In keeping with its reputation for staging superb comedy, The Market Place Theatre in Armagh is set for laughs-a-plenty with Des Bishop, John Linehan, Gene Fitzpatrick and more over the coming weeks.


One of Ireland’s most successful comedians, Des Bishop, returns to The Market Place on Thursday 9 February with his new show, ‘One Day You’ll Understand’.

Des is old enough now to know that when his Mom used her favourite expression, ‘one day you will understand’, that she was often correct. However, sometimes she was just hiding from having to explain the complexities of life.

What a great metaphor for the confusing world we live in; from Trump to Isis, Facebook feeds to conspiracy theories and the ever-confusing battle of the sexes. Through laughter, Des attempts to make sense of the world today and life in general. This show is recommended for age 18+ as it may contain material that some people could find offensive.

Then on Saturday 18 February, John Linehan will compere ‘You Must Be Joking’ when he will be joined by a line-up of Northern Irish stand-up comedians in a night of pure comedy heaven.

Forget Brexit, the falling pound and global instability for a chuckle fest with the master of one liners Gene Fitzpatrick, the comedian’s comedian Adrian Walsh, star of ‘Heretic’s & Head The Balls’ Neil Dougan and our very own first lady of comedy the grand dame of panto May McFettridge. Pack up all your cares and woes with a glorious helping of classic comedy medicine! Musical accompaniment and general silliness provided by Ivan Black.

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