The Walrus

Venue

The Walrus

Fringe Venue 259 - Click here for map
10 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD. Phone: 01273 025 749
Food  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 00:00 to 00:00
Children until 6pm, 18+ Only After this

In central Brighton, a stone’s throw from the beach and on historic Ship Street in Brighton’s famous Lanes, you’ll find the Walrus with its labyrinth of eclectically-decorated rooms and endless winding passageways. You’ll also discover a wonderful hidden two-story roof garden, restaurant and spacious bar. There are also a two performance spaces for Fringe shows. The large "Basement Room" located downstairs, and the more intimate "Raised Room", located to the rear of the ground floor bar - both hosting Fringe shows all day and night at weekends, and in the evenings during the week.


Shows sorted by Venue Room

Basement Room

**Clean Slate Comedy!**

**Clean Slate Comedy!**

Comedy

**Clean Slate Comedy!**

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 9, 16, 23-25, 30-31 at 18:45 (60 min) - PWYC

“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...


Aaaaaaargh! It's the one liner show

Aaaaaaargh! It's the one liner show

Comedy

Aaaaaaargh! It's the one liner show

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 21-22 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming, one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Hosted by 2016 UK Pun Champion and Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham. ...


Acaprov Musical

Acaprov Musical

Musicals and Opera

Acaprov Musical

Musicals and Opera

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 4-5 at 16:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

HAMILTON MEETS PITCH PERFECT - spontaneously improvised, completely a cappella! Do you love Improv? RAP? Beat-boxing? Body Percussion? Dance? Musicals? Great Acting? A cappella singing? If you answered yes to any of these 8 things - you are probably going to love Acaprov! Founded in 2018, Acaprov is a 5* improvised a cappella long form musical directed by award winning actor, singer and improviser Lisa Lynn (HOOPLA, MusicBox, Hell Yeah!). Based in London, England; the show brings together Beat-Boxing, Rap, Body Percussion, Acting, Dance, Singing, Improv and heart to entertain audiences w...


Below The Belt with Benny Shakes

Below The Belt with Benny Shakes

Childrens

Below The Belt with Benny Shakes

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 7-8, 14-15 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

“The disability 'Taskmaster'!” A hilarious rip-roaring game show with humour for all ages, where kids join in the games and learn about disability! A panel of comedians attempt tasks set for them by their host Benny Shakes, raising awareness of disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy and Autism. With co-hosts Kate Lovelock and Mark Nicholas, plus star guests from all across the festival. The panel get to experience how it feels to have a disability by playing interactive games such as ’Below the Belt’, where panellists (and audiences) draw with their bare feet, ‘Jamie’s Gamey’, working out sent...


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...


Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles

Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles

Comedy

Chuck Salmon: Pool Noodles

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 24-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Kenny Shallows has always dreamt of being a poolside lifeguard, but when he gets a place at the lifeguarding school of his dreams, he finds he is a small fish in a big pond. That is, until he hears about the lifeguarding elixir! In this hour of manic, narrative sketch comedy, Kenny must battle backstroking bullies, ghost-filled golf courses and a whole lot of water in order to become the greatest lifeguard the world has ever seen. It’s crunch time for Kenny Shallows; sink or swim; dunk or get dunked; splish in or splash out. Join tasty troupe Chuck Salmon for a narrative sketch show t...


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 2-5 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

YOU’VE SEEN FOOTBALL… YOU’VE SEEN TENNIS… BUT HAVE YOU SEEN COMEDY AS A SPORT? ComedySportz is an all action, all improvised competitive comedy show for all ages. Two teams go for comedy gold, competing for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match – it’s a family friendly show after all – with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Don't miss Brighton Fringe's funniest fixture. Who wins? You decide! “…a non-stop stream of gags, sketches and general hilarity.” Lancashire Evening Post ...


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...


CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Comedy

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 8 at 16:00 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 15 at 17:30 (60 min) - PAID

Mirth meets murder in the world’s daftest whodunnit. Following multiple five-star sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation’ returns with the rip-roaring crime comedy made up entirely on the spot. A fully-improvised, witty and absurd murder mystery where the audience creates the crime. No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! “Quick thinking & fast paced. A spectacular must see” ★★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine) “A novel idea, executed superbly” ★★★★★ (The Wee Review) “Doubles as a h...


Double Bubble

Double Bubble

Comedy

Double Bubble

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 23-24 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet

Double Bubble is a comedy show like no other. It showcases the brightest upcoming talent on the circuit but the twist is that the audience can have judge the acts after their set. Each act gets 5 minutes on stage and each audience member gets 2 cards. The green card is a plus vote, the red card is a minus. At the end of the set, if an audience member likes your set they can hold up their green card to vote you through to the final. Similarly, if they didn't enjoy it, they can hold up the red card. The acts with the net most plus votes will get through, where a winner is decided. ...


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
MAY 7, 14 at 16:00 (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, ...


Happenings

Happenings

Theatre

Happenings

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 10-12, 17-19 at 18:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

In these tough times, everything is a struggle. Happenings explores the unfulfilled aspirations and monotonous existences of three 30-somethings, who have the whole world at their feet, but cannot find the way to move forward. Jane wishes that something, anything, would happen to her, to fill the void in her life. Clearly everyone else is happy. One look at any social media feed will tell you that. Jo doesn’t understand how he can view the world so differently. He says he’s just happy to get along and be left alone. Maybe, neurodiverse character, Fran, really does have all the answers. Or a...


Hotel Michelle

Hotel Michelle

Comedy

Hotel Michelle

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 10, 17 at 20:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Come and spend a night at Hotel Michelle! Hotel Michelle is an improvised comedy show about the staff and customers of a fictional hotel, set in a location chosen by you! Sit back and enjoy as characters and relationships are weaved together into a hour-long comedy developed entirely on the spot. Each performance will be entirely unique, so even we don't know how it will end! After months of restricted travel it's time to get away somewhere where you can relax, have a drink, and enjoy some quality hospitality. Brought to you by a group of top improvisers from London-based improv group ...


India 4000

India 4000

Theatre

India 4000

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 16-18, 23, 30-31 at 21:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Allama Iqbal said Old Greece has vanished, so have Egypt and Rome; little of their civilizations now remain; but there is something about India; which refuses to die; though for centuries the world has been conspiring to wipe out her every trace. . What is this India? Apart from her physical and geographical aspects? What did she represent in the past? What gave her strength to her then? Does she represent anything vital now? Apart from being the home of a vast number of human beings? How does she fit in to the modern world? ...


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...


MentaLLess

MentaLLess

Comedy

MentaLLess

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 8 at 17:30 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 9-11 at 21:15 (60 min) - PAID

Mentalless is a unique stage show consisting of Andrew Phoenix and Emma Wesslus. Two magicians and comedians who figured out a way to read your mind, yes you heard that right, they will read your mind! In what might be the first Comedy-Mentalism duo show ever, you'll get unexplainable magic that will blow the audience's mind as well as comedy, improv and exciting audience participation. A high paced show packed with illusions and humour....


Multiverse Musical

Multiverse Musical

Comedy

Multiverse Musical

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 22 at 12:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet
MAY 22 at 17:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet

How much can one choice change your life? One decision creates two wildly different lives in this hilarious, uplifting and 100% improvised musical. Inspired by your suggestions, Multiverse simultaneously create and perform a brand new musical every show starring top UK performers. Imagine Sliding Doors had a baby with Hamilton and it was made up on the spot from your requests. “...musically dynamic ... clever wordplay – especially impressive when you consider that they were making it up on the spot." - ☆☆☆☆ Everything Theatre “Dynamic musical theatre experience...


