Charity Chuckle Stand-Up for Local Charity in association with Brighton Digital Festival 2013

Featuring Multimedia Stand-Up Comedy from:

David Trent, Nathan Penlington, Joseph Morpurgo, Phil Lucas, compere Michael Fabbri and animation from Laurie Rowan.

Having raised nearly £10,000 for the local community, Brighton’s longest-running comedy fundraiser is moving to a monthly night at the award-winning comedy venue, the Brighton Komedia. Charity Chuckle's first show on Tuesday 10th September will also be the first ever stand-up comedy event in association with the Brighton Digital Festival.

September's comedians come from a digital perspective, featuring the hilarious video mash-ups of Edinburgh Best Show nominee, David Trent, and a cracking 20 minute set from Nathan Penlington, who recently won a The Scotsman's Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival for his show Choose Your Own Documentary based on the Choose Your Own Adventure books.

Proceeds will go to Brighton & Hove Community Radio, a digital radio station run entirely by volunteers that aims to give an alternative voice to the local area.

Tickets are available from the Komedia Box Office or online from We Got Tickets.

Please also find us at and the #BDF2013

And here's a video!

About the acts:

David Trent has both offended and delighted audiences with his searing blend of live rage and mashed-up video content. In 2012, he won a Best Show nomination at the Edinburgh Fringe for his debut show, Spontaneous Comedian.

Nathan Penlington is a documentary maker, author, stand-up, magician and darts connoisseur. Promoters Jim Holland and Kerry Herbert first saw him at the Bloomsbury Theatre with Daniel Kitson and Stewart Lee and have been enchanted by his witty storytelling and bookish ways ever since. His show Choose Your Own Documentary has garnered rave reviews from the Edinburgh Festival and London’s Southbank Centre, culminating in a prestigious Fringe First Award for new writing.

Joseph Morpurgo, member of the hit improvisation show Austentatious, received 4 star reviews for his first Edinburgh show Truthmouth this year. Picked by as a Top 10 One to Watch, this may be his year.

Phil Lucas is a stand-up and poet who is best known in Brighton for his fake planning notices. Posted around town were bizarre and brilliant Council Planning Applications, such as, permission to cover the Brighton Pavilion with bakelite, and to replace the Queen Victoria statue in Grand Avenue with a statue of a pregnant Adele. He is currently on ebay auctioning his picture of Harry Styles - Lovely Lips.

Michael Fabbri, nominated Chortle’s Club Comedian of 2012, is to compere the night. Currently in Edinburgh in his show Buffering, he has been the warm up for Micky Flanagan on his Out Out tour.

Tuesday 10th September 2013, 8pm
Komedia Studio, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
Tickets: £9, £7 concessions from Komedia Box Office, 44 Gardner St, Brighton. 0845 293 8480
Online from We Got Tickets
#charitychuckle #BDF13
Organisers: Kerry Herbert and Jim Holland

{boldReviews for the comedians:{/bold}
David Trent - multi-media comedian nominated for Best Show in Edinburgh 2012.
‘Tech-heavy comedy that's smart and dumb in equal measure.' Chortle
‘A double act with a Dell Studio 17 that will live long in the random-access memory.’ The Guardian
'One of the must see comics on the circuit' Latest

Nathan Penlington - from shows Choose Your Own Documentary and Uri and Me
‘A natural performer, witty, inventive, stylish and original’ - Rob Newman
‘Wow! I Just discovered Nathan Penlington!’ - Uri Gellar
‘Funny, heart-warming, and utterly bizarre – there’s very few people today pushing the envelope of stand-up, performance and documentary making quite like this’ - We Heart

Joseph Morpurgo - from award-winning show Austentatious
'Staggeringly witty' - ThreeWeeks
'Inventive and funny' - Londonist
Top 10 Comic to Watch 2013 -

Phil Lucas - poet, stand-up, proud father of a yam
‘Mr Lucas is indeed a funny man’ Huff Post Comedy

Michael Fabbri, MC - from Edinburgh show Buffering
“Startlingly insightful” - The Guardian
“Hilarious, Clever, sick and completely unrepeatable” - BBC Online

About Charity Chuckle:
A laugh with the feelgood factor, Charity Chuckle is the South-East’s only monthly comedy fundraiser. Shows combine professional comedians with the best new stand-up on the circuit, all to provide laughs and raise money for a different local charity or community group each month. Previous headliners include Robin Ince, Carl Donnolly and Josh Widdicombe.


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