The Laughter Factory is coming back to JLT! Don’t miss the best in international stand-up comedy! 9 p.m., Friday 5th October. AED 140/ticket, available via www.timeouttickets.com & www.whatsonboxoffice.com.
The star of October’s tour is Ian Coppinger, one of Ireland’s busiest comedians, a regular on the world comedy circuit who has played to packed houses at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal Just For Laughs, Galway, Electric Picnic, Glastonbury, Glasgow, Dublin, Adelaide and Wellington comedy festivals.
. Ian is also one of a handful of acts who has been invited back year after year to perform at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival since 1995 and has performed throughout Europe, the Middle and Far East. A regular on all the major stages in Ireland and the UK Ian has also appeared as a support act for Ardal O Hanlon on his UK tour and Pat Shortt on his Irish tour, including 7 sell out weeks in Dublin’s Vicar Street. Ian has also appeared on The Panel Live tour 2008 and in 2007 had 250,000 copies of his CD distributed in the Irish Press.
A noted improviser Ian is a co-founder of The Dublin Comedy Improv (1992), where he still performs every Monday night in Dublin’s International Bar, which is Ireland’s second longest running comedy club. The Dublin Comedy Improv have recorded two hit radio shows for RTE. Ian is also a regular guest with the world famous Comedy Store Players performing alongside Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Josie Lawrence and many members of Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Ian has also toured Australia, New Zealand, the Middle and Far East as Whose Line Is It Anyway? with the original British cast members. the only improviser to have been invited to perform at every Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny since 1995 where Ian has improvised alongside some of the great improvisers in the world.
McGettigan’s JLT is the unofficial pre- and post event venue, or, if you’re looking for a fine dining option prior to enjoying your stand-up comedy, check out the Bonnington’s Cavendish Restaurant.