The Series is available exclusively with Sky’s On Demand service from Saturday 4th June but CAT LAUGH fans you have a treat in store as all six shorts will also be premiered at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny over the June Bank Holiday

The 6 shorts were created by and star: Jason Byrne     Diet of Worms    Al Porter    Katherine Ryan   Alison Spittle   &  Seann Walsh


Sky has today announced COMEDY BITES, a series of brilliantly original shorts set in Ireland from six comedy stars, including Jason Byrne, Katherine Ryan and Al Porter. The six shorts will all be exclusively available via Sky’s On Demand service from Saturday 4th June and will be premiered at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival on the same day. Every episode will also air on Sky Arts later in June.


Following the success of Sky’s Christmas Comedy Shorts, which were made with some of the most exciting talent to come out of Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year, a second series of comedy shorts were commissioned by Jon Mountague and Morwenna Gordon. This time around, Ireland is the focus.


This season of COMEDY BITES includes shorts from Jason Byrne – Edinburgh Fringe Festival stalwart and star of Sky 1 series Wild Things – and Katherine Ryan, Canadian/ Irish comedian and panellist on Sky 1 Bring the Noise. In addition, some of the best rising stars of the comedy circuit Seann WalshAl PorterAlison Spittle and Dublin sketch group A Diet of Worms also have created their very own homages to the Emerald Isle.


Jon Mountague, Head of Sky Comedy, said “Sky Comedy is thrilled to continue our comic shorts seasons. We’ve had terrific feedback from customers and Sky On Demand is a brilliant platform on which to share some of the most exciting comic brains in Britain and Ireland.”


Jason Byrne said  “I’m like a kid with a new toy, so excited to be working with Merman, ecstatic about working with Sharon Horgan and icing on the cake, Amy Huberman playing the wife. Thank you The Man in the Sky, or sorry… the people at Sky.”


The COMEDY BITES series includes:


Comedy Bites Presents Jason Byrne in Ireland

‘The Rug’: Andrew (Jason Byrne) and his wife Helen (Amy Huberman) steal a rug from a store on a spur of the moment decision. Their actions turn their very simple honest lives into hell…

Starring – Jason Byrne, Amy Huberman and Sean Flanagan

Directed by – Richard Pengelley

Production Company – Merman


Comedy Bites Presents Diet of Worms in Ireland

The Kavanaghs were once Ireland’s most famous quintuplets.  After a series of rows they drifted into obscurity, but have been persuaded to reunite for a morning TV show.

Starring – Rory Connolly, Philippa Dunne, Niall Gaffney, Shane Langan and Amy Stephenson

Directed by – George Kane
Production Company – Big Talk


Comedy Bites Presents Al Porter in Ireland

Al Porter, the Karaoke King, lives at home with his Nana. But now he’s got an agent, are his fortunes about to change?

Starring – Al Porter, Pauline McLynn and Garry Mountaine

Directed by – Joe Fraser

Production Company – Baby Cow


Comedy Bites Presents Katherine Ryan in Ireland

Katherine travels to Ireland to attend her nephew’s Christening. Being Canadian, a single mother and an atheist, her Irish family pray for her.

Starring – Katherine Ryan, Kerrie Ryan, Michael Fenton Stevens , Marcia Warren, Tom Knight and Isabella Aleppo

Directed by – Katy Brand

Production Company – Merman


Comedy Bites Presents Alison Spittle in Ireland

A glimpse into a modern Irish hen night, set in the ladies’ loo of a nightclub.

Starring – Alison Spittle, Andrea Farrell and Clare Monnelly

Directed by – Joe Fraser

Production Company – Baby Cow


Comedy Bites Presents Seann Walsh in Ireland

Robin, a burnt-out actor, takes a trip to the Irish seaside resort of Bray to detox. However, he soon bumps into his Irish cousin Fred, who steers him off course…

Starring – Seann Walsh, Karl Spain and Fred Cooke

Directed by – Dave Lambert

Production Company – Baby Cow





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