Every year the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival presents a world-class comedy programme blending the best in Irish and international talent with shows featuring renowned comic stars as well as upcoming talent.

The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival was founded in 1994, since then the festival has grown from a small event comprising a handful of shows to an internationally acclaimed festival which showcases the very best in Irish and international comedy acts, attracting visitors to Kilkenny city and its surrounding regions through the unusual combination of professionally-managed world class entertainment in the atmospheric setting of this charming and intimate medieval city.