Komedia Brighton Event Listings April 2022

Komedia Brighton Event Listings April 2022

1.     MUSIC
GARDNA + special guests Catching Cairo, Fat Stash & Tailored Sound
Gardna is a Bristol-based artist, who has achieved success thanks to his genre defying approach to recording and his energy driven live performances. Gardna will be joined by very special guests North London R&B influenced Catching Cairo, Fat Stash and Tailored Sound.
Fri 1 Apr STUDIO Doors 7pm
£12 ADV
AGES 14+

2.     COMEDY
Komedia Comedy Club
Discover the best in live comedy, featuring three top acts and an MC! Line-up; Maisie Adam (MC), Celya AB, Alex Kealy, Alasdair Beckett-King.  ‘THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy’ The Independent
BASEMENT 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)
Fri 1 Apr – £13 CONC/£15/£26 MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN COURSE)
Sat 2 Apr – £15 CONC/£18/£26 MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN COURSE
AGES 18+

Ultimate Power
Ultimate Power brings you the biggest songs, the biggest emotions and the best air guitar solos ever. Enjoy the very best of the genre: from forgotten classics, to the huge generation-straddling anthems by the likes of Journey, Bonnie Tyler, Bon Jovi, Toto, Queen, Whitney Houston, Aerosmith, and many, many more. In support of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Ultimate Power will be donating £1 per ticket sold to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).
£6 ADV
AGES 18+

4.     MUSIC
Simply Dylan – A Tribute to Bob Dylan
Simply Dylan is as straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks and no pretense. Led by front man John O’Connell, the band delivers a tribute to Bob Dylan celebrating the rich and diverse work of the award-winning artist. ‘A show every Bob Dylan fan should see.’ Louder than War
Sat 2 Apr STUDIO Doors 7pm
£18 ADV
AGES 14+

Boogie Wonderland – 70s Disco
Nothing but good rhythms from the decade, sure to get your body moving on the dance floor. Expect to hear: Bee Gees / Fleetwood Mac / Abba / Donna Summer / Earth, Wind & Fire / Stevie Wonder / T. Rex / Kate Bush / Siouxsie and The Banshees and much more!
Sat 2 Apr STUDIO 11pm
AGES 18+

The Break Up Club
Get ready to sing your little heart out as we dedicate a night to the greatest break up songs of all time. If you’ve been Rolling In The Deep then just know that Nothing Compares 2 U. DJ’s will be playing: Adele/ Taylor Swift/ Avril Lavigne/ Whitney Houston/ Kelly Clarkson/ Amy Winehouse/ Billie Eilish/ Ariana Grande/ Fleetwood Mac/ Abba/ One Direction/ Lewis Capaldi/ Miley Cyrus/ Bonnie Tyler/ Britney and more! PJs are highly encouraged!
Sat 2 Apr BASEMENT Doors 11pm
AGES 18+

7.     COMEDY
Bent Double
A gay-friendly, irreverent night of fun and frolics hosted by the brilliant Zoe Lyons, featuring headliner Shazia Mirza, Morgan Rees and Ana Magliano. Winner of the Chortle Award for Best Themed Comedy Club Night in The UK 2020.
Sun 3 Apr BASEMENT 7:30PM (6:30PM)
AGES 18+

8.     MUSIC
Kymara + Scarlett Fae & Illajoy
Since discovering her individual artistry only two and half years ago, Kymara has released four singles with huge success including; a playlist placement on Spotify’s editorial playlist Fresh Finds: The Wave, national radio play in the Netherlands, support on Jack Saunders Radio 1’s Future Artists show, a feature in Rolling Stone India as part of the Global Artists Spotlight segment and over 200,000 streams on Spotify.
Sun 3 April STUDIO Doors 7:30pm
£7 ADV
AGES 14+

Bring Your Own Baby Comedy Brighton
The UK’s premier baby-friendly comedy club! Winner of ‘Best Bring Along Baby’ event in the 2019 HOOP awards. ‘Should be prescribed by the heath visitor’ Greenwich Mums

