It comes after the funnyman (29) made a surprise reappearance in his native Tallaght earlier this month, some five years after stepping back from all public appearances.
He performed for a few minutes at a benefit concert at his local Tallaght pub, The Dragon Inn, where he apparently “ran up a storm with the crowd”.
Now, he’s revealed he’ll be touring again in a new Facebook post in which Al announced he’ll be doing a series of concerts, marking his return to the stage.
The former Blind Date host said, “A good number of people have asked me if I’m doing any gigs, I am!”
He said he was “excited” to be doing some “short spots of new material” in The Laughter Lounge in Dublin, Citylimits in Cork, Roisin Dubh Comedy, The Hot Spot Music Club, Dalkey Comedy Club and Kavanaghs Pub in Portlaoise.
He added that he will announce more concerts in the future.
Fans greeted the news with a slew of messages of support, including one that reads, “Good to see you back on the scene. Can’t wait to see you back where you belong mate.
Another added: “Great that you are back doing what you love. Good luck Al Porter.
Another person said it was, “Good to be back playing again, Al, well done.”
Another stated, “Come on and on Al, good luck.”
It comes after Al shared his joy at being back on stage earlier this month when he played his first benefit concert at his venue to raise money for HOPE – Suicide Prevention Drop In Center Tallaght.
He unexpectedly joined a number of entertainers including Mary Byrne who took to the stage in the evening and helped raise around €3,000 for the local charity.
“It wasn’t a pre-planned thing at all, but Al got up for a few minutes and did some stand-up and then helped the organizers hand out some of the prizes. It came as a huge surprise to the public,” a source close to Independent.ie told.
“By all accounts, he’s had a storm with audiences. She made it to Tallaght, it’s her local pub after all and that’s her people. She had a great reaction to it.
Wearing one of her signature gowns, Porter cut a slim figure while performing at the night and looked in good shape as she posed for photos with event attendees.
Musician Chris Keeley told The Echo newspaper how they were “delighted to have him in the line-up”.
“The place was lit up and happy to see him back doing what he does best. It was like he never left.”
Porter indicated his intent to enter a new chapter in his life after breaking his silence last July in a lengthy social media post.
He said he would like to “make people laugh again” and resurrect his career.
He quit his high-profile radio slot with Today FM in November 2017 amid a furore over unsubstantiated allegations made on social media and has since declined to comment publicly.
Writing about that difficult period in his life, the stand-up comedian said he was “a long time sober” and lived a quiet existence at his parents’ home in Tallaght.
He said about five years ago he “almost disappeared” and his life changed beyond recognition.
Porter said that after a series of tweets making allegations against him in 2017, he took issues in his personal life very seriously and decided to walk away from all his work commitments.
“Since the age of 19 my life had been a runaway train, I had lit the candle at both ends, leaving me overwhelmed and unable to cope,” she said.
“At that time all I wanted to do was go home to my family, but I couldn’t even do that because the media was outside my mom and dad’s house. In the space of 48 hours, it felt like I lost everything.”
As for his future plans, he stated on his website that he is now “fit, healthy and sober for a long time” and has indicated that he would like to return to his comedy career.
“Now, I’d like to make people laugh again. Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. Mine starts now,” she said.