Young, up and coming comedian Jack Dee chats to Shay Healy and performs on 'Nighthawks' in 1991.

Born in London and brought up in the South of England, Jack Dee tells Shay how he got into comedy. Starting out at the London Comedy Store in the mid-80s, Jack talks about building a routine, the fear of going on stage and touring.

Jack Dee was in Dublin for dates at the Purty Loft and Whelan's.

Shay Healy introduces him as,

A man that is reckoned to be the best stand-up comedian of the new bunch in England.

Jack's routine covers CDs, custom officers, drugs, fat people and thin people.

I hate fat people, especially the ones who think they'll get away with it by being friendly.

This episode of 'Nighthawks' was broadcast on 19 March 1991.

‘Nighthawks’ was a programme that was set in a bar/café where the presenter Shay Healy was also the proprietor. The content was a mixture of comedy sketches, interviews, music performances and music videos.

‘Nighthawks’ was broadcast between 1988 and 1992 and went out three nights a week.