Not Drunk but Disorderly

Not Drunk but Disorderly

Theatre

Not Drunk but Disorderly

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 30-31 at 20:00 (60 min) - PAID

Howard and Geoffrey are local police officers who don't know how to office. Nine residents, one murder. Two actors, nine characters. Trouble is easy to find, but a murderer isn’t. When called to the scene, Howard and Geoffrey not only have to find the perpetrator but also find the dead body that they somehow managed to lose. Not Drunk but Disorderly is a physical comedy that entertains, humours and mocks each other and the society we live in. A live theatre performance that fundamentally focuses on the characters and relishes in the going wrong. Murder mystery meets Dumb and Dumber....


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....


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

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” ★ ★ ★ ★ ...


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...


Simon Says

Simon Says

Theatre

Simon Says

Theatre

The Walrus / Basement Room
JUN 2-3, 5 at 17:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Simon Says is brought to you from the incredible mind of Simon. Religious leader. Saviour. God. Let him show you the joy he can bring to your lives as we follow four ungrateful followers through this parable of hubris, discontent and ingratitude. After growing tired of his less than lavish lifestyle, 458 decides to rebel against Simon. Aware he cannot do it alone, he tries to convince his fellow believers, 457, 460 and 461, to join him on his journey to liberation. However, due to their blind loyalty, apathy and stupidity, he struggles to get everyone on the same page. On top of their dysfu...


The Awkward Silence's Big Break

The Awkward Silence's Big Break

Comedy

The Awkward Silence's Big Break

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8.50

In prison the only thing they can't escape is each other. And potentially the prison. Louis Voler wants his dad, Mike, out of his life - which is difficult, as Mike's just got them both sent to jail. All Louis wants is to keep his head down, and for his dad to shut up about planning a brilliant escape. But can Louis navigate life inside without his old man to guide him? Can Mike win back his son's affection before it's too late? From award-winning comedy duo The Awkward Silence comes a two-man musical that'll have you banging your bars and rattling your chains. ★★★&#...


The Comedy Arcade

The Comedy Arcade

Comedy

The Comedy Arcade

Comedy

The Walrus / Basement Room
MAY 21-22, JUN 2-3 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £6

Part game show and part chat show. Host London Welsh comedian Vix Leyton, holds an ever-changing numbered list of 30 possible subjects - from everyday to current affairs - and invites your favourite comics to compete to take the mic with stories, anecdotes, jokes or even songs, like a parlour game at the best fantasy dinner party you could ever imagine. The game - fun. The rules - highly convoluted. The laughs - constant. "This show certainly lives up to its billing likening it to a fabulous dinner party. Punters feel they are among spontaneously funny friends rather than hearing well-rehea...


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?...


Raised Room

A Naughty Show

A Naughty Show

Comedy

A Naughty Show

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 21-22 at 14:00 (30 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Kirsty Munro talks about naughty stuff, overshares and gets saucy. Asking the important questions of a modern day feminist like; hairy or bald fanny? Am I too wasted to do a slut drop? If I have a baby at 40 will I still be a MILF? "Fantastically Funny." Arts In Magazine. "Feisty, funny and dirty." FD2D Magazine. ...


Adele Cliff: In The Dark

Adele Cliff: In The Dark

Comedy

Adele Cliff: In The Dark

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 26-27, JUN 2-3 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets not on sale yet

Adele Cliff brings her new, 5 star, show about the power of knowledge and the power in refusing it to the Brighton Fringe. Adele is the UK Pun Champion (2020) has featured in Dave’s Funniest Jokes of the Fringe four years running (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). An accomplished joke writer she has also featured in best jokes lists in The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, The Irish Times, The i Newspaper and The Metro as well as being nominated for Leicestershire’s Favourite Joke in 2019....


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 Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 7-8, 14-15, 21 at 12:45 (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...


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
MAY 14-15 at 15:15 (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? ...


Autistic License

Autistic License

Comedy

Autistic License

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15-18 at 21:30 (60 min) - PWYC

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 ...


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...


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
MAY 31, JUN 1 at 21:30 (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. ...


