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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Joe Rooney for the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

JOE ROONEY has the best quiff in the business, a hairstyle that says, ‘I’m here to party’. Any time spent in Joe’s company is a party, and he makes a welcome return to the Róisín Dubh next week.

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Amazing acts coming to the Royal Theatre - Jimmy Carr, Gavin James and much more!

Fri, Sep 28, 2018

One of the most prolific joke-tellers of recent times, Jimmy Carr brings his brand new show ''The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour' to the Royal Theatre Castlebar on December 13th 2018. Get your tickets here.

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Paul Currie, The Muppets, and a Hot Donkey

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

IN 2006, Belfast comedian Paul Currie fulfilled a childhood dream when he became a Jim Henson muppeteer. In 2010 that dream bubble burst, and it came from a conversation with the man who was and is Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

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Zoe Lyons brings hit show, Entry Level Human, to Galway

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

ENTRY LEVEL Human, the latest show from British comedian Zoe Lyons, has been described by Chortle.co.uk as containing "hit after hit after hit from a stand-up who's very much operating at advanced level."

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Owen O’Neill - 'a true original” at the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

ACCORDING TO The Scotsman, to call Tyrone comedian Owen O’Neill 'stand-up' "doesn't do him justice. This is genuine comedy from the gut, a true original”, as Galway will see next week.

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Comedy magical mystery tours for the comedy festival

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

"IT IS only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed," declared the Irish poet and singer-songwriter, Thomas Moore, so dare we suggest, he might have been first in the queue to embark on The Wild Atlantic Wahey Mystery Tour?

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Gina Yashere - how to explain Brexit to Americans

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

GINA YASHERE is best known as the British correspondent, explaining all things Brexit, on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and next month, she comes to the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway.

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