Craic Den Comedy Club PRESENTS; Patrick McDonnell, Michael Downey + Guests
Saturday 18th March | The Vintage Room | Doors 5:30PM
It’s PADDY’S WEEKEND! Saint Paddy eradicated the snakes from Ireland and brought the good word of our Lord to the pagan polytheistic peasants of the land. To celebrate Paddy the legend, we are bringing you three of Irelands finest comedians. And an Australian. Paddy’s Day isn’t just about pints and shamrocks, it’s about the craic. While we have no idea what St Paddy was really like, we can only assume he would want you to celebrate his missions struggle in Ireland’s top comedy club. Praise Paddy with a belly full of laughs.
Patrick McDonnell is an Irish actor and comedian. He has starred in the RTÉ hidden camera comedy show Naked Camera and the sketch show Stew. However he is probably best remembered at home and abroad for his role as Eoin McLove in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.
Patrick McDonnell is a native of Dromiskin, County Louth. He studied in Dundalk CBS and St Patrick’s College, Maynooth holding a master’s degree in Irish history.
He has played various roles in hit Irish comedy show The Savage Eye, which is written and also co-stars David McSavage. He also is the co-host of the podcast “Talking Ted” from the HeadStuff Podcast Network”.
Michael Downey began performing stand up in January 2000. By August 2001 he had reached the finals of both the ‘BBC New Comedy Awards’and the Channel 4 ‘So You Think You Are Funny’competitions.
Michael was gigging regularly in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Belfast, Manchester, London & Edinburgh when in April 2002 was in a major car accident on route to a gig. He sustained numerous injuries from the crash including a head injury. The next seven to eight years were taken up totally with rehabilitation.
Now this extremely talented comedian has defied all odds is back performing in The Craic Den, The Comedy Cellar, The International Comedy Club, The Laughter Lounge & The Ha’penny Inn. Michael has also been hand picked to support Tommy Tiernan in Vicar St.
Winner of the Irish Stand Up inter varsities, Spillane has performed all over Ireland and the United States, compelling audiences with his high energy and high concept style of comedy.
As a comedian he has performed in some Irelands top festivals such as the Galway Comedy Festival and the Killkenny Cat Laughs as well as some of Americas most prestigious comedy clubs like The Chicago Laugh Factory, Improv Boston, etc. He has also shared the stage with greats from both sides of the pond for instance Hannibal Burress, Joe Rooney, John Collerary and Tom Rhodes.
When he’s not on stage, John is an amateur film maker, with awards from both the 48 hours and Fan Forum film festivals.
“John held a rapt audience in the palm of his hand and lavished us with perfectly dealt love and abuse in equal measure.” Sligo Now
“A rising star!” The Limerick Leader
Aussie Damian Clark has become one of the hottest tickets in comedy clubs and festivals. Winner of thePeople’s Champion Award at the Edinburgh Fringehis lasttour travelled all over Ireland, the UK & Europe plus guest spots in the US.
Clark has been featured in Comedy Channel’sDamo Does Edinburgh, Irish TV’sRepublic of Telly,The Savage Eye,Katherine Lynch’s Wonder Women,Comedy Central’sSeann Walsh World, plus produced & co-starred in Virgin Media’s Craic Den Comedy Club TV show.
“The world’s wittiest machine gun” The Scotsman
“Mullarkey has a warmth in his eyes that gives away his compassionate wit.” Mumble