‘Perhaps less than Shakespeare’

The Argus:

10:32am Friday 17th October 2014

CALIFORNIA prisoners can read werewolf erotica in their cells following a two-year court case about a novel penned by a Brighton-based writer.

Six comedians tell us why you shouldn't miss their show

The Argus:

10:21am Friday 17th October 2014

Morgan and West: A Grand Adventure

Ten shows not to miss this week

The Argus:

10:16am Friday 17th October 2014

Tom Stade: Decisions, Decisions

Simon Amstell

The Argus:

10:11am Friday 17th October 2014

Brighton Comedy Festival is keeping the laughs coming for its second week. Dominic Smith speaks to some of the big names heading south – for tickets call 01273 709709.

Glenn Wool: Wool’s Gold

The Argus:

10:10am Friday 17th October 2014

Brighton Comedy Festival is keeping the laughs coming for its second week. Duncan Hall speaks to some of the big names heading south – for tickets call 01273 709709.

Susan Calman: Lady Like

The Argus:

10:10am Friday 17th October 2014

Brighton Comedy Festival is keeping the laughs coming for its second week. Duncan Hall and Dominic Smith speak to some of the big names heading south – for tickets call 01273 709709.

Michael McIntyre leaves his audience wanting more after secret Brighton Comedy Festival gig

The Argus:

7:04pm Monday 13th October 2014

Comedy fans were given an extra dose of side-clenching stand-up when a TV star made an unannounced appearance at a gig.

Brighton Comedy Festival: Rob Beckett talks to Duncan Hall about life saving, family and his career plans

The Argus:

10:30am Friday 10th October 2014

WITH regular appearances on Eight Out Of Ten Cats, Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and as host of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! Rob Beckett is becoming hard to avoid.

Brighton Comedy Festival: The 2014 Comedy Exam – Doc Brown

The Argus:

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Doc Brown: The Weird Way Round Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, Church Street, Thursday, October 16, 9.30pm, £14, 01273 709709 Tell us about your new show.

Brighton Comedy Festival: The 2014 Comedy Exam – Mark Steel

The Argus:

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Mark Steel: Back In Town at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, in Church Street, on Saturday, October 11, 7.30pm, £15.

Brighton Comedy Festival: Five shows not to miss this week

The Argus:

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Five shows not to miss in the first week of the Brighton Comedy Festival.

Brighton Comedy Festival: Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point

The Argus:

10:01am Friday 10th October 2014

EVER since his 2003 show, book and DVD Googlewhack Adventure, Dave Gorman’s comedy has been synonymous with cutting edge technology.

Brighton Comedy Festival: Briefs

The Argus:

9:58am Friday 10th October 2014

BACK in 2008 a group of performers on the Brisbane club scene launched an all-male variety show with a twist.

OOPS: Brighton comedian forced to cancel gig after turning up in wrong town 150 miles away

The Argus:

9:49am Monday 29th September 2014

A comedia was forced to cancel a gig after travelling to a venue 150 miles from where he was due to perform.

Octegenarian comedienne Lynne Ruth Miller's found her calling

The Argus: Octegenarian comedienne Lynne Ruth Miller's found her calling

10:40am Friday 6th June 2014

LYNN RUTH MILLER Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, July 10 and 22

Romesh Ranganathan finds out that Brighton's supportive scene is a double edged sword


10:33am Friday 6th June 2014


Stand-up comedian George Egg on creating nutritious meals using appliances found in hotel rooms

The Argus: George Egg

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Alan Carr once told The Guide he had spent so long on the road he could do four hours of material about service station pasties.

Brighton chef and performer MC Cashback on rapping recipes and cooking lasagne live on stage

The Argus: MC Cashback

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Angus Greenhalgh has two loves: food and rap. On recent record The Dinnersty, he combined the two.

Stewart Lee on once again turning to music and telling randomised stories

The Argus: Stewart Lee. Photo by Steve Ullathorne

5:00am Friday 21st March 2014

When Stewart Lee made his first incursions into songwriting, by his own admission it was a limited success.

