Iveagh Gardens - Dublin / 27th - 30th July 2017
Vodafone Ireland and Aiken Productions have announced the line-up of the Vodafone Comedy Festival 2017 and this year’s festival is set to be the biggest one yet with over one hundred acclaimed acts from Ireland and around the world set to grace the stage in Dublin’s stunning Iveagh Gardens this July. The festival takes place in 5 fully seated indoor venues.
As always, the line-up is a mixture of big-name heavy hitters like Dara O’Briain and Tommy Tiernan, acclaimed stand-ups from around the world such as Adam Hills, Aparna Nancharla and Tim Key and the new wave of rising stars and future headliners such as Alison Spittle, Chris Redd and James Veitch.
The Vodafone Comedy Festival has had a strong connection with the US comedy scene bringing over essential names such as Louis C.K., Reggie Watts, Maria Bamford and Bill Burr over our first 10 years. This year the festival focuses heavily on this US connection & welcomes its largest contingent of American comedians yet with 24 amazing acts flying in for the weekend.
One of the biggest hits of last year, Rory Scovel, Tries Stand-Up Comedy For the First Time. T.J Miller makes his Dublin debut, not only with his solo stand-up set but also bringing his acclaimed sketch troupe Heavyweight. Kyle Kinane is a VCF favourite. Nate Bargatze, Aparna Nancharla and Jay Larson all return this year.
This year will also see debuts from some of America’s most acclaimed acts. Colin Quinn, Michael Ian Black, Carmen Lynch, Jackie Kashian, Anna Drezen, Emily Heller, Chris DiStefano, Sam Morril, Liz Miele and Ryan O’Flanagan. Rachel Feinstein & Mark Normand return to these shores having blown audiences away supporting Louis C.K. & Amy Schumer
From elsewhere around the world, the festival will see visits from acclaimed Australian stand-up and The Last Leg presenter Adam Hills, South-African star Loyiso Gola, the eagerly-awaited return of the brilliant Stephen K. Amos and the genius that is poet, stand-up and one-time Alan Partridge side-kick, Tim Key.
The Irish comedy line-up that we are always immensely proud of. On one hand, we have the household names, Tommy Tiernan, Dara O’Briain, Al Porter, David O’Doherty, Katherine Lynch, PJ Gallagher, Maeve Higgins, Jason Byrne, Neil Delamare, Deirdre O’Kane, Barry Murphy and Foil, Arms & Hog amongst others. On the other, we have a plethora of rising stars, Alison Spittle, Aoife Dooley, Joanne McNally, Catherine Bohart, Davey Reilly, Martin Angolo, Enya Martin, Danny O’Brien, Sahir Ali, Julie Jay, Hannah Mamalis and Shane Clifford, to name just a drop in the ocean.
The wonderfully bizarre Horsebox Theatre will be there again this year in all its Victorian splendor and the legendary Turning Pirate folks will be entertaining us all weekend with their kaleidoscopic troupe of musicians and street entertainers. The Laughter Lab will once again be a hub of some of the many highlights of the festival and it will host ten amazing, fun-packed and unique free shows across the 4-day comedy extravaganza - we will have tickets to give away for these shows so stay tuned.
With 20,000 people expected to attend over the duration of the festival. Tickets are sold on a show-by-show basis and the festival is a strictly over 18s event.
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