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Barrel of Laughs: The Real Irish Comedy Fest

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We’re excited to announce the 3rd installment of the Barrel of Laughs Comedy Series! The Real Irish Comedy Fest showcases the best blend of Irish comedic talent, accents included. Come get a blast of blarney and Irish laughter just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Join us on Friday, March 15th in The Barrel Room at Folktale Winery

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General Admission: $25

Wine and Food reception begins at 5:30pm
Doors open at 6:00pm // Show begins at 7:00pm

Chef Todd Fisher and his culinary team will be cooking delicious Irish cuisine available for purchase. Wine, beer, and soda will be available at one of our bars and during the show for table service.

This event is strictly for people aged 21 and older.


Sean Finnerty was a recent guest on the tonight show with Jimmy Fallon Sean, was selected for Comedy Central’s Up Next competition, and was a semi-finalist in both the 2014 Florida’s Funniest Comedian Competition and the 2014 Charleston Comedy Festival. Sean is based in NYC and is originally from Longford, Ireland

Maureen Langan was named one of the “Ten Standout Stand-ups Worth Watching” by Backstage Magazine. She is also a TED speaker and an award-winning broadcast journalist. She can be heard every Sunday night hosting Hangin’ with Langan, a live, three-hour talk show on San Francisco’s premier radio station KGO. She has dished with the likes of Howard Stern, Joan Rivers, George Carlin, Sandra Bernhard, and John Cleese. Maureen’s skills as a comic and journalist make her a popular contributor on the talk show circuit, including HLN, CBS, FOX, and MSNBC.

Ger Staunton quickly became a regular headline act on the Irish Comedy circuit and has already been described by the International Comedy Club in Dublin as “One of the best comedy writers in Ireland.” His material is meticulously crafted and delivered in a playful, tongue-in-cheek style that endears him to audiences of all kinds. Staunton has been performing all over Ireland and the UK and just finished a 7-city European tour. He is currently working towards his 3rd Edinburgh Fringe Festival show. “Incredibly funny” – The Examiner. “An absolute stand out.” – The International Comedy Club

Dave Nihill is based in California and originally from Dublin, Dave is an an NPR featured storyteller, bestselling author, winner of the 43rd annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, and runner up in The Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition. His work has been featured in Inc, The Huffington Post, Forbes, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Today FM, and on TV3.

Katie Boyle is a regular at The Stand, New York Comedy Club, Broadway, Greenwich, Creek and the Cave, and refuses to say ‘third’ on stage. She has toured multiple states and was featured in the Hartford and Albany Funnybones. She talks extensively about her journey through American culture and her insane, murderous family. A festival favourite, she was in The Women in Comedy Festival, the Cinderblock Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Festival, Asheville Comedy Festival, and the Kansas City Irish Festival.


Folktale Winery and Vineyards


Folktale Winery & Vineyards
8940 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923 United States
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