Geneva Literary Aid Society

Ardal O’Hanlon (24.02.2015)


GLAS wishes you all a happy new year. We would also like to thank those of you who donated so generously to the Edith Wilkins Foundation for Street Children in Darjeeling last month. They were very touched by your generosity. We don’t have a final figure for the sums they received but it seems to have been in the region of Euros 10,000 or more, which is remarkable. This followed the unfortunate cancellation of our Christmas concert due to an accident which befell one of the Voice Squad who have confirmed they will do a gig for us later in the year, possibly Christmas.

Meanwhile, after the postponement of his GLAS date last September, GLAS is now proud to confirm that Ardal O’Hanlon will perform in Geneva on Tuesday, February 24. He is one of the world’s most acclaimed stand-up comedians. Ardal has played to sell-out audiences worldwide including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland and the Far East and has released two Top ten stand up DVD’s. He is a regular sell-out attraction at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Best known on TV for his much loved role Father Dougal Maguire in Channel 4’s BAFTA winning series FATHER TED, Ardal’s acclaimed roles also include George Sunday/ Thermoman in MY HERO (BBC 1) and Eamon in BIG BAD WORLD (ITV); with guest leads in DR WHO (BBC1) and Channel 4’s SKINS. Ardal’s debut novel The Talk of the Town proved an enormous hit, remaining on the Best Seller charts for more than 6 months. It was recently voted One of the 1001 books to read before you die.

Remember, it’s GLAS’s 10th anniversary and it’s all in aid of a good cause, do help us to spread the word and make it a memorable evening!

What the critics say:

“He is a complete joy to watch.”- THE GUARDIAN
“..His manipulation of a capacity crowd is impressive.” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
“There’s a powerful intelligence at work and crucially as well as being very, very funny, he’s also terrifically likeable, recounting tall tales for all the world as if he was chatting to you in a bar.” THE EVENING NEWS
“An inspirational performer poised on the brink of greatness….See him – if you can find a ticket” THE STAGE