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Comedy Central Killarney, Sept 16 & 17 2011

August 12, 2011

A brand new comedy festival for Kerry!
featuring the comic stylings of
Ardal O’Hanlon, Dom Irrera, Neil Delamere, The Nualas, PJ Gallagher and many more!

The INEC make no apologies for the mass laughing hysteria which will consume the town on September 16th and 17th, when eighteen top Irish and international comedians descend on Killarney for a weekend of japes, jests, one-liners and wisecracks. The inaugural Comedy Central Killarney will take place in the INEC over two days in mid September and will feature a bevy of quipsters including Ardal O’Hanlon, Dom Irrera, Neil Delamere, PJ Gallagher, Andrew Maxwell, Dead Cat Bounce, Maeve Higgins, Aidan Bishop and many more.
Comedy Central Killarney will take place over two stages – The INEC Mainstage and the Today FM Acoustic Stage – on Friday September 16th and Saturday September 17th. Tickets for The INEC Mainstage are priced at a laughable €27.65 for a one day ticket and a jocular €45.00 for a two day ticket. Shows start at 7.30pm. Tickets for the Today FM Acoustic Club are priced at €17.15 for a one day ticket and €30.00 for a two day ticket. Shows commence at 10.00pm. Ireland’s best value comedy tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide or you can nab your seats at

For further information on Comedy Central Killarney, please contact
Sorcha O’Flanagan at Comedy@EA on 0860217556 /

INEC Mainstage Day Tickets €27.65 and INEC Mainstage Weekend Ticket €45.00
Today FM Acoustic Club Day Tickets €17.15 and Today FM Acoustic Club Weekend Ticket €30.00
Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide or book at

The Gleneagles Hotel and Apartments, will be offering fantastic room rates at just €99 per room per night including breakfast! Or enjoy some VIP comfort in the four star Brehon Hotel at only €85 per person per night sharing including breakfast located only 100 metres from the INEC!

New York native Aidan Bishop has built up one of Dublin’s most successful Comedy Clubs, The International Comedy Club, along with his brother Des Bishop. Aidan will be performing part of his critically acclaimed Edinburgh show at Comedy Central Killarney.- “A bright future ahead”

King Of Comedy Winner and regular guest on RTE’s The Panel, Andrew Maxwell has won and been nominated for several other awards including a Time Out Live Award, Loaded Magazine best stand-up, If.comeddie Award and Chortle Award for best contribution to the live comedy circuit. An intrepid social commentator, Andrew is renowned for his unique blend of comedy and socio-political observations. “One of the most significant comedians working in the country today”- The Independent

Multi-award winning comedian and actor, Ardal O’Hanlon, is one of the most acclaimed artists in the comedy industry. A spellbinding fusion of off-beat stories and confident polished material combine to make Ardal O’Hanlon’s stand-up act a hilarious journey touched with life enhancing observations and unexpected twists. “He is a complete joy to watch, planting the sort of silly images that bump around in your head forever” The Guardian

Hailing from the small Co. Cork village of Dripsey, Colm O’Regan has stood up and made people laugh all over the world.His comedy festival appearances include the prestigious invite only Montreal Just For Laughs, the Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Electric Picnic and many, many more. He has played all over Ireland and the UK and even as far away as Tokyo and Osaka.Colm has worked with some of the top acts in Irish and international comedy today – Michael McIntyre, Carl Barron, Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, Neil Delamere to name but a few. “An effortless talent” The List

Colin Murphy has played sell out shows throughout Ireland and at the biggest and best comedy festivals around the world. He has been an almost permanent fixture on Irish television for the last decade. From a long list of credits his highlights have included the five years he was the writer and presenter of, the highly regarded and critically acclaimed, Blizzard of Odd followed by a six year stint on the hugely successful The Panel for RTE. The Belfast comedian even sent the Perrier judges away chuckling. A natural performer, superb mimic and proof that straight stand-up is still hard to beat. DAILY EXPRESS (Fringe Top Ten)

Is the stage name of David O’Doherty: comedian, writer and 1990 East Leinster under 14s triple jump bronze medallist. David is 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, 2010 Hot Press Irish Comedian of the Year, founder member of Destiny’s Child, star of 2Fast 2Furious, and until recently always mispronounced the word ‘hyperbole’ “A triumph” The Montreal Gazette

Part rock band, part international comedy sensation, part four guys who spend an uncomfortable amount of time together, Dead Cat Bounce return to the INEC to rock your knickers off. Winners of the Time Out People’s Choice Award at the Sydney Comedy Festival 2011 “One of the funniest damn acts on the planet” ★★★★★ Time Out, Sydney

When Dom Irrera takes the stage, he does not simply get on it, he owns it!Dom projects a singular charisma that firmly engages audiences from the opening moment and doesn’t let go until the end of the performance, and beyond. Trying to analyze what makes a comedian special is typically a fool’s errand, but we’ll give it a go: With Dom, it seems to be a blend of regular-guy presence and relaxed, effortless delivery-and, of course, what he’s delivering is top-notch material, laced with an array of colorful characters and voices. Terrific delivery…in-your-face attitude, but kind of a Teddy Bear at the same time…great pacing: never a lag…awesome Italian-American accent really adds to the overall impact…and great material-IMDB

Eleanor Tiernan has been quietly going about her comedy business for a few years now. An original, honest and exciting comedian, her festival credits include Montreal, Hobart, Edinburgh and all the major Irish festivals. TV credits include The Panel, The Savage Eye, Stand and Deliver and Maeve Higgins’ ‘Fancy Vittles’.- “Tiernan doesn’t do gimmicks, or props, or kitsch, or heckling, or topical trash-talk. She is, simply and undeniably, just Eleanor Tiernan.”

