December 1, 2023

Laughing into October:

We are going to be rolling in the aisles this October as the Galway Comedy Festival comes to town. With heaps of carefully curated craic, we will be laughing out loud from October 25th -31st. Essentially, Galway is ready, as comedy giants Dylan Moran and Tommy Tiernan kick off the festival in style at Leisureland, Salthill alongside Scotland’s Daniel Sloss. Get ready for a week unlike any other. How many comedians can fit into this city of the tribes? Over 100 stand-ups will descend for the event. Ultimately, we will all be laughing out loud, with 60 shows across 17 venues this October. Once again, Galway cements its reputation as the home of festivals, taking us into autumn with national and international comedy stars.


Dylan Moran for the Galway Comedy Festival
Tommy Tiernan set for the Galway Comedy Festival 2022

Tomfoolery and Davro

Our own Tommy Tiernan needs no introduction. For this year’s festival, he brings his show Tomfoolery to the stage. Not only that, but the great Dylan Moran has already sold out for Tuesday, October 25th. However, two extra dates are available. But be quick. Other highlights include UK comedy giant Bobby Davro live at the Town Hall Theatre and the ever-popular Rory O’Connor. Here, he delivers his much-loved Rory’s Stories, with GAA discussion, inspirational talks, and maybe a song or two

Home of Comedy

As always, the renowned Róisín Dubh in Galway’s Westend will be ground zero for the week. As the home of the Galway Comedy Festival, expect to find the likes of Deirdre O’Kane, Glenn Wool, Kevin McAleer and Rich Hall delivering the best one liners in this intimate venue.

“We are delighted to bring such a wonderful array of comedy talent to the best little city in the world,” says Festival Director Kevin Healy. “Not only do we have some of the greats of Irish and international comedy, but we also have a carefully chosen selection of shows in smaller venues from some of the next generation of Irish greats.”


The line up in full:

Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan, Daniel Sloss, Jimeoin, Deirdre O’Kane, Kevin McAleer, Rich Hall, Reginald D Hunter, Ardal O’Hanlon, Bobby Davro, Rory’s Stories, Gary Delaney, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy, Emma Doran Barry Murphy, Colin Geddis, Danny O’Brien, Simon Evans, Jo Caulfield, Paul Currie, Joe Rooney, Pat McDonnell, Glenn Wool, Andy Askins, Karl Spain, Jojo Sutherland, Allyson June Smith, Elena Gabrielle, Aindrias De Staic, Sinead Quinlan, Emmanuel Sonubi, Barry Castagnola, Ross Browne, Paul Marsh, Emman Idama, Kevin Gildea, Aideen McQueen, Tom O’Mahony, John Colleary, John Lynn, Ian Coppinger, Andrew Ryan, Adam Burke, Paddy Cullivan, Eddie Mullarley, Breda Larkin, Jessica Collins, Biddy O’Loughlan, Cormac Moore, Paddy McDonnell, Therese Cahill, Joe Dowlin, Kate Williams, Jack Masterson, James Cadden, Amy Walsh, Chris Watts, Paraic Breathnach, Sean Begley, Ellen O’Reilly, Lorcan Hughes and Ian Burke

Plus, all the usual festival madness…

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience, Impro All Stars, Comedy Club Crawls, Open Top Bus Tours, Gáire as Gaeilge, Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club, WOMP Events Comedy Quiz and The Dirty Circus Hallowe’en Extravaganza feat. Mary Mac, Frank Sanazi and more Bulmers Light Festival Club @ Róisín Dubh features Silent Disco, live music from The Latchikos, John Conneely Inc. and more, plus late night Cabaret & Comedy feat. The Wild Geeze and guests.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 16th September at 10am through

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