Chris Kent - Moving On

Chris Kent - Moving On

Sat 24 Feb 2018 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12

Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his 5th solo show, Moving On. 
Returning with his charming and surreal style, Chris has a new perspective on life. Having moved to the UK and recently becoming a dad for the first time, adult life is leaving him more confused than ever ...

"Original hilarious material...Among the best acts I’ve seen." ★★★★★ The Mirror

"Carefree, comedic bulls-eye." The Dubliner Magazine

"Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer." Broadway Baby

"A truly gifted storyteller with a deceptively naturalistic style." Chortle

Dirt Birds
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Dirt Birds

Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins

Sat 3 Mar 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Back by popular demand, catch the Dublin Dirtbirds, Carmel and Debs as they chat about life, love and the ever changing size of Kim Kardashian's arse. The Southsiders Eleanor and Emer will be there competing with each other about everything from personal trainers to who has the smallest Shitzu. And last but not least, the not so beautiful beauty bloggers, Dee and Andrea will be live to give you some of the latest make-up tips from 'da town'.

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Pat Shortt - How’s Tings?

Pat Shortt - How’s Tings?

The hilarious brand new show from Pat Shortt

Thu 5 Apr 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €28

Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, Selfie (“Dangerously funny.” - onstageblog.com, New York), Pat Shortt returns with a brand new show called 'How’s Tings?'
In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings.

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Danny O’Brien - RaconTour
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Danny O’Brien - RaconTour

Thu 19 Apr 2018 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €14 / €12 conc

Fresh from a sell out month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a tour of South East Asia, Award-winning comedian Danny O'Brien returns with his most adventurous and unique solo show to date! After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road on a comedic expedition. Come hear the story of this RaconTour- in all its glory, failures and triumphs alike!
Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran and Dara O Briain - Danny was handpicked last year to perform as part of the iconic “Best of The Edinburgh Fest” Show in Australia, touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Danny has also featured on The Comedy Channel’s "Brexit at Tiffany’s" Show and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. As well as this he has been providing tour support for Today FM's Dermot & Dave's nationwide "Ah Sure Look It" Tour.
Don't miss one of the most exciting and highly anticipated stand up shows of the year!

Winner of the coveted Father Ted 'Tedfest' Award and voted FM104's 'Dublin's Funniest Comedian'

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"O'Brien took to the stage like a force of nature ... one suspects it won’t be too much longer before stadiums come calling." ★★★★★ Irish Examiner

"O'Brien is genuinely, uproariously funny with a huge stage presence and wicked timing... He looks set to be one of the breakout comedy stars of 2017." The Sunday Independent

"A perfect mixture of brains, banter and brilliance." ★★★★ Great Scott

Neil Delamere - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner
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Neil Delamere - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

Sat 19 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €23 / €21 conc

One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change.

Support on the night from Gearóid Farrelly

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"You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ★★★★★ The Scotsman

"One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine." ★★★★★ The Herald

Kevin McAleer - Guru
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Kevin McAleer - Guru

Thu 7 Jun 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Ireland's brightest lama Kevin McAleer has announced a series of worldwide apparitions in 2018, with mindfulness, bananarama yoga, tai chi with chai tea, avocado dream therapy, vegan dentistry, moon walking with wolves, digital sourdough photography, coffee visualization, and ego massage. McAleer trained for 33 years under the legendary Oprah Chopra in Palookaville, before founding the Mindless Nationalism Institute™ in Belfast in 1972. He will be signing copies of his very latest awareness bestseller, The Idiot's Guide to Self Help Books, which has been translated into more than 94,000 languages worldwide and beyond. An evening of divine light entertainment not to be missed.
Age suitability: 16+

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"Immaculate mastery of language." The Scotsman

"Will leave your head spinning and your cheeks hurting." British Comedy Guide

Further Ted
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Further Ted

​Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove)

Sat 9 Jun 2018 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €17 / €15 conc

Further Ted is a show that brings two of the most memorable characters from Father Ted together for a night of stand-up and musical comedy and a chance to compete in a ‘Lovely Girls’ competition. You don't have to be a girl to enter and the winner gets a romantic candle lit night in for two, a luxury cruise in a boat of your own making and a full set of bespoke rubber gloves.
Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) are renowned stand-up comedians with a unique take on Irish society.
Expect improvised audience interaction and musical comedy. The comical duo are stalwarts of the Irish comedy scene who never fail to put on a unique and hilarious night of comedy. 

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"If they don’t get their own TV show at the end of the run, there is something very wrong with the world." The Scotsman

Deirdre O’Kane - A Line of O’Kane
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Deirdre O’Kane - A Line of O’Kane

Thu 22 Nov 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Deirdre O'Kane has really hit her stride. Footloose following a star turn on Dancing with the Stars and reveling in her return to stand-up, don't miss Deirdre at her hilarious best in a straight-talking look at twelve frantic months in the life of this fandango tripping, family minding, telly making, comedy dynamo. 

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"Unique star quality." The Guardian.

"She dazzles the audience from start to finish." The Sunday Times