Colm O’Regan and Bernard O’Shea

Sunday 17 November

Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue: Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre

€8/€6 concession, Booking advised


Enjoy an afternoon of laughs with two of Ireland’s funniest people. Colm O’Regan, comedian, broadcaster, columnist, and author will discuss his most recent novel, Ann Devine Ready for Her Close-Up (Penguin).  Ann Devine is a bit of an Irish everywoman, you probably know someone just like her, and she probably knows your auntie. But when Ann’s world, and her tiny town of Kilsudgeon get turned upside down by a television crew, Ann becomes one Irish mammy you don’t want to mess with. Comedian and broadcaster Bernard O’Shea’s recent novel, My Wife is Married to a Feckin’ Eejit (Gill Books) also features a character you may recognise, the author himself. His non-fiction debut features stories of him and his wife that every couple can relate to, including ‘The Great Dishwasher Row of 2009’, the perils of mixing colours in the wash, and how assembling IKEA furniture can almost lead to divorce. Together these two will be cracking jokes and providing craic during what is sure to be a hilarious event.



Colm O’Regan had a good job and a degree and everything but he gave it all up to try and be a comedian. He is also a columnist, broadcaster and anything else that will keep the wolf from the door. He heard there was fierce money in books so he has written five – the three bestselling books of Irish Mammies, Bolloxology, a title which neatly sums up his skillset and, most recently, Ann Devine, Ready For Her Close Up  a novel about a mother who volunteers for the local Tidy Towns group and ends up at the centre of a huge scandal. From Dripsey in County Cork, Colm now lives in Dublin but he’s up and down that road a good bit – especially since they put in the motorway.

Bernard O’Shea is a stand-up comedian and broadcaster from Durrow, Co. Laois. He has written sketches for TodayFM and co-hosted breakfast shows on 2FM and iRadio. His television credits include RTÉ’s Republic of Telly, the sitcom Bridget & Eamon, which he co-wrote and costarred in, and most recently Marty and Bernard’s Big Adventure with Marty Morrissey.