The Vodafone Comedy Festival takes place this week at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin and features many top national and international acts.

Back in 2008 the festival and the comedians promised to lift the nation’s spirits. Tadhg Enright reports for RTÉ News and talks to comedians Jason Byrne and PJ Gallagher, and festival organiser Bren Berry.

This RTÉ News report was broadcast on 24 July 2008.

The Vodafone Comedy Festival Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 July.