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Former Saturday Night Live comic Norm Macdonald dies of cancer
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Former Saturday Night Live comic Norm Macdonald dies of cancer

Sep 15th 2021, 7:28 AM 34,052 Views 12 Comments

He became known for his esoteric impressions.

'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94
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# RIP

'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94

Jan 28th 2021, 8:26 AM 30,720 Views 14 Comments

Millions of viewers knew the actor as the self-absorbed neighbour Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Government's Covid plan could be 'tweaked' to allow arts and entertainment venues open safely, says minister
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# Attendance Numbers

Government's Covid plan could be 'tweaked' to allow arts and entertainment venues open safely, says minister

Nov 17th 2020, 4:45 PM 12,602 Views 5 Comments

An arts task force says the Living with Covid plan requires an urgent review.

Eddie Large, star of comedy double act 'Little and Large', dies after contracting coronavirus
# UK
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# UK

Eddie Large, star of comedy double act 'Little and Large', dies after contracting coronavirus

Apr 2nd 2020, 5:23 PM 37,070 Views 16 Comments

The comedy star was in hospital being treated for heart failure.

Game of Thrones wins top drama Emmy as Fleabag dominates comedy awards
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# Emmys

Game of Thrones wins top drama Emmy as Fleabag dominates comedy awards

Sep 23rd 2019, 7:44 AM 20,038 Views 12 Comments

Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also created the series, won the award for outstanding writing in a comedy series.

'What was Zeus playing at?': A tour with a difference is hoping to get more people into art
# Frayed
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# Frayed

'What was Zeus playing at?': A tour with a difference is hoping to get more people into art

Sep 7th 2019, 10:30 AM 8,732 Views 2 Comments

It’s part of a new arts festival taking place in Dublin next week.

Billy Connolly tells fans he's 'not dying, not dead' amid health fears
# Apology
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# Apology

Billy Connolly tells fans he's 'not dying, not dead' amid health fears

Jan 6th 2019, 10:50 AM 37,986 Views 41 Comments

“Sorry if I depressed you, maybe I should have phrased it better.”

'North Star of British comedy' June Whitfield dies aged 93
# Absolutely Fabulous
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# Absolutely Fabulous

'North Star of British comedy' June Whitfield dies aged 93

Dec 30th 2018, 9:19 AM 15,792 Views 5 Comments

Her career spanned seven decades and included roles in Absolutely Fabulous, Terry and June and Eastenders.

'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'
# Improv
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# Improv

'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'

Dec 1st 2018, 6:30 PM 18,585 Views 3 Comments

Improvisers from all over the world are performing in Dublin this week.

New PJ Gallagher show looks at when his mum moved 6 men with schizophrenia into the family home
# Madhouse
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# Madhouse

New PJ Gallagher show looks at when his mum moved 6 men with schizophrenia into the family home

Sep 10th 2018, 6:30 PM 35,677 Views 17 Comments

It was part of a move to get people out of institutions and into the community. The story is explored in the new show Madhouse.

4 events for... comedy fans looking for a side-splitting laugh
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# Event Guide

4 events for... comedy fans looking for a side-splitting laugh

Jun 6th 2018, 3:59 PM 591 Views 3 Comments

Give yourself a giggle at these events across the country

Derry Girls is the most-watched TV show ever in Northern Ireland
# Channel 4
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# Channel 4

Derry Girls is the most-watched TV show ever in Northern Ireland

Feb 22nd 2018, 10:36 AM 28,695 Views 45 Comments

The comedy, set in the 1990s during The Troubles, has received rave reviews.

4 events for... live comedy fans (or anyone wanting to cheer up their January)
# Are You Having A Laugh
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# Are You Having A Laugh

4 events for... live comedy fans (or anyone wanting to cheer up their January)

Jan 17th 2018, 5:29 PM 585 Views 0 Comments

Whether you’re into sketch or stand-up, we’ve got you covered.

