Some of the biggest names in comedy will grace the stage of Roscommon Arts Centre in 2017, with Des Bishop, Conal Gallen, Foil Arms & Hog, and Neil Delamere all set to perform.
Following his sell-out show in 2016, comedian Des Bishop brings his new show One Day You’ll Understand to the arts centre on Saturday, January 7 at 8pm. Des is old enough now to know that when his Mom used her favourite expression, “One day you will understand”, she was often right. However, sometimes she was just hiding from having to explain the complexities of life. Through laughter, Des attempts to make sense of the world today and life in general. Tickets are selling fast for Des’s show, so don’t delay and book now!
Another sell-out star of 2016 was Conal Gallen so he is back on February 25 with his show Only Joking. Conal is one of Ireland’s best-loved comics and this show is packed full of new songs and jokes, as well as some fan favourites.
The arts centre has the perfect pre-St Patrick’s Day treat as Ireland’s top comedy sketch group Foil Arms & Hog take to the stage on Thursday, March 16. Called "pure brilliant" by Tommy Tiernan, the group have over four million hits on YouTube and have sold out five shows at Dublin's Vicar Street. With regular sketches on RTÉ, viral comedy hits like 'How to Speak Dublin', and over 70,000 online followers, Foil Arms & Hog have established themselves amongst the new breed of Irish comedy stars, and Roscommon Arts Centre are thrilled to welcome them to their stage.
A huge favourite of Roscommon audiences, Neil Delamere, is at the arts centre on Friday, April 21 with his latest show Handstand. Following sold-out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. With his TV show The Blame Game, a science comedy series for RTÉ2, and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, Neil is now returning to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money.
Tickets are available now for all Roscommon Arts Centre events on (090 ) 6625824 or see www.roscommonartscentre.ie