Sometimes you’ve just gotta laugh. So it’s a good thing the lovely team at 57 Festivals are landing in Brighton from Weds 19 -Sun 23 June, this year. They’re bringing the first ever Brighton Comedy Garden to Preston Park, a boutique-style festival nestled in the beauty of one of our most cherished outside spaces.
Spanning five nights, expect your sides to split. We’re waiting impatiently for the chance to see Brighton legend Zoe Lyons, the ‘Ruff Stuff’ herself Suzi Ruffell, character comedian and all-around hilarious Lolly Adefope, and Rosie Jones who’s now known for taking mischief to a whole new level. If you can’t find us, we’ll be down the front being heckled.
This comedy extravaganza is the latest venture from sibling team Will Briggs and Cass Randolph who are behind two hugely popular comedy events: Greenwich Comedy Festival (Time Out’s ‘favourite London comedy festival’) and their equally lauded Bristol Comedy Garden.
Organisers Will and Cass grew up steeped in alternative comedy thanks to their notorious stepfather, Malcolm Hardee, the infamous comedy promoter and exhibitionist. With their production outfit, 57 Festivals, the pair has spent the past decade delivering consistently superb line-ups and good times in London and Bristol.
Coming for Brighton next, Cass says:
“We’ve always had Brighton in mind as a dream location for what we do and now, with our events in Greenwich and Bristol hitting their stride, we feel it’s the right time to bring Brighton a piece of the action. Brighton is famous for its vibrant arts and festivals scene, and we hope to add even more quality to that. Perhaps now more than ever it’s good to be reminded of the absurdity and humour in life and our acts have some of the most brilliantly absurd minds in the country.”
Other guests include the legendary Alan Davies, mostly known for asking the stuff the audience wants to on QI, multi-award winning Live At The Apollo star Sara Pascoe, and the hilariously surreal 8 Out Of 10 Cats team captain Sean Lock, with many more gracing thestage over the five days. Roll up to the giant Big Top tent and gorge yourself on a delicious range of street-food traders, taste the sensational craft beer, and watch the sunset with some lush summer-inspired cocktails. Kick back and enjoy the laughter!
Brighton Comedy Garden comes to Preston Park, Brighton from Weds 19 -Sun 23 June.
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