Laugh Along with Funny Women at The Workman’s Club

by Gazette Reporter
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Funny Women has teamed up with one of Dublin’s busiest comedy clubs The Craic Den to bring you a new monthly gig showcasing some of the most exciting female and non-binary comedians. 

Headliner on the night is Ashlee Bentley, winner of the 2016 Show Me The Funny Competition and a finalist in the Funny Women UK Stage Award 2017. With quirky takes and hilarious tales, Ashlee previously supported Scottish comedy star Fern Brady.

Comedian, actor and fearless queer entity Aoife O’Connor* will also take to the stage. Aoife has performed at Body and Soul, Vodafone Comedy Festival and Electric Picnic and was a finalist in 2018 Funny Women Awards and performed as support act to comedy legend Jim Gaffigan.

Also performing on the night is rising star Emily Ashmore. The 20-something won Cherry Comedy’s Breakout Act of the Year in 2019 and recently opened for Des Bishop. 

The line-up continues with Dubliner Diane O’Connor, a comedian and improviser who has featured on RTE Lyric FM, BBC Radio and performs at venues including The International and The Sugar Club. In 2018 Diane toured her sell out show Breastfeeding Alfresco. 

American writer and comedian Tara Callihan will round out the night. Tara moved to Ireland in 2016 desperately wishing she could be a real housewife of Greystones. Tara has performed all over including a recent show at the 2022 Scene + Heard festival and is excited to be back performing. 

Tara says: “Funny Women has always been one of my favourite gigs and it’s fantastic to have it back. The opportunity to perform in front of a live crowd with other amazing women was sorely missed over the past few years. I’m so honoured to be a part of its return to Dublin. It’s been too long!”

MC on the night will be Louise O’Toole. The Bray native has performed at Electric Picnic and Edinburgh Fringe and in 2019 made the finals of Cherry Comedy Breakout Act and Bray Comedy Festival New Act Competitions. 

Tickets are available through, EventBrite ( and the Craic Den’s website ( 

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