Thursday, 28 February 2008

Des Bishop la Irish Independent:

American 'exile’ Des Bishop is learning to perform his comedy stand-up routine in the Irish language.

The native New Yorker’s biggest challenge so far has been to move to the Connemara Gaeltacht to learn Irish and make people laugh by gigging ‘as Gaeilge.’

His new television series about his Irish-learning adventure is aptly named ‘In the Name of the Fada.’

He has spent the last 11 months living in the Gaeltacht and his experiences will evoke in viewers some of their own memories of struggling with Irish. The six-part series begins on March 13 at 10.15pm on RTE1...

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