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Get Your Laughing Gear Round National Sausage Day

Hafner’s Sausages, the brand of choice for Northern Ireland’s discerning sausage fans, is gearing up for its biggest ever National Sausage Day celebration on April 30th. Stephen O’Carroll, Head of Sales and Marketing, Hafners, said: “This day is all about celebrating the humble sausage. We love them in Belfast baps, slathered in brown sauce between […]

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Comedian Jake O’Kane To Finish Northern Ireland Tour In Belfast

Renowned comedian Jake O’Kane is set to conclude his latest Northern Ireland tour in Belfast, promising a spectacular show filled with humour, satire, and no shortage of sharp wit. Known for his annual multimedia roundup of the year’s events, O’Kane’s show is a much-anticipated event in the local comedy calendar, drawing audiences from across the

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Comedy Hit Give My Head Peace Announces New Northern Ireland Tour

Northern Ireland’s beloved comedy troupe, the Give My Head Peace gang, is set to return with a brand-new show, promising a riot of laughter and sharp satire. The ensemble, comprising iconic characters like Da, Cal, Ma, Billy the Peeler, Dympna, Pastor Begbie, and Sandy the Kneebreaker’s Barman, is renowned for their unique comedic take on

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World Menopause Day Celebration: Anne Gildea’s Comedy Tour Sheds Light On The Uncharted Territory Of Menopause

Acclaimed comedian and writer Anne Gildea, is making waves across Ireland and beyond with her hit, sell-out show, How to Get The Menopause and Enjoy It. As World Menopause Day approaches on October 18, Anne continues her mission to shed light on this universal yet often misunderstood phase of life with her unique blend of

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Late Night Laughs Coming Back To UTV With A New Series Of Secrets Of The Comedy Circuit

UTV’s series showcasing the vibrant Northern Ireland comedy scene is making a welcome return after a successful pilot series last year. Secrets of the Comedy Circuit is filmed in front of a live audience in the Belfast Empire Music Hall during their Empire Laughs Back Comedy Club nights, and this series brings the audience eight

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Reimagined Fairy Tales: As Read By Comedian Ellie Taylor

Classic fairy tales have been reimagined to see Goldilocks finally get her comeuppance, Jack show up at the front door of the Giant’s high-rise apartment, and Rapunzel get rescued by a plumber. A sketch sees comedian Ellie Taylor read passages from Goldilocks and the Three Bears in a humorous and modern take on the classic

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Kilimanjaro Live presents David Cross: Worst Daddy In The World

Rejoice! The undisputed Princess of American Comedy, David Cross returns to our shores this Autumn with a brand-new set of delicious, yet spicy, stand-up comedy. Whether it’s blathering on about Hipster Parents, The Immaculate Conception, or just what a singular piece of sh*t he is, David will make us all laugh with his new show,

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Finalists Announced For 2023 RTS NI Television Awards

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to reveal the 37 nominees shortlisted for this year’s prestigious RTS NI Programme Awards, sponsored by Ka-Boom. The winners will be announced at the 8th RTS NI Awards Ceremony which takes place on Thursday 1 June at City Hall Belfast. Fiona Campbell, Chair of RTS NI

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Ulster Hall To Welcome Comedian David Cross This September

Emmy award winner David Cross brings his new tour, Worst Daddy In The World, to the Ulster Hall on September 12.  It follows on from his previous comedy special, David Cross: I’m From The Future, which premiered last year as an international livestream event on his website.  The comedian is perhaps most acclaimed for his

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Cult Comedy The Big Lebowski Set To Play At Bangor Courthouse This Month

Cult Comedy Phenomenon,The Big Lebowski is set to arrive at the Bangor Courthouse on Wednesday May 31. Described as ‘trippy’ and ‘outlandish’, the story has become a cult favourite, and follows the adventures of Jeff Lebowski ‘The Dude’, as he is targeted in a case of mistaken identity and has his rug peed on by

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Comedian Colin Murphy Brings New Show To Grand Opera House

Following on from his sold out Colonization Tour, Belfast comedian Colin Murphy is back with his new show. He’ll be taking to the stage with WHATCHAMACOLIN at the Grand Opera House in Belfast as part of his new tour from Thursday June 29 to Saturday July 1. Best known for his television work hosting and

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Phil Rosenthal Confirms Ulster Hall Show

