Michael Redmond (comedian)
Michael Redmond (born October 1950) is an Irish stand-up comedian from Blackrock, Dublin, known for playing Father Stone in the Father Ted episode "Entertaining Father Stone". He has a deadpan style of delivery and has been described as the "possessor of comedy's most mournful moustache".
Redmond 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 4 series, but scrapped on the decision of the station's new Scottish Catholic controller. Parts of the series were subsequently broadcast on Alan Davies' BBC Radio 1 show. After his work on Father Ted, he continued to appear in projects as diverse as Brass Eye, and Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, and is a regular participant at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Redmond played another priest in the film Voodoophone.
He also plays Bishop Briggs in radio4's Fags, Mags and Bags.
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