Deirdre O’Kane reveals Irish Comic Relief will NOT be a telethon as originally planned

The charity gig is set to take place this St. Patrick's Day.

Deirdre reveals it will NOT go ahead as a telethon
Deirdre reveals it will NOT go ahead as a telethon

It was announced last month that Deirdre O’Kane would be putting together a ‘Green Nose Day‘ gig on March 17th, to raise funds for two worthy causes.

However, it has now been revealed that the upcoming Irish Comic Relief gig will now only be going ahead as a concert, and not a telethon as originally planned.

Organisers for the event left it too late to arrange the appropriate phone lines to facilitate a telethon, but it’s expected that a lot of money will still be raised.

Funds will be split 50/50
Funds will be split 50/50

Based on the popular UK version, it was hoped that the gig would be televised on RTE so that viewers could call in and donate funds, which in this case will be split 50/50 between the Syrian relief effort and our own homeless crisis.

Speaking to the Irish Sun Deirdre said, “We did try but we were a bit late to the party for it to happen in 2017. There have been some positive noises about phone lines but we’re happy to begin the same way as Comic Relief began in the UK with a huge concert.”

Confirmed already for the big night are Irish comedians Dara O’Briain, Jason Byrne and Tommy Tiernan. Tickets are available now with prices ranging between €39 and €45.


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