Creator, writer and producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, and Netflix food and travel lover Phil Rosenthal is bringing his live tour: An Evening with Phil Rosenthal tour to the Ulster Hall, Belfast on 1st February 2023. He’ll be talking about his travels, the food along the way, the new Somebody Feed Phil The Book (available at each

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Belfast International Arts Festival Announces Line-up For 2022

The Belfast International Arts Festival has announced the line-up for this year’s programme. Established in 1962, the BIAF is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new extended season of over 300 events that celebrate the best in local and global contemporary art. The season opens on October 5 with the UK premiere of Frank McGuiness’

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Belfast International Arts Festival Announces Lineup for 2022

The Belfast International Arts Festival has announced the line-up for this year’s programme. Established in 1962, the BIAF is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new extended season of over 300 events that celebrate the best in local and global contemporary art. The season opens on October 5 with the UK premiere of Frank McGuiness’

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Portaferry Comedy Arts Festival Set To Return This September

Portico’s Comedy Arts Festival is set to return to Portaferry this September following its highly successful debut last year. Neil Delamere, one of Ireland’s most successful comedians and regular on BBCNI’s The Blame Game panel is set to kick off proceedings on Friday September 16, following his hit Liminal tour last year.  Comedian Owen O’Neill

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Get Ready For A Hilarious Three Day Comedy Festival As Lambeg Laughs Returns

The Crafty Hound Bar & Restaurant will host three nights of top comedy, great drink offers and amazing food at The Lambeg Laughs Back Comedy Festival that runs from 1st – 3rd June! NIGHT 1 – Wednesday 1st June Fresh from a sell-out tour, and only recently announcing a brand new show in The Waterfront, Belfast, Micky Bartlett comes to

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Comedian Chirs McGalde Brings His highly-acclaimed show ‘Forgiveness’ to Belfast

Actor, political activist and comedian Chris McGalde is to take his highly acclaimed stand-up show ‘Forgiveness’ on a UK Tour from 4th June – 18th September, with a performance at The MAC in Belfast on the 23rd July.  ‘Forgiveness’ is a fiercely powerful show about the brutally shocking murder of Chris’ father in 2011 and

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The 22nd Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Is Back With A Bumper Programme Of Live Music, Comedy, Spoken Word, Theatre And Film

One of Northern Ireland’s most dynamic festivals – The 22nd Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival – is back, live and unleashed, from 28 April – 8 May.  Nearly 150 events in a variety of venues across Belfast’s historic quarter and beyond in what will be the first fully live festival in over 2 years.  From the

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Showbiz Briefs: Patrick Kielty Announces New Stand-Up Tour

Northern Irish comedian, Patrick Kielty, has announced a new stand-up tour for 2022. The Dundrum man hopes his new show will explore Northern Ireland’s recent history, and give his personal take on a range of topics from Brexit to the future of the Union. The tour, called Borderline, has 30 dates across the UK, and

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Alan Partridge’s Live Stage Show Starring Steve Coogan Announces Belfast Date for 2022 

Love him or loathe him, we all love Alan Partridge. Stratagem with Alan Partridge, a live stage show starring the award-winning multi-hyphenate Steve Coogan will launch next Spring 2022 across the UK and Ireland, with tickets going on sale to the general public from this Saturday, 29th May at 9am BST. Over a multi-decade broadcasting career, this

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Play In A New Way At The 2021 Belfast Children’s Festival

With contemporary dance based on the theme of hope, a ‘part Lord of the Flies, part Animal Farm’ theatre performance set in a post pandemic future, and an exhibition that explores the magic of everyday items found in the home, the line-up for Belfast Children’s Festival 2021 feels very much like art imitating life. Young

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Meet The Artist: Aaron Hickland

Aaron Hickland is a 27 year old Actor and Clown from Loughinisland, County Down. Aaron first got his love for acting when his drama teacher, Siobhan O’Toole cast him as Private Gar in the school’s production of Brian Friel’s,’Philidelphia, Here I Come!’. Aaron was hooked, he went on to perform in London Old Vic Tunnels with

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Meet The Artist: Shane McCaffrey

Shane McCaffrey is a 48 year old Actor and Performer from Ballymena, but currently living in Antrim, Northern Ireland. When Shane’s son Brandon was 9 years old he told his dad he wanted to be an actor, Shane being a typical Northern Irish dad replied with, “aye no problem son”. However, Brandon was persistent and

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REVIEW: “In Imagination We Trust And In Wonder We Must” CahootsNI’s New Online Show The University Of Wonder and Imagination

