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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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The Bard of Armagh Annual Festival of Humorous Verse, Armagh

The Bard of Armagh Festival of Humorous Verse has become a national phenomenon with bards from all over Ireland coming to Armagh to take part in the ancient Irish art of satirical versification.

Dirty Dancin in le Shebeen, Belfast

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

The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie's last adventure and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big ...

Cuckooed: Mark Thomas, Belfast

Mark Thomas tells his true story of how Britain biggest arms manufacturer (BAE Systems) came to spy on a comedian.

The Holy, Holy Bus (31st Oct), Belfast

There is a pilgrimage that leaves a West Belfast parish once a year to tour the holy sites of Ireland.

Jake O'Kane's 'Tongue Lashing', Lisburn

Jake O'Kane, star of BBC NI's hit show 'The Blame Game' and the country's best known political stand-up, returns with his brand new show, 'Tongue-Lashing'.

Following the successes of his earlier 'Teargas' and 'Mouthful' tours, Jake is back ...

Cathedral Quarter Out to Lunch Festival 2015, Belfast

Out to Lunch returns from January 2-25, 2015 serving up over three weeks of Theatre, music and comedy, all in your lunch hour and all served up with a delicious hot lunch for a mere £6.50.

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