Sean Hughes is at his, honest and hilarious best in this poignant and moving theatrical comedy show which was named Best Comedy Show at the Herald Angels Awards 2013. This is a comedy show packed full of surprises, hidden twists and recurring themes as Sean takes us back to his Dublin upbringing; exploring the utter awkwardness of teenage life, weaving in his family, his school days, the business of friendship and tying it all in to the present.
Penguins, which comes to ARC on Wednesday 19 March, is brilliant and multilayered, a wonderful comedy show that asks what shapes a man’s life. But what does it have to do with Penguins? You’ll have to come along to find out.
Sean Hughes has performed all over the world and, as well as being the youngest ever winner of the coveted Perrier Award, he has also won the Hot Press Award for Comedy and Irish World Comedian of the Year as well as a Fringe First for his short plays, Dehydrated and Travellin’ Light and, most recently, a Herald Angel for Penguins. Despite a prolonged absence from the comedy arena, he was recently voted No. 40 in Channel 4′s World’s 100 Greatest Comedians poll.
The multi-talented Sean has many TV and radio credits to his name including writing and starring in the cult favourite Sean’s Show (Channel 4), and a long stint as team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2). As an actor he has had numerous starring roles in TV shows such as The Last Detective (ITV1), he appeared in Coronation Street (ITV1) as Eilleen’s love interest Pat Stanaway, Alan Parker’s film The Commitments, the film adaptation of Spike Milligan’s Puckoon and performed on the West End stage in As You Like It with Sienna Miller. He has also hosted his own show on BBC 6 Music. Sean has written two collections of prose and poetry including, Sean’s Book. He also wrote two critically acclaimed best-selling novels The Detainees and It’s What He Would Have Wanted.
• Sean Hughes presents Penguins on ARC Wed 19 Mar at 8pm. Tickets are F: £14 C: £12 and can be purchased here.