New Comedy Set In Dublin Coming To Channel 4 Next Week

New Comedy Set In Dublin Coming To Channel 4 Next Week
PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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A new comedy, written by and starring Brian and Domhnall Gleeson, airs on Channel 4 next week.

'Frank of Ireland' stars Brian Gleeson as Frank Marron, a 32-year-old slacker musician who hasn't written a song or done a gig in seven years. He still lives at home in Dublin with his mother Mary (played by Pom Boyd). Domhnall Gleeson plays his best friend Doofus.

The two brothers, who first had the idea for the show five years ago, wrote it along with Michael Moloney. It also stars Sarah Green as Frank's ex-girlfriend Aine, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as her new boyfriend, Peter-Brian. There will also be a cameo, at some stage, by Brendan Gleeson.


"Frank of Ireland is a physical, slapstick comedy about an arrogant fantasist called Frank Maron who’s in his thirties at home with his mother," explained Brian Gleeson.

"He has a best friend called Doofus, who is too good for him, an ex-girlfriend he hasn’t moved on from, and a mother who wants him to move out."

The first of the show's six episodes premieres on Channel 4 at 10pm on Thursday, April 15th.

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