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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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Belfast Comedy Festival 2016, Belfast

Win tickets to see Sarah Kendall, part of Belfast Comedy Festival! >>

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, the Belfast Comedy Festival takes place during 28 September - 9 October with 70 events in a busy 12 day programme featuring over 150 ...

Powder Her Face, Belfast

Powder Her Face by Thomas Adès.

In 1963, Britain is rocked by a sensational sex scandal. A famous aristocratic socialite is plunged into the unforgiving world of tabloid journalism.

Two Sore Legs, Downpatrick

In 1950’s/60’s Belfast, the play tells the true story of the playwright’s mother Bridget, a young Butlin’s Redcoat, who had 6 children by a married man. The play explores the scandal, the pain, the joy and the fall-out from this extraordinary.....

1916: Tim McGarry "Goes over the Top", Portaferry

David Hull Promotions presents - 1916 - Tim McGarry "Goes Over the Top".

Following the success of Tim McGarry's Irish History Lesson the comedian returns with a brand new stand up show about our history.

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 ...

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