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Christopher MacArthur-Boyd - the future of Scottish comedy

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CHRISTOPHER MACARTHUR-BOYD is "a comedian on the ascent," according to The Skinny, who delivers a "comedy nerd’s informed tweaking of stand-up convention," says Chortle.co.uk.

Nicole Flattery launches debut short story collection

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ONE OF the most exciting new voices in Irish fiction is Galway based writer Nicole Flattery, whose debut short story collection, Show Them A Good Time, was recently acquired as part of a six figure UK deal.

Karl MacDermott to go Over The Edge

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KARL MACDERMOTT, the Galway born writer whose short story collection, Juggling With Turnips, was published earlier this year, reads at the next Over The Edge in the Galway City Library.

'I think that still makes me Europe’s fastest joke teller'

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“IT'S BEEN about 20 years since I last played Galway,” Tim Vine begins our interview, and that is before I have even got the chance to ask him a question. “I was just looking through my diaries; I’ve got every diary I kept ever since I started doing comedy so it will be listed here somewhere, I just can’t find it right now.”

Tim Vine, the Sunset Milk Idiot, comes to Galway

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For the first time ever, the master of the one-liner himself – Tim Vine – is bringing his stand-up tour to eight venues in Ireland, including Galway's Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday September 5.

Let's go crazy with Terry Alderton

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BACK IN 1972 Slade told Mama "weer all crazee now!". In 2018 Terry Alderton isn't just telling it to Mama, he's telling everyone - and he's made both a radio show and a new stand-up comedy show about it.

What happens when the party goes Boom?

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SELMA MAE seems to have the perfect life, beautiful home, children, architect husband…but when her social climbing mother arrives to help organise a party to celebrate the completion of her state-of-the-art extension, cracks begin to show.

Poets, cast out your lines for Thoor Closing Night this weekend

Aspiring poets are asked to answer the call of Yeats this weekend at the Thoor Closing Night at the Yeats Tower in Gort and to read their poems at the usually lively event.

Alan McMonagle to read at Utter Word

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THE WRITERS Alan McMonagle and Nicole Flattery, and the artist Dolores Lynn, will headline the next Utter Word, the series of literary events at the Oranmore Library, which takes place on Wednesday August 9 at 7.30pm.

Album review: Saint Etienne

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THESE last few weeks I've reviewed new albums by Slowdive, The Charlatans, and The Jesus and Mary Chain, while RIDE's comeback, Weather Diaries, awaits a listen. It all leads me to ask: What year is this?

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