Tommy Tiernan has been tickling the nation's funny bones ever since his star turn as Kevin the depressed priest in the final episode of Father Ted which first aired back in 1998.
While no stranger to controversy, the mischievous funnyman has managed to maintain a loyal fanbase over the years and his candid and important discussions on his recent RTÉ chat show have thrust him towards a new audience. Tommy also recently appeared in the critically-acclaimed Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls in a role which gained him much praise.
Despite his recent small screen success, the Donegal-born comedian has always been more at home on the stage and those who have yet to witness one of his high-energy performances will get a chance to change that this summer.
Tiernan has announced a nationwide tour which will include 21 dates around the country from June until August. The full schedule for the show titled A Work In Progress was published on Nova.ie and reads as follows:
Thur, June 7th – Connolly’s of Leap
Fri, June 8th – DeBarra’s, Clonakilty
Thur, June 14th – All Saints Heritage Centre, Clonbur
Fri, June 15th – The Village Theatre, Carrabane
Sat, June 16th – Royal Spa Hotel, Lisdoonvarna
Sun, June 17th – Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, Co Galway
Thur, June 21st – Ramor Theatre, Virginia
Fri 22 & Sat 23 June – Spirit Store, Dundalk
Wed, June 27th – The Linenhall, Castlebar
Thur, June 28th – Kavanaghs, Portlaoise
Fri, June 29th – Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate
Thu, Aug 2nd – Town Hall Theatre, Westport
Fri, Aug 3rd – Source Arts Centre, Thurles
Sat, Aug 4th – O’Keeffe’s, Clonmel
Thur, Aug 9th – Garage Theatre, Monaghan
Fri, Aug 10th – Venue Theatre, Ratoath
Sat, Aug 11th – Abbey Tavern, Howth
Thur, Aug 16th – Birr Theatre
Fri, Aug 17th – Dolan’s, Limerick
Sat, Aug 18th – Station House Theatre, Clifden
Tickets go on sale on Monday April 9th at 10am and you can check out a sample of Tommy's rib-tickling work below.