London Irish Comedy Festival
The Late Late Toy Show LIVE!
with support from RTÉ Player International (Download on the App Store)
Hosted by Gráinne Maguire, Tara Flynn and Colum McDonnell
Don your very best Christmas jumper for a screening of The Late Late Show Toy Show (the night after it airs) and expect a night of live comedy, commentary, games and craic!
In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, we’re asking audience members, if they can, to bring an unwrapped educational toy, game or book for a child between the ages of 3 - 11 years, for Santa’s sack. All toy donations will be gifted to Variety, the Children's Charity. Variety at Work deals directly with children, offering outings and special treats to young people and children who are sick, disabled and disadvantaged. https://www.variety.org.uk/what-we-do/variety-at-work
Funky Christmas Jumpers are offering a 15% discount on sweaters, shirts or t-shirts to audience members. Head to http://www.funkychristmasjumpers.co.uk/ before the 25 November and use the promo code TOYSHOW.
The London Irish Comedy Festival has featured as one of Time Out Comedy's ‘Critics Choices’, the Londonist's ‘Hot Picks’ and the London Evening Standard's ‘Top Ten Things To Do’ the weekend of the Festival.
About Gráinne Maguire
Grainne Maguire is a comedian and comedy writer. She has appeared on Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience, RTÉ's The Year That's In It, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, An Idiots Guide and Front Row & BBC's Panorama and Daily Politics.
"Highly promising, delightfully quirky- has a big future ahead of her"- Time Out
"Extremely funny" - Times Online
"Engaging and natural performer with deep reserves of excitable energy. Can employ understatement with the dry mastery of a Father Ted script." – Chortle
About Tara Flynn
Tara works extensively as an actor and comedian in theatre, radio and TV in Ireland and the UK.
She came to international attention in 2013 for her satirical video Racist B&B, for which she was named Satirist of the Year at the Swift Satire Festival. Armagayddon – a marriage equality PSA she made with Kevin McGahern – has had over 400,000 views to date. She released her first book You're Grand: The Irishwoman's Secret Guide to Life in 2014 and her second book The Art of Complaint: Giving Out Irish Style will be published in October 2015.
She was a founder-member of The Nualas, did stand up for many years and is a popular host and MC. She’s a core member of Dublin Comedy Improv. TV includes Irish Pictorial Weekly (RTE), Line of Duty (BBC) Moone Boy (Sky 1), Thank God You’re Here (ITV), The Omid Djalili Show (BBC), The Impressions Show with Culshaw & Stephenson (BBC),and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (BBC).
About Colum McDonnell
Colum McDonnell is a comedian, actor, writer and broadcaster. This diminutive Irishman has stood up and made people laugh worldwide.
He has performed all over Ireland and the UK, Singapore Vienna, Zagreb, Texas, Dubai and Bahrain and at The Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Vodafone Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Adelaide Comedy Festival. He supported Kevin Bridges on his 2010 tour of the UK and Ireland.
His TV credits include Republic Of Telly, The Podge and Rodge Show, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, and more recently Des Bishop: Under the Influence and RTÉ's flagship satire show Irish Pictorial Weekly.