Posts Tagged ‘comedy’



Moth and Butterfly is a regular Monthly Night of Storytelling and Improvisation. This month it is included in the programme of the Fringe Festival, but you can go every third Wednesdays of the Month.

The show brings together the art forms of both Storytelling & Improvisation. Stories will be provided by the Moth and Butterfly Crew Creative team, and of course, by the Audience, so be ready to participate.

There will be three types of Storytelling on the night:

  • Moth style stories must be short, true, thematic, and feature the teller themselves as a character.
  • Improvised stories will be created fresh on the spot – no two are the same!
  • Freefall stories are all other stories that still fit the theme – from fiction to fairy tales, from tall tales to a story in a song.

This is a night for oral storytelling, so no reading or notes – just pure story!

The night is for both tellers and listeners, for without good listeners; there would be no good stories! There will be opportunity for people to tell and also to just sit comfy and join in the journey of the imagination.

Great stories invite us in for a listen. They don’t always have to be funny by any means. They draw from a wide emotional pallet.  We love to laugh, but also to cry, to growl, to gasp.  We invite people to tell stories from the heart.

Moth and Butterfly is in Upstairs @ The Townhouse Bar, Spanish Parade from 8 pm

To check all the relevant information you can check their Facebook page

Fringe festival

4 good shows and exhibitions. For the rest of the programme, dates and times, check the website


  •  GALWAY ACTORS WORKSHOP The Space @ the Bentley. Eyre Square, July 27 and 28 at 7 pm

For anyone who’d love some bite-size bits of brilliant theatre, the students of Galway Actor’s Workshop are proud to present their Summer showcase of comic, tragic, ridiculous, sublime and always highly entertaining scenes from a diverse view of playwrights ranging from Lorca through Sam Shepard to Brian Friel.

  • STEVE CUTS HIS OWN FRINGE The Townhouse, Quay Lane. July 15, 16, 22, 23 at 9 pm
Steve Bennett invites you into his barber shop to see comedians, musicians and a few surprises too. Steve is a musical comedian who has performed all over Ireland and further afield (currently gearing up for his second Edinburgh Fringe Festival).Bennett will bring you the absolute best or Ireland’s up and coming performers from the Fringe and further afield. An eclectic mix of short cuts and longer sets, this show is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. (Free for anyone who let’s Steve cut their hair during the show).
  • PASSING MOMENTS The Secret Garden,Sea Road. Until July 30
“Passing Moments” is the debut exhibition by artist/jeweller Elise Dana Brown as a photographer. It is a series of images that encapsulates the essence of Galway; taken in stride, they are her tribute to the Spirit of Galway. What is it about Galway, its mystery and charm, comfort and character, colour and radiance?  “Passing Moments” are reflections of the eye-catching, soul-lifting presence  inherent in Galway’s surroundings that enables many who pass through to feel at home and enchanted.


  • ONE LAST DROP The Cube Theatre, NUIG. July 22-25 at 6:20 pm

Is it possible to shake off your demons and begin again? Could you walk away from the most important thing in your life? Follow the stories of man and woman as they struggle with an addiction we are all familiar with, the addiction to alcohol. Watch as their stories unfold through dance and music and see how quickly life can fall from happiness and belonging to destruction and numbness. From the choreographer of last year’s successful fringe showRewind, Claudia O’Sullivan in collaboration with Kori Kilduff bring a new dance work One Last Drop.  Written and directed by Claudia O’Sullivan & Kori Kilduff.

Westport Festival


This festival is an annual 2 day family event in the estate of Westport House, in County Mayo. Beautiful castle and garden that include a Pirate Adventure Park. In its 400 acre estate there will be 2 stages (one of them is the Roisin Dubh Stage), on site camping, beer tents, wine bars,  and the food area, the “Best of the West”.

Headlining acts at the festival will include Elvis Costello and Imelda May with other confirmed acts including The Stunning, Alabama 3, Damien Dempsey, Ryan Sheridan, Delorentos and the cuban Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club. It’s quite a long list of bands for the two days, look:


‘Best in the West’ food village come to Westport Festival. An array of food producers will present the most exciting and vibrant foods the West has to offer; from Clew Bay Oysters and local Killary mussels, taken from the sea the day before to local Connemara Mountain Lamb infused with Garlic and Rosemary.

The Friendly Food Farm will return again this year combining cookery demonstrations, led by Irish chef Derry Clarke, with audience viewing, participation and interaction.

In the Comedy Tent, on Saturday, one of our favourites: Reginal D Hunter

Tickets for 1 day are 75 euros, or 130 for Saturday and Sunday.

For more information visit their website

African Film Festival

This is going to be the 6th edition of the African Film Festival, always around the 25th of May, Africa Day, to celebrate African diversity and to highlight its cultural potential.

And as the opening of the festival, the LAUNCH OF AFRICA DAY 2013 (by the Mayor of Galway City Cllr Terry O’Flaherty) is today, Tuesday May 21st, at 11 am, in the Galway City Museum. There will be performances by African choirs, music and dance, don’t miss it if you are around (I know, short notice, sorry!)

All the movies of the Festival will be shown in the HUSTON SCHOOL OF FILM & DIGITAL MEDIA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY. And all of them are free of charge (and donations welcome, of course)


From Friday at 5 pm until Sunday at 8 pm we can watch 14 movies (and short films) including:

The SouthAfrican comedy Material: 

Cassim is a young Muslim man who works in his father’s fabric shop in Johannesburg. However, Cassim wants to be a stand-up comedian, which his father disproves of. When he gets a gig at a local bar, he has to find a way of keeping it a secret.

Saturday at 6 30 pm. The Nigerian film Phone Swap

Akin and Mary meet for the first time at an airport where they accidentally  swap their phones. This leads to a destination mix up after they receive one another’s text regarding a travel destination. Consequently, Akin ends up travelling to where Mary is supposed to go and vice versa. Neither knows about the swap until they have reached their opposite destinations and “the phone” stops ringing (In Mary’s case) and “Won’t stop ringing” (In Akins’s case). As a result of the phone swap, they agree to help carry out each other’s missions, armed with the information and data on each other’s phone.

Sunday at 6 pm we can watch The Lion’s Point of view, a movie dealing with immigration not from the European but the African opinions, pointing at the misery generated by the neo-colonial and neoliberal policies

Before, at 4 pm, we can watch Zambezia, the story of this little hawk:

The program is quite long for just 3 days, check it here.

Good movies away from the commercial circuit for this weekend, dealing with comedy, drama, social affairs, stories for children and for adults.

Enjoy it!

Comedy with Reginal D. Hunter

Check out this video to discover the sense of humour of the american comedian Reginald D. Hunter, who will act this Sunday 31, at 20:30 in the Roisin Dubh. Probably he is already a familiar face due to television shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have I got News For You.

Also, he is a regular comedian in The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has participated here in Ireland in The Electric Picnic, Galway Arts Festival and/or Galway Comedy Festival.

Tickets are 20 euros, even for members. Of course, you can stay in the roisin Dubh after the event.

PS: Never tell your woman she’s got a fat ass!