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Lots of comedy crackers at The Comedy Club in Cuba*

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THE AMERICAN newspaper columnist and author Bill Vaughan once wrote about the Christmas and New Year period: “The optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”

Get rid of the post-Christmas blues with the two of Ireland’s top comics

Saturday December 27 promises to be full to the brim of festive fun and frolics when Neil Delamere and Jason Byrne come to the Royal Castlebar Theatre and Event Centre. A double helping of comedy genius arrives in Castlebar and Christmas Craic ! is a show not to be missed. 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. Hailed by the Irish Independent for his countless MC skills, Neil is the regular compere at several gigs round Dublin. He has performed all over Ireland as well as at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival. He featured in both series of the TV stand-up show Liffey Laughs. Neil also presented the RTE television series covering the Montreal festival for two years in a row as well as The World Stands Up for Paramount. Apart from being one of the stars of The Panel, alongside Andrew Maxwell and Colin Murphy, Neil is also a regular on The Blame Game, a topical TV show for the BBC. “No TV camera could accurately measure the lightning speed of Delamere’s wit” – The Irish Times.

Howl at the moon on Halloween night with Andrew Maxwell and friends

ANDREW MAXWELL is a regular face on RTÉ’s The Panel alongside Dara O’Briain, Colin Murphy, Ed Byrne, and Neil Delamare. The cheeky chap from Kilbarrack draws chuckles whether ranting about D4s and their SUVs or making sexual advances towards Grainne Seoige.

The art of comedy with Colin Murphy

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IN 1991 Colin Murphy was asked to join an improvisation group at the Irish Student Drama Awards. A life on stage was not something he had really planned and on the day in question he was just filling in for a friend who had to withdraw due to illness.

On-screen marriages and mid-life crisis

Colin Murphy seems concerned. One of The Panel’s best known and loved comedians, he is reflecting on his on-screen partnership with Neil Delamere.

Clifden Community Arts Week 2009

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THE CLIFDEN Community Arts Week returns from Thursday September 17 to Sunday 27 and will feature readings from such major Irish poets as Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley.

Everybody’s got something to hide except me and my monkey

COMEDIENNE, ACTRESS, and ventriloquist Nina Conti was born and raised in the Hampstead area of London surrounded by intellectuals, actors, and artists.


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NEW YORKER Eddie Brill had originally intended to study science and mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology but after experiencing a family tragedy he discovered stand-up comedy.

Irish Times journalist and poet to launch Clifden Community Arts Week programme

Renowned Irish Times journalist and poet Gerard Smyth will be on hand to officially launch the 2009 Clifden Community Arts Week programme which boasts an unforgettable line-up of national and international talent.

Ardal O’Hanlon - seeing the world through a comedy lens

THE RECESSION is biting hard. Many have lost their jobs or have been forced to take pay cuts. The Government, for so long in denial about the economic downturn, is threatening savage cutbacks in the upcoming Budget, and industrial unrest looks certain.


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