Comedy

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: 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: Tim Key @ Corn Exchange – 7 Oct 2012

Brighton Comedy Festival preview: Tim Key @ Corn Exchange - 7 Oct 2012

Tim Key is back on tour and we are all getting very excited. His is one of the most eagerly anticipated shows at the Brighton Comedy Festival as he brings his Materslut tour kicking and screaming into town. Expect some surreal, yet absolutely fantastic poetry from Key, who has a stage presence that is as [...]

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 [...]

Russell Brand at the Brighton Theatre Royal

Love him or hate him there is something compelling about Russell Brand. He is rude, crude and totally outrageous and as much as much as you want to hate him, you also find yourself loving him because he says what most of us dare not even think about much let utter outright. On the 26th [...]

Brighton preview: Dr Brown Becaves @ Brighton Dome Pavilion Theatre 7 July 2012

Brighton preview Dr Brown Becaves @ Brighton Dome Pavilion Theatre

Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor Elizabeth Hughes gets a little apprehensive about an upcoming trip to see Dr Brown at the Brighton Dome Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 7 July 2012. Rude, messy, weird, provocative, surreal and absurd. These are some of the words used to describe Doctor Brown and his brand of rule-breaking alternative [...]

Brighton event: Julian Clary – Position Vacant, Apply Within (warm up show) @ TOM 14 September 2012

Brighton event: Julian Clary - Position Vacant, Apply Within (warm up show) @

Julian Clary is looking for love and he’s not leaving town empty handed… The first warm-up show date of Julian Clary’s 2012 UK Tour. Master of camp Julian Clary is scouring the land in search of love. He’s promised to leave no straight unturned. “Because I’m still considered to be quite a catch and because [...]

Brighton Fringe 2012 review: No Poofs No Piano – by the people, for the people!

Brighton Fringe 2012 review No Poofs No Piano - by the people, for the people!

HyHo Productions’ Brighton Fringe 2012 show ‘No Poofs No Piano’ gets a review with a difference After months of waiting, sleepless nights and hapless days distracted, Brighton roared as HyHo Productions rolled into town on 25 and 26 May as part of Brighton Fringe 2012. Keen as they were to pen their own reviews – [...]

Brighton review: Simon Amstell @ Brighton Dome 2 June 2012

Brighton preview Simon Amstell @ the Brighton Dome 2 June 2012

Simon Amstell’s star is shining brightly at the moment. After a few years in the comedy wilderness since 2010’s Do Nothing tour, Amstell returned to our television screens with the second series of the superbly bleak Grandma’s House in April. He is currently touring the country with his third standup show, Numb. Last night Amstell [...]

Brighton preview: Simon Amstell @ the Brighton Dome 2 June 2012

Brighton preview Simon Amstell @ the Brighton Dome 2 June 2012

Award-winning comedian Simon Amstell brings his Numb tour to the Brighton Dome on 2 June 2012. Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor David Lintott previews the upcoming  Brighton show. It’s been four years since Simon Amstell shocked fans of irreverent music panel shows when he quit as presenter of Never Mind the Buzzcocks to concentrate [...]

Brighton Fringe 2012: No Poofs, No Piano @ Brighton Media Centre 25 & 26 May 2012

Brighton Fringe 2012 No Poofs, No Piano @ Brighton Media Centre 25 & 26 May 2012

Brighton Fringe debutants HyHo Productions will be lighting up the comedy sketch scene this year with their incredible, ‘No Poofs, No Piano’, opening with Brighton’s own fringe in May 2012. Following their hugely successful global tour of Ruislip, the City of Brighton cautiously welcomes sketch-show mavericks ‘No Poofs No Piano’ to our humble Fringe. Join [...]

Brighton review: Stewart Lee – Carpet Remnant World @ Brighton Dome 2 May 2012

Brighton review Stewart Lee @ Brighton Dome 2 May 2012

Stewart Lee is the North Korea of the comedy world: bitterly cold, hermetically sealed off from the mainstream, firing off barbed missives and invectives, habitually and unrepentantly left-wing. At the Brighton Dome on Wednesday night, he found a large and overwhelmingly adoring comradeship, lapping up his set with true proletarian fervour. He is one of [...]

Brighton event: St John’s School and College fundraising comedy night @ Komedia 22 May 2012

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A friends’y of comedy at Brighton Komedia presents The Noise Next Door & guest In support of St John’s School & College, tickets only £12-50 For more information and tickets, visit the Komedia website. POSTED BY CHANGEZ D ART