We have flagged before that star Irish screen actress and comedienne DEIRDRE O’KANE is flying home to host two special comedy shows in the Project Arts Centre on Sunday Jan 31st as part of RTE Radio 1’s COMEDY SHOWHOUSE….the later show at 8pm stars THE NUALAS & MAXINE JONES …
And now we can finally introduce Deirdre’s 3 special guests for the special ‘loose women’ format at the earlier 4pm show that explores the wider story of females within comedy industry. On stage with Deirdre are three of the brightest and most successful comedy professionals in Ireland – and all with an ambition to bring Irish comedy to the world. First up & in alphabetical order ….
AMY HUBERMAN – Actress
Amy appeared in acclaimed comedy The Stag (aka The Bachelor Weekend in the US) for Treasure Entertainment; Moone Boy for Sky One; Comedy Central (UK)‘s Threesome; IFTA winning RTE comedy sketch show Your Bad Self for Treasure Films/RTE and also Channel 4’s Comedy Lab. In 2016 she features in Handsome Devil again for Treasure Films.
Amy also recently starred in Silent Witness & Houdini and Doyle (ITV); Animal Practice for NBC; Heading Out for BBC. On film Amy has just wrapped the female lead in new movie The Fixer opposite Tom Hopper. Independent Irish features include A Film With Me In It opposite Dylan Moran and Mark Doherty; Rewind for which she won the IFTA for Best Lead Actress Film in 2011 and Stella Days opposite Martin Sheen, for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress (Film) Award in the 2012 IFTA’s. On Irish television Amy appeared in all seven seasons of The Clinic & nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the Irish Television Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
SKETCH VIDEO – Watch Amy in one of a special series of comedy sketches co-starring the Gleeson family (writer Domhnaill plus bro Brian & dad Brendan) with the new generation of talented Irish comedy actors – and all to raise funds for their local St Francis Hospice in Raheny.
Writer FIONA LOONEY
Fiona’s scriptwriting credits are split between Ireland and the UK including The Fast Show (BBC), No Limits (Sky One) and This Is Ireland (BBC). On radio, she co-wrote two series of the acclaimed Monica Moody Show (RTE) and as Amelia Golightly, scripted and presented spoof ‘Thought for the Day’ on 2FM for more than five years. She was a regular writer on BBC Radio 4’s satirical series Week Ending and in 2001, had her first radio play, Golf Widows, produced by RTE. She wrote and presented two series of Backchat, a satirical panel show, for RTE in 2007.She is also on intimate terms with Dustin the Turkey – in 2002, she wrote his first feature length movie, Fowl Play, for Warner Home Video. A book of her newspaper columns, Misadventures in Motherhood, was published in 2005.
Fiona has also written two hugely successful stage plays, Dandelions and October, both starring Deirdre O’Kane which enjoyed extended runs at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin and at The Opera House, Cork. She has also written Cinderella for the Olympia Theatre which is her first pantomime. (Oh no it isn’t. Oh yes it is) and currently writing for Callen’s Kicks for RTE Radio 1. Fiona is also a valued team member of the popular comedy panel series Don’t Quote Me recorded at the Project over the following 3 nights – Mon Feb 1st, Tues 2nd and Weds 3rd.
MUSIC VIDEO – Fiona (like us) loves this stand out Irish single from the The Riptide Movement with Amy Huberman adding the sprinkle dust performance … if you can .. PLAY LOUD
.. and last but certainly not least
REBECCA O’FLANAGAN – Producer
Rebecca worked in a freelance capacity for a number of years in the Irish film industry before being hired by the Irish Film Board as Development Manager. Afterwards she produced The Running Mate for TG4 – winner 2006 IFTA for Best Drama Serial. In a stellar career Rebecca executive produced The Eclipse written and directed by Conor McPherson for Treasure Entertainment (2008 IFTA winner Best Film); produced RTE’s comedy sketch series Your Bad Self show (IFTA winner 2010 Best Entertainment Programme); executive produced BAFTA nominated Good Vibrations (2011); produced the hit comedy feature The Stag (2012) and a year later both Vivienne DeCourcy’s Dare to be Wild and Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal. Her most recent credit is Paddy Breathnach’s latest feature film Viva that was long listed for a 2016 Foreign Language Oscar.
Rebecca lectures on the MA in Screenwriting course at the School of Film and Digital Media in NUI Galway, as well as guest lecturing at a number of international film courses.
FILM PROMO – As a total coincidence (!) Amy played the female lead in Treasure Film’s The Stag directed by John Butler and produced by Rebecca and Rob Walpole. That film was regarded as a milestone in Irish film comedy and was subsequently picked up in the US as ‘The Bachelor Weekend’. More on Treasure Films HERE
Note this live show will be recorded by RTE Radio 1 and broadcast at a later date.
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