- 16 Nov 21
The conglomerate of comedians have a number of shows lined up for November.
Comedy group The Craic Dealers are set to support Eric Lalor and Fiona Frawley at The Workman’s Club tomorrow night (November 17).
Lalor has long been established as one of the stars of Irish comedy as the excitement around Frawley continues to grow. She recently performed two Vicar Street shows — one of them as the support act for Iliza Shlesinger.
The two comedians will be joined by The Craic Dealers at The Workman’s Cellar. They are a group of rising Irish comedians including Keego, Betsy Speer, Sinead Walsh, Ben Verth and Jess Collins. Doors are at 8pm and tickets are available here. Use the discount code ROLLOVER to bump the price down.
Keego has tasked himself with helping to rebuild the comedy sector after the pandemic. It began with Eargasm, a three comedy bender on Halloween Weekend with massive headliners like Damo Clark and Joe Rooney.
When talking about Eargasm in an interview with Hot Press, Keego said:
“We’re going to try and put the giggles in people’s ears so they can forget about all the hassle they’ve had — for a weekend in October and until the end of time.”
The Craic Dealers — who Keego described jokingly as a “cheap motorcycle gang” — have a packed month ahead of them. After the Workman’s gig they jet across the water for the Nottingham Comedy festival on November 19th.
The gang of comics then return for a show at Sandyford House once again supporting Lalor on November 24th. On November 26th they will support Damo Clark at The Grand Social followed by a gig in Clondalkin supporting Cornelius Patrick O'Sullivan on the 27th.
This group of comedians aren’t only working to bring laughter back into people’s lives; after the misogyny and abuse rampant in the industry came to light, Keego and The Craic Dealers felt it was necessary to make a change.
“What we’re doing with The Craic Dealers is to create an open dialogue with everybody so that if something happens, we stop it,” he says. “We don’t book people who do that, we won’t book people who have done it — we won’t go near them. They won’t be involved in our shows,” he said.