This well-preserved Victorian pub is an unassuming hive of entertainment in the city center. The downstairs bar is a fine example of a traditional Dublin pub; small, smoky and with a healthy mix of youngsters and die-hard regulars. Upstairs is home to a small venue with a program of comedy, theater and music. A poster on the outside of the pub will tell you what's on.
Laughter Lounge is Ireland's only purpose-built comedy venue and is located in the heart of the city center, just off O'Connell Bridge. The venue seats 320 and hosts live shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, featuring the crême de la crême of both Irish and International comedians. There are also occasional "open-mic" slots, which should give you the opportunity to brush up on your heckling skills.
Any aficionado of performing arts cannot miss the dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum. Known for hosting power-packed, theater performances, festivals and artsy events, this is one of the more popular theaters of the city. In addition, dlr Mill Theatre is also known for their comedy club which features stand-up comedians as well as improv artists regularly. The theater has three sub venues, The Karen Carleton Auditorium, The Castlethorn Room and the Maureen O’Hara Studio thus bringing the cumulative capacity of the venue to 270.