The return of The Rubberbandits

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The Rubberbandits. Photo:- Steve Ullathorn

THE RUBBERBANDITS are back and are bringing their new ‘musical’, Continental Fistfight, in the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday May 3,, where it promises to feature new songs, the hits, and at least one celebrity puppet.

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Nina Conti - Monkey, masks, and mischief

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Nina Conti. Photo:- Matt Crockett

SHE HAS won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film - all without moving her lips.

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Begorrah! It’s Foil Arms & Hog

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Foil Arms & Hog

‘BEGORRAH’ IS the ultimate stage Oirish cliché, but Foil Arms & Hog are reclaiming the word for great modern Irish comedy and as the title of their latest tour.

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Comedy nights @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

THE UPSTAIRS bar of the Róisín Dubh will hold two comedy nights next week - the Comedy Cocktails Standup Showcase and The Leg Breakers: Comedy Improv.

Comedy Cocktails is on Tuesday March 24 at 9.30pm and features sets from emerging comics John Spillane, Anthony Riordan, Declan Brennan, Stephen Ryan, and Bob Hennigan. The MC is John O’Hare. Admission is free.

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Finland’s leading comic to play Galway

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Ismo Leikola.

FINLAND MIGHT not be known as a stand-up comedy hotspot, but in Ismo Leikola, they can boast one of the world’s very finest comedians.

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Dylan Moran to play Galway’s Comedy Carnival

Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Dylan Moran.

DYLAN MORAN, one of Ireland’s leading comedians, and the star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead, and Calvary, brings his new stand up show Off The Hook, to the 2015 Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway.

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Al Porter ‘Is Yours’ at the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Al Porter.

AL PORTER, “Ireland’s ascendant king of camp” according to the Irish Independent, and for David McSavage, “one of the few comedians that actually makes me laugh”, is coming to Galway.

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Steve Bennet - all Groan Up

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Steve Bennet. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy.

GALWAY COMIC Steve Bennett will present Groan Up at the Róisín Dubh upstairs bar once a month from February to July, in advance of his 2015 Edinburgh Fringe run.

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Fred Cooke to play NUIG charity comedy gig

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Fred Cooke.

IRISH COMIC Fred Cooke, best known from Republic of Telly, The Savage Eye, and The Liffey Laughs, headlines a charity comedy gig at NUI Galway on Monday.

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Tedfest 2015

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

TEDFEST 2015, the annual celebration of all things Father Ted returns to Galway this month with a table quiz and Toilet Duck Awards taking place in the city’s West End.

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Show Me The Funny - The Final

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Colm O'Regan.

AFTER SIX hotly contested heats, 54 would-be comedy stars have been whittled down to the last 12 to do battle in the Show Me The Funny grand final.

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Jimmy Carr announces Galway date

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Jimmy Carr.

JIMMY CARR, the Limerick born British comedian and host of 8 Out Of 10 Cats, has added two west of Ireland dates to his December Funny Business tour.

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Show Me The Funny

Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Steve Bennett.

THE SIXTH and final heat of Show Me The Funny is on this Monday at The King’s Head, High Street, with the last eight comics battling for a place in the grand final.

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Gaelgáirí - comedy as Gaeilge

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Kevin McAleer.

TÁ GAELGÁIRÍ, an t-aon chlub grinn Gaeilge sa tír ag teacht go Gaillimh den chéad uair ar Satharn an 7ú Márta mar chuid den fhéile Seachtain na Gaeilge.

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Show Me The Funny - the penultimate show

Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Danny Dowling.

THE PENULTIMATE Show Me The Funny heat takes place this Monday at 8pm in The King’s Head, with only four grand final places left to fill.

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Dave McSavage - he’s not giving up

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Dave McSavage.

DAVID MCSAVAGE, the ‘enfant terrible’ of Irish comedy, makes a welcome return to the Róisín Dubh on Friday February 6 at 8.30pm as part of his Don’t Give Up tour.

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Show Me The Funny

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Andrew Stanley.

MOTORMOUTH DUBLIN comic, Andrew Stanley - star of the AIG ads - will perform at the next instalment of Show Me The Funny.

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Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Complete History of Comedy

Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The Reduced Shakespeare Company.

THEY HAVE taken on the world of Shakespeare, but now the legendary trio are finally tackling the subject they were born to reduce. From the high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy from Aristophanes to Shakespeare to Charlie Chaplin to Chris Rock.

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Show Me The Funny

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Gerry Mallon.

ERIC LAWLOR, the Dublin comedian voted Comic of the Year by readers of Entertainment.ie, is the special guest at this week’s Show Me The Funny.

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The Leg Breakers - comedy improv @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

COMEDY IMPROV group The Leg Breakers play the upstairs bar of the Róisín Dubh on Thursday January 29 at 9pm.

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