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Naoise Nunn was living in Belfast, working odd jobs after finishing a politics degree before doing a “little bit of work” on Sky Cat Laughs comedy festival in 1996.
He loved it, has worked in it every year since and was made director in 2012.
This year is the 20th anniversary of the festival and Naoise is the lucky man to steer it. But that’s not quite enough for him! He is also programme director of the Kilkenomics festival which is the world’s first festival of economics and comedy, now in its sixth year. He is the founder of the MindField spoken word arena at Electric Picnic and the Leviathan series of political cabaret events. He is politically engaged and works as a political consultant and in the past worked as part of the editorial staff in the Oireachtas. Who said politics wasn’t funny?
Naoise will speak at Pecha Kucha Dublin on 22 April 7pm at The Grand Social. Other speakers include abgc architects, Anne Bedos (Rothar), Broden Giambrone (TENI), Michael Hayes (2ha), Mathew Jebb (Botanic Gardens), Alex Milton (Irish Design 2015), Rosie O’Reily (Re-Dress), Studio Red architects, Concrete Collar fashion blog and Colm O’Gorman (Amnesty International). MCing on the night is the ever reliable Ciaran O Gaora.
Wednesday 22 April, 7pm, The Grand Social. Tickets are available on the door for just €5.
Image: Naoise Nunn, Le Cool Dublin