Once upon a time, Ardal O’Hanlon, Kevin Gildea and Barry Murphy were known as Mr Trellis, the sketch group who pioneered modern Irish comedy. They started The Comedy Cellar in a small room above The International Bar in Dublin back in Feburary 1988.

To mark their 20th anniversary, Mr Trellis have reunited to do a bit of Messin’ in Kilkenny. Most comedians agree that without Mr Trellis, Irish comedy would not enjoy its status on the world stage today. This show, at the Cat Laughs festival on June 1, 2008, was a unique chance to see how it all began…

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Messin' With Mr Trellis

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