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Thursday, 17 December 2009
Baz Ashmawy, Ireland's Sexiest Man of 2009
The hilariously humourous, half Egyptian Irish comedian/presenter/actor Baz Ashmawy is an accomplished and truly exciting talent on the Irish Entertainment scene. He is best known over the past four years for presenting the hugely popular and wildly energetic, hit cult travel comedy series "How low can you go?" for RTE2.
After proving to be a popular addition with his guest presenter appearance on RTE 1's "No Frontiers" last year, he will this season present their independent travel section of the show.
Baz increased his popularity when he appeared in the very popular RTE1 Entertainment series Celebrity Banisteoir, where he managed a GAA Team, displaying a serious and soft side to his character, seldom revealed.
No stranger to radio, Baz regularly presents on 2FM's Gerry Ryan show as well as being a regular pundit on Newstalk's Orla Barry show.
He has also displayed his unique comedic timing on a variety of other RTE radio programmes such as Ryan Tubridy and Derek Mooney, as well as Spin FM and Today FM.
Although having strong experiences with classical theatre and Shakespeare it's probably his love of improvisation that has given him the accolades as an excellent comedic actor and has provided featured parts in TV show's such as RTE2's own award winning sketch show "Stew".
Word on the comedy stand up circuit is that the wide eyed Dubliner should be making an appearance on the UK and Irish stages very, very soon..watch this space!!!!
He has previously appeared in the short film "The Feast" directed by the award winning director Donnica O'Breen as well as playing Fortinbras from Marowitz's "Hamlet" in the Focus Theatre.
He also stared as George in Brian Di Salvo's well received interpretation of Thornton Wilders classic "Our Town" which was be The first play to open in Mill Theatrein Dundrum.
His new show Baz's Culture Clash is currently running on RTE2.
Tonight / Thursday
One Hour Photo Thursday (Film with Robin Williams) 9.00pm RTE2
(2002, Detective/Thriller) A lonely photo technician develops an increasing obsession with a seemingly perfect couple and their child, whose pictures he processes - but when he uncovers evidence of marital infidelity, he resolves to expose the truth, regardless of the cost. Psychological thriller, starring Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Gary Cole and Dylan Smith.
Misfits Thursday 10.00pm E4 (Like shameless)
When local teenagers stop getting drunk, taking drugs and having sex, the friends realise something strange is happening. After investigating a mysterious organisation called Virtue, it soon emerges the outfit is not as pure as it may seem, leaving Nathan to save the day. Comedy drama, starring Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart Jarrett, Iwan Rheon, Antonia Thomas and Robert Sheehan. Last in the series.
Father Ted Christmas Special Sunday 10.20pm C4
Fathers Dougal and Ted get lost alongside six other priests in what seems to be the world's largest lingerie department, and only Ted's quick thinking prevents the Catholic Church being rocked by another major scandal. His bravery earns him the coveted Golden Cleric award, which is when his troubles really begin. Festive special of the award-winning comedy from 1996, starring Dermot Morgan and Ardal O'Hanlon.
The Savage Eye Monday 10.00pm and 10.30pm RTE2
Comedy show featuring satirical and often surreal examinations of current talking-points. The subject of this episode is religion.