Irish funnymen hit up Comedy Central

David O'Doherty
David O’Doherty

By Shelley Marsden

David O’Doherty and Michael Legge will be taking part in a series called The Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central – watch out for their shenanigans in the August 26 episode.

Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed cult stand-up series features a host of fresh and established acts from the stand up circuit, curated once again by Stewart Lee.  The Alternative Comedy Experience takes an entirely original look at the celebrated, grass-roots stand-up scene, going both in front of and behind the curtain to see performances from some of the best cult comedy acts around, unlike any other live stand-up show on our screens.

The range of comedy talent appearing in the second series reflects an ever-changing scene, including a significant number of female comedians, making up almost half the bill, making it one of the most female friendly stand-up shows ever made.

Returning for series two are favourites Bridget Christie, Tony Law, Isy Suttie, David Kay, Simon Munnery, Maeve Higgins, Josie Long, David O Doherty, Paul Foot and Henning Wehn and many others alongside new names such as Kevin Eldon, Michael Legge, Helen Arney, Ginger & Black, Nish Kumar, Helen Keen, Liam Mullone, Grainne MaGuire, Susan Calman and John Hegley.

Filmed at Edinburgh’s iconic The Stand Comedy Club in front of a live audience of paying punters, The Alternative Comedy Experience follows the same popular format as the original season, which sees short clips of each act stripped across the series.

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