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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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Educating Rita, Belfast

"They expect too much.  They walk into the hairdressers and expect to walk out an hour later as a different person.  I tell them, I'm just a hairdresser, not a plastic surgeon.  See, most of them, that's why they come to the hairdressers - because...

Jake O'Kane - Old Enough To Know Better, Belfast

Continuing his run of sell-out tours, Jake O'Kane is back with his new show, 'Old Enough to Know Better'.

Clubsound, Belfast

Clubsound, Ireland's premier comedy showband were part of the Ulster heartbeat through the troubles and helped people forget their worries.

Jake O'Kane - Old Enough to Know Better, Coleraine

If you’ve caught Jake’s live tour before you’ll know this new show is not to be missed; if you haven’t, come along and see what you’ve been missing.

Powder Her Face, Belfast

Powder Her Face by Thomas Adès.

In 1963, Britain is rocked by a sensational sex scandal. A famous aristocratic socialite is plunged into the unforgiving world of tabloid journalism.

The Commitments, Belfast

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul.

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