Comedy Singles Party

Comedy Singles Party

Comedy

Comedy Singles Party

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 21-22 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

A comedy show with games for single party people! Bring a mate, bag a hot date - it might be fate! Kirsty Munro will hook you up even if you've been ghosted more times than Patrick Swayze. Bring your wing mate, gal pal or bromance, win prizes and laugh your way into the arms of your one true love. Loved up? Come and share your wisdom and help match-make some new couples! "Fantastically funny" Arts In Magazine. ...


Commando - The Radio Play

Commando - The Radio Play

Comedy

Commando - The Radio Play

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 23-27 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £6

GET DOWN ... and experience the 1985 Schwarzenegger blockbuster like you've never heard it before. Commando: The Radio Play takes history's greatest action film back to a simpler time when special effects were made with slap-sticks, aluminum sheets and celery. This production is in the style of classic radio plays performed live by voice actors and a sound effect artist. So let off some steam, put the cookie down and join us for a night you have to hear to believe! Written by Abby Falvo ...


Double Bubble

Double Bubble

Comedy

Double Bubble

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 19-20, 22 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets not on sale Yet

Double Bubble is a comedy show like no other. It showcases the brightest upcoming talent on the circuit but the twist is that the audience can have judge the acts after their set. Each act gets 5 minutes on stage and each audience member gets 2 cards. The green card is a plus vote, the red card is a minus. At the end of the set, if an audience member likes your set they can hold up their green card to vote you through to the final. Similarly, if they didn't enjoy it, they can hold up the red card. The acts with the net most plus votes will get through, where a winner is decided. ...


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
MAY 21 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3
MAY 28, JUN 4 at 14:00 (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, ...


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
MAY 7-8 at 17:45 (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...


Fragile

Fragile

Theatre

Fragile

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8
JUN 2 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

Fragile is about a self-assured and powerful woman who “doesn't need anyone”. When lost in the middle of the mountains, this woman realizes that she got it all wrong. In order to survive, she has to go back, get rid of all the layers that she is unnecessarily wearing, and admit that asking for help is her way out. Vulnerability, breakthroughs, empowerment, and new beginnings. The story, based on real-life experiences, follows an independent and strong woman who, in a dangerous and deadly situation is scared of being vulnerable and admitting that she needs help. She tries to keep up the appear...


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’. ...


High And Mighty

High And Mighty

Comedy

High And Mighty

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 11-12 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free (Non Ticketed)

Ash Hennessy, Alex Green and Jay Corcoran attempt to wrap their heads around the post lockdown world, Conspiracy theories, Billionaire islands and Pornhubs casting feature. 'Ash is a star'-Oxford Mail Alex Green (So You Think Your Funny Semi finalist 2018) Jay Corcoran 'Effortlessly Hilarious'-The Oxford Time's ...


Hotel Michelle

Hotel Michelle

Comedy

Hotel Michelle

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14 at 16:30 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
MAY 21 at 17:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Come and spend a night at Hotel Michelle! Hotel Michelle is an improvised comedy show about the staff and customers of a fictional hotel, set in a location chosen by you! Sit back and enjoy as characters and relationships are weaved together into a hour-long comedy developed entirely on the spot. Each performance will be entirely unique, so even we don't know how it will end! After months of restricted travel it's time to get away somewhere where you can relax, have a drink, and enjoy some quality hospitality. Brought to you by a group of top improvisers from London-based improv group ...


I Feel Petty

I Feel Petty

Cabaret

I Feel Petty

Cabaret

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 22 at 17:45 (60 min) - PWYC
MAY 31 at 20:15 (60 min) - PWYC

Discovered by Mark Watson on Twitter, Welsh comic and host of The Comedy Arcade podcast, Vix Leyton is a natural storyteller with a keen eye for observation, combining warm, whimsical charm with biting wit as the self-styled Princess of Petty. In this Work in Progress, Vix takes you on a fun, entertaining journey through her French farce life....


