FAQ

  1. Box Office
  2. Accessibility, Equality & Inclusion
  3. Food & Drink
  4. Performing at Angel Comedy
  5. Other Queries and Contact Information

Box Office

Hi, is there comedy on?

Yes, every night. Full listings here. We are also a pub with a lovely heated beer garden and some banging tunes. 

How early before an Angel Comedy show do I need to be at the venue?

For weekend shows especially, come early to ensure entry (We get very very very busy), we recommend being here at least an hour and a half before to collect the stamps (You can always get your stamps and go off to get a meal and then come back! We’re not jealous). Sunday-Thursday you are usually okay arriving 45 minutes before doors open, but as the events aren’t ticketed we can’t guarantee anything.

Can one person arrive early and get seats for friends/dates/acquaintances/strangers?

Yes, one person can turn up early (we recommend very early), as long as you are all in the building before the show opens doors. Please ask the person who gives you the stamp how early that will be, as it varies on the night.

Are your comedy shows open to under 18s?

Sadly, our venue is only open to over 18s after 8PM due to licencing. Under 18s are allowed before that time. However, we would advise that strong language is commonplace and that comics have full creative freedom expecting an audience of discerning adults. We would recommend a minimum age of 14 years old.

A show is sold out and I really want to see it, what can I do?

Our venue is small and intimate so shows often sell out quickly. However, we operate an in-person wait list on the night and in case of returns we will allocate the tickets on a first come, first served basis. While we can’t guarantee any returns and it varies on the night, we think it’s worth a shot as we often get at least a few of the waiting list in. Again, we can’t guarantee it, of course, but the earlier you can make it down to get your name on the list, the better.

Can I bring my dog down?

We bloody love dogs! A little too much!

Having said that, when our comedy shows are busy it’s really not a pleasant place for Good Boys to be in. Add to that the genuine misery hoovering up dog hair causes to our staff, and we unfortunately can only let guide dogs into our comedy room.

If the bar is quiet then we might be able to look after them whilst you watch the show, but given how perfect and wonderful your doggles in particular is, it’s a bit too distracting for our staff to have to look after them when it’s busy. If you want us to look after them, give us a call and check how busy it will be. If we don’t answer the phone – it’s probably because it’s too busy!

Of course, if you’re just coming down for a drink, bring your dog as well and we will shower them with affection, and, if they’re lucky, doggy treats.

Can I make a reservation for an Angel Comedy show? 

Stamps for our Angel Comedy shows are given on a first come, first served basis. However, not all of you need to be at the venue to collect the stamp, everybody just needs to be here by the time the doors open.

If you have a group of more than 8 people who want to come, please get in touch with info@angelcomedy.co.uk so that we can accommodate you. 

Can I book tickets over the phone?

As a small organisation, we don’t have a box office with someone available on the phone to sell tickets. All our ticket sales are either online in advance or on the door at showtime. 

For ticketed shows, do I need to print out my ticket?

No need, we’ll have a list of names on bookings so you just need to remember your name.  


Accessibility, equality and inclusion

Do you offer a free essential companion ticket?

Yes. Let us know on info@angelcomedy.co.uk when you’ve purchased your ticket and we’ll put a note on the door so that our team will be expecting them. It would be perfect if you know the name of the person accompanying you in advance, but don’t worry, we can work around that just using your name again.

Is your venue wheelchair accessible? Do you have a ramp?

The door into our bar has a lip of between 1 and 1.5cm. There is then a very gentle ramp into our comedy room from there. The side door directly into the comedy room has a step of 3 inches, but we would only recommend using this when the show is sold out.

Our biggest problem is the size of our toilets. I am afraid they are not accessible. There are toilets that are accessible at the Queen’s Head that is 150m away on Essex Rd – any of our staff can show you the way. We have an agreement with the Queen’s Head staff that our customers can use their bathrooms if they need to.

Are your toilets gender neutral?

Yes. They are labelled with two genders because regulations are outdated but we do not enforce it

Is Angel Comedy LGBTQ+ friendly?

Of course

Do you sell any non-alcoholic/gluten free/vegan beer and snacks?

A: Yes. We are working on getting our menu online and thank you for your never ending patience.


Food & Drink

Is there food available in the venues?

The Bill Murray offers a range of bar snacks, including vegan options. We don’t have any hot food options but you’re welcome to order or bring in takeaway.

The Camden Head, where some Angel Comedy and Angel Comedy RAW shows are held has a functioning restaurant, but the food is not allowed to be brought into the comedy room. Sorry!

Do you sell any non-alcoholic/gluten free/vegan beer and snacks?

Yes. We are working on getting our menu online and thank you for your never ending patience.


Performing at Angel Comedy

I want to perform at Angel Comedy!

YAY! We want you to perform too, let’s be friends! Please email raw@angelcomedy.co.uk to request spots. In the meantime we strongly suggest coming down to our Angel Comedy RAW nights and saying “hello”, and introducing yourself – we’re a lovely community and every night we have people who come down, people who help us run the nights and people who just hang out to shoot the breeze (is that a phrase?).

We do our bookings 4 times a year and take email requests on the first day of the new season – so on the 1st of March, June, September and December.

We do it this way because we get so so so so so many emails, and we are a just few comedians who run the gig so we haven’t got the time to get back to everyone (Very sorry about that, but we gotta write jokes/shows/scripts too!). 

But when we book up the 3 month worth of slots on the first few days of the season we do our best to book everyone in fairly and give people gigs as regularly as is possible.

I want to put on a show at Angel Comedy!

YAY! Let’s make it happen! As you can imagine, we have a lot of acts asking to put shows on with us, so please bear with us. We will try our best to accommodate everybody.

Fill in this form, and you’ll automatically be put on our list of show requests – a list that we discuss every week. We’ll then be in touch if and when some options become available.

If you have an urgent enquiry, please contact sarah@angelcomedy.co.uk (and cc in info@angelcomedy.co.uk).


Other Queries and Contact Information

The comedian I saw last night blew my mind and my life will never be the same again! Can you let me know their name?

We try to tweet all our Angel Comedy lineups whenever we can (@AngelComedy). If you can’t find it there, feel free to get in touch and ask, but please remember to include which venue you were at and the date and time of the show.

How do I get in touch with you?

We do love postcards and singing telegrams, but it might be handier to email us on info@angelcomedy.co.uk . We read every email that comes through and try to reply as quickly as we can considering we are a very small team. Sadly we cannot be reached by phone as we do not have a box office.

I love you and want to support you financially!

We love you too! As you probably know, we’re a community-led, crowdfunded comedy club and we run on donations from the public. If you’d like to contribute, you can join our buy-a-brick campaign here. We’ll soon be launching our patreon campaign for regular donations. Please email info@angelcomedy.co.uk if you’d like to be the first to hear about this.

Why is the pub called The Bill Murray?