We celebrate International Women’s Day with three of the best comedians on the circuit!
*£8.50 tickets available for groups of 5 or more women*
“Storming hour of stand-up” – Fest
“Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines” – The Scotsman
“She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” – The Guardian
Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival the Mock The Week regular and host of BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack Angela Barnes will be taking her ‘beautifully structured show’ (The Scotsman) Fortitude on the road.
On November 9th 2016, two momentous things happened to Angela, which have deeply affected her. Donald Trump won the US election and she turned forty.
Now, Angela is in no rush to join the ranks of middle aged, she’s only just getting started. She didn’t become a comedian until thirty-three, only learnt to swim when she was thirty-seven, didn’t fall in love until thirty-eight and passed her driving test at thirty-nine. Why the hurry? She is un-pensioned, un-married, un-mortgaged and a fully paid-up member of the Peter Pan generation. People have stopped asking Barnes what she’s going to be when she grows up, and instead want to know when she is going to settle down; she hasn’t been bothered by the ticking of the biological clock, thus far – maybe it’s missing batteries. But what happens when the choices you make aren’t your choice anymore? Does her body have different ideas about the future?
Australian-born and now London-based, Bec has gained a cult following in Australia, the UK and Ireland thanks to her award-winning solo shows, Twitter presence and popular YouTube videos. She has a talent for incorporating arts and crafts into her stand-up routines, creating a unique and unforgettable comedy style that she calls “paper-puppetry”.
Her one-liners regularly feature in “best joke” lists by reputable sources like The Telegraph, Dave, The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Record and Buzzfeed, which isn’t surprising, as she is the creator of the UK’s only pun-based comedy night, Pun Run. She has also written for The Amazing World of Gumball, Bluestone 42, The Now Show and her first short animation directorial debut, “Scoring Pointes” for Disney aired recently.
“Our most exciting new comedian” The Irish Times
“Hilarious, dark, edgy, strangely re-assuring” Irish Independent
“Joyously nuts” Examiner
Joanne McNally, Ireland’s fastest rising comedy star, recently finished a national tour of her one woman sell out show ‘Bite Me’ which was nominated for multiple Dublin Fringe Festival awards including Best Performer, Best Production & the First Fortnight Award.
She burst onto the comedy scene in 2014 and in less than a year in the business, Joanne became the newest co-host on RTÉ 2’s flagship comedy show ‘Republic of Telly’, co-wrote and starred in the stage show ‘Separated At Birth’ a comedy about her adoption and sold out her first ever solo stand up show in Dublin. Since then she has gone on to perform alongside some of the biggest comedians in the business including Kevin Bridges, Dara O Briain, Rich Hall & Jason Byrne.
Joanne has numerous TV credits to her name including The Late Late Show, The Tommy Tiernan Chat Show, The Ray D’Arcy Show, The Tonight Show, The Seven O’Clock Show, Totes 2014, Panti Does 2015, Ireland AM, Midday, and The Commute for RTÉ.
She is a regular on the airwaves with a weekly slot on 2FM called ‘Mack The Week’. She has performed at all the major Irish festivals
including Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Body & Soul, The Electric Picnic & Longitude.
Joanne is also a freelance writer and has written for the Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Insider Magazine, U Mag, BASH Magazine, The Sunday Times and has her own column in Stellar Magazine ‘Jo’s World’.