Our Top 6 Comedy Shows in Brighton this December

Published On November 24, 2015 | By Julie Oliver | Theatre & Arts Features

December can be a quieter month for comedy with everyone heading out to their office Christmas parties. However, there are still plenty of shows to help you get your Christmas comedy fix. Below, we have selected the best Brighton comedy December 2015. Whatever your taste, we are certain there will be something for everyone in this selection of comedy highlights.


brighton comedy december 2015

Paul Foot: A Retrospective (3 shows) – Brighton Dome Studio

Don’t miss your chance to see ‘a cult classic, a relic from the past, a rare exotic bird’ – The Daily Express. Paul explains here the reason behind his Retrospective. “This year I really want to revisit three of my shows from the past and perform them side by side, one night after another. I want to do this because all three of these shows are very different from one another and were all created in a short period of time (2009-2012). I think they turned out the way they did simply because of an urge on my part to experiment with all aspects of a comedy show. They have all become shows I am very proud of and that I would love to share with my audiences today.”

Paul Foot 2015 By The Yard – Fri 4th Dec 2015 8:00 pm

Still Life – Sat 5th Dec 2015 8:00 pm

Kenny Larch is Dead – Sun 6th Dec 2015 8:00 pm


brighton comedy december 2015

Barbara Nice Countdown to Christmas – Komedia Studio

Join local housewife superstar Mrs Barbara Nice in a seasonal selection box of fun and frolics. Barbara Nice is the comedy creation of Janice Connolly best known for her role as Holy Mary in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights and as a much loved comedy circuit headliner, she has performed critically acclaimed shows at The Edinburgh Festival, and most recently starred in her own comedy sitcom pilot on Radio 2. What’s so fantastic about Barbara Nice’s performances is that no two shows are the same, but all shows definitely result in one thing – a life-affirming live experience. ‘Warm and spontaneous…brings out the hidden joy in us all’ The Independent

Date: Sun 13th Dec 4pm

Price: £12


brighton comedy december 2015

Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer: Christmas Album Launch Party – The Nightingale Room

This December join Brighton favourite Mr. B in celebrating the launch of his much awaited Christmas Album! Mr.B began his Chap-Hop career in the summer of 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations (UK rapper, jump-up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy) together and create a genre. His videos have garnered millions of views and his media appearances have included Newsnight, BBC Radio One, Radio Two, 6Music and Sky Arts. He was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and was described by the Daily Mail as ‘controversial’.

Date: Sun 13th December 7.30PM

Price: Early Bird £10/General Admission £12


brighton comedy december 2015

Jo Neary & Friends – Komedia Studio

Brand new Christmas special from much loved character acts Jo Neary with Dyball & Kerr! Laugh along with made up people, all based on real people. Jo Neary (best known as Judith in Ideal as well as numerous other TV character comedy roles, Google her!) was one of the best things I saw in the Brighton Fringe and it should follow that her night will be fantastic. ‘High class character comedy’ The Observer. Dyball & Kerr have also been described as ‘Pant wettingly funny’ by The Observer. It follows that the 2 acts together will make a fabulous comedy feast.

Date: Tue 15th Dec 8pm

Price: £9


brighton comedy december 2015

Krater Comedy Club New Year’s Eve Special – Komedia Main Space

If you’re looking for comedy on New Year’s Eve, Komedia’s award-winning comedy club Krater is the place for guaranteed top quality comedians. There’s a brilliant line-up, featuring Romesh Ranganathan. Romesh is on our screens currently on the BBC with his show ‘Asian Provocateur ‘ plus he’s the resident comic on The Apprentice ‘You’re Fired’. Catch him before we lose him to TV forever. There’s freshly prepared food available, so you can make a whole night of it. You can also upgrade to make it a joint Krater Comedy and Spellbound Club (alternative 1980s night) ticket, so you can have a dance after the comedy ends. ‘THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy’  The Independent.

Date: Thu 31st Dec 7pm

Price: Prices vary depending on ticket type. See website for details.


brighton comedy december 2015

Bill Bailey: Limboland – Brighton Centre

After touring in Australia and New Zealand to rave reviews, Bill’s latest live show is coming to Brighton. The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of LIMBOLAND. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. He rails against a world that doesn’t match up to our expectations and contemplates the true nature of happiness. And no Bill Bailey show would be complete without music, so we have Bill’s version of the protest song, a heart-rending country and western ballad played on a Bible, and a fabulously downbeat version of Happy Birthday. ‘Life in Limboland, consistently funny and dazzlingly quick.’ Sydney Morning Herald.

Date: Thurs 3rd December 8pm

Price: £27.90

About The Writer

Having given up her life in London as an Ad Agency Account Manager, Julie now, much more enjoyably, works as the Marketing Officer for Komedia. Comedy is her passion, and she has been performing stand-up herself for the last 3 years. Recently getting to the final of the Brighton Comedy Festival Squawkers Competition and The Max Turner Prize, she was also shortlisted for the BBC New Act of the Year Award 2014 and has made the final of Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year 2015. Apart from comedy, she likes to run along the seafront, which is preferable to the South Circular where she used to run in London.