Neil Delamere, Emma Doran, Sinead Quinlan, Ian Coppinger. MC Colin Murphy

Neil Delamere, Emma Doran, Sinead Quinlan, Ian Coppinger. MC Colin Murphy



Jun 04 2022


75 Mins
10:00 pm



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The Set Theatre
67-69 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, R95 XN44


  • Colin Murphy
    Colin Murphy

    Colin is a Belfast based stand-up comedian, TV presenter, writer and actor. He has ben an almost permanent fixture on television screens in the north and south of Ireland for over two decades.

    He started out in the early ninties in the infamous Empire Laughs Back Comedy club and the Queens Comedy Club in Belfast. In fact he was the resident host of the Queens Comedy Club for over 20 years.

    He has played the Edinburgh festival many times. The first was as an actor with Sightlines Theatre Company in a production of Dogman, a reworking of Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov, in 1995. He returned the following year as a stand up and performed runs there until 2004. He has played all the major comedy festival in the world including Melbourne, Montreal, New York, Dublin and Kilkenny.

    Colin’s first regular TV gig was in 2001 as the host and co-writer of the critically acclaimed cult satirical television and film review show, The Blizzard Of Odd on RTE 2 in Dublin.

    His next major TV show was as a regular on The Panel in 2004, a topical news show again on RTE 2. The original line up included Dara O’Briein, Ed Byrne, Andrew Maxwell and Colin.

    On the BBC Colin appeared in a variety of network shows. As a stand-up and as an actor. He acted in two episodes of the BAFTA winning comedy series People Like Us. On ITV appeared alongside Ardal O’Hanlon in Big Bad World.

    On the Big screen he featured in the Belfast set award winning movie, Divorcing Jack with David Thewlis and The Most Fertile Man in Ireland with James Nesbit.

    He is best known in Northern Ireland as a regular panellist on the award winning topical news comedy show The Blame Game, which has been running since 2005.

    He tours regularly and in 2020 began recording a Podcast,

    Colin Murphy’s Diversion Tactics.

    Colin is also an artist and has had his work exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin and the Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast.

  • Emma Doran
    Emma Doran
  • Ian Coppinger
    Ian Coppinger

    One of Ireland’s busiest comedians Ian is a regular on the world comedy circuit having played to packed houses at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal Just for Laughs, Galway, Electric Picnic, Glasgow, Dublin, Adelaide and Wellington comedy festivals. Ian is also one of a handful of acts who have been invited back year after year to perform at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival since 1995 and he has performed throughout Europe, the Middle East 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 news of the world.

    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 radio. 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 East and Far East as Whose Line Is It Anyway? with the original performers.

  • Neil Delamere
    Neil Delamere

    Award-winning comedian Neil Delamere is one of the top acts working in the Irish comedy scene today, well known to audiences for his regular television appearances on RTE and the BBC as well as his hilarious sell-out stand up tours.

    With stellar reviews as well as a number of platinum-selling DVDs under his belt, Neil has turned his attention to comedy documentaries, writing and presenting IFTA Award- and Celtic Media Award-winning TV programmes on the Vikings and St. Patrick. His four part series on heroes from Ireland’s past, Holding out for a Hero, was recently broadcast as part of RTE 2’s autumn schedule.

    “No TV camera could accurately measure the lightning speed of Delamere’s wit.”
    — The Irish Times
    Never one to sit around, Neil is also back in the hot seat with The Blame Game, the perennially popular BBC panel show, back for its 14th season in 2018. He is a regular panellist on BBC 5 Live’s Fighting Talk and recently appeared on BBC 4’s The News Quiz.

    “You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe *****”
    — The Scotsman

  • Sinead Quinlan
    Sinead Quinlan

    Sinéad Quinlan.
    Sinéad Quinlan is a brand new comedian and writer from Cork. She made the completely rational decision to enter a stand up comedy competition while eating taco fries in Hillbillies, having only ever done stand up twice. She went on to win ‘Stand Up and Be Funny’ on RTÉ One with only seven gigs under her belt. What was in those taco fries?

    The prize for winning was a pilot with the RTÉ Player and she went on to write and star in her own online comedy series called ‘Seriously, Sinéad?’ The series was later given a television slot on RTÉ Two which is very rare.

    Sinéad then landed the role of the ‘Roving Reporter’ on the reboot series of ‘The Den’ alongside Ray D’Arcy, Dustin the Turkey and Zig and Zag. She was a guest on comedy panel show ‘Clear History’ on RTÉ Two at the start of 2021 and is currently writing a second series for ‘Seriously, Sinéad?’

    Sinéad has performed in comedy clubs all over Ireland such as City Limits (Cork) and The Róisín Dubh (Galway) and is looking forward to getting on stage again soon.

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