Rated as one of the five best comedy festivals in the world the Carlsberg Cat Laughs Comedy Festival has become an annual diary fixture for both comedy fans and comedians alike. The Festival has consistently showcased world-class comedians and captivated comedy fans for 15 years. With 62 comedians, 86 shows including 9 specialty shows, 5 improvisers, across 15 venues and with more than 25,000 available tickets, the 2009 Festival promises to upstage itself this year once again. With ticket prices remaining the same over the past three years, it's the perfect way to avoid the 'R' word and get away from it all. This year features the likes of Tommy Tiernan, Maeve Higgins, Des Bishop, Andrew Maxwell, Barry Murphy, David O'Doherty, Lewis Black and the hottest sketch show of the moment Dead Cat Bounce.