Sharon Horgan's television debut came at the age of 18 when she was an amateur back-up dancer to her friends' band on the RTÉ Young People's show 'Jo-Maxi'.
Binttii (Daniel Figgis) performs the John Cale track 'Hungry for Love'. His band is comprised of guitarist Gerry Leonard, bass player Donal Coughlan, drummer Brian O'Kelly, keyboard player Cormac Figgis and dancers Alison Crinion and Sharon Horgan.
Sharon Horgan went on to find success as an actor, writer and comedian. Her career breakthrough came with the award winning BBC comedy 'Pulling' in which she starred and co-wrote. In 2016 she received a Best Female Comedy Performance BAFTA nomination for her role in the sitcom ‘Catastrophe’ which she co-wrote with the American comedian and actor Rob Delaney.
Horgan is creative director of Merman, an independent production company that she set up with Celia Mountford in 2014.
This episode of 'Jo-Maxi' was broadcast on 21 December 1988.