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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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Iúr Cinn Fleadh, Newry

For the third year running Newry City will be awash with Ceol agus Craic for Iúr Cinn Fleadh.
Come and experience the friendly welcome Newry has to offer, try our wonderful restaurants and bars and check out our world class musical talent.

The Holy, Holy Bus, Belfast

Take a trip of the soul with this irreverent comedy about three women who climb on board the west Belfast Holy Holy Bus on a pilgrimage around Ireland's most sacred sites.

Written by Pearse Elliott and directed by Tony Devlin, The Holy, Holy ...

Carnival of Colours, Londonderry/Derry

The Circus, Arts and Music festival will be jam-packed with top treats featuring the very best of International Street Theatre and local acts interspersed with an eclectic mix of side shows and attractions to guarantee a full quota of belly laughs.

Stand up for Integrated Education, Belfast

“Stand Up for Integrated Education” brings together an array of funny friends of the IEF including “mentalist” David Meade and comedian Tim McGarry all in aid of integrated education in NI.

Elvis Spectacular, Belfast

Ireland's première Elvis production, The Elvis Spectacular Show returns to The Grand Opera House on Sunday 2 October 2016.

Following last year's stellar performance, Ciaran Houlihan and his TCB Band along with the Sweet Sensations will once ...

Sean Lock at the Millennium Forum, Londonderry/Derry

Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again!
What's he like? Come and see what he's blithering on about this time.

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