In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

Comedy

In Her Shoes

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15 at 17:45 (60 min) - PAID £5

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...


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 ...


Jay Sodagar: It Has to be Said

Jay Sodagar: It Has to be Said

Comedy

Jay Sodagar: It Has to be Said

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
JUN 2-5 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

This is a brand new show from Jay Sodagar. During lockdown when the most important part of his life was taken away from him Stand-up Comedy!!!. He found new passion for the art form. This is a show that demonstrates how funny and imaginative Jay is and how he will never take Stand-up comedy for granted ever again. Lockdown was a depressing time for everyone, and when a passionate stand-up finds a new love for the best art-form in the world. Things just "have to be said" Because you never know what might happen. The show is silly and real and clever and passionate and life affirming and edgy an...


KingFast

KingFast

Music

KingFast

Music

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 17-18 at 20:15 (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...


Laugh-Able

Laugh-Able

Comedy

Laugh-Able

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 12 at 19:00 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Laugh-Able is a 5 star reviewed Disability and Mental Health Comedy Night, giving a platform for up coming and diverse stand ups to perform. Recent Headliners Include Award Winning Comedians Rosie Jones, John Robertson and Fatiha El-Ghorri (ITV's Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club). Hosted by Mark Nicholas - an autistic stand-up comedian, a Max Turner Competition Quarter Finalist, Stand Up Nights Competition Semi Finalist, G&B New Act Competition Runner up, Online Gong Mad Winner and Comedy Store Manchester King Gong Winner 2021. He recently appeared at the Comedy Store London. "The Autistic Dav...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 7, 14, 21, 28, JUN 4 at 20:15 (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...


Lies, Damned Lies and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Lies, Damned Lies and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Comedy

Lies, Damned Lies and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 8-9, 13 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £1

Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will slay the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness. But how many, exactly? Ben Lund-Conlon has done the research and is here to present his findings. This is a comedy show about death, Buffy and statistical analysis. "Whip-smart and brilliantly funny. An absolute masterclass" London Comedy Writers “A charming and skilled performer” Jericho Comedy ...


Madame Chandelier's Opera House Party

Madame Chandelier's Opera House Party

Cabaret

Madame Chandelier's Opera House Party

Cabaret

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 7-8 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Get out of the opera house and into the opera house party with Madame Chandelier. She’s got jokes, party games, and she’s invited all her favourite opera characters. Whether you love opera or need to know more so you can pretend you do, this is the show for you. Real opera is expensive, but Madame Chandelier is cheap. (Just wait til you see the costumes.) ★★★★ “Entertaining and very funny.” NorthWestEnd. Nominated Best Comedy Show, Manchester Fringe. “Engaging, sharp-witted, brilliant with her audience and a great singing voice.” Fringe Review. Seen on BBC 3...


Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Comedy

Michael Odewale: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 19-20, JUN 1 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £8

As seen on 'Mock The Week' (BBC Two), 'The Stand-Up Sketch Show' (ITV), 'Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club' (ITV) and more, Michael Odewale is taking the comedy world by storm. Michael's debut show '#BlackBearsMatter' won Best Show at both the 2019 Leicester and Hastings Comedy Festivals and achieved critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Additional credits include: BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC One/ Three), The Mash Report (BBC Two), Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), and Comedians Solv...


Older & Wiser

Older & Wiser

Comedy

Older & Wiser

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
JUN 3-5 at 17:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £3

Older & Wiser is a show about life and everything it can throw at you, from the perspective of two different comics. Sarah Johnson is undoubtedly one of the funniest Midlands based comedy acts on the circuit. An excellent performer, her likeable persona means audiences quickly warm to her. A real quality act. Kevin Daniel is a natural comedic talent with a commanding stage presence, exquisite storytelling and quips a plenty, undoubtedly one of the most exciting new talents on the circuit, definitely one to watch. ...


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 / Raised Room
MAY 7, 14, 21, 28, JUN 4 at 19:00 (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....


