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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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Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, Enniskillen

This year, Happy Days – Enniskillen International Beckett Festival has new and extended dates: JULY 31 - AUGUST 10 2014.

The Ardhowen Theatre is hosting two major international theatre events this August as part of the Festival.

Bicycle Bistro, Belfast

Two eccentric moustachioed waiters arrive in style on their bistro on wheels.

Sunflower Fest, Hillsborough

Sunflowerfest is a 4-day festival of music and arts.

Micket Bartlett, Enniskillen

In his brand new show Micky explores relationships…again, and tells everyone what it’s like to be mildly famous and absolutely broke. He’s still afraid of his parents…he’s still a bit too chubby...and he still thinks he’s a student…but he’s still hilarious!

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...

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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