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4 events for... live comedy fans (or anyone wanting to cheer up their January)

Whether you’re into sketch or stand-up, we’ve got you covered.

WAITING FOR JANUARY to end? Feel like you’re in need of a decent belly laugh? Why not sample the wares of some of Ireland’s leading comedians over the next week?

Workman’s Comedy Club


When: January 21st

Where: The Workman’s Club, Wellington Quay

It might be relatively new to the block, but Workman’s Comedy Club has quickly announced itself as the city’s go-to spot for a dose of alternative comedy. The night is hosted and curated by comedians Ruth Hunter and Conor O’Toole, and takes place on the third Sunday of every month.

Over the last year, they have brought together some of the best up-and-coming acts from Ireland and overseas. This Sunday sees award-winning Irish comedian Julie Jay headline the show with support from British comedian Helen Bauer and Belfast’s Ronan Linskey.

Comedy Crunch

When: Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 8.15pm

Where: The Stag’s Head

Fancy some free comedy in Dublin city centre? Look no further than Comedy Crunch. The night has been on the go for nearly a decade, having started in Doyle’s before moving on to Shebeen Chic. It has since set up shop in The Stag’s Head and established itself as one of the capital’s leading comedy nights.

It takes place every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and audience members are treated to sets from leading Irish and international comedians. Did we mention there’s free ice cream?

Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club

When: January 25th

Where: The Dew Drop Inn, Galway

Every Thursday, The Dew Drop Inn plays host to Ireland’s cosiest comedy club. For just €5, audiences are treated to stand-up from local comedians and free pizza. Plus they get to say they were in Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club. Win win, eh?

Foil Arms and Hog

When: From January 25th for 10 nights (see website for details)

Where: Vicar Street

Over the past few years, Foil Arms and Hog have become a force to be reckoned with. The trio have been making sketches and gigging at a prolific level. This spring, they bring their show OinK on tour around the country and will perform for a whopping ten nights in Vicar Street. Expect high-octane silliness.

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