10.  MUSIC
Mdou Moctar
Prodigious Tuareg guitarist and songwriter Mdou Moctar boldly reforges contemporary Saharan music and “rock music “by melding Eddie Van Halen pyrotechnics, full-blast noise and guitar shredding, field recordings, drums rhythms, poetic meditations on love, religion, women’s rights, inequality and Western Africa’s exploitation at the hands of colonial powers to rip a new hole in the sky with the Afrique Victime album.
Wed 6 Apr BASEMENT Doors 7:30pm
£13 ADV
AGES 14+

Matt Forde: Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right
There are wallies everywhere and half of them are running the country. The other half are trying to. Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News for You, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance) lashes out right, left and centre. And chucks in some funny voices.
Thu 7 Apr & Sun 10 Apr STUDIO 8pm
£15 ADV
AGES 16+

12.  MUSIC
Genesis Visible Touch – Abacab At 40 Tour
The ultimate Phil Collins-era Genesis show! In 1981, Genesis released their iconic and ground-breaking album “Abacab”. To celebrate the 40th+1 anniversary, GVT are touring in 2022 performing material from the album alongside hits like “Mama” and “Land Of Confusion”, as well as some favourites and old classics for good measure!
Thu 7 Apr BASEMENT Doors 7pm
£18 ADV
AGES 14+

13.  MUSIC
Town of Cats – ‘Chaos, I Am’ Single Release
Town of Cats are back with their new single ‘Chaos, I am’, ready to tickle the ears of all who stand in their way. Expect sweat, love & swagger. Expect bold brass and big bass. Expect dancing.
Fri 8 Apr STUDIO Doors 7pm
£10 ADV
AGES 14+

Komedia Comedy Club
Discover the best in live comedy, featuring three top acts and an MC! Line-up; Felicity Ward (MC), Elliot Steel, Maddie Campion, Rich Wilson.  ‘THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy’ The Independent
BASEMENT 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)
Fri 8 Apr – £13 CONC/£15/£26 MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN COURSE)
Sat 9 Apr – £15 CONC/£18/£26 MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN COURSE
AGES 18+

Long Nose Puppets Presents: The Hug
Based on the heart-warming and funny book ‘The Hug’ by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. Starring a Hedgehog and a Tortoise both in search of a restorative hug. Set to Tom Gray’s beautiful and witty music, the audience are invited on a journey full of fun, laughter and love… and at the end, a very special hug from the puppets.
Sat 9 Apr BASEMENT 11am & 2pm (45 mins)

16.  MUSIC
Fury + Dakesis + Aren Drift
Fury are a four piece Heavy Metal band from the West Midlands. Their love of the old school metal of Iron Maiden and Metallica are clear, but the rich and soulful voice of Julian Jenkins sets the band apart from the rest. Dakesis are a Progressive Metal band from Birmingham, UK. Formed in 2008, soon followed on with their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Trial By Fire’ in 2011. Aren Drift is a progressive rock band based on the South Coast of England.
Sat 9 Apr STUDIO Doors 7pm
£8 ADV
AGES 14+

Goodboyz X OG Kicks
Featuring sets from Papa Nugs, Citizen, Changing Currents and Brickcellphone.
Sat 9 Apr STUDIO Doors 11pm
AGES 18+

Gal Pals
Your fave queer pop party is back in Brighton and you’re invited! Come party in our queer heavenly utopia at their first party of the year! MGal Pals is a queer dance party for women, trans and non-binary people and their pals, playing the best in female-fronted pop, hip-hop, r&b and queer bangers.
Sat 9 Apr BASEMENT & STUDIO Doors 11pm
£5 CONC/£10 ADV./£15 OTD
AGES 18+

Record Fair
Come along to Komedia for a chance to browse thousands of great vinyl bargains and collector’s items. Specialist sellers will be there and it’s a great way to find the music you love and discover new sounds.
Sun 10 Apr 10am – 4pm

Down the Hatch
Delight in a world of inclusivity and unconventionality, full-to-the-brim with the very best in alternative comedy and drag. This month’s line-up features; MC Andrew O’Neill, Jack Rooke, Cery Bradley and Eryn Tett.
Sun 10 Apr BASEMENT 7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm)
AGES 18+

21.  MUSIC
Fractured + The Jackdaw
An evening of generation-spanning punk anthems from two of Brighton’s finest bands – the sublimely talented and energetic Jackdaw in partnership with the fast and quite furious Fractured.
Tue 12 Apr STUDIO Doors 7:30pm
£7 ADV/£10 OTD
AGES 14+

