Brighton Comedy Fringe 2013

Published On September 17, 2013 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

4th – 27th October
Upstairs at Three and Ten
All tickets under £10

The place to see the stars of the future, Brighton Comedy Fringe has helped launch the careers of Seann Walsh, Jimmy McGhee, Angela Barnes and John Osborne, as well as featuring the likes of Pappy’s, Daniel Kitson, Josie Long, Robin Ince, Patrick Monahan, Simon Munnery, Ed Aczel and a whole plethora of others. 2013 sees Brighton’s most charismatic venue host another fantastic line-up of the best, and funniest, truly alternative comedy around.

Stand-up theatre pioneer Claire Dowie heads the bill, bringing her seminal ‘Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?’ show to Brighton. Also featuring is Rob Auton, who after exploring the colour ‘Yellow’ and in the process winning the Dave ‘joke of Edinburgh Fringe 2013’, is back with his new offering ‘The Sky Show’, highly-rated character comedian Chris Fitchew brings back his sell-out Brighton Fringe show ‘Just Jack’, and 2012 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Thom Tuck, formerly of cult sketch outfit the Penny Dreadfuls, alongside a healthy mix of up-and-coming talent and acts not easily pigeon-holed into definable categories.

Nicola Haydn, Artistic Director of Otherplace Brighton, who run the Brighton Comedy Fringe, says –

“this is the eighth year of the Brighton Comedy Fringe and I think the one in which the line-up most captures the spirit of fringe. We have comedy theatre, puppetry, classic literature in Jane Austen, spoken word, solo & sketch comedy, comedy duos, improvised comedy, musical comedy and the woman who created ‘stand-up theatre’ Claire Dowie, with her revival of acclaimed ‘Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?’. In short, there is literally something for everyone, and the fringe is where audiences can safely take a punt to find something different”.

Running from 4 – 27 October, alongside the Brighton Comedy Festival, Brighton Comedy Fringe offers audiences a breath of comedic fresh air, and the chance to sample something different from the usual TV-style comic fare, with added swearing, that a lot of mainstream comedy can be. Keeping it’s affordable ethos, with all tickets under £10, BCF 2013 offers audiences the chance to see bold new comedy in a delightfully intimate setting.

Check out our preview of ‘Thom Tuck’s Straight to DVD’ as part of the festival here.

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Other Great Stuff:

.Brighton Comedy Festival

.Win a Pair of Tickets to ‘Best of the Fest’ – Part of Brighton Comedy Festival

.£5 off Krater Comedy until the end of September

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