Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July 2023

Dates and Times

Saturday 1 July & Sunday 2 July, 12pm - 10.30pm
The Friday Night Show: Friday 30 June, 7pm (doors)


£34 (day ticket)
£52 (weekend ticket)
£20 (The Friday Night Show)

Age Guidance





Shoreditch Town Hall

London's greatest comedy festival 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 summer. The festival brings an attentively curated programme of over sixty comedians — from big name TV favourites to up-and-coming newcomers — to the labyrinthine settings of Shoreditch Town Hall.

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

This year’s festival features former Mash Report host and two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Nish Kumar; Writers Guild Award winner for Best Radio Comedy Olga Koch; and 2023 Taskmaster star and Off Menu self-doxxer Ivo Graham.

The weekend also includes Never Mind The Buzzcocks regular Jamali Maddix; BBC Sounds Wheel of Misfortune podcast co-host Alison Spittle; people's princess and TikTok starlet Daniel Foxx; three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran Hodgson; and “the king of online” Mat Ewins.

Expect tales of romance, a hologram and a near-death experience in Thorpe Park from Celya AB; jokes (mainly) about how weird and annoying capitalism is from working-class comedian Tom Mayhew; and routines on Greta Thunberg, the Queen and calling you all a bunch of virgins from Chloe Petts. We have Nabil Abdulrashid with new material about trying to be a good person while staying a badman; a show about strength, the female body and how awesome the NHS is in Scotland from Thanyia Moore; and a surreal and silly interactive stand-up show/birthday party from Cerys Bradley.

We’re presenting hotly anticipated debuts including Priya Hall’s show Grandmother’s Daughter — a joyful tribute to one old Welsh lady and the impossible standards Priya has to live up to as she prepares to become a matriarch of her own family; Lulu Popplewell exploring the links between Love Actually, smoking crack, the Daily Mail and sunburn; Freya Parker (as seen in sketch duo Lazy Susan and Jurassic World: Dominion) navigating the struggles of trying to remain cheeky when it's raining trauma; and Welsh, Brown, Gay, Gen-Z comedian Leila Navabi with a show about how unethical it is to artistically exploit marginalised identities for social gain.

Janine Harouni explores her Arab roots, pregnancy, and what happens when your DNA test does not go to plan; Stuart Laws talks about getting married, being middle of the road and trying to be more honest; Sikisa worries about words, in a story of rediscovery and reflection; John Travulva critiques his best-known tick-box character: queer, non-binary, neurodiverse class-straddler Jodie Mitchell; and following last year’s critically-acclaimed, sell-out debut, Ania Magliano returns with a show about the worst haircut of her life.

The weekend’s fantastic hosts include creator and star of BBC Radio 4 sitcom The Dream Factory Joz Norris; comedy goblin and Oscar losing Writer's Assistant Saima Ferdows; and creator of international cult comedy night Storytellers’ Club Sarah Bennetto. Joining them are the “marvellously dark & dangerous” (Scotsman) Richard Sandling and the “wonderfully quirky” Nathaniel Metcalfe.

You can see more information about the ARGComFest 2023 programme by clicking here.

The festival programme celebrates and attracts diversity in all its forms. ARG is committed to making live comedy more accessible and inclusive, and this year’s programme features live captioned performances throughout the weekend. For more information, visit

Plus returning this year following a sold-out show in 2022, ARG and Shoreditch Town Hall present The Friday Night Show — a spectacular, star-studded showcase of comedians at the top of their game! For more details and tickets click here.

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.

Line-up subject to change. For more information on this year’s programme including artists and show information, visit

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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