Friday 8th November

The Del Monte Speakeasy,
52 Windward Ave, Venice

We are delighted to once again host this hilarious night of emerging Irish comedy talent put together in association with the brilliant David Nihill from Ireland, now based in San Francisco. We have moved venue this year to Venice beach to the hollowed comedy turf of The Townhouse, home on Wednesday nights to the much revered Underground comedy club

Adam Burke

Originally from Ireland (by way of Australia and England…long story), Adam Burke has been performing comedy in Chicago and throughout the U.S. for over ten years. He is a fixture on showcases and clubs throughout the Midwest and beyond. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s popular comedy quiz show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and was a writer for WGN’s Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo. Voted Best Standup by readers of The Chicago Reader in 2014, he was also the winner of Second City’s Up Next Comedy Competition. He appeared at numerous festivals including Bridgetown Comedy Portland OR, Just for Laughs Chicago (four years running), and the local stage of Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012.


After starting her stand up career in New York where she spent many years performing in live Theatre, Sketch, and Improv troupes, Jen Murphy moved to Los Angeles 14 years ago and has since been seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Gotham Comedy Live, Comics Unleashed w/Byron Allen on ABC, her own half hour special on TLC called This Is Why You’re Still Single, LAUGHS TV on FOX, and the the comedic film DUMBBELLS released in January 2014. She also has two albums on ITunes

emma pyne

From Ennis, Co. Clare, Emma Pyne, began writing comedy in 2006 and performed with a sketch group at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007 and 2008. She is an award-winning actor and recently starred in the film Angels On Tap, with Ed Asner, Jamie Farr and Marion Ross. She has performed standup in New York, London, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Vegas and at The Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv, the Irvine Improv and Flappers.

Dave Nihill

From Dublin, Dave Nihill is first ever-Irish winner of the prestigious 43rd annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, runner up in the Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition and the first ever-Irish comedian to have a special on Dar Bar Comedy.

Along with being a bestselling author Dave has been featured in the Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Pat Kenny Show, TV3, NPR, TED, Irish Central, Inc. and the Huffington Post.

Sean finnerty

After 21 years of growing up in Longford, Ireland, Sean Finnerty decided to move stateside where a series of mature decisions that he failed to make led him to stand-up comedy. Recently he was rewarded for his efforts as he became the first ever Irish comedian to perform on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (2019). Spending his first number of years in comedy based out of Orlando, Sean was selected for Comedy Central’s Up Next competition (2013) and as a semi finalist in Florida’s Funniest Comedian (2014) resulting in him opening for WWE hall of famer Mick Foley. A breakout year in 2015 saw Sean make his television debut as co-host of Season 9 of Fireball Run on Amazon Prime as well as being to selected to perform at the Boston Comedy Festival.In 2016 Sean moved to New York where he quickly became known as one to watch, performing at famous venues such as The Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, The Stand and The Friars Club. Recently, he has also performed at several festivals including Laugh Your Asheville Off (2017) Edinburgh Fringe (2018) and Electric Picnic (2018), along with making it to the semi finals of the nationwide talent search Stand Up NBC. A keen eye for detail Sean has also developed a reputation as a Roaster and is currently the number 1 ranked roast comic in New York City.

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