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Jonny Woo

Jonny Woo

Jonny Woo is one of the biggest stars of London’s cabaret and alternative variety circuit.

Known for his quick-wit, charm and beautiful voice, Jonny has performed all over the world, having recently completed a tour of Australia with Le Gateau Choclat. Jonny also co-owns the celebrated performance space and bar in East London, The Glory. It has quickly became a pillar of the cabaret and LGBT+ community, where Jonny Woo and other cabaret and drag stars regularly perform.

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Soho Theatre

Saturday 2nd June / 20:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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Louise O'Neill

Louise O'Neill

Louise O’ Neill is the best selling, multi award winning author of Only Ever Yours, Asking For It, Almost Love, and The Surface Breaks.

She lives in Clonakilty, West Cork.

Appearing In:

The Blindboy Podcast

Saturday 2nd June / 15:00 / Langtons Ballroom
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Kiri Pritchard Mclean

Kiri Pritchard Mclean

“Passionate, smart and yes, bloody funny, there’s a raw depth of feeling here that you won’t find in many shows.” ★★★★ Scotsman

Chortle Award nominated Kiri thinks the world revolves around her but she didn’t let that stop her wishing to mentor vulnerable kids.

Consequently, she’s going to be extremely careful what she wishes for in future.

An immoral comedian’s morality tale about other people’s lack of morals.

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Soho Theatre

Saturday 2nd June / 20:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette has written 14 best selling novels, including ‘Puberty Blues’, which was made into a film and TV mini-series, ‘Mad Cows’ (the film starred Joanna Lumley and Anna Friel) and ‘How to Kill Your Husband and Other Handy Household Hints’ (staged by the Victorian Opera).

Her novels have been published in seventeen languages.

Kathy is an autodidact but has Honorary Doctorates from Southampton and Woolongong Universities plus a Senior Fellowship from Regents University, London. She is an ambassador for Plan International and the National Autistic Society and has a cocktail named after her at the Savoy Hotel. Her latest novel “Best Laid Plans” is soon to be an 8 hour TV series. She cites her career highlights as once teaching Stephen Fry a word, Salman Rushdie, the limbo, and scripting Julian Assange’s cameo in the Simpsons 500th episode.

Appearing In:

The Adam Hills Chat Show

Saturday 2 June / 15:30 / Langtons Set Theatre
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Lise Meyer

Lise Meyer

Mayer was born in Chicago, Illinois  and is best known as a creator and co- writer of the BBC comedy series ‘The Young Ones’, alongside Rik Mayall and Ben Elton.

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The Adam Hills Chat Show

Saturday 2 June / 15:30 / Langtons Set Theatre
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She has written for such shows as ‘The Last Resort’, ‘Paramount City’, ‘London Underground’, ‘The Fast Show’, ‘Saturday Zoo’ and ‘Casualty’. She was a writer/consultant for the film ‘The Borrowers’, and co-writer of ‘Suite 16’, ‘Paper Marriage’, ‘Flushed Away’ and ‘The Matchmaker.’

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Tara Flynn

Tara Flynn

Tara is an Irish actress and writer.

She came to international attention for her satirical videos, ‘Racist B&B’ ( which earned her the title Satirist of the Year 2013 at the Swift Satire Festival), and ‘Armagayddon’ – co-written with Kevin McGahern.

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Abandoman, Bernard O Shea, Beth Stelling, MC Tara Flynn

Saturday 2 June / 18:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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Soho Theatre

Saturday 2nd June / 20:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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She has written two satirical books – ‘You’re Grand: the Irishwoman’s Secret Guide to Life’ and ‘Giving Out Yards: the Art of Complaint, Irish Style’ (Hachette Books Ireland).
Tara has worked extensively in Ireland and the UK as an actress in theatre, radio and TV.
Her TV work includes roles in ‘Irish Pictorial Weekly’, ‘Line of Duty’, ‘Moone Boy’, ‘Doctors’, ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’ and’ Hide & Seek’ (directed by Dearbhla Walsh). Tara was also part of the recurring cast on ‘Thank God You’re Here UK’.

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Natalie Palamides

Natalie Palamides

Natalie Palamides is an actress, comedian, and voiceover artist in Los Angeles.

