Dylan Moran is one of Ireland's most successful and respected comedians. His live shows have seen him become a regular feature on the line-ups of such prestigious comedy festivals as Montreal's Cat for Laugh, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and our own Kilkenny Comedy Festival. 

The Navan native has also co-written and starred in the critically acclaimed sitcom, Black Books; and had roles in feature films such as Notting Hill, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary, to name but a few.

"The first half of life seems to be all about how to get out of it, the second half is all about how to stay in it."

Ahead of a run of live dates across the country, Dylan sat down with Ray to chat about, mindfulness, poetry, giving up drinking and smoking and why he should be paid to not write a novel. 

"You're fascinated because you're old and going to die soon, like me!" 

You can listen back to the interview in it's entirety here

Dylan Moran brings his live tour Dr Cosmos to Dublin's Vicar Street from  July 3rd to 6th, Wexford's National Opera House July 7th, Limerick's University Concert Hall September 5th and Cork's Opera House September 6th & 7th.