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Amy Huberman, Al Porter and Deirdre O'Kane's live comedy performances to feature in new RTE radio series

Geraldine Gittens

Published 25/08/2016 | 15:43

Amy Huberman photographed for Weekend by Naomi Gaffey
Amy Huberman photographed for Weekend by Naomi Gaffey
Amy Huberman at the IFTAs
Amy Huberman

Al Porter, Amy Huberman, Andrew Maxwell, and Deirdre O'Kane are among the biggest names who will give live comedy performances for a new RTE radio show.

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Comedy Showhouse Hour, will feature 12 new half-hour radio comedies aired over six weeks, starting this Saturday.

The series was recorded at the Project Arts Centre earlier in 2016 in front of a live audience.

The 6-6.30pm slot will feature Don’t Quote Me! – where Sean Hughes will preside over two teams, headed up by Andrew Maxwell and Fiona Looney – where they'll discuss a wide range of themes, personalities and subjects designed to spark witty commentary, comic discussion and often ridiculous debate.

An RTE spokesperson said the second half-hour slot, 6.30-7pm, will feature a revolving carousel of programmes designed to challenge the mind and stimulate the funny bone.

The Nualas, Karl Spain, Maxine Jones, Gearóid Farrelly, Aindrias De Staic, Foil Arms & Hog, and Colm O’Regan will also feature on the show.

Comedy Showhouse Hour starts on RTÉ Radio 1 this Saturday 27th August at 6pm.

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