The Laughing Guild presents


5th - 6th

2016 Venue Announced

Every year SketchFest goes on a mission to discover the best new and undiscovered comedy acts as well as introduce you to new and different areas of London. 

For 2016 we are returning to East London, to visit the new home of Hackney House, a hub setup to celebrate and support growth in what is rapidly one of the most creative, cultural, commercial and technological clusters in Europe. Nestled in the beating heart of Shoreditch we think it's a fabulous place to celebrate the next generation of British comedy.

Set over three floors we've dubbed it the House of Sketch and we'll be programming the festival's series of shows and events throughout, across two days from 5-6 November 2016. 

The House of Sketch
The theme for this year's festival will see three floors of comedy take place across two days:

Entering the House of Sketch on the ground floor you’ll find the main stage with all the festival’s biggest shows. It’s the biggest space for the biggest laughs and will feature: 

  • The Best New Act Competition (featuring the best up-and-coming new and unsigned acts)
  • The Feature Series (showcasing the UK’s hottest comedy groups in 2016)


Advancing to the second floor will take you to the main bar with roof terrace and our second stage for a more social setting. Here we’ll be showcasing the best new writing, filmaking talent alongside some more live shows for a fun and vibrant mix:

  • Sketch Screen (a competition for the funniest comedy shorts, hilarious films from amazing talent)
  • Sketch Scribe (our new writers competition with scripts performed by a super troupe of sketch comedians)

Moving up to the third and final floor for those lucky few will await a series of hidden shows in an immersive setting with some house favourites – comedians who excel in their ability to create truly standout comedy. Look out for how to grab tickets to these shows:

  • Secret Shows (secret VIP shows for the adventurer set in an intimate space for truly up close comedy)
    Visit our Kickstarter page for an exclusive chance to grab some hidden show tickets.

For more information check out our Venue page

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