A cracking night of comedy with 3 hilarious comedians, Michael Redmond (of Father Ted fame), Patrick Rolink & Paul McDaniel.
There are not many people who have been struck by lightning and lived to tell the tale. While this may not have actually happened to Michael Redmond himself, it is a fate which befell his character Father Stone - one of the more memorable creations of C4"s classic comedy Father Ted.
There is something of a lightning strike victim in Michael. With his shock of white hair, droopy black moustache and a face that the phrase hangdog expression was invented for, he was born to perform deadpan comedy. It is a difficult style for any comedian, but with his physical head start he has gone on to prove himself a master over the past fifteen years. Michael has that rare physical presence that is capable of getting audiences rolling with laughter without having to say a word. But when you add to this his natural gifts of precision timing and outrageously well-crafted material, the results can be almost tortuously hysterical.
As skilled a writer as he is a performer, Michael started his career scripting comedy for Irish radio and television. After moving to London in 1987, he quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the comedy circuit, headlining at clubs throughout the UK and later developing his own one-man shows. A regular at major comedy festivals, Michael has performed a number of hugely successful solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, including Eamon, Older Brother of Jesus, which was later developed as a series for R4.
In addition to his live and radio performances, Michael has appeared on a number of high profile TV shows, including "Comedy Nation" (BBC2), "Friday Night Live"(LWT) "The Stand Up Show" (BBC1), "Clive Anderson Talks Back" (BBC1), "Just for Laughs" and of course "Father Ted"(both C4).
Since first appearing on the comedy scene in 2002, Patrick has established himself as one of the hardest working and most likable comedians around. A regular at comedy festivals through out the UK, he has also taken the stage at prestigious venues including Jongleurs and the Comedy Store as well as playing Broadway for Tartan week and even made it to the bright lights of Las Vegas when he took to the stage at the Riviera Casino. Tom Jones eat your heart out!
His larger than life character coupled with the warmth of his personality has made him a favourite with audiences the length and breadth of the country. His limited edition DVD 'The Bhoy From The Bush' sold out, proving that the 'Big Man' can cut it away from the comedy clubs.
Paul McDaniel is a Northern Irish comedian so funny that during one of his sets a promoter laughed so much she feared she would go into labour. A regular performer at Glasgow and Edinburgh's top comedy nights, he has honed a distinct act that is always surreal and often just plain bonkers.
Tipped by Wow 24/7 as "one of the most underrated acts on the Scottish circuit", Paul has shared the bill with comedy greats such as Frankie Boyle, Fred Macaulay and Michael Redmond, and is a member of the award-winning cult sketch group CHUNKS and its Saturday night offshoot STITCHES.
He has numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows under his belt, has brought several shows to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival and also finds time to present a monthly online radio show HAVE A WORD with fellow comedian Sandy Bouttell. This prolific performer writes and gigs relentlessly, always working on new material and trying to push the funny forward.