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Vodafone Comedy Carnival (23rd - 29th October 2018)

Galway Comedy Festival brochure  
2018 Programme (tbc)  
The Vodafone Comedy Carnival runs from the 23rd - 29th October and will present leading Irish and international comics, improv, theatre, mime, table quizzes, photography, hip hop, and soccer commentary.

The 2018 Vodafone Comedy Carnival will feature a line-up of the best of the international and Irish international comedy talents. You can expect to see some of the following acts involved in the 2018 festival:

  • Kevin Bridges
  • Tommy Tiernan
  • Dara O’Briain
  • David O'Doherty
  • Jon Richardson
  • Reginald D Hunter
  • Dermot and Dave Live
  • The Rubberbandits
  • Rich Hall
  • Al Porter
  • Jimeoin
  • Katy Brand
  • David McSavage
  • Ardal O’Hanlon
  • PJ Gallagher
  • Deirdre O'Kane
  • Andrew Maxwell
  • Barry Murphy
  • Foil Arms and Hog
  • Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
  • Phill Jupitus
  • And many more...

Dotted along comedy venues across the city, the festival will also use the world-famous Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent ‘Idolize’ to be located in Eyre Square which is a stunning 400 capacity venue is a 1930’s European wooden tent featuring a luxurious interior including unique mirrors, leaded glass plus a lush velvet and brocade finish.

Over 50 unmissable shows in this years event ensures there is something for everyone including top international headliners, Irish comedy legends and the best new performers around. Over the past year, organisers have searched the globe, identified and persuaded the cream of comedy to make Galway City their home base for 11 fun-filled nights of comedy action.

All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated. Tickets on sale at

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