Dundrum Funnyman Kielty Back For 2 More Shows

COUNTY Down funnyman Patrick Kielty has added another 2 dates to his current tour.

The Dundrum comedian will take to the stage with his Help show at the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh and the Bangor Academy as part of the Open House Festival next week.

These latest dates come after the star who performed to sold out audiences at the Grand Opera House, Millenium Forum and a summer regonal theatre tour.

Kielty become a household name after launching his career in Belfast Empire Comedy Club before winning two RTS awards and hosting Last Chance Lottery on C4 before gaining his very own show Patrick Kielty Almost Live on BBC1 and hosting Fame Academy.

As well as a sold out 2006 UK tour and chart topping DVD, which went straight to number 1 on iTunes, Patrick is a regular face on comedy shows such as One Night Stand and Live at the Apollo, where he has twice topped the bill, he is also a regular host for Stand up for Comedy and BBC’s New Comedy Award on radio 2.

Kielty will be joined by up and coming comedians Neil Dougan, who started his career right here in Belfast in the same spot as Patrick did at the Empire Comedy Club becoming a regular at The Laughterlounge and has went on to become a familur name in the UK comedy circuits and Aaron McCann, the youngest comedian on the bill but after gigs all over Ireland with people such as Colin Geddis and Tom Stade the 20-year-old award winning comedian has attracted fans such as international rapper Tyler, who recently came to see him perform at the Ha Ha Comedy Club in Los Angeles, two names worth watching.

Tickets for Patrick Kielty Help on Wednesday August 19 at Strule Arts Centre, Omagh and Saturday August 22 at Bangor Academy are £25 and available from www.struleartscentre.co.uk and www.openhousefestival.com