Kilkenny gig for Neil Delamere with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

Sean Keane


Sean Keane


Ireland's best comedian?

Neil Delamere returns to Langton's on January 11

Neil Delamere will bring his brand new tour, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Pensioner, to Langton’s, Kikenny on January11.
The show represents a somewhat new approach by the Offaly funnyman.
The show is framed around a single narrative – a day earlier this year when Delamere helped his 82-year-old father deliver the local meals-on-wheels to the elderly, which they had to finish in time for a horse race. While hilariously describing the experience, and the various characters they meet on their outing, Delamere deviates with some uproarious side-stories before bringing everything together in a rewarding finale.
While not an official tribune to his father, ‘Butch Cassidy’ is underpinned by the close father and son relationship.

A critic who saw Delamere perform Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Pensioner at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe wrote afterwards, “It’s a great show because it doesn’t feel rigid at all. It’s a show that has the promise of something fresh and original each night along with his prepared material. The guy is genuinely affable, but funny too – he’s not pandering to anyone; you can see that the act is what it is, a hysterical hour with a hilarious comedian”.

Separate to comedy, Neil is currently honing his acting talents for a three-part drama series for BBC Northern Ireland, details of which will be announced in early 2018.