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ENYA MARTIN

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JASON BYRNE

ALTITUDE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2020

Ski all day, laugh all night. Vodafone Comedy Carnival have teamed up with Altitude Comedy Festival to offer you the ultimate comedy & skiing experience.

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REGINALD D. HUNTER

Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award in three consecutive years. His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South and its equally successful follow up Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The Border, both of which documented the growth of American popular song. Reginald D Hunter: Facing the Beast After twenty years of gifted storytelling and effortless dark humour, Reginald D Hunter is bringing his highly anticipated new show on a tour of Ireland. Facing the Beast showcases Reg at his honest, controversial and hilarious best. “He has the audience in the palm of his hand” - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

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KEVIN MCALEER

GURU  Ireland's biggest living lama Kevin McAleer has just been voted  'World's Humblest Guru' by the readers of Truth Magazine for a record eighteenth year in a row. It's been almost twenty years since Guru McAleer first coined the word 'mindfulness', and he is still coining it today. Fresh from Derry Girls, come see the man Stewart Lee described as 'The most naturally funny person alive.'    "A poetry of cracked nonsense." - The Scotsman  

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DIRT BIRDS

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 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.   “Their comedy is based on observing normal-life situations and turning them into very intelligent quips, sketches and stories.” - The Independent

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BERNARD O SHEA

Best known for his Breakfast Republic show on 2FM as well as his starring roles in hit RTE comedy shows Bridget & Eamonn and Republic of Telly, Bernard O’Shea has become one of the major stars of Irish comedy. It’s a joy to see Bernard back at Vodafone Comedy Carnival. "O'Shea has the soft, buttery tones of Ardal O'Hanlon married to the kind of luxuriant angst, glorious vulnerabilities and fabulous impromptu raging that reminds you how extraordinary stand-up can be." – The Scotsman

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ARDAL O HANLON

The showing off must go on   Where Ardal comes from (small-town Ireland) there is nothing worse than showing off. Yet he is a professional ‘show-off’ who continues to do stand up comedy for money, a very shy show-off (and as a result conflicted) but a big show-off nonetheless (a disgrace to his family). So why does he do it?   Because he loves it. And it’s a compulsion. And the world is a funny place. ‘…a brilliant comic mind working away to get the most out of every superbly sharp line.’  –Timeout

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OMID DJALILI

Legendary festival favourite, stand-up comedian, film & television star Omid Djalili returns to Galway. Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining. His stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Multi-award winner and as seen in ‘Mamma Mia 2’ and on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’. Soon to be seen in ‘His Dark Materials’.   "Did someone say National Treasure?" - Metro "One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has." - Telegraph 

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PAUL CURRIE

Paul Currie is an absurdist. If you’ve never seen him, this is such a treat. The silliness and anarchic disregard for social convention that absurdist comedy trades on is something that is native to children, but Paul reckons we all still have it. “What I really try to do with my stand-up is to bring that out in adults and ask them to drop those barriers.” Paul Currie was my favourite show of the Fringe - Stewart Lee Trufficle Musk Genders and non-genders, come plunge your human meat gloves into this zeitgeist pavlova as you gently take each other delicately by the frontal cortex and we all ascend into the sparkling mind-satchel of comedian and immersive stand-up artist Paul Victor Currie.  It was like watching the Monty Python version of stand-up comedy - FringeGuru.com. Release The Baboons (Ages 9+) Paul Currie is bringing his sell out 2014/2015 award-winning masterpiece back to Galway. But this time it’s for all the family to enjoy.  Everything Currie does has the spirit of Vic and Bob, The Young Ones and everything surreal that’s come before or since - EdFest.com

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SHAPPI KHORSANDI

Comedian, author, cultural icon and most recently, idiot who agreed to be tortured on ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!', Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts. But live comedy is where she’s in her element. Shappi established herself as one of the UK’s finest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. Shappi has appeared on countless TV & Radio shows including: 'Mock The Week', '8 Out Of 10 Cats', 'Have I Got News For You' and QI.  “She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency” – Guardian  

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