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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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Wedding of the Year, Newtownabbey

Alison Murchison is the last sort of a girl one would visualize as a heroine she's fat, straight haired and wears glasses. Uncle Frank decides to enter his dowdy niece, Alison, as a prospective candidate for a "Wedding of the Year" competition.

Cupid Wore Skirts, Newtownabbey

The play is set in the home of antique dealer Andrew Coulter, a widower who lives with his elderly father and son, Brian. His married daughter, Daphne, comes in each day to take care of the men and ensure they are coping. When Daphne becomes...

Michael McIntyre, Belfast

Michael McIntrye returns with his hotly anticipated brand new stand-up show Happy & Glorious.  Michael's previous tour Showtime was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012, playing to over 640,000 people including a record-breaking ...

Christmas Mystery Palace, Belfast

Why not start a new family tradition this Christmas at the MAC...

Presented by the MAC and Cahoots NI, the same team that brought you The Incredible Book Eating Boy - you won't want to miss this exclusive family show!

Follow the ...

Drive in Movie - Airplane, Newcastle

In association with Eclipse Cinema and Newcastle Community Cinema come along to Donard Park, Newcastle for a night of movie entertainment and watch `AIRPLANE', a famous 80's aviation comedy movie.

Culture Night, Belfast

Culture Night Belfast returns on Friday 19 September for the sixth time, to brighten the corners and illuminate the spaces and places of Belfast with hundreds of events, happenings, performances, talks, tours and family fun across the city's ...

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