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What’s on at Komedia this April!

What’s on at Komedia this April!
Peggy Bain
  • On March 6, 2018
  • http://www.brightonjournal.co.uk

This April Brighton’s Komedia will not disappoint, presenting a vast variety comedy, poetry and music that will keep you entertained all the way through until May. This month’s lineup includes all Komedia’s classic nights, including Club Africa, the Krater Comedy Club and Hammer and Tongue poetry slam, as well as a whole host of fresh, upcoming talent…

COMEDY
Bent Double
A gay-friendly, irreverent night of fun and frolics with headliner Mary Bourke, Chelsea Hart, Abi Roberts and compère Zoe Lyons.
Sun 1 Apr SHOW 7.30PM (OPEN FOR FOOD 6.30PM)
SIDE SAVER £24.50/£13/£10 CONC/£5 NUS SPECIAL 18+

EVENT
Big Mad Andy’s Peep Show Quiz

Liam Noble, AKA Big Mad Andy, brings you the ultimate quiz on one of Britain’s favourite sitcoms, Peep Show!  Famed for his emotionally unstable, yet lovable decorator throughout the series, Big Mad Andy will delve deep in to this cult classic, testing your knowledge of all things Peep Show!
Tue 3 Apr 8.30PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£6 PP/£17.50 SIDE SAVER 16+

EVENT
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz
SFMQ is a party in a music quiz format… It’s like eight club-nights in one evening with big crowds and big tunes. The hosts play clips of tracks and all the teams have to do is guess the track and the artist…easy as that. Featuring over one hundred eclectic tracks per quiz with only the best bits.
Wed 4 Apr STUDIO DOORS 7PM
£8 PP 16+

SPOKEN WORD
Hammer & Tongue
The UK’s poetry slam people, making new champions and promoting the best in touring Spoken Word. ‘Hammer & Tongue has reinvented the medium for the hip-hop generation’ The Guardian
Thu 5 Apr STUDIO DOORS 7.30PM
£7/£6 CONC TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR 14+

MUSIC
Cloudbusting: 40 Years of Kate Bush
A lively selection of songs from across Kate’s career, performed by Kate Bush fan favourites – Cloudbusting who have been championed by BBC1 as one of the top tributes in the world due to the uncanny levels of authenticity achieved in their stage shows.
Thu 5 Apr DOORS 7.30PM
£20 OTD/£18 ADV 14+

COMEDY
The Maydays: Tonight’s Top Story & Guest Improv Superstars
The Maydays will be bringing you a show inspired by newspaper articles cut out by the audience just minutes before curtain time. This is improv without tricks, gimmicks or games, just a live comedic exploration, through scenes and songs, of the secret heart of your city. It is the world only hinted at by your local paper, but finally revealed by the comedic x-ray vision of The Maydays.

Fri 6 Apr STUDIO 7.30PM (DOORS 7PM)
£10 16+

COMEDY
Krater Comedy Club
Award-winning comedy with top international and UK comedians. ‘A night full of fun and side-splitting laughter. I didn’t want it to end’ The Latest
Fri 6 – Sun 8 Apr
18+

FRIDAY – Michael Fabbri, Abigoliah Schamaun, Robert White, MC Stephen Grant
8PM DOORS OPEN 7PM
SHOW ONLY £ 17.50, MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN) £28.50, MEAL DEAL PLUS+ (SHOW + MAIN + SIDE OR DESSERT) £32

SATURDAY EARLY – Michael Fabbri, Maff Brown, Jeff Innocent, MC Stephen Grant

7PM DOORS OPEN 6PM SHOW ONLY £25, MEAL DEAL

(SHOW + MAIN) £36, MEAL DEAL PLUS+ (SHOW + MAIN + SIDE OR DESSERT) £39.50

SATURDAY LATE – Michael Fabbri, Jeff Innocent, MC Stephen Grant

10.30PM DOORS OPEN 10PM SHOW ONLY: £15 / £10

CONC, £5 NUS/UNDER 26, SIDE SAVER (SHOW + 3 SIDES) £27.50

SUNDAY – Jack Campbell, George Rigden, ONE MORE ACT TBC, Michael Fabbri, MC Stephen Grant
8PM DOORS OPEN 7PM

SHOW ONLY: £13 / £10 CONC, £5 NUS/UNDER 26, MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN) £24