A star on the rise, Natalie’s show ‘Laid’ was recently awarded the prestigious Best Newcomer gong at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Appearing In:

Soho Theatre

Saturday 2nd June / 20:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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The Super Serious Show

Sunday 3rd June / 21:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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A writer and performer at Upright Citizens Brigade LA, Natalie is also a founding member of the absurdist comedy group, Wet the Hippo and the voice of Buttercup on the new ‘Powerpuff Girls’.

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John Kearns

John Kearns

John Kearns meteoric rise as a stand-up saw him becoming the first person to win the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award only a year after being named Best Newcomer.

Since then, John has been travelling the world showcasing his richly, idiosyncratic brand of comedy.

Appearing In:

Soho Theatre

Saturday 2nd June / 20:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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To call John’s approach unique might be something of an understatement. His mix of crackpot absurdity and deadpan delivery coalesce into a deeply satisfying comedic stew all of their own. John’s wins at Edinburgh were also notable as both shows appeared on PBH’s Free Fringe, making his 2013 win the first ever for a free show. In 2014 he was nominated for three Chortle Awards and was nominated in 2014 and 2015 for the Melbourne Barry Award.

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Kevin Camia

Kevin Camia

Kevin Camia is a gifted stand up comic from San Francisco, currently residing in Los Angeles.

His bitingly funny reflections on modern life have proven a hit with critics and audiences across America.

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The Super Serious Show

Sunday 3rd June / 21:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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Kevin’s inspired, observational style has seen him Voted Best Up and Coming Comic at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, selected as a Comic’s Comic on Esquire.com. His first CD, ‘Kindness’, was voted Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2010 on iTunes.

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Barry Rothbart

Barry Rothbart

A comic actor and writer from Forest Hills, NY, Barry, like so many comedy megastars, began his career performing at the acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC in the early 2000’s.

Voted one of the Top Ten Comics to watch by Variety Magazine in 2013, Barry’s fun-loving brand of observational comedy is consistently a hit with audiences.

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The Super Serious Show

Sunday 3rd June / 21:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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Barry has made a number of film and TV appearances, including; ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ (2013), ‘Conan’ (TV Series) and MTV’s ‘Punk’d’ (2011). 2018 will see Barry back on the small screen as a cast member on the new sitcom ‘Downward Dog’.

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Rachel Wenitsky

Rachel Wenitsky

Rachel is a writer and one of the masterminds behind the mighty Reductress, as well as a writer and co-host of their much lauded podcast, ‘Mouth Time! With Reductress’.

A writer in demand, her work has appeared on Splitsider, The New Yorker, Above Average, Glamour, Slate, Yahoo Style, Mashable, HuffPo Comedy and The Daily Dot.

"crazy insanely madly unbelievably inconceivably unthinkably good” - Paste Magazine.

Appearing In:

Reductress @ The Cat Laughs

Sunday 3rd June / 18:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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Reductress present Mouth Time

Monday 4 June / 18:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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Stand-up, Writing, Sketches, Folk Music (?), Rachel does it all! Rachel regularly performs musical sketch comedy with Pop Roulette (UCB, Comedy Central, Comics To Watch) and is one half of the cult comedy folk duo Friends Who Folk (The New Yorker Shorts & Murmurs).

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Nicole Silverberg

Nicole Silverberg

Nicole is a comedian and writer living in New York.

Named one of the “50 Funniest People in Brooklyn” by Brooklyn Magazine, Nicole currently writes for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, is a regular contributor to GQ Magazine and serves as the longtime editor of satirical juggernaut, Reductress.

The latest feather in [Reductress'] cap is the truly marvelous podcast Mouth Time, featuring ‘ladymag editors’ Quenn and Dikoda (Nicole Silverberg and Rachel Wenitsky) who embody with next-level commitment every quality of the media Reductress lampoons... The result is something special." Paste Magazine.

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Reductress @ The Cat Laughs

Sunday 3rd June / 18:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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Reductress present Mouth Time

Monday 4 June / 18:00 / Langtons Set Theatre
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Aside from her work as an editor at Reductress, Nicole also co-writes and co-hosts the website’s acclaimed podcast ‘Mouth Time! with Reductress’. Nicole’s takedowns of “Women’s Interest” magazine are, at turns, withering and absurd as she helps guide you toward becoming ‘the woman you never wanted to be.’

