Friday 6th May Brighton Fringe Line Up

Biscuit Barrel

Sketch Group: “Fast, slick and very funny.” ★★★★★ The Derek Awards

Biscuit Barrel are a hyperactive sketch group, their Brighton Fringe show this year featuring 69 sketches in the space of an hour! “The hit-rate of their sketches is high” (The List). As featured on BBC Radio Bristol and Comedy Crowd TV, the Barrel frequented Edinburgh Fringe since 2018, with previous productions at Brighton Fringe, Winchester Comedy Festival, and even London Comedy Film Festival. For Extra Topping, they’ll be performing over 20 sketches in 15minutes! 

Website: Biscuit Barrel Comedy

Brighton Fringe Link: Biscuit Barrel: No time to Digestive

Julia Masli

Clowning: Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Julia Masli is an Estonian born, London based clown of mixed Eastern European, Baltic & Balkan origins. Julia’s work explores belonging and displacement, at times as a blade of grass. Her work aims to make bellies hurt from laughter, create goosebumps in intimate places and transcend the concept of time and space, on a good day.

“A mesmeric performer” ★★★★ (Scotsman)
“Masli’s set pieces hit every beat, leaving the audience in stitches.” ★★★★ (The Skinny)
“One of the best clowny absurdist comedians around” (Funny Women)

Website: Julia Masli

Brighton Fringe Link: Julia Masli: Choosh!

Selena Mersey

Musical Comedy: Musical Comedy Award Finalist 2021

Selena Mersey is a musical comedian, burlesque performer, and theatremaker. She has performed in the finals of the Musical Comedy Awards, been featured on comedy streaming platform NextUp, studied with the acclaimed House of Burlesque, and made a splash on TikTok with 2.8 million views. The shambolic songstress will present her filthy, Freudian, feminist hour-long debut ‘Madonna/Whore’ at this year’s Brighton Fringe.

Website: Selena’s Linktree Social Media: @selenamersey

Brighton Fringe Link: Selena Mersey: Madonna/Whore (Work in Progress)

Friday 6th May: at a glance

  • 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)

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!