Treason Show head honcho Mark Brailsford casts his satirical eye over 2013

The Argus: The Treason Show team

5:00am Friday 27th December 2013

So how was it for you? The year 2013 that is. Are you relieved that you’ve survived the assault on your senses that was Miley Cyrus twerking her youth away? The trials and tribulations of poor Nigella (sniff) and the Soho Strangler, aka Charles Saatchi? Or are you chalking off your triumphs as the so-called recovery takes hold (you lucky 1%, you).

Retro gameshow to be resurrected in Hove

The Argus: Flange Krammer

4:30am Friday 15th November 2013

THE 1980s were a simpler time. Prior to the rise of the internet and the electronic games revolution, schoolchildren had to find amusement elsewhere.

American comic Bo Burnham on making a name for himself as a writer

The Argus: Bo Burnham

5:00am Friday 1st November 2013

Bridget Christie won this year’s Foster’s Comedy Award but many comedians’ big tip was the oversized wonderkid Bo Burnham.

Micky Flanagan show postponed

The Argus: Micky Flanagan who has postponed his Brighton Centre show tonight

9:25am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Comedian Micky Flanagan's show at the Brighton Centre tonight (Oct 23) has been postponed until Saturday, December 7, following the death of his mother.

Surrealist stand-up Bill Bailey on the international language of comedy

The Argus: Bill Bailey

4:00am Friday 18th October 2013

Bill Bailey ranks his performance on the main stage at Sonisphere as second only to playing with an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

Croydon comic Lucy Porter on why she's more at home up north

The Argus: Lucy Porter. Photo by Steve Ullathorne

4:30am Friday 18th October 2013

Lucy Porter’s new show is based around the North-South divide – but in her view, Brighton is a city which bucks the trend.

Brighton boy Seann Walsh on his new show, The Lie-In King

The Argus: Seann Walsh

5:20am Friday 11th October 2013

In his final class as a pupil at Brighton’s Dorothy Stringer High School, Seann Walsh asked his drama teacher whether she thought any of his class could go on to be actors. She said yes.

Adam Buxton talks about the wonders and downfalls of the internet

The Argus: Adam Buxton

5:00am Friday 11th October 2013

"I suppose for a lot of comedians the internet is a bit of a dangerous thing – a black hole into which your time can vanish.

Foster's Comedy Award winner Bridget Christie on feminism and fishing rods

The Argus: Bridget Christie

9:57am Friday 4th October 2013

Bridget Christie admits there may well be a link between her stopping dressing up on stage (she has been ants, donkeys, Charles II) and winning the highest accolade in UK comedy, the Foster’s Comedy Award.

Jeremy Hardy reveals his skill for finding jokes other people miss

The Argus: Jeremy Hardy

4:50am Friday 4th October 2013

“Comedians are a f***ing vain bunch of passive aggressive needy narcissists for the most part.”

Comedian Sean Lock on why he's like 'an old donkey working its way up the Andes'

The Argus: Sean Lock

4:40am Friday 4th October 2013

"I’m not one of those guys who shot to fame. I’m like some old donkey working its way up the Andes.”

David Baddiel returns to stand-up after 15 years

The Argus: David Baddiel

4:30am Friday 4th October 2013

FAME affects people in different ways. There are those who go out of their way not to be noticed – going shopping in disguise like Michael Jackson – and there are those who tip off the paparazzi and deliberately court controversy through semi-naked twerking at awards ceremonies.

Stewart Lee returns to Brighton with a new show

The Argus: Photo by Steve Ullathorne

10:10am Monday 16th September 2013

Deadpan, unfazed, poker-face comic Stewart Lee is exactly the same in interviews as on stage.

Ardal O'Hanlon on life after Father Ted

The Argus: Ardal O'Hanlon

4:50pm Friday 13th September 2013

How many people, when asked to name a famous priest, would offer up Father Ted Crilly?

Squawker Award-winner Ingrid Dahle tells how her life has changed since receiving the comedy prize

The Argus: 2012 Squawker Award-winner Ingrid Dahle

4:00pm Friday 30th August 2013

After winning last year’s Squawker Award, comedian Ingrid Dahle showed the trophy to everyone she met.

