Rising comedy star Jack Whitehall to play Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jan 27, 2011

HE IS only in his early twenties but English comedian Jack Whitehall has already made a remarkable impact upon the comedy world.

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Scotland’s rising comedy start to play Galway this month

Thu, Dec 09, 2010

KEVIN BRIDGES, the Scottish comedian who is one of the star’s of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and BBC One’s Live at the Apollo series is coming to Galway.

Kevin will play the Róisín Dubh on Sunday December 19 at 8.30pm where he will perform a full solo show of two 45 minutes slots with an interval.

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Rising comedy star Roisin Conaty to play Laughter Lounge

Thu, Nov 25, 2010

ROISIN CONATY, the pulchritudinous Co Kerry born, London based comic, described by Time Out as “a seriously talented young lady” is coming to Galway.

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A weekend of laughs at the Galway Comedy Festival

Thu, Oct 21, 2010

THE GALWAY Comedy Festival is on and the city is set for a weekend of laughs with comics like David O’Doherty, Dead Cat Bounce, Andrew Maxwell, and Phill Jupitus.

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The best of English @ Galway Comedy Festival

Thu, Sep 30, 2010

IF YOU are ever asked ‘What have the English ever done for the world?’ you can resist the temptation to mention such vile things as imperialism and X-Factor, and reply instead: comedy.

From the satires of Alexander Pope to the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, to The Goon Show, Monty Python, The League of Gentlemen, and Shawn Of The Dead, the English have excelled in the art of making us all have a laugh.

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Maeve Higgins @ Galway Comedy Festival

Thu, Sep 23, 2010

MAEVE HIGGINS, one of the best and most popular comedians on the Irish circuit will play two shows at next month’s Galway Comedy Festival.

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Launch of new on-line comedy series in Galway

Thu, Sep 09, 2010

LIFE COACH, the new on-line comedy series from local comedians Giles Brody and Bob Hennigan, will be launched tonight.

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Hilarious black comedy Kick-Ass takes the superhero genre into uncharted waters

Thu, Aug 19, 2010

KICK-ASS has just been released on DVD and the controversial comic book film packs a powerful punch with fast paced action scenes, a thoroughly entertaining script, and lots of laugh out loud moments.

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Thu, May 27, 2010

FOLLOWING THE spectacular launch in early May, the monthly 'First Friday' Comedy Club at the CO-OP Moycullen continues on the Bank Holiday weekend with another strong line-up on Friday June 4. Stand-up comic,voice over artist,writer and actor Joe Rooney has many strings to his huge and acomplished bow.

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Michael Mee headlining a new night of comedy

Thu, May 27, 2010

On Saturday May 29 John Donnellan and Danny Dowling will showcase a night of new jokes, spoofs, and sketches at the Comedy Comedy gig in the Róisín Dubh. Headlining will be Michael Mee who has been described by Time Out New York as ‘Woody Allen with a Cork brogue’. The Irish Times described his performance as simply ‘hilarious’.

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A charity comedy showdown

Thu, May 13, 2010

A COMEDY showdown, in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, featuring 16 comedians, will take place in Kelly’s, Bridge Street, on Sunday at 8.30pm.

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New comedy club at Moycullen’s The Co-Op

Thu, Apr 29, 2010

GERRY MALLON, who ran the Comedy Club in Cuba* for many years is back with a new club, The First Friday Comedy Club in The Co-Op in Moycullen.

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Comedy rap with the Rubberbandits

Thu, Apr 22, 2010

IMAGINE AN edition of Prime Time where the topics were Limerick gangs, sniffing glue as an aphrodisiac, and encounters with ‘larger ladies’ and horses, well, that’s a Rubberbandits show.

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TG4 comedy series nominated for awards

Thu, Apr 22, 2010

AN CRISIS, the new comedy series on TG4, has been nominated for a number of awards at the Monte Carlo Television Festival 2010.

The series is broadcast on TG4 on Wednesdays at 10.30pm with a repeat on Saturdays at 8.45pm. It chronicles the strange world of An Chomhairle Teanga, an Irish language organisation, its director Setanta De Paor (Risteárd Cooper) who has to grapple with Government cutbacks, media scrutiny, questionable projects, a new Minister, and a series of oddball colleagues.

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Madcap football comedy comes to Town Hall

Thu, Apr 22, 2010

TWO FOOTBALL fans have just seen their side relegated after a referee disallowed a perfectly good goal, allowing the opposition to go down the other end and score.

The referee’s decision is final…or is it? The two cheated fans have to take matters into their own hands by kidnapping the ref and forcing him to change his mind on the all important goal... with hilarious and unexpected consequences.

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New Irish comedy film to be released in cinemas next week

Thu, Mar 11, 2010

IF YOU found a man resplendent in a shiny red space suit and helmet, passed out on the living room floor beside the drinks cabinet, would you believe he was an alien from outer space?

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Dublin comic Robbie Bonham will play [email protected]

Thu, Mar 04, 2010

The brilliant Dublin comic Robbie Bonham (pictured) will play [email protected] upstairs on Sunday March 7. Support is from Kieran Lawless and Giles Brody. The MC will be Bob Hennigan. Doors are at 9pm. Admission is €7.

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The Irishman who saved comedy and returned home the all-conquering hero

Thu, Feb 18, 2010

LONG BEFORE David O’Doherty ever took to the stage he was a devoted student of comedy arts. He would regularly go to see his brother Mark perform at The Comedy Cellar in Dublin and watched the international explosion of Irish comedy in the late 1990s.

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Zoe Lyons - comedy, controversy, and Elton John

Thu, Jan 28, 2010

SHE HAS earned the wrath of Germaine Greer, she is one of the most influential gay people in Britain, she is an award winning comedienne, and she plays Galway next week. She is Zoe Lyons.

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Ardal O’Hanlon - seeing the world through a comedy lens

Thu, Nov 19, 2009

THE RECESSION is biting hard. Many have lost their jobs or have been forced to take pay cuts. The Government, for so long in denial about the economic downturn, is threatening savage cutbacks in the upcoming Budget, and industrial unrest looks certain.

It is a winter of discontent but many of us have been through it before. The 1980s was one long period of recession and economic stagnation, yet by the end of the decade there was a new vibrancy in the comedy circuit in Dublin, a vibrancy that would unleash an inspired new generation of Irish comics who have since gone on to become household names - among them was Ardal O’Hanlon.

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