Everyone enjoys a good laugh, and this summer, there’ll be plenty of that going on at FunnyFest, a family-oriented programme of comedy workshops and performances at the Ark cultural centre in Dublin.
The festival, which runs between the 5th July and the 24th August, is peppered with family-friendly stand-up comedy performances featuring the likes of Marcus Olaoire, Bec Hill, Kevin Gildea, Reuben, Andrew Stanley, Al Porter, and comedy troupes Foil, Arms & Hog and Totally Wired.
These will be accompanied by a series of workshops, including stand-up comedy workshops which run for almost the entire length of the festival, and more specialist workshops on topics such as comedy animation, comedy writing, comedy drawing, and slapstick.
There will also be several events aimed at younger children, such as Queen Fionnuala’s Funny Bone, an interactive workshop for toddlers, and comedy play A Boy and His Box, about a boy, his cardboard box, and a vivid imagination.
So, whether you’re a parent looking to encourage your children’s natural comedic talents, or you just want to have a right old laugh, Funnyfest promises to be a rib-tickling feast of laughter and learning for all the family.
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