Irish comedian Jason Byrne has telly idea at Edinburgh festival

Jason ByrneBy Tina Calder
MADCAP Irish comedian Jason Byrne has revealed a new idea which he thinks might make him a TV and radio star this year
The chaotic funny-man unveiled his wacky idea at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
His one-man show entitled Jason Byrne’s Telly Idea Which May Also Work On The Radio Show is a panel game that gets fellow comedians playing wacky quick fire rounds and a twist on Play Your Cards Right.
The panellists have included Stephen K Amos, Jo Caulfield, Jason Manford and John Bishop.
“All channels welcome”, says Byrne. “Please bring contract on the day as this will save time and hassle”.
A source close to the comedian said that this is one occasion where the star hopes he will be taken seriously.
She added: “Jason turns everything into a joke, I’m not sure he talks about anything in a serious manner – it’s just the kind of person he is.
“Instead of pitching his ideas separately to TV and radio stations he just throws them out there in the madcap fashion people are used to.
“He is slightly mad, but it’s genius and he’s confident someone will be interested in this new show idea.”

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