OVER the next month, Brighton’s premier comedy venue will showcase some of the hottest comedians on the circuit before they perform at the Edinburgh Fringe. Komedia founder Colin Granger said: “Over the years we have forged brilliant relationships with comedians and it is a pleasure to welcome them back to support them in previewing their shows for Edinburgh.” Below, we round up our picks.

Eshaan Akbar: Not for Prophet

Monday, 8.45pm

Akbar is a privately educated former banker, ex– muslim and son of a Thatcherite and a Labour supporter. According to his biography, “he’s as confused as you are”. He has written for The Guardian, The Times and The Huffington Post UK.

Thunderbards: 4nd

Wednesday, 7.30pm

The stars of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama present their quickfire comedy with a combination of “heartfelt absurdity and sweat drenched toil”. They say they will “stop at nothing to make your day great again”. We’ll hold them to that.

Angela Barnes: Fortitude

Friday, June 30, 8.45pm

The “reluctant 40-year-old with some stuff to say” has appeared on Mock the Week, The News Quiz and Russell Howard’s Good News. She follows sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows in 2014 and 2015 with this brand new stand-up set.

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian

Monday, July 3, 8.45pm

The Cambridge University drop-out is now a professional poker player and he applies his analytical mind to his debut comedy routine. Cheng reached the final of the 2015 BBC New Comedy Awards and has since appeared on BBC Three.

Phil Nichol: Your Wrong

Thursday, July 6, 7.30pm

At its most basic, this show sees Nichol list all the things that he perceives to be wrong: Brexit, Twitter, Tinder, grammar and more. The comedian acknowledges his own mistakes, though, and says that not attending this gig would be your mistake.

Alice Marshall: Blood

Friday, July 14, 7.30pm

Marshall is renowned for her character comedy – she plays a range of weird and wonderful personas. Her new show, Blood, takes a “long, hard look at the darker side of humanity” and promises to have “serious bite”.

John Hastings: Audacity

Sunday, July 16, 7.30pm

The comedian, described as a “pleasure to watch” by The Times, claims to be “the funniest white comedian from Canada”. He was briefly vegan and is now in love. In Audacity, he comes to terms with his fear of confrontation.

Miss Glory Pearl: The Naked Stand-Up

Friday, July 28, 8.45pm

The burlesque performer presents an unabashed look at the body and our attitudes towards it. Both entertaining and enlightening.

Edinburgh Preview Season, Komedia, Brighton, Monday until August 1, For more information visit: komedia.co.uk or call 01273 647100