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IAN COPPINGER is best known as a member of Stephen Frost's Improv All-Stars, but Galway will get a rare chance to see the man perform a solo stand-up show, at the next Comedy KARLnival.
HE HAS toured Britain with Ricky Gervais and John Oliver, was a founding member of the acclaimed Robin Ince’s Book Club, and has performed regularly with Russell Brand and Stewart Lee.
Róisín Dubh has long been the home of comedy in Galway. Every week, the promoters of Friday night’s “Comedy Clubh” bring us the very best of Irish and international stand up, improv and sketch acts. From Foil Arms & Hog at the Town Hall Theatre and British-Iranian comic Omid Djalili in Black Box later this month to the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in October (now a major highlight of the Irish festival calendar) they really do spoil us with top acts week in, week out.
TEDFEST, THE annual celebration of all things Father Ted, returns to Galway with a table quiz, the Toilet Duck Awards, and appearances by actors from the legendary sit com.
One of my favourite Baboró memories is a surprise flash-mob performed by 16 children to “Thriller” in Seapoint during the Silent Disco in 2012. The ever persuasive Teenagh Cunningham and Lali Morris convinced my husband, Kenneth Kennedy, and I, that this was exactly what Baboró needed to round off the festival. So having only two sons ourselves, we cajoled friends and relations to lend us their children to make up a troop of monsters, vampires, ghastly elves and ghouls to take to the floor and entertain the masses. Even now, I’m not sure how we were talked into it, but seeing these kids, many of whom had never danced or performed before, come alive as performers, proved just how essential the creative arts are to young minds and lives. Baboró, a fantastic and fun festival for and about children, encourages creative thinking and provides access to the arts for children regardless of any economic, social, cultural status. This is why Galway Water and Clada Group has been delighted to be involved with the Culture for Schools programme with Baboró since 2014.
THE VODAFONE Comedy Carnival Galway is not just about show and laughter for adults, there will be shows suitable for families and young comedy fans as well. Here is our guide to the best under-18s events at the festival.
IF YOU are in a band and keen to promote yourself in a city that does not know you, a good way is to get out onto the street and perform, but if you are an indie-electro band you need amplifiers, which are increasingly banned for busking.