Comedy Events

Bridge to Farce

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Friday and Saturday August 24 and 25, 8pm on Friday and 7.15pm on Saturday

Tickets £16.50. Adults only

Politically ambitious Margaret and long-suffering husband Norman are expecting a new couple into their bridge circle. When wife-swapping beginners Barry and Angie arrive by mistake, both couples spend an alarming evening at cross purposes… Meanwhile, bridge-playing Edward and Charlotte – Margaret & Norman’s intended guests – enjoy a party with George and Zoe – Barry and Angie’s intended hosts. When the party is in full ‘swing’, all are caught in compromising situations as Bridge turns to Farce…

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.



Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Friday August 24, 8pm

Tickets £29

The award-winning comedian Jimmy Carr is on his The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour, which brings a selection of his very best jokes and new material to his audiences. His tour “distils everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by into one incredible unparalleled night of entertainment”.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.



Giggleoes Comedy

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Saturday August 25, 8pm

Tickets  £14/£16 on the door

Giggleoes presents an evening of stand-up with four comedians: Ben Norris, a veteran of TV’s Mock The Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Steve Gribbin, who has fun mocking the failures of Southern Rail, and the musical mischief of Paul Thorne, who specialises in improvisational takedowns. The evening is compered by Roger Monkhouse.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.



Roy Chubby Brown

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Friday August 31, 7.30pm

Tickets £24

Roy Chubby Brown is back and he’s as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing. His trademark flying helmet and goggles, coupled with his coat of many patches, make him instantly recognisable.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.



The Dressing Room

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Sunday September 2, 5pm

Tickets £21.50/concs £19.50/Friends £4 off

The Dressing Room is a comedy play written by Bobby Ball that combines sitcom and variety with stand-up comedy from TV comedy duo Cannon & Ball and Johnny Casson. It starts in the dressing room, where they tell behind-scenes and showbiz stories as they are waiting to go on stage at a run-down theatre where Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball find themselves involved in the crazy goings-on of compère Stu Francis and fellow comic Johnnie Casson as they take to the stage for their individual stage acts.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.



Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Saturday September 8, 8pm

Tickets £29

Comedian Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. She’s funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.



Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Sunday September 9, 8pm

Tickets £31.50/Friends £2.50 off

Comedian Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. She’s funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.



The League of Gentlemen

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton

Tuesday and Wednesday September 11 and 12, 7.30pm

Tickets from £39.05

The League of Gentlemen returns to the stage for its first UK tour in more than 12 years with their new live show The League of Gentlemen Live Again. It sees BAFTA Award-winning comedy legends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark and unhinged fictional village of Royston Vasey to theatres and arenas across the country. The critically acclaimed black comedy, which originally ran from 1999-2002 on BBC 2, also returns to our television screens this Christmas. The cast say, “The League of Gentlemen started as a live show over 20 years ago and in many ways performing in front of an audience gives us the biggest thrill of all. We’re overjoyed to be taking the citizens of Royston Vasey on a road-trip and can’t wait to see all the wonderful local places in our increasingly local country. Plus, we’d already gone to the trouble of getting the costumes and learning the voices again for the TV show, so we thought why not? Something to do, isn’t it?” 

Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.



Tom Allen: Absolutely

Alexandra Theatre, Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis

Thursday September 13, 8pm

Tickets £15.50

Tom Allen, 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 01243 861010 or visit alexandratheatre.co.uk.



Austentatious

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Sunday September 23, 7.30pm

Tickets £17.50/concs £16

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of comic performers. In each show, the cast conjure up a new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark .The show, performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, comes fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in London’s West End and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Austentatious is performed by Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Andrew Hunter Murray, Cariad Lloyd, Charlotte Gittins, Daniel Nils Roberts, Graham Dickson, Joseph Morpurgo and Rachel Parris, with each show starring five-six members of the cast.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.



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