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 6 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

Ay Up It's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Ay Up It's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Comedy

Ay Up It's Stand Up: Paddy Young & Adam Flood

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 6-9 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Ay up Brighton! Following a sellout run at Edinburgh Fringe, up-and-coming northern comedians Paddy Young and Adam Flood bring two sets of stand up to Brighton Fringe. That’ll do nicely. Ta very much. Paddy Young: Paddy started stand-up in the North before moving to London. The Scarborough lad has brought 3 shows to Edinburgh Fringe is a regular at the best clubs in the country as well as some rotten ones. Screen work includes Timewasters (ITV2), Random Acts (Channel 4) and Dive In & Do It (Sky). "Distinctive one-liners, spontaneously witty moments and a cleverly scripted set. A stron...


On The Edge Best of the Fest

On The Edge Best of the Fest

Comedy

On The Edge Best of the Fest

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, JUN 1-3, 5 at 18:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

On The Edge Comedy is a Brighton institution, bring fresh faces from the UK circuit to our stage all year round. During the Fringe we up our game with even more shows, and amazing line ups of our favourite acts. Acts who have graced our stage over the years include Joe Wilkinson (8 out of 10 Cats), Angela Barnes (Mock The Week), Brian Gittins (Derek), Maisie Adam (8 out of 10 Cats) and many other well known names. Come along and see the stars of tomorrow in an intimate setting....


19:00

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Comedy

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6-7, JUN 3-4 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £4

Take a gonzo dive into a world of sex dungeons, meth, & so much more with New York City comedian, Katharyn Henson. This show is fun and tasteless and chronicles the life and times of Katharyn Henson, a woman with a penchant for hedonism with creative energy described as "brilliant brutality." You won't see many shows this scandalous, smutty, & smart. “This show is a blast. Hair-raising stand-up... this woman is kicking some serious comedy ass." - Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
 
"Brilliant comic observation after brilliant comic observation." - PopDust, 16 Stand-Ou...


Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

Comedy

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know it

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2

Eliott has never cared for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing his taxes (not at all), yet for all his life it has led to nothing but ridicule. But in peculiarity lies comedy, and Simpson has it in spades. With tales of gender, stakes, queerness and cakes, Simpson aims to widen your eyes to the bizarre life of an asexual man living in a sex-obsessed world. So come along, keep on your thong, and enjoy the only show completely absent of dick jokes...okay there are some but we promise they’re very intellectual... - “Absurd and Accessible” (The Norwich Radical) - "Weird as f...


All's well that ends in a joke

All's well that ends in a joke

Comedy

All's well that ends in a joke

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 6-8 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Wanna find out how it ended? 3 stand-up comedians, 3 turbulent years and 3 hilarious stories, 3 lives rebuild! Arna Spek, Clive Coopman and James OD have done three shows together. In 2019, they all had their harts broken at the same time, in 2020 they all had to stop doing what they love (perform life for people) and 2021 they have all the opportunities to rebuild their lives! Can you watch the last if you missed the first two? Yes you can! positivity for all! ...


20:00

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 6, 8, 11-13, 15, 18-20, 22, 25, 27, 29, JUN 1-3, 5 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

'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...


Viggo Venn: Club Comedian (Work-in-progress)

Viggo Venn: Club Comedian (Work-in-progress)

Comedy

Viggo Venn: Club Comedian (Work-in-progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6, JUN 1 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Viggo Venn was the winner of The Brighton Fringe "Best Comedy Award" for his mad and free-flowing clowning in 2016 with "Zach&Viggo: Thunderflop. In 2018 he did a silent mime show "Viggo The Viking" were he ended up speaking all the time. Now in 2021 Viggo Venn has set out to conquer the genre of Stand Up! Come see him fail gloriously to stay within the conventions of Stand Up Comedy. FREE ENTRY. WINNER: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016 (Zach&Viggo: Thunderflop) NOMINEE: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2017 (Pepito) ...


