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.

The club will open on Friday May 7 at 9pm with a show from the star and creator of RTÉ 2’s The Savage Eye - David McSavage.

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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.

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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.

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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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Hit staging of The Comedy Of Errors returns to Black Box

Thu, Nov 19, 2009

EXIT PRODUCTIONS and the Get Out Your Bard Players give Galway theatregoers another chance to see their hilarious version of Shakespeare’s The Comedy Of Errors next week at The Black Box.

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A picture show and a talk show at Galway Comedy Festival

Thu, Oct 22, 2009

TWO SHOWS, which could prove highlights of this year’s Galway Comedy Festival, could also be its most unusual - one is a slide show of photographs, the other a chat show.

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Galway Comedy Festival @ The Laughter Lounge

Thu, Oct 15, 2009

SIX LEADING Irish and international comedians will present six new shows at the Laughter Lounge in the Róisín Dubh for this year’s Galway Comedy Festival

The festival kicks off on Wednesday October 21 and first up is Phil Nichol with his show A Deadpan Poet Sings Quiet Songs Quietly at 8pm. Here Phil will play Bobby Spade, a white-suited lounge lizard with a sideline in psychopathy.

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McAleer and Capurro added to Galway Comedy Festival bill

Thu, Oct 08, 2009

KEVIN MCALEER and Scott Cappuro have been added to the line-up of the Galway Comedy Festival which takes place from October 21 to 25.

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Jason Manford - Manchester’s comedic son

Thu, Sep 24, 2009

WHEN HE was eight Jason Manford and his father went to see Billy Connolly perform in a local theatre. The Scottish comedian was to have a profound effect on the young boy.

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Galway Comedy Festival determined to keep ticket prices down

Thu, Sep 24, 2009

THE ORGANISERS of the fourth Annual Galway Comedy Festival, which runs from October 21 to 25, have pulled out all the stops to keep ticket prices affordable for Galway audiences this year.

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Get ready to laugh as the Galway Comedy Festival returns

Thu, Sep 17, 2009

DURING THIS time of economic recession we all need a good laugh and chortles galore are on the way to the city when the Galway Comedy Festival takes place from October 21 to 25.

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The Comedy Of Errors at the Black Box

Thu, Aug 13, 2009

SLAPSTICK COMEDY, high farce, mistaken identity, and a bit of magic are all in store when Shakespeare’s The Comedy Of Errors is performed in the Black Box Theatre on Wednesday August 19.

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Pizza Man’s slice of black comedy at Town Hall studio

Thu, Aug 06, 2009

NEW YORK’S Benefit Of The Doubt Theatre Company touch down at the Town Hall Studio next week with their staging of Darlene Craviotto’s uproarious dark comedy, Pizza Man.

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David Scheel’s brilliant blend of piano and comedy

Thu, May 14, 2009

TOWN HALL audiences are in for a real treat next weekend when feted Australian entertainer David Scheel brings his widely-acclaimed show Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player to the venue for one night only.

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The art of comedy with Colin Murphy

Thu, Apr 02, 2009

IN 1991 Colin Murphy was asked to join an improvisation group at the Irish Student Drama Awards. A life on stage was not something he had really planned and on the day in question he was just filling in for a friend who had to withdraw due to illness.

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