Lots of belly laughs at the launch of the first Yellow Belly Comedy Festival in Gorey

People across the county shared plenty of belly laughs last week as the first night of the inaugural Yellowbelly Comedy Festival kicked off in Gorey.

The first event, which took place in The 64, was headlined by Kevin McGahern and backed by Shane Clifford with Fiona Frawley. The evening drew a large crown and there was plenty of laughter and audience interaction with each of the comedians, according to Love Gorey’s Norma Quinsey.

“It was a perfect opportunity to test an event like this in Gorey and the business community has shown great interest in making it a larger scale event. It’s also great to have more events that we can all look forward to in October,” she said.

Norma expressed her gratitude to the companies for their participation and support for the suggestion.

The festival takes place every Thursday night in October and moves to The Ashdown Park this Thursday, October 13 with Des Bishop headlining, followed by Emma Doran plus support in The 64 on October 20. The final event of this year’s festival will see John Lynn and supporting act take the stage in The Loch Garman Arms. Tickets are on sale on site or online. See www.lovegorey.ie for more information.

The Yellow Belly Comedy Festival was a concept created by Love Gorey, The Ashdown Park Hotel, The 64 and The Loch Garman Arms with a view to creating a bigger event next year. It was funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Night Economy Support Scheme 2022 (NTESS 2022).

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