SH!T THEATRE’S ORIGINAL SING-A-LONG-A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
Thurs 7 Dec
Whoever says they hate A Muppet Christmas Carol is lying. Join Sh!t Theatre’s sing-a-long original version of a this classic and relive your childhood with sing-song of the greatest Christmas films of all time. Back by popular demand after last year’s Christmas sellout, Sh!t Theatre is back to fill Marlborough Theatre with laughter and seasonal joy. Made up of Louise Mothersole and Becca Biscuit, these award-winners and major muppet fans, are here for you to witness laughter, redemption and singing food. With free whiskey and goody bags, plus a special guest performance by a surprise local artist, what’s not to enjoy. And of course, muppet virgins are also welcome.
MUCH ADO ABOUT CRIMBO!
Sat 9 – Sun 10 Dec
Join as the spell-bound of Christmas comes centre stage as showbiz legend Derek Daniels and a majorly seasonally silly, slightly Shakespearean game of musical bingo comes to the Marlborough Theatre. It really is Much Ado About Crimbo. Derek will be singing a musical medley of festive classics, dropping a few well-known Shakespearean quotes in an attempt to retell the traditional Christmas story of the Nativity. Joining Derek onstage will be his old showbiz sidekick and loving friend Ronnie Hazelnut on the piano. Get your competitive shoes on! Listen out for the songs and quotes you hear, tick them off your bingo card and challenge your friends to win the Full House to claim a prize from under the tree.
TINA C – HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!
Mon 11 – Tues 12 Dec
Comedy in the form of a country singer and agony aunt, Tina C aka Chris Green, who again offers a uniquely brilliant festive show. Defined by The Guardian UK as ‘The best character comedy you will ever see.’ This time, join to celebrate a night of Christmas laughter and fun around the heart-warming fire of musical comedy. Winner of the First and Foremost Cabaret Award for Best Show at Brighton Fringe 2017 and heard on her BBC Radio 4 series. This American legend talks of her life, her view of the world and sings in celebration of the birth of a baby who was born and brought people of all religions together as one.
Tues 12 Dec
Star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats returns with another nationwide tour to complain and give no incite on the state of the world. Since touring last, he is still questioning all things important to his heart – like why no one else alive can seem to correctly load a dishwasher?
His pedantry and barely-suppressed misanthropic rage has meant he’s massively in demand for television and radio appearances including; Have I Got News For You, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The O2 and Taskmaster. See how Jon deals with trying to understand what is happening with the world whilst ultimately answering none of the questions he sets out to do.
Image by Andy Hollingworth
Sun 17 Dec.
This month’s Smiley Sunday serves as the closing party of a fun day, held in aid of TIA Volunteers. This amazing charity was set up to work with animal conservation projects and communities in Africa.
This excellent comedy night is also about to hit double figures and will be celebrating in hilarious style. They’ll have a fab raffle and happy hour prices at the bar all night, as well as buy 1 get 1 free cocktails! They’ll also be the finest local talent to keep ypu smiling all night, including the comic talents of Rob Dumbrell, Will Preston, Hassan Dervish, Karen Blott, Matt Nicholson, and David “Riggs” Regan, plus headliner and South Coast Comedian of the Year 2015 – Joe Foster! All of this is being kept together by the wonderous skills of compere Brodi Snook! Admission is only £3, and all proceeds will be going to TIA Volunteers.
Mon 18 Dec
Back with a show that’s quickly selling out, The Scummy Mummies Christmas Show is deemed to be an evening of festive laughs and fun for less-than-perfect parents. With four children between them, video games journalist and aspiring stand-up comedian, Ellie Gibson and comedian Helen Thorn are ‘scummy’ mums, setting out to bring laughter and share embarrassing stories with audiences. There is set to be scummy carols, yuletide sketches, festive stand-up and jokey Santa stories. Based on the UK’s No.1 Kids and Family Podcast, recommended by many renowned names, the two have recently published a book. The Scummy Mummies will be selling and signing copies after the show, if you are in need of a Christmas gift for a fellow Scummy parent.
