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Comedy Showhouse is back live at the Project Arts Centre for a 6 night run from Monday May 31st to Saturday June 3rd. Produced by Sideline Productions and funded by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland, all the shows are recorded in front of a live audience in Dublin’s Temple Bar and broadcast during the summer on RTE Radio 1.

Sister Assumpta Stars In Comedy Showhouse’s ‘Waiting’

Our favourite Fr Ted nun stars in Fiona Looneys ‘Waiting’.

The World Premiere of a new ‘sketch’ comedy from award-winning writer Fiona Looney (Dandelions, Callan’s Kicks).  All the sketches are set in ‘a waiting situation’ (ante natal, funeral home, book signing etc) and most are real life conversations picked up by the writer on her travels. One of our favourite Fr Ted nuns Sr Assumpta aka Rose Henderson will be joining the cast for this all female sketch show.

Her other credits include “Fair City”(RTE); “Raw” 3 (RTE/ITV); “Single Handed” 4 RTE/ITV) & “Nighthawks” (RTE).


More recently Rose will be playing Dennis’ Mother in the new Irish Superhero movie The Middle Finger. You may spot in the promo Alison Spittle makes an appearance who will also be performing at the Comedy Showhouse Festival in Funny Girl. For more on the film click the link below.

New Irish SuperHero: The Middle Finger

Also joining her on stage include:

  • Caitriona Ennis – ISDA Award for Best Actress(2011), nominated for Best Actress Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013 and Best Supporting Actress Irish Times Theatre Awards 2015.
  • Deirdre O’Kane – Credits include IFTA winning lead in Noble plus TV comedies Moone Boy(SKY); Paths To Freedom (RTE) and voices Gogglebox (TV3). Currently touring Ireland with her one woman show.


Comedy Showhouse: Waiting



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