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 29 May, sorted by Start Time

12:00

Eric Rushton: I Had A Dream And You Were All In It

Eric Rushton: I Had A Dream And You Were All In It

Comedy

Eric Rushton: I Had A Dream And You Were All In It

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 28-29 at 12:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2020 Eric Rushton brings his highly-anticipated debut hour to the Brighton Fringe. Ever since he was a little boy, Eric has dreamt of being a commercially-viable stand-up comedian that could effortlessly entertain both you and your extended family. This is his chance to make that dream come true. Expect salty language, sweet facial expressions, and hand gestures with far too much oregano on them. “Offbeat & sarcasm packed routines… held the gig in wonderful contempt.” – CHORTLE ...


Science Magic

Science Magic

Childrens

Science Magic

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 28-31, JUN 1-5 at 12:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show to the Brighton Fringe with some brand new tricks. including popping a balloon with an orange, a twist on the famous table cloth trick, and a device which runs electricity through your body. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Want to see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about...


13:00

Colin Chadwick: Funny T-shirts

Colin Chadwick: Funny T-shirts

Comedy

Colin Chadwick: Funny T-shirts

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 7-8, 28-29 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

This moron wearing all of his t-shirts at once has got layers, watch him peel himself like a very funny sentient onion that won’t make you cry. The evolution of an Irishman’s funny t-shirt collection. The highs, the lows, from ascendancy to dependency and ultimately, what happens when the laughter stops. As seen on RTÉ Two and BBC Three and heard on BBC Radio 2 and 4extra. “Awesome” - Hotpress, “packs in the punchlines” - Chortle ...


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 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 13:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

A fantastic show for all the family to enjoy together, which brings together some of the best child friendly performers from around the Brighton area...


14:00

Flumps

Flumps

Theatre

Flumps

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29 at 14:00 (60 min) - PAID

An 8 year old with an obsession for cauliflower cheese and a 13 year old with a passion for pangolins, alone in a caravan over the summer, what could go wrong? 'Flumps' is a 60 minute dark comedy exploring Felicity and Harvey’s dysfunctional lives filled with wacky plot twists, eccentric characters, and darker than darkness, all explored through: puppetry, music and hilarity. Will our two anti-heroes navigate a life of homework, social services, and ill-obtained furry friends in a world of cushioned fantasy or are they destined to face reality?...


Bumbleina

Bumbleina

Comedy

Bumbleina

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14-15, 29, JUN 2-3, 5 at 14:00 (60 min) - PWYC

Two ladies take to the stage for an hour of unmissable comedy, songs and maybe a little dancing firstly; Firstly Bumbleina and her online search for a fairy Prince...a tale of love, loss and plenty of chocolate” and Secondly Kimberley, Jewish, dyslexic and a mid 30s millennial conceived in “the big hole”, loves to have sex in cars Toyota Prius to Jaguar. She no longer gets invited to funerals as she takes photos of her brother to every one she goes too, she takes inspiration from the animal kingdom when it comes to finding men, she likes to educate as well as entertain, her friends lead he...


Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

Theatre

Jack The Ripper My life as a Suspect

Theatre

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-3, 5 at 14:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £7

In this show character comedian Robert Inston with respect to victims, and irreverence that only comes from knowledge...dissects the suspected perpetrators and celebrities dumbfounded by the demon of Whitechapel. In part one, he gives an overview of the period...particularly the response of the Government and Queen Victoria herself whose own grandson was a suspect. In Part 2, he "becomes" George Chapman wife poisoner; John Piser, known as Leather Apron as he worked in a slaughterhouse; the pathetic Aaron Kosminski who was more solitary than social.... ...


Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 7-8, 15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 14:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £4

'The Pick of the Fringe' has been a hit show at Brighton Fringe for 15 years, an annual selection of the very best in stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. And now this brand new clean version has arrived! It's the same succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners and the best in fresh new talent, just with the swear words taken out. There are four different comics at each show, all selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe with something for everyone - so for the biggest laughs and best comedy acts (without a lot of the rude bits), this is the show for...



