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Romesh Ranganathan is Straight Outta Crawley, in West Sussex, and on his last nationwide tour, Irrational, he was pondering whether he has an irrational viewpoint on the world or whether that can be attributed to absolutely everyone else.

Following Brighton Festival's digital programme during lockdown, poet and author Lemn Sissay MBE has confirmed he will return as guest director in 2021. 

Beloved of a passionate fanbase and garlanded by award judges, Tim Vine is taking a sharp left turn from his career as a one-line gagsmith and punmeister extraordinaire. Ladies and gentlemen, for one tour only (maybe), we introduce to you . . . Plastic Elvis! The idea for this new tour is somehow simultaneously daft as a brush and not as crazy as it sounds.
Credit Jamie MacMillian

One thousand five hundred Brighton Festival ticket buyers have donated back some or all of their purchases to the Festival after it was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

To celebrate international comedy, offer stand-up fans some stay-at-home entertainment and to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières, Mick Perrin Worldwide will bring you a free hour-long live comedy showcase via Komedia Live's YouTube channel on Thursday 14th May at 8pm BST.

He's been around the comedy block for a number of years, but Geoff Norcott has shifted up numerous gears from being a stalwart club comic to an Edinburgh Fringe draw to a touring comedian with a growing number of TV and radio credits under his belt.

Following their temporary closure due to Covid-19, Komedia Brighton will be live-streaming weekly Krater Comedy Club shows, to keep the laughter alive, every Friday at 8pm.

Fresh from a totally sold-out, critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Suzi Ruffell heads for Komedia Brighton with another show that proves she's a stand-up rapidly becoming a household name. With Dance Like Everyone's Watching, this self-titled 'natural worrier' is delighted to shout her newfound happiness from the rooftops.
Credit Piers Foley for Target Live

It's the comedy that took Paris by storm, was made into a hit film and received rave reviews when its English‐language adaptation premiered in Birmingham two years ago. So it's no wonder that Joe Thomas didn't hesitate to say yes to starring in the first‐ever UK tour of What's In A Name?, which visits Theatre Royal Brighton, this April.
Credit Mark Senior

When Once first appeared in cinemas thirteen years ago, a low budget Irish independent film shot with just $160,000, it was one of the more modest premieres of the season. But the story, of a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician whose passion for music sparks a unique love story, quickly took hold of audiences and hasn't let go since.
Credit Ai Weiwei Studio

Now in its thirty-first year, the Charleston Festival, based in Firle, near Lewes, is one of the oldest and most prestigious literary festivals in the world. 

RuPaul's Drag Race Season nine winner Sasha Velour sashayed away from the USA and into the very rainy UK to present her one woman show, Smoke and Mirrors, created and directed by the drag superstar herself.

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