Deirdre O Kane

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 Melissa McCarthy as White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump in a recent airing of  Saturday Night Live. Photograph:  Will Heath/NBC/NBCU

Kite Entertainment, which makes TV3’s Gogglebox, have optioned the Irish rights to the US television format Saturday Night Live from NBC Universal. (...)

Ryan Tubridy takes a swipe at eggheads with ideas of fancy learning. Photograph: Kinlan Photography

In many ways, Ryan Tubridy is well on his way to making the transition from young fogey to old codger. He regularly complains about the supposed absur(...)

Voice of Gogglebox, Deirdre O Kane, with Rory Cowan of TV3. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/

TV3 has commissioned a second series of Gogglebox, the popular reality show that features people watching television and it wants members of the clerg(...)

Gogglebox executive producer Tania Alexander knows who makes the perfect couchbound cast member of the show, even if they don’t know themselves. “Peo(...)

“I love the way people can  curate their own festival out of a programme with thousands of options. Essentially, it’s a month-long explosion of arts” Irishwoman Shone McCarthy, the new director of the Edinburgh Fringe

Hailstones are bouncing off the cobblestones, but the buskers across the Royal Mile from the Fringe Society’s bright blue door just keep on playing. (...)

Simon Fitzmaurice directed ‘My Name is Emily’ – a crowd-funded production – from a wheelchair, while struggling with the symptoms of motor neurone disease. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An extraordinary awards season for the domestic film industry comes to a close on Saturday night with the Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) Awa(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy is among the clients of the Lisa Richards agency.

An Irish talent agency that represents many of the country’s leading entertainers, writers and directors, recorded profits of just €41,984 last year, (...)

Each week, The Women’s Podcast asks listeners a question and in the latest episode presenter Kathy Sheridan has International Women’s Day in mind. Th(...)

Catastrophe writer and star Sharon Horgan told The Women’s Podcast that her new ten part series for HBO, ’Divorce’ is “a classic tale of two people f(...)

Sean Hughes, who is to return to RTÉ for a series of the comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me!. photograph: alan betson

RTÉ Radio 1 topical comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me! is returning for a six-part series as part of a total of 18 hours of new radio comedy that is be(...)

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