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The Foolhardy – Festival of Comedy and Commedia continues today with talks, workshops and lots and lots of comedy.
Curated by comic genius MJ Stokes (no stranger to Waterford) the Foolhardy Festival of Comedy and Commedia will have you giggling, laughing, learning, diversing, creating, dreaming, making, frivoling and participating in a weekend of mirthful mayhem. Many of the events will be taking place in the Canvas Comedy Quarter (marquee) on O’Connell Street as well as in the Waterford Gallery of Art, The Great Escape and a secret Venue that will be announced a little closer to the time.
Highlights include: Julie Jay, Sean Marshal, Aliminium – Tim’s Laughter Refinery, ‘Suicide Bees’, ‘Token Straight’ ect. There is also an examination of some of the historical contexts to current frivolity with talks on Commedia, as well as family workshops exploring Punch and Judy, Badge making, Mask painting, a workshop strictly for adults on Commedia dell’arte Mask making, and even a session for kids with the grand title of ‘Picasso, Cubism and a Pig!’
If that wasnt enough… expect Cosmic & Comedy Vinyl, the superlative S.Stubb’s extraordinary Quiz, Sean Murphy and an Open Mic and Music from some of the top bands around.
For comedians there are professional talks: An introduction to social media and an introduction to comedy safety. There is even a Green room!
The Foolhardy Festival of Comedy and Commedia takes place on the evening of April 1st in the Waterford Cultural Quarter and runs through to Sunday Lunchtime.
Festival curator MJ Stokes describing the reasoning behind the new festival said the past two years has breathed a new emphasis and focus to stand-up and comedy as well as renewing a vista on society. “Its time to lose the nickel in the mirror and lookout at the world for all it is. We have been through a miserable spell but now it’s time to get out and laugh!”
The Foolhardy Festival of Comedy and Commedia in Waterford is a Waterford Arts Service project aided by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media through its LLPPS3 programme.
- All events happening at Waterford Gallery of Art and The Great Escape are €5 on the door.
- Children’s Mask Making and Badge Making workshops are €4.
- All Marquee events are free to patrons of Tully’s, Maher’s and the Phoenix Yard.
|The Foolhardy Festival of Comedy and Commedia Waterford 2022|
|April 1st||5pm||Opening Reception||The Waterford Gallery of Art|
|April 1st||6pm||Comic + Cosmic Vinyl Grooves||The Marquee Stage, Waterford Cultural Quarter|
|April 1st||7pm||MJ Stokes – ‘Suicide Bees’ with Felix O’Connor||The Waterford Gallery of Art|
|April 1st||7pm||Foolhardy Comedy Club||The Great Escape Waterford|
|April 1st||8:15pm||Sean Marshall ‘Choosing My Religion’||The Waterford Gallery of Art|
|April 1st||8:15pm||Open Mic||The Marquee Stage, Waterford Cultural Quarter|
|April 1st||9:15pm||Token Straight||The Great Escape Waterford|
|April 1st||10pm||Julie Jay||The Marquee Stage, Waterford Cultural Quarter|
|April 1st||10:30pm||Sand Live Music||The Great Escape Waterford|
|April 2nd||12pm||Badge Making For Families||The Marquee Stage, Waterford Cultural Quarter|
|April 2nd||1pm||Punch & Judy Show||The Marquee stage, Waterford Cultural Quarter|
|April 2nd||1pm||Adult Commedia Talk with Annie Ryan||The Waterford Gallery of Art|
|April 2nd||2pm||Kids Hat & Mask Workshop||The Marquee Stage, Waterford Cultural Quarter|
|April 2nd||3pm||Punch & Judy Workshop||The Marquee stage, Waterford Cultural Quarter|
|April 2nd||3.30pm||Comedy as Communication Talk with Jessamyn Fairfield||The Waterford Gallery of Art|
|April 2nd||4pm||Steven Stubbs Comedy Quiz||The Marquee Stage, Waterford Cultural Quarter|
|April 2nd||5pm||Live Juvenalia Podcast with guest Shane Clifford||The Waterford Gallery of Art|
|April 2nd||6pm||Comic & Cosmic Groovy Vinyl||The Marquee Stage, Waterford Cultural Quarter|
|April 2nd||6pm||Aiden Green Hysteria Comedy||The Great Escape Waterford|
|April 2nd||7pm||MJ Stokes ‘Suicide Bees’||The Waterford Gallery of Art|
|April 2nd||8pm||Aluminium Tim’s Laughter Refinery||The Great Escape Waterford|
|April 2nd||8:15pm||Open Mic||The Marquee Stage, Waterford Cultural Quarter|
|April 2nd||9pm||Ian Lynam ‘Autistic Licence’||The Waterford Gallery of Art|
|April 2nd||9:30pm||Shane Clifford||The Marquee Stage, Waterford Gallery of Art|
|April 2nd||10:15pm||Lou & Smurph Live Music||The Great Escape Waterford|
|April 3rd||11:30am||Comedy Professional Development Workshop||The Waterford Gallery of Art|
Download the Foolhardy Schedule 01042022