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Love your comedy but hate how expensive gigs can be? Well the folks at Trinity have solved that problem with this years Fringe Festival line up…
Tonight you have options;
7PM – Abandoman – Players Theatre – €5
Winners of both Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2010 and The Musical Comedy Awards 2010, Abandoman create hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed live in front of their audience. No two gigs are ever the same. The project sees frontman Rob Broderick and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox reinventing hip hop in a way that appeals to all age groups.
“Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius.” – Chortle.co.uk, “Truly innovative” – The Guardian, “Killer punchlines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing hip-hop improv. Genius!” – The Stage
9PM – Jarlath Regan – Players Theatre – €5
Jarlath Regan dreamed of being a professional basketball player but shelved the ambition due to a combination of injuries and on the early on-set of “cop on”. The NBA’s loss has been stand-up comedy’s gain, and in the following years he has gained a reputation with the industry and audiences for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up.
***** ‘Hilarious change of pace’ (Independent). **** ‘Side-splitting stuff’ (Metro). ***** ‘Subtle yet sublime helping of observational wit’ (Herald).
Good new family folks, the Bulmers Comedy Festival have decided you shouldn’t miss out on all the fun this bank holiday weekend, so there’s a special afternoon comedy club for any Mammy’s & Daddy’s who don’t want their little darlings exposed to inappropriate material while they get their comedy fix!
Galway Comedy Festival 4 Kids welcomes
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Hosted by Tiernan DouiebComedy Club 4 Kids returns to Galway Comedy Festival in 2012.
It’s a proper comedy club for anyone over the age of 6, featuring the best comedians on the festival line up doing what they do best… but without the rude bits! Now you and your family can catch the comedy festival’s funniest acts, swear-free and otter-ly hilarious.
“A highlight for children…giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy, with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club” – The Guardian
‘The perfect way to entertain the whole family.’ Three Weeks
Saturday 27th October
Star Of Fr Ted, Skins, My Hero, Doctor Who & more Ardal O’Hanlon
& sketches from Foil, Arms & Hog
Sunday 28th October
& Phill Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks)
Monday 29th October
Hip Hop improv from Abandoman
& Fred Cooke (Fergal in the Spar Ad)
and hopefully a few surprises….
Since we have the very best comedians in the world in town…you never know.
in association with Finches & www.MyKidsTime.ie
Now we know you’ve already checked out the line up yourselves but in case you’re suffering from indecision we’ve decided to help you out with our pick of the bunch!
In an ideal world we’d obviously love to see ALL the comedians perform but since we can’t be everywhere at once (and can’t afford all those tickets!) this would be our wish list…
Wednesday 24th Tommy Tiernan @ Taibhdhearc 8pm – start as you mean to go on with a performance from comedies prodigal son!
Thursday 25th Tony Law- Maximum Noise, Benny Boot, Danny Dowling, Colin Murphy @ Kelly’s 8pm – with a collection of comedians like that it’s bound to be an off-the-wall fun time!
Thursday 25th The Ruberbandits @ The Róisín Dubh 11.59pm – sod the fact that there’s work in the morning
This October bank holiday looks set to be a funny one along the west coast of Ireland with the city of Galway being over run with the best of Irish & international comedians!
Starting tomorrow (Wednesday 24th) the 6 day festival is choc-full of great gigs & events to keep even the most discerning comedy fans laughing merrily
Some of the clear highlights include performances from world famous comedians such as Tommy Tiernan, Reginald D Hunter, Des Bishop, Ardal O’Hanlon & Rich Hall. But there are many smaller names to be seen on the billing also including Neil Hickey, Trevor Browne, Carol Tobin, Chris Kent and many many more.
The full line up is available on the website here or you can check out the handy pdf file either All tickets can be booked online via www.roisindubh.net although we should warn you many of the shows are already sold out so you best get a wriggle on if you want to catch your favourites!
Living in London? Enjoy Irish comedy? Then this is clearly the festival for you!
The line up for this first time 3 day festival takes place in the London Irish Centre Camden and features a stellar collection of top class and emerging Irish and London Irish comedians and musical comedy acts….
Friday 12 October; winners of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, The Musical Comedy Awards and Best Comedy Newcomer at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Abandoman headline. They create hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed live in front of their audience. No two gigs are ever the same. Also headlining is Neil Delamere, one of the top acts working in the Irish comedy scene today, best known to audiences for his regular appearances on RTE’s The Panel and BBC’s The Blame Game. Abandoman and Neil are supported by Fred Cooke who has supported Ardal O’ Hanlon and played alongside Tommy Tiernan, Dara O Brian, Ross Noble & Jason Byrne. MC on the night is Willie White who got his start in comedy in 2005 on Des Bishop’s Irish TV programme ‘Joy in the Hood’. Doors open 7pm