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Comedy panel show commissioned as a RTE series

After two successful pilots aired in Xmas 2013 & Paddy’s Day 2014, Don’t Quote Me! has been commissioned as a 6 part series for RTE Radio One.

Hosted by Perrier award winning comic; former BBC TV’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks team captain and all round Irish comedy legend SEAN HUGHES, RTE Radio 1’s hit comedy panel show is live on stage for a 3 night run from Monday February 1st.

Don’t Quote Me! (DQM) is a new home grown panel show format that explores and dissects the best quotes across a wide range of themes, personalities and subjects designed to spark banter, comic discussion and often ridiculous debate.

In early February RTE radio 1 are recording 6 live shows over 3 nights at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin’s Temple Bar.

For the new series Sean is joined by the ever wonderful Andrew Maxwell, Limerick stand up star Karl Spain and award winning writer / broadcaster Fiona Looney. Across the series Fiona and Karl team up against Andrew who in every episode is joined by a special guest from the theme of the episode – e.g sport, politics, entertainment, business or history. Confirmed so far are AL PORTER & MAXINE JONES (Monday 1st Feb), MARTY MORRISSEY & Surprise guest (Tuesday 2nd Feb) and DIARMAID FERRITER & COLM O’REGAN (Wednesday 3rd Feb).

And for those of you who want to hear and see some of the best Irish comedy talent in action tickets for the recordings are now on sale! And be warned – there are only 100 tickets on sale @ €10 for each of the 3 nights!

The DQM live recordings are part of Ireland’s first ever radio comedy festival the Comedy Showhouse presented by Sideline Productions and RTE Radio I in association with BAI. The live radio comedy shows are staged from Sunday 31st (starring Deirdre O’Kane & The Nualas) to the final shows on Sunday February 7th featuring Fred Cooke hosting a special show with award winning Gearoid Farrelly with guest (Oscar nominated writer) Kathleen O’Rourke plus comedy fiddler extraordinaire Aindrias De Staic and special guests.

Full information on all shows including Sean Hughes solo; Colm O’Regan and Foil Arms & Hog can be found on grintageireland here and tickets can be booked online now at www.projectartscentre.ie/comedyshowhouse

The grinning team from the Don't Quote Me pilot.
The grinning host and two teams from the Don’t Quote Me pilot recorded at RTE radio studios in March 2014 – Sean Hughes (front centre), Karl Spain (front right), Fiona Looney (back right) with guests Nial Conlan – bass player from Delorentos (front left) & the fabulous Jason Byrne (back left) who you can catch on tour throughout Ireland in January 2016

If you want to hear more of Don’t Quote Me, you can still listen to the 2014 pilot – the St Patricks Day episode – on rte.ie Player.

 

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