Ireland to stage its first drive-in comedy night | Dublin club takes the initiative

Ireland to stage its first drive-in comedy night

Dublin club takes the initiative

Dublin’s Laughter Lounge has become the latest comedy venue to announce it’s to stage a drive-in stand-up show.

The club is taking over a pop-up cinema site off junction six of the M50 motorway at Castleknock for two shows on the evening of May 30.

Enya Martin (pictured), Eric Laylor and Danny O’Brien will perform two shows at 7pm and 9pm to punters who will remain socially distanced in their cars. It's thought to be the first drive-in comedy club in Ireland since lockdown.

Promoters advise that no one should drive more than 5km to the gig, and that each car should contain only members of the same household, in line with Irish government lockdown rules. Tickets, priced €35 a car, are available here.

The gig is more than a month before the UK Comedy Store’s drive-in gigs will take place in Henley and Exeter, as announced this morning.

Meanwhile, comic Tom Binns is crowdfunding to buy the kit to convert his camper van into a drive-in comedy club that could tour the country.

Published: 21 May 2020

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