PADDY’S NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF COMIC RELIEF
RETURNS SATURDAY MARCH 17th 2018 TO 3ARENA.
TOMMY TIERNAN, DEIRDRE O’KANE, ADAM HILLS, ARDAL O’HANLON, ANDREW MAXWELL, PJ GALLAGHER, ALISON SPITTLE, FOIL, ARMS & HOG AND MANY, MANY MORE COMEDY STARS TO PERFORM IN THE 3ARENA FOR THE SECOND ‘PADDY’S NIGHT IN SUPPORT COMIC RELIEF’ GIG THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY.
Following last year’s phenomenal sold-out show the cream of Irish stand-up comedy is gathering once again at the 3Arena on St. Patrick’s night to raise much needed funds via Comic Relief for domestic and international charities who are tackling refugee issues and the homelessness crisis.
Spearheaded by comedian Deirdre O’Kane and TV producer Darren Smith, Paddy’s Night in Support of Comic Relief will feature a who’s who of the Irish comedy scene including;
Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O’Kane, Adam Hills, Bernard O’Shea, Andrew Maxwell, Neil Delamere, Alison Spittle, Foil, Arms & Hog, Ardal O’Hanlon, Lords Of Strut, David O’Doherty, Gearoid Farrelly, Joanne McNally and PJ Gallagher with more big names to be confirmed over the coming weeks.
Paddy’s Night in Support of Comic Relief tickets are €45.00 excluding booking fees
on sale at 9am on Monday January 22nd, through www.ticketmaster.ie
Speaking about the show Deirdre said: “Last year’s sell out gig was just wonderful, a joy from beginning to end with more huge laughs than you could shake a very big stick at and whopping €212k raised, which made it all a genuinely good laugh! Everyone on stage brought their A Game as did our brilliant audience. So buoyed with last year’s success and filled with new year hope I once again decided to make a few calls to see if people would be up for doing it all over again and am now delighted to be announcing another epic line up. It’s also of huge personal relief to me that the Irish comedy community hadn’t all deleted my number after last years badgering! Darren and I then approached 3Mobile/3Arena who have once again generously given us the venue for free and 2FM who have again come on board as our media partner. So we have another killer line up, an incredible venue, a national holiday, a national radio station and best of all I’ve something more than just quicksteps and tangos to keep me awake at night! Now all we need is for the great Irish public to treat themselves to a brilliant night out!!”
The Community Foundation for Ireland is managing the distribution of funds from Paddy’s Night in Support of Comic Relief 2017 on behalf of Comic Relief UK. The €212,000 raised will be split between Trōcaire for work with Refugees and with a number of Irish based charitable organisations working on the refugee and homelessness issues; these grants will be announced later in January. The Community Foundation Ireland will also be distributing the funds raised at the 2018 Paddy’s Night In Support Of Comic Relief concert. For information on The Community Foundation Ireland please visit www.communityfoundation.ie
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