KEVIN GILDEA (IRE)
Kevin Gildea, is one of the most important figures in Irish comedy, having been in the pioneering sketch group Mr Trellis with Barry Murphy and Ardal O'Hanlon, with whom he also co-founded The Comedy Cellar, Dublin's longest-running comedy club. GILDEA has performed stand-up comedy all over the world, from Shanghai to Dubai, from Kansas to Rome, from London to Cavan. He is invited regularly to play all the major Irish comedy festivals and his Edinburgh Fringe shows regularly achieve critical acclaim and sell-out runs. GILDEA played Father Cave in Father Ted and has written for Alexei Sayle, along with being a regular writer and performer on RTE TV's satirical sketch show, Irish Pictorial Weekly, and BBC TV & Radio. His short film, No! No! No!, was shortlisted for an IFTA. GILDEA's mild manner and quirky absurdist viewpoint and ruminations create what The Sunday Times called "highly original and explosively funny." Don't miss this brilliant comedic mind on stage this St. Patrick's Day.