Dublin Comedy Clubs – 8 Of The Best To Visit
And look at that, all the Dublin comedy clubs on one handy map! Lovely.
Dublin has some great comedy clubs, some you may know about and maybe some you don’t know about.
**Updated the list September 2016 with new comedy clubs and removed ones that are not longer running.
In this quick post, I just want to outline the main comedy clubs in Dublin that are definitely worth checking out and supporting.
Now, I haven’t ranked any of these clubs in any order, because if I did that, I wouldn’t get a gig in 7 of them ever again. So, to keep this as objective as possible, I’ve put these venues in alphabetical order!
(I’m also listing the venues as opposed to the clubs, because a couple of different clubs use the same venues, so it just makes it easier on the brain and stuff.)
If I have been an idiot and left out any, drop me a line and I’ll add it in, but I’m pretty sure I got them all here…
Anseo – Camden Street
Anseo, on Dublin’s Camden Street runs a comedy night every Wednesday, LaughOutLoud, upstairs in the bar. Doors are at 8:30, tickets €5 and the club is currently being run by Mr Trevor Browne, who recently featured in RTE’s New Comedy Awards.
A very nice venue for a gig and always features top quality stand up acts.
Chaplin’s Comedy Club Dublin
Upstairs in Chaplin’s Bar, on Hawkins Street in the City Centre.
Resident host is Simon O’Keefe and the stand up takes place on Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are €10 and the show is from 9pm until 11.
Keep an eye out for Punbelievable Pun Nights that pop up every month or so.
The Ha’Penny Bridge Inn – Wellington Quay
The Ha’Penny Bridge Inn is home to 2 of Dublin’s comedy clubs.
First is The Battle of The Axe that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Battle is one of the longest running clubs in Ireland and is one of the only open mic nights in Dublin, open to both fresh comedians and musicians.
Doors for the Battle are at 9pm and tickets are €7 for the show. Although keep an eye out for flyers in Temple Bar for discounts on entry. Check out The Battle of The Axe on Facebook too.
Second is The Unhinged Comedy Club, which runs on Wednesday and Sundays.
Connor McDonnagh-Flynn runs this club on Sundays and Wednesdays. Doors are at 21:00 and tickets for shows are €8 of €6 for students.
The International Bar – Wicklow Street
The International Bar is the only venue in Dublin to have comedy on 7 nights a week.
The shows kick off at around 8:30, but check on each of the links to make sure. Ticket prices range from 5e on Tuesdays, to 10e on the weekends.
The Laughter Lounge – Eden Quay
The Laughter Lounge in Dublin runs from Thursday to Saturday. Doors open in the venue from 7pm and the shows kick off at 8:30 sharp.
Always top quality Irish and international acts performing each weekend that it runs. Tickets are a little pricy at €26, but if you join their Facebook page or mailing list, you’ll usually get free and discounted tickets from time to time.
Pop The Cherry Comedy Club
One of the newest comedy clubs to hit Dublin, Pop The Cherry Comedy Club is really making a name for itself as a solid option for comedy on a Monday night.
It’s €5 entry, doors at 8pm with the show kicking off at 8:45. Pop The Cherry brings a mix of established acts together with a lot of brand new ones stepping onto the scene for the first time.
It’s in Whelan’s on Wexford St, which is purpose built for live entertainment, which really is a huge benefit for stand up comedy. Definitely a club worth checking out and you can find the club on Facebook too.
The Stagg’s Head – Dame Court
The Comedy Crunch runs downstairs in The Stagg’s Head every Sunday and Monday evening. Doors open at 8:15 and the shows are free, but don’t worry, you can make a donation at the end of the night if you enjoyed the gig. It’s kinda like mass.
They also provide free ice cream for punters and always have a top quality line up. If you want to get a seat, get in early because they are packed most nights.
The Woolshed Baa and Grill – Parnell Street
The Woolshed Baa and Grill on Parnell Street runs a comedy night every second Monday. Hosted by Al Porter, the shows feature a solid line up of top quality Irish stand up comedians. Tickets are €7 or €5 for students.
Hope this list helps. Dublin has some excellent comedy clubs and outstanding comedians and they are always a fantastic night out and great value for money.
So, like, go. Now. 😉