The Windmill

Venue

The Windmill

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69 Upper North Street, Brighton, BN1 3FL. Phone: 01273202475
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 12:00 to 00:00
All ages; 18+ after 6pm

Established in 1828 The Windmill is one Brighton’s classic back street boozers. South facing sun trap, open fire, toad table, function room, local Sussex beers and food by the fantastic Alberta’s. Upstairs is a small room for Fringe shows, running through the weekend.


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Upstairs

999 Problems

999 Problems

Comedy

999 Problems

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 4-5 at 17:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £7.50

999 problems is the new show by multi award winning comedian Paul Marsh. Paul has been one of the most in demand acts in Irish comedy for over 12 years now. The Laughter Lounge, Dublin describes him as ‘The King of one liners ‘ and the International Comedy club describes him as ‘The Best Gag merchant in Irish Comedy’. The show is a mix of stories, one liners, songs and jokes about mid life, marriage and firefighting. I’m joined on stage by my good friend, Musician and comedian Lorcan Hughes. It’s our third time working together over the last 12 years and we bounce off each other lovely €...


A Little Loving Hurts No One

A Little Loving Hurts No One

Comedy

A Little Loving Hurts No One

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 17 at 23:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

In A Little Loving Hurts No One, Mustafa Algiyadi manoeuvres through the European way of life from the lens of a Libyan Arab, longing so bad to be part of it, yet confronted with some cultural differences that makes it....confusing! 😕 If you are up for deconstructing people's behaviours, talk about religion, meditation, velvet sofas and to learn how to deal with annoying people then you got to see this stand up comedy show and enjoy all that with laughters along the way. 😂 Mustafa Algiyadi is the co-founder of the first weekly and longest running English Stand Up Comedy C...


About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Course

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Course

Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Course

Courses

The Windmill / Upstairs
JUN 1-2 at 12:00 (540 min) - £89-£99

Learn the skills and art of performing stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive comedy course. Including: joke-writing skills, generating material, comedy deconstruction, finding material, lively interactive performance practice sessions, history of comedy, technical skills, industry tips. Plus, a graduation show performance in a Fringe show. Our tutors are professional comedians, comedy writers and experienced teachers and this course is led by experienced comic and our course creator, Jay Sodagar. The course runs over two days, with two four-and-a-half hour sessions on each day, fo...


Absolute Nickhead (Kirk In Progress)

Absolute Nickhead (Kirk In Progress)

Comedy

Absolute Nickhead (Kirk In Progress)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 4-5 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

One man, no hair and some supporting characters unpick what life is like when you’re hitting those awkward middle (age) years West End New Act Finalist ‘23 “An amusing tragi-comic conceit and expertly performed with fine timing” - Steve Bennett, Chortle “The under-delivery of the character is superb” - Independent Comedy Reviews "Stupendous stand-up... Nick Kirk has some fabulous material" - Theatre Scotland (5 star review for Sofa So Funny So Fringe, Edinburgh '23)...


Ashley Haden Political and Correct (Work-in-Progress)

Ashley Haden Political and Correct (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

Ashley Haden Political and Correct (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 31, JUN 1-2 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

The Genocidal Liberal is back as the world continues to fall. Not everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and Ashely is here to tell you why....


Bexual Healing

Bexual Healing

Comedy

Bexual Healing

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Bexual Healing is a show full of time travelling hijinks as we come across four unlikely socially awkward female characters from the 1920s-1990s. Each one struggles with neurodiversity in one way or another. Bex Turner was a Quarter Finalist in Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Competition in 2018. She also received the Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Award in 2018. “Rebekka Turner plays several highly funny characters with a ‘League of Gentlemen’ edge.” - Simon Topping, Extra Topping Comedy, 2023. “Darkly nonsensical”. -The Londonist 2021. "A gleefully messy performance that's just...


Big Zeus Energy Present: Werewolves of London (Work-in-Progress)

Big Zeus Energy Present: Werewolves of London (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

Big Zeus Energy Present: Werewolves of London (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 11-12 at 20:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

From the creators of Big Zeus Energy (nominated for Best Debut Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2023, sellout Edinburgh Fringe 2023) a new work in progress show that may or may not be about Werewolves of London. Praise for previous shows: "A loud, bombastic, hyper macho parody of the modern man. It's bizarre and beautiful." ***** - The Crumb. "It’s very funny, delightfully charming and has a real spirit of the fringe vibe. ****" - Mumble Comedy. ...


