Ireland's first dedicated comedy festival for children is set to have both young & old giggling this July & August at the Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin. Joining John in studio are comedians Kevin Gildea & Al Porter to tell us more.
on Thursday's show.....a round-up of the latest in crime fiction, singer Cormac O’Caoimh and reviews of the latest film releases including a gentler Nicholas Cage in "Joe", Gael Garcia Bernal documentary "Who Is Dayani Cristal?" and the re-boot of the mythical "Hercules"
This Christmas Day Miscellany was recorded recently in the National Concert Hall, a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with Conductor David Brophy, and leader Mia Cooper. New short essays: In Australia by Brendan Graham Snow, Goering’s Train and Hoffstetter’s Serenade by Thomas McCarthy Alice by Kate Kerrigan Three Wise Men by John MacKenna Christmas in Liguria by Christine Dwyer Hickey Christmas in Ourselves by Kevin Gildea Music: Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil sung by Soprano Cara O’Sullivan, Mia Cooper solo Violin Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys by Victor Herbert Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas sung ...
Comedy Cellar at the International Bar in Wicklow Street in Dublin was set up in 1988 by Ardal O'Hanlon, Kevin Gildea, Barry Murphy with Dermot Carmody and there has been a comedy show there every Wednesday since. It became the home of comedy in Ireland. The Cellar went on to discover some of the comedians who are now household names.