The Galway Comedy Festival, runs from the 24th October to 29th October and will feature leading Irish and international comics, improv, theatre, mime, table quizzes, a very special dinner show, photography, hip hop, and soccer commentary.
A heady mix of comedy superstars including Tommy Tiernan, Ardal O’Hanlon, Pat Shortt, Des Bishop, Reginald D Hunter, and Rich Hall are coming to Galway this October Bank Holiday Weekend for the Bulmer’s Galway Comedy Festival.
Tommy Tiernan will undertake his Six And The City tour of Galway city’ with shows in An Taibhdhearc (Wednesday 24); Seapoint (Thursday 25), Róisín Dubh (Friday 26), Clybaun Hotel (Saturday 27), Town Hall Theatre (Sunday 28), Factory at Electric, Abbeygate Street, (Monday 29). All shows start at 8pm and Tommy will be performing new material.
Reginald D Hunter , the well known American born, British based comedian will bring his brilliant stand-up comedy to the Seapoint Ballroom on Saturday 27 at 8pm.
Des Bishop will present his new show Likes To Bang in Seapoint on Wednesday 24. Ardal O’Halon, who achieved iconic status as Fr Dougal on Father Ted, will treat to Galway to plenty of laughs in the Town Hall on Saturday 27.
Pat Shortt of D’Unbelievables and Kilnascully fame takes to the stage of the Radisson Live Lounge on Friday 14 it will be his first time as part of a festival.
The Rubberbandits , who won the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality of Thought or Performance at this year’s Edinburgh festival are on show at Róisín Dubh on Thursday 25).
Barry Murphy and Karl Spain will do a live commentary on the Chelsea v Man U match (Róisín Dubh, Sunday 28 at 3.30pm); Sean Hughes (An Taibhdhearc, Saturday 27); Jason Byrne, Andrew Maxwell, Abandoman, Colin Murphy, Bernard O’Shea, Kevin Gildea, Eleanor Tiernan, John Colleary, and Galway comics Danny Dowling and John Donnellan.
Rich Hall has sold out every show he has played in Galway so get your tickets for his Róisín Dubh shows (Saturday 27, Sunday 28) now.
Neil Hamburger (An Taibhdhearc, Saturday 27, Sunday 28, 10pm) promises to be one of the highlights of the festival, and for those who do not appreciate irony, the most offensive and controversial. “These gags are certainly not for the faint of heart, as he plumbs the depths of depravity for the sake of a laugh,” said Chortle.co.uk
The Faulty Towers Dining Experience , where actors from Interactive Theatre Australia recreate a night in Torquay’s best worst hotel in the company of Sybil, Manuel, and of course Basil, takes place from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 in The Menlo Park Hotel.
Tony Law , the surreal, virtuoso comic can be experienced through two shows - Tony Law’s Shitbox (Róisín Dubh, Wednesday 24, 9pm) and Maximum Nonsense (Kelly’s, Thursday 25).
Terry Alderton in Monroe’s Live (Saturday 27). Inside the mind of one of Britain’s finest comic talents, there is a raging battle with ‘The Voices’ - two unpredictable and hilarious voices. Though often a challenge to Terry these two different sides of his ego/conscience often lead him into unpredictable comedy routines.
Bridget Christie, wife of comic Stewart Lee will show that she is as funny, if not funnier than her husband with her show War Donkey in an Taibhdhearc on Thursday 25.
Set List will be premiered at Róisín Dubh, Friday 26 to Sunday 28, 11pm, where comedians will be given a word and they will have to improvise around that.
Phill Jupitus will perform stand up comedy in the Town Hall with Rich Hall and Terry Alderton and perform his poetry on Saturday 27 in the Róisín Dubh.
Other acts to look out for include the mime-comedy of The Boy With Tape On His Face, the improv fun and madness of Whose Line is it Anyway?, heavy metal comic Steve Hughes, Carl Donnelly, Benny Boot, and Pete Johannsson.
All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated. Tickets on sale at www.bulmersgalwaycomedyfestival.com