A Barrel of Laughs: Eight Of The Best Comedy Gigs Happening In Dublin In 2015

If you enjoyed the Vodafone Comedy Festival, you will be delighted to know that there are lots of comedy and stand-up shows coming to Dublin over the next few months! We’ve compiled a list of eight hilarious comedians that will be performing at various Dublin venues in 2015:
1. Kevin Bridges



Kevin has starred on many TV shows including ‘Would I lie To You?’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’. He took part in the ‘Edinburgh Fringe Festival’ in 2008 and has also appeared on ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’. Kevin brings his show ‘A Whole Different Story…’ to The Olympia Theatre 23-28 November.


What the reviews say:

“Young comedy prodigy”
The Guardian

“Thoughtful, charming and with an eye for detail, at once savage and sensitive, he is the most exciting Scottish comedian since Billy Connolly. An unalloyed joy from start to finish”                                                                                                          
“Comic timing to die for, an immensely talented, exceptional young comedian. A superstar in the making.”


Tickets for Kevin Bridges are on sale now!



2. Dara O’Briain



Dara has hosted popular TV programmes ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired!’. He has performed across the UK and Ireland and has attracted an extensive fanbase. In 2010 he was voted 16th Greatest Stand-Up Comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. Dara brings his 2015 tour, ‘Crowd Tickler’ to Vicar Street 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 September.


What the reviews say:

“This show gives us the full package – a consistently delightful trip around the extremely fertile mind of one of Ireland’s finest comic talents.”
The Guardian

“Worked the stalls like a puppet master”
Evening Standard

“One of the most dependably entertaining stand up comics in the land”
The Times


Tickets for Dara O’Briain are on sale now!
3. Dylan Moran



Dylan is an Irish comedian, writer, actor and film maker. He appeared with Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon and Tommy Tiernan in ‘The Three Fellas’. He also starred in various films including ‘Notting Hill’, ‘Shaun of The Dead’ and ‘Run Fatboy Run’. Dylan was voted 14th Greatest Stand-Up Comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. Dylan brings his tour ‘Off The Hook’ to Vicar Street 23 September – 1st October.


What the reviews say:

“A top-drawer stand-up set”
The Guardian

“Doing what he does best and his best is brilliant”
The Metropolist

“If stars mean anything, five aren’t enough. With Off The Hook Moran has claimed a place among the stand-up greats.”
Herald Scotland


Tickets for Dylan Moran are on sale now!
4. Bill Bailey



Bill is a comedian, musician and actor. He starred on eleven series of popular TV show ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and also featured in the movie ‘Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang’. He was voted 7th Greatest Stand-Up Comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007 and 2010. Bill brings his ‘Limboland’ tour to The Olympia Theatre 1-3 October.


What the reviews say:

“Pretty much unmissable.”
The Herald Sun

“Life in Limboland, consistently funny and dazzlingly quick.”
Sydney Morning Herald


Tickets for Bill Bailey are on sale now!
5. Pat Shortt



Pat is famous for his role as Tom in popular sitcom ‘Father Ted’. He also starred in TV series ‘Moone Boy’. He had a hit song, with hilarious lyrics, in Ireland called ‘The Jumbo Breakfast Roll’! Pat brings his ‘Selfie’ tour to Vicar Street 9 & 10 October.


What the reviews say:

“Pat Shortt is a master when it comes to lampooning the weird and wonderful characters of rural Ireland”
Irish Independent

“Guaranteed night full of laughs!”
Iontas Castleblayney


Tickets for Pat Shortt are on sale now!
6. Michael McIntyre



Michael has appeared on the panel of popular comedy TV shows including ‘Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night’, ‘Mock The Week’, ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’. He appeared as a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2011. In 2010 he was the youngest ever host of the ‘Royal Variety Performance’. In 2012 his TV show, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ won ‘Best Entertainment Show’ at the National Television Awards. Michael brings his ‘Happy and Glorious’ tour to 3Arena on 6 & 7 November.


What the reviews say:

“Technically superb”
The Guardian

“Observational comedy at its best”
Herald Sun


Tickets for Michael McIntyre are on sale now!
7. Jimmy Carr



Jimmy hosted Channel 4’s ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’ and ‘The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year’. He appeared as a guest on popular BBC motoring show ‘Top Gear’, where The Stig referred to him as “the worst driver we’ve ever had” and “the luckiest man alive”! He won the LAFTA Award for ‘Best Stand-up’ in 2008. Jimmy brings his ‘Funny Business’ tour to The Olympia Theatre on 11 & 12 December.


What the reviews say:

“Jimmy Carr certainly knows how to entertain an audience”
The Edge

“Carr is a very talented comedian”
The Public Reviews


Tickets for Jimmy Carr are on sale now!
8. Mrs. Brown’s Boys



Brendan O’Carroll plays the role of Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Brown’s Boys has received very high viewership on TV, with ratings of one episode beating those of RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’. In 2012 Mrs. Brown’s Boys won an IFTA for ‘Best Entertainment Programme’. Mrs. Browns’ Boys D’Movie was released in 2014 and another movie is in the works. Mrs. Brown’s Boys is coming to the 3Arena 15-19 December.


What the reviews say:

“From her foul-mouthed reactions to below-the-belt humour, Mrs Brown is a character that people can’t help but love.”
Evening Times

“Mrs Brown’s Boys tour is crass, crude and corny… but you just can’t stop yourself laughing helplessly”
Belfast Telegraph


Tickets for Mrs. Brown’s Boys are on sale now!