Galway-based comedian Tommy Tiernan is set to embark on a ‘World Tour of Galway’ as part of this year’s Bulmers Galway Comedy Festival, which will run over the October Bank Holiday Weekend.
The festival boasts its biggest ever line-up, with over 50 top comedy acts confirmed to play Galway over six nights, but it is undoubtedly Tommy Tiernan’s new Galway-based set that is the star turn of the festival.
Tiernan is almost as synonymous with Galway, as he is with his hometown, Navan, and performed his first comedy show in Galway in 1994.
Other festival highlights include the return of one of the stars of this year’s Galway Arts Festival, Reginald D. Hunter, Deep South comedian Rich Hall, Des Bishop’s new show and the Irish premiere of the latest international comedy phenomenon, ‘Set List’, where comedians are given a set-list of topics on which to improvise.
Also set to have Galway audiences rolling in the aisles are Australian polemicist Steve Hughes, Andrew Maxwell, Ardal O’Hanlon, Rubberbandits, Jason Byrne and Canadian funnyman Pete Johansson, who proved a big hit with Galway audiences during his visit earlier this month.
Bulmers will again sponsor the Galway Comedy Festival, and Bulmers’ Sponsorship Manager, Marcus Goodwin, said the company was thrilled to once-again sponsor the festival.
“The organisers have announced a hugely impressive line-up for this year and it’s shaping up to be a fantastic weekend,” said Mr Goodwin.
The full festival programme will be released this evening, Wednesday, 12 September at 6pm, while the festival will run from Wednesday 24 to Monday 29 October. Tickets go on sale this Friday, 14 September at 9am at www.bulmersgalwaycomedyfestival.com.