Craic Den Comedy Club presents Deirdre O’Kane, Chris Watts + Special Guest

Date: 30 Dec 2023
Time: 7:30pm (Vintage Room)
Ticket Price: €13-€15 BUY TICKET

Deirdre O’Kane, Chris Watts + Special Guest

Saturday 30th December, Doors 7pm / Show 7:30pm, The Vintage Room 

Gooch Weekend special!! The Craic Den Comedy Club is here to help you through the no-man’s-land between Christmas and New Years with the best Irish and international comedians. As seen on their acclaimed TV show on Virgin Media, The Craic Den will keep the festivities going and going!

Deirdre O’Kane

One of Ireland’s favourite comedians, Deirdre never strays too far from her live stand-up roots; her new show, Demented, a box-fresh hour of side splitting laughs, is currently touring Ireland and the UK. In recent years she has hosted the prestigious IFTA Film & Drama Awards (for both RTÉ and Virgin Media), and reached the finals of the national broadcaster’s top-rated entertainment show, Dancing with the Stars. Deirdre is also known as the voice of smash-hit perennial, Gogglebox (Virgin Media).

A six-time Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominee, Deirdre was awarded Best Lead Actress (Film) 2015 for her role as Christina Noble opposite Liam Cunningham, Sarah Greene and Brendan Coyle in Stephen Bradley’s feature Noble. Released in September 2014, Noble won Jury and Audience awards at the Boston Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Newport Beach Festival, Nashville and Dallas Festivals.

An accomplished television actor, Deirdre starred alongside Debi Mazar and Hillary Duff in Darren Starr’s hit sitcom Younger (TV Land, US) which aired in September 2017. Other TV credits include Paths to Freedom (RTÉ) in which she played Brendan Coyle’s long-suffering wife Helen, The Clinic, Fergus’s Wedding, The Fitz, and Bittersweet. She appeared in the leading role of Debra Moone in three series of Moone Boy (Sky) opposite Peter McDonald and Chris O’Dowd, garnering Deirdre her fifth IFTA nomination in 2014.

“O’Kane quickly sets up a rhythm of her own and when she exits, applause follows her all the way down the street.” The Scotsman

“O’Kane is an instantly charismatic stage presence and her brand of day-to-day anarchism stormed the place.” Three Weeks

“O’Kane dazzles the audience from start to finish.” The List

“She won the audience over from the moment she opened her mouth.” Metro

Chris Watts

One of Ireland’s most promising young comedians, Chris started his comedy career in 2021 and has already performed in iconic Irish venues, including Róisín Dubh and Workman’s Club; won the coveted Toilet Duck Award at TedFest 2023; worked with Karl Spain and supported Danny O’Brien.

Plus Special Guest!

Your host: 

Eddie Mullarkey

Eddie is an established comic at all of Ireland’s major comedy clubs and festivals. Known for his cheeky and seductive wit, Eddie has toured internationally and has just finished a sell out run at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe with his show ‘An Irish Solution to an Irish Problem’.

“Mullarkey has a warmth in his eyes that gives away his compassionate wit.” Mumble