Brighton Fringe Recommendations

Brighton Fringe is almost upon us, if you fancy some comedy by the sea then this is the festival for you. If you like your comedy to be female-focused then we’d like to point you in the direction of these Brighton Fringe shows…

Thanyia Moore: Bully (WIP) 

3rd – 7th May (not 6th) at The Pipeline

We’re excited to see 2017 Funny Women Awards winner Thanyia Moore’s show! Thanyia is bringing her work in progress show Bully to the Fringe in which the Award-winning comedian tries to work out if she was bullied… or the bully. For more information click here!

Esther Manito: Crusade (WIP)

3rd – 4th May at Junkyard Dogs, The Kennel


This Anglo-Arab mum is raging at the endless feedback on what her identity should really be… from skinheads to Isis to that annoying mum, Linda! BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2018. For more information click here! 

Micky Overman: Presenting Miss Micky Overman (WIP)

3rd, 4th, 30th May at Junkyard Dogs, The Howler

2016 Funny Women Awards finalist Micky Overman is bringing her new hour to Brighton. After years of packing up her life and moving Micky’s got a flat, a career, and a boyfriend she likes; she finally feels at home. But she’s actually Dutch, which is very foreign. Also, she’s a potty mouth. Join her on her journey to becoming a proper member of British society, whilst staying true to/making a complete mockery of her own roots. For more information click here!

Katherine Atkinson & Fatiha El-Ghorri: Mocking Birds

3rd, 4th, 22nd – 23rd May at Junkyard Dogs, Howler

2017 Funny Women Awards Regional Finalists Fatiha El-Ghorri and Katherine Atkinson share an hour of stand up in which Fatiha smashes Muslim stereotypes and challenges you to re-think what you think you know about Islam and Muslims, and Katherine offers up an acerbic, sideways view of motherhood… if she can be bothered. For more information click here! 

Sikisa: I’m a Seven (WIP) 

9th-11th 23rd May at Junkyard Dogs, The Howler

From South London, Barbadian citizen and 2017 Funny Women Awards Regional Finalist Sikisa presents her work-in-progress show about being a work in progress. Being seen as a real-life superhero by the people around her, Sikisa explores the brutal but funny truth about her life and herself in which she justifies calling herself a seven! But we think she’s a 10. For more information click here!

Chloe Petts: Alpha 

4th, 29th-31st May Junkyard Dogs, The Kennel

Born in Sittingbourne, Kent, it was clear to 2017 Funny Women Awards runner up Chloe that being masculine was only okay when it was men, despite being very good at it. She explores what it’s like to be a masculine woman living in the 21st Century and asks important questions about the size of tiny clutch bags. For more information click here! 

Jen Ives: Oestrojen 

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th May at Junkyard Dogs, The Howler


Jen is a transsexual, but she’s flipping well sick of talking about it. In her debut stand up hour, Jen tries not to talk about it for about 60 minutes. For more information click here! 

Simone Belshaw: Goblin and Fiends 

22nd – 25th May at Junkyard Dogs, The Kennel

This is a work in progress piece from South Coast New Comedian finalist, and Funny Women Awards Regional Finalist Simone Belshaw. Simone brings her unique brand of silly surreal comedy to explore themes of idiocy, social failures and woodland creatures all with a delightful undertone of cynicism and mirth. Think of a troll, but you know, classier. Each night will also include a very special guest/fiend comic, local to Brighton, doing something new and possibly stupid. For more information click here!

Funny Women Awards Showcase

23rd May, British Airways i360

It would be remiss of us not to mention that Funny Women are joining forces with the British Airways i360 for the Fringe. We’ve curated a showcase featuring some of the best new female comedy talent in the UK today. See an exciting array of hilarious women who have come through our acclaimed Funny Women Awards ahead of this year’s competition! Join host Chloe Petts, finalists Sadia Azmat and Micky Overman, 2016 winner Harriet Braine and headliner AND 2009 Funny Women Awards winner London Hughes! For more information click here!

There are absolutely loads of fantastic funny women coming to the Brighton Fringe, to find who else is coming down to the seaside click here!