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Aine Gallagher (Wildcat)

Aine Gallagher (Wildcat)

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 also Funny Women UK and Ireland Runner Up in 2014 and Semi Finalist in So You Think You’re Funny in 2014.

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Aine Gallagher (Wild Cat)

Saturday 2 June / 14:30 / Cleere's
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Catherine Bohart (Wildcat)

Catherine Bohart (Wildcat)

Catherine Bohart started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy.

In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women, drawing praise in the final of the former for having “a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle) and in the latter for being “pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond The Joke).

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Catherine Bohart (Wild Cat)

Sunday 3 June / 20:30 / Cleere's
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In 2016, she and fellow comic Cally Beaton performed their show Catcall for a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, enjoying packed houses and a series of stellar reviews across the month. Catherine has since gigged for the likes of The Stand, Komedia and Up The Creek. In August 2017, Catherine performed as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe, honing her considerable skills even further.

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Sara Barron (Wildcat)

Sara Barron (Wildcat)

Sara Barron is the author of two essay collections, “The Harm in Asking” and “People Are Unappealing.”

Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, on Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Weekend Edition, NBC’s Today Show, and HBO’s comedy festival. She is a frequent host of The Moth: True Stories Told Live.

"Barron is, dare we say it, as funny as David Sedaris. When you aren't squirming, you're laughing out loud" - Los Angeles Times

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Sara Barron (Wild Cat)

Sunday 3 June / 16:30 / Cleere's
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Hannah Mamalis (Wildcat)

Hannah Mamalis (Wildcat)

Hannah is a Dublin based actress, writer and comedian. Her screen credits include RTE’s Republic of Telly and Des Bishop’s:This is Ireland, alongside roles on Ripper Street and the upcoming Film Board feature directed by Nick Kelly The Drummer and the Keeper.

Stage credits include the comedy Couples Counseling and the sketch show Chaos Theory both of which went on to tour throughout Ireland and the Edinburgh Fringe. Hannah has written two sitcoms for Dublin based Television Production Company Sideline which have been presented to both Sky Ireland and the BBC. Her one-woman show The Egg is a Lonely Hunter, which premiered at Scene and Heard in 2016 and was invited to extend its run due to overwhelming popularity, will return to a Dublin based festival in September. Hannah regularly writes and performs her own material and contributes to Dublin based sketch groups ‘Dreamgun’ and ‘Chaps Eye’. She will soon appear in Giles Brody’s radio sitcom Sorry for Your Troubles and brings her own show Comedy Brunch to the Vodafone Comedy Tent at Body and Soul. Hannah can also be found performing at the Vodafone Comedy Festival in the Iveagh Gardens this July.

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Hannah Mamalis (Wild Cat)

Monday 4 June / 16:00 / Hole In The Wall
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Norris and Parker (Wildcat)

Norris and Parker (Wildcat)

The preternaturally gifted duo of Katie Norris and Sinead Parker announced themselves onto the comedy scene with their hit sketch show/ musical revue “See you at the Gallows” in 2016.

A crowd pleasing triumph and multiple sell-out, ‘See you at the Gallows” was also one of the best reviewed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. “…Gallows” went on to be included in the Guardian’s “Top Ten Comedy shows” of 2016 alongside Stuart Lee and Bridget Christie. 2017 saw the duo enjoy a sold-out run at London’s Soho Theatre.

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Norris And Parker (Wild Cat)

Friday 1 June / 20:30 / Cleere's
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Norris and Parker are fearless and inventive performers who are willing to go above and beyond in pursuit of a laugh. Unexpectedly topical, deliciously dark, sexually liberated and, above all else, utterly mental – Norris And Parker are reinvigorating the double-act, one aghast audience at a time.

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Ken Cheng (Wildcat)

Ken Cheng (Wildcat)

Cambridge Mathematics drop-out and now professional poker player, Ken Cheng burst onto the UK comedy scene after reaching the final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award.

His unique, analytical style and hysterical visual aides have announced him as one of the most recognisable styles on the circuit. Since then, Ken has filmed for BBC Three’s ‘Top Tens’ and was selected for the BBC New Talent Hotlist in 2017.