Clown Wars

Clown Wars

Comedy

Clown Wars

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 25-26 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Cerys O'Connell is just trying to be serious. Unfortunately some uninvited 'clowns' are intent on disrupting it! The 'clowns' - all played by Cerys O'Connell - will include a hopeless romantic, an angry welsh woman and a Prince Andrew tribute act. Watch as these 'clowns' fight for their lives (and stage time) in this late night clown show. ...


Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

Comedy

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 8-10 at 22:00 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £3.50

Do you ever get Déjà vu? Eight years ago, Dylan Dodds started writing a blog comparing his life to the sitcom Friends. But his last show was about that. Do you ever get Déjà vu? Dylan’s last show ended with him deciding to have children. Then a joke about a sex toy. Do you ever get Déjà vu? Since then he’s been stuck in a time loop. Yes, exactly like that film! No, Bill Murray isn’t in this… Come hear what happened next, as he tries to avoid repeating himself, elephants in rooms, and going down brain-y rabbit holes. A stand-up show about the dangers of obsession. Silly, gag-filled, and ...


Helen Prior: The Pussy from the USSR work in progress

Helen Prior: The Pussy from the USSR work in progress

Comedy

Helen Prior: The Pussy from the USSR work in progress

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 10-11 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

Watch out Brighton! The Pussy from the USSR is coming to make you laugh hysterically, bask in hysteria, and make you question everything you thought you knew to be true and real, bringing a “hole” new meaning to freedom of speech. This show combines outrageously raunchy comedy with hard hitting truths about life in the USSR, and The Pussy’s new experiences in Britain. The Pussy explores parallels between modern political trends and surreal Soviet censure, and of course always returning to the examination and glorification of the female body, and the delights, mysteries, and many gifts that it...


Jacob Hatton: The Hour of England's Greatest Need (WIP)

Jacob Hatton: The Hour of England's Greatest Need (WIP)

Comedy

Jacob Hatton: The Hour of England's Greatest Need (WIP)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 11-12 at 17:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Hastings Fringe Best Newcomer Finalist 2022 and Daily Telegraph Best Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe listed comedian Jacob Hatton returns with a show about home. England. A place he really likes despite *gestures vaguely at literally everything*. Expect sketches, characters and silly stand-up. 'Endorphin milking titterfest' **** (MumbleComedy.net) 'Very funny... brilliant British humour' **** (Ed Fringe Review) ...


Johnny Vespino

Johnny Vespino

Comedy

Johnny Vespino

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 25-26 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

An Italian (Sardinian) immigrant with a dream: being a British actor. He's gonna show all his skills and abilities after training in the United Kingdom in some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. "It makes no sense", a friend. "I would never do that", another friend. ...


Kevin Precious: The Reluctant Teacher

Kevin Precious: The Reluctant Teacher

Comedy

Kevin Precious: The Reluctant Teacher

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 18-19 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Kevin Precious used to be a teacher. He enjoyed the teaching part... it was all of the other stuff around the job that he felt was a drag. In the end, he left to seek his fortune via the means of stand-up comedy, and - in so doing - incorporated observations and anecdotes related to his teaching career into his act. Eventually, Kevin built up enough teacher-orientated ideas to create and tour a show specifically about teaching entilted 'Not Appropriate' across arts centres, theatres and festivals throughout the land. Such was the reception that in many instances, he was invited to return to...


Leslie Gold: A Chip Off the Gold Block

Leslie Gold: A Chip Off the Gold Block

Comedy

Leslie Gold: A Chip Off the Gold Block

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 12 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

A transatlantic middle-aged Jewish atheist divorcee walks into a bar... .this is the debut standup show from Leslie Gold (as seen at the Comedy Store). Expect bold storytelling, batshit family drama, and at least one really good rant. “Leslie Gold breaks new feminist ground.” -Kate Copstick, The Scotsman. “Savvy comedy chops.” -Edinburgh Reviews ...


Louise Leigh: Distracted (WIP)

Louise Leigh: Distracted (WIP)

Comedy

Louise Leigh: Distracted (WIP)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 10-12 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Can Louise even get to the end of this blurb without getting distracted? If it's not someone at the door, it's the kids, the husband or the bloody dog. A Leicester Mercury Award finalist and British Comedian of the Year semi-finalist, she's "Witty, imaginative" (The Scotsman), "like a Radio 2 DJ caught in the tabloids" (The Wee Review), "uplifting and positive" (Funny Women), "if Julie Andrews dropped the C bomb" (A guy called JP, in a bar in the 90s. Nailed it, JP). Louise Leigh Distracted promises menopause, fear of dying, shame, the urge to escape, longing, biscuits and spaniels. What more ...