Theatre Fideri Fidera: Presents Ugg ’N’ Ogg and The World’s First Dogg
From the creators of Primary Times Award-Winning Oskar’s Amazing Adventure comes a perfect theatrical treat for all the family. Don’t miss this mind-boggling comic tale of how two hunter-gatherers called Ugg ‘n’ Ogg palled up with the wolves Tooth ‘n’ Nail to invent the dog.
Wed 13 & Thu 14 Apr BASEMENT 2pm

23.  MUSIC
Janet Devlin + Support
Since establishing her online-audience in 2006, Janet has amassed a following of nearly 1 million across YouTube, TikTok and Twitter, no doubt a result of her infectious personality and transformative covers. Her much- anticipated EP ‘It’s Not That Deep’, release December 2021, is another step in her journey in which she remains true to her origins, but keen to step into the blissful, reflective atmosphere of a new era.
Wed 13 Apr STUDIO Doors 7:30pm
£12.50 ADV
AGES 14+

The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In!
The boys are back for another evening of improvised anarchy with the biggest names in comedy. See your favourite stand-up stars dive into a world of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners and explosive physicality with the comedy circuit’s favourite improv group, as seen on BBC One and ITV1. Featuring special guest Stephen Bailey.
Wed 13 Apr BASEMENT 8pm (Doors 7pm)
£10 CONC/£12/£17 W/ LOADED FRIES
AGES 16+

Bogan Bingo
Brighton’s best Comedy Bingo show is BACK! Strap in and prepare to experience the simmering chaos of the comedy game-show, Bogan Bingo. An undeniably unique night of entertainment mixing classic 80s anthems, spectacular prizes, appalling choreography and two mulleted Aussie bingo callers.
Thu 14 Apr BASEMENT 8pm
AGES 18+

Scott Capurro’s Dog and Pony Show
Acerbic, contentious, revelatory, Scott Capurro wheels out every joke he’s written during the Pandemic, which isn’t limited to his explanation as to why he got AIDS – sorry, Covid, oops – and how he rid himself of the dreaded disease. “Funnier than everyone, genius, I want to marry whatever part of him I can grasp.” ★★★★★ The Guardian
Thu 14 Apr STUDIO 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)
£11 CONC/£13
AGES 18+

The Maydays: Confessions! & Guest Improv Superstars
Confessions takes audience stories and secrets written down before the show starts and turns them into songs, sketches and beguiling stories. Expect, secrets, lies and guilt.
Fri 15 Apr STUDIO 7:30pm
£12/£10 CONC
AGES 16+

Komedia Comedy Club
Discover the best in live comedy, featuring three top acts and an MC! Line-up; Robyn Perkins (MC), Ria Lina, Louise Young, John Kearns.  ‘THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy’ The Independent
BASEMENT 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)
Fri 15 Apr – £13 CONC/£15/£26 MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN COURSE)
Sat 16 Apr – £15 CONC/£18/£26 MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN COURSE
AGES 18+

Kidz with Attitude
The day time club for kidz and guardians to break out their best moves on the dancefloor. K.W.A DJs will play the finest (non-explicit) hip-hop, funk and soul in da club alongside great entertainment. Expect DJ’s, dance-offs, a fully stocked bar, vinyl giveaways, soft play and face painting.
Sat 16 Apr BASEMENT 1pm

The 80s night for people who HATE 80s nights, playing the REAL good stuff from music’s greatest-ever era (1979-1985). Expect to hear; Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Clash, The Cramps, The Human League, The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, New Order, and loads more.
Sat 16 Apr STUDIO 9pm
£6 ADV 18+

31.  MUSIC
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
Welsh rockers unashamedly in love with the 1970s, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard evoke the sounds of the heyday of glam rock with a sense of fun and a genuine love for the sounds and styles of the past.
Tue 19 April BASEMENT Doors 7:30pm
£11 ADV
AGES 14+

32.  MUSIC
Police Dog Hogan
‘Brilliant’ song-writing, ‘sensational’ harmonies, ‘fantastic’ musicianship, ‘joyous’ live performances – just a fraction of the accolades gathered by Police Dog Hogan at their ‘now-legendary’ live gigs. Experience a mosaic of sounds and songs including husky ballads mourning lost loves, foot-stompers about the West Country and full-throated, multi-harmony anthems. Wed 20 Apr BASEMENT Doors 7:30pm
£16 ADV
AGES 14+

