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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.

Reduced Shakespeare Company in: The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), Downpatrick

They’ve skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright, now the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles the subject it was born to reduce.
Following a hugely successful, critically acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 the Reduced Shakespeare Company will set out to reduce the UK to tears of laughter in Spring 2015.
Tickets to The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) are far more affordable than tickets to an amusement park, but you’ll come away with the same feeling of nausea and motion sickness. From the high-brow to the low and everything in-between, the bad boys of abridgment leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes.

A Bit On The Sunny Side, Enniskillen

They’re back… Yes, Ireland’s most dysfunctional couple, the Murphy’s, are at it again! Join Bridie, Willie, Cynthia and Dick in sunny Spain for another hilarious comedy farce! After the massive success of their first play ‘A Bit On The Side’, Conal Gallen and his son, Rory, have once again come up with a comedy masterpiece.

Ursula Burns, Lisburn

Maverick musician Ursula Burns randomly fell into funny land when she accidentally won the Irish Musical Comedy Awards in 2012.

Tommy Tiernan - Out Of The Whirlwind, Belfast

Tommy has been mesmerising stand up audiences for almost 20 years, has won just about every award going and remains as passionate as ever about storytelling and comedy.There's 'no manners' on Tommy - he's profound, dark and silly too!

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'800yrs of Annoying the English' a comedy, Banbridge

Broken Eye Productions present a comedy re-telling Irish History. An hilarious journey through our complicated past which will set right some historical wrongs in Irish history. Join controversial historian Professor Fitznipple and three of his finest students as they guide us through Ireland’s tumultuous past with England. Find out what the other saints really thought of Saint Pat, how the English invasion was caused by one horny Irish woman, some Wilde revelations and witness the evolution of Irish music in three minutes!

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