Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 July 2022

Dates and Times

Saturday 2 July & Sunday 3 July, 12pm - 10.30pm
The Friday Night Show: Friday 1 July, 7.30pm (doors), 8pm (start)


£32 (day ticket)
£49 (weekend ticket)
£18 (The Friday Night Show)

Age Guidance





Council Chamber & The Ditch

London's greatest comedy festival finally returns, bringing the spirit of the Fringe to Shoreditch!

ARGComFest is a weekend comedy festival of Fringe previews and work-in-progress shows that takes place every July. The festival brings an attentively curated programme of sixty comedians — from big name TV favourites to up-and-coming newcomers — to the labyrinthine settings of Shoreditch Town Hall.

For a single (and ridiculously good value) ticket price, you get access a whole weekend of comedy. We sell day or weekend tickets with audience members free to see whichever acts they like — just like a music festival.

In 2016, ARGComFest became the first major comedy festival to have a gender balanced programme and it continues to champion diversity and representation within comedy.

This year’s festival will include James Acaster (Taskmaster, James Acaster: Repetoire on Netflix); reigning Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Jordan Brookes; silly, sexy, savage stand-up from Taskmaster titan Sophie Duker; and star of Netflix’s Philly Philly Wang Wang — it’s Phil Wang!

The weekend will also include three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Josie Long; star of Mock The Week, QI, Late Night Mash and her Amazon Prime comedy special Olga Koch; and the visceral, real and achingly brave Colin Hoult with the final outing of Anna Mann

Marcus Brigstocke (“Devilishly Funny”, Ciaran Dowd (“A riot from beginning to end” ★★★★★ Chortle), Ivo Graham (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo), Jo Griffin (★★★★ Chortle) and Alex Kealy (“A must-see at the fringe” ★★★★ Broadway Baby).

There’ll be stand-up from the host of BBC Sounds’ Wheel of Misfortune Alison Spittle, sketch from creators of Radio 4’s SoundbleedTarot, and jokes about skinny jeans, learning Welsh and white supremacy from All Killa No Filla’s Kiri Pritchard-McLean. Plus numerous Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees including Glenn Moore and Jess Fostekew.

Also joining the line-up are Yuriko Kotani (Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award and Time Out’s One to Watch), Pierre Novellie (★★★★ Times), Grace Petrie (“Whining folk singer,” Telegraph), Nic Sampson (“A beautiful gem of comedic goodness” Three) and John-Luke Roberts (★★★★★ The Wee Review).

Plus, stand-up from Erika Ehler, Garrett Millerick
(Best Show Nominee 2022 - Leicester Comedy Festival), Harriet Kemsley (Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown), Isy Suttie (Dobby in Peep Show), and Jack Barry (Jack in Feel Good (Netflix)),

Also joining the line-up are, Nick Helm, Rajiv Karia (Lazy Susan (BBC Three) and Comedy Central Live), Rhys James, Rob Auton and Sara Barron (Live at the Apollo & Would I Lie to You).

Final additions to the line-up are Sofie Hagen (Edinburgh Comedy Award winner), Jenny Bede, Heidi Regan ( Winner of BBC New Comedy Award), Andrew O'Neill (BBC Radio 4's Damned Andrew) and Sian Davies (Best Debut Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2020).

AND with your hosts - Joe Sutherland, Annie McGrath, Ben Pope, Helen Duff, Richard Sandling, Kat Bond, Saima Ferdows and Lulu Popplewell.

You can now see the full ARGComFest 2022 weekend line-up and schedule here.

Plus this year, for the first time ever, ARGComFest presents The Friday Night Show — a one-off spectacular featuring an all-star line-up. For more details and tickets click here.

Unfortunately the following acts are no longer performing at ARGComFest 2022: Rosie Jones, Jen Ives, Sheeps, Mat Ewins, Bronwyn Sweeney

Tickets & OFFERS

You can book a day ticket for the festival on this page, which means you can pick which day you would like to come to. If you would prefer to book a weekend ticket and join us on both Saturday and Sunday, you can do so on the Weekend Tickets page here.

If you're looking for the festival's Friday Night Show only, just head to The Friday Night Show page here.

For this year’s full programme including artists and show information, visit

Covid-19 Safety Measures

We will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. For all our Covid-19 Safety Measures in place, please click here.

London Evening Standard
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"the ultimate concentrated comedy event…ARGComFest is the comedy Glastonbury"

"intense, ridiculously good-value festival"

"[ARGComFest] has become an integral part of Fringe preparations … from its first year it developed a reputation for the calibre of its line-ups."

ARGComFest Images (Credit Ed Moore)

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