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Friday Night Comedy KARLnival Online with Karl Spain and friends, Friday, May 29

KARLnival Online with host Karl Spain, Rich Hall, Mike Wilmot & Sean Hegarty on Friday, May 29th at 8 pm on Zoom.

Friday Night Comedy KARLnival Online with Karl Spain and friends, Friday, May 29

The Comedy KARLnival returns to our computer screens next Friday night as Limericks KARL SPAIN and friends bring you over an hour of comedy, songs and banter. 

This show features the comedy stylings of…. RICH HALL, possibly the grouchiest comedian on the planet, MIKE WILMOT double award-winning Canadian comedian and actor (for his work in “It’s All Gone Pete Tong”) and SEAN HEGARTY “Ireland’s Funniest Joke” Winner as seen on TV3s “Ireland’s Got Talent”. 





Rich Hall

Rich was the original inspiration behind Matt Groening’s character Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons – but that’s just one of many good reasons to go see him.  His critically acclaimed deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.

The Perrier Award-winning Montana native is renowned for his expertly crafted tirades, quick-fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences. Rich is a comedian who’s plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word and winning him fans all over the globe.

“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show” – Scotland On Sunday

Mike Wilmot

Toronto-born stand-up Mike Wilmot first started performing comedy in 1995, becoming a regular on the UK circuit. He has appeared multiple times at Just For Laughs in Montreal, as well as at festivals in Ireland, Scandinavia, Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Bangkok, South Africa and Melbourne – where he won the comedy festival’s Barry Award in 2003. He also won an acting award for his memorable appearance in the movie It’s All Gone Pete Tong.

 “Wanna play a joke on your chiropractor?  Next time he starts working on you, go limp and soil yourself.”

Karl Spain

Karl Spain stared in The Spar Panto, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at University Concert Hall, Limerick.

Sean Hegarty

One-liner comedian, Sean Hegarty has been seen wowing the judges on Ireland’s Got Talent, getting four yeses from the judges and making it to the live semi-final shows. As well as this, he has won Ireland’s Funniest Joke with his pizza pun, topping the public vote with over 65% voting in his favour. 

He has supported Patrick Kielty on his Irish tour, came runner-up in the UK Pun Championships, written for BBC Radio & TV including panel show Monumental and online series Tight Shorts as well as having gigged all over the world in places such as France, Cyprus, Belgium and the Edinburgh Fringe.

He has recently been seen in a BBC viral comedy video for BBC’s Mastermind and has racked up over 50 million video views online and attracted more than 70,000 fans on Social Media along with sold-out shows across the country. He also played a starring role in hit BBC comedy series, Late Licence, writing and acting alongside his wife, Derry Girls actress, Diona Doherty. 

Karl Spain

This show is hosted by the “achingly funny” Karl Spain. Karl has been in stand-up comedy for over twenty years. Last seen on telly hosting Laughter In The Eyre filmed at last years Galway Comedy Carnival, Karl is probably best known in Ireland for losing a few ounces on Celebrity Operation Transformation, and his TV series Karl Spain Wants A Woman in which he not only got huge ratings but he also found himself a woman.

As well as being a regular at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Galway Comedy Carnival, Vodafone Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Montreal Just for Laughs. Karl was a resident writer for the Republic of Telly and still is for countless other comedians.


The only way to catch the show live is to buy an audience ticket to join their Zoom call, making you part of the action. With 2-way real-time engagement this can feel just like a real comedy club but in the comfort of your home with cheap booze.

BYOB This ticket gives you access to the show on one device only but they don’t care how many people are watching from your couch. This one will not be going out live on Facebook. They can’t give a quality line-up like this away for nothing.

Spaces are limited so hurry or you will miss the bus, zoom zoom! The show starts at 8 pm. Tickets cost €10 plus fees on Eventbrite when you search ‘Friday Night Comedy KARLnival Online’. 

For tickets, click here.

 For more info about Karl, click here.

For more stories on Karl Spain, 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.