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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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Jake O'Kane - Old Enough To Know Better, Belfast

Continuing his run of sell-out tours, Jake O'Kane is back with his new show, 'Old Enough to Know Better'.

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.

The Nativity: What the Donkey Saw, Belfast

Chapter one of the greatest story ever told, as seen through the eyes of the only truly reliable witness, the donkey.

This irreverent seasonal comedy looks for answers to some big questions: why didn't Joseph book a room in advance - didn't he ...

The Commitments, Belfast

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul.

Christmas Comedy Lunches with Nuala McKeever (22 Dec), Belfast

Nuala McKeever will be adding a touch of comedy to the Christmas Cracker lunches at Hastings Europa Hotel on Friday 16 and Thursday 22 December.

Nuala is an actress, comedienne and Belfast Telegraph columnist.

Give My Head Peace Live, Belfast

Give My Head Peace Live sells out in theatres all across Northern Ireland. Why? Because it features all the best loved characters from Give My Head Peace and combines up-to-the-minute satire, topical jokes and laugh out loud comedy.

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