Brighton Comedy Garden

Words: Samantha Harman


Brighton Comedy Garden presented by heycar, the south coast’s biggest stand-up comedy festival, returns to Preston Park from 3rd-7th July.

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with performances from legend Harry Hill, Last Leg star Josh Widdicombe, multi-award winning Sara Pascoe, BATFA nominee Simon Amstell, comedy powerhouse Fern Brady, Sam Campbell, Jamali Maddix, plus many more performing at this year’s astounding series of mixed-bill shows.

Expect plenty of Comedy Garden favourites too with podcast hero John Robbins, Have I Got News for you regular Phil Wang, viral phenomenon Janine Harouni, cult comic/poet Tim Key and Brighton’s very own comedy superhero Jen Brister. The festival combines award-winning comedy presented in a beautiful Big Top tent with a quality selection at the bars and delicious eats from local street-food vendors, this crowd-pleasing festival has been dazzling comedy lovers from Brighton and beyond since its first edition back in summer 2019.

Across five nights and the weekend afternoons, a series of meticulously curated mixed-bill shows, featuring the absolute best comedians of the moment, are presented. Each year the festival welcomes in over 12,000 ticket holders to feast on the finest comedy talent in a boutique-festival setting. With bars, food stalls and more, the event is a wonderful addition to Brighton’s glorious Preston Park, welcoming in audiences from near and far. The Comedy Garden is produced by sibling team Will Briggs and Cass Randolph of 57 Festivals; the pair are thrilled to be announcing this year’s festival.

Cass says, ‘We’re stoked to be bringing back the Big Top to host this year’s incredible acts; nothing beats the atmosphere inside a beautiful tent filled with audiences having the best time, the acts really feed off that energy too and give electric performances.’

Will added, ‘This line-up is the best we’ve brought to Brighton so far, and the last few years have been a truckload of fun, so the bar is high! We’re counting down the days until we’re back for another superb edition.’

This year’s festival is once again partnered with heycar, one of the leading online new and used car marketplaces. Chief Marketing Officer Dermot Kelleher revealed, ‘We’re delighted to continue as presenting partner for our third year working with our friends at Brighton Comedy Garden. With a fantastic line-up of the UK’s top comedians, heycar is thrilled to continue being part of the summer of feel-good.’

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