The Caroline of Brunswick

Venue

The Caroline of Brunswick

Fringe Venue 217 - Click here for map
39 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 4SB. Phone: 01273 624 434
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 00:00
Strictly 18+ Only

Opposite The Level, The Caroline of Brunswick is Brighton’s most exciting pub - and is the city’s friendliest rock & alternative bar, with a live performance venue upstairs, specialising in comedy and cabaret show through the year and an intimate walled garden and outdoor seating. The Upper Lounge is the place to see great comedy and cabaret in an intimate environment, while late at weekends the dance floor opens up as our DJs and rock karaoke sessions take over.



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Upper Lounge

60 Last Minutes to Save The World - Vladimir McTavish

60 Last Minutes to Save The World - Vladimir McTavish

Comedy

60 Last Minutes to Save The World - Vladimir McTavish

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 25-27 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

Global warming, fake news, Brexit, climate change, terrorism. At the start of this decade, he UK was f***ed and the rest of planet was on the brink. And then we had a global pandemic. Vladimir McTavish’s post-Covid update of his 2019 sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show '60 Minutes to save the World' offers some positive, comic solutions to stop humanity falling into the abyss. It could be our last chance. As seen on BBC Scotland Comedy Underground. “One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit” (The Guardian) “Amiable yet strident swipes at the horrors in store” (The Scotsman) “inspi...


Ali & Fran: INTENSE!!

Ali & Fran: INTENSE!!

Comedy

Ali & Fran: INTENSE!!

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
MAY 31 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

An absurd debut show from two of Brighton’s best-loved (hopefully by someone) comics. Ali Macfarlan and Fran Kissling are polar opposites but one thing unites them: They’re INTENSE! This show could change your life. They’re just not sure how. Ali - Fun, engaging, faintly ridiculous, good with animals. Fran - Punctual. Tidy. 2019 Finalist: Bath Comedy Festival, Comedy Launchpad, Get-Up Stand-Up. ...


Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis

Comedy

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 21 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £6

Award-winning character comedian Anna Morris (Ch4's Lee and Dean) returns to Brighton with her debut stand-up show. A work-in-progress in the lead-up to a BBC Radio 4 recording of same name. For the first time in her career, Morris steps-out of her much-loved characters and reveals a side we've never seen. Anna welcomes you to share her kid-life crisis as she approaches 40 and contemplates Motherhood. Anna's having a very female mid-life crisis. Men turn to a leather jacket, a sports car, younger woman and are told they're more attractive as they age. Anna has bagged the younger man, but l...


Benji Waterstones: You don't have to be mad to Work Here

Benji Waterstones: You don't have to be mad to Work Here

Comedy

Benji Waterstones: You don't have to be mad to Work Here

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 31, JUN 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £4

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has landed a book deal! Is he sitting on a 'modern classic' or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he shrinks a decade specialising in mental health into a night of comedic (and humane) storytelling. "Perfect and hilarious" (Buzzfeed)...


Blindcraft

Blindcraft

Comedy

Blindcraft

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 29-31 at 17:15 (60 min) - From £3
JUN 1 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £3

Building a world with words then painting it impossibly vibrant colours, this is blind craft. Tales of Hamlet the mysteriously quiet dog, tales of the blind Hogwarts, tails or head it doesn’t matter what we call we always lose the coin toss because we see the world in a different way. We have blind jokes and stories of sightless travails, but we are so much more than blind comedians, Richard Wheatley is a high energy nerd with a talent for audience chat and Stephen is a neurotic with OCD and a surreal sense of the abstract, and a blind neurotic can get seriously abstract! Two blind st...


Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Love

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Love

Comedy

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Love

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 11-13 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

How a Hammer Horror film became biggest influence on young Charmian’s life with darkly funny consequences. “The combination of this diminutive, delightful lady comic and Rider Haggard’s legendary, merciless temptress is irresistible’’ Scotsman "Mad aunt on acid" New Zealand Herald "Best gags" Independent...


