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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James Acaster to deliver some cold lasagne to Galway

Wed, Nov 14, 2018

HOW DID a disastrous culinary experience transform itself into a memory of a great year, and a new comedy show? James Acaster, described by The Guardian as "a comedy genius at the peak of his powers” will tell all when he plays Galway in 2019.

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Patton Oswalt - in Galway (finally) in 2019

Wed, Nov 14, 2018

IN 2017, Grammy Award winning comedian Patton Oswalt was due to play the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, but had to cancel due to a TV scheduling conflict. He promised to return and is keeping good on that promise.

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Róisín Dubh Comedy presents Comedy KARLnival with KARL SPAIN and friends

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

On Tuesday November 13 Karl Spain and friends, Paul Marsh, Mike Morgan, and Katelyn Galvin, will take to the stage in the Róisín Dubh for the Comedy Karnival.

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Joanne McNally - Wine Tamer

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

JOANNE MCNALLY, Ireland’s fastest rising comedy star, is coming to Galway, where she will perform her new show, Wine Tamer, in the Town Hall Theatre next weekend.

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Vodafone Comedy Carnival 2018 - what are you going to see?

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

AFTER JUST two days of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, all signs point to this year’s being the largest festival of fun to date. Sales are set to surpass 2017's record numbers with queues out the door for most shows so far.

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Late Night KARLnival lineup revealed

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

FINALLY, WE can reveal the line-up for what has become an institution, and the unmissable show, of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway - the Late Night Karlnival in the Róisín Dubh, hosted by Karl Spain.

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Countdown to the Vodafone Comedy Carnival 2018

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

THERE IS little more than a week to go to the start of the 2018 Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway and this year’s star studded festival is shaping up to be an absolute belter.

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Warning! Adult content, delivered childishly

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

EVERY YEAR, Stephen Frost’s Improv All Stars - Stephen Frost, Steve Steen, Andy Smart, Ian Coppinger - play Vodafone Comedy Carnival and every year, and, as Hot Press has noted, "They get better than ever."

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Adam Burke - The Big, Happy Head On Ya!

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

ADAM BURKE, called a "master of comedy" by The Laughter Lounge, a "legend" by JOE.ie, and who delivers "absolute comedy gold" according to FM104', is coming to the Vodafone Comedy Carnival.

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The King's Head Comedy Carnival lunchtime shows

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

THE KING'S Head has long been a bastion of Galway comedy, especially the venue's Ruby Room, home to Gerry Mallon’s lunchtime comedy gigs during the arts festival.

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Yurty Jokes for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

WHILE THE 1930s style Spiegeltent in Eyre Square is the central hub of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, and a festival institution, it will be joined this year by a newer, smaller, more intimate sibling – The Yurt.

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The wild (West) men of comedy

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

THE LATE, great, and sadly missed Robin Williams once observed: “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” It is a sentiment taken to heart by two of Galway’s finest comedic performers - Aindrias De Staic and Paraic Breathnach.

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Comedy bingo with Bennett and Sharpe at The Skeff

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

THE BINGO - Craic, Balls and SurPrizes!, with Irish Comedian of The Year 2016 Steve Bennett and the flamboyant phenomenon that is Steven Sharpe, will see a night of madcap comedy bingo at The Skeff, Eyre Square.

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Paul Currie for the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

PAUL CURRIE is no stranger to Galway and will be playing the Vodafone Comedy Carnival later this month, but when a comedian is as good and original as Currie is, then seeing him once is not enough.

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Milton Jones - The King of Quips

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

“IF YOU'RE being chased by a police dog, try not to go through a tunnel, then on to a little seesaw, then jump through a hoop of fire. They’re trained for that!” Such one-liners have made Milton Jones the king of quips and prince of puns.

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Comedy Carnival's The Very Best of Irish show

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

IT IS the Sunday afternoon of the October Bank Holiday weekend. You have had a nice leisurely brunch and all is well in the world. What better time to catch some afternoon comedy in the delightful surrounds of the Spiegeltent in Eyre Square?

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Owen Colgan wants to be a Little Weapon

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

OWEN COLGAN, a former, and possibly still, Hardy Buck, brings his one man show, Little Weapon, to this month's Vodafone Comedy Carnival. What's it about? "In a world full of hurt, pain, and sh**e craic," he says, "I’m on a journey to save people’s minds from sadness."

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