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Brighton Comedy Festival PREVIEW!

Brighton Comedy Festival PREVIEW!

By: Aidan Cullen

Brighton Comedy Festival:

Getting tired of well mannered English society? Get ready to crease with laughter as Brighton Comedy Festival resurfaces from the depths, playing host to the best comedians the world can offer. Hitting up The Dome, Komedia and The Old Market this year’s event is bringing it’s A game with some of our favorite comedians taking the floor.

Ready for their audience of 30,000 Brighton welcomes: Dara O Briain, One Man Breaking Bad, Nina Conti, Ed Byrne, John Lloyd, Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, Lee Nelson, Rob Beckett, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Joe Lycett, Beardyman, Alfie Moore, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Fred MacAuley, The Thinking Drinkers Club, Sean Kelly, and that’s really just the tip of the iceberg.

Getting tired of well mannered English society? Get ready to crease with laughter as Brighton Comedy Festival resurfaces from the depths, playing host to the best comedians the world can offer. Hitting up The Dome, Komedia and The Old Market this year's event is bringing its A game with some of our favourite comedians taking the floor. 

Ready for their audience of 30,000, Brighton welcomes: Dara O Briain, One Man Breaking Bad, Nina Conti, Ed Byrne, John Lloyd, Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, Lee Nelson, Rob Beckett, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Joe Lycett, Beardyman, Alfie Moore, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Fred MacAuley, The Thinking Drinkers Club, Sean Kelly, and that's really just the tip of the iceberg.

As per, the gala opening night will feature a surprise line-up of big hitters along with the 'Best of The Fest' multi bill line-ups on Saturdays. Brighton's made itself known as the audience of comedy in the UK and they're ready to prove it. The rejuvenating sea air breathes easier with laughter, creating an awesome mix not to be underestimated. Lasting 16 days with over 70 performances, once again Brighton will truly serve as an ocean of laughter. 

Now I'd check out everyone you can, but if you want my personal favourites to keep an eye out for and dates cleared, you could do far worse than these guys: 

Dara Ó Briain: 

Almost everyone will recognise this comedy genius. Dara's shows are awesome enough to sell on his own mindset alone. If you're looking for a new way of thinking and more than a few laughs, definitely head down to check out his Crowd Tickler show. In my personal opinion, he's the sharpest of the lot when it comes to unraveling hilarious and disarming home truths about our country. I can't wait to see him do it again here. 

Ed Byrne: 

Another Irishman, looks like I've got a type, but still you have to admit this funnyman has a real talent for homespun and personal improv. He has the uncanny ability to turn his personality and experiences into stories anyone can relate to and I love that in a comedian. He's straightforward, honest and every time his shows finish I can't help but feel relieved. After all, at least I'm not alone in hating Hostel Part 2

Festival of the Spoken Nerd: 

Haven't you heard? Nerds are the next big thing! If you've ever hated that then you're with me, we can stand united against the onslaught of Big Bang Theory fans. Festival of the Spoken Nerd, however, is the perfect satire to wipe that slate of hate clean. Just enough science to be true nerds, yet enough showmanship to put us all to shame, FSN shows have genuinely astounded me with some of their experiments. Want proof, check out the video below. What's even more amazing is how many laughs this gets in a live show. 

 

Interested? Tickets are on sale now at www.brightoncomedyfestival.com from 9th – 24th October 2015. 

 

All Shows: 

Friday 9 Oct

20:00Opening Night Gala  

Brighton Dome Concert Hall

  

Saturday 10 Oct

19:30 David O’Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of us Are Looking at David O’Doherty  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

19:30James Acaster: Represent  

Brighton Dome Studio 

  

21:30Frisky & Mannish: Just Too Much  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

Sunday 11 Oct

17: 30David O’Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of us Are Looking at David O’Doherty  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

20:00Jeremy Hardy Live  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

Wednesday 14 Oct

20:00Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler  

Brighton Dome Concert Hall  

 

Thursday 15 Oct

20:00 Patrick Kielty: HELP!  

Komedia Downstairs  

 

Friday 16 Oct

19:30Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

19:30Hardeep Singh Kohli: Big Mouth Strikes Again  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

21:30Jason Byrne: 20 Years A Clown  

The Old Market Theatre  

 

21:30 The Thinking Drinkers Guide to the Legends of Liquor  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

Saturday 17 Oct 

19: 30 – John Lloyd: Emperor of the Prawns  

The Old Market Theatre  

 

19:30Max & Ivan: The End  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

19:30Sean Kelly: Live!  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

20:00Best of the Fest  

Brighton Dome Concert Hall  

 

21:30 The Thinking Drinkers Guide to the Legends of Liquor  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

21:30 Tommy Tiernan: Alive in Brighton  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

Sunday 18 Oct

17:00No Such Thing As A Fish  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

19:30Sarah Kendall: A Day In October  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

20:00Tommy Tiernan: Out of the Whirlwind  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

Wednesday 21 Oct

19:30Fred MacAulay: Twenty Fifteen  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

20:00Beardyman: One Album Per Hour  

The Old Market Theatre  

 

20:00Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler  

Brighton Dome Concert Hall   

 

Thursday 22 Oct

19:30Nina Conti: In Your Face  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

19:30Brett Goldstein: Burning Man  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

20:00Beardyman: One Album Per Hour  

The Old Market Theatre  

 

20:00BIG CHEER for Amaze!  

Komedia Downstairs  

 

21:30Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

21:30Myra DuBois: Self AdMyra  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

Friday 23 Oct

19:30Richard Herring: Happy Now?  

The Old Market Theatre  

 

19:30Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

20:00Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft  

Brighton Dome Concert Hall  

 

21:30Joe Lycett: That’s The Way A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

21:30Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

Saturday 24 Oct

19:30Festival of The Spoken Nerd: Just For Graphs  

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange  

 

19:30Nish Kumar: Long Word, Long Word, Blah Blah Blah… I’m so Clever  

Brighton Dome Studio  

 

19:30The Beau Zeaux: An Improvised Comedy  

The Old Market Theatre  

 

20:00Best of the Fest  

Brighton Dome Concert Hall  

 

21:30Nick Helm: Masterworks in Progress  

Brighton Dome Studio 

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