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Seaside's comedy festival unveiled

The line-up for this year's Brighton Comedy Festival has been unveiled.

Stars appearing at the 16-day event, from October 10, include Johnny Vegas, Al Murray and Pam Ayres.

But mainly it is a chance for southerners to see some of the hit shows from the Edinburgh fringe, including offerings from Dave Gorman, Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr, Daniel Kitson, Perrier-winner Demetri Martin - and even Janet Street Porter.

The event, now in its second year, will also see the return of local comic Mark Little to the Brighton stage since he was axed by the Komedia venue following a run-in with a punter. His show promises to expose what happened that night.

The festival, sponsored by the Paramount Comedy Channel, will also showcase US comedy talent, including Alonzo Bodden, Maria Bamford and Todd Barry, invited to attend following appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

Festival director William Burdett-Coutts, said: "Our simple ambition is to make this Festival the premier comedy event in Britain."

And Tony Orsten, managing director of Paramount Comedy, said: "Following on from the spectacular achievements in our inaugural year, we have an impressive line-up of some of the best in the world of stand-up."

For more details, visit the official home page.

 

PROGRAMME:


Friday October 10:

Brighton Dome: Marc Salem Mind Games. 7.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Komedia: Will Smith Is Much Obliged. 8pm. £10 (£8 concs)

Brighton Dome: Mike Wilmot. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Otis Lee Crenshaw. 9.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

 

Saturday October 11:

Brighton Dome: Bill Bailey: Part Troll. 4pm and 8pm. £17 (£15 concs)

Brighton Dome: Boothby Graffoe. 7.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Marc Salem Mind Games. 7.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Komedia: Dyball and Kerr: We Will Roof You. 8pm. £10 (£8 concs)

Brighton Dome: Lucy Porter. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Otis Lee Crenshaw. 9.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

 

Sunday October 12:

Brighton Komedia: James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids. 2pm. £4.50

Brighton Dome: Sing-a-long Wizard Of Oz. 4pm and 8pm. £13

Brighton Dome: Ennio Marchetto. 7.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Komedia:Screamers gay comedy night with Howard Read, Natalie Haynes, MC Dame Ida Barr. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£6.50 concs)

Brighton Komedia: Return Of The Jingleberries. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50 concs)

Brighton Dome: Alex Horne: Making Fish Laugh. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Arthur Smith; Dante's Inferno. 9.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

 

Monday October 13:

Brighton Dome: Ennio Marchetto. 7.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Dome: Rob Newman: From Caliban to the Taliban 500 years of humanitarian intervention. 7.30pm. £12 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Reginald D Hunter: White Woman. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

 

Tuesday October 14:

Brighton Dome: Ennio Marchetto 7.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Dome: Rob Newman: From Caliban to the Taliban 500 years of humanitarian intervention. 7.30pm. £12 (£10 concs)

Brighton Komedia: Linda Smith. 8pm. £12 (£10 concs)

Brighton Komedia: The Treason Show. 8.30pm. £8.50 (£6.50 concs)

Brighton Dome: Danny Bhoy. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure. 9.30pm. £16.50

 

Wednesday October 15:

Brighton Dome: Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure.. 7.30pm. £16.50

Brighton Dome: Dr Phil Hammond: 89 Minutes To Save The NHS. 7.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Pam Ayres. 8pm. £14 (£12 concs)

Brighton Komedia: Alan Francis: Clobbered. 8pm £10 (£8 concs)

Brighton Komedia:The Treason Show. 8.30pm. £8.50 (£6.50 concs)

Brighton Dome: Simon Evans: Cycles. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

 

Thursday October 16:

Brighton Dome: Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure. 7.30pm. £16.50

Brighton Dome: Mark Steel. 7.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Komedia: Stephen Grant: No Introduction. 8pm. £10 (£8 concs)

Brighton Komedia: The Treason Show. 8.30pm. £8.50 (£6.50 concs)

Brighton Dome: Mark Little: Controversial Boogie-Woogie Beach Bum Bar 10 - The Final Chapter. 9pm. £12

Brighton Dome: Flight Of The Conchords. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

 

Friday October 17:

Brighton Dome: Best Of The Fest. 8pm. £15 (£12 concs)

Brighton Dome: Stand Up USA with Alonzo Bodden. 7.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Jimmy Carr. 7.30pm and 11.15pm. £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Dome: Phil Nichol. 8pm. £10 (£8 concs)

Brighton Dome: Scott Capurro. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

 

Saturday October 18:

Brighton Dome: Puppetry Of The Penis. 6.30pm and 9.15pm. £15

Brighton Dome: Rhona Cameron. 7.30pm. £14 (£12 concs)

Brighton Dome: Stand Up USA with Maria Bamford. 8pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Komedia:Tina C. 8pm. £10 (£8 concs)

Brighton Dome: Stand Up USA with Todd Barry. 10pm. £11 (£10 concs)

 

Sunday October 19:

Brighton Dome: Jo Brand. 8pm. £16 (£14 concs)

Brighton Dome: John Hegley: The Sound Of Paint Drying. 7.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Komedia:Tina C. 8pm. £10 (£8 concs)

Brighton Dome: Janet Street Porter. 9.30pm £11 (£10 concs)

 

Monday October 20:

Brighton Komedia: Best of Gift of the Gag. 8.30pm. £7 (£5 concs)

Brighton Dome: Micky Flanagan, Nina Conti. 9pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Janet Street Porter. 9.30pm £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Men In Coats. 9.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

 

Tuesday October 21:

Brighton Dome: Rhys Darby: A Man Of Our Times. 7.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Tony Hawks: One Hit Wonderland. 7.30pm £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Komedia:Paul Zerdin. 8pm. £10 (£8 concs)

Brighton Komedia: Take This And Shove It. 8.30pm. £8.50 (£6.50 concs)

Brighton Dome: Daniel Kitson. 9pm.£13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Dome: Dave Spikey. 9pm. £13 (£11 concs)

 

Wednesday October 22:

Brighton Dome: Andy Parsons. 7.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Dome: Simon Munnery. 7.30pm. £12

Brighton Komedia: Julia Morris. 8pm. £10 (£8 concs)

Brighton Dome: Daniel Kitson. 9pm. £13 (£11 concs)

 

Thursday October 23:

Brighton Dome: Al Murray: Giving It Both Barrels. 7.30pm. £16.50

Brighton Dome: Jason Wood Gets His Hits Out For The Lads. 7.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Komedia: Gonzo Moose - When In Rome. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50 concs)

Brighton Dome: Tommy Tiernan: Tell Me A Story 9.30pm. £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Dome: Chris Addison. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

 

Friday October 24:

Brighton Dome: Al Murray: Giving It Both Barrels. 7.30pm. £16.50

Brighton Dome: Adam Hills: Cut Loose. 7.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Best Of The Fest with Julian Clary. 8pm. £15 (£12 concs)

Brighton Dome: Jerry Sadowitz. 9.30pm. £15

Brighton Dome: Sean Lock. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

 

Saturday October 25:

Brighton Dome: Demetri Martin: If I... 6pm. £13 (£11 concs)

Brighton Dome: Ed Byrne. 7.30pm. £14.50 (£12.50 concs)

Brighton Dome: Dara O'Briain. 7.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Johnny Vegas. 8pm. £17 (£15 concs)

Brighton Komedia: Count Arthur Strong - The Greatest Story Ever Told. 8pm. £10 (£8 concs)

Brighton Dome: Rob Rouse. 9.30pm. £11 (£10 concs)

Brighton Dome: Jerry Sadowitz. 9.30pm. £15

Published: 15 Sep 2003

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