Michael Mooney's Late Night Comedy Showcase

Hosted by Brighton's seventh favourite Glaswegian and featuring some of the best comics of the fringe and beyond, Michael Mooney's Late Night Comedy Showcase takes place at 22:30 at Verdict Comedy Club every Saturday night of the fringe. Expect an energised show with club sets from comedians delivering some of their best routines.

Annette Gregory and Friends: Jazz and Me

Annette Gregory is a jazz singer who is blessed with incredible vocal tones that are rich, smooth and full of soul.

Annette will be reflecting on her musical Journey, into Jazz.  Annette successful Ella tour, Ladies of Jazz tour,  has proven her jazz credentials. Annette now wants to share the full insight into, her musical heritage of reggae and soul music, Giving some of her favourite songs a jazz feel, but still leave room for those classic jazz standards.

Bingiddy Bongiddy

Content Warning: Audience Interaction, Loud Noises, References to Drug/Alcohol Abuse, Swearing.
Sonic clown, vocal looping, surrealism and smut. Dirty smut.

As seen/heard on BBC 3, Radio 4, 6 Music, the bus and the chippie.

“Packed with laughs and great energy throughout” ★★★★ (Fringe Guru)


The Book of Job: The Musical

You'll get a nasty rash of many colours from this threadbare epic - a tale of Rock'n'Roll, excess, death, disease and theology for people who love Andrew Lloyd-Webber musicals about biblical characters whose names begin with 'J' and also for people who hate them.

Created by Simon Indelicate of DIY indie legends The Indelicates and returning to the Fringe in 2020 'The Book of Job' is irreverent, hilarious, sympathetic to the devil and 100% theologically accurate.

“laugh-out-loud funny throughout - this is a show which seems to get better each time it is staged” ★★★★ (The Argus) Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult.

The Verdict's Sparkly Bird

Content Warning: Loud Noises, References to Drug/Alcohol Abuse, References to Mental Illness, References to Suicide/Self Harm, Swearing, Emotional triggers..

A journey through the last months of a young woman with depression, told via original song, dance, visuals, and aerial performance. This show is a raw and brave dedication to a loved one that leaves audiences uplifted and inspired.

Gay Eco-Socialist Folk Singalong: The Black Smock Band and Sam Cutting

Get ready for songs of passion, joy and revolution!

The Black Smock Band are South London's Premier Gay Eco-Socialist Folk band (probably) and have been inciting the good people of this land for ten years with their heady blend of reworked traditional songs and new music to bring things bang up to date.

Brighton local, Sam Cutting, draws from influences such as I Am Kloot, Villagers and Jonathan Richman. Sometimes brittle quiet, sometimes simmering anger, sung with a wry smile. His most recent album was Four in the Morning (2017).

Attitude Adjustment

Content Warning: Swearing.

Attitudes can change for the better, but they can also change for the worse. Join the winner of the 2019 Reading Fringe Festival Comedy Competition: Lucas Jolson. How did he get from “upbeat banter” (Chortle, 2015) to “very very bitter” (Comedy at Turtle, 2019). Expect the housing crisis, marriage in 2020, why young people feel poor and he is contractually obliged to tell some optimistic jokes.

Grandma! The Musical

Content Warning: Haze/Smoke Effects, References to Drug/Alcohol Abuse, Swearing.

A surreal, lo-fi pop epic about the birth of the coolest brother and sister band in the world - Grandma! Two actors, 10 characters, 30+ cardboard props and a narrator (who is honestly tired of all of this) tell the tale as Grandma! exit the womb, travel, find love and nearly start nuclear war. There will be songs about hedgehogs, guns, edible limbs and bad trips, played hard, fast, and not very well.
"I haven't laughed this hard in a long time!" (Our friend George)

Sam Leak's 'The Craft of Sound'

The Sam Leak Trio perform contemporary Jazz with a Gospel-tinged and Folk-inspired freedom and abandon, invoking the joy and emotion typified by Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett's 1960s trios. Showcasing music from their upcoming album, the ensemble maintains a sense of the tradition whilst performing music that is very much rooted in the present. Drawing on Leak's background in music psychology the music will be interspersed with fascinating insights about music and how we perceive it.

"Multi-faceted and smart as a pin, this is poetic chamber Jazz of a very high order" ★★★★ (MOJO)

Omar Ibrahim: Heretic (Work in Progress)

Content Warning: Swearing.

The philosophical musings of an existential fool. Omar used to be on the left, his new position is ‘The Transcendental Centre’, think Lib Dem on acid. In an attempt to move away from liberal orthodoxy and shape his own world view, Omar risks losing all of his friends by thinking for himself. A simmering offering of comical heresy served up by a delightful idiot.

“I laughed so much it hurt” (The New Current)
“A bright, nay, dazzling future in comedy” (The Bunbury)

Summer Dean and the Doll Headed Doll Heads

'Elegant Chair Likely To Win Village Show', 'Local Man Wins Carrot Growing Contest For the Third Time' and 'Parliament Square Voted Nicest Place to Live in the World'. You won't believe number four! A big dih-lish-uhs pie of savoury-ish content.


Heads. Hats. Hands. Music. Projections and Stories. In loving memory of sensible. Terms and conditions apply. Always read the small print. Your statutory rights are not affected.

Eggspiry Date

A one hour comedy show following the story of Loulou, a woman in her late 30s forced to make an imminent decision before her eggs reach their expiry date.

Loulou’s imaginative monologue is infused with eccentric characters, such as the gynaecologist who looks like George Clooney and the egocentric Vagina. Intertwined with quirky songs, 'My Eggs Are Rotting', 'We Are Animals' – the mysterious 'Yoni Land' comes to life. 'Eggspiry Date' is an eclectic sweet and sour show with crafty aesthetics which immerses the audience into Loulou’s fantastical world. #eggspirydate

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