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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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Maggie's Feg Run, Newcastle

The loveable Maggie Muff is back in the highly anticipated sequel to 50 Shades of Red White and Blue and Dirty Dancin in le Shebeen. The one you’ve all been waiting for.

The History of the Peace (according to my ma), Newcastle

From the team that brought you The History Of The Troubles (accordin’ to my Da) comes the comedy sequel, The History Of The Peace (accordin’ to my Ma !). A peaceful tale of street protests, riots, guns, bombings and more riots.

Ed Byrne, Londonderry/Derry

Ed Byrne returns to the Millennium Forum, a show not to be missed.

17th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

The 17th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival returns to enliven the city centre and beyond, with over 150 events from 28 April - 8 May.

Jimmy Carr, Londonderry/Derry

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake.

The David Meade Experience, Belfast

David Meade - TV's fastest rising star, and the man with the mind-boggling power to tell you what you're thinking, is set to perform a highly energised and interactive show that promises to be as hilarious as it is jaw dropping!

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