Chelsea Birkby, SEXISTENTIALISM

Chelsea Birkby, SEXISTENTIALISM

Comedy

Chelsea Birkby, SEXISTENTIALISM

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 23-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

From da club to Descartes, philosophy and pop culture combine in SEXISTENTIALISM a fun and thoughtful show about sexuality, shame and the self. “I guarantee anyone at the fringe will enjoy **** Mumble. Expect “good gags” Chortle, and a “gently incisive take” **** Bath Echo, from this two-time-finalist “one to watch” the “personable, likeable” Scotsman, Chelsea Birkby. Directed by Alex Farrow. ...


Council Reject

Council Reject

Comedy

Council Reject

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 7-9 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

When 13-year-old Adam Morrison was bringing up his brothers and sisters, he dreamed of a life beyond working-class Kent. Now he’s bringing up his own kids... in working-class Kent. Join Adam on this momentous journey from the council estate, via the Royal Navy, to being the oldest apprentice in town and, finally, a husband and dad. On the way, hilarious detours through the class system, feminism and childhood summer holidays. Something for everyone who’s ever had a dream....


Darren Walsh: Too soon?

Darren Walsh: Too soon?

Comedy

Darren Walsh: Too soon?

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 28-30 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

‪I can tell you how this coronavirus started, straight off the bat. This is definitely going to be over by May, right? Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh (Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019 - BEST JOKE) for some “Stand-up Covidy”. UK's first Pun Champion, WINNER - Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, WINNER -, Dave’s top 10 jokes of Edinburgh Fringe 2018. You get the idea basically, there's a lot of jokes....


Fragile

Fragile

Spoken Word

Fragile

Spoken Word

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 12-13 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 5-6 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Lost in the middle of the mountains, a self assured, powerful, "I don´t need anyone" woman realises 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. Breakthroughs, vulnerability, empowerment and new beginnings....


Harriet Kemsley; New Show

Harriet Kemsley; New Show

Comedy

Harriet Kemsley; New Show

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 28-29 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £3

Harriet returns to Brighton off the back of her critically-acclaimed UK Tour if she can find her way out the car park. As Seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats, E4's Pants on Fire, Bobby & Harriet Get Married, Roast Battle, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store. **** The Guardian **** The Scotsman **** List **** Edinburgh Festivals **** Fest Mag **** The Skinny...


Ivor Dembina: This Is Not A Subject For Comedy

Ivor Dembina: This Is Not A Subject For Comedy

Comedy

Ivor Dembina: This Is Not A Subject For Comedy

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 17, 24 at 19:00 (60 min) - £5

Late addition to the Brighton Fringe. Two performances only! Edinburgh 2019 'Pick of the Fringe' award-winner Ivor Dembina presents a revised and updated version of his solo show 'This is Not a Subject for Comedy'. A Jewish comedy show about Israel, Palestine and the Jews. (The Guardian ★★★★) The original version of this show is the first and only comedy show to have been performed for MPs in the Houses of Parliament. Kindly note that tickets for these performances are not obtainable through Brighton Fringe ...


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 Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 19-20, 26-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Robert Inston battles with labels, types and even psychological profiles. He, I, her are not from that discipline but have remained alive long enough to still share the insights and joie de vivre of now and then on this very dark matter. The suspects like crime itself are numberless so this selection are not exactly "favourites" but those that illuminates digression from what is considered normal behaviour. Robert Inston becomes Commisioner Warren; Duke of Clarence; George Chapman; John Piser, Leather Apron; and Aaron Kosminski... ...


Joe Wells Doesn't Want To Do Political Comedy Anymore!

Joe Wells Doesn't Want To Do Political Comedy Anymore!

Comedy

Joe Wells Doesn't Want To Do Political Comedy Anymore!

