Dara brings back The Panel | A tight 5: December 13

Dara brings back The Panel

A tight 5: December 13

DARA O BRIAIN is bringing back Irish comedy discussion show The Panel for one final live outing. The RTE show was cancelled in 2011 after five years, but some of the regulars – as yet unnamed – will be reunited for the one-off show on February 25 in Dublin’s Vicar Street venue. O’Brian said: ‘For no greater reason than nostalgia, divilment and the sheer joy of sitting round a table together making funny with some old friends, we're getting the old gang back together to do one last show. Plus, I've not been in Vicar Street in, like, ages, and frankly will invent any excuse to do a show there.’ Tickets go on sale on Monday.

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Published: 13 Dec 2013

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