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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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Jimmy Carr, Londonderry/Derry

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake.

Sticky Fingers International Children's Festival 2016, Newry

The return of the much loved comedy string quartet, making classical music wickedly funny and exhilarating for everyone to Pinocchio, a slightly darker with a thrilling twist of this traditional story.

Adam Hills - Clown Heart - Cool FM Comedy Club, Belfast

Adam Hills has fast become one of the most popular comedians in the UK, with 15 solo shows that have toured internationally.

Jason Byrne is Propped Up - Cool FM Comedy Club, Belfast

Jason Byrne is Propped Up is a brand new show from the very experienced, very funny, very highly acclaimed, very absolutely trouser wetting, and very can't-watch-much-more-as-I-think-I'm-going-to-die comedian.

Jason now brings back his warmth ...

Hypnotist Adrian Knight, Newcastle

Master hypnotist Adrian Knight will be performing in the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa with mind-blowing mentalism and of course hilarious hypnotism.

The Comedy Squad Live 2016 - Cool FM Comedy Club, Belfast

This autumn, General Banter is proud to bring you six of Northern Ireland's premier stand-up comedians. All on one bill, for one night only.

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