Laughter on the menu as annual Galway Comedy Festival returns


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Laughter on the menu as annual Galway Comedy Festival returns Laughter on the menu as annual Galway Comedy Festival returns

This year’s Galway Comedy Festival will run from Tuesday, October 24, to Monday, October 30, taking over pubs and theatres for a week of laughter, mischief, and merriment.

Acts already announced for the country’s biggest funny festival include Jim Jefferies, Panti Bliss, Jimeoin, Omid Djalili, Rhys Darby, Reginald D Hunter, Mama Na Obrotach, Rich Hall, Serena Terry (Mammy Banter), Al Porter, Emma Doran, Enya Martin, Danny O’Brien, John Colleary and Elena Gabrielle. The popular Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience also returns.

Sydney’s Jim Jefferies, whose belief-challenging and provocative comedy has made him hugely popular in the world of stand-up, will perform his new show, Give ‘Em What They Want, in Galway.

The 2019 Just for Laughs Festival named him Stand-Up Comedian, while his ninth stand-up special, Intolerant, appeared on Netflix last year.

Ballinrobe’s Panti Bliss comes to Galway, via Dublin, to perform If These Wigs Could Talk, which has had sold-out runs in Dublin, Belfast and London.

Audiences can expect impassioned polemics and seriously funny soul searching as she journeys from Mayo to London’s West End, in what The Sunday Times called a “hilariously vivid” show.

Jimeoin returns with Who’s Your Man?! Known for his memorable performances on Live at the Apollo and Conan O’Brien, stand-up on stage is his true forte.

Likewise with Omid Djalili who has been in Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator and Notting Hill, and who brings his new show, The Good Times Tour, to this year’s Festival.

Meanwhile, legendary Kiwi Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, Jumanji) will distil his greatest comedy moments in his new show, 25 Years.

Reginald D Hunter, a festival fixture, will bring The Man Who Could See Through Shit to this year’s event.

Pictured: Australia’s Jim Jefferies.

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