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Enjoy a laugh every Thursday night as part of the inaugural Gorey’s Yellow Belly Comedy Festival!

 Gorey never fails to bring a smile and in conjunction with Love Gorey are delighted to announce that every Thursday in October will feature some of Ireland’s best stand up comedians as part of a new festival for North Wexford created by The Ashdown Park Hotel, The Loch Garman Arms and The 64.

 Tickets are available to purchase from each of the venues directly or online!

The event was funded through Night-Time Economy Support Scheme 2022 (NTESS 2022) from Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media


Gorey's Yellow Belly Comedy Festival 2022 KEVIN MCGAHERN

Thursday 6th October - The 64


Fresh from hosting the 2nd season of RTE’s hit panel show Clear History, Kevin McGahern is steppin out from behind the desk and steppin up to the mic for his all new stand-up tour.

Looking back on his childhood, the one phrase Kevin kept hearing was “Stop Showing Off”. Now the star of Republic of Telly and Hardy Bucks finds himself in the one job where “Showing Off” is not only encouraged but in fact, a contractual obligation. Topics covered include: the dangers of choosing your celebrity Hall Pass and failing to reach enlightenment while taking Ayahuasca in Cavan.

Every word of this is true, apart from the bits made up.

“Funny, bright and entertaining” Irish Independent

“Go and have a laugh at this alarmingly suited, funny, friendly Irishman. I am still laughing” The Scotsman

Tickets available directly from The 64 or by clicking here 

Gorey's Yellow Belly Comedy Festival 2022 des bishop

Thursday 13th October - The Ashdown Park Hotel

Lisa Richards presents:  Des Bishop LIVE

Since moving from Queens, New York to Ireland in his mid teens, Des Bishop has carved out a highly successful career in stand up and is one of the most enigmatic forces on the international comedy circuit. He has a number of acclaimed television series on RTÉ including The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), Joy in the Hood (2006), the award winning six episode comedy documentary series In the Name of the Fada (2008) and most recently, Des Bishop’s Election (2016). In 2011, RTÉ broadcast a critically acclaimed documentary made with his terminally ill father, My Dad Was Nearly James Bond .

As well as national and international tours, Des has performed at a variety of international festivals including the Montreal Just for Laughs and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as at Kilkenny Cat Laughs and the Vodafone Comedy Festival in Dublin.

He is currently touring his new show Mia Mamma.

To book click here 


Gorey's Yellow Belly Comedy Festival 2022 emma doran

Thursday 20th October - The 64

Emma Doran plus Support

In her biggest solo show to date, comedian Emma Doran reflects on what just happened.
One minute she was an 18 year old stumbling off the Waltzers in Courtown and now she’s hurtling through her late 30s with a 19 year old daughter and 2 other kids.
Mad Isn’t It. A stand up show from Emma Doran with some of your favourite characters from her social media.
“One of the hottest young stars in Irish Comedy” – Irish Independent.
Doors open 7.30pm – Show @8pm
Tickets available directly from The 64 or by clicking here 

Thursday 27th October - Loch Garman Arms

John Lynn plus Support
John has performed at the prestigious invite only Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, while being a regular at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs and Iveagh Gardens Comedy Carnival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2012 and 2013 he was invited to join Tom Stade as a special guest on his nationwide UK tours playing to packed houses across the UK.
He is a headliner for all of the major UK clubs, the Laugh Factory tours of the middle east and the Punchline tours of China, Hong Kong and Japan.
Doors open at 7.30pm – show @8pm
Tickets available directly from The Loch Garman Arms on Main St Gorey or by clicking here 
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