Please note, unless otherwise stated, all of our performances are strictly over 18s only

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The Best of Irish Comedy

Ireland's finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring four top comics for the price of one.

Fringe institution since 1999. Moving from Stand 3 to The Stand's New Town Theatre, Lower Hall – because we just couldn't contain that much hilarity!

Previous guests include: Jason Byrne, Dara O'Briain, Dylan Moran, David O'Doherty, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy, Ed Byrne, Neil Delamere, Maeve Higgins, Michael Redmond, Eleanor Tiernan, Jarlath Reagan, Deirdre O'Kane, Jake O'Kane, Ian Coppinger and Owen O'Neill.

'Wonderful line-up truly justifies show's title' (Edinburgh Evening News). 

Great craic – different line-up nightly! (Line-ups subjuect to change)

Fri 2nd - Joe Rooney, Ryan Cullen, Hannah Mamalis and host Mickey Barlett

Sat 3rd - Mary Bourke, Neil Delamere, Marise Gaughan and host Michael Legge

Sun 4th - Owen O'Neil, Martin Mor, Gráinne Maguire and host George Fox

Mon 5th - Mary BourkeMartin Mor, Stephen Mullan and host Michael Legge

Tues 6th - Joe Rooney, Neil Delamere, Conor Drum and host Eleanor Tierman

Wed 7th - Owen O'Neil, Rory O'HanlonHannah Mamalis and host Ryan McDonnell

Thurs 8th - Mary Bourke, Danny O'BrienEmman Idama and Ryan McDonnell

Fri 9th - Owen O'NeilNeil Delamere, Niamh Marron and host Ryan McDonnell

Sat 10 - Mickey Barlett,  Martin MorGráinne Maguire and host Michael Legge

Sun 11th - Owen O'Neil, Rory O'Hanlon, Kevin MaGahem and host Eleanor Tierman

Mon 12th - Joe Rooney, Niamh MarronOisin Hanlon and host Michael Legge

Tues 13th - Michael Redmond, Joanne McNally, Colin Chadwick and host Fred Cooke

Wed 14th - Mary BourkeMartin MorOisin Hanlon and host George Fox

Thurs 15th - Joe Rooney, Paul Marsh, Lolsy Byrne and host Kieran Lawless

Fri 16th - Mickey Barlett,  Martin MorGráinne Maguire and host Michael Legge

Sat 17th - Rory O'Hanlon, Ryan Cullen, Michael Rice and host Eleanor Tierman

Sun 18th - Joe RooneyNeil DelamereHannah Mamalis 

Mon 19th - Mickey BarlettRyan CullenHannah Mamalis and host George Fox

Tues 20th - Mary Bourke, Aidan GreeneMarise Gaughan and host George Fox

Wed 21st - Rory O'HanlonMichael RiceLolsy Byrne and host Davey Reilly

Thurs 22nd - Michael RedmondNeil Delamere, Jack Hester and host Niamh Marron

Fri 23rd - Mary BourkeRyan CullenLolsy Byrne and host Davey Reilly

Sat 24th - Michael Legge, Aidan GreeneNiamh Marron and host Davey Reilly

Sun 25th - Mickey BarlettRyan CullenLolsy Byrne and host Davey Reilly

Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 80p booking fee per ticket for advance bookings online or by phone. This is capped at a maximum of £4.80 per transaction. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales made by debit, credit card or cash transactions. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. If you wish to make a larger order, please contact our box office by phone or email

Postage is available to select for an additional £2 per transaction and tickets are sent as standard delivery, 2nd class. Postage is available for UK delivery only. Tickets can also be selected to be collected at one of our box offices free of charge.

Some productions will not allow postage and tickets will be available to collect at the venue door with valid proof of ID. Please check your booking confirmation and ticket reminders.

Once a delivery or collection method is selected, it cannot be changed.

Tickets for the majority of our shows can be collected at the venue door upon entry however we would still advise arriving a little in advance of our door opening time. This allows you to join a queue as all venues are general admission and a mixture of seating and standing room. For Edinburgh Fringe dates during August, we advise you arrive at least 30 minutes before doors open for your selected shows to collect your festival tickets. This allows you to join a queue as all venues are general admission. All venues are seated apart from Stand 1 which is seating and standing room.

A concession rate ticket applies to 60+, Students, unemployed, benefit recipients with proof of ID upon collection.

Guaranteed refunds must be requested 24 hours before the doors opening time by contacting our box office on 0131 558 9005 during office hours or by emailing Refund requests after this stage are at the discretion of the company and promoters however we will always try to help our customers if we have the opportunity to sell the tickets on. Accepted refunds will be made for the ticket sale amount and will not include booking or postage fees unless there is company fault.

If a member of your party has access requirements as part of your booking, please contact our box office on 0131 558 9005 or email Carers go free in our venues, so best to make your booking with us by phone or in person. Please book in advance for these tickets as we have limited access bookings per venue and show due to listed buildings fire regulations.

Our box office team will always endeavour to be as helpful and understanding as possible. We hope you enjoy the show!

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Event Details

  • Date
    02 Aug - 25 Aug
  • Venue
    New Town Theatre
  • Duration
    70 mins
  • Age
    16 And Above (16+)
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