Countdown on to Bulmers comedy festival in Clonmel

Fergal O'Keeffe, Karl Spain comedian and Marcus Goodwin, Bulmers at the launch of the Bulmers Comedy Festival in O'Keeffes, Clonmel.

Fergal O'Keeffe, Karl Spain comedian and Marcus Goodwin, Bulmers at the launch of the Bulmers Comedy Festival in O'Keeffes, Clonmel.

The Bulmers Comedy Festival in Clonmel is celebrating its 6th anniversary with its best program yet with over 25 world class comedians performing over four nights from November 22 to 25.

You can expect thrills, belly laughs, heavenly banter and exceptional value for money as the world’s top comedians ensure Clonmel is the funniest hotspot on the planet in November.

Every year we pick the hottest tickets from the Edinburgh Festival and this year we have chosen the best from Canada, Norway, USA, UK and Ireland.

The Bulmers Comedy Festival has grown since its beginning in 2007 to become a major event on the comedy circuit in Ireland, regularly attracting big international names and introducing stars of the future to Ireland. This year is no exception with Tom Stade, Simon Evans, Patrick Monahan, Tony Law and many more all set to delight audiences all weekend.

As always the festival will bring the cream of Irish comedy with David McSavage, Colin Murphy, David O’Doherty, Karl Spain, Bernard O’Shea and many more all performing this November.

The festival has two great and two very different debuts with Pat Shortt on Saturday, November 24 and the Rubberbandits will play a special Midnight show on Friday, November 23 bringing their Hip Hop madness to Clonmel.

There is a very special solo show on Sunday, November 25 with Ireland’s Got Mammies. Colm O’Regan, brings the world of the Irish Mammy to life in a unique and dotey way. Make sure you bring along your own Irish Mammy.

“We are now firmly established as one of the top comedy festivals in Ireland. We are getting a reputation at the Edinburgh Fringe for breaking new comedy talent in Ireland so this has enabled me to bring top upcoming and established comedians. This is looking like our biggest and best year yet” said Fergal O’Keeffe, Festival Director

“We plan to entertain people with some of the most magical, hysterical and hilarious comedians on the planet. There’s a whole range of styles to suit every taste”.

Marcus Goodwin, for Bulmers says - “Bulmers is delighted to be on board as title sponsor for the Bulmers Pear Comedy Festival. This festival is a great fit for us, not least as it’s showcasing some of the best of world-class comedic talent from home and abroad, yet also because it’s in our home town. We are proud to be to be associated with this international festival based here in Clonmel, and we look forward to some thrilling nights of comedy this November.”

The festival box office is at Hearn’s Hotel is selling the tickets or call 052 6121611 and online on This year the festival ticket prices cost only €16. The special Day Tickets are only €30 for Friday and Saturday and €20 for Sunday. There will also be a limited number of great value Weekend Pass for all shows cost only €60. Hearn’s Hotel is also offering special B&B and ticket packages for the festival


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