Best of Brighton comedy – Oct 2017

Simon Day2SIMON DAY, IN CHARACTER
Thurs 5 Oct
Komedia

Fast Show star Simon Day is bringing his comedic multiple personalities to Komedia. The show presents Billy Bleach, a long time unemployed know it all, who lives with his mother will speak to the public for the first time since being in rehab for gambling and repetitive sexist remarks. Geoffery Allerton, a confirmed bachelor and Yorkshire poet will be presenting some of his poems. Then there’s Tony Beckton, a dangerous criminal who’s spent 27 years in various prisons will be reading from his Beyond Reason memoirs.

Finally Brian Pern, progressive rocker stroke humanitarian will be playing some of his music and performing a bit of modern dance.
Watch one talented man, rolled into 4, and let their each individual characters have you in tears of laughter.

Micky Flanagan Press ShotMICKY FLANAGAN
Tues 3 Oct – Weds 4 Oct
Brighton Centre

On of the country’s most popular cockney comic is back on tour with his brand new show ‘An’ Another Fing…’. His last tour “Back In The Game” took a huge 129 shows, making it the biggest comedy tour in the world of the year 2013, selling 500,000 tickets in the UK and Ireland alone. Having presented a Radio 4 show, been on some of the nations favourite shows including Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats and Live at the Apollo there’s something about this cheeky chap that audiences can’t get enough of.

Maybe its his absence of pretentiousness, with an accent we can’t help but giggle at, and his past as a window cleaner! Talk about starting from the bottom.

Matt Lucas Little Me Jacket ImageMATT LUCAS
Fri 6 Oct,
Brighton Centre

This award-winning star is not least known for his role alongside David Walliams in Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, the shows that really tickled the UK’s funny bone. Having continued with his acting onto the huge success that was Les Miserabes in cinemas where he received great praise, to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids and more box office hits, this well-loved comedian is releasing his Little Me: My Life From A-Z tour this year.

The tour, he claims, is different from other memoirs we may have read, it literally comes in the form of A-Z, each letter representing something different to do with him and his life. There is no doubt that the recent Doctor Who star will provide a show with the playful comedy Britain has grown to adore.

Ellie Taylor 288 webELLIE TAYLOR
Sun 8 Oct
Komedia

Essex born comedian has more stand-up to share this October following a sell-out Edingburgh Festival season as well as her tour last year. The star has appeared on plenty of our favourite comedy shows as well as the ITV2 show Fake Reaction and reality programme Show Me The Funny. During her interview with Essex Live she described herself as being at her most funniest when she’s being honest, which is reflected in her anecdotes and sometimes slightly crude yet relatable humour. The 2016 Funny Women Awards mentor has had hour long shows about marriage and singledom and her current tour This Guy will bring up just as comical topics including her discussion on whether or not she should breed…

PAJAMA MENPAJAMA MEN
Mon 9 Oct
The Old Market

Pajama Men, who also go by the names of Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez, are a duo who’ve been building their specific and unusual style since they met in 1993. Their sets consist of stand up with a dash of sketch and hint of improvisation, creating a weird and wonderful spectacle. The outlandish characters and surreal storylines that Allen and Chavez create has an anarchic and inventive take on your average comedy show.
There’s never a dull moment with the New Mexico born pair, as they never fail to produce great, new material. Whether you are fans that have been following for years, or a first timer looking for a laugh, Pterodactyl Nights is one to have your sides splitting.

milton jones_photo by steve ullathorneMILTON JONES
Wed 11 – Thu 12 Oct
Theatre Royal Brighton

What do you get if you mix a messy haired, Hawaiian-shirt-wearing man with deadpan if not slightly neurotic comedy? Milton Jones of course. Milton is Out There again this year with his new tour, where he’ll definitely be… well, out there. As always, this kooky comedian will be as punny as ever, with his terrible yet terrific one liners. Since winning Best Newcomer Award in 1996, Milton has continued to tour the country throughout the decades, hosting multiple radio shows and appearing frequently on Mock the Week where he tends to stare vacantly into the camera after a good joke, adding to his odd, and interesting style. He will be talking about his life so far – the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too, maybe he will do politics a favour!