MUSIC
Talk Talk Tribute – Laughing Stock
Laughing Stock pay tribute to the work of Talk Talk on the thirtieth anniversary of their fourth studio album Spirit of Eden. Playing hits, album tracks and oddities transitioning from the hard synth pop of The Party’s over to the meditative, avant-garde stylings of Laughing Stock and everything in between.
Sat 7 Apr STUDIO DOORS 7PM
£8 14+

CLUB NIGHT
GoGoDisco
80s, indie, post-punk, electro clash, Brit pop, garage rock, 70s, new wave and pop to grace your lovely ears.
Sat 7 Apr STUDIO 11PM–3AM
£4 ADV 18+

EVENT
Record Fair

Come along to Komedia for a chance to browse thousands of great vinyl bargains and collectors’ items. Specialist sellers of reggae, rock, punk, soul, jazz and blues will be there and it’s a great way to find the music you love and discover new sounds. In support of Martlets.
Sun 8 Apr 10AM – 4PM
FREE ENTRY ALL AGES

COMEDY
Tez Ilyas: Teztify
Armed with his trademark cheek and uncompromising approach, Tez presents his slick, smart and typically subversive new stand-up show. As seen on BBC2’s Mock The Week, Live at the BBC, Channel 4’s The Last Leg – and heard on BBC Radio Four with two series of Tez Talks.
Sun 8 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£12/£10 CONC 16+

MUSIC
Dawn Penn Plus Support
Global Beats presents the Queen of Rocksteady, Dawn Penn with full live band, best known for her single You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) which hit #1 in her native Jamaica and making #3 in the UK Singles Chart.
Mon 9 Apr DOORS 7PM
£14.50 14+

COMEDY
Alex Williamson: Make The World a Banter Place
Comedian, writer, actor, singer-songwriter and film-maker, Alex is a genuine online superstar with views in the hundreds of millions and almost three million total social media subscribers and followers across his platforms. His edgy and original style has garnered him fans across the globe.
Tue 10 Apr 8PM (DOORS 7PM)
£17.50 16+

COMEDY
Suzi Ruffell: Keeping It Classy
Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Suzi Ruffell is taking her critically acclaimed show ‘Keeping It Classy’ on tour. This thought-provoking and hilarious show has nabbed Ruffell the working-class comedy crown of her generation.
Tue 10 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£12/£10 CONC 14+

MUSIC
Lout Promotions Present: Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Blanket-warm production and perfect pairing of exquisite vocals and virtuosic guitar.
Wed 11 Apr STUDIO DOORS 7.30PM
£12.50 ADV 14+

MUSIC
Nugene Music Presents: Ian Siegal Band + Dawn Brothers
Blues supremo Ian Siegal tours a new album of original songs with his young band of ace musicians.
Thu 12 Apr DOORS 7PM
£16 ADV 9+

COMEDY
Live Nation & UTC Artist Management Presents Dane Baptiste: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs)
Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dane Baptiste brings his third smash hit show on national tour. Original, provocative and exceptionally crafted, G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs) explores our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure.
Thu 12 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£12 ADV 16+

MUSIC
Woman Empowerment Charity Gig
Join us for a night of fun, inspiration and empowerment! A fun filled line-up of local and national artists, performing popular female ballads to promote the importance of empowering woman. Judie Mayne and Sarah Murray will be performing original songs. Spraxa will be introducing us to his original raps
Fri 13 Apr STUDIO DOORS 7PM
£5 14+

MUSIC/CLUB NIGHT
A Tribute to King Tubby by Dennis Bovell
Dub innovator Dennis Bovell pays tribute to the music of one of the most prominent figures in the history of Jamaican dub, King Tubby. A man who needs no introduction, as a sound engineer Tubby elevated the importance of the mix down and is widely credited as being the inventor of the remix, a now ubiquitous concept in electronic music.
Fri 13 Apr 11PM-3AM
£10 ADV/£8.50 EARLY BIRD 18+

COMEDY
Krater Comedy Club
Award-winning comedy with top international and UK comedians. ‘A night full of fun and side-splitting laughter. I didn’t want it to end’ The Latest
Fri 13 – Sun 15 Apr
18+

FRIDAY – MC Stephen Grant
8PM DOORS OPEN 7PM
SHOW ONLY £ 17.50, MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN) £28.50, MEAL DEAL PLUS+ (SHOW + MAIN + SIDE OR DESSERT) £32

