VODAFONE COMEDY CARNIVAL IN GALWAY ANNOUNCE BRILLIANT LINE UP OF COMEDY TALENT
The Vodafone Comedy Carnival runs over 7 days from Tues Oct 25th to Mon Oct 31st and comedy fans can look forward to over sixty shows within the programme.
The line-up for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway has just been announced and the week-long event is set to keep Galway roaring with laughter. It’s time to step right up and ride this comedy carousel which is set to consume the city this October Bank Holiday weekend. The 2016 Vodafone Comedy Carnival runs as part of Vodafone’s Centre Stage programme and will see the return of the iconic Spiegeltent to Eyre Square accompanied by its brand new sister venue ‘The Red Box’.
Festival organisers searched far and wide to fill the ‘Eyre’ with laughter to bring the funniest acts on the planet to what has always been acknowledged but only recently proclaimed as Ireland’s cultural capital, Galway. From home grown ringmaster Tommy Tiernan to Edinburgh award nominee Al Porter to Manchester megastar Jason Manford and the planet’s best one-liner man, Milton Jones – this week-long funny fest will not disappoint. Check out our Top 10 Tommy Tiernan moments.
For comedy fans who like some musical accompaniment with their humour, acts like David O’Doherty, The Dan Band from The Hangover and Old School movies, The Rubberbandits Halloween hullabaloo and the hip hop improv of Abandoman will provide a musical spectacle throughout the festival in the city of the tribes.
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the hit improv comedy show ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ will be joining Stephen Frost’s Improv All Stars for the weekend and also performing what they say is ‘the longest running international improv show on planet earth’ – The Colin & Brad show. Police Academy sound effects genius Michael Winslow will splutter into town in his 80’s reg clown car. America’s Got Talent’s The Boy With Tape On His Face still hasn’t shut up about his appearance.
Ireland’s, if not the world’s, best sketch group Foil Arms and Hog, and the superb Pajama Men will be getting their sketch on during the festival along with Today FM duo Dermot and Dave who will bring their brand new live show to the west.
Add world class silliness from PJ Gallagher, Jason Byrne, Sam Simmons, Paul Currie and Lords of Strut to superb stand up from a stellar line-up of comic geniuses Aisling Bea, Sofie Hagen, Joe Lycett, Andrew Maxwell, Joe DeRosa, Tom Stade, Glenn Wool, David McSavage, along with Jonathan Pie and the celebrated Shazia Mirza performing ‘the bravest piece of comedy you will ever see’ and now you’ve got a festival worthy of an aspiring European Capital of Culture.
Festival Director Kevin Healy said ‘We’ve worked hard to deliver a top notch comedy programme with something for everyone. We would especially like to thank Galway City Council for allowing us to build our festival hub in Eyre Square and to squeeze in a new venue – The Red Box. My hope is that anyone making their first trip to Galway, be they customers or performers, get to experience some of the magic that residents and regular visitors feel so intensely. I’d also like to express my gratitude to our main sponsors Vodafone whose outstanding commitment to live comedy is remarkable and allows us to put on such a great show. Simply put, the Comedy Carnival wouldn’t exist without them.
Tickets go on sale Monday Aug 29th at 9am through www.vodafonecomedycarnival.com and via OMG, Shop Street, Galway.
For full details of The Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway line-up and programme information visit www.vodafonecomedycarnival.com