Excitement mounts in Brighton as the Christmas silly season comes to town!

Spencer Jones adds a Herbert to Charity Chuckle

We’re excited about the next two Chuckle Chuckles. We think they are going to be the best, funniest, most spectacular vernacular nights out in Brighton. And Charity Chuckle has won an award (the Natwest Venus Awards Brighton & Sussex) so it must be true!  Whether you love comedy, you’re com-curious or you just fancy doing something different – a bit of a laugh – do book now and make sure you’ve got your tickets!

A week from now (Tues 11th Nov) you’ll get the chance to see SPENCER JONES headlining Charity Chuckle in the Komedia Studio. He’s amazing, hilarious, very very funny. Is it his first time in Brighton? It can’t be – let us know. We saw his show in Edinburgh, Spencer Jones is The Herbert, and it cracked us up! Soooo silly. Like John Shuttleworth without the songs, like John Kearns without the monk, like Brian Gittins. He’s a must-see, and the rest of the line-up is fantastic too.

And now we’ve got JO NEARY compering the night with a great big dressing up box supplied by this month’s charity, Gladrags. Who knows what will happen, but it’s going to be so much fun! TUES 11 NOV, 8pm, Komedia, £10 or £5 concessions: CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE


For our big Christmas show on the 9th December we’ve got PAPPY’S headlining. Yes, PAPPY’S! Brilliant!

And with all the added sparkle of a bottle of P-Diddy’s Kristal, we are thrilled to have successfully begged the gorgeous and dangerous MISS BEHAVE to compere. That’s the best sleeper train to Edinburgh with no conditioning in a heatwave we’ve ever got! Her onesie was FAB-U-LOUS!

And ZOE LYONS! And award-winning newer comedians KATE LUCAS (Leicester Comedian of the Year 2014) and SOFIE HAGEN (Chortle Best Newcomer). Plus surprises, and prizes and probably even a meat raffle (the butcher, he say yes!) – HOO-HA!

This comedy benefit is part of the annual campaign, 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women, and money raised will be shared between domestic violence charity, RISE, and a sexual violence support service, Survivors Network, both based in Brighton & Sussex.

Zoe Christmas


More about November’s comedians:
SPENCER JONES  ‘A true silly billy and the biggest wally at this year’s Fringe’ John Kearns, 2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner
LOU SANDERS  ‘If Vic and Bob had had a baby back in their heyday, it would have grown up to be Lou Sanders. Bonkers’ BBC Radio
STEPHANIE LAING  ‘Disgusting and delightful in equal measure. She is definitely one to watch.’ Three Weeks
EVELYN MOK  ‘Brutal but funny’ Chortle
BEN VAN DER VELDE  ‘Whipsharp… with an air of mischievous mayhem’ Chortle
DARREN MASKELL  ‘Makes forty short minutes seem like a lifetime’ Three Weeks

Compere: JO NEARY ‘Hilarious off-kilter talent’ Sunday Telegraph. A brilliant character comedian – she was in Ideal with Johnny Vegas and Miranda with Miranda, and oh, loads of stuff. She loves dressing up.

Charity: Gladrags, the local charity bringing over 5000 affordable costumes to community groups, schools and colleges.


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Merry gigmas and a happy new year!

Charity Chuckle’s final hurrah last year at the Brighton Komedia had the TOP NEW ACTS of 2012, all award winners and future stars of comedy – Luisa Omielan, Lucy Beaumont, Ingrid Dahle – and of course the incredible Lucy Porter headlining.

Also for the very first time at a UK comedy gig there was a flash mob before the show to add to the fun. Talk about a warm-up routine! Check it out: 

The dance linked the 16 Days to End Violence Against Women campaign together with One Billion Rising, a global event to be held around the 14th Feb 2013 to raise awareness of Violence Against Women, particularly domestic violence.

Our next gig is on Tuesday 12th February back at the Latest MusicBar at 8.30pm. Our headliner is JOEL DOMMETT, a very funny man and rather hot to boot, ladies! He’s a nunchucking silver medalist (“skill”, not violence :)) so he might be a bit of a mover. Maybe we’ll test it out with a bit of a dance…


Lucy Porter interviewed about the 16 Days campaign and Charity Chuckle

Lucy Porter gave an interview to BBC Radio Sussex on Friday to talk about the 16 Days campaign against domestic violence. Lucy will be appearing at Charity Chuckle this month as part of the campaign.

Lucy talks about marriage, life as a working mum comedian and how the issue of domestic violence has affected her family.

You can find Lucy’s interview twenty minutes into the Sarah Gorrell drivetime show on iplayer here:


Charity Chuckle Christmas Cracker with LUCY PORTER

Looking for a hilarious Christmas party with no mess or fuss?
Tuesday 4th December 2012 at the Brighton Komedia
Lucy Porter, Jo Neary, David James, Helen Arney, Joe Wells, Rachel Parris, Ingrid Dahle and now with BBC2 New Comedy Award Winner, Lucy Beaumont!
Compered by Tiffany Stevenson, as seen in Show Me the Funny.

LUCY PORTER headlines a fantastic night of top-notch stand-up comedy,
helping to raise laughs, awareness and funds for local charities this Christmas.
The night is set to be the entertainment highlight of the
Brighton and Hove “16 Days to End Violence Against Women” events.
Tickets are likely to sell fast, so book now and arrive early for an extra special treat.

Guaranteed to put the fun into fundraising!

Tickets: £12 or £10 concessions from the Brighton Komedia Box Office;
Phone: 0845 293 8480; or online at www.komedia.co.uk/brighton


Supporting female survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.


Brighton Festival Fringe Town

Well isn’t May hotting up? The Fringe is getting like Edinburgh in everything but the weather.

Visiting American comedian HANNIBAL BURESS will be coming to Brighton for the first time to headline Charity Chuckle on Tuesday 8th May. It’s going to be a late show, like the old Live at the Apollo (Hackney).

A regular on Saturday Night Live, a scriptwriter on hit US TV series 30 Rock, a writer on the MTV Awards 2010, nominated for his first show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year and Chris Rock’s favourite new comedian, you may know HANNIBAL BURESS from his blinding set at Amnesty’s Secret Policeman’s Ball in New York (he was the funny one).

BOOK NOW: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/161358 or phone the Latest Music Bar on 01273 687171

“Worth getting excited about” The Guardian

“The funniest young comic I’ve seen in years” Chris Rock

“Buress is a must-see for anyone who appreciates sharp-left-field humour” The Scotsman

We’ve also got the fantastic up-and-coming comedian ROMESH RANGANATHAN, who has also worked for Amnesty and is currently supporting Seann Walsh.

“Every time I have seen him, he has blown the room away”
Adam Bloom

“Searingly dry wit”
Three Weeks

And TEZ ILYAS, BBC2 New Comedy Award 2011 finalist

“The hilarious Tez had the crowd in stitches… he controls the crowd with the confidence of a well-practised comic” – WhatsonStage

“Handsome and hilarious, see him now before Channel 4 gives him a series” – Scott Capurro


“Laugh- out loud funny, wonderfully bizarre ideas.” Chortle

“Stand-up as it should be.” Three Weeks

BOOK NOW: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/161358 or phone the Latest Music Bar on 01273 687171

April of course is also an absolute stormer. We all but sold out for the last couple of Chuckles so we strongly recommend buying in advance.

Cheers, hope you can make it to one or both!
Kerry x