Ivan Brackenbury at the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

IF YOU watch 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, you have seen Ivan Brackenbury, the hapless hospital DJ with the unwitting knack of playing the most inappropriate songs for the patients.

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Alison Spittle - making a show of herself

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

ALISON SPITTLE, the star and writer of RTÉ's Nowhere Fast and Culchie Club, and the Tatler Comedian Of The Year, is bringing her new show, Makes A Show Of Herself, to Galway this month.

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Looking Up with Chris Kent

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

CHRIS KENT has spent the past year balancing his comedy career with being a stay at home dad, trying to grow a beard, and removing the word 'mate' from his vocabulary, as "it takes too much effort to say in an Irish accent".

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Show Me The Funny - Round Two

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

FOLLOWING THE return of Show Me The Funny at The King's Head last week, the second instalment of the competition to find Ireland's newest comedy star, takes place on Monday January 21.

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Who is coming to the Róisín Dubh Comedy in 2019?

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

IF COMEDY was a religion, Róisín Dubh would be Mecca, the Vatican, or Jerusalem. OK, maybe it is more like Knock, but one thing for sure, it is arguably the home of comedy in the west of Ireland.

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Show Me The Funny returns for 2019

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

SHOW ME The Funny, Ireland's longest running and most wide reaching comedy talent competition, returns for its 12th season at The King's Head this month.

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Neil Delamere brings new show to the Town Hall

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

AS SURE as January follows Christmas, the first month of the year will see Neil Delamere, one of Ireland's most popular comedians, make his annual trip to Galway with a new show.

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New York's funniest Irish comics for Róisín Dubh

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

COLUM TYRRELL and Sean Finnerty, two of the most talked about and exciting Irish acts on the New York comedy scene, and hosts of an award winning podcast, bring their unique and energetic comedy stylings to the Róisín Dubh on Saturday December 22 at 8pm.

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Christmas laughs with Fred Cooke and Steve Bennett

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

GONE ARE the days when Fred Cooke was best known as Fergus from the Spar TV ads. These days, the guitar wielding Irish comedian has a CV that can justifiably proclaim 'rising star'.

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Brendan Grace - Galway and Loughrea shows

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

IRELAND'S FAVOURITE funnyman, Brendan Grace, will get Galway's 2019 off to a hilarious start with shows in Galway and Loughrea, performing some of his best loved comedy routines.

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Spiderman's dad for the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

DOMINIC HOLLAND has been called "the UK’s master of observational comedy" by The Sunday Times and "a top notch stand-up who everyone should see" by The Daily Telegraph.

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Paraic Breathnach - The Macnas Was On Me

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

FOLLOWING ITS successful premiere at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway in October, Paraic Breathnach is bringing his new show, The Macnas Was On Me, to the Nuns Island Theatre, for one night only.

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The 2 Johnnies - getting loose on stage in Galway

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

THE 2 JOHNNIES, the makers of what many consider to be Ireland's funniest podcast, are stepping out from behind the microphones to once again take to the stage, on their new Irish tour.

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Kevin Gildea to play the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

KEVIN GILDEA has exerted a quiet, but powerful influence on Irish comedy, and is a key figure in the Irish comedy boom which began in the 1990s and has continued unabated since.

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Tom Stade - Galway bound in 2019

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

TOM STADE is “so cool he could well be the answer to global warming," according to The Scotsman, who also called this Canadian comedy legend "gloriously funny” - as Galway will see next year.

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Paul Tonkinson comes to the KARLnival

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

A SENSATIONAL live performer, marathon runner, and former Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of Britain's finest stand-ups.

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Go on (comedy) trial at the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

THIS IS Your Trial, an improvised comedy show where the audience is the jury in the world’s funniest courtroom, where the judge is Irish Comedian of the Year 2016/17, Steve Bennett, is coming to the Róisín Dubh.

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Kevin McGahern at the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

KEVIN MCGAHERN, the former host of Republic Of Telly, the man described by Hot Press as “one of Ireland’s quirkiest stand-ups", is making a welcome return to Galway to play the Róisín Dubh's Comedy KARLnival.

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Steve Bennett - Everything is @&*$ed!

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

TRUMP, BREXIT, the DUP, the rise of the far-right, the homeless crisis, the Syrian civil war, climate change - the world really is in a bad state right now. No wonder comedian Steve Bennett is declaring: "Everything is F***ed”.

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Tommy Tiernan's new DVD out tomorrow

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

TOMORROW, Friday November 16, sees Tommy Tiernan release his new DVD, Under The Influence, recorded at the Water Rats Venue, Kings Cross, London.

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