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The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth is delighted to welcome back the infamous Jon Kenny for what should be another uproarious night on Saturday, April 6.
Limerick man Jon Kenny is one half of the famous Irish comic duo D'Unbelievables with Pat Shortt. They were hugely successful together until 2000, when Jon was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. He made a successful recovery and is now busy doing numerous gigs all over Ireland.
A distinguished actor, his most recent foray on stage was as the Bull McCabe in John B Keane's 'The Field' at The Schoolyard Theatre, Charleville where the play ran to critical acclaim for close on 40 nights. He was nominated for the prestigious Irish Times, Best Actor Award some years back when he starred in Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milk Wood' with the Island Theatre Company.
Jon's career in entertainment started at the age of sixteen as lead singer in the glam rock band called Gimic, who toured extensively in Ireland and the UK, and were also one of the first bands to tour Eastern Europe.
Leaving the band in his early twenties, Jon joined Theatre Omnibus, a dance and classical mime company that toured throughout, Ireland, England and America, one of the highlights being their critically acclaimed performances at the prestigious Lincoln Arts Centre in New York.
In the late eighties Jon formed the Southern Comedy Theatre Company with Pat Shortt and proceeded to write and perform shows such as 'It's My Shout'; 'One Hell of a Do'; 'I Doubt It, Says Pauline'; and 'Dat's Life'.
Battling with Cancer
Jon is currently in remission. He was diagnosed some years ago with cancer of the lymph glands which spread to his chest and neck. Jon spent two years in treatment and is doing just dandy now!
You're very likely to get some good advice on things like the household charge, the septic tank debacle and the bailout of the banks from Kenny in Kilworth on Monday the 6th. Make sure you have your ticket - on sale now from The Avondhu office, Fermoy (025-32227); Cotter's Bar, Kilworth (27109 after 5pm); Hyland's Bookshop, Mitchelstown (24528) and from 087-6492514.
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