Collapsing Horse appointed as Kilkenny Cat Laughs Artistic Directors

Dan and Matt, Co-Artistic directors of Collapsing Horse, are delighted to announce that we will be taking the reins as Artistic Directors of one of the world’s oldest and most renowned comedy festivals from 2017 – The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival

Few festivals have the legacy of The Cat Laughs and we’re really ambitious for its future. We’ll continue to serve the loyal audience of The Cat Laughs while also bringing in fresh and surprising talent to appeal to a new generation of comedy fans.

The changing of the guard at a lot of arts institutions tends to come at a time when something needs to be fixed or changed – we’re incredibly lucky that with The Cat Laughs we’re entering into a vibrant, exciting and ever expanding festival. Naoise Nunn (who will continue as Festival Advisor), and the Artistic Directors before him, have created something brilliant, weird and important. It’s now Collapsing Horse’s job now to continue that growth, add to the diversity of the programme and maintain the heart of The Cat Laughs.

Or to quote our hero Malcolm Turnbull – ‘Continuity and Change’.