15:00

Flumps

Flumps

Theatre

Flumps

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29, JUN 2 at 15:15 (60 min) - PAID

An 8 year old with an obsession for cauliflower cheese and a 13 year old with a passion for pangolins, alone in a caravan over the summer, what could go wrong? 'Flumps' is a 60 minute dark comedy exploring Felicity and Harvey’s dysfunctional lives filled with wacky plot twists, eccentric characters, and darker than darkness, all explored through: puppetry, music and hilarity. Will our two anti-heroes navigate a life of homework, social services, and ill-obtained furry friends in a world of cushioned fantasy or are they destined to face reality?...


Vermin

Vermin

Theatre

Vermin

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 29 at 15:15 (60 min) - PAID

death in the family changed Rachel and Billy’s lives forever, now their lives are coming to an end. An infestation of rats in their new flat reveals very different insanities. Billy, a man with an obsessive personality and a history of violence sees in the rats an opportunity to unleash his desire for murderous devastation. Rachel, a grieving mother, sees in them the reincarnated soul of her daughter, Alice. VERMIN is a fast paced two-hander dealing with joy, excitement, love, trust, fear and death. Billy and Rach retell the story of their imploding relationship with all the pace and ca...


Art of Comedy with Nik Coppin

Art of Comedy with Nik Coppin

Comedy

Art of Comedy with Nik Coppin

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

The UK-based globetrotting comedian Nik Coppin brings a unique show combining cartoons and caricatures drawn by his own hand with his inimitable style of affable anecdotal comedy. "Fast and funny...The audience loved it...Sweetly, wildly hilarious" (4 stars) Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2014 "Charmingly hilarious host Nik Coppin’s comedy was effortless" Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe 2012 “Nik Coppin’s carefree comedy and happy-go-lucky nature are irresistible....His rapid-fire style works no matter what the audience....If this sort of comedy is what Nik means by being honest and open...


16:00

Your Flaws: The Musical

Your Flaws: The Musical

Comedy

Your Flaws: The Musical

Comedy

The Quadrant / The Folklore Room
MAY 15, 28-29 at 16:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Darkly hilarious and unexpectedly heartfelt: That describes you, the audience. Self-described shortcomings inspire a new musical every show from the co-creator of five star, multiple Fringe sell-out hit CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation, a classically trained opera soprano and a jazz piano savant. Praise for previous work: "Innovation and top tier entertainment" ★★★★★ WEE REVIEW "Quick thinking & fast paced. A spectacular must see" ★★★★★ BUNBURY MAGAZINE "Downright hilarious" ★★★★1/2 CHRONICLE "Bur...


Work in progress

Work in progress

Comedy

Work in progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 15, 29 at 16:00 (60 min) - PAID

Having appeared on reality TV, squired a relationship online and moved out of a palace, Tom is suddenly being met with reality. But I’m a word of alternative facts, false narratives and filters, what does that even really mean?...


THE MUFFS BISCUIT BROTHEL

THE MUFFS BISCUIT BROTHEL

Cabaret

THE MUFFS BISCUIT BROTHEL

Cabaret

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Two best pals - 1 Scottish, 1 Irish. Having met at clown school in Paris, drinking red wine and dancing the night away, Saorla and Izzy are ready to share EVERYTHING with their audience. A combination of clown, bouffon, performance art, song and silliness, THE MUFFS BISCUIT BROTHEL is a colourful celebration of femininity and food. A delightful mix of seriousness, sexiness and silliness, the show explores moving personal stories of womens´ relationships with eating, sexuality and body image with lightness and absurdity. A glittery, surreal explosion of all things tasty, traumatising and terrif...


Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Comedy

Playback Impro

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 16:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

A DRUNKEN SAILOR'S PLAYBACK IMPRO is back again !!★★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★ Broadway Baby Edinburgh.★★★★ Broadway Baby Brighton★★★★ 'A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. Four actors each take it in turn to direct a narrative supplied by the audience. It can be anything from a mundane event on the way to the theatre, to a traumatic childhood experience. The interaction is fun, compelling and very imaginative. And the the quick-witted troupe step in...


Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

A revolving lineup of some of the best local comedic talent in Brighton and comedians visiting for the Fringe...



17:00

Criminal

Criminal

Comedy

Criminal

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 29 at 17:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8.50

Four comedians. One murder. Welcome to Criminal. In this improvised murder mystery, three comedians play suspects and one plays a detective. The detective must spear the olive of injustice with the toothpick of truth, accusing whoever they think committed the foul deed. Criminal has featured in venues all over the UK, featuring in Edinburgh, Brighton, Bath, Birmingham and beyond. Previous performers include Josie Lawrence, Marcus Brigstocke, John Finnemore, Deborah Frances-White, and Miles Jupp. ★★★★★ “Improv doesn't get better than this” - The Wee Review...


Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe

Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe

Comedy

Aaaaaaaargh! It's a Bonanza of Comedy from Around the Fringe

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, JUN 2-5 at 17:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

It's an early evening comedy bonanza! Back for a 3rd year in Brighton, this stand-up comedy selection is an exciting mixed-pack of comics, with top headliners and the best up-and-coming performers selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe. See a bundle of comics visiting Brighton from the international comedy circuit, alongside a selection of great acts from around the UK and the very best in hilarious new and local talent. It's different at every show. You'll see something you weren't expecting, something new and maybe something extraordinary! The perfect start to your Fring...


Poofs

Poofs "R" Us

Comedy

Poofs "R" Us

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 29 at 17:45 (60 min) - PAID

"Being gay is great! Being gay is crap! Being gay is amazing! Being gay is awful! Being gay is painful! Being gay is wonderful!" We gays tend to have quite strong views on most things, but especially about being gay. Tbh in my opinion it's all of those things sometimes but overwhelmingly it's quite boring. And I am going to explain to you over 40 minutes of FUNNY COMEDY why that is. Or at least try. Winner Up the Creek’s Blackout 2020&21 | Winner Beat the Frog 2021 | Southport New Comedian of the Year Finalist 2021 | Leicester Square Theatre SketchOff Finalist 2019 & 20 | Runner-Up Max Tu...


18:00

Good Luck Out There, Human

Good Luck Out There, Human

Comedy

Good Luck Out There, Human

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-25, 29-31 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

“Legendary cock lobster.” “My life is on fire, I think I’m in love.” “Life ain’t all burritos and strippers, my friend.” These are just three examples of the bathroom stall graffiti you’ll encounter in Caitlin Cook’s (SiriusXM, Comedy Cellar, NYCF) raucous new hour of comedy, music, and visuals. Confessional, immersive, and uproariously funny, this one-of-a-kind show—literally set in a dive bar bathroom—transforms graffiti scrawled all over the stalls into the lyrics of Cook’s original songs and the trail markers along the journey she takes us upon. Through these irreverent, poignant, and ofte...


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

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Comedy

Andrea Hubert - Work in Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 14-15, 27-29 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

This is a work in progress stand up comedy show from Andrea Hubert, who promises to keep it to 50 minutes and to mention lockdown as little as humanly possible....


An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 11, 23-25, 29 at 19:00 (60 min) - PAID

"Laugh out loud”, “Slick and powerful writing that keeps the audience mesmerised throughout” * * * * (London Pub Theatres) This comedic one man show introduces Stuart Bagcliffe, who is about to perform his biographical play to an audience for the first time. Ill prepared and lacking experience, Stuart is naturally a bundle of nerves. Join him as he attempts to make it through the play in one piece, contending with his overbearing mother watching from the wings, a sound technician who's half asleep, as well as his own demons and insecurities. What could possibly go wrong? ...


Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Cabaret

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 29-31, JUN 1-5 at 19:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet

Mullarkey brings you on an hilarious, almost entirely honest, and wild journey of growing up as a Mama's boy in the west of Ireland, being a failed Catholic, and coming to terms with the old Irish tradition of repressing your feelings. Despite being strongly effected by Grand Theft Auto video games and their alarming absence of morals, poor Catholic Eddie badly wanted to believe in God and in God's plan. But alas, God had other plans for Eddie. Follow Eddie's European history of broken romance, the different versions of love at the root of Brexit and how to avoid having a child. A mix...



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...


Troy Hawke (WIP)

Troy Hawke (WIP)

Comedy

Troy Hawke (WIP)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 8, 15, 22, 29, JUN 5 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

PERTH WEEKLY COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2019, 2020 PERTH COMEDY AWARD SHORTLIST 2019, 2020 LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL BEST SHOW NOMINEE 2020 TOTAL SELLOUT RUN EDINBURGH 2019 TOP 40 BEST REVIEWED SHOWS 2019 Join Troy Hawke as he sorts through whatever social detritus has irked him in the time since writing this new show application Fringefeed 2020 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Be sure to catch this show before it ends…you really are missing something special if you don’t’ Weekend Notes 2020 ⭐️⭐️є...


Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Comedy

Child from Wuhan: A One-woman Show about Trauma, Love, and Diarrhea

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 29-30, JUN 5 at 20:15 (60 min) - FREE Entry, Donation Based

From a sweatshop in the ghetto of Wuhan, Moni made her way to Berlin. She searched hard for love, until a severe depression hit her, forcing her to face unresolved childhood trauma. Luckily, comedy found her. In this one-woman show, Moni takes you on a full emotional journey. It’s honest, authentic, and full of diarrhea. Be prepared to laugh and cry. ...


Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-29 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £2.50

An hour of Stand Up Comedy form three up and coming Comics!...


21:00

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

Eleanor Conway: Vaxxed & Waxxed

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 29, JUN 1-2, 5 at 21:15 (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, ...


Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 8, 28-29 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

The world is fu*ked. Who can save us now? God/Nathan Cassidy might be our only hope. Immaculately conceived new show from critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning comedian. ‘Star-in-waiting. He is untouchable’ ★★★★ The Times 2020 ‘Funny, astute and surprisingly warm-hearted’ ★★★★ NWE UK 2021 Off Fest Awards Nominee 2021 Best Solo Comedy Show Buxton Fringe Nominee 2021 Best Comedy Greater Manchester Fringe Nominee 2021 Best Show Leicester Comedy Festival Nominee 2020 Host of Psycomedy and Daily Notes www.nathancassidy.com/god ...


Jamie DSouza - Stop Drawing Willies On My Poster

Jamie DSouza - Stop Drawing Willies On My Poster

Comedy

Jamie DSouza - Stop Drawing Willies On My Poster

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 29 at 21:30 (60 min) - PWYC

Join BBC New Comedy Award shortlisted Jamie D'Souza as he performs a work in progress of his highly anticipated debut stand-up show about his first school crush. He's definitely over it. Expect a mix of short stories, hilarious one-liners and award-nominated musical comedy. Or as one reviewer actually wrote, 'his material is nice and mixed... just like his race'. As seen on Comedy Central, BBC3, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 4 'I guarantee anybody at the Fringe will enjoy' **** MumbleComedy.net 'A highly effective way of delivering gag after wry gag, producing a tight and funny ...


PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

Cabaret

PAUL DENNIS: IMASHINATION

Cabaret

The Temple Bar / Upstairs
MAY 23-31, JUN 1-5 at 21:45 (90 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

"Brilliant", "Amazing", "Fantastic". These are just some of the superlatives used by audience members after performances of this show at the Edinburgh and Swansea fringes in 2021. IMASHINATION is a non-stop conveyerbelt of showstoppers, interwoven with the darkly observed and cheekily insolent telling of a tale of personal discovery and transformation by a standup whose experience spans 3 decades. Paul's previous Fringe shows have earned 4 stars a-piece and his musical performances have attracted praise like: "This guy's voice is gonna knock your socks off" - Christian Reilly "Sim...