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Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy festival June 3-7 2010

April 25th, 2010

The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy festival is something I try an go to ever year and its about now that it’s a good time to look at the festival schedule [pdf]. Now I was recently asked by Dez “who’s going to be funny this year?” and I must admit for me this is an impossible question to answer as comedy, and good comedy can mean so many different things to different people. But what I will do is suggest the 1 or 2 shows I would like to see.

Now off the bat I usually look for a session with 3 comedians, and most preferable when at least one of the acts is female. The reason I do this is that when Anne comes with me its always good fun when the jokes are directed at the MALE species! One final criteria is the “later the better”. The are two reasons for this, it’s a little bit of spin up from Mooncoin to Kilkenny city and the fact that the more punch drunk people are in the session the better the craic.

So when I look at this years schedule (in date order) the following sessions pop out:

1) Friday June 4th 8.30pm (Village Inn) Coiln Murphy, Eleanor Tiernan, Eric Lalor, Ian Coppinger

2) Friday June 4th 10.15pm (Cleeto’s) Maeve Higgins, Mike Wilmot, Rich Hall, Simon Amstell

3) Saturday June 5th 9.00pm (Kilford Arms) Dermot Whelan, John Lynn, Mike Wilmot, Sarah Millican

4) Saturday June 5th 10.30pm (Ormonde Venue Bar) Barry Murphy, Dead Cat Bounce, Eleanor Tiernan, Neil Delamere, Tim Key

5) Sunday June 6th 10.45pm (Ormonde Killbride Suite) Des Bishop, Ian Coppinger, Mike Flanagan, Sarah Millican

Looking at it now my preference would be towardsSaturday night and the 10.30pm session in the Ormonde Venue Bar with Barry Murphy, Dead Cat Bounce, Eleanor Tiernan, Neil Delamere, Tim Key