Pat Shortt's firm making 'D'Unbelievable' profits
One of Ireland's funniest men, Pat Shortt is laughing all the way to the bank with 'd'unbelievable' profits at his main entertainment firm last year.
New figures show that Shortt's production firm, the Co Limerick-based Short Comedy Theatre Co Ltd tripled its profits to €83,336 last year resulting in accumulated profits jumping to €771,821 at year end.
The profit in the 12 months to the end of December last followed the firm recording a profit of €24,355 in 2012.
The figures show that the firm's cash pile during the year decreased from €31,989 to €17,336.
The 47-year old award-winning entertainer - who recently appeared in John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary' - has been one of Ireland's most popular entertainers over the past decade.
Last year's overall financial performance was boosted by Shortt starring in the West End production of 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' that subsequently transferred to Broadway in New York city due to its runaway success.
Shorrtt earned rave reviews for his role of Johnnypateenmike, and the Thurles native is expected to add to his firm's coffers soon with a long list of tour dates around Ireland starting next month in Co Leitrim.
The versatile performer will also be shortly back on our radio heading up at all-star cast in a new Christmas satire entitled 'It's a Worthless Life'.
Along with his live comedy performance, Shortt has also acted in a number of TV shows and moves, most notably for his award-winning performance as Josie in the 2007 movie Garage.
Shortt has also owns - and performs a hands-on role - at the Pat Shortt bar in Castlemartyr in County Cork.