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The Punchline comedy club with Eric Lalor and Shane Clifford

Eric Lalor and Shane Clifford will star in the Punchline comedy club on Tuesday 26 March

The Punchline comedy club with Eric Lalor and Shane Clifford

The Punchline is a new monthly comedy club at University Concert Hall, Limerick hosted by comedian, actor and UCH Panto star Tom O’Mahony (Damo & Ivor, Bridget & Eamonn). This is your chance to have a right laugh at some of the best of Irish and international talent in the intimate setting of the newly draped UCH Space (for The Punchline UCH will become a 380 seat auditorium!). The Punchline will take place on the last Tuesday of every month and next up, on Tuesday 26th March, are comedians Eric Lalor and Shane Clifford!

Eric Lalor’s warm, energetic onstage presence makes for an unforgettable experience. With gags that always hit the spot, his engaging, high intensity performances place him on the top names of ‘must book’ comedians.




Eric is a regular act at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, as well as playing the Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and more.

“Excellent, bellyachingingly funny, fast moving.” Kilkenny People

“Flawless… It’s like Rab C. got Irish, got eloquent, but stayed scum” Chortle UK

After working in retail for 10 Years Shane Clifford decided, on a whim, to upload some silly videos to the internet. The videos dealt with issues such as mental health and masculinity through an original, absurd and most of all funny lens and after accidentally attracting a small, but devoted following he decided to give stand up a go.

In the 3 years since he nervously stepped on stage in a tiny room in Killarney and told jokes to 4 American tourists, he has risen quickly performing all over Ireland and appearing at major Irish comedy festivals including Castlepalooza, Cork Comedy Festival and the Vodafone Comedy Festival. In 2018 Shane was a finalist at the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? final at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in October he performed his first solo hour, “Shanes Brilliant Stand Up Show”, to a sold out audience in Whelans, Dublin.

Having achieved so much in such a short period it is clear that Shane has become one of the most original and exciting new acts in Irish comedy.

“The best comedian in Ireland, hands down” – Blindboy Boatclub

Tom O’Mahony (host) is one of the busiest Irish headline acts on the circuit. Playing every major festival and club here and abroad, he has recently toured with MTV star Tom Green and Mock The Week regular Tom Stade. A regular on Irish TV, Tom starred alongside the legendary Rik Mayall in Season 1 of the award-winning TV series Damo & Ivor. He also featured in the hit RTE show Bridget & Eamon as your everyday oddball neighbour Paddy d’Pervert (it’s French!).

Tuesday 26th March, 8pm
Tickets: €15 / Conc. €12
Booking: 061 331549 or click here.

For previous stories on the Punchline Comedy Club, click here.


Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.