Alison Spittle on sexism, friendship, and how the midlands made her funny
# Nowhere Fast
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# Nowhere Fast

Alison Spittle on sexism, friendship, and how the midlands made her funny

Nov 13th 2017, 6:30 PM 21,761 Views 30 Comments

We talked to the comedian about her brand new TV show, which debuts tonight.

Irish comedy show Damo and Ivor to hit the big screen
# Northside Southside
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# Northside Southside

Irish comedy show Damo and Ivor to hit the big screen

Jul 20th 2017, 7:34 PM 16,336 Views 38 Comments

Damo and Ivor first appeared on YouTube back in 2011.

The White House correspondents' dinner went ahead without Trump (but he still got roasted)
# Black-tie Affair
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# Black-tie Affair

The White House correspondents' dinner went ahead without Trump (but he still got roasted)

Apr 30th 2017, 7:47 AM 24,555 Views 117 Comments

The US President said he was glad he stayed away from ‘the Washington swamp’.

BBC apologises for Tommy Tiernan joke about Arlene Foster
# Friesian
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# Friesian

BBC apologises for Tommy Tiernan joke about Arlene Foster

Apr 27th 2017, 8:23 AM 97,565 Views 118 Comments

The comedian was appearing on Radio Foyle in Derry.

Aisling Bea stood up for all Aislings and stole the show on Sunday Brunch this morning
# Omgwaca
# Omgwaca

Aisling Bea stood up for all Aislings and stole the show on Sunday Brunch this morning

Feb 26th 2017, 6:02 PM 13,130 Views 0 Comments

Queen Aisling.

Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'
# Read Me
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# Read Me

Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'

Feb 25th 2017, 8:00 PM 3,617 Views 112 Comments

Comedians are at the forefront of a battle against an assault on free speech, writes Seán Connolly.

Ever go drinking in a field while your mam thought you were at a sleepover? This sketch is for you
# John Player Blue
# John Player Blue

Ever go drinking in a field while your mam thought you were at a sleepover? This sketch is for you

Feb 20th 2017, 9:41 AM 13,815 Views 2 Comments

Those were the days.

'When I told people I had cancer, because I'm a comedian I had to say I wasn't joking'
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# Edwin Sammon

'When I told people I had cancer, because I'm a comedian I had to say I wasn't joking'

Feb 1st 2017, 8:00 PM 22,306 Views 16 Comments

We spoke to the comedian about his new show.

"Every show has its time": Republic of Telly to go after eight years of comedy
# Off Air
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# Off Air

"Every show has its time": Republic of Telly to go after eight years of comedy

Feb 1st 2017, 7:04 PM 17,042 Views 23 Comments

The RTÉ show had run for 15 seasons.

People are loving this comedian's attempts to pronounce Irish names like they're spelled
# Lyonsey
# Lyonsey

People are loving this comedian's attempts to pronounce Irish names like they're spelled

Jan 24th 2017, 11:02 AM 13,142 Views 0 Comments

TAD-A-GUH.

12 times Foil Arms and Hog perfectly skewered Irish people
# Doomdah
# Doomdah

12 times Foil Arms and Hog perfectly skewered Irish people

Jan 2nd 2017, 1:00 PM 7,084 Views 0 Comments

They just get it so right.

18 new Irish Snapchatters to make your feed 100% more interesting
# Bend And Snap
# Bend And Snap

18 new Irish Snapchatters to make your feed 100% more interesting

Dec 25th 2016, 9:00 PM 26,267 Views 2 Comments

Liven up yer auld Snaps!

Foil Arms and Hog have identified every argument your family will have on Christmas Day
# It's A Bit Dry
# It's A Bit Dry

Foil Arms and Hog have identified every argument your family will have on Christmas Day

Dec 22nd 2016, 10:48 AM 4,844 Views 2 Comments

It’s all coming down the line to you!

American comedian's gig in Saudi Arabia cancelled after complaints by Islamic hardliners
# No Joke
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# No Joke

American comedian's gig in Saudi Arabia cancelled after complaints by Islamic hardliners

Dec 10th 2016, 2:15 PM 13,460 Views 45 Comments

Mike Epps was due to perform next week.

