Tadhg Hickey, Ulster Hall, Thursday September 21st

Tadhg Hickey is back on the road back to Belfast and this time to the glorious Ulster Hall stage on Thursday September 21st


Tadhg Hickey


In 2022 Tadhg toured a sold-out run of his critically acclaimed play, 'In One Eye, Out The Other', but he has rarely ventured into stand-up.   It was also at a previous run of this very show, Tadhg’s now publisher (Bonnier Books, UK) approached the man who was once described on the internet as “an embarrassment to Cork” . . . in relation to writing his memoir, which is on release tomorrow!

For those us who bask in the gloriousness of Tadhg’s style of humour and satire we can look forward to more embarrassing moments this autumn. 

This September, come blush with Tadhg at his first ever solo show on the beautiful Ulster Hall stage in Belfast together with both Cork Opera House and Liberty Hall, Dublin stages! The tour also takes in Cottiers, Glasgow, National Museum, Cardiff and Leicester Square Theatre, London.


Join Tadhg on his stand-up tour and hear him ráiméis about dysfunctional families, fatherhood, colonialism and of course his raison d'être: trying to break up the United Kingdom through the unusual medium of comedy.


WARNING …for your anticipation pleasure: This show is likely to descend into a sing song!  The show features live original music with Tadhg’s long-term collaborator, Sully. Expect viral singalong hits including, 'Are ye sorry for what ye did?'

On touring, Tadhg says: “Frankly, I was too scared.  I’d be up in my head worrying about the audience, doing their thinking for them. I didn’t enjoy gigs. The best feeling, I could hope for was relief.  But last year I did CBT and it’s been absolutely transformative.  Now I’m like: Just get up and tell a few jokes bud, ‘it’s not that deep’, as my daughter says”.  Peace and love, t

Tadhg's political comedy sketches, including 'Brexit; but it's a house share in Cork', have amassed millions of views online; the acclaim of his peers, kind words from media in many quarters and similarly so from academics worldwide.  For balance, we believe it only right to also share there has been a smattering (to be modest!) of troll commentary also, one such comment ironically provides the inspiration for the title of this September’s tour; The Marxist Terrorist-Supporting Scumbag TOUR!  Indeed, for total transparency there has been a sprinkling of death threats too! 

“Sharp & funny, like an errant rake” – Chris O’ Dowd

“Dangerously funny” – James O’ Brien (LBC radio)

“Hickey is a mesmerising performer” – Broadway World 5*

“Outstanding physical and comedic performer” – The Scotsman

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