Chris Addison and the Irish House Party at the Alban Arena

Chris Addison

Chris Addison - Credit: Archant

STAND-up comedian and star of The Thick of It and Mock The Week, Chris Addison, brings his critically-acclaimed tour The Time Is Now, Again to the Alban Arena next weekend.

Regarded as one of the classiest comedians around, he had 16 successful years as a stand-up, just months after he started out.

He won the North-west Comedian of the Year competition and he has been nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award for comedy three times. Additionally he has performed stand-up at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival 11 times.

He is also known for his lecture-style comedy shows, two of which he later adapted for BBC Radio 4.

Chris comes on stage at 8pm next Saturday, March 2, and tickets at £18.50 with concessions £1 off are available from the box office on 01727 844488 or online at

Dublin’s award winning music and dance show, The Irish House Party, comes to the Arena next Sunday, March 3.

Starring All Ireland Champion musicians, the banter of presenters and Irish dancing, the ensemble deliver a traditional night of Emerald Isle musical entertainment.

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The show has become one of Dublin’s must-see events and has fans such as Dara O’Briain, Louis Walsh, The Dubliners and The Wanted – with whom they recently performed live on The Late Late Show.

It gets underway at 7.30pm and tickets are £18.50.