SATURDAY EARLY – MC Stephen Grant

7PM DOORS OPEN 6PM SHOW ONLY £25, MEAL DEAL

(SHOW + MAIN) £36, MEAL DEAL PLUS+ (SHOW + MAIN + SIDE OR DESSERT) £39.50

SATURDAY LATE – MC Stephen Grant

10.30PM DOORS OPEN 10PM SHOW ONLY: £15 / £10

CONC, £5 NUS/UNDER 26, SIDE SAVER (SHOW + 3 SIDES) £27.50

SUNDAY – MC Stephen Grant
8PM DOORS OPEN 7PM

SHOW ONLY: £13 / £10 CONC, £5 NUS/UNDER 26, MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN) £24

COMEDY
Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell
Critically acclaimed stand-up Tiff Stevenson, who you may know from Mock the

Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and the BAFTA nominated People Just Do Nothing, or your

dreams, she’s definitely been there.
Wed 14 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£15 14+

CABARET
Charlie Hides: A Dozen Divas
Multi Award winning glamazon, Youtube star, international cabaret artist and star of Ru Paul’s Drag Race Charlie Hides returns to Brighton with an outrageous tribute to your favourite divas. Heir to Joan River’s crown as queen of the wicked one-liner, she’s got all the Season 9 gossip and is ready to spill the tea. Not for the easily offended.

Sun 15 Apr STUDIO 4PM & 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM/VIP MEET & GREET 7PM)

£12/£20 VIP MEET & GREET 16+

MUSIC
The Fab Beatles
Forming in 1991, the Fab Beatles have come to be known as one of the most sought-after Beatles tribute bands, with concerts performed all over the world. Their live show will take you from The Beatles early Hamburg material right through all the tracks you know and love, ending in the ‘break-up’ era, with a repertoire that is second to none.
Mon 16 Apr DOORS 7.30PM
£17 OTD/£15 ADV 14+

MUSIC
Dubwise Jamaica
An ongoing partnership between two Rastafari bredrins, Rory ‘Yaadcore’ Cha and Jason Panton, with early and continuous visionary guidance from a third, Oje ‘Protoje’ Ollivierre with the aim of reintroducing authentic roots dub reggae music in spaces accessible to mainstream audiences. Dubwise Jamaica did not reinvent the wheel when it began in 2013 but it did change the tires.

Mon 16 Apr STUDIO DOORS 7.30PM
£12.50 14+

COMEDY
John Robins: The Darkness of Robins
Double Chortle Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.
Tue 17 Apr 8PM (DOORS 7PM)
£14.50/£26 SIDE SAVER 16+

COMEDY
Bring Your Own Baby
The UK’s premier baby friendly comedy club featuring the funniest comedy stars from the circuit and TV. Featuring Jess Fostekew, Tony Cowards and MC Jen Brister.
Wed 18 Apr 12PM (DOORS 11.15AM)
£10/BABIES GO FREE (16+ & BABIES UP TO 12 MONTHS)

MUSIC
Melting Vinyl Presents: Lost Horizons + Special Guests
After selling out the Rialto Theatre last year, the new project of Cocteau Twins and Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde, and Dif Juz and Jesus and Mary Chain musician Richie Thomas return with full band for an even bigger show and tour in support of their critically acclaimed debut album Ojalá.
Wed 18 Apr DOORS 7.30PM
£16 OTD/£12 ADV 14+

SPOKEN WORD
Stand up & Slam!
Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let’s find out! Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results! Our resident team captains are joined by the most exciting comedy and poetry acts from around the UK. We’re mashing up the two art forms in an epic battle of spoken word. Who wins? You decide…
Wed 18 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£8/£5 CONC 16+

COMEDY
Musical Bingo

Just like regular bingo, but instead of shouting out numbers we play songs! Each round takes on a different theme of song choices, these could be based on either a decade, genre or a just a quirky random topic. Then it’s over to the DJ’s Rapture and Jonny Unknown as they spin a quick fire medley of tunes while players simply mark ‘em off their bingo cards accordingly.
Thu 19 Apr DOORS 7PM
£10 18+

COMEDY
Jarlath Regan: Organ Freeman
A selfish man is forced to reassess his entire life when his best friend needs a kidney.  A stand up show from the creator of multi-million downloaded Irishman Abroad podcast, about life and death, give and take, Ant and Dec, youth and young manhood, getting it wrong while getting it right and never worrying about anything ever again.
Thu 19 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£12 16+

