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Celebrity Jigs 'n' Reels
Celebrity Jigs 'n' ReelsRTÉ One, December 31st 2007, 9.30pm and 11.30pm


Jon Kenny

Jon Kenny is probably best known for being one half of the incredibly successful comedy duo D'Unbelievables. Jon is from Hospital, Co. Limerick and has appeared with Island as 'Joe' in John B. Keane's "The Year of the Hiker". Jon's career in entertainment started at the age of sixteen as lead singer in the glam rock band called Gimic, who toured extensively in Ireland and the UK, and were also one of the first bands to tour Eastern Europe.

Leaving the band in his early twenties, Jon joined Theatre Omnibus, a dance and classical mime company that had been established in Ireland by John and Jean Regan. In the mid eighties Jon left Theatre Omnibus to embark on a solo career where his madcap blend of music, comedy and theatrics began to emerge and he was soon seen on the "Davis at Large Show" where he wrote and performed his own comedy sketches.

In the late eighties Jon formed the Southern Comedy Theatre Company with Pat Shortt and proceeded to write and perform shows such as; "The Cattle Dealer's Lament"; "Mad Jax Show"; "It's My Shout"; "One Hell of a Do"; "I Doubt It, Says Pauline"; and "Dat's Life". In the early nineties as well as working with Island, Jon also worked with the Actors Company, Dublin and Druid in Dublin.

Jon Kenny
Jon Kenny