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D'Unbelievables duo, Pat Shortt as Garda Tom Walsh (left) and Jon Kenny as Garda PJ Moloney (right) on their debut on The Late Late Show in the 1990s in a comedy sketch called "Crimebusters".

D'Unbelievables are a comedy duo from Ireland[1] formed in the late 80's by Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny in Limerick. Together they created characters which could be seen on every street corner and every pub in Ireland. They toured extensively all over Ireland for almost a decade until Jon Kenny was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease in 2000. He has recovered and can be now seen in gigs all over Ireland. Pat Shortt meanwhile launched his solo career in late 90's and was the main force behind the success of the RTÉ comedy series Killinaskully.

A comeback has always been given a "never say never" response whenever either man is interviewed about the matter, but there hasn't been any productive signs yet. It has been speculated that a comeback tour might occur on one occasion only for the purposes of generating large finances for the two comedians considering that such a tour would no doubt sell out all over the country. Again, this has never been discussed by either comedian in much degree. In December 2005, three of their past shows "D'Video", "D'Telly", and "D'Mother", were released on DVD for the first time, a sign that they hadn't gone away yet. The DVD was entitled "D'Collection" and received a fair amount of radio and television advertising in Ireland.

On 3 December 2010, the D'Unbelievables officially reformed and performed on The Late Late Show.[2] They reunited for a one-off nationwide tour from January to April 2011 titled 'One Hell Of A Do'!.[3]

Their performances and videos include[edit]

  • One Hell of a Video
  • D'Unbelievables
  • D'Video
  • D'Telly
  • D'Mother
  • D'Collection


  • 2011 Ireland Tour - One Hell Of A Do !


  • The Closer You Get
  • Angela Mooney Dies Again
  • This Is My Father
  • Saltwater


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