Referred to frequently as one of the godfathers of Irish comedy, Ardal O’Hanlon will embark on a North American tour this September. His exclusive one-night engagement at the Hollywood Theater, 3123 W Broadway in Vancouver, BC, plays Wednesday September 20 at 8pm. Tickets, which are $55-65 with premium seats at $75), will go on sale on Tuesday June 14th at 10am, and will beavailable at eventbrite.com . The show kicks off a 5-city North American tour concluding in Toronto on September 29.
O’Hanlon is a beloved character on the Irish show Father Ted, and also recognizable to North American public television audiences for his recurring role on the detective series Death in Paradise. He’s made guest appearances on the international hit Netflix series Derry Girls, including the series finale. Last year, Ardal appeared as a contestant on Series 13 of Taskmaster.
In comedy, O’Hanlon is celebrated for his deeply cathartic observational comedy style, that often has him vaulting open-heartedly into the unknown (or at least the less well-known!).Since breaking into the Irish comedy scene at The Cellar in Dublin in 1990, and then taking London by storm starting in 1994 (where he picked up two prestigious newcomer awards), O’Hanlon quickly became a household name for his role as
Father Dougal in the hit series Father Ted. In addition to the Top Television Newcomer nod from the British Comedy Awards, O’Hanlon has picked up numerous BAFTA and British Comedy Award nominations for this role.
Ardal has just concluded a stage run at the National Theatre in the West End of London where he played the character of Father Jack in Brian Friel's acclaimed play, Dancing at Lughnasa.
The first Irish comedian to be invited to do a half-hour special on Comedy Central, O’Hanlon has also earned praise for his novels, the first of which, “The Talk of the Town” was published in 1998. His second novel, “Broohaha,” came out out in Ireland and the UK in 2022. His international comedy festival appearances include Just for Laughs in Montreal (two), Melbourne Festival (two) and the Edinburgh Festival(seven times). He was also the host of the Stand-Up Show on the BBC for two seasons.
Hollywood Theatre is a 19+ venue. Two pieces of physical ID are required for entry. All events are 19+/No minors unless otherwise noted.