REAL IRISH COMEDY TOUR
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Festival will host the Real Irish Comedy Tour in the Abbey Theater – inside the Dublin Community Recreation Center, just west of the Festival grounds. The tour features comedians Dave Nihill, Sean Finnerty, and Mick Thomas. The performances will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6. Each performance will be approximately an hour and 15 minutes in length. Tickets are $10 each (general admission seating). Content may not be appropriate for young children. There will be a limited bar in the theater lobby. Doors open one hour before the performances. NO DESIGNATED PARKING PROVIDED. Please see Festival parking map for more information. Festival admission is NOT included with the comedy tour tickets.
From Dublin, Ireland Dave Nihill is the first ever-Irish winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, runner up in the NPR, the Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition, and the first ever-Irish comedian to have a special on Dar Bar Comedy. Also a bestselling author Dave has been featured in the Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Pat Kenny Show, TV3, NPR, TED, Irish Central, Today FM, Inc. and the Huffington Post. His videos have gone viral many times over with over 100 million views. He now calls California home when immigration officials permit.
From Longford, Ireland, Sean Finnerty decided to move stateside where a series of mature decisions that he failed to make led him to stand-up comedy. Recently he was rewarded for his efforts as he became the first ever Irish comedian to perform on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Spending his first number of years in comedy based out of Orlando, Sean was selected for Comedy Central’s Up Next competition, made his television debut as co-host of Season 9 of Fireball Run on Amazon Prime. He has also performed at several festivals including Laugh Your Asheville Off, Edinburgh Fringe, and Electric Picnic, along with making it to the semi finals of the nationwide talent search Stand Up NBC. A keen eye for detail Sean has also developed a reputation as a Roaster and is currently the number 1 ranked roast comic in New York City.
Born and raised in Wexford, it wasn’t until moving to New York that Mick Thomas's stand-up comedy career was born. A natural performer and insightful writer, in a few short years Mick has blown away one club owner after the next with his honest and genuinely original takes on American society and life as a young and dedicated family man. Mick Thomas entertains audiences regularly all across Long Island and Manhattan, and is swiftly becoming one of the most sought after acts in Clubs and Casinos up and down the East Coast. Mick has performed with the biggest names in comedy including Dom Irrera, Norm Macdonald, Jim Breuer, Carl LaBove, John Pinette, and Greg Giraldo.