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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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Ghostbusters (Hunters) (evening), Belfast

Originally broadcast on CBS in 1948, The Ghost Hunters is a largely forgotten radio play, a tale of eccentric academics entering the uncompetitive business of spectral pest control, with unexpected results.

If this obscure hour of broadcast ...

Culture Night Derry~Londonderry 2014, Londonderry/Derry

Culture Night in Derry~Londonderry 2014 promises to be unique cultural experience for visitors and locals alike, when venues across historic city will throw open their doors to invite the public inside to explore, experience and enjoy local culture.

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.

Andrew O'Neill: Heavy Metal - A History, Belfast

What is Heavy Metal? What does it taste like? Does it hurt? Andrew O'Neill answers all the questions you were afraid to ask the big hairy men in that pub you've always avoided.

David McSavage/Foil Arms + Hog, Belfast

The writer and star of the hit TV show - The Savage Eye - David McSavage is one of Ireland's most popular comedians. His cutting commentary and performances cover all aspects of life and nothing is safe from his truth induced interpretations.

The Holy Holy Bus, Belfast

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

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