August 10 is a date for the diary as Joe Rooney makes a welcome return to the Prince of Wales Hotel Athlone.
Joe Rooney is an actor and comedian with more than 20 years experience in both fields. As an actor he has had major roles in Father Ted, Killinascully, Roy, RiRa, and Spookey Stakeout. He has appeared in many short films including Flying Saucers, Rock n’ Roll with Ardal O’ Hanlon and Lean On Me, currently showing on Aer Lingus transatlantic flights.
He also appeared in the stage version of The Shawshank Redemption at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which garnered a five-star review from The Sunday Times and had a sold-out run in the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.
As a comedian he has performed throughout the US, Oman, Bahrain, China, Canada, across Europe, and the UK. He has performed in festivals in Edinburgh, Moscow, Kansas City, Kilkenny, and is looking forward to performing at the Leicester Comedy Festival and The Alcheringa Festival in India.
Joe has also written for TV on Killinascully, Nighthawks, Jo Maxi and on radio for The Tom Dunne Show (Newstalk ), You Couldn’t Make It Up (Newstalk ) and Mind Your Business (RTÉ ).
Tickets are available at reception at a cost of €8 per person and the show starts at 8pm. There will be a champagne reception on arrival for all attending the show.
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