October 2023: 3 Weekends, 5 Venues,
5 Nights of Unmissable Laughter!
THIS YEARS LINEUP
Only in its second year and we have already got the who’s who of Irish Comedy Lined up to give you some of the best nights out this October.
In 2000, Spain won the RTE award for Best New Act. He has run a number of series on RTE and performed at all the major comedy festivals.
Bernard O’Shea has co-hosted the 2FM Breakfast Republic with Jennifer Zamparelli and Keith Walsh. He made his name on the satirical sketch TV show Republic of Telly.
A fast rising talent on the Irish comedy scene, Fiona uses quick wit, dry humour and the appropriate amount of cringe to give the people what they want – jokes that make them feel better about their own awkward existence.
Colin Murphy is a Northern Irish comedian, best known for his television work hosting and co-writing The Blizzard of Odd, The Unbelievable Truth, and as resident panellist on The Blame Game for BBC Northern Ireland and The Panel for RTÉ.
Working on the Irish and UK comedy circuit. He has performed in every major comedy festival in the land including The Cat Laughs, Vodafone Comedy Festival, Electric Picnic and has twice won Irish Comedian of the Year.
Neils career began at the Edinburgh comedy festival and since then has performed at camedy festivals worldwide. With regular spots on BBC and RTE, TV and Radio we’re lucky that he has the time to appear in this years line-up.
Most recently Emma was part of the fab five that made up RTE sketch show No Worries If Not. Emma confirmed her spot on the national broadcaster after achieving huge success with her online comedy sketches.
There’s a point beyond burnout where all you can do is laugh, and funnywoman Deirdre O’Kane has well and truly reached it. Catch her brilliant new stand-up show, Demented, at venues in Ireland and the UK in 2022 & 2023.
Irish Comedian Fred Cooke has been delivering a unique brand of comedy through his musical prowess and wild crafted physical story telling since 2011
A critically acclaimed comedian, an award winning radio broadcaster and best-selling author, Colm O’Regan is one of Ireland’s most in-demand after-dinner comedians.
Enjoy untold nights of comedy with your favourite comedians this October in Gorey
October saw the inaugural Gorey Yellowbelly Comedy Festival take place in North Wexford and what a reaction it got!
Gorey has a strong history of comedy and the committee felt that 2022 was the ideal time to revive the comedy culture in Gorey and so began Gorey Yellowbelly Comedy Festival!
Organised in conjunction with Love Gorey, the festival ran every Thursday night in Gorey in venues such as The 64, The Ashdown Park and The Loch Garman Arms.
The events drew great crowds and there were plenty of laughs and interaction with the audience with each of the comedians, and most importantly it was great to see everyone back out enjoying a night out with friends!
The first event, which took place in The 64, was headlined by Kevin McGahern and supported by Shane Clifford with Fiona Frawley. The second night saw Des Bishop enterain a huge crowd in the Ashtown Park Hotel. On the third night it was back to the ’64’ for Emma Doran, supported by Ed Sammon. The Last of the 4 Thursdays was in the Louch Garman Arms with Aidan Greene warming up for the hilarious John Lynn.
2023 sees an array of new faces come to Gorey, new venues and a move to weekend nights too!
We hope you get an opportunity to enjoy one or many of the nights of comedy we have organised for you!
Let us know how we can help grow this festival in Gorey!
2022 The Begining
GOREYS YELLOW BELLY COMEDY FESTIVAL
Loved seeing comedy return to Gorey! We attended 3 of the nights in 2022 and wish the new comedy festival all the best in the future!
GOREYS YELLOW BELLY COMEDY FESTIVAL
We had a great night out as part of the Gorey Yellow Belly Festival – great to see some of Ireland’s best comedians visit the town and great also be out and enjoy something different!
COUNTDOWN TO THE FIRST COMEDY NIGHT OF 2023