COLM O’REGAN WANTS WORD has been nominated for the New York Festival’s International Radio Program Awards.
RTE Radio 1’s Colm O’Regan Wants a Word has been nominated for The World’s Best Radio Comedy Program at the prestigious New York International Radio Festival. The awards honours radio shows in all lengths and formats and across all platforms from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe. The New York International Radio Awards is staged in New York on Monday June 18th and the series is up against the best radio comedy shows from around the world including a Joan Rivers special.
Irish radio listeners can hear the next episode this Bank Holiday Monday (June 4 th ) after the 1 pm news. In this special show award winning author and comedian Colm O’Regan wants a word about TRAVEL and looks at holidays (home and abroad) plus, with a satirical eye, exploring everything associated with the marketing and selling of them; how we discuss them and what we say before we go / after we return.
Special guest is travel writer and historian Turtle Bunbury who provides context and traces how the Irish viewed travel as proof of class and status. Throughout the show original sketches are performed by top comedy actors Tara Flynn and Paul Tylak.
COLM O’REGAN WANTS A WORD has already won the Best Irish Radio Comedy Award in both 2016 and 2017 plus The Celtic Media Award 2017.
The 6-part series is produced by Sideline Productions and future shows will be broadcast on Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year. The shows were recorded live May 2018 as part of Comedy Showhouse at The Project Arts Centre in Dublin and majority funded by The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland for RTE Radio 1.