Free Fringe at Brighton Fringe

Laughing Horse comedy, pioneers and stalwarts of free fringe are back with a packed schedule in 2019.

You only pay on the way out. So it goes…

This is affordable, free-spirited, fresh fringe.

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I want to see…

 The Adventures of the Bearded Lady

Our intelligent and intuitive way to find a show or event at Sweet Venues.

I want to see…

… an interactive comedy game show. Then see Comedy World of Sports

… a bearded lady. Then see The Adventures of the Bearded Lady

… an Australian stand-up comedian. Then see Daniel Muggleton: Nothing Personal

… some surreal comedy. Then see Andy Field’s Funeral

… improvised a Cappella. Then see Acaprov

… a comedy mixture of stand-up, improvisation, interactive debate and prizes. Then see Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

… Freya and Will in discussion with ABBA: a 50 minute comedy show in which two comedians host the prodigious pop ensemble in a hilarious and revealing interview. In the unlikely event ABBA are unable to appear. Then see Freya and Will in discussion with ABBA

… some stand-up comedy- a comedy show about definitely not wanting children… I think? Then see Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here 

… musical comedy, loop pedal nonsense and stand-up. Then see Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst

… Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year 2017. Then see Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

… a mixed bill of rising sketch and stand-up stars. Then see The Lol Word

… a sketch comedy show. Then see Northern Power Blouse

… some fun, educational comedy for all the family. Then see Dr Jones Funny Bones

… some comedy improv. Then see Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the C(ity Impro)side

… some solo comedy, a new hour-long show about ghosts, Irish men and why we need to forgive Taylor Swift. Then see Gráinne Maguire: It’s Problematic

… hilarious rants and raves from the funniest comic you’ve never heard of. Then see David Mills: Welcome to the Next Moment (“Mills deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Dave Allen. A legend in the making.” (Fringe Review)

… a surreal comedy show about a grotesque cake decorating shop in the Dordogne that has been secretly making fake weather since 1982. Then see Twonkey’s Ten Year Twitch

We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.

Link Collage

Here’s a different way to find a show at Sweet Venues

We’ve chosen a few intriguing images from the programme that grabbed us.

Click on an image that draws you and you’ll find a show – then get booking…






Keyword Chaos

 The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

We’ve selected evocative phrases from the Laughing Horse programme.

Click on the ones that intrigue you and you might just find the show you need to see…

“a joyous romp through his life in the UK as a Malaysian immigrant. See him tackle topics close to his heart, both big and small, from ‘how to prevent one’s loss of culture when in a foreign land?’ to ‘is Wagamama actually Asian?”

“a powerhouse mash-up of comedy and poetry about gangs, fitting right in and feeling left out.”

“Uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuate stories and conversation, shedding light on mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour. This show is for anyone who has ever overcome one of life’s many challenges or is battling to do so.”

“How do you fit into a chaotic high-flying world when all you have ever really wanted from life is a smaller forehead and some biscuits? And what happens when you are ready to fight for your dreams but refuse to remove your slippers?”

 Ian Lane: Paperweight

“Paperweight. Spatula. Cushioned tea tray. Chicken lattice. Which weapon would you protect your house with?”

“Ever confused a Volvo and a vulva? A G-string and a G-spot?”

“Nothing was happening, then he joined a new gym and a big, strong man would change his life forever. You couldn’t make it up.”

“An interactive (work in progress) experience in which the audience find themselves in the hands of three friendly faces of a horrific, demonic cult.”

“Hear about neurosis, low mood and attachment problems, with stories about his patients too. N.B. Exact details changed to preserve patient confidentiality (and to make them funnier).”

“Over the past year, Nick ‘Horse’ Horseman has got married, survived a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that killed 450 people and given up his day job to become the biggest rap superstar of all time. This is his story, told through gags, bangin’ hip-hop tunes and sweet visuals.”

We’ll be adding more recommended shows to our Keyword Chaos during the Fringe.