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Wed – Sun: Noon – 6:00pm
Mon – Tues: Closed*

Calls: 925-943-7469

Walk Up: 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA  94596

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(925) 295-1400

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*In addition to the hours noted, the Ticket Office is also open one hour prior and thirty minutes after curtain for ticketed performances, including performances on Mondays, Tuesdays, and most City holidays.

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The Real Irish Comedy Fest 2020

The Real Irish Comedy Fest 2020

Ticket Office

Open Tuesday – Sunday

Closed Monday*


Open for Calls

Tuesday – Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm

Friday – Saturday: Noon – 7:30pm
(925) 943-7469


Open for Walk Up

Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Friday – Saturday: Noon – 7:30pm

Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596


*In addition to the hours noted, the Ticket Office is also open one hour prior and thirty minutes after curtain for ticketed performances, including performances on Mondays.

Presented by FunnyBizz Services LLC
March 15, 2020

Not only Irish eyes will be smiling this St. Patrick’s Day. Come get a blast of blarney and Irish laughter just in time for the big day. The Real Irish Comedy Fest showcases the best blend of Irish Comedic talent, accents included and are coming to Walnut Creek for one night only!

Running Time: approx. 90 minutes, with no intermission

Adam Burke from Co. Armagh (by way of Australia and England…long story), is a regular panellist on NPR’s popular comedy quiz show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, former writer for WGN’s Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo and was voted Best Standup by readers of The Chicago Reader in 2014. He is also the winner of Second City’s Up Next Comedy Competition. He has appeared at numerous festivals including Bridgetown Comedy Portland OR, Just for Laughs Chicago (four years running), and the local stage of Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012.

Niamh Marron from Co Sligo is an award winning comedian – writer and actress. She is the winner of 'Show Me the Funny', runner up in the 'Funny Women Awards', London and a finalist in 'RTE’s New Comedy Awards'. She has performed in the SECC Arena, Scotland, received 4 yeses on Britain's Got Talent and has been seen on BBC, Sky, RTE & TV3.
"Risky, edgy & a very naughty girl" - Simon Cowell
"Consistently excellent, a live wire" - Hotpress Magazine

Dave Nihill from Dublin is the first ever-Irish winner of the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition, runner up in the NPR, The Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition, and the first ever-Irish comedian to have a special on Dar Bar Comedy. Also a bestselling author Dave has been featured in the Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Pat Kenny Show, TV3, NPR, TED, Irish Central, Today FM, Inc. and the Huffington Post.

Martin Anglolo from Dublin is an award-winning comedian and a regular at comedy clubs and festivals all over Ireland and the UK. His comedy style is a mix of one-liners and silly observations. He has written and performed comedy for BBC radio, has his own podcast and this year he opened for American comedian Marc Maron in Vicar Street.
Martin’s quickfire wit and razor sharp reactions, coupled with his boundless on-stage energy and enthusiasm, make him an act to watch out for!” – Krank.ie

Francis Cronin is a Dublin born and raised standup comedian, actor, writer, producer and ex-Irish army and UN soldier who first achieved national acclaim for his humorous adventure sketch videos on his YouTube channel 'GlowPunk.' In 2012 Francis won the 'People's Choice Award' at the WAFF Awards in Ireland, and received an 'Honorary Headcase Award' in 2013. Francis has performed standup comedy in French, Spanish and English across the US and Europe. Performing in front of crowds ranging from 50-5000 people, with a talent list that includes, Bill Burr, Dana Carvey, Jeff Garlin, Preacher Lawson, Jared Sandler & Kev Adams.

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