A new film festival dedicated to comedy offers up some much needed winter levity with an online programme of films and live stand-up acts.
Virtual live comedy acts include Emma Doran, Killian Sundermann, Michael Fry (who will share a new sketch) and Joe Rooney. It will also include filmmaker Q&As and a glitzy Zoom awards ceremony to wrap up the two days of side-splitting fun. The festival is the brainchild of filmmaker and actor Maureen O’Connell, an award-winning actor, writer, director, and producer.
“Although I have been thinking about this festival for a few years now, it kind of feels like now is the right time to do it,” says O’Connell. “I’ve always found comedy very cathartic, very healing and I think everyone could do with that at the moment. Laughter has a therapeutic power. I love that about comedy. It’s soulfulness. I find comedy deeply soulful.”
In addition to the showcasing of Irish talent, audiences can expect a diverse assortment of side splitting humour from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, France and Denmark.
More info on the festival can be found on the website.
Tickets for the full festival are a mere €5 and can be purchased here.