Comedy: Julie Jay and Shane Clifford
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.
3 July – Julie Jay and Shane Clifford
After working in retail for 10 years Shane Clifford decided, on a whim, to upload some silly videos to the internet. The videos dealt with issues such as mental health and masculinity through an original, absurd and most of all funny lens and after accidentally attracting a small, but devoted, following he decided to give stand up a go.
In the 3 years since he nervously stepped on stage in a tiny room in Killarney and told jokes to 4 American tourists, he has risen quickly performing all over Ireland and appearing at major Irish comedy festivals including Castlepalooza, Cork Comedy Festival and the Vodafone Comedy Festival. In 2018 Shane was a finalist at the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? final at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in October he performed his first solo hour, “Shane’s Brilliant Stand Up Show”, to a sold out audience in Whelans, Dublin.
Having achieved so much in such a short period it is clear that Shane has become one of the most original and exciting new acts in Irish comedy.
‘The best comedian in Ireland, hands down’ – BlindboyBoatclub (Rubberbandits)
Julie Jay is a comic who has taken the comedy world by storm in recent months and already has many impressive accolades under her belt, including winning the Forbidden Fruit Comedy Search 2017; as well as performing at Vodafone Comedy Festival 2017/2018; Electric Picnic 2018; All Together Now 2018; and reaching the regional finals of ‘Funny Women’ 2018.
One of the most exciting new voices on the Irish comedy scene, her on-stage warmth accompanied by a sizeable side dish of distinctly Irish self-deprecation. Wry wit, neurotic ponderings and clever joke-writing make her an act not to be missed.
‘One of Ireland’s Leading Comedians’ – The Journal.
‘The brightest, funniest thing I’ve seen for a long, long time’ – Tommy Tiernan
These events are BYOB – you may bring your own beverage.
Tickets €10 available from www.centralarts.ie (booking fee applies online)
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