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Leisureland 25 Oct
Leisureland 26 Oct
Leisureland 30 Oct
Town Hall Theatre 29 Oct
Galmont Hotel, Veranda Bar 27 Oct

Dylan Moran

Tommy Tiernan

Daniel Sloss


Deirdre O'Kane

Kevin McAleer

Kevin McAleer’s ‘boring Uncle Colm’ persona in Derry Girls brought him a whole new wave of fans; many of them were surprised to learn that he’s also a living legend of Irish stand-up in his spare time, but they have been catching on fast to what the regulars have been feasting on for years- the Tyrone space cadet’s legendary command of language, timing and delivery remains razor sharp, and his timeless brand of pure balderdash is funnier than ever. In ‘Why am I Here’, McAleer asks the really big questions and spectacularly fails to provide the answers. You mightn’t be any the wiser afterwards, but you definitely won’t be bored. “Master of the deadpan delivery” - The Sunday Times “Laughter barely the safe side of hysteria” - The Irish Times


Rich Hall

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native is renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick-fire banter with audiences. This is a comedian who’s plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Shot From Cannons  Fresh on the heels of his critically acclaimed memoirs, Nailing It, Montana’s transatlantic messenger returns with new rants, knife-edge observations, thrilling musical interludes and an ever-formidable knack for laughs on the fly. You’ll pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge of it.      “Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious” - The Scotsman “Blissfully funny” - Guardian


Reginald D. Hunter

More than 20 years since moving to the UK from the US, three-time Perrier Award nominated Reginald has forged a reputation for delivering unadulterated comedy of the highest order. His TV appearances include Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You, and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, whilst he drew widespread acclaim for his two series for the BBC, Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South and Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The Border.  


Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Is it dinner? Is it theatre? It’s both, and much more! Join the Faulty Towers Dining Experience at the Galmont Hotel as part of Galway Comedy Festival.  Having played over 500 sell out shows in Ireland during the last ten years – Basil, Sybil and Manuel return with their feast of comic delights. Some familiar, some off the cuff, but all with a “Faulty” seasoning and a guarantee to keep you laughing all the way to the dessert. Basil is manic, Sybil domineering, and Manuel, of course, Manuel. Everything that can go wrong, does, in some beautifully controlled chaos.  This is organised chaos bundled into two hours of “fat-wobbling, gut-busting, face-aching laughter”. Prepare yourself to be harangued by snobbish manic Basil, condescended to by his domineering wife Sybil and served by the hopeless, language challenged waiter Manuel. All your favourite scenes are recreated here while you enjoy a fine dining experience.  


Ardal O'Hanlon

The star of Death in Paradise (BBC One), Father Ted (Channel 4) and My Hero (BBC One), Ardal O’Hanlon is one of these islands’ leading stand-up comedians and actors. He has received British Comedy Award, BAFTA and Olivier nominations, toured worldwide with his acclaimed stand-up shows - and appeared in numerous TV shows from Dr. Who (BBC One) and Skins (E4) to Live at the Apollo (BBC Two).   “Displays a proficiency of delivery which puts him well ahead of the pack. He is a complete joy to watch, planting the sort of silly images that bump around in your head forever” - The Guardian 


Bobby Davro

Comedy legend Bobby Davro is recognised as one of the UK’s most versatile and experienced comedians. He is  is a comedian, actor, impressionist and singer.  Since he got his first big break appearing on Live at Her Majesty’s in 1983, Bobby has amassed a list of credits as long as your arm – if you have a really long arm. He is a one man joke machine, you will find yourself struggling to keep up with this genuine legend.   “He’s a talented mimic… brilliant impersonations” - Chortle


Rory's Stories

An Evening with Rory's Stories Join Rory for an intimate evening of comedy and honest conversations with some well- known friends, as he brings his live show to Galway Comedy Festival.  The evening will be a culmination of everything Rory is known for; from his trademark lockdown stories with 3 kids to his arse hanging out on RTE's Hell Week and of course, conversations with special guests to both motivate and inspire those in attendance. There might even be a few sing songs - a must for any proper Irish night out! So come join Rory for a night of laughter, inspiration and joy that will leave guests on their feet cheering for more.  


Emma Doran

Emma has performed at some of the country’s best and biggest venues like 3 Arena, Vicar St and the Olympia Theatre. You’ve also seen her on the telly, honestly ( Bridget and Eamonn, Saturday Night Ray D’Arcy Show, other bits and bobs). She’s also gone more than a bit viral in recent months  with her stand up and sketches being shared all over the world. Mad, Isn’t It?  After a whirlwind few years of uber viral comedy videos, Emma Doran just sold out two nights in Dublin’s Liberty Hall in no time and now she’s bringing her show to Galway. It’s a brilliant reflection on how one minute she was an 18 year old stumbling off the Waltzers in Courtown, and now she’s hurtling through her late thirties with a 19 year old daughter and two other kids. Mad, Isn’t It is the debut solo stand-up show from Emma Doran with some of your favourite characters from her social media.   “One of the hottest young stars in Irish comedy” - Irish Independent


We would like to thank our supporters, especially Galway City Council, the local businesses who support us through our friends scheme, and our pouring partners Bulmers Light, the exclusive cider of #GCF22. Without their support this event just wouldn’t be possible.