Luke Connell: Our Place in the World

Luke Connell: Our Place in the World

Comedy

Luke Connell: Our Place in the World

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 4-5 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

Sure, Britain’s got talent, but has it got any friends? We don’t get on with Europe, with the other continents, or even with each other. But we’re not North Korea, not yet, because we’ve still got our pints, our wounded pride and our mixed bag of princes. Comedian Luke Connell tackles Britain’s weird habits, awkward dating history and pickled eggs. Expect puns, parody and a song about all eight King Henries. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time. **** ‘a lovely stage presence…this one's awesome’ (one4review) ‘quips galore and a subtle sense of self-deprecation quickly had everyone o...


Matt Lowes: In Your Endo

Matt Lowes: In Your Endo

Comedy

Matt Lowes: In Your Endo

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 4-5 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed
MAY 18-19 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed
MAY 25-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Matt Lowes brings his debut solo stand up show "Matt Lowes: In Your Endo" to Brighton Fringe for 2023. Matt has once been described as "the gayest straightest comedian you've ever seen, you don't know whether he's going to F**K you or kill you and he's so scary looking there's nothing you could do about it no matter what he wanted". He's a teddy bear really.... but please don't call him a bear! ...


Old Movies Saved My Life: 2

Old Movies Saved My Life: 2

Comedy

Old Movies Saved My Life: 2

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 25-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

Old Movies Saved My Life: 2. It’s sequel time! Old movies saved Mel Byron’s life a few Fringes ago and they can definitely save yours too. Swap this grey old world for a black and white one filled with glitz, glamour and plenty of laughs as we journey back to the 30s, 40s and 50s. But in a world full of TikToks and Instagrams, can Bette Davis actually teach us anything? Is there really a Googie Withers? If you like your life advice from men in top hats and tails who always pay for dinner, this is the show for you. Perhaps you’re looking for an Affair to Remember. Well, Mel can’t promise you ...


Ollie Horn: Comedy for Toxic People (and their friends)

Ollie Horn: Comedy for Toxic People (and their friends)

Comedy

Ollie Horn: Comedy for Toxic People (and their friends)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 25-26, JUN 1-2 at 18:15 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £6

Stick your tongue out, do a peace sign, and tilt your head. Ollie Horn returns to the Brighton Fringe for just a handful performances of his utterly toxic stand-up comedy (work in progress). Think of the WhatsApp group that you're ashamed to be in - the show will feel that live on stage. Fun, interactive, and cry with laughter funny. ★★★★ "Delivers every joke with a cheeky little smile" EdFringe Review ★★★★ "One hell of a good show" ThreeWeeks ★★★★ "Escapism and delight... can't help but lift your spirits" Edinburg...


Platonic Sex

Platonic Sex

Comedy

Platonic Sex

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 24-25, 31, JUN 1 at 20:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

Platonic Sex is the debut comedy split bill from Sadbh Peters (Semi-finalist for Funny Women Stage Awards 2023) and Scott Oswald (Semi-finalist for So You Think You’re Funny, and West End New Act of the Year 2023). Expect a tasty little hour of laughs. “Genius, a sure crowd pleaser” - Mumble Comedy (★★★★★ - for ‘Gigl Comedy’) “Sadbh and Scott are brilliant, talented up-and-coming comedians and I’d rush to buy a ticket” - Dec Munro: Multiple award winning live comedy Director, and co-founder of the Bill Murray Comedy Club London...


Richard Cobb: Running Joke (Work-In-Progress)

Richard Cobb: Running Joke (Work-In-Progress)

Comedy

Richard Cobb: Running Joke (Work-In-Progress)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 11-12, 18-19 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £2.50

Hot on the heels of last year's debut 'Couple's Massage', Scottish comedian and writer Richard Cobb returns to the track with a brand new hour filled with more guilt-tripped anecdotes. The honeymoon is over and the running shoes are on. But can he really win the Edinburgh Marathon? “He has an easy affable charm.” Lancaster Guardian. “I’ve been going to the Fringe for 25 years or so and genuinely this is the most impressive full debut I’ve seen from a stand up.” Edinburgh Fringe audience review. ...


Sam See: And I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Sam See: And I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Comedy

Sam See: And I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 17-19 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

In December 2023, Sam See left his home country of Singapore and moved to London because clearly, now's the best time. Why would anyone choose to leave the warm beauty of Asia and come to the damp and the cold of the UK? Find out about why, along with Asian propaganda movies, terrible panel shows and The Welsh, all in this hour of stand-up that's not as long as the title of this show. | ★★★★ - The Age | ★★★★ - Broadway Baby | | ★★★★.5 - The Edge | ★★★★★ - On The Mic |...


Scott McPherson: A Fine Line (Work in Progress show).

