Brighton Fringe, 6th May – 5th June
If you are looking for one of the most bustling comedy festivals in the South of the United Kingdom, then this is the one tha tyou have to attend. More then 50% of the acts that perform at the festival are local to Brighton and Hove. It hosts performances from both new and well established acts. The event also keeps getting bigger by the year, last year saw 787 individual events across 174 venues. So why not check out what comedy acts you must go an watch if you are attending this festival.
Murder, She Didn’t Write – Degrees of Error
When: 5th – 8th May
Where: Sweet Waterfront 1
About: If you are looking for an improvised comedy show with a difference then this is the show that you have to go and see. The theme is loosely based on the murder mystery, however, it is a different story each night as it is all based on the audience suggestions. If you are wanting to be entertained on the spot, then this is the show for you.
2 Become 1, Swipe Right Theatre
When: 6th, 8th May
Where: Komedia Studio
About: This is a very different type of comedy show so if you are looking for something different then this is the show for you. The Comedy pop-musical is about four 90’s girls who embark on a wild night of speed dating. It is broken down with pop anthems and ballads in between. So if you are looking for a nineties throw back show, then this is the one for you.
Jessica Fostekew: Monster in a Cardigan (Work in Progress)
When: 8th, 15th
Where: Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant
About: If you are looking to see a funny comedian in the middle of the afternoon then this show will definitely be one that you don’t want to miss! Regular presenter of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s ‘The comedy Club’, Jessica Fostekew will be performing some of her newly developed work for an hour. She is also a writer on Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown so you know that she will tickle your rib cage.
Mark Dolan: This Show Will Change Your Life
When: 7th May
About: Famously known for being the presenter of Balls of Steel, broadcaster and comedian Mark Dolan appears at the festival with this full feast of an hour show. The show is based around making his second half of his life better and has read all self help books that have been published to bring you this funny outtake on life.