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Sky announce partnership with comedy festival

The world premiere of Sky 1 HD’s Moone Boy will also feature at the festival.

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One of the world’s best-loved comedy festivals has announced a title sponsorship agreement with Sky.

Kilkenny, Ireland will play host to The Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival from 30th of May to 3rd of June.

The Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival will proudly host a world-premiere screening of the first two episodes of series two of Sky 1 HD’s critically-acclaimed and IFTA award winning comedy series Moone Boy, in the company of its co-writer and star, Chris O’Dowd, co-writer and Kilkenny native, Nick Vincent Murphy and fellow cast members. The Sky programme will also include other special screenings with further details to be announced in due course.

Speaking about the world-premiere screening Chris O’Dowd said: “Can’t wait for people to see the new series. And showing it in the hometown of Nick and Cartoon Saloon and comedy, is wonderfully fitting.“

Nick Vincent Murphy added: “I’m delighted that the second series of Moone Boy will premiere in my home town. To write this show, Chris and I are constantly mining our childhoods for good stories and fun characters, and growing up in Kilkenny gave me plenty of both! So it seems fitting that Kilkenny comedy-lovers will get the first chance to enjoy it.”

Speaking about this year’s festival, Jane Russell, CEO for The Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, said: “This year’s Cat Laughs programme is the most exciting in years. We believe our collaboration with Sky represents a new and more powerful approach to sponsorship. With Sky bringing to bear their expertise and success in TV comedy together with the Cat Laughs’ stand-up heritage, festival-goers now have the chance to see the very best of both worlds. With top Irish acts performing alongside heavyweights of the international comedy circuit, the 2013 line-up has something for young and old alike. It’s shaping up to be an incredible 2013 festival.”

Tickets for The 2013 Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival are on sale now! For full details on the line-up, tickets and venue information visit www.thecatlaughs.com

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