Actually Rather Good Comedy Festival
is back for a seventh year

As with previous years we'll be bringing the spirit of the Fringe to East London,
filling the labyrinthine Shoreditch Town Hall with the finest comedy talent
the world has to offer.

Forty eight fantastic shows

Over the weekend there will be forty eight full-length previews of the very best shows heading up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Twelve comperes hosting
three intimate stages

The festival runs from midday until 10pm in three rooms, with twelve fantastic hosts introducing the shows.

Day or weekend tickets

For a single 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I leave and come back?

    Absolutely — you can come and go as you please! It's quite common for people to miss a slot in order to get food, although it's equally common for hardcore comedy fans to stay from start to finish.

  • What are the different ticket types?

    We sell tickets for the full weekend as well as Saturday or Sunday day tickets. On top of this, each ticket type comes in super early bird, early bird, or standard varieties — i.e. tickets are cheaper the earlier that you buy them!

  • How accessible is the venue?

    Both ARGComFest and Shoreditch Town Hall are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment to all audience members — and every stage and bar that ARGComFest uses has step-free access available for audience members. We would strongly recommend sending us a message if you have any specific access requirement and there's also more detailed information over on Shoreditch Town Hall's access page.

  • Do you allow stag/hen parties?

    Unfortunately not! We have a very similar policy on stag/hen groups as The Stand Comedy Club. To quote their policy: “it's a bit daft to bring a group of friends who want to chat, catch-up and get hammered to a place where they are expected to sit quietly and watch a show”. We do reserve the right to refuse entry — so if you're unsure whether to book, please contact us beforehand on the email address listed below.

  • Is there a minimum age?

    Yes, ARGComFest is only suitable for people over 16 years old — this is both due to venue policies and potentially mature content within festival shows.

  • Can I perform at the festival?

    If you're an act or agent, please contact us at [email protected].

  • Who runs ARGComFest?

    The Festival Director is Pax Lowey — over on Twitter at @pxlwy. There's also a Programming Committee who scout new acts and assist in booking the festival, as well as a wider festival team who run the festival on the actual weekend.

  • Do you need festival staff?

    While we do have a wonderful festival team in place, we do occasionally need additional help. If you're interested, send us an email about you and your experience — although it doesn't need to be formal!

  • Who took the photos used on this website?

    The fantastic and utterly peerless Edward Moore: website / Facebook / Twitter.

  • I have another question…

    Feel free to tweet at us at @ARGComFest or email us at [email protected]. If you're looking for press info, we have a fancy press pack.

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