Plenty of laughs in 2017 at Arts Centre

Some of the biggest names in comedy will grace the stage of Roscommon Arts Centre in 2017, with Des Bishop, Conal Gallen, Foil Arms and Hogg and Neil Delamere all set to perform.

  Following his sell-out show in 2016, comedian Des Bishop brings his new show, ‘One Day You’ll Understand’, to the arts centre on Saturday, 7th of January, 2017 at 8 pm. 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. Through laughter, Des attempts to make sense of the world today and life in general. Tickets are selling fast for Des’s show, so don’t delay and book now!

  Another sell-out star of 2016 was Conal Gallen, so he is back on February 25th with his show, ‘Only Joking’. Conal is one of Ireland’s most loved comics, and this show is packed full of new songs and jokes as well as some fan favourites.

  The arts centre has the perfect pre-St. Patrick’s Day treat, as Ireland’s top comedy sketch group, Foil Arms and Hog, take to the stage on Thursday, 16th of March. Described simply as, “pure brilliant”, by renowned Irish comedian, and actor, Tommy Tiernan, the group have over four million hits on YouTube and have sold out five shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street. With regular sketches on RTE, viral comedy hits like, ‘How to Speak Dublin’, and over 70,000 online followers, Foil Arms and Hogg have established themselves amongst the new breed of Irish comedy stars, and Roscommon Arts Centre are thrilled to welcome them to their stage.

  A huge favourite of Roscommon audiences, Neil Delamere, is at the arts centre on Friday, 21st of April with his latest show, ‘HANDSTAND’. Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back again with his own unique brand of irreverent humour. With his TV show, ‘The Blame Game’, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, Neil is now returning to where it all started – talking to strangers in rooms for money.

  For more information on these brilliant acts and to get your tickets now, visit or contact 090 662 5824 to book tickets.