The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival is set to celebrate it's 25th anniversary this June Bank Holiday weekend. To mark the occasion, organisers have curated a festival filled to the brim with comedy icons including Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran, Dara Ó'Briain, Joanne McNally, David O'Doherty and many more.

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The annual event, lovingly known as the 'Best Little Comedy Festival In The World' will host all your favourite Irish comedians including Alison Spittle, Neil Delamere, Jason Byrne, Karl Spain, Eleanor Tiernan, Julie Jay, Kevin McGahern, and Gearoid Farrelly - to name but a few.

Outside of our own homegrown talent, there will be an unmissable lineup of international acts with The Mash Reports' Nish Kumar, Live at the Apollo's Angela Barnes, Never Mind the Buzzcocks' Phil Jupitus, and the immeasurably talented Rich Hall, Jo Caulfield, Rose Marrafeo, Lou Sanders, Rosie Jones, and Larr Dean.

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Looking for more than straight-up stand-up? The weird and wonderful STRAY returns to the festival with improv king Abandoman, the dragtastic La Gateaux Chocolat, Cabaret Queens Kiri Pritchard, Desiree Burch, Lucy Pearman, Jayde Adams & the fabulous AMusical. 

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Plus, Dreamgun Film Reads will present their wholly unrehearsed, yet side-stitchingly funny, reading of the cinematic classic JAWS, Karl Spain will host his annual walking tour, and there will be a double-header show with online sensations Tony Cantwell and Mawaan Rizwan.

The full programme is now live and tickets on sale at www.thecatlaughs.com