June 2021 Update: this list was created before lockdown and most likely many of these gigs are no longer running – I’ll try to update with new information as soon as it becomes available.
These are some stand-up comedy open mic nights where you might be able to get a spot in Brighton, Hove, and around Sussex. Most of them have booking information in their Facebook pages.
If there’s any incorrect information here, or you know of a night you’d like to add to the page, please leave a comment below.
BCOM – Brighton Comedy Open Mic
Caroline of Brunswick, 39 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 4SB
|Wednesday||First Wednesday of the month only||https://www.facebook.com/BrightonCOM/|
See You Next Tuesday!
|Artista Cafe and Gallery, 42 Waterloo St, Hove, BN3 1AY||Tuesday||Open mic night where they find acts for their weekend paid gigs at the Secret Comedy Club and the Brighton Fringe||https://www.facebook.com/SYNTOpenMic/|
|Comedy Cult||The Bee’s Mouth, 10 Western Rd, Hove BN3 1AE||Thursday||Third Thursday of the month||https://www.facebook.com/pg/thecomedycult/|
|Stand Up Horsham||Anchor Hotel, 3 Market Square, Horsham RH12 1EU||Wednesday||First Wednesday of the month only|
|Downstairs at the Dove||The Black Dove, 74 St James’s St, Brighton BN2 1PA||Thursday||New act, new material night.||https://www.facebook.com/downstairsatthedove/|
|Natural Born Killaz Open Mic||The Verdict Comedy Club, 159 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JB||Wednesday||Second Wednesday of the month. No sign up – you just show up and put your name down, acts then get called up at random.||https://www.facebook.com/verdictcomedyclub/|
|Laugh Shack, Komedia||Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN||Tuesday||Monthly try out night at Brighton’s biggest comedy club.||https://www.facebook.com/pg/LaughShack|