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FINAL PROGRAMME confirmed for Comedy Showhouse …

Fred Cooke, John Colleary, Tara Flynn, Amy Huberman, Al Porter  and The Nualas are amongst the new names added to RTE Radio’s 1st ever radio comedy festival. 

 RTE Radio 1’s COMEDY SHOWHOUSE is being staged at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin from Sunday January 31st to Sunday February 7th. In its debut year the line up over the 8 days of home-grown comedy talent now boasts one of the finest cast of comedy writers, producers and performers ever assembled in Ireland.

Produced by Sideline Productions in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and www.grintageireland.com, the final programme has just got bigger and better.

FINAL bill now locked off and changes / additions below.   For full programme details and ticket sales see individual links below.

The 8 days of live comedy kick off with …

  • SUNDAY Jan 31st SHE’s HAVING A LAUGH – two shows celebrating the best of Irish female comedy past and present
  • 4pm – award winning DEIRDRE O’KANE hosts this ‘loose women’ show with actress AMY HUBERMAN, writer / broadcaster FIONA LOONEY and Ireland’s No.1 comedy film producer REBECCA O’FLANAGAN

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  • 8pm – making a welcome return to the live stage DEIRDRE O’KANE performs solo stand up with special guests THE NUALAS & MAXINE JONES

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  • MONDAY Feb 1st 8pm –  Don’t Me Quote Me – the hit comedy panel show with host Sean Hughes (star of BBC’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks) plus high flying comedians Karl Spain & Andrew Maxwell plus writer / broadcaster Fiona Looney & special guests inc. AL PORTER (direct after a week of shows in London) 

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  • TUESDAY Feb 2nd 8pm – Don’t Me Quote Me – the hit comedy panel show with host Sean Hughes, Karl Spain & Andrew Maxwell plus writer / broadcaster Fiona Looney & special guests inc. RTE’s GAA guru MARTY MORRISSEY

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  • WEDNESDAY Feb 3rd – Don’t Me Quote Me – the hit comedy panel show with host Sean Hughes, Karl Spain & Andrew Maxwell plus writer / broadcaster Fiona Looney & special guests inc. Ireland’s No.1 historian DIARMAID FERRITER

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  • THURSDAY Feb 4th – voted by his peers as one of the top 40 comedians ever SEAN HUGHES – the youngest winner of the Perrier Award; star of Sean’s Show (Ch4) and Ireland’s true stand up star – delivers an evening of first class comedy exploring his birth in London; early years in Ireland; his relationship with his family and the joys of turning 50.

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  • FRIDAY Feb 5th – regarded as the best sketch group in Ireland (ever) FOIL, ARMS & HOG, with over 25m views and an Irish tour on the way, are on the cusp of greatness and tonight step back from You Tube stardom to perform an unforgettable live show.

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SATURDAY Feb 6th 8pm – the best selling author of The Irish Mammy books COLM O’REGAN Wants a Word – also stars TARA FLYNN & PAUL TYLACK in specially written sketches plus surprise guests

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  • Sunday Feb 7th
  • 3pm – (Paddy) Cullivan’s Travels – a journey through TV and radio satire – with writer / actress TARA FLYNN, blogger / writer JOHN MOYNES, comedian JOHN COLLEARY (Pictorial Weekly) & finally the legendary SEAN HARDIE – ex BBC producer/director and writer TV comedy and satire (Not The 9 O’Clock News, Spitting Image, Bremner Bird and Fortune).

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  • 8pm – the unique FRED COOKE – star of Tommy Tiernan live tour & RTE TV’s Xmas special – hosts the final night with fast rising stand up GEAROID FARRELLY; comedy actress and Oscar-nominated writer KATHLEEN O’ROURKE & comedy musical genius AINDRIAS de STAIC. 

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NOTE – More events for Thurs to Saturday Feb 4th to 6th respectively will be added for the smaller theatre The Cube downstairs – including sessions on You Tube ComedyWhat Irish Comedy Commissioners Are Looking ForProducing Irish Comedy Films for the World and a Tips of the Trade introductory workshop for new Irish screen comedy writers and directors.

All of these shows will be FREE, start at 7.30pm, limited to 70 people and announced on Friday Jan 22nd.

All the shows will be recorded for future transmission on RTE Radio 1 and full details of all broadcast dates will be available at rte.ie/comedyshowhouse.



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