Athens to Host Irish Stand-Up Comedy Festival



The Greek Irish Society, supported by the Embassy of Ireland, is offering a mouthwatering two-day festival in Athens in November featuring famous stand-up comedians from the Emerald Isle.

Following the popularity of last year’s show, two of Ireland’s biggest names in comedy, London-based comedians Rory O’Hanlon and Peter Flanagan, will be coming to Athens to perform.

Niamh Marron, who performed last year, will also return to perform some of her new material.

Having started his career in Dublin, Rory O’Hanlon is a firm favorite at comedy clubs across the UK and Ireland. A regular face on Irish TV, Rory has been seen on RTE’s “New Comedy Awards, the “Republic of Telly” and alongside Des Bishop in “Under the Influence.”

Described by Chortle as having “presence, poise and timing” and by the Irish Times as having “a joke every 30 seconds,” O’Hanlon’s rapid-fire delivery regularly has audiences crying with laughter.

Peter Flanagan’s sharp joke writing and hilarious storytelling has brought him to top comedy clubs around the world, from the Perth International Comedy Festival in Australia to London’s Comedy Store.

Big-name reviewers Chortle and The Laughter Lounge have described him as “Robust, amiable … high laugh count” and “a natural … definitely one to watch!”

A multi-award-winning comedian, Niamh Marron has appeared on the BBC, Sky Arts and RTE and has performed at the SEC Arena, in front of an audience of 4,000. She has also headlined at the Olympia Theatre and Ulster Hall in Ireland as well as at the Garrick Theatre in London.

Hotpress magazine describes her as “consistently excellent, a live wire” and the CO Club noted that “she made most people cry with laughter and scared the hell out of the rest.”

The comedy festival is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov 27, from 21:00-23:00 and Thursday, Nov 28, 2019, from 21:00–23:00.

The event will be held at Faust, located at Kalamiotou 11, in Athens.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the following website: www.buytickets.at/greekirishsociety