Jason Byrne - got to be starting something

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

'YOU CAN Come In But Don't Start Anything' is not a warning that will be issued to audiences coming to see Jason Byrne next year. Rather this very Irish expression is the title of his new show.

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Pat McDonnell returns to the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

WHILE HE will always be best known for his Daniel O'Donnell spoofing Eoin McLove character on Father Ted, it should never be forgotten that Pat McDonnell is also one of Ireland’s most accomplished and respected stand-up comedians.

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Kevin Gildea - a comedian, and maybe an astronaut?

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

KEVIN GILDEA is one of the most important figures in Irish comedy, having been in the pioneering sketch group Mr Trellis, with Barry Murphy and Ardal O' Hanlon, with whom he also co-founded The Comedy Cellar, Dublin's longest-running comedy club.

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Bingo, balls, and Bennett

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

THE BINGO!, a comedy bingo show that will be "weird and silly and a lot of fun" is coming to the Róisín Dubh, hosted by Irish Comedian Of The Year 2016 winner Steve Bennett and singer-songwriter Steven Sharpe.

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Terry Alderton: The Musical - live in Galway

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

THERE ARE few, if any comedians, quite like Terry Alderton, whose multi-voiced, multi-personality, shape shifting sets are as unforgettable as they are hilarious. Now the man has turned his life into a musical!

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Get Totally Wired at the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

TOTALLY WIRED, described by The Irish Times as "Ireland’s answer to Flight of the Conchords", but who describe themselves as "Ireland’s oldest and least successful boy band", are coming back to the Róisín Dubh.

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Lisa Casey - Irish Comedian Of The Year @ Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

LISA CASEY, the reigning Irish Comedian Of The Year, is at the Róisín Dubh next week, headlining the latest instalment of the Dominick Street venue's Comedy KARLnival night.

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Danny O'Brien - Lock-In at GIAF 18

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

THERE ARE not many comedians who can boast they have followed in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran, and Dara O’Briain, but that is what Irish comic Danny O'Brien did in 2016.

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An American, a Corkonian, and a Tuam man…

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

AN EX-PAT American, a comedian from the Rebel County, and a bovine cultivation technician from Tuam, join Karl Spain at the next Comedy KARLnival at the Róisín Dubh.

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Gerry Mallon’s Laughter Loft @ GIAF 18

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

GERRY MALLON’S Laughter Loft has been called a ‘festival within a festival’ and is, without doubt, a Galway International Arts Festival institution.

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Steve Bennett - back at the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

STEVE BENNETT, the inaugural Irish Comedian Of The Year winner in 2016, makes a welcome return to the Róisín Dubh stage to headline the next Comedy KARLnival.

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Steve Cummins - 'daddy' comedy for the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jun 21, 2018

THROUGH A combination of good genes, horse placenta, and an incredible ability for self delusion, Steve Cummins is an author, radio host, and stand up-comedian. It's in the latter guise Galway will see him in next week.

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Rising star Andrew Ryan for Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

ANDREW RYAN delivers "an hour of hilarious comedy” according to the Edinburgh Festivals magazine, while Timeout predicts he is “going to be a huge star”. He plays the Comedy KARLnival at Róisín Dubh next week.

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Hardy Bucks man takes stand-up show to Monroe's

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

OWEN COLGAN of the Hardy Bucks is fascinated by the American wrestler and actor Ronda Rousey, and she, and other topics, will be discussed in the man's new stand-up solo show.

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One last time for Straight Outta Connemara

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

AFTER A year of touring rural Ireland with Straight Outta Connemara, Paraic Breathnach brings his autobiographical comedy show back to the city for one final farewell performance.

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Róisín Dubh Comedy presents Comedy KARLnival with Karl Spain and friends

Thu, Jun 07, 2018

The Comedy Karnival will kick off next Tuesday (and every Tuesday) with Karl Spain and friends Tom O’Mahony, Tomie James, and Margaret McHugh at Róisín Dubh.

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Damien Clark comes to the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, May 31, 2018

AUSSIE COMEDIAN Damian Clark brings his big arms, peaky cap, wry smile, but most importantly, his high-octane, observational, stand-up to the next Comedy KARLnival at the Róisín Dubh.

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Deirdre does A Line Of O'Kane

Thu, May 31, 2018

FOOTLOOSE FROM her turn on Dancing With The Stars, and revelling in her return to stand-up, Deirdre O'Kane, who also enjoyed acclaim for her roles in Nobel and Moone Boy, is coming to the Town Hall Theatre.

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If it's Tuesday it must be the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, May 24, 2018

KARL SPAIN returns to the Róisín Dubh next week to MC another instalment of his popular Comedy KARLnival nights at the Dominick Street venue, hosting the very best in Irish comedic talent.

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Fred Cooke headlines the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, May 17, 2018

AT ONE time, Fred Cooke was known as ‘Fergus’ from the Spar TV ads, but more recently he has become a popular stand-up, MC of The Tommy Tiernan Show, and a contributor to Republic of Telly, The Café, The Savage Eye, and The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty.

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