The Nualas Glam Slam
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The Nualas Glam Slam

Sat 22 Sep 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam! They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body slamming comedy gold. They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee, they’ll have you flat out on the mat with laughter, they will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety. 
Who? The Nualas!
What? Their new show Glam Slam!
Where? At a reputable entertainment outlet near you.
Don’t miss this slug fest of musical genius from Ireland’s First Ladies of Comedy.

“I laughed until I cried.”
“I laughed until my face hurt.”
“I have never laughed so much.  An absolutely brilliant show.”
(Real quotes from real people who actually saw the show.  Fair play to them)
 

"The cult queens of Ireland who put the ‘b’ in bejaysus!" Metro, London

"... wackily original ..." The New York Times

"Genius! Kill to get a ticket!" The Scotsman

LORDS OF STRUT - ABSOLUTE LEGENDS
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LORDS OF STRUT - ABSOLUTE LEGENDS

A Lords of Strut and THISISPOPBABY Production

Sat 20 Oct 2018 4PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / Dur: 60 mins / Age 6+

All their lives they wanted to be famous. To get there they need to make the perfect dance routine, but they need your help. In this dance fantasy adventure brothers Sean and Seamus rock out some banging moves, run into trouble, have a few tantrums, cause a teensy bit of mayhem and find out if fame is really what they’re looking for after all. Street Performance World Champions, unlikely heroes of smash hit RIOT and Britain’s Got Talent favourites, Lords of Strut deliver their most ridiculous and sublime family show to date. Riproaringly funny, fantastically bizarre, and absolute legends!

A LORDS OF STRUT & THISISPOPBABY production.
Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork County Council, Pavilion Theatre, Greywood Arts, the Ark and Exchange House.

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"Gorgeous explosive two-hander ... Utterly magical and a victory for raw fusion." ★★★★ The Sunday Times

Colin Murphy - The Bald Ambition Tour 2018
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Colin Murphy - The Bald Ambition Tour 2018

Sat 3 Nov 2018 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €17 / €15 conc

25 years ago a young man had a dream and that dream was to perform. As an actor success came quickly with the National Youth Theatre and early TV appearances in Yorkshire Television’s Heartbeat and Drop The Dead Donkey for Channel 4. His starring role in Our Friends In The North led to him becoming a household name. Daniel Craig* has achieved everything he set out to do and has reached the very pinnacle of the entertainment industry.

25 years ago another young man had a dream. And hope. And hair. He is still hanging on to all three… just about.
Best known for his TV appearances on the award winning Blame Game, Murphy and O’Kane Do Le Football, The Panel, and The Blizzard of Odd, Colin has performed his stand-up all over the world from Montreal to Melbourne, Beijing to Ballybofey.

* Daniel Craig will not be appearing in this show.

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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

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.

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"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

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

Fri 8 Mar 2019 8PM Main Auditorium

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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

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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