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The Greatest Voice in Comedy Returns

The greatest voice in comedy is back on our TV’s tonight as the third series of ‘Toast of London’ starts on Channel 4 at 10.30pm. The brainchild of Matt Berry and one of our own finest comedy writers, Arthur Matthews, is known for its surrealism and its ridiculously good cameos. …

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New Father Ted App Is Simply Lovely

Reckon you know your Bishop Brennans from your Dick Byrnes? ‘My Lovely App’ is available for your Android or iPhone and promises to give even the most ardent of fans a run for their money (that was only resting in their account). With 200 questions covering 25 episodes, there’s no excuse …

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Comedy and Cars

Whether you’ve got your full licence or you’re still thumbing rides off of friends, you’ll still want to check out the traffic jam of car based comedy coming to RTÉ this year. First up is Kevin McGahern’s Fast & Furious on RTÉ 2. In this program the host of Republic …

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Spotlight on: Shifts

You’re in Skerries, you’re young, you’re funny, what do you do with your days?  Well, if you’re part of the sketch group Shifts you make videos. Comedy videos. And lucky for them and us…they’re great! Whether they’re dealing with events from 1916 or imagining what it’s like to live with …

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Graham Linehan Sets His New Sitcom In Space

Here at Grintage Ireland we’re over the moon to hear the news that Graham Linehan (co-creator of such shows as Father Ted and Black Books) has had a new sci-fi sitcom commissioned by Channel 4. Co-created with the incredible Adam Buxton (Adam and Joe, BUG, guy who gets his head …

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Will We Be Seeing Pat Shortt On D’TV Again Soon?

The funnyman from Tipperary has announced that he will be returning to TV screens in 2016 with a new show on the BBC. Details have yet to be announced, however it makes a welcome return for the man who has impressed in everything from D’Unbelievables to Lenny Abrahamson’s Garage.  Speaking …

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Where In The World Is Des Bishop?

Our well travelled adopted son Des Bishop (born in London, grew up in New York, moved here when he was fourteen) is still off in China doing things anyone does in a new country. He’s learning the language, making friends, oh and of course he’s singing rebel songs on the …

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