Live Love Laugh - With Eilish O’Carroll - SOLD OUT
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Live Love Laugh - With Eilish O’Carroll - SOLD OUT

A warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself ...

Sat 31 Jan 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc

Best known as Winnie McGoogan in her brother Brendan’s successful BBC sitcom, ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’, Eilish comes into her own here with this reflective look on an eventful life that includes a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50. While poignant and deeply moving it is also packed with humour. A 1950s baby, and the ninth of ten children, she describes her childhood with affection and good humour. Then there’s her discovery of orgasmic proportions via the hydraulics on a double decker bus and her discovery of sex! At one stage she was sure that there was something wrong ‘down there’ because her sex life was unfulfilling. Her discovery that she was a lesbian is also tenderly handled with good humour. The end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself.

LISTEN ... to Eilish on Miriam Meets, RTE

WATCH ... Eilish on TwoTubeTV


Some adult content & strong language.
Dur: 60 mins (no interval)

"Laugh out loud funny." Edinburgh Evening News

Jason Byrne - You Name The Show
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Jason Byrne - You Name The Show

Wed 4 - Thu 5 Feb 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

It has often been said that no two Jason Byrne shows are ever the same. Now the master of improvised comedy pushes the limits even further with the introduction of the wheel of stand up. This totally original stand up concept, which is either an act of extreme daring or supreme laziness, involves Jason not only letting the audience name the show but getting them to choose the topics discussed as they are invited to spin the wheel of random nonsense.

Don't miss the most talked about show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. Talk that involved every other comedian in the world saying, 'He's doing what now? ... ah Jesus, why do we even bother!'
We've all watched Jason rip up the comedy rule book. Now watch him rip it up, set fire to it, defecate on it and point at it in derisory fashion.*

* This show contains no actual ripping, burning or defecating and only some mild derisory pointing.

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"The outright King of live comedy ..." The Times

"A Comedy God ..." The Mirror

Invisible Woman

Invisible Woman

Stand Up Comedy with Maxine Jones

Sat 14 Feb 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12 / €10 conc

Older women are often see-through. Maxine Jones shakes off her invisibility cloak and steps into the spotlight. Following her popular debut as 'Embarrassing Mother', she repossesses her life as an older, unattached woman – with superpowers. Maxine has been on BBC Radio 4, RTE Arena and the John Murray show and has featured in the Irish Times and Independent.

MORE ... Read an interview with Maxine in The Brighton Magazine

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"Outstandingly funny." Entertainment.ie

"Hilarious, fresh new stand-up. Brilliant." Northern Standard

"The only people who say women aren't funny are either ex-boyfriends or men a woman has beaten to the punch-line. Get over it lads. Female comedy is on the up and up and wonderfully funny gorgeous women are taking to the stage and we should be supporting them every pun of the way!" Ann Mehigan, Entertainment.ie

Après Match
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Après Match

Gary Cooke, Risteárd Cooper and Barry Murphy

Fri 20 Feb 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Gary Cooke, Risteárd Cooper and Barry Murphy collectively are known as Après Match. Their blend of brilliant commentary, outrageous humour and wicked impersonations has delighted the nation for almost two decades. Expect all the classic characters including Frank, Eamon, Bill, Gunther and many more from their bulging back catalogue. A show of sketches that goes way beyond the confines of football. Not just for men and you don't have to know anything about football, just love great comedy!

WATCH ... Classic Apres Match ... 

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Foil, Arms and Hog 2015

Foil, Arms and Hog 2015

Thu 12 Mar 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12 / €10 conc

Dubbed by the critics as a ‘powerhouse of sketch comedy’, Foil Arms and Hog have recently completed a World tour, have over 4 million hits on Youtube, are starring on Jason Byrne’s upcoming TV3 show ‘Snaptastic’ and have sold out six years running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition the lads recently won a comedy award at the Adelaide Fringe festival and are working on a sitcom for BBC3. In early 2014, the group embarked on a world tour, beginning in London and taking in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Adelaide amongst others, culminating in a sell out show at the 1000 seater venue, Vicar Street in Dublin.

In this years show you’ll find out what happens at an Irish Intervention for a boy who ‘doesn’t drink’, you’ll see the self indulgent ‘La Bullshat’  theatre group, and you’ll meet Christian Rockers ‘God Vibrations’. Fantastically bizarre and deliriously funny, it’s sketch comedy at its best.

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