Ardal O’Hanlon heads London comedy extravaganza


Anyone looking for something to do with their Thursday evening tonight will be hard pressed to find better entertainment than what is happening at the Union Chapel in Islington tonight.

Ardal O’Hanlon, best known for his role as Father Dougal, has worked as the patron of The Aisling Project for many years and has this year brought together a strong bill of outstanding stand-up talent for what promises to be an hilarious night of comedy.

The Aisling Project works with Irish men and women in London, helping them return to Ireland and make contact with their families and friends. The Aisling Comedy Benefit has become a much loved event in London over the last 20 years.

Tickets are still available on the door, or e-tickets can be purchased online at the moment to avoid any disappointment at the venue. Visit the link Aisling Comedy tickets.

Also taking place at the event is the highly-anticipated draw of the Aisling Project’s raffle which has a top prize of Rugby World Cup tickets for Ireland’s mammoth clash against France in Cardiff.

This year’s acts include:

olKSRGWCRoisin Conaty
Roisin Conaty’s career as a comedian has gone from strength to strength since she won the Best Newcomer award at Edinburgh in 2010 for her stand-up. She is well-known to viewers of comedy game shows like Have I Got News for You and comedy dramas like Man Down and her own series Game Face was launched this year on Channel 4. ‘Seriously talented’, Time Out.


lead (if needed) (2)Jason Byrne
Hugely popular stand-up Jason Byrne was the biggest selling artist at the Edinburgh Fringe where he was nominated for a Perrier Award. He has appeared on numerous TV comedy shows including Live at the Apollo and three of his own comedy series have aired on BBC3. ‘Unmissable’, Evening Standard, ‘A comedy god’, The Mirror.

Bernard Casey
Bernard Casey is a 25 year old actor and stand up comedian from Portmagee Co. Kerry. Bernard is best known for his YouTube comedy sketches “The B Team” and “Blind Darts Player”. A graduate of The Gaiety School of Acting, Bernard recently appeared in RTE’s new advertisement for the TV License and has also appeared on RTE’s “Hey Ho Lets Go” with Dermot Whelan. In the last 4 years Bernard has made a name for himself in the Irish Stand Up circuit; appearing at the Longitude and the Electric Picnic Festivals whilst also opening for Apres Match, Ardal O Hanlon, Tom Stade and Glenn Wool.


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