The Hardy Har Comedy Club and The Harbour Bar Presents
Bray Comedy Festival 2017
22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 February
We are super excited to announce that The Harbour Bar & Hardy Har Comedy Club will once again host the Bray Comedy Festival in 2017. Delighted with the success of last year's festival, we are bringing another load of laughs to The Harbour Bar, The Porterhouse and The Martello Hotel from Wednesday 22 February to Sunday 26 February. Featuring some of your favourite past comedians AND some brand new top notch acts.
Paul Sinha (Best UK Club Comedian, 2015 and star of 'The Chase')
Colin Murphy (Blizzard of Odd, The Panel, Blame Game)
PJ Gallagher (Naked Camera, Meet Your Neighbours)
David McSavage (The Savage Eye)
Paul Currie (BBC 3 'Live at the Electric')
Waterford Whispers News (Ireland's leading satirical website)
Plus festival favourites - the lads from Father Ted
MORE GREAT ACTS
Karl Spain | Eric Lalor | Jack Wise | Fred Cooke | Joanne McNally | Chris Kent Kev O’Sullivan | Gearoid Farrelly | Steve Cummins | Danny O’Brien | Niamh Marron | Lisa Casey | Farmer Michael | Therese Cahill | Donal Vaughan & More!
WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY
THE SHOWCASE SHOW
A mix of Ireland's most established comedians and rising stars on the circuit. Including Gearoid Farrelly, Danny O’Brien, Joanne McNally and resident MC of The Laughter Lounge, Steve Cummins. Sponsored by Mermaid Co. Wicklow Arts Centre.
Weds 22nd Feb / The Martello / Tickets €10 / 9pm
An evening with the creator of one of Ireland's best comedy shows The Savage Eye, David McSavage is one of the country’s most sought after thought provoking and entertaining acts. Support from Kev O’Sullivan - a regular MC at The International Comedy Club.
Weds 23rd Feb / The Harbour Bar / Tickets €10 / 10pm
THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY
BEST NEW ACT COMPETITION
Join ten of Ireland's most promising new faces as they battle it out to be the Best New Act of this year’s festival. Headlined by a special guest magician to the stars, World Street Performing Champion Jack Wise. Supported by Wicklow Wolf.
Thurs 23rd Feb / The Harbour Bar / Free Admission / 7.30pm
THE BIG GIG - COLIN MURPHY
For the last decade, Colin Murphy has been an almost permanent fixture on Irish television. From a long list of credits, his highlights have included five years as the writer and presenter of the highly regarded and critically acclaimed Blizzard of Odd. Followed by a six-year stint on the hugely successful The Panel for RTE. On the BBC he is a regular panellist on the topical news show The Blame Game. Support from Eric Lalor, Chris Kent and special guest MC John Colleary
Thurs 23rd Feb / The Martello / Tickets €15 / 9.30pm
FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY
LOVELY LADIES (& GENTS)
Live Comedy with Niamh Marron, Lisa Casey, internet sensation Farmer Michael and Therese Cahill with prizes and games centred around the theme of “Lovely Ladies”. Disclaimer: may involve male participation *wink, wink*. Supported by Jameson.
Fri 24 Feb / The Harbour Bar / Free Admission / 8pm
FATHER TED FRIDAY
The stars of Father Ted - Joe Rooney, Michael Redmond and Pat McDonnell return after their wildly successful Bray Comedy Festival debut last year. Expect lots of laughs with these familiar faces from one of Ireland’s best-loved sitcoms. Supported by Jameson.
Fri 24th Feb / The Harbour Bar / Tickets €10 / 9pm
PAUL SINHA: POSTCARDS FROM THE Z LIST
Star of ITV quiz show The Chase; Paul Sinha has been nominated for the highest accolade in live comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. Other awards include Best Breakthrough Act, Best Headliner and winner of Best Club Comic 2014. In his latest solo show, ‘Postcards From The Z-List’, Paul comes to terms with the fact that he will always be ‘that guy in the white suit’, whom you may or may not have heard of. Supported by Guinness.
Fri 24th Feb / The Martello / Tickets €15 / 9.30pm
SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY
Donal Vaughan brings his smash hit Edinburgh show that blends comedy, magic, science and lots of laughs in a memorable family-friendly solo show. A unique show that the kids won’t forget. Supported by Platform.
Sat 25th Feb / The Harbour Bar / Tickets €5 / 4pm-5pm
DANNY O'BRIEN: LATE & LIVE
Wicklow native Danny O’Brien returns after a hugely successful international tour to his home county for a night of guaranteed craic.
Sat 25th Feb / The Harbour Bar / Tickets €5 / 9.30pm
KARL SPAIN’S TOUR OF BRAY
See Bray like you’ve never seen it before ... through the eyes of Karl Spain, one of the funniest acts in the country. Expect plenty of laughs and plenty of detours as Karl takes you on a walking tour of Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Sat 25 Feb / Starts at the Town Hall / Free Admission / 8 – 9pm
THE BIG GIG - PJ GALLAGHER
PJ Gallagher headlines a mouth-watering line-up that includes leading Irish satirists Waterford Whispers News, Cork’s finest comedian Chris Kent, Republic of Telly star Joanne McNally and once again the hilarious Karl Spain. Supported by Hophouse 13.
Sat 25 Feb / The Martello / €15 / 9:30 – 11:30pm
SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY
THE WRAP PARTY
To close the festival in style for 2017, hosted by Karl Spain, The Wrap Party is the final show of the festival and welcomes Fred Cooke, Niamh Marron and a special headline performance from the internationally renowned Paul Currie. Which is guaranteed to be an unpredictable and memorable last hurrah, for the 2017 Bray Comedy Festival.
Supported by Orchard Thieves.
Sun 26th Feb / The Harbour Bar / Tickets €10 / 8.30pm
** Plus many more shows **
For full listings and to purchase tickets please check out www.braycomedyfest.ie
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