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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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Give My Head Peace Live!, Londonderry/Derry

Northern Ireland’s favourite dysfunctional family returns to the Millennium Forum and they’ll all be there: Ma, Da, Cal, Dympna, Billy, Uncle Andy and the lovably menacing Pastor Begbie (Paddy Jenkins).

Annie - The Musical, Londonderry/Derry

ANNIE, the world’s favourite family musical, comes to Derry/Londonderry for 1 week only, starring Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan!

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…

With its award-winning book and score, this stunning new production includes the unforgettable songs Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow. Don’t miss Annie – you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll love it!

Give My Head Peace Live, Banbridge

Give My Head Peace- it's like local politics, only funny! This new comedy is bang up to date with the 1916 Commemorations keeping Da busy. But Uncle Andy has discovered something he would rather not have in his families history! Let the fun begin.

35th City of Derry Drama Festival, Londonderry/Derry

The festival is one week long showcasing some of the best amateur productions attracting top, award winning groups from all over Ireland. This event caters to a wider audience and is one not to be missed.

Neil Dougan, Londonderry/Derry

Belfast Comedian Neil Dougan compresses over 500 years of protestant history, culture and beliefs into his new one man show. Packed with tales of head the balls and heretics. His subjects range from martyrs and reformists to bonfire builders.

Conal Gallen - Laugh and a Half, Coleraine

Yes He is Back! Conal Gallen - Laugh and a Half - 2 hours of hilarious jokes, stories and songs.
Tickets for Conal’s show can be “as scarce as hens’ teeth” so early booking is strongly advised.

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