WHISK (E) Y WARS

WHISK (E) Y WARS

Comedy

WHISK (E) Y WARS

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6, 8-9, 11-13 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2.50

It's all in that title, really. It's a family saga about men, women and whisk(e) y - what's not to love! Following her very successful in person launch with Laughing Horse at the Edinburgh Fringe 2021, Joyce Greenaway is now bringing her solo show to Brighton for a limited run, so book early. Laced with dry Northern Ireland wit, embrace Tam Tully as she fights to save her 8 generation Ulster whiskey distillery from takeovers tragedy and treachery by crafting the Holy Grail of whisk(e) y, the perfect single malt. Joyce is an award-winning writer and actress, mentored by Lionsgate UK and with th...



Autism Mama and Puberty

Autism Mama and Puberty

Comedy

Autism Mama and Puberty

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 6-8, JUN 2-5 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

'Autism Mama and Puberty' is Josephine's new solo show. Puberty can be challenging enough for a 'neurotypical' teenager. But what about the added challenges teenagers who are on the autism spectrum face at this period of development? Raging hormones, mood swings, diminished or delayed understanding of what is happening to their bodies and feelings. What if your child is non-verbal or needs visual aids to communicate? Then the parents; what about them? How do we go about supporting a child on the spectrum and who do we go to for help?.... ....Well, let me tell you; come hear an hilarious tale...


21:00

Dave Fensome Dog Eat Dog (Work in Progress)

Dave Fensome Dog Eat Dog (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Dave Fensome Dog Eat Dog (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6-7, JUN 1-3 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £0

Following on from his sold out debut ADHDave hotly tipped local comedian Dave Fensome takes us on a trip through coming to terms with the world through the lens of dog ownership....


Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, JUN 3-4 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

With millions of views over lockdown for her blunt takes on dating & being a child free badass, Eleanor Conway returns in 2022 with a show about post pandemic dating & hookup culture asking... ‘How can women negotiate equal pay in the boardroom if they cannot negotiate equal orgasms in the bedroom?’ Conway is an internationally touring comedian that does hilarious shows about sex, addiction & dating. She’s sold out multiple Edinburgh Festival runs with self produced shows ‘Walk of Shame’ & ’You May Recognise Me From Tinder’. You may also recognise her from The Guardian, Woman’s Hour, Stylist, ...


22:00

Stephen and Hamlet: Blind and Mad

Stephen and Hamlet: Blind and Mad

Comedy

Stephen and Hamlet: Blind and Mad

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6 at 22:45 (50 min) - FREE

Let’s face it, we’re all nuts. When you’re a middle-aged, blind obsessive compulsive, though, life can be particularly odd, not to mention confusing and more than a little rude. Having previously traipsed around Edinburgh, Hove and Plymouth, London’s gentlest comedian, Stephen Portlock, accompanied by his impeccably well behaved dog Hamlet, and bringing a cuddly Minion in tow, returns once again to Brighton to leave residents and visitors bewildered, befuddled and bemused as he delivers a very ramshackle guide through the highways and byways of life’s weirdness. Sweet, sometimes filthy, of...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, JUN 1-4 at 22:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Shaggers was born at the Edinburgh Fringe in the August of 2008. Originally it was just 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 most noble of pursuits, shagging. However, it was decided after full rooms every night, that Shaggers would continue on to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy festival in 2009. ​From there it has gone on to have sell-out shows in theatres and venues up and down the UK, in Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and all over Australia. “The perfect way to...


23:00

Mad Ron's Character Comedy Showcase

Mad Ron's Character Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Mad Ron's Character Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 6-7, 27-28, JUN 1-4 at 23:59 (60 min) - FREE

Mad Ron - Uxbridge's third hardest man introduces a hand picked selection of character comedians - each show will feature short sets by some of the following Fred Ferenczi (previous winner of Leicester Comedy Festival Silver Comedian of the Year) Jerry Bakewell (Yorkshires least successful Mexican Wrestler) Kitty Cassis (Beauty therapist and Busy Body)....