Ventnor Fringe: Top 9 Fastest Selling Shows!

Ventnor Fringe: Top 9 Fastest Selling Shows!

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It’s early days, but there are some tickets that are so hot they don’t hang about for long! Today we reveal our rundown of the 9 fastest selling shows of 2024 so far. 

For this list we’re looking at the shows closest to selling out, rather than highest total number of tickets sold, as venue sizes vary greatly and this is a more important indicator of which will sell out first. If you see something you like on this list you best get booking those tickets sharpish!

1.) Ahir Shah: Ends

Friday 19th July 2024 /7.30pm-8.30pm at The Magpie

Ahir Shah returns to Ventnor Fringe with Ends: a stand-up show about family, immigration, marriage, history, politics, and beans. He presented the show as work in progress at last year’s festival before going on to win the Sky Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show – essentially the Oscars of Comedy! Check out a sample of the reviews here.

A unique blend of comedy and heartfelt reflections that’s not to be missed


2.) Back To Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse 

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th July 2024 / 8.30pm – 10.20pm at The Big Top

Last year The Aretha Franklin Story was receiving rave reviews around town, so it’s no surprise tickets are selling fast for this new show from Night Owl.

This new show comes to the Island on the back of sell out runs at Edinburgh, Brighton and Adelaide Fringes. Back To Black: The Music Of Amy Winehouse takes you on a moving yet energising journey through the career of a modern legend. This captivating show is delivered in the Night Owl trademark ‘show-umentary’ format giving a fascinating insight into Amy’s sharp rise to fame and stardom.

Experience the hits delivered by the dynamic and soulful Reine Beau Anderson Dudley.

Includes Back To Black, Valerie, Rehab, Me & Mr Jones, Monkey Man and many more.

Book Tickets

Janine Harouni is one of the acts playing Pick of the Fringe. You can also catch her solo show here.

3.) Pick of the Fringe

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July 2023 / 9.15pm -11pm at The Magpie

A bit of a Fringe institution. This is a mixed bill of stand up comedy from a selection of some of the funniest acts at this year’s Ventnor Fringe, curated and hosted by Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Ahir Shah (Live at the Apollo, The Mash Report, BBC 2)

Back for a fourth year this time with a brand new line up each night, following completely sold out shows in 2021, 2022 and 2023. It’s a great night out at the Fringe and a good introduction to the festival if you’re not sure what to see.


4.) Eat, Slay, Love – A Quivers Stand Up Show

Sunday 28th July / 9.15pm – 10.30pm at The Magpie

What do you get when you give an adult with a clown face a microphone and space to share their innermost thoughts? This show…Winner of the Ventnor Fringe Audience Choice Award, 2023.

When it seems everyone around you is managing their journey of becoming a fully functioning human person, with responsibilities and kids and meal prepping and matching socks, where does someone who can barely remember to tie their laces find their place in it all? Join Quivers as they spiral out of control, and talk relationships, proper jobs, fitting in, inner peace, and ponder what being an adult actually means. Like an existential crisis on stage… y’know, with jokes!

Since 2020, Quivers has been performing to crowds across the South Coast, producing unique solo shows and spreading their own brand of humour. Debuting their first full stand up hour at Ventnor Fringe in 2022, Quivers went on to win the Audience Choice Award for Eat, Slay, Love in 2023.


5.) Hunter Davies – The Beatles

Sunday 21st July 2024 / 4.30pm – 6pm at Ventnor Arts Club

Returning following a sold out event in 2023. Hunter is the only authorised biographer of The Beatles. He spent two years with them between 1966 and 1968, at their homes and the Abbey Road Studio when they were making Sergeant Pepper. This will also be an opportunity to see an unreleased short film of Paul and Linda on holiday with Hunter and his family in Portugal in 1968.


6.) Shaparak Khorsandi: Scatter Brain (Work In Progress)

Thursday 25th July 2024 /9.15pm – 10.15pm at The Magpie

Having reassessed her life through the prism of an ADHD diagnosis in last year’s funny and moving memoir, one of Britain’s most beloved and most scatterbrained stand-ups lets you back into her mind (warning: it’s cluttered in there). Among other things, this show will be a love-letter to letter-writing, a trip back through her early years as a comic and woman-about-town, and a whirlwind tour of a chaotic, hilarious brain.


7.) Richard Pulsford: Get Rich Quick

Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th July 2024/ 7.30pm-8.30pm at Ventnor Arts Club 

A show packed full of quality one-liners, wordplay and puns.

You Must Be Joke King Winner 2024. UK Pun Championships Winner 2022. Scottish Comedian of the Year runner-up 2021. Nominated Best stand-up Buxton Fringe 2023. Top Ten Jokes of Edinburgh Fringe 2019, 2021 & 2022. As seen on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch.


8.)Plastic Jeezus: Leave Them Wanting Less

Saturday 20th July 2024/7.30pm – 8.30pm at Ventnor Arts Club

Winners of ‘South Coast Comedian of the Year’, Simon & Aaron are Plastic Jeezus – a deadpan, ukulele-totin’ musical comedy duo. They have been making waves up & down the country with their hilarious & often surreal original songs, all delivered in their own unique, straight-faced way. ‘Plastic Jeezus – Leave Them Wanting Less’ sold out at Leicester Comedy Festival. Go and see what the fuss is all about!


9.) Jack’s Comedy Club

Friday 26th July 2023 / 7pm-8.30pm at Flowersbrook Inn

After a sold out show at the Ventnor Fringe 2023 and placing as runner up in the Audience Choice Award Jack’s Comedy Club is back again!

Headlining the event is Russell Hicks, known for his appearances on the TV show The Stand-up Sketch Show. Supporting acts include Keefy, Callum Gohrisch, and Geet Chawla, with the event hosted by resident compere Jack Clay. Please note that lineups may be subject to change.