December 1, 2023

Galway’s Comedy Scene Reignites:

Galway’s comedy circuit is roaring back into life. For one comedian, this welcome return to live performance gives him the chance to bring his debut show to the world famous stage at the Róisín Dubh in Galway’s Westend. In essence, topics of death, friendship, marriage and mental health are wrapped up in the unique comedy stylings of award-winning Galway stand-up, Seán Begley. As a result, his debut show ‘Tragic’ on Sunday, March 27th is not to be missed.

Essentially, it’s a golden opportunity to discover Seán’s creative comedy in his home town. Originally from Salthill, he unleashes everything from embarrassing health issues to the challenges of fatherhood. Furthermore, the brings his own brand of nuance and nostalgic anecdotes.

Grief and Reconciliation:

Ultimately, Seán doesn’t shy away from the issues close to his heart.  ‘Tragic’ gives us a glimpse into the grief and reconciliation. In line with this, he experienced both first hand after the untimely death of his best friend of 30 years.  Additionally, tales from their formative years are interwoven into the show. Here he looks back fondly at their time together.

Award Winning Stand Up:

Seán is no stranger to the stage. He’s the winner of Best New Act at the 2018 Bray Comedy Festival. On top of this, he made the shortlist for the RTE/ Ray D’Arcy Stand Up and Be Funny competition in 2019. As such, his popularity is growing. In this regard, every date on this tour is selling out fast.

The Thrill of Live Shows:

For Seán, nothing beats the thrill of a live comedy show. It is especially rewarding when he is able to revisit the past in his native Galway.  The reviews speak for themselves as Seán is lauded for his prolific joke writing.  Above all, he is recognised for his authenticity and courage.

For Today FM’s Dave Moore, Seán is “a great man for a joke”. What’s more Garden Gigs Ireland say he is “a great up and coming Irish comic.” Furthermore, they describe him as “a seriously prolific joke writer”. Not only that but The Hardy Har Comedy Club regard him as “funny, authentic and not afraid to take his craft into uncharted territory.”

A Unique Experience:

“Performing for a live audience is a very unique and rewarding experience,” Seán says. “Where else would you get people to listen to you for 20 or 30 minutes at a time without being interrupted? The show has already sold out at every venue to date. Now I’m looking forward to sharing my blend of one liners and personal experiences with a Galway audience. Especially in light of having grown up in the city.”

Supporting Seán on the night is Ballinasloe’s Breda Larkin, winner of Galway’s coveted comedy competition, Show Me the Funny, in 2018. For comics starting out on their journey, Galway’s Show Me The Funny competition is a launching pad for their career. It takes both talent and determination to win. You can find out more about this staple on the Galway comedy scene through the story of this year’s winner, Moycullen’s Ian Burke.

Tickets for the show at Róisín Dubh on Sunday March 27th are on sale now at

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