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These Fellas – Tiernan, O’Hanlon and Moran – are a triple threat

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The sold-out Liverpool show inspired them to take their act on tour on this side of the Atlantic, billed as “The Fellas.” Their fans on or near the East Coast will have the opportunity to catch them at seven shows in five cities in June.
The three comedians have been a dominant force in Irish and British TV for more than a decade. Ireland being a small country, their careers overlapped and intertwined as they made their way to the top. Tommy Tiernan and Dylan Moran, both from County Meath, attended the same school growing up in Navan. Moran got his first break performing at the International Comedy Cellar in Dublin’s Wicklow Street, ground zero of Irish standup, a venue founded by Ardal O’Hanlon at a time when no such scene existed in the Irish capital. Moran went on to become the youngest-ever winner of Britain’s top gong in the business of laughter, the Perrier Award, at the 1996 Edinburgh Festival. Tommy Tiernan would go on to win the same award two years later.
Moran followed up his Edinburgh success with the hit sitcom “Black Books,” a comedy set in a bookshop, in which he played a morose, antisocial bookseller. The show was co-written by Moran and “Father Ted” scriptwriter Graham Linehan. Fans of the sacerdotal sitcom fondly remember Ardal O’Hanlon’s character, Father Dougal McGuire, playing gormless sidekick to late, lamented Dermot Morgan in the title role, and Tommy Tiernan’s depressed priest in the final episode shot before Morgan’s sudden death from a heart attack. Post-Ted, Ardal went on to star billing in his own sci-fi sitcom “My Hero,” playing a na

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