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 and Bridget Christie — with even more to be announced.

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

Bridget Christie
The Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose d’Or and South Bank Sky Arts Award winner brings her trademark tub thumping political clown comedy to The Friday Night Show.

As seen on Taskmaster (Channel 4), QI (BBC Two), Ghosts (BBC One) and heard on BBC Audio Drama Award winning Mortal (BBC Radio 4).

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

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

Plus even more acts to be announced!

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.

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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