Wednesday September 23, 2020

Comedy central: how Irish comedians migrated online

Lockdown gave Irish comedians time and space to let their creative juices flow, and online is turning out to be the perfect conduit for their work

13th September, 2020
Darren Conway’s sketch about voting for Sinn Féin in the general election got 280,000 views on Twitter. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Before the pandemic struck, Darren Conway was working as a barman in his local pub in Finglas. For the last seven years he had made short comedy sketches and shared them on the internet. With a full-time job, however, he was never able to devote himself fully to creating new content.

“I didn’t have the time to do much, but I always knew I could do something,” he says.

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