Scott McPherson: A Fine Line (Work in Progress show).

Comedy

Scott McPherson: A Fine Line (Work in Progress show).

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 3-5 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Scott McPherson: A Fine Line (Work in Progress show). Scott is a teetotal comedian from Glasgow, whose comedy and life is shaped by his porridge, smoothie and exercise addictions. It’s through these addictions Scott’s latest instalment ‘A Fine Line – Work in Progress’ looks at day to day life and the fine line between success and failure. ...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 17-18 at 22:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £4

Shaggers was born at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2008. ​Originally 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 noble pursuit - shagging. However, after the room filled every night, Shaggers continued on to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy festivals in 2009. It has gone on to have sell-out shows in theatres and venues up and down the UK, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. ---------------- “The perfect way to close a night at the festival” The Funny Tonn...


Shinpads - Work in Progress

Shinpads - Work in Progress

Comedy

Shinpads - Work in Progress

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 10, 17 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed
MAY 24, 31 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Join Abbi Cole and Ancika Mester for their debut work-in-progress split bill! They will take you on a journey into their worlds, and generate some sweet, sweet laughs along the way. Abbi and Ancika are Soho Theatre Comedy Labs Plus alumni and part of Gigl Comedy, a show that received 5 stars (Mumble Comedy) at the Edinburgh Fringe. “some of the best up-and-coming comedians…you’d be a fool to miss them.” - Dec Munro, co-founder of the Bill Murray ...


Still Got It!

Still Got It!

Comedy

Still Got It!

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 24-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free Ticketed
MAY 26 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free Ticketed

Still Got It. A show by older comedians for all ages to enjoy. Do older comedians do it better? See four comedians with a total age of over 200 and decide for yourself. The show will include Jokes, Stories and Silliness to give you an hour of infinite delight....


The Asian Comedy Showcase

The Asian Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Asian Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 17-19 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

"★★★★.5 Fantastic, Brilliant!" - The Edge From the East to Brighton, it's The Asian Comedy Showcase! Catch some of the best Asian acts (and one token white person) from all over the world! Our acts from previous shows have been seen on the BBC, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Comedy Central, and various Asian TV Channels you won't recognize! Line-up changes every day, and regularly hosted by Sam See (Singapore), (***** (On The Mic, podcast))! If you don't watch this show, you're probably racist! [For legal reasons you are not but still, come to be on the safe side.]...


The Encrypted Forest

The Encrypted Forest

Theatre

The Encrypted Forest

Theatre

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 30 at 19:30 (60 min) - Buy Tickets from £5

The Encrypted Forest is an evening of folktale for the digital age, inspired post-internet art, weird fiction, cosmic horror and traditional folktale. Combining elements of storytelling, audio drama, sound art, lecture performance and lo-fi hip hop instrumentals, experience a realm where the digital and the mystical merge as we are haunted by our lost future....


TN Twins

TN Twins

Comedy

TN Twins

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 3, 9, 16, 24 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £0

After starting out in the Brighton comedy scene about the same time, Jade and Sophie have noticed a strange phenomenon going on – people just can’t seem to tell them apart! After being referred to one another multiple times and even tagged as each other in pictures, it’s finally time to settle it once and for all – twins separated at birth or just two besties with the same great sense of style… or so they think....


Too Late, Baby (Work In Prrogress)

Too Late, Baby (Work In Prrogress)

Comedy

Too Late, Baby (Work In Prrogress)

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 4-5 at 14:30 (60 min) - PWYC

‘Too Late, Baby’ is the second comedy hour from acclaimed Canadian stand up comedian Michelle Shaughnessy. She debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022 to critical acclaim with her show “Be Your Own Daddy”, directed by Adam Hills. Her new show is about what happens when you wait too long to really try for everything you’ve ever wanted in life. “This is an admission of “Holy Shit….I think I’ve missed the boat” Having a baby, money, career, beauty, self discovery…. Michelle is not only not even close to hitting any of her goals but she didn’t realize what her goals were until the clock had almos...


Will Davies: WRONGS

Will Davies: WRONGS

Comedy

Will Davies: WRONGS

Comedy

The Windmill / Upstairs
MAY 8-9, 16, 30 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but how many wrongs does it take? Will Davies is embarks on a dangerous scientific experiment to find out. Piling up everything wrong with him, and everything wrong with the world until it’s all sufficiently wrong to become even slightly right. BBC New Comedy Shortlist 2023 “Razor sharp… laugh-out-loud funny” – A Rich Comic Life “Brilliantly original” – Poodle Club “Delightfully dry” – Sofa SoFunny ...