In David O’Doherty’s new book a greedy developer gets his comeuppance when  some children rob a bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Dublin comedian on podcasting from Achill Island, his new children’s book and owning 14 bikes Let me tell you about David O’Doherty’s stuff.(...)

Dara Ó Briain: ‘When people say they want more right-wing comedy I say: there is no more open market than comedy. Go to Edinburgh.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The comedian's new book, Is There Anybody Out There?, skilfully weaves thumping gags with raw physics. Surely it must be tricky balancing facts wit(...)

David O’Doherty: ‘I was feeling a lot of anxiety and I know other people are feeling anxiety too, and I thought it would be nice just to reach out and talk.’

The comedian David O’Doherty took the suggestion to self-isolate very seriously indeed. He brought his parents to their family cottage on Achill, from(...)

Artistic director of Irish Baroque Orchestra Peter Whelan: ‘I’m living in London, but it’s all about Dublin for me.’
Peter Whelan: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book  I’m a big fan of the American author David Sedaris and I’m currently reading Calypso. I adore it. Like much of his work, (...)

Kilkenny Cat Laughs: Dylan Moran is bringing his Dr Cosmos show to the comedy festival

Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan and Dara Ó Briain have been announced as part of the line-up for this year’s Kilkenny Cat Laughs comedy festival, over the (...)

“I’m a big narcissist. I’m in every scene.” Amy Huberman during filming of Finding Joy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It feels more than deserved that that Amy Huberman – co-creator (with Rebecca O’Flanagan), writer, associate producer and star of the new comedy serie(...)

Bloom 2018 at the Phoenix Park has an eclectic mix of stunning show gardens, tantalising food features and fun for all the family. Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography

BELFAST AVA Festival S13 Warehouse and the Mac, Belfast, June 1st-2nd avafestival.com This audio-visual arts (ava) festival and conference is wh(...)

Nicole Silverberg and Rachel Wenitsky of Reductress

God knows you could do with a good laugh at the moment. That is why, 24 years ago, He created Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Ireland’s premier comedy festival.(...)

Flight of the Conchords: Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. Photograph: Matt Grace

On Soho Theatre’s stage, on a snowy London night, Jemaine Clement is readying himself for the female part in the next song. “Erm, thinking about it, i(...)

Mark O’Connell: ‘If Ulysses were set in 2018, somewhere between 150 and 200 pages would just be the two main guys standing around at pedestrian crossings waiting for the green man to make an appearance’

You can tell a lot about a city by the way it treats its pedestrians. Dublin seems at best indifferent to its ambulatory underclass, at worst actively(...)

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