Galway Gig Guide Sunday October 30th
1pm: Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience:
Experience the hilarity of the iconic BBC comedy show in real time with Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience. Join Basil, Sybil and Manuel in this highly sought-after tribute show, as they serve up mayhem on a plate, alongside a three-course meal and two hours of non-stop laughter. This completely immersive and highly interactive comedy spectacular will keep you on your toes. With 70% improvisation, anything can happen, and usually does. Expect nothing short of guaranteed fun and a brilliant night out as you climb inside the BBC’s iconic TV show and experience it from the inside out.
The King’s Head
1pm: Sinead Quinlan with support from Ian Burke in the Ruby Room
This young rising star has a gift for hilarity and a passion for a toasted cheese sandwich. Sinead has reached comedic heights. At just 26, she has fronted her own show, Seriously Sinead? on the RTÉ player. Not only that, but she has co-hosted the Den on RTÉ2. Now, she brings her witty observations on everyday life to the King’s Head as part of the Galway Comedy Festival. And she is joined by our own Ian Burke, the 2022 Show Me The Funny Winner. Known for his dark humour and ability to shock, Ian is carving his own path on the comedy circuit, following a successful appearance at Electric Picnic.
2:30pm: Comedy Improv All Stars
They are back for more improv and spontaneous comedy gold. It’s in these moments that the true metal of a comedic performer comes to the fore. Join the stellar line up of Steve Steen, Ian Coppinger, Andy Smart and Stephen Frost for a Whose Line is It Anyway style show.
Catch one of Galway’s great bands as they bring the beat to the best covers, classics, and all-time hits. A staple on the music scene, Pyramid are one of the most sought-after ensembles, bringing the rhythm to the night. Guaranteed to have you up on the dance floor at this historic location in the heart of the city.
2:30pm: Paul Marsh. On Fire. With support from Lorcan Hughes
He holds the coveted Toilet Duck Award at the annual Tedfest and is in hot demand both in Ireland and the UK. Paul brings his show, On Fire, to the Róisín Dubh this afternoon. This is your chance to enjoy his inimitable brand of witty observations. Not only that, but he will be joined by Lorcan Hughes. As one half of Ireland’s oldest the least successful boybands, Totally Wired, Lorcan is unashamed of his inability to become more famous than Mattress Mick. And he has tried.
4:30pm: Adam Burke: Prison, Pirates and The World’s Most Dangerous Man
He’s one of our own. In essence, Galway’s Adam Burke has been instrumental on the local comedy scene for over a decade. Now, he brings his own style of comedy to the Róisín Dubh stage, following his prestigious hosting duties at Electric Picnic’s Comedy Arena. In addition, he hosts the popular Bingo Loco, created the Bray Comedy Festiva and is the man behind the Hardy Har comedy club at the Harbour bar.
8pm: Rich Hall; Shot from Cannons
Known for his deadpan, grouchy style, Montana native Rich Hall brings his new show to the city of the tribes. Undoubtedly, his thoughtful tirades and rage against the machine style delivery will delight a Galway audience. With musical interludes and quick-fire musings, a night with Rich Hall will have you on the edge of your seat.
8:30pm: Tigh He He Comedy Club: Simon Evans, John Lynn, Jojo Sutherland, Emman Idama
Once again, the Tigh He He Comedy Club comes alive to the comedic musings of these talented stand-ups. Scotsman Simon Evans has performed at the renowned BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, and on Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow. His work is a masterclass in comedy from a stalwart of the genre. He is joined by John Lynn, who describes himself as a failed teacher but comedy charmer – a lovable rogue with a rapid wit. It’s a Scottish takeover, as award winning Jo Jo Sutherland brings her funny take on life, love, and divorce. And Nigerian-born Irish citizen Emman Idama completes the line-up. Firmly carving a name for himself on the Irish comedy scene, Emman has performed at the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit, and Longitude.
