Galway is home to many festivals but the Vodafone Comedy Carnival remains one of its biggest. So big, RTÉ wants to show it off to the rest of Ireland! The country’s most popular comedy festival is coming to our homes for all of us to enjoy or rewatch for those who attended the festival last October.

Thanks to the film crews who descended on Galway last October to try and capture the lively spirit of the event, Galway has the opportunity to show the rest of the country the contagious energy that takes over the city of tribes when cultural events are in town.  

With Galway being the 2020 European Capital of culture, the timing could not be better to shed light on Ireland’s biggest names in comedy (Andrew Maxwell, Reginald D Hunter, Terry Alderton, Jo Caulfield and Seann Walsh among others) as well as rising talents. 

The festival is an incredible showcase for Irish comedy as well as for the festival and the city which sees more than a hundred comedians taking to the stage to entertain thousands of people in venues all around the capital of culture.   

The magic and success of the Comedy Carnival are due in great part to the festival sponsors especially the title sponsors Vodafone Ireland without who the event would not have materialised. Galway City Council was also highly involved by supporting the festival and the TV programme. Most importantly, the wonderful audiences are what made the festival come to life and what made it so special.

RTÉ 2 will ‘Eyre’ the 2019 edition of the festival “Laughter in the Eyre – Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway”  on Thursday, 30 January at 10:30 p.m.It will be presented by Anna Clifford and Karl Spain.

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