Stand Up Comedy
With: Karl Spain, Shane Daniel Byrne, Fiona Frawley & Mc Sharon Mannion
Doors Open: 20:00
Show Starts: 20:30
Stand-up comedy is BACK at the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, this time with an epic collection of some of Ireland’s best loved comedians alongside our favourite up-and-coming acts
Hosted once again by MC Sharon Mannion, our headline act is the one and only Karl Spain, with support from Shane Daniel Byrne and Fiona Frawley.
You don’t want to miss this one!!
More about the acts…
Karl Spain has been a staple of Irish stand-up comedy for twenty years.
Having achieved nationwide renown in 2015 for his TV series Karl Spain Wants A Woman, he went on to appear on Liffey Laughs, The Late Late Show, The Panel, Tubridy Tonight, The Afternoon Show, The Offside Show and Operation Transformation.
He has performed stand up on television all over the world – the U.S, the Middle East, Australia and even as far away as England!
His radio work includes Don’t Quote Me with the late Sean Hughes for RTÉ Radio 1 and You Couldn’t Make It Up for Newstalk.
He regularly performs at festivals such as Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Galway Comedy Festival, the Vodafone Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Montreal Just for Laughs. Karl has toured Australia as well as the United States and South Africa and spent most of 2022 touring internationally with Kevin Bridges.
“Irish comedy is in safe hands” – Hot Press
"Karl is criminally underrated" - The Irish Times
"Achingly funny" - The Sunday Times
HOST - SHARON MANNION
Sharon Mannion is a comedian and writer best known for her role as ‘Concepta’ in the RTE 2/UKTV hit comedy, ‘Bridget & Eamon’. She is the resident host of The Comedy Cellar at the International Bar, the longest running comedy club in Ireland.
She performs as a stand up at clubs and festivals all over Ireland and the UK including The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival – Kilkenny, Paddy Power Comedy Festival - Iveagh Gardens Dublin, Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Galway and more.
FILM/TV credits include ‘Aisha’, ‘Michael Inside’ (Pathway Films, directed by Frank Berry), ‘Republic of Telly’, ‘Irish Pictorial Weekly’ (RTE), ‘Damo & Ivor’ (RTE), ‘Prosperity’ (RTE, directed by Lenny Abrahamson), ‘Roy’ (BBC) and more. She has also narrated two series of RTE’s ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’.
‘faultless performance – rich in indignity and passion that demolishes all
before it’ – Chortle
‘full of humour, warmth and heart’ - The Reviews Hub
‘turbo-charged- started at fever pitch and stayed there’ -Evening
SHANE DANIEL BYRNE
Shane Daniel Byrne is a writer, actor, MC and award winning stand-up comedian. He sold out his first solo show Shane Daniel Byrne LIVE in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre. 2022 and 2023 have seen him headlining the biggest big comedy clubs in Dublin as well as special guest spots on National Tours for Tony Cantwell and Emma Doran. He’s opened up for Kiri Pritchard-McClean and even got to support one of his comedy heroes David O’ Doherty.
He has taken the stage at major festivals including The Cat Laughs (2019,2021,2022), Vodafone Comedy Festival (2019), Paddy Power Comedy Festival (2022), Body & Soul, Otherside, Electric Picnic and Love Sensation. He has performed across the island of Ireland, the UK and as far away as the Middle East.
For RTÉ, he hosted Love Bites in 2022 and Queer History School in 2021.
“Shane Daniel Byrne is very, very funny” – Broadway World
A fast rising talent on the Irish comedy scene, Fiona uses quick wit, dry humour and the appropriate amount of cringe to give the people what they want – jokes that make them feel better about their own awkward existence.
Fiona can regularly be found on Ireland’s most iconic comedy stages including at Vicar Street where she recently supported Tommy Tiernan, and Cherry Comedy where she is a resident MC. She has performed at the country’s top festivals including Electric Picnic and the Vodafone Comedy Festival, and also beat the gong at the famous Comedy Store in London.
“The excitement around Frawley continues to grow” – Hot Press