Ardal O'Hanlon leads “Irish Kings of Comedy” on United States tour
Irish comic’s tour will have Chicago, Kansas, San Francisco and Boston audiences rolling in the aisles
One of Ireland’s most loved comedians will be spreading Irish cheer this March on his US tour including stops in Chicago, Kansas, San Francisco and Boston. Ardal O’Hanlon, internationally famous for his role as Father Dougal in the comedy series “Father Ted”, will be joined by Bryan Walsh, Brad Meehan, David Studebaker, and Dave Rattigan on stage in each city during tour.
Irish Kings of Comedy was created to bring the best of Irish comedic talent to American audiences. The Ardal O'Hanlon tour is the first in a fresh series of Irish Kings of Comedy tours.
Despite a wavering economy, the current comedy scene in Ireland is thriving. Irish culture is rich in wit and storytelling. As a result, Ireland has produced a stable of world class stand-up comics. American audiences have a huge appetite for the Irish sense of humor and Irish Kings of Comedy wants to bring this across the Atlantic. The tours also give top Irish comics the opportunity of playing to audiences in the US.
Ardal O’Hanlon is a highly acclaimed stand up, who has performed to sellout audiences internationally and has released two top ten stand up DVDs. He continues to be one of the most sought after comedians working with regular sell out solo tours.
He is also an award winning comedian, actor, writer, and star of “Father Ted”, “My Hero” and “Val Falvey” He’s also had With guest leads in programmes as diverse as “Skins” (UK) and “Doctor Who”.
His theater work has received great acclaim including his role in “The God of Carnage” at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, “Port Authority” at the Southwark Theatre, London, and “See You Next Tuesday” in the West End.
O’Hanlon's debut novel ‘The Talk of the Town’ remained in the bestseller charts for more than six months and was recently voted one of the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die".
Here’s the lineup for the king of Irish comedy tour:
Thursday, February 28th - Chicago - Irish American Heritage Stage
Back up stand up - Bryan Walsh
Bryan has been performing stand-up for over five years. Born in Ireland and raised in Canada, he is based in London and New York. He describes himself as an “alternative, surreal, anti-comedian”.
Back up stand up – Brad Meehan
From his offbeat delivery to tall tales of his quirky family members, two-time Emmy-nominated comedian Brad Meehan always delivers a highly energetic, hilarious performance.
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