Comedy returns to small but massive stage

FOLLOWING the success of the ‘G Spot’ comedy stage at last year’s festival, organisers have confirmed its return for 2012.

Headlined by Irish based New Zealand comic Danny Dowling, the stage will also feature a plethora of up and coming Irish talent.

Dowling, a regular face around Ireland’s comedy clubs has played everything from support slots for comedy greats including Tommy Tiernan to major Irish comedy festivals.

He may be best known however for winning Ireland’s Come Dine With Me programme with a series high score for throwing 250 custard pies at his fellow contestants.

Throughout the day, the G Spot comedy stage, run in conjunction with the team at Panicdots.com, will feature a further seven slots filled by some fantastic new talent.

Monaghan born comedienne Niamh Marron is the only female comic to grace the stage; her excitable style sets her out as one of Ireland’s top acts.

Performing again this year will be top local talents Colin Geddis (best known as Barrry the Blender) and Micky Bartlett.

The line-up is completed by Magic George, Ronan Linskey, Ryan Hand and Philip McEwan – acts judged to be showcasing their work to great effect across the country.

“Comedy is just one part of what makes a vibrant and exciting festival,” said organiser Paddy Glasgow.

“Glasgowbury aims to be the sort of event which showcases new talent across a range of arts. And the comedy scene in Ireland is a really exciting one at the moment so we’re delighted to be able to include a stage full of it,” he said.