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Comedy At The Golden Globes 2018

It wasn’t the luck of the Irish, it was the talent.  Greta Gerwig’s Ladybird won Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. This coming-of-age story starred Saoirse Ronan who also won the Best Actress – Musical or Comedy award for her performance in the film. Ronan facetimed her Mam from …

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Enter The Hollywood Comedy Shorts Festival

The Comedy Shorts Festival has a regular submission deadline of 12 Jan 2018, with the festival itself taking place in April. Hollywood Comedy Shorts will highlight short comedy, web series, TV episodic, Comedy Screenplays, and Dark Comedy shorts with the goal of screening the best comedic content from around the world …

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Channel 4 Issue An Irish Slang Glossary

Channel 4’s Derry Girls went out last night and we loved it. The sitcom is about a teenage girl living through the troubles in Northern Ireland in 1994. In Derry Girls Saoirse Monica Jackson plays Erin, a 16 year old who is struggling with her parents, the outside world and troubles of her own. Tommy …

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Father Ted & Coronation Street Star Passes Away Aged 91

Dublin actress Doreen Keogh has passed away at the age of 91.  She had been suffering from Alzheimer’s and died peacefully at St Columba’s Hospital in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, her family confirmed. The Irish actress played Concepta Regan in Coronation Street from the first episodes of the soap in 1960. John …

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Is this Ireland’s funniest joke?

There was a competition to find Ireland’s Funniest Joke and the winner has been chosen.  Sean Hegarty has won the title of creating Ireland’s Funniest Joke. The winner was voted in by the general public and the comedian from Lurgan received an impressive 67% of the overall votes. The Joke: ‘Do …

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