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The Laughter Lounge plays host to all the top Irish and International comedians. Acts who have performed at the venue include Jimmy Carr, Des Bishop, Matt Kirshen, Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Jo Brand, Paul Merton…… the list goes on!

     

Some of the Hottest Comedy Talent around.....

     
Colm McDonnell  

Colm McDonnell:

This hilarious comic hobbit from Dundalk has been bouncing around the Irish comedy circuit for the past few years. He has performed regularly in top comedy clubs and venues throughout Ireland and the U.K, and has been firmly established as one of the best in the business! His set is energetic, full of fun and bursting with enthusiasm!
A bright and illustrious career in comedy awaits him.

     

Eric Lalor:

Eric LalorEric toured as Des Bishop's support during his record breaking Fitting In Tour 2005/2006. Winner of Best newcomer Award 2005 in Comedy Cellar and Capital Comedy Club. Invited to the very first Galway Comedy Festival April 06. Appeared at the Smithwicks Cat Laughs festival in Kilkenny, June'06. His vibrant, super energised stage presence connects with the audience and his material mesmerises until the end. We’ve never seen a crowd react so emphatically to one of our acts. Where else you’re likely to see Eric. Tesco Ballymun or ‘Joy in the Hood’ RTE.

"Excellent, belly achingly funny, fast moving." - Kilkenny People

     

Jarlath Regan

 

Jarlath Regan:

Jarlath Regan has hosted and performed at corporate events for some of Ireland's top companies including Arthur Cox Solicitors, Shell and BMW Ireland. His brand of clean, good-natured observational comedy has seen him become one of the most popular headline acts in comedy clubs throughout Ireland; earn invitations to the Montreal, Edinburgh and Kilkenny Comedy Festivals; and support Neil Delemare, Ardal O'Hanlon, Des Bishop and Jason Byrne on their Irish tours.  The Irish Times calls him a "comedy genius"; Hot Press says, "he is the best young talent in Dublin.... brilliant, definitely one to watch."  A finalist in the BBC and Channel 4 new comedy awards, Jarlath will make his Irish television debut this summer with his very own TV show on TV3.  Catch him while you can.

     

John Lynn:

John LynnA few years ago John Lynn visited the Comedy Cellar in Dublin and thought ‘I could do that’. This isn’t unusual. A lot of people think that. Most of them can’t. John could. That’s why he’s fast becoming one of the most sought after acts in the country.
John’s easy going laid back delivery makes him an instant hit with audiences. Within months of starting stand up John appeared on TV screens in RTE’s ‘Liffey Laugh’s’ a remarkable feat for a newcomer almost unheard of in stand up circles. Last year John appeared on the BBC’s ‘One Night Stand’.
John has spent the last year constantly performing. He completed his first full Edinburgh festival run in 2006. He is the first choice as an opening act for Naked Camera’s PJ Gallagher and has just completed an Irish tour.

“A Gem like performance”. The Sunday Independent
“A very amusing and cynical observer”. The Irish Times
“Hilarious”. The View

     
Ian Coppinger:  

Ian Coppinger:

One of Irelands busiest comedians, Ian has performed to packed houses on four continents, including yearly appearances at the Kilkenny "Cat Laughs" comedy festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Adelaide Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Having toured in Ireland, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe, Ian is now not only a favourite at the comedy stores, but also a regular on the world comedy circuit.
Ian has since accepted invitations to improvise with Whose Line Is It Anyway, The Comedy Store Players and Theatresports. TV credits include The Late Late Show (RTE), The Lounge (RTE), writer and performer on RTE's six-part cult hit Couched, The Empire Laughs Back (BBC) and The Stand Up Show (BBC) both as a performer and a writer for Father Ted's Ardal O'Hanlon (whom Ian supported during his UK tour 2001).

"a very funny man...the next irish comedian to make it on the international circuit " - Rich Hall

     

Our Regular MC’S & Comperes

     

Andrew Stanley:

Andrew StanleyHaving performed worldwide at the Montreal, Adelaide, Melbourne and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals and becoming a regular fixture on the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Calendar, Andrew Stanley is one of the top comics working the Irish Circuit today.
In the past 2 years Andrew has travelled to the Adelaide Fringe Festival twice, made his debut at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and was invited to the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. He also travelled to the Edinburgh Fringe where he teamed up with Australian comic Damian Clark in a show entitled 'I Dare Ya' (Great late night fun - Independent On Sunday) which was then turned into a highly successful TV show on RTE2.