COMEDY
Joe Bor: A Room With A Jew
An hour of stand up from award winning comedian and Jewish Comedian of the year Joe Bor. Joe regularly works at many of the top comedy clubs including Glee, 99 Club and The Comedy Store and has also been booked as tour support for Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges and Alistair McGowan.
Fri 20 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£10 16+

COMEDY
Krater Comedy Club
Award-winning comedy with top international and UK comedians. ‘A night full of fun and side-splitting laughter. I didn’t want it to end’ The Latest
Fri 20 – Sun 22 Apr
18+

FRIDAY – MC Stephen Grant
8PM DOORS OPEN 7PM
SHOW ONLY £ 17.50, MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN) £28.50, MEAL DEAL PLUS+ (SHOW + MAIN + SIDE OR DESSERT) £32

SATURDAY EARLY – MC Stephen Grant

7PM DOORS OPEN 6PM SHOW ONLY £25, MEAL DEAL

(SHOW + MAIN) £36, MEAL DEAL PLUS+ (SHOW + MAIN + SIDE OR DESSERT) £39.50

SATURDAY LATE – MC Stephen Grant

10.30PM DOORS OPEN 10PM SHOW ONLY: £15 / £10

CONC, £5 NUS/UNDER 26, SIDE SAVER (SHOW + 3 SIDES) £27.50

SUNDAY – MC Stephen Grant
8PM DOORS OPEN 7PM

SHOW ONLY: £13 / £10 CONC, £5 NUS/UNDER 26, MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN) £24

CLUB NIGHT
Spellbound
The ’80s club night for people who HATE ’80s nights, with Jenna and Simon Price (the team behind legendary London glam night Stay Beautiful) playing alternative classics by the likes of Siouxsie, Soft Cell, Stray Cats, Smiths and Specials (and that’s just the eSSes!)
Sat 21 Apr STUDIO 9PM-3AM
£5/£4 CONC TICKETS ON THE DOOR ONLY 18+

MUSIC
An Evening with Sarah Munro
With a delicate songbird’s voice reminiscent of Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua, Sarah’s music has been championed by legendary lyricist Don Black, as well as Jamie Cullum and Michael Ball – both of whom featured her debut single ‘For Eternity’ on their BBC Radio 2 shows.
Sun 22 Apr STUDIO 7.30PM
£15 ADV 14+

MUSIC
One Inch Badge Presents: Courtney Marie Andrews
For a decade or so since, Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly forty artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.
Mon 23 Apr DOORS 7.30PM
£13.50 ADV 14+

MUSIC
Kilimanjaro Live Presents: An Acoustic Evening with Nahko & Trevor Hall
Acclaimed artist Nahko, of Medicine for the People, has announced his first ever solo tour into Europe. Coming to just a handful of cities this April, he is touring with support from singer-songwriter and friend Trevor Hall.

Tue 24 Apr DOORS 7.30PM
£20 14+

COMEDY
The Cutlery Crew: Coccinellidae
How do we perform femininity? Is it just an exercise in appeasement? Join us for a playful exploration of what it’s like to be a ‘big woman’ in a world that values smallness; small in stature, voice, opinion and ambition. Can you be too much woman? A mix of physical theatre, clowning and live soundtrack, featuring a drum kit made of objects of femininity.

Tue 24 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£8/£5 CONC 14+

MUSIC
Christian Garrick & The Budapest Cafe Orchestra
Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick the Budapest Café Orchestra play folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, mournful Klezmer melodies, raucous Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czadas.
Wed 25 Apr DOORS 7.30PM
£15/£12 CONC 14+

COMEDY
Comedians Cinema Club
Chaotic, alcohol-fuelled and very funny. Comedians Cinema Club brings together the UK’s best comedians to create hilarious improvised versions of your favourite movies as you’ve never seen them before! Nominated as Best Music & Variety Show 2016 – Chortle
Wed 25 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£5 16+

COMEDY
Comic Boom
Komedia’s sell-out monthly night of exciting new comedy without the gamble. One of our fantastic MCs hosts a friendly fast paced quality night featuring a top headline comic and “catch ’em while you can” rising stars of the comedy circuit. With headliner Tom Lucy and MC Barry Ferns.
Thu 26 Apr 8PM (DOORS 7PM)
£5 NUS/UNDER 26/£8 CONC/£10/£21.50 SIDE SAVER 16+

