Line-up announced for 2015 Vodafone Comedy Festival






Dublin, June 9th 2015, Vodafone Ireland & Aiken Promotions have announced yet another stellar line-up of International and home-grown talent for this year’s Vodafone Comedy Festival 2015. The feel good event of the summer will feature an impressive line-up of over 80 comedians who will perform in five fully seated indoor venues in the unique and stunning surroundings of The Iveagh Gardens, in the heart of Dublin, from July 23rd to July 26th.  Tickets for the festival go on sale this Monday 15th June with twenty thousand people expected to attend once again this year.

The 2015 cast sees another year of amazing international talent performing at the Festival including US comedians Reginald D Hunter, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Michelle Wolf, Aparna Nancherla, Joe List, Seaton Smith and the unique talents of The Pajama Men who return following last year’s amazing performances. Their Canadian neighbours Tom Stade and Glenn Wool will also perform as well as Australia’s Adam Hills and Rhys Nicholson.

The impressive UK contingent of comedians includes 8 out of 10 Cats team captain Jon Richardson, one-liner king Tim Vine, ventriloquist Nina Conti, The Improv Allstars with Phill Jupitus, Adam Buxton, Zoe Lyons, Lolly Adefope, Chris Ramsey, Rosin Conaty and Nick Helm (who is receiving rave reviews for his current BBC3TV series Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment).

As always, this year’s line-up brings together & celebrates Irish comedy of all shapes & sizes including giants like Tommy Tiernan, David O’Doherty, Al Porter, Panti, Deirdre O’Kane, Maeve Higgins, PJ Gallagher, Bernard O’Shea, Jason Byrne and Neil Delamere as well as rising stars like Foil Arms & Hog, Eleanor Tiernan, Chris Kent, Alison Spittle and Joanne McNally.

Festival Director, Bren Berry, Aiken Promotions added, “We are delighted to announce our most dynamic line up ever. It’s a great compliment to the event that so many acts from around the world want to come every year to the Iveagh Gardens but we are most particularly proud of our association with Irish comedy. We’re also very excited about all the great things happening throughout the weekend including the street performers, musicians, gourmet food and bars, the Vodafone Laughter Lab and the always hilarious lucky-dip that is The Horsebox Theatre”.

Robert Hyland, Sponsorship and Engagement Manager, Vodafone Ireland, said “We’re thrilled to be here again with The Iveagh Gardens for the fifth year of the Vodafone Comedy Festival. The festival is one of the key highlights of the Vodafone Centre Stage comedy and entertainment programme 2015. As always it is fantastic to see the broad spectrum of talent, both local and international comedians, performing at the festival. The Festival is where comedy routines are born and jokes tried out – the all new Vodafone Laughter Lab will be a must attend for comedy fanatics, where comedians step out of their comfort zone and showcase new material”.

Tickets for the festival go on sale this Monday 15th June with 20,000 people expected to attend over the four days. Tickets are sold on a show-by-show basis and the festival is a strictly over 18s event.

For full details of the Vodafone Comedy Festival Line-up and programme information visit which goes live at 4pm tomorrow


A-Z 2015 Vodafone Comedy Festival Performers

Abandoman Joe Rooney
Abie Philbin Bowman John Colleary
Adam Buxton John Lynn
Adam Hills John Mulaney
Aidan Bishop Jon Richardson
Aidan Killian Karl Spain
Al Porter Keith Farnan
Alison Spittle Kevin Gildea
Andrea Farrell Kevin McGahern
Andrew Ryan Lolly Adefope
Andrew Stanley Lou Sanders
Andrew Maxwell Luisa Omielan
Aparna Nancherla Maeve Higgins
Barry Murphy Mark Nelson
Bernard O’Shea Michelle Wolf
Chris Kent Neil Delamere
Chris Ramsey Niamh Marron
Colin Murphy Nick Helm
Colm O’Regan Nick Kroll
Colum McDonnell Nina Conti
Conor O’Toole Panti
David O’Doherty Patser Murray
Deirdre O’Kane Paul Tylak
Ed Sammon PJ Gallagher
Eleanor Tiernan Reginald D Hunter
Emma Doran Rhys Nicholson
Eric Lalor Roisin Conaty
Foil, Arms & Hog Ronan Grace
Fred Cooke Rory O’Hanlon
Gary Cooke Seaton Smith
Gearoid Farrelly Simon O’Keeffe
Gerry McBride The Nualas
Glenn Wool The Pajama Men
Holly Walsh Tim Vine
Improv Allstars with Phill Jupitus Tom O’Mahoney
Jarlath Regan Tom Stade
Jason Byrne Tommy Tiernan
Joanne McNally Totally Wired
Joe List Willa White
  Zoe Lyons