Comedy Events

Michael McIntyre

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton

Friday-Wednesday May 25-30, 8pm

Tickets from £39.05

Funnyman Michael McIntyre, who presents Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on BBC1, is on his Big World Tour, which takes him across the UK as well as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Norway, and heading to America, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands for the first time.

Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit

Queer Homo

Waterloo Room, The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Monday and Tuesday May 28 and 29, 7pm on Monday and 8pm on Tuesday

Tickets £10.50/concs £8.50. Age 18+

In this award-winning stand-up show about a straight guy who fell in love with another man, Juuso Kekkonen’s autobiographical tale is about polyamory, BDSM and finding happiness.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Wednesday May 30-Saturday June 2, 9.45pm, except 8pm on Wednesday

Tickets £12.50/concs £10

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Joseph Morpurgo presents his masterpiece: a boundary-smashing nine-hour adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Or is it? This show features surreal set-pieces, vivid comic writing, subliminal pulse signals – and monsters. Picture: Paul Blakemore.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit

The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Thursday May 31-Saturday June 2, 7pm with a 2pm show on Saturday

Tickets £15/concs £12. Age 12+

This UK premiere of a Finnish musical comedy hit combines opera, musical variety and funny physical comedy. Baritone Jouni Bäckström has invited his brother Petri to spend some quality time cruising across the States, as only opera-singing brothers can, on the famous Route 66. Petri has other ideas – he has brought his pianist Jukka with him, who is working on his magnum opus The God Particle. Picture: Alejandro Lorenzo.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit

My Dad Wrote a Porno Live

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Monday June 4, 8pm

Tickets £31.65/age 16+

The team behind the hit podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno are on tour. What would you do if your dad wrote a dirty book? Ignore it? Not Jamie Morton. Along with his best mate James Cooper and BBC Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine, he reads a chapter from his dad’s Belinda Blinked saga.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Tuesday June 5, 8pm

Tickets £15.50/FWT £12.50. Ages 14+

Tom Allem, the sharply dressed, well-spoken and camp son of a working-class Bromley family, has already been seen on TV’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live At The Apollo, The Great British Bake-Off’s Extra Slice and The John Bishop Show, and is now on his debut solo tour.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

Fried Mind Show with David Terrence

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Friday June 8, 8pm

Tickets £10

Shoreham mind-reader and stand-up comedian David Terrence selects audience members and reveals their thoughts live on stage in a show packed with comedy moments.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit

Live at Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Saturday June 16, 7.30pm

Tickets £20/concs £15

Comedian Reginald D Hunter (pictured above) headlines a line-up of some of the best stand-ups around. Also appearing are David O’Doherty and Sofie Hagen. The evening is compered by Jen Brister.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit

Barnstormers Comedy Club

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Saturday June 16, 8.30pm

Tickets £13.50 and £15

Three top comics from the UK comedy circuit deliver a laugh-out-loud comedy night out.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit

Barnstormers Comedy

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Sunday June 17, 7.30pm

Tickets £10/£12 on the night. Over 18s only

Three top acts from the comedy circuit provide a night of laughter, with a top MC holding it all together.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit

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