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Saturday 29 April 2017

Patrick Kielty is laughing all the way to the bank as company profits soar to over €1m

Patrick Kielty and Cat Deely
Patrick Kielty and Cat Deely

Gordon Deegan

Funnyman Patrick Kielty is laughing all the way to the bank, with accumulated profits at his firm last year topping €1m.

Accounts recently lodged by Kielty's Boxed Productions Ltd with the Companies House in the UK show that the firm's accumulated profits in the 12 months to the end of March last year increased by £92,357, going from £834,663 to £927,020 (€1.055m).

A native of Dundrum, Co Down, Kielty is a popular face on UK TV and has presented shows on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 including Fame Academy, Love Island and Stand Up for the Week.

The abridged accounts for the 45-year-old Irish entertainer's firm do not provide details of revenues, salaries or if any dividends were paid in the year to the end of March 31 last.

The figures do show that the firm's cash pile marginally declined, going from £379,700 to £361,296.

During the same 12 month period, the monies owed to the firm by debtors increased from £413,359 to £543,870.

The firm's fortunes were boosted by Kielty's 'Help' Live Tour in 2015, where Kielty performed in front of sell-out crowds across the UK.

Kielty married UK TV personality Cat Deeley in a ceremony in Rome in September 2012 and the two split their time between Ireland, Los Angeles and London due to their respective work commitments.

Kielty's new evening-time quiz show, 'Debatable' for BBC2, enjoyed a successful run last year.

Born in Dundrum, Northern Ireland, Kielty began stand up whilst studying psychology at Queen's University Belfast.

Kielty has enjoyed a lucrative career between his stand-up performances and various TV presenting and hosting roles.

The versatile performer doesn't take his career for granted either.

"Comedians are very lucky people. We're not like actors - we don't have to wait for a script to drop through the door - or presenters, where they're going in and pitching themselves to present a show," he previously said.

"If you've got a show, you can write it and put tickets on sale. It's a nice bit of independence and I don't want to give it up again … Personally I think you should be able to see the comedian's eyes if you go to a stand-up gig."

Irish Independent

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