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"For over five years they organised our comedy club, providing a knowledgeable, friendly and professional service. With their help we grew from a small town comedy club into one of the biggest & busiest comedy clubs in the country." – Northwich Comedy Club


Ardal O’Hanlon

Forever in our hearts as the unbelievably stupid priest Father Dougal Maguire in Father Ted, Ardal is also an acclaimed author and stand up comedian.

Born in 1965 at Carrickmacross, Monaghan, Ireland, Ardal is one of six children to Rory O’Hanlon, an Irish politician and doctor.

After attending Dublin University, Ardal decided that he wanted to try his hand at stand up. But at the time Dublin had no real live comedy scene so he and a group of friends established Ireland’s first alternative comedy club – The Comedy Cellar, based in Dublin.

In 1994, he won the title of Comedy Newcomer of the Year and was soon spotted by Graham Linehan, one of the makers of Father Ted and the rest is history.

Making the role of Dougal Maguire his own, he created an iconic comedy creation and kick started his television comedy career.

In 1998, Ardal published his first novel entitled, Talk Of The Town. It was also published in the US under the rather dodgy title Knick Knack Paddy Whack.

Since then Ardal has been regular host on the long-running BBC comedy series The Stand Up Show, as well as Big Bad World.

He also broke into the mainstream playing down-to-earth superhero Thermoman AKA mild-mannered shopkeeper, George Sunday in the BBC sitcom, My Hero.

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