Stand Up to End Violence Against Women featuring BRIDGET CHRISTIE

Charity Chuckle returns for its sixth #16days event with a stellar line up of some of the UK’s finest comics, including Bridget Christie…


We’re back this December and have we got a Christmas treat for you! We’re delighted to welcome the fantastic Bridget Christie as our headliner. This will be first time she’s played the Komedia since winning the 2013 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly the Perrier)!

The event aims to raise awareness, money and morale for local domestic violence and sex abuse charities, Rise and Survivors Network, as part of the global campaign #16days to End Violence Against Women.

Get your tickets here!

With special guests: Bridget Christie, Jo Neary, Sajeela Kershi, Athena Kugblenu, Laura Lexx, Harriet Braine and MC Jen Brister.

Charity Chuckle presents: Stand Up to End Violence Against Women featuring BRIDGET CHRISTIE

Date: Wednesday 7 December 2016,
Venue: Komedia Main Room, 44 Gardner St, BRIGHTON BN1 1UN.
Show start: 8pm
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: £17.50 & £15 concessions from the Komedia Box Office, online or 0845 293 8480.

Please note: line ups are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. If an act can’t appear we will always try to find a suitable replacement and provide a great night out. Any last minute changes will be noted on social media.




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.


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!


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!

From Analogue to Digital – Charity Chuckle moves to the Komedia!

David Trent

Charity Chuckle is thrilled to announce a move to Brighton’s award-winning comedy venue, the Komedia. And our first show on Tuesday 10th September will be part of the Brighton Digital Festival, with the fantastic multi-media comedian DAVID TRENT heading the bill!

Once we get the poster done (:{ tickets are sure to sell quickly so snap yours up here or on the fancy WGT link below, or visit the Komedia Box Office. Oh and we are managing our own events on We Got Tickets/Comedy now, so if you’d like to hear about our forthcoming shows then please tick the box to join the mailing list when you buy your ticket. We promise we won’t email you more than once a month (if that – Doctors can be mighty compelling).

Thanks, see you there! xx

Tickets now available for
Charity Chuckle in association with the Brighton Digital Festivalfrom

And now with Ozzy comedian, Amelia Jane Hunter!

Unfortunately, Joe Wilkinson can no longer appear. But just flown in from Australia, the Philippines and beyond is Amelia Jane Hunter. Prepared to be regaled with bawdy and extreme tales and wall to wall laughter.

It’s an exciting day for Charity Chuckle. We’ve just heard that Joe Wilkinson is going to drop in and do a spot for us on Tuesday. Wet your pants exciting, yeah? Here’s Joe with some bread to mop up the news…

Joe Wilkinson

Happy Birthday to Us, Happy Birthday to Us, Happy Birthday dear Chuckle, Happy Birthday to Us!

It all started in June4635_112803843503_627493503_2801661_911307_n 2009 when we were but comedy babies.

They say time speeds up as you get older. Fast forward to June 2013, and Charity Chuckle celebrates four whole years of raising money through raising laughs, with an extra wrinkle for every comedian. When we started there was no such thing as Miranda! Now, not only one of our comedy friends been on it, but stand-up has taken other friends all the way to the O2 and the Michael McIntyre Roadshow!

Since June 2009, Charity Chuckle has brought some of the best comedic talent to Brighton. Headliners have included Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cager, ROBIN INCE; star of Stand-Up For The Week and The Last Leg, JOSH  WIDDICOMBE; Brighton’s own brilliantly acerbic ZOE LYONS; Edinburgh Award Nominees, DAVID TRENT and JAMES ACASTER; and, in his only gig outside London and Edinburgh, the American comedian, HANNIBAL BURESS, 74754_10151062347130312_61671340311_11850964_2135768903_nwho has just signed to America’s Comedy Central for a sitcom pilot, an hour-long stand-up special and a nationwide tour of the USA.

Charity Chuckle has been a labour of love for promoters Kerry Herbert and Jim Holland, who are passionate about stand-up, wanting to introduce new groups to live comedy and in so doing, raise awareness, funds and morale for the support workers in the community. As a voluntary event with proceeds going to a different charity each month, we make no money for all the effort and stress we put in, though Jim was delighted to be nominated for a Metro “little bit of decency award” (by Kerry).

Charity Chuckle events have raised over £8000 for local charities. Though the charities are local, Charity Chuckle’s intended reach is global. At least one of the selected charities each year undertakes its work overseas, such as Target TB, Alala, East Africa Children’s Project and Maternity Worldwide. A dance flashmob organised for the December 2012 event – the first ever in a comedy club – was later used in an international campaign to end violence against women, Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising. Gail Gray, CEO of domestic abuse charity RISE, said, “Never underestimate the impact your Charity Chuckle nights have – it is so impressive to have such energy driving these events forward and benefitting so many.”

On Tuesday 11 June, we will be celebrating the last show with semi-pros at the Latest Music Bar before moving on to a regular slot at the Komedia (Charity Chuckle’s New Act Night will be at the LMB on 13th August 2013). Kerry and Jim would like to invite all comedy and Brighton lovers to a bit of a Charity Chuckle party and a fabulous night of stand-up, secure in the knowledge that just through laughing (and buying a ticket!) you’ll be h188396_10150148651642594_660237593_8124240_5789746_nelping to raise money for local children’s charity, Safety-Net.

Headliner is award-winning comedian, CARL DONNELLY, who has appeared on Dave’s One Night Stand, Mock the Week and Russell Howard’s Good News. We saw Carl’s show in Edinburgh last year and were blown away with his laid back style and hilarious take on life. We can’t wait to see him again. Jim Holland will also be doing a set as he did on that very first night in 2009, and the lovely Julie Jepson will be compering as she did that very first night too.

Do come! We’d love to see you, and yes, we do love cake, booze and party poppers!

Here’s a video of Carl Donnelly on Dave’s One Night Stand:

Safety Net’s vision is to create communities across Brighton, Hove and Sussex that work together to keep children safe. They aim to ensure all children and young people are aware that they have the right to feel and be safe, and that they can get help when they need it. Safety Net works with families, in schools and in local communities.