Lineup announced

David O’Doherty, the Ryanair James Bond, the Kevin McCloud of the tiny keyboard, former Miss Ireland, the offspring of Shannon / Pete Doherty, his new look is ‘Jaws era Steven Spielberg’, recipient of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award and inventor of the last remaining swimming stroke ‘the squid’ (on back, feet first), has written a new comedy show with both talking and songs. NO SCRUBS.

“Every sip of water is rendered hilarious, his impression of a stick-insect second to none and a cluster of breathtaking one-liners nearly created a vacuum in the sold out venue.” Broadway Baby
“…a great atmosphere and whimsical humor that kept the crowd laughing the whole way through; in essence, a brilliant show.” Three Weeks (Edinburgh)

Purple Van Man

Purple Van Man is a hilarious new stand up show from Sean Lock, the most fertile comic mind in Britain. We all know what white van man thinks about the world we live in but it’s time to hear a different voice, purple van man’s voice. Filled with gags, opinions, deft observations and some silly voices this is Sean Lock doing what he does best, spouting inspired jibber jabber as he crosses the country in his purple van. He will make you laugh like a drunken horse.

Sean Lock is one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed and original comedians. The British Comedy Award winner has performed on Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. He has been a brilliant team captain for fourteen series of Channel 4’s show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’. And his extensive TV credits also include appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI and Mock the Week.

“Lock’s signature mix of absurdism and everyday observation gets more effective with each new show” The Guardian

“Punchy, inventive, superb… undeniably brilliant” The Times

“Lock at his best… gloriously intelligent, deliciously unlikely and hilariously funny” The Times

“What’s remarkable about Lock is how he burnishes the dross of observational platitude into gold.  A comic in peak form” The Guardian

“One of the finest and most original comedians around” The Independent

Lee Mack

The star of “Not Going Out” and “Would I Lie To You?”  brings his trademark brand of high energy banter, well crafted gags and sharp one-liners.

“Gut-bustingly funny” The Sunday Times
“A master class in pure comedy” The List

Following the sell-out Carpet Remnant World, the acclaimed writer and comedian presents a mixed stew of unrelated ideas in preparation for his 2014 TV series. See it live so you can begin the backlash ahead of transmission.

A firm favourite with Irish audiences over the past few years, Stewart Lee has announced a limited number of shows this October.

“He’s the most exciting comedian in the country, bar none.” ****Times

“More bilious than ever” **** Guardian

“Superlative” ***** Metro

“Marvellously funny: mordant, thoughtful and crafted” Observer

“Masterful” **** Daily Telegraph

“…Stewart Lee, about as funny as bubonic plague” The Sun

Kevin Bridges will be familiar to Roisin Dubh comedy regulars from his numerous appearances over the years as he rose to stardom.

The rest of you will definitely know him off the telly. Anyone who has seen him live will tell you, this is one comedian you don’t want to miss.

Still just 26, Kevin is Scotland’s biggest export. Dubbed as ‘brilliant’ by Billy Connolly, Kevin first made his debut at The Edinburgh Playhouse on BBC1’s ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ in 2009. Overnight success followed with Kevin selling out his run at the Edinburgh Festival in just a day.

Kevin’s astonishing rise continued in 2010 – when he recorded his debut DVD at a sold out Glasgow SECC arena, in front of 10,000 adoring fans. The DVD was released in November 2010 and went on to out-sell Frankie Boyle and Billy Connolly.

In 2011 he became the host of Channel 4’s ‘Stand Up For The Week’ and headlined an episode of ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ from the Glasgow King’s Theatre.  In 2012 he has also hosted the long running series of ‘Live At The Apollo’ and presented a six-part documentary ‘Kevin Bridges – What’s The Story’ all for BBC1.

His autumn 2012 tour, Kevin Bridges – The Story Continues…, smashed box office records for opening day ticket sales. A staggering 45,000 tickets were sold on the first day, selling out an incredible nine-show run at the Glasgow SECC Arena.2013-09-11


Celebrity DJ’s and a few surprises in store..

Details have just been announced for Bulmers Galway Comedy Festival Club. The new late night Festival Club will run Thursday 21 October through Sunday 24 October from 11pm – 2am at The Veranda Lounge in the Radisson Blu Hotel. Featuring celebrity guest DJ appearances, the club promises to be the place to be to chill out and dance the night away after enjoying your favorite comedy shows.

Thursday night is a free night for all festival-goers with DJ Ferg. Friday night features celebrity DJ Phill Jupitus at the helm (€5 at the door). Saturday night sees the return of Galway favorites Gigantic with special celebrity DJ Paul McLoone (Today FM),(€10 at the door) and there is a very special silent disco on Sunday night with DJ Ferg and Gugai (Roisin Dubh) going head to head on the decks (€5 at the door). Get there early to avoid disappointment.