Tom O'Mahony - Defending The Caveman

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

DEFENDING THE Caveman, Rob Becker’s celebrated theatre show, mixing stand-up comedy, lecture, and therapy session, is an attempt to resolve the battle of the sexes, is coming to Galway.

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The funniest women alive

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

THE CLOCK is ticking with less than two weeks to go until Ireland’s biggest comedy festival - the Vodafone Comedy Carnival - hits Galway, and it is terrific to see so many downright hilarious women making up a large part of the line-up.

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Stephen Ryan returns to the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

STEPHEN RYAN, a winner of the Forbidden Fruit Comedy Competition and a finalist in the 2016 Irish Comedian of the Year competition, returns to Galway to play the Comedy KARLnival.

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Three men walk into a comedy festival...

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

AN IRISH comedy legend, a British-Iranian superstar, and an ex-pat American as controversial as he is acclaimed, walk onto the stage of a comedy festival...this is not the start of a joke.

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Edwin Sammon headlines Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

EDWIN SAMMON is best known for his role as Fr Gabriel in the award winning Bridget and Eamon, now in its fourth season, and as the co-presenter of RTÉ's Republic Of Telly.

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Bordering on Brilliant – Northern Irish comics for the Carnival

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

NORTHERN IRELAND'S finest comedians and rising stars will be centre stage at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway with shows from Kevin McAleer, Colin Geddis, Shane Todd, Paul Currie, Diona Doherty, and Sean Hegarty.

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Martin Beanz Warde added to Comedy Carnival bill

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

MARTIN BEANZ Warde has been added to the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway programme, performing his show, The Gomey Feen, at the Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, on Saturday October 26 at 6pm.

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A trio of Irish comics for the KARLnival

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

BRIAN GALLAGHER, Richie Sheehy, and Cathal Shanagher will take to the stage of the Róisín Dubh for the next instalment of the Comedy KARLnival on Tuesday October 1 at 8pm.

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Comedian Shane Clifford coming to the Town Hall

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

SHANE CLIFFORD is "the best comedian in Ireland, hands down," according to the Rubber Bandits' Blindboy Boatclub, and Galway can see why when he brings his new show to the Town Hall Theatre.

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Covert Connemara comedy and a comedy club crawl

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

THE EVER innovative Vodafone Comedy Carnival hit on a good one some years back with the Wild Atlantic Wahey - a comedy themed tour of Connemara, busing 100 fans to venues along the Wild Atlantic Way for pints and performances by top festival comedians.

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Belfast comics for the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

DAVE ELLIOT has been called “one of the stand out acts on the Northern Irish comedy scene” by the Belfast Telegraph, while John Bishop described him as "fantastic!”. Galway will see why next week.

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Ross Noble brings Humournoid to the Comedy Carnival

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

A HIGHLIGHT of this year’s Vodafone Comedy Carnival will be Ross Noble at the Black Box Theatre, where he will treat Galway to his trademark preposterous musings on life, the universe, and everything.

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Three Irish comics at the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

HE HONED his comedy skills Off-Broadway in New York, before returning to Ireland, becoming a regular host and headliner in some of Dublin's most prestigious comedy clubs.

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Jason Byrne - Wrecked but Ready for the Comedy Carnival

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

HE IS the barely-in-control master of audience mockery and mayhem. He fires on all cylinders from the moment he bounds onto stage. He has been through real trauma with the breakup of his 20-year marriage, but comic genius Jason Byrne is ‘Wrecked but Ready’.

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Johnny Graham to play the Comedy KARLnival

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

HE IS best known for the viral video, Man Flu: The Truth, which has received close to a million hits on YouTube, and for co-running Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club. Next week he takes to the stage of the Róisín Dubh.

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David O’Doherty - Ultrasound in the Town Hall

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

DAVID O'DOHERTY, the comedian also known as "the hairy Enya" returns to Galway with a new show made-up of talking and songs played on that plastic keyboard he got for his confirmation.

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Martin Beanz Warde: The Gomey Feen

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

MARTIN BEANZ Warde is undertaking his first Irish tour this month, which includes Galway, and which will see him telling stories about what it is like to be a Traveller in modern Ireland.

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Laughter is the best medicine

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

WITH EIGHT weeks still to go before its opening night, it already looks like another bumper year for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway as the 2019 laugh fest has already begun to sell out its biggest shows.

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So, just whose line is it anyway?

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

FIVE PERFORMERS arrive on stage with no script and not the faintest idea of what will happen. This is improv comedy, and there are few better at improv than The Stephen Frost Allstars

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Stephen Ryan - the comedian with a 'mesmerising aura'

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

STEPHEN RYAN, winner of Forbidden Fruit Comedy Competition, 2016 Irish Comedian of the Year finalist, and two-time finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Competition, headlines the Comedy KARLnival at the Róisín Dubh.

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