Comic Relief came to RTÉ for the first time tonight, bringing some much needed laughter to our lockdown world.
It's all for a great cause too, with all money raised going directly to Irish charities over the remainder of 2020. You can donate here.
The stars of Derry Girls and Normal People signed up to take part, and with Roy Keane making a pretty hilarious revelation early in the night. While we were laughing, there were also a number of touching moments.
One came in the form of an animation set to Christy Moore's The Voyage, a song which was recently voted as the song which most accurately captured the mood of the lockdown.
This version was sang live on the Ray D'Arcy Show, with Christy Moore using a 20-year old Nokia to conduct the call. After viewing the video below, it is certainly difficult to argue with that.
👏 👏 to @jampips for this stunning animation of Christy Moore's classic song, The Voyage
To donate to #RTEComicRelief go to https://t.co/T2QBAFsYBC pic.twitter.com/V1a600tIgy
— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) June 26, 2020
Incredible stuff. Viewers certainly couldn't get enough of it.
Oh my God, that Christy Moore video on #RTEComicRelief has finished me. @CommunityFound. To donate, go to https://t.co/2ktK2toXDk
— Paul Howard (@AkaPaulHoward) June 26, 2020
Was not prepared for the emotion of that Christy Moore animation on telly. A reminder of the great efforts of so many kids in lockdown, little people with big hearts.
— Donal Fallon (@fallon_donal) June 26, 2020
Spine-tingling rendition of The Voyage by Christy Moore on tonight’s @comicrelief, animated by Jam Media (for free, too). #ComicRelief
— Eimear Hurley (@eimearhurley) June 26, 2020
The Christy Moore sketch with that amazing animation was so touching. What a great job by all involved. It was like the COVID-19 version of the John Lewis ads #RTEComicRelief #bawling
— Sheila kirwan (@shellshockled) June 26, 2020
That Christy Moore piece was absolutely brilliant. Not ashamed to admit a tear was shed.... #RTEComicRelief
— Anthony Shannon (@AnthonyShannon2) June 26, 2020
To donate to Comic Relief, you can click here.