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Jan 24 2020

Laughter in the Eyre

Broadcast Date: Thursday 30 Jan 10.30pm RTE2

Galway’s Vodafone Comedy Carnival is now Ireland’s biggest comedy festival. On the last week of October every year, the city of the tribes comes alive as a hundred plus comedians entertain thousands of people in venues all around this vibrant west coast paradise. In a country not short of festivals, Galway is surely the capital. There is something about the town and its people which embraces and enhances every cultural event, with performers feeding off this energy.

Last October, film crews descended on Galway to try and capture some of the magic and colour of this remarkable week. “Laughter in the Eyre” is presented by Karl Spain and Anna Clifford, and features some of the big names from the festival such as Andrew Maxwell, Reginald D Hunter, Terry Alderton, Jo Caulfield and Seann Walsh. The programme also features lots of the newer faces from the vast array of talent which makes this week such a huge success year after year. “Laughter in the Eyre” is a fine showcase for Irish comedy, the festival and the city.

As Galway winds up for its year as European Capital of Culture 2020, there is no better time for RTE audiences to see Galway at its very best. The show will ‘Eyre’ on RTE2 on Thursday 30th January at 10.30pm.

Huge thanks are due to all the festival sponsors especially the title sponsors Vodafone Ireland whose continued support of live comedy has made the festival such a success. A major thank you is also due to Galway City Council for supporting the festival and the TV programme. But the biggest thank you must go to the wonderful audiences whose unbridled joy makes it all so special.

Laughter in the Eyre

Presented by Anna Clifford & Karl Spain

A Vodafone Comedy Carnival Production

Broadcast Date: Thursday 30th Jan 2020 10.30pm RTE2

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