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29th Jul 2016

This weekend’s Vodafone Comedy Festival celebrates its 10th birthday and it could be the best one yet

Eric Lalor

Lolling in the aisles.

The Vodafone Comedy Festival celebrates its 10th birthday this weekend at the sublime Iveagh Gardens. It’s another cracking lineup of Irish and international comedians and arguably the strongest lineup they’ve ever had.

The big American standout name this year is of course the wonderful Bill Burr. One of the best comedians on the planet and also the host of a brilliant weekly podcast.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Bill Burr performs onstage at Comedy Central Night Of Too Many Stars at Beacon Theatre on February 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted him playing the character Patrick Kuby in Breaking Bad. A phenomenal talent.

Other great American talent includes Liza Treyger, Ian Edwards (although born in England), Joe De Rosa, Chris Gethard, Annie Lederman, Dan Soder, Jay Larson, Kate Berlant, Leonard Ouzts, Rory Scoval (pic below), Sammy J and Randy and Sasheer Zamata.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 27: Comedian Rory Scovel attends The Alliance For Children's Rights' Right To Laugh Benefit at The Avalon on May 27, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The Irish, as always, are well represented with the likes of Jason Byrne, Des Bishop, PJ Gallagher, David O’Doherty, Maeve Higgins and Al Porter to name but a few.

(And don’t forget the excellent Eric Lalor – Editor’s note)

Two brilliant Canadian performers are Tom Stade and Stewart Francis. Top class stand-up comedians who are no strangers to our shores and guaranteed to have you lolling in the aisles.

It starts tonight at the Iveagh Gardens and goes on until Sunday evening. If you like laughing, you will love this.

For all info on the exciting event, simply click here.

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