Spokeswoman Katie Freeland said: “After a 14-month hiatus, Komedia Brighton are returning with a programme of comedy, music, kids shows and everything in between, from Saturday, May 22. This is your chance to see your favourite shows live, in person and in a brand spanking-new format, with all shows now on sale.
“Despite being open for only a few months of 2020, Komedia managed to win both the Chortle Awards Best Venue in the South for 2020 and the 2020 Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Award.
“Upon closure, Komedia joined forces with Mick Perrin Worldwide, streaming one of the first international live theatre shows of Eddie Izzard’s Great Expectations and collaborated in the summer months with The Warren to bring Krater Comedy Club to the beach.
“So, with the wind in their sails, Komedia’s programmers used their unexpected interlude to throw their efforts into returning with an exciting and diverse selection of over 26 shows, spanning from May 22 to June 26 whilst social distancing restrictions are in place.
“For comedy lovers, our principal award-winning comedy night Krater Comedy Club, will be running every Saturday evening, with shows starting at 6.45pm and 9.15pm, featuring the best critically-acclaimed acts on the circuit including TV’s Seann Walsh, Geoff Norcott, Angela Barnes and Marcus Brigstocke.
“Friday nights will also feature a diverse initiative of award-winning comedy shows. Friday, June 4 will see Zoe Lyon’s LGBTQ+ friendly Bent Double grace our stage. Plus, the much-awaited rising stars of Comic Boom will return Friday, May 28th and Friday, June 25, with Edinburgh Fringe favourites Garrett Millerick and Esther Manito headlining, brought to you in association with Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops.
“The much-loved comedy gameshow Bogan Bingo returns, the funny women of Funny Women, music from Black Country, New Road, and kid’s entertainment will return with Comedy Club 4 Kids. So that these fantastic shows can happen safely, each show will run for 60 minutes without intervals.
“Tickets will be sold as tables of two, four and six to ensure safe distancing, and table service will be available at every show.
“For our new health and safety procedures: https://komedia.co.uk/brighton/visit/”
To buy tickets: https://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/