Comedy: Joanne McNally & Aidan Greene
123A Parade Quay, Waterford, Ireland
Central Arts July Comedy Club
Part of the Summer in the City Festival
Have a midweek laugh with us as Central Arts in association with the Lisa Richards agency presents a double-bill of two top stand-up comedians each Wednesday in July!
Some of Ireland’s hottest – and funniest – comedy acts perform brand-new new, one-hour, work-in-progress shows. Check them out, for this bargain price, before they head to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
24 July – Joanne McNally and Aidan Greene
Joanne McNally, Ireland’s fastest rising comedy star, has just sold out the first date of her new stand up show Wine Tamer, and presented & written her own TV documentary Baby Hater on TV3. Having recently finished a national tour of her one woman, sell out show Bite Me which was nominated for multiple Fringe awards including Best Performer, Best Production & the First Fortnight Award, this comedian is now moving into the UK club scene and is already making waves across the pond.
She burst onto the comedy scene in 2014 & in less than a year in the business, Joanne became the newest co-host on RTÉ 2’s flagship comedy show Republic of Telly, co-wrote and starred in the stage show Separated At Birth, a comedy about her adoption & sold out her first ever solo stand up show in Dublin. Since then she has gone on to perform alongside some of the biggest comedians in the business including Kevin Bridges, Dara O Brien, Stewart Francis, Rich Hall & Jason Byrne. She also starred in The Commute on RTÉ 2 and Soft Border Patrol on BBC NI. She recently performed in the 3Arena for Comic Relief.
Joanne has numerous TV credits to her name including The Late Late Show, The Tommy Tiernan Chat Show, The Ray D’Arcy Show, The Tonight Show, The Seven O’Clock Show, Totes 2014, Panti Does 2015, Ireland AM and Midday, As an actor, she has been in Soft Border Patrol (BBC) and Sharon Horgan’s Women On The Verge (RTE/ UKTV).
She is a regular on the airwaves with a weekly slot on 2FM called Mack The Week. She has performed at all the major Irish festivals including Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Body & Soul, The Electric Picnic &Longitude , the 3 Arena.
Joanne is also a freelance writer and has written for the Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Insider Magazine, U Mag, BASH Magazine, The Sunday Times and has her own column in Stellar Magazine Jo’s World.
‘Our most exciting new comedian’ IRISH TIMES
‘Hilarious, dark, edgy, strangely re-assuring’ IRISH INDEPENDENT
‘Joyously nuts’ EXAMINER
‘Intoxicating’ BROADWAY BABY
Cavan man Aidan Greene is undoubtedly Ireland’s foremost stammering comedian. Since starting comedy in 2010 he’s become a regular in comedy clubs across Ireland. Along with this he has played at major festival including the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Longitude, Indiependance and the Edinburgh Fringe.
He had a sold out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his show (500) Days of Stammer , a one man show about stammering and falling in love. The show was performed to acclaim in Dublin, Albuquerque and most importantly, Cavan. He co-hosted Cavan the Craic, a stand up compilation show, with fellow Cavan comedian Davey Reilly to full rooms at the 2016 and 2017 Edinburgh Fringe festivals.
As well as a comedian Aidan is also an accomplished storyteller. In 2016 he was runner up in the Moth Grandslam in Dublin. His story The Early Days of Stammer was featured on the Moth Radio Hour and broadcast on over 400 radio stations globally, to a listenership of over 30 million. In October 2017, he was invited to speak at National Stammering Awareness Day.
These events are BYOB – you may bring your own beverage.
Tickets €10 available from www.centralarts.ie (booking fee applies online)