Brighton Comedy Festival

Brighton Comedy Festival Review: Marcus Brigstocke @ Brighton Dome, Friday 19 October

Elizabeth Hughes checks out a comedy show with a conscience. Marcus Brigstocke’s first stand-up show for several years was short and sharp. ‘The Brig Society’ took a humorous and occasionally harsh look at politics, society and popular culture. Brigstocke ripped into Jimmy Carr, bankers, The Sun and anyone who still reads that tabloid newspaper with [...]

Brighton review: Simon Evans @ the Dome, 12 October 2012

Brighton review: Simon Evans @ the Dome, 12 October 2012

“Hello, how are we tonight, ok? You don’t sound too sure…” Simon Evans is wasting time. He’s only got an hour to present the 90-minute show he’s been touring the country with. Get started! As he explains, he’s ditched a bit of the material, but not half an hour’s worth. “I might just speak too [...]

Review: Greg Davies @ Brighton Dome, 11 October 2012

Elizabeth Hughes gets her funny bone tickled at Brighton Comedy Festival. What do middle-aged men, a bonsai tree and a flip chart have in common? Answer; They all featured in Greg Davies’ hilarious new stand-up show ‘The Back of My Mum’s Head’ at Brighton Dome on Thursday night (11 October). The huge Concert Hall was [...]

Brighton review: Tim Key @ The Brighton Comedy Festival

Brighton review: Tim Key @ The Brighton Comedy Festival

Tim Key’s Masterslut show – a cunning link of the words ‘Mastermind’ (or Masterchef, they both work) and Slut – proved that this poet-come-stand-up is a must-see-act on the comedy scene. His show was the highlight of the Brighton Comedy Festival so far, and it really will be hard to trump. Key’s avant garde approach [...]

Brighton Comedy Festival Preview: Greg Davies @ Brighton Dome, 11 October 2012

Elizabeth Hughes takes a look at one of the stars of Brighton Comedy Festival. It has been pretty hard to miss Greg Davies for the past few years; for one thing he is 6ft 8” tall. For another, he has been all over television, in different guises, and is now one of the most successful [...]

Brighton Comedy Festival preview: Marcus Brigstocke interview

Elizabeth Hughes chats to comedian Marcus Brigstocke about making politics funny and making the world a better place. Marcus Brigstocke bounces into Brighton on 19 October with a new show which uses humour to challenge politicians and restructure the British way of life. ‘The Brig Society’ gives the power back to the people, for a [...]

Jon Richardson interview before his performance at the Brighton Comedy Festival

Jon Richardson interview before his performance at the Brighton Comedy Festival

The comic, who has built up an enormous following as one of the team captains on Channel 4′s massively popular comedy panel game, 8 Out of 10 Cats, is embarking on a mammoth nationwide tour this spring with a new show entitled “Funny Magnet”. You are all invited – Jon is really looking forward to [...]

Brighton Comedy Festival 2012: Ones to watch

Brighton Comedy Festival 2012: Ones to watch

So, the Brighton Comedy Festival is coming, and after having an amazing few weeks of it last year, we are more excited than ever about this year’s event. From the 5th to the 20th October 2012, the festival will be in full swing as a host of fantastic comedians head on down to sunny Brighton [...]

Brighton preview: The Boy With Tape On His Face @ Komedia – 2 and 4 October 2012

Brighton preview: The Boy With Tape On His Face @ Komedia - 2 and 4 October 2012

Boasting a unique blend of stand-up comedy, mime, vaudeville and puppetry, The Boy With Tape On His Face was the runaway hit of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 & a smash hit sell out when he returned for a limited run in 2011 – now he is back with a brand new show for his [...]

Brighton Comedy Festival Review: Isy Suttie @ The Old Market, Hove

Brighton Comedy Festival Review: Isy Suttie @ The Old Market, Hove

Last night the musical comedienne Isy Suttie brought her heart-warming tale of love and loss to Brighton’s 10th Annual Comedy Festival. Pearl and Dave is the touching story of an internet romance, reignited from the memories of a long-ago holiday at Butlins in Skegness. I had seen Isy Suttie in Peep Show and from what [...]

Brighton Comedy Festival: Tony Law @ The Old Market Review

Brighton Comedy Festival Tony Law @ The Old Market Review

Tony Law’s show last night at The Old Market in Hove was the best stand-up show of the Brighton Comedy Festival that I’ve seen. It’s a bold statement, but I’m sticking to it. An off-the-wall oddball Canadian comedian, Tony Law forms his stand-up from self-deprecation and lots of conversations with himself about why his comedy [...]

Isy Suttie’s Pearl and Dave @ The Old Market Theatre TONIGHT

Isy Suttie Brighton Comedy Festival

PREVIEW BY KAYLEIGH LEWIS This evening Isy Suttie, or ‘Dobby from Peep Show’ as she often calls herself, will be bringing her hilarious musical stand-up Pearl and Dave to Brighton and Hove. The critically acclaimed comic, previously nominated for two British Comedy Awards, is performing as part of the city’s 10th annual comedy festival. She [...]

Brighton Comedy Festival Review: Margaret Cho @ The Dome, 16th October 2011

Brighton Comedy Festival: Margaret Cho @The Dome, 16th October 2011

Margaret Cho – Way Past Rudimentary Review by Josh Barrie Seeing Margaret Cho live was an experience, to say the least. It’s all very well sitting back on the safety of your sofa watching her do stand-up on a TV show; in the flesh she evoked far more daring. A fair proportion of her content [...]

Brighton Comedy Festival: Best of the Fest Friday 14th October 2011 Review

Brighton Comedy Festival Best of the Fest Friday 14th October 2011 Review

Best of the Fest – Friday 14th October 2011 – Brighton Dome Concert Hall Compere: Jarred Christmas David O’Doherty Rich Hall Roisin Conaty Mike Wilmot This Friday (14th October 2011) I was lucky enough to be in the audience for the second of three Brighton Comedy Festival Best of the Fest shows. Five pretty different [...]

Brighton Comedy Festival: Margaret Cho

brighton comedy festival: margaret cho

The New York Times called her “one of the funniest comedians in America”. The London Evening Standard said she is “An impressive radical voice”! And the Chicago Tribune said she was “honest and raunchy enough to make even Richard Pryor blush”. Now there are three reasons to buy your tickets to see Margaret Cho in [...]