THE QUEEN’S KNICKERS
Sat 8 Nov
Ropetackle Arts Centre
This ridiculously riotous production follows the events that unveil after the Queen’s pants disappear without a trace. Guarded everyday by the Queen’s dutiful maid Dilys as though they were as treasured as the crown jewels, the pair awake one morning to find the knickers gone.
A nationwide search begins causing the entire country to enter a state of alarm, with several side-splitting adventures and hurdles for Dilys to overcome. An ode to clothes voiced by two gifted actors inviting you to watch a refreshingly fun performance enjoyable for all ages.
PAUL FOOT: HOVERCRAFT SYMPHONY IN GAMMON SHARP MAJOR
Wed 19 Nov
Dubbed a ‘cult classic’, Paul Foot takes hysterically perceptive wit to an all new level in his latest production – Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon Sharp Major. Gaining a remarkable following known as The Guild of Connoisseurs, Paul is best-known for his unbeatable appearances on BBC1’s “Would I Lie To You”, BBC2’s “Never Mind The Buzzcocks” and C4’s “8 Out Of 10 Cats”.
This skilled comic delves into the absurd, challenging the audience to leave without their sides aching from laughter. After receiving 5-star reviews all round, following his most recent tour, the irreplaceable Paul is one act not to be missed this Nov.
TONY JAMESON – FOOTBALL MANAGER RUINED MY LIFE
Wed 19 Nov
A fantastic debut for comedy newcomer Tony Jameson, with his never-before-seen UK tour. Following the realisation that he has been sat playing the same video game for the past 20 years, Tony fears he is doomed as his supposed mid-life crisis draws near, despite he is in fact only 33. Has he really thrown away the best years of his life? Is it too late for him to put things right or will he manage to escape his fast approaching fate. Taking a heart-warming and laid back stance to storytelling, Tony mixes together turbulent tales with football references he hopes you
have heard of.
SEAN HUGHES – PENGUINS
Tues 25 Nov
The Old Market
Back on tour after being awarded the Herald Angels Award for Best Comedy Show and achieving sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe, Sean Hughes brings his outstandingly applauded ‘Penguins’ to Brighton this month.
Warmly acknowledged for his lengthy stretch as team captain on ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ (BBC2) and Channel 4’s Sean Show, the eccentric Irishman returns with a delightfully fun and surprising presentation which maps out Hughes’ teenage years back in Dublin. With twists and turns along the way, this wonderfully put together performance is both hysterical and heartwarming.
Tues 11 Nov
Unmasking several of the finest stand-up acts across the coast, Charity Chuckle is the South-East’s sole comedy fund-raiser, supporting a different local charity each month.
This month’s edition features Edinburgh Fringe newcomer Spencer Jones, also known for his recent roles in Skins and BBC’s Uncle; as well as stand-up comic Lou Sanders, as seen on Russell Howard’s Good News and fresh on the block comedy writer Stephanie Laing (pictured).
A popular event that frequently sells out fast, Charity Chuckle will leave you going home knowing your night out has helped aid
a local charity.
THE NOISE NEXT DOOR’S COMEDY LOCK-IN
Thur 13 Nov
Back in Brighton, after sell-out success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Noise Next Door return with a comedy lock in. A sure to be unforgettable performance, the night will no doubt unleash some superbly chaotic comedy, packed with uproarious gags and hilarious musical interludes.
November’s special guests feature BBC3’s ‘Badults’ and ‘Live at the Electric’ comedy duo Max and Ivan alongside stand-up genius and renowned storyteller Andrew Bird. An unequalled night of comedy with special guest performances featuring some of the finest acts on the comedy circuit.
BARNSTORMERS COMEDY CLUB
Sat 15 Nov
Ropetackle Arts Centre
Promising a night of first class comedy action, Barnstormers ensure a memorable time at the Ropetackle, each month featuring some of the finest stand-up comics from across the UK. With their unique style of comedy mayhem, the Barnstormers troupe never fails to entertain, capturing the audience from start to finish.
Packed with hilarious new sketches each month, the comics compete to win over the hearts of their audience, with plenty of interaction and a chance to join in. Enjoyable for any age group, Barnstormers remains an unbeatable night of laughter with plenty of fun to be had by all.
Fri 28 Nov
Ropetackle Arts Centre
Fancy a grumble about the globe? Got a bone to pick with British politics? Andy Zaltzman offers you the chance to just let it all out. On purchasing your ticket, you’re in with the chance to submit your very own satirical query on why the world is getting you down.
Following the success of his worldwide hit podcast The Bugle in which he stars alongside The Daily Show’s John Oliver, Zaltzman makes a worthy return with the most productive stand-up show of the year. Expect uniquely strung together hysterical responses to the worries and woes of your fellow audience members.
AN EVENING WITH NOEL FIELDING
Sat 29 Nov
A mind-boggling mix of music, live animation and stand-up comedy, from the brain behind The Mighty Boosh. Following frequent appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, Noel Fielding provides a brand new live tour sure to blow the minds of even the most eccentric amongst us.
Featuring a few of Fielding’s favourite TV characters including The Moon and Fantasy Man, you’ll be in for an unforgettable night of nonsense that will leave your brains warped for eternity. So prepare to enter into a fantastical world of pure gobbledygook for one whole night.
JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH: A WEE KEN TO REMEMBER
Sun 30 Nov
After the triumph of BBC Radio 4’s John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music, the brilliantly clever singer and organist appears with a freshly-hewn show in which he reminisces his favourite weekends past. Yet unfortunately, due to a typographical error on John’s poster, the singer is indebted to devote part of the evening in a tribute to his pocket-sized manager and next doo rneighbour, Ken Worthington.
Dubbed “Sheffield’s funniest man” by The Times, Shuttleworth performs several of his classic songs along with a glimpse at some of his newly written melodies. Flawless stand-up and a series of songs that will melt your heart.