11pm: John Conneely Inc and guests
Enjoy the swing, jazz and modern vibes of John Conneely Inc and his talented band of musicians. In essence, John’s voice has those distinct gravely tones that cannot be matched. Together with the melodic powerhouse that is Barbara Vulso, a night with John Conneely Inc cannot be replicated anywhere else. Always packed to the rafters, it’s a Sunday night Galway staple that will set your heart alight time and time again.
The Loft at Seven
3pm: Danny O’Brien, Therese Cahill, Eddie Mullarkey, Kate Williams, Joe Dowlin
With an energetic and friendly style, Danny O’Brien is a force to be reckoned with on the international comedy arena. Following in the footsteps of comedy giants, Danny has toured Australia as one of the ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ show. He will be joined by Therese Cahill, whose musical musings are guaranteed to bring a smile following appearances on Ireland’s Got Talent and Derry Girls. Meanwhile, Eddie Mullarkey is a stalwart of the Irish comedy scene. He appears at the Loft at Seven in the wake of his sold-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe with his cheeky and seductive manner. In addition, Kate Williams makes her Irish debut hot on the footsteps of the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Not only that, but home-grown Dublin talent, Joe Dowlin brings his madcap vibes to the stage.
8pm: Andrew Maxwell, Krakatoal with special guest Sinead Quinlan
Having survived I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, Andrew Maxwell brings his new show, Krakatoa, to a Galway audience. Following glowing five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the voice of MTV’s Ex on the Beach brings his bubbly banter and witty observations to this intimate setting.
The Crane Bar
8pm: Paraic Breathnach. The Amadán In Me
Paraic Breathnach is an integral part of Galway. The actor, performer, writer and storyteller is instrumental in creating the city’s vibrant arts scene. A regular on stage and screen, the fluent Irish speaker is unabashed and unafraid. In his latest work, he contemplates the tales of life in a creative world.
8pm: Daniel Sloss: Can’t, with support from Kai Humphries
He has sold out six New York solo off-Broadway seasons, broken box office records in Edinburgh and appeared on the prestigious Conan TV show in the US. His Netflix specials stream in 190 countries and are translated into 26 languages. Renowned for breaking up over 120,000 couples worldwide, Daniel Sloss is excited to bring more heartache to Galway at our Leisureland venue in Salthill.
Black Box Theatre
8pm: Reginald D. Hunter, Andy Askins, Kevin McAleer, Simon Evans, Colin Murphy
There is a stellar line up at the Black Box Theatre this Sunday night. Three times Perrier Award nominated Reginald D. Hunter joins a feast of comedy stars at the Black Box Theatre. Not only has Hunter graced the famous stage Live at the Apollo, but he has also starred in Have I Got News for You and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Town Hall Theatre
8pm: Deirdre O’Kane, Jo Caulfield, Barry Murphy
A star of stage and screen, Deirdre O’Kane is an icon of witty observations and hilarious one-liners. Having reached burnout and beyond, O’Kane brings her show, Demented, to the Town Hall Theatre to highlight the brighter side of losing the plot.
1pm: Galway Bay Jazz Band
What better way to swing, jive and jump into Sunday than with the Galway Bay Jazz Band. This high rhythm, energetic band are a guaranteed floor filler. Here, you can fly to the moon and back as the riff of the sax, the high notes of the trumpet and the beat of the drums take you to a time when popular jazz classics topped the charts
8pm: Live Forever Oasis
You’ve got to roll with it. And for Live Forever Oasis, they certainly are. This definitive tribute band to the iconic Manchester band are dedicated to recreating their greatest hits in their own inimitable style. From the swagger of Supersonic to the nostalgia of Wonderwall, Live Forever Oasis perform the soundtrack of a generation.
Halloween party spooktacular night of night of laughs, drinks, and horror. 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes up for grabs for best home-made costume.
Macnas at Fisheries Field:
12pm-8pm: Meet the magical mythical giant Con Mór sitting in his statuesque pose at the Fisheries Field this bank holiday weekend. Always a treat, theatrical company Macnas have created the Bird King in all his glory with feathers galore.