Vodafone Comedy Festival
Dara O Briain, Russell Howard, Jason Byrne & Jason Manford feature as part of an astonishing line-up of 85 comedians who will perform in four fully seated, indoor theatres in the spectacular Iveagh Gardens, Dublin with 20,000 people expected to attend over the four days.
2014’s line-up sees the largest contingent of international talent ever to come to the Iveagh Gardens including South African sensation Trevor Noah, New Zealand’s Rhys Darby, best known for playing the band manager character in Flight of the Conchords, Canadian one-line specialist Stewart Francis and his compatriots Bobby Mair & Katherine Ryan and Denmark’s Sofie Hagen who won this year’s Chortle Best Newcomer Award.
We also have our biggest number of American acts including Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan, best-selling author & Chelsea Lately panellist Jen Kirkman and the inimitable Pajama Men who’ve won awards all over the world. The awesome black-hearted joke-slinger Anthony Jeselnik also returns along with Rory Scovel and the Bitter Buddha himself Mr Eddie Pepitone.
This year’s UK contingent includes TV stars Russell Howard, Jason Manford, Al Murray, Milton Jones and Gary Delaney as well as Scotland’s Daniel Sloss and the Xtra Factor’s Matt Richardson.
This year’s line-up features many of the giants of Irish comedy including Dara O’Briain, making his festival debut, David O’Doherty, Jason Byrne, Maeve Higgins (who makes a welcome return from her new home in New York), Ed Byrne and stars of Irish TV and radio such as PJ Gallagher, David McSavage, Barry Murphy, Eleanor Tiernan, Kevin McGahern, Fred Cooke and Bernard O’Shea.
The Iveagh Gardens is the perfect location for the Vodafone Comedy Festival, a beautiful hidden sanctuary in the heart of Dublin City. It’s a unique place to hang out, watch some great comedy, and enjoy food and drinks with friends while checking out the colourful array of side-shows, street performers and live music. Festival favourite Milton Jones describes the event as “An annual theme park of laughter in the middle of Dublin, and a rare opportunity to laugh loudly and drink in the park without someone calling the police!”
Tickets are sold on a show-by-show basis and the festival is a strictly over 18s event.