Fred Cooke has rapidly become one of Ireland’s most unique stand-ups. He shot into the limelight for his critically acclaimed role as Fergus in the recent series of award-winning Spar ads. Having narrowly missed out on Oscar nomination for his performance, Fred is one to watch. may be a figment of Fred’s imagination. “I love Fred, I think he has the real spirit of a clown in him.”- Tommy Tiernan

Gearoid Farrellyis an ever-rising star on the Irish stand-up circuit offering thought-provoking stories that never fail to have killer endings. A finalist in Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition in Edinburgh and winner of the Bulmers Nuthin Butt Funny Newcomer competition, his long list of TV credits include Stand and Deliver, Maeve Higgins’ Fancy Vittles, The Savage Eye and The Panel. “Intelligent, reflective comedy” The Irish Times

Star of IFTA nominated ‘The Savage Eye’, John also writes & performs on Today FM’s drive-time comedy slot ‘Last Orders’ and was half of the hilarious duo TJ & TJ along with Bernard O’Shea. Colleary’s other TV credits include Stand And Deliver & Naked Camera. “John Colleary delivered what can only be described as a flawless set” GO Belfast

A few years ago John Lynn visited the Comedy Cellar in Dublin and thought ‘I could do that’. This isn’t unusual. A lot of people think that. Most of them can’t. John could. That’s why he’s fast becoming one of the most sought after acts in the country. John’s easy going laid back delivery makes him an instant hit with audiences “A charming rogue who enters some very dark territory & is unashamedly funny.” The Irish Daily Mail

Karl Spain won the RTE Award for best new act in 2000. He featured in RTE’s Karl Spain Wants a Woman, appeared as a master of kung-fu on the fifth series of Killinaskully and in 2009 he had yet another TV show on RTÉ 2, “Karl Spain wants to Rock 2”. He regularly does corporate gigs and spends all his money on sweets and comics.- “Achingly funny.” The Sunday Times

Maeve Higgins is a firebrand. Well, more like a sparkler. She is controversial and doesn’t care who gets hurt. Except that she does really. She never fails to fill a room with laughter with her risque and highly intelligent act. She worked on all three series of Naked Camera and has made her own RTÉ series, Fancy Vittles, with her sister Lilly “Higgins is rarer than a blessing of unicorns… she is original and relatively calm, her observations are pithy, her wit delicate, her persona oddly alluring and deftly honest.” The Irish Times

Neil Delamererecently recorded his hilarious new DVD at Vicar St which will be released this Autumn. He is without doubt one of the top headlining acts working on the Irish comedy scene today. He is well-known to audiences for his appearances on RTÉ’s The Panel, BBC’s The Blame Game, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show and C4’s Stand Up for the Week and for his platinum-selling DVDs “No TV camera could accurately measure the lightning speed of Delamere’s wit.” The Irish Times

PJ Gallagher has become one of Ireland’s best-loved comedians and has been an almost permanent fixture on Irish television since Naked Camera arrived to RTE. Do not miss this visceral, raw and infectiously funny comedian at the height of his game. – “Inspired… extremely funny” The Sunday Times

3 divorces, 6 children and 200 botox injections later they are back! A bit like your favourite brand of washing powder The Nualas are new, improved yet somehow exactly the same! Expect all the old, very old favourites. Find out what Nuala, Nuala and Nuala have been up to! Expect gob-smacking glamour, exquisite harmonies, endless hilarity and sequined Spanx! “I’m knocked out by the vocal prowess that drives their whimsical musical creations. The Irish trio inspire instant adoration.” The Herald (Scotland)

Willie rose to prominence on Des Bishop’s ‘Joy In Da Hood’ and has since taken the comedy scene by storm with his material focusing on his experiences growing up in Ballymun. Willa currently hosts a regular comedy night at the Axis in Ballymun and has also featured in numerous comedy events around the country, as his career goes from strength to strength “Good gags that go beyond the expected” Chortle


Upcoming Gigs



  • Colin Murphy [comedian]
  • Karl Spain [comedian]
  • Kevin McGahern [comedian]
  • Julie Jay (Comedy)
  • Bernard O'Shea [comedian]
  • Peter McGann and Liam Nugent (Comedian)
  • Aidan Greene (comedian)
  • Eleanor Tiernan [comedian]
  • Eric Lalor [comedian]
  • David O'Doherty [comedian]
  • Fred Cooke [comedian]
  • Colm O'Regan [comedian]
  • Andrew Ryan [comedian]
  • Shane Clifford (Comedy)
  • Frankie Boyle (Comedy)
  • Neil Delamere [comedian]
  • John Lynn [comedian]
  • Chris Kent [comedian]
  • Dara Ó Briain [comedian]
  • Aidan Bishop [comedian]
  • Joanne McNally [comedian]
  • Stephen Mullan [comedy]
  • Justine Stafford (Comedian)
  • Gearóid Farrelly [comedian]
  • PJ Gallagher [comedian]
  • Adam Hills [comedian]
  • Des Bishop [comedian]

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