Wednesday 24 July 2019

Lightning Comedy returns as David sets sights on film

Swords Streets

The popular Lighting Comedy night at the Lord Mayor's pub in Swords returns this month with a stellar line-up.

The always hilarious evening returns on Saturday, February 16, upstairs in the Lord Mayor's.

The comedy night is conceived and hosted by local actor, writer and comedian, David Gilna and he promises a great night out on February 16.

Headlining on the night is Patser Murray, who is a firm favourite of the Laughter Lounge in Dublin's city centre along with regular appearances in other comedy clubs and festivals around Ireland.

He is no stranger to television either and has appeared in Love/Hate (RTE) Can't Cope Won't Cope (RTE) Finding Joy (RTE) Metal Heart (Suburban Films).

The night will also see the home return of local comedian Mags McHugh and making his comedy debut will be local man, Conor Carey

The line-up is completed by Emily Ashmore, David Hynes, John Kelly , Stephen Harmon (Founder of The Comedy Corner) , The Ferit and as always, David Gilna will play MC on the night.

Regular readers of the Fingal Independent will know that David has a lot of strings to his artistic bow and he has quite a lot of creative irons in the fire for the year ahead.

He told the Fingal Independent: 'I recently just made the final of 'Show Me The Funny' which will be held at The Kings Head Galway with MC Gerry Mallon on Monday, February 18. Its' been an incredible debut year for me in comedy .'

But the Swords writer has his eyes on the film world. His self-penned play 'The Gift of Lightning' could be set for the big screen after the Swords man won the rights back to the piece.

He said: 'I have retained the rights back of my original play 'The Gift of Lightning' as I was blessed with the money I made from selling my rights away but I was young.

'I have the confidence now to take control of my work and make this feature film a reality.

'I hired playwright screenwriter Frank Allen (Twelve Days of May) to co-write the screenplay with me .'

David said: 'I was lucky that I have amazing mentors and recently my paths have crossed with Cass Warner (The Granddaughter of Warner Brothers) and president of Warner Sisters) and she has educated me on this new chapter in my life.'

The best of luck to David in this brave new venture and we all hope to see his story on the silver screen some day.

In the meantime, he can promise you a riotous evening of great local comedy at the Lord Mayor's on February 16 - be there.

Fingal Independent