Lisa Mcgee

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Lisa McGee, creator and writer of Channel 4 hit ‘Derry Girls’ was recognised as a rising star at a television industry dinner at the Irish embassy in London.

Irish television talent and executives attended a special industry dinner in the Irish embassy in London last night at which Derry Girls creator Lisa (...)

A black taxi tour in West Belfast: “You have to [include jokes]. You’d crack if you didn’t.” Photograph: Stephen Wilson/Pacemaker

This has been a good year for Northern Irish comedy. From the unexpected return of original conflict caper Give My Head Peace, through to the riotous (...)

 Dee Forbes, director general of RTÉ: “A properly funded RTÉ can deliver an exciting offering to the Irish public.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Played for dark laughs, there is a moment in coming-of-age comedy The Young Offenders when a dropped hammer takes a comically long time to bounce off (...)

L-r: James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (NIcola Coughlan)

“I don’t think 10 years ago I would have been able to set a show in Derry,” says Lisa McGee, the writer who’s put the city front and centre of comedy (...)

Friends: acting its age

WHAT’S HOT Samantha Barry The Cork woman is now editor-in-chief at Glamour in the US. Aungier Street Press Up Entertainment is renovating a long der(...)

Derry Girls. When you’re a teenager living in the shadow of the Troubles, life still goes on. Photograph: Channel 4

When Derry Girls (Channel 4 , Thursday, 10pm) began last week, Lisa McGee’s zippy new comedy series featured a terrorist act in its opening moments. S(...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

Jump

It’s grim up north. Again. Arriving hot on the heels of the lively, uplifting Good Vibrations (...)