Funnyshop brings top International headliners from the world of Stand-Up Comedy to Amsterdam, supported by top local acts.
Joe Rooney, a true legend of Irish comedy, headlines Funnyshop at Boom Chicago, Amsterdam.
Rooney was voted Best Comedian at the Pure M Awards in 2017 and has been a headline act in UK / Ireland for many years including The Stand (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle), The Empire (Belfast), The Laughter Lounge (Dublin) and has headlined clubs in China, Kansas City, Dubai, Moscow and Bahrain. In the last year he has performed his show in Chicago, Glastonbury, New York and Bantry. His energetic mix of stand up and musical comedy and ability to engage with the audience has proved a hit with all ages and nationalities.
A successful writer and actor, Rooney played the legendary Father Damo character on the iconic series Father Ted and later starred as Timmy Higgins in Killinaskully as well a host of short and feature films. Rooney received 5 star reviews for his part in theater production The Shawshank Redemption, recorded a single 'The Rocky Road to Poland' with legendary singer Shane MacGowan, was winner of the Irish 'Come Dine With Me' and has just finished a 5 week run in the Gaiety in John B Keane's the Chastitute.
With support from top International comedians.
'Rooney is very funny, but it is with his guitar in his hand he becomes unmissable' - The Stage
'Delivery plus content. He's a smooth operator with an innate confidence...there are great lines, equating the dangers of the internet with more lo-tech fears from his childhood, or his routine mocking the encyclopedically trivial knowledge of Gaelic football commentators, which he conclusively made his own. - Chortle
Limited Earlybird tickets online: 10€