FATHER TED will be celebrated in Galway with a night of stand-up and musical comedy with two of the classic sitcom's most memorable characters, as well as a DJ set, and table quiz.
The Stars Of Father Ted, featuring Joe Rooney and Pat McDonnell, takes place in the Róisín Dubh tomorrow [Friday February 21] at 8pm. Joe Rooney played Timmy Higgins in the hit RTÉ comedy series Killinaskully and has also featured in stand-up show, The Liffey Laughs. On Father Ted he memorably played loutish priest Fr Damo, a corrupting influence on the innocent Fr Dougal, with his love of football, Oasis, smoking, earrings, and even a bit of theft.
Pat McDonnell has appeared on Naked Camera, The Savage Eye, and Irish Pictorial Weekly. In Father Ted, he played Eoin McLove - a spoof of Daniel O'Donnell - a sickly-sweet TV presenter and singer, wildly popularity among middle-aged women (such as Mrs Doyle ), who justifies his behaviour by claiming: "I've no willy”.
Joe and Pat will also present the Fr Ted Table Quiz, which takes place this evening in Massimo, William Street West. All questions will be Father Ted related. Cost for a table of four is €50 in advance, or €60 at the door (if not sold out ). Registration is from 8pm, with the quiz starting at 9pm.
The prizes are a VIP comedy night out for four (includes tickets to a Róisín Dubh comedy show of your choice, pre show dinner and drinks, reserved seats, etc, ). There will also be spot prizes for best team name and best outfits. The quiz will be followed by the ITALIA '90 Disco with Rooney and McDonnell.