Catch American comedian Al Lubel in his only visit to Brighton.

Al Lubel

Al Lubel: “Perfectly formed gags in the finest tradition of the dry New York one-liner” The Guardian

On Tuesday in Brighton you have a chance to catch a stand-up set from American comedian, Al Lubel, as part of a stellar line-up helping to raise money for the victims of the Nepal Earthquake. This is Al’s only visit to Brighton in this trip to the UK. Joining him will be gagsmith Mark Simmons, TV favourite Zoe Lyons, local resident Sam Savage and the endearingly funny Juliet Meyers, all compered by one of the best character comedians in the country, Jo Neary.

Profits will be donated to local charity, Our Sansar, who’s work in Nepal has already made a real difference to victims of the Earthquake. They already run a children’s home for street children, and this week they have been looking to set up another one in the Gorkha region which was the epicentre of the quake and now has so many homeless children and families.

The gig’s on Tuesday 12th May at the Brighton Komedia. Doors 7.30pm and show start 8pm. Tickets are just £10.

BOOK HERE: https://komediabrighton.ticketsolve.com/shows/873485431/events?show_id=873485431.

It’s the laugh with the feelgood factor!

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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

Jo-Neary

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

Tues 9th Dec, 8pm, Komedia Main Room: CLICK HERE AND PUT THE SNAP BACK INTO YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY!

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.

http://www.charitychuckle.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter @charitychuckle

Charity Chuckle in Edinburgh

Good evening, Chuckle-fans! No doubt you have been wailing and gnashing your teeth for a month at the absence of Charity Chuckle from the Komedia. But we have been making our annual pilgrimage to Scotland to find more great comics for you! (And treat ourselves to lunch at a very nice restaurant).

Team Charity Chuckle ventured north to the grand citadel of Edinburgh for the world’s largest arts festival, not only to seek out more excellent comedic talent to bring back to Brighton, but also to put on a series of shows as part of the Fringe – 9 shows, 9 days, 9 charities, 36 comedians!

We did photo shoots with the comics and representatives of the charities:

Photoshoot at the Caves listings with comics and charity representatives.

 

The otter charity based on the Isle of Skye couldn’t make it so they sent us this chap:

 

Otter

 

We had our Chalk Board outside Just the Tonic Caves to announce that day’s line-up (providing it survived the rain).

 

Charity Chuckle Chalk Board

And we put on some fantastic shows!

Our very first line up, on 2 August was compered by Aidan Goatley, and featured Angela Barnes, The Birthday Girls, Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe headlining!

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…All for the Edinburgh Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.

And our finale on 10 August featured Joe Wells compering and a fantastic line up of Joel Dommett, Romesh Ranganathan, Jim Holland, and Seann Walsh headlining.

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All in aid of the International Otters Survival Fund.

This month we return to the Komedia with another top-notch line up headlined by the fantastic Nathan Caton, who was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival this year.

Let the teeth gnashing be ended!

Jim

Stewart Lee storms the Komedia Studio

Stewart Lee hadn’t been in the Komedia Studio for 20 years, since he’d produced the Mighty Boosh. We could have sold the tickets ten times over – they sold out in minutes – but we’d decided to keep the show in the 80-seat Studio so that we could give our Charity Chuckle regulars and true comedy fans a small, intimate, brilliant gig to remember.

Zoe Lyons
Zoe Lyons

And so it was. Zoe Lyons, Jim Holland and compere Julie Jepson entertained, thrilled and charmed the packed crowd. It would have been more than enough. But this night we were also treated to 55 minutes of new and newish stuff from Stewart Lee, and what stonking stuff it was too! He appeared to be enjoying it as much as we were, feeding off the reactions of an audience that was – well, very Brighton.

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Everyone went home happy – so happy that we were congratulated in the street in the following days. The comedians got to try out their Works in Progress; local charity, FareShare, collected the dried food, tins and a whole Lidl bag full of shopping that the audience had generously donated, as well as over £450 in money raised; Jim and Julie got to appear on a bill with their comedy heroes; and I watched an amazing, hilarious night of top-notch and topical comedy for free, plus I got my Charity Chuckle poster signed.

Jim Holland
Jim Holland

Loved it. Thank you to Zoe, Stew, Jim and Julie for a truly great night, and the audience for being there. We can’t do live comedy and support local charities without you. And if you missed, well, there’s always Edinburgh!

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See you soon,

Kerry x

Photos: Ed Moore at Edshots

Charity Chuckle: Stand-Up to End Violence Against Women – tomorrow, 8pm at the Brighton Komedia!

Unfortunately, Lucy Porter has had to pull out of tomorrow’s gig due to child and hubby sickness (why, winterbug, why?) but we are excited to announce that in her place ANDREA HUBERT will be stepping on that train and heading on down to Brighty!

Andrea’s a bona fide up-and-coming comic having reached the later stages of all the national comedy competitions, and she comes highly recommended by Zoe Lyons and Broadway Baby no less: “Andrea Hubert’s eccentric and dark humour has the audience in hysterics… the charisma and confidence of a natural performer.” Brighton Komedia 2012, Broadway Baby

Can’t wait to see her at Charity Chuckle. Have you got your ticket yet? If not, you can still buy them here (click on link, or below) or on the door at the Komedia. Proceeds will be shared between Brighton & Hove’s domestic violence charity, Rise, and rape crisis centre, Survivors’ Network. We don’t want it to go on but it does, so just by buying a ticket you will be supporting the charities’ vital work. We’re also part of Brighton & Hove Council’s Safe In the City campaign, and we thank them for paying for the venue and some marketing costs (did you see the posters on the seafront?).

See you tomorrow – it’s going to be great. Even the Mayor’s coming!

http://komediabrighton.ticketsolve.com/shows/873501233/events

The “Charity” in Charity Chuckle

Charity Chuckle has been raising funds through stand-up since June 2009.  From single parent families to the long-term unemployed, from sufferers of drug addiction to dicky tickers, even small amounts of money can keep these charities going. In 2011 alone, we raised over £3,000 for local charities.

We’ve organised events to benefit the whole community and the money raised depends almost entirely on the number of people we get through the door, 
so your custom is always extremely welcome!

There’s usually a raffle too, just to add that little extra to the pot.

More than anything, by hosting a live comedy event we hope to provide something a little bit different for those involved in the charitable sector and the local community. But we’re not exclusive… anyone with an irresistible urge to laugh, clap or throw money in a bucket can come too.

If you would like to be considered for a Charity Chuckle fundraiser, please email kerry (at) charitychuckle (dot) co (dot)uk

Please see below for details of some of the charities we’ve helped over the years.

MOSAIC

Charity Chuckle 
Stand-up against Racism
Tuesday 8th May 2012
MOSAIC is a local community group for Black & mixed parentage families and individuals who come together to develop positive cultural identity and explore heritage.

·        We create safe, supportive environments
·        We empower through mutual support and friendship
·        We educate through representing and providing a voice
·        We stand strong against racism
·        We celebrate the achievements of our community and it’s members

www.mosaicequalities.org.uk