Now in the eighth year, the Magners Brighton Comedy Festival is set to be the biggest and funniest festival yet. Britain’s premier event solely devoted to comedy, is this October offering a fantastic line-up including thought-provoking comic Simon Amstell, Pub landlord Al Murray and making a welcome return to host the Sussex Beacon Charity Gala, is star of channel 4’s Chatty Man, Alan Carr.

Held between 8-24 October 2009, Brighton will transform into a city of comedy, offering a line up of the UK’s funniest talent. Comedians appearing during the festival include the controversial stand up Reg D Hunter, lyrical comic genius Tim Minchin, and returning after a hugely successful appearance at last years festival, Jimmy Carr.

Twisted pop duo, Frisky and Mannish will be debuting their show at this year’s festival after receiving rave reviews at the Edinburgh festival. Also performing are Brighton favourites and local residents Stephen Grant and Zoe Lyons.

In the past eight years, the comedy festival has become a firm favourite amongst residents and visitors to the City with shows in three central venues – The Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange and Pavilion Theatre.

Tickets are selling fast so book early to avoid disappointment. Call 01273 709709 to secure your seats, or to book online visit

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