Announcing the MAGNER’S INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL in Koh Samui this April

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Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 8:00 PM

The Social Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand


Announcing the MAGNER’S INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL in Koh Samui this March


KEVIN GILDEA is one of the most important figures in Irish comedy, having been in the pioneering sketch group Mr Trellis with Barry Murphy and Ardal O’Hanlon, with whom he also co-founded The Comedy Cellar, Dublin’s longest-running comedy club.  GILDEA has performed stand-up comedy all over the world, from Shanghai to Dubai, from Kansas to Rome, from London to Cavan.  He is invited regularly to play all the major Irish comedy festivals and his Edinburgh Fringe shows regularly achieve critical acclaim and sell-out runs.  GILDEA played Father Cave in Father Ted and has written for Alexei Sayle, along with being a regular writer and performer on RTE TV’s satirical sketch show, Irish Pictorial Weekly, and BBC TV & Radio.  His short film, No!  No! No!, was shortlisted for an IFTA.  GILDEA’s mild manner and quirky absurdist viewpoint and ruminations create what The Sunday Times called “highly original and explosively funny.”  Don’t miss this brilliant comedic mind on stage this St. Patrick’s Day.


IMRAN YUSUF is renowned as a skillful raconteur who seamlessly weaves socio-political stature with heartfelt introspection in his charmingly endearing trademark style.  Born in Kenya, raised in London, studied in the USA, and fluent in Hindi/Urdu, YUSUF has been able to experience much of the world and has established himself as a truly unique and original voice in the world of comedy.  In 2010, YUSUF presented his debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he gained a collection of 5-star reviews and led him to being nominated for Best Newcomer, the first performer from the free festival to ever be nominated.  Since then, YUSUF has appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and the Edinburgh Comedy Fest broadcast (BBC3), along with creating and touring numerous solo shows.  His latest show, Saint, Sinner, and Sufi, proves to be his deepest work yet, observing and acknowledging his journey towards middle-age maturity.  Don’t miss this languid, punchy, cheeky, and utterly loveable comedian this March.


Do not miss KEVIN GILDEA (IRL) and IMRAN YUSUF (UK) this St. Patrick’s Day at The Social Samui.  Early bird tickets are on sale now from 600 THB or 800 THB at the door.  Get your tickets today at the venue or on TicketFlap:



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