Friday 30 June 2023

Dates and Times

The Friday Night Show: Friday 30 June, 7pm (doors)
ARGComFest: Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July, 12pm - 10:30pm


The Friday Night Show: £20
ARGComFest: £52 Weekend Tickets, £34 Day Tickets

The Friday Night Show End Time

Approx. 10.30pm (show includes intervals)

Age Guidance





Assembly Hall

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.

This year’s blockbuster bill is hosted by Olga Koch and features Nish Kumar, Alison Spittle, Janine Harouni, Tiff Stevenson, Sarah Keyworth, Thanyia Moore, Sam Campbell, Aurie Styla and Brett Goldstein.

If you're looking for pre-comedy drinks, join us in our atmospheric and intimate bar in The Ditch. With limited capacity, pop by from 5pm for guaranteed entry.

Nish Kumar
Former host of The Mash Report / Late Night Mash and two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee

“Critically acclaimed comic, internationally famed meme & wonderfully nice gentleman, Nish Kumar is a comedian, and a bloody good one at that.” - Time Out

Brett Goldstein
Two-time Emmy Award-winner, Ted Lasso star and Films To Be Buried With host.

Alison Spittle
Co-host of BBC Sounds Wheel of Misfortune podcast with Kerry Katona, full Edinburgh Festival Fringe sell-out 2022 and tour support for Fern Brady and Maria Bamford

“An hour of near faultless material” ★★★★ The Skinny

Janine Harouni
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, star of ITV2’s Buffering, and with over 80 million views online

“Ready for her Netflix special” ★★★★★ The Times

Sarah Keyworth
Award-winning stand-up as seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, ITV's The Stand Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central's Roast Battle.

“Keyworth keeps us giggling beyond the joke, so that by the end we need to actively stop in order to come up for air” ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Thanyia Moore
Award-winning stand-up as seen on Mock the Week, Richard Osman's House of Games, Big Narstie Show and Comedy Central's Drunk History: Black Stories.

“Armed with confidence and charm, Moore knows how to play around and chat back” ★★★★ The Skinny

Sam Campbell

Winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show in 2022 and the award for most outstanding show at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Wrote and starred in his Channel 4 short Get Real Dude as well as playing the regular character Darrel, in Sky's hit sitcom BLOODS and writing for Don't Hug Me I'm Scared for Channel 4.

Aurie Styla

An award-winning comedian, actor and writer from London, UK. Most recent comedy special GREEN was critically acclaimed, and won the Spirit of the Fringe Award for 2022, and is available to watch on YouTube.

Also seen in Deep Fake Neighbour Wars (ITVX), Comedy Central Live, Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club (ITV), Life’s A Pitch (Sky), Don’t Hate The Playaz (ITV), The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Mo Gilligan’s Black British & Funny (C4) & more. Along with these appearances, Aurie was a writer on the Bafta Award-winning season of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan.

Olga Koch
Writer’s Guild Award winner and as seen on Mock the Week, QI, Late Night Mash, Frankie Boyle's New World Order and her own Amazon Prime comedy special.

“Rude and raucous and utterly fabulous” ★★★★★ Broadway World

The Friday Night Show will be live captioned by Claire Hill. ARG is committed to making live comedy more accessible and inclusive and this year’s programme features captioned performances throughout the weekend. For more information, visit

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 info and to book tickets for the rest of the festival, please click here.

Bridget Christie will no longer be performing at The Friday Night Show 2023.

Tickets & OFFERS

You can book a ticket for The Friday Night Show only on this page.

If you would like to book tickets to the weekend festival ARGComFest, you can do so on the Weekend Tickets page here, or the Day Tickets page here.

Weekend ticketholders can get £12 tickets (saving £8) to The Friday Night Show - just add both tickets to your basket and the discount will apply automatically.

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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