Family Comedy Weekend 1st & 2nd July

Punch Lion Events and the Office of Public Works (OPW) will present a FREE Family Comedy Weekend this Summer on Saturday, 1st July and 2nd July at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park.

A programme will run daily from 11.30am to 5pm.

Farmleigh welcomes you to their funny farm. The event will cover family friendly stand-up comedy shows with the Punch Lion Kids’ Comedy, comedy workshops, amusing story-telling, comedy for parents and babies and silly ‘walkabout’ performers.

Performers confirmed for the stand-up comedy shows include Joe Rooney (Father Ted), Paul Tylak (The Secret of Kells), Reuben (RTEjr), Sharon Mannion (Dublin Comedy Improv), Andrew Stanley (Comedy Cellar) and Paul Currie (Edinburgh Fringe).

Peter O’Byrne (Craic Pack/Killinaskully) will facilitate the comedy workshops for children aged 5 - 7 and 8 - 12. 

Street performers will include the Relata Productions ‘Les Pompadu’.

This event is FREE and ticketless. Stand-up comedy shows are recommended for children 6+ and children must attend with an adult. Comedy workshops are limited to 15 participants and are ‘first come first served’.

About Punch Lion

Punch Lion produce stand-up comedy shows for children and facilitate comedy workshops for children and teenagers. Co-producers include The Ark, Temple Bar, Body & Soul Festival, Belfast Comedy Festival and Soul Kids at Electric Picnic.

For further information please contact Farmleigh on 01 815 5914 


Family Comedy Weekend Programme

Sat/Sun 1/2nd July 11.30-5.00pm

The Front Lawn

Punch Lion Kids’ Comedy

Family friendly stand-up comedy (age 6+)

The silliest and worst jokes and performances for the best audience, Kids!

MC Andrew Stanley

12.00noon-12.10pm MC

12.10pm-12.30pm Reuben

12.40pm-12.50pm MC

12.50pm-1.10pm Joe Rooney (Sat) Damian Clark (Sun)

1.20pm-1.30pm MC

1.30pm-1.50pm Paul Tylak

2.00pm-2.10pm MC

2.10pm-2.30pm Sharon Mannion

2.40pm-2.50pm MC

2.50pm-3.20pm Totally Wired

3.30pm-3.40pm MC

3.40pm-4.00pm Steve Bennett (Sat) Joe Rooney (Sun)

4.10pm – 4.20pm MC

4.20pm - 4.50pm Paul Currie

The Joke Shop

Write Jokes with Clown Joker Danny O’Connor

Danny is your joke writing assistant with his own nonsense magic show!


The Motor House 

Comedy Workshops

Introducing, creative, fun, comedy skills with Peter O’Byrne.

Peter wants you to act silly and he’ll channel your funny side!

11.45am-12.30pm (age 5-7)

12.45pm-1.30pm (age 8-12)

1.45pm-2.30pm (age 5-7)

2.45pm-3.30pm (age 8-12)

Parent & Baby Stand-up Comedy

Stand-up Comedy for Parents with Babies.

This is not a comedy show for kids, but for you the parent. You just happen to have your baby with you! Children should be aged 3 or under.

4.00pm - 4.40pm

The Cellar Kitchen


Stand-up Comedy

He is the cool, baldy guy from RTEjr with strange faces and voices!

1.15pm-2.00pm (age 4 – 6)

Danny & Paul Love Roald Dahl!

Roald Dahl Comedy Improv with Paul Tylak and Danny Kehoe.

Danny and Paul love Roald Dahl! Help them with their super-funny stories!

3.00pm-3.30pm (age 6+)

Outdoor – Various 

Street Performers

Realta Productions present

‘Les Pompadu’

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Big Board Games

Big board games for kids on the green. 

12noon – 5pm

comedy weekend 2017