Episode 32 – Michael Redmond

This week on PODAROONEY, I chat with Michael Redmond. Michael is best known for playing Father Stone in Father Ted. He is also an accomplished stand up comedian and hosts a weekly show in The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow where he now lives. Michael began his career as a writer for Irish radio and television, before moving to London and launching a successful stand-up career in 1987. His live show Eamon, Older Brother of Jesus was adapted for a BBC Radio 4series, but scrapped on the decision of the station’s new Scottish Catholic controller. After his work on Father Ted, he continued to appear in projects as diverse as Brass Eye and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. He came up to my hotel room on a wet Friday afternoon in Edinburgh for a chat.