Colm O’Regan Wants a Word on RTÉ Radio 1

Colm O’Regan will present the second of a two-part comedy series on RTÉ Radio 1 called Colm O’Regan Wants a Word (In Public!).

The first of the two programmes aired on the May Bank Holiday Monday, the second will air this Bank Holiday Monday 6 June at 1.30pm.

The shows will give listeners a glimpse into the Cork comedian’s way-of-thinking, focusing on one of Ireland’s most diverse and entertaining elements: our use of language.

“Irish people have a funny way of talking,” says Colm, “and I’ve always been fascinated with words. I love the sounds of them, am intrigued by their meanings, and constantly mesmerised by the accents we say them with!”

Colm O’Regan Wants a Word, which has been recorded in front of a studio audience, will feature live sketches from comedic actors Paul Tylack and Tara Flynn, and dig up some linguistic gold from deep down in RTÉ’s sound vaults.

Colm O’Regan Wants a Word was staged live at the Project Arts Centre as part of Comedy Showhouse – a project produced in association with Grintage Ireland and funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The series was produced by Billy McGrath, edited by Eoin Sweeney, and with sound supervision by Mark Dwyer.

Producer Billy McGrath says: “The live recordings at the Project Arts Centre were a revolution in Irish radio comedy. The shows are original and innovative and we are confident that RTÉ Radio 1 listeners will enjoy and appreciate the passion and hard work that has been invested in the series both in front and behind the mic.”

Colm O’Regan Wants a Word (Part 2) will air this Bank Holiday Monday, 6th June, at 1.30pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

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