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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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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.

Separate Beds by Sam Cree, Newcastle

Judy Marshall is approaching the biggest day of her life with her wedding to Alan Rea fast approaching. Judy’s actress mother, currently separated from her father Arthur, is planning to return to the family home for the nuptials.

Jimmy Carr, Londonderry/Derry

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake.

Smiley, Belfast

A former professional footballer puts a five-a-side soccer team together to win a lucrative competition, but things go awry when ex-paramilitaries force the team to steal the money instead of relying on them to win it.

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Maggie's Feg Run, Newcastle

The loveable Maggie Muff is back in the highly anticipated sequel to 50 Shades of Red White and Blue and Dirty Dancin in le Shebeen. The one you’ve all been waiting for.

EastSide Arts Festival 2016, Belfast

EastSide Arts Festival is an annual festival showcasing the talent of East Belfast as it serves up a sizzling feast of events.

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