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Leisureland 26 Oct
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Black Box Theatre 26 Oct
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Roisin Dubh 23 Oct

BILL BAILEY

JOHN BISHOP

Ross Noble

THE 2 JOHNNIES

Shappi Khorsandi

THE TWO JOHNNIES MOVE TO LEISURELAND

The unprecedented pulling power of Tipperary stars, The 2 Johnnies means that organisers of Vodafone Comedy Carnival have scrambled to find a bigger room to accommodate their sell out show. As tickets went on sale on Friday last, demand for the Tipperary duo’s live podcast and book launch was as intense as major international stars like Bill Bailey, John Bishop and Ross Noble.

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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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Rich Hall

Possibly the grouchiest comedian on the planet, Rich Hall was the original inspiration behind Matt Groening’s character Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons – but that’s just one of many good reasons to go see him.  His critically acclaimed deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The Perrier Award-winning Montana native is renowned for his expertly crafted tirades, quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences. Rich is a comedian whose plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word and winning him fans all over the globe. RICH HALL's Hoedown (Solo Show) Join Rich at his foot-stomping Hoedown for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration. If you are a Rich Hall fan, this is the show for you. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams. This is Rich doing what he loves best - singing funny country songs, often improvised, for the entire night. “As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show” – Scotland On Sunday

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JO CAULFIELD

Whether you’ve seen her on TV shows such as “Have I Got News For You” or “Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow”, heard her on the radio on “Just a Minute” or “Stop The Press”, or caught her live at one of her award-winning Edinburgh Festival shows, the chances are you’re already familiar with Jo’s work. Described by The Observer as “one of the finest female comics at work”, Jo can regularly be seen headlining the UK’s biggest and best comedy clubs.   "Quite simply, a damn funny woman." - The Scotsman

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DERMOT & DAVE

Dermot and Dave return with another ridiculously funny show. Every year,Today FM stalwarts Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore sell out just as quickly as many world famous acts – they’re just that popular. Asked what people can expect from their stand up show, Dermot Whelan said:  “Imagine a bonkers radio show that grows legs and arms and a head and starts firing out craic and waving its arms like an angry King Kong in that movie. Not even close.” Dave Moore commented: “It’s all our listeners’ favourite characters, stand-up, improvised comedy, music and an interactive gardening segment – what’s not to love?!”

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BINGO LOCO

If you thought that Bingo was a boring game played solely by grannies, pensioners and incels then think again. Bingo has evolved – and how!!  With sold out shows across Australia, Ireland and the UK, Bingo Loco has taken audiences by storm. Bingo has been flipped on its head with rave rounds, conga lines, dance offs, lip sync battles, glow sticks and prizes ranging from VACATIONS to CARS to LAWNMOWERS!! "As for the MC… if you can imagine Conor McGregor as a holiday rep in an adults-only Majorca hotel, then you’re pretty much there" – JOE.ie

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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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JASON BYRNE

Irish Premiere! Jason Byrne – Wrecked but Ready. Jason Byrne has had a hard year. But he doesn’t want to talk about that. He’s wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. A celebration of triumph over adversity. A celebration of the fact that everybody’S got their own crap going on and they don’t need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems. So, leave your worries at the door and find out why ‘The Times’ described Jason as ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’. “Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a bottle”– Edinburgh Evening News

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Known throughout the world for its scenery, Galway is a gateway to the vast and wild countryside of Connemara, to the Burren region,

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