IF you’re looking for a laugh then you’re in for a treat at the Brighton Fringe festival.

The largest arts festival in England is under way, with a month of entertainment across the city, including a variety of comedy.

With more than 700 shows and events, festivalgoers are spoilt for choice with cabaret, circus, dance, drama and drag shows.

Among the events being held on Thursday, May 12, include:

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Hosted at The Walrus, the annual selection of some of the best in stand-up comedy is back.

Event organisers said: “This show is a succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners, alongside the best in fresh new talent with four different comics at each show, all selected from shows all around Brighton Fringe.”

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty To Me

Following her first US tour, the award-winning stand-up Eleanor Conway is back with a high-energy show.

The set will explore topics of sex, addiction and dating and will take place at The Walrus in Ship Street.

Open Mic Night by Mic Records

Anyone is welcome to sign up to take part at the open mic night at The Lion and Lobster in Sillwood Street.

The show rules include no profanity or explicit content, 20 to 25-minute sets, self-promotion encouraged and instruments available.

Love and Money

Created by internationally acclaimed writer Dennis Kelly, this play is told backwards.

It features Paul Moriarty from the original London cast, along with Amy Kidd, Jack Kristiansen, Nathan Ariss, Sarah Mann and Peta Taylor.

The show is at The Lantern Theatre in Rock Place, Kemp Town.

Future Jazz at The Fringe

Held at Brighton Spiegeltent, the show offers a night of explosive jazz from two of the UK’s jazz scene's most exciting acts.

Ebi Soda and Beyond The Blue will both take to the stage, with music set to begin at 7.30pm.