Comedy Previews: April 2018Jon Richardson returns to the Dome after December’s sell-out performance with his outstanding show, Old Man. Best known as the neurotic team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Richardson’s show sees the comedian in much the same light: complaining about the state of the world and offering no solutions.

Since his last tour he has seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking; why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?

TEZ ILYAS, Comedy Previews: April 2018KOMEDIA, Sun 8 Apr

The star of BBC Radio 4’s Tez Talks and BBC2’s Live at the BBC, Tez Ilyas brings his trademark cheek and uncompromising approach to Brighton for his slick, smart and subversive new stand-up show on a nationwide tour. If you’ve seen him on Mock the Week, you’ll know what to expect.


SUZI RUFFELL, Comedy Previews: April 2018KOMEDIA, Tue 10 Apr

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Suzi Ruffell is taking her critically acclaimed show Keeping It Classy on tour. Thought-provoking and hilarious, Keeping It Classy has nabbed Ruffell the working-class comedy crown of her generation – and a best breakthrough act nomination at last year’s Chortle Awards.


BILL BAILEY, Comedy Previews: April 2018BRIGHTON CENTRE, 

Fri 20 April

A compendium of travellers’ tales and the ups and downs of twenty years as a travelling comedian, Larks in Transit sees Bailey’s return to the stage with his musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence. In standard form, the show tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness – plus a few welcome surprises.


Downstairs at The Dove Thu 5, 12 and 19 April, The Black Dove:
Free comedy in the exceedingly classy downstairs room at the Black Dove.

On the Edge w/ Kelsey de Almeida, Fri 6 April, Caroline of Brunswick:
Young storyteller brings his unique brand of observational comedy to the Caroline.

All Girl Comics, Fri 6 April, Junkyard Dogs:
Free all-girl comedy open mic hosted by MC Karen Blott.

GOAT Comedy Season 3: The Jungle, Fri 13 April, Sweet Dukebox:
Sell-out show GOAT Comedy is back, set in the middle of the jungle.

Tiff Stevenson, Sat 14 April, Komedia:
Sassy Mock the Week star emerges from our dreams to the stage.

John Robins, Tue 17 April, Caroline of Brunswick:
Award winning comedian and DJ can’t break up with himself.


Titter, Sat 21 April, Caroline of Brunswick:
Brighton’s most sophisticated Saturday night comedy club.

Robin Ince,
Thurs 26 April, Ropetackle
In his first solo show for three years, Robin Ince hosts a special night about love, death and art (with a little bit of physics).

Simon Caine, Sun 29 April, Caroline of Brunswick:
The TV comedian laments failure and existentialism across 90 minutes of laughs.