“a hugely energetic performance, literally bouncing around the stage and infusing the room with an infectious passion” – chortle.co.uk

     
Keith Farnan  

Keith Farnan:

With performances at the Boston International Comedy Festival, the “Best of the Irish” shows at the Edinburgh Festival and solo shows in Norway and Denmark, Keith Farnan has been bringing his charming and intelligent brand of comedy to an increasingly wider audience.With regular appearances at the Laughter Lounge in Dublin as well as the Comedy Store in London, and performances at Festivals including the Cat Laughs and the British(and Irish) Invasion Comedy Tour New York, he has developed an international reputation as a Stand-up .

“An absolute natural..” - Chortle
 
“Possessed, of energy, focus, and talent” - Hot Press

     

Steve Cummins

Steve CumminsSteve Cummins has been a comedian for five years and has been full time since January 2004. He has performed in every major venue throughout Ireland and has performed at the Edinburgh festival. He is a regular contributor to Hot Press magazine and other publications. Prior to turning professional, Steve spent the previous fifteen years working with the homeless, juvenile offenders and adolescent gang members from the Projects in Chicago.
Steve was the resident comedian for 98fm, Dublins most popular radio station each Tuesday for the last two years and now contributes as a comedian and commentator for Newstalk 106 fm. He has also contributed to Spin 103.8 fm and is a regular contributer on The Last Word on Today FM. Steve has performed comedy on the BBC and is a panelist on RTEs Big Bite and also does warm up for Channel 4 and the BBC.
Steve is one of Ireland's foremost comperes and is not to be missed!

     

International Acts

     
Stewart Francis  

Stewart Francis: (Canadian)

An internationally acclaimed comedian, accomplished actor and writer, Stewart Francis is one multi-talented performer. As a stand up Stewart has headlined all over North America and Great Britain and performed in numerous venues worldwide including Hong Kong, South Africa and throughout Europe.
In addition to acting and stand up Stewart has also written for the tonight show with Jay Leno.

“A brilliant comic brain….this stand-up cracks some of the best one-liners I’ve ever heard” – William Cook / The Guardian

“The highlight of the evening was Stewart Francis from Canada. He had the audience in stitches, just waiting in anticipation for his next one-liner” – Ryan Fortune / Cape Times

     

Damien Clark: (Australian)

Damien_clarkDamian Clark is one of the most exciting comics to emerge from Australia in recent years. His enthusiastic and consistently energetic storytelling has captivated people all across Australia and is now based in Dublin while he treks across the UK and European circuit. After several tours around Oz and national TV stand-up appearances where he was labelled ‘the future of Australian comedy’ (The Comedy Channel), Damian moved to Dublin in search for more laughs and a ‘proper pint of Guinness’.

In doing so, Damian was voted ‘The Number 1 event to see’ & ‘cream of the crop’ (InDublin Magazine) within only months of moving to Ireland. Notably his ability to target everyday observations culturally as a source of humour immediately builds a great rapport with every audience.

‘there is barely a bad word to say about Clark: distinctive and possessing a comic talent beyond his years, both biological and mental’ – chortle.co.uk

     
Sarah Millican  

Sarah Millican: (British)

While relatively new to the circuit, Sarah has established herself as a crowd pleasing act with well written material and a gentle delivery style which disguises her cutting observations on life, love and moving back in with your parents.
A regular at the Funny Bones Comedy Clubs, Stand Up Live and various gigs around the North East, Sarah is a prolific writer. Armed with her wit, an abundance of smelly gel pens and a specially bought travel sponge, Sarah is about to venture beyond where her metro pass takes her and tell the country about her curtains. No, really.

“One of the best new acts I’ve seen in quite some time” – John Scott , Stand Up Live

“She had the audience roaring in recognition”” – BBC Tees

     

 


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