Friday 13th May Brighton Fringe Line Up


Sci-Fi improv from one of Brighton’s best improv comedy duos

Assimilate is an improvisation duo made up of Lela Stepgood and Josh Hards. They bring their dazzling brand of spontaneous science fiction and speculative futures to our stage in this compact version of their show, Intercepted. Think Futurama meets Fury Road meets Galaxy Quest… in a bunker at the end of the universe. Maybe there’ll be survivors, maybe there’ll be robots, maybe there’ll be extra-terrestrials. There will be a future. It might not be pretty.

Website: Assimilate on Facebook

Leanne Shorley

Comedy Poetry: “A brilliant, original voice” (Pint-Sized Plays)

Leanne is a comedian and spoken word poet. She’s recently been commissioned by BBC Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and her work has featured on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music. She’s an alumnus of BBC Words First and has appeared on the BAFTA award-winning Life and Rhymes on Sky Arts.

Join her as she explores love, sex, and intimacy with her signature blend of stand-up, spoken word, and storytelling.

Website: Leanne on Instagram

Brighton Fringe Link: Leanne Shorley: Nice Things

Christian Brighty: Playboy

Character Comedy: “The most perfect specimen of comedy as art I have ever seen… Genius” ★★★★★ (Mumble Comedy)

Photo by Ben Meadows

Forget Bridgerton. Forget Austen. This is the greatest love story you’ve ever laughed at.

Christian Brighty: Playboy is a steamy pageant of Romantic absurdity & nonsense. With ballroom dances and deadly duels, TikTok’s Mr Darcy turns his online smash sensation into a live comedy swoonfest. Strap on your bonnet. He can’t frock this up.

BEST NEW SHOW – Leicester Comedy Festival 2022 – Nominated

“Hilarious” (The List)
“Very silly” (Time Out)
“Talent and quick wit” (The Scotsman)
“Great fun… accompanied by a knowing sidewise glance that says: ‘What the hell are we all doing here?” (Steve Bennett, Chortle)

21 million likes on Tiktok. As seen on Buzzfeed, Tyla and American TV Network MSNBC.

Website: Christian Blighty Linktree

Brighton Fringe Link: Christian Brighty: PlayBoy

Friday 13th May: at a glance

  • Assimilate: Sci-fi Improv
  • Leanne Shorley: Comedy Poet
  • Christian Brighty: Character Comedy
  • Your Host: Simon Topping (Professional Idiot)

All shows are at: Sweet@ThePoets: Upstairs at the Poets Ale and Smokehouse, 33 Montgomery street, Hove, BN3 5BF. Less than 10 minutes walk from Hove and Aldrington train stations.

Plus a massive thanks to Sarah, JD and all the Sweet Venues Team for being supportive and down right Super!