‘RTÉ Does Comic Relief’ on June 26

Pictured at the Launch in RTE were Eoghan McDermott, Deirdre O'Kane and Jennifer Zamparelli. (Picture: Kyran O'Brien Photography)

RTÉ in association with Comic Relief are bringing the cream of Irish comedy and entertainment together to raise a laugh, as well as, much needed funds for the Irish charity sector on Friday, June 26.

‘RTÉ Does Comic Relief’ will be hosted by Deirdre O’Kane, Nicky Byrne, Jennifer Zamparelli and Eoghan McDermott and will feature a range of performances and contributions (and the occasional glitzy showbiz reunion) from the likes of Dara O’Briain, Hozier, Amy Huberman, Brigid & Eamon, Chris O’Dowd, Jason Byrne, Normal People’s Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones, Andrew Scott, The 2 Johnnies, Una Healy, Conor McPherson, Aisling Bea, John Bishop, Oliver Jeffers, Soulé, The Derry Girls, Paths To Freedom, Waterford Whispers News, Anne Doyle, Andrew Maxwell, Ed Byrne, Roisin O, Jimmy Carr, Adam Hills, Mairead Farrell, Risteard Cooper, Neil Delamere, Brian O’Driscoll, Lenny Abrahamson, Nathan Carter, Niall Horan, Paul Howard, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Dustin, Ray D’Arcy, Zig & Zag, Christy Moore, Dawn O’Porter, and many, many more.

Having spear-headed Comic Relief’s previous presence in Ireland via the highly successful Paddy’s Night In Support Of Comic Relief shows at the 3Arena, Deirdre O’Kane has used her time in lockdown to connect with friends, colleagues and contacts in the entertainment industry to bring Comic Relief to television in partnership with RTÉ.

The result is a who’s who of Irish comedy, music, film and entertainment, all of whom signed up to the show immediately at the asking.

The show will be broadcast live from RTÉ studios from 8pm with links to Irish talent across the country and further afield for an unmissable night’s entertainment worth staying in for.