First Brixton Performs Festival to host top comics

The first Brixton Performs Festival on 28 July will see venues all over Brixton host live South London comedy and music.

The Brixton Business Improvement District (BID) is providing free tickets to see top comedians and musicians including Slim, Toussaint Douglass and Kae Kurd.

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Slim is one of the UK’s biggest stand-up stars and the king of the Black British comedy circuit.

His 20-year career has seen him perform all over the world in smash hit-tours. He has sold out Hackney Empire several times.

Slim has also supported high-profile US acts in the UK including Kevin Hart, who publicly singled him out on his last O2 arena appearance, promising to produce his next stand-up special.

Slim was also the first Black British act invited to perform at the Hollywood Comedy Store.

Venue to be announced


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Toussaint Douglass


Toussaint Douglass is one of comedy’s most exciting and talked about new names and is already making waves.

His innovative stand-up mixes personal and political, with a uniquely absurdist slant.

He hit the circuit in 2018, gigging at venues like The Comedy Store, Top Secret Comedy Club, Banana Cabaret, Backyard Comedy Club, The Glee Clubs, Frog & Bucket, Komedia Brighton and Up The Creek. He won rave reviews for his performances at several major comedy competitions.

Venue to be announced


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Kae Kurd

KAE KURD – Pop Brixton

Young British-Kurdish stand-up Kae Kurd is making a name for himself and is recognised as one of the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars – creating content across a range of platforms.

His debut stand-up special Kurd Your Enthusiasm got more than 100K YouTube views.

Pop Brixton


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Harriet Braine


Musical comedian Harriet Braine dedicates a large portion of her acts to the unlikely topic of art history.

She won Best Newcomer at the 2016 Musical Comedy Awards and started gigging around London and the South East, playing venues as diverse as Up The Creek, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Brighton Komedia, and that building that looks like a cheese grater.

She reached the final of Gilded Balloon’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition and has been a winner of the Funny Women Stage Award.

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Mark Kavuma and The Banger Factory


A limited number of free tickets for live jazz at the Prince of Wales with Mark Kavuma and The Banger Factory are available as part of the Brixton Performs Festival. Use the code: BRIXTONPERFORMSPOW.

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Brixton Village Courtyard

Live music in the evening with food and drinks from Village traders.

Franzina Trattoria

Book a table to dine on Franzina’s authentic traditional Sicilian dishes at 395 Coldharbour Lane with live acoustic music.

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Three Little Birds

Three Little Birds at 412 Coldharbour Lane reinterprets traditional Jamaican food, served as small sharing plates with artisanal rum cocktails and local musicians playing live.

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Brixton Brewery tap room

Brixton Brewery’s taproom hosts acoustic music from talented local performers and serves the brewery’s products.

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… include: Arthur Smith, Phoebe Walsh, Alexandra Haddow, Sikisa Barnes and Kelly Convey.

Updates at Brixton Performs