John Hegley: Drawings of Dromedaries (and Other Creatures)
An evening of poems, drawings, stories and possibly dancing. Expect a combination of new pieces and species, and a batch selected from an extensive back catalogue. Includes some plant-based material and rhyming language. A performance devised to suit adults, but of interest to some nine-year-olds.
Wed 20 Apr STUDIO 7:30pm
£10 CONC/£12

34.  MUSIC
Following the critical and commercial success of their recent album trilogy, SIX (2017), Brave New World (2018) and Heaven’s Gate (2019), Hawklords return to the UK tour circuit with their new studio album, “TIME” Featuring key former Hawkwind members, Jerry Richards (guitar and vocals) and Fred Reeves AKA Dead Fred (keyboards and vocals) the band line-up is completed by long-time members Dave Pearce (drums) and Tom Ashurst (bass and vocals).
Thu 21 Apr STUDIO Doors 7:30pm
£18 ADV
AGES 14+

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder
You’ve seen him on Would I Lie to You? – Have I Got News for You – QI – 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown – and Live at the Apollo, now one of the UK’s top stand-ups Chris McCausland heads back out on tour with another chance to see his “Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe” show.
Thu 21 Apr 8pm (Doors 7pm)
£13 CONC/£15/£20 W/ LOADED FRIES
AGES 16+

Komedia Comedy Club
Discover the best in live comedy, featuring three top acts and an MC! Line-up; Peter Rethinasamy (MC), Inel Tomlinson, Kate Lucas, Sikisa.  ‘THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy’ The Independent
BASEMENT 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)
Fri 22 Apr – £13 CONC/£15/£26 MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN COURSE)
Sat 23 Apr – £15 CONC/£18/£26 MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN COURSE
AGES 18+

Catherine Bohart: This Isn’t For You
A blisteringly funny new stand-up show filled with horrendous life advice, cheery nihilism and reluctant self-discovery from one of the UK and Ireland’s most exciting comics. As seen and heard on The Mash Report, Immaculate (Comedy Special) on Amazon Prime Video, A League of Their Own, Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Roast Battle, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, The News Quiz and The Guilty Feminist Podcast.
Fri 22 April STUDIO 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)
AGES 16+

Channel One Sound System + Jah Tubbys Sound System
Channel One’s mission is to break down barriers via reggae music, they have achieved this by playing new venues, new festivals and different countries, taking their unique sound around the world. *Please note this event will not feature the full sound systems found at Notting Hill Carnival. *
Fri 22 Apr BASEMENT Doors 11pm
£15 ADV
AGES 18+

39.  Music
The Rolling Tones
The nation’s favourite Rolling Stones tribute band, The Rolling Tones deliver a breath-taking spectacle of high energy rock and roll. With a dash of authentic sound, a pinch of flamboyance, a spoonful of attitude, a little mascara, the odd pyrotechnic and a lot of lights.
Sat 23 Apr STUDIO Doors 7pm
£15 ADV
AGES 14+

Wait and Bleed – Nu Metal Night
Calling all Maggots, join us for a night of Nu Metal anthems. Head back to the days of early 2000s where hip-hop and metal merged into one genre that rule for almost a decade. Expect to hear: Slipknot / Korn / Deftones / Limp Bizkit / Linkin Park / Papa Roach and many more!
Sat 23 Apr BASEMENT Doors 11pm
£5 ADV
AGES 18+

Sundae Club
Book to see wonderful children’s theatre show The Bag That Went BOO!, enjoy a creative craft workshop, catch a flick in One Bum Cinema Club, the smallest cinema on the planet, and finish off the afternoon by dancing to live music from Linos Wengara & Zimbaremabwre Mbria Reggae Vibes! Plus enjoy games along the way!
Sun 24 Apr 11am (DOORS 10.30AM)
AGES 3-8

42.  Comedy
Simon Brodkin: Troublemaker
World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, is back on stage with his sensational new stand-up show. The critically acclaimed comedian explores why trouble has followed him from primary school through medical school to lockdown home-school. ‘Hilarious’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
Sun 24 Apr BASEMENT 8pm
AGES 14+

