Lucy Lumsden, Sky’s head of comedy, says hiring people like Chris O’Dowd is ‘more like a commission to an artist’

What makes us laugh? It’s Lucy Lumsden’s job to answer this question. As Sky’s first ever head of comedy she’s answered it pretty well so far, with sh(...)

Chris O’Dowd is due to host the screening of the first two episodes of the second series of the television series ‘Moone Boy’ at the Cat Laughs festival. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

All comedy roads lead to Kilkenny this bank holiday weekend as a revamped Cat Laughs festival begins its long-term sponsorship deal with Sky TV. Runni(...)