“A comedian shouldn’t be getting on stage unless they’ve got something to say,” according to Patrick Kielty – and his new set Borderline is accordingly substantial. The TV presenter and comic was moved to make this first show in six years by political developments concerning his native Northern Ireland. This “module on borders”, as he deprecatingly introduces it, recounts his youth in the country, and its journey to fragile stability – at least until Boris Johnson entered the scene.
Borderline, Patrick Kielty’s first stand-up tour in seven years, is a dispatch from the land of two borders, as he calls his native Northern Ireland, with its “shiny new sea border”. After deciding to “partition Ireland 100 years ago and p--- off the Catholics”, he jokes, now the British government has chosen to “partition the UK and p--- off all the Protestants as well”.
In front of an audience in Brighton, Patrick Kielty is telling a very funny story about a woman whose name we have all come to know rather well. It begins with a spot-on impersonation of the sort of interview in which a Conservative politician earnestly insists that “we really can’t judge the Prime Minister until we have the full Sue Gray report” and that we must all put our faith in her integrity.
Patrick Kielty has described how his career developed from a "terrifying" appearance at a school Christmas concert to national TV fame. In a BBC Radio Ulster Talkback special, the comedian explains how a teacher told him he would be performing a skit at the show. "If you don't do it,...
Comedian Patrick Kielty has said that a shared island already exists in Northern Ireland but that it is not a “love-in”.The Northern Irish-born comic, 50, also said the island of Ireland will never be united in how people feel about who they are and what they believe in.The comedian, from Dundrum, County Down made the comments at the Irish Government’s Shared Island initiative.The initiative has seen the Government focus on building new cross-border and all-island relationships, backed by millions in funding.🗣️"After two decades of peace, we do have more common ground and goodwill on this island than in...
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Cat Deeley still has date nights with her husband Patrick Kielty to keep the romance alive in their marriage. The former ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ presenter and her ‘Fame Academy’ co-host husband have been wed for almost 10 years and they always try and make time for just one another, although their date nights are becoming less frequent due to the responsibilities they have with their two sons: five-year-old Milo and three-year-old James.