Joe Rooney is an actor and comedian with over twenty years experience in both fields. As an actor he has had major roles in Father Ted (Channel 4), 5 series of Killinascully (RTE), Roy (BBC), RiRa (TG4) and Spookey Stakeout (RTE). He has appeared in many short films including Flying Saucers, Rock n’ Roll (with Ardal O’ Hanlon) and Lean On Me currently showing on Aer Lingus transatlantic flights. He also appeared in the stage version of The Shawshank Redemption at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which garnered a 5 star review from The Sunday Times and had a sold out run in the Gaiety theatre in Dublin.
As a comedian he has performed throughout the US, Oman, Bahrain, China, Canada, all over Europe and the UK. He has performed in festivals in Edinburgh, Moscow, Kansas City, Kilkenny and is looking forward to performing at the Leicester Comedy Festival and The Alcheringa Festival in India.
Joe has also written for TV on Killinascully, Nighthawks, Jo Maxi and on radio for the Tom Dunne Show (Newstalk), You Couldn’t Make It Up ( Newstalk) and Mind Your Business (RTE)
William Thompson is a new up and coming local comedian after killing it at last year’s Belfast Comedy Festival, and bringing a show to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he is sure to make you laugh.
Compere: PADDY McDONNELL
Paddy McDonnell is one of the fastest rising talents on the Northern Irish comedy circuit. Whether gigging on his home turf of West Belfast or taking his hilarious tales of everyday life around the country, Paddy has won over audiences with his uncompromising, insightful material.
Taxi driver by day, Funnyman by night, Paddy has raked up thousands of gig miles since first exploding onto the stage in 2010. He has performed many times at Belfast’s prestigious Empire Laughs back and Queen’s Comedy Clubs, as well as all the main clubs in Dublin.
Paddy has also stormed the Legendary Stand Comedy Clubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as the Hot Water Comedy club in Liverpool, and has won comedy competitions at Molly’s Parlour, Lisburn, and Molly Brown’s, Newtownards.
“There’s no stopping this cabbie’s gag-fest”-The Belfast Telegraph
“A very, very funny man indeed”-TheComedyScoop.com
“He used everything he had to make us laugh, and I mean everything”- Derry Journal