Comedian Deirdre O'Kane to perform in Birr tonight

Popular comedian Deirdre O'Kane will take to the stage tonight in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre at 8pm to perform her new stand-up show 'DEMENTED.'

A co-founder of Comic Relief in Ireland, Deirdre fronted the critically acclaimed show RTÉ Does Comic Relief which raised over six million euros to help those most in need as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and reached in excess of 1.4 million viewers across Ireland.

She recently fronted her own talk show, 'Deirdre O’Kane Talks Funny' on RTÉ One and debuted a brand new standup comedy series, The Deirdre O’Kane Show, with Sky Comedy. She also appeared as a judge alongside Boy George, Aston Merrygold and Vogue Williams on the new talent show, The Big Deal, for Virgin Media Television.

Deirdre is also known as the voice of smash-hit serie Goggleboxs which returned for a seventh season in late 2021. In recent years she has hosted the revamped IFTA Film & Drama Awards for RTÉ and Virgin Media, and reached the finals of the Dancing with the Stars in 2018.

The Scotsman previously described the comedian saying: "O’Kane quickly sets up a rhythm of her own and when she exits, applause follows her all the way down the street.”

Tickets for Deirdre's comedy show, 'DEMENTED' cost €21.50 and are available from