Joe Rooney, is probably best known as gurrier priest Fr Damo from ‘ Father Ted’ but it is as a stand up comic that this high energy comedy star truly shines, Jarlath Regan, the man behind the hugely successful ‘Irishman Abroad ‘ podcast, jets in for his only Irish show this year. Ballymun motormouth Eric Lalor is one of the most in demand comics on the circuit . Just back from a sell-out tour of Australia, Galway based Steve Bennett was recently crowned ‘Irish Comedian Of The Year’ - come and check him out! Danny O’Brien is one of the fastest rising stars both here and in the UK, where he now spends most of his time. We can’t WAIT to check out festival favourites, the sometimes-silly-but-always-hilarious musical double act, Totally Wired Co creator of the satirical TV show ‘The Savage Eye ‘ John Colleary is one of the most underrated acts in the country and his razor sharp one-liners and acute observations are sure to be a highlight! The Comedy Tent will also play host to the hottest ,most exciting emerging talent, too. Over the weekend punters will get a chance to see these great new acts, including Martin Angolo, Bernard Casey, Emma Doran, Dimitri Bankov, Brian Gallagher, Ryan Cullen, Emmam Idama, Davey Riley, Laura Byrne and introducing the winner of the Forbidden Fruit Comedy Talent Search, which has been taking place at The Chelsea Drugstore, George’s St each Thursday in the lead up to the festival.