Paul Mescal and Daisy-Edgar Jones to take part in Irish version of Comic Relief


RTÉ are set to host a version of BBC’s Comic Relief show later this month. The BBC show gets lots of celebrities involved in numerous TV shows over a couple of weeks in a bid to raise money for charity.

It seems we are getting our own version of the show, called RTÉ Does Comic Relief.

The show will see a host of Irish celebrities joining in on fundraising events, including stars of hit show Normal People, Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones.

There will also be numerous presenters on the night including Nicky Byrne, Deirde O’Kane, Eoghan McDermott and Jennifer Zamparelli.

Money raised from the event will be donated to charities that have been struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to government restrictions they have been unable to host many of their usual annual fundraisers so are lacking in vital funds needed to run their services.

Also joining on the night is the cast of Derry Girls, which is sure to make for hilarious viewing. Many other comedians are taking part too including Amy Huberman, Chris O’Dowd, Aisling Bea, John Bishop and Dara O’Briain.


For the first time the event is set to take place live which host, Deirde O’Kane is excited about; “After three years of fantastic live fundraising events, it’s so exciting to be bringing this to TV for the first time in Ireland with RTE.”

“It’s going to be a memory-making night that’ll raise serious funds to help people who need it most as a result of Covid-19.”

The show will be aired on RTÉ on Friday 26th of June.

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