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SHAPPI KHORSANDI

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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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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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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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ENYA MARTIN

Enya Martin comedian and creator of the  “Giz a laugh” Facebook page brings her brand new stand up show “Would Ya Be Able ?” to Vodafone Comedy Carnival 2019 . Enya, a Dublin native and former marketing executive has successfully made the transition from writing and creating hugely popular online videos to knocking them dead on the live comedy circuit . After over 60 million online views Enya’s first comedy sketch show “Giz a Laugh Live”  sold out Vicar Street for three nights. “Would Ya Be Able?” her latest show , is a lively full-on stand up comedy set of Enya’s sharp eyed observations from her madcap life .        

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