RTÉ Radio 1 and Sideline Productions in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Grintage Ireland



Dates: 31 Jan - 07 Feb

The first of its kind, Comedy Showhouse is a new festival of Irish comedy, featuring Sean Hughes; Deirdre O’Kane; Andrew Maxwell; Al Porter; Colm O’Regan; Fred Cooke; Amy Huberman; John Colleary; Foil, Arms & Hog; and many more.

Join us in the Space Upstairs for 8 days of live comedy recordings, which will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 across 2016.

Meanwhile, downstairs in the Cube, meet the new stars of digital comedy or take part in workshops and live podcasts.

For full info on each event, click through on the links below.


Sun 31 Jan 4pm €5
With host Deirdre O’Kane and special guests Amy Huberman, Fiona Looney and Rebecca O’Flanagan
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Sun 31 Jan 8pm €10
M.C. Deirdre O’Kane and special guests The Nualas and Maxine Jones
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Mon 1 Feb – Wed 3 Feb 8pm €10
The hit panel show hosted by Sean Hughes with panellists Andrew Maxwell, Fiona Looney, Karl Spain and special guests Al Porter, Marty Morrissey and Diarmaid Ferriter
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Thu 4 Feb 8pm €10
SEAN HUGHES solo show
The award-winning comedian returns to Dublin for an exclusive show
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Fri 5 Feb 8pm €10
FOIL, ARMS & HOG The Radio Shows
Ireland’s best sketch group and stars of YouTube
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Sat 6 Feb 8pm €10
With Tara Flynn, Paul Tylack and some surprise guests
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Sun 7 Feb 3pm €5
CULLIVAN’S TRAVELS – A Journey Through Irish Satire
With Paddy Cullivan, Tara Flynn, John Moynes, John Colleary and Sean Hardie
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Sun 7 Feb 8pm €10
Hosted by Fred Cooke with Gearóid Farrelly, Kathleen O’Rourke and Aindrias de Staic
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All events are free but ticketed.
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Thu 4 Feb 6.30pm
Watch This Space
A panel discussion with the new comedy stars of YouTube
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Sat 6 Feb 4.00pm
The Comedy Writer’s Toolbox
An introduction to comedy writing for web, television and film
More info and tickets

Sat 6 Feb 6.30pm
Producing the International Irish Comedy Movie
A workshop and Q&A with Treasure Entertainment
More info and tickets


For more information, see RTÉ Radio 1 and Grintage Ireland.

Each evening’s performance in the Space Upstairs will be recorded as live and broadcast later as two separate half hour radio shows.

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