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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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The Bard of Armagh Annual Festival of Humorous Verse, Armagh

The Bard of Armagh Festival of Humorous Verse has become a national phenomenon with bards from all over Ireland coming to Armagh to take part in the ancient Irish art of satirical versification.

Dirty Dancin in le Shebeen, Belfast

The loveable Maggie Muff is back with a bang in the highly anticipated sequel to 50 Shades of Red White and Blue.

The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie's last adventure and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big ...

The Flann O'Brien Literary Festival- Strabane, Strabane

Friday 3rd October - Saturday 4th October 2014

The DeSelby Institute have compiled a programme of art displays, performances and fringe events designed to explore the life and work of one of Strabane's most famous sons.

For further information please contact the Alley Arts & Conference Centre 028 7138 4444

Andrew O'Neill: Heavy Metal - A History, Belfast

What is Heavy Metal? What does it taste like? Does it hurt? Andrew O'Neill answers all the questions you were afraid to ask the big hairy men in that pub you've always avoided.

Cuckooed: Mark Thomas, Belfast

Mark Thomas tells his true story of how Britain biggest arms manufacturer (BAE Systems) came to spy on a comedian.

Ted & Co the Dinner Show, Belfast

Fans will love this unique and interactive parody comedy dining experience.

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