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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 78th Ballymoney Drama Festival, Ballymoney

This year Ballymoney Drama Festival presents its 78th season of plays in Ballymoney Town Hall. There will be seven plays performed by some of the best and best-known amateur companies in the Province, over seven nights from 4th - 11th March.

c21 Theatre Company, Newry

Comedy focusing on rural community radio broadcasts set in the fictional Ardnaglass, Northern Ireland and includes the themes of love, loneliness and the peculiarities of rural country life along with the slight smell of manure.

Educating Rita, Belfast

"They expect too much.  They walk into the hairdressers and expect to walk out an hour later as a different person.  I tell them, I'm just a hairdresser, not a plastic surgeon.  See, most of them, that's why they come to the hairdressers - because...

X Factor Live Tour, Belfast

You will watch them compete week after week for your vote, and you can now see the X Factor finalists perform their biggest hits in an arena near you, as dates for The X Factor Live Tour 2017 are announced.

Who from Sharon's Overs, Louis' ...

Heart of the Glens Festival, Cushendall

2017 is the 27th anniversary of Heart of the Glens Festival one of the most successful community festivals in Northern Ireland. The programme of events is as varied and entertaining as ever with something for all the family.

Jon Richardson: Old Man, Belfast

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of '8 Out Of 10 Cats' complains about the state of the world and offers no solutions!  

Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with.

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