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.

Omid Djalili And Jo Brand

The Argus: Omid Djalili

10:00am Wednesday 6th March 2013

Omid Djalili is in the record books for helping to raise 11 million dollars in under an hour at a charity event in Doha in 2006.

Rosie Wilby – How (Not) To Make It In Britpop

5:20pm Friday 1st March 2013

Most readers will not have heard of Britpop band Wilby. But that’s the point of the musician-turned-comedienne’s latest show.

Milton Jones: On The Road

The Argus: Milton Jones. Photo by Idil Sukan

9:00am Saturday 2nd February 2013

"Every joke is like tapping on the shell of an egg, and eventually the shell breaks. You can see people when it works – they’re not smiling, giggling or cackling, they’re laughing a lot at the ridiculousness of it.

That was the year that was...

The Argus: The London Olympics made us all proud, says Mark Brailsford

5:30pm Friday 21st December 2012

The Treason Show’s Mark Brailsford gives an alternative review of 2012

John Shuttleworth: Out Of Our Sheds

The Argus: John Shuttleworth: The Man With No More Rolls, Theatre Royal Brighton, Feb 6

9:00am Tuesday 20th November 2012

What sets John Shuttleworth aside from other versatile singer-songwriters is the fact he cares about his appearance even when he is just doing a phone interview.

Discover Ben Target

6:00pm Friday 2nd November 2012

Describing Ben Target’s Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe, comedy website Chortle founder Steve Bennett called it a “mad experience” rather than a show.

Strap In, It's Clever Peter Live

9:00am Saturday 27th October 2012

Sketch team Clever Peter and Brighton have long had a happy relationship.

Angela Barnes

5:30pm Friday 26th October 2012

There’s nothing like seeing the shortness of life to focus one’s mind. When Angela Barnes’s father died suddenly, she decided to do something he had been asking her to try for years: get on stage.

Dave Presents Comedy In The Dark

9:00am Thursday 25th October 2012

At one event in Edinburgh the entire front row took their clothes off and no one noticed.

Tony Law: Maximum Nonsense

9:00am Saturday 20th October 2012

The last two years have seen Tony Law win both the Chortle Breakthrough Award and the Amused Moose Laughter Award, as well as receive a nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award at this year’s Fringe.

Alexei Sayle

6:00pm Friday 19th October 2012

He promised never to return to stand-up but Alexei Sayle has a habit of defying expectation.

Russell Kane - Posturing Delivery

The Argus: Russell Kane, photo by David Venni

6:00pm Friday 19th October 2012

About this time last year Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Russell Kane was invited to appear on Celebrity Mastermind.

Steve Hughes: Big Issues

The Argus: Steve Hughes

9:00am Thursday 18th October 2012

Speaking to Australian black metal drummer turned comic Steve Hughes is like getting a stand-up performance all to yourself.

Dara O Briain: Craic Dealer

9:00am Wednesday 17th October 2012

Having just hit 40, host of BBC Two’s Mock The Week Dara O Briain is focusing on ageing in his first live stand-up tour for two years.

Rob Rouse: Life Sentences

9:00am Saturday 13th October 2012

His little girl may only be crawling at the moment, but her arrival has dramatically changed the way Rob Rouse views the world.

Festival Of The Spoken Nerd

6:00pm Friday 12th October 2012

Science and comedy have more in common than you might initially think.

Tim Key - Masterslut

9:00am Sunday 7th October 2012

Tim Key reckons he’s a poet but there’s a few in the literary world who would not agree. “Right at the start I was working out what my thing was and where it went – I didn’t know whether it was poetry or comedy, so I went to a poetry night where people were sitting on the floor on bean bags.

Abandoman – Party In The Key Of C

9:00am Saturday 6th October 2012

Even before Rob Broderick gets on stage as Abandoman his act is a bit of a laugh.



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