Sharon Mannion is a comedian and writer best known for her role as ‘Concepta’ in the RTE 2/UKTV hit comedy, ‘Bridget & Eamon’.
She recently won a Writers Guild of Ireland Zebbie Best Radio Script Award for her RTE Radio 1 play ‘Stuck’, and the radio version of her highly successful one-woman comedy show ‘The Curse of the Button Accordion’ was nominated for a Celtic Media Award in 2019. She also recently wrote and recorded, ‘Treading Water’ with Sideline Productions for RTE Radio 1 as part of their highly successful Comedy Showhouse series.
She is a co-writer on ‘Blasts from the Past’, a historical sketch show for RTE with Firebrand Productions, and wrote and produced ‘Screentime’ with Lucky Punch productions for RTE Jnr and has written political satire for ‘Callan’s Kicks’ on RTE Radio 1, and recently wrapped as a writer and performer on ‘You Couldn’t Make It Up’, a topical comedy panel show for Newstalk FM.
Sharon has also worked as a script writer and performer on several seasons of ‘Republic of Telly’ RTE 2, co-wrote and produced ‘Tidy’, a comedy mini-series centred around the Tidy Towns Committee of a small rural town, for ‘Comedy Bites’, a digital short initiative for RTE Player, and also wrote and performed for The Nualas, on their ‘Lock Up Your Husbands’ nationwide tour.
She performs as a stand up at clubs and festivals all over Ireland and the UK including The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival – Kilkenny, Vodafone Comedy Festival – Iveagh Gardens Dublin, Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Galway, and she is the weekly host of The Comedy Cellar at the International Bar, the longest running comedy club in Ireland.
Further FILM/TV credits include ‘Provision’, ‘Michael Inside’ (Pathway Films, directed by Frank Berry), ‘Irish Pictorial Weekly’ (RTE), ‘Damo & Ivor’ (RTE), ‘Prosperity’ (RTE, directed by Lenny Abrahamson), ‘Roy’ (BBC) and more. She has also narrated two series of RTE’s ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’.
For tonight’s performance she is supported by comedian Ian Coppinger
One of Irelands busiest comedians award winning Ian is a regular on the world comedy circuit having played to packed houses at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal Just For Laughs, Galway, Electric Picnic, Glastonbury, Glasgow, Dublin, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Wellington comedy festivals. Ian is also one of a handful of acts who has been invited back year after year to perform at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival since 1995 and has performed throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East and Far East. A regular on all the major stages in Ireland and the UK, Ian has become a regular compere at the world famous Comedy Store in London