Special Eye Entertainment presents
IRISH TOUR FOR MAY/JUNE 2012
Thurs, May 3 – The Pavillion, Dun Laoghaire.
Thurs, May 10 – An Grianan, Letterkenny.
Thurs, May 17th – Cork Opera House
Fri, May 18th – Model Arts Centre, Sligo.
Sat, May 19 – An Draoicht, Blanchardstown.
Wed, May 23 – Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon.
Thurs, May 24 – Solstice Theatre, Navan.
Fri, May 25th – The Thatch, Rahan.
Sat, May 26th – Iontas, Castleblaney.
Wed, May 30th – Mermaid Theatre, Bray.
Fri, June 1st – TF Royal, Castlebar.
Tues, June 6th – Civic Theatre, Tallaght.
Tickets from €20 – on-sale now
Doors 7.30pm / Show 8.30pm
“He flutters through a variety of topics with a poet’s eye for
inconsequential detail” – The Telegraph
“A joy to watch” – The Skinny
“Very Amusing” – The Guardian
“One of the most likeable and personable characters in stand-up” – Irish Independent
“You could listen to O’Hanlon’s infectious self-effacement for hours” - Irish Independent
Ardal O’Hanlon brings his unique stand-up show to the people of Ireland this May & June. Tickets for these unmissable shows are from €20 on sale now throughwww.ticketmaster.ie and available from the local venue box offices.
Ardal is Thoughtful, silly, but always punchy, he has delighted audiences on his recent tours of UK and Australia, talking about the things that matter – sex, religion, politics, family, childhood, Irishness – and things that don’t matter so much (did you know the frog is monogamous?)
Although best known for his starring roles in the sitcoms, Fr Ted (C4) and My Hero (BBC), Ardal’s vocation is as a stand-up comedian.
A founding father of Dublin’s Comedy Cellar, the spiritual home of Irish comedy, he moved to London where he quickly won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year. Since then he has continued to perform to sell-out audiences around the world including tours of China and the USA. He presented the Stand Up Show on BBC for three series and recently featured on Live at the Apollo (BBC) and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow (BBC) not to mention Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave). He has also appeared on The Graham Norton Show, Parkinson and The Late Late Show.
As well as Fr Ted, for which he won a British Comedy Award and Bafta nomination, Ardal’s TV credits include leading roles in comedy dramas such as Big Bad World (ITV) and the Ben Elton penned, Blessed (BBC). Recently, he played a cat creature in Dr Who (BBC) and a cameo part in Skins (C4). On RTE, Ardal has presented a number of documentaries including the celebrated Leagues Apart and recently starred in the sitcom Val Falvey TD.
He has written a bestselling novel, The Talk of the Town, which was included in the influential tome, 1001 Books to read before you die.
For further media information or interview requests please contact Comedy@EA:
Sorcha O’Flanagan: / 01 9056381
www.entertainmentarchitects.ie / @EntArchs