Brighton’s Forge Comedy Club Crowned Best Comedy Venue at the 2024 Chortle Awards

Forge Comedy Club are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the title of “Best Comedy Venue” in the South and East at this year’s comedy industry “Oscars”; The Chortle Awards.

Since opening our doors in 2022 the Forge has constantly punched above its weight, in the tightly packed field of comedy clubs in Brighton, hosting regular weekend comedy shows with stellar line ups, plus solo shows from such top level acts as Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Beckett, Sara Pascoe, Alan Carr, Suzi Ruffell and Russell Howard. This award, voted for by members of the industry and the general public saw us fight off fierce competition from other clubs and has further cemented the Forge’s reputation in its short life as one of the top destinations in the UK comedy industry.

Founder Stephen Grant stated:

“I’m absolutely stoked to be honoured by fellow professional comics and comedy fans. Chortle has had the most established and respected marker of comedy club performance for the last two decades and we couldn’t have asked for more. I can only thank the team; Lucy, Dave, James, Lindsey, Matt, Johnny, and many others who have all worked incredibly hard to make the club what it is. I must also thank Paul, Paul, Chris, Sarah and the rest of the Ironworks team who have supported us since the beginning. Most of all, thanks go the fantastic acts that have come and played our two stages, creating some genuinely unforgettable shows. But we’d be nothing without the incredible audiences who have taken us to heart, and not only come back time after time, but spread the word to make the club the success it is today”

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First published March 2024