29 Sept 2022

Offaly funny? Comic Colm O'Regan to host comedy night for beginners

Offaly funny? Comic Colm O'Regan to host comedy night for beginners

Colm O'Regan

Best-selling and critically acclaimed broadcaster and comedian Colm O’Regan will take to the stage for a much-needed dose of comedy on Saturday, October 23rd at the Theatre Royal for Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival.

Festival organisers have announced a ‘So you think you’re funny!’ competition for an up and coming comic to win a paid support spot on the night.

Festival Manager Nora Boland says, “We’re delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to all of the fantastic stand-up comics looking for a break. It’s been a really tough 18 months for the entertainment industry and especially hard for rising stars, who have had no opportunities to hone their craft at live gigs. This is a 10 minute paid slot on October 23rd and we would love to hear from comics near and far.”

To put your hat in the ring you need to record a 3-minute video and email it to by August 13th. The gig takes place with a live audience at Waterford’s Theatre Royal on October 23rd, the support slot is a 10-minute spot and the payment is €200.

Colm O’Regan has performed all over the world and hosts Ireland’s most successful storytelling night the Dublin Story Slam and is resident MC at Inn Jokes, one of Dublin’s longest-established Comedy Clubs.

The 20th annual Imagine Arts Festival will take place in Waterford City from October 15th to 24th and will host a full program of events which will take place online and in-person in Waterford this October, further details on the festival’s first announcement events and tickets can be found at and the full festival program will be unveiled in September 2021.

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