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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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Ted & Co the Dinner Show, Belfast

Fans will love this unique and interactive parody comedy dining experience.

Slimmer For Christmas, Newtownabbey

Sami Salt is on a mission.

John Bishop, Belfast

Ground control to Major John! Strap yourselves in, set doors to manual and cross check, the new John Bishop national tour is preparing for take off!

The countdown is on for the launch of John Bishop's latest national comedy caper! After ...

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.

Pony Panto, Belfast

Like chestnuts roasting and carol singing, Pony Panto has become something of a Christmas tradition at the MAC.  Following the sell-out success 2012 & 2013, the talented comedy-dance-theatre troupe ponydance are back to camp up your ...

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 ...

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