Are you ready for a comedy phenomenon? The Spiegeltent is up in Eyre Square and is looking very inviting. The box office is wide open and we are ready to rock.
Yes indeed folks, after a full year of preparation, the pinnacle of the comedy season is upon us. It’s DAY ONE of Vodafone Comedy Carnival 2017.
Get ready for seven days of record breaking, mischief making, side splitting fun. It’s time for some seriously funny business!
Those of you who were quick off the mark have tickets for Jon Richardson tonight. But for those who weren’t, we have some terrific shows over the next few nights.
On Thursday, GaelGAIRI the country’s only Irish language stand-up comedy club makes a welcome return to An Taibhdhearc Theatre, The show will be headlined by the soaring success story that is Al Porter, joining him will be Aine Gallagher, Martin Angolo, Ger Staunton and Julie Johnson.
Following that Ardal O’Hanlon will take to the stage with his new show “The Showing Off Must Go On” what better way to finish off the night than checking out The Rubberbandits new show “Gammon Wranglers” in The Roisin Dubh from 9:30pm
On Friday a firm festival favourite Stephen Frost’s Impro All Stars are the Premier Leagues of improvisers. Four fantastic performers – Steve Steen, Andy Smart, Ian Coppinger and Stephen himself – and special guests Dermot Whelan and Phill Jupitus are coming to the Comedy Carnival to transform random audience suggestions into a night of spontaneous and magical, never to be repeated again.
The Phill Jupitus Hour on Flirt FM 101.3
Some comedians like the easy life but not our Phill. Introducing: The Phill Jupitus Hour on Flirt FM 101.3. This is a Vodafone Comedy Carnival takeover of the popular student station. Phill will be live on air with guests from the festival from 2pm – 5pm Tuesday to Friday. Tune in : Flirt FM 101.3, Text in: 083 433 1013 for the laugh.
One of the oddest successes of last year’s Vodafone Comedy Carnival is back. A big red converted ex-London bus called Bob’s BlundaBus has completed the epic journey to Galway. Bob will be popping up around town in his mobile 45 seater venue. He’ll also be double parked outside the Black Box Tue / Wed evening giving us all free tasters of what to expect all weekend in Eyre Square. Do ring the bell and say hello.
Follow the comedy every night with our Festival Club at the Roisin Dubh. It’s fairly silly, great fun and mostly free. Come down to Galway this weekend, it’s where it’s at!
All tickets available now at www.vodafonecomedycarnival.com.
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