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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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Children's Summer Street Theatre, Coleraine

This puppet show enthrals and excites both adults and children alike. Two free outdoor shows; one at The Amphitheatre, Portrush and the other at The Crescent, Portstewart.

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.

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.

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.

1916 Tim McGarry "Goes Over the Top", Belfast


Park Avenue Hotel, 158 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1PB

Tim McGarry is back with a brand new stand-up show about our history.

Portrush Summer Theatre, Portrush

Celebrating 60 years, Portrush Summer Theatre takes place in the lovely, traditional surroundings of Portrush Town Hall on various dates throughout the summer months. The popular, light hearted plays are performed by local drama groups.

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