Japanese comedy duo Gamarjobat pay a visit to Brighton's Komedia

The Argus: Gamarjobat. Photo by Takashi Kato

6:00pm Friday 26th July 2013

Best known as a mime act, the Japanese comedy duo are “crossing a line” with their first performance in the city since 2008’s genre film pastiche The Western.

Gráinne Maguire – One Hour All Night Election Special

10:00am Sunday 14th July 2013

Gráinne Maguire loves politics. So much so she once had a photo of Tony Blair on her locker at school.

Addy Van Der Borgh: Addy Time

The Argus: Addy Van Der Borgh, photo by Steve Ullathorne

10:00am Monday 10th June 2013

He has Dutch ancestry but Addy Van Der Borgh’s comic references are from the English-speaking world.

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts Of Minor Dissent

The Argus: Mark Thomas

10:00am Tuesday 4th June 2013

Rabble-rousing investigative journalist and comedian Mark Thomas surprised his fans by writing a show about his opera- loving father.

Julian Clary: Position Vacant, Apply Within

The Argus: Julian Clary

10:00am Saturday 1st June 2013

It was his partner abandoning him for the bright lights of LA which inspired Julian Clary’s current tour, which is coming to Brighton as part of an extended spring tour.

Nathan Cassidy: Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner

The Argus: Nathan Cassidy

5:00pm Friday 17th May 2013

Nathan Cassidy loves to gamble. So he’s taking a massive punt on himself to win the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2013.

Eccentronic Present Neurovision

The Argus: Eccentronic Present Neurovision

5:40pm Friday 10th May 2013

The Croydon Advertiser described their Kraftwerk-style tribute to the city’s tram system as the town’s answer to international YouTube hit Gangnam Style.

Coin-Operated Girl

The Argus: Coin-Operated Girl

5:20pm Friday 10th May 2013

Miranda Kane was a 25-stone call girl who charged £2,000 a night when she worked in the sex industry.

Eddie Izzard

10:00am Tuesday 7th May 2013

Last summer Eddie Izzard played to less than a hundred people on the roof of De La Warr Pavilion. His next four dates in Sussex are at the Brighton Centre: capacity 4,500.

Dolly Mixture

The Argus: Dolly Mixture

5:30pm Friday 3rd May 2013

Georgina The Bride is Britain’s worst bride-to-be. To compound the situation, the Sloaney girl shares her pre-wedding thoughts with the world through a series of video blogs.

Ben Champion: Human

The Argus: Brighton Fringe logo 2013

5:00pm Friday 3rd May 2013

As scientists consider the ethics behind Neanderthal clones, musical comedian and writer for Blue Peter, Absolutely Fabulous and Disney Junior Ben Champion investigates what it is to be human.

Josh Widdicombe

10:00am Saturday 27th April 2013

With his own XFM show, a stack of awards and regular stints on cult comedy shows Mock The Week and Channel Four’s The Last Leg, it’s hard to believe Josh Widdicombe first walked on to a stage in 2008.

Mae Martin

The Argus: Mae Martin

6:00pm Friday 26th April 2013

Mae Martin has been in the stand-up game since she was 13. She was one-third of Canada’s youngest sketch troupe, The Young And The Useless, whose first slot on stage was well past their bedtime.

Jack Dee

10:30am Saturday 30th March 2013

Jack Dee has spent eight days in the Big Brother House and travelled the Zambezi River for Comic Relief as well as starring in his own sitcom Lead Balloon.

Harry Hill's Sausage Time

The Argus: Harry Hill

10:00am Tuesday 12th March 2013

Harry Hill is on the road for the first time since 2005. It’s been a year since TV Burp aired for the final time and he joins a list of comics who have decided to return to their roots.

Mitch Benn: Reduced Circumstances

10:00am Saturday 9th March 2013

Mitch Benn’s audiences at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe received something of a shock when the singing comedian they had come to see walked onstage.


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