Sussex Comedy Venues

If you are looking for venues in the Sussex area to try out your material, here is a list of venues and their contact details.  Not all these events will be open to new starters and some may require videos in order to book a spot.
Comedy Cult
The Bees Mouth, Hove

Our very own monthly night, showcasing some of the best amateur and semi-pro comedians on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

Artista Cafe & Gallery

Located on Waterloo Street in Hove and ran by Alexander Voodoo, there are a selection of nights available from new material to semi-pro/pro levels.

See You Next Tuesday!

The leading stand up new material an open mic night on the South Coast run in an independent venue and attended by professionals, semi professionals and amateurs. A fast paced, new material open mic comedy night.

The Gag Factory

The Gag Factory (a professional new material comedy night) The leading stand up comedy new material night on the South Coast run in an independent venue and attended by professional comedians.

Secret Comedy Club

Pro comedy club with spots on Friday evenings and two Saturday shows.  Applications have to be sent via the link below. 

Tight 5
The Southern Belle Pub, Hove

Brighton & Hove's friendliest and most supportive strictly new material night.

15 or so wonderfully creative comics come together to try out their NEW material. We laugh, we cry and at least 1 comic dies so hard that the other comics are filled with joy "At least it wasn't me" They think while feigning sympathy.

Roxanne @ The Verdict

Located on Waterloo Street in Hove and ran by Alexander Voodoo, there are a selection of nights available from new material to semi-pro/pro levels.

Natural Born Killaz 

New act new material comedy open mic night.  Book a spot in advance and running order is decided on stage through names out of a bucket.  Great atmosphere hosted by the brilliant Riggs.

The Verdict Comedy Club

The Verdict Comedy Club is one of Brighton's best comedy nights featuring the best in up and coming stand up talent from across the UK, set in a beautiful candle lit basement jazz club. Every 3rd Thursday of the month

Got Ham?

The Caxton Arms, Brighton

The UK's Favourite non-Batman themed comedy night downstairs at the Caxton Arms on the last friday of every month hosted by Matt Nicholson and Ben Carter.

Caroline of Brunswick

Rock/Alternative pub and Live Comedy & Music Venue in Brighton located on Ditchling Road.

On the Edge

On The Edge Comedy is a fortnightly stand up comedy night at the Caroline of Brunswick pub in Brighton, on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Cabaret Lab

A monthly open-mic comedy variety Cabaret show.
The ultimate testing ground for experimental acts and new material on the 1st Sunday of every month.

Canary Comedy

Canary Comedy brings you pro comedians trying out new material, along side the best semi-pro acts from Brighton and beyond. Last Thursday of the month at Caroline of Brunswick. 8-10pm. Free entry.


Brighton Comedy Open Mic (BCOM) is Brighton's first ever uniquely themed monthly comedy night, with new and established comedy and live music on the first Wednesday of every month.

Laugh Shack
Komedia, Brighton​

Komedia’s Try-Out night!  They have people trying for the first time, as well as some of the best up and coming comedy stars around. 

The Brunswick Live, Brighton​

Comedians Laughter Logg is held monthly and hosted by the excellent Bex Turner.

Brighton Comedy Course

Brighton Comedy Course ran by Louise Stephenson has a number of comedy nights in Brighton with spots available to all.

The Windmill

Hosted by the fabulous Louise Stevenson and friends on Upper North Street, held on every third Thursday of the month.

The Hartington

Hosted by the fabulous Louise Stevenson and friends on Whippingham Road, held on every last Saturday of the month.

Lava Elastic
Sweet Venues, Brighton​

The delicious Lava Elastic is the UK's first openly neurodiverse comedy/performance/poetry nights. Lava Elastic is a platform for brilliant and exciting performers who are considered from the 'problematic' to the 'niche' alongside other wonderful and talented acts who are varied in their styles

Purple Comedy
Purple Playhouse Theatre, Brighton​

Monthly comedy night based at the Purple Playhouse in Hove. With new and rising comics and an established headliner, on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

Downstairs at the Dove
The Black Dove, Brighton​

Downstairs at the Dove is a live comedy night featuring established acts trying out brand new material as well as some fresh faces on the comedy circuit, on the 1st Thursday of every month.

Howling Crow Comedy
The Railway Inn, Portslade

 Howling Crow Comedy will bring you the best in up and coming stand-up comedy talent and some of the UKs best loved comedy professionals.

Stand Up Horsham

The Anchor Hotel

On the 1st Wednesday of every month, a stand-up comedy night for lovely Horsham and it's very pleasant District.