The program of the festival also comprises four Perrier Award Winners: Daniel Kitson, Tommy Tiernan, Demetri Martin, and Al-Murray, also known as the Pub Landlord. A new show is expected from Simon Munnery, Tony Hawks, Adam Hills, Micky Flanagan and Mark Steel.
The diverse program of the show, ranging from Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz to the improvisation from the Comedy Store Players, is sure to satisfy all tastes. The five-night show provides the audience with the opportunity to enjoy The Play What I Wrote at the Theatre Royal. The director of the Paramount Brighton Comedy Festival William Burdett-Coutts expressed the ambition to make the festival the major comedy event in the country. To achieve this, the organizers of the festival take pains to make it a world-class comedy event.
Among the eminent comics featured at the fourth Paramount Brighton Comedy Festival in 2005 were Alan Carr, Bill Bailey, Jerry Sadowitz, Rhod Gilbert's, Tony Haase and Andy Roberts, Russel Brand, John Hegley, Noel Fielding, Will Smith, Dylan Moran, and Dave Fulton. Regarded as the best selling comedian at the festival, Bill Bailey presented one more brilliant show in 2005.
The Guinness World Record winner for Most Jokes Told in One Hour, Time Vine, made his debut in 2005 Brighton Comedy Festival. One of the world top sleight-of-hand comics, Jerry Sadowitz, has presented his widely reputed magic show. Surreal genre of humor was represented at the festival by Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert and his debut solo show. Having performed in Montreal, Melbourne, Wellington, Zanzibar, Colombia, and Arbroath, John Hegley is a regular participant at the Paramount Brighton Comedy Festival.
The Best of the Fest performance of the show is carried on by Noel Fielding, a star of the Mighty Boosh on BBC2. The winner of 2005 Chortle Best Headliner Award, Will Smith presented his new show dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Misplaced Childhood. After its show "Angry Ran" was a great success with the public and critics in 2003, Dave Fulton has presented the show full of cynicism and satire at the 2005 Brighton Comedy Festival.
One more important participant of the festival is Dylan Moran, regarded as a master of comedy due to the unique combination of his talents of performer, writer and actor, which produce inconceivable effect in a stage show. One of the most challenging comedians, Patrick Kielty, has returned to the festival with a brand new show, which was an immense success.
Owing to such a great number of celebrities, performing here, the Paramount Brighton Comedy Festival is has gained the reputation of one of the top comedy festivals nationwide.