43.  MUSIC
David Ramirez
Singer-songwriter David Ramirez
“It’s not easy for a writer to maintain the aura of the unspoken in a song. Music and the space surrounding it intensify the impact of confession; the true challenge comes in giving voice to a narrator who’s tongue-tied, or simply reticent. Texas singer-songwriter David Ramirez does so beautifully…” NPR Music
Mon 25 Apr STUDIO Doors 7:30pm
AGES 14+

44.  MUSIC
Chuck Ragan
In a musical life that spans close to three decades, Chuck Ragan has consistently worn his heart on his sleeve, and carved out a musical niche in the process. First with post-hardcore trailblazers Hot Water Music and subsequently on his own, he’s built a large and singularly powerful body of work whose honesty, immediacy and warmth have won the loyalty of a fiercely devoted international fan base that’s supported him through his various musical incarnations.
Tue 26 Apr BASEMENT Doors 7pm
£16.50 ADV
AGES 14+

45.  MUSIC
Sacri Monti + King Arthur on Mars
California psychedelic heavy rock champions Sacri Monti are joined by King Arthur on Mars, a jam-band trio from Brighton: bringing together elements of heavy psyche, funk, shred and more.
Wed 27 Apr STUDIO Doors 7:30pm
£10 ADV
AGES 14+

Dom Joly
Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. Now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.
Wed 27 Apr BASEMENT 8pm (Doors 7pm)
AGES 16+

47.  MUSIC
Bledig + Fred Hills
Bledig are a trio playing melancholic Trip Hop / Jazz / Post-Rock and have supported the likes of Mammal Hands, Melt Yourself Down, Toska and Sleep Token. Having worked as a musical director for an award-winning theatre show, drummer/composer Fred Hills returns to the stage with his all-encompassing full band sound.
Thu 28 Apr STUDIO Doors 7:30pm
£8 ADV
AGES 14+

Comic Boom
Our sell-out, monthly night of exciting new comedy without the gamble. MC Maisie Adam hosts a friendly, fast-paced, quality night featuring headliner Garrett Millerick and “catch ’em while you can” rising stars of the comedy circuit.
Thu 28 Apr 8pm (Doors 7pm)
£8 CONC/£10/£15 W/ Loaded Fries

Komedia Comedy Club
Discover the best in live comedy, featuring three top acts and an MC! Line-up; Maureen Younger (MC), Robert White, Nabil Abdulrashid, Nico Yearwood.  ‘THE place in Brighton to catch stand-up comedy’ The Independent
BASEMENT 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)
Fri 29 Apr – £13 CONC/£15/£26 MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN COURSE)
Sat 30 Apr – £15 CONC/£18/£26 MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN COURSE
AGES 18+

Black Parade – 00’s Emo Anthems
The UK’s biggest 00’s emo party returns to Komedia! Expect to hear all the hits from My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, Hawthorne Heights, All American Rejects and loads more.
Fri 29 Apr BASEMENT Doors 11pm
£6 ADV
AGES 18+

Bogan Bingo Bottomless Brunch
Bingo, brunch and the Bogan Bingo boys! Brighton’s favourite comedy bingo show is bringing you a limited run of Saturday afternoon bingo & bottomless brunch sessions. Tickets include; 2 hours (bottomless selected drinks), delicious brunch meal, Bogan Bingo show, air guitar competitions, amazing prizes, after show DJ set from the Bogans with plenty of mullets, mayhem and 80s/90s anthems.
Sat 30 Apr BASEMENT 1:15pm
AGES 18+

Funny Women: Brighton Nights
Featuring the newest and most exciting female stand up in the UK, from the Funny Women Awards and beyond!
Sat 30 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7:30PM)
£10 CONC/£12
AGES 18+

U MEN (live) plus DJs Playing Acid & Techno
Electronic duo, drawing inspiration from such genres as acid tech, trip hop, Chicago house and industrial IDM. DJs playing Acid & Techno until late.
Sat 30 Apr STUDIO Doors 11pm
AGES 18+

*Back to Live – Celebrating live performance For Children and Families from 9 – 24 April 2022. More info at https://komediaproductions.org.uk/projects/back-to-live/