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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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William caulfield 'The Me, Myself & I' Tour, Enniskillen

The ever popular comedian William Caulfield is back on tour again with yet another brand new show.
This year, as the title suggests, he leaves aside the comedy characters and takes to the stage on his own to do what he does best – great stand up comedy about our everyday lives here in Northern Ireland. Great humour from the first minute to the last.

Give My Head Peace Live, Belfast

Uncle Andy takes his annual week off from the Kneebreakers to bring sophistication, Protestant culture and laughs to the Grand Opera House. He'll be ably assisted by Pastor Begbie (Paddy Jenkins) as well as Billy, Dympna, Ma and Cal.

Jake O'Kane's TONGUE-LASHING, Downpatrick

Following the successes of his earlier Teargas and Mouthful tours, Jake is back with a ferociously irreverent review of Northern Ireland in 2014.
Having created one of the most talked about comedy moments when dealing with the flags issue, Jake now turns his satirical eye on the local issues, events and characters that made the headlines over the past twelve months.
Turning his attention to everything that makes Northern Ireland unique, Jake’s new show is the perfect antidote to the year that’s been.

Baby it's Cold Outside, Belfast

Baby it's Cold Outside is the hilarious new comedy from award-winning playwright, Brenda Murphy.

Set in an isolated cottage on the snow-trapped Black Mountain, the play tells the story of a bizarre love triangle.

Braid Comedy Club Presnts Jason O Neill, Ballymena

Jason O'Neill is back at The Braid with his latest one man show. Jason was last here in 2013 with his then show 'Biscuits and Wine', after performing it as part of the Belfast Fringe Festival.

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.

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