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WATCH: Americans Watch Father Ted

Father Ted is a Channel 4 commissioned sitcom that was produced by British independent production company Hat Trick Productions. Created by Irish writers Arthur Mathews & Graham Linehan and directed by Declan Lowney, the series starred a predominantly Irish cast and originally aired over three series from 21 April 1995 until 1 May 1998, including …

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Father Ted Becomes The Pope In New Musical

One of the best Irish comedies of all time, Fr Ted is returning as a musical.  This is no lie, it has come from the Co-creator Graham Linehan himself! Linehan has confirmed that ‘Pope Ted: The Father Ted Musical’ is almost finished. He has been working on the project with fellow …

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WATCH: Does Simon Pegg speak English?

Simon Pegg and BBC’s Big Train sketch team perform ‘an English speaking tourist in France’. PS – Big Train was created and mostly written by Irish writers Graham Linehan (also director) and Arthur Matthews who went on to create Father Ted. The first series was voted “Best ‘Broken Comedy’ Show” at the …

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Feature – EXPERT TIPS ON WRITING GREAT COMEDY

The reaction to the Grintage series of articles on writing screen comedy was huge and as a further spark here’s a great feature on ‘How To Write Good Comedy‘. Some of Britain’s finest comedians (and Ireland’ finest Graham Linehan) shared their knowledge with The (UK) Independent. And we merely pass it on …. …

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Irish Comedy Writer / Actress up for Emmy Award

Irish writer and actress Sharon Horgan’s location sitcom Catastrophe has been nominated for a 2016 EMMY Award for OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES . …and few people know but before her UK career took off Irish broadcaster RTE was her first port of call 13 years ago but her studio show was rejected. …

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FAIR FIGHT? Irish Wrestling meets Father Ted

Over The Top Wrestling returns to the Tivoli Theatre with one of their biggest shows to date. But have the promoters gone too far jumping on the Fr Ted bandwagon? AH TED is a night of live comedy and professional wrestling. And as you can guess by the title the stand up comedy on the …

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