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FESTIVAL: Halloween Comedy in Portlaoise

The Halloween Howls Festival at Kavanaghs Bar and Venue in Portlaoise runs from the 27th  to 31st October and features a brilliant comedy line up.

Stars of the Big Screen, Televison and Radio bring their Comedy Razzmatazz to Portlaoise with one of the Countrys favourite Comedy Venues about to be overrun with Irish and International Comedy Gold!

The event kicks off with the biggest new name in Irish Comedy, the one and only Al Porter on Thursday night, followed by Ch4 regular and Irish Comedy Legend David O’Doherty! Later Friday night Neil Delamere is popping in as Guest MC for one of the festival favourites – Mr Andrew Maxwell and his brand new show, fresh from the Edinburgh Festival – ‘Yo Contraire’.

Then we’re onto Saturday! The early show on Saturday sees Colin Murphy headline with able support from the man behind ‘Irish Mammies’, the wonderful Colm O’Regan! We’ve got a Saturday night special with ‘the Man with 10,000 Voices’, the superstar from the comedy classic ‘Police Academy’, the one and only Michael Winslow takes to the stage for what should be one of the shows of the year!

And on Bank Holiday Sunday, local Comedy Legend, Bernard O’Shea comes in as Guest MC for the early show with a double headliner featuring Gearoid Farrelly and comedian Kevin Gildea

Finally on Sunday night, Tom Stade – star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyres Comedy Roadshow and The John Bishop Show returns to Kavanaghs Comedy Club!

There is also a full line up of Music in the Courtyard in Kavanaghs all weekend. Bank Holiday Monday features  a party of all parties in the Courtyard with Transmitter closing out the weekend’s festivities with a fancy dress Hallowe’en Spectacular from 7pm!

What more do ya want?



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