Olga Kotch Joanne McNally & Darren Harriott
Award-winning comedian Áine Gallagher is the resident MC with Bright Club and previous resident MC with the Roisin Dubh Comedy Club in Galway.
With her unique and deadpan self-stylings, she has been hailed as “queen of the offbeat” and provides a divinely awkward and hilarious comedy experience.
Áine is coming to Cat Laughs fresh from performing her first solo show Making Sense at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. She’s also performed at major Irish festivals including the Vodafone Comedy Festival Dublin, Electric Picnic, Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway and Jestfest Comedy Festival in Wexford. She has supported Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O’Kane, Alison Spittle, Phil Jupitus and PJ Gallagher among others. She was Funny Women UK and Ireland Runner Up in 2014 and Semi Finalist in So You Think You’re Funny 2014.
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**** Evening Standard – “Passionate, articulate, witty.”
**** The Sunday Times – “This sharp debut explores his many contradictions with primetime warmth. Watch him.”
Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Comedy Show 2019
Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2017
Guardian Recommended Show 2017
As well as hosting Live at the Apollo and Dog Ate My Homework and a series regular on Don’t Hate the Playaz, Darren has this year appeared on The Apprentice You’re Fired, Great British Bake Off Extra Slice, Celebability, Hypothetical, Ultimate Worrier, The Comedy Bus, Stand Up and Sketch, Mock the Week, Celebrity Mastermind, Celebrity Pointless, Dave Gorman’s Terms and Conditions Apply, Roast Battle, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. Darren is a regular host on Newsjack Unplugged, he has also created and performed in his own BBC Radio 4 series Black label and has appeared on The News Quiz, The Now Show and Best of the Fest.
Following his nomination for his 2017 show Defiant, Darren returned to the Edinburgh Festival 2018 with a brand new hour, Visceral. In 2018, following a run at the Soho Theatre, he jetted off to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where he appeared on the televised Gala.
Originally from Birmingham, and now living in London, Darren Harriott is a regular at clubs such as 99 Club, Top Secret, Backyard Comedy Club, The Boat Show, Up the Creek and The Glee.
A confident performer with a captivating charm, Darren’s comedy deals with everything from subverting stereotypes, to everyday observations, to that juiciest of topics, religion – all with a cutting edge.
**** The Times – “Properly funny.”
**** Scotsman – “Expect to see much more of him soon.”
**** Short Com
**** Edfest Mag
reland’s fastest rising comedy star.
Joanne McNally has just sold out the first date of her new stand up show ‘Wine Tamer’, and presented and written her own TV documentary ‘Baby Hater’ on TV3.
Having recently finished a national tour of her one woman, sell out
show ‘Bite Me’ which was nominated for multiple Fringe awards
including Best Performer, Best Production and the First Fortnight
Award, this comedian is now moving into the UK club scene and is
already making waves across the pond.
‘Our most exciting new comedian’ The Irish Times