Aisling Bea and David O'Doherty to perform at London Irish Centre fundraiser

Aisling Bea and David O'Doherty to perform at London Irish Centre fundraiser

EDINBURGH Award winners David O’ Doherty and Aisling Bea are to take part in a comedy fundraiser next month in aid of the London Irish Centre.

The London Irish Comedy Festival will host The Big Dishgo! on October 11 and promise "a night of musical comedy, ‘90s tunes and even a few surprises".

O’Doherty and Bea will be joined at the London Irish Centre in Camden by Abandoman for the comedy part of the event. Their sets will be followed by DJ Chewy Chewerson who will provide ‘90s disco tunes until midnight.

Speaking ahead of the event Bea, who is currently working on her debut feature film Beachslap, said: "I'm so passionate about the work that the London Irish Centre does, particularly with the new generation who've fortunately or unfortunately emigrated and need more help than others - free, accessible and responsive advice, somewhere to feel supported.

"I'm also passionate about the creation of a strong London Irish community based around fun, and a positive image in comparison to how things were for someone my age arriving thirty years ago.

"But, I'm mainly passionate about cheesy music and as a lapsed Catholic, I still enjoy the guilt associated with a terrible, excellent disco that ends with chips, a fight and hopefully a little passion".

The fundraiser will coincide with the London Irish Centre’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations, with all proceeds going to support the Centres' welfare work with vulnerable young Irish people in London.

The third London Irish Comedy Festival is due to be held in October 2015.