An Evening with Paul Howard AKA Ross O’Carroll Kelly
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An Evening with Paul Howard AKA Ross O’Carroll Kelly

Thu 22 Sep 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc

Paul Howard is best known for the cult character who we love to hate Ross O’Carroll Kelly. The D4 has-been rugby jock is the protagonist of 14 books and a weekly column in The Irish Times. Prior to Ross, he worked for 16 years as a Journalist, first in news and later as one of Ireland’s most respected sportswriters, covering two Olympics, a World Cup and numerous major sporting events. He has won three Irish Book Awards and is one of the main writers on Irish Pictorial Weekly, the twice IFTA-nominated satirical sketch show. His biography of Tara Browne, the Irish-born Guinness heir who inspired The Beatles‘song 'A Day in the Life', will be published by Picador in October.
Join us for an evening with Paul Howard. You’ll be guaranteed belly laughs from a man who really knows how to tell a story!

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The Nualas - Glitterbomb Tour
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The Nualas - Glitterbomb Tour

Sat 15 Oct 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €15 conc

The Nualas are celebrating their 21st – In those years they've played extended seasons in London, Dublin and New York, written and recorded several series for BBC Radio 4, split up and got back together again, clocked up innumerable TV appearances,  and met Chris de Burgh in the flesh. Now, with scorchingly brilliant new songs, red hot new chat and blistering new shoes, they are jetting in for one night only to leave you helpless with laughter, delirious with pleasure, and a little disorientated if you can’t remember which door you came in.

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"Staggeringly impressive three-part harmonies and a savage, biting wit." Metro Scotland

"They’re funny. Simple as." The Irish Times

"Did ye take my pants, they were here in the dressing room earlier?" Chris, a man they shared a dressing room with, once.

"Wackily original." The New York Times

Al Porter At Large
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Al Porter At Large

Fri 4 Nov 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

Irish star Al Porter, as seen on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, follows up his hugely successful Edinburgh debut with a brand new show full of cheekiness, honesty & sparkling showmanship! Still living at home in Dublin, 23 year old Al has plenty of gossip from accidentally kidnapping his Godson to holidaying with twenty middle aged strangers! A feel good hour full of his trademark council-estate camp! 
"A future star" - Sunday Times 
"King of Camp" - Irish Independent 
"Immense likeability" - Irish Times 
“Clearly destined for arenas” – Loaded 
“Makes McIntyre look like a novice” – London Evening Standard
 

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"Hilarious." ★★★★★ ScotsGay Magazine

"Infectiously joyful...A unique blast." ★★★★ Chortle

"Charismatic, a tad filthy and very, very funny." ★★★★ Scotsman

"Tremendous." ★★★★ One4Review

Des Bishop - Grey Matters
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Des Bishop - Grey Matters

Thu 15 Dec 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €22.50 / €20 conc

The fantasy of everlasting youth dyed with Des’s last purchase of Just for Men over a year ago. Now he is embracing the Grey and letting the wisdom of his years inspire his stand up. Grey Matters tackles the issues confronting Des these days, returning to live in New York, being surrounded by other people’s kids, gender and marriage equality, the dangers of snapchat, dating a Chinese woman, reaching 40 and most of all, after the documentary-style stand up show about his time in China, Des is looking forward to returning to straight stand up where he can riff about whatever is on his mind. 

May contain strong language.

Read more ... Des Bishop at 40 ... 

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Jason Byrne Is Propped Up
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Jason Byrne Is Propped Up

Thu 2 - Fri 3 Feb 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Jason Byrne’s brand new show has everything you’ve come to expect from ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ (The Times), plus Ducks, False Chins, Portable Igloos, Bewildered Owls and much, much more. The star of ‘Wild Things’ (Sky 1) and ‘The Snaptastic Show’ (TV3) has gone back to his comedy roots, probably so he can pull them up and use them as a prop as well.

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"Watching a new Jason Byrne Show is like witnessing lightning in a bottle." Edinburgh Evening News

"Unmissable." Evening Standard