Extra Topping

A New Comedy showcase celebrating all live comedy outside of traditional stand up.

Including Sketch, physical comedy, character comedy, improv, poetry, musical comedy and more.

Every 3rd Friday of the Month (plus 6 weekend dates in Brighton Fringe 6,7,13,14,20,21 May)

Fringe Shows Line up at a Glance

Friday 6th May 9pm

  • Biscuit Barrel: Sketch Group
  • Julia Masli: Clowning (Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality at Edinburgh Fringe 2019)
  • Selena Mersey: Musical Comedy (Music Comedy Award Finalist 2021)
  • Your Host: Simon Topping (Professional idiot)

Saturday 7th May 9pm

  • Westdal and Hayward: Musical Comedy
  • 2 Spoons: Improvised Documentary
  • Lachlan Werner: Ventriloquism
  • Your Host: Simon Topping (Professional Idiot)

Friday 13th May 9pm

  • Assimilate: Sci-fi Improv
  • Leanne Shorley: Comedy Poet
  • Christian Brighty: Character Comedy (Best New Show Nominee Leicester Comedy Festival 2022)
  • Your Host: Simon Topping (Professional Idiot)

Saturday 14th May 9pm

  • Paggy Gacheva: A Journey through a literal mind
  • Alexandra Shaw: Burlesque Imposter
  • The SugarCoated: Sisters (Best Newcomer at Music Comedy Awards 2022)
  • Your Host: Simon Topping (Professional Idiot)

Friday 20th May 9pm

  • Lela and Kathy: Improv Comedy
  • Do the Thing: Improvised Musical
  • Dyball and Kerr: Character comedy Sketches (“High Class character comedy” – The Observer)
  • Your Host: Simon Topping (Professional Idiot)

Saturday 21st May 9pm

  • Tea and Toast: Improv Comedy
  • Beige Mirror: Improvised Black Mirror Parody
  • Siblings: Character Sketch (Reviews Hub “Best in Show” at Brighton Fringe 2021)
  • Your Host: Simon Topping (Professional Idiot)

Downloadable Quick Guide

Extra Topping: Performances at a Glance PDF

If you are an act that would like to perform for future Extra Topping dates take a look at my Perform for us page and contact me via email: simon.topping@gmail.com

Venue: Sweet@ThePoets: Poets Ale and Smokehouse, 33 Montgomery Street, Hove, BN3 5BL. Less than 10 minutes walk from Hove and Aldrington train stations.