“Achingly funny” THE SUNDAY TIMES

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Ken Cheng (Wild Cat)

Saturday 2 June / 18:00 / Hole In The Wall
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Ken recently had a four-part series commissioned for BBC Radio 4, which will air in Autumn 2018. This year, Ken is also bringing his acclaimed debut comedy show ‘Chinese Comedian’ to Dublin, having performed at the Edinburgh Fringe last year to packed houses and critical plaudits.

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Maisie Adam (Wildcat)

Maisie Adam (Wildcat)

Maisie Adam is a comedian from Yorkshire.

Having tried stand-up comedy for the first time at her local fringe festival, and it not going horrendously, she decided to make a go of it. Within a year, she found herself winning the biggest stand-up comedy newcomer competition (becoming the 4th woman to have done so in its’ 30 years), opening for major comedians, and receiving a Best New Comedy nomination at the Brighton Fringe.


"There’s something incredibly watchable about Adam, whether it’s her effervescence onstage, finding jokes in the minutiae of life or her fantastic physicality." (The Skinny)

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Maisie Adam (Wild Cat)

Sunday 3 June / 18:00 / Cleere's
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Aidan Greene (Wildcat)

Aidan Greene (Wildcat)

Aidan Greene stands alone as one of the most remarkable stand-ups working today.

Aidan’s unique comic worldview, informed by his stammer, saw him being awarded runner-up in the Craic Attack all Ireland comedy competition within his first year of stand up. His 2017 show (500) Days of Stammer was a colossal sell-out hit and one of the most talked about shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A one man show about stammering and falling in love, (500) Days of Stammer was performed to acclaim in Dublin, Albuquerque and most importantly, Cavan.

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Aidan Greene (Wild Cat)

Monday 4 June / 18:00 / Cleere's
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As well as a comedian, Aidan is also an accomplished storyteller. In 2016 he was runner up in the Moth Grandslam in Dublin. His story ‘The Early Days of Stammer’ was featured on the Moth Radio Hour and broadcast on over 400 radio stations globally, to a listenership of over 30 million.

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Joanne McNally

Joanne McNally

Ireland’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

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She burst onto the comedy scene in 2014 and in less than a year in
the business, Joanne became the newest co-host on RTÉ 2’s
flagship comedy show ‘Republic of Telly’, co-wrote and starred in
the stage show ‘Separated At Birth’ a comedy about her adoption
and sold out her first ever solo stand up show in Dublin. Since then
she has gone on to perform alongside some of the biggest
comedians in the business including Kevin Bridges, Dara O Brien,
Stewart Francis, Rich Hall and Jason Byrne. She also starred in The
Commute on RTÉ 2 and Soft Border Patrol on BBC NI. She
recently performed in the 3Arena for Comic Relief.
Joanne has numerous TV credits to her name including Baby
Hater, The Late Late Show, The Tommy Tiernan Chat Show, The
Ray D’Arcy Show, The Tonight Show, The Seven O’Clock Show,
Totes 2014, Panti Does 2015, Ireland AM, Midday, and The
Commute for RTÉ.

She is a regular on the airwaves with a weekly slot on 2FM called
‘Mack The Week’. She has performed at all the major Irish festivals
including Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Vodafone Comedy Festival,
Body and Soul, The Electric Picnic and Longitude, the 3 Arena.
Joanne is also a freelance writer and has written for the Irish
Times, The Irish Independent, Insider Magazine, U
Mag, BASH Magazine, The Sunday Times and has her own
column in Stellar Magazine ‘Jo’s World’.

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Tony Cantwell

Tony Cantwell

2017 saw Tony Cantwell graduate from online oddity to something closer to a cultural phenomenon.

His bizarre viral videos have, thus far, generated over 4 million views. An emerging star that is capitalising on the ever-changing landscape of comedy, Cantwell is not to be missed.


“You don’t come into Dublin without coming to see Tony Cantwell - Softboy. “ The Dublin Frenchman

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Tony Cantwell – Softboy

Friday 1 June / 19:00 / Village Inn
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After a string of hit online shows last year, 2018 sees Tony setting his sights on live comedy and will be bringing some of his many guises to the Cat Laughs stage. Come see Ploon (yes, that’s his name now), Your Ma’s Mate, The Dublin Frenchman, Homer/Irish Dad, Gavin Salad and many more!

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