Comedy Shows in Brighton January 2016

Our Top 7 Comedy Shows in Brighton January 2016

Published On December 30, 2015 | By Julie Oliver | Theatre & Arts Features

For those of you shunning the detox and venturing out for some laughter in January, we’ve picked out some shows that you really wouldn’t want to miss. Whatever your comedic taste we are certain there will be something for everyone in this selection of comedy shows in Brighton January 2016.


Comedy Shows in Brighton January 2016Krater Comedy Club – Komedia Main Space

Krater Comedy Club has been the Chortle Awards Best Comedy Club in the South winner an unprecedented 12 times, so they must be doing something right! Throughout January they have a sale on their prime time shows. Save £5 per ticket on either their meal deal or show only tickets quoting promo code jansale16.

Performing every month are top circuit comedians, including in January Zoe Lyons, Chris Turner, Carl Donnelly, Ellie Taylor and Damian Clark to name a few. As well as the comedy, they serve a full menu with prime time shows so your whole evening is taken care of.
The place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy’  The Independent

Date: Throughout January, Thursday – Sunday.
Price: Prices vary, see website for details and offers.


Comedy Shows in Brighton January 2016Bent Double – Komedia Main Space

This monthly night in the 300 seater main space at Komedia, has been a favourite on Brighton’s Gay Scene for 10 years and winner of the Chortle Awards Best Club Night in the UK 2015. An irreverent night of comedy hosted by Brighton resident Zoe Lyons, star of numerous TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. This month’s headliner is star of Ricky Gervais’s ‘Derek’ Kerry Godliman, ‘She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic’ The Guardian. Plus support from Abigoliah Shamaun and Hannah Brackenbury. A snack menu will be available.

Date: Sunday 3 Jan 7.30pm
Price: £12/£9 concessions/£5 NUS/18-25


Comedy Shows in Brighton January 2016

Jape Culture – Hope and Ruin

A brand new night of comedy – so I am taking a bit of a risk in putting this one in – but I’ve been assured it’s going to be a great night. I’ll also be performing myself so it would be lovely to see a busy room.

Hosted by Bryony No, Jape promises to cut the lad banter to make room for some of the best stand up on the scene. January’s showcase south coast favourites William Stone, Jules Oliver (me!), Jane Postlethwaite, Cheekykita and headliner star of Russell Howard’s Good News, Sean Mcloughlin. With a fabulous prize definitely not bought from the pound shop for Best Audience Member.

Date: Monday 25th January 8pm
Price: £5/3


Comedy Shows in Brighton January 2016Stewart Lee: A Room with a Stew – Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Back by popular demand, Stewart returns to Brighton following previous sell-out visits, with fresh material in preparation for his next BBC2 series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. See it live now weeks ahead of transmission!
The only comedian who can get away with deconstructing and critiquing his own routines as he goes along. He, and his material, are simply that good.‘ The Independent.
More skilful and playful than ever‘ The Guardian.

Please note:  A Room With A Stew is the same show as visited in 2015 and it is possible Stewart will be performing some or all of the same material

Date: Wed 27th Jan 7.30pm
Price: £22


Comedy Shows in Brighton January 2016Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel – The Old Market

I’ve personally seen this show twice and cannot recommend it highly enough. It’s a true work of genius.

Undoubtedly one of the most talked-about shows on the UK comedy scene, Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel is a comedy play spun in the inimitable style of Jane Austen – and based entirely on audience suggestions. The reviews speak for themselves…
One of the most enjoyable shows on the fringe’ The Guardian.
Constant wit & verve’ The Times,
Supersmart and terrifically funny’  The Scotsman.
One of the most impressive comedy shows on the fringe’ Chortle.

Date: Fri 29th Jan and Sat 30th Jan 8pm
Price: from £10 TOM’s Friends 15% off


Comedy Shows in Brighton January 2016Funny Women – Komedia Studio

The UK’s leading comedy community takes their nationwide brand to what is usually a sold out Komedia, featuring the newest and most exciting female stand up in the UK, from their own Funny Women Awards and beyond!

This comedy show provides something for everyone! Komedia Studio is complete with cabaret style round tables, candles and a quaint bar perfect for an intimate evening of laughter,’ Broadway Baby.

They will also be continuing their support of the brilliant local charity RISE, which provides essential services for women and children who have experienced domestic violence.

Date: Sat 30th January 8pm
Price: £10/8


Comedy Shows in Brighton January 2016I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – Brighton Dome Concert Hall

BBC Radio 4’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage in 2016 with its sell out touring show. I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue has been delighting fans since 1972. Since its inception ‘Clue’ has seen its success blossom from the impish son of ‘I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again’ to the big daddy of all panel games. Join Barry Cryer, Miles Jupp, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense. Colin Sell provides piano accompaniment.

Whether the teams are singing the words of one song to the tune of another or entering the mythic maze of Mornington Crescent, they have now become the National Theatre of fun‘ Daily Telegraph.

Date: Sat 30th Jan 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Price: £26

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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.