Everyone knows laghter is great for the soul, so we want to send you and a friend to 7 of the very best comedy shows coming to these shores, including Russell Kane, Ricky Gervais, Micky Flanagan, Jon Richardson, Joel Dommett, Jimmy Carr & Russell Brand by winning our ultimate comedy "Golden Ticket"!


Russell Kane
Olympia Theatre / May 11th
In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up and growing down. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC3‘s Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1’s Live At Apollo, BBC3’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now!


Ricky Gervais
3Arena / June 24th

Considered one of the most influential British comedians since Charlie Chaplin, (received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy 2016 BAFTA/LA) Ricky Gervais is returning to stage with his first stand-up tour in seven years: Humanity.


Micky Flanagan
3Arena / October 19th & 20th

One of comedy’s biggest names, Micky Flanagan brings his brand new show ‘An Another Fing’ to the 3Arena and follows his record breaking “Back In The Game” tour of 2013 which took in an incredible 129 shows - making it the biggest comedy tour in the world that year - having sold an unbelievable 500,000 tickets in the UK and Ireland alone.


Jon Richardson
Olympia Theatre / October 26th

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Jon Richardson is embarking on a tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?


Joel Dommett
Olympia Theatre / November 25th

One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including; Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4).


Jimmy Carr
Olympia Theatre / December 1st & 2nd

One of the most prolific joke-tellers of recent times, Jimmy Carr announces a mammoth UK & Ireland Tour like no other. With an astonishingly vast repertoire and lightning-sharp delivery honed from fifteen years at the top, Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.


Russell Brand
May 23rd (Olympia) & September (Cork / Limerick / Galway / Belfast)

Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand announces a new stand-up tour of Ireland.
What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from? In RE:BIRTH, Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.

Tickets to all of these shows are on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie

We hope that whets your appetite, as we have pairs of tickets to see each of these comedians to give away to one lucky Golden Ticket winner!

That's 2 tickets to each of Russell Kane (Olympia Theatre 11 May), Ricky Gervais (3Arena 24 June), Micky Flanagan (19 October), Jon Richardson (26 October), Joel Dommett (Olympia Theatre 25 November), Jimmy Carr (Olympia Theatre 01 December) and Russell Brand (Olympia Theatre 23 May).

To be in with a chance to win, we want to hear your very best joke in the comments below (nothing too rude please!) and the one that gives the office the most chuckles wins the 7 pairs of tickets. Remember, you can comment with your Facebook account also.

Competition closes Friday 14th April. Read the Rules.

 Competition now closed. Thanks for all the entries, quite a few giggles in the office with some of the entries, and much as we wanted to stay away from Trump jokes, we had to give the prize to MickShamrock with his entry:
"What does the Trump administration use instead of emails? Alternative fax."