MUSIC
One Inch Badge presents: Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo (2016 and 2013) – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’ (fRoots).
Thu 26 Apr STUDIO DOORS 7.30PM
£12 ADV 14+

SPOKEN WORD
Loud Poets
Since 2014, the award-winning Loud Poets have cemented their place as the top spoken word show at the Edinburgh Fringe. Their unique blend of poetry, live music and film has wowed audiences at festivals internationally and this year they’re touring a brand-new show filled with comedy, tragedy, politics and poignancy.
Fri 27 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£10/£8 CONC 16+

CLUB NIGHT
English Disco Lovers Brighton Music Conference Closing Party with Hacienda legend Graeme Park and J Felix

The Disco Lovers return to Komedia for the official closing party for the Brighton Music Conference! And they’ve only gone n’ got the mighty Graeme Park, curator of Hacienda Classical and original resident DJ from Manchester’s legendary Hacienda club! Graeme is a true pioneer of dance music, bringing a superb disco and classic house set to Brighton!
Fri 27 Apr 11PM-3AM
£12.50 ADV 18+

COMEDY
Krater Comedy Club
Award-winning comedy with top international and UK comedians. ‘A night full of fun and side-splitting laughter. I didn’t want it to end’ The Latest
Fri 27 – Sun 29 Apr
18+

FRIDAY – MC Stephen Grant
8PM DOORS OPEN 7PM
SHOW ONLY £ 17.50, MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN) £28.50, MEAL DEAL PLUS+ (SHOW + MAIN + SIDE OR DESSERT) £32

SATURDAY EARLY – MC Stephen Grant

7PM DOORS OPEN 6PM SHOW ONLY £25, MEAL DEAL

(SHOW + MAIN) £36, MEAL DEAL PLUS+ (SHOW + MAIN + SIDE OR DESSERT) £39.50

SATURDAY LATE – MC Stephen Grant

10.30PM DOORS OPEN 10PM SHOW ONLY: £15 / £10

CONC, £5 NUS/UNDER 26, SIDE SAVER (SHOW + 3 SIDES) £27.50

SUNDAY – MC Stephen Grant
8PM DOORS OPEN 7PM

SHOW ONLY: £13 / £10 CONC, £5 NUS/UNDER 26, MEAL DEAL (SHOW + MAIN) £24

COMEDY
Funny Women: Brighton Nights
Funny Women fills the house again at Brighton’s best and brightest comedy venue, Komedia. As always we will feature the newest and most exciting female stand up in the UK, from the Funny Women Awards and beyond!
Sat 28 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£12/£10 CONC 18+

CLUB NIGHT
Club Africa
DJs from African Night Fever, AfroBase, Yam Yam and Friends dig deep playing an exciting dance-floor friendly mix of the best afro-tropical music from the vintage era to the modern day.
Sat 28 Apr STUDIO 11PM-3AM
£5 18+

KIDS
Sundae Club

Over three fabulous hours of creative fun for kids, featuring Lost and Found Mischief and Mysteries in Moominvalley, crafts and live music from The Swing Ninjas.
Sun 29 Apr 11AM (DOORS 10.30AM)
£7 CHILD/ADULT/ £27 FAMILY OF FOUR AGES 2-8

COMEDY
Jessica Fostekew: The Silence of the Nans
(Read in film-trailer voice): Last summer Jessica did two reasonably significant things. One, a story of pure joy. The other, a tale of entrapment, torment and gelato. This show tells the second story. The horrid one.
Sun 29 Apr STUDIO 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)
£9/£8 CONC 14+

MUSIC
Mara Simpson with Soul of the City
British songwriter Mara Simpson has captivated audiences around the world with her soulful melodies, rich lyricism, unassuming charm and wicked laugh. With a style of song writing equally as eclectic as her background, Mara delivers an old soul voice with a unique perspective.
Mon 30 Apr DOORS 7.30PM
£10 14+

MUSIC
The MJR Group Presents: Bryde
Being human is being imperfect, impulsive and vulnerable, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the daily struggle to gratify our desires. For Welsh songwriter Bryde, it’s a theme that bears close exploration.
Mon 30 Apr STUDIO DOORS 7.30PM
£8 ADV 14+

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