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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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Newcastle Arts Festival - Comedy Workshop, Newcastle

Top stand-up comedian Tony Sutcliffe, fresh from the successful launch of his one man comedy show, will be running a comedy workshop with a programme that will enable participants to structure a 6 minute set, source material and produce a script using video footage, demonstrations and plenty of TLC.

Tall Tales and Musical Stories, Enniskillen

Tall tales, splendid songs and wickedly wise words. Two of Ireland’s finest performers conspire to delight you with an entertaining evening of great songs and heart-warming stories.

Ardal O'Hanlon, Belfast

Returning to Belfast by popular demand, Ardal O'Hanlon presents his latest stand-up show.

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.

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.

Singlehood, Belfast

Following a sell-out run at Dublin Fringe 2012, UMCK Productions present Singlehood - a hilarious and uplifting comedy exploring the art of being single, bringing real life singleton stories to the stage with funny and devastating effect.

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