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NEWS: RTE Radio 1’s Irish Satire Special

This Bank Holiday Monday (August 1st) Comedy Showhouse presents … CULLIVAN’S TRAVELS – A Journey Through Irish Satire – on RTE Radio 1 at 1.30pm after the news. 

In this entertaining journey through Irish TV and radio satire Paddy is joined by writer / actress TARA FLYNN, blogger / writer JOHN MOYNES, comedian JOHN COLLEARY (Pictorial Weekly) & finally the legendary SEAN HARDIE – ex BBC producer/director / writer TV (Not The 9 O’Clock News, Spitting Image, Bremner Bird and Fortune).  Tune in and enjoy a whirlwind mix of banter, debate and anecdotes – with timely clips of classic satire packed into a hugely entertaining half hour.

Listen to the RTE Radio promo with some grintage visuals.


Our host? Ireland’s premiere satire expert Paddy Cullivan is a writer and performer on RTÉ’s Callan’s Kicks and leader of The Camembert Quartet, The Late Late Show‘s house band. In this RTE Radio 1 special recorded in front of a live audience, Paddy and special guests look back at Irish satire through the years – from Hall’s Pictorial Weekly to Scrap SaturdayCallan’s Kicks to Bull IslandPictorial Weekly to The Savage Eye, incorporating both chat and seated performance.

Comedy Showhouse is RTE Radio 1’s first ever radio comedy festival and produced by Sideline Productions in association with The Broadcast Authority of Ireland and Grintage Ireland. The shows were recorded live at The Project Arts Theatre in Dublin.

RTE Radio 1’s Comedy Hour featuring 12 half hour original shows recorded for Comedy Showhouse starts on Friday August 27th at 6pm. This series includes the hit panel show Don’t Quote Me! with host Sean Hughes with resident panelists Al Porter, Karl Spain, Andrew Maxwell, Fiona Looney plus special guests Dave Fanning, Diarmaid Ferriter, Joe Rooney, Colm O’Regan and more.

Other shows from The Nualas, Foil Arms & Hog, Gearoid Farrelly, Aindrias de Staic & Deirdre O’Kane to be announced.

Watch out for more news and remember all the shows will be available in our podcast section as soon as they have been aired. Starting with Cullivan Travels.

NB  – listeners around the world can listen live at 1.30pm (Irish time) as it happens on rte.ie/radio1



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