JOE ROONEY, a legend of Irish comedy; Enya Martin, internet sensation turned stage sensation; and a host of Galway comics will be performing for your pleasure this Saturday.
The Róisín Dubh Comedy KARLnival takes place online this Saturday, June 27, as part of the Dominick Street venue's 17th birthday celebrations.
While Joe, Enya, and MC Karl Spain, will perform from their own homes, three of Galway’s finest young comics - Amy Walsh, Ian Burke, and Siobhan Brosnan - will deliver stand-up from the stage of the Róisín Dubh. For now, it is the next best thing to being there, and one step closer to an eventual return.
Joe Rooney is a legend of Irish comedy, best known for his roles as gurrier priest Fr Damo in Father Ted and as barfly Timmy in Killinaskully. He was voted Best Comedian at the Pure M Awards in 2017 and has headlined venues across Ireland and Britain. Chortle.co.uk said of his mix stand-up and music: “The intensity he puts into his singing and character acting is on another level. His act rolls along smoothly and nothing felt forced…great stand-up and excellent storytelling, full of gags.”
Enya Martin first came to attention via her hugely popular Giz A Laugh Facebook page. In recent years, the Dubliner has successfully made the transition from writing and creating hugely popular online videos to knocking them dead on the live comedy circuit. After +60 million online views Enya’s first comedy sketch show, Giz A Laugh Live sold out Vicar Street for three nights. Her stand up features sharp eyed observations from her madcap life.
Flying the flag for Galway will be Headford's Amy Walsh, a finalist in both the Bray Comedy Festival’s New Act competition and Galway's Show Me The Funny; Ian Burke, winner of the Cork Comedian of the Year award; and Galway based, Kerrywoman, Siobhan Brosnan, who co-runs the PaddyShack Comedy Club in Galway.
Be part of the audience
There are two types of tickets available: the Zoom Room 'VIP Front Row' ticket (€8 and limited to 25 ) and the Zoom Room Observer ticket for €5.
The VIP ticket allows comedy fans access an extra hour of pre-show laughs in the 'Green Room' and post-show banter with Karl; your mic and camera will be on, so you are visible to the comedians and other viewers and your laughter will add to the atmosphere to the show.
The Observer ticket also allows holders into the pre and post-show banter with Karl, but during the show, the camera and mic will be turned off, allowing viewers to have conversations, let the baby cry, or dog bark, without it affecting the performances.
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are available via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/saturday-comedy-karlnival-online-tickets-110006723070.