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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And now for something completely different...

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

THE VODAFONE Comedy Carnival Galway brings some of the biggest acts in international comedy to the city, and also some of the more bizarre. That tradition continues with George Egg, a chef 'completely different’ to any you have come across.

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Totally Wired return to the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Sep 20, 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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The Cuban Brothers - break-dancing in skimpy swimming trunks

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

BORN INTO the Havana of the 1970s, nurtured on a diet of soulful, sexy tunes, and inspired by Cuban mythology, The Cuban Brothers are entertainment personified with their high energy shows combining music, riotous comedy, and sensational dancing.

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Welcome back Reginald D Hunter

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

"A CLASS system is something you use to discriminate against someone who looks like you.” Never a truer word was spoken, and Reginald D Hunter is a comedian who speaks with authority and wit on issues of class and race.

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The Office Quiz with Ewen MacIntosh

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

THE OFFICE was first broadcast on BBC2 in 2001. Created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, it centred on the lives of employees at the fictional Wernham Hogg Paper Company, with Gervais playing central character David Brent.

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Terry Alderton plays the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

PEEK INSIDE the technicolor mind of one of Britain’s finest comic talents, and you will find Terry Alderton desperately doing battle with 'The Voices', two unpredictable and hilarious voices inside the Englishman's head.

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Bingo with Bennett and Sharpe

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

THE BINGO! with Irish Comedian of The Year 2016 Steve Bennett and the flamboyant phenomenon that is Steven Sharpe, will see another night of madcap comedy bingo at the Róisín Dubh.

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Phil Jupitus - the Renaissance man of British comedy

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

IS PHILL Jupitus the Renaissance man of British comedy? He is a poet, stand-up comedian, improviser, actor, artist, radio presenter, TV stalwart, and DJ. He certainly is a man with many strings to his bow.

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Rhys Darby bring his Mystic Time Bird to Galway

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

GALWAY AUDIENCES have a chance to become part of comedy history as Flight of the Conchords star, Rhys Darby, is shooting his live comedy special in the Town Hall Theatre this October.

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Brexit's coming and the pub landlord has something to say about it

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

WHEN COMEDIAN Al Murray launched his political bid against Nigel Farage at the 2015 British general election, he declared: “It seem to me that the UK is ready for a bloke waving a pint around, offering common sense solutions.”

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Dylan Moran and Dr Cosmos

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

“SOME PEOPLE have told me I’m grumpy; it’s not something I’m aware of. It’s not like I walk around poking children in the eye...not very small ones anyway." So says Dylan Moran, about himself.

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Three chances to see Sean Lock

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

"I'M JUST organised. I always put a bit of butter on the knife before bed." That's how Sean Lock describes himself. The Times describes him as "gloriously intelligent, deliciously unlikely and hilariously funny".

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Edwin Sammon to headline next Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

BETWEEN HIS stand-up sets and his TV roles as Fr Gabriel in Bridget and Eamon, and co-presenter on Republic Of Telly, Edwin Sammon has emerged as one of the most popular comedians in the country.

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