Karl Spain

Karl Spain

Limerick comedian Karl Spain came on to the scene in 2000 when he was named best new comedian by broadcaster RTE, and he is now well established on the UK and Irish circuits. He appeared as part of the Irish show at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival in 2003 and is a regular at Kilkenny’s Cat Laughs comedy festival.

In 2005, he made his own RTE show, Karl Spain Wants A Woman, trying various ways of meeting a potential girlfriend.

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Back to school...

Comics gig for their old schoolmates

Six Irish comics are visiting their old schools to perform a gig in front of their old classmates and teachers.

The shows are being recorded for a new show on RTE1 – and the format could be coming to Britain.

Steve Coogan’s production company Baby Cow has brought the rights to the show, and will be pitching the idea to UK broadcasters.

Acts taking part in the Irish version, due to air later this month, include Frank Carson, Jason Byrne, Karl Spain and Deirdre O'Kane.

The format has also been sold to New Zealand and Australia.

Yvonne Pilkington, whose company Eyeworks Distribution brokered the international deals, said: ‘Class Clowns is a fantastically simple notion.

‘It not only allows broadcasters to get stand-up on schedules in an original and compelling format, but also acts as a catch-all for various comedy styles.

‘Most countries have comedians - and most of them went to school - so we're extremely excited about its international potential.’

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Published: 11 May 2007

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2006

Karl Spain: Love... Whatever That Is


Edinburgh Fringe 2008

Karl Spain: Life Is Sweet


Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Karl Spain: A Time for Jokes


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