Brighton Fringe Shows

Have a look through our selection of shows... we hope we have something you'll want to see in Brighton!


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Listings for 16 May, sorted by Start Time

18:00

Kuan-wen: Ilha Formosa

Kuan-wen: Ilha Formosa

Comedy

Kuan-wen: Ilha Formosa

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 16, 18 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

"Taiwanese force of nature" as per Chortle review, Kuan-wen was seen and heard on BBC Three, BBC Radio 4 and Comedy Central. He embarked on his comedy journey by accident, made possible by a plan devised and executed more than a decade ago - he must flee his beloved island Taiwan to escape his tiger mum. While it sounds like a cliched script for a B-list Hollywood movie, it just so happens to be true. Kuan-wen is a UK chartered accountant and a chartered tax advisor. He decided the best way to honour his professional qualifications is to tell jokes about (but not limited to) VAT at comedy ...


Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Cabaret

Amazing Adventures of Her Majesty - Platinum Jubilee Edition

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 10-11, 16-19 at 18:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

Affectionate musical comedy on the world’s longest-serving monarch, now sadly bereft of her consort of 73 years. As told by Carole Shaw, the show’s creator and star performer, this is the story of a thoroughly modern, fully empowered female role model. She is a woman heading up a country, after all. This powerful, colourful lady head-of-state finally reveals her “all” to her people - her undying love for her dogs, the men in her life, her single-handed success at forging peace processes, her secret passion for motorbikes, coming out at 96 as a song-&-dance gal. You are regally commanded to...


Sorry Not Sorry

Sorry Not Sorry

Comedy

Sorry Not Sorry

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 9, 16, 23-25, 30-31 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

“This is a standup comedy show showcasing 3 comedians who have absolutely nothing in common apart from living in London. The comedians talk about their experiences having lived across LA, India and even Kentish Town” Kimberley is “Bridget Jones if Bridget Jones was 35 On the biggest ayahuasca trip you can imagine. Brought to you by @kimberleydatnow. Winner of the King Gong Comedy Store. Funny, intelligent and bang on point! -The Jewish Telegraph Has a tight set- gynaecologist ...


19:00

In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

Comedy

In Her Shoes

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 16, 18 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £3.50

A split bill between clashing comedians; Farah Sharp, a mixed-race, confidently anxious overthinker and Alex Beighton, a self proclaimed gay and gross hearthrob, bring you an hour of comedy as they examine their differences in a quest for enlightenment, self improvement and eventually world peace. Laugh as Farah worries that everyone secretly hates her, whilst Alex openly hates everyone, ending with the ultimate Freaky Friday challenge - can they write material for each other and perform it with conviction? Simply put - can they walk a mile in each other’s shoes? … Or even a metre? Farah Shar...


Harry Wright: Smalltown Boy

Harry Wright: Smalltown Boy

Comedy

Harry Wright: Smalltown Boy

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15-18 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2

Harry explores their autism and their sexuality, and how these intersect with their class identity, growing up in a deprived area of Yorkshire. Harry has never been able to find a good male role model and examines how sex, relationships and music have helped them become a better man, in theory anyway. Plus, numerous dick jokes. A celebration of queerness and not ‘fitting in’. ...


Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Comedy

Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 8-10, 15-16, 18 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Come Sit on the Couch with Me" Is this a therapy couch or a casting couch and is there a difference? The show is a cocktail of a comical but true look at communication in the western world today, with a good dose of rapping and a big pinch of satire. Did you know 90% of our communication is body language? Yours will be scrutinised at some point in the show...You will leave shaken and stirred, and if not a better person then certainly a more self aware one!' ...


Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Comedy

Anthony Jeannot - The Middle Bit

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 15-18 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

One day you're a student at a protest and the next you're a 30 something middle manager who still doesn't know what they want to be when they grow up. The middle bit is a show about realising you're too young to retire but too old to feel like you can make a difference. “Poignant, beautiful stuff... narrative comedy of the highest calibre" ★★★★1⁄2 (WeKnowMelbourne) “a haunted house ride of millennial angst, philosophical in its own manic way... Grim, sharp, hilarious" ★★★★ (ShortCom) “Jeannot is a genuinely funny bloke, whose real sk...


