constructed and laughter-packed hour” ***** ThreeWeeks **** Sco...


Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Comedy

Furiozo: Man Looking For Trouble

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
JUN 2 at 21:30 (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...


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....