Jen Brister: Waves – BBC R4 Recording at The Forge, Ironworks Studios

A local favourite and one of the stars of our Forge Comedy Club launch night, we’re so excited to welcome Jen Brister back to Ironworks Studios to record her new solo show for BBC Radio 4.

The past year or so has not been kind to anyone, but for Jen Brister it has been fraught even by lockdown standards. The (non-biological) mother of young, entitled, noisy twin boys – as documented in her successful book The Other Mother – has been trapped in the maelstrom of extreme parenting, her explosive and sharp-tongued wit silenced by the chopping up of vegetables and the whir of the washing machine. 

But Jen has found an unusual refuge from all this strain: sea swimming. In the almost always freezing waters of the English Channel, she has found herself not just physically but also mentally freed from the unusual pressures of the present situation. Despite being instinctively resistant to concepts like ‘mindfulness’ and ‘living in the moment’, this acid-tongued comic has – against her own will, and accidentally – embraced them. ‘Swimming has become my constant. Well, that and drinking. But, anyway, let’s get back to the swimming’. 

Recording for Jen’s Radio 4 solo show debut, one of our most high-octane comedians vents a year’s worth of stand-up spleen upon an audience in her home town of Brighton – and then shakes off those frustrations by taking us (figuratively) deep-sea swimming. A comic voyage of self-discovery, but also a surprisingly profound examination of the relationship between body and mind. 

Monday 23rd May – doors open at 7:30pm


Ironworks Studios, 30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD

Ages 14+. The show will take approximately 1 hour to record.

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Firing up the Funny: Brighton comedian, Stephen Grant has relocated to plush new hub – Ironworks Studios

The Forge Comedy Club is the brand new venture from Brighton’s undisputed king of comedy, Stephen Grant. Having founded and run the most successful comedy club in the south for the last 23 years, and helped launch the careers of many of the best known comedians in the country, it was time for the next evolutionary step. 

Ironworks Studios Brighton, featuring two performance spaces and superb, state of the art facilities, allows comedians to not only perform but record their shows, produce radio shows, talks, live podcasts, and high-resolution streaming. 

Our sell-out opening night in January starred Romesh Ranganathan. Now running weekly on Saturdays, we’ve already hosted the likes of Russell Kane, Marcus Brigstocke, Zoe Lyons, and Maisie Adam. Acts such as Sara Pascoe, Seann Walsh, Russell Howard, Joanne McNally, and Stephen K Amos are all coming to the Forge this year. 

In keeping with the ethos of Ironworks Studios, every ticket sold includes a ring-fenced charity contribution supporting local community groups and projects. 

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Funny That Launches Haywards Heat Comedy Club

February 27th saw the sell-out launch of the brand new Haywards Heat comedy club – situated in the Heart of Haywards Heath, our brilliant lineup of Laura Lexx, Seann Walsh and Marcus Brigstocke with MC Dave Fensome blew the roof off the beautiful brand new Hub Theatre in the heart of Haywards Heath College.

Our next show is on April 23rd and features Paul Sinha from The Chase alongside British Comedian of the Year runner up Ninia Benjamin and Micky Flanagan support act Michael Fabbri.


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We have now launched our YouTube channel, hoorah! πŸ₯³

Bringing you exclusive 4K comedy clips of fantastic comedy acts from around the world and the brilliant MC @stephencgrant talking to our Brighton crowds.

Oh, and exclusive special offers πŸ˜‰


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We have now launched our own YouTube channel, hoorah! πŸ₯³
The new home of standup comedy on Youtube!
Every week, we’re bringing you exclusive 4K comedy clips of fantastic comedy acts from around the world and the brilliant MC Stephen Grant talking to our Brighton crowds.
Plus, special offers exclusively for our subscribers πŸ˜‰
We hope you enjoy! 
Save the date! We're back in Haywards Heath this May with another fantastic lineup πŸ”₯
The Hub Theatre at Haywards Heath College starring Simon Evans , Priya Hall and @Paul McCaffrey alongside MC Thanyia Moore. 
Doors open at 6.30pm, with a show start for 7.30pm.
Tickets are available to purchase now. We'll see you there!
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Wivelsfield, we are coming to you! Hairy Dog Brewery are hosting their first comedy night next Saturday 14th May.
There are just a few tickets left for the event which features Lily Phillips, Paul Myrehaug, Louise Atkinson and Joe Foster, alongside the brilliant MC Dave Fensome!
Tickets are just Β£25 to include belly laughs and a belly full of tasty Thai food (vegan and vegetarian catered for).
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πŸ”ΉThis Saturday at The Horse Inn Hurst πŸ”Ή
MC @ashfrith hosts with acts @comedylopez, @dianespencerfun and Adam Bloom. 
Come down a little earlier at 6pm and enjoy the Hog Roast being served πŸ™Œ
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Haywards Heat Comedy returns this Saturday! πŸ”₯
After a successful launch back in February, we return to Haywards Heath College this Saturday 23rd April with an incredible lineup.
Starring Paul Sinha, Ninia Benjamin and Michael Fabbri with MC Stephen Grant.
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MC Archie Maddocks hosts Sara Pascoe, Joey Page and Andy Askins for a special Tuesday show to prolong your Easter weekend fun!
Doors will open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm.
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