- 08 Aug 19
WIth just three weeks to go, Electric Picnic have revealed the line-up for the Comedy Stage at this year's Electric Picnic.
The very best of Irish and international comedians will gather to provide mirth and merriment for weary Picnickers at the Comedy Tent this September. Here's some of the performers announced for the festival today.
Foil Arms and Hog
It’s been quite the year for comedy sketch troupe, Foil Arms and Hog, with 12 sold out shows at the iconic Vicar St. venue and countless packed houses around the country. Their recent Galway Arts Festival show caused traffic chaos on the streets, such was the size of the queues .The trio (Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna and Sean Flanagan) write, shoot and edit a new sketch every week in their office releasing it on Facebook and You Tube. Often observational and occasionally topical, the sketches have amassed over 100 million views on YouTube.
The undisputed King Of Stradbally, David O’Doherty make another return to Electric Picnic with a brand new show consisting of talking and singing whilst playing on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC Two’s ‘Live at The Apollo‘ and Channel 4’s ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, the self-confessed ‘Hairy Enya’ will perform will return to set the world to rights over the weekend.
Scotland’s, Daniel Sloss has an unapologetic approach which has helped him connect with audiences since the tender age of 17, when he first took to the stage as a stand-up comedian. Since then, Sloss has become an international star, helped along by two Netflix specials (Dark and Jigsaw), which has led to him playing sold out shows in every corner of the globe. Devastatingly intelligent and deliciously dark, he is sure to be a festival highlight.
Star of TV shows such as Death In Paradise (BBC) Father Ted (CH4), Ardal O’Hanlon, continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up worldwide because he loves it and it’s a compulsion and the world is a funny place. A brilliant comic mind, that works away to get the most out of every superbly sharp line.
Here's a full list of all the performs set to take the stage at Electric Picnic Comedy Tent:
FOIL ARMS AND HOG – DAVID O’DOHERTY – DANIEL SLOSS – JASON BYRNE ABANDOMAN – ARDAL O’HANLON – DEIRDRE O’KANE
LORDS OF STRUT – FRED COOKE – MAISE ADAM – BERNARD O’SHEA
PAUL CURRIE – TONY CANTWELL – KAI HUMPHRIES – FR. DAMO – JOE ROONEY JOHN COLLEARY – DANNY O’BRIEN – GEAROID FARRELLY
KEVIN MCGAHERN - JOHN LYNN - JULIE JAY….. PLUS MUCH MORE