Via Arena on RTÉ Radio 1, the award-winning writer and comedian Alison Spittle reveals some of her favourite comedy heroes, from Maria Bamford to John Mulaney and Eleanor Tiernan - listen above.

Alison has gained much acclaim for her TV series Nowhere Fast and is keeping things lighthearted with her daily #CovideoParties...

Listen to RTÉ Arena live nightly from Mon-Fri on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7pm - or listen back here.