Ardal O’Hanlon’s is bringing his stand-up show, The Showing Off Must Go On, to the Regal Theatre, Redruth on March 14.

The star of Death in Paradise and Father Ted comes from small-town Ireland where there is nothing worse than showing off. Yet he is a professional show-off, so why does he do it?

Just when he thought he’d made sense of the world, when he thought he knew everything he needed to know and when he finally learned how to make cocktails.

Just when he was about to quit airing his dirty linen in public and stop showing off, the world shifted. Dramatically. It fell off its axis, is adrift in the universe and needs saving.

In an age of raging populism, the end of truth, the collapsing middle ground, peak avocado and £15 gin and tonics, and terrified of being on the wrong side of history, and desperate to prove that his gender, race, age and class don’t necessarily define him, Ardal is saddling his high horse to ride fearlessly into the culture wars, comedy as ever being the best emergency response to extreme events.

Ardal said: “It’s great that the noise in my head is finally cohering into delightful comedy chunks.” Tickets available from