The Galway Comedy Festival is set to return this October with the first fully in-person, no restrictions necessary, post-pandemic extravaganza in two-and a half years.

Irish comedy greats, emerging talent, and international stars from across the globe will performing at over 60 shows, across 17 venues, from Tuesday 25th to Monday, 31st October.

For seven days, the city will become a place of mirth, mischief, and "carefully curated craic", boasting an array of solo shows, and tremendous mixed bill nights.

Deirdre O'Kane
Deirdre O'Kane

This year's 100-strong lineup boasts homegrown heavy weights including Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O'Kane, Jimeoin, Derry Girls star Kevin McAleer, Father Ted's Ardal O'Hanlon, online sketch comic Rory’s Stories, Andrew Maxwell, Danny O'Brien, Colin Murphy, Colin Geddis, Paul Marsh, Emman Idama, Kevin Gildea, Karl Spain and No Worries If Not! star Emma Doran.

As for the international acts, comedy fans can expect to enjoy the stylings of Netflix and HBO's Daniel Sloss, SNL-alum Rich Hall, Emmanuel Sonubi, Gary Delaney, Bobby Davro, Jo Caulfield, Jojo Sutherland, Barry Castagnola, Reginald D Hunter, and Canadian comic Allyson June Smith.

The Dirty Circus

As well as traditional stand-up, festivalgoers can enjoy Comedy Club Crawls featuring stars of the festival, Open Top Bus Tours, a WOMP Events comedy-themed Quiz, The Bulmers Light Festival Club, The Dirty Circus, Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience, the Improv All Stars, Gáire as Gaeilge, Ireland’s Smallest Comedy Club, live music and Stand Up Showcases.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, 16th September at 10am. You can see the full line-up and more details on www.galwaycomedyfestival.ie.