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    Boom! Boom! - The Explosion of Irish Comedy 2008

    • Ended
    • RTÉ One
    • 2008-07-23T22:00:00-07:00
    • 25 mins
    • 1 hour, 40 mins
    • Comedy, Documentary

    Not so long ago, Irish comedy meant Paddy jokes and old codgers dressed as leprechauns. Then something happened. Maybe it was the Celtic Tiger. Or maybe it was boredom. Whatever it was, Irish comedy exploded in the nineties, and now comedy writers and comedians from Ireland rank amongst the very best in the English-speaking world.

    How did this transformation come about?

    Who were the funny men and women who found Ireland's new voice? And what the hell were they on about?

    Combining rare and priceless performances from the archives with contemporary interviews with the comedians themselves, the series is an opportunity to laugh again at the jokes and stories that defined a generation.

    1 season

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