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Stand-up Comedy in Northern Ireland

Enjoy the craic in Northern Ireland...

The Irish love a good joke, and we naturally have a vibrant local comedy scene. There are plenty of opportunities to sit back and enjoy the craic - Pop down to the Empire Bar in Belfast's University district for the Comedy Club nights, or, if you are brave enough, head for the open mic nights at the Playhouse in Derry where anyone can stand up and impress the crowd with their funny jokes!

Check out our comedy venues and upcoming events below.

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Dirty Dancing, Ballymena

Westend Productions presents The Dirty Dancing show plus all the hits from the most famous dance movies of all time such as Grease, Flash Dance, Fame and Foot Loose! All singing and dancing cast with live musicians.

Ardal O'Hanlon Comedy Night, Newcastle

Live stand up comedy with Ardal O'Hanlon with support from Paul Tylak and compere Ryan Hand on Saturday 21st November 2015 in St Mary's Hall, Main Street, Newcastle. Tickets available online at and from Smyths Musique 028 437 2283

David Meade 'Fake Believe' at Iveagh Movie Studios, Banbridge

BRAND NEW SHOW!!! TV’s Million Dollar Mind Reader is back on stage with his amazing brand new show – FAKE BELIEVE! In this, his most ambitious live show yet.

William Caufield - The Me Myself and I Tour, Banbridge

The ever popular comedian William Caulfield is back on tour again with yet another brand new show.
This year, as the title suggests, he leaves aside the comedy characters and takes to the stage on his own to do what he does best – great stand up comedy about our everyday lives here in Northern Ireland, and indeed around the world for that matter.

Dirty Dancing in the Le Shebeen, Ballymena

The loveable Maggie is back with a bang in the highly anticipated sequel to 50 Shades of Red, White And Blue

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