Paddy 'C' Courtney
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Paddy is here to talk to us about his new show in Vicar Street. Paddy Courtney brings his all new stand up comedy show to Vicar Street on Saturday April 25th.
Well it's April Fool's Day and we are having a bit of craic and who better to have it with than Mr Paddy 'C' for comedian, Courtney himself.
Also our guest's all new stand up comedy show's tickets are on sale now.
Paddy Courtney - comedian, writer
Paddy was a regular comedy panellist on The Lucy Kennedy Television Show on RTE2.
He also writes the hilarious column, 'Off the record' for the Evening Herald's HQ supplement every Thursday.
Since he sold out his debut solo show in Vicar Street last year, Paddy has been busy tickling audiences at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, The Carlsberg Comedy Carnival in Dublin's Iveagh Gardens and at the Comedy Tent at Electric Picnic. He will return to Kilkenny again for his 9th appearance this year.
Just over ten years ago Paddy packed in his job as an accountant to pursue the life of 'a full time fecking eejit', as he says himself. Over the past few years he was Ireland's most sought after MC and 'warm up act' for both T.V. and live gigs, including Podge & Rodge and Keith Barry.
He is one of the very few comedians to have written and starred in their own six-part comedy drama, the triple IFTA nominated 'Paddywhackery' in 2008. Paddy recently took up the challenge to learn the bodhrán for the TG4 programme, 'Faoi lán cheoil'.
He was in good company with the likes of Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons learning to play the fiddle and Giovani Trapatoni's favourite Irish footballer Andy Reid learning the banjo.
Paddy helped launch last March's 'Seachtain na Gaeilge' with Bláithnaid although he has only the cúpla focal he is a keen student as most of his television and film work have been through Irish.
Paddy is currently developing a sitcom for UK television and he will be on our screens in May with an appearance in the BBC Sunday night drama 'George Gentley' where he had to speak with a 'Geordie' accent.