ADAM KAY’S SMUTTY CHRISTMAS SONGS
Thurs 21 Dec
Offering a safe-escape from the horrors of the pantomimes at fellow theatres during this Christmassy period, Adam Kay presents an evening of filth and humour. Awardwinning comedian and best-selling author, welcomes you to join his evening filled with seasonal smut and diary entries from his former career as a junior doctor. Adam first achieved his success as front man of Amateur Transplants, obtaining 20 million YouTube hits, and recently released book This is Going to Hurt surrounding his career in the medical industry. This show sell-outs every year since 2008, is set to be the perfect tone setter for some filthy Christmas spirit and horror stories from an insider of the NHS profession.
BOGAN BINGO – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Sat 23 Dec
A Bogan is described as an unsophisticated person of low social status and can usually be found sporting an extremely fashionable hairstyle, named the mullet. Bingo is typically played by your elders, this time however it’s about to get serious. Get ready for the fastest paced, most chaotic comedic bogan bingo game ever known to man. Presented by two fellow rock lovin’ trailer trash Australians, this comedic bingo session will be a focus of your favourite 80’s anthems and humour. Set to be a ridiculously unbelievable night, which could result in you walking away with one of the great prizes. Dress code of course is encouraged: “Trailer trash fashion and 80’s passion”.
Thurs 28 Dec
Of course it’s back, every last Thursday of the month, new, unblemished comedy stand-ups come centre-stage at Komedia’s sell-out Comic Boom event. Jill Edwards’ hand-picked selection of rising comedic stars get their chance to get a break with this top-quality night of comedic insanity. Hosted by MC Mark Simmons, this friendly, fast-paced evening of hilarious catchphrases and lines, featuring some of the top headliners and rising stars within the comedic circuit. This month brings Zoe Lyons as headliner, who’ll ensure it’s a fun night out for you, family and friends during the Christmas period.
image by Steve Ullathorne
DOUBLE BILL: JOEY PAGE & TOM PARRY
Thurs 11 Jan
Komedia welcomes a double bill of hilarious comedians… Member of hugely triumphant sketch group Paddy’s – Tom Parry is arising star tries out his latest material on the crowd. Nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2015 from his solo debut Yellow T-Shirt, he steps up to the stage once more with an array of comedic value for all audiences. Joey Page – If you have ever wanted to know everyone you could surrounding the universe through the medium of a complete and utter fool, now’s your chance. An idiot who tries to make sense of the entire universe in under an hour? Joey truly questions what the point in everything actually is, and if there are parallel universes, imagines what they are like.
PATRICK MONAHAN: REWIND SELECTOR 90S
Sat 27 Jan
Connaught Studio, Worthing
Winner of the 2011 ITV1 series Show Me The Funny which led to his DVD Patrick Monahan Live, Patrick has been on the seen for a number of years now and is a favourite amongst many. His comedic style is a mix of high-energy and engaging topical and observational conversation.
In his latest tour, Patrick begins comparing life as an Irish/Iranian immigrant teenager during the 1990’s. Growing up it was obvious that Patrick found himself on the fence, trying to blend in with all other teenagers but ended up with all the other ethnic groups. Using his personal experiences, with emotive subjects, he directs it against sharp hilarious moments. It’s one not to miss.
image by Steve Ullathorne
IRON CLAD IMPROV
FUNNY FOR FOOD W/ JOE WILKINSON
Thurs 7 Dec
Caroline Of Brunswick
THE NOISE NEXT DOOR’S COMEDY LOCK-IN XMAS SPECIAL
Sun 10 Dec
MR D’S ANTICHRIST-MAS SHOW AN INVERSION OF THE NATIVITY
Tues 12 Dec
Caroline Of Brunswick
Fri 15 Dec
FUNNY TO A DEGREE
Mon 18 Dec
FUNNY WOMEN BRIGHTON NIGHTS
Sat 27 Dec
THE ABSTRUSITY OF LOU DACQUES
Sat 20 Jan
COMIC BOOM W/ GARRETT MILLERICK
Thurs 25 Jan