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The Irish Post becomes exclusive media partner to London Irish Comedy Festival


The London Irish Comedy Festival is delighted to announce that The Irish Post is to become the exclusive media partner for this year’s festival.

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The first London Irish Comedy Festival will take place at The London Irish Centre, Camden Square from 12th – 14th October 2012. It will feature a stellar line-up of top class and emerging Irish and London Irish comedians and musical comedy acts, including Andrew Maxwell, Abandoman, Neil Delamere, Aisling Bea, The Nualas, Colm O’ Regan’s ‘Ireland’s Got Mammies’, John Lynn, Fred Cooke, Eric Lalor, Willie White, a free Improv Comedy Workshop and Showcase hosted by Cariad Lloyd and a Musical Comedy Showcase hosted by Sharyn Hayden, with one act on the night selected for a place in the quarter-finals of the 2013 UK Musical Comedy Awards. The London Irish Comedy Festival will benefit from an extensive programme of promotional and editorial activity aimed straight at the heart of the Irish Community via the Irish Post’s weekly edition, website and social media channels.  The Irish Post will have an active and visible presence at the centre throughout the festival.


Gary Dunne, Director of Arts & Culture at the London Irish Centre, said: “The London Irish Centre is delighted to be working with The Irish Post as exclusive media sponsor of the upcoming, and very exciting, London Irish Comedy Festival. The LIC in-house team and our powerhouse of a festival co-founder and programmer, Maria Schweppe, have put together possibly the finest line-up of Irish comedy that has ever graced a London stage! We look forward to working with our friends at The Irish Post on making this one of the big events on both the Irish calendar and the wider UK comedy circuit. This is about showcasing Irish talent to new audiences, bringing people together, and of course having a laugh! Roll on Oct 12-14…”


Sarah Murphy, Marketing Coordinator at The Irish Post, said: “The Irish Post is proud to be working with The London Irish Comedy Festival on the first event of its kind in the city. The fresh and exciting lineup hints that the weekend is sure to be full of laughs, as well as being a chance for the London Irish community to come together under one roof to celebrate the best of Irish comedy. We look forward to building a close working relationship with the festival and would like to take this opportunity to wish the event every success.”


The London Irish Comedy Festival will take place from 12th – 14th October 2012 at The London Irish Centre, 50 – 52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB



Click HERE to purchase tickets for the festival



For further information contact:

Maria Schweppe at The London Irish Comedy Festival: 077 5415 3063 or

Or Sarah Murphy at The Irish Post: 020 8900 4159 or sarahmurphy@http://






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