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Published on December 27th, 2010 | by Peter

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Still Not Stirring ? Real Irish Comedy On RTE

I was supposed to do this yesterday or the day before but….. the sprouts got in the way.

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Anyhows….. filmed in the Sugar Club in Dublin, made by irish company Blueprint Pictures and featuring 3 of Irelands finest comedians. Here’s what RTE say….

Up Close and Personal offers an intimate evening’s entertainment with some of Ireland’s most popular and original comic talent. This three-part series was recorded earlier this month in front of a specially invited audience including Peter Donegan in Dublin’s Sugar Club. The series showcases a wide range of Irish comedy styles and attitudes and features the Mistress of Mirth – Deirdre O’Kane, the Master of Mayhem – Jason Byrne and the Don Of Deadpan – Jimeoin.

RTE give more details here. And the programmes go live at the following times

  • Deirdre O’Kane: RTÉ Two, Sunday 26 December 2010, 10.00pm
  • Jimeoin: RTÉ Two, Monday 27 December 2010, 9.00pm
  • Jason Byrne: RTÉ Two, Tuesday 28 December 2010, 9.00pm

I made it to Jasons gig and all I can say it is simply not to be missed….. Irish made and Irish humour. More of this sort of thing. Well done RTE.

UPDATE: nabbed a screen grab off the tele box


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2 Responses to Still Not Stirring ? Real Irish Comedy On RTE

  1. Jennifer Ryan says:

    I was at this too! I was sitting in front of Fago.

    Brilliant, edit didn’t do it as much justice as it should of.

    • Peter says:

      jennifer,

      i remember going to see Declan Nerny play in the Galtymore in London…. long story 😉
      Brilliant stuff live. Nothing like seeing a grown man going bezerk in person – I refer to jason here of course.

      Don’t know whether personally that ‘you had to be there’ feeling can ever be put inside a samsung or a jvc.
      I watched it on the player. still hilarious.

      p.

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