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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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Man in the Moon, Belfast

From the producers of smash-hit show The Holy, Holy Bus, Brassneck Theatre Company present Pearse Elliott's, Man in the Moon.

Sean Doran hasn't had the best of luck.

Farmer Dan in Concert, Coleraine

Farmer Dan Comedy & Country Tour…..In concert!

Reduced Shakespeare Company in: The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), Downpatrick

They’ve skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright, now the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles the subject it was born to reduce.
Following a hugely successful, critically acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 the Reduced Shakespeare Company will set out to reduce the UK to tears of laughter in Spring 2015.
Tickets to The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) are far more affordable than tickets to an amusement park, but you’ll come away with the same feeling of nausea and motion sickness. From the high-brow to the low and everything in-between, the bad boys of abridgment leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes.

800 Years Of Annoying The English, Belfast

You thought you knew Irish History? Think again! This show sets out to reveal the shocking truth about our past, from St Patrick to Westlife, in a roller coaster, surreal and musical hour long show.

I'll Tell Me Ma, Belfast

A one-woman show charting the adventures and misadventures of four generations of West Belfast women.

The Cat in the Hat, Belfast

From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he...

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