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
MAY 30-31, JUN 1 at 19:00 (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...


Poofs

Poofs "R" Us

Comedy

Poofs "R" Us

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 28 at 12:45 (60 min) - PAID
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...


Psychic Stu

Psychic Stu

Comedy

Psychic Stu

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 22 at 21:30 (60 min) - PWYC

Not so Psychic Stu will dazzle you with his Psychic ability and healing powers. Why not find out what the future holds for you. Come along and meet his spirit guides Marry & Will. If you have an awful Aura or chakra come have it healed. I hope to see you there for Psychic Readings and alot of laughter, Earthly Blessings, Namaste Nanas dead....


Russell Hicks: The Age of Hicks

Russell Hicks: The Age of Hicks

Comedy

Russell Hicks: The Age of Hicks

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 23-26 at 21:30 (60 min) - PAID - Tickets not on sale Yet

The voice of Sky Comedy, with over 115k followers on TikTok, Russell Hicks has gained legendary status in British live comedy for his masterful improv and one-of-a-kind performances, but how did he get there? This coming-of-age show reveals the truth behind the legend; what makes him tick and why he is who he is. A rare glimpse behind the anarchic curtain, Russell lays everything bare in this highly-anticipated showcase of skill, comedy and honesty. There really is no one quite like Russell Hicks....


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...


Sharon Em & James Johnson: Cynically Dead

Sharon Em & James Johnson: Cynically Dead

Comedy

Sharon Em & James Johnson: Cynically Dead

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 7-8 at 14:00 (60 min) - PWYC

Ages: 18+ (The swearing's not too bad. But there are quite a lot of references to people like Judith Chalmers…) Cynically Dead: A show to make you think: ‘Maybe I’m not doing so badly after all…’ There are people who make things happen. And then there are people like Sharon and James, who things just happen to... Join these two Amsterdam-based comedians as they wonder where where it’s all going wrong. From disastrous treks across the desert to unwittingly spending 10 days on a SAGA cruise: if you’re looking for a show that makes you feel like you’re on top of things, they’ve got you covere...


The Undiagnosables

The Undiagnosables

Comedy

The Undiagnosables

Comedy

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

Showcasing some of the best up and coming disabled and neurodiverse comics on the UK circuit! Featuring 'So You Think You're Funny' semi-finalist Kate Lovelock, rising star Benny Shakes, Comedy Store Gong Winner Mark Nicholas and non-binary autistic comedian & Bradford Fringe Festival producer Paisley Boyd. A diverse bunch of comedy friends from Nottingham, Leeds and London come together to present their experiences of being indefinable and undiagnosable in 2022. ...


Track 96 Improvised Hip Hop

Track 96 Improvised Hip Hop

Comedy

Track 96 Improvised Hip Hop

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 22 at 16:30 (60 min) - PAID

Track 96 is an improvised hip hop group. Based on audience suggestions, we create a world of rhyme and rhythm. We make-up rhymes on the spot and, as improvisers, create a story/scene that audiences connect with. Our live show is a high energy party atmosphere, consisting of a mix of freestyling, short games, and scenes that break out into full fledged hip hop musical numbers, all accompanied by a live beatboxer. Track 96 is London's premiere hip hop improv group....


VAPPOW!

VAPPOW!

Comedy

VAPPOW!

Comedy

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 14, 28 at 17:45 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5
JUN 3 at 20:15 (60 min) - Paid - Tickets from £5

Three comedians ask you to join them for a fun filled hour where each comedian performs their own unique set. Having performed sucsessful runs at previous Brighton Fringes and the Edinburgh Fringe, they are back in Brighton to kick up a comedy storm. Miss them at your peril!...


Vermin

Vermin

Theatre

Vermin

Theatre

The Walrus / Raised Room
MAY 15 at 16:30 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 16, 22 at 20:15 (60 min) - PAID
MAY 19, 30 at 21:30 (60 min) - PAID
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...


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
MAY 7-8 at 15:15 (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...