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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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John Bishop, Belfast

Ground control to Major John! Strap yourselves in, set doors to manual and cross check, the new John Bishop national tour is preparing for take off!

The countdown is on for the launch of John Bishop's latest national comedy caper! After ...

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival, Rathlin Island

Head down the beautiful Causeway Coast to Ballycastle and Rathlin Island for the fantastic Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival and a celebration of all things maritime!

Dirty Dancin in Le Shebeen, Newtownabbey

The loveable Maggie Muff is back with a bang in the sequel to 50 Shades of Red White and Blue.

The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie's last adventure and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big Sally-Ann are ...

Circo Rum Ba Ba, Belfast

As if having a 60 foot whale land up on Writers Square wasn't enough to keep you interested, Circo Rum Ba Ba have created an extraordinary scene inside the belly of the whale. The beast is guarded by a nosy Fish Wife, who leads brave...

Monkey A Monkey B, Belfast

The 2014 Festival of Fools kicks off with this multi award winning acrobatic comedy performance bringing together two monkeys and a mini cooper in a riot of improbable physical feats, unbelievable stories and unlikely combinations.

Friday 2nd ...

Festival of Fools 2014, Belfast

The streets of Belfast City Centre and Cathedral Quarter will come alive this May to the sound of laughter and the sight of acrobatics, music and comedy as the Festival of Fools celebrates coordinated comedic chaos.

The shows include slapstick ...

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