During lockdown I really wanted to up skill and learn something new, like perhaps learning a new language? Or, developing my business skills? I didn’t really have “graduated from a University of Wonder ” down on the to-do list but thanks to CahootsNI’s new online show, ‘The University of Wonder and Imagination’ I graduated with

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Canadian Comedian Katherine Ryan Announces Belfast Date On New Tour

Canadian comedian and TV star Katherine Ryan is set to perform her hilarious comedy in Belfast in 2022. The star of the Netflix smash hit The Duchess (along with two global Netflix comedy specials: In Trouble and Glitter Room) will take to the stage at the Ulster Hall on May 25, 2022 to end her tour fo the brand-new live show, Missus. Having

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Meet The Pets Earning Over £22,000 Per Post On Instagram

New research by OnBuy.com has revealed the world’s highest earning animals on Instagram and how much MORE they potentially earn per year compared to the UK average salary*. For example, did you know Jiffpom (@jiffpom), the tiny Pomeranian, can potentially earn 190X the UK average salary? The plucky Pom is social media gold and potentially

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11 Acts You Don’t Want To Miss At This Year’s Culture Night Belfast Online

This year’s Culture Night Belfast is going totally online. Streaming across a number of virtual platforms on Friday September 18th, Culture Night Online 2020 aims to be accessible to those who would attend in-person each year as well as those who have yet to experience the best of Northern Ireland’s arts and culture scene. Following

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Edinburgh Fringe: Hecklers Beware Of NI Comedy Act Paul Currie

Belfast comedian Paul Currie has a stark warning for hecklers – “just get out”. As he kicks off his eighth season at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival Paul believes that there is an attitude that people think that they can interrupt a carefully crafted show. “At the end of the day, I just want people

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Comedian Paul Currie: From Clowning Around In School To The Edinburgh Fringe

Quitting a well-paid job and an expensive apartment was the best decision Belfast comedian Paul Currie has ever made as he now prepares for his eighth season at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After tentative steps on the stage Paul graduated in Art College and was coining it in before another performer convinced him to

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NI Comedian Paul Currie Returns To Edinburgh Fringe With His Comedy Anarchy

Northern Ireland comedian Paul Currie is set to make his return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a series of shows including an all-ages Release The Baboons and the definitely not for kids Trufficle Musk. Acclaimed by reviewers and audiences alike Paul’s shows come with a clear warning – you will be involved in his immersive

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Everything You Need To Know About The Festival Of Fools

Performers from across the globe will take to the streets this weekend for what is set to be the best Festival of Fools yet. From traditional circus and optical illusions to acrobatics and comedy, the festival runs from Friday May 3 to Monday May 6. The festival showcases a variety of fantastic homegrown artists as

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Bangor Actress Kelly Brown’s Journey From Self-Doubt To Sassy Role On Stage At The Opera House

For Kelly Brown her role in as Joanne in Stephen Sondheim’s iconic Company The Musical is the latest achievement in a musical career that remarkably still has her doubting herself, despite numerous achievements. Overcoming that inherent fear is something the 40-year-old Bangor native instils in the children she teaches in vocal and drama, as well

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Festival Of Fools Returns To The Streets Of Belfast

Festival of Fools returns with a spectacular programme packed with the best local and international circus and street art talent. The largest comedy and street festival on the island of Ireland takes over various locations around Belfast this May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Friday May 3 to Monday May 6. The festival’s newly launched

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Lisburn’s ISLAND Arts Centre Afloat With Packed Programme For 2019

Comedians Colin Murphy, Nuala McKeever and Neil Delamere are among the big names set to take to the stage at the ISLAND Arts Centre in the new year. Also bringing their shows to the Lisburn venue are musicians Ronnie Greer, Anthony Toner, Linley Hamilton and Glenn Patterson as well as bands The Wood Burning Savages

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5 Northern Irish Instagram Influencers You Must Follow

With social media taking over the world it is unsurprising to know that it is an industry where there is big money to be made. What may shock many is the fact that normal people can make money from apps such as Instagram simply by posting pictures. For those wondering what exactly an Instagram Influencer

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7 People You Are Likely To Meet At A Festival In Northern Ireland

With festival season in full swing you can be sure the ‘usual suspects’ will be out in full force. And whether you’re the sensible one or the one everyone ends up looking for doesn’t matter because at every festival you’ll find a whole host of people that range from the fun friends and melters to

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