Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything
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Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Jan 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

A brand new show from ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ The Times.
The star of ‘Irelands Got Talent’, Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned. Don’t miss the chance to become part of this unique comedy experience but don’t forget to bring spare pants.
This Show is for Over 15’s.

"Unmissable." Evening Standard

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

"Byrne is consistently brilliant." Metro

Alison Spittle MAKES A SHOW OF HERSELF

Alison Spittle MAKES A SHOW OF HERSELF

Fri 15 Feb 2019 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12

Tatler comedian of the year and the star and writer of RTE's 'Nowhere Fast' and 'Culchie Club'.

Alison is doing a second tour and a second night in Vicar street, She's very excited and has warned her family not to heckle her this time. She's looking forward to discovering new towns, friendly people and the fresh delights of the new service stations across the country.
As seen on RTÉ (Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge, Big Week On The Farm, Republic of Telly, Des Bishop: This Is Ireland, Bridget and Eamon), TV3 and Sky Arts. As heard on The Guilty Feminist and The Alison Spittle Show podcast.

This is Alison’s hilarious follow up to her smash-hit tours and multi fringe award nominated shows, Worrier Princess and Discovers Hawaii.
Support from the hilarious Julie Jay.
 

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"What makes Spittle such a unique performer is her truly authentic material. There’s no nonsense with Alison Spittle, no pretence, and when she performs it is truly just her on stage." **** ED Fest Magazine

"Whether character or citizen, Spittle comes across as a kind of genius." **** Irish Times

"Breezily chatty and effusively funny, Alison Spittle is a likeable combination of openness and chortling mischief." Scotsman

Chris Kent - Looking Up

Chris Kent - Looking Up

Thu 21 Feb 2019 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12

Cork comedian Chris Kent returns with his 6th solo show Looking Up. Chris has spent the past year balancing comedy with being a stay at home dad and trying to grow a beard. He has also removed the word “mate” from his vocabulary as it takes too much effort to say in an Irish accent.
TV appearances include the RTÉ 2 panel show Next Year’s News, The Craig Doyle Show and Conor's Dad in the hit series The Young Offenders. In the UK, he has appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central for Comedy Central.
On radio, he has been a regular panellist for the RTE Radio 1 show The Second Republic and a guest panellist on BBC’s The Blame Game.
In 2010 he was the recipient of the Comedy Smack Down Award at the Galway Comedy Festival and Winner of the Bulmer’s Nuttin’ But Funny Comedy Award 2009. Following on from being listed as “One to Watch” in The Dublin magazine’s “Red Hot and Rising” for 2012, Chris Kent was voted as one of the Top Five Irish Comedians by Hot Press Magazine in 2013. 

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"Among the best acts I’ve seen," ★★★★★ The Mirror

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

"Unequivocally talented raconteur." ★★★★ EdFest Magazine

"Compelling storyteller, truly surprising, beautifully delivered." The Scotsman

"Carefree comedic bulls-eye." Dubliner Magazine

Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance
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Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance

With Support from Gearoid Farrelly

Fri 8 Mar 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Draíocht with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. 
Then again he would think that, wouldn't he?

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

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

Dirtbirds Self Help Tour
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Dirtbirds Self Help Tour

With Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins

Sat 23 Mar 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show ‘Dirtbirds Self Help Tour’.
This rip-roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters take to the stage along with some of the well-known favourites. Don’t miss this side-splitting show from the queens of sketch comedy.

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"Irish comedy duo's hilarious tips from the town beauty tutorial will have you in stitches." The Sun.

"Sinead and Sue identify a gap in comedy that women can relate to, they are passionate mothers themselves and have first-hand experience of life’s challenges. " The Independent

Danny O’Brien – Lock-In
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Danny O’Brien – Lock-In

Sat 27 Apr 2019 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €14 / €12 conc

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O' Brien went to prison. Three times to perform. Once again by accident. He's performed relentlessly worldwide and taken up a new religion through the medium of a hangry hangover.
Danny was handpicked this year to perform as part of the iconic Best of the Edinburgh Fest show touring Australia, has featured on The Comedy Channel and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. He recently opened for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin.
'Lock-In' has already sold out at Galway International Arts Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, A European tour in over 10 cities as well a tour in Dubai and South East Asia.
Book tickets now to avoid disappointment!
Adult Content, Age 15+

Twitter & Instagram @dobcomedy 
dannyobriencomedy.com

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

David O’Doherty You Have To Laugh
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David O’Doherty You Have To Laugh

Thu 16 May 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back in Draíocht with a brand new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.
As seen on BBC2’s 'Live At The Apollo' and Channel 4’s '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown'.

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