Cambridge Comedy Festival

Date:Fri 09 - Sun 11 July 2021
Venue:Abbots Ripton, near Huntingdon

The Cambridge Comedy Festival returns for its 14th edition presenting a spectacular event featuring superstar household names, the very best circuit acts, left-field fringe performers, live podcast shows plus brilliant family shows and all set in a beautiful countryside open air location.

The Cambridge Comedy Festival was launched in 2007 by the Jesterlarf Comedy Club with the aim of recreating a micro version of the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival experience in Cambridge. Its unique appeal is that it presented a host of big name comedians and the finest emerging to the city as they hone their shows for Edinburgh and beyond and iron out any rough edges. It’s been venue based each year but in 2016 and 2017 we moved it outdoors to Jesus Green which proved very popular and due to the current climate this year we’ve decided to once again host it outdoors but expand it into a fully fledged festival experience.

The festival will take place on Grange Farm in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon which is where the Secret Garden Party was held – it’s a fantastic countryside location and its unique and quirky features lend itself perfectly to a comedy festival.

We have over 150 acts appearing across 4 stages packed with so many amazingly funny comedians from superstar household names to the very best circuit acts to left-field fringe acts plus live podcast shows, lots of fantastic kids/family shows and after the comedy shows have finished each evening we’ve even got comedians having a go at DJ’ing their favourite tunes in the Glade bar area and if all of that isn’t enough to tickle your comedy appetite we’ve also got a fresh water swimming lake on site!

We have camping right next to the arena and for those that want their creature comforts we’ve got Boutique Camping too.

With either full weekend passes (with or without camping) or individual day tickets available we hope this will offer something to all comedy fans.

Here’s some sneak preview highlights…

(site opens 2pm shows from 6pm)

  • Rob Beckett, Milton Jones, Mark Watson, Arthur Smith, Larry Dean, Catherine Bohart, Maisie Adam, Darren Harriott, Radio 4’s The Skewer + kids shows.

(site opens 11am shows from midday)

  • Dara Ó Briain, Ed Byrne, Gary Delaney, Nina Conti, Reginald D Hunter, Russell Kane, Sindhu Vee, BINGO + kids shows

(site opens 11am shows from midday)

  • Al Murray, Seann Walsh, Hal Cruttenden, Jo Caulfield, Kiri Pritchard McClean, Paul Foot, Rosie Jones, Sarah Keyworth, Angela Barnes + kids shows.

It is with great regret that due to unforeseen circumstances Sean Lock will not be able to perform at this years Cambridge Comedy Festival. Top comedian and friend Rob Beckett will be stepping in to bring the funnies with his hilarious upbeat and cheeky down to earth comedy.

For information on festival parking and phone charging/storage lockers CLICK HERE


For information on festival parking and phone charging/storage lockers CLICK HERE


Management Disclaimer: Please note - shows can change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances and commitments of artists. Customers are booking for a full day of comedy with multiple comedians appearing, if a certain act is unable to appear the organisers will replace them with another performer, therefore refunds will not be issued.


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