If you are looking for live comedy in Galway then the Róisín Dubh is the place to go.
Here is a look at what the popular Galway comedy club has lined up for 2019 so far.
Joe Rooney (Fr Damo ) and Pat McDonnell ( Eoin McLove ) Stand Up Comedy From the Stars Of Fr Ted (January 25, 26)
A cracking night of stand-up comedy and musical comedy with two of Father Ted’s most memorable characters. Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) are renowned stand-up comedians armed with a unique take on Irish society. Expect improvised audience interaction, side-splitting laughs and laugh-out-loud musical comedy.
“If they don’t get their own TV show at the end of the run, there is something very wrong with the world” The Scotsman
Bernard Casey (February 8 )
Bernard Casey is one of Ireland’s top online stars. With over 45,00 subscribers and after his smashing debut performance at the Electric Picnic, Bernard took the internet by storm with his viral videos the Polish/Irish Accent, the French Oral, the Irish Listening Test and his hugely popular character the Local Gossip. Bernard’s live show brings you on a journey through language, accents, stories and traditions. Whilst supporting Tommy Tiernan, Apres Match and Jason Byrne, Bernard won the prestigious Toilet Duck Award 2016.
‘A wonderfully well crafted performer with a great old school style of storytelling’ – Tommy Tiernan
Danny O’Brien (February 10 )
With complete sell-out solo shows from 2015-2017 in Whelans and fresh from several sell-out festival shows- including a month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, O’ Brien returns for one night only this November before embarking on a huge International tour in 2019. Don’t miss this lock in!
Jason Byrne (March 9 );
A brand new show from ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ The Times.
The star of ‘Irelands Got Talent’, Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned. Don’t miss the chance to become part of this unique comedy experience but don’t forget to bring spare pants.
The 2 Johnnies (March 15, Black Box Theatre );
Fresh off the back of 2 sells out nights of their live podcast show in Dublin, their Xmas show in Whelan’s sold out to full capacity in 24 hours and now the boys set off on the high roads and highways of Ireland for their first-ever-nationwide tour.
Bernard O’Shea & Karl Spain (April 13 )
Stand Up from Bernard O’Shea & Karl Spain in Fat Chancers
Comedians Karl Spain and Bernard O’Shea have decided to drop a few pounds together and go on tour.
The two comedians will be performing stand-up around Ireland in 2017 and 2018.
Karl says: “Don’t expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny”.
Tom Stade (May 5 )
Following last year’s smash-hit UK & IRE tour, Canadian comedy legend Tom Stade is back with a new show. Welcome back to ‘I SWEAR TO…’ as an hour just wasn’t long enough…
Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, join Tom as he continues to figure out exactly where he fits into this emerging new world of feelings and FaceTime. Just when did he, and all his stuff become vintage? And why didn’t he see it coming?
Grammy winner Patton Oswalt (June 7, Leisureland )
Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favourite TV shows (including Parks and Recreation, for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertains audiences.
This past October, Oswalt released his special Annihilation on Netflix to critical acclaim as he addressed his own devastating loss and dealing with the unexplainable, while making it all painfully funny. Last year, he won the Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special” for his sixth comedy special Talking for Clapping (Netflix).
James Acaster (November 6 );
James Acaster – a comedy genius at the peak of his powers” ***** The Guardian
One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn’t very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along.