Irish Festival Guide – Vodafone Comedy Festival

Vodafone Comedy

Vodafone Comedy Festival Line Up Announcement

The Vodafone Comedy Festival returns for its tenth year with an impressive line up of home grown talent as well as popular acts from the American and English comedy circuits. The diverse selection will be sure to leave comedy fans spoiled for choice.

Some of the big American names include Bill Burr (Breaking Bad, F is for Family), Joe DeRosa (Better Call Saul) and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live). Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfield of CollegeHumor will be bringing their comedy advice podcast “If I Were You” to Dublin for a live recording. Dan Soder, Rory Scovel, Annie Lederman, Ian Edwards, Chris Gethard and Jay Larson will also be crossing the pond to perform for us. Brothers Aidan and Des Bishop, familiar to Irish audiences and considered two of our own, will also appear at the festival. Other visitors include the Canadian Stewart Francis, the French Marcel Lucont and Danish Sophie Hagan. Milton Jones, Sara Pascoe and Adam Buxton will perform a David Bowie themed show.

Familiar Irish names such as David O’ Doherty, Deirdre O’Kane, Meave Higgins, Jason Bryne, PJ Gallagher and Neil Delamare appear on the line up. Newer acts like the just risen comedy star, Al Porter, sketch group, Foil, Arms & Hog and Andrea Farrell will play alongside the more established acts.

Vodafone have prepared a festival sure to feed our seemingly ever growing appetite for stand up comedy, successfully promoting Irish talent as well as introducing us to some international acts. It will take place in the Iveagh Gardens from Thursday, the 28th of July to Sunday, the 31st and a full programme is now available on the Vodafone Comedy Festival website.

Festival Guide –


Cork Midsummer – June 7th-19th, 21st, 24th-26th

Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas – June 10th-12th- Borris House, Carlow – Martin Amis, Chrissie Hynde, Kate Tempest, Michael Chabon, Joseph O’Neill, Lenny Abrahamson, Stephen Frears, Simon Callow, Martin Hayes…

Carlow Arts Festival – June 10th-19th

Bloomsday – June 15th-19th- Dublin

Dublin Pride – June 15th-25th

Body and Soul – 17th – 19th June  – The Gloaming , Santigold, St Germain, Hudson Mohawke, Floating Points (live), Mercury Rev, Neon Indian, BadBadNotGood, Wolf Parade, Sun Kil Moon, Santigold, St. Germain, Mercury Rev, Sun Kil Moon, Wolf Parade

Hay Festival Kells – June 19th-26th – Kells, Meath

Sea Sessions – 24th – 26th June – Bundoran in Donegal – Primal Scream, Tinie Tempah, Ham Sandwich, Bad Manners, Pleasure Beach, Raglans…

Interlude – RHA Gallery & Ely Place – 24 – 26 June 2016 – Lisa Hannigan, Dimitri from Paris, The Sugarhill Gang, Crazy P Soundsystem, Booka Brass Band, Alison Limerick, Billy Scurry, Donal Dineen, David Kitt, exmagician, Ships, Sample Answer

Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Sun 26/06/16 – Sigur Ros with support James Vincent McMorrow
Tue 28/06/16 – Disclosure with support Vince Staples
Thu 30/06/16 – Stereophonics, The Vaccines


Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Sat 2/07/16 – Faithless, Le Galaxie

Dublin City Block Party – Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd July – Dusky, Matthew Herbert, Todd Terje (Full Band), Kelis

Groove – Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd July – Killruddery House, Bray, Co Wicklow – The Academic,  The 4 of Us, Ocean Colour Scene, The Blades, Aslan and Jupe…

Castlepalooza – Fri 1st – Sun 3rd July – Charleville Castle, Tullamore – Caribou, Jurassic 5, Villagers, Cat Power, Romare, Tiger & Woods and many more…

Live at Iveagh Gardens – Through July
Jul 8 Fri – Bell X1
Jul 9 Sat – John Grant
Jul 10 Sun Wilco
Jul 14 Thu – Pixies
Jul 16 Sat – Elvis Costello & the Imposters
Jul 22 Fri – Richard Hawley
Jul 23 Sat – Little Green Cars

Laya City Spectacular – July 8th-10th and 16th-17th – Merrion Square, Dublin, before moving to Fitzgerald Park in Cork

Galway Arts Festival – July 11th – 24th – Suede, Arlington (Enda Walsh), Waiting For Godot (Druid), Hughie O’Donoghue

Longitude – Fri 15th – Sun 17th July – Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, The National, Róisín Murphy, Father John Misty, Jamie xx, Tyler the Creator, Action Bronson, Courtney Barnett, CHVRCHES, Mo, ASAP Ferg and more! ‪

Happy Days – July 21st-August 1st – Enniskillen lakelands – Samuel Beckett

Knockanstockan – July 22nd-24th – Blessington Lakes –

Vodafone Comedy Festival – July 28th – 31st – Bill Burr (Breaking Bad, F is for Family), Joe DeRosa (Better Call Saul), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live). Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfield…

Indie Pendence – 29th – 31st July – Deer Farm, Cork – Editors, Bell X1, The Kooks, Ash, The Strypes, Hudson Taylor, The Blizzards, Idlewild…

the Beatyard – 30-31 July – Dun Laoghaire Harbour – George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Snarky Puppy, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Roy Ayers, Lee Scratch Perry, Tensnake


Kilkenny Arts Festival – August 5th-14th


Electric Picnic – Fri 2nd – Sun 4th Sept – LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey, New Order, HAIM, Super Furry Animals, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Wolf Alice, Animal Collective, Wild Beasts, Broken Social Scene, Phosphorescent, Ezra Furman, Girls Names – Sold Out

Tiger Dublin Fringe – September 5th-18th

Culture Night – September 16th

Dublin Theatre Festival – September 29th-October 16th- Don Giovanni


Bram Stoker – October 28th-31st

Cork Guinness Jazz Festival – Oct 28th-31st


Other Voices – Dec 2nd-4th

NYF Dublin – Dec 30th-January 1st





Bray Jazz Festival

The Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival


Bealtaine – All through May

Dublin Dance Festival

International Literature Festival,




Listowel Writers’ Week

Down With Jazz 


Forbidden Fruit 2017


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