Steve BugejaSTEVE BUGEJA
Thurs 12 Oct
Komedia

Join BBC New Comedy Award winner Steve Bugeja as he relives the fateful summer when he spent his time in America in his brand new show Summer Camp. A summer working at a kids camp, being mistaken for Prince Harry, like most men who have the English accent. This is his third solo show following the previous tour ‘Unpronounceable’ which became critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Steve Bugeja may also been now associated with the TV show that caused havoc for reality TV addicts: Love Island Aftersun (ITV2) as well as joking alongside Russell Howard in his Stand Up Central.
Not only has he been named “Truly Hilarious” by Fest Mag, but his stories are compelling enough to keep you glued to your seat.

Luisa Omielan - Am I Right Ladies HIGH RES

LUISA OMIELAN
Mon 16 Oct
Komedia

Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan is bringing her smash hit show Am I Right Ladies!? to Brighton. Her first show ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’ was praised by The Guardian as being “one of the biggest stand up hits of the last decade” and was launched on BBC3 as a stand up special.

This outgoing lady is all about female empowerment, including her joke on the ‘Thigh Gap’ which went viral with over 40 million views, her witty jokes are owned by her sassy personality. There’s no stopping Luisa after she sold out tours in twelve countries, released a book and crowdfunded a DVD. This tour is a one off special, book early to avoid disappointment.

Paul ChowdreyPAUL CHOWDHRY
Sun 29 Oct 2017
Theatre Royal BrightoN

Not only has Paul Chowdhry previous sold out a 100 date tour in 2015, but has been labelled by The Mail on Sunday as “a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game “. Despite his not so huge TV profile, having appeared on a couple of live at the Apollo’s and hosting the last series of Stand Up For The Week, Chowdhry has one of the most diverse audiences of any current stand up.

His show ‘Live Innit’ covers a range of issues from class, race and good old Brexit, to Tinder and being mistaken as a terrorist. He manages to cover serious issues such as depression, but as many great comedians puts light and an angle of comedy on the darkness of the subject. ‘Live Innit’ is a highly anticipated stand-up show, which will be coming to venues nationwide.

John BishopJOHN BISHOP
Tues 24 – Thurs 26 Oct
Brighton Centre

Britains favourite Scouse John Bishop is bringing his Winging It tour to Brighton this autumn. Having been out the touring game for three years now, Bishop is gearing up for this tour to be his biggest and best yet, as he highly anticipates the adventure being back on the road again will bring. The name of the tour ironically came from John’s frustration of having to think up a tour name, so Winging It was exactly what he was doing!

His career has been a success having plenty of his own shows providing comedy, entertainment and documentary and has been praised for the work he has done for charity including raising £4.2 million for Sports Relief. If seeing John on one of his many chat shows just isn’t giving you your comedy fill, then get town to the Brighton Centre, but book quick as the tour is selling out fast!

Also recommended…

RISKY RABBIT
Weds 4 Oct
The Caroline Of Brunswick

BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY BRIGHTON
Tues 10 Oct
Komedia

COMMUNITY MATTERS
Weds 11 Oct
The Caroline Of Brunswick

SMUT SLAM: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
Thurs 12 Oct
The Caroline Of Brunswick

JIMMY CARR
Mon 16 Oct
Devonshire Park Theatre

IAIN LEE & KATHERINE BOYLE: THE RABBIT HOLE LIVE
Sat 14 Oct
The Caroline Of Brunswick

RETURN OF THE DIAMOND BLONDE
Fri 20 Oct
Rialto Theatre

BARNSTORMERS COMEDY CLUB
Sat 21st Oct
Ropetackle Centre

AYESHA HAZARIKA MBE: THE STATE OF THE NATION
Tues 24 Oct
Komedia

CLOCK TOWER COMEDY
Thurs 26 Oct
The Quadrant

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