Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival

This year sees the 8th annual Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival take place from August 23rd – 26th in Co. Kerry. It is a 4 day celebration packed with film screenings, guest speakers. workshops, music, stand-up comedy, street entertainment and circus performances at Fossett’s Big Top, our national circus.

The film programme at the festival will feature its usual schedule of Charlie Chaplin movies – this year showing Limelight and The Immigrant. The Chaplin Comedy night’s line-up includes Karl Spain and Republic of Telly’s Kevin McGahern. The audience will be entertained by Hermitage Green on Saturday night and an early concert with Jake Carter and his band on Sunday evening.

Guest speakers include Samantha Power, Cass Sunstein and Gwenda Young.

On Sunday there will be a Guinness World Record Attempt -the largest gathering of people dressed as Charlie Chaplin and the pivotal event of the festival is of course the competition for filmmakers.

On top of all that street entertainer Charlie Pakdel, the most famous Charlie Chaplin impersonator in the world, is back this year by popular demand.

This promises to be a unique event on the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way.


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