With several hit TV series in just two years, Deadpan shticks it out

With an innovative new deal secured there are plenty of laughs to come from this comedy-only venture

27th November, 2016
Ailish McElmeel and Paul Donovan of Deadpan Pictures Picture: Fergal Phillips

Deadpan Pictures stands out as a very different beast among Irish production companies. While most production companies do a little bit of everything – from drama to comedy, adverts and reality shows – Deadpan Pictures is carving out a niche for itself in comedy drama.

“The name Deadpan is for good reason,” said Paul Donovan, managing director. One of the company’s recent hits was Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, a darkly comic show following the lives...

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