OCTOBER: The Old Market’s Month of Comedy

This October the Brighton Comedy Festival returns for its thirteenth year and bringing us a huge selection of the worlds funniest comedy acts, but before the festival even begins, we have a trio of Britan’s very best comedians…

Here are our highlights:

 


PRE-FESTIVAL STAND-UP


TIM KEY: Single White Slut
Tues 07 October, 8pm
Star of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown climbs back into his poetry overalls to lean against his mic and make you laugh for another 70 mins.Now charming, he will recollect simple tales of love, gaze dead-eyed at the ladies, recite verse and do basic talking.

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MARK WATSON: Flaws
Wednesday 08 October
Winner of five major comedy awards. 24-hour-show luminary. Novelist. Watson (host of BBC’s We Need Answers, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week regular and star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better) returns to the road with his darkest, most personal show yet. Luckily, it’s also his funniest.

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DANNY BHOY: Please Untick This Box
Thursday 09 October
Danny Bhoy brings his natural gift for story telling and razor sharp wit to The Old Market celebrating the ultimate social media tool – word of mouth.
“One of the most sparkling wits in the world” The Montreal Gazette 

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Briefs: The Second Coming
Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 October, 9:30pm
Described as an Aussie ‘Cirque du Soleil’ meets ‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race’, the award-winning all male, all vaudeville, all trash brat-pack land in Brighton with their cult variety hit.

“Knowingly wacky, wildly skilful neo-vaudevillian” ★★★★★ The Times
“It’s an eye-popping spectacle that is both fabulously sexy and seriously clever.”  ★★★★★ Time Out

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TONY LAW: Enter The Tonezone
Friday 17 October, 7:30pm.
The completely insane Canadian comedian Mr Tony Law is striding back out on tour this Autumn with a brand new show. Dive into the zone of Tone for a brand new show of life-affirming, life-changing comedy from the multi award-winning nonsense-maker.

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More From Brighton Comedy Festival…

KNIGHTMARE LIVE: Level 2
Saturday 18 October, 7:30pm
The critically acclaimed stage adaption of the cult TV classic returns to Brighton Comedy Festival following sell-outs at Edinburgh and nationwide.
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ROBERT NEWMAN’S NEW THEORY OF EVOLUTION
Thursday 23 October, 8:45pm
Comedian, journalist, novelist and activist Rob Newman makes a hotly anticipated return to comedy with his first complete show in 7 years.
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ROBIN INCE: In and Out of his Mind
Thursday 23 October, 7:30pm.
After dabbling in Darwin and cleaning out Schrodinger’s Cat, Robin now delves into his mind and possibly your mind too.

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RICHARD HERRING: Lord of the Dance Settee
Friday 24 October, 7:30pm
After covering weighty issues like death, love, religion and spam javelins, “The King of Edinburgh” [List] is in a frivolous mood with this show about daftness  and how Herring’s whole career is a failed attempt to top a piece of visual slapstick comedy he came up with at 16.
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MARGARET THATCHER: Queen Of Soho
Friday 24 – Saturday 25 October, 9:30pm
Following an Edinburgh Fringe sell-out, the Argus Angel award-winning musical extravaganza returns to Brighton!
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THIS IS YOUR TRIAL
Saturday 25 October, 7:30pm
Top comedians are lawyers, prosecuting and defending charges set against you in a brand new improvised show,  “All rise for some proper off-the-rails anarchic humour and wit…”
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