Craic Den Comedy Club @ Workman’s – Patrick McDonnell, Michael Downey + Guests!
16 March, 2023
THURSDAY 16TH MARCH
Craic Den Comedy Club brings the best Irish and international comedians to the stage every week in Dublin city. As seen on their acclaimed TV show on Virgin Media, The Craic Den will deliver you a medicinal dose of laughs all evening long. New line up every week!
Patrick McDonnell is an Irish actor and comedian. He has starred in the RTÉ hidden camera comedy show Naked Camera and the sketch show Stew. However he is probably best remembered at home and abroad for his role as Eoin McLove in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.
Patrick McDonnell is a native of Dromiskin, County Louth. He studied in Dundalk CBS and St Patrick’s College, Maynooth holding a master’s degree in Irish history.
He has played various roles in hit Irish comedy show The Savage Eye, which is written and also co-stars David McSavage. He also is the co-host of the podcast “Talking Ted” from the HeadStuff Podcast Network”.
Winner of the Irish Stand Up inter varsities, Spillane has performed all over Ireland and the United States, compelling audiences with his high energy and high concept style of comedy.
As a comedian he has performed in some Irelands top festivals such as the Galway Comedy Festival and the Killkenny Cat Laughs as well as some of Americas most prestigious comedy clubs like The Chicago Laugh Factory, Improv Boston, etc. He has also shared the stage with greats from both sides of the pond for instance Hannibal Burress, Joe Rooney, John Collerary and Tom Rhodes.
When he’s not on stage, John is an amateur film maker, with awards from both the 48 hours and Fan Forum film festivals.
“John held a rapt audience in the palm of his hand and lavished us with perfectly dealt love and abuse in equal measure.” Sligo Now
“A rising star!” The Limerick Leader
Michael Downey began performing stand up in January 2000. By August 2001 he had reached the finals of both the ‘BBC New Comedy Awards’ and the Channel 4 ‘So You Think You Are Funny’ competitions.
Michael was gigging regularly in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Belfast, Manchester, London & Edinburgh when in April 2002 was in a major car accident on route to a gig. He sustained numerous injuries from the crash including a head injury. The next seven to eight years were taken up totally with rehabilitation.
Now this extremely talented comedian has defied all odds is back performing in The Craic Den, The Comedy Cellar, The International Comedy Club, The Laughter Lounge & The Ha’penny Inn. Michael has also been hand picked to support Tommy Tiernan in Vicar St.
Aussie Damo Clark has become one of the hottest tickets in comedy clubs and festivals. Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Edinburgh Fringe, his last solo show toured all over Ireland, the UK, Europe and Australia plus guest spots in the US.
Clark has featured in Comedy Central’s Damo Does Edinburgh, Irish TV’s Republic of Telly, I Dare Ya, Comedy Central’s Seann Walsh World and wrote and co-starred in Virgin Media’s Craic Den Comedy Club TV series.
“The world’s wittiest machine gun” The Scotsman
“Clarky could just get up and say what happened that day and it’d be f**king hilarious” Jim Jefferies
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 his last two solo shows received two full sell-out runs at the 2021 & 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
“Mullarkey has a warmth in his eyes that gives away his compassionate wit.” Mumble
Doors 8pm / Show at 8:30PM
WORKMAN’S CLUB, 10 WELLINGTON QUAY, Dublin 2, D02 VX36
** Refund Policy: refunds will be granted up until the day of the event. Refunds will not be given if applied for on the day of the event. (Unless otherwise stated) Lineups Subject to change.