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 26 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £3
JUN 26-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - From £3

Joe has been a support act for Frankie Boyle and Alexie Sayle and has written for Have I Got News For You, so if anyone can write funny stuff about politics it should be him. But he can’t! Boris is too awful, Trump is too ridiculous, and if he has to write one more joke about Brexit then he’s going to scream. Joe’s starting to wonder why he chose to be a satirist in the first place.   But the exploration of why he loved the angry outsider status of being a political comedian isn’t straightforward. It brings with it some reflections on the labels we give to one another and some revelations ab...


Lily Phillips: Smut (work in progress)

Lily Phillips: Smut (work in progress)

Comedy

Lily Phillips: Smut (work in progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 22-23 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £5

As seen on BBC3, Comedy Central, and ITV2, Lily Phillips brings you a new show that promises vagina lols for everyone! Female comedians are often criticized for only talking about vaginas and periods, which is offensive, but in this case 100% accurate. Join Lily on her journey to feminism and stand up, how she went from cheerleader to activist and why when she talks about her body does she get referred to as smutty? How many vagina jokes can she fit into an hour long show? Let’s find out. Smut follows Lily from her early family life when she tried to copy her brother and wee standing up in...


Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 5-6 at 19:00 (60 min) - From £7
JUN 19-20 at 15:30 (60 min) - From £7

Multi-award winning comedian Nathan Cassidy's hilarious and thrilling true crime stand-up show for 2021. You get home. There's a burglar. Let's play. Thought your 2020 was bad? Try getting home and there's a burglar in the house. A chase ensues - to the backing of 'Flight of the Bumblebee'. What happens next is life changing. There's a sting in this tale. ‘The best show at this year’s Fringe. A classic, structured, rollercoaster hour. ​Star-in-waiting. He is untouchable’ ​★★★★ The Times 2020 'An extraordinary story richly accessorised wi...


Pete Wells - Does Not Exist

Pete Wells - Does Not Exist

Comedy

Pete Wells - Does Not Exist

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 2, 4 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 5-6 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Deepfakes and Siri predicting Pete's every move - does he even exists. Is Pete a Deepfake? If you can’t trust the world, can you trust yourself. Ai is taking over - and Pete explores a world where every thought is the next step to a sale. Pete is a standup and sketch comedian, who hosts the comedy panel podcast - Just Another Panel Show....


Ram of God

Ram of God

Theatre

Ram of God

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 17-19 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £8

RAM WILL PUNISH YOU RAM WILL NOURISH YOU PRAISE BE TO RAM Welcome to the church of Ram, where people are sheeple, sheep are people and the world is one short throw away from blowing up in a cloud of smoke. Come to The Temple, rest your head against the holy breast and suckle on the holy teat. Ram is your saviour, here to lead the way to salvation, through absurdist dogma, higher plane sailing and the holy seeing of the baa baa baaaad things that are to come… Ram of God is an immersive theatrical sermon, an irreverent take on religious ceremony and secular alternatives like social media...


Robin Morgan: Work In Progress

Robin Morgan: Work In Progress

Comedy

Robin Morgan: Work In Progress

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 19-20 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

A brand new hour show from Robin Morgan (as seen on Mock The Week) - the "utterly hilarious" (Broadway Baby) Welsh-stand up. Writer for The Mash Report (BBC Two) and The News Quiz (BBC R4). Tour Support for Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling. Television Warm-Up for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One). "Hard-working, well-written stand-up from a massively likeable performer who must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame." (Chortle) **** Sunday Times ...


Ross Drummond & Harry Monaghan: The Jerk Store

Ross Drummond & Harry Monaghan: The Jerk Store

Comedy

Ross Drummond & Harry Monaghan: The Jerk Store

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 25-26 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Ross Drummond and Harry Monaghan are The Jerk Store. Comedy Record Label, Podcast Network and Monthly night. Financially crippling? Almost certainly? Undeniably fun? Absolutely. And Now? Well, they have a jam-packed hour of entertainment for you to come and see! Watch Ross and Harry as they debut material not previously heard on any of the labels EPs and prep for their own upcoming debut hours. Expect jokes about Nu-Metal, Expect jokes about Scarecrows, Upper Crust, Netball, The Sound of Music, hay fever. Relatable stuff, your mum might like them. They’re good lads, honest. It’s g...


