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Classic Irish Comedy

Soupy Norman has a cult following around these parts, and it’s easy to see why. Using a popular Polish soap opera, some of the finest voices in comedy have re-dubbed the audio to turn it into a brilliantly funny Irish drama. And for anyone who hasn’t seen the show, its writers …

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RTÉ Have Four New Comedy Pilots On The Way

RTÉ to air four new comedy pilots to find the next big hit. RTÉ along with the Irish Film Board has four new projects that are close to screen time as part of their scripted comedy initiative. RTÉ and the IFB partnered up last September to start this new initiative. One of …

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New Head Of Comedy and Drama For RTE Confirmed

Head of comedy RTE

Shane Murphy has been appointed to a newly created role in RTE.  The Dubliner has been given the role: Head of Drama and Comedy of Irish broadcaster RTE. Shane Murphy has a 25 year career in production and will be leaving his job as managing director of London-based Acorn Media Enterprises …

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The Hardy Bucks Are Back!

A brand new series of Hardy Bucks starts this Thursday, March 22nd.  Buzz, French toast and The Boo, Salmon, Cowboy are returning to our screens.  The Viper has a new business, an Ice Cream van. Eddie Durkan and his girlfriend are curious about the West Irish swinging scene. The rest of the …

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Racists Against Redheads

A complaint was made against the RTE comedy Bridget & Eamon about being racist.  The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received a complaint over a “racist” comment towards redheads. Bridget & Eamon  are a typical unhappily married 80’s Irish couple (played by Jennifer Maguire & Bernard O’Shea). They live somewhere in …

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‘Senior Moments’ On Tv This Christmas

Hit comedy show ‘Senior Moments’ returns to TV screens for the Christmas season The smash hit TV show Senior Moments returns to prime time RTÉ One for three new episodes this Christmas season. Produced by Vico Films (the producers of box office hit The Young Offenders), the episodes will be broadcast on December 27th at 8.30pm; New …

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RTÉ Christmas Comedy Line Up

Some of our favourite Irish comedies are on telly this Christmas.  You can expect a bit of everything in this years line up from entertainment, music, classic movies to of course comedy. This line up includes Mrs Browns Boys, Bridget & Eamon, and Baz and Nancy going to see the Pope. One …

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