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What comedy can you see at Chichester Fringe 2023?

In this post, you'll find out what comedy shows we have on at Chichester Fringe. Plus, for this year, we've got new events...

Scott McPherson at Fringe Night, May 2023 (PHOTOGRAPHER: CHARLIE ALLISON)

Join us for the Chichester Fringe New Comedy Act of the Year Competition.

Epic Comedy are proudly collaborating with Chichester Fringe to provide an excellent opportunity for new acts to perform in a supportive space, with the chance of winning a spot on one of our pro shows alongside some of the top names on the UK comedy circuit.

The first and second heats (7th and 8th June) will see 20 comedians battle for a place in the final (14th June), MC'd by comedian Paul Cox and headlined by our guest judge Tom Deacon.

All are held at One-o-Four, The Hornet.

Tickets are £5 for the first two heats and £8 for the final.

Chichester Fringe: Epic Comedy Night will be taking place on June 15th, in collaboration with Epic Comedy we are bringing you the very best of stand-up comedy.

Epic Comedy was founded in 2021 with the sole intention of bringing the most epic comedy shows to local communities, and this event will be an amazing opportunity for the winner of our New Comedy Act of the Year event.

Tickets are £15 with the held at Chichester City Arts Centre. The show will feature adult content.

We also cannot wait to return to Chichester Canal for our second year of Comedy on the Canal.

Join Phil Green, Charlotte Cropper, Marti Delon and Janet Rawson on Friday June 9th as they cruise along the Chichester Canal for a night of comedy and a fish ‘n’ chips supper!

Tickets are £27 and includes dinner, the boat trip, entertainment and a refreshment!

There's more...

Three up-and-coming comics for your entertainment.

We have so many comedy offerings this year, but it all starts on June 1st with Kirsty Mann (Funny Women Awards finalist) at The Canal Café.

Kirsty is telling a true story about a doctor (herself) who is pretending she’s not a doctor because she wants people to take her seriously as a comedian.

Tickets are £7 for this award-winning writer's show.


Phil Green presents: ‘Millennial Bug (The Unbearable Weight of Social Expectation)’.

After developing a couple of unlikely new friendships on a stag do, one gen X and the other a gen Z, Phil considers how the generation in between wrestles with the mindsets of both.

We are so excited to welcome Phil to Chichester Fringe 2023, his debut show in 2022 sold out its entire run at the Edinburgh Fringe and was nominated for Outstanding Fringe Show in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards. Phil has also been a finalist in South East Comedian of the Year and the Max Turner Prize.


Charlotte Cropper will be presenting ‘Good Girl Gone Rad’. A 45-minute show about entering your 'roaring twenties', wanting to ditch the 'good girl' label, and also hamsters.

"With a warm and mischievous delivery, Charlotte indulges us with her cautionary tales of wit, whimsy, and why embodying the "terrible twos" is the most rad thing you can do."

Charlotte is a Supported Artist at the New Adelphi Theatre, a 2021 Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist, and an alumnus of the University of Salford's Edinburgh Stand-Up Showcase SalFUNNI.

Can’t decide which show to watch? We’ve got you covered!

When you click book, select a 'Double Bill' ticket for access to both Millennial Bug and Good Girl Gone Rad stand-up shows. It's only £12!

There's still more...!

On June 16th we have another double bill featuring Matt Hutchinson and Lulu Popplewell.

Lulu will be previewing her new show ‘Actually, Actually’ a hilarious stand up hour about Love Actually, addiction and sunburn. Lulu has been described as “A definite rising star” by The Fountain and has been seen and heard on BBC One and BBC Radio 4.


The son of Jamaican and English parents, Matt is an NHS doctor and also a comedian (Finalist Leicester Square and Hackney Empire New Act competitions, Semi-finalist BBC New Comedy Award). He will be performing his show ‘Hostile’ In this stand up show he asks: "How hostile is the environment in Britain? What does it mean to integrate?"

Tickets for the double bill are £12.


We are so excited to welcome back Scott McPhearson to the Chichester Fringe stage as he hosts a Variety Night at One-o-Four on June 17th.

There is something for everyone at this event, with muscal theatre tunes from Edina Cole Porcher, magic from Mark Flynn, musical comedy and energetic rave punk from Cheshyr Strange (C. Strange) and Dylan Dodds will be showcasing an extract from his Edinburgh Fringe Show: Dylan Dodds and Friends 2: Friends Still Not Included.

Tickets are £12:

Our final comedy event, on June 18th at Graylingwell Chapel, is a dark comedy jukebox musical written by Chloe Hodgson: ‘Fat Club: A comedy musical’.

“Welcome to the town of Piccalilli, a relaxed neighborhood in the British countryside, full of bakeries, pubs and all of the sweetest treats on offer. But not for long - as nutritionist Lillian Loafett, plans to take over the town with her very own ‘Fat Club’”.

Tickets are £5 from the Graylingwell Chapel website:

There are so many more new faces that we can’t wait to welcome to Chichester Fringe 2023.

We have new venues, new events and amazing line upsnow we just need you.

You can browse all of our events including comedy, music and more on our website. #chifringe23

- Written by Emily Doye


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