Rhod Gilbert – The Giant Grapefruit

In his last show ‘The Book of John’, Rhod was dealing with some pretty pungent life citrus, and an idiot called John. Little did he know that things were about to turn even more sour…

But Rhod’s not bitter; he’s bouncing back and feeling remarkably zesty.

Hilariously dark, passionate and way too personal, this is classic Gilbert, squeezing every last drop out of life’s latest curveballs…with a little help from an old adversary.

The Improv Panto

The Improv Panto makes a welcome return to Cork Opera House this December, celebrating over a decade of bringing the laughs during our festive season.

What’s become an annual tradition for many, the much-loved Improv Panto is a recipe for chaos, craic, on-the-spot songs, insane dialogue and laughter. Ideal for Christmas and Office parties – this is panto as you’ve truly
never seen it before.

Silly Season wouldn’t be Silly Season without a trip to The Improv Panto!

LIVE musicians, LIVE laughter, LIVE chaos!


Pat and Faye Shortt

Pat and Faye Shortt return to Cork Opera House with their brand-new slick comedy show, following their hugely popular sell out 2023 ‘Well’ tour which showcased the extraordinary comedy talents of this funny pairing.

Since collaborating, this comic Father and Daughter duo have written and performed two hilarious online shows The Wellness Hour with Paaah and Sile and Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads. Described as a riot of comedy, Pat and Faye bring this new comedy show on a nationwide tour in 2024.

Kevin Bridges – The Overdue Catch Up

Following on from his 2022 sell out UK and Ireland tour, Kevin Bridges is thrilled to visit Cork Opera House this Autumn to film his stand-up special in front of a spectacular live audience. Kevin will be performing his critically acclaimed live show The Overdue Catch-Up for three special nights on Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2023.

Please note: These shows will be filmed and released later this year.

The age for this show is STRICTLY 14+

‘The Overdue Catch-Up’ welcomes audiences in to the mind of one of the sharpest comedy talents the UK has to offer. With a career spanning an incredible 18 years, Kevin Bridges already has the life experience of a man twice his age, helping him to hit the nail on the head with his shrewd outlook on the modern world.

Don’t miss the chance to catch one of the most astute observational comedians at the top of his game.

Sarah Millican – Late Bloomer

When Sarah Millican was a bairn, she wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Quiet at school, not many friends, no boobs until she was 16.

Now? NOW she is loud, with good friends, a cracking rack and goose booing all over the shop. In Late Bloomer, Sarah’s brand-new stand-up show, she explores how one became the other.

Adam Rowe

Widely regarded as one of the most exciting, young comics in the world; Adam Rowe has risen from a prodigious newcomer to an international headline act, since his debut in 2010. He is one of the most sought after acts for all of The UK’s biggest comedy clubs and festivals, whilst he has also performed in and headlined clubs in the Middle East and USA.

His natural, laid back persona combined with brutally honest, opinionated stand-up and his phenomenal ad-libbing ability make each of his performances unique, gloriously unpredictable and, most importantly, always hilarious.

Adam has starred on the UK’s flagship stand-up show Live At The Apollo (BBC) as well as Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV). He has released three stand-up specials, all available for free on YouTube; Club Comic (2020), Imperious (2023) and Juicy (2023). He also hosts the smash hit podcast Have A Word.

Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame

Frankie Boyle’s ever-evolving and riotously funny Lap of Shame tour returns to Cork Opera House in January 2024, with the incendiary Scottish comedian set to deliver his unique take on life and world affairs.

Buy a ticket, because by the time he arrives, the currency will be worthless and you and your neighbours part of a struggling militia that could probably use a few laughs.

Strictly Over 16s

Tom Allen – Completely

Tom Allen is back on the road with his brand new show Completely. He has finally moved out of his parents house, which has been great news for him, better news for department stores and even better news for his latest stand-up tour as hes eager to share his life updates, get your opinions on his vegetable patch and delve into the protocol of inviting friends with children for dinner.

The household name with his signature acerbic wit and riotous storytelling, Tom is the host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired and co-hosts Cooking With The Stars, Like Minded Friends podcast and he is also a regular on Bake Off: An Extra Slice and There’s Something About Movies. Join Tom on his brand new tour – his last one sold over fifty-thousand tickets, including his sell out show at The London Palladium where he recorded his special.

This show is Over 14s.

David McSavage

David McSavage returns to Cork Opera House with his hilarious brand of stand-up comedy. Best known for his RTE series, The Savage Eye, David presents a brand new show, Lazy Bastard . . .  featuring some old favourites.

David has performed in many national and international comedy festivals, and his street performances of improvised songs are loved by audiences up and down the country.

Tadhg Hickey: The Marxist Terrorist-Supporting Scumbag Tour

Tadhg Hickey was recently described by a Fine Gael supporter on the internet as “an embarrassment to Cork” . . .

Come blush with him at his first ever solo show on the famous Cork Opera House stage! Tadhg’s political comedy sketches, including ‘Brexit, but it’s a houseshare in Cork’, have amassed millions of views online, the acclaim of esteemed comedians, journalists and academics all over the world, as well as a sprinkling of death threats.

Join him on his very first stand-up tour and hear him ráiméis about family, fatherhood, colonialism and of course his raison d’être: trying to break up the United Kingdom through the unusual medium of comedy.

WARNING: show likely to descend into a sing song.

10% discount available on groups of 4+