Comic Relief 2019

Posted on 5 Feb 2019

Following the last two phenomenal Paddy’s Night gigs the cream of Irish comedy is once again gathering at the 3Arena on March 17th to raise much needed funds via Comic Relief for domestic causes and Irish international aid agencies who are tackling refugee issues and the homelessness crisis.

Spearheaded by comedian Deirdre O'Kane and TV producer Darren Smith, Paddy's Night in Support of Comic Relief will feature a who's who of the Irish comedy scene including Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O’Kane, Bernard O'Shea,  Neil Delamere, Kevin McAleer, Eleanor Tiernan, Waterford Whispers News, Colm O'Regan and David O’Doherty with more big names to be confirmed over the coming weeks.

Paddy's Night in Support of Comic Relief tickets go on sale from from 9am on Monday January 21st priced from €39 per ticket excluding booking fees.

Speaking about the show Deirdre said: "Within just two short years Paddy's Night has become a flagship night in the Irish comedy calendar where we’ll raise a big pot of dosh that can help those most in need both at home and abroad. As our audiences know to expect, the line up is truly killer and I’m especially thrilled to be welcoming first timers Pat Shortt, Mario Rosenstock and Waterford Whispers News; I can’t wait to see them rock our incredible venue (courtesy of our friends in 3 Mobile) on our national holiday (courtesy of St. Patrick himself). Now all we need is for the great Irish public (courtesy of all our parents) to treat themselves to a brilliant night out chock full of laughs!” 

The Community Foundation for Ireland has managed the distribution of funds from Paddy’s Night in Support of Comic Relief 2017 & 2018 on behalf of Comic Relief UK. The €385k raised has been split between Trōcaire for work with Refugees in Gaza and a number of Irish based charitable organisations working on the refugee and homelessness issues. The Community Foundation Ireland will also be distributing the funds raised at the 2019 Paddy’s Night In Support Of Comic Relief concert.