The Market Place Theatre in Armagh is gearing up for month of mirth with the arrival of three of Northern Ireland’s finest comedians.

The hilarity kicks off with Colin Murphy on Saturday 12th December and his show ‘Artificial Hipster’. As Blur once said, ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ but that was ages ago, they had no idea how crappy things were actually going to get. After a hiatus [not a small van, just a posh word for lying about eating biscuits for a while] the monger of mirth is back! Expect gripes, whinging, some swearing and, unexpectedly, poetry. That guy from the Blame Game on the BBC and that other thing that used to be on the RTE.  [If you need to be told then this isn’t the show for you!] Tickets for Colin Murphy are priced £18 each.

Then on Tuesday 29th December, it’s the turn of Jake O’Kane with ‘Gaggin’ On It’ – the 2015 news reviewed, the big stories, small stories and everything in between! Hot on the heels of last year’s sell-out tour, ‘Mouthful’, Northern Ireland’s finest comic, Jake O’Kane, is back. In his inimitable style, Jakes takes no prisoners as he deals with the good, the bad and the ugly of 2015. Best known for the infamous ‘flegs’ piece on BBC’s ‘The Blame Game’, Jake weaves stories and news photos to give his take on the people, the places and the politics that made up the year. Those of a sensitive disposition, and politicians of all shades, should be afraid – very afraid. Tickets are priced £18 each.

Neil Delamere’s show ‘CTRL+ALT+DELAMERE’ on Saturday 9th January is now sold out, but fear not, a new date has been released on Sunday 10th January. Neil returns to The Market Place with a brand new show brimming with hilarious stories and incisive wit. 2015 saw the award-winning comedian continue his star turn on the perennially popular ‘The Blame Game’ for BBC NI on TV and radio. Neil also landed his own weekend national radio show for Today FM. Now, however, he’s back to his first love, telling tall tales and spinning side-splitting yarns about the events of the last year. Tickets are priced £20 each.

These performances are recommended for age 18+ as they may contain material that some people could find offensive.

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