Comedy KARLnival with Karl Spain – Featuring Brian Gallagher, Richie Sheehy & Cathal Shanagher
Unique, clever, surreal & irreverent, Brian Gallagher has been taking the Irish stand up circuit by storm in recent years. Runner up in Show Me The Funny 2017 & a contributor to the hugely successful YouTube channel ‘Facts’, Gallagher has performed everywhere from Vodafone Comedy Carnival & Forbidden Fruit to the Edinburgh Fringe, where he recently enjoyed a sold-out run of his latest solo show A** Hole New World.
Richy Sheehy is a cool person and if you’re at least mildly attractive he would consider you as a potential object of lust. His unique blend of outrageous songs and stand-up comedy have garnered him a record-breaking 12 ‘Richy’ Awards and 13 days in a minimum-security prison. Born in County Cork, the greatest place in Ireland and the world, Richy recently returned home after a 5-year stint in hiding from the Gardaí in a not so secret annexe in Amsterdam. He likes to spend his time split between his two favourite activities of enacting vengeance and writing about himself.
Last year Richy shot to fame as Cork’s Biggest Liverpool Fan and since then he has performed live on Soccer AM, BBC Radio 1 and The Ray D’arcy Show as well as playing to thousands at Liverpool’s Anfield stadium and selling out a headline slot at the O2 Academy in Oxford. Having recently performed in Tokyo, Richy can say he has performed in 2 continents including Asia, with the positive reaction assuring him he could achieve his adult dream of being ‘Big in Japan’.
Roscommon native Cathal Shanagher started out in comedy just under 2 years ago. Since then with his dark one-liners and stories, Cathal has been a two-time finalist in the Show Me The Funny competition and also a finalist in Dublin’s Next Top Comic competition. Cathal has performed nationwide and has played in venues such as The Comedy Crunch, The Comedy Shed and the Museum of Comedy in London. Last year Cathal made his festival debut as an actor on the ‘Best of Irish RAW’ showcase at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival.