September 27, 2023

Irish Language Laughs

This Thursday, October 27th, top Irish comedians will embrace our native language in Galway’s most intimate theatrical venue – An Taibhdhearc. It’s all part of the Galway Comedy Festival, taking place this week until October 31st. Here, you can catch an evening of laughs with ‘Gáire as Gaeilge’ in this special Irish language event.

Featuring a host of legendary stand-ups, the line up includes Andreas de Staic, who entertains audiences across the globe with his quick wit, political commentary and often times a funny tune on the fiddle.  

Seanchaí to Show Me The Funny

In addition, the renowned seanchaí will be joined by our own Pádraic Breathnach, who is best known for his comedic stylings in Ros na Rún and Killinaskully. Not only that, but it’s a chance to catch Eddie Mullarkey, who will have you rolling in the aisles following performances in Show Me The Funny and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  

The Queen McQueen

Moreover, one of Ireland’s leading female talents, Aideen McQueen, brings her quick delivery and insights to this unique event. In essence, Aideen is paving the way for female stand-ups in Ireland, having reached the final of the ‘Funny Funny’ comedy competition after her third gig and the semi-finals of the national new act competition ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ held at the Edinburgh Festival.


Home Grown Talent

And Salthill’s Seán Begley brings his unique form of nuance and nostalgia to the stage. Ultimately, Seán is recognised for his ability to find the humour in tragedy, touching audiences with his own take on life, loss, and everything in between.

Having won Best New Act at the Bray Comedy Festival and the highly competitive shortlist for the RTE/ Ray D’Arcy Stand Up and Be Funny competition, Seán is making a name for himself on the stand-up scene. Known for his authenticity and courage, Seán will bring his witty one liners and tawdry tales to An Taibhdhearc. It’s all part of the carefully curated ‘oíche ghrinn’ taking place on Thursday, October 27.

Tickets on sale now at

Ní fada go mbeidh muintir na Gaillimhe sna trithí ag gáire mar beidh ‘Galway Comedy Festival’ ag filleadh ar Chathair na dTreabh ón 25ú go dtí 31ú Deireadh Fómhair. Mar aon le fuirseoirí ar nós Dylan Moran, Daniel Sloss, Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O Kane agus Gary Delaney, a bheas ag baint gáire as muintir na cathrach, beidh ócáid Ghaeilge ar leith, ‘Gáire as Gaeilge’ ar siúl i Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe ar an Déardaoin, 27 Deireadh Fómhair.

I measc na bhfuirseoirí a bheas ag glacadh páirt san ócáid ghrinn seo, tá Paraic Breathnach (Ros na Rún, Killinaskully), Eddie Mullarkey (Show Me The Funny, Edinburgh Fringe), an seanchaí agus ceoltóir Aindrias de Staic agus Seán Begley (Best New Act – Bray Comedy Fest 2018, RTE Stand Up and Be Funny).

Beidh Bean an Tí, Banríon na fuirseoireachta, Aideen McQueen (So you think you’re Funny, Edinburgh Fringe) ag coinneáil smacht ar na leaids ar an oíche!

Féadfaidh tú a bheith cinnte go mbeidh oíche siamsaíochta den scoth ann. Ticéid ar díol anois ag


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