Sara Barron: Suffer, Fools (work in progress)

Sara Barron: Suffer, Fools (work in progress)

Comedy

Sara Barron: Suffer, Fools (work in progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 14-16 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominee and star of "Live at the Apollo", "Would I Lie to You", and "Frankie Boyle’s New World Order" 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”? ‘Deliciously dark and unapologetically filthy... a master-class.’ ★★★★★ Herald ‘..a force to be reckoned with... a must-see ‘ ★★★★★ EdFest Mag ★★...


Sasha Ellen Offends the Elders

Sasha Ellen Offends the Elders

Comedy

Sasha Ellen Offends the Elders

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 18 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 4, 11 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Sasha Ellen struggles to explain her life choices at the best of times, let alone to the matriarch of her clan, her ball-busting, no-BS, lived-through-the-war-and-can't-wait-for-the-next-one grandmother. Sasha has tried and failed to follow in the footsteps of the great matriarch, from giving blood with disastrous consequences to forcing modern men to write her poetry. It's not easy, being a millennial, trying to explain to an elderly lady that turkey ham is not vegetarian. A storytelling, stand-up show about how the more things change, the more they stay the same. “Honest, hilarious and horr...


Stoph Demetriou: Acting in Bad Faith WIP

Stoph Demetriou: Acting in Bad Faith WIP

Comedy

Stoph Demetriou: Acting in Bad Faith WIP

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 5, 12 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

When you keep lying to yourself that everything is OK, eventually those lies catch up with you. Stoph seeks life advice from his granddad who came to this country with £10 in his pocket. ...


The LOL Word

The LOL Word

Comedy

The LOL Word

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 12-13 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)
JUN 10, 16 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (Ticketed)

Founded by best mates and rising stars from the world of comedy, The LOL Word serves up a tasty mixed bill of new and established queer women and non-binary talent. It's the antithesis of stand-up shows whose line ups are dominated by a different version of the same man in the same white t-short: The LOL Word dish up incredible talent, with a night that’s simultaneously inclusive and outrageous, smart and silly. Previous guests at The LOL Word include Suzi Ruffell, Sofie Hagen, Rosie Jones, Sophie Duker, Sarah Keyworth, Fern Brady, Kemah Bob, Catherine Bohart, Jordan Gray and Grace Petrie.^...


Tom Houghton: Red Flag WIP

Tom Houghton: Red Flag WIP

Comedy

Tom Houghton: Red Flag WIP

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
JUN 2-3, 6, 9 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £5

The world is full of frustration and angry at the moment. People are unhappy. Conflict waits around every corner. Confrontation in every social media thread. Have you ever thought it might be your fault? In a world where people are constantly trying to blame others from their unhappiness, Tom Houghton takes you on a hilarious and uplifting journey of how he stopped blaming everyone else and decided to address his own short comings and how he ignored the red flags along the way. It turns out there were a lot of them....


Troy Hawke - 'Sigmund Troy'd!'

Troy Hawke - 'Sigmund Troy'd!'

Comedy

Troy Hawke - 'Sigmund Troy'd!'

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upper Lounge
MAY 30, JUN 13, 20, 27 at 20:45 (60 min) - From £8

Perth FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy Nominee 2019 Perth FRINGE WORLD Comedy Weekly Award Winner 2019 TOP 30 JOKES OF THE 2019 EDINBURGH FRINGE (The Telegraph, The Scotsman, Inewspaper, GQ Magazine) TOTAL SELL OUT RUN EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 TOP 40 BEST REVIEWED COMEDY SHOWS EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 (British Comedy Guide) 2019 FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy nominee and Comedy Weekly Award Winner Troy Hawke returns to Brighton Fringe following a total sellout run of his last show ‘Tiles of the Unexpected!’ at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Having previously exposed supermarket chain Aldi’s links to the illumi...