20:00

SARA BARRON: work-in-progress

SARA BARRON: work-in-progress

Comedy

SARA BARRON: work-in-progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 16 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominee and star of Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You, and Frankie Boyle's New World Order, Sara Barron returns with a blistering hour of standup. Guilt, desire, smart sex, dumb kids, conception, rejection and wine in a can. These are the targets in a show that asks: Where is the space for self-preservation in the sentence "Family is everything"? “Explosive energy and beautifully crafted, no-nonsense stand-up... a masterful performance. Highly recommended” ★ ★ ★ ★ Sunday Times “A wickedly funny show” ★ ★ ★ ★ S...



Vermin

Vermin

Theatre

Vermin

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 16, 22 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

“You could hear them under the floor…making something of a home for themselves. But this was our home. Not theirs.” Rachel and Billy didn’t meet in the most usual of circumstances. But seven months later, they’re in love, married and moving into the potential house of their dreams. What could be better? Following an unsettling discovery of a rat infestation, Rachel and Billy find their lives and relationship spiralling out of control, forcing them to go to war with their pesky intruders…and each other. A darkly comic emotional rollercoaster that is full of laughs, shocks, secrets and veng...


Medico

Medico

Comedy

Medico

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 16-18 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Italian NHS intensive care doctor and comedian (yes, she really is both) Dr Stefania Licari (Ecole Philippe Gaulier, East 15, Medical School University of Milan) brings to the stage her comedy alter ego Dr Anna LaRosa (from the multi-award-winning online series 'My Doctor's Advice') for a, by turns, hysterical and moving exploration of the medical world, immigration and what it means to become British. Physical gags, silly jokes and true stories from the medical frontline combine with Stefania's own experience of being an Italian doctor in the UK. You may laugh or you may cry, or ideally both,...


KingFast

KingFast

Music

KingFast

Music

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 15-16 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

KingFast is a Jamaican born and Belfast raised solo artist whose soulful vocals have been gathering traction around the UK. Some more notable performances of KingFast’s include Liverpool International Music Festival, Cannes (during the film festival), Edinburgh Fringe, Nantwich Jazz Festival, Liverpool Sound City and Aintree Racecourse for Ladies Day. Since winning Merseyrail SoundStation 2017 KingFast’s audience has grown greatly and his sound developed. It is very apparent upon listening to KingFast’s music that there is a fusion of several genres but seemingly most prominent is a cross betw...


You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 9-11, 16-18, JUN 5 at 20:30 (90 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a "modern classic" or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he road-tests chapters. 'One of my favourites' (Chortle) ...


21:00

Autistic License

Autistic License

Comedy

Autistic License

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15-18 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Most people start comedy because they are funny. Very few have a doctor's note saying they can’t be. Thrust into a world which told him he could achieve anything but connecting with people, Ian perseveres. In a stand-up comedy show exploring diagnosis, relationships, sexuality, creativity and the history of autism, Ian sets out to prove autistic people have more to offer than being good at maths. But can Ian prove it to himself? "A whirling, exciting debut"- Chris McCormack, Feeling Good "Lynam's condescending comic stylings taking vicious aim." Chris O'Rourke, Arts Review ...


Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

Comedy

Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 16 at 21:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications. A showcase of no holds barred stand up comedy for people who like to keep things simple. As seen on: Conan, SiriusXM, 800 Pound Gorilla Records & The Laughable Podcast (50 Funniest Podcasts of 2021 - The Guardian). The Best Shows of Edinburgh 2018 & 2019 - The Guardian, The Times & The Telegraph. ‘He’s just fantastic’ Frank Skinner ‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’
★★★★ The Times ‘wickedly funny’
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