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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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Baby It's Cold Outside, Newtownabbey

Baby It's Cold Outside - the hilarious new comedy from award-winning playwright, Brenda Murphy.  

Set in an isolated cottage on the snow-trapped Black Mountain, the play tells the story of a bizarre love triangle.

Baby it's Cold Outside, Belfast

Baby it's Cold Outside is the hilarious new comedy from award-winning playwright, Brenda Murphy.

Set in an isolated cottage on the snow-trapped Black Mountain, the play tells the story of a bizarre love triangle.

Neil Delamere -The Fresh Prince of Delamere, Enniskillen

Described by The Scotsman as “a master”, Delamere is renowned for his on-stage banter and quick-witted, well-observed yarns and previous tours and international appearances – including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh .

The Comedy Of Errors, Enniskillen

One afternoon a traveller and his servant, both looking for their long-lost twin brothers, arrive in the 17th Century Caribbean pirate town of Port Royal, Jamaica, where their brothers, who were never told that they had twins, are happily settled. Chaos ensues as the townfolk mistake the visitors for the residents and the servants are mistaken for each other by their masters.

Give My Head Peace Live, Belfast

Uncle Andy takes his annual week off from the Kneebreakers to bring sophistication, Protestant culture and laughs to the Grand Opera House. He'll be ably assisted by Pastor Begbie (Paddy Jenkins) as well as Billy, Dympna, Ma and Cal.

Instant Orchestra: Childrens Workshop with Nico & Martin, Ballymoney

How often do you get the chance to play in an orchestra, to jam with friends, family and complete strangers - even if you've never played an instrument before? In this fun hour we spend a little time mastering the angklung, a tuned bamboo rattle from Indonesia, and then invent our own original compositions. No musical experience is required.

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