Stars at Feile Laughs comedy festival

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A new comedy collaboration between the Gasyard Feile and the Culture Company will take place in the city next weekend.

Tim McGarry and Kevin McAleer headline the Feile Laughs Comedy Festival, which runs from Friday March 29 to Monday April 1. The brand new event forms part of the Gasyard Wall Feile’s cultural programme for 2013 in partnership with Culture Company 2013

Tim McGarry takes to the stage at the Gasyard Centre on Easter Saturday March 30 at 8.30pm. Best known for playing Da in the hugely popular sitcom Give My Head Peace, Tim McGarry is also the host on the Radio Ulster and BBC1 television comedy panel show, The Blame Game.

A free Comedy Trail is an essential part of Feile Laughs weekend providing quality comedy from local and regional acts in a variety of venues in the Bogside, Brandywell and Creggan areas of the city. Featured artists on the comedy trail include Paddy McDonnell, Ruaidhri Ward, Cormac Cookie O’Donnell, Terry Keyes, Matthew Collins, Peter Davidson, Bobby Best and many more. For further details on the comedy trail log on to

Easter Sunday sees Colin Geddis, the man responsible for Barry the Blender Henderson from youtube sensation I Am Fighter take to the stage in the Abercorn Bar at 8pm, admission is free. The Feile Laughs Comedy festival closes with one of the most respected names in Irish comedy Kevin McAleer on Monday 1 April 2013 at the venue in the Crescent Bar Creggan. Tickets for Kevin McAleer are priced at £6 in advance, £8 on the night and are available at the Crescent Bar, Creggan on: 028 71268006 and at the Gasyard Centre on 028 71262812 or online at: www: where tickets for all other events can also be purchased.