'Improv can tell us a lot about ourselves, it's very liberating'
# Ditch The Script
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# Ditch The Script

'Improv can tell us a lot about ourselves, it's very liberating'

Nov 26th 2016, 6:30 PM 8,173 Views 5 Comments

There’s a greater vulnerability associated with improv than other forms of performance, Neil Curran explains why that doesn’t have to be scary.

Foil Arms and Hog have perfectly identified the 11 different ways of being late to work
# Doom Dah
# Doom Dah

Foil Arms and Hog have perfectly identified the 11 different ways of being late to work

Oct 27th 2016, 11:43 AM 5,898 Views 0 Comments

The Blamer, the Gifter, the Judas… Which one are you?

'It's a squirm-a-thon for me': Bill Murray accepts America's top comedy award
# Laugh Out Loud
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# Laugh Out Loud

'It's a squirm-a-thon for me': Bill Murray accepts America's top comedy award

Oct 24th 2016, 8:43 AM 15,740 Views 14 Comments

After being handed the award, Murray gave it to a man in the first row of the audience and told the crowd to pass it around.

The man behind the excellent Martin's Life is writing a full TV series
# Macaulay Culkit
# Macaulay Culkit

The man behind the excellent Martin's Life is writing a full TV series

Oct 19th 2016, 8:21 AM 9,993 Views 0 Comments

No word on if it will be anything like Game of Throws.

11 times Dara Ó Briain was just really f**king funny
# Get It To Ireland
# Get It To Ireland

11 times Dara Ó Briain was just really f**king funny

Oct 18th 2016, 10:34 AM 22,153 Views 1 Comment

Gas man.

11 times Ed Byrne was just really f**king funny
# It's Not Ironic
# It's Not Ironic

11 times Ed Byrne was just really f**king funny

Oct 4th 2016, 11:03 AM 21,474 Views 9 Comments

Don’t forget about Ed.

31 questions everyone plagues you with when you've had a baby
# Parenting
# Parenting

31 questions everyone plagues you with when you've had a baby

Oct 4th 2016, 8:01 AM 7,377 Views 11 Comments

ENDLESS QUESTIONS.

17 times David O'Doherty was the best thing on British telly
# The D Oh D
# The D Oh D

17 times David O'Doherty was the best thing on British telly

Sep 26th 2016, 6:00 PM 17,819 Views 6 Comments

Praise be to DOD.

12 times Dylan Moran was really f**king funny
# Funk Soul Brother
# Funk Soul Brother

12 times Dylan Moran was really f**king funny

Sep 21st 2016, 2:54 PM 18,503 Views 5 Comments

<3 u, Dylan.

The comedy own goals genre has a new masterpiece thanks to Villa's Jores Okore
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# Oops

The comedy own goals genre has a new masterpiece thanks to Villa's Jores Okore

Aug 10th 2016, 11:28 PM 8,813 Views 10 Comments

With seemingly little danger, the Denmark international Okore inexplicably kicked the ball into his own net.

Comedian Bill Burr slagged off rashers on his podcast after a visit to Dublin
# Bacon Not Rashers
# Bacon Not Rashers

Comedian Bill Burr slagged off rashers on his podcast after a visit to Dublin

Aug 8th 2016, 8:22 AM 7,580 Views 5 Comments

Ouch.

'One of the magical ones': Tributes paid to Caroline Aherne
# Rest In Peace
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# Rest In Peace

'One of the magical ones': Tributes paid to Caroline Aherne

Jul 2nd 2016, 3:47 PM 77,034 Views 94 Comments

The actress and writer died at her home in Manchester today, following a battle with cancer.

Foil Arms & Hog have excellently summed up why you might be confused about Brexit
# Head Wrecked
# Head Wrecked

Foil Arms & Hog have excellently summed up why you might be confused about Brexit

Jul 1st 2016, 8:05 AM 5,553 Views 0 Comments

NOTHING MAKES SENSE.

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