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It was great in so many ways. The comedy, the atmosphere, the venues, and more than ever before the weather.
THE RISE of Irish comedy both nationally and internationally over the last 25 years has been truly inspirational. Galway has played an important part in the ascendancy of many Irish comedians by providing them with a platform to develop their craft. The city has also given many of them their first experience of a festival.
The man who was made famous by Fr Ted, Ardal O’Hanlon will be taking to the stage in Castlebar on Friday September 18. O’Hanlon is a founding father of modern Irish stand-up since he helped form Dublin’s Comedy Cellar in 1990. Ardal has a slew of comedy awards (and a BAFTA) to his name. Thanks to Father Ted, My Hero, and Big Bad World, O’Hanlon is immediately recognisable, but his incredible stand-up talent is perhaps less well known. A million miles from the naive persona of Father Dougal, O’Hanlon’s stand up is dark, sharp, and excruciatingly funny.
With a brand new show being beamed out from RTE every Monday night, and fresh off the plane from another successful run in Edinburgh, Jason Byrne is raring to go with his helter-skelter comedy show in Roscommon Arts Centre on Thursday October 7.
“I’D MUCH rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships.”
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
Neil Delamere is one of the top headline acts working in the Irish comedy scene today and is one of the biggest factors in the huge success of RTE television’s hit show The Panel. Having performed on five continents, he staged his debut solo show in the Edinburgh festival in 2004. His live stand-up set was then recorded for the BBC comedy series One Night Stand.
A SCOTSMAN, an Irishman, and an American walked into a bar...that bar will be the Róisín Dubh when Geoff Boyz, Shane Mauss, and Keith Farnan play The Laughter Lounge next Wednesday.
GALWAY CAN treat itself to a double helping of laughs over the next week as the Róisín Dubh stages two comedy shows in Comedy Comedy and The Laughter Lounge.