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The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland



Kickstarting your summer every year on the June Bank Holiday Weekend!

29th May - 4th June 2018

Highlight shows on sale end of January. Full programme on sale end of March 2018.



No idea what to get everyone you know for Christmas? The Cat Laughs GOLDEN TICKET is here : All-in festival pass for €199 (available until 31st December). Get one for literally everyone you know.

Dead Cat Bounce are back for a good time, not a long time. Check out this sneak peak below.

A dear friend of Sean Hughes' put together this playlist of his favourite songs. It's a belter. Give it a listen. Thanks Barry Murphy for sending it on.

So sad and shocked to hear of the death of our friend Sean Hughes. A singular talent and much loved at Cat Laughs over 23 yrs. RIP Sean.

Hey, remember that time Jack Gleeson performed as a cat, for an audience of cats, at the The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival ? Yeah, that was weird. Big thanks to our friends at Ash Animal Rescue and Petmania Ireland who are launching their #CATtember today.

Our pals over the Kilkenny Arts Festival have put together a fantastic programme of events running from 11-20 August. Check out the full lineup but absolutely don't miss the amazing folk-opera Counting Sheep, one of the hits from the Edinburgh Fringe last year. The Guardian called it a "an extraordinary piece of musical theatre" and we agree! Simply breathtaking.

People of EARTH. If you saw T.J. Miller at The Cat Laughs then it's your chance to catch his totally madcap group HEAVYWEIGHT on at the Vodafone Comedy Festival 2017 this week. Book or regret it forever.

Thanks for laughing with us, g'luck and see you all in 2018! CAT LAUGHS OUT 🎤💧

Photos by Allen Kiely & Alina Kisina

Fantastic review of the festival from The Irish Times this morning!


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