Craic House: Irish Comedy with Keith Farnan (MATINEE SHOW) @ The Bristol Folk House

Saturday 10th March, 14:00 – 18:00 (matinee show)

An afternoon of the best Irish comedy with headliner Keith Farnan PLUS Eleanor Tiernan, Aideen McQueen, Ed Tripp and you fabulous local host, Burt Williamson.
 
As part of W.E IRISH Culture Fest 2024, join us to celebrate Irish culture in our fabulous city.
 
 
Headliner
 
**Keith Farnan**
 
“Brilliant, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny” – TIME OUT
 
“Artful, satirical…with a lightness of touch and a hefty helping of roguish Celtic charm” – THE SUNDAY TIMES
 
Having appeared on BBC’s Michael Mcintyre Comedy Roadshow as well as adapting his own comedy documentary for RTE, Money, Money, Money: Keith Farnan versus the Economy, Keith has just topped an outstanding eighteen months by appearing at the Montreal Just For Laughs All Access show for the Canadian Comedy Network and Hollands highest rating comedy show, The Comedy Factory. In America, Showtime have Keith has appeared on their new standup show, Live From Amsterdam, which brings together the best American and European comedians working today. He has performed as a stand-up all over the world, from Montreal to Amsterdam to Hong Kong. His four Edinburgh Festival shows have proved a powerful mix of the personal and the political and have sold out their runs at the major comedy festivals in the UK as well as the Soho Theatre and Royal Festival Hall in London.
 
“Farnan will make you think hard and laugh even harder” – THE LIST
 
“If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he’d surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan” – THE SCOTSMAN
 
“This is political comedy at its best, perfectly balanced, deadly serious and very funny” – THE SKINNY
 
 
Other Acts
 
**Eleanor Tiernan**
 
Eleanor Tiernan is an Irish comedian well-known among Irish audiences for her live stand up performances and her work in TV, theatre and on radio. She was featured on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central and has played Latitude, Glastonbury, Montreal Just For Laughs and all of the top Irish comedy festivals. In 2010 Eleanor was one of the creators of the big hit of the Dublin Fringe Festival City West Side Story which sold out its entire run. She went on to create the innovative National Therapy Project in the same festival in 2014 for which she was nominated for the First Fortnight award. She has completed six runs at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
 
 
**Aideen McQueen **
 
Spontaneous (in the losing her keys rather the kitesurfing way), Aideen McQueen is one of the brightest sparks in the new generation of Irish comics. She’s sassy, sexy, saucy and, most importantly, side splittingly funny.
Aideen appears regularly on RTE, TG4, BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Radio 4. She is one of the resident comperes at the world famous International Comedy Club in Dublin and has appeared alongside such acts as Sean Hughes, Reginald D Hunter, Ardal O’ Hanon, Dylan Moran, Johnny Vegas, Phil Kay and Frankie Boyle. She has performed at many festivals including The Vodafone Comedy Festival,The Electric Picnic Festival and Prague Comedy Festival. In 2023 she had two sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and was Nominated for Best Performer in the Dublin Fringe Festival.
“Plays brilliantly with the crowd” Irish Independent
 
“Best young comic I’ve seen in ages” Arthur Smith
 
 
**Ed Tripp **
 
Edward Tripp is a Northern Irish comedian and poet who performs at both stand-up comedy venues and spoken-word venues across the UK. Once described as Dave Allen meets David Lynch, Edward has brought his unique brand of spoken-word comedy to nights and festivals across the country, has supported Hollie McNish and Rob Auton on tour, won the Spork! Poetry Slam in 2021, and was appointed ‘Bard of Exeter’ in 2022.
 
“Absurd and hysterical stand-up and poetry… a bizarre and enigmatic set that had the audience in stitches.” – Razz Magazine
 
“Ed Tripp is a genius…’ – Will Adamsdale (Actor, Comedian)
 
 
**With host Burt Williamson (MC)**
 
Burt Williamson is a stand-up comedian, improviser and comedy producer based in Bristol. He’s had two critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe while also having self produced his debut comedy hour 200 IQ Audience Only (13.50Munters) which is available on YouTube. At once silly and serious, smart and stupid Burt packs dense punchlines with know-it-all smarm and goofy charm to hilarious effect. At the forefront of a new and exciting generation of comics emerging from Bristol, Burt leads the charge on a new wave of talent in British comedy.
As seen on NextUp
As heard on BBC Bristol, BBC Oxford, GoldFM
 
“His beautifully crafted set is clever in unguessable ways, unexpectedly hilarious at every turn and a great joy wrapped up in a big laugh, sprinkled with adorable.” – The Scotsman
 
“the funniest, most unlikely, rudest yet sweetest” – Entertainment Now
“Absurd and excellent” – Rife Magazine
Matinee Performance