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The Young Offenders TV Comedy Series Has Started Filming

The Young Offenders comedy series commences filming in Cork today The six part TV comedy series of The Young Offenders commences filming in Cork today.  Commissioned by BBC Comedy for BBC Three, in association with RTÉ, the TV series comes from producers Vico Films.  Written, directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Peter Foott, the comedy …

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Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2017

Do you have hundreds of photos of your pet and don’t know what to do with them? Well this is the competition for you. A few days a go we showed you the Best Entries For Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017 and they were hilarious. Now for the first time the founders …

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Russell Simmons ‘All Def Comedy’ Coming To HBO

The six-episode season stand-up series will begin in December. All Def Comedy started as a one-off last November but now HBO has decided to go ahead with a 6 episode series which will be taped October 10-11 at the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles.   The show will feature stand-up performances from up-and-coming comedians. …

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The Young Offenders want to play the O’Donovan brothers

Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy or Alex Murphy and Chris Walley? Last week James McAvoy announced that he wanted to see the story of Gary and Paul O’Donovan, the Irish rowing champions on the big screen. He suggested himself and Michael Fassbender play the duo: “We’ve been looking to do something else together that …

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Academics encourages to do stand-up comedy

Dr Jessamyn Fairfield, a NUI Galway nanoscience physicist has been honoured with the Mary Somerville Medal from the Institute of Physics. Dr Fairfield has been awarded the medal for her, “stellar work as a public speaker and writer on physics for a popular audience, and for having organised and hosted many innovative …

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Why Rory Cowan left Mrs Brown’s Boys

Rory Cowan chats about why he left Mrs Brown’s Boys and if he will ever go back. Last week the actor announced that he was he was leaving the show after 26 years but stressed it has nothing to do with Brendan O’Carrol the shows creator. The 58 year old has been a …

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