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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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Educating Rita, Belfast

"They expect too much.  They walk into the hairdressers and expect to walk out an hour later as a different person.  I tell them, I'm just a hairdresser, not a plastic surgeon.  See, most of them, that's why they come to the hairdressers - because...

The 78th Ballymoney Drama Festival, Ballymoney

This year Ballymoney Drama Festival presents its 78th season of plays in Ballymoney Town Hall. There will be seven plays performed by some of the best and best-known amateur companies in the Province, over seven nights from 4th - 11th March.

c21 Theatre Company, Newry

Comedy focusing on rural community radio broadcasts set in the fictional Ardnaglass, Northern Ireland and includes the themes of love, loneliness and the peculiarities of rural country life along with the slight smell of manure.

Dirty Dancing, Belfast

Dirty Dancing is back at the Grand Opera House! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.

Tommy Tiernan Comedy Night, Newcastle

The hilarious Tommy Tiernan is an Irish comedian, actor and writer who has numerous accolades, from featured in Father Ted as Fr. Kevin to performing live on stage, this promises to be an evening of fun and laughter.

Seeing is Deceiving, Newry

Brand new show for 2017. After last year’s record breaking sell out, TV’s Million Dollar Mind Reader is back on stage with a show that is as hilarious as it is amazing.

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