Bray Comedy Festival Is Proud To Presents A New Standup Show By JARLATH REGAN: JARZILLA
Ireland’s Favourite Irishman Abroad Recorded His First Standup Special In Vicar Street Just Before
Everything Went Crazy. Now, At Long Last, He Is Coming To Greystones For The Bray Comedy Festival.
Making sense of bizarre British behaviour was the seed from which his world-beating Irishman Abroad
podcast was grown and now it forms the basis of “an exhilarating hour of standup you’ll find hard to beat for sheer laughs per minute, depth and size” (The Metro).
Jarzila is the new standup show from the man responsible for the multi-million download podcast phenomenon Irishman Abroad, and standout tv appearances on Tonight At The Palladium, Russell Howard’s Good News, How To Win The Eurovision and The Apprentice “You’re Fired”. Following a sell-out run at the Dublin Fringe, being named Irish Comedian Of The Year in 2017 and supporting Jack Whitehall on his arena tour, Jarlath brings his newest and most political hour of standup to the nation’s favourite comedy festival for one night only.
Since moving to London Jarlath Regan has produced the iTunes award winning, multimillion downloaded
podcast, An Irishman Abroad, become one of the most talked about names in comedy and become an
activist for organ donation when he donated a kidney to his brother. His last show Organ Freeman won him rave reviews and a standing ovation last time he visited Vicar Street. This time around he didn’t need to remove another part of his body to write a show. With Jarzilla he sets his comedy gaze on the most bizarre three years in the history of these two islands.
“Had the audience shaking so violently with laughter they probably could have charged their phones”
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Jarlath left Dublin for the streets of London 10 years ago and hit the ground running. While booking major
television appearances on Tonight At The Palladium, Russell Howard’s Good News, Standup Central and
tour support for comedy supremos Jack Whitehall and Marc Maron, he has been lauded by the press for his interviewing masterclasses with the some of entertainment’s most reclusive characters including Boy
George, Gabriel Byrne, Dylan Moran, Hozier, Aidan Gillen and Stewart Lee. The Guardian went as far as to
say that “Every single young person reading this should go download this podcast and listen to it every
week for the rest of time.”
Known for his ability to spin a yarn while rinsing a subject of every punchline available, Jarlath has become a headliner in every major comedy club in the UK while also selling out two dozen of solo shows at his last Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In Jarzilla he returns to Ireland and finds that things are not what he expected.
Come and see Jarzilla, a one of a kind show from “a very funny man at the peak of his powers” (The Irish
‘More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in an hour’ Herald ★★★★
‘Side-splitting stuff’ ★★★★ Metro
“My pick of the festival. A funny prick.”- Joe Wilkinson
Approx. Duration: 2 hours plus interval
Saturday 18th February 2023 @ 8pm (doors 7pm). SOLD OUT, register at
www.whaletheatre.ie or call the booking office on